School Board Elections

All registered voters within SBISD are reminded to vote in this year’s School Board Elections. Early
voting begins on April 24 and continues through May 2, and Election Day will be on Saturday, May 6th. Please visit www.springbranchisd.com for more information.

Early Voting sites include:
• Wayne F. Schaper Leadership Center (SBISD Administration Bldg.) 955 Campbell Road, 77024
• Don Coleman Community Coliseum,1050 Dairy Ashford, 77079
• Holy Cross Lutheran Church 7901 Westview, 77055
• City of Piney Point Village 7676 Woodway Suite, #300, 77063 (no voting at this location on Saturday)

Election Day sites include:
The following seven Election Day voting locations will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday,
May 6. Voting locations are based on middle school attendance zones and home street address:
• Election Precinct No. 41 – Landrum Middle School, 2200 Ridgecrest, Houston, TX 77055
• Election Precinct No. 42 – Memorial Middle School, 12550 Vindon, Houston, TX 77024
• Election Precinct No. 43 – Spring Branch Middle School, 1000 Piney Point, Houston, TX 77024
• Election Precinct No. 44 – Spring Woods Middle School, 9810 Neuens, Houston, TX 77080
• Election Precinct No. 45 – Spring Forest Middle School, 14240 Memorial, Houston, TX 77079
• Election Precinct No. 46 – Spring Oaks Middle School, 2150 Shadowdale, Houston, TX 77043
• Election Precinct No. 47 – Northbrook Middle School, 3030 Rosefield, Houston, TX 77080

Candidate Information:
Trustee Josef Klam is unopposed for Position 1.
Competing for the Trustee Position 2 are incumbent Chris Gonzalez and Mary Curry Mettenbrink, a non-profit executive.
All positions are for three-year terms.

If you need assistance on where to vote or for all other questions, please call 713-251-2217.

Open PTA Board Positions

It’s hard to believe but plans for the 2017-18 school year are well underway. We are so thankful for the many volunteers that have stepped up to help lead the charge! There are still a few open PTA board positions. Please consider chairing one of these committees.

Marquee: 1 or 2 Committee Chairs – Works with the front office and changes the text on the front and back marquees on a weekly basis.

Spring Fling: 5 Committee Chairs – Spring Fling is a family fun day with games, rides, prizes, a DJ, food, and other activities. Many volunteers are needed to coordinate, set up, clean up, and assist in the various booths.

Yearbook Marketing: 1 or 2 Committee Chairs – This volunteer markets the yearbook, takes orders in the fall, and coordinates delivery in the spring.

Without your help these activities won’t happen. If are interested in chairing one of these committees or have any questions please reach out to Morgan Scholl, morgan@schollforest.com.

Thornwood Elementary School Supply Drive

Our sister school, Thornwood Elementary, is in need of supplies to get the 2017-2018 school year off to a great start! Please click on the Sign Up Genius link to donate. We have specific items requested by teachers listed on the sign up, as well as an opportunity to give Office Max gift cards in any denomination. Please drop off items in the School Supply bins located around BHE or contact Melanie Fowler at fowlermb@gmail.com for pick up. All items must be received by Wednesday, May 10.

Melanie Fowler and Kristie Van Arsdel
BHE Community Service Chairs

Spring Fling…Thank you!!!

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers at Spring Fling on Saturday! Your attendance and support made the event a success. We could not have done it without you! It was a great day for the kids and the BHE community.

Special thanks go out to the following people:

Valerie Muniz, Erika Rodriguez, and the BHE office staff for working tickets sales;

PTA board members for their work behind the scenes;

MMOB, ACL, and Boy Scouts for volunteering their time;

Megan and Jonathan Parker for setting up the jail, and the entire crew of volunteers that helped set up the carnival games and inflatables;

Sacred Heart for providing first aid;

Abby Khatiblou, Suzanne Stiles, and Amy Hampton for heading up the Redemption Booth;

Melissa Caylor and HEB for the delicious food from HEB True Texas BBQ;

Kristie Van Arsdel for running the Cake Walk;

Kerri Kenne for organizing and running the Splash Booth;

Ballooms of Houston for the awesome BHE Balloons;

and a very special thanks to Angelina who makes sure we leave BHE in the condition in which we found it.

Thank you again to all who made Spring Fling a success!

Spring Fling 2017 Chairs

Kindergarten Round-Up

Bunker Hill Elementary

Who: New Parents and students entering Bunker Hill Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have had children come through Bunker Hill Kindergarten you do not need to attend, but please see information on the Google Form located below.

Why: Meet the Teachers, take a brief tour guided by BHE 5th Grade Ambassadors, and receive information about formal registration taking place in August. (You will not be registering your child on this day.)

** Please Note: If your child attends Wildcat Way they will be accompanied by their teacher on this day***

When: Wednesday, April 26th at 9:15-10:00
Where: Bunker Hill Elementary Cafeteria

RSVP to allison.wright@springbranchisd.com

*** ALL incoming kindergarten parents (attending or not attending Round-Up) please take a moment to complete this Google Form.***

2017 Running for the Arts 5K & ArtFest

Everyone is invited to participate in this fantastic family-friendly event! Proceeds from Running for the Arts will directly benefit the Spring Branch Independent School District’s ARTS Partners Program and the SBISD Health Fitness Program. The ARTS Partners Program provides cultural art experiences for all SBISD students while SBISD’s Health Fitness Program educates students on the best way to live a healthy lifestyle.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
Register online at www.runningforthearts.com or Click Here for Registration Form
Hosted by: Spring Branch Education Foundation

 

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 info@ikidsinc.com for any questions.

Click here for the registration form

March Thank You’s

To the fabulous Auction Team, Wendi Duty, Donna Marshall, Katie Mattingly, Elizabeth Schweider, Karen Teegarden, for planning and executing our fabulous NEON NIGHTS auction. To their committee chairs and to the many volunteers that worked tirelessly to help make every aspect of the auction a success, and to the parents, teachers and staff that attended the event and generously supported BHE!!

To Nicole Fair for a fabulous 2nd grade program. To Melanie Fowler, Abby Khatiblou and Anne Sellis for coordinating the program and to the parents who helped decorate and make the production run smoothly;

To our Health Fitness teachers, Coach Lassiter and Coach Sciaraffa, for another fun day of square dancing;

To Minda Caesar for organizing and coordinating the Get on the Bus! Campaign and her tireless efforts to ensure the BHE community is educated on the Texas Legislative agenda;

To Claudia Puente for representing Bunker Hill as our School Bell Nominee at the PTA Council dinner;

To the Teacher Appreciation Committee and parents who supplied a delicious lunch for our teachers and staff in March;

To Susie Lee for sorting and organizing the Lost and Found;

And, to the Nominating Committee, Chair Kerri Kenne, Shawn Hays, Megan Parker, Suzanne Stiles, Kristie Van Arsdel, for assembling a fantastic slate of PTA officers for the 2017-18 school year!

BHE Shines!

Rebecca Howard, PTA President

Join SPRING BRANCH SPEAKS… to make our voices heard in Austin

spring branch speaksAs 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 !

Online Directory

directoryCongratulations! 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: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/gomobile.html

 

SBISD Choice Program Lottery Timeline

choice_timelineThe 2017 SBISD Choice Program Lottery calendar has been released. This year families may apply during either of two Common Application windows. Round 1 applications will be accepted November 1, 2016 – February 10, 2017. If applicants miss the Round 1 window, applications will be accepted, space available, beginning April 17, 2017.

Please see the Current listing of SBISD Choice Programs which require a common application for Fall 2017 placement.

Cedar Brook Elementary Dual Language
Pine Shadows Elementary Dual Language
Sherwood Elementary Dual Language
Spring Forest Middle Dual Language
Spring Woods Middle Dual Language
Spring Woods High Dual Language
WAIS Dual Language
WAIS International Baccalaureate (IB)
Cornerstone Academy
KIPP Courage College Prep @ Landrum
Via The Academy of Choice
YES Prep Northbrook Middle
YES Prep Northbrook High

SBISD Volunteer Registration

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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.

https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com

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 smile.amazon.com 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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