News from the Principal and the PTA
June 2, 2017
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CLICK HERE for our full calendar of events  

Summer Office Hours - starting June 5
Monday - Thursday

Online Registration for Next School Year for NEW Students begins June 6
SBISD Website


Aug 11
Class Placement Postcards Mailed
Aug 16
New to HCE Parent Orientation - adult event
Aug 18
Meet the Teacher - parents and students
Aug 21
School opens - students/parents to class
Beginning Bonanza for Parent in the Cafeteria
HCE's Parent Volunteer Training in the library (also available online)
Check HCE website.
Aug 23 5:30p
Boy Scout Rally Night in the Cafe
Aug 24
(Tentative) New Office Volunteers Training (& Volunteer Training with Mrs. Snyder)
Aug 29
(Tentative) Room Parent Training  (& Volunteer Training with Mrs. Snyder)
Aug 30
(Tentative) PTA Chairs Meeting  (and Volunteer Training with Mrs. Snyder)
Sept 4
Labor Day Holiday
Sept 14
(Tentative) Open House for Parents and Grandparents
Oct 9
Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 12
Fall School Individual Pictures
Oct 19
Noon Dismissal for Parent Conferences
Oct 20
Noon Dismissal for Parent Conferences
Oct 27
Field Day
Nov 4
Lights, Camera, AUCTION!  PTA
Nov 20 -
- Nov24
Thanksgiving Holidays (the full week)

There are MANY more events to go on the calendar. A complete calendar of events for 
the school year will come home in the first day packets next school year.  
It's that time again...
School Supply Ordering Information
PTA is again offering to have your child's supplies on his/her desk on the first day of school.  School supplies for the 2017-2018 school year may 
ONLY be o rdered online at

The order deadline is June 30th. School supplies will not be available through the HCEPTA website or the HCEPTA beyond June 30th. 

If you choose not to purchase through the PTA, grade level supply lists will be available on the HCEPTA website and in the front office. Prices for the 2017-2018 school supply packs are as follows:
                            Kindergarten           $45              3rd Grade              $60   
                         1st Grade                $55              4th Grade               $65
                         2nd Grade               $80              5th Grade               $80
Questions?  Contact:
Robyn Canterbury (713) 515-3475 or Marci Lane (281) 686-9337


The week of May 22nd was a busy week in Mrs. Domaschk's Garden. We were blessed to have a great crew of volunteers, organized by Karen North, work in this newly dedicated garden area on campus.  They spent hours and donated resources to re-do the granite paths, weed and plant in the planters and trim the shrubs.  It looks great!  Thanks to help from...

Rene Zubieta, RZ Landscaping & Home Improvement
Loretta Coussirat, Pat and Mike Farnell, AAUW Garden Divas
Stephen Salter, Merrill Lynch
Amy Polidori, parent + Kade Polidori
Karen and Max North, grandparents
Marty Collins, parent
Forrest Green, parent
Warren Sloan, parent + his 3 children
HCE Teacher Linda Beinhauer and her fiancĂ© Andrew
Counselor Andrea Chvatal 
Art Teacher Maggie Cummings
Health Fitness Teacher  Pamela Thompson


2017-2018 School Year: Forms for all medications must be signed every school year by parent and doctor.  Please bring all forms signed by parent and doctor with the medicine BEFORE the first day of school.  The clinic will be opened August 1st and you can email or call to set up a time to deliver. 
All forms can be found at the link below. If prescription please have MD signature on prescription form.  Non-prescription for over the counter meds only needs parent signature.
Thank you for your help with this, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Mercedes Mulvey, RN

Revised Update for 17-18...              

Our new grade level teams for 2017-2018... 
You can see introductions for new team members in Cougar Express newsletters published earlier in May. For archived newsletters go to, click on News Links in top menu and then on Cougar Express Newsletters.   

Kinder: Cassandra (Cassie) Schaps, Wendy Livingston, Margaret (Peggy) Railey, Meg Maguire

First: Ashley Johnson, Lauren Early, Laura Clark, Jennifer Landa, Jennifer Duplechain

Second: Mary (Blaire) Breaux, Sarah Giese, Laura Shucosky, Payton Kerr, Rosie Cantu-Vargas, Delia Dunavin

Third: Naomi (Omi) Ford, Kirstyn Duncan, Mary (Mac) Rozzell, Amanda (Mandie) Badrak, Laura Jackson, Sarah Morphey

Fourth: Noemi Lopez, Lara Knight, Ann Martin, Katherine Lewis, Meredith Lerner, *Ashley Vatzlavick

Fifth: Julie Wilhelm, Jessica Murphy, Marcia Menard, *Briana Mouyos

Librarian: Vacancy

Intervention Teachers: Math: Tracey Tomaro-McCall, Intermediate Math: Joan Salamanchuk (.5), 
                                       Literacy: Karen Ferraro, Primary Literacy:  Julie Boyd (.5)

Instructional Coach: Vacancy

Teachers on the Special Ed Team and Specials Team remain the same. 

*In the summer edition before school starts, we will introduce newly hired staff that has not had their introduction published yet.    
PTA President's Perspective
I can't believe the end of school is already here!  What an amazing year we've had! 
I have a few final Thank You's to close out the year.  Nan Chandler did a wonderful job on our "Cougar Apptitude" yearbook!  Thank you for all the time and effort you put into creating a yearbook for our school.  It turned out perfect and is a great representation of the year we had. 
Thank you to Victoria Donnelly, Elizabeth Womble and ALL the volunteers who helped make Winds of Time a success!  We appreciate all you have done.  As always, it is a special HCE tradition that never gets old! 
Finally, I wanted to say THANK YOU to all the fantastic volunteers and faculty members who are so dedicated to making HCE a wonderful place for our children.  We are so lucky to be part of this special school.  It has been my privilege to serve with you this school year.   Thanks for everyone's support!
Have a wonderful summer!!
Katrina Stephenson
HCE PTA President 

Leave a lasting legacy at HCE with an engraved brick with your family name, tribute to a loved one, or just something fun. 

Orders can be placed online through the HCE PTA Store or filling out a form and submitting it to the front office.  The deadline for orders is May 22nd, 2017 so hurry and get yours in TODAY!

Don't forget to complete your ANNUAL VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION. 

You need to do 2 things to complete your annual volunteer registration. 
1.  Register with SBISD at
2.  Attend a training at school the first day or in the first few weeks of school.  
iKids U After-School Program

iKids U registration is going on now for the Summer(at Bunkerhill Elem) & 2017-2018  School Year!  

Turn in registrations at the HCE front office, visit iKids online at, or register by phone at 713-665-5200.  iKids U offers a variety of onsite after-school opportunities at HCE including Stay & Play, Enrichment classes, and One on One services.  Customize your child's after-school schedule with part-time and full-time options available!  iKids U starts on the first day of school and classes are filling-up fast so enroll today!
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