BBE Weekly Update

April 5 - 9


4th-Grade STAAR Writing - Tuesday, April 6th, is a big day for our 4th-grade students and their teachers. Our students will be taking the Writing STAAR. We were hoping you could support your child, as always, by helping them get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and come to school with a positive attitude. This is a good practice every day, not just on testing day. Research shows that getting at least 9-10 hours of sleep each night is very important for elementary school-aged children.

4th-Grade Parents - **ACTION REQUIRED** On Tuesday, April 6th, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Bear Branch Intermediate will host a Parent Information ZOOM Meeting. The flyer is posted in this newsletter. We will send home a paper copy of the flyer so that you can access the QR code.

MEF Star Educator Award - The Magnolia Education Foundation is excited once again to honor our amazing teachers through the Star Educator Program. Submissions are due by Friday, April 9. This is a great way for students to show their appreciation for teachers that go above and beyond to make a lasting impact. These awards are significant this year, which brought many challenges that the teachers responded to with amazing adaptability and positive attitudes.

Spirit Night - Help BBE with celebrating Spirit Night at Chick Fila. The date is Thursday, April 8th. This day is an all-day event (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Scholastic Book Fair - Our Book Fair is scheduled for April 12th through 23rd. The safety and well-being of your child are our priority. We are taking extra precautions to host a safe fair at our school. Therefore, parents will not be able to attend the fair with their children. Thank you for your understanding. Click here for details. Click here to understand eWallet (A safe, cashless way for your child to shop the book fair)

Mark your Calendar

April 6 4th Grade STAAR Writing Test

April 6 4th Grade Parent Information Zoom Night with BBIS

April 8 Spirit Night at Chik-fila

April 12-23 Scholastic Book Fair

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

May 11 3rd / 4th Grade STAAR Math Test

May 12 3rd / 4th Grade STAAR Reading Test

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

May 25 Early Release 12:40 p.m.

May 25 4th Grade Celebration and Clap-out

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Need to refresh your home library? You'll find the best books at our book fair from April 12th-April 23rd.

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Staff Recognition for April

Teacher of the Month - CATHY WROTEN

My name is Cathy Wroten. My husband, Doug, and I moved to Magnolia in 1990. Magnolia will always be our first home and close to our hearts. We have one son, a daughter-in-law, and a new grandbaby. My son is a graduate of Magnolia High School and also attended Bear Branch Elementary. I started teaching at Bear Branch when he was in Kindergarten. I have been at Bear Branch Elementary for 21 years. My passion is teaching kids the joy of reading. First Grade is special to me because it allows me to pursue that passion. MISD has been good to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to work in a district where we put kids first. The people at Bear Branch are my family, and I feel blessed to be a part of such a great school.

Staff of the Month - MARNE FLOWERS

After being born and raised in Seattle, Washington, I became a Texan girl in 2004. I graduated from college then spent some time in Afghanistan as a government contractor. This experience led me to Houston, Texas where I purchased my home in Magnolia. I am honored to be chosen Staff of the Month! I work with some amazing people, and I am honored to be assisting students in their learning as an Instructional Paraprofessional.

Camp Invention: Summer 2021

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

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