Book Fair THIS WEEK: Class Schedules & More

bookfairlogo15The class visitation schedule for Book Fair is now available! Click here for more information. Thank you!

CIC Requests

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SBEF Basket Donation

SBEF - thumbnailIn support of the Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) gala on November 21st, the Bunker Hill PTA will be donating a basket for the silent auction. The theme of our basket is “Family Road Trip.” Below are the two ways you can donate.

1. Donate an item that will fit into the theme of “Family Road Trip.” Below is a list of ideas:
• Head phones
• Crossword &/or word search puzzles
• Mini-travel games (yahtzee, space invaders, simon, rainbow loom, etc.)
• Car bingo
• Gas gift card
• Car Wash gift card
• Fast food gift cards (McDonald’s, Chick Fil A, Subway, etc.)
• ITunes gift card
• Fleece blanket
• DVDs
• Yeti tumblers
• IPod shuffle
• Anything your children like to do in the car during road trips!

2. Don’t want to bother shopping? We will take cash donations too! Please consider donating $10 or an amount you feel is appropriate and we will use these funds to purchase items to complete our basket. Please make your checks out to “BHE PTA”. You may send it to school in an envelope marked “PTA SBEF Basket Donation” or drop in the PTA Workroom in Rebecca Howard’s box.

SBEF’s mission is to enhance the quality of education for every student in SBISD, so your donation and the funds rose by our silent auction basket will have a direct impact on our district. SBEF’s efforts have funded scholarships for graduating seniors, arts education programs, teacher and staff development, mentoring, and other initiatives that have supported all the children in SBISD each year. Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity!

Note: The deadline for both item and monetary donations is October 30th. All donations are tax deductible.

U of H BLINK Study

University of Houston College of Optometry is conducting a Bifocal Lenses in Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study to determine whether soft bifocal lenses can slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. For more information, click the image below.


Box Tops for Thornwood Contest

boxtops1BHE loves our sister school Thornwood Elementary! One of the ways we support the teachers and students at Thornwood is by collecting Box Tops. Starting Thursday, October 1 we will have a contest to see which grade can collect the most Box Tops. The winning grade will have a popsicle party to celebrate. Please send your Box Tops in baggies marked with your teacher’s name or your grade. The contest will end on October 23.

Kingdom Basketball



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National Night Out


Invites our friends and neighbors in…


National Night Out

October 6th, 5pm to 9pm

Hunters Creek City Hall: 1 Hunters Creek Place

Come meet the police officers and fire fighters that serve your city!

Since 1984, National Night Out has been dedicated to strengthening neighborhood spirit and sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

  • Free Hot dogs, drinks, cotton candy,
  • Popcorn and snow cones
  • Safe Child ID Kits (Sponsored by Martha Turner Properties)
  • Moon Walks and Face Painting
  • Fire Truck, Patrol Car, K-9 demos
  • Music, Entertainment



From the Principal…

principalOur first Parent Session, Raising Readers: Understanding the Role of DRA, was a huge success!  We appreciate all who were able to attend and especially Kelly Edwards, District Literacy Specialist, for presenting.  We know not all who wanted to attend were able.  In response to this we produced a video of the presentation for parents to view. Below is the unlisted YouTube link to the video.  It is our hope that, as a result of viewing this, you will better understand the role of the DRA and can engage in conversations with your child’s teacher in new and improved ways about your child’s reading.


Raising Readers: Understanding the Role of DRA


Texas Elite Volleyball – Program for 3rd-6th grade

volleyball ballReserve your spot now for the best training ever! 80 spots available. Not audition necessary-Just sign up! Click here for more information and here for a registration form.

Auction Brochure Family Photos

auctionPlease support the 2016 BHE Auction by participating in the family photos sessions. Your photo will be included in the Auction Brochure and you will receive a free 5×7 of your choice. Our photographer, Fred Keinz, can create holiday cards, reprints and enlargements for an additional charge. The 15 minute photo sessions will take place at the home of Dean & Laurie McKenzie and the cost is $150. Go here and click on ‘Auction Photos’ to sign up for available dates and times.

SBISD App & Urgent Text Alerts

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Go Gold Week: 9/21-9/25

zVJpzQUSWhat is it? September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Why are we talking about it? SBISD has partnered with the Go Gold non-profit organization to raise awareness that very little money goes toward funding cures for pediatric cancer (only 4%).

GOLD has been the official ribbon color for childhood cancer awareness since 1977.

Friday, September 25: Everyone wears as much gold as possible to show their support!

Look for special decorations marking the week, special activities in health fitness and lots of info on BHE TV.

If you would like to donate to the Go Gold fund you can do so by going to or Go


Spring Branch Education Foundation

SBEF - thumbnailPlease consider supporting SBEF:

Click here for information on the Masquerade Ball.

Click here for information on the Style Show.

BHE TV Application

bhe tv copyAttention all 5th Graders! Have you been dreaming of your chance to star on BHE TV? Well, it is finally here! Interested 5th graders will work together to broadcast the morning announcements every day during their assigned time. Sound like fun? Then, please read over, sign, and return this application to Mrs. Melancon by Tuesday, September 22.

Photos Needed

cameraDid you take an adorable photo of your child or children on the first day of school? Make sure to submit it for yearbook consideration for our first day of school yearbook page.

Is your BHE sports star playing on a team this fall?
Make sure to snap a sweaty shot with his/her Bunker Hill teammates and submit it for yearbook consideration for our Sports yearbook page.

Does your child LOVE this years SPIRIT gear?
Have your little lion “cheese it up” for a shot with some BHE friends also wearing their spirit gear and submit it for yearbook consideration for our We’ve Got Spirit yearbook page.

Are you planning to do something special in our community? If so, please take a photo and submit it for yearbook consideration for our BHE Cares yearbook page.

Submitting a photo is easy – just click on the button on the Bunker Hill PTA website and email your full size photo. Don’t wait, submit your photos as soon as you can.

Thornwood Library Volunteers Needed

thornwood_logoOne of the ways the BHE community assists our sister school, Thornwood Elementary, is by coordinating volunteers to work in the Thornwood library throughout the school year. You will assist the librarian, Millie Harrison,with tasks such as shelving books and other small projects – no experience needed! Thornwood does not have a PTA, so support from BHE is greatly appreciated! Sign up to volunteer by clicking here. Please contact Susan Wienert,, with any questions.

After School Enrichment

After SchoolPlease access all after school enrichment information and forms under ‘After School Enrichment’ on the menu bar.

Early Language Learners – Get a jumpstart on language learning with ELL’s after school Spanish and Chinese classes. Classes are interactive AND active and taught by experienced teachers. Register for fall online @

New: Chinese Heritage Speakers Class    New this year! ELL is offering a Chinese Heritage Speakers class. This class will be a more advanced class and requires some background in Chinese. Mondays, 3:05 to 4:05. Call 713-722-0063 for more info. For registration go to

iKids U – iKids U offers a variety of after-school opportunities onsite at BHE, including Stay & Play, Enrichment, and One on One services. Please contact iKids at 713-665-5200 or for any questions. Registrations may be turned into iKids or the BHE front office.

BHE Fiddling Lions   A district sponsored luxury for over thirty years. The Fiddler Program is a Suzuki based introductory course of study offering elementary students instruction and performance opportunities.

SBISD Community Education Classes; Fall Enrollment Is Open

spring branch isd logo large squareSBISD Community Education offers over 100 courses mostly to individuals who are 16 and over. The Dance Program offers different types of dance for 3-year-olds to teens as well as adults in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Zumba, Yoga, Flamenco, Ballroom, Country Western, and Salsa. You may walk in and start a class anytime during the session. Registration starts this Saturday, Aug. 29th from 9:00 AM to noon.

Community Education also has a variety of classes, some of which are ESL, Languages (Spanish, etc.), Computer, GED Prep, Sewing, Art, Cake Decorating, Guitar, Interior Decorating, Floral Arrangement, etc. Driver’s Education and Motorcycle Safety are also offered.

Most courses offer a payment plan during each semester.

The best way to see the rest of the courses, schedules and to register is to go to the website at:

Boys Fall Lacrosse

LacrosseStickMemorial Knights Lacrosse welcomes any rising 5th through 8th grade boy residing within the boundaries of SBISD to join us this fall for developmental lacrosse. The Knights’ fall program is intentionally limited in scope and aims to introduce new players to the great game of lacrosse, as well as to maintain the skills of experienced players.

Skills sessions for 5/6 graders will take place from 1pm-2:30pm at Memorial Middle School beginning September 13.
See attached flyer for more information. To register, go to and click on the orange REGISTER NOW button. Contact if you have questions.

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Introduction to the Fitnessgram: Fall

fitnessgramDear Elementary Parents,

The state of Texas requires all children 3rd grade through 12th to take the FITNESSGRAM assessment.

This year your child will participate in an assessment called the Fitnessgram. The FITNESSGRAM is a comprehensive health-related fitness and activity assessment. The FITNESSGRAM seeks to develop affective, cognitive and behavioral components related to participation in regular physical activity in all children regardless of gender, age, disability or any other factor. Regular physical activity contributes to good health, function and well being and is important throughout a person’s lifetime.

The FITNESSGRAM assessment is designed to measure four components of physical fitness which have been identified as being important because of their relationship to overall health status. These components are aerobic capacity-measured by the pacer assessment; flexibility-measured by the trunk lift, sit and reach and shoulder stretch; muscular strength and endurance measured by curl-ups (abdominal), and push-ups (upper body). The fourth part is body composition, which in Spring Branch ISD, we chose to use height and weight measurements which the computer program automatically calculates a body composition score.

The goals of FITNESSGRAM are to promote enjoyable regular physical activity and to provide comprehensive fitness and activity assessments for children. The FITNESSGRAM is designed to help all children and youth achieve a level of activity and fitness associated with excellent health, growth and function. All assessment results are confidential.

In the spring we will re-assess and compare the fall score with the spring score. You will receive a comparison analysis of your child’s fitness levels at that time.

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