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Please join Ms. Yolanda Vasquez on Friday, August 30th at 8:30 a.m. in the BCE library to learn about volunteer opportunities at BCE.

Por favor de acompañar a la Sra. Yolanda Vasquez el viernes, 30 de agosto a las 8:30 a.m. en la biblioteca de BCE para aprender sobre oportunidades de ser voluntaria(o) en BCE.

As we prepare for the new school year, mark your calendar with these important dates.

Mientras que nos preparamos para el año escolar nuevo, marque su calendario con estas fechas importantes.


The Buffalo Creek Safety Patrols, Respectors, and Bison Greeters forge as one unit to formulate the BCE Kindness Crew. Together they assist in maintaining BCE a safe and bully-free school. In addition, they promote kindness, respect, and responsibility.

Our two sponsors, Ms. Jessica Lopez and Mrs. Becky Stephenson, jointly applied for the United to End Bullying grant sponsored by Safe Fleet. The winners were announced at the beginning of summer, and BCE was the only school in Texas awarded a grant!

The Kindness Crew will use the grant to schedule a program/presentation focused on bullying/respect, as well as fund basic equipment needs and supplies for all three groups.

Congratulations to The BCE Kindness Crew, Ms. Jessica, and Mrs. Stephenson on their award!

The Spring Branch Independent School District has selected the following early dismissal days to be used for professional development or parental involvement. Not all schools may follow this schedule, so please contact your child's school directly if you have any questions.

  • October 17-18 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • December 18-20 Secondary Early Dismissal; December 20 Elementary Early Dismissal
  • February 13-14 Elementary Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference
  • May 26-28 Secondary Early Dismissal: May 28 Elementary Early Dismissal

Click here to review the SBISD Academic Calendar for 2019-20.


  • To be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • First graders must be six years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • If you are new to Spring Branch ISD, or you have moved within SBISD and will attend a different school than the previous year, you must register for classes at the school your child will be attending.


  • Be four years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • To determine state funding the parent/guardian must answer questions about the student’s ability to speak and comprehend English, as well as about the family’s income level.
  • Parents should assume responsibility for the supervision of their children prior to being picked up by the bus and after the bus has returned.

Kindergarten/First grade

  • Be five years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year to be eligible for kindergarten.
  • Be six years old on or before September 1 of the current academic year to be eligible for first grade
  • A child who is not legally eligible to enter grade 1 may be assigned to first grade before age six. Such assignments are the decision of the District, with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian

Other grades

  • New students after first grade will be placed initially at grade level reached elsewhere. Final grade placement will be based on observations and testing made by District personnel.
Thank you to our families who helped us support our test takers. The signs are amazing! The students were truly surprised with their personalized signs.
Gracias a nuestras familias que nos ayudaron apoyar a nuestros estudiantes tomando las pruebas. ¡Los carteles son increíbles! Los estudiantes estaban realmente sorprendidos con sus carteles personalizados.


Mrs. Nash and Mr. Rodriguez before hair coloring

A few weeks ago we held a Box Top election to see what color Mr. Rodriguez and Mrs. Nash would spray paint their hair. The staff and students responded in an excellent manner! We brought in over $200 worth of Box Tops for the voting. We voted BLUE for Mrs. Nash and PINK for Mr. Rodriguez. All of the students gathered in the gym for morning announcements and to witness the hair spraying on Friday, April 5th.

The students were excited to hear the winning colors and even more excited to see our principals don a new hue for the day! Thank you to Mrs. Nash and Mr. Rodriguez for being good sports and participating in this fundraiser.

Families and mentors are a critical part of helping students make connections between what is learned at school and what they experience outside campus walls. We welcome and encourage parents, families, and mentors to partner with us!

The new Empowered & Equipped! site features resources to support conversations and activities at home, and in the community, with monthly lessons aligned to SBISD instruction. These lessons focus on the critical areas of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)and building awareness of various career pathways as part of the Spring Branch T-2-4 Goal.

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Fifth grade parent, Mrs. Lupe Barrera, pledged $500 to our PTA to go towards membership dues for parents who may not have the funds to join PTA. Mrs. Barrera, described the impact BCE had on all five of her children. She stressed how amazing our students are, and how wonderful our teachers are. More importantly, Mrs. Barrera expressed the importance of our greatness as a community. "We are a small community, but we are a strong community." If you haven't joined PTA yet, please contact Mrs. Unrath.