The Bear Branch Buzz



Oct 18: 4th Grade Program / PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Oct 19: Fall Fest Class Basket Raffle donations due

Oct 20: Fall Fest Early Bird Inflatables/Games ticket deadline (see link below)

Oct 21: Chess Club meeting

Oct 22: Fall Fest Food Basket Preorder deadline (see link below)

Oct 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 27: Picture Day!

Oct 29: Fall Fest

BBE Chess Club

The first BBE Chess Club meeting is this Thursday, Oct 21 after school until 4:00 pm for any student in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades who have returned a permission slip. If your child is interested in participating, Chess Club information and permission slips may be found on Mr. V's Chess Club website.

Picture Day!

School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, Oct 27. All picture orders will be online this year. Please visit the Provine School Portraits website to prepay for your package online. Be sure to place one order per child if you have multiple students. A detailed class photo schedule will be posted soon. Click the order form below for a larger, printable pdf.

Red Ribbon Week Oct 25-29

As we celebrate drug awareness week, let's dress up and take a stance against drugs together! You can also join in the BBE Family Challenge - print out the flyer and initial each day your family participates.

Friday's Grade Level Dress Up Themes:

KG, 1st, 2nd Grades - Storybook Character Day

3rd, 4th, 5th Grades - Idiom Day

(Participation in dress up days is optional. No full face covering costume masks are allowed. Please reach out to your child's teacher with any questions.)

Kindergarten Storybook Parade

Parents of KG students are welcome to gather outside in the front parking lot Fri, Oct 29 at 8:30 am to watch the parade!

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Lunch Visitors

Due to an increase in BBE enrollment numbers this year, our cafeteria unfortunately does not have the capacity to accommodate daily lunch visitors. Parents are welcome to visit your child for lunch in the cafeteria on his or her birthday or half-birthday (for summer birthdays). Parents also have the option to checkout your child to eat lunch with him or her outside on one of our picnic tables in the front of the school. Please check-in to the front office with your driver's license for identification as a birthday lunch visitor or to checkout your child for lunch outside.

Forgotten Items

Parents may drop off forgotten items (lunches, water bottles, library books, etc.) on the marked shelf in the front foyer of the school. Labels are provided to mark the item with your child's name and teacher's name. Safety Patrol members are happy to deliver the Items daily at 10:00 am. To reduce classroom disruptions, we are unable to call into the classrooms or deliver items after that time. Please email your child's teacher to alert him/her of any items dropped off after 10:00 am, and your child may pick up the item at the teacher's discretion.

Attendance Procedures

Official Attendance Time at BBE is 9:50 am. Please contact your child's teacher AND the attendance office to report an absence, using one of the following methods:

Detailed absence information is available on the Attendance webpage of the BBE website.

Wisdom Wednesdays

Parents, every Wednesday we promote college awareness at BBE. Students will have the opportunity to watch college promo videos or videos from BBE alumni sharing where they attended college. Please encourage your child to join us by wearing a college or military t-shirt each Wednesday. All our Bears have bright futures!

Humble ISD Child Nutrition Volunteer Opportunity

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Our Fall Fest is coming up on Friday, October 29th, 5pm-8pm at Bear Branch Elementary! Fall Fest is a wonderful family tradition that raises funds for PTA sponsored programs at BBE. These programs directly benefit our children as they participate in Science Labs, Everybody Counts, Parent Education, After School Enrichment Activities, Online Educational Subscriptions, and many other resources.

Please follow this link to the BBE PTA Fall Fest Newsletter for information on ALL THINGS FALL FEST - tickets, food, cake decorating contest, volunteering, soda drive, and sponsorships.

For more information on Fall Fest Silent Auction, please follow this link or contact Nickolette Amstutz at, or visit the BBE PTA website.

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PTA Healthy Lifestyles

Try some of these healthy tips to curb the sugar spikes and keep the kids feeling spooktacular all night long!

  • Fill up First- have a healthy meal before your kids go trick-or-treating. Help reduce the temptation to eat candy while walking with full tummies of healthy food.
  • Keep bags small- choose a small container to collect candy and try to steer clear of oversized bags and pillowcases.
  • Get Moving- get some exercise by making Halloween a fun, family activity by walking instead of driving. Set a goal of how many houses or streets you’ll visit. Wear comfortable shoes, bring lots of water and flashlights.

  • Have a plan- talk with kids about moderation and making smart eating choices. Plan how much they’ll be allowed to eat.

Bears On The Go!

Keep a count of the days your students walk or ride their bike to school. At the end of each month, enter the total in the Online Form for Bears on the Go. Questions? Contact Samantha Cox at

PTA Reflections Competition

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I will change the world by... is this year's theme for our PTA Reflections competition. Encourage your child to participate by creating an original writing or fine arts project sharing how they plan to change the world. Details can be found by scanning the QR code on the flyer or by visiting the Texas PTA website at All entries can be turned into the Reflections box located in the front foyer at BBE.

Questions? Julie Wimberly | | 281-641-1607

PTA Volunteer Guidelines

Humble ISD VOLUNTEERS make a significant contribution to the education of children. We LOVE our BBE volunteers!

Join our fabulous BBE PTA today!

For the safety of our students and staff, all Humble ISD volunteers need to complete a short online application prior to volunteering on a campus.

Thank you for everything you do for our school!

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Humble ISD Student Opportunities

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Meet The Staff!

Kakie Palmer - Principal

Sheryl Siwek - Assistant Principal

Laura Roberts - Bookkeeper & Secretary

James Kuchta - Registrar & Attendance Specialist

Tammy Spijkerman - Office Aide

Teachers & Class Lunch Times


Today is the LAST DAY TO ORDER items from the BBE Spirit Shop! The deadline to order is Monday, September 6th.