December (week 1) at BBIS

December 2, 2019

CHARACTER STRONG: Family Dare: Sweet Surprise

Grab what you know to be a family member's favorite snack or candy. Leave it in a place you know they will find it. See how long you can get away with them not knowing who did it for them.

2019 TURKEY TROT Color Run

Friday, December 6, 2019!


You can still turn in donations!


Students must have permission slip signed to run through the color!



You may also find the packet attached below this informational block.

5th grade LUNCHES on FRIDAY: CHANGE IN TIME

10:40 - 11:10 5th grade students in 5th period PE, Music, Art, Tech Aps, and Science will go to lunch.


11:12 - 11:42 5th grade students in 5th period Math, Social Studies, and ELAR will go to lunch.

THANK YOU to all who donated treats to our staff pie bar!

Thank you to those who have volunteered to drop off a sweet treat for our staff Pie Bar prior to our week off!


The desserts were a huge hit with the staff and we had so much to choose from!

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Terry Brett

6th grade Choral Director


How long have you been at BBI? 14 years


Where are you from and where did you grow up? Greenville, South Carolina


What inspired you to work with children? I always loved to sing and play the piano. My high school choral director and my piano teacher encouraged me to teach.


What is your favorite book? The Bible


What was your favorite subject in school? Choir


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


If you could have any other career, what would it be? Working with Veterans


Who do you consider your hero? My husband


People would be surprised to know…I was a lifeguard.

6th grade Pre-Athletic Track Practice

Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 3:15-4:30pm

8040 Ken Lakes Drive

Magnolia, TX

Be sure your student has a arranged a ride home at 4:30 p.m.

ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE: November 4 - December 20

We are looking forward to crushing our campus attendance goal of 97%!


Students who meet this goal (November 4 - December 20) will be invited to an attendance party on Dec. 20th with admin.


To meet the goal, students can not have more than 1 absence. Leaving early or missing any period counts as an absence.


Not only does good attendance help our campus accountability rating, but it is an essential piece of academic success for all students.


If you child must be out, please send a note with them when they return (even if it is for one or two class periods).

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Whitney Richardson

5th grade Technology Applications


How long have you been at BBI? 2nd year at BBI and 5th in MISD


Where are you from and where did you grow up? Grew up in San Antonio, TX


What inspired you to work with children? I decided early on that I wanted to be a teacher. I've had many teachers influence me over the years, both positive and negative, which help shaped the desire to become one of the positive influences in education.


What is your favorite book? Reversed: A Memoir by Lois Letchford and The Dark Tower series by Steven King


What was your favorite subject in school? Math and Science


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? American Sign Language


If you could have any other career, what would it be? Own and run a bakery


Who do you consider your hero? My Father


People would be surprised to know… Didn't enjoy school very much but love to learn new things. Learning in the "traditional" sense did not support learning modality so I struggled in grade school.

BBIS Yearbook & Memory Ads

Yearbooks are on sale until December 31st for $20!


The price will increase to $25 after the start of the new year and all sales will end February 1st, 2020.


Yearbooks can be purchased online.


Ads can be purchased online. Prices range by size.


Visit balfour.com to shop!


Email bearbranchintermediateyearbook@gmail.com with questions.

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.