BBE Weekly Update

May 3 - 7


Teacher Appreciation Week - This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers have shown determination, dedication, and discipline to make the BEST for our students this year. Please show your appreciation this week in sending them a message, small gift, or something of your choosing. You can drop them off at the front desk or have your child bring them to school. Parents are welcome to use this LINK to send them a Positive Parent Post. Your comment will run in this week's Teacher Newsletter.

Parents, Guests, Visitors - As you know, May is a busy month for all schools to close out and wrapping up the school year. For the safety of the staff and students, the BBE is still restricting on-campus visitation. No parents, guests, or outside visitors are allowed inside the building without prior approval. Thank you for your patience and understanding, as we want to provide the safest venue for our students and staff.

End of the Year Awards - With 17 more days left to school, it's time to plan and prepare for our End of the Year Awards for our students. Below is the schedule for the grade levels. Once again, we are sorry that we can not allow parents and guests to these events.

Kinder Graduation - Thursday, May 20th at 9:30 a.m. (zoom link provided)

4th-Grade Graduation - Thursday, May 20th at 8:45 a.m. (zoom link provided)

First, Second, and Third Grade EOY Awards will occur during the school day in junction with their End of the Year Class Parties. The scheduled date is Tuesday, May 25th.

Virtual Talent Show - We have extended the deadline one more week to submit their talent for the virtual talent show. See the image below for details.

STAAR Testing - STAAR Testing is one week away. Our Testing Team is working very diligently and intentionally to provide your child with the BEST testing day experience. Your child will be receiving a personal letter with his/her testing day schedule. We are asking parents to have their child at school the week of May 10th through 14th. STAAR Testing will involve our 3rd-grade and 4th-grade students. They will be taking READING and MATH.

READ-a-THON - We had an incredible two-week challenge with our Read-a-thon. Thank you, parents, teachers, and students, for raising $15,104 and logging 104,044 minutes. Below is a picture of the top readers and the top classes. We are excited to use the money donated towards next year's school goals, activities, and events. Most importantly, we are excited about the minutes logged during this challenge. We know that reading matters and that our students are growing their brains every time they read!

Big picture

Magnolia ISD Spring Art Show

Bear Branch Elementary Art Show. 5.1.21
Big picture

Kindergarten Roundup Set for May 4 & 5

For children who will begin kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year, Kindergarten Roundup will take place ONLINE Tuesday, May 4, and Wednesday, May 5. This also includes students who qualify for Pre-K. Parents who need assistance with registration will need to contact their campus and schedule an appointment.

Calling Graduating Seniors from Bear Branch!!

Big picture

Mark your Calendar

May 4,5 Kinder and PK Roundup (online registration)

May 11 3rd / 4th Grade STAAR Test

May 12 3rd / 4th Grade STAAR Test

May 13 3rd / 4th Grade STAAR Test

May 14 3rd / 4th Grade STAAR Makeup Day

May 18 Putt-putt Golf Exhibit with Project REACH ( 9:00 - 11:00 )

May 18 Battle of the Books ( 1:00 to 3:00 )

May 20 End of the Year Awards for Kinder and 4th

May 21 BBE Field Day (rain date: May 24)

May 25 Early Release 12:40 p.m.

May 25 Classroom Parties and EOY Awards

May 25 4th Grade Celebration and Clap-out

Big picture

Camp Invention: Summer 2021

Join Us for the Best Summer Ever!

Camp Invention® is back with an all-new program: Recharge! Featuring take-apart microphones, robotic crickets, duck-launching devices, and morphing vehicles, this summer is packed full of super fun, confidence-boosting STEM activities!

What could be better? This year, with our Peace of Mind Promise, your local camp is being offered in-person, and at home, so your child can experience the fun of Camp Invention no matter where they are!

Bear Branch Elementary School
6/7/2021 - 6/11/2021 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Biggest discount ever! Secure your spot today using ALUMNI40 to SAVE $40.

Big picture