The Bear Branch Buzz

17 - JANUARY - 2023


Jan 19-27: Boosterthon

Jan 20: PTA Bingo Night 6:00 pm

Jan 24: 5th Grade Field Trip to CMS or KMS

Jan 26: 5th Grade Parent Night @ KMS 6:00 pm

Jan 27: BBE Boosterthon Fun Run

Jan 31: 5th Grade Field Trip to BizTown

Feb 6-10: February Break

Feb 14: Valentine Parties 2:00pm

Feb 17: 4th Grade Manners Banquet

Feb 20: Elementary Holiday / Staff Workday

Feb 21: Spring Picture Day

5th Grade Field Trips

The Bear Branch 5th graders will be traveling to their zoned middle schools (CMS or KMS) for 6th Grade Orientation on Tuesday morning, January 24, 2023. If your child will not be attending their zoned middle school, or if they are not zoned to CMS/KMS, please complete the appropriate field in the 5th Grade Field Trip Permission Form. All students attending BBE Spanish Immersion program will be assigned to CMS, if students choose to continue in the program. Creekwood is the feeder school for the BBE SIP program.

Parents interested in Middle School Orientation information are invited to attend the 6th Grade Parent Information nights: The CMS information night was held on Tues, 1/10/23 6:30 pm @ CMS. If you were unable to attend, CMS has provided a link to the CMS Parent Night Slideshow. The KMS information nigh will be held on Thurs, 1/26/23 6:00 pm @ KMS.

The Bear Branch 5th graders will also be traveling to BizTown on Tuesday January 31, 2023. Buses will depart Bear Branch at 8:30 a.m. and return approximately 2:30 p.m. Please pack a fully disposable sack lunch including drink for your child. An email was sent to parents on Jan 4, 2023 with details on BizTown curriculum training dates to become a chaperone. No adults other than approved chaperones are allowed on this field trip.

In order for your child to participate in both field trips, the permission form must be completed prior to the field trip.

The 5th Grade Team

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BBE Elmer's Fun Run Fundraiser

Bear Branch Elementary families!

We are excited to kick off our Elmer's Fun Run on 01/19/2023. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for new technology and to strengthen our school community.

Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning and we need YOUR HELP registering your student(s) and sharing with friends and family.

Mark your calendars for the Elmer's Fun Run fundraiser kicking off soon!

Key dates to remember:



Elmer's Fun Run Kick Off - 01/19/2023

Event Day - 01/27/2023

We are grateful for our Bear Branch Elementary family! Thank you for your support this year.

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Safety Drill

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

As part of our district wide school safety protocols, we conducted a lockdown DRILL on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, and emailed to parents this post-drill letter on Friday, January 13, 2023. The drill was effective in helping us hone our skills in responding to a potential emergency during the school day.

The staff and students responded extremely well and I am very proud of them all. I encourage you to talk with your child about our drill and what they learned. As you know, the safety and security of our students, staff, and campus are of the utmost importance to us.

If you have any questions regarding any of our safety drills or other safety concerns, please contact the school office at 281-641-1600.


Myra Herbst

Assistant Principal

BBE Safety Liaison

Smart Watches

BBE's cell phone policy also applies to smart watches. Students' phones/watches should be silent and not used for calling/texting during the day. If students need to contact someone during the day, they may use a classroom phone or come to the front office. Students may use cell phones/watches only at dismissal.
Nurse Notes

Click here for Clinic Guidelines

Mrs. Wimberly's Counselor's Corner

Click here for the BBE School Counseling Newsletter

Mental Health & Wellness Fair

Save the Date! 2/23/23

Humble ISD is hosting a Mental Health & Wellness Fair at Atascocita High School, February 23, 2023 @ 6pm. Our goal is to help decrease the stigma around mental health, provide tools and tips to parents and staff for improving their health. We know that relationships yield better results.

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Bingo Night

Please join us in the BBE cafeteria on Friday, January 20, 2023, 6:00 - 7:00 pm for our PTA Social - BINGO night! Prizes will be awarded, and snacks will be served. Please enter through the back doors of the school.
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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

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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