The Bear Branch Buzz

7 - NOVEMBER - 2022


Nov 1 - 16: BBE Food Drive benefiting Society of St. Stephen

Nov 8: All Student Holiday / Staff Workday

Nov 9: BBE PTA Spirit Night - Chick Fil A Kingwood

Nov 11: Veterans Day

Nov 17: BBE Thanksgiving Feast (link to pre-purchase guest meal ticket below)

Nov 21-25: Thanksgiving Holidays

Nov 30: Makeup Picture Day

November: American Diabetes Month / National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Veterans Day Celebration Nov 11

On Friday, November 11th 2022, we will be honoring the men and women who have served this great nation in all military branches. Our Veterans Day Celebration at BBE will include the following:

8:30 am: Veterans reception with a light brunch for invited guests in the BBE cafeteria

9:00 am: Veterans assembly with students, slideshow, Honor Choir, and guest speaker in the BBE cafeteria

9:30 am: The assembly will be dismissed and students will proceed to the fence on Tree Lane with signs and banners to cheer for our veterans as they form a car parade

Students may invite any immediate family member who is currently serving or who has previously served. For the slideshow, please email a photo of your invited veteran to, with the following information: Veteran's Name, Service Detail, Email Address

Please submit this form to Pre-register your veteran and all family members who will attend. We will pre-print visitor badges for all who pre-register and who have previously had your drivers license scanned.

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Thanksgiving Feast

This year Humble ISD Child Nutrition Services is planning once again to welcome family and friends to our Elementary Thanksgiving Banquets!

BBE will enjoy our Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 17. The menu is posted below.

How to purchase a Thanksgiving meal:

  • STUDENTS: $2.50 - purchase in the student lunch line on feast day using your lunch account funds
  • PARENTS / GUESTS: $5.00 - pre-purchase online **(preferred for quicker service) OR purchase with cash in the student lunch line on feast day (due to limited cash at the campus, any change due will be credited to your student's lunch account). We are not equipped to accept credit card purchases on feast day.

**Please be sure to select BBE from the dropdown menu when purchasing online, as multiple schools are hosting their Thanksgiving feast on the same day, and tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

ALL VISITORS MUST CHECK-IN to the front office upon arrival. Please RSVP to have your visitor badge preprinted to bypass the check-in line!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please volunteer for a 1-hour shift and receive a FREE Thanksgiving Feast meal ticket! (The volunteer sign-up on will be up soon - please check back often)

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Fall Photos

Picture orders from the October 14 picture day will go home with students this week. If you did not place an order, your child will receive a "last chance" proof and order form instead.

Please see the order form below for the November 30 makeup date for retakes and absentees.

Science Olympiads

☆ ☆ Attention ☆ 5th ☆ Graders!!! ☆ ☆

Science Olympiads Space Edition is Launching on

November 15, 2022

Please follow this link for details and the permission form.

BBE Yearbook

Yearbooks are on sale now at Books are $20 until January 8, 2023.

5th grade, purchase by October 28, 2022 for a chance to win a free 1/8th page ad! (One winner per homeroom)

Lunch Visitor Policy

Any Day: Student Birthday / Half Birthday

Tuesdays: Kindergarten & 4th Grades

Wednesdays: 1st & 3rd Grades

Thursdays: 2nd & 5th Grades

All visitors must check-in to the front office upon arrival, have your drivers license scanned, and wear your visitor badge while on campus. Lunch visitors will be directed to sit at the visitor designated table with their child. Eating outside with your child utilizing the picnic table areas is open everyday.

Please visit the Humble ISD Child Nutrition website for Menus, Prices, SchoolCafe signup, Birthday Ice-Cream/Snack requests, and Free & Reduced Meal Application.

Nurse Notes

Click here for Clinic Guidelines

Mary had a little lamb,

she also had the flu.

and when she left her

school that day,

the others had it too!

So anytime your child is sick

please keep them home with you.

Then all the children at our school

will be happier and healthier too!

Please read for more information about the flu:

It's that time of year!


As always, it is important to keep your child home when he/she does not feel well.

Daily health checks must be done prior to sending your child to school.

What does your student need to thrive every day at school?

  • Sleep! (approximately 9 hours per night)

  • Breakfast and snacks

  • Water Bottle - PLEASE make sure you send your child with a water bottle

  • Change of Clothes in the backpack esp K-2 (accidents of all kinds can/do happen)

Please do NOT send your child to school if he/she has:

  • Flu-like symptoms: fever >100, cough, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, runny nose, or headaches
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

  • Temperature of 100 ºFahrenheit or higher – measured when no fever suppressing medication has been administered within the past 24 hours.

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea in the past 24 hours

  • Persistent, hacking cough

  • Continually runny nose with white, green, or yellow mucus

  • Eyes that appear swollen, red, and weeping

  • Strep throat - may return 24 hours after the antibiotic is started and fever has subsided.

  • Rash of unknown cause anywhere on the body

  • Lice - excluded until all live lice have been removed, they must be walked into school by a parent to be checked by the nurse before returning to class.

Please help keep our school healthy!

Emily James, RN, BSN

Bear Branch Elementary Nurse

281-641-1617 fax

November is Diabetes & Epilepsy Awareness Month

Did you know that here at BBE, we have several students and teachers with Diabetes, and several staff members with family members who have Epilepsy ?

Let's show our support by wearing blue on Monday, November 14th for World Diabetes Day. Check out the clinic bulletin board for facts about Diabetes, or visit the American Diabetes Association website.

Information about Epilepsy may be found on the Epilepsy Foundation website. International Epilepsy Day will be on February 14, 2023.

Show that you care and be aware!

Mrs. Wimberly's Counselor's Corner

Click here for the BBE School Counseling Newsletter

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Texas PTA Reflections

BBE PTA is accepting entries for the annual Reflections competition. This competition allows students to express their creative abilities through visual arts, photography, literature, dance, music, film production and through the Special Artist Division. This year's theme is "Show Your Voice!" Entry forms and guidelines are located on the Reflections website. You may enter as many times as you like in any of the categories so get those creative juices flowing! All entries should be placed in the “Reflections” box in the front hallway by Wednesday, November 30 at 10 am. No late entries will be accepted. For further information, contact PTA Reflections Chair Brittany Francis at

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

Click for District Calendar


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