Tickets for BHCL – Auction & Music Festival 2018 are on sale now!!

The Auction is Saturday, March 3rd starting at 5:30pm at The RCC (11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford TX 77477).

We will have fantastic Live Auction items, fun Big Board items, exciting new Parties, Heads or Tails and a Raffle you don’t want to miss!! Throughout the Auction we will have festival style dining and live music from four different bands!

Purchase your tickets HERE. You can purchase seats on the Party Bus on the ticket form, but there are only 80 bus seats available! So get your tickets right away to secure a spot on the bus. After February 18, ticket prices increase to $85. See you at BHCL!

Camp Lawrenz

This is a game/activities day camp run by the H.F. coaches as well as middle and high school coaches on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Spring Woods High School. Please click HERE for more information.

The Great WAIS Experience – rescheduled to Tuesday, January 30th

The Great WAIS Experience for prospective parents and students interested in applying to attend WAIS has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 30th in the WAIS auditorium.

The show will start at 6:30 and computers will be available for applications from 6:00-8:00 in the library. Come hear why Westchester Academy is a great choice for students!

Box Tops for Thornwood

It’s time for Spring Box Top collection for our sister school, Thornwood Elementary. Please turn in your box tops to your teachers or to the PTA workroom Box Top bin by Wednesday, January 31. Also, if you are out shopping and purchase grocery items with box tops, ask your cashier if there are bonus box tops.

Questions? Please contact Melanie Fowler.

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 PTA Executive Board. The committee is comprised of Stephanie Nolen, Kathryn Roark, Cristina Cramer, Shannon Strickler and Callie Ezell. Nominations can be submitted to any member of the nominating committee and are due by January 31st.

BHCL Live Auction – Italy!

Up for bid at the BHE Auction will be an amazing Italian Villa! You and 11 friends can journey to Italy and stay in a 300 year old Villa in the heart of Italy in Umbria just north of Rome. You can fly into Rome or Florence – round trip airport transfers are available if you fly in and out of Rome for an additional price.

The Villa has 6 spacious bedrooms with 6 large en-suite bathrooms. Daily maid service is included. The gourmet kitchen is large and fully equipped with every tool a cook needs to have, including two refrigerators and an ice-maker. There is a spacious and comfortable living room with a large flat screen TV, CD, etc. There is a laundry room with a washer and a dryer.

There is a big dining room (with a table that seats 20) plus a large outdoor covered patio where you can dine al fresco. Outside there is also a wood burning pizza oven and an old fountain. An infinity pool overlooks a beautiful and peaceful valley.

Start making plans now to attend BHCL Auction & Music Festival on March 3rd and happy bidding! Ciao!

Turn It Gold Week

SBISD has partnered with the Turn it Gold non-profit organization to raise awareness that very little money goes toward funding cures for pediatric cancer. BHE will celebrate being brave and bold to support any friends and family members who are battling or have battled cancer.

Although September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, Harvey pushed SBISD’s support back a few months. We are excited to show our support through BHE’s Turn it Gold Week from January 22 – January 26th.

Look for special decorations marking the week, Turn it Gold bracelets for sale for $1 before school, special activities in health fitness, and lots of information on BHE TV.

Dont forget! On Friday, January 26 everyone wear as much gold as possible to show their support!

5th Grade to Middle School Transition Information

Attention 5th grade parents, please see the attached documents for important dates pertaining to your child’s transition to middle school. Things will continue to be updated as new information is made available.

Please click HERE for important dates for parents of BHE 5th Grade Students

Please click HERE for for SBMS Open House Flyer

If you have any questions, contact Melissa Farber.

CBE Application Window is Now Open

The Spring Credit by Exam (CBE) application window is open now through February 2nd. These exams are designed to give students who are highly advanced in their learning an opportunity to skip the next grade level in math or in all subjects. Students must pass the exams with an 80% or higher to be considered for advancement. Applications are now being accepted for grades K–4. Any advanced placement will begin in August.

Students can take either 1. Math only CBE OR 2. All subjects CBE (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies). Please take your child’s maturity level and ability to adapt into consideration when ordering a test.

If you’d like to submit an application for your student, please click HERE to download the Elementary Application. You can return the completed form to me personally, by email, or to the Front Office.

All applications are due to me by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2nd. No late applications will be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Farber.

**5th grade parents be looking for information about 5th grade math testing options through the coming weeks. If you would like your student to accelerate an entire grade level, please email me by January 31st.

Keep Flu Out of School

The Flu Is Contagious

Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others.

Person to Person

People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose.

To avoid this, people should stay away from sick people and stay home if sick. It also is important to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick should not be shared without washing thoroughly first. Eating utensils can be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap and do not need to be cleaned separately. Further, frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at home, work and school, especially if someone is ill.

Don’t Miss the Memories!!

 Please check this LIST to make sure you have ordered your BHE Yearbook. If your name is NOT on this list, you have not ordered a 2017-2018 yearbook. The deadline to guarantee your order is JANUARY 26, 2018. After that, orders will be filled on availability of excess yearbooks. But don’t wait, because we sold out last year!

Click HERE to order your yearbook online. Cost is $35 each.

Please contact Adrienne Hwang if you have any questions.

Upcoming Musical at Memorial High School – All Shook Up!

Based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and featuring the music of Elvis!

This is the story of Chad, a roustabout who rides into town on his motorbike and shakes things up.

Nothing will ever be the same again.
Come out and see the magic of love and roll n’ rock combined!

February 1,2,3 & February 8,9,10
All shows at 7:00 pm

Tickets may be purchased at

Auction Donation & Party Host Deadline

January 20th is the deadline to submit a Donation for Auction or a “Host a Party” form. If you have something (big or small) to donate, the Auction Team would love to hear from you! If you have a great idea for a party now is the time to get it submitted. Forms for donations and parties are on the PTA website. Thank you, BHE families, for your generous donations!


5th Grade Video-DEADLINE January 26th**

**Attention Parents of 5th Grade Students**

The deadline to submit photos for your child to be in the 5th grade video is January 26th! Please submit a baby photo, kindergarten photo and current photo of your child to in jpeg format.

In addition, the baby photo you submit is used in the yearbook in a photo collage of the 5th grade students, so if you do not timely submit your child’s photos they may not be in the yearbook. If you have questions please contact Allison Martin.

BHCL Auction & Music Festival – Headliner Reveal

Bunker Hill City Limits Auction & Music Festival is proud to announce the headliner band of their 2018 Lineup! Password will be the final musical act of the evening, delivering a high energy performance, lots of instrumentals, and audience participation.

It’s a musical experience you won’t want to miss!

For more information on Password, all other bands performing at BHCL, or any other information about Auction, check our Facebook Page.

Spring Branch Middle School Hosts Harlem Wizards Basketball Game

Join the community in this fun family night for all! Enjoy the game, dinner and halftime fun! Click HERE for more information.

State Board of Education Seeking Input on Long Range Plan

Work is under way to create a new Long-Range Plan for Public Education, which is expected to establish goals for Texas public schools through the year 2030.

The State Board of Education (SBOE) is seeking input in a public meeting Thursday, February 8 in Houston. The meeting will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Region 4 Education Service Center, 7200 Northwest 100 Dr., Region 4 McKinney Conference Center, Rooms A-F, Houston Registration is free. SBISD has two parents attending. To join them, register HERE.

Spanish in the spring!

BHE Spanish after school: Thurs 3:05-4:05pm Spanish class,  Jan. 11- May  10. Early Language Learners gives students a jump up on middle school spanish. Language is easier to learn at a young age and our classes are age appropriate and fun! Not to mention our experienced teachers and awesome curriculum. Enroll today for the spring semester. Call 713-722-0063 for more information.



Transportation Protocol


Students may NOT be dropped off at school earlier than 7:30. 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 7:45 to 8:05 to allow walkers/bike riders to arrive safely. Our day begins at 7:55 so please have your child at school by this time. They are tardy at 8:05.

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

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

spring branch speaks

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 !

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