Calling all Volunteers!

All volunteer sign-ups will be available on the PTA website starting Tuesday, August 14th at 9 a.m.

BHE’s success depends on YOUR involvement, and we are so grateful for the many volunteers who help us each year. There are many different options, and volunteer opportunities for everyone.

Big Form

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One stop shopping for all your back-to-school needs! Please fill out this online form and pay by credit card on our secure site. If you have any questions regarding the form or payment, please contact Rachel Matthews.

DUE FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st

After August 31st, you may still join, donate, or order, but you will need to pay for each item separately.

Click here or on the picture to fill out the Big Form.

Transportation Protocol

Arrivals:

Students may NOT be dropped off at school earlier than 7:20. 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 7:25 to 7:50 to allow walkers/bike riders to arrive safely. Our day begins at 7:50 so please have your child at school by this time. They are tardy at 7:55.

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

 

Spirit Gear is Here!

SpiritGet Your Spirit Gear!

Pre-purchased items will be available for pick-up at Meet the Teacher on Wednesday, August 15th. You can find your pre-purchased items in your oldest child’s classroom at this time.

Limited BHE spirit gear will be available to order August 14 – August 31 by visiting the website https://bunkerhill.itemorder.com/

Don’t forget to purchase the required field trip shirt for your kids if you haven’t already!

For any questions, please contact:
Olivia Porter – olivporter@me.com
Callie Ezell – callieezell@hotmail.com

 

Back to School Luncheons

You are cordially invited to attend Bunker Hill’s Back to School Grade Level Luncheons. Each luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheons are casual get togethers at the home of one of the grade level parents. All parents in the grade level are invited to attend where they may visit with one another and briefly hear from the administration and PTA committee chairs. The wonderful meals are provided by parent volunteers who sign up to bring food. Please watch for the sign up genius coming out later this month to volunteer to bring food. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Call Stacey Kearns at 713-825-7370.

Hope to see you all there!

5th Grade Luncheon – August 22nd
The home of Stacey Kearns
2 J Star Court

4th Grade Luncheon – August 23rd
The home of Katie Mattingly
11930 Homewood Lane

3rd Grade Luncheon – August 24th
The home of Stephanie Nolen
11930 Taylorcrest Road

2nd Grade Luncheon – August 27th
The home of Lauren Harris
4 Lazee Trail

1st Grade Luncheon – August 28th
The home of Kristen Parks
803 Frostwood Drive

Kindergarten Luncheon – August 29th
The home of Christi Smith
11766 Duart Drive

BHE Fiddling Lions

Bunker Hill Fiddling Lions want your child to make music with them! For over 35 years, students kindergarten through fifth grade have learned to play violin at school with friends, using the pedagogy developed by Shinichi Suzuki and endorsed around the world.

Formal instruction will begin during the week of September 10th. Weekly lessons during the school day and homogeneous classes after school develop skills and prepare students for a variety of performances. In June, a week of violin day camp, Fiddlers’ Fair, exposes students to master teachers, an exciting theme, new music, theory and literacy, and a fabulous concert at the end of the week.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to read more about the program and to download the enrollment form.

Forms must be sent to the SBISD Fine Arts Office in order to register – please see the link above for additional details.

If you have  questions, contact Director Julie Lundgren.

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.

Returning BHE Students – Update Your Information

It’s time to update and verify the enrollment of your current BHE student. Please do so by clicking HERE to login into Skyward’s Family Access. For help with this process or Family Access, email Kat Jaurez or call 713-251-5400.

It would be very helpful to the BHE office staff if you could complete this by Wednesday, August 15th.

SBISD Volunteer Registration is OPEN


The SBISD volunteer application for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. Click HERE to register.

As a reminder, all volunteers must register and gain approval before starting volunteer service each year. If you were approved to volunteer during the 2017-18 school year, your status is only valid until October 1, 2018. After that point, all returning volunteers need to be re-registered and approved for the 2018-19 school year.

*Please note: Volunteers who apply using a valid email address will automatically receive an email from SBISD once you are approved to volunteer.

 

SBISD requirements for medications in clinic

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. As your child 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)
2. Only if the original container is no longer available, A new pharmacy label must be
attached to the medication itself. Your pharmacy can print you a new label if needed.
3. Medicines are kept in the clinic and travel with your 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 or off campus on a field trip.

Sincerely,

Celia Douthit

Spanish at BHE

Spanish classes will begin at BHE on Sept. 6, after school on Thursdays. Our classes are designed to engage students in language learning through music, visuals, games and art with experienced teachers guiding the way. Registration is online at www.earlylanguagelearners.com.

See Community Flyers for more information.

2018 – 2019 Back to School Dates

8/14: New Parent Orientation – 5:30 p.m.

8/15: New Student Tours – 8:30 a.m. and Meet the Teacher – 9 a.m.

8/16: First Day of School

8/22: 5th Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/23: 4th Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/24: 3rd Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/27: 2nd Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/28: 1st Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/29: Kindergarten Luncheon – 11 a.m.

Back to school Nights

   9/11: 4th and 5th Grade – 5:30 p.m.

   9/12: 2nd and 3rd Grade – 5:30 p.m.

   9/13: Kinder and 1st Grade – 5:30 p.m.

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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