Bulldog Bulletin

September 1, 2015

Bunker Hill Elementary

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

From the desk of our Proud Principal

Starting Off On The Right Foot

We are a month into school already and the school year has begun with great success! Students are ready to learn and are already showing that they want to work hard and be successful, this year. However, we also know that the newness of the new year may wear off soon for some students. This is very normal and there are a few things you can do to support your child each day. If you're student ever feels restless when doing homework, suggest that he get up and move to a new spot to work. For example, he might finish his homework at the kitchen table and then read his library book on the back porch. A planned break (maybe to have a snack or take a walk) can also give him a second wind. You may want to allow your child some time to wind down before starting homework. He just worked hard all day at school. If your child is getting stuck on assignments, help him write a list of strategies. For math, he can use a number line or number grid to help with math facts. For reading and vocabulary, he can use a dictionary to look up unknown words. Have phone numbers of friends handy, so he can call a friend to ask for help.

Getting up in the morning can also be a struggle for students (and parents). I suggest having an evening and morning routine every day. The night before pack the backpack, set out clothes and pack lunches. You can even have the breakfast items ready to go. Set the alarm clock a few minutes early so you have plenty of time to get up and ready for the day. There is nothing worse than running behind and rushing into the school day. Students may be sluggish and no longer jump right out of bed. The more routine that is in place, the easier it will be. If they are whining about going to school, make it clear that going to school is required and it's not a choice they get to make. The worse thing a parent can do is sympathize and give in to tired kids who don't want to come to school. This will create a very bad habit that they will try over and over. No one likes to get up in the morning, but once they get here they are fine.

If you are having severe issues with your child's motivation please contact the teacher or our school counselor. We can offer helpful hints or encourage your child.

Have a wonderful Labor Day LONG weekend!

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



Greetings Bunker Hill families! The week of September 21st, we will celebrate College Go Week! This is a week designed to get kids excited about going to college. Throughout the week we will feature different Indiana colleges and universities on morning announcements to start our Bulldogs thinking about their future! Then, on Friday, September 25th we will have a College Wear Spirit Day where students and staff can wear their favorite college or university spirit wear.

We encourage all families to take advantage of this week by chatting with your child about what it means to go to college, the awesome things that can happen in college, and all the possibilities that a college degree can bring!

Alison Pickett, MS
Guidance Counselor
Bunker Hill Elementary
(317) 860-3426

Important Dates

Sept 3- PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm

Sept. 4-PTO Walk-a-thon Fundraiser

Sept. 7- Labor Day NO SCHOOL

Sept. 8, 10- Community Town Hall Mtg (Rebalancing) 6:30pm FC Auditorium

Sept. 11- Picture Day

Sept. 15- Kdg Fieldtrip

Sept. 21-25- College Go Week

Sept. 25- 4th Grade Field Trip (NIFS)

Sept. 30- 3rd & 5th Grade Vision Screenings

Oct.1- PTO Meeting 6:30pm

Oct. 7-8- Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct. 12-23- Fall Intersession


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.

FTCSC Information Meeting

There are two scheduled Community Town Hall Meetings concerning the rebalancing in Franklin Township. They will be September 8 and 10th at 6:30pm in the FC Auditorium. Please see the Bunker Hill website for more information.


SMILE.....It's Picture Time!

Picture Day is coming Friday, September 11, 2014. Mark your calendar! School portraits by Lifetouch feature studio-style photography that give students the freedom to create a look that's truly their own. Look for complete information on the flyer provided to your child. Plus visit www.lifetouch.com for clothing suggestions, grooming tips, online payment details and more.


Flyer and Registration

The FCHS Student Council would like to invite your students in Grades K-5 to a "Parent's Night Out" on Saturday, September 26th. We have attached the registration and flyer.

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!
  • Students with food allergies must provide their own safe alternative snacks. These can be stored in classrooms or the clinic.

Clinic Reminders

  • Immunization Exclusion Date- Students with immunization records that are NOT compliant with Indiana Requirements will be excluded from attending school on September 22. Those students will not be able to return to school until proof of immunizations or proof of a scheduled appointment to receive immunizations is received. If you have any questions regarding your child's immunizations please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Knox, at 860-3448.
  • Vision Screenings- The MCHD will be here on September 30th for 3rd and 5th grade vision screenings. First grade vision screenings will be Oct. 28th at Kitley. If you choose to not have your child screened at school, please send in a written note stating your request. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Knox at 860-3448
  • 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.


Child Nutrition Program: Are you looking for part time employment? Do you enjoy a fast paced environment? No nights or weekends? This may be the opportunity that you have been looking for. The Child Nutrition Program (Food Service Department) is currently looking for dependable people to work during school lunch periods. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED; and ability to lift 50 pounds.

All candidates must complete an online application and background check. Go to http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us . For more information contact Betsey Willard at 317-862-2411

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


Bunker Hill's PTO Family Fun Walk-a-thon

Start making plans to join us for Bunker Hill's Family Fun Walk-a-thon on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 9:00-3:40pm. Students will walk on school grounds during their scheduled related arts class. Family members are welcome to join their student during their designated walk time. This has proven to be a fun and successful way to raise money for our school.

Please continue to collect donations and pledges. Money will be due the day of the event.

This would be a great time to get outdoors, exercise, and benefit the school at the same time.

  • Our first evening Volunteer Night is Tues., September 1st from 7-8pm.
  • Membership to Bunker Hill PTO is free. Sign up to receive emails to keep up-to-date on the latest news and events. We appreciate your support!