The Bear Branch Buzz

8 - MAY - 2023


May 1-15: BBE Shoe Drive

May 8: 1st Grade Program & PTA meeting 6:30 pm

May 8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9: National Teacher Day

May 10: National School Nurses Day

May 17: 5th Grade Science Trip to KHS

May 18: Spring Expo 6:30 pm

May 22: 1st Grade End of Year Celebration

May 23: 2nd Grade End of Year Celebration

May 23: EPI 2023-2024 School Supply Pack order deadline

May 24: Kindergarten End of Year Celebration

May 25: 3rd & 4th Grade End of Year Celebration

May 25: 4th & 5th Grade Talent Show

May 26: 5th Grade End of Year Celebration Breakfast

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Shoe Drive

Calling all BBE Families!

SHINE Club's Service Learning Committee is collecting NEW & GENTLY USED children's TENNIS shoes to donate to Mission Northeast*. This collection will help prepare Mission Northeast for their client's back to school shopping needs. There are many ways to participate:

- donate gently used shoes from your child's closet

- ask neighbors for gently used shoes

- purchase a new pair of shoes to donate

- donate a gift card to a local shoe store

Please consider providing support in one of these ways. All students will place their donated tennis shoes in the labeled bin at the front or back arrival areas. Let's go Bears!

We appreciate your support!

BBE SHINE Club, Service Learning Committee

*Mission Northeast serves clients in Kingwood and surrounding areas covering 800 square miles and 11 zip codes. They provide food, clothing and household items to families in need while also building relationships with them by getting to know them and helping them above and beyond their basic needs.

5th Grade Science Trip to KHS

BBE 5th grade students have an opportunity on Wednesday, May 17 to travel to Kingwood High School to learn about eye anatomy from high school students, due to a grant received by the KHS Science Department. Students will visit stations consisting of the following:

  • Anatomy & Physiology students will teach about eye anatomy and physiology
  • AP Biology students will teach about the genetics of eye color
  • Biology students will teach about eyesight adaptations
  • Physics students will teach how the lenses in their eyes work

BBE 5th grade students will be transported by school buses to KHS at 8:30 am and will return at 11:30 am. In order for your child to participate in this field trip, please submit the Permission Form by Tuesday, May 16.

BBE Expo

Our annual BBE EXPO will be May 18, 6:30-7:30 pm. ALL students are invited to participate. Kids can present any project or research they are working on. It's a great opportunity for our learners to shine so please consider participating and encouraging your kids to join in the fun!

Susan Rasmussen, M.Ed

BBE Extended Learning Teacher


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4th & 5th Grade Talent Show

Monday, May 8: Sign-up

Wednesday, May 10: Auditions

Thursday, May 25: Talent Show

See the flyer below for details:

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2023-2024 School Supply Pack Sale

Click the ad below to order online!

End of Year Celebrations!!

BBE Parents,

You are invited to attend your child's 2022-2023 End of Year Celebration!

  • If your student's celebration is at the Bear Branch Park gazebo, your child is eligible to attend with the Greenbelt Permission Form you completed at the beginning of the school year. Also, no parent RSVP is required since it is a public space.
  • If your student's celebration is on the BBE campus, please click the RSVP links below to have your visitor badge preprinted.

Monday, May 22: 1st Grade celebration at the Bear Branch Park gazebo at 10:30 am.

Tuesday, May 23: 2nd Grade picnic celebration at the Bear Branch Park gazebo 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 24: Kinder Program on the stage in the cafeteria 10:00 am (Parent RSVP Google Form) / picnic celebration at the Bear Branch Park gazebo 11:00 am

Thursday, May 25: 3rd Grade picnic celebration at the Bear Branch Park gazebo 11:30 am, Thursday, May 25: 4th Grade picnic celebration at the BBE playground 12:00 noon (Parent RSVP Google Form)

Friday, May 26: 5th Grade breakfast in the BBE cafeteria 9:30 am (Parent RSVP Google Form)

Fifth Grade End of Year Breakfast

Hello 5th Grade Parents!

As we begin to wrap up the school year, we wanted to keep you in the loop on a few things. Please take a moment to read all of this, as there is a lot going on.

The Fifth Grade End of Year Breakfast will be the morning of May 26 from 9:30-11 a.m and parents are welcome to attend! Please make sure to RSVP to assist the front office with security badges. Please see the RSVP link in the End Of Year Celebrations section above.

During the event, there will be a slideshow with pictures from their elementary school years, whether Bear Branch or another school. Please submit 5-10 of your child’s individual or group photos by May 10. We will be uploading all photos into a Google Album that we will play at the Breakfast and then you will have access to it in the future.

The link for the album was shared in a previous email to all parents of 5th Grade students and cannot be published here. Please do not share this link to others outside of BBE. If you did not receive the email, please contact the 5th Grade End of Year Banquet Committee Chairs at

For one of the decorations, we are asking for a 4x6 printed kindergarten photo of each student for their place setting for the breakfast. Please get this sent in to your child’s teacher ASAP. We will also be sending out a SignUp Genius link for food signups in the next couple of weeks, as well as a separate note about the parent-sponsored pool party at the Bear Branch pool.

It’s going to be a fun end of the year!!

Thank you,

Ircka West and Brittani Toppass

5th Grade End of Year Banquet Committee Chairs

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Nurse Notes

Click here for Clinic Guidelines

Mrs. Wimberly's Counselor's Corner

Click here for the BBE School Counseling Newsletter

Summer Resource Family Night May 11

Please join us, and spread the word about our first Summer Resource Family Night on Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Summer Creek High School.

The goal of the event is to connect community members to summer safety resources, and share information about summer camps, youth employment, physical activity, and overall wellness. We will soon be delivering posters to display on your campuses.

*Please let us know if you're aware of organizations that are offering summer camps or youth employment opportunities and would like to have a table at the event.


The Student Wellness Counselors

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Credit by Exam

Information for Credit by Exam to skip a grade level can be found on Mrs. Wimberly's website. Please review this information and contact Mrs. Wimberly if you have questions.

Summer Testing
June 5-8, 2023
July 10-13, 2023
Registration Deadline May 5, 2023

Thank you,

Julie Wimberly

BBE School Counselor


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Missoula Children’s Theater Camp is coming back to Bear Branch and bringing The Little Mermaid with them! This new take on an age old tale will be hosted at BBE July 24th-29th. Registration will open for 60+ students in May, follow the Buzz for details.


Click the photos below to register for these summer camps:

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!

Humble ISD 2022-2023 Calendar

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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