Portfolio Picnics, Kindergarten Graduation, Bugz Play, 5th Grade Farewell… all these things signal the end of another school year and what a great year it has been! As a PTA we have 488 members including 100% of BHE teachers, 83 hardworking board members and countless volunteers who have helped in many different ways this year- from chairing a major fundraiser to shelving books in the library; from organizing International Day to helping in the office; from cooking for teacher appreciation luncheons to leading a Junior Achievement lesson; chaperoning a field trip, helping as a room parent, or making copies for the teachers; the list goes on and on. Our combined efforts, no matter how big or small, make a huge difference to our school and students.
I have been fortunate to work with so many of you this year as PTA President. I am amazed at the talents and special gifts you posses and share with BHE. Thank you for all you do for our school and students. I especially want to thank the fabulous members of the Executive Board who helped keep the PTA running smoothly all year: Melanie Beck, Lori Maddox, Amy Hampton, Sheila Smith, LaQuesha Dillingham Spivey, Rebecca Howard and Donna Jackson. I could not have done it without them!
I also want to thank Valerie Muniz and Erika Rodriguez for their dedication to our school and community. They truly have the best interests of our students at heart and consistently work with the PTA to provide the best educational experience for every student at BHE.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your PTA President. Have a great summer!
To Heather Bonner, Susan Comey, Lindsey Martin and Margaret Murphy for coordinating the first grade play for our adorable “Bugz” and to the parents who helped make the production run smoothly;
To the Teacher Appreciation Committee: Kara Barrow, Nancy Carney, Karen Fraser, Kerri Kenne, Margaret Murphy, Kristin Parks and Ali Survant for providing wonderful monthly lunches for our teachers all year and for coordinating a May luncheon for our sister school Thornwood;
To Adam and Suzanne Stiles, Lorraine Peterson, Kate Grossman and Stacey Kearns for organizing our Hands-On Biology Lab activities for fourth and fifth graders;
To Taunya Rother for our fabulous BHE yearbook;
To Melanie Fowler, Eva Gomez, Katie Moses, Carrie Ramm and Morgan Scholl for coordinating the Spring Book Fair; and to Michelle Chambers for organizing the Book Swap;
To Eva Gomez, Michelle Majewski, Rachel Matthews, Julie Bergen, Allison Brandt and Suzanne Stiles for planning a memorable graduation and a fun-filled celebration for our departing fifth graders; and to Sally Gardner and Donna Jackson for creating the video commemorating the students’ years at BHE;
To Susie Lee who will order and distribute hundreds of boxes of pizza for the end of school parties;
To Erin Brenner and Amanda Davison for keeping us informed with timely eblasts and work on the PTA website;
To the Campus Improvement Committee: Allison Martin (chair), Valerie Muniz, Amanda Davison, Tammy Hampton, Morgan Scholl, Lori Maddox, Amy Hampton, and Melanie Beck for their work in researching and recommending items that benefit our campus, teachers and students;
To the Executive Board: Melanie Beck, Lori Maddox, Amy Hampton, LaQuesha Dillingham-Spivey, Sheila Smith, Rebecca Howard and Donna Jackson for your leadership, commitment and time this year;
To the entire BHE faculty and staff for their dedication to providing our children with a wonderful education;
To Valerie Muniz and Erika Rodriguez for the countless things they do to make Bunker Hill an outstanding school for our children! THANK YOU!
We are excited to announce the new BHE Dad’s Club! This is an opportunity for Dads (Grandpas, Uncles, etc.) to get involved in Bunker Hill Elementary. Everything from school projects, fundraising, teacher appreciation, and just plain “getting to know one another”…let’s get them together! Bill Haley has agreed to be the contact, so please pass this information along and send him a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Auction Co-Chairs are already busy planning a truly fabulous Noche de Fiesta on March 5th, celebrating Bunker Hill’s 60th Anniversary! Your 2016 Auction Co-Chairs are; Susan Comey, Stephanie Nolen, Emily Paulson, Morgan Scholl and Kelly Wolf.
Come dressed casually in the bright fun colors of Old Mexico, guys could wear their favorite Guayaberas. The brave could even come as Jose Curevo or a mariachi singer, anything goes!
Thank you so much to those who have already volunteered and we will definitely need lots more help!
Mark your calendars for March 5th, it’s going to be a great Noche de Fiesta!
Our friends at Thornwood Elementary School could use a few things to get their 2015-2016 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 18 through the last day of school. All supplies will be delivered to Thornwood on the Monday after school is out.
The 5th grade Ambassadors will be hosting a Food Drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank from May 18-22. Please help us provide nutritious food to those in need. Collection bins will be set up in the front lobby and by carpool circle. Thanks for your support!
Most Needed Items
- Protein items
- Canned tuna or chicken, packed in water
- Canned stews and pasta/meat, easy on salt and fat
- Peanut butter
- Packages of dried beans
- Canned fruits in light syrup, natural applesauce
- 100% juice cans or boxes
- Canned vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce
- Soups with meat and/or beans, meal-in-a-can, easy on salt and fat
- Cereals and cereal bars, easy on sugar and fat
- Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles
For the safety of those we serve, the Houston Food Bank is unable to accept:
- Open packages
- Homemade food items
- Perishable foods
- Baby food
- Items with “expired” dates
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Melancon- jill.melancon@springbranchisd.
School t-shirts and other spirit items are ready to be pre-ordered starting this week. Placing an order, before the last day of school, is the ONLY way to guarantee the size and availability of spirit items. The spirit store will close on June 4th for all pre-orders.
There are two different spirit t-shirts. One shirt is for students in grades kinder through 4th and the other is available ONLY for 5th graders. It is mandatory for each student to have a spirit t-shirt as they are required for field trips and students love wearing them on Fridays.
There are some exciting new items available this year so please visit the PTA Store to purchase! Purchase them now because some of these items will only be available during the pre-order period.
Your items will be available for pick-up at Meet the Teacher in August.
If you have any questions please contact either of us.
This spring the Campus Improvement Committee considered numerous requests for campus improvements. The CIC Committee has recommended the following requests to be discussed and voted on at the May 8, 2015 PTA Meeting. If you have any questions regarding the requests, please feel free to contact CIC Chair, Allison Martin, email@example.com
Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers at Spring Fling on Saturday! Your attendance and support made the event a success. The weather held out, and it was a great day for the kids and the BHE community.
Special thanks go out to the BHE office staff and teachers for working tickets sales and set-up; MMOB and ACL for volunteering their time; the Boy Scouts and their families for cleanup; Waste Management and the Ramm family for providing trash boxes; the Rabel family for the donation and delivery of ice; the Howard family for providing and working the Speed Pitch; the Candela family for the set-up and donation of the War Zone, and a very special thanks to Angelina who makes sure we leave BHE in the condition in which we found it.
Thank you again to all who made Spring Fling a success!
The Spring Fling Chairs 2015
To our Spring Fling chairs, Kellye Gregory, Sheri Howard, Christy Lord, Laura Shields, Sheila Smith and Carol Tesarek who orchestrated a fabulous Spring Fling and to all the parents who volunteered their time, staffed the booths and kept things running smoothly,
A 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. Valerie and Mike Lynn and Katherine Kyle received the Dorothy Flynn Award. Melanie Beck, Jennifer Elliott and Tammy Hampton received the Joan Hardulak Spirit Award. Sharon Appel received a PTA Lifetime Award. Stephanie Dickinsonand Rikke Graber received the Extended Service Award.
To Taunya Rother for a job well done on the yearbook. We can’t wait to see it!
To Treasurer Lori Maddox and VP-Budget Amy Hampton 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 BHE Spirit Chairs, Heather Bonner and Emily Paulson for preparing BHE t-shirts and spirit items for next year!
School supplies for the 2015-2016 school year will be on sale beginning today, April 13th! Order your child’s supply kit online at HERE (school code BUN001). Kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school.
If you prefer to purchase supplies on your own, supply lists will be available in the Office beginning April 13th.