From the PTA President

To Lauren Hufford and Morgan Scholl and the entire Teacher Appreciation Committee who provided our teachers with a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week;

To Angie McBeth and Jennifer Sander for coordinating donations for the 5thGrade marketplace for our sister school, Thornwood, for helping in their library as well as with Book Fair and Inventory, and for coordinating the School Supply gift card drive;

To Laura Grau and Sara Moore for our beautiful “A Lion’s Tale” yearbook; To Izzy Fort for marketing that fabulous BHE yearbook;

To Amy Bray for a very fun Book Swap and to all the volunteers that helped to organize the thousands of books;

To Katie Mattingly and Donna Marshall for continual upkeep of the grounds throughout the entire BHE campus and ensuring that we always have beautiful flowers to welcome students to BHE;

To Christi Strockfor leading all of the 5thgrade events and activities, To Heather Bonner, Stacey Kearns and Susie Lee for planning a memorable farewell program for our 5th graders and their parents; To Lindsey Martin, Margaret Murphy, Olivia Porter and Christi Strock for planning a fun-filled day of celebration and pool party for graduating 5th graders; and To Susie and Donald Lee for creating a beautiful video commemorating the students’ years at BHE;

To Kristi Smith and Melissa Crain for keeping us informed with timely eblasts and working on the PTA website;

To Melanie Beck and Lizy Santiago who will order and distribute hundreds of boxes of pizza for the end of school parties;

To our amazing Executive Board who kept the PTA running smoothly all year: Beth Gentner, Katie Mattingly, Emily Paulson, Kristen Parks, Michelle Rigo Morgan Scholl and Karen Teegarden;

To the entire BHE faculty and staff for their dedication to providing our children with a wonderful education; To Dana Johnson for being our fearless leader during this fantastic year; To Rachelle de la Cruz who jumped in feet first and has been a wonderful addition to the Bunker Hill family.;

To each and every parent and teacher who helped, no matter how big or small, to make this PTA what it is! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your PTA president and for all that you do for our school and students. BHE is truly an amazing place and I feel very blessed to be a part of it!

THANK YOU!!!
Kelly Wolf
PTA President

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. New students who enroll at the beginning of the summer will have an opportunity to begin with preparatory summer lessons at no charge.

This is a very special opportunity, one not available in most school districts. With any questions, please contact Director Julie Lundgren at julielundgren@att.net.

For returning students, click HERE.

For new students, click HERE.

Last Day Pizza Party

In appreciation of our cafeteria workers, the PTA will be providing a pizza lunch for each child on the last day of school. You do not need to send a lunch with your child on Friday, May 24th and all students will be released at noon!

Have a Great Summer!

On Sale Now!!

Believe it or not, the end of the year craziness is fast approaching. Take advantage of this opportunity to go ahead and mark one thing off of your to-do list before May has your head spinning.

Order your school supplies NOW! Online sales will be open from April 5th to May 31st. Just go to www.schooltoolbox.com and place your order, then leave the rest to us. All orders will be delivered straight to your students homeroom before the beginning of school.

Contact Taunya Rother (rothertdb@gmail.com) or Arielle Lawson (rellh@att.net) with questions.  Click HERE for more details.

Don’t Forget Cold Weather Gear

Every 2019-2020 BHE Student must order a new school spirit shirt to wear on field trips. Click HERE to go to the BHE Online Spirit Store.

We realize that it is hard to think about cold weather gear when its so warm outside, but this will be your ONLY opportunity to purchase cold weather gear for next school year. So while shopping the Spirit Store, don’t forget to place your order for our cute cold weather gear.  Online orders will be open through Tuesday, May 28th.

All orders placed in this sale will be delivered to your oldest child’s classroom at Meet the Teacher in August.

 

Retirement


Trish Jenkins
was born and raised in Pasadena, TX. She put herself through college at University of Houston taking night and full time classes plus working for the City of Houston at the same time. She did her student teaching right here at Bunker Hill Elementary in the mid 80s. She is ending where it all began! She’s been in SBISD for 30 years (several elementary schools and one stint in middle school) and worked in California for 3 years. She will be missed but hope she enjoys her well deserved retirement!!! A brick will be added to the playground in her honor. A donation to Shriner’s Hospital in Galveston has been made in recognition of her dedication.

Community Service: School Supply Drive

We are having a school supply drive for the teachers at Thornwood Elementary. This year we are changing it up! Instead of collecting and distributing physical items, we are going to provide the teachers with gift cards to buy their own class supplies. Thornwood has 32 teachers. Our goal is to provide each teacher with a $25 Amazon gift card.

If you are able to help, please signup on the signup genius HERE. For added ease, you may use the Amazon link in the signup genius to send the gift card directly to us! Thanks again for all you do!

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.

2019-2020 After School Room Drawing

Due to limited room availability for after school groups, we will once again hold a lottery drawing for all groups wanting to meet on campus (Scouts or any other group).The Community Center will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If you are interested in entering the drawing, please fill out the form linked HERE and return to the front office by Thursday, May 16th. You can also email this form to Mrs. Melancon at jill.melancon@springbranchisd.com .

Just as we did last year, we will draw for days of the week. Since scout troops meet once a month we will draw for the first Friday of every month, the second Friday of every month, the third Friday of every month, and so on until we draw for every day available for the CC. Please make sure you indicate any preferences on the form. All after school groups meeting on campus will be scheduled through this lottery drawing. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Melancon.

Studio BHE Auction 2020

https://vimeo.com/333882532

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.

2019-2020 Spirit Items are ON SALE NOW!!!

Believe it or not, the month of May is going to fly by in a flash. Starting TODAY, you can check one thing off of your mounting to-do list by going straight to the SPIRIT STORE by clicking HERE and placing your order for all of your Spirit Gear needs.

Order now and all of your child’s spirit gear will be delivered to your oldest child’s classroom at Meet the Teacher in August. We will not be ordering extra inventory, so be sure to order all that you want now.

There will be limited items available for online purchase in the fall. These fall purchases will ship directly to you and will include shipping fees.

Please don’t delay, order your gear today.

iKids U After-School at BHE

Registration is now open for the 2019 – 2020 school year! Priority registration is going on now. Open registration for incoming students begins March 25th. (Students attending Wildcat Way are also eligible to attend iKids at BHE. Please contact iKids for details.) Registrations may be submitted to iKids or the school’s front office. iKids U offers a variety of after-school opportunities onsite at BHE, including Stay & Play, Enrichment, and One on One services. Please contact iKids at 713-665-5200 or info@ikidsinc.comfor any questions.

Click HERE for the registration form.

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!!!

Are you receiving messages through Messenger?

BHE Friends and Families,

It has come to our attention that MANY of you are not receiving the emails or sms text messages I have been sending out this first semester. I have worked with Skyward and Messenger to fix our master list of phone numbers and emails.

Still not receiving them?
1. Please make sure that you check your spam folders to see if my messages may have accidentally gone into the wrong folder or that you may have opted out on accident.
2. Update your information: The only way to make sure you are receiving communications through Messenger is to make sure your Skyward information is up to date. You can update your information as a returning family at this link: https://www.springbranchisd.com/studentsfamilies/back-to-school/registration

Warmest regards,
Dana Johnson
Principal

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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:

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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).

BHE_Round_The_Back 

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

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 !

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