BBE Weekly Update

Feb 22 - 26


Returning to School - School is closed tomorrow, Monday, February 22nd, so that our maintenance team can make the final repairs and return the water pressure to normal pressure.

It is the Superintendent's plan to return to school on Tuesday, February 23rd.

Student Technology - Students need to return their school-issued tablet or Chromebook to school on Monday. These devices will remain at school. Many of the students' activities revolve around technology. Also...Please send the charging cord that goes with the device.

Spring Pictures - Individual pictures and class pictures are scheduled for this Wednesday, February 24th. Texas Photography will be on our campus to take student individual pictures. They will also take a class photo outside (COVID protocol) for their group picture. Individual pictures will be taken on a PROOF BASIS. On picture day, students do not need to bring payment for portraits. Approximately 2-3 weeks after portraits are taken, your student will receive a proof and/or digital link with ordering information. For questions, visit or call 800-883-6463.

Upcoming Bear Branch Dates!!!

Feb 24 Spring Picture Day ( individual and class pic )

Feb 26 GO TEXAN DAY ( student western wear apparel )

March 1-5 Read Across America Week ( student dress-up )

March 2 Writing Released Test ( 4th-grade students )

March 4 Math DCA ( 2nd-grade students )

March 9,10 Reading Released Test (4th-grade students)

March 12 Student Holiday

March 15-19 Spring Break!!

Teacher and Staff Shoutouts!!!

Teacher Shoutouts - As we continue in our mission where "empowering students to become leaders," send us your praises and affirming words to our teachers and staff. Click here to complete the Teacher Shoutout Form.

Staff Recognition for February

Teacher of the Month - Heather Cowham

She wanted to become a librarian for many reasons, but she would have the opportunity to impact so many lives. But she says that each student and teacher's impact on her heart is beyond anything she could have imagined.

Mrs. Cowham had the pleasure of representing Bear Branch Elementary as their Teacher of the Year in 2016 and was honored with District and Region 6 Teacher of the Year. “I am honored to represent Bear Branch again as the February 2021 Teacher of the Month, and I accept on behalf of all of the hard-working MISD librarians, tech liaisons, technology instructional specialists, and the many, many others that play an important role in educating our students daily but may not be a classroom teacher. It truly takes a village to make the magic happen.”

In her 7th year teaching at Bear Branch and her 21st year in education, she hopes to continue her legacy at Bear Branch as our librarian. “It is home for me. I absolutely love my job, the staff, students, and parents. There is nowhere I would rather be than in MISD!”

Staff of the Month - Caitlin Moye

I have had the amazing opportunity to work with Magnolia ISD for approximately three years, two of which have been spent with the ABLE Program. I have twin boys who are beyond excited to join the BBE family soon! Currently, I am working on finishing my degree to begin my teaching certification. Because of the atmosphere and inspiration that the ABLE Program provides, my goal is to become a special education teacher within this district that has become my home. It is a blessing to work with students to watch them grow and help them reach their full potential.

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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.