GT Awareness Meeting

The GT referral window is now open. There are several steps for the GT referral process. The first one is to refer your student for testing. Please click HERE for the GT Parent Referral Form.

If you are not sure whether or not to refer your child for GT, there will be two meetings about the Spring Branch ISD Gifted Talented services and the characteristics of GT students. Click HERE to see the attached flyer for more information.

 

BHE Library Volunteer 2017-2018

Be sure to click below to sign up to be a BHE Library Volunteer this year!

 

Auction Brochure Family Pictures


Support BHE 2018 Auction BUNKER HILL CITY LIMITS and sign up for a spot to have your family photographed by professional photographer Fred Keinz. Photo sessions are 15 minutes and taken in the lovely backyard of the Sellis Family. You will be able to select the photo you want to be used for the auction brochure and receive one 5×7 print. Price is $150 payable by check to “Bunker Hill PTA”. After images are ready you will have the option to order holiday cards, reprints and enlargements at an additional cost. See SignUpGenius and secure your spot!

Alternatively you can submit your own family photograph. Price is $150 and your photo will be included in the Auction Brochure. You can submit your photo digitally to bunkerhillauction@gmail.com with subject line “Auction Brochure Family Photo”. Then leave your check in the PTA Workroom, Auction mailbox.

“Children of BHE” picture for the Junior League of Houston

Calling all Junior League members at BHE! Please join us for our annual picture, “The Children of BHE” to be submitted for this year’s JLH Charity Ball Brochure and BHE Auction Brochure.

The picture will take place at 7:40 am (SHARP!) on Thursday, September 21st on the BHE playground. The picture will only take 5 minutes! Please have your children wear their BHE shirts, if possible.

Click HERE to sign up so we know you’re coming! Questions? Please contact Abby Khatiblou for more information.

Book Fair 2017…Camp BHE

Camp BHE – Camp Out With A Good Book!
October 2-5, 2017

Special Friends Day, Wednesday, 10/4, 8:15 — 11:00 am
This is a designated day to invite a special friend(s), including grandparents, relatives, neighbors, etc., to join your child at the BHE Book Fair. Please click HERE go to our online sign-up page to register for this event.

The deadline for sign up is September 29. There are three shifts:
• Children whose last name begins with A-H will have guests from 8:15-9:00am.
• Children whose last name begins with I-Q will have guests from 9:15-10:00 am.
• Children whose last name begins with R-Z will have guests from 10:15-11:00 am.

Sign up to volunteer! We need your help, and we have a lot of spots available!

Kick Off Party, Monday, 10/2, 4:00 — 7:00pm
If you can’t make it during class visits, bring the whole family to the Book Fair from 4:00 until 7:00 pm on October 2nd. There will be food from HEB True Texas BBQ and Kona Snow Cones, plus games and prizes.

Class Visits, Tuesday 10/3 and Thursday 10/5, 7:45 am—3:30pm
Each class will be a 30-minute period to visit the Book Fair. The visitation schedule will be available soon, and parents are welcome to attend with their child, or you can send money with your child.

Book Donations
Visit the Book Donations table throughout the Book Fair to purchase books to be donated to the BHE Library. Your child will have the first opportunity at the school to check out this book, after which it will be returned to share with all students for years to come.

All proceeds benefit the Bunker Hill Library. Thank you!

 

Student Directory Cover Art

The deadline has been pushed back to Wednesday, September 20th to submit your student’s entry.

It’s time for the annual Bunker Hill Directory cover art contest! All students are encouraged to participate! Please click HERE for the form.

Rules:

– You may submit one color and one black-n-white drawing. Use the provided sheet of paper (you may want to make a copy of it before you start in case you make a mistake).

– Please keep in mind that the drawings will be scanned – drawings that are too light cannot be used.

– Use black pen for black-n-white drawings (you may want to start with pencil and then go over it with black pen). Crayons or markers scan best for the color drawings.

– Turn the paper horizontal (so that the boxes are side-by-side) and draw your artwork in the boxes – stay in the lines.

– Write your full name & grade in the lower right hand corner of each box. Return form to your teacher.

SUGGESTIONS FOR DRAWINGS . . .

Classroom Activities School Plays & Programs
Playground Scenes School Mascot – The Lion
Music Activities Spring Fling
Health Fitness Activities What I like best about BHE

In addition to the cover, we will use artwork throughout the directory.

Be creative and have fun!

Turn in your drawings to your teacher by
Wednesday, September 20th

Questions? Please Contact:
Brenda Pounds
BhePtaDirectory@gmail.com

“High Kicks for Harvey” Markettes Junior Drill Clinic


Please join the Memorial Markettes for their annual junior drill clinic on Saturday, September 30th from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Kindergarten through 5th grade girls.

This year’s theme is “High Kicks for Harvey” to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief and the Markettes will donate 100% of the proceeds to our SBEF. Please click HERE to register.

Thornwood Library Volunteers Needed!

Our sister school, Thornwood Elementary, is in need of library volunteers. Thornwood does not have a PTA, so the librarian appreciates any help we can give her. Volunteering is easy. One-hour shifts are available on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Click HERE to volunteer!

Pre-Order Visiting Author Books Today!

Visiting author Ryan Higgins will be talking to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders on Friday, September 29th. He is the author of favorite picture books Mother Bruce, Hotel Bruce, and Be Quiet! He has a new book coming out soon titled, Bruce’s Big Move. He will be talking about his new book as well as his other books when he visits. We have this book, as well as his other books, available for pre-order through Blue Willow Bookshop. Ryan will be autographing all purchased books on the day he 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 this FORM, attach a check or cash and return to school with your child. Checks should be made out to Blue Willow Bookshop. This is a great book for all kids, so even if your child isn’t in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade, they can still order a book to be autographed by Ryan. All orders need to be placed by September 20, 2017 in order to be guaranteed to receive an autographed book.

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

 

Attention: Kindergarten – Back to School Luncheon

The Kindergarten luncheon has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September the 20th at the home of Laura Grau, 11756 Skene Way.

 

“Within Reach” Reflections 2017-2018

This year, the national Reflections theme is “Within Reach”. 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 Friday, October 20th by 3pm in the PTA workroom. Please contact Jennifer Selzer, or visit www.txpta.org/reflections for additional information.

Adventure is Calling! Join Cub Scouts Pack 558 – First through Fifth Grades!

The Bunker Hill Elementary Cub Scout Pack 558 invites all BHE boys in first through fifth grades to join. The purpose of cub scouts is aimed at building character, learning citizenship and developing personal fitness, and the organization and activities of scouting are geared to fulfilling these. Cub Scouting embraces the values of the Scout Law, encouraging Scouts to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. These values come to boys in all parts of the Cub Scout program – all while they’re having a great time with their friends and families.

Cub Scout Pack 558 at Bunker Hill has a lot of fun and exciting activities planned for this year. Those activities include fall and spring campouts, an overnight trip (this year we’ll spend the night on the Battleship Texas!), the pinewood derby, cake-bake fund raiser, and various other events and activities. Cub Scouting is a family activity – yes, siblings are welcome! Enrollment is open to all boys in first through fifth grades – previous scouting is not required! And parents are also encouraged to participate – scouting needs adult leaders and we have volunteer positions available. Finally, our goal at Bunker Hill is to make scouts work with the other activities, not compete with them!

We invite you to the Cub Scout Sign-up night on Monday, September 18 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the BHE cafeteria. If you have any questions, please contact Brent Arriaga, Lee Mikes, Jeremy McKeon, or Christopher Steininger.

 

See You at the Pole

See You at the Pole will be held on Wednesday, September 27, from 7 – 7:30 am, near the BHE flagpole. Donuts will be served!

For over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.

For more information, please contact Christi Smith.

After School Spanish – Early Language Learners

The Early Language Learners program offers Spanish on campus at BHE on Thursday afternoons. Experienced teachers use the whole language approach which involves music, body movements, visuals and art to keep kids engaged! Classes last for one hour from 3:05 to 4:05. Please call 713-722-0063 for more information. ¡Hasta pronto!

Due to Hurricane Harvey, classes will begin on Thursday, September 21.

Register by turning in this FORM or register online by clicking HERE.

 

 

5th Grade Colonial Day Volunteers Needed!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16th and FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling all 5th grade parents. Join us Friday, November 17th for a fun-filled day in Colonial America. On this day, students are asked to dress in Colonial attire and spend the day learning hands-on how to make things such as butter, candles, dolls and silhouettes. They will also learn about food the colonists ate, discover how they treated illness, and hear about military life from a colonial soldier.

This is an all-day event that needs your help. Click HERE to sign up. Morning and afternoon opportunities are available. Or, for even more Colonial fun, stay all day! Volunteers are also needed Thursday, November 16th to assist students in sewing items to be worn on Friday.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Your Colonial Day Chairs:
Julie Bergen – juliebergenevents@gmail.com
Allison Martin – allisonandgrier@gmail.com
Ruth Odom – ruth@odomhouse.net
Megan Parker – jepmegan@aol.com

BHE Spirit Days

We’ve got spirit, yes we do!
We’ve got spirit, how ’bout you?!

The BHE Spirit Committee would like to announce Spirit Fridays! Have your kids wear their BHE spirit gear EVERY Friday throughout the school year.

If you haven’t bought your child’s required spirit shirt yet, you can purchase it at the Back to School nights in September. The NEW 5th grade shirts will be available for purchase that night too!

Let’s cheer loud this year and support team BHE! GO LIONS!

Olivia Porter and Callie Ezell

Hoops-School Basketball Training 2017

***Hoops-School Basketball Training***
Boys & Girls, ages 1st-8th Grades
Co-Ed FALL Co-Ed Basketball Classes
Location: MDPC (Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church)

Monday Night Skills Class: 9/11-11/27
-1st-3rd Grade: 5:45-7:15pm
-4th-8th Grade: 7:15-8:45pm
OR
Thurs. Night 3-on-3 League: 9/21-11/9
-3rd-8th Grade: 6:00-7:15pm
Registration OPEN Online:
www.hoops-school.com/schedule

Transportation Protocol

Arrivals:

Students may NOT be dropped off at school earlier than 7:30. 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 7:45 to 8:05 to allow walkers/bike riders to arrive safely. Our day begins at 7:55 so please have your child at school by this time. They are tardy at 8:05.

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

2017 – 2018 SBISD Volunteer Registration!


Dear Spring Branch ISD Volunteer:

The 2017-18 SBISD volunteer application is now open! Beat the back-to-school rush and apply now!

Click here for the volunteer application:  English Spanish.

As a reminder, all volunteers must register and gain approval before starting volunteer service each year. If you were approved to volunteer during the 2016-17 school year, your status is only valid until October 1, 2017. After that point, all returning volunteers need to be re-registered and approved for the 2017-18 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.

Thank you for being an SBISD Volunteer. We value your service and the impact it has on every SBISD child.

The SBISD Community Relations Team

Questions?

713-464-1511

partner@springbranchisd.com

 

Principal’s Post

Dear Bunker Hill Family,

I am both excited and honored to be selected as the principal at Bunker Hill Elementary. I am passionate about education and supporting every student, every day, in every classroom…please click HERE to continue reading.

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