The Bear Branch Buzz



Sep 20: Elementary student holiday / Staff workday

Sep 24-Oct 1: Scholastic Book Fair

Oct 4-8: Humble ISD Fall Break (no school)

Oct 18: 4th Grade Program / PTA Meeting 6:30 pm

Oct 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 29: Fall Fest


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Humble ISD is excited to be partnering with three local non-profits: Addi's Faith Foundation, L3 Foundation, and Mothers Against Cancer to support children who are battling pediatric cancer.

Click Here to discover district-wide Gold, Fight, Win activities!

BBE is honored to participate with our Be Bold, Go Gold Fridays! Students and staff are asked to wear Gold each Friday in September in honor of children battling cancer. The official Gold, Fight, Win 2021 t-shirts may be purchased at Pretty Little Things and Gnome Sweet Gnome in Kingwood.

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Coming Soon... Book Fair!

The Book Fair is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, Sep 24 through the morning of Fri, Oct 1. Students may shop during their normal library time throughout the school day.

Parents may accompany students to shop before and after school:

Mornings: Mon, Sep 27 - Fri, Oct 1: 7:30 - 7:50 am

Afternoons: Mon, Sep 27 - Thurs Sep 30: 3:30 - 4:00 pm.

If you would like to VOLUNTEER, please signup Here.

Contact Katie Horn with questions

Birthday Treats & Snacks

Did you know that the Humble ISD Child Nutrition department can provide ice cream at lunch time in celebration of your student's birthday? Check out the Birthday Celebration Ice Cream Order Form

Did you know that all Humble ISD students receive free breakfast and lunch for the entire 2021-2022 school year? Students are able to purchase seconds and a-la-carte snacks for an additional fee at the register. Check out the Snacks Price List.

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Arrival / Dismissal Times


7:55 am - Class begins

8:00 am - Tardy bell

Students arriving between 7:30 and 7:50 am are supervised in the cafeteria while teachers prepare for class. Students are released to classrooms at 7:50 am. For student safety, the exterior doors in the back of the school automatically lock at 8:00 am, after which all students must enter through the front doors.


3:05 pm - Daycare students

3:10 pm - Bikers / Walkers

3:20 pm - Car Riders

Any changes to a student's normal daily dismissal procedure needs to be communicated IN WRITING to the teacher, and copy the front office (email is best to the teacher and the registrar,

If a Severe Weather Dismissal is determined due to unsafe weather, a text message will be sent to parents no later than 2:55 pm.

Attendance Procedures

Official Attendance Time at BBE is 9:50 am. Please contact your child's teacher AND the attendance office to report an absence, using one of the following methods:

Detailed absence information is available on the Attendance webpage of the BBE website.

Visitor Guidelines

Due to an increase in BBE enrollment numbers this year and cafeteria capacity, as well as the current environment, we are no longer able to accommodate lunch visitors. Parents are welcome to visit your child for lunch on their birthday or half-birthday (for summer birthdays). Visitors may be invited to attend special pre-planned outdoor events throughout the school year. Please watch for these dates to be published on the website and in the Buzz. On those dates, visitors are required to enter the front of the school and check-in to the front office with your driver's license for identification.

Counselor's Corner

Wisdom Wednesdays

Parents, every Wednesday we promote college awareness at BBE. Students will have the opportunity to watch college promo videos or videos from BBE alumni sharing where they attended college. Please encourage your child to join us by wearing a college or military t-shirt each Wednesday. All our Bears have bright futures!

Personalized Counseling in Humble ISD

We know that each student is unique in their educational journey, and we're working to know individuals better in order to promote school and lifelong success. By working to remove non-counseling duties from our school counselors, we're better able to provide a more personalized approach to the counseling experience. This includes guidance lessons for all students, small group and individual counseling services for students needing support, individual planning through 1:1 individual meetings, and system support where we partner with the school, parents, and the broader community to support students in their journey. Click here to learn more about the personalized counseling experience from Dr. Fagen and Dr. Leigh.
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Volunteers of the Month: August

BBE PTA would like to thank the following for their awesome volunteer work in August!

  • Heather Colvin
  • Ashley Dixon
  • April Haralson
  • Katie Horn
  • Caroline Iacono
  • Kristen Saunders
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PTA Reflections Competition

I will change the world by... is this year's theme for our PTA Reflections competition. Encourage your child to participate by creating an original writing or fine arts project sharing how they plan to change the world. Details can be found by scanning the QR code on the flyer or by visiting the Texas PTA website at All entries can be turned into the Reflections box located in the front foyer at BBE.

Questions? Julie Wimberly | | 281-641-1607

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Our Fall Fest is coming up on Friday, October 29th! Fall Fest provides a wonderful family event that also raises funds for PTA sponsored programs. These programs directly benefit our children as they participate in Science Labs, Everybody Counts, Parent Education, After School Enrichment Activities, Online Educational Subscriptions, and many other resources.

Fall Fest Silent Auction donation collection has begun - more information on how to donate an item may be found here.

Donations for the traditional Class Basket Raffle may be sent to the school from Sept 27-Oct 19. Watch for an email from the teachers with more details. Each teacher's basket theme is listed below:

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PTA Volunteer Guidelines

Humble ISD VOLUNTEERS make a significant contribution to the education of children. We LOVE our BBE volunteers!

Join our fabulous BBE PTA today!

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 Student Opportunities

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Meet The Staff!

Kakie Palmer - Principal

Sheryl Siwek - Assistant Principal

Laura Roberts - Bookkeeper & Secretary

James Kuchta - Registrar & Attendance Specialist

Tammy Spijkerman - Office Aide

Teachers & Class Lunch Times


Today is the LAST DAY TO ORDER items from the BBE Spirit Shop! The deadline to order is Monday, September 6th.