BBIS Newsletter

February 17, 2020

Spring Picture Day

Tuesday, February 18, is Spring Picture Day.


There is no money due at this time. A proof will be sent at a later date with the option to purchase.

VAPING: Save Your Breath

MISD is hosting an event for parents and the community; VAPING: Save Your Breath.


February 18, 2020

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Magnolia Event Center


Click Here to reserve your spot!


Click Here to learn more about the presenter.

CHARACTER STRONG: Family Dare: Letter of Gratitude

Everyone think of one person in the family they are really thankful for and write them a letter telling them all the reasons they appreciate them.


As always, tweet @bearbranchint and @careacter.

STAAR Reading Practice Assessment

5th grade will take the practice assessment on Wednesday, February 19.

6th grade will take the practice assessment on Thursday, February 20.


Altered Lunch Schedule for Wednesday, February 19:

A lunch will be at 11:42 a.m.

B lunch will be at 11:12 a.m.

C lunch, no change


No change to lunches on Thursday, February 20.


Students may want to bring a small snack. Help us by providing your child with a snack that will not require a lot of clean up. Please refrain from sending candy or items that require utensils.


Some suggested snacks include:

Water

Pretzels

Gold Fish

Animal Crackers

Fruit Snacks

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Amanda Darragh

6th grade Language Arts Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? 1st year


Where are you from and where did you grow up? Houston


What inspired you to work with children? I was inspired by the teachers I had growing up who made class an interesting and exciting place to come to.


What is your favorite book? Holes


What was your favorite subject in school? Math


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? DJ


If you could have any other career, what would it be? Morning radio DJ


Who do you consider your hero? My dad


People would be surprised to know… I am afraid of fish.

Chair person(s) needed for Teacher Appreciation Week!

PTO is in need of one or two people to take the lead on Teacher Appreciation Week. The volunteers will have a budget to work with and will be able to recruit volunteers. Contact bbispto@gmail.com with your information if interested in helping out.

6th gr. Pre-Athletic Volleyball Intramurals

Wednesday, February 19

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Please be sure to have a ride home!

Bear Bash Planning Meeting!

Bear Bash is an end of year celebration for our students hosted by the school and the PTO.


Bear Bash Planning Meeting

Wednesday, February 19

at 9:00 a.m.


Please click here to RSVP for the upcoming planning meeting.

ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE: January 8 - March 5

WHAT: Attendance challenge


WHEN: January 8th - March 5th


WHO: Students


HOW: ZERO absences (excused or unexcused), ZERO tardies, & ZERO discipline referrals


WHY: ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Michelle Burrell

5th grade Math Co-Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? 2nd year at BBI


Where are you from and where did you grow up? Arkansas to both.


What inspired you to work with children? Not really a what but a who - my mom was a teacher when I was young. By her example she inspired me to do the same.


What is your favorite book? I don't have a favorite book, I've enjoyed reading The Road Back to You book this summer.


What was your favorite subject in school? Math


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? I would love to be able to speak another language.


If you could have any other career, what would it be? Maybe a counselor, something where I was helping people.


Who do you consider your hero? I've always viewed my "Hero" as Jesus and try to love and live a life that would point others to Christ.


People would be surprised to know…I am an introvert, but I sing on the Praise team for our church.

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Multi-District GT Informational Night

SAVE THE DATE! 2020-2021 Parent Meetings

INCOMING 5th GRADERS

Tuesday, March 3rd

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


INCOMING 6th GRADERS

Thursday, March 19

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Both evenings are designated to provide helpful information to parents AND students. Please plan to attend the entire hour as informational sessions will begin promptly at 6 p.m.


More information to come!

BBIS General Information

Our doors open each morning at 7:20 a.m. Students may exit vehicles once the doors open and can walk along the sidewalk that runs parallel to the front of the school building.


Early morning child care begins at 6:30 a.m. and all students must be enrolled online through the MISD website.


The first bell rings at 7:55 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. The instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m.