CIC Recommendations

Please click the image below to review the recommendations of the Campus Improvement Committee. After the proposal and discussion of the items, they will be voted on by the PTA membership at the PTA meeting on Friday, October 3, 2014.



Walk to School Day


SBEF Gift Basket

The Spring Branch Education Foundation is hosting a gala this October and BHE will be donating a basket for the silent auction. The theme of our basket is Get Out and Get Healthy, and we have a small budget for the basket but will need donations to make it fabulous! So please consider donating gift cards or items you might already have or can pick up when you are at fitness spots like Academy, running/exercise clothing stores, healthy restaurants, smoothie spots, trainers/club memberships, etc. Ideas like yoga mats, towels, water bottle, resistance bands (all that stuff you keep meaning to use:)). You can bring items to the front office and label “SBEF.” Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Please turn in items by Wednesday, October 15. Please contact Melanie Beck with any questions.

Auction Update

Auction planning is well underway and we need your help. Under the Auction Tab, you will find various volunteer opportunities as well as the forms you will need to host a party or make an auction donation. Don’t forget to sign up for Family Photos here. The scheduled sessions are filling up fast! Family photos are taken by photographer Fred Keinz and will be included in the auction brochure.

Kingdom Basketball 2015


5th grade vs Faculty/Parents Volleyball Tournament

The 5th grade vs Faculty/Parents Annual Volleyball Tournament is just around the corner.  It is open to any fifth grader that would like to participate.  The volleyball tournament will take place on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 after school starting at 3:15 and will last for approximately an hour or so (4:30ish).  If your student chooses to participate, you must print and fill out this permission slip and return it to the Health Fitness Department on or before October 10, 2014 (NO EXCEPTIONS). Your child must have transportation home that afternoon if they plan on participating.  If they would like to come, watch and cheer instead of participating they are more than welcome to.  Parents please come ready to play or watch.

Helping Kids Learn to “Keep Calm and Carry On”

Reflections Art Education Contest

This year the national Reflections theme is “The World Would Be A Better Place If….”. 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 by clicking here. The deadline for submitting entries will be October 22nd, in the PTA workroom by 3 pm. Please contact Susan Wienert,, with any questions.

Spirit Shirt Day

Attention All Kindergarten and Fifth Grade Parents,

Fred Keinz will be on campus on the morning of October 3rd to take a large group shot of all of this years kindergartners and a separate group shot of the fifth graders. These group photos will be displayed on the front and back inside covers of this years yearbook and we want everyone looking their best in their BHE Spirit Shirt!
Please remember to dress your students in their BHE Spirit Shirts on Friday, October 3rd.

BHE Book Fair: October 7th- 9th

Bunker Hill Elementary Book Fair 

October 7th- 9th, 2014


It’s time for the BHE book fair “Characters Matter.” Here’s how you can participate.

Class Visits, Tues-Wed, Oct. 7-8, 7:45 am-3:30 pm

Each class will be assigned a 30 minute time period to visit the Book Fair.  The visitation schedule is now available here. Parents are welcome to attend with their child. Don’t forget to stop by our book donations table at the book fair!  We will have books available for you to purchase and donate to our library.  A book label is put in each book with the donor’s name and your child will be the first person allowed to check out the book.  The book fair is the only fundraiser for our library so we greatly appreciate your donations!

Twilight Hours – Family Time, Wednesday, Oct 8, 4:00 -7:00 pm

If you can’t make it during the day, bring the whole family in the evening.  Swing by before your evening events and spend a moment selecting a great book.  There will be light refreshments and a Book Walk every 15 minutes with a chance to win a new book!

Special Friends Day, Thursday, Oct 9, A-J, 8:30 -10:00 am, K-Z 10:00-11:30 am

This is a designated day to invite a special friend(s) (grandparents, other relatives, neighbors, etc.) to join your child at the BHE Book Fair! In addition to visiting the Book Fair your child and their special friends(s) will attend a reception with light refreshments and photos.  Please go to our online sign-up page. Deadline for sign up is fast approaching.  It’s a fun event and a great opportunity for special friends to actively participate in your student’s school day. There are two shifts, children with their last name beginning with A-J will have guests at 8:30 am and those with a last name beginning with K-Z  will have guests at 10:00 am.

For our out of town special friends we have a new feature this year, the opportunity to donate online to our library. The link is here.

Volunteer: The book fair is a volunteer driven event.  Please consider helping out. Volunteering on Special Friends day is a great way for parents to participate.  Sign-up here.


“Legacy of Style” Style Show featuring Trina Turk Design

Dear SBISD Alumni, Family and Friends,

We are honored to serve as Co-Chairs of the 4th Annual Spring Branch Education Foundation Style Show and Luncheon on Friday, November 21st at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Boulevard.  Please make plans to join us for “A Legacy of Style” in partnership with designer Trina Turk and her Galleria I store.

We are thrilled to be working with internationally renowned fashion and home designer, Trina Turk.  With a new Houston store opening soon, her signature bright colors, graphic patterns and textures are a perfect fit for our climate.

Enclosed you will find the “Save the Date” announcement for the event.  We have sold out for our previous style shows, and expect to sell out again.  We have also included a Table Reservation Form so you can secure your reservation now, you may also register online by CLICKING HERE.  A reception will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by the style show and luncheon at noon. We will continue with our tradition of SBISD volunteers and parents as models for the day. If you have any questions, please call the SBEF office at 713-251-2381.

We sincerely hope you will be able to join us on Friday, November 21st, at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.  We look forward to sharing a Legacy of Fashion with you!


Debbie Slack & Susan Griffin

A Legacy of Style

Style Show Chairs

5th Grade Washington DC Information Meeting

Attention all 5th grade parents! There will be an informational meeting about the 5th Grade Washington DC trip on Monday, September 29th at 6:00 pm in the library. 5th grade parents and students are invited. The dates of our trip are June 6-10, 2015. Watch for a packet to come home the week of September 22nd.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Holley.

Parents of Current GT Students

Join Dr. Valerie Hernandez and Counselor Sondra Durham in a discussion about the1st & 2nd grade GT program and the expectations for 3rd – 5th grade GT students. The meeting will take place on Oct. 3 at 8:30am in the Community Center (CC) Room. Bring your coffee and morning pastry and take part in an informational meeting about your GT student’s experience.

Note: This meeting is NOT for parents seeking student admission into the program.

Questions should be forwarded to

Join the PTA

In case you may have forgotten to join the PTA through the Big Form, it isn’t too late! You can access the form here. Dr. Hernandez would love 100% participation!

Why join the PTA? It gives parents what they want–a way to help their children succeed. Not all decisions affecting your child’s school happens at the local level. The PTA addresses the needs of all children, in every school, in every state, across the entire nation. By providing members with programs, resources, training and information, the PTA brings parents and educators together to meet the needs of every child.

5th Grade Houston Symphony Field Trip

Dear Fifth Grade Parents:

On Tuesday, October 7th, fifth grade students have the wonderful opportunity to see and hear the Houston Symphony perform a live concert at Jones Concert Hall. The Houston Symphony has adopted Spring Branch ISD, and there is no cost to your child. Students have already studied the instruments of the orchestra, and the concert will make the music come alive.

Each student will need to have a completed permission slip returned to his/her homeroom teacher in order to participate. We will be leaving Bunker Hill at 10:00 a.m. and returning around 12:45 p.m. Please send a lunch to school with your child because the cafeteria will be closed when we return. Students should also wear their BHE 5th grade neon yellow spirit shirt and nice jeans to school that day. (Please no shorts!)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at school. Thank you for supporting the music program at BHE.


Katherine Kyle

5th Grade Colonial Day

Hear ye! Hear ye! Calling all parents of fifth grade students. We are in need of many more volunteers to make our colonial day a fun filled day for our children. There are plenty of opportunities to serve the day of and if you can’t be there the day of, we have ways you can serve in the days before with things like sewing and silhouettes or baking johnnycakes. Please sign up here today!

Also, we are still in need of a chair for medicine-no medical degree necessary! To chair medicine, please click here.

Auction: Hotel Sorella Reservations

If you want to reserve a room for the night of the BHE Auction on Saturday, February 21st, please follow the instructions below:

Go to and follow these steps:

Enter arrival and departure dates

Under “Promotional Codes” Select: “Group/Block”

Enter your group code: BHEAUCTION (no spaces)

Click “Check Availability”

Or call the reservations line at 866.842.0100 and ask to make a reservation under the group name: BHE AUCTION COURTESY BLOCK

Principal’s Post

1st Character Trait – Curiousity

I keep six honest serving men,  curiosity                                                                                                                     They taught me all I knew;

Their names are What and Why and When

And How and Where and Who.   Rudyard Kipling

Why would I begin this post with that short poem?  We are kicking off our year of “Sailing Toward Our Future” with our first of eight character strength words. Each month this year we will focus on one character strength and September’s is CURIOSITY.  We define a curious person as one who has a desire to know or learn new things.  As we talk about and model what it looks like to be curious, we want students to know that we learn better when we are eager to explore new topics and show an interest in learning by asking questions.  As citizens of an overwhelming digital world, where information is available at the click of a key, it is ever more important to learn how to ask good questions.  Questioning moves learning forward when we not only ask, but actively seek an answer.  Whether we ask Google or a teacher, curiosity means we are always wondering and searching for new understandings.

For the rest of this month, students will hear, talk, read, and write about what it means to learn by being curious.  At the end of the month, each student will get a CURIOSITY brag tag to begin their collection of tags that remind us of the strengths of character.  BE CURIOUS!

Special Friends Day

Mark your calendar…Special Friends Day is Thursday, October 9th. Your child’s grandparents or special guests are invited to Special Friends Day at Bunker Hill Elementary! A fun filled morning is planned with refreshments, book fair shopping and keepsake photographs with Fred Keinz Photography.

Please click here to register your child and special friend!  To participate the form must be submitted by Friday, October 3rd.

Does your child have a grandparent or special friend out of town? They can participate too! Please visit here and special friends can donate a book to the BHE Library.


Girl Scout Sign-Up Rally:K-5



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