The Bear Branch Buzz

13-January-2020

At a Glance - Upcoming Events

  • Jan 20 - School Holiday (MLK Day)
  • Jan 21 - CMS Parent Night for incoming 6th Grade @ CMS * 6:30 pm
  • Jan 24 - KMS campus visit for 5th grade
  • Jan 24 - PTA Social * 6:30 pm
  • Jan 27 - KMS Parent Night for incoming 6th Grade @ KMS * 6:30 pm
  • Jan 28 - Science Fair project drop off * 4:00 pm
  • Jan 29 - Science Fair
  • Jan 30 - STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Math) night at BBE * 6:30 pm
  • Jan 31 - CMS campus visit for 5th grade
  • Feb 3 - Feb 7 - School Holiday
  • Feb 14 - 4th Grade Manners Lunch
  • Feb 14 - Valentine's Parties 2:20 pm
  • Feb 17 - Elementary Holiday / Staff Workday
  • Feb 10 - PTA Board Meeting * 10:00 am
  • Feb 26 - Boosterthon Kick-Off

Always check the BBE Calendar on the BBE website and/or subscribe to the RSS Feed.

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Middle School Parent & Campus Visits

The Bear Branch 5th graders are getting ready to transition into middle school. Campus tours give students the opportunity to hear from the administrators, counselors and teachers.


  • Tuesday January 21 is parent information night for incoming CMS 6th graders at 6:30 pm at CMS in the gym
  • On Friday January 24, 2020 students attending Kingwood Middle School will tour the KMS campus.
  • Friday January 27 is parent information night for incoming KMS 6th graders from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at KMS.
  • On Friday January 31, 2020 students that will be attending Creekwood Middle School will visit the CMS campus.

Students are only allowed to visit one campus. Buses will depart Bear Branch at 8:30 a.m. and return approximately 11:30 a.m. If your child is not attending either KMS or CMS, please contact your zoned middle school to make individual arrangements on their tour date.

In order for your student to attend, this permission form must be completed and returned by Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Please note that visiting a school of choice and NOT the school in your attendance zone does not guarantee placement in that school. You will still need to complete the Transfer process and wait for confirmation from Humble ISD.

Sincerely,
The 5th Grade Team

5th Grade Permission Form

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Science Fair

2019-20 Bear Branch Elementary Science Fair. All information can be found on Mrs. Rasmussen's webpage.

  • Project set up for EVERYONE on Tuesday, January 28 from 3:30-4:45 in the school cafeteria.
  • Students who submit a Science Investigation Project or Invention Extension Project may elect to have their work judged. Students with judged projects must submit an intention form before the end of the school day, Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
  • Judging will be Wednesday, January 29, 2020, all day long.
  • Bear Branch is NOT selling tri-boards. Students can display their projects on any size tri-board that does not exceed 48" wide (extended) x 36" high. This is the standard and most common tri-board size.

Project viewing and pick up is Thursday, January 30, 2020, during BBE Math/Literacy Night.

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STEAM Night January 30

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Steam Night Jan 30th 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join BBE for a fun night full of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math activities. Participants from the Science Fair can pick up their projects at this time.
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4th Grade Manners Lunch - Feb 14, 2020

The 4th grade class will have Manner's Lunch on Friday, February 14, 2020. Many volunteers are needed to make this memorable event a success. Please visit the BBE PTA website to sign up and learn more about the volunteer opportunities available.
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PTA Scholarship

Each year the BBE PTA is happy to support graduating seniors, focused on achieving career goals through higher education. BBE PTA provides a scholarship for two graduating high school seniors who attended BBE and will graduate from an Humble ISD school. First place scholarship is $1500 and $500 for second place.


Stop by the office at BBE to pickup an application or look on the Kingwood High School and Kingwood Park HIgh School websites to download the application. For more details or if you have any questions, contact Tammy Spijkerman and volunteers@bbepta.com

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PTA Membership


YOU DID IT AGAIN!!Thank you to all BBE families, friends and staff for achieving the Fall Increase Award 100% of last year's membership of 209. But, we are not done yet!!! Our 2019/2020 goal is 309 or more please consider joining PTA and supporting all the great programs PTA provides to our children. Thank you to all who have supported PTA.

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Amanda Krippel

VP Membership

2019-2020

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ACTIVITY FEES

All activity fees should be paid on the BBE website. This activity fee covers field trip costs, planner costs (if your grade has one), Winter and Spring party costs, and any additional grade-level supplies. You can pay the fee on the BBE website by clicking on the Online Store under the Quick Links section or click on the Activity Fee Link below.

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BBE Permission Form * 2019-20 School Year

We are very fortunate to live in a community that offers surrounding greenbelts and parks as well as an active PTA and Room Parent population. Over the course of the school year, our classes may take nature walks on the greenbelt or travel across the street to the Bear Branch Gazebo and Park as a special recess or picnic. Additionally, if you would like parents in your child(ren)'s class to have your directory information, please complete the following permission form for the 2019-2020 School Year. You can give permission for up to three children per form. If you have more than three children attending BBE, please complete two forms.

School Info

School Hours: 7:55 am – 3:20 pm

Tardy: after 8:00 am, parents have to sign in student after 8:15 am. After 9:55 am your child will be counted as absent unless a doctor note is provided.


Visitors: All new and returning visitors must sign in to the FRONT OFFICE with a valid photo ID


The Bear Branch Buzz is the place for info! The Buzz is emailed every Monday and can be found on the BBE website. The Buzz and BBE website is THE PLACE for all BBE information.


Is your 5th Grader on Safety Patrol? The Safety Patrol Teams and Schedules are now on the BBE website under the "Information" tab