BHE AS SEEN ON TV Auction News

NEW TRIP: NEW YORK CITY 3 night getaway!
(This trip is NOT listed in brochure!)
The City That Never Sleeps is the setting of numerous beloved TV shows. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw, Chandler Bing, or Liz Lemon (you get the idea) and grab your own cast of characters for an exciting getaway in NYC!

Enjoy 3 nights in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence situated on a quiet residential street in one of New York City’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods, Hell’s Kitchen. The area boasts a selection of unique restaurants, galleries, lively bars and chic boutiques while also being a short walk from the excitement of Times Square and the Theater District. This residence accommodates 4 with 1 king and 1 queen bed and a gracious open concept layout featuring expansive windows, a full kitchen, washer and dryer, countless building amenities, and access to the massive rooftop terrace with beautiful city views.

A stay can be reserved, based on availability, anytime during the year with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

Autographed Springer Jersey!
Hey batter, batter, batter! Swing, batter!
Put some “spring” in your swing with this framed signed George Springer Jersey.
This framed signed jersey will be a great addition to any sports collection.
Donated by BHE Kindergarten families

Don’t forget to buy your tickets HERE before the price Increase!

If you purchase a ticket before Thursday, we will send home a Brochure in your eldest child’s backpack on Friday, February 22nd.

Auction Thank Yous

The auction committee continues to work hard in the final stretch … less than 2 weeks away!! Special thank you to our very hard working Retail Donations Committee for everything that they do to make the silent auction happen with all of the fabulous donations!!

Kim Hammer (CHAIR), Michelle Babbitt, Veronica Barnhill, Cathleen Barnstable, Melanie Bash, Melissa Crain, Kelley Ellis, Graeme Etzler, Jennifer Grabiner, Nicole Kruitof, Kiran Reddy, Sarah Ring, Keleigh Spinner, Alyssa Weller

Yee Haw! Get Ready for Square Dancing!

On Thursday, February 21st, BHE will have our annual Square Dance. All students in grades K-1st will be participating in a grade wide Square Dance during their specials times. Please dress your children in their rodeo attire (boots, jeans, etc-no spurs). Parents are invited to attend and watch their children kick up their heels!

2nd Grade parents should receive separate communication from their teachers. The 2nd grade Square Dancing Showcase will take place in the gym at 6:00 pm.

Kinder: 12:10
1st Grade: 1:05
2nd Grade: 6:00

2019 – 2020 Committee Chairs

There are several great ways to get involved at BHE. We have over 45 different PTA committees that help support our school. We would love for you to become more involved in one of these roles. Please look over the 2018-2019 list of committees and events we sponsor throughout the school year HERE.

If you would like to help or need more information, please contact Emily Paulson at

One hour of community service

Do you love library? Or do you just want to give back? Our BHE Community Service Chairs have set a goal of helping Thornwood (our sister school) by shelving books for one hour a week. Grab a friend and help out! You can make a difference in only ONE HOUR!

Click HERE or the image to sign up!

PTA Rally Day – Austin – Feb 25th

Please join for the PTA Rally Day in Austin to make our voices heard. Legislative priorities require all of us to be involved. This Rally Day is an easy, well-coordinated event and will help all of us become more educated.

Sign up HERE!
First Come, First Serve!!

Date: Monday, February 25th 
Time: 6:30am – 7:00pm CST
Departure Location: Tully Stadium
Dress: Business Casual
Donation request: $25

Click the picture or HERE for details.

SBISD organizes a bus, lunch and snacks. If unable to donate, reach out to Georgia Polley for sponsorship opportunities.

Payments can be made via:
Zelle at
Venmo: @Georgia-Polley
Mail check to: 14538 Broadgreen, 77079


*** For those who wish to join in Austin, but would rather drive, send a separate email to Georgia Polley. You will be kept on communications regarding Rally Day.

For more information on the Rally Day, visit

Pennies for Patients Coin Drive

Bunker Hill will be participating in the Pennies for Patients coin drive, a service learning program that helps raise critical funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest nonprofit fighting blood cancer. Our students will learn the importance of helping others and just how impactful their involvement can be in helping to save the lives of others fighting blood cancer. Collections boxes will be coming home on Wednesday and students are asked to give what they can and return their box by March 6th. We will count each classroom’s total and the class with the most donations will win a party!

SBISD Legislative Town Hall Meetings


The 86th Texas Legislature convened Jan. 8 with school finance reform a top priority. That momentum gained steam this week when Gov. Greg Abbott declared school finance one of his emergency items, giving it a head start in the legislative process.

As a district that has seen its recapture (Robin Hood) payments increase by 1,600 percent since 2009 – the largest percentage increase of any district in Texas – and its state funding decrease, SBISD is acutely interested in what’s going on in Austin. Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri are visiting and talking with legislators and other key officials in the school finance discussion and encourage our community to engage with legislators as well.

To better inform you about this issue critical to SBISD, a series of Legislative Town Halls have been scheduled for later this month and early March. You’ll hear the latest information concerning the Legislature and public education. A Town Hall is scheduled for each of the district’s high schools, below.

The meetings will start at 7 p.m. and be held in each high school’s auditorium.

Wed. Feb. 20 — Westchester Academy for International Studies
Tue. Feb. 26 — Memorial High School
Wed. Feb. 27 — Spring Woods High School
Tue. March 5 — Stratford High School
Wed. March 6 — Northbrook High School

2019 AS SEEN ON TV Auction News

Sonoma County, CA Getaway

Experience the wine country for 4 nights in this modern rustic 2-bedroom plus loft home with indoor and outdoor dining areas that overlooks an exquisite 36-foot pool with breathtaking views of the Alexander Valley Vineyards beyond. Minutes from the award-winning restaurants and shopping in downtown Healdsburg and steps away from world-renowned tasting rooms and vineyards, this residence is celebrated for its ideal location and accessibility. Accommodates 4-6 people with 1 king and 2 queen beds. Includes 2 wine tours and tastings at Alexander Valley Vineyards and complimentary bicycles for excursions.


Get your Karaoke songs ready and wow us with your undeniable talent. We can’t wait to see you on our Karaoke Stage in your fun AS SEEN ON TV costumes!

New this year!

We will open bidding for “Party Sign-Ups” a couple days early this year. Even earlier for BHE Amazing Race presale. Watch for a link to go out the week before auction. Buy your tickets HERE soon to be in the system for early bidding!

BHE Amazing Race Pre-Sale: Wednesday February 27th at 8pm
All other (non-bidding) Party Sign-Ups: Thursday February 27th at 8pm

February Thank Yous

To Beth Gentner, our Recording Secretary,who pays attention at all times at each and every PTA executive board and general meeting, keeping accurate notes and minutes;

To Jennifer Manfredi, the Office and Copy Volunteer Coordinator, who spends much of her own time in the office helping the staff and to all the office and copy volunteers who help BHE run so smoothly;

To our Yearbook Editors, Laura Grau and Sara Moore for their countless hours of hard work compiling photos and producing our yearbook. To Izzy Fort for marketing and organizing the yearbook orders. We can’t wait to see the finished product;

To Lindsey Martin, Library Volunteer Coordinator, and the amazing group of parents that Volunteer in the library each month;

To the hard-working and fabulous Auction Team – Shanna Hetherwick, Ashley Marr, Linda Perniciaro, Kendra Thiessen, and Linda Wolfe, who are working non-stop to put the finishing touches on the upcoming AS SEEN ON TV Auction;

To all the Auction Committee Chairs – Beautification-Lauren Cole, Izzy Fort, Britain Garner & Maria Lafee, Brochure-Jordon Folloder& Linda Perniciaro, Brochure Photos-Cathy Schuetze, Check-In-Katie Hazeldine, Kayley Isgur, Amy Kuykendall, Angie McBeth, Jennifer Sander & Anne Sellis, Decorations-Brigid Beck, EMCEE-Bill Gentner, Family Donations-Shannon Strickler, Leave a Legacy-Melanie Beck & Rebecca Howard, Flocking-Jennifer Sander, Grab Bags-Taylor Darsey & Audrey Saxe, Grade Level Donations-Lauren Hufford & Shannon Strickler, Kids Creations-Lauren Hufford & Karen Teegarden, Parties-Kayley Isgur, Photo Gallery-Blair Canfield & Callie Ezell, Program Seating-Dedi Hanagan, Retail Appreciation-Angela England, Retail Pick-Up-Lauren Harris and to all the many committee members who have all been (or will be) dedicating their time to make this the best auction yet!  A huge that you to Ms. Rimboch who has gone above and beyond to help with Kids Creations;

To Ms. Farber for helping to spread friendship and love around the halls of BHE this February!  To all the Teachers, Administrators and Staff at Bunker Hill for your tireless efforts to educate and prioritize our children’s needs!


Kelly Wolf

PTA President

AS SEEN ON TV auction tickets ON SALE NOW!

Get ready for the biggest fundraising event of the year. With a live band and great venue (Redneck Country Club) it’s time to book those babysitters, hotels and ubers for another night of fun and fundraising!

Use the link below to purchase your tickets now at $75 per person until Feb. 21st.


There will be a price increase on Feb. 22nd thru night of event of $85.
(Note – Special pricing for teachers. See link)

Your BHE 2019 AS SEEN ON TV Auction Chairs,
Shanna Hetherwick
Ashley Marr
Kendra Thiessen
Linda Perniciaro
Linda Wolfe

2019 As Seen on TV Auction – This just in!


BREATHTAKING views welcome you each morning at this one of a kind, well appointed, spacious Telluride retreat. This is not what you would expect from a mountain home but something else entirely. The creation of Tommy Hein, a renowned Telluride architect, design lovers will revel in the artistry of the architecture – the way the landscape becomes a part of your experience here. Almost every room enjoys an unobstructed view of some of the most spectacular mountains in Colorado.

Located in the highlands of Telluride’s Mountain Village on the 8th fairway, the property offers a serene high alpine setting with incredible 270-degree views of the San Sophia and Sneffels mountain ranges and Wilson Peak, the iconic “Coors” 14,000′ peak, the highest point in San Miguel County.

Note – Property is completely sold out for Summer 2019!!! But one lucky BHE family or group can win access to this home exclusively at the 2019 BHE As Seen On TV Auction! You won’t find this property available in other school auctions and this is a one time offering for BHE.

Plan your family summer getaway, girls trip, guys trip, couples trip or extended family reunion now for a truly memorable experience!

6 bed rooms with ensuite baths/6.5 baths total (Sleeps 16 w/ beds)

For more pictures, floor plans, local eats, list of local summer activities and home amenities can be found HERE.

Winner receives 5 consecutive nights between the following dates with the option to extend additional nights paid directly to homeowner.

June 2-12 (Great time for white water rafting!)
Oct 1st – 7th (Peak Fall colors for the photographers and hikers!)

Graciously donated by Bret West and our Underwriters.


1. Let Your Kids Be The Star!
Does your kid love BHE? Your child has the opportunity to show his or her school spirit in a short video spot that will be shown throughout the year on a new video monitor in the front hallway. There will be 10 commercials available touting positive aspects about our school. Students can include a favorite faculty member or just tell what they love about BHE!

2. Debuting at Bunker Hill Elementary, celebrate your student’s birthday or half birthday on the new multimedia display in the front hall. Your child’s name and birthday will run for their birth month, during the school year, on the new marquee.

**a separate google doc will be forwarded to winners after the auction in order to select during which month your child’s birthday will run in case of a summer birthday etc.

3. Bday Booster
Add this $50 contribution to your basket and become a Birthday Booster. Let our principal decide who will receive birthday recognition on the marquee during the school year. The principal will select a deserving student for each contribution made.

More Auction Sneak Peaks!

1. Meet the auction puppy, this adorable white male English Labrador! Head to our Facebook page (Bunker Hill Elementary Auction) to vote on his name. Not a page member? Ask to join so you can see this cute guy and get previews of other exciting auction items.

2. Inspirato Raffle. Back by popular demand is our Inspirato raffle! Stay tuned for additional details. In the meantime, check out Inspirato’s website for a look at their portfolio of luxury vacation and travel accomodations. Thank you to Valorie Wagoneer.

As Seen on TV Auction Sneak Peek

Auction is less than 60 days away!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the great items you can win:

1. Dreaming of summer? Just think how much fun your kids and their friends will have with this Hydro Blast Water Park valued at $1,020 donated by BHE 1st grade families.

2. Calling all tennis fanatics! The 2nd grade families secured a weekend inclusive of all meals, all clinics, accommodations in a 2BR/2B condo for 4 at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch with Aussie style entertainment, plus a bonus $100 to gift card to spend in the Aussie Bar or pro shop. Valued at $1,775.

3. We are bringing back the dove hunt! 3 nights/4 days high volume dove shooting at David Denies exclusive Pica Zuro Lodge in Cordoba, Argentina. Package includes private lodging and housekeeping, private chef and all meals, beverages (alcoholic and non), recreational facilities at the lodge, guiding service and transfer to and from the shooting fields, as well as a personal field assistant for each shooter to carry your equipment, reload your shotgun, keep your bird count, and help with any other needs. Does not include airfare, airport transportation fees, and shotgun shells. Valued at $4980

Look for online ticket sales to come out in February.

Are you subscribed to Remind 101 for Jog Club or BHE Buses? Did you know that Verizon has changed its policy?

Are you subscribed to Remind 101 for Jog Club or BHE Buses? Did you know that Verizon has changed its policy? Please see the attachment for details on how to keep receiving these important reminders from BHE using Remind 101.  Click HERE.

In the meantime, please take a few minutes to ask Verizon to reverse the fee impacting text messaging on Remind. You can contact Verizon customer service here:

Middle School Transition Information

It’s hard to believe it is already time to start thinking about middle school for our 5th graders! The month of January is filled with information sessions about middle school options, field trips to the middle schools, and a lot of other fun stuff! You can find a list of important dates for 5th grade parents HERE. Please note that these dates are as up-to-date and accurate as I know at this point. I will be sure to update and add as I find out new information. If you have any questions about the information, please feel free to email me at

Auction 2019 “AS SEEN ON TV”

Hope you had a wonderful break! A few things:

1. Last Call for Auction Brochure Family Photo! Deadline: Friday, January 11th.
You still have time to submit your own family photograph. Price is $150 and your photo will be included in the Auction Brochure. Please submit your high res photo digitally to with subject line “Auction Brochure Family Photo.” Then leave your check in the PTA Workroom, Auction mailbox.

2. Flocking Volunteers needed! Flocking runs from February 1st – March 1st

We are looking for volunteers to assist with one of the 4 weeks of this fun Auction item for kids and family to enjoy right in their own front yard!

Grab a friend and signup below. (You may need to scroll to the second page of the Auction Signup.)

3. “Host a Party” print deadline is January 18th. HERE is a link to the online form.

Your 2019 BHE Auction Committee,
Shanna Hetherwick
Ashley Marr
Linda Perniciaro
Kendra Thiessen
Linda Wolfe

Our Sister School

Please continue to help our Sister School, Thornwood Elementary. Here are a few ways you can help!

1. Save and turn in Box Tops! Just snip then and send them into your child’s teacher.

2. Volunteer to help Thornwood’s librarian. Thornwood has no PTA and Ms. Lopez has no regular volunteers. She would appreciate any amount of time you are willing give Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday anytime from 8am-3pm. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or whenever you are available. No experience needed! Bring a few friends!

Are you receiving messages through Messenger?

BHE Friends and Families,

It has come to our attention that MANY of you are not receiving the emails or sms text messages I have been sending out this first semester. I have worked with Skyward and Messenger to fix our master list of phone numbers and emails.

Still not receiving them?
1. Please make sure that you check your spam folders to see if my messages may have accidentally gone into the wrong folder or that you may have opted out on accident.
2. Update your information: The only way to make sure you are receiving communications through Messenger is to make sure your Skyward information is up to date. You can update your information as a returning family at this link:

Warmest regards,
Dana Johnson

Bilingual Learner’s Journey

Are you interested in starting your child on the Learner’s Journey towards bilingualism in Spanish and English? Come learn about SBISD’s Two Way Dual Language Program at each of the three elementary campuses: Cedar Brook, Pine Shadows and Sherwood. During those visits, parents will learn about the program, application and lottery process and be able to ask questions about the program and/or each school. We look forward to meeting you!

For more information, see flyers linked HERE and HERE.

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