News from the Principal and the PTA
June 12, 2017
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CLICK HERE for our full calendar of events  

Summer Office Hours - starting June 5
Monday - Thursday


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

Want to learn violin with lots of fun?
            Students at Hunters Creek and Memorial Drive Elementary Schools are sincerely welcomed to join our 2017-2018 program!  We
meet weekly for individual lesson (during recess or lunch) and                 group class (Tuesdays after school):
We use the world renowned Suzuki Method which requires parental involvement. (Parents, you get to learn violin on the side with your child and have fun together!! J ) Come join us~ There will be lots of fun events/performances throughout school year!
 CLICK HERE for more information or contact Dr. Shaochin Chien at
Hope to see you in our program in September 2017!!

iKids U After-School Program at HCE

Registration is open for the 2017 - 2018 school year and we're filling-up fast!  iKids U offers a variety of after-school opportunities onsite at HCE, including Stay & Play, Enrichment, and One on One services.  Customize your child's after-school schedule with part-time and full-time options!  New classes this Fall!  Please click for the  iKids U Registration Form.

*NEW for next school year!  Grade-Level (1st - 5th) Spanish Classes offered during Lunch or Recess on Tuesdays & Thursdays!  Registration going on now!  Please click for the Registration Form.  

For any questions or to register, please contact iKids at 713-665-5200,, or 


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 -  but should have one soon! 

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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