The Bear Branch Buzz

8 - AUG - 2022

Click the link above for all you need to know about Back to School 2022!

Humble ISD 2022-2023 Calendar

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Aug 8 - Pop Back to school Orientation & Meet the Teacher!

Aug 9 - School begins!

Aug 26 - Bike Rodeo (K-2)

Sep 5 - Labor Day holiday

Sep 12-16 - Everybody Counts

Sep 19 - Elementary student holiday / Staff workday

Sep 20 - Open House / STREAM Night (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math)

Sep 23-30 - Scholastic Book Fair

Sep 26 - 4th Grade Program / PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Orientation / Meet the Teacher

See the times below for our "Pop Back to School" Orientation / Meet the Teacher on Monday, Aug 8. The homeroom teacher assigned to your student will be available in Home Access Center (HAC) by the end of the day on Friday, August 5.
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Annual Update 2022-2023

Please complete your Annual Update by Aug 9 and upload your Proof of Residency. All returning students are required to submit updated information and proof of residency annually.

School Supplies

If you ordered EPI supplies, they have arrived and are waiting to meet your student in the classroom!

If you did not preorder, you may find the list of BBE School Supplies here.

Class Activity Fees fund field trips, holiday parties, planners, and fun class activities. New this year, the 5th grade activity fee also covers your student's 5th grade class t-shirt! Click the link above to conveniently pay online.

Arrival / Dismissal


7:55 am - Class begins

8:00 am - Tardy bell

Parents are welcome to walk your student into school on the first day of class, and then join PTA in the cafeteria for our annual Cheers and Tears breakfast! Meet other parents and learn about PTA volunteer opportunities!

After the first day, teachers are on duty to welcome students at 7:30 am, when the exterior doors are automatically unlocked. Students will be supervised in the cafeteria until 7:50 and then released to their classrooms. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:30 am.


3:10 pm - Daycare Riders / Bikers / Walkers

3:20 pm - Car Riders

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Lunch Visitor Policy

Any Day: Student Birthday / Half Birthday

Tuesdays: Kindergarten & 4th Grades

Wednesdays: 1st & 3rd Grades

Thursdays: 2nd & 5th Grades

All visitors must check-in to the front office upon arrival, have your drivers license scanned, and wear your visitor badge while on campus. Lunch visitors will be directed to sit at the visitor designated table with their child. Eating outside with your child utilizing the picnic table areas is open everyday.

Please visit the Humble ISD Child Nutrition website for Menus, Prices, SchoolCafe signup, Birthday Ice-Cream/Snack requests, and Free & Reduced Meal Application.

News from the Nurse

Welcome back Bears! Please read!

1. Humble ISD Immunizations Clinics available July 27, 28, 30th.

All vaccines should be completed by August 5th and submitted for approval to be enrolled in classes. Please email Nurse James ( or Mr.Kuchta ( with these documents if they have not been uploaded or if you have any questions.

2. Please help decrease the chaos the first week of school by bringing in any asthma, allergy, and/or ADHD medications and paperwork the week Aug 1st-5th.

The teachers prefer to be notified the week prior to Meet the Teacher in order to plan his/her classroom and notify classroom parents if needed of any life threatening allergies.

3. -All prescription and over-the-counter medications should be current (not expire during the school year).

-Prescriptions need to have the pharmacy label that matches medication order, keep inhalers and epinephrine in their original boxes with labels.

-The medication orders need to be signed by a physician and/or all other paperwork signed by parents. (*New paperwork is needed every school year).

-Any and all medications are to be brought to school by an parent/guardian (Not the student) and will be kept in the clinic for safety reasons.

see Humble ISD Medication Policy

***Since there are a lot of meetings next week as the staff prepares for the new school year, Please call or email me prior to arriving at the school next week. I can come early and/or stay a little later each day to help get this accomplished Aug 1st-5th.***

4. Accidents happen-bathroom, cafeteria, playground...

As you are going through your child's clothing, the clinic is always in need of donations! and are very appreciated! Please drop off at the office any time throughout the school year!

Girl and boys sizes 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 elastic shorts, and girls leggings of any size are especially needed :-)

Thank you for all your help! Looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Emily James, RN, BSN

Bear Branch Elementary Nurse



Join BBE PTA today! Parents, Grandparents, Students and Community Members are all welcome in helping to support our staff and students at BBE. Please contact Meghan Robertson at if you are interested in becoming more involved.

BBE PTA Spirit Store

The BBE PTA Spirit Store is now open!
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Bears On The Go!

BBE PTA's Bears On The Go's purpose is to encourage students to get to and/or from school in an active manner. To participate at the end of each month you will log the number of days your student participates on the PTA website. Students will be encouraged and rewarded for their progress as the year progresses. Please contact with any questions.

Bike Rodeo

Save the Date! BBE PTA and HPD Bike Patrol will host Bike Rodeo for Kindergarten - 2nd grade on Friday August 26th. Students will practice bike safety and rules of the road. Please reach out to Ashley at with any questions. Volunteer sign up will be on the PTA website.

Volunteer Guidelines

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

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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Meet The BBE Staff!

Kakie Palmer - Principal

Myra Herbst - Assistant Principal

Laura Roberts - Bookkeeper & Secretary

James Kuchta - Registrar / Attendance Specialist

Ashley McGee - Office Aide

Teachers & Class Lunch Times