PTA President Post

Portfolio Picnics, Kindergarten Graduation, Book Swap, 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 countless volunteers who have helped in many different ways this year. 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 possess and share with BHE. I especially want to thank the fabulous members of the Executive Board who kept the PTA running smoothly all year: Melanie Beck, Mary Chaffin, Wendy Egger, Hilary Howard, Brenda Pounds, Morgan Scholl, and Kristi Smith.

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. We will miss you greatly Valerie and wish you the best of luck at Westchester Academy!

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your PTA president and for all that you do for our school and students. BHE is truly an amazing place!

Rebecca Howard

PTA President

Farewell and Good Luck Dr. Valerie Muniz


Good-bye. Good Luck. You’ll sure be missed, but keep in touch! Stop by the library after school at 3pm on Tuesday, May 30th to wish Valerie well in her new adventure as Director at Westchester Academy. We’ll have popsicles for the kids and treats for the adults.

2017 – 2018 School Supplies

Order your student’s school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year today!

DEADLINE IS July 24, 2017! 

(School ID: BUN001)

Kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school.

Last Day Pizza Party

In appreciation of our Cafeteria workers, the PTA provides a pizza lunch for each child on the last day of school. You do not need to send a lunch with your child on Thursday, June 1st.

Reminder Early Dismissal on Thursday the 1st at noon.

Have a Great Summer!

May Thank Yous

To Emily Paulson, Morgan Scholl and Karen Teegarden for coordinating the first grade play for our adorable “Bugz” and to the parents who helped decorate.

To Amy Kuykendall and Amy Norris and the rest of our parents that provide wonderful monthly lunches for our teachers and for providing a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week.

To Melanie Fowler and Kristie Van Arsdel for coordinating a school supplies drive and a May luncheon for our sister school Thornwood.

To Allison Martin, Megan Parker, Arielle Lawson and Suzanne Stiles for organizing our Hands-On Biology Lab activities for fourth and fifth graders.

To Stephanie Aguirre, Karen Hellman-Diego and Claire Zurek for our fabulous BHE yearbook.

To Taunya Rother for marketing our fabulous BHE yearbook.

To Michelle Chambers for organizing the Book Swap.

To Ruth Odom for her continual upkeep of our grounds at BHE and ensuring that we always have beautiful flowers and landscaping at the entrance to our school.

To Suzanne Stiles (Chair), Kelly Basham, Jana DeLongchamps, Lori Maddox, Allison Martin, Ruth Odom for planning a memorable farewell and a fun-filled celebration for our departing fifth graders. and to Karen Fraser and Irene Puhala for creating the video commemorating the students’ years at BHE.

To Brenda Pounds & Christine Ussher for keeping us informed with timely eblasts and work on the PTA website.

To the Campus Improvement Committee (CIC): Emily Paulson (Chair), Heather Bonner, Mary Chaffin, Melanie Fowler, Taryn Jones, Morgan Scholl, Kristi Smith, and Valerie Muniz for their work in researching and recommending items that benefit our campus, teachers and students.

To Allison Martin and Megan Parker who will order and distribute hundreds of boxes of pizza for the end of school parties.

To the entire BHE faculty and staff, Valerie Muniz & Erika Rodriguez for their dedication to providing our children with a wonderful education and the countless things they do to make Bunker Hill an outstanding school for our children!


Rebecca Howard

PTA President


Medication Disposal

Dear Parents-

Please come by the clinic by June 1, 2017. All medications signed in to the clinic that have not been picked up by you will be disposed of on June 2, 2017.

Medications will not be given to your child to take home.

Thank you,
Celia Douthit BSN, RN

Thank You for Your Community Service

Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who donated to Thornwood Elementary’s school supply drive, field day, and fifth grade auction in May, and for your willingness to pitch in on various projects throughout the year. Our ability to support Thornwood as a Sister School is possible because of your amazing generosity.

Melanie Fowler and Kristie Van Arsdel

Community Service Chairs

BHE Class of 2010

Recognize any of these faces?

Well just seven short years ago they were roaming the halls of BHE. A huge congratulations to the BHE class of 2010 as they graduate from Memorial High School!

2017 – 2018 BHE Spirit Store: ORDER TODAY!!!!

The BHE School Spirit Store for 2017-18 is OPEN! Order TODAY! Time is running out!!!

Placing an order during the pre-order is the ONLY way to guarantee sizes and availability of all spirit items. The spirit store will close on Friday, June 2nd 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 during the school year.

There are some exciting new items available this year so please visit the store at to order them NOW! You will also receive a FREE BHE tote if you order during the pre-order!!!

The items you order will be delivered to you at Meet the Teacher in August.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Olivia Porter-
Callie Ezell-

SBMSA Football

Register now for SBMSA Football. Click here for more information.

Summer Camp at BHE

Registration is going on now for the 2017 – 2018 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! Click here for more information

For questions, please contact iKids at 713-665-5200,, or visit

Important: Please Take the SBISD Family Survey!

Dear SBISD Families,

As SBISD seeks to continually improve the learning experience for every child and family we serve, we hope you will take a few minutes to share your feedback about this school year using the link below. We take your responses seriously, and they will be considered as we plan for the future on behalf of your children.

Family Survey link: CLICK HERE
Encuentra Familiar survey link: CLIC AQUI

Results of THIS survey will change how kids are taught and may also be used to select a new principal for BHE. Please take the survey — it takes less than 5 minutes!

2018 Bunker Hill Auction Announced

The 2018 Bunker Hill Auction theme and location have been announced!

On March 3, 2018 Bunker Hill PTA will host:

At the Redneck Country Club!

More details will be announced throughout the year. The auction will be chaired by the following committee: Katie Hazeldine, Kayley Isgur, Amy Kuykendall, Angie McBeth, Jennifer Sander, and Anne Sellis.


April Thank You’s

To our award recipients at the April PTA meeting. If you see the following people please congratulate them on a job well done! Megan and Jonathan Parker and Margaret Van Horn received the Dorothy Flynn Award. Amy Hampton, Tammie Handy and Morgan Scholl received the Joan Hardulak Spirit Award. Allison Brandt, Mary Chaffin, Allison Martin received a PTA Lifetime Award. Jana DeLongchamp received the PTA Extended Service Award.

To Markley Berg, Allison Brandt, Cristina Cramer, Hilary Howard and Julie Masraff for coordinating the Spring Book Fair!

To our Spring Fling chairs, Kara Barrow, Lauren Hufford, Jennifer Johansson, Jennifer Sander, Shannon Strickler, who orchestrated a fabulous Spring Fling celebration and ordered perfect weather! To all the parents who volunteered their time, staffed the booths, donated desserts and kept things running smoothly.

To Treasurer Mary Chaffin and VP-Budget Kristi Smith for planning and managing our budget planning meetings,

To School Supplies Chairs, Kathleen Haley and Kayley Isgur, for coordinating school supply lists with teachers and getting info to parents. Very special thanks to Kathleen for keeping our costs low!

To Morgan Scholl, who served as our SBEF’s Running for the Arts liaison.

Rebecca Howard
PTA President

Open PTA Board Positions

It’s hard to believe but plans for the 2017-18 school year are well underway. We are so thankful for the many volunteers that have stepped up to help lead the charge! There are still a few open PTA board positions. Please consider chairing one of these committees.

Marquee: 1 or 2 Committee Chairs – Works with the front office and changes the text on the front and back marquees on a weekly basis.

Spring Fling: 5 Committee Chairs – Spring Fling is a family fun day with games, rides, prizes, a DJ, food, and other activities. Many volunteers are needed to coordinate, set up, clean up, and assist in the various booths.

Yearbook Marketing: 1 or 2 Committee Chairs – This volunteer markets the yearbook, takes orders in the fall, and coordinates delivery in the spring.

Without your help these activities won’t happen. If are interested in chairing one of these committees or have any questions please reach out to Morgan Scholl,

Spring Fling…Thank you!!!

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers at Spring Fling on Saturday! Your attendance and support made the event a success. We could not have done it without you! It was a great day for the kids and the BHE community.

Special thanks go out to the following people:

Valerie Muniz, Erika Rodriguez, and the BHE office staff for working tickets sales;

PTA board members for their work behind the scenes;

MMOB, ACL, and Boy Scouts for volunteering their time;

Megan and Jonathan Parker for setting up the jail, and the entire crew of volunteers that helped set up the carnival games and inflatables;

Sacred Heart for providing first aid;

Abby Khatiblou, Suzanne Stiles, Lara Bell-Milam and Amy Hampton for heading up the Redemption Booth;

Melissa Caylor and HEB for the delicious food from HEB True Texas BBQ;

Kristie Van Arsdel for running the Cake Walk;

Kerri Kenne for organizing and running the Splash Booth;

Ballooms of Houston for the awesome BHE Balloons;

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!

Spring Fling 2017 Chairs

iKids U After-School Program at BHE

Registration is now open for the 2017 – 2018 School Year! Priority registration is going on now. Open registration for incoming students begins April 10. Registrations may be turned into iKids or the school’s front office. iKids U offers a variety of after-school opportunities onsite at BHE, including Stay & Play, Enrichment, and One on One services. Please contact iKids at 713-665-5200 or for any questions.

Click here for the registration form

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

spring branch speaks

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 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


Congratulations! 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


The 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

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