BHE Teacher of the Year

Thank you for all the nominations you awarded our teachers this year! We had many, many amazing things said by students, parents, and community members about all of our outstanding teachers. I am honored to share the results of the Teacher of the Year nominations and voting. Please join me in celebrating Bunker Hill Elementary’s Teacher of the Year…..our amazing Mrs. Handy! We announced it live on BHE TV!! Mrs. Handy will be honored at the annual SBISD Bright Stars event in May. Please help me celebrate her!!!

Introducing…CLASS CREATIONS

We have a groovy new take on Kids Creations this year…introducing CLASS CREATIONS! Each homeroom class* has created a one-of-a-kind painted galvanized tub that will be sold in the silent auction! Featuring fun and unique designs, these personalized tubs have a wide variety of uses. Beverage tub, pool toy/towel bucket, party snack holder, toy container…the options are endless! Don’t miss your chance to bid on one of these fabulous pieces in the silent auction!

*There will be one tub awarded to the highest bidder per homeroom class!

Tickets are still on sale! Get yours today! https://one.bidpal.net/studiobhe2020/ticketing(details:ticketing-summary)

BHE – Are you ready for some square dancing?

Dear BHE Friends and Families,
Are you ready for some square dancing?
The Second Grade Square Dancing Showcase will be on Thursday, February 27th at 6:00 pm in the gym. We will be combining the square dancing and music to present a “Go Texan” show. We hope you can join us for this Texas-sized hoedown!
Please join us on Friday, February 28th for our annual “Go Texan” day performances for Kindergarten and First Grade. The First Grade Show will begin at 8:30 am and the Kindergarten Show will start at 10:20 am. Please allow time to sign in at the Front Desk.
We are looking forward to cutting a rug the Texas way! Yee Haw!! See Ya’ll There!
Deanna Kolde, Coach Lassiter, and Coach Laurel

Author Visit for K-2 – Pre-Order your Book Today!

Dear Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade,
Visiting Author Isaac Fitzgerald will be talking to our Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. His first picture book will be released early in March and he will be sharing this with our students. This fun-loving story, How to be a Pirate, tells of a young girl who goes to her grandfather to ask advice on how to be a pirate. We have this book available for pre-order through Blue Willow Bookshop. Isaac will be autographing all purchased books on the day he visits. You can order two ways. You can order online through Blue Willow Bookshop at: https://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/school-visits-isaac-fitzgerald where you can pay by credit card. The other way to order is to fill out the attached form, return to school with your child along with cash or a check. Click HERE to for the paper form.  Checks should be made out to Blue Willow Bookshop. Cash should be exact change, since we have no way to make change. All students are welcomed to pre-order books. All orders need to be returned by Friday, February 28th in order to receive an autographed book. Orders received after February 28th, will still receive a book, but it may not arrive in time to be autographed.

We would also like to help out the students and teachers at our sister school, Thornwood Elementary by providing the opportunity for interested families to donate a copy of Isaac’s book to a classroom at Thornwood. If you are interested, you can purchase a book for Thornwood in one of two ways:
• If ordering electronically, enter “Thornwood” as your school, “Donation” in the space for teacher name, and choose “signature only” for the signing option.
• If paper ordering, they can write “Thornwood Donation” on the student order form.
Thank you for helping out with this!
If you have any questions, please contact our librarian, Tammy Holley at tammy.holley@springbranchisd.com

StudioBHE Happenings

Make sure you purchase the hottest ticket in town to Studio BHE. February 22nd is the last day for early bird ticket pricing, the price increases to $90 on Sunday, February 23rd. Save your money for our amazing Auction items and get your tickets now!

https://one.bidpal.net/studiobhe2020/ticketing

Set your alarms for Friday, February 21st at 10:00 AM when tickets to The Warhol Lounges go on sale! These will go FAST! Have your alarms set and your fingers ready to CLICK!

Studio BHE has some major new opportunities to help give back and make BHE even better for the future generation of Lions.

This year’s BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT will be a “raise the paddle” at the end of the live Auction! All funds raised during that time will go towards the new school playground. Our current playground is an amazing place where friendships are made, milestones are celebrated, and energy is abundant. Unfortunately, none of the existing equipment will be saved. We need the new playground to be just as special as the current one, and to do that, we need your help. Please support RAISE TO PLAY…your donation will leave a lasting impact for years to come!

100% OF FUNDS RAISED DURING RAISE THE PADDLE GO TO THE NEW SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

IN 2007 (THE LAST SBISD BOND), THE DISTRICT PLAYGROUND BUDGET ONLY PROVIDED 2 PLAY STRUCTURES AND 6 SWINGS

BHE CURRENTLY HAS 4 PLAY STRUCTURES, 11 SWINGS, A GAGA BALL PIT, A BASKETBALL COURT, AND 3 SHADED SEATING AREAS

We need your support to ensure that the new playground is as special as the current one!

As if you needed one more reason to buy your tickets, check out this RAD trip featured in our Live Auction:

MY HEART IS IN HAVANA

A city trapped in time, Havana captures the imagination like no other. Faded glamour meets careful colonial-era reconstruction with a backdrop of irresistible color. Walk El Malecón, the walkway bordering the ocean; visit Old Havana and the Catedral de San Cristóbal; and listen for salsa music, open-air bazaars and parties that last all night.

Experience the history of Cuba over five (5) days and four (4) nights in this beautiful, modern five (5)-bedroom private residence. The home has five (5) bedrooms and five (5) baths and accommodates 6-10 people. Just minutes away from Old Havana, this getaway is close to dining, shops and nightclubs, and cigar lounges. When you come home from exploring, there is private escape in the backyard with a beautiful covered veranda and bar area.

This trip includes a Cuban cell phone, a local Cuban concierge meet-n-greet at airport, and 2 hour Old Convertible Tour.

Trip may be reserved based on availability. The four nights must be used during one trip. At least one person staying at the residence must be over the age of 25. The trip must be booked within 18 months from the date of purchase. Unless otherwise noted, all holiday/event weeks start the Saturday before the holiday/event through the Saturday after the holiday/event. All reservations will incur a non-refundable housekeeping fee. Tips not included.

Underwritten by Brett Woodroof/Gary Greene Distinctive Collection

STUDIO BHE Auction Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

STUDIO BHE Auction Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Prepare to get your groove on at our biggest fundraising event of the year. With an awesome auction, tasty food (catered by Masraff’s), live music, and a fab new venue (Warehouse Live), it’s time to book those babysitters! Join us at 6:00 PM on March 7, 2020, for another night of fun and fundraising!

Use the link below to purchase your tickets at $75 per person. This early bird pricing is available through Saturday, February 22nd. Beginning February 23rd, the ticket price will increase to $90 per person.

Studio BHE – Click HERE to Purchase Your Auction Tickets!

TEACHERS and BHE STAFF MEMBERS, please see the staff ticketing email for instructions on how to claim your special ticket pricing.

* You must purchase a ticket and attend the event to bid on items.

**We are using BidPal for ticket sales this year. A $1.88 per ticket processing fee will be added to your total at checkout. You will also have the option to cover your 4% credit card processing fees in connection with your ticket purchase.

If you have any questions about ticket sales or BidPal registration, contact Keleigh Spinner at 512-825-6028 or keleigh.spinner@gmail.com.

Let’s get groovy, BHE!

Your Studio BHE 2020 Auction Chairs,
Jordan Folloder, Lauren Harris, Lauren Hufford, Olivia Porter & Keleigh Spinner

February Thank You’s

To Dedi Hanagan, our Recording Secretary, who keeps our meetings running smoothly at PTA executive and general meetings, keeping accurate notes and minutes;

 

To Kelly Wolf, the Office and Copy Volunteer Coordinator, who volunteers much of her own time in helping the staff; and to all the office and copy volunteers who help BHE teachers and staff;

 

To our Yearbook Editors, Sara Moore and Linda Perniciaro for their countless hours of hard work compiling photos and producing our yearbook. To Izzy Fort for marketing and organizing the yearbook orders. We are so excited to see the finished product;

 

To Melanie Fowler, Library Volunteer Coordinator, and the amazing group of parents that volunteer in the library each month;

 

To the hard-working and fabulous Auction Team – Jordan Folloder, Lauren Harris, Lauren Hufford, Olivia Porter and Keleigh Spinner, who are working non-stop to put the finishing touches on the upcoming StudioBHE Auction;

 

To all the Auction Committee Chairs – Beautification- Morgan Scholl, Brochure-Sara Moore, Brochure Photos-Cathy Schuetze, Decorations-Blair Canfield and Kara Mueck, Family Donations-Shannon Strickler, Leave a Legacy-Katie Hazeldine and Kayley Isgur, Flocking-Kim Byrd, Grab Bags-Jessica Trozzo, Grade Level Donations- Monica Green and Karrie Yager, Kids Creations-Lindsey Martin and Lisa Podraza, Parties-Keleigh Spinner, Photo Gallery-Sarah Bunk and Jennifer Grabiner, Post Auction Event-Laura Mould, Program Seating-Dedi Hanagan, Retail Appreciation-Angela England, Retail Donations Committee-Kim Hammer, Retail Pick-Up-Michelle Seger, and to all the many committee members who have all been (or will be) dedicating their time to make this the best auction yet! A huge that you to Ms. Rimboch who has gone above and beyond to help with Kids Creations;

 

To Ms. Farber for helping to spread friendship and love around the halls of BHE this February! To all the Teachers, Administrators and Staff at Bunker Hill for your tireless efforts to educate and prioritize our children’s needs!

 

THANK YOU!

Emily Paulson

PTA President

StudioBHE Sneak Peaks!

 

The doors to StudioBHE will open in one month and we can finally share with you some of the jaw dropping items that will be available in our Auction. There will be some tried and true BHE offerings, but just like Studio54, we are keeping things fresh and are excited to offer many new items in our Silent, Big Board and Live Auctions.

Folllow the Flock! Our flockers have been busy and the kids are tearing up the dance floor with their photos in their disco dancer cut outs!

Make sure you have bought your tickets! We can’t wait to see you all on March 7th at Warehouse Live.

https://one.bidpal.net/studiobhe2020/ticketing

PTA Committees

Are you curious about all the committees our PTA has to offer? Click HERE to read more about them! This information is always available on our website under the PTA Info tab.

School Bell Award Winner

Congratulations to Tammie Handy for being the Bunker Hill School Bell Award winner! We love Mrs. Handy!

2020-2021 PTA Positions

It’s time to start looking ahead and filling next year’s PTA positions. Our PTA has many volunteer positions to choose from. If you would like to volunteer for one of them or get more information, please contact Karen Teegarden.

Register for Spanish for spring

For fourteen years, Early Language Learners has offered after school Spanish at BHE. Our program is engaging so that students have fun and learn a new language at the same time! Lessons are introduced though music, visuals, games and art. All areas of language learning are addressed: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Thursdays, after school, 3:05-4:05. Register now for spring semester at www.earlylanguagelearners.com.

For more information, click HERE!

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)!

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).

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.

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