Bulldog Bulletin

November 1, 2017

Bunker Hill Elementary

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

From the desk of our Proud Principal

Dear #BHBulldogs,

This is a great time to sit down with your child and create goals from now to winter break. Examples of goals could be – “I will read ____ many books by winter break.,” “I will practice my math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division) for ______ minutes per week till winter break.” “I will write a story with multiple chapters by winter break,” “I will make a book report about _____ by winter break,” or “I will read for an average of ____ minutes per week till winter break.” (20 minutes per night average is a great guide). Create a behavioral goal tied to school and home. Create and agree upon 2 -3 goals using the SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, realistic, time bound) framework. Post the goals on your refrigerator and review with your child their progression towards their goals at least twice a week.

Finally, Thanksgiving is about being thankful. I am thankful that I am able to come and work with amazing students, staff, Bunker Hill families and our wonderful Franklin Township community. I feel so blessed and honored! You ROCK! Our #BHBulldogs community is awesome! Our #GoFlashes community is awesome!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

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


As cold weather starts to set in, so does cold and flu season! Take some time this season to remind your child about healthy hand washing techniques and how to avoid spreading germs. School attendance is so important. Students must be in school to learn! Keeping sickness at bay is one way to avoid absences. Also, try and schedule doctor appointments and family trips outside of school hours if possible. If your student asks to stay home "just because," remind them of what they will miss (reading, lunch with friends, seeing their teacher, related arts class, etc.). Explain that we can only miss school if we are truly sick or there is a family emergency. Stay healthy, Bulldogs!

Alison Pickett, MS

Guidance Counselor
Bunker Hill Elementary
(317) 860-3426

Important Dates


November 2 - PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM

November 3 - PTO Movie Night - doors open 6:00 PM, movie begins 6:30 PM - FREE admission

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

November 22- Thanksgiving Break begins - no school

November 27- Back to school from Thanksgiving Break


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 - Breakfast 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

  • If your child received a referral from the vision screening, please schedule an appointment for your child to see an eye doctor soon.
  • If you child has borrowed clothes from the clinic, please return them in a timely manner.
  • 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.

You are invited to Breakfast and Canvas, an event for both students and their parents/guardians. Come and enjoy some Chick-Fil-A breakfast and some creative time with your child as we paint the example shown. We will begin at 7:30 A.M in the cafeteria. The cost of this event is $12/per family. This will pay for ONE canvas for your family to paint together, painting supplies and breakfast. If you have two or more children who want to paint on their own canvas you will need to pay $12 for each canvas. Please RSVP by filling out the below form by Friday, November 17th.


Kimberly Wuest

Bunker Hill Elementary

Art Teacher

Star Express

The pick of the month for November?!


High in beta-carotene and vitamin C – this seasonal veggie comes in many varieties. Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti Squash, and Zucchini are all varieties you may have heard of!

Look for squash on the menu this month.

@Star Express Nutrition – Franklin Township Community School Corporation

#StarExpress #SchoolLunch #SchoolNutrition #KidsEatRight

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!


Pie Fundraiser

Thank you for participating in our Pie Fundraiser. Pie orders were due October 31. If you have a last minute order, please contact Jenny Lewis at jnlewis731@yahoo.com. Pick up will be scheduled during the evening hours of November 15. More information will come home to students with pie orders.

Restaurant Fundraising Nights

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

  • Monday, November 6: Buffalo Wild Wings - dine all day!
  • December 15 through December 21: Uno's - dine all day, all week!!!!

Entertainment Fundraising Nights

  • 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. Admission is FREE. Concessions will be sold at the event. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with the movie beginning at 6:30 PM. All children must be supervised. This is not a drop-off event.

Santa Shop

Santa Shop will be open December 6, 7, and 8. Students will shop during their related arts time on one of these days. A schedule will come home with your student closer to the date with items available for purchase and prices. If you are able to volunteer and assist students shopping, please contact Mystie Green at mystie19_99@yahoo.com. Santa Shop will also be open during our Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 9.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 to 11:30 AM. Come enjoy free crafts, free cookies, and a visit with Santa. Pancakes will be available for purchase. The Santa Shop will be open. Please contact Jenny Lewis if you are able to volunteer at the event at jnlewis731@yahoo.com.


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


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Transportation News

Meet Your Bus Driver

Becky drives bus 57
What do you like about driving a school bus? I like being around the young people.

I have driven a bus for about 11 years.

My favorite subject in school was English, Art, and Science.

My hobbies are love animals, riding my bike, taking walks, and playing euchre.

My favorite vacation place is Oak Island, NC and Gatlinburg, TN.

My favorite holiday is Christmas because I love the Nativity story.

I also want you to know that I have 3 grown children. The oldest one, Nick, is in the Air Force. My middle child, Jennifer, is a nurse at St. Francis. The youngest, Ben, is trying to become a fire fighter. All three of my children went to BH and FC!

Tia drives bus 80.

I have driven a bus for 1 and ½ years.

My favorite subject in school was art.

My hobbies are cooking, reading, and watching my kids play sports.

My favorite vacation place is somewhere cold.

My favorite holiday is Halloween because I love seeing the kids dress up and have fun.

I also want you to know I was married on Halloween on a haunted hayride, in a haunted church. It snowed the night I got married. J

Ann drives bus 58.

What do you like about driving a school bus? I love the children.

I have driven a bus for 43 years.

My favorite subject in school was Reading and Math.

My hobbies are quilting, biking, and cooking.

My favorite vacation place is Hawaii! I love to travel.

My favorite holiday is Christmas because I love giving presents and the spirit of the season.

I also want you to know that I like the challenge of bus driving and I feel I can be a help to some of the children. I love my job!

Paula drives bus 95.

What do you like about driving a school bus? I like having the ability to rise up at 4:30 a.m. with a purpose for the day involving “my kids”.

I have driven a bus for 36 years.

My favorite subject in school was English.

My hobbies are quilting, scrapbooking, and the flowers in my yard.

My favorite vacation place is Monterey, CA.

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because our home is full of our growing family and love. We are looking forward to Christmas.

Sid drives bus 15

I have driven a bus for 5 years.

My favorite subject in school was Art.

My hobbies are hiking, camping, antiques, cars, and motorcycles.

My favorite vacation place is Carolina Beach.

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because of food and family.