37 Spring Branch ISD PTAs united to make every child's potential a reality.
Good Neighbors Helping Good Neighbors. Making a positive impact in our neighborhoods today is building a stronger Spring Branch community for our future. Good neighbors, let's help our good neighbors this week by contributing items for staff appreciation goodie bags. Sister School Solution is pleased to bring you this Amazon Wish List link so that you can easily purchase items to help support and show gratitude to 68 hardworking SBISD staff members who are without the direct benefits of having an assigned Sister School. Thank you for making this a beautiful day in your neighborhood!
Click below to place your order. It will be conveniently delivered to the goodie bag assembly line at the district office on Campbell Rd.
Keynote featuring Dr. Karen Mapp on the powerful impact of effective family-school partnerships (Public event for entire community)
Thursday, September 5 at 6:00pm
Save the Dates!
SBEF’s fundraisers are not-to-be-missed community events.
Friday, September 13, 2019 – Style Show and Luncheon
Co-Chairs: Kim Conrad, Sheri Gross and Tanna Meyers
Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Ungala
Co-Chairs: to be named
Monday, February 10, 2020 – Sporting Clay Tournament
Co-Chairs: Doug Goodson and Rob Stewart
Sunday, April 19, 2020 – Golf Classic
Co-Chairs: Scooter Hicks and Jay Sartai
Council Awards Application Deadline - April 30
Reminder that the deadline to submit applications for the various awards is April 30.
The applications can be found on our website at www.sbisdcpta.net.
We look forward to seeing all of the great things your PTA is doing!!!
From Texas PTA...
Dear PTA Supporters,
We appreciate your ongoing support of the important legislative priorities that Texas PTA has set out to improve the health, welfare, and safety of students throughout Texas. Each legislative session, a new issue always seems to emerge that wasn’t on the policy horizon when the session began in January. HB 281 is this session’s surprise for PTA and I’m personally asking for your help to stop this bill.
HB 281 strikes down the core of our PTAs’ collaborative relationships with the school communities they serve and strips away the ability for our PTA Leaders and Members to effectively support the education of all children. While most policymakers indicate that the impact on PTA is an unintended consequence in their efforts to curb publicly-funded lobbying, there is still an unwillingness to change the language in the bill to protect the good work of PTA and the genuine efforts of families and educators around the state.
PTAs provide tens of millions of dollars each year in supplemental funding to our schools, not to mention the additional millions of dollars in volunteer hours. In return, schools typically allow PTAs the use of meeting space, electricity, water, and other basic needs to fulfill our mission of making every child’s potential a reality.
If passed in its current form, HB 281 will end this in-kind support for our nearly 2700 Local and Council PTAs. The fall festivals and carnivals that have been part of our communities for so long would likely become financially impossible for PTAs in Texas. Health fairs, parent education programs, field day, Reflections ceremonies, and teacher recognition – all are at risk because of HB 281.
Unfortunately, one version of this bill has already passed through the Senate and HB 281 is awaiting a date for a floor vote in the House. I need our hundreds of thousands of supporters to step forward and help us defeat HB 281 before it reaches the House floor!
Call or email your Representative today and tell them that HB 281 should NOT be set for a floor vote by the House Calendars Committee.
SBISD Summer 2018 Food Service Sites
All Kids age 1-18 EAT FREE Dates and Times may change
Breakfast & Lunch service - No questions asked.. no registration or paperwork necessary.
Sister School Solutions
As the school year is winding down there are several ways to help out our schools who either do not have a Sister School or schools with a Sister School that could use some additional community support. Please read below two opportunities and share them with your PTA and school:
Treasure Forest Elementary: Treasure Forest is one of our schools in the district without a Sister School. Next year they will be changing their dress code and are welcoming donations of school uniforms. The new dress code will consist of khaki bottoms (shorts, pants, skirts, and skorts (NO CARGO PANTS, CARGO SHORTS, DRESSES OR ROMPERS) in sizes 6X-12/14. The students will wear short sleeve or long sleeve polos in forest green in sizes XS-L with just a few XL. Any sweaters or jackets, but they must either zip or button all the way from top to bottom and can only be worn in black, gray, forest green or white. These items can be found at Walmart, Target or The Children’s Place either in store or online. Starting this Monday, you may drop off any donations to Treasure Forest Elementary (7635 Amelia Road, Houston, TX 77055 Attn: CIS), Rummel Creek Elementary (625 Brittmoore Road, Houston, TX 77079) or Sherwood Elementary (1700 Sherwood Forest St., Houston, TX 77043). If you prefer to donate a gift card from Walmart or Target, you may do so, but these cards need to be hand delivered directly to Treasure Forest Elementary (they will not be accepted at Rummel Creek or Sherwood Elementary) and you will want to make sure that they are designated only for school uniform purchases.
Thornwood Elementary: Thornwood Elementary is one of our schools without a PTA but they do have a very active Sister School. However, at this time their Sister School is focusing a lot of their efforts on several projects for Thornwood and are concerned they may not be able to offer as much help as they would like to give for Thornwood’s upcoming Field Day scheduled on May 25. The CIS Project Manager at Thornwood has put together a Signup Genius and is asking for community support to help make Field Day a success for the students at Thornwood. The link for the Signup Genius is below and I ask that you share it with your school. As a reminder, anyone who volunteers at any of our schools must be a registered volunteer with SBISD.
As always, if you have any questions about the Sister School Solution please contact me, Francine Todes, at [email protected].
Sister School Solution Partners:
Bunker Hill Elementary – Thornwood Elementary
Rummel Creek Elementary – Sherwood Elementary
Frostwood Elementary – Housman Elementary
Wilchester Elementary – Spring Shadows Elementary
Hunter’s Creek Elementary – Woodview Elementary
Memorial Middle – Landrum Middle
Cornerstone Middle – Ridgecrest Elementary
Memorial High School-Pine Shadows
Valley Oaks Elementary-Shadow Oaks Elementary
Stratford High School-Northbrook High School
Meadow Wood Elementary-Edgewood Elementary
Memorial Drive Elementary-Hollibrook Elementary
SBISD Admin (Finance, Technology, Community Relations)-Terrace Elementary
Memorial Area Women Give Back-Westwood Elementary
Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association-Spring Branch Elementary
Schools without a Sister School that may be interested in a partner:
Treasure Forest Elementary
Buffalo Creek Elementary
Northbrook Middle School
Spring Woods Middle School
Spring Oaks Middle School
*Thornwood FIELD DAY* Friday, May 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success! In order to help us with Field Day, you must log onto the Parent Volunteer website on the SBISD web page. You must be registered in order to volunteer for our Field Day....
The state needs input on its Long Range Plan for Public Education -- and YOU are invited to participate on February 8 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Input received at this meeting will help the State Board of Education shape a new plan and set long term goals for public education through the year 2030. Adoption of a new long-range plan is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2018.
During the evening meeting, participants will discuss four broad topics:
1. Student Engagement and Empowerment
2. Educator Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention
3. Equity and Access
4. Family Engagement and Empowerment
If you would like to join CPTA President Suzanne Stiles and CPTA Legislative Chair Minda Caesar at the event, all you have to do is register at the link below. This is a FREE event, but space is limited. We'd love for you to join us!
Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-houston-february-8th-tickets-39226591792
___Para español, desplácese hacia abajo____ You are invited to participate in a Community Conversation to discuss the Long-Range Plan for Texas Public Education from 6:30-8:30 pm on February 8. We wish to include a variety of parents, students, educators, and business leaders. Though you may wear ...
SBISD Council of PTAS School Bell Award Nomination form is available now! Due January 1st! Click the link below to access the form..
The SBISD 2017 Bond has passed! Please thank all of your parents who voted and thank YOU for all the great work you did reminding them to vote.
Texas PTA named Representative Dan Huberty as legislative advocate of the year. Texas PTA also named 11 lawmakers to the Legislative Honor Roll for their work during the 85th Legislative Session. A complete list of recipients can be found on the Texas PTA website (https://www.txpta.org/legislative-honor-roll-85). You may notice that the list does NOT include any of our local legislators. We have much work to do with our local legislators to make them better able to support public education! We will have an opportunity to vote on many during the upcoming March primaries and/or next November when they are up for reelection.
We also have work to do with the Texas Education Agency and State Board of Education. Both want to hold SBISD schools accountable for STAAR test results this year -- despite the displacement of many in our neighborhoods and the loss of two weeks of instruction due to Harvey. It is unfair to compare our kids with those who did not deal with a natural disaster this year, but that is what the state will do unless they hear from us. Next week's newsletter will include information you can forward to your parents on what they can do to help!
Individuals recognized for the Texas PTA Honor Roll should demonstrate initiative to enhance the quality of life for children and youth, improve the quality of education for all children and youth, strengthen families, improve child safety standards, show support for children, youth, families and PT...
SBISD Volunteers Organize Clothing Drive for Teachers & Staff
Check out this KHOU clip featuring Suzanne Stiles! http://www.khou.com/mobile/article/weather/harvey-heroes/spring-branch-isd-volunteers-organize-clothing-drive-for-teachers-staff/285-473294029
Spring Branch ISD parent volunteers decided to step up and put together a high-end clothing drive just for their staff and teachers whose homes flooded.
Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Meeting
Would you like to know what Odyssey of the Mind is? Would you like to know how your child can participate?
Find out the answers at the one-hour district awareness meeting to be hosted at Terrace Elem. (10400 Rothbury) from 5:00-6:00 on Tuesday, September 19th. The Odyssey of the Mind program is for grades kindergarten-college. For questions contact Iris Story at [email protected]
Spring Branch ISD Council of PTA's
Spring Branch ISD Council of PTA's
CPTA Communication News
-Newsletter Changes – The SBISD CPTA newsletter will now be sent every Monday morning!
-Join the new Email List - Many have already been added, but you can visit this link to ensure that you are set to receive publications - http://eepurl.com/c0LnA5
- Keep up to date with our website - www.sbisdcpta.net
- CPTA Calendar – Have CPTA calendar entries automatically added to your own calendar by clicking the ‘Add’ button within the Calendar on the home page!
- Submit an Article for Publication – Have an article that you’d like to submit to be published in the weekly newsletter? Use this form, or choose the ‘Submit Request for Publication to the CPTA’ option from the Submit menu within the website. Articles should be received by the Friday before the Monday distribution. http://www.sbisdcpta.net/submit-request-for-publication/
NEWSLETTER CHANGES – The SBISD CPTA newsletter will now be sent every Monday morning! Currently, in respect to campus PTA’s, the PTA President and the campus Principal have been added. Please forward this newsletter to your board and have them join the mailing list using this link to get further CPT...
Iris Story needs to borrow a drum for a raffle at the University of Houston for one week. Can anyone help ?
Iris Story 713-364-6050 [email protected]
FOR SBISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Sponsored by Spring Branch ISD Council of PTAs
Moderator: League of Women Voters of Houston
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
FORUM AT 7:00 p.m.
Community Room, Bunker Hill H-E-B
(entrance in front of the building facing parking lot)
9710 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77055
Early Voting April 24 - May 2, 2017
Election Day May 6, 2017
Announcing the CPTA 2017-18 Executive Board Slate of Nominees
President - Suzanne Stiles
1st VP - Kim Wood
2nd VP Leadership - Michelle Majewski
3rd VP Membership- Jennifer Perroni
Treasurer - Kelly Siblik
Secretary - Susan Wienert
It's that time of year to recognize the staff within your local PTA!
The School Bell Award recognizes the outstanding SBISD staff members who promote the purposes of the PTA and are advocates for all children.
Please select a candidate from your campus who has exemplified the purposes listed in the linked form (click the link below). Many schools also enlist the help of the students to select a nominee (just as an idea).
All nominees are recognized at the Founder's Day Banquet in February and can use the title "SBISD Council of PTAs School Bell Award Nominee." The winner will be selected from the nominees and will be announced at the Founder's Day Banquet. The winner will be known as the "School Bell Award Winner," and will receive a brass bell.
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 15, 2017.
Questions? Contact Tammy Hampton ([email protected])
Check out the SBISD Council of PTA's October Newsletter!
Check out the SBISD Council of PTA's October Newsletter!
See you all at noon TODAY for our council General meeting!!!
Lewis Gissel with SBMSA will be speaking to us briefly and SBISD Board of Trustee Member Katherine Dawson will be giving a district update.
Please plan to attend or send a representative for your school.
We will have lunch!
Reminder - YOU NEED TO APPLY EACH YEAR!
Apply to be an SBISD Volunteer
Volunteer Registration for the 2016-17 school year is now open!
Volunteers are encouraged to apply early so your application can process prior to the start of the new school year.
All volunteers must register and gain approval before starting volunteer service each year. If you were approved to volunteer during the 2015-16 school year, your status is valid until October 1, 2016. After that point, all returning volunteers need to be re-registered and approved for the 2016-17 school year.
SBISD requires all persons interested in being a volunteer to agree to a Name Based Criminal History Background Check (NBCHBC) each school year. This is in addition to the Raptor System (V-soft) which compares all visitor names against sexual offender databases and is currently implemented at all SB...
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