NEON NIGHTS BHE’s 2017 Auction is THIS Saturday!! This is it to buy tickets and we are almost SOLD OUT! Secure your ticket now to be part of the fun and support our amazing school!!

We have highlighted some amazing LIVE auction items over the last few weeks but now it’s down to the final few days and we are so excited about our “Big Board” this year! We have an alligator hunt, a stay at Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch, a duck hunt, Rockets floor seats, Astros Diamond Club Seats, Texans 50 Yard Line tickets, and SO much more!

Silent auction has some hidden gems that you don’t want to miss!

We have some new teacher experiences that your kids will go crazy for. We are excited to feature:
OUT TO LUNCH – Be the winning bid and your child will accompany their teacher to lunch at Southwell’s with the other lucky winners from their grade.

Be sure to register on BidPal so you can see all items available at auction and set your watch list so you can hopefully be the winning bid of all you want!

We sincerely thank you for your support of BHE!!
Your 2017 Auction Chairs
Wendi Duty
Donna Marshall
Katie Mattingly
Elizabeth Schwieder
Karen Teegarden

NEON NIGHTS: Retreat to Lake Tahoe

Retreat to the beauty and splendor of glorious Lake Tahoe, Nevada. You will have a six (6) night, seven (7) day stay at this beautiful three (3) bedroom, three and a half (3 1/2) bath cabin that has a view of the lake from every level of the home. Plenty of space for one family or two. This place sleeps 10! This trip is not to be missed!!

Bid on this relaxing and glorious getaway during LIVE auction!!

NEON NIGHTS: Luxury Villa in the Riviera Maya

You will be staying where the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber and the Queen of Holland have stayed and where Marc Anthony filmed a music video!

Spend five (5) days and four (4) nights in the lap of luxury in Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast. Casa del Agua is a beautiful, 4-bedroom (all king sized), 4-bath, beachfront luxury villa in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, just an hour drive from Cancun. It’s perfect for a couples getaway or that upcoming special birthday trip.

Featured in LIVE auction at NEON NIGHTS!

NEON NIGHTS: Only the Best at Masraff’s

Allow BHE’s own Masraff family to create the finest dining experience Houston has to offer for your party of eight (8) at the Chef’s Table. Masraff’s award-winning chef will create six courses based on the freshest ingredients available on the market; Masraff’s sommelier will then pair each course with a selection from their extensive wine list to assure the most memorable of dining experiences!

Bid on this coveted dining experience during LIVE auction at NEON NIGHTS!

4th Grade Dissection Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering to help supervise 4th grade dissections in May, please sign up through the signup genius link. There are two separate dates in May in which 4th grade dissections will occur and all 4th graders will participate on both dates. Please make sure you are registered with the district in order to volunteer on campus. Please contact Allison Martin at or Megan Parker at with any questions.  Click here to sign up!

Lost & Found

Is your child missing an item?
Have you been looking for it everywhere?
Is it driving you completely CRAZY??
Stop by BHE to check the tables that were placed outside of the cafeteria!! All items have been placed neatly on a table to make it EASY and HASSLE FREE!!
All left over items will be picked up on March 8th, washed and donated to our sister school Thornwood Elementary.

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


Pre-Order Author books – Deadline Extended!

Deadline extended for online ordering of author books!

Visiting author Sean Connolly will be talking to our 3rd – 5th graders on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He is the author of several math and science books. Some of his previous titles include The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science, and The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math and his new book, The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science. Online pre-orders of his books has been extended through March 1st. You can pre-order online through Blue Willow Bookshop at: Sean will be autographing all purchased books on the day he visits.

If you have any questions, please contact our librarian, Tammy Holley at


NEON NIGHTS: The Westside is the Best Side!

Westside Tennis and Fitness offers tennis, fitness and fun for the entire family. This fabulous package includes family membership through December 31, 2019, AND includes the following:
– ten (10) 1 hour tennis lessons,
– ten (10) 1 hour personal training sessions,
– one session of group child swim lessons,
– four (4) weeks of summer camp AND
– one child birthday party for 20 kids.
This package is available for both new and current members.
Bid on this during LIVE auction!


Enjoy a four (4) night stay in a One Bedroom Infinity Suite at the award winning Victoria House beach resort in Belize. Victoria House is an intimate and luxurious resort and is absolutely perfect for couples looking to just get away from it all. This package is for up to two guests and includes continental breakfast daily.

Bid on this at Neon Nights during LIVE Auction!

PTA Executive Board Nominations

The BHE PTA Nominating Committee presents the following nominees for the 2017-2018 school year:

President: Morgan Scholl
1st VP-Membership: Kelly Wolf
2nd VP-Budget: Kristen Parks
3rd VP-Underwriting: Emily Paulson
4th VP-Communications: Stephanie Nolen
Secretary: Melanie Fowler
Treasurer: Kristi Smith

Submitted by the 2017 BHE Nominating Committee: Kerri Kenne, Meagan Parker, Suzanne Stiles, Kristina Van Ardsel, Shawn Hays.

NEON NIGHTS! A Year of Date Nights!

This package can be found on Big Board and includes gift cards to Ouisie’s Table, Adair Kitchen, Bowlmor, pre-season Texans tickets and so much more!!

NEON NIGHTS: WaterColor Wine Festival Weekend!

Spend four (4) days and three (3) nights in the Lake District of WaterColor with a private pool, making this an unforgettable vacation location! Beautiful (5) bedroom four (4) full and two (2) half bath home will not disappoint.

This package includes up to 12 tickets for the Saturday Grand Tasting event at the WaterColor Wine Festival (formerly known as formally the Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival).

Weekend of all the FUN is November 2 – 5, 2017!!

Link to the AMAZING home:

Stuffed Animals for Thornwood

Our sister school, Thornwood Elementary, is in need of small stuffed animals to use as incentives in their library program. To donate, please place your items, in good condition, in the bins located around the BHE campus. We will collect through March 3.

February Thank You’s

To our Yearbook Editors, Stephanie Aguirre, Karen Hellman-Diego and Claire Zurek for their countless hours of hard work compiling photos and producing our yearbook. To Taunya Rother for marketing and organizing the yearbook orders. We can’t wait to see the finished product!;

To Brenda Pounds, our Recording Secretary, who pays attention at all times at each and every PTA executive board and general meeting, keeping accurate notes and minutes;

To Katie Hazeldine, the Office and Copy Volunteer Coordinator who spends much of her own time in the office helping the staff in addition to scheduling volunteers;

To the hard-working and fabulous Auction Team – Wendi Duty, Donna Marshall, Katie Mattingly, Elizabeth Schweider, and Karen Teegarden, who are working non-stop to put the finishing touches on the upcoming BHE NEON NIGHTS Auction;

To the Auction Committee Chairs – Shannon Strickler, Cristina Cramer, Marcy Crapitto, Abby Khatiblou, Melanie Beck, Carrie Miller, Brenda Pounds, Katie Hazeldine, Kayley Isgur, Lindsey Martin, Shanna Heatherwick, Lauren Hufford and Kelly Wolf who have worked countless hours on the Solicitations, Retail Pick Up, Decorations, Silent Auction Set Up, Item Pick Up, Photo Gallery, Kids’ Creations, Grade Level Donations and Party Planning teams;

To the many parents and Teacher Appreciation Committee members, who prepared food for the February teacher appreciation luncheon at BHE.

To the Teachers, Administrators and Staff at Bunker Hill for your tireless efforts to educate and prioritize our children’s needs!

Rebecca Howard, PTA President

SBISD Communication Survey Needs YOUR Input!

The SBISD Communications Team wants your thoughts on the effectiveness of communications in our district.

We want to know if you’re getting the information you need in the way you best wish to receive it. Do you find our news and information easy to understand? Reliable? Timely? Delivered in the most effective way? Do you feel your voice is heard? Are we effectively engaging our staff, families and community? How can we improve?

Share your opinions and help us evaluate the effectiveness of SBISD communications at the classroom, campus and district level. Your voice matters!
Take the survey at: SBISD Communications – Click HERE for the survey

Neon Nights: Live Auction Preview! Formula 1 and Ferrari Club

Racing fans and car lovers, here is an experience for the books!!

Start Your Engines! You will be running hot with two front row seats in the main grandstands at the 2017 Formula 1 US Grand Prix in Austin! This package includes two 3-Day Race Tickets as well as exclusive tickets to the Ferrari Club’s private party during the event weekend of October 20-22, 2017.

This is the first preview of one of the awesome live auction items you can bid at Neon Nights!!
Have you bought your tickets yet?

Neon Nights: Rockin’ Rockport House!

Enjoy a three (3) night stay on Key Allegro in Rockport, Texas. Available activities include world class fishing, crabbing, bird watching, the Rockport beach and much more! This 5 bdrm/5 bath house is situated on one of the most desirable lots in Key Allegro overlooking Little Bay. House can sleep a large group (3 kings, 1 queen, 8 twins) and has a pool and hot tub. Sunsets are not to be missed!

This amazing house is featured on the Big Board items at our upcoming auction now less than a month away!!

Get on the Bus!

SBISD’s Council of PTAs is sponsoring a bus trip to Austin for Texas PTA Rally Day on February 27th. We will attend a rally on the steps of the capitol with PTA members from across the state and meet with our state legislators to voice our concerns about topics in public education, including school finance. We will depart PROMPTLY at 6:30 a.m. from the back parking lot alongside the fields at Chapelwood United Methodist Church and will return around 7 p.m.

While the Council will pay for part of the fee for the bus, we are asking that attendees pay a nonrefundable $25 donation to reserve a seat on the bus. So Get on the Bus!  Sign Up HERE!

Date: 02/27/2017 (Mon.)
Time: 6:30am – 7:00pm CST
Location: The back of Chapelwood United Methodist Church by the ball fields. Free parking available along the fields.

Can’t get on the bus? Write a letter. Click here for the Sign Up Genius and commit to writing letters to legislators. We will hand carry them to legislators in Austin!

Decoration Donations Needed for the BHE Auction

The Auction Decorations Committee needs your help with donations for our upcoming BHE Auction. Please click this link to the Sign Up Genius for a wish list of items needed to make our Neon Nights theme SHINE! Many of these items may already be lying around your home or can be easily picked up on your next shopping trip.

Questions? Please contact Abby Khatiblou at / 713-417-4175.

SBEF 5th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament

Mark your calendars…

Monday, February 20th will be the 5th Annual SBEF Sporting Clay Tournament at the Greater Houston Gun club.  To register for this fun event, please click here

Now more than ever, the Spring Branch Education Foundation’s financial support is essential for SBISD’s students and teachers. SBEF is committed to supporting our students and educators. Every student, at every grade level, on every campus, benefits from educational and extra-curricular activities funded by the Foundation. This tournament helps make that possible.

We invite you to be an event sponsor. Our underwriters and sponsors are invaluable to the success of this event and the success of SBISD’s 35,000 students.

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