Books & Breakfast Applications Now Available for 4th & 5th Graders

Attention 4th & 5th graders! Do you love reading? Do you enjoy a good book discussion with friends? Do you eat breakfast? If so, then Books & Breakfast may be for you!

What is Books and Breakfast? It is a before school book club for 4th and 5th graders. Each session meets for 10 weeks – every Thursday at 7:00 am in the library. We have a light breakfast and then break up into smaller book clubs (each led by a faculty member) for book discussion. Over the 10 weeks, students will read 3 novels and have a lot of fun!

Anyone interested must complete an application. The application will be available starting Wednesday, September 19th in the library. All applications must be turned in to the library by Wednesday, September 26, 2018. We do not accept late applications. Here are some things you will need to know & consider before filling out an application:

  • We take 45 students in each session (Fall & Spring). Students can only do one session. (We typically have a waiting list.)
  • There is only one application process – it is in the fall.
  • Students are asked to read between 50-75 pages a week.
  • Students are making a commitment to attend each session for the whole 10 weeks. Attendance is important. If you miss 2 times you forfeit your spot to the next person on the waiting list.
  • We ask that parents sign up to bring a food item at least once during the 10 week session. (There will be a sign up genius sent out for each session.)
  • The application is to be filled out by the student, but there is a parent portion.
  • In the event that we have more than 90 students apply, we will choose students by drawing names.
  • The dates for the fall are October 4 – December 13
  • The dates for the spring are January 17 – March 28

If this sounds like something you would like to do, then please come get an application.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Holley.

Happy Reading!

Pre-Order Visiting Author Books Today – Visiting Author Karina Yan Glaser

Visiting author Karina Yan Glaser will be talking to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on Thursday, September 27th. She is the author of a new chapter book series The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street. Her newest book in the series, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden, will be out in time for her visit. She will be talking about her new book as well as her other books when she visits. We have both books available for pre-order through Blue Willow Bookshop. Karina will be autographing all purchased books on the day she visits.

There are two ways you can order. You can order online through Blue Willow Bookshop by clicking HERE, where you can pay by credit card. The other way to order is to fill out the form by clicking HERE, attach a check or cash and return to school with your child. Checks should be made out to Blue Willow Bookshop. All students (any grade) can order books to be autographed by Karina. All orders need to be placed by September 24, 2018 in order to be guaranteed to receive an autographed book.

If you have any questions, please contact our librarian, Tammy Holley.

 

Book Fair – Reading is Sweet at BHE

Reading is Sweet at BHE
September 24-27, 2018

Book Fair will be September 24th-27th. There are so many ways to get involved. We would love any and all help during the week of Book Fair! Please sign up on the Sign Up Genius to volunteer that week. Click HERE or the pic below for the class visitation schedule, so you can plan ahead.

 

 

 

 

We will be having our KICK OFF PARTY on Monday, September 24th from 4-7 pm after school. Bring the whole family for a fun night of shopping, and kids can do the book walk in hopes of winning a book! Chick-Fil-A and Kona Ice will be there for optional dinner purchases – click HERE for Chick-Fil-A menu. The first 75 people who purchase a book from our donation table will get a free small Kona Ice!

Our annual Special Friends’ Day (students invite a special person(s) other than parents to Book Fair) will be on Thursday, September 27th. Please submit the form linked HERE by September 21st.

We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you!

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!

MHS Markettes Junior Drill Clinic

Memorial High School Markettes Jr. Drill Clinic

Ages K – 5th grade

Saturday, September 29th from 9:00a – noon, Memorial High School Gym 1.

$50

Registration open from until September 27th – click HERE for full poster.

memorialmarkettes.com

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.

GT Identification Information

Please click HERE for information about the 2018-2019 Gifted and Talented Community Awareness Meeting. The GT referral window opens on September 19th and will remain open until October 22, 2018. If you have any questions about the GT referral process, feel free to reach out to Melissa Farber.

 

Spanish begins this week!

Early Language Learners after school Spanish on BHE campus will begin Thursday, September 6th. We give your child a language foundation that will help him excel in secondary Spanish. There are still spaces left in the K-1 and 2-3 classes. Register at www.earlylanguagelearners.com or call 713-722-0063 for additional information.

Click HERE for more information.

Reflections Contest 2018-2019

This year the national Reflections theme is “Heroes Around Me”. 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 HERE. The deadline for submitting entries will be October 26th by 3pm in the PTA workroom. Please contact Jennifer Selzer, jenpselzer@gmail.com or visit https://www.txpta.org/programs for additional information.

 

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

Texas Children’s Food Allergy Symposium

The community is invited to network with families with food allergies and medical professionals.  Click HERE for more details.

iKids U After-School at BHE

Registration is ongoing for the 2018 – 2019 School Year! iKids U® offers a variety of after-school opportunities onsite at BHE, including Stay & Play, Enrichment, and One on One services. iKids meets all your scheduling needs with Part-Time, Full-Time, Early Dismissal, and Drop-In Day options! Also, new this year is daily Chinese classes! Please contact iKids at 713-665-5200 or info@ikidsinc.com with any questions.

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

Welcome to Kindergarten party at Wonderwild

Reserve your spot for the BHE 2018 Welcome to Kinder Party! This party is open to BHE kindergarten students for the 2018-19 school year. 20 spots were sold at the BHE Auction earlier this year, with 20 spots remaining to purchase during the first few weeks of school.

Date: Saturday, September 22nd

Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Wonderwild, 767 N. Shepherd Drive, #400, Houston, TX 77007

Cost: $40 per child

Click HERE for the signup genius for the remaining 20 spots for the welcome to kindergarten party at Wonderwild. The first 20 spots were sold at auction. All the payment details and the date are included in the signup genius.

 

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.

SBISD Volunteer Registration is OPEN


The SBISD volunteer application for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. Click HERE to register.

As a reminder, all volunteers must register and gain approval before starting volunteer service each year. If you were approved to volunteer during the 2017-18 school year, your status is only valid until October 1, 2018. After that point, all returning volunteers need to be re-registered and approved for the 2018-19 school year.

*Please note: Volunteers who apply using a valid email address will automatically receive an email from SBISD once you are approved to volunteer.

 

Join SPRING BRANCH SPEAKS… to make our voices heard in Austin

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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.

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