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SPIRIT YARD SIGN PICKUP!

If you purchased a yard sign in the Fall Spirit Order (placed 8/23 - 8/27) please pick up your sign in the front of BHE during school hours on Monday, October 18th. The last name of the purchaser will be written on the back of the sign. If you are unable to come during that time, the signs will be moved to 12303 Overcup.


  

FAMILY PHOTOS WITH FRED

Sign up to have your family photographed by former BHE dad and professional photographer, Fred Keinz. Photo sessions are 15 minutes and taken outdoors at Mandy Porter's parents' home, 142 Hickory Ridge.

The price is $150, payable by check to "Bunker Hill PTA." All proceeds will go directly to support the 2022 BHE Auction!


After images are ready, Fred will contact you with the option to order holiday cards, digital images, reprints, and enlargements, at an additional cost. The price includes the opportunity to select your favorite photo to be included in the 2022 Auction brochure. A complimentary 5x7 print will be delivered in February/March. Click here to Sign-Up! Contact Cathy Schuetze with any questions: schuetzecathy@gmail.com


Referring Your Child for GT Testing

The deadline to refer your child for evaluation in the Spring Branch Gifted and Talented program is Friday, October 22nd. Your child may only be considered for GT services if we receive a completed online referral form, click here, from a parent or guardian. Forms are available online or from your child’s campus’s GT coordinator and must be completed by October 22, 2021.

 

If you have already completed a GT referral, you do not need to resubmit. If you have any questions about the GT identification process, please, contact BHE’s GT coordinator, Jennifer Choo at jlaw80@gmail.com

 

More information is available on the GT page of our Spring Branch ISD website. Go to www.springbranchisd.com. Click on “Students and Families,” click on “Gifted and Talented.” Contact information for our Advanced Academic Studies team is also found on this page.

 

 


 
SPELLING BEE

 

Attention Spellers! We are preparing all students for our 15th Annual Bunker Hill School Spelling Bee! The process begins with class Spelling Bees for grades 3-5 on Wednesday, October 27th. Grade level study lists went home last week and are also available on the PTA website. 

 

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 to be held on Wednesday, December 1st at 9:45 in the cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to attend and shuttle buses will be running from Memorial City Mall beginning at 9:00. 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.

 

One Bee Study Words for First - Third Grade
Two Bee Study Words for Fourth - Fifth Grade

 

If you have any questions please contact Jill Melancon, jill.melancon@springbranchisd.com


 
"I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY..."
PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM

 

This year the national reflections theme is "I Will Change the World by...." Students can submit work within six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Rules and student entry forms can be found here. One family member must be a member of the PTA to enter the contest. The deadline for submitting entries will be November 1st at 3pm in the PTA workroom. Please contact Sera SoRelle, sera.sorelle@springbranchisd.com with any questions. Click here for the entry form and rules.

 

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be October 25 to 29!  The national theme this year is "Drug Free Looks Like Me".  

 

The Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Let’s all join together and raise awareness within our BHE community!   

 

Here are the themes for each day: 

Monday, October 25 – Love Yourself.  Be Drug Free! Wear as much RED as possible and girls wear red ribbons in hair!

Tuesday, October 26 – SOCK it to drugs.  Wear crazy/mismatched socks.

Wednesday, October 27 – I’m too BRIGHT for drugs.  Wear neon or bright colors.

Thursday, October 28 – Drugs Can’t Find ME!  Wear camouflage.

Friday, October 29  – Hand in Hand, Team up Against Drugs! Wear BHE spirit shirts or your favorite team’s shirt (Bring your International Day Wear to change in to!).

 

Thanks!

Kayley Isgur and Anne Sellis
Red Ribbon Chairs 

 

  

Constitution day

Calling all 5th grade parents!  Join us Friday, October 22nd for a fun-filled day set in the period the Constitution was signed. On this day, students will spend the day learning hands-on how to make things such as butter, candles, dolls and silhouettes. They will also learn about the food people ate, hear about military life from a soldier, and discover how they treated illness in the late 1700s.  

 

This is an all-day event that needs your help. Click on the link below to sign up. Morning and afternoon opportunities are available. Or, for even more Constitution fun, stay all day! 

 

5th Grade Constitution Day 2021 Chair Positions

Constitution Day 2021 Volunteer Spots

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Your Constitution Day Chairs:
Melissa Crain
Angela England
Christina Grandy

Lauren Walker



SBEF Golf Classic 

Monday, October 25, 2021

Pine Forest Country Club

18003 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084

Co-Chairs:

Scooter Hicks and Jay Sartain

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

SPONSORSHIP FORM


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00 a.m. - Registration & Lunch

12:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start

4 Player Team Scramble 

 


 

International Day
Friday, October 29th

celebrating
Ecuador, Italy, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turkey

 

We are so excited to welcome back International Day for your students this year! It’s going to look a little different though. Here’s what we have planned for a fun and festive International Day!

 

Let’s dress up! Kids are welcome to choose ANY country they’d like to honor and dress in the local/traditional clothing. Students should arrive at school already wearing their costume. We’ll be snapping lots of photos throughout the day.

 

Time to celebrate! This will be a feast for the senses. Students will start their day making passports and decorating bags that they’ll use to gather tasty, prepackaged food booth samples “trick or treat” style as well as gather their crafts. This joyful day will continue with live music performances: a steel drum band featuring the sounds of Trinidad & Tobago and a brass band presenting Italian music. Also, Houston’s Ballet Folklorico is sending a video of Ecuadorian dancing! Finally, students will participate in hands-on crafting, trivia, games, and stories.

 

This year we will feature the following foods at each food booth for your child to taste.
These will be individually packaged and served “trick or treat” style.


***Please review the ingredients carefully and discuss with your child what they may or may not sample.***

 

Also, please plan to send a sack lunch with your child as they will eat in their classrooms or open areas where possible.

Ecuador
Plantain Chips
Ingredients: Plantain Strips, Palm Oil, and Sea Salt

Italy
Wyler’s Authentic Italian Ices
Ingredients: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Maltodextrin, Contains 2% or less of the following: Apple and Pear Juice from Concentrate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Pectin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate, (preservatives), Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6

Thailand
Dried Jackfruit and Dried Coconut
Ingredients: Jack Fruit, Coconut, Cane Sugar, and Sodium Metabisulfite as a preservative

Trinidad & Tobago
Tropical Dried Fruit featuring Banana, Mango, Papaya, and Pineapple
containing sugar and Sodium Metabisulfite as a preservative

Turkey
Turkish Lentil Soup
Flour, Butter, Red Lentils, Tomato Paste, Dry Mint, Chicken Bouillon
Turkish Delight Assorted Fruit
Ingredients: Sugar, Starch, Citric Acid, Natural Fruit Flavors (Orange, Kiwi, Lemon, Strawberry),
Colorant (Turmeric, 8-Carotene, Paprika, FD&C Green No. 3), Water

*** Important***
These foods may have been manufactured in a facility that also contains
nuts, milk, wheat, eggs and soy.

 

Please note: Due to campus construction and ongoing COVID concerns there will not be a parade or choir performance this year. Only parent volunteers will be allowed on campus for this event. Some activities will take place in homeroom classrooms throughout the day. When students meet for live performances and food booths they will be grouped by grade levels and/or rotation groups. The committee strongly encourages students to bring masks to wear during larger group activities. We plan to utilize outdoor spaces as much as possible, but will gather in the cafeteria in case of inclement weather.

 

More details will follow closer to the date. In the meantime, please help us get your students excited to dress up and enjoy this beloved BHE event!

 

Cordiali saluti,

The International Day Committee
Michelle Babbitt, Sarah Bunk, Victoria Foster,
Christina Grandy, Shanna Hetherwick, and Christy Ray

 

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Kids Heart Challenge

Greetings BHE Lions,

 

Our Kids Heart Challenge will officially kickoff on November 1, 2021. American Heart Association Youth Market Director, Ashley Avalos will Join us during Health Fitness to instill some valuable tools for learning about heart health and help to kick off our campus efforts to join in the fight for raising funds to protect all hearts – especially other kid’s!

 

Be sure to get a jump start by signing up on our school page! Any student who signs up before November 1st will earn their free KHC wristband and will also be entered in a drawing for a KHC gift! There will be one winner in each grade level and the winners will be announced on November 1st. during health fitness.

 

We are so excited to get started! 

Important info.

Registration site:

http://www2.heart.org/goto/bhe  

  • Important Dates: 
  • Kickoff Date: Nov 1 (8:55-2:45)
  • Donations Due Date:  Dec 3
  • Celebration Day: TBA
  • Kiddos Registered Goal: 200
  • Coach/Principal Challenges: Any student that raises $200 or more will get to Pie Principal Johnson or Coach Turner 
  • Grade Level Challenge: TBD
  • Any Heart Survivors on Campus? Check in and lets us know!

 

Thanks,

Coach Turner

  


 
 
Help our sister school, Thornwood Elementary! We are collecting NEW, solid color light jackets and hooded fleece pullovers, aka hoodies, for students in need at Thornwood. The Light Jacket Drive runs now through November 10th. Check out the signup for details. Thank you! Click here to sign-up!
 


Join us March 5, 2022

The Ballroom at Bayou Place

 

 
BHE Needs You!

 

Want to be a Room Parent? How about helping with our sister school Thornwood Elementary, International Day, Auction, Constitution Day, Yearbook or even making copies for our teachers? There are many ways for you to get involved. Click here to view the opportunities available on our Volunteer Page. 



PBIS Store

 

The PBIS Committee needs our help! The PBIS Store will be open during select recesses for the kiddos to come in and shop using their hard-earned Dojo points. We are in need of volunteers to help run the store and cover for Devin in the front office. Click here to sign-up.

 


 

 Elementary Strings (Fiddler) Private lessons

SBISD is very excited to be able to resume elementary strings private lessons during the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Elementary Strings (Fiddler) Private lessons are Suzuki based individual instrumental lessons taught by Suzuki trained violin instructors. These lessons are offered in addition to the musical experience all students are currently offered in SBISD. They are meant to be an in depth introduction to violine/strings using the Suzuki methodology. For more information click here.

  

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BHE Dad's Club

BHE Dad’s Club invites all BHE Dads to be part of our organization. If you are interested in joining; click HERE for more information about our mission, upcoming events and how to get involved. 

Thornwood Sister School Solution



Please Check Here for all the volunteer opportunities to serve the students and staff of Thornwood Elementary!

Amy Mason Williams
Scholarship Fund
The Williams Family has created the Amy Mason Williams Scholarship Fund through Spring Branch Education Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to a former BHE student who is a graduating senior going to college. The first recipient will receive the scholarship next year (2021-2022) at the Bright Stars of SBISD banquet.

If you would like to contribute to the fund please click HERE. After donating, follow the prompts to receive your tax deductible receipt.