Bulldog Bulletin

October 1, 2016

Bunker Hill Elementary

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

From the desk of our Proud Principal

Dear Bunker Hill Families,

Every year seems to go faster and faster. Thank you for your support and hard work on an amazing 1st grading period! Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th. If you have not received your time from your classroom teacher, please contact your child’s teacher ASAP. You will receive your child’s report card at Parent-Teacher Conferences. Please remember that you can also view your child’s grades on the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus (IC). With IC, you never have to wait for a mid-term and report card to know your child’s progress. You can also set up IC to email you with different warnings or information. I use the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus with my own kids. IC is a great resource for you.

First, the #BHBulldogs made it to Facebook at Bunker Hill Elementary School. Then the #BHBulldogs made it to Twitter @BH_Bulldogs. Now we have made it to YouTube! Check out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel - #BHBulldogs. We will be posting daily announcements and also other school events. You can also link from our school website to our #BHBulldogs YouTube Channel -http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us/bunker-hill/home/832/.

Also, this year our Student of the Month is part of our Indiana Bicentennial recognized and endorsed Legacy Project. Each month we are recognizing and honoring character traits of Hoosier legends:

· August – Creativity (Jim Davis)

· September and the first week of October – Kindness (Johnny Appleseed)

· Last week of October and November – Sacrifice for others (Hoosier Veterans)

· December – Generosity (Eli Lilly)

· January – Humor/cheerfulness (Red Skelton)

· February – Respect for others (Abraham Lincoln)

· March – Perseverance/not giving up (Madame Walker)

· April – Courage (Gus Grissom)

· May – Helping Others (Levi and Catharine Coffin)

Remember to read an average 15-20 minutes per night each week and always, always, always practice your math facts. Make it a Great October and have an awesome Fall Break!


Dr. Kent Pettet

Proud Principal

Bunker Hill Elementary School

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Phone: (317) 860-3400

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Mrs. Pickett's Counselor Corner

Red Ribbon Week

The week of October 24th, Bunker Hill Bulldogs will celebrate Red Ribbon Week! Throughout the week, we will be celebrating a drug-free lifestyle and what it means to make healthy and positive choices. Students will each get their very own red ribbon to wear on Friday to represent their pledge to lead a drug free and healthy life! You can learn more at http://redribbon.org/!


Alison Pickett, MS

Guidance Counselor
Bunker Hill Elementary
(317) 860-3426

Student of the Month

In celebration of Indiana's bicentennial celebration, this year's Student of the Month Awards will spotlight one student per classroom that has displayed the traits modeled after a famous Hoosier.

The first student of the month trait will be creativity, modeled after Jim Davis, a famous cartoonist.

August: Creativity (Jim Davis) August Students of the Month

September and first week of October: Kindness (Johnny Appleseed) September Students of the Month

End of October and November: Sacrifice for others (Hoosier Veterans)

December: Generosity: (Eli Lily)

January: Humor/cheerfulness: (Red Skelton)

February: Respect for others: (Abe Lincoln)

March: Perseverance/not giving up (Madame Walker)

April: Courage: (Gus Grissom)

May: Helping Others: (Levi and Catharine Coffin)

Student of the Month lists are available on our website.

Important Dates


October 4: PTO Meeting 6:30 PM and 2nd grade field to Kelsay Farms

October 5-6: Parent-teacher conferences

October 7: 3rd Grade related arts field trip

October 10-21: Fall intersession

October 24-28:Red Ribbon Week

October 26: 5th grade field trip to Clowes Hall

October 27: Klub Kindergarten Carnival 6-8:00 PM

October 28: Classroom fall parties 3:00-3:45 PM and Kindergarten field trip to Indianapolis Zoo


November 3: PTO Meeting 6:30 PM

November 11: Veteran's Day Program

November 15: 4th grade field trip to President Harrison's Home and State Capitol

November 16: 2nd quarter midterm ends

November 17: Major Saver Campaign begins

November 18: 2nd quarter midterm grades posted

November 21 and 22: 3rd grade field trip to President Harrison's Home

November 23-25: Thanksgiving holiday

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

  • Immunization records need to be turned in as soon as possible. Students not compliant on their immunization records will be excluded from school beginning October 25. This also includes students needing an updated exemption letter on file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Knox at 860-3448.
  • 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.

Physical Education News

Third graders will be taking a Related Arts field trip on Friday, October 7th. More information coming home soon!

Parents, please encourage your children to be physically active for 60 minutes every day, as well as limiting “screen time” to 2 hours or less daily. Parents are the most important role models for their children’s health and fitness!

Yours In Fitness,

Mrs. Staton

Library News

Check It Out!!!

¨ Monday classes books are due Friday morning

¨ Tuesday classes books are due Monday morning

¨ Wednesday classes books are due Tuesday morning

¨ Thursday classes books are due Wednesday morning


Follow Miss Wuest on Twitter @wuestart.

Kimberly Wuest

Bunker Hill Elementary

Art Teacher

2016 Summer Reading Program

Congratulations to all Bunker Hill students who participated in the Indianapolis Public Library's Summer Reading Book Bash.

The following Bunker Hill students participated in the program:

Harrison Aldrich, Amira Ali, Claire Allen, Cora Allen, Ansh Arora, Veer Atwal, Ashley Balan-Abrego, Ava Bedwell, Sabharwal Bhavyansh, Andrew Blinn, Tyler Blubaum, Kayla Brewer, Ainsley Brezko, Izzy Brower, Lucelleah Butler, Ryan Canada, Emily Carrell, Deleney Cassinelli, Preetyuvraj Chana, Shane Cochran, Reagan Conwell, Izzy Crabtree, Jon Tyler Cunningham, Peyton Davis, Dylan Devine, Tyler Devine, Jordan Dew, Jonah Diouf, Seynabou Diouf, Kaitlyn Drake, Alexis Eubanks, Branden Evans, Cameron Evans, Shon Evans, Elyana Fowler, Parnika Garg, Zoe Gilliland, Bradly Gosnell, Genevieve Granger, Grace Green, Sarthak Gupta, August Halstead, Brayden Hamilton, Colton Hamilton, Ellie Hannah, Kate Hargraves, Cash Harpp, Finley Harpp, Lana Hawks, Mya Hawks, Blasina Hernandez-Pagoada, Riley Hobbs, Reese Hufty, Seth Hufty, Connor Hunt, Chloe Hunter, Maddie Ingram, Demario Jimenez, Jacob Jurgenson, Abby Keene, Joshua Kelly, Allison Kemp, Elliot Kerr, Lucy Kerr, Ava Kesler, Gunnar Killebrew, Nora Killebrew, Isabella Killebrew, Aditi Kottamasu, Lily Kreutzer, Praneeth Kundur, Laila Ladhari, Nora Ladhari, Jacob Lewis, Josh Lewis, Makenna Lile, Kylee Limbrock, Brook Luther, Brynn Luther, Alaina Mansfield, Alexander Mansfield, Aamir Mardanzai, Aleah Mardanzai, Amin Mardanzai, Aydin Mardanzai, Ashlynn Martin, Ella Matlock, Gaaniko Mazinda, Kumuyo Mazinda, Brennan McCabe, Dexter McCabe, Lucas McCarthy, Nyla McCarthy, Mason McCray, Corinne McDermott, Kade McDermott, Elliot McVey, James Mehrlich, Kwisha Mehta, Mebrate Meinken, Mollie Mercer, Patrick Mercer, Riley Miller, Gavin Molter, Kaden Morris, Aiden Murray, Livjot Nagi, Connor Neily-Young, Ava Ollanketo, Emma Ollanketo, Sarah Parrett, Kayla Parris, Maren Parris, Jordan Parson, Justin Pence, Liam Pettit, Luke Pettit, Ben Poisson, Juliana Poisson, Alexa Poole, William Primus, Dot Puletz, Noah Rath, Mackenzie Ray, Gavin Renshaw, Caroline Rhoads, Blake Rhorer, Sherry Rhorer, Bhaar Riar, Kaylee Rohrman, Kegan Ruegsegger, Braylon Russell, Bhavyansh Sabharwal, Kendall Sauders, Colby Sewell, Brooklyn Sewell, Ayden Shaffer, Raaji Shah, Pranav Sharma, Gladious Shaw, Tyler Shively, Conner Slone, Isabelle Slone, Landon Slone, Connor Smith, Kyla Smith, Eve Snyder, Savannah Spainhower, Solomon Spence, Abby Steinhofer, John Steinhofer, Caleb Stephens, Preston Stokell, Conner Sullivan, Luke Swartz, Adi Swartz, Cooper Tharp, Ian Tharp, Cole Thomas, Emma Tijunin, Molly Tupper, Kelsea Vick, Adelynn Vogel, Caiden Vogel, Devin Welty, Hannah Welty, Norah Wilson, Sydney Wilson, Zachary Wilson, Kylee Worden, Jolie Worden, Isla Yelton, Gavin Young, Grant Young, Kevin Zhu, Tracy Zhu, Dominic Zickefoose

Star Express

Visit http://ftcsc.nutrislice.com/ for a complete listing of our Spring 2016 menu items.

For more information visit: https://schoolnutrition.org/NSBW2016/

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!

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.



PTO is looking for volunteers for various events in the coming weeks. Please take a look on Sign Up Genius for volunteer opportunities:



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.

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