A Note from our PTA President, Emily Paulson

 

Welcome back, Bunker Hill families! I hope your summer was full of fun, relaxation and special family time! We are ready for the start of an exciting new school year! The first few days of school can be full of mixed emotions; excitement over reconnecting with friends, anticipation about meeting new teachers and nervousness about the new adventures ahead. This is always a great time to reflect on how fortunate we are to be a part of BHE: an amazing school made up of the most dedicated staff, hardworking teachers and friendly families. Welcome to all of our new students and parents, new teachers and staff! We are excited to have you all as part of our family!

Our PTA website is full of important and useful information. Check out the Back to School Checklist so you do not miss anything. The PTA Big Form is online to make it easy for you to take care of your back to school forms. Also, make sure you click on the “Volunteer” tab to find sign-ups for the many BHE opportunities. BHE would not be the wonderful, special school we call home without YOUR help!

This year is going to be great and I’m thankful to be a part of it!

Emily Paulson

Back to School Checklist

Back to School Checklist

We hope the below checklist will provide some helpful reminders. All of these items can be completed online. Click away, if you haven’t already!

Click here to update your child’s SBISD registration

Click here to order your BHE Spirit Shirt

Click here to fill out the PTA’s online BIG FORM

Click here to register to be approved as a SBISD volunteer

Click here to use SignUpGenius for volunteer opportunities at BHE

 

Calling all Volunteers!

All volunteer sign-ups are now available on the PTA website – click HERE to signup.

BHE’s success depends on YOUR involvement, and we are so grateful for the many volunteers who help us each year. There are many different options, and volunteer opportunities for everyone.

Fall CIC Requests – Deadline Friday, August 23rd

The Campus Improvement Committee (CIC) is taking requests until Friday, August 23rd. The purpose of the CIC is to investigate, review, and prioritize the needs of the school so that the funds raised by the PTA, in excess of the operating budget, are spent wisely and timely. Recommendations of the CIC will be presented to the PTA for approval. CIC will review the fall requests and make recommendations to be voted on at the September 6th PTA meeting.

Any PTA member can make a request. To submit a request, please click HERE and complete the CIC Request Form or go to the PTA website and click on the PTA Info tab. If you have any questions, please contact CIC Chair Donna Marshall – BHECICChair@gmail.com

Back to School Dates

July 29-August 1:  Registration-  8am-12 pm and 1 pm-3:30 pm

August 5-8: Registration- 8am-12 pm and 1 pm-3:30 pm

August 13th: New Parent Orientation 5:30-6:30 pm

August 14th: New Student Tours 8:30 am
Meet the Teacher 9-10 am

August 15th: First Day of School
August 15th:  Back to School Coffee 8:10 am

Grade Level Parent Luncheons
August 21st: 5th Grade Luncheon at the home of Katie Hazeldine
August 22nd: 4th Grade Luncheon at the home of Kara Mueck
August 23rd: 3rd Grade Luncheon at the home of Amy Norris
August 26th: 2nd Grade Luncheon at the home of Shanna Hetherwick
August 27th: 1st Grade Luncheon at the home of Keleigh Spinner
August 28th: Kindergarten Luncheon at the home of Rachel Jones

Grade Level Luncheons

You are cordially invited to attend Bunker Hill’s Back to School Grade Level Luncheons. Each luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheons are casual get togethers at the home of one of the grade level parents. All parents in the grade level are invited to attend where they may visit with one another and briefly hear from the administration and PTA committee chairs. The wonderful meals are provided by parent volunteers who sign up to bring food. Please click here to sign up to bring food. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Call or text Morgan Scholl at 713-494-5333.

5th Grade: Aug 21st – Katie Hazeldine’s Home – 67 Williamsburg Lane
4th Grade: Aug 22nd – Kara Mueck’s Home – 12131 Overcup Drive
3rd Grade: Aug 23rd – Amy Norris’ Home – 11819 Cobblestone Drive
2nd Grade: Aug 26th – Shanna Hetherwick’s Home – 11714 Winshire Circle
1st Grade: Aug 27th – Keleigh Spinner’s Home – 11820 Chapelwood Lane
Kinder: Aug 28th – Rachel Jones’ Home – 11763 Duart Drive

Hope to see you all there!

Submit Pics for Yearbook!

Hi Moms, Dads, and special friends! We hope everyone had a wonderful first day of school at BHE. If anyone took pictures of students or teachers or our wonderful staff on first day, we would love them for yearbook! Also looking for pics from
Parent coffee if you have them. Please submit ASAP to bheptayearbook@gmail.com.Thank you,
Sara Moore and Linda Perniciaro

Fall Online Spirit Store NOW OPEN

Welcome Back, BHE Lions!!
Did you forget to order you spirit gear in the spring? The fall Spirit Store is now open to purchase your MANDATORY (for field trips) Spirit Shirt and any additional spirit gear you might desire.
Click HERE for the online spirit store.

EVERYONE must purchase a BHE Spirit Shirt to be worn on field trips. Light Blue BHE shirts are for K-4 students and Bright Blue Class of 2020 shirts are for 5th grade students.

If you already purchased your spirit gear in the Spring PreSale, it will be available in your oldest students classroom at Meet The Teacher on Wednesday morning.

Big Form

Big Form 2019 is here for all your back-to-school needs!

The BIG FORM 2019 is here for all your back-to-school needs.  You will be able to join the PTA, order an extra copy of the directory, purchase a Spring Fling shirt, order a yearbook and donate to the Underwriting campaign!
Deadline to complete the Big Form is Friday, August 30th.

BHE Directory Information

For the 2019-2020 school year, we will be using Membership Toolkit for our BHE Directory. In order for our BHE community to stay connected, we encourage all families to participate in sharing their information.

Here’s what you need to do to access the BHE Directory:
•Go to Membership Toolkit by clicking here 
•Click on the Register/Login button.
•If you already have an account with another organization that uses Membership Toolkit you can use the same email and password to login. You can then proceed to the numbered steps below.
•Select “Create Account” and fill in the name, email, and password information.
•Click “verify my email” and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
•Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.

1.Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information.
2.Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.

Once the Primary Account is set up, the Primary User can “invite” other email addresses to access his/her account. This allows the Secondary User to have their own login information, but still have access to the family account.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at: bheptadirectory@gmail.com.

SBISD Volunteer Registration

Did you know that each year you must register to volunteer within SBISD? Please register today and get involved at BHE!  https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com

School Supplies

 

Did you forget to order school supplies? Still desire the ease of knowing you are purchasing the exact teacher selected supplies? Don’t fret. It’s not too late.
We did order a handful of extra boxes per grade level which will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis at Meet The Teacher.
Also, if you’d rather not worry whether you will be able to secure one of the extra ordered boxes, you can act soon and purchase your child’s school supplies through www.schooltoolbox.com and have it shipped directly to your house. Orders ship from the warehouse within 10 days and take 3-4 days shipping to get to you.
Can’t remember if you ordered or not? If you go to the schooltoolbox website, once you login, you will be able to see your purchase history.
If you have any further questions regarding school supplies, please contact:
Arielle Lawson rellh@att.net
Taunya Rother rothertdb@gmail.com

Bunker Hill Fiddling Lions 2019-20

For over 35 years, SBISD has offered elementary string instruction, allowing children to learn Suzuki violin at school, with friends, at below-market cost. These children develop a skill set that includes sensitivity, discipline, attention to detail, time management, and team work — shaping a potentially productive mind set. Orchestras in every school at the secondary level offer a far more elaborate group experience musically and socially.

Focus at BHE seeks to nurture responsible group membership, development of a sound technical foundation, a love of making music with friends, and fun. Parents need to provide an instrument, selected materials, and organizational plans for effective home practice. Parents who arrange to observe recess lessons and/or after school classes are better equipped to assist their children at home. Parents who cannot observe instruction will make a plan with the teacher to know how to guide the child at home.

The fall semester will include several exciting performances in addition to our traditional Freaky Friday and Winter concert. Returning students will have a Pizza Play-In on August 20, in room 606, 3:00-5:00. The following day, new students will meet 5:30-6:30 in room 606 to learn more about the coming year.

***Enrollment forms are available in the front office and in room 606!

Parents are welcome to contact Director Julie Lundgren at julielundgren@att.net.

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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iKids U After-School at BHE

Registration is going on now for the 2019 – 2020 School Year! iKids U offers a variety of after-school opportunities onsite at BHE, including Stay & Play, Enrichment, and One on One services. Customize your child’s after-school schedule with part-time and full-time options from 1 to 5 days per week. Siblings attending Wildcat Way may be eligible to attend iKids at BHE. Please contact iKids at 713-665-5200 or info@ikidsinc.com with any questions. Visit www.ikidsinc.com for more information.

Click HERE for the registration form.

Spanish for Fall

Early Language Learners is beginning its fourteenth year of Spanish instruction at BHE! Our mission is to teach Spanish to elementary school kids using methods that prepare them for middle and high school courses. We pursue all four areas of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. And it’s FUN. Games and music and comradery are cornerstones for our efforts at BHE.

It’s been a privilege to see some of our ELL now in high school taking AP Spanish classes and even thinking of pursuing Spanish beyond the required hours in college.

Classes are held every Thursday after school and are grouped by grade level.

We look forward to answering questions you may have.

Registration and other information can be found at www.earlylanguagelearners.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.

Studio BHE Auction 2020

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FOLLOW THE CALL OF THE DISCO BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FACEBOOK @Bunker Hill Elementary Auction
INSTAGRAM @bunkerhillauction

2019 BHE Auction Reveal -Final from Bunker Hill Elementary on Vimeo.

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 teachers, counselor, and librarian. 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 counselor, Melissa Farber. We announced it live on BHE TV!! Mrs. Farber will be honored at the annual SBISD Bright Stars event in May. Please help me celebrate her!!!

Bunker Hill PTA School Bell Award Nominee 2019

Each year the Bunker Hill PTA nominates an outstanding staff member who promotes the purposes of the PTA and is an advocate for all children. At the January PTA meeting, we announced our 2019 School Bell Award Nominee … Brittany McLennan!!!

Mrs. McLennan has touched the lives of many of our Bunker Hill students and families. She is passionate about the success of her students and is a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child. She was honored at the PTA Founder’s Day dinner on February 21st. Please tell Mrs. McLennan congratulations the next time you see her!!!

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