Bulldog Bulletin

November 1, 2015

Bunker Hill Elementary

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

From the desk of our Proud Principal

The ISTEP+ Spring 2015 results will be released on November 9th. Your child will be bringing home the Parent Letter that explains how to access those scores. This letter also explains how to request a rescore, if you determine that a rescore request is appropriate. Be sure to keep this letter until you have accessed your child's ISTEP results.

If you experience any technical difficulties, contact the CTB Support team by calling the number at the bottom of the letter.

Brook Wessel-Burke

Proud Principal

Bunker Hill Elementary School

(317) 860-3400

FTCSC Students are Prepared for Life’s Possibilities!

Mrs. Pickett's Counselor Corner


During the last week of October, Bunker Hill students participated in Red Ribbon Week. This is a week designated to celebrate living a drug free and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to check out our pictures on the facebook page from the Red Ribbon themed spirit days.

Alison Pickett, MS

Guidance Counselor
Bunker Hill Elementary
(317) 860-3426

Student of the Month

This year we've decided to update our Student of the Month Awards. We wanted to tie in our monthly core essentials curriculum with our student of the month program. We will be spotlighting one student per classroom that has displayed the core essentials trait. For October the trait we’ve discussed is INDIVIDUALITY. Classrooms read a Dr. Seuss book that portrays the month’s trait and then teachers chose one student from their class that demonstrated that trait. Below is a list of the monthly traits along with a link to a reading of the Dr. Seuss book that correlates.

September: Initiative Horton Hatches The Egg

October: Individuality Happy Birthday to You

November: Service Thidwick The Kindhearted Moose

December: Compassion How the Grinch Stole Christmas

January: Self Control My Many Colored Days

February: Cooperation The Cat in the Hat

March: Hope The Lorax

Apil: Friendship Horton Hears a Who

May: Contentment Yertle The Turtle

Student of the Month lists are available on our website.

October Student of the Month

Important Dates

Nov. 5- Picture Retakes

Nov. 5- PTO Meeting 6:30pm

Nov. 11- Veteran's Day Program 2pm

Nov. 13- PTO Dance "I'll See You at the Oscars!" 6pm

Nov. 17- Student Council 4pm

Nov. 18- 3rd Grade Field Trip (Benjamin Harrison Home)

Nov. 16-20- Civic League/YMCA/Sparc Food Drive

Nov. 25- Mrs. Molloy's class Fall Program at 12:40pm

Nov. 26-27- NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving

Nov. 30- Winter Music Concert 6pm

Next Month

Dec. 3- 4th Grade Field Trip (State Capital)

Dec. 12- PTO Snack with Santa

Dec. 14- 2nd Grade Field Trip (State Museum)

Dec. 15- Student Council

Dec. 17- Winter Celebration Parties 3pm

Dec. 18-No School

Dec. 18 - Jan1- Winter Intercession

Honoring Veterans 2015

Please join the students of Bunker Hill Elementary for a program honoring U.S. Veterans. It will be Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 pm in school gymnasium.

We are encouraging students to invite veterans that they would like to honor to attend the program. Invitations were sent home with students. If you need extras, they are available at the front office.


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

  • Vision Screening referrals will be sent home soon. If your child receives a referral please make an appointment with an eye doctor as soon as possible and return referral paperwork to Mrs. Knox.
  • The flu season is upon us. Please remind your child to practice good hand washing skills. Students also need to practice coughing and sneezing into their elbow.
  • The clinic is in need of clothing and underwear for boys. Sizes most needed are 5 and 6.
  • 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.
  • Please return any medical paperwork as soon as possible.
  • All medications must be brought in by parent or guardian to school.

Library News

Students are now checking out books from the library. Enjoy spending time asking them about their book or reading it with them.

Please help your student remember that books are due the day before their library day. This allows time for books to get checked in.

A Music Note

Bunker Hill 4th and 5th Grade Choir

Mark your calendar for the Bunker Hill Choir performances.

Bunker Hill Choir Concert on Nov. 30 at 6 pm

FCHS "Sounds of the Season" on Dec. 12 at 7pm

Please remember that practices are every Thursday morning at 8 am.

Mrs. Laura Mueller
Music Teacher, Bunker Hill Elementary School


Breakfast and Canvas

Information will be coming home soon about our Breakfast and Canvas dates. Each grade level will have a specific date to attend.

This is a great opportunity for students and parents to eat breakfast and create a wonderful piece of art before school.

National Parfait Day Celebration at Franklin Township

Star Express is excited to be celebrating National Parfait Day on Wednesday, November 25th. Enjoy specialty themed yogurt parfaits served as a lunch entrée choice at Franklin Township Schools. In addition to our usually planned menu items, enjoy these themed parfaits:

Very Berry Yogurt Parfait Combo

Coco-Nana Yogurt Parfait Combo

Tropical Yogurt Parfait Combo

*Nutritional information for breakfast and lunch items can be found online at* http://ftcsc.nutrislice.com/

**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!

Betsey Flores, RD – Child Nutrition Supervisor

Alison Powers, RD – Assistant Child Nutrition SupervisorChild Nutrition Program

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION 6141 South Franklin Road Phone: (317) 862-2411 Fax: (317) 803-5094.



  • We are having a restaurant fundraiser the week of Nov. 2-7th at Jersey Mike's Subs located on Emerson Ave. Each child will receive a coupon good for a free sub redeemable with a minimum $1 donation to Bunker Hill. This will be a great opportunity to try a new business while raising money for our school.
  • Don't forget to attend our monthly meeting on Thursday, November 5
  • Our first PTO dance will be Friday, November 13. Come ready to have fun with your family and friends. Our theme will be "I'll See You at the Oscars!" It will be a red carpet/Hollywood night. Students and families are welcome to dress up Hollywood style or as their favorite movie character. We hope to see you there!
  • Start planning for our Snack with Santa on Saturday, December 12 from 10 am-2 pm. We will have Pictures with Santa, Free milk and cookies, Entertainment, and Crafts. Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase in the cafeteria between 11 am- 1 pm. We will also have our Santa Shop open. Our Santa Shop will also be open to students the week of Snack with Santa. Our Santa Shop allows students to purchase presents for family members. This event is a great way to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.

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