Back to School Dates

August 13th: New Parent Orientation 5:30-6:30 pm
August 14th: New Student Tours 8:30 am
Meet the Teacher

August 15th: First Day of School

Grade Level Parent Luncheons
August 21st: 5th Grade Luncheon at the home of Katie Hazeldine
August 22nd: 4th Grade Luncheon at the home of Kara Mueck
August 23rd: 3rd Grade Luncheon at the home of Amy Norris
August 26th: 2nd Grade Luncheon at the home of Shanna Hetherwick
August 27th: 1st Grade Luncheon at the home of Keleigh Spinner
August 28th: Kindergarten Luncheon at the home of Rachel Jones

From the PTA President

To Lauren Hufford and Morgan Scholl and the entire Teacher Appreciation Committee who provided our teachers with a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week;

To Angie McBeth and Jennifer Sander for coordinating donations for the 5thGrade marketplace for our sister school, Thornwood, for helping in their library as well as with Book Fair and Inventory, and for coordinating the School Supply gift card drive;

To Laura Grau and Sara Moore for our beautiful “A Lion’s Tale” yearbook; To Izzy Fort for marketing that fabulous BHE yearbook;

To Amy Bray for a very fun Book Swap and to all the volunteers that helped to organize the thousands of books;

To Katie Mattingly and Donna Marshall for continual upkeep of the grounds throughout the entire BHE campus and ensuring that we always have beautiful flowers to welcome students to BHE;

To Christi Strockfor leading all of the 5thgrade events and activities, To Heather Bonner, Stacey Kearns and Susie Lee for planning a memorable farewell program for our 5th graders and their parents; To Lindsey Martin, Margaret Murphy, Olivia Porter and Christi Strock for planning a fun-filled day of celebration and pool party for graduating 5th graders; and To Susie and Donald Lee for creating a beautiful video commemorating the students’ years at BHE;

To Kristi Smith and Melissa Crain for keeping us informed with timely eblasts and working on the PTA website;

To Melanie Beck and Lizy Santiago who will order and distribute hundreds of boxes of pizza for the end of school parties;

To our amazing Executive Board who kept the PTA running smoothly all year: Beth Gentner, Katie Mattingly, Emily Paulson, Kristen Parks, Michelle Rigo Morgan Scholl and Karen Teegarden;

To the entire BHE faculty and staff for their dedication to providing our children with a wonderful education; To Dana Johnson for being our fearless leader during this fantastic year; To Rachelle de la Cruz who jumped in feet first and has been a wonderful addition to the Bunker Hill family.;

To each and every parent and teacher who helped, no matter how big or small, to make this PTA what it is! 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 and I feel very blessed to be a part of it!

Kelly Wolf
PTA President

Bunker Hill Fiddling Lions 2019-20

For over 35 years, SBISD has offered elementary string instruction, allowing children to learn Suzuki violin at school, with friends, at below-market cost. These children develop a skill set that includes sensitivity, discipline, attention to detail, time management, and team work — shaping a potentially productive mind set. Orchestras in every school at the secondary level offer a far more elaborate group experience musically and socially.

Focus at BHE seeks to nurture responsible group membership, development of a sound technical foundation, a love of making music with friends, and fun. Parents need to provide an instrument, selected materials, and organizational plans for effective home practice. Parents who arrange to observe recess lessons and/or after school classes are better equipped to assist their children at home. New students who enroll at the beginning of the summer will have an opportunity to begin with preparatory summer lessons at no charge.

This is a very special opportunity, one not available in most school districts. With any questions, please contact Director Julie Lundgren at

For returning students, click HERE.

For new students, click HERE.

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 by signing in (create an account if it’s your first time) and then clicking on the Good Neighbor Program.

Studio BHE Auction 2020

FOLLOW THE CALL OF THE DISCO BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FACEBOOK @Bunker Hill Elementary Auction
INSTAGRAM @bunkerhillauction

2019 BHE Auction Reveal -Final from Bunker Hill Elementary on Vimeo.

iKids U After-School at BHE

Registration is now open for the 2019 – 2020 school year! Priority registration is going on now. Open registration for incoming students begins March 25th. (Students attending Wildcat Way are also eligible to attend iKids at BHE. Please contact iKids for details.) Registrations may be submitted to 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 info@ikidsinc.comfor any questions.

Click HERE for the registration form.

BHE Teacher of the Year

Thank you for all the nominations you awarded our teachers this year! We had many, many amazing things said by students, parents, and community members about all of our teachers, counselor, and librarian. I am honored to share the results of the Teacher of the Year nominations and voting. Please join me in celebrating Bunker Hill Elementary’s Teacher of the Year…..our amazing counselor, Melissa Farber. We announced it live on BHE TV!! Mrs. Farber will be honored at the annual SBISD Bright Stars event in May. Please help me celebrate her!!!

Bunker Hill PTA School Bell Award Nominee 2019

Each year the Bunker Hill PTA nominates an outstanding staff member who promotes the purposes of the PTA and is an advocate for all children. At the January PTA meeting, we announced our 2019 School Bell Award Nominee … Brittany McLennan!!!

Mrs. McLennan has touched the lives of many of our Bunker Hill students and families. She is passionate about the success of her students and is a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child. She was honored at the PTA Founder’s Day dinner on February 21st. Please tell Mrs. McLennan congratulations the next time you see her!!!

Are you receiving messages through Messenger?

BHE Friends and Families,

It has come to our attention that MANY of you are not receiving the emails or sms text messages I have been sending out this first semester. I have worked with Skyward and Messenger to fix our master list of phone numbers and emails.

Still 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:

Warmest regards,
Dana Johnson

Transportation Protocol – Updated

Welcome back Lions! Check out this video for an update on this year’s new arrival time and procedures!


Students may NOT be dropped off at school earlier than 7:20. 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 7:25 to 7:50 to allow walkers/bike riders to arrive safely. Our day begins at 7:50 so please have your child at school by this time. They are tardy at 7:55.

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

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).


Teachers College

What is Teachers College and how does it positively affect your child? Watch the video below to begin understanding the methods our BHE teachers are using to make your child a lifelong lover of reading and writing.

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

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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