BBIS Newsletter

January 13, 2020

THANK YOU to the MISD Board of Trustees!

BBIS appreciates our Board of Trustees for the (volunteer) job they do for MISD Students and Community! There are many hours spent researching, discussing, and deciding what is best for our kids. Thank you for all you do that is seen and unseen!

CHARACTER STRONG: Family Dare: Family Date Day/Night

Ask each family member to plan a 20-30 minute activity. That family member fully owns that block of time. Decide on the date and create a schedule based on each family member's time slot.


As always, tweet @bearbranchint and @careacter.

BBIS UIL 2020

Students will have the opportunity to sign up for UIL Academic events on Wednesday & Thursday this week.


Sign ups will be in the LGI room (instructional room in library) beginning at 7:20 a.m. each day until 7:55 a.m.


CLICK HERE for more information or download the pdf below.

Student Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 15

3:15 - 4:00

Students need a ride home at 4:00 p.m.

6th grade Pre-Athletic Track Meet

Wednesday, January 15

3:45 - 5:00

Mile Club: CANCELLED for Wednesday, January 15

Calligraphy Club

Wednesday, January 15

3:15 - 4:00

Students need a ride home at 4:00 p.m.

5th grade Choir

Tuesday AND Thursday

January 14 & January 16

3:15 - 4:00


Students must have a ride home at 4:00 p.m.

6th grade District Choir

Wednesday, January 15


3:15 - 4:00


Students will need a ride secured at 4:00 p.m.

Family Volunteer Day: Still looking for a way to fulfill this challenge?

A BBIS parent wanted to share this opportunity:


Stronger to Serve is a nonprofit organization that exists to make it easy for busy families to volunteer and get active together.


Additionally, there is a family-friendly race coming up in March called The Amazing Kindness Race during which teams race through fitness and service challenges.


They would love to have BBIS families and staff participate this year.

BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Carol Ramirez

5th grade Language Arts Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? This is my 2nd year at BBIS.


Where are you from and where did you grow up? I am from Houston, Tx. I grew up in the Aldine area and attended Sweetwater Christian School through the 12th grade.


What inspired you to work with children? I have many educators in my family, but my cousin, Paula Henthorn, has been the biggest influence for me. I would go on field trips with her and her class. Just being around her was enough for me to make the decision to work with kids the rest of my life.


What is your favorite book? The Book Whisperer by Donanlyn Miller


What was your favorite subject in school? History


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? Flying an airplane would be cool!


If you could have any other career, what would it be? I would love to be a school Librarian someday.


Who do you consider your hero? My parents


People would be surprised to know…I have made several wedding cakes.

ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE: January 8 - March 5

WHAT: Attendance challenge


WHEN: January 8th - March 5th


WHO: Students


HOW: ZERO absences (excused or unexcused), ZERO tardies, & ZERO discipline referrals


WHY: ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

Monday, January 20, 2020; Student/Staff Holiday

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BBI Staff Spotlight!

Mrs. Lacy Jones

6th grade Social Studies Teacher


How long have you been at BBI? 5 years (this year)


Where are you from and where did you grow up?I am from and grew up in Irving Texas.


What inspired you to work with children? When I was in College I worked with the youth at church and thought that I could be a good mentor for the students around me. I thought teaching would be a good job to do that in.


What is your favorite book? I can only pick one? Pride and Prejudice ( I guess). You would be reading this slot for days if I could choose more then one.


What was your favorite subject in school? History. I got my minor in History but I wish I did a double major in it. I love finding out about the stories and the cultures of different places.


If you could learn to do one thing, what would it be? Play the drums, skateboard. Unfortunately, I have no hand eye coordination and I have a strong will to survive and not get hurt so neither of these will ever happen.


If you could have any other career, what would it be? I would manage a wedding venue, or be a stay at home mom. OHHH or be Indiana Jones.


Who do you consider your hero? I have a lot of heroes, I have a lot of people who have influenced my life... even students... but I think that the person I look up to the most is my husband because he always works so hard and never complains about anything.


People would be surprised to know… I have an instagram for my dog.... follow @gunnyjonesthegsd.

Magnolia ISD School Board Meeting

Monday, Jan. 13th, 6:30pm

11659 Farm to Market Road 1488

Magnolia, TX

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BBIS Yearbook: DON'T MISS OUT!!!

Yearbooks are $25 and sales end February 1, 2020.


Yearbooks can be purchased online.


Ads can be purchased online. Prices range by size.


Visit balfour.com to shop!


Email bearbranchintermediateyearbook@gmail.com with questions.

BBIS General Information

Our doors open each morning at 7:20 a.m. Students may exit vehicles once the doors open and can walk along the sidewalk that runs parallel to the front of the school building.


Early morning child care begins at 6:30 a.m. and all students must be enrolled online through the MISD website.


The first bell rings at 7:55 a.m. and the tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. The instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m.