New BHE Principal

We are so excited to announce that Ms. Dana Johnson will be the new Principal of Bunker Hill Elementary! Ms. Johnson has been a part of team Spring Branch ISD for 18 years. She has served our district as a teacher at Memorial Drive, Spring Shadows, Buffalo Creek, and Rummel Creek Elementary Schools. For the past 11 years, Ms. Johnson has served as Assistant Principal at Spring Branch Middle School.

With extensive teaching experience at the elementary level paired with her leadership at SBMS, Ms. Johnson is directly aligned to the Principal profile. She understands the best practices of elementary school, the importance of differentiation and vertical alignment, as well as fostering opportunities for student leadership. With deep connections to the SBISD community, Ms. Johnson is well suited to join the BHE team in preparing our students for success at the middle school level and beyond.

Thank you to all the parents and teachers who participated in building the Principal profile, to the CIT committee members for interviewing candidates, and to Kristin Craft and her staff for spearheading the Principal search process.

We could not be more excited and confident in the selection of Ms. Johnson. Please join us in welcoming her to the BHE family!

PTA President Post

Portfolio Picnics, Kindergarten Graduation, Book Swap, 5th Grade Farewell… all these things signal the end of another school year and what a great year it has been! As a PTA, we have countless volunteers who have helped in many different ways this year. Our combined efforts, no matter how big or small, make a huge difference to our school and students.

I have been fortunate to work with so many of you this year as PTA President. I am amazed at the talents and special gifts you possess and share with BHE. I especially want to thank the fabulous members of the Executive Board who kept the PTA running smoothly all year: Melanie Beck, Mary Chaffin, Wendy Egger, Hilary Howard, Brenda Pounds, Morgan Scholl, and Kristi Smith.

I also want to thank Valerie Muniz and Erika Rodriguez for their dedication to our school and community. They truly have the best interests of our students at heart and consistently work with the PTA to provide the best educational experience for every student at BHE. We will miss you greatly Valerie and wish you the best of luck at Westchester Academy!

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!

Rebecca Howard

PTA President

2017 – 2018 School Supplies

Order your student’s school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year today!

DEADLINE IS July 24, 2017! 

(School ID: BUN001)

Kits will be delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school.


2017 – 2018 Back to School Dates

8/17: New Parent Orientation – 5:30 p.m.

8/18: New Student Tours – 8:30 a.m. and Meet the Teacher – 9 a.m.

8/21: First Day of School

8/23: 5th Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/24: 4th Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/25: 3rd Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/29: 2nd Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/30: 1st Grade Luncheon – 11 a.m.

8/31: Kindergarten Luncheon – 11 a.m.

May Thank Yous

To Emily Paulson, Morgan Scholl and Karen Teegarden for coordinating the first grade play for our adorable “Bugz” and to the parents who helped decorate.

To Amy Kuykendall and Amy Norris and the rest of our parents that provide wonderful monthly lunches for our teachers and for providing a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week.

To Melanie Fowler and Kristie Van Arsdel for coordinating a school supplies drive and a May luncheon for our sister school Thornwood.

To Allison Martin, Megan Parker, Arielle Lawson and Suzanne Stiles for organizing our Hands-On Biology Lab activities for fourth and fifth graders.

To Stephanie Aguirre, Karen Hellman-Diego and Claire Zurek for our fabulous BHE yearbook.

To Taunya Rother for marketing our fabulous BHE yearbook.

To Michelle Chambers for organizing the Book Swap.

To Ruth Odom for her continual upkeep of our grounds at BHE and ensuring that we always have beautiful flowers and landscaping at the entrance to our school.

To Suzanne Stiles (Chair), Kelly Basham, Jana DeLongchamps, Lori Maddox, Allison Martin, Ruth Odom for planning a memorable farewell and a fun-filled celebration for our departing fifth graders. and to Karen Fraser and Irene Puhala for creating the video commemorating the students’ years at BHE.

To Brenda Pounds & Christine Ussher for keeping us informed with timely eblasts and work on the PTA website.

To the Campus Improvement Committee (CIC): Emily Paulson (Chair), Heather Bonner, Mary Chaffin, Melanie Fowler, Taryn Jones, Morgan Scholl, Kristi Smith, and Valerie Muniz for their work in researching and recommending items that benefit our campus, teachers and students.

To Allison Martin and Megan Parker who will order and distribute hundreds of boxes of pizza for the end of school parties.

To the entire BHE faculty and staff, Valerie Muniz & Erika Rodriguez for their dedication to providing our children with a wonderful education and the countless things they do to make Bunker Hill an outstanding school for our children!


Rebecca Howard

PTA President


Publish your book for free!


Want to publish your children’s book, novel, memoir, cookbook, poetry or journal? Then self publish your book this summer for free! We will cover the basics of your book cover, book design, technical details, marketing and distribution. Join us for this DIY book project. This event is free and open to the public.

Spring Branch Memorial Library – 930 Corbindale, Houston, TX 77024

Jun 10, 2017 – 3:30-4:30p

Jun 27, 2017 – 6:30-7:30p

NOTE: Limited space available

Click here for more information. For questions, please contact: Bryan, Library Manager (713) 464-1633 or Carolyn 832-429-6181

2018 Bunker Hill Auction Announced

The 2018 Bunker Hill Auction theme and location have been announced!

On March 3, 2018 Bunker Hill PTA will host:

At the Redneck Country Club!

More details will be announced throughout the year. The auction will be chaired by the following committee: Katie Hazeldine, Kayley Isgur, Amy Kuykendall, Angie McBeth, Jennifer Sander, and Anne Sellis.


iKids U After-School Program at BHE

Registration is now open for the 2017 – 2018 School Year! Priority registration is going on now. Open registration for incoming students begins April 10. Registrations may be turned into 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 for any questions.

Click here for the registration 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 !

Online Directory


Congratulations! You can have access to the BHE Family and Faculty Directory.  The directory is a great way to stay in touch with other families and students within our school community.

With access you can:

• Find families by last name, student name, grade and class

• Update your family data if anything changes

• Print the directory by grade & class as well as create a list of favorites.

• Signup for events and activities

• Visit our online store

Below is the link to both the online and mobile directory. You will also find your temporary password for login. You can change it once you’ve logged in.

Please go here for instructions and a guide on how to install the directory on your smartphone:


SBISD Volunteer Registration


Calling all Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Friends! Be sure to register to be a SBISD volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications need to be completed EVERY year and registration is required to volunteer on the BHE campus and/or attend field trips.

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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