The Bear Branch Buzz



Oct 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 27: Picture Day!

Oct 29: Fall Fest

Nov 1: Elementary Holiday / Staff Workday

Nov 11: Veterans Day Program

Nov 22-26: Thanksgiving Holidays

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.

Photo Schedule by Class

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!

Pickup / Dropoff Safety Procedures

Please observe the following safety procedures at arrival and dismissal:

  • Doors automatically unlock at 7:30 am. Please do not arrive earlier to wait in your car, as it backs up traffic and blocks parking lots.
  • Please do not double park next to the car line to drop off students who then dangerously cross in front of cars.
  • Please do not drop off students on the street - pull up to the curb in the front or back parking lot to drop off students
  • While waiting in the car pick up line, please do not block the sidewalk with your car
  • Do not park your car on the north side of Tree Lane at dismissal time (No Parking signs are posted, and officers may issue tickets). Only cars waiting in the car line are allowed.
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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 the fall fest coordinators at, or visit the BBE PTA website.

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Fall Fest Class Baskets Raffle

Thank you to all of our families for your donations to the Class Baskets! Students will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets during their lunch time and place their tickets in the box of the baskets they would like to win. Winners will be announced at Fall Fest. You do not have to be present to win.
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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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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