Attention Amazon Shoppers

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Did 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 your normal Prime membership privileges stay in place. Just use www.smile.amazon.com whenever you shop on Amazon (once you connect it to our account)!

BHE Door Hangers for sale!

Have you been wanting a cute BHE door hanger for your front door? Well, we have the perfect one for you!!! Silly Silly Girls designed a custom lion paw door hanger for our BHE families! All are hand painted and have a black felt back so they don’t scratch your door. If you would like to see one in person, we have one on display inside the front door of BHE.

The price for each is $55. We accept cash, Venmo to @KeleighSpinner, Cash App to $KeleighSpinner or checks payable to Bunker Hill PTA. Checks and cash can be dropped off with Devin at the front desk. The sale ends THIS FRIDAY, November 22nd.

Don’t miss out on these! We are only selling them this week and won’t be offering them again!!

Thank You To Our Donors

Thank you to all of the families that supported the Bunker Hill Elementary 2019-2020 underwriting campaign!

Through the generosity of so many at our school, the campaign has raised over $66,000! With these funds, our students will benefit from an extensive slate of educational enhancements, which truly set Bunker Hill Elementary apart from its peers.

A tax letter for your records will be delivered to your oldest child’s teacher on Tuesday, November 19 for distribution.

Auction Brochure Family Photos

Family photos with Fred have sadly ended, but there is still a chance to submit your own family photo for our 2020 Auction Brochure. The auction brochure will be distributed in the weeks leading up to StudioBHE.  You can submit your photo digitally to bunkerhillauction@gmail.com with the subject line “Auction Brochure Family Photos”. The cost to submit your own family photo is $150, please make checks payable to “Bunker Hill PTA”. Once you have submitted your digital photo you can then leave your check in the PTA workroom, specifically in the Auction mailbox.

The deadline for all auction brochure family photo submissions is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH!!!!!

Holiday Custodial/Cafeteria Collection

On the parents’ behalf, we would like to give the gift of cash to thank our eight custodial and cafeteria staff members this holiday season. An optional collection jar will be at the front entrance of the school through December 16th. If you are unable to stop by BHE to donate, but would like to contribute, please contact Karen Teegarden at kwteegarden@gmail.com.

StudioBHE… The Hits Keep Coming

The HITS keep coming!!!

We’ve been saying for a while now that you will want to come EARLY and stay LATE! Now we can reveal to you where you can do both!

Click HERE to find out more!

If, after Auction, you aren’t ready to return to life in the “burbs”, we have secured two room blocks at downtown hotels. We have rooms at the Marriott Marquis and The Magnolia Hotel Houston.

The Marriott Marquis is within walking distance to Warehouse Live and the Magnolia Hotel has a car service that can take you to and from the auction. This is an opportunity to take a break, spend time with friends and raise money for our incredible school!

Pease click on the links below to reserve a room! These room blocks will run out so make sure and book soon!!

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1569008844075&key=GRP&app=resvlink

https://book.passkey.com/event/49977989/owner/14793349/home

Kids Heart Challenge is about to begin!

Kids Heart Challenge is about to begin!

Click HERE for a sneak peek of the BHE Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart).

Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge is kicking off soon and don’t want you to miss out! Ask your friends and family to help you take the Kids Heart Challenge. Learn more about Kids Heart Challenge and sign up today! Any student who raises $150 will get to SLIME a Coach Lassiter or Coach Laurel! It’s Time to SLIME!!!!

https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=khc_resources_search

SBEF Clean Hands Drive

Click HERE for more information on SBEF Clean Hands Drive

ALL-NEW BOX TOPS

No More Clipping: Scan Your Receipt

We collect box tops for our Sister School, Thornwood Elementary! Box tops has just introduced a more convenient way to help schools in real time.

1. Download the App

2. Create an account (or log in). Please select Thornwood

 Elementary (14400 Fern Dr. Houston, TX)

3. Scan your receipt within 14 DAYS of purchase

4. Earn cash for Thornwood!

***Traditional Box Top Clips: We are accepting the traditional box top clips. Please send to your child’s teacher or put in the Box Top bin in the PTA workroom during the month of October.

Click here to learn more!

New Electronic Reimbursement Process!

We are excited to announce a new electronic process to request reimbursement or payment of a bill. For complete instructions, please click HERE and carefully read and follow the steps. When you are ready to fill out and submit your request, click HERE for the form! You can always find the form and instructions under PTA Forms on the BHE PTA website. Any questions regarding this process, please email Michelle Rigo at the BHE Treasurer’s address at bhetreasurer1@gmail.com. (Please ONLY use bhereimbursements@gmail.com  for submitting reimbursement requests and not general Treasurer questions. Thank you!)

 Highlights of the new process:

  • Please read the complete instructions before your first time submitting a request electronically.
  • Email your reimbursement or bill pay request to bhereimbursements@gmail.com.
  • Download or save the Reimbursement Request Form as a PDF from the PTA website using your computer (it will not save from a cell phone; do not fill it out directly from the website – it won’t save your info).
  • Email the completed form and a PDF or picture of your receipt to the new reimbursements email.
  • Paper envelopes and receipts are still okay (found in PTA workroom).
  • As always, Deposits should be turned into VP Long Range Planning, Cathy Schuetze (deposit box found in PTA workroom).

5th Grade Washington DC Trip

Attention 5th Grade Parents,


Now is the time to start thinking about and planning for the 5th Grade trip to Washington DC! Every year we take a group of 5th graders to Washington DC and surrounding areas in June following the end of school. The trip is coordinated through School Tours of America. This year’s trip will be May 30, 2020 to June 3, 2020. Here are some of the highlighted stops:
• Colonial Williamsburg, VA
• Jamestown, VA
• Charlottesville, VA – Monticello Tour
• Washington DC: Capitol Hill, Smithsonian, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, various memorials and landmarks, and more!

Registration is now available through the School Tours of America website. You might even consider traveling with your child for a special trip to culminate the 5th Grade year and study of American History!

You can register online at www.schooltoursofamerica.com using our BHE trip number: #9457. All you need to register is a $99 registration fee. The trip can be paid out over the course of the school year. I hope you will consider this fabulous, fun-filled opportunity!  Feel free to come to find out more information!

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS DECEMBER 5TH!

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Holley or Story Clements. tammy.holley@springbranchisd.com
story.clements@springbranchisd.com

Support Our School Every Time You Shop!

Every time you shop at Randall’s, you could be earning money for BHE, just by buying your regular groceries! You can link our unique Good Neighbor Number, which is 2502, to your Randall’s Remarkable card and help us raise funds! Connect our number to your Remarkable card online at www.randalls.com by signing in (create an account if it’s your first time) and then clicking on the Good Neighbor Program.

Transportation Protocol – Updated

NEW TIMES!  SBISD had over twenty bell schedules in existence which made bus transportation very difficult. There will now only be TWO elementary bell schedules district wide. We selected a start time of 7:50 (instead of 7:20).

Our first bell dismissing students from the gym and the cafeteria will be at 7:45.  Our second bell marking your student tardy will be at 7:50.  BHE TV begins at 7:50.  Plan ahead!

Carpool will be open from 7:20 to 7:45. Gates will be locked (even on rainy days) promptly at 7:45. ALL late students (carpool, walkers, bikers, etc.) will have to be signed in by a parent at the front window after 7:50. This is a MAJOR CHANGE. Please plan ahead – you will need to be in the carpool line by 7:25 or your child will be late. Classroom instruction begins promptly at 7:50 am. Thank you for supporting us in getting EVERY CHILD to class ON TIME!!

Click the link below for a map showing how to get from the front of the school (main entrance) to the back of the school (carpool).

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Are you receiving messages through Messenger?

BHE Friends and Families,

Messenger is the quickest way for Bunker Hill to reach ALL families with updates or important news. Families need to update their Skyward information each year and anytime there is a change. You won’t want to miss out on learning what’s going on at Bunker Hill! Signed Up but not receiving them?

1. Please make sure that you check your spam folders to see if my messages may have accidentally gone into the wrong folder or that you may have opted out on accident.

2. Update your information: The only way to make sure you are receiving communications through Messenger is to make sure your Skyward information is up to date. You can update your information as a returning family at this link: https://www.springbranchisd.com/studentsfamilies/back-to-school/registration

Warmest regards,

Dana Johnson Principal

Join Remind 101 for BHE Buses

Would you like an instant reminder if your child’s bus is running late?

Open the attachment for directions: Remind 101 for BHE buses

Warm regards,

BHE Faculty and Staff

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.

Teachers College

What is Teachers College and how does it positively affect your child? Watch the video below to begin understanding the methods our BHE teachers are using to make your child a lifelong lover of reading and writing.

https://vimeo.com/276105993

SBISD App & Urgent Text Alerts

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