BHE Spring Fling Carnival 2017…Our Future’s So Bright!

Bring the whole family for a day of games, food, and FUN!

Saturday, April 22nd
11am – 3pm
BHE hardtop and fields

*RAFFLE TICKETS will be on sale starting 4/3!*

Raffle prizes are displayed in the BHE lobby for the kids to see! Some of the amazing items they could win this year include an X Box One, iPad Mini, stunt drone, Instax Polaroid Camera, American Girl Wellie Wisher, Razor Ripstik…and more!

Check the PTA website next week for more details on how to buy raffle tickets!


March Thank You’s

To the fabulous Auction Team, Wendi Duty, Donna Marshall, Katie Mattingly, Elizabeth Schweider, Karen Teegarden, for planning and executing our fabulous NEON NIGHTS 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!!

To Nicole Fair for a fabulous 2nd grade program. To Melanie Fowler, Abby Khatiblou and Anne Sellis for coordinating the program and to the parents who helped decorate and make the production run smoothly;

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

To Minda Caesar for organizing and coordinating the Get on the Bus! Campaign and her tireless efforts to ensure the BHE community is educated on the Texas Legislative agenda;

To Claudia Puente for representing Bunker Hill as our School Bell Nominee at the PTA Council dinner;

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

To Susie Lee for sorting and organizing the Lost and Found;

And, to the Nominating Committee, Chair Kerri Kenne, Shawn Hays, Megan Parker, Suzanne Stiles, Kristie Van Arsdel, for assembling a fantastic slate of PTA officers for the 2017-18 school year!

BHE Shines!

Rebecca Howard, PTA President

CIC Spring Requests

Did you know that parents can submit CIC requests too? Do you know of something we really could use at BHE? How can we make our school even better for our kids and our teachers?

The Campus Improvement Committee is taking requests until Friday, April 7th. The CIC will review the spring requests and make recommendations to be voted on at the May 5th PTA meeting.

To make a request, please complete the CIC Request Form. If you have any questions, please contact CIC Chair Emily Paulson.

*The purpose of the Campus Improvement Committee (CIC) is to investigate, review, and prioritize the needs of the school so that the funds raised by the PTA, in excess of the operating budget, are spent wisely and timely. Recommendations of the CIC will be presented to the PTA for approval.*

English Day Camp

The Memorial High School Learning English from the Start Club is hosting a day for Students from every background and any level of English on March 25th!

Our goal is to foster a community of diversity for the younger generation, and help provide a fun way for them to improve their skills in the language, creating friendships along the way.  Click here for more information!

Scavenger Hunt
Story/ Short Skit
Word Games
Group Activities
Arts and Crafts

Sign up now!

iKids Summer Camp at BHE

Join iKids Camp at BHE for an exciting summer adventure! All-inclusive curriculum encompassing Academic Enrichment, Fine Arts, STEM, Cooking, Crafts, Recreation, and more! Each camp week is theme-based with a special visitor (the “field-trip” comes to us)! There are limited spaces so register now! Please contact iKids at 713-665-5200 or

Click here for registration form

February Thank You’s

To our Yearbook Editors, Stephanie Aguirre, Karen Hellman-Diego and Claire Zurek for their countless hours of hard work compiling photos and producing our yearbook. To Taunya Rother for marketing and organizing the yearbook orders. We can’t wait to see the finished product!;

To Brenda Pounds, 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 Katie Hazeldine, the Office and Copy Volunteer Coordinator who spends much of her own time in the office helping the staff in addition to scheduling volunteers;

To the hard-working and fabulous Auction Team – Wendi Duty, Donna Marshall, Katie Mattingly, Elizabeth Schweider, and Karen Teegarden, who are working non-stop to put the finishing touches on the upcoming BHE NEON NIGHTS Auction;

To the Auction Committee Chairs – Shannon Strickler, Cristina Cramer, Marcy Crapitto, Abby Khatiblou, Melanie Beck, Carrie Miller, Brenda Pounds, Katie Hazeldine, Kayley Isgur, Lindsey Martin, Shanna Heatherwick, Lauren Hufford and Kelly Wolf who have worked countless hours on the Solicitations, Retail Pick Up, Decorations, Silent Auction Set Up, Item Pick Up, Photo Gallery, Kids’ Creations, Grade Level Donations and Party Planning teams;

To the many parents and Teacher Appreciation Committee members, who prepared food for the February teacher appreciation luncheon at BHE.

To the Teachers, Administrators and Staff at Bunker Hill for your tireless efforts to educate and prioritize our children’s needs!

Rebecca Howard, PTA President

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

spring branch speaksAs 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 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 !

Online Directory

directoryCongratulations! You can have access to the BHE Family and Faculty Directory.  The directory is a great way to stay in touch with other families and students within our school community.

With access you can:
• Find families by last name, student name, grade and class
• Update your family data if anything changes
• Print the directory by grade & class as well as create a list of favorites.
• Signup for events and activities
• Visit our online store

Below is the link to both the online and mobile directory. You will also find your temporary password for login. You can change it once you’ve logged in.
Please go here for instructions and a guide on how to install the directory on your smartphone:


SBISD Choice Program Lottery Timeline

choice_timelineThe 2017 SBISD Choice Program Lottery calendar has been released. This year families may apply during either of two Common Application windows. Round 1 applications will be accepted November 1, 2016 – February 10, 2017. If applicants miss the Round 1 window, applications will be accepted, space available, beginning April 17, 2017.

Please see the Current listing of SBISD Choice Programs which require a common application for Fall 2017 placement.

Cedar Brook Elementary Dual Language
Pine Shadows Elementary Dual Language
Sherwood Elementary Dual Language
Spring Forest Middle Dual Language
Spring Woods Middle Dual Language
Spring Woods High Dual Language
WAIS Dual Language
WAIS International Baccalaureate (IB)
Cornerstone Academy
KIPP Courage College Prep @ Landrum
Via The Academy of Choice
YES Prep Northbrook Middle
YES Prep Northbrook High

SBISD Volunteer Registration

Calling all Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Friends! Be sure to register to be a SBISD volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications need to be completed EVERY year and registration is required to volunteer on the BHE campus and/or attend field trips.

iKids Registration

ikidsiKids U registration is going on now for the 2016-2017 School Year! Turn in registrations at the BHE front office, visit iKids online at, or register by phone at 713-665-5200. iKids U offers a variety of onsite after-school opportunities at BHE including Stay & Play, Enrichment classes, and One on One services. Customize your child’s after-school schedule with part-time and full-time options available! iKids U starts on the first day of school and classes are filling-up fast so enroll today!  Click here for the registration form.

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 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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