The Bear Branch Buzz

6 - MARCH - 2023


Mar 3-10: Book Fair

Mar 6: 1st Grade Field Trip to Little Beakers

Mar 8: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Houston Rodeo

Mar 8: Science Fair Set-Up 3:45 - 5:00 pm

Mar 9: Science Fair judging during school day

Mar 9: Open House / Science Fair display 6:30-7:30 pm

Mar 13-17: Spring Break

Mar 20: Elementary Holiday / Staff Workday

Mar 23: BBE PTA Senior Scholarship application deadline

Mar 23: Cyber Safety Awareness for Parents (Virtual) 6:00 pm

Mar 24: Kindergarten Field Trip to Houston Zoo

Mar 27: 3rd Grade Program & PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Mar 31: 4th Grade Field Trip to Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Scholastic Book Fair

The BBE Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 3 - 10 in the BBE library.

Shopping opportunities:

March 3: Book Fair opens Friday afternoon. Classrooms with library specials on Friday afternoon (only) may shop

March 6-10:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am Parents are welcome to shop / Students may only shop with a parent present during this time
  • Students may shop during their normal library specials time

March 9: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Open to students and parents during Open House

March 10: Students with library specials on Friday morning (only) may shop. Book Fair closes at 10:30 am.

Science Fair

The cafeteria will be open for Science Fair set-up on Wednesday, March 8 from 3:45 - 5:00 pm. Please enter through the cafeteria doors in the back of the school, and BBE staff will guide you to your student's set-up location.

Students who chose to do so will have their science fair experiment judged during the school day on Thursday, March 9. Winners will be announced at the end of the school day.

Parents are invited to view the Science Fair during Open House on Thursday, March 9, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, and take home your student's presentation at the end of the evening.

Open House

BBE parents and students are invited to attend Open House on Thursday, March 9, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

  • 6:00 pm: Parents may arrive early to visit the Book Fair in the library!
  • 6:30 pm: Classrooms and Science Fair in the cafeteria will be open for viewing

Cyber Safety Awareness

Crime Stoppers of Houston will host a virtual presentation of "Cyber Safety Awareness for Parents" at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2023. A Zoom link will be emailed to all BBE parents prior to the presentation. 4th and 5th grade students will have the opportunity to attend the assembly "Cyber Safety for Students" the previous day.

BBE Class of 2023!

Seniors! BBE wants to celebrate you! Please put Thursday April 13th at 8am on your calendar and join us for a Senior Celebration! BBE PTA is also awarding two scholarships to graduating seniors who spent any part of their elementary career at BBE. More information and a link to the application is in the BBE PTA section below.
Nurse Notes

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Mrs. Wimberly's Counselor's Corner

Click here for the BBE School Counseling Newsletter

Naviance Parent Account

Parents/Guardians of 5th Grade Students,

Please check your email for the following information emailed on 2/27/2023:

On March 9th, parents/guardians of 5th grade students will receive an email that contains instructions and a code to create a Naviance parent account. Parents/Guardians will be able to review their child's Naviance plan through the parent account or with the student through the student account (accessible through MyHumble). Please note: changes can only be made from the student account.

If you have any questions about your child's course selections at that time please contact their future 6th grade counselor.

KMS, Christie Wootton,, 281-641-4200

CMS, Nicole Camp,, 281-641-4426

Thank you,

Julie Wimberly

BBE School Counselor


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.

Spring Testing

March 6-10, 2023
Registration Deadline February 14, 2023

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

Thank you,

Julie Wimberly

BBE School Counselor


Thank You PTA!

BBE teachers would like to thank PTA for your generous donation of school supplies to supplement our classrooms through the remainder of the school year! Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated!!

BBE PTA Senior Scholarship

The Bear Branch Elementary PTA provides two scholarships each academic year for graduating seniors who attended Bear Branch Elementary and will graduate from an Humble ISD high school. The amount of the first place scholarship is $1000 and $500 for second place. Applicants must email the completed application and completed paperwork to Elizabeth Randolph, Scholarship Chairperson, at by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please click the link below to access the application.

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!

Dual Credit Summer Academy 2023: Virtual - February 13 Did you know that students in Humble ISD have the opportunity to earn both original high school credit AND college credit during the summer? This allows students to free up their schedule during the school year to take other courses they may be interested in. Come hear about the dual credit offerings for this upcoming summer along with the process of enrolling. Register

Spring Into Literacy: ISC Building - March 23/ 5PM Spring into literacy and broaden your reading comprehension skills by exploring ways to support your child at home. Parents will learn engaging activities to support, enrich, and extend their child’s literacy skills. Register

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