• Mrs. Catherine Olano  
    Bens Branch Elementary Welcomes you!
     
     
    We are proud of our school and want to communicate the wonderful things that are happening. Our educational programs are rigorous and challenging. We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and it is our responsibility to set high expectations, promote academic rigor, develop strong character and to improve student engagement in a safe, student centered environment. 
     
    BBE prides itself on providing many choices for our students, including: Honor Choir, Student Council, National Elementary Honor Society, Spanish club, Safety Patrol, and Robotics.
     
    We will continue the Peacebuilders Program this year as well. It has guided our students to make positive choices, recognize differences, and celebrate accomplishments. Parents are valued partners in our educational system and are encouraged to visit the school, volunteer, consult with our staff, and 
    participate in school functions. 
     
    We invite you to become an active member in our PTO. This is a highly respected organization that is actively involved in our school and supports many of our initiatives and programs.
     
    Pride is abundant at BBE. We encourage each member of our educational system to work together to provide the highest quality educational program possible. I look forward to our most successful school year and I am excited to be your principal.
     
    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Catherine Olano
    colano@newcaneyisd.org