BBE Weekly Update
April 12 - 16
BEAR BRANCH NEWS!!
Scholastic Book Fair - Our Book Fair is scheduled for April 12th through 23rd. The safety and well-being of your child are our priority. We are taking extra precautions to host a safe fair at our school. Therefore, parents will not be able to attend the fair with their children. Thank you for your understanding. Click here for details. Click here to understand eWallet (A safe, cashless way for your child to shop the book fair) Click here for a tutorial from our Librarian, Heather Cowham, on how to add money to your child's Wallet account.
MEF Star Educator Award - The Magnolia Education Foundation is excited once again to honor our amazing teachers through the Star Educator Program. Submissions are due by Friday, April 9. This is a great way for students to show their appreciation for teachers that go above and beyond to make a lasting impact. These awards are significant this year, which brought many challenges that the teachers responded to with amazing adaptability and positive attitudes.
4th Grade Parents - Attached is a PDF document and a video for students going to 5th grade. There is important information and frequently asked questions about your child going to 5th grade at Bear Branch Intermediate. We are working on a video presentation, and we will share it with you through School Messenger.
Congratulations to Coach Woodland !!
Last weekend, our amazing and athletic PE coach participated in a race. She ran 50 miles at the Tejas Trails Hells Hills Race. Yes! She completed a 50-mile race. Shoutout to Coach Woodland for her dedication, determination, and discipline, during her training for the race. We have the BEst PE teacher in MISD!!
CONGRADULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS FOR THE 2020 -2021 SCHOOL YEAR!
Mark your Calendar
April 6 4th Grade STAAR Writing Test
April 6 4th Grade Parent Information Zoom Night with BBIS
April 8 Spirit Night at Chik-fila
April 12-23 Scholastic Book Fair
May 4,5 Kinder and PK Roundup (online registration)
May 11 3rd / 4th Grade STAAR Math Test
May 12 3rd / 4th Grade STAAR Reading Test
May 21 BBE Field Day (rain date: May 24)
May 25 Early Release 12:40 p.m.
May 25 4th Grade Celebration and Clap-out
Need to refresh your home library? You'll find the best books at our book fair from April 12th-April 23rd.
Staff Recognition for April
My name is Cathy Wroten. My husband, Doug, and I moved to Magnolia in 1990. Magnolia will always be our first home and close to our hearts. We have one son, a daughter-in-law, and a new grandbaby. My son is a graduate of Magnolia High School and also attended Bear Branch Elementary. I started teaching at Bear Branch when he was in Kindergarten. I have been at Bear Branch Elementary for 21 years. My passion is teaching kids the joy of reading. First Grade is special to me because it allows me to pursue that passion. MISD has been good to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to work in a district where we put kids first. The people at Bear Branch are my family, and I feel blessed to be a part of such a great school.
Staff of the Month - MARNE FLOWERS
After being born and raised in Seattle, Washington, I became a Texan girl in 2004. I graduated from college then spent some time in Afghanistan as a government contractor. This experience led me to Houston, Texas where I purchased my home in Magnolia. I am honored to be chosen Staff of the Month! I work with some amazing people, and I am honored to be assisting students in their learning as an Instructional Paraprofessional.
Camp Invention: Summer 2021
Join Us for the Best Summer Ever!
Camp Invention® is back with an all-new program: Recharge! Featuring take-apart microphones, robotic crickets, duck-launching devices, and morphing vehicles, this summer is packed full of super fun, confidence-boosting STEM activities!
What could be better? This year, with our Peace of Mind Promise, your local camp is being offered in-person, and at home, so your child can experience the fun of Camp Invention no matter where they are!
Bear Branch Elementary School
6/7/2021 - 6/11/2021 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Biggest discount ever! Secure your spot today using ALUMNI40 to SAVE $40.
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