Barton Hills Bulletin

February 1 - 5

From Kati

Be sure to go by the first/fifth grade hallway and see the display of 5th grade's "Light up Poetry" project. A great cross-curricular opportunity for students to explore circuitry and express themselves. Students were really excited by the project and every student turned theirs in on time!

Have a wonderful week :).

Additional Information/Updates/ Reminders

  • Be thinking.....Parent/Teacher Talent coming......May 19th....we're gonna need some more good ones...I have a few ideas.....
  • the GT data collection window is open and will be due before March 4th (portfolio/survey/inventory)
  • As the Notification of Plans to register for the 2016-2017 school year are returned by parents, please turn in to Cindy. That way she can begin updating information and we can do some preliminary planning :).

This Week's Events

Counselor Appreciation week & Heart Disease Awareness Week

Thomson- Morning Duty

Monday -B Day

  • 7:45 Morning Assembly

Tuesday - C Day

  • ARD/504/eCST Day
  • Chamber Music performance (6th at 9:15; 5th at 10:00) in library

Wednesday - A Day

  • Kati to Admin meeting
  • 1:30 6th Grade Choice sheet meeting

Thursday - B Day

  • 8:00 - 11:30 Kati to Austin High Vertical Team meeting
  • 9:00 Kinder to Austin Nature Center
  • 3:00 No Faculty Meeting - we rescheduled the last Welcoming Schools because of Health and Wellness Fair
  • 5:00 Health and Wellness Fair and Family Fun Run

Friday - C Day

  • Wear Red Day (District wide)

Upcoming Events

February 8-12

Discovery Dome in the Library

February 8

1:30 Shelter in Place drill (Think Halloween)

February 12

1:30 Jazz performance for 3-6 (library)

Trish's Birthday

February 13

Martha's Birthday

February 15

Parent Teacher Conference Day

February 18

11:30 4th Grade to Zach Scott Theater

No Meetings

February 19

8:00 Prospective Parent meeting

1:00 Fresh Friday #3

February 23

9:00 5th grade to UT Telescope

February 25

3:00 Vertical Teams

3:00 Calibration Assessment for teachers who have to do TELPAS (if you were contacted by Stacy)

6:30 PTA/2nd/3rd Choir Show

February 26

Stacy's Birthday

Teacher Luncheon

8:00 Parent Coffee

9:15 First Grade to Innerspace Caverns

March 1

Primary Election Day - BHE is a voting precinct

March 2

Character Day

March 3

Faculty Meeting - Welcoming Schools Module 6

March 5

5th Grade Volleyball Playday

March 8

Becky's Birthday

March 10

Fun With Chemistry presentation (8:30 K-2; 9:20 3-6)

3:00 CAC

March 13

Gayla's Birthday

March 14 - 18

Spring Break

March 16

Mary's Birthday

March 21

TELPAS Testing (ELL students only)

March 24

Spring Vision and Hearing

8:00 Prospective Parent Tour morning

3:00 Faculty Meeting

March 29

STAAR Writing - 4th Grade

STAAR Math - 5th Grade

March 30

Rosalinda's Birthday

Avery's Birthday

STAAR Reading - 5th Grade

March 31

3:00 Cadres

April 1

Teacher Luncheon

Student Opportunities

Get Creative with the Don’t Mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest.

Attention all kindergarten through 5th grade teachers:

Don’t Mess with Texas® and Keep Texas Beautiful invite you to participate in their Elementary School Art Contest, sponsored by H-E-B and Central Market.

Set aside classroom time to get creative.

Inspired by their desire to protect our environment, elementary school students from across Texas can submit their original artwork for a chance to be featured in the 2017 Don’t Mess with Texas Calendar. Entries will be judged based on creativity and uniqueness, inclusion of a litter prevention message and interpretation of the Don’t Mess with Texas and/or Keep Texas Beautiful mission, overall visual appeal, composition, and age appropriateness.

Students win prizes and have their art featured.

Students who create the top 13 winning designs will have their artwork featured in the calendar and will also win an iDeaUSA 8 tablet donated by H-E-B and Central Market. All student winners and their artwork will be showcased on the Don’t Mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media sites, at the 2016 Keep Texas Beautiful annual conference, and through other channels.

Teachers win, too!

Teachers representing the students who produce the top 13 designs will each win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card.

Everything you'll need to participate—including fact sheets, official rules, and the contest entry form and agreement—is posted at You can also download a flyer to display at your school to generate interest.

All entries must be submitted or postmarked on or before April 8, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Marstaller, Visual Arts Coordinator, at 512-414-4730 or by email at