Bulldog Bulletin

October 4, 2017

Bunker Hill Elementary

  • FAX - 781-9163
  • Attendance -860-3449
  • Transportation - 862-2314

From the desk of our Proud Principal

Dear Bunker Hill Families,

Fall has arrived! Greetings Bunker Hill Parents! We are a quarter of the way into an exciting Centennial school year. We had an amazing Open House! I want to thank our Open House Committee. The committee was made up of Bunker Hill staff and our amazing Bunker Hill PTO! The committee planned a great event!

One of our goals this year was to complete 100 Random Acts of Kindness.

We have completed 7 Random Acts of Kindness so far this year -

  1. Students wrote Thank You letters to central Indiana police officers.
  2. Students collected shoes for WaterStep to provide clean water to all parts of the world.
  3. Students wrote Birthday cards to our oldest alumnus - Lucille Tilerson - 104 years old.
  4. Students raised funds to help our partner school, Houser Elementary School from Hurricane Harvey.
  5. Students made cards for staff members.
  6. Student Council made Kindness Rocks.
  7. Students created pinwheels for the International Pinwheels of Peace Day.

We are very proud of our students for their hard academic work and for the compassion they are showing others! Go #BHBulldogs!

Dr. Kent Pettet, Ph.D.

Principal, Bunker Hill Elementary School

Board of Director, Franklin Township Education Foundation

Phone: 317-787-3421 Fax: 317-781-9163

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FTCSC Students .... Prepared For Life's Possibilities!

Mrs. Pickett's Counselor Corner


During the month of October, Bunker Hill will celebrate Red Ribbon Week! The week of October 23rd- 27th will be our week to recognize the importance of a drug-free lifestyle. This year, our theme will be “I Love My Drug-Free Selfie!” Visit http://redribbon.org/ for more great information on Red Ribbon week and a free downloadable pledge for your child and yourself.

Spirit Days for Red Ribbon Week:

Wednesday, October 25 - Turn Bunker Hill Red - all students and staff are encouraged to wear RED!

Friday, October 27 - Bunker Hill Spirit Day - wear Bunker Hill gear or blue and white!

Alison Pickett, MS

Guidance Counselor
Bunker Hill Elementary
(317) 860-3426

Important Dates


October 4 and 5 - Parent teacher conferences

October 4 - PTO Fundraising night at Chicago's Pizza and Red Line

October 18 - Fundraising night at Monkey Joe's - $5 admission from 4-8:00 PM

October 26 - Club Kindergarten Fall Festival 6:00 p.m. for kindergarten students and their families

October 27 - Classroom Fall Parties


November 2 - PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM

November 3 - PTO Movie Night

November 6 - Buffalo Wild Wings fundraising day - portion of sales from lunch and dinner will come back to the PTO

November 10 - Veteran's Day Program


December 1 - Skating Night at Wheels of Wonder, 5:30-7:30, $2 admission

December 6-8 - Santa Shop

December 7 - PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM

December 9 - Snack with Santa, 9:00-11:30 AM

December 9 - Bunker Hill choir sings at Sounds of the Season

December 14 - Fundraising night at Sky Zone

December 15-21 - Eat at Uno's any time this week and a portion of the sales will come back to the PTO!

December 19 - Winter Parties and Last Day of School before Winter Break

Front Office Information

Please review a few important front office policies.

  • Morning student drop off must be done in the car rider line. Drop off opens at 8:35 am in the car rider line.
  • Students arriving after 8:50 am must be signed in at the front office.
  • If there is a change in transportation for students at the end of the day, we must be notified by a Parent/Guardian before 3:00pm. Teachers need time to make arrangements.
  • Attendance- Please review the Franklin Township policies and procedures for absences on p. 2-3 in the student handbook. We appreciate your cooperation.
  • All visitors must have a photo ID to enter the building.

Car Rider Reminder

Car Rider Participants:

Safety is our main focus in our car rider line. Please remember to have your child exit/enter the driver's side of your vehicle during drop off/pick up. If you have to use the passenger's side, a staff member must accompany your child to the sidewalk. A student cannot exit the passenger side of a vehicle without staff assistance.

We appreciate your patience when dropping off and picking up your child. This ensures the safety of all our students and staff.

Please share this safety information with anyone that may pick up or drop off your student.

Dr. Kent Pettet and staff


Don't forget to check our LOST and FOUND for any lost items. It is located at the top of the stairs on the way to the cafeteria. Any items left at the end of the school year will be donated.


Each month we will send out a newsletter with important information, dates, and reminders. This newsletter will be sent electronically to the email we have on file for each student. If you requested a paper copy, the newsletter will come home with your student. The newsletter will also be available on our website http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us/bunker-hill or our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bunker-Hill-Elementary-School/172442352820782


Remind is another great way to stay connected to Bunker Hill. You just text the number 81010 and enter message @bhbulldogs and press send. We will send out messages/reminders and you will simply receive then as a text message. We have no access to cell phone numbers nor does anyone else in this group. You can not reply to the message as no one will receive them.

Friendly Reminders

  • We do our best to keep classroom disruptions to a minimum. If your child forgets an item and you bring it in, please do not be offended if the front office asks for you to leave the item with them so it can be delivered at an appropriate time.
  • If there is a change in transportation for students at the end of the day, we must be notified by a Parent/Guardian before 3:00pm.
  • If electronics (cell phones, ipods, gaming systems) are brought into school and removed from backpacks, they will be confiscated by the teacher. A parent/guardian will be asked to pick up the electronic at the front desk.
  • When having lunch with your student in the cafeteria please remember to only have your child sit with you at the family table. We like to keep the table open for other families. Please No Fast Food!
  • When visiting your child for lunch, please go directly to the cafeteria and exit the building when lunch is finished. We are no longer allowing parents to go to recess with the class. We appreciate your cooperation in helping limit our classroom distractions.

Clinic Reminders

  • Students still needing immunizations will need them completed by October 24. Please contact Mrs. Knox if you have any questions.
  • The clinic is in need of pants, especially in sizes 4-8. Please send those in to school if you are able to donate. Thank you!
  • If your child is vomiting, experiencing diarrhea, or has a fever they must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • All medications, including cough drops, must be brought in and picked up by a parent or guardian to school. Please do not send medications to school with your student.
  • Franklin Township Community School Corporation Health Services now has a Facebook page. Make sure to Like their page here.

Thank you! If you ever have questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call!

Tracy Knox, RN

Community Health Network School Nurse




Follow Miss Wuest on Twitter @wuestart.

Kimberly Wuest

Bunker Hill Elementary

Art Teacher

Zombie Run

FTMS West is proud to present the 2nd Annual Zombie Run!

The run will take place Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Franklin Township Middle School West, 7620 E Edgewood Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46239.

This event is open to the public and we encourage all township residents to attend! Not only are we raising money for FTMS West but we are donating 10% of proceeds to a local food pantry just in time for the holidays.

Each runner will start with 3 lives. Throughout the 3k course there will be Zombies looking to take those lives away from you. There are trophies for the first male and female finishers in the following age groups: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-18 and Adult. The Zombie that Takes the Most Lives will receive a trophy as well as the Best Dressed Zombie.

T-shirts are included with registration for runners. Additional shirts are available for purchase. Shirt size cannot be guaranteed after registration deadlines. Please return order form and a check made out to FTMS West PTO to the address above with ATTN: PTO noted on the envelope no later than 10/6/17 . If you would like to use a credit card you can register online through 10/10/17 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ftms-west-2ndannual-zombie-run-registration-38004395169. Cash will be accepted with registrations the day of the event but shirt size can’t be guaranteed. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact us at ftmswestpto@gmail.com.

Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. on October 25th . You will pick up your shirt(s), lives and name tag. The run begins at 6:00 p.m. Should there be inclement weather the event will be rescheduled for November 1st and will take place rain or shine.

Star Express

October Picks of the Month – Local apples and Brussels sprouts

Seasonal Produce Available at Lunch!

Star Express is celebrating the crisp fall season by serving your

children delicious produce that thrives this time of year!

Tell your kids to be on the lookout for fresh, local apples with

caramel sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts.

These will be served in addition to our regularly served fruit

and vegetable options.

Visit http://ftcsc.nutrislice.com/menu/bunker-hill for a complete listing of our Fall 2017 menu items.

Please practice school lunch codes with your student at home. Students knowing their lunch codes and knowing how to enter them properly will speed up the lunch line and provide students with more time to eat.

For more information on student health, visit www.kidshealth.org.

**If you are interested in working for Star Express, please visit www.ftcsc.k12.in.us to apply

**Please contact the Star Express Registered Dietitians with any comments and/or questions. 862-2411

We’d love to hear from you!


We are looking for a few volunteers to come in Friday mornings to laminate for our teachers. Volunteers are normally here for a few hours each Friday morning. They run items through our laminating machine, and then cut out the items and place in teacher's mailboxes. Please contact Jenny Lewis at jnlewis731@yahoo.com.

Pie Fundraiser

Students will be bringing home an order form for a pie fundraiser. PTO will be selling pies from Gray Bros. Cafeteria from now until October 31, with pies being delivered November 15. All pies come frozen, and are good in the freezer for up to one year. Make sure to order pies to get ready for Thanksgiving and the holiday season! Start asking family and friends over fall break if they need any pies for their holiday season, and turn in all orders and payment by October 31. More information on the pick-up will be coming home, but plan on being at the school to pick up your pies in the afternoon/early evening hours of November 15. Thank you for participating!


Bunker Hill's 5th annual Walk-A-Thon was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make the day a wonderful (hot) day! Our kids had a blast, and it was an extremely fun day to spend together. We raised over $11,600 in donations and sponsorships!

Restaurant Fundraising Nights

We have a few fundraising nights at local restaurants coming up - take a break from making dinner and support the PTO!

  • Wednesday, October 4: Chicago's Pizza and Red Line - dine for dinner!
  • Monday, November 6: Buffalo Wild Wings - dine all day!
  • December 15 through December 21: Uno's - dine all day, all week!!!!

Entertainment Fundraising Nights

  • Wednesday, October 18: Monkey Joe's night - admission is $5, and Bunker Hill gets a portion of concession sales
  • Friday, December 1: Wheels of Wonder skating night - $2 admission, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 14: Sky Zone, 4-8 PM

Movie Night

Our first movie night of the year is Friday, November 3. More information will be coming home after fall break.


Join the Bunker Hill PTO! Membership is free, and there are no commitments. For more information, contact Sara Thomas at 317-408-4591 or Sara.thomas1984@yahoo.com.

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/bunkerhillpto