BHE Book Fair 

Peace, Love & Books!
October 3-6, 2016book_fair_logo2

KICK OFF PARTY
Monday 10/3, 4pm-7pm
Lots of Fun and Games! PDQ will be there so don’t forget your $6.00 which includes chicken, chips and a drink! Kona Ice will be on hand as well! Buy a t-shirt and receive a complimentary snow cone! T-shirts will be for sale for $10.00. First come first serve so when they are gone, that’s it!

CLASS VISITS
Tuesday 10/4 and Wednesday 10/5, 8am-3pm
Send money or visit the book fair with your child on your child’s specified day! You will receive that info from our librarian, Ms. Holley.

SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY
Thursday 10/6, 8:15-11 am
This is a wonderful event where students can invite grandparents or another special friends to share in the experience of the book fair. Last day to register is Thursday, September 29.

There are 3 shifts:
• Children whose last name begins with A-H will have guests at 8:15-9 am
• Children whose last name begins with I- Q will have guests at 9:15-10am
• Children whose last name begins with R-Z will have guests at 10:15-11 am
Please click here to electronically register your special friend!

BOOK DONATIONS
Visit the Book Donations table throughout the Book Fair to purchase books to be donated to the BHE Library. Your child will have the first opportunity at the school to check out this book, after which it will be returned to share with all students for years to come.

VOLUNTEER
We need your help to make this event a success!
Please sign up via SignUp genius to volunteer.

All proceeds of the Book Fair benefit the Bunker Hill Library.  Thank you!

5th Grade Washington DC Trip – Register Today!

Attentwashingtonion 5th Grade Parents,
Now is the time to start thinking about and planning for the 5th Grade trip to Washington DC! Every year we take a group of 5th graders to Washington DC and surrounding areas in June following the end of school. The trip is coordinated through School Tours of America. This year’s trip will be June 3 to June 7, 2017.

Here are some of the highlighted stops:
• Colonial Williamsburg, VA
• Jamestown, VA
• Charlottesville, VA – Monticello Tour
• Washington DC: Capitol Hill, Smithsonian, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, various memorials and landmarks, and more!

Registration is now available through the School Tours of America website. The deadline for registering is December 15, 2016. You might even consider traveling with your child for a special trip to culminate the 5th Grade year and study of American History!

You can register online at www.schooltoursofamerica.com using our BHE trip number: #7923. All you need to register is a $99 registration fee. The trip can be paid out over the course of the school year. I hope you will consider this fabulous, fun-filled opportunity!

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Holley, BHE Librarian and trip coordinator at tammy.holley@springbranchisd.com

Box Tops for Thornwood

boxtops1It’s time to start collecting box tops for our sister school, Thornwood Elementary. Please turn in your box tops to your teachers or to the PTA workroom Box Top bin by Friday, October 14.  Also, if you are out shopping and purchase grocery items with box tops, ask your cashier if there are bonus box tops.  Questions?  Contact Melanie Fowler at fowlermb@gmail.com.

Calling All Volunteers!!!

sign up genius buttonPEACE, LOVE, BOOKS and VOLUNTEERS!
Calling all Volunteers!!

Book fair is quickly approaching and we are in need of your valuable assistance.
Any and all skills needed.
Grab your friends and sign up together….
It’ll be a GROOVY time!

Due to the SBEF luncheon and the Round Top auction trip, THE DESIGNATED DECORATIONS DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH! Sign up to help and Come join the fun!

Book Fair T-Shirts for Sale!!

bookfairtshirtWant your groovy t-shirt EARLY??? Please stop by after school on Thursday, September 29th from 3-4pm. We will be selling t-shirts for $10 on the playground!

5th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Game

volleyball2The annual 5th grade vs. faculty volleyball game is coming on Wednesday, October 12 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  We are also encouraging parents to participate as well.   Come and join the fun!!!

BHE Battle PINK Day

breast cancerOctober is national Breast Cancer Awareness month. Over the past year our BHE family has been affected greatly by breast cancer. Join us as we lift up and show support for the teachers, staff and families who BATTLE this disease each day.

On Friday, October 7th students, faculty and even parents are encouraged to wear PINK. Bright PINK, light PINK…wear whatever PINK you have and support our BHE families and those around the globe that BATTLE this disease!

MHS Freshman Garage Sale Collection Days

garagesaleIt’s time to clean out your garages and closets! The MHS Class of 2020 is collecting garage sale items to benefit their Senior Fund.

When : Saturday October 15 & 22; November 5 & 19 Time : 10:00am ­ 12:00pm
Where : The MHS Fieldhouse off Gaylord across from MHS

Click here for more information

Thornwood Elementary Needs Your Help

community serviceLibrary volunteers are needed at our sister school, Thornwood Elementary, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-2:00 PM. Volunteers can go once a month or more; it is flexible with your schedule. Please contact Kristie Van Arsdel at kvanarsdel@comcast.net to volunteer.

Auction Brochure Family Pictures

Auction2017Let’s GLOW! Support BHE Auction 2017 NEON NIGHTS and sign up for a spot to have your family photographed by professional photographer Fred Heinz. Photo sessions are 15 minutes and taken in the lovely backyard of the Parker family. You will be able to select the photo you want to be used for the auction brochure and receive a 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 for additional information and secure your spot!

BE BRAVE, BE BOLD…Bunker Hill is Going Gold!

gogoldSBISD has partnered with the Go Gold Foundation to raise money & awareness for pediatric cancer research. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month & the color is Gold. Two classrooms full of children are diagnosed everyday & an entire stadium of 91,250 die every year from the disease.

The Go Gold Fund was created to provoke, inspire, incite, combat & transform the current landscape of childhood cancer. They do all they can to accelerate a cure for our nation’s #1 childhood disease.

They believe that if we educate our children, come together & take action, curing cancer will be possible. Your student will learn new information each day of Go Gold Week, 9/26-9/30 on BHETV about Childhood Cancer Awareness & what it means to be Brave & Bold!

Our trees will have gold ribbons & ambassadors will be selling Go Gold bracelets for $2.00 each in the mornings in the main hallway. Our goal is for everyone to wear GOLD on Friday, 9/30. If you would like to know more about GoGold check them out at GOGOLD.ORG, #TURNITGOLD.

Thank you for your support!

Theater Opportunities

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-5-11-28-pmThe Stratford Playhouse invites you to be a walk-on part of the cast for Me and My Girl!  Or purchase a backstage pass for a behind-the-scenes look at all the fun pre-show action.  Click here for more information about walk-ons and backstage passes.

Spanish at BHE!

LanguageThe Early Language Learners program offers Spanish on campus, Thursdays 3:05 – 4:05.
In a word, our classes are: INTERACTIVE! Our experienced teachers use music, visuals, manipulates and body movement to address listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Register at www.earlylanguagelearners.com.

Reflections Contest 2016-2017

ReflectionsThis year the national Reflections theme is “What Is Your Story?” 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 http://txpta.org/program/reflections/participate/. The deadline for submitting entries will be October 21st by 3pm in the PTA workroom. Any student may participate as long as one person of their primary household is a member of BHE PTA.  Be sure to join the PTA on the Big Form by September 9th.

Please contact Jennifer Selzer, jenpselzer@gmail.com or visit www.txpta.org/programs/reflections, for additional information.
Rules – click here.  Entry Form – click here.

SBISD Back to School Forms

BacktoSchool3Attention all RETURNING families. Please complete the online district back to school forms. Families are asked annually to confirm or update information for each child attending an SBISD school.  Click here to complete the forms.

Gifted & Talented Referral Deadline

GTParents,
Please note that the district timeline for GT referrals is earlier this year. The deadline is Friday, October 7th. Your completed parent referral form should be in the counselor’s office by 3:30October 7th. There will be a Community GT Awareness meeting on Wednesday, September 21st6:00-7:30 at the Ad Building. If you have any questions please email me at Sondra.Durham@springbranchisd.com

Referral Form

New Start Time

alarm clockPlease note that our official start time this year is 7:55. This 5 minute earlier start over last year’s time is in place so that we can meet the state required number of instructional minutes over the course of the year. It will also allow teachers and staff to have two half days for professional development. These days are scheduled for November 4th and February 17th.

Students can arrive as early as 7:30 and should be in their classroom at 7:55. We appreciate you adjusting your morning routines so that your child can be at school on time!

September Thank You Notes

thank youSeptember Thank You…

To Christine Ussher for her fabulous work on the PTA website as BHE Webmaster.

To Brenda Pounds for updating us with the weekly eBlasts.

To Heather Bonner, Emily Paulson and Olivia Porter for creating and selling our fabulous BHE Spirit items.  To Lori Maddox for helping organize and distribute.

To Susie Lee and Katie Mattingly for ordering, unloading, and distributing the school supplies all around campus. To Kathleen Haley, Kayley Isgur and ACL who helped distribute the supplies.

To Kristi Smith, Wendi Duty, Wendy Egger, Kayley Isgur, Morgan Scholl, Sheila Smith, Suzanne Stiles and Shannon Strickler for serving on the financial review committee over the summer and performing the annual financial reconciliation. To Amy Hampton who made the process run smoothly and efficiently.

To Elizabeth Biar, Leslie Oliver and Katie Stiles on the Newcomers Committee for doing a fabulous job welcoming new families to BHE.

To Ruth Odom for coordinating the landscaping improvements and hand watering our campus in the evenings during the heat wave.

To Amy Kuykendall and Amy Norris the Teacher Appreciation Committee for providing the “welcome back” luncheon and goodies for our faculty and staff.

To the Back to School Luncheon Committee – Jennifer Borgen, Sarah Geyer, April Hiemstra, Kayley Isgur, and Stacey Kearns who under the fabulous guidance of Renee Isaacs organized the grade level luncheons. To April Graham, Stacey Kearns, Namrata Kothari, Morgan Scholl, Christi Smith and Claire Zurek for opening their lovely homes and hosting the luncheons.

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

To Kristi Smith for sending out the PTA budgets for all the committees.

To last year’s CIC committee Melanie Beck, Markley Berg, Mary Chaffin, Kate Grossman, Amy Hampton and Kerri Kenne, for their work in discerning and researching projects for our CIC funds. To Kristie Van Arsdel for chairing the CIC committee.

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!   -Rebecca Howard

Job Club Registration Open

jogging clubDates:
Fall – October 3, 2016 – December 12, 2016
Spring – January 9, 2017 – April 3, 2017

This program is open to any student grades K-5 and their parents to enjoy jogging with friends and classmates. Also, BHE Faculty and Staff are welcome to join us. Parents you do not have to attend in order for your child to attend. Jogging Club will be held every Monday, except Holidays, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. In order for your child to participate the following form must be filled out.  A form needs to be completed for EACH child you are registering for jog club.

For Safety purposes we are limiting the Jog Club the first 100 students. We will form a wait list after the first 100 applicants. Fills up Fast!  Click here to sign up.

BHE Spirit Days!

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 9.25.04 PMWe’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 shirts EVERY Friday throughout the school year!

Also, the first Wednesday of the month is college spirit day at BHE! This is a way for your kids to show their support for their favorite college by wearing a college t-shirt.

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

Heather Bonner, Emily Paulson and Olivia Porter

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