Colonial Day

5th grade will celebrate Colonial Day this Friday, November 17th.

Volunteers are still needed Wednesday, November 15th and Friday, November 17th!!! Please click the link below to sign up. We appreciate any time you can give. If you can’t be there for the whole shift, feel free to split it with a friend. Please sign up. We can’t do it without you!



We also need quilts for lunch on Friday, November 17th. The kids will eat outside on the field, weather permitting, so please do not send any heirlooms. If you have a quilt we can borrow, please sign up below. Quilts will be returned after Colonial Day.




For more information about this fun-filled day, click on the information sheet below. Reminder – there will be NO cafeteria lunches for 5th Grade on Colonial Day. All students must bring their own lunch.

For more information about the day, please click HERE.



GenTX Week

This week is Generation Texas week, or GenTX week. The purpose of GenTX week is to educate students about the importance of higher education and post-secondary options. I will be visiting classrooms over the next few weeks to give lessons on higher education options and how to get there! In order to celebrate BHE’s college awareness, students and teachers are encouraged to wear college t-shirts the entire week of November 13-17.

Copy Volunteers Spring 2018

It’s time to sign up for Spring Copy Volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help make copies for teachers. This is a great position to get to know the teachers in your child’s grade, as well as to get a pulse for what is happening at BHE!



Custodian & Cafeteria Staff Holiday Cash Donation

It’s getting close to holiday season and the time of year to show our custodian and cafeteria staff how much we appreciate them! There will be jar with Devin at the front of the school during the month of November if you would like to contribute a cash donation. Thanks so much and please reach out to Kelly Wolf  with any questions.

Flock On Bunker Hill

Take part in this new and fun Bunker Hill tradition! If your yard is flocked with Bunker Hill City Limits signs, pay it forward and flock another BHE family!! Flocking will begin on January 4, 2018 and continue until March 2, 2018. There will be two sets going around at the same time. So we need two volunteers each week to help move the signs and report to Captain Shanna Hetherwick! Please sign up on the Auction signup genius.

Contact Jennifer Sander  or Amy Kuykendall with any questions! ROCK ON BUNKER HILL….FLOCK ON BUNKER HILL!!!

Lost & Found

Stop by BHE to check the tables that have been placed outside of the cafeteria!! All items have been placed neatly on the table to make it EASY and HASSLE FREE!!

All left over items will be picked up on November 16th, washed and then donated to our sister school Thornwood Elementary.

**Friendly Reminder** Please mark your child’s items with their name or initials.

5th Grade Video

Attention 5th Grade Parents:

We need photos of your child for this year’s 5th grade video!

The email address is

Please email the following photos in jpeg format:

1) Baby photo
2) Kinder photo
3) Current photo

Please be sure to put your child’s name in the subject line.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Allison Martin.

Jumprope for Heart Association Scare Squad Kickoff

The Scare Squad has made its way onto our campus! That’s right, they’re here to kickstart our Jump Rope For Heart campaign and get us monstrously excited about heart health. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your child a member of the #ScareSquad.

Click HERE for more information and learn how to sign up.


School Bell Award Nominations

Each year, SBISD Council of PTA’s presents the School Bell Award to an outstanding educator who best promotes the objective of PTA and is an advocate for all children. PTA President, Morgan Scholl, is asking for nominations from PTA members.


To nominate a teacher or staff member, please fill out the short form explaining why your chosen individual should be Bunker Hill’s nominee for the School Bell Award this year. Previous recipients of the School Bell Award are as follows:

2017 Claudia Puenta
2016 Sasha Luther
2015 Ashley Cernosek
2014 Susie Kneppler
2013 Pam Pennington
2012 Liz Eikenberg
2011 Amy Mason
2010 Lisa Luce
2009 Tammy Holley

Feel free to get the kids involved and solicit their input. The deadline for nominations is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th. Click HERE to make your nomination.

Shoes and Belt Drive for Thornwood

Our sister school, Thornwood Elementary, is in need of new or gently used athletic shoes and belts, sizes preK through 5th grade, for boys and girls. Donation bins will be located around the BHE campus from November 1 – November 17.

Bunker Hill Auction – Online Donation Form

Do you have something to donate to the BHE Auction? Use of vacation homes, sports or event tickets, sports memorabilia, hunting opportunities, other special items or experiences? These make great Live and Silent Auction items! If you have anything to donate to the auction it’s easier than ever! Click on the graphic above for Online Donation Form. Thank you for your generous donations that make our Auction a success!

Spelling Bee

It’s that time again! We are preparing for our 11th annual Bunker Hill School Spelling Bee! The process begins with class Spelling Bees for grades 3-5 on Wednesday, November 8th. Grade level study lists will be going home on Monday, October 16th and all grade level words are also available on the PTA website.

Two representatives from each class grades three through five will receive a spelling bee t-shirt and will compete in our whole school Spelling Bee to be held on Wednesday, November 29th at 8:45 in the cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to attend! The winner and runner-up of this bee go on to represent Bunker Hill at the District Spelling Bee.

Please enjoy the process of preparing for this event. Remember, your child is allowed to ask for a word to be repeated, its definition, usage in a sentence and origin of language.

If you have any questions please contact Jill Melancon.

Transportation Protocol


Students may NOT be dropped off at school earlier than 7:30. Exceptions are tutoring that is arranged with a teacher or events like Books & Breakfast. All morning drop offs will need to be done at the carpool gates. The front of the building WILL NOT be open.  The front parking lot is closed from 7:45 to 8:05 to allow walkers/bike riders to arrive safely. Our day begins at 7:55 so please have your child at school by this time. They are tardy at 8:05.

CHANGE OF TRANSPORTATION ON DAY OF CHANGE…please click HERE to read the entire article and to download the Student Dismissal Form.

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

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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 !

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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