CIC Request Form Now Online; Spring Requests Due Friday, April 1

cicThe Campus Improvement Committee (CIC) Request Form is now available online. Please click HERE to complete your form and include attachments. If your attachments cannot be included with the form, please submit a hard copy in the PTA workroom. The deadline for spring submissions is Friday, April 1, 2016.

Camp of Champs Celebrates 25 Years!

SportsThe Camp of Champs will celebrate its 25th year in Spring Branch at Memorial Middle School this summer! Director Lamar Evans coached and taught in Spring Branch I.S.D. for 31 years. Over 10,000 campers have attended the Camp of Champs since 1992. Experienced and caring coaches provide quality instruction in a fun and safe environment. Basketball, Volleyball, and Football are available to 1st-8th grade boys and girls. Camp brochures will be available on auction night, sitting next to an auction item for a free session at the Camp of Champs this summer! You may also call Coach Evans at 832-549-8367 or 281-574-1438. His e-mail address is evansw44@hotmail.com. Click here for more information.

Reflections Contest Results

reflections_20152016_logoCongratulations to the following students who went on to the District level competition:

Camille Amoruso
Chloe Baik
Jack Booth
Berkeley Keller
Angela Lu
Arpad Mallarino
Danna Sun
Joshua Tolentino
Reese Waggoner
Tess Waggoner

The following students received awards at the District level:

Danna Sun – Award of Merit (Visual art)
Arpad Mallarino – Honorable Mention (Visual art)
Angela Lu – Honorable Mention (Visual art)
Chloe Baik – Award of Merit (Visual art)
Jack Booth – Honorable Mention (Visual art)
Berkeley Keller – Award of Excellence (Photography)
Reese Waggoner – Honorable Mention (Literature)
Tess Waggoner – Overall Award of Excellence (Literature)
Joshua Tolentino – Award of Merit (Music Composition)
Camille Amoruso – Award of Excellence (Dance Choreography)

A big Congratulations to Tess Waggoner whose literary submission “The Great Escape” received the Overall Award of Excellence and is going on to compete at the State level. Tess will be recognized at a reception this Spring.

Lost & Found

lost and foundWondering where that jacket went? Did your child have a lunch bag that is now MIA? It may be in our Lost & Found collection. All items are now on display in the foyer ready to be claimed by their owners. Parents are welcome to come check the table for items until February 10th. Items not claimed will be donated to a charitable organization.

Auction News

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Auction Sneak Peek – Magness Orthodontics

Does one of your kids need braces? Have you been considering straightening your smile? Magness Orthodontics has graciously donated a full orthodontic treatment (over $5000 value) to the highest bidder! This fabulous item has NO expiration date and no age limit. Dr. Magness is a BHE alum, is board-certified and has been practicing for over 20 years.braces2


Luxury Spa Escape for 6

The lucky high bidder of this wonderful Spa trip will feel calm and relaxed after a stay at the Mision del Sol Resort & Spa. The winner and 5 guests will be re-energized while staying in a 3 BDR/2BA luxury villa for 4 nights, 6 massage treatments are also included. Located in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Mision de Sol offers more than 50 treatments to cleanse and detoxify your body. Other activities available at the Resort include yoga, tai-chi, tennis, volleyball spinning, gym and much, much more!

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Join Troop 641 for Pancake Supper at Chapelwood

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2014 Summer Camps

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Summer will be here before we know it!  Please visit the Summer Camp section in the right sidebar to view all the camp flyers that will be posted between now and the end of the school year.

Volunteers Needed

teacher appreciation - thumbnailThe Teacher Appreciation Committee is in need of a few more dishes for several Spring Teacher Appreciation Luncheons including Friday, February, 5.  The teachers greatly appreciate all of the delicious dishes that we provide for them each month at this event.  Please take a moment to check the link and bring something yummy, if you have time. Sign up here.

SBMSA Boots, Buckles and Ballgames Gala

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4th annual St. Baldrick’s Headshaving Event

st baldrickStand in Solidarity with Children With Cancer!
4th annual St. Baldrick’s Headshaving Event at Bunker Hill Elementary School
Tuesday, February 23 6:30pm-8:30pm
REGISTER TODAY at www.stbaldricks.org/events/bhe2016

SBISD Community Education Program

spring branch isd logo large squareSBISD Community Education Dance Program offers different types of dance for 3 years old to teen-adults as well as adults in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Zumba, Yoga, Flamenco, Ballroom, Country Western, and Salsa. You may walk in and start a class anytime during the session.

SBISD also offers over 100 courses mostly to individuals who are 16 and over. To view the courses, schedules and to register go to the website at:  http://communityed.springbranchisd.com

Bookworm Book Festival for Young Readers

bookwormWHO: A committee of school and public librarians and Blue Willow Bookshop

WHAT: Bookworm Book Festival

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Spring Oaks Middle School, 2150 Shadowdale, Houston, TX 77043

COST: Free

WEB: www.bookwormfestival.org
Twitter: @ bookwormbkfest #bookworm @BlueWillowBooks
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bookwormhouston

MEDIA: contact@bookwormfestival.org
Cathy Berner
(832) 452-2160

Announcing:
Authors and Keynote Speakers for 2016 Bookworm Festival

Houston, Texas—The Bookworm Festival for Young Readers —established to celebrate emerging readers and those who write for them— and Blue Willow Bookshop announce the details of the 2016 Bookworm Festival.

“The best thing about Bookworm is the connections kids make with the authors. They interact with them during the presentations and in the signing lines afterwards. The questions and insights the children have about the books amaze me! The whole experience is incredibly rewarding!” says chair of the Bookworm Festival planning committee, Melanie Scales.

The event will feature 6 of the most popular and award-winning authors and illustrators of books for young people, including Mac Barnett (Twitter: @macbarnett), who will deliver the keynote address. Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of over 18 books for children, most recently Leo, A Ghost Story, with illustrator Christian Robinson. Other works include two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, which also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. He writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels and, with Jory John, The Terrible Two. He lives in Berkeley, California
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Other panelists, who will share their work, are listed below.

Doreen Cronin, Bloom
Jennifer Sattler, Chick ‘n’ Pug: The Love Pug
Stephen Savage, Where’s Walrus? And Penguin?
Emma Virjan, What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig
Salina Yoon, Be a Friend
The festival is supported by a grant from the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, provided by Phillips 66, as well as the Spring Branch Education Foundation.

For more information and the full schedule, see the Bookworm Festival website: www.bookwormfestival.org.

Noche de Fiesta – Sneak Peaks

Axis Deer Hunt in the Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Falling Rock Ranch in Mountain Home, Texas, near the banks of the Guadalupe River, is a beautiful 500 acre low-fenced private ranch. The owner will take the lucky winner and a guest on a guided Axis hunt for one animal. Bring your family for a two‐night stay, in a private guest casita on the grounds. This trip includes one dinner and two breakfasts for you and your guests. Guest casita includes lodging for up to 8 people. Additional nearby activities include skeet shooting, fishing, kayaking, hiking and exploring the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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Middle School Transition: Cornerstone Academy

 

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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.

Noche de Fiesta Parties!

auctionEveryone loves a good party!! The deadline for turning in party forms is quickly approaching and the dates are filling up fast! If you would like to be a co-host but not sure what to do, just ask! We are more than happy to help you find a party group.
Make sure to send in your form to Elizabeth Schwieder at eschwieder@me.com

Noche de Fiesta Family Donations

auctionDoes your family have great seats to games that you don’t use? Have a vacation home or rental that you could share with another BHE family? We need your help! The Auction team is looking for donations of any size, shape or form from our fabulous families. These can be anything from a beach home to Rockets tickets. The Auction benefits each and every child at Bunker Hill and we want to help make it a success for yours. Contact Beth Gentner at bethgentner@gmail.comfor any questions or one of the Auction Co-Chairs.

Join MHS Theatre…Kiss Me Kate!

kiss_me_kate_final_logoDon’t miss Memorial High School Theatre’s all-school musical, Kiss Me Kate. In this show-within-a-show, an egotistical leading man is forced to play opposite his ex-wife in Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Both onstage and off, they wage a battle of the sexes as it becomes clear they are still in love. Mistaken identities, gangsters, and additional romances complete Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy.

Shows are ThursdaySaturday, January 28-30 and February 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 6 at 2:30. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.mhstheatre.com. For an additional $10, join us in the VIP room before the show and during intermission at the Friday and Saturday evening performances to enjoy the senior video, behind-the-scenes photos, and hor d’oeuvres, and sweet treats. Although technically not rated, the show could be considered to be PG-13.

Lawrenz Fitness Extravaganza

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Sports and Fitness Activities

Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Spring Woods High School, 2045 Gessner

Sponsored By: Spring Branch Health Fitness Teachers Association

Click here for more information.

January Message from the PTA President

ptaHappy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. We are halfway through the school year and we had a fun and successful first half. Without all of our outstanding parent volunteers, the Book Fair, International Day, Teacher Appreciation lunches, Colonial Day, three grade level programs and many more events would not have happened! Our spring semester is also full of fun and engaging volunteer opportunities, so please look at the Volunteer tab on the PTA website to help with Auction, Spring Fling, Teacher Appreciation and more.

As a reminder, we have our first PTA meeting this Friday, January 8th at 9:30 am in the Community Center (which will follow the first meeting for Spring Room Parents). We will be electing our Nominating Committee during this meeting, who will then take suggestions for the 2016-2017 PTA Executive Board positions. All suggestions for this Board are due to the Committee by January 31st.

I hope to see you Friday and at all the PTA meetings this spring. We are looking forward to another successful spring at BHE!
Melanie Beck

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