News from the Principal and the PTA
April 7, 2017
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CLICK HERE for our full calendar of events  

Apr 10-14
National Library Week
April 11
3rd Grade Tennis Jam Trip for winners of drawing
April 14
April 17
Administrative Assistant Day - HONOR OUR OFFICE STAFF!  
April 19
Law Day Reader for 2nd Grade
April 21
Kinder to Houston Museum of Natural Science
April 21 3:25 Campus Improvement Team Meeting
April 27 6:00pm BUGZ Play by 1st Grade 


Sarah Giese, 2nd grade teacher, is one of our coaches for the Girls on the Run program. 

This is her first year as a Girls on the Run Coach and she is enjoying every second of it. Girls in the program learn life skills through fun, engaging lessons that celebrate the joy of movement.  Over the course of the program, girls develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. 

Girls on the Run provides scholarships to girls who may not be able to afford the registration fee for this program. Miss Giese has signed up to be a Solemate which is a fundraising program for GOTR. Solemates raise money for the Girls on the Run 5K race in order to help provide scholarships for girls in Houston who may not be able to afford the program. As of right now 74% of the girls in the program are there because of scholarships. Miss Giese is running in the GOTR 5K to help raise money for the scholarships given out to these girls. 

Message from Miss Giese: 
I think this program can be so beneficial to so many girls and would love to help provide that opportunity for as many girls as I can.
Any donation would be helpful! I really love the lessons this program teaches and would love to help as many girls as I can have an opportunity to be a part of it. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and hopeful donate 
Here is my donation page
Counselor's Corner
By Andrea Chvatal

Parenting is all about good balance between setting effective limits and love mixed with genuine empathy.  Watch this Love & Logic video with examples to learn more.

Were you aware that there are Love & Logic resources for blended families, grandparents, as well as on the topics of technology, defiance or homework?  Good news!  There are more resources than I'll ever have time to use.  

DVDs, books, webinars, as well as live trainings around the country.  I know you need a good book this summer, so check out their resources here.

Hunters Creek mom-of-four Lisa Eicher competed in the American Ninja Warrior Competition in San Antonio.  
Lisa (pictured center with yellow hair) was joined by her friends and family, including husband Joey and children Archie, Ace, Radko and Sevy. The blue and yellow sported by Lisa and her cheering section was to raise awareness for Down Syndrome which is a cause near and dear to the Eicher family. Archie and Sevy were adopted from Bulgaria and have Down Syndrome.  Lisa's episode will air in June!
PTA President's Perspective
Our awesome Hands on Science Chairs did a great job leading our 5 th graders in a water purification experiment.  It was fun and they learned a lot!    Thanks to  Claire Johnson Brianna Cisarik and  Nan Chandler for all the time and effort they put into preparing for the experiment! 
Last Friday, our amazing staff got to enjoy a yummy Staff Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the PTA.  As always, Carrye Krouse and Katrina Hudson did a great job organizing and serving the lunch.  Thank you both! 
Don't Friday is a Holiday! 
Enjoy your weekend!  

Katrina Stephenson
HCE PTA President

It's Talent Show Time!
Dust off those tutus, tune up those instruments, and warm up those voices.
During school performance only:  Wednesday, May 31, 2017

All Grades Invited to Perform!
To participate please pick up a participation form/permission slip from the front office.

Cultural Arts Update

Thank you to our generous PTA for funding our Cultural Arts programs! On Thursday, February 23rd 5th grade enjoyed the "Choices and Challenges" presentation by storyteller, Dan Gordon of Young Audiences of Houston. Kindergarten had the opportunity to participate in performing puppet shows on March 23
rd during a Cultural Arts "Texas Tales" presentation by storyteller and musician, Dru Woods.

Book Drive

Please donate ( Now until May 1st ) your gently used books to the HCE Summer Reading Book Exchange.  All levels of reader from 1st to 6th grade acceptable.  Please no picture only books or crossword or activity books. 

All extra books collected will be donated to our sister school Woodview Elementary. 

There is a blue recycling bin for collections in the HCE front lobby! 

All students will visit the HCE library on Friday, May 19th to pick one book to read this summer and jumpstart their summer reading.  All HCE students will be able to choose a book regardless of whether or not they have donated a book.

We are looking for 3 volunteers to help with the HCE PTA financial reconciliation.

If you are good with numbers and processes we need you.  Please contact Katrina Stephenson if you are able to help! or 713-305-3277


Go online to or drop off a check to front office,
send through your child's backpack or mail to:
Ketti Collins, 851 Country Ln, Houston, TX 77024
   4 Easy Ways To Help Hunters Creek Elementary!!
**Write the Grade, Student and Teacher names on your bag/envelope of official coupon.

Box Tops for Education -
  • Simply clip Box Top$ from hundreds of participating brands.
  • Please, put Box Top$ in a plastic bag (or envelope) labeled with the child's and teacher's name and current grade.
  • Send only valid coupons, the coupons EXPIRE after 3 years.
  • The top 5 classrooms from the entire school with the most Box Top$                 submitted during the entire school year will enjoy an ice cream treat in the              month of May.
Labels for Education -
  • Simply Clip and save UPCs and beverage/ sauce caps from                               participating products. Check out the complete list at
  • Please, put Labels for Education in a plastic bag (or envelope) labeled with           the child's and teacher's name and current grade.
Kroger's "Neighbor to Neighbor" Program -  
  • Link your Kroger Card to HCE online at  Organization #83363.  HCE receives 1% of    every purchase made with your Kroger Plus Card.   
  • Important: You have to RELINK your card each school year so don't forget to do this ASAP!
Amazon Smile- 
Direct link that will contribute to HCE school is:
Visit (same account as ) and select 
HCE as charitable organization; this will donate 0.5% of your purchase!
On your first visit, you select a charitable organization to receive donation before
You begin shopping Go to: "or pick your charitable organization" and type 
Hunters Creek Elementary and select Houston, Texas. 
It will come as PTA  Texas congress 4932, or you can also look for the school with EIN number:  EIN-74-6086197
These are all easy ways to earn money for HCE! Contact Marilu Kurtz for more information or with questions at  
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.  View the HCE Volunteer Training video and sign the google form.  Or, attend a training at school the first day or first few weeks of school.  

Video of HCE Volunteer Training:
iKids U After-School Program

iKids U registration is going on now for the 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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