5th Grade Colonial Day

5th grade will celebrate Colonial Day on Friday, November 17th. Please click HERE for the attached information sheet for everything you need to know. From what to wear to what to bring for lunch, you can find the answers here. Questions??? Please contact one of the chairs – Julie Bergen, Allison Martin, Ruth Odom or Megan Parker.

Also, please note, sewing day has been moved from Thursday, November 16th to Wednesday, November 15th.

Want to volunteer? There are still spots available!



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!

International Day

BHE will celebrate International Day on Friday, November 10th. This one-day event will begin with a parade of nations and continue with performances, crafts, and food tastings for the students. Your child should bring a sack lunch that day as all students will eat in their classrooms. To sign your child up for the parade of nations, please click HERE. The deadline is Wednesday, November 1st.

A few volunteer spaces are still available. To volunteer for this fun and educational day, please click HERE.

International Day – Food Tastings!

BHE will celebrate International Day on Friday, November 10th.

Our Food Booth Chairs have been hard at work creating delicious tidbit from each country for your child to sample. Tasting is optional, and the foods and ingredients are listed below for your review. In case of food allergies or religious requirements, please talk to your child about what they can/cannot have.

Jacqueline Jenvey, Scotland – Shortbread
Ingredients: wheat, flour, butter, sugar, wheat starch, and salt

Heather McKenzie, Austria – Pretzel:
Ingredients: enriched wheat flour, water, corn syrup, yeast, salt, bicarbontes and carbonates of soda

Emiko Bennett, Japan – Japanese Crackers
Ingredients: rice flour, sesame seeds, sesame flour, safflower oil, tamari soy sauce powder, salt, garlic powder, rice, palm oil, sea salt, sunflower lectithin

Lauren Cole, Argentina – Chimichurri Steak
Ingredients: skirt steak, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme, and olive oil

Chitra Madhav, India -Paneer Butter Masala
Ingredients: Indian cottage cheese, tomatoes, onion, whipped cream, salt, sugar, butter, and dried fenugreek leaves

To sign your child up for the parade of nations, please click HERE. Deadline is 11/1.

A few volunteer spaces are still available. To volunteer for this fun and educational day, please click HERE.





Directory Update!

If you receive an email from My School Anywhere today or tomorrow, please read it carefully! The directory has been delayed because a large number of families have not updated their information or accidentally checked the Directory Exclusion button in the Display Settings. Please double check your settings to be included in the print and online directories.

Any questions – please contact Emily Paulson or Brenda Pounds.

EXTRA DAY ADDED! Auction Brochure Family Pictures

Fred Keinz has generously added an extra day for Auction Brochure Family Photo Shoots. October 28 is now available. See SignUp Genius to grab a spot!Support BHE 2018 Auction BUNKER HILL CITY LIMITS and sign up for a spot to have your family photographed by professional photographer Fred Keinz. Photo sessions are 15 minutes and taken in the lovely backyard of the Sellis Family. You will be able to select the photo you want to be used for the auction brochure and receive one 5×7 print. Price is $150 payable by check to “Bunker Hill PTA”. After images are ready you will have the option to order holiday cards, reprints and enlargements at an additional cost. See SignUpGenius and secure your spot!

Alternatively you can submit your own family photograph. Price is $150 and your photo will be included in the Auction Brochure. You can submit your photo digitally to bunkerhillauction@gmail.com with subject line “Auction Brochure Family Photo”. Then leave your check in the PTA Workroom, Auction mailbox.

School Picture Order Information from Child Champ Photography

Please click HERE to see the attached letter from Child Champ Photography on how to order your child’s Fall Picture. Makeups are scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th.

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.

RED RIBBON WEEK 10/23-10/27

The National Red Ribbon Week is Monday, October 23rd – Friday, October 27th

This year’s theme is “Your Future is KEY, so stay drug free!”

The Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Let’s all join together and raise awareness within our BHE community!!!

Here are the themes for each day:

Monday, October 23 – Love Yourself. Be Drug Free! – Wear as much RED as possible

Tuesday, October 24 – SOCK it to drugs – Wear crazy/mismatched socks

Wednesday, October 25 – I’m too BRIGHT for drugs – Wear neon or white

Thursday October 26 – Drugs Can’t find ME! – Wear Camouflage

Friday October 27 – Hand in Hand, Team up against drugs – Wear BHE spirit shirts or Favorite team T-shirt

Jump Rope For Heart 2017-2018

Look for me on BHE TV on October 31st as we kickoff the 2017 Jump Rope For Heart! We are excited to introduce you to the Scare Squad! Remember we are a paperless school so click HERE to register today!

The Jump Rope for Heart Celebration is December 1st!!!

Room Parents Needed

Being a room parent is a wonderful way to volunteer at BHE! You get to know your child’s teacher and see your child interact with their classmates. Teachers love having room parents! The following teachers still need help:

Spring Room Parents:
2nd: Valdez & Wheatley
3rd: Blandford, Hail, Uzick, Van Horn
5th: Lantier

Find more information about room parents and sign up here:


Drug Take Back Day

On October 28, 2017, CoSAP (Coalition of Substance Abuse Prevention) will sponsor a collection site for any expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications for safe, legal, and environmentally friendly disposal. The take-back day offers everyone an easy way to dispose of old and unused prescription drugs while at the same time helps in reducing their illegal non-medical use and abuse. The event will take place at Houston Community College Spring Branch Campus. Click HERE to find out more!

Company Matches for BHE Underwriting

Did you know that many employers will match an employee’s PTA donation? Some are even matching 2 or 3 times the amount during August & September!

If you gave to the Underwriting campaign on the Big Form, please check with your HR department. Many times it is a quick and easy process that would tremendously help out at Bunker Hill!

Please contact Underwriting Chair Emily Paulson (713-294-1331) for any questions.

GT Awareness Meeting

The GT referral window is now open. There are several steps for the GT referral process. The first one is to refer your student for testing. Please click HERE for the GT Parent Referral Form.

If you are not sure whether or not to refer your child for GT, there will be two meetings about the Spring Branch ISD Gifted Talented services and the characteristics of GT students. Click HERE to see the attached flyer for more information.


“Within Reach” Reflections 2017-2018

This year, the national Reflections theme is “Within Reach”. Students can submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Rules and student entry forms can be found HERE. The deadline for submitting entries will be Friday, November 17th by 3pm in the PTA workroom. Please contact Jennifer Selzer, or visit www.txpta.org/reflections for additional information.

5th Grade Colonial Day Volunteers Needed!


Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all 5th grade parents. Join us Friday, November 17th for a fun-filled day in Colonial America. On this day, students are asked to dress in Colonial attire and spend the day learning hands-on how to make things such as butter, candles, dolls and silhouettes. They will also learn about food the colonists ate, discover how they treated illness, and hear about military life from a colonial soldier.

This is an all-day event that needs your help. Click HERE to sign up. Morning and afternoon opportunities are available. Or, for even more Colonial fun, stay all day! Volunteers are also needed Wednesday, November 15th to assist students in sewing items to be worn on Friday.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Your Colonial Day Chairs:
Julie Bergen – juliebergenevents@gmail.com
Allison Martin – allisonandgrier@gmail.com
Ruth Odom – ruth@odomhouse.net
Megan Parker – jepmegan@aol.com

BHE Spirit Days

We’ve got spirit, yes we do!
We’ve got spirit, how ’bout you?!

The BHE Spirit Committee would like to announce Spirit Fridays! Have your kids wear their BHE spirit gear EVERY Friday throughout the school year.

If you haven’t bought your child’s required spirit shirt yet, you can purchase it at the Back to School nights in September. The NEW 5th grade shirts will be available for purchase that night too!

Let’s cheer loud this year and support team BHE! GO LIONS!

Olivia Porter and Callie Ezell

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.

2017 – 2018 SBISD Volunteer Registration!

Dear Spring Branch ISD Volunteer:

The 2017-18 SBISD volunteer application is now open! Beat the back-to-school rush and apply now!

Click here for the volunteer application:  English Spanish.

As a reminder, all volunteers must register and gain approval before starting volunteer service each year. If you were approved to volunteer during the 2016-17 school year, your status is only valid until October 1, 2017. After that point, all returning volunteers need to be re-registered and approved for the 2017-18 school year. *Please note: Volunteers who apply using a valid email address will automatically receive an email from SBISD once you are approved to volunteer.

Thank you for being an SBISD Volunteer. We value your service and the impact it has on every SBISD child.

The SBISD Community Relations Team





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 http://www.springbranchspeaks.com 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 !

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