Reminder: Last PTA Meeting of the Year

ptaThis Friday is the last PTA meeting of the year. We will be approving the Campus Improvement Committee requests, installing the new PTA officers, and discussing the transition for next fall. All old and new Board Members are encouraged to attend! Thanks to all the volunteers, it has been a fabulous year at BHE!

Spring CIC Recs for PTA Approval

Academic                                                                                 

A 15/23                                    Neuhaus Training in Language Enrichment for 5 Teachers

A 15/24                                    Reading and Writing Kits with Trade Books

A 15/25                                    Classroom Library Bins (4th Grade)

A 15/26                                    Writers’ Workshop Supply Station (4th Grade)

A 15/27                                    Student and Classroom Book Bins (2nd Grade)

A 15/28                                    Student Supply Caddies (2nd Grade)

A 15/29                                    Book Holders for Home Readers (2nd Grade)

A 15/30-15/31                          Kitchen Set (Kinder)

A 15/32-15/33                          Grocery Set (Kinder)

A 15/34-15/45                          Math Games (2nd Grade)

A 15/46                                    Plastic Coins (5th Grade)

A 15/47                                    Quick Cups for Critical Thinking (5th Grade)

A 15/48-15/49                          Easels (2nd Grade)

A 15/50-15/67                         Home Readers (2nd Grade)

A 15/68                                    Magazine File Boxes (5th Grade)

A 15/69                                    Student Whiteboards and Clipboards (3rd-5th Grades)

A 15/70                                    Interventionist – ½ Time

A 15/71                                    Intervention Specialist – 80%

A 15/72                                    Student Special Programs Coordinator

A 15/73                                    Library Assistant—Part Time

Campus                                                                                   

C 15/7                                       Pencil Sharpeners

C 15/8                                       Kin Ball Replacement

Technology                                                                             

T 15/3                                       3 Cameras, 1 Computer (BHE TV)

T 15/4                                       Sprout Computer

T 15/5                                       Little Bits Workshop Kit

T 15/6                                       Dash & Dot Robotics Classroom Pack

T 15/7                                       Chromebooks (4th and 5th Grade)

Book Swap May 16-18th

book swapDo your kids have books at home that they no longer read and don’t want to keep? Do they want to get some new books for the summer? Then the BHE Book Swap is just for you!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!!!

  1. DONATE – Bring your used books Monday through Wednesday, May 16-18th.
  2. SWAP/SHOP – Thursday, May 19th. 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 16-18th

SWAP/SHOP – Thursday – May 19th

Questions? Contact Michelle Chambers at michelle.chambers@sbcglobal.net

April Thank You’s

thank youA big thank you to our award recipients at the April PTA meeting.  If you see the following people please congratulate them on a job well done. Suzanne and Adam Stiles and Megan Uzick received the Dorothy Flynn Award. Rebecca Howard, Katie Moses and Lori Maddox received the Joan Hardulak Spirit Award. Amanda Davison, Shannon Childress, Sheila Smith and Kelly Basham received a PTA Lifetime Award.  

To our Spring Fling chairs, Amy Hampton, Julie Bergen , Abby Khatiblou, Suzanne Stiles & Lara Bell  who orchestrated a fabulous 60th Birthday Spring Fling celebration, despite the weather prediction, and to all the parents who volunteered their time, staffed the booths, donated cakes and kept things running smoothly.

To Treasurer Amy Hampton and VP-Budget Mary Chaffin for planning and managing our budget planning meetings,

To School Supplies Chairs, Susie Lee and Katie Mattingly for coordinating school supply lists with teachers and getting info to parents,

To Rebecca Howard, who served as our SBEF’s Running for the Arts liaison,

To Elizabeth Kimzey, Sara Lindsay, April Hiemstra and Carrie Ramm for coordinating the Spring Book Fair!

School Supply Drive for Thornwood Elementary

school supply drive Our friends at Thornwood Elementary School could use a few things to get their 2016-2017 school year started! While new items are preferred, some appropriate gently used items (spirals and composition notebooks with paper remaining; gently used markers, crayons, and colored pencils) are also appreciated.

Items in short supply at Thornwood include tissues, #2 pencils, glue sticks and spiral notebooks. Please drop your items in the box at the front office beginning May 2 through May 20. All supplies will be delivered to Thornwood on the Tuesday, May 24.

Join MHS Theater for Charlie Brown and a Party!

 charlie brownGood grief! Don’t miss MHS Theatre’s production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown! The whole Peanuts gang will be there: Charlie Brown dreaming of the Little Red Haired Girl; Lucy wooing the indifferent Schroeder; Snoopy “fighting” the Red Baron; Sally ruing a bad grade; and Linus thoughtfully psychoanalyzing. In the end, Charlie Brown discovers what it means to be a “good man.”

Shows are Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21 at 7 p.m. and May 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the MHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 at www.mhstheatre.com and at the door if available.

On Saturday, May 21st at 1:45 p.m., join us for Snoopy’s Bagel Bites and Biscuits, a character meet-and-greet for children of all ages. Tickets are $10 and include games, prizes, photo opportunities with the characters, and a pre-show snack. The kids will then parade together into the auditorium for the 2:30 p.m.show. Doors open at 1:30. Tickets are available at www.mhstheatre.com (purchase at the ticketing checkout page after selecting tickets), with a limited number available at the door.

Donations Needed for Thornwood’s 5th Grade End of Year Auction

 helping kidsOur sister school, Thornwood Elementary, has asked if BHE could help them with their 5th Grade End of Year Auction. The auction allows the 5th graders to purchase items for themselves and family members with tickets they have earned throughout the Spring. Auction items are gently used household items, games, toys, etc. (Think items you would donate to Goodwill or put in a garage sale). Many 5th graders “purchase” the household items for their parents or adults in their family. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact Brenda Pounds, Katie Moses or myself and we will coordinate collection and delivery to Thornwood the week of May 23rd.

Questions? Please contact Susan Wienert, swienert@sbcglobal.net

MHS Varsity Cheer Clinic


Join the Memorial High School Varsity Cheer Clinic to learn cheers, chants, spiriting and routines.  Then perform on the field at the half time show of the varsity football Red & White game.  Register by May 8th!  Click here for more information.

Plastic Containers for Art

artSpring Cleaning? Don’t throw out those old plastic food storage containers (with or without lids)! The Art Room could put them to good use!

iKids Registration

ikidsiKids U registration is now open for the 2016 – 2017 School Year! Priority registration is going on now. Open registration for new incoming BHE students will begin April 15. Registrations may be turned into iKids or the BHE front office. iKids U offers a variety of after-school opportunities onsite at Bunker Hill, including Stay & Play, Enrichment, and One on One services. Please contact iKids at 713-665-5200 or info@ikidsinc.com for any questions. Click here for the registration form.

Chinese Language Immersion

After SchoolMandarin Chinese Language Immersion after School Program at BHE has been a success since starting Spring 2016, and is accepting pre-registration for Fall 2016.

We, a group of parents who want Chinese language education for our children and as volunteers, have been working with Katy GT Academy getting this program started. Katy GT Academy is experienced in providing personalized child education. Teachers are fluent in Chinese and English, with Normal University education and US teaching experiences.

Fulltime students will have daily Chinese, including listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Challenge math will also be taught in Chinese. By learning and practicing Chinese every day, natural way of learning a language, it is much more effective than learning once a week.

Chinese Language Textbook is “Zhong Wen” by Jinan University, with additional material prepared by Katy GT Academy.

Personalized teaching method is used to match student’s level, interests and styles of learning. First focus is making learning fun and students will be motivated to participate in the learning process.

Please email BHEChineseClass@gmail.com and general@katygtacademy.org

Thanks
Parents for Chinese language education
Katy GT Academy

School Supplies for the 2016-2017 School Year

school-supply-clip-art1-e1365940473244School supplies for the 2016-2017 school year are on sale now! Order your child’s supply kit online at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks (school code BUN001). Kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school.

If you are unable to order online, please contact Katie Mattingly (katiemattingly@att.net or 713-894-3226).

If you prefer to purchase supplies on your own, supply lists will be available in the Office beginning March 28th. Deadline is July 24.

4th Grade Parents: Help Needed

volunteers neededJoin the 4th grade students for a fun day of dissections!  Help is needed to monitor each table of students.  Dr. Victor Ho will be leading the dissections.  Click HERE to sign up.

March Thank-You’s

thank you long versionTo the fabulous Auction Team: Susan Comey, Emily Paulson, Stephanie Nolen, Morgan Scholl and Kelly Wolf for planning and executing our fabulous Noche de Fiesta auction; to their committee chairs and to the many volunteers that worked tirelessly to help make every aspect of the auction a success; and to the parents, teachers and staff that attended the event and generously supported BHE! Gracias!!;

To our Health Fitness teachers, Coach Lassiter and Coach Sciaraffa, for another fun day of square dancing;

To the Spring Room Parents for organizing the LOVE-ly Valentine’s Day classroom parties;

To the Teacher Appreciation Committee and parents who supplied a delicious lunch for our teachers and staff in March;

To Rachel Matthews for keeping our online forms in check and helping create the new online raffle form for Spring Fling;

And, to the Nominating Committee: Chair Kathleen Haley, Amanda Davison, Linda Perniciario, Taunya Rother, Cristina Cramer, Kelly Basham, Susan Comey and Brenda Pounds for assembling a fantastic slate of PTA officers for the 2016-17 school year!

Online Directory Reminder

directoryDon’t forget Bunker Hill Elementary has an online directory. It’s a great way to get in contact with the families and students within our school community. HERE is the link to both the online and mobile directory.

Dismissal Procedure Reminders

 ImportantFor the safety of your child and to help teachers with safe dismissal procedures, please remember the following:

1) To change the way your child goes home you must either:
*send a note to school with your child to give to the teacher OR
*call the front office BEFORE 2:00
Changes made via email to the teacher or after 2:00 may not be honored except in emergency situations.

2) Students may not be removed from the bus line by a parent at dismissal. Once they are in line to board a bus, they will ride the bus home. Parents may check out their child prior to dismissal through the front office.

3) Students accompanied by a parent may stay and play on the playground. Those without a parent present will be sent home immediately after dismissal and not allowed to play unsupervised.

Thank you for helping all of the staff who are on duty ensure the safe arrival of your child at home by following these procedures.

Reimbursement Checks in PTA Workroom

piggy-bankWe have 30+ reimbursement checks that have not been picked up…some of them dating back to September. Please check the PTA workroom to see if you have a check!

Please email amyhampton@comcast.net if you have any questions.

MMS Parent Info

mmsFor those who missed the MMS Parent meeting, click for slide presentation and FAQ.

Memorial Drive to be Closed

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Dress Code Recharge

dress codeAs the days get increasingly warmer we want to take this time to remind parents and students about making appropriate choices when dressing for school, particularly for girls. While there are many outfits that are cute, they may not be appropriate for school. Girls should wear shirts with regular width/length sleeves (t-shirts) and stay away from thin tank tops, racer back athletic tops, or spaghetti straps. A light jacket or cover up may be worn over these items but must be worn all day, including recess and health fitness. The bottom of shorts and skirts should be longer than the bottom of the shirt. The shirt should not cover the shorts/skirt entirely. Thank you for supporting us with this!

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