CIT Positions Available

 

Are you interested in serving on CIT?

There will be 3 open spots on the CIT (Campus Improvement Team) next year. This group meets with Miss Johnson three times in the fall and four times in the spring and serves as an advisory on various areas of interest at BHE. The Lottery will open on January 27th and announcement of new members will be the week of March 2, 2020.
Keep in mind that if you have already served on the CIT, you will need to sit out for a two-year term before you can apply for another two-year term.
We hope you’re interested in applying for the next two-year term! The form linked HERE will need to be completed and turned into the BHE Office no later than February 18th. The first meeting for new CIT members will by in May 2020. There will be a mandatory training session in the Spring.

PTA Committees

Are you curious about all the committees our PTA has to offer? Click HERE to read more about them! This information is always available on our website under the PTA Info tab.

StudioBHE


The doors to StudioBHE open in less than seven weeks! It’s the final call for item donations and party hosts!

Both forms are due Friday, January 24th.

 

Tickets go on sale, Friday, January 31st, mark your calendars!

Click HERE for Donation form.

Click HERE for Party form.

Spring Credit By Exam Application Deadline January 30th

If you are interested in your child taking the Credit by Exam to accelerate up a grade level in math or up an entire grade level for next school year, the deadline to reach out to the counselor to confirm your interest is Thursday, January 30th. Counselors are required to submit applications for all interested students by Friday, January 31st and need enough time to be able to do so. Contact Melissa Farber via email (melissa.farber@springbranchisd.com) if you are interested or have any questions or concerns.

This round of Credit By Exam will be administerd between February 24th and March 6th. If students pass, the acceleration will be for the following school year. For example, if your student is currently in 2nd grade, they will take the 3rd grade math exam to show they are proficient in that and ready to begin 4th grade math in the Fall of 2020.

For more information about the CBE, please view the one page document here or visit the SBISD CBE website here.

School Bell Award Winner

Congratulations to Tammie Handy for being the Bunker Hill School Bell Award winner! We love Mrs. Handy!

StudioBHE needs your help

Houston sports teams have been on fire this season, and the StudioBHE team is putting together some groovy items for our upcoming Auction! We need your help. Do you happen to have season tickets to one of Houston’s teams? Do you know someone who would donate Astros, Dynamo, Rockets, or Texans tickets?

 

Support your favorite Houston team and support your favorite school, it’s a win for both teams! If you have tickets you would like to donate please email us at bunkerhillauction@gmail.com.

Bandwidth Series Coming Soon PTA Nominating Committee

The  nominating committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 Executive Board. The committee is comprised of Heather Bonner, Jenny Dillard, Katie Hazeldine, Shanna Hetherwick and Shannon Strickler. Nominations may be submitted to any member of the nominating committee and are due by January 31st.

Kinder Round Up is Coming!!

Click HERE to view invitation to Kinder Round Up on January 23rd!

Last Chance to order a YEARBOOK!

Orders for yearbooks are still being accepted, but only until January 28th. Click HERE to order.

If you have already ordered one, please confirm the information is correct on the spreadsheet linked HERE (specifically the quantity ordered and homeroom teacher). If you have already ordered a yearbook, it will be delivered to your childs homeroom in time for signing day in May. After January, you may purchase a yearbook on a first come basis in May for the few extra on hand.

Please email any corrections to your order to Izzy Fort.

Thanks
Izzy Fort

Any questions? Contact Izzy Fort

Studio BHE 2020 Auction

The Studio BHE team needs your help!

1. Host a Party! Have a fun idea for a kid or adult auction party? Dance party? Crawfish boil? Cookout? Gather your friends to help host, pick a theme, coordinate with Keleigh Spinner, 512-825-6028, for available dates, and fill out the Host a Party Form, linked HERE.

2. Sign up as a volunteer Flocker! Flocking runs for five weeks, February 3rd through March 7th. Each volunteer shift is only one week, and we need 3 volunteers for each week. Contact Flocking Captain Kim Byrd at 817-897-5824 with any questions. Details are explained in the Signup Genius, linked HERE.

3. Do you have access to theater and event tickets, VIP experiences, professional services, a vacation home, airline tickets, or other fun ideas for auction items? If you would like to contribute, contact Family Donations Chair Shannon Strickler at 713-614-7312 or fill out a Donation Form, linked HERE.

Don’t forget to book sitters for the evening of Saturday, March 7th!

Doors open at 6:00 pm!

Online ticket sales begin Friday, January 31st – Let’s get groovy, BHE!

 

Office and Copy Volunteers – Spring 2020

Have an extra hour and want to help your child’s teacher and/or the office staff? Then this is the volunteer position for you!

Office volunteers are needed three days a week (T,W,T) for one hour to cover the front desk, this shift helps Devin and the entire office staff immensely!

Copy volunteers are needed any day of the week. The time slot for copying is a loose guideline, feel free to come at any point in the day that works for you. We appreciate your help and will take it whenever it is available!!! These shifts are invaluable to the teachers in working with your children.

Please see below sign-ups and consider signing up, thank you!!!

Office:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044CA4A72DAA8-office2

Copy:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ca4a72daa8-copy2
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044CA4A72DAA8-copy3
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044CA4A72DAA8-copy4
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044CA4A72DAA8-copy5
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044CA4A72DAA8-copy6
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044CA4A72DAA8-copy7

2020-2021 PTA Positions

It’s time to start looking ahead and filling next year’s PTA positions. Our PTA has many volunteer positions to choose from. If you would like to volunteer for one of them or get more information, please contact Karen Teegarden.

Register for Spanish for spring

For fourteen years, Early Language Learners has offered after school Spanish at BHE. Our program is engaging so that students have fun and learn a new language at the same time! Lessons are introduced though music, visuals, games and art. All areas of language learning are addressed: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Thursdays, after school, 3:05-4:05. Register now for spring semester at www.earlylanguagelearners.com.

For more information, click HERE!

Attention Amazon Shoppers

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Did 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 your normal Prime membership privileges stay in place. Just use www.smile.amazon.com whenever you shop on Amazon (once you connect it to our account)!

ALL-NEW BOX TOPS

No More Clipping: Scan Your Receipt

We collect box tops for our Sister School, Thornwood Elementary! Box tops has just introduced a more convenient way to help schools in real time.

1. Download the App

2. Create an account (or log in). Please select Thornwood

 Elementary (14400 Fern Dr. Houston, TX)

3. Scan your receipt within 14 DAYS of purchase

4. Earn cash for Thornwood!

***Traditional Box Top Clips: We are accepting the traditional box top clips. Please send to your child’s teacher or put in the Box Top bin in the PTA workroom during the month of October.

Click here to learn more!

New Electronic Reimbursement Process!

We are excited to announce a new electronic process to request reimbursement or payment of a bill. For complete instructions, please click HERE and carefully read and follow the steps. When you are ready to fill out and submit your request, click HERE for the form! You can always find the form and instructions under PTA Forms on the BHE PTA website. Any questions regarding this process, please email Michelle Rigo at the BHE Treasurer’s address at bhetreasurer1@gmail.com. (Please ONLY use bhereimbursements@gmail.com  for submitting reimbursement requests and not general Treasurer questions. Thank you!)

 Highlights of the new process:

  • Please read the complete instructions before your first time submitting a request electronically.
  • Email your reimbursement or bill pay request to bhereimbursements@gmail.com.
  • Download or save the Reimbursement Request Form as a PDF from the PTA website using your computer (it will not save from a cell phone; do not fill it out directly from the website – it won’t save your info).
  • Email the completed form and a PDF or picture of your receipt to the new reimbursements email.
  • Paper envelopes and receipts are still okay (found in PTA workroom).
  • As always, Deposits should be turned into VP Long Range Planning, Cathy Schuetze (deposit box found in PTA workroom).

Support Our School Every Time You Shop!

Every time you shop at Randall’s, you could be earning money for BHE, just by buying your regular groceries! You can link our unique Good Neighbor Number, which is 2502, to your Randall’s Remarkable card and help us raise funds! Connect our number to your Remarkable card online at www.randalls.com by signing in (create an account if it’s your first time) and then clicking on the Good Neighbor Program.

Transportation Protocol – Updated

NEW TIMES!  SBISD had over twenty bell schedules in existence which made bus transportation very difficult. There will now only be TWO elementary bell schedules district wide. We selected a start time of 7:50 (instead of 7:20).

Our first bell dismissing students from the gym and the cafeteria will be at 7:45.  Our second bell marking your student tardy will be at 7:50.  BHE TV begins at 7:50.  Plan ahead!

Carpool will be open from 7:20 to 7:45. Gates will be locked (even on rainy days) promptly at 7:45. ALL late students (carpool, walkers, bikers, etc.) will have to be signed in by a parent at the front window after 7:50. This is a MAJOR CHANGE. Please plan ahead – you will need to be in the carpool line by 7:25 or your child will be late. Classroom instruction begins promptly at 7:50 am. Thank you for supporting us in getting EVERY CHILD to class ON TIME!!

Click the link below for a map showing how to get from the front of the school (main entrance) to the back of the school (carpool).

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Are you receiving messages through Messenger?

BHE Friends and Families,

Messenger is the quickest way for Bunker Hill to reach ALL families with updates or important news. Families need to update their Skyward information each year and anytime there is a change. You won’t want to miss out on learning what’s going on at Bunker Hill! Signed Up but not receiving them?

1. Please make sure that you check your spam folders to see if my messages may have accidentally gone into the wrong folder or that you may have opted out on accident.

2. Update your information: The only way to make sure you are receiving communications through Messenger is to make sure your Skyward information is up to date. You can update your information as a returning family at this link: https://www.springbranchisd.com/studentsfamilies/back-to-school/registration

Warmest regards,

Dana Johnson Principal

Join Remind 101 for BHE Buses

Would you like an instant reminder if your child’s bus is running late?

Open the attachment for directions: Remind 101 for BHE buses

Warm regards,

BHE Faculty and Staff

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