January 9th
Issue #20
Frostwood Special Dates

1/9       Auction Tickets Encore Sales (purchase here)
1/9       SBISD Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:30 pm (more info)
1/10     Family Night at Jerry Built Burgers

1/11     Enrollment Survey Form Due (print form here)
1/12     Green Tigers, 7:15 am, library
1/12     All-School Spelling Bee, after school, cafeteria
1/12     Rodeo Art Exhibit Opens (more info below)
1/13     All School Pajama Day (more info below)
1/13     Visiting Author Book Order Forms Due (
order here)
1/13     4th Grade Play program artwork submissions due
            (submit here)
1/13     Staff Appreciation Luncheon

1/16     Holiday- NO SCHOOL
1/17     Frostwood Rocks Centerpiece Design Entries Due
            (entry and template)
1/18     Frostwood Rocks Auction Donation Deadline
            (donation form)


1/23     Yearbook Order Deadline (order here)  
1/25     4th Grade Play, 6:30 pm, cafeteria
1/26     Green Tigers, 7:15 am, library
1/31      Author Visit- Jerry Pallotta
2/1        100th Day
2/1        PTA Meeting, 11:30 am, MPR

2/3        Walk, Bike, Scoot to School
2/3        Western Day, Yee Haw!


For more detailed information and an extended calendar, please visit the Frostwood PTA Calendar on the PTA website  

For questions regarding the Spring Branch ISD Calendar, please visit the calendar links on the SBISD Website

FROSTWOOD NIGHT - Join us on Tuesday, January 10th, for FWE night at Jerry Built on the Katy Freeway. Drop your receipt in the bucket by the register and Frostwood will get 20% of the total of your purchase.  Teachers and staff will get 20% off the price of their order, too!  See you there! Please click on the image below for more information about Jerry Built Memorial.



ENROLLMENT SURVEY - A hard copy of the attached survey was sent home on Friday. This information will be used to help retain staff for the 2017-18 school year.  Please return it by Wednesday the 11th.  

Enrollment Survey

Thank you so much for your help on this!
Ellen Green, Frostwood Elementary Principal


GREEN TIGERS/HEALTHY LIFESTYLES - I saw a few families braving the cold and windy weather for Walk, Bike, Scoot to School on Friday.  Congratulations to you!  

Our next Green Tigers meeting will be held at 7:15am in the library this Thursday January 12th.

Quesions?, Amelia Damborg



SPELLING BEE - The Frostwood Spelling Bee will be held after school this Thursday, January 12th. Personalized t-shirts for the 34 participants will come home in backpacks on January 11th, with the expectation that they be worn on the 12th.  Good luck to all the participants and BEE studying your lists!  

Amy Hubbard, Frostwood Spelling Bee Chair


PAJAMA DAY -  All School PAJAMA DAY this Friday, January 13th. Through the Holiday Auction, third grader Mark Gruman has won the opportunity to dress the entire school for the day.  He has chosen for all Frostwood students to come to school in their PJ’s!!  Please remember that all attire must adhere to the School Dress Code Guidelines as stated in Section H-12 of the SBISD Elementary Student Handbook.  



It will take YOUR participation to make Frostwood’s 2017 auction a success!
The donation deadline is Monday, January 18th.

Do you have GIFT CARDS that you are willing to donate to a great cause?
We will gratefully accept gift cards of all values!
Please drop them off at the front desk at Frostwood.

PARTY HOSTS ARE NEEDED for grade level and adult parties. Rally your Frostwood friends or organization, and turn in your Party Donation Form today. 


We could not support our wonderful school without your help. The annual Frostwood Auction is our school’s largest fundraiser. Your attendance and support enables the Frostwood PTA to fund important programs for our amazing staff and students.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Please remember that Frostwood Elementary (PTA) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational and charitable organization, and your contribution is fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.



ENCORE TICKETS are on sale NOW! 

To Purchase your Tickets CLICK HERE

Don’t miss your last chance to buy tickets to the

For more information, ticket levels and pricing CLICK HERE

It’s time to get your BAND back together, and start organizing your table.
OR Take this opportunity to meet new Frostwood friends… buy a ticket, and let us put together your table!

Buy a VIP Ticket or VIP Table and enjoy:

Special VIP Check In, Preferential Seating, Grab Bags and Entrance into the 





Calling all 4th and 5th grade artists, The Frostwood Rocks Gala & Auction needs YOU!
Enter to win the chance to design the centerpieces for the Frostwood Rocks Gala & Auction

  • 1/17 - Entry Due Date
  • 1/20 - Painting party to recreate the winning designs on the actual auction centerpieces

Entry Form, Rules, and Centerpiece Template 
Will go home with students on Friday, January 13th

Click on the images below to view and print the forms.  



AUTHOR VISIT - Jerry Pallotta, author of 40+ books including the creative & fun non-fiction Who Would Win? series, will visit Frostwood students on Tuesday, January 31.  To order signed books that will be delivered to your student the day of the visit, please return the order form to your child’s teacher by Friday, January 13.


To learn more about Jerry Pallotta and his wonderful books, visit

Please contact Corey Marrs, PTA Library Events Chair, with any questions.  



FOURTH GRADE PLAY ARTWORK - All fourth grade students are invited to submit a drawing to Mrs. Sykes to be used for our printed program for our play, On The Radio. (January 24th at 8:30 a.m. and January 25th at 6:30 p.m.)
If you are interested in illustrating our printed program, please be creative, and think about our songs, and the subjects in our script.  Submit your drawing in BLACK INK on WHITE PAPER to Mrs. Sykes by Friday January 13th.  

Julie Sykes, Frostwood Music Teacher


RODEO ART 2017 - Welcome back Frostwood artists!  The annual SBISD Rodeo Art Exhibit will take place at the SBISD Art Museum near Westchester Academy.  The Art Museum is located at 901 Yorkchester.  Students, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public are welcome to view the art on:  January 12, 13, 17, and 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Also, January 19 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The students that are representing Frostwood this year are:

Kinder            Remi Marino-Siebrits and Aleeya Rizvi
1st                      Emma Cekova and Wesley Hennekes
2nd                    Mika Grammatikov and Alina Guo
3rd                     Elika Lee and Alexandra Molokin
4th                     Lauren Chang and Ada Lau
5th                     Lucille Thevoux-Chabuel and Hannah Crawford

Thank you to everyone for all your hard work and good luck in the judging!

Jane Salinas, Frostwood Art Teacher


FROSTWOOD YEARBOOK - Order your yearbook now! Deadline to purchase is January 23rd. Go to and enter our school's name to purchase your yearbook. 

For questions, please contact Dina Nasif AlJarrah


PROJECT STUDYProject Study is quickly approaching, and the committee will be hard at work!  Some may ask, “What is project study?”.  In a nut shell, Project Study is the allocation of excess budgetary funds provided through fundraising events such as Boosterthon and Auction.  In the past, Project Study has funded specialist positions, para-professionals, teacher wish lists, and parent requests. 

For information on how to submit requests, please visit the Project Study link on the PTA website.  All requests are due by Friday, March 3rd. To learn more about Project Study, please attend the PTA meeting on Wednesday, February 1st, at 11:30 am.  You may click on the link below for a copy of the Project Study Request form.  


Please contact Stephanie Green, Vice President of Project Study, with any questions!


NOMINATING COMMITTEE - Special thank you to the PTA Nominating Committee.  They have been hard at work preparing the slate of officers for the 2017-2018 PTA Executive Board.  The slate will be presented and voted on at the PTA meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  The meeting will be held at 11:30 am, in the Frostwood MPR.  

2017-2018 PTA Executive Board Slate  
President- Courtney Anderson

1st Vice President of Project Study - Corey Marrs
2nd Vice President of Underwriting - Ara Hardig
3rd Vice President of Tiger Tales- Heather Cody
Treasurer - Stephanie Taylor
Secretary - Neely Besetsny 


STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS - WOW!  Frostwood families really know how to open their hearts.  SC had a blast wrapping all the gifts we were able to get for our 2 families.  The kids worked hard and should be experts at wrapping now.  We think they had such fun selling candy canes, knowing what the money was going for.  We were able to buy our 3 kids much needed things and were able to get a few things that they wanted.  We purchased 2 twin beds for the families. Now the children have nice new beds to sleep on  We were also able to purchase 2 money orders and pay part of their rent along with giving the families gift cards to Walmart.  When we delivered the gifts to the families, they were speechless. The looks on the kids’ faces were priceless.  We all had tears in our eyes.  It was such a wonderful experience, and we are so thankful that you all helped make our families Christmas happy.

We look forward to working with our Spring Reps, FWE Tigers CAN change the world.


SCHOOL ATTENDANCEIf your child is going to be absent, please remember to send or email their excuse notes to The district only allows 3 unexcused absences before it begins to monitor student's attendance record. Family vacations are not excused. Please refer to your Student Handbook for attendance policy.

Trinidad Carillo, School Attendance


SBEF SPORTING CLAYS - The Spring Branch Education Foundation will host the annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Monday, February 20th, at the Greater Houston Gun Club.  Please click on the attached flyer for more information and registration details.  


SPRING BRANCH SPEAKS SURVEY - Representative Jim Murphy of House District 133 is seeking constituent input on important issues in the upcoming session. If you are a constituent of Rep. Murphy, please take the survey.

The last question on the survey asks for your top two issues for the upcoming legislative session.  Please consider checking Public Education Finance as one of your top issues.  If you would like, you can also choose "Other", where you can add Public Education and include comments to: Eliminate recapture (Robin Hood) for SBISD and all other school districts serving majority poverty student populations; Eliminate the homestead exemption penalty from the recapture formula; and Count full day pre-K students as full day students. You will be able to add more comments if you wish to address testing, school choice, special education or other issues.  Please click on the link below to take the brief survey:

Give Feedback

You may wish to visit the Spring Branch Speaks website for more information.



STAFF BIRTHDAYS - Happy Birthday to the fabulous Frostwood staff members who celebrate January birthdays!   Please wish them a happy birthday when you see them on campus!  

1/6     Shelley Stalnaker  
1/8     Peggy Gioacchini
1/8     Virgilia Mendez
1/10   Kay Kay Garrett
1/12   Marco Castillo
1/15   Dorothy Thompson
1/23   Michelle White
1/26   Ginger Felle
1/27   Kelley Shults
1/27   Trinidad Carrillo




Kindergarten News:  

1st Grade:

2nd Grade:

3rd Grade:

4th Grade: 
FOURTH GRADE PLAY ARTWORK - All fourth grade students are invited to submit a drawing to Mrs. Sykes to be used for our printed program for our play, On The Radio. (January 24th at 8:30 a.m. and January 25th at 6:30 p.m.)
If you are interested in illustrating our printed program, please be creative, and think about our songs, and the subjects in our script.  Submit your drawing in BLACK INK on WHITE PAPER to Mrs. Sykes by Friday January 13th.  

Mrs. Sykes , Frostwood Music Teacher

5th Grade:

Homework Blog:
5th Grade Homework



MHS MARKETTES - Please click on the image below for a full size flyer and more information about the Memorial Markettes Jr. Drill Clinic.  You may also register for the event here.  

STRATFORD PLAYHOUSE - Please click on the image below for more information about and tickets for the upcoming Me and My Girl performances at the Stratford Playhouse.  

CAMP OZARK - Please click on the image below for a full size flyer and information about upcoming Camp Ozark informational shows.  You can also visit the Camp Ozark website for additional information.  


Tiger Tales is the weekly publication of the Frostwood PTA. Submissions for the next Tiger Tales are due every Friday afternoon before the next Monday issue. Articles submitted must be as concise as possible.  We reserve the right to shorten submissions as we deem appropriate.  Remember to utilize the Frostwood PTA website as much as possible to post extensive news articles or sign-up sheets.  Please submit Tiger Tales articles to Heather Springer.
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