iKids U After-School at BHE

Registration is going on now for the 2018 – 2019 School Year! iKids U offers a variety of after-school opportunities onsite at BHE, including Stay & Play, Enrichment, and One on One services. Customize your child’s after-school schedule with part-time and full-time options available. Also, new next year are Chinese classes! Please contact iKids at 713-665-5200 or info@ikidsinc.com for any questions. Registrations may be turned into iKids or the school’s front office.

Better To Be Safe Than Sorry

Hi Parents-

10 days of school left and I’m already gearing up for August!!
If your child has a medical alert that requires emergency medication:
1. asthma
2. diabetes
3. environmental allergy that causes hives/anaphylaxis
4. food allergy that causes anaphylaxis
5. seizures

Please go to my website and download the necessary paperwork. New paperwork is required every year. You will notice as your child is grows, the medication dosages will change too.
1. PARENTS must bring the necessary forms signed by the doctor and medication
MUST be in its original container. (SBISD policy) Start this process in the summer.
2. Bring forms/medicine to the clinic in August.
3. Medicine is kept in the clinic and travels with the child while they are on field trips.
4. Be prepared to keep your child’s emergency medicine at school.
Completing these steps will provide a safety net for your child while they are at school.

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Book Swap

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!!!

1. DONATE – Bring your used books Monday through Wednesday, May 21-23.

2. SWAP/SHOP – Thursday, May 24. Students will select as many books as brought – up to 10.

3. READ/SHARE – You are sure to find the perfect summer books!

As in years past, all books remaining at the end of the Book Swap will be donated to Thornwood Elementary.

BRING BOOKS – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 21-24
SWAP/SHOP – Thursday – May 24

Questions? Contact Brenda Pounds

The BHE Spirit Store for 2018 – 19 is OPEN NOW!!!

Don’t forget to order your spirit gear for 2018-19! Time is running out!

Pre-order now and your items will be delivered to your oldest child’s classroom at Meet the Teacher in August. We will not be ordering extra inventory this year, so make sure to place your order before the spirit store closes on May 30th!

Go visit http://bunkerhill.itemorder.com and place your order now!


Dona Allen
has been with BHE since 2003 serving tirelessly as a Special Education Resource Teacher. Before that Dona’s own children attended Bunker Hill. In the near future she will be a staple at Special Friends Day and Spring Fling as her grandchildren will soon be students at BHE. A brick will be added to the playground in her honor. A donation to a mission effort, very dear to her heart, in Guatemala has been made in recognition of her dedication.

Nancy Sciaraffa who has worked for SBISD for 31 years. We have been lucky enough to have her at BHE since 2006 as our beloved Coach! Coach Scraiaffa is retiring to Seguin, Texas where she undoubtedly has many adventures ahead of her. A brick will be added to the BHE playground in her honor. A donation to the Houston SPCA, an organization very special to her as her dogs were adopted there, has been made in recognition of her service to our children and school.

Thank yous

To our PTA award recipients, if you see the following people please congratulate them on a job well done! Cassandra Hail, Brenda Pounds and Kristie Van Arsdel received the Dorothy Flynn Award. Ruth Odom, Nancy Sciaraffa and Kelly Wolf received the Joan Hardulak Spirit Award. Julie Bergen, Wendy Egger and Abby Khatiblou received a PTA Lifetime Award. Megan Parker received the PTA Extended Service Award;

To Jenny Dillard, Lauren Hufford, Kara Mueck, Shannon Strickler and Karen Teegarden for coordinating the amazing Spring Book Fair! A special thanks to all the Dads that joined us for Dads and Donuts;

To our Spring Fling chairs Dedi Hanagan, Stephanie Nolen, Emily Paulson, Kathryn Roark and Karen Teegarden, who orchestrated a fabulous Spring Fling celebration and ordered perfect weather! To all the parents and staff who volunteered their time, staffed the booths, donated desserts and kept things running smoothly;

To Kristie Van Arsdel for chairing the Publicity Committee and writing our submission for the Council of PTAs Awards Luncheon;

To Treasurer Kristi Smith and VP-Budget Kristen Parks for planning and managing our budget planning meetings;

To School Supplies Chairs, Vicky Bhakta and Susie Lee, for coordinating school supply lists with teachers, working with a new vendor and spreading the word about ordering;

To Kelly Wolf, who served as our SBEF’s Running for the Arts liaison;

To Lindsey Martin, Anne Sellis and Kelly Wolf for coordinating the first grade play for our adorable “Bugz” and to the parents who helped;

To Sarah Geyer and Amy Norris and the entire Teacher Appreciation Committee who provided our teachers with a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week;

To the Campus Improvement Committee (CIC): Melanie Beck (Chair), Dana Johnson, Abby Khatiblou, Amy Norris, Kristen Parks, Kristi Smith, Karen Teegarden, and Kelly Wolf, for their work in researching and recommending items that benefit our campus, teachers and students;

Thank You!!!
Morgan Scholl
PTA President

2018 – 2019 After School Room Drawing

Due to limited room availability for after school groups, we will once again hold a lottery drawing for all groups wanting to meet on campus (Scouts or any other group). The drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 30th. An email will be sent out following the drawing to let you know your selected day. We will have 1 room available for use next year. The Community Center will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If you are interested in entering the drawing, please fill out the FORM and return to the front office by May 29th. You can also email this form to Mrs. Melancon at jill.melancon@springbranchisd.com .

Just as we did last year, we will draw for days of the week. Since scout troops meet once a month we will draw for the first Friday of every month, the second Friday of every month, the third Friday of every month, and so on until we draw for every day available for the CC. Please make sure you indicate any preferences on the form. All after school groups meeting on campus will be scheduled through this lottery drawing. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Melancon.

Thornwood School Supply Drive

Help our sister school, Thornwood Elementary, get off to a good start for the 2018-2019 school year by donating school supplies. Requested supplies are in the Sign Up Genius. Please place supplies in the bin at BHE by Wednesday, May 23rd. Office Max/Depot gift cards can be given to Claudia Puente in the front office. Questions? Contact Melanie Fowler or Kristie Van Arsdel

5th Grade Car Decorating

Calling all future Middle Schoolers a.k.a. BHE 5th Graders! We would love for you to join everyone in the BHE parking lot at dismissal time on Wednesday, May 30th for some FUN painting/decorating cars to celebrate your 5th grade graduation! Bring your own streamers, paints and anything else to express your excitement for all things middle school. It will be a good time hanging with friends. See you there!

BHE Elevated

Learn how the BHE PTA elevates your child’s educational experience at BHE. Watch here:


2019 BHE Auction

During Friday’s PTA meeting, the 2019 Bunker Hill Elementary Auction theme and location was announced in a video reveal. (Thank you Bill Gentner for his video production talent!) This year’s theme will be “As Seen On TV” hosted again at Redneck Country Club. Anything from TV is fair game. (Not just infomercials).

Follow the 2019 BHE Auction on Facebook and Instagram:
Facebook – Bunker Hill Elementary Auction
Instagram – BunkerHillAuction

Save the Date for Saturday March 2nd, 2019. More details will be announced throughout the year. The auction will be chaired by the following committee members: Shanna Hetherwick, Ashley Marr, Linda Perniciaro, Kendra Thiessen and Linda Wolfe.

School Supplies for 2018 – 2019 School Year

It’s time to order school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year. It is MANDATORY that each and every student have school supplies and this is the cheapest and easiest option.

Click HERE, set-up an account, and select Bunker Hill Elementary. All school supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. If you have any questions please email Vicky Bhakta or Susie Lee.

Transportation Protocol


Students may NOT be dropped off at school earlier than 7:30. Exceptions are tutoring that is arranged with a teacher or events like Books & Breakfast. All morning drop offs will need to be done at the carpool gates. The front of the building WILL NOT be open.  The front parking lot is closed from 7:45 to 8:05 to allow walkers/bike riders to arrive safely. Our day begins at 7:55 so please have your child at school by this time. They are tardy at 8:05.

CHANGE OF TRANSPORTATION ON DAY OF CHANGE…please click HERE to read the entire article and to download the Student Dismissal Form.

Join SPRING BRANCH SPEAKS… to make our voices heard in Austin

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As parents, residents, and community members we value our schools and will speak up for our students, our campuses, and our district. At our last PTA meeting we heard Board of Trustees President Karen Peck and Trustee Josef Klam talk about school finance and how our district’s finances have been negatively impacted by the state recapture (Robin Hood) system. As the legislative session progresses, Spring Branch Speaks will be tracking important bills that will have an impact on Spring Branch ISD.

If you want to Stay Informed and Act, please join our email list for up-to-date information on pertinent legislative issues and how your voice can be heard. You can get on the list at http://www.springbranchspeaks.com or follow Spring Branch Speaks on Facebook and Twitter (@SBSpeaks). You can also text SBISD to 22828.

Thank you for helping us be heard in Austin !

Attention Amazon Shoppers

s7-j0saEDid you know your everyday Amazon purchases could help BHE PTA? The Amazon Smile program donates a percentage of qualifying purchases to our organization. All you need to do is start using smile.amazon.com when shopping instead of your normal Amazon bookmark. Select “PTA Texas Congress 4696 Bunker Hill Elementry PTA” as the organization that you are supporting. All of you normal Prime membership privileges still are in place. You just need to always you go the Amazon Smile site to shop.

Take Note…

checkbook2The bank used by PTA insists that all checks must be written to BUNKER HILL PTA. Please make sure to make your checks out accordingly in the future.

Any returned checks will be returned back to the corresponding committee head to be edited or rewritten.

SBISD App & Urgent Text Alerts

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