BENS BRANCH BARKER
UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS
1 - 3rd Grade Science CBA
2 - Fine Arts Night 5:30 - 7:00
2 - Groundhog Day
3 - 5th Grade Carolina Creek shirt order due
9 - Group and Individual Spring pictures
13 - 4th Grade Puberty Talk Permission slips due
13-16 Friendship Week
14 - Valentine Parties
15 - 5th Grade Carolina Creek payment due
15- 3rd-5th Grade Reading MOCK (campus closed to visitors)
16 - Go Texan Day
17 - No School for students
20-24 Mid Winter Break
27 - School Board Meeting
28 - Spirit Night @ Freddy's
1-3 5th Graders go to Carolina Creek
9 - 3rd Grade Music Performance
9 - 5th Grade Science MOCK (campus closed to visitors)
10 - No School for students
10 - PreK mandatory conferences
14 - Dual Language Night
15 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
16 - 3rd-5th Math MOCK (campus closed to visitors)
17 - 5th Grade Manners Banquet
20 - School Board Meeting
24 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
FEBRUARY 2 - FINE ARTS NIGHT 5:30 - 7:00
CAR RIDER DISMISSAL CHANGE - FEBRUARY 2nd
5TH GRADE - CAROLINA CREEK - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Carolina Creek shirt order and money due February 3rd.
- $50 Carolina Creek payment due February 15th.
- How to register video
- online registration link
Forms that must be returned
NCISD Permission Slip
Health Screening Form - you will receive this the Monday before we leave
3rd - 5th READING MOCK STAAR - FEBRUARY 15TH
Actual STAAR testing dates:
April 25: 3rd-5th Reading
May 2: 5th Science
May 9: 3rd-5th Math
PAPER TUTORING FOR 5TH GRADE STUDENTS
Our district is offering students 5th - 12th grade an amazing tutoring service. These are certified teachers waiting to provide support and help to students. Many students have used them and said it's been very helpful.
Parent Landing Page - This page has various resources for parents. At the bottom you can register for a webinar.
FEDERAL AND STATE REPORT CARDS
If you're unable to access the above links you can go to our BBE website.
Click on ABOUT at the top
Click on REQUIRED POSTINGS
On the left side you will see Federal Report Cards and State School Report Cards.
FEBRUARY 13-16 FRIENDSHIP WEEK
Monday (2/13)- Wear Yellow & give Thumbs Up or Air High Fives: Give as many thumbs up or air high fives throughout the day that you can.
Tuesday (2/14)-Wear Red & Encourage everyone: Encourage kids to smile at people. Allow your students to give at least one compliment to one of their classmates.
Wednesday (2/15)-Wear Purple & Learn people's names: Take a minute or two for a quick competition to see who knows all of the students in the rooms' names.
Thursday (2/16)-Wear your Go Texan gear & Look for people that need help: Take a couple of minutes to do a random act of kindness with your class.
Friday (2/17)- Own it (No School): Talk with your family about all of the previous days' activities from the week, and continue to do these activities in our homes.
1 ON 1 FREE TUTORING FOR STUDENTS 5TH - 12TH GRADE
We have some incredible news to share! We are thrilled to announce that New Caney ISD has partnered with Paper to provide ALL 5th-12th grade students with free, 1-on-1 tutoring and writing support available 24/7/365.
Parents, you can explore this incredible resource with your child right now! Students can go to Classlink or Canvas and click on Paper to start a tutoring session.
DEAR BBE FAMILIES
We just want to say THANK YOU for all your donations and support for our BBE family that lost everything to a fire over the holidays. Ms. Hildebrand said the family was beyond appreciative and overwhelmed with your generosity. We truly have an amazing community that helps and supports in times of need!
Ms. Hildebrand and the BBE Staff
The only way to guarantee that you’ll receive a yearbook is to pre-order one. We will sell out! Online orders will be accepted until April 10th.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
This is Jan Cates and Sarah Towns. We are coordinating the parent volunteer program at Bens Branch. We have a website that has the current volunteer opportunities available to sign up for.
Please take a look and see which ones fit into your schedule and sign up!
We will add more events as we get the details. There are several that will be posted in the next couple of days.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to add this email to your accepted emails so you stay up to date with new volunteer opportunities or check the website weekly!
Have a great day!
- The latest you can change the way your child goes home is 3:00.
- You must submit the change in writing to our BBE email.
- The latest you can check your child out is 3:15.
- Car rider dismissal ends at 4:05
Mondays - wear a BBE shirt
Wednesdays - wear your favorite college shirt
Fridays - wear a BBE shirt or NCISD shirt
CAR RIDERS IN THE MORNING
If your child is participating in any before school activity, please remember that you must display your designated car tag in the front window so we can identify who is being dropped off.
STOCK THE LOUNGE
FROM NURSE SANTO
We have several illnesses making the rounds at BBE including Strep throat and the Flu. Symptoms I am seeing include: fever, congestion, cough, sore throat, headache, body aches, chills, etc. For multiple symptoms, we recommend a doctor visit for the correct diagnosis and treatment to be started as soon as possible.
Your child will not be allowed back at school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. (Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine Tylenol, ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, etc.) A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C) or higher. Symptoms of a fever are headache and pain or burning in the eyes.
For strep throat your child will need to be fever free (for 24 hours and without fever reducing medications) and have been on their antibiotics for 24 hours to return.
Prevention: The best way to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands often and avoid sharing eating utensils, like forks or cups. Also teach your children to cover their cough and blow their nose. If your child complains of a headache or pain in the eyes, these are both symptoms of fever. Please do not give your child a fever reducing medication such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, etc. and send them to school as this is how illness spreads.
FROM THE COUNSELOR - MS. HILDEBRAND
WATCH D.O.G.S. Dad
If you're wanting your child to be referred to our counselor, please use this link.
Good information about Sleep Hygiene for Students
Encourage Grams for Students
Sometimes our kids have hard days. We would love for you to take a minute to write an encouraging note to your child to be delivered on days that BBE staff notices they need it. A simple way to brighten their day!
Here's what you do:
- Write an encouraging message on a notecard or piece of paper.
- Seal it in an envelope. Write your child's name and teacher name on the envelope.
- Drop it off at the front office or send it with your child to give to Ms. Hildebrand.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hildebrand. email@example.com or call the front office at 281.577.8700
- Cupcakes or cookies must be store bought.
- Goodie bags are not allowed.
- Our Child Nutrition department offers birthday cupcakes for sale. You can purchase individually wrapped cupcakes for your child's class. They will deliver them at the end of the day in a festive basket. The cost is $0.75 each.
EATING LUNCH WITH YOUR CHILD
- Please remember you may only eat with your child and must sit at the designated parent tables.
- You may only eat with your child. Other students may not join you.
- You may not walk with your child back to their classroom. Please say your goodbyes at the cafeteria doors.
- If you're needing to meet with your child's teacher, please schedule a conference. Teachers are on a schedule and need to leave the cafeteria quickly in order to get to their next activity.
PreK / Kinder..........10:50 -11:20
First Grade..............11:20 -11:50
Second Grade.........12:00 - 12:30
Third Grade.............11:30 - 12:00
Fourth Grade...........12:40 - 1:10
Fifth Grade..............12:15 - 12:45
Mindset for the Month - Attitude of Gratitude
Parent Newsletter Introduction - English
Parent Newsletter Introduction - Spanish
Attitude of Gratitude - English
Attitude of Gratitude - Spanish
Each month we focus on one of the 7 Mindsets. Lessons are taught daily during our SEL time. At the end of the month, one student from each classroom who did an excellent job exhibiting the mindset will be chosen as the "Student of the Month". Those students will be celebrated during lunch. Out of those students, one student will be chosen to be the "Grade Level Student of the Month" and will receive a yard sign to display in their yard.
REPORT CARD AND STAAR INFORMATION
TITLE 1 INFORMATION
- To provide students with extra instructional support beyond the regular classroom to help low-achieving children meet state standards in core academic subjects.
- Coordinate and integrate resources and services from federal, state, and local sources.
- In order to be considered a title 1 school, at least 40% of the students must be considered low-income. Our schools is currently at 43%.
Please remember that in order to pick your child up in the car rider line, you MUST have a car rider tag. If you don't have one or you forgot it, you will have to go to the front office to get a new one.
parent volunteer badges
Please remember it takes several days to process and receive a volunteer badge. If you are wanting to attend any field trips, you must have a volunteer badge to chaperone. Please do not wait to apply for a badge a couple days before a scheduled field trip. The badge will not be ready. If you have any questions regarding this, please call the front office.
This is also the same link if you want to put money on your child's lunch account.
Make sure you join our BBE Remind messaging. Updates and information are sent via text.
We want all our students to have Bulldog Pride. We hope that your child memorizes the creed so they can say it each day with pride! We'll say it every day on the morning announcements.