Special Friends Day

Mark your calendar…Special Friends Day is Thursday, October 9th. Your child’s grandparents or special guests are invited to Special Friends Day at Bunker Hill Elementary! A fun filled morning is planned with refreshments, book fair shopping and keepsake photographs with Fred Keinz Photography.

Please click here to register your child and special friend!  To participate the form must be submitted by Friday, October 3rd.

Does your child have a grandparent or special friend out of town? They can participate too! Please visit here and special friends can donate a book to the BHE Library.


Girl Scout Sign-Up Rally:K-5



Auction Brochure Family Photo Sessions

Please support the 2015 BHE Auction by participating in the family photos sessions. Your photo will be included in the Auction Brochure and you will receive a free 5×7 of your choice. Our photographer, Fred Keinz, can create holiday cards, reprints and enlargements for an additional charge. The 15 minute photo sessions will take place at the home of Bryan and Kelly Basham and the cost is $150. Check out the sign up genius for available dates and times.

GT Information and Deadline

Should I refer my child for GT testing?….There is a district meeting September 30th, 6-7:30pm at the AD Building, 955 Campbell Road. This meeting will aid parents in deciding to refer their students for GT services. Students do NOT need to attend this meeting. It is an informational meeting for parents. Additional information about the program can be found on the SBISD Gifted and Talented Homepage.

Please find the parent referral online or request one from the school, complete & turn in by October 10th. The district is very firm about the timeline. Completed forms should be turned in to the counselor, Sondra Durham, at BHE.

Please contact Sondra Durham, BHE counselor, or Laquesha Spivey, BHE GT parent liaison.

Books & Breakfast: 4th & 5th Graders


BHE Spirit Items


We are now accepting pre-orders for t-shirts, hoodies*, girl’s shorts* and bows.  You must order and pay online not later than Monday, September 15th.  NO EXTRA HOODIES, SHORTS, OR BOWS WILL BE ORDERED! This is you last opportunity to get one of these items!  Your order will be sent home with your oldest BHE student as soon as we get them in (late September to early/mid October).

Show you BHE pride with our NEW BHE yard flags and Tervis water bottles.  We have flags and water bottles in stock and they will be sent home with your oldest BHE student within a few days of you placing your online order.  Order today…supplies are limited!

Click here to place your order.




*There are sample sizes of girl’s shorts and hoodies in the office.  Please make sure that you are ordering the correct size.  Since we are not ordering extras we cannot swap out sizes.  The girl’s shorts run slightly small (especially the medium).

Box Tops

It’s that time of year again …time to start clipping box tops! Box tops are located on hundreds of everyday items in your pantry and grocery store. All you have to do is clip them out, make sure they are not expired, and send them to school with your child or put them in the basket in the PTA workroom.

The box top program at BHE is extremely special. Each box top is worth 10 cents and at BHE we donate 100% of our box tops to Thornwood Elementary. Thornwood is a fellow SBISD school located near Memorial Drive and Dairy Ashford. They have no PTA and the support that BHE offers them throughout the year is greatly needed and appreciated.

Look for box tops on items made by General Mills, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Fiber One, Motts, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper, Progresso, Ziploc, Hefty, Avery(office and school products), and Hanes (kids clothes).

CIC Requests

The Campus Improvement Committee is currently meeting during September to consider CIC requests to be voted on during the October PTA meeting. If you would like to submit a CIC request, please fill out this form or pick a form up in the PTA workroom. When completed, please return it to the CIC box in the workroom. The deadline to submit a CIC request for consideration at the October PTA meeting is September 12th.

SBEF Gift Basket

The Spring Branch Education Foundation is hosting a gala this October and BHE will be donating a basket for the silent auction. The theme of our basket is Get Out and Get Healthy, and we have a small budget for the basket but will need donations to make it fabulous! So please consider donating gift cards or items you might already have or can pick up when you are at fitness spots like Academy, running/exercise clothing stores, healthy restaurants, smoothie spots, trainers/club memberships, etc. Ideas like yoga mats, towels, water bottle, resistance bands (all that stuff you keep meaning to use:)). You can bring items to the front office and label “SBEF.” Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Hoops School

Basketball for Kinder through 8th grade held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC).  Hoops School provides skills clinics and 3×3 leagues.  Register now online at www.hoops-school.com.  Helping U Make The Team!

Room Parents Needed

If you are looking for a great way to help the students and teachers (and see your child!) we are STILL looking for a few volunteers to be room parents for this Spring. If you have not been room parents before, it is an easy job helping celebrate special events in the classroom. Please check out this sign-up genius we have to sign up!

National Night Out

Memorial Villages Police Department – 2014 National Night Out

When:  Tuesday October 7, 2014

Time:  5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church ( North Parking  lot):  11612 Memorial Drive

Join us for an evening of fun family activities including:

  • Free Hot Dogs, Drinks, Snacks, Snow Cones
  • Moon walks, Face painting
  • Memorial-Hermann Life Flight Helicopter
  • Safe child ID Kits  ( sponsored by Martha Turner/Sotheby’s International  Realty)
  • Police Officers Fire Fighters, FBI, MADD, Equusearch,
  • Harris County Sheriffs, SBISD K9,
  • H-E-B, Krogers, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s
  • Bunker Hill Village City Hall, Piney Point Village City Hall, Hunters Creek Village City Hall



Directory Information

Last chance to be included in the Student Directory! DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH!

By now all returning and new BHE families should have added, updated or confirmed their contact information for the Student Directory. If you have not, please do so at your earliest convenience. Returning families please refer to the Directory Confirmation email you received with your personal link to your contact information. New families click here to start a new form. This year you will be able to access the Student Directory from your smartphone, computer, tablet or any web-enabled device. Instructions will be emailed later this month. If you have questions, please contact Kristen Rabel at BHEptaDirectory@gmail.com. Thank you!

(PLEASE NOTE: ordering a Directory on the Big Form does not get your contact info listed in the Directory. You must follow the above instructions to be listed.)

September Thank Yous

Thank you to all the BHE volunteers who have been hard at work over the last few months! Our school is successful because of the amazing parent community.

To Amanda Davison for her fabulous work on PTA website as BHE Webmaster.

To Erin Brenner for keeping us up to date with the weekly Ebalsts.

To Heather Bonner and Morgan Scholl for creating and selling our fabulous BHE Spirit items.

To Irene Puhala and Karen Fraser for ordering, unloading, and distributing the school supplies all around campus. Also to the Ambassadors, MMOB kids and parents who helped distribute the supplies.

To Kelly Basham, Eva Gomez, Tammy Hampton, Patty Hart, Rebecca Howard, and Michelle Majewski for serving on the financial review committee over the summer and performing the annual financial reconciliation and to Christi Strock who made it run smoothly and efficiently.

To last year’s CIC committee, Suzanne Stiles, Chair, Jana DeLongchamps, Jennifer Elliott, Donna Jackson, Lori Maddox, Megan Parker, Christi Strock and Susan Wienert for their work in discerning and researching projects for our CIC funds.

To the Teacher Appreciation Committee, Kara Barrow, Nancy Carney, Karen Fraser, Kerri Kenne, Margaret Murphy, Kristin Parks and Ali Survant, for providing the “welcome back” luncheon and goodies for our faculty and staff.

To the Back to School Luncheon Committee, Michelle Chambers, Stacy Coneley, April Hiemstra, Renee Isaacs, Stacey Kearns and Elizabeth Kimzey for organizing the grade level luncheons and to Michelle Majewski, Stacy Coneley, April Graham, Abby Khatiblou, Renee Isaacs, and Hilary Howard for opening their lovely homes and hosting the luncheons.

To the Hospitality Committee, Erin Goddard-Heard, Brenda Pounds, Allison Martin and Katie Mattingly for setting up and providing refreshments for the Back to School Coffee and monthly PTA meetings.

To Rachel Matthews for creating and coordinating the online Big Form.

To Melanie Beck, Amy Hampton, Rebecca Howard, Donna Jackson, Lori Maddox, Sheila Smith, and BHE Ambassadors for helping to assemble over 700 back to school packets and for sorting and delivering Lions folders and planners.

To the Newcomers Committee, Cathleen Barnstable, Melanie Bash, Mariana Beja, Karen Diego, Elizabeth Kimzey, Jennifer Mountjoy, Kathryn Roark, Evelina Romland, Karen Walz and Ana Wormald for doing a fabulous job welcoming new families to BHE.

To Ruth Odom for coordinating the landscaping improvements and making our campus look fantastic.

And last but certainly not least, to our teachers and administrators who create an enriched and loving environment for our children. It’s going to be a great year!

Proposed PTA Amendments

A review of our PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules was conducted in May 2014 by Donna Jackson, Rachel Matthews and Susan Wienert.  A decision was made to change Corresponding Secretary to Fourth Vice President of Communications.  It was also recommended by Texas PTA that items be removed from the Standing Rules that are already in our Bylaws.  See the Bylaw and Standing Rules revisions here.  As per our bylaws, these amendments have been posted at BHE and on the website and will remain so for 30 days.

Library Volunteer Sign-Up Now Available

To sign up click here and scroll to the Library Volunteer section.

Library volunteers will work for approximately one hour, which will include the time your child’s class visits the library.  4th and 5th grade parents please note that some classes are scheduled for both a 15 minute check in/check out period once a week and a 45 minute lesson time on alternate weeks.

This is a rotational schedule based on the number of volunteers in your class.  Plan to volunteer every four weeks.  This schedule will be emailed to you after the grade level luncheons.

There will be a training orientation on Friday, September 12th from 2:00 – 2:45 pm for those who have not volunteered in the library before.  Please do your best to attend. If you are unable to make it, please let Lori Maddox know at lorilmaddox@aol.com.

If you have any questions regarding Library Volunteering please contact Namrata Kothari 713-461-5209 or Lori Maddox 713-775-2754

We look forward to helping Ms. Holley with another great year!


Don’t forget to submit all of those precious first day of school pictures for yearbook consideration. You can easily submit all of your pictures anytime by clicking on the link on the PTA website or simply email your photos to bheptayearbook@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing all of your amazing photos.

Order Books for Visiting Author

We are very excited to have Nathan Hale visit our school on September 25th. He will be talking to students in grades 2-5. He is a very funny and entertaining author. He has written 4 books. Each one deals with an event in American History. One of the books, One Dead Spy, is currently on the Texas Bluebonnet Reading List for grades 3-6. Nathan loves making history fun and interesting for kids. All his books are written as graphic novels. If you would like to order one of his books to be autographed during his visit, please complete this order form and return it with payment to your teacher by September 12th. Please make checks payable to Blue Willow Bookshop. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Holley at tammy.holley@springbranchisd.com

Jog Club

Registration is NOW FULL for Jog Club, but you can be placed on the wait-list.  Jog Club starts on Monday, October 6, 2014. This program is open to any student grades K-5 and their parents to enjoy jogging with friends and classmates. Parents you do not have to attend in order for your child to attend. Jogging Club will be held every Monday, except Holidays, from 3:10 – 4:00 pm. In order for your child to participate the following form must be filled out.

Register soon — The Club is limited to 100 participants and it fills up quickly!

Fall – October 6, 2014 – December 15, 2014
Spring – January 12, 2015 – April 6, 2015

Click here to be placed on the wait-list..

Memorial Knights Lacrosse

lacrosse-clip-art-6The Memorial Knights Lacrosse Club is delighted to announce its inaugural fall developmental lacrosse season! The Knights are the new combined Memorial/Spartan lacrosse club, and we welcome any boy in grades 5 through 8 residing within the boundaries of SBISD to join our fall program. Please see the attached information sheet for detailed information regarding the fall season and register using the attached registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Clay Holland, Memorial Knights Board President, at pcholland@me.com or 832-722-8035.

Click here for information and here for registration.

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