Kid’s Heart Challenge Signup

Our kids will be working hard to meet their goals for the Kid’s Heart Challenge on Friday, December 7th. Please sign up by clicking HERE to bring snacks (peanut free!) or waters for each child in your child’s homeroom class. Snacks and waters need to be in the gym by 8:00 a.m. on December 7th or feel free to drop them off the day before.

Belt and Jacket Drive for Thornwood Elementary

We will be collecting new and gently used belts and jackets for our Sister School, Thornwood Elementary. Please clean out your closets! We will have a container in the front foyer to collect them the entire month of November.

Jump Rope for Heart

Hello Bunker Hill Parents/Guardians,

Yesterday, the American Heart Association (AHA) was on our campus kicking-off their brand new program “Kids Heart Challenge.” Your child will be learning about their heart, jumping rope and playing basketball while learning the importance of helping others! The following is how you can help your child be a #HEARTHERO and help us fight heart disease!

To participate simply follow these instructions:

  1. Download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge APP and/or visit heart.org/kidsheartchallenge
  2. Once there, register your child under the Bunker Hill Elementary page and take any online heart health challenge.
  3. Make a personal donation and/or send emails to collect donations. You can also post to your social media pages to raise money and awareness for the AHA. This is so easy, everything is done online only; no door-to-door solicitations.

Daily Updates:

Each week, you will receive an update from the AHA about how our students are doing, which grades and classes are in the lead and how close we are to reaching our goal of $15,000 dollars.

Incentive:

When we reach our $15,000 dollars goal Principal Dana Johnson and Asst. Principal Rachelle De La Cruz have agreed to dress up in SUMO OUTFITS and complete the Bunker Hill Fitness Course ending in a Slip and Slide Fudge SUNDAE!!! Coach Lassiter and Coach Laurel have agreed to play egg roulette IF we can get 200 Bunker Hill Students to register online and take a Health Challenge.

To show our appreciation for your support, your child can earn the following:

  • A FREE Glow in the Dark Wristband just for taking the online heart health challenge.
  • Fun Heart Hero THANK YOU Gifts – visit the Kids Heart Challenge APP to see the Heroes come to life (Wristband, Echo, Finn, Ruby, Fiery, Oscar, Splash, Sprinkles).
  • Raise $50 and students will receive: A Buy One, Get One ½ off voucher to a Houston Rockets Game which includes a Free Rockets T- Shirt and a Free-Throw shot at the end of the game. Students will also earn a Buy One, Get Dynamo voucher and Buy One, Get One voucher to NASA Space Center. Vouchers will be emailed directly to you.  

Our Kids Heart Challenge Money Due date is Dec. 7th.

Celebration Day is: Dec. 21st

For more information, click here.

AS SEEN ON TV AUCTION FORMS

A great Auction begins with great donations! We are looking for party hosts, theater and event tickets, VIP experiences, professional services, time in a vacation home, airline tickets, etc. If you have a connection or something to donate, please let us know by completing a form under the Auction tab on the PTA website, links below or contact Shannon Strickler at (713) 614-7312.

Host a Party Form

Donation Form

Order Yearbooks before January 19th

Don’t miss out on the 2018-2019 yearbook! Click the Buy Your Yearbook pic or HERE to order now! The deadline to guarantee your order is January 18, 2019. After that, orders will be limited to the few extras ordered. We sold out last year so don’t risk it. Cost is $35

If you are not sure if you have already purchased one, please check the list HERE.

Any questions? Contact Izzy Fort

Spelling Bee

Attention Spellers! We are preparing all students for our 9th annual Bunker Hill School Spelling Bee! The process begins with class Spelling Bees for grades 3-5 on Wednesday, November 7th. Grade level study lists will be going home on Monday, October 15th and all grade level words are available on the PTA website HERE.

Two representatives from each class, grades three through five, will receive a spelling bee t-shirt and will compete in our whole school Spelling Bee on Wednesday, November 28th at 8:45 in the cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to attend! The winner and runner-up of this bee go on to represent Bunker Hill at the District Spelling Bee.

Please enjoy the process of preparing for this event. Remember, your child is allowed to ask for a word to be repeated, its definition, usage in a sentence and origin of language.

If you have any questions please contact Jill Melancon.

Bilingual Learner’s Journey

Are you interested in starting your child on the Learner’s Journey towards bilingualism in Spanish and English? Come learn about SBISD’s Two Way Dual Language Program at each of the three elementary campuses: Cedar Brook, Pine Shadows and Sherwood. During those visits, parents will learn about the program, application and lottery process and be able to ask questions about the program and/or each school. We look forward to meeting you!

For more information, see flyers linked HERE and HERE.

هل تتحدث الإنجليزية قليلاً فقط؟/Habla solo un poco de ingles? /你只会说一点英语吗?

Habla solo un poco de ingles?
Si desea solicitar un auricular de interpretación para la presentación del día internacional, haremos todo lo posible para encontrar un intérprete voluntario para usted. Para el lunes 22 de octubre, por favor solicite equipo interpretativo enviando un correo electrónico bethgentner@gmail.com
Desired Language:
Name:
Email:
Cell Phone Number:

국제 데이 프레젠테이션을 위해 통역 헤드셋을 요청 하시려면 자원 봉사자 통역사를 찾기 위해 최선을 다할 것입니다. 10 월 22 일 월요일까지 전자 우편으로 통역 장비를 요청하십시오.
bethgentner@gmail.com with:

Desired Language:
Name:
Email:
Cell Phone Number:

إذا كنت ترغب في طلب سماعة رأس تفسيرية لاجتماع رابطة الآباء والمعلمين ، فسوف نبذل قصارى جهدنا للعثور على مترجم فوري bethgentner@gmail.com with:

Desired Language:
Name:
Email:
Cell Phone Number:

你只会说一点英语吗?
如果您想要为国际日介绍请求解释性耳机,我们将尽力为您找到志愿者口译员。到10月22日,请通过电子邮件bethgentner @索取解说设备gmail.com with:

Desired Language:
Name:
Email:
手机号码:

英語は少ししか話せませんか?
インターナショナル・デー・プレゼンテーション用の通訳ヘッドセットをご希望の場合は、ボランティア通訳を見つけるために最善を尽くします。 10月22日までに、bethgentner @電子メールで通訳機器をリクエストしてくださいgmail.comに :

希望言語:
名前:
Eメール:
携帯電話番号:

Alodia Basketball Camps

Please click HERE to learn more about Alodia basketball camps.

 

 

SBEF Fundraiser

SBEF needs your help in “Making Our Schools Better.”  Click HERE to find out more information.

We want your old TVs!

The auction team is requesting donations of your old, vintage, or antique Televisions. They do not need to be in woking order. Please contact Brigid Beck to coordinate the donation. We look forward to seeing everyone on March 2nd!

We Are Family! I Got My “SISTER SCHOOL” with me!

BHE’s sister school is Thornwood Elementary. Thornwood is located near Stratford HS and currently has no PTA.

1. Please save all your box tops for Thornwood! Send them to your child’s teacher or place them in the bin located in the PTA workroom.

2. Thornwood Library needs your help!! Any amount of time is greatly appreciated. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or whenever you are available. Ms. Natalie Lopez is the librarian and would love help Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday anytime between 8am – 3pm.

Transportation Protocol – Updated

Welcome back Lions! Check out this video for an update on this year’s new arrival time and procedures!

https://youtu.be/pELbeCEGvP4

Arrivals:

Students may NOT be dropped off at school earlier than 7:20. 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 7:25 to 7:50 to allow walkers/bike riders to arrive safely. Our day begins at 7:50 so please have your child at school by this time. They are tardy at 7:55.

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

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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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

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

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.

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 http://www.springbranchspeaks.com 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 !

Attention Amazon Shoppers

s7-j0saEDid 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 you normal Prime membership privileges still are in place. You just need to always you go the Amazon Smile site to shop.

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.

SBISD App & Urgent Text Alerts

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