April 24, 2017

Issue #34

5TH GRADE IMPORTANT DATES - Please click on the image below for a full-size, printable version. 

Frostwood Special Dates

4/24     SBISD Board of Trustees Meeting, 7 pm (more info)
4/26     Last Day to purchase IFest Tickets (purchase here)
4/27     5th Grade Grad Party Forms Due (info and registration)
4/29     DEA Prescription Drug Take Back (more info)
4/29     IFest, 5-7:30 pm (purchase tickets)


5/1-5    Staff Appreciation Week
5/3       5th Grade Field Trip- Biz Town
5/6       Running for the Arts 5K and Artsfest (more info)
5/6       SBISD Board of Trustees Election (more info)

5/8       STAAR 3rd and 4th Math
5/9       STAAR 3rd and 4th Reading
5/10     STAAR 5th Science
5/11     STAAR Make-up
5/12     STAAR Make-up

5/15-19   Scholastic Spring Book Fair 
5/15     Portfolio Sharing- 1st Grade, 8:10 am
5/16     Portfolio Sharing- 2nd Grade, 8:10 am
5/17     Portfolio Sharing- 3rd Grade, 8:10 am
5/17     PTA Meeting, 11:30 am
5/17     5th Grade District Track Meet
5/17     5th Grade Farewell, 6:30 pm
5/18     Portfolio Sharing- 4th Grade, 8:10 am
5/18     3rd Grade Field Trip- Moody Gardens  
5/19     Portfolio Sharing- 5th Grade, 8:10 am


5/22     4th Grade Recorder Concert (more info)
5/23     SBISD Choir Festival (5th Grade)
5/24     5th Grade Graduation Party at Lakeside, 3:30-5:30
5/25     Field Day (Class Colors and Times)
5/25     4th Grade Recorder Concert (more info)

5/26     3rd Grade Wax Museum
5/26     4th Grade Recorder Concert (more info)


5/29     Memorial Day Holiday
5/30     4th Grade Recorder Concert (more info)
5/31     Kinder Talent Show  
5/31     4th Grade Recorder Concert (more info)

6/1       Last Day of School- Easrly Dismissal  
            End of 4th 9 Weeks 
            5th Grade Graduation 

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


 PTA COMMITTEE CHAIRS - Looking for a way to get more involved at Frostwood? There are several unfilled PTA jobs for the 2017-2018 school year!  Please consider being a chairperson for one of these great committees!  Please contact Courtney Anderson if you are interested in helping out.  Thank you!

5th Grade DARE - Assist in organizing the Memorial Villages Police Department to work with 5th grade students on “teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.”  

Academic Events - The chair would be a promoter and advocate of academic events such as UIL, Odyssey of the Mind, and Math Olympiad on our campus, maintain a calendar of events, and celebrate our participants.  The Chairs are notresponsible for coaching teams or being present at all the events.

Classroom Substitute Coordinator - Assist in obtaining and scheduling parents certified by the district to cover teacher classroom assignments when we have special on campus training for the teachers.

Gifted and Talented Liaison - Communicate information between school and district level

Healthy Lifestyles - The Healthy Lifestyles Chair oversees a team of volunteers that manage the once-a-week Salad Bar in the cafeteria, the educational garden program with Urban Harvest, the Orchard, the Food Services Chair and partners with Green Tigers, KSHAC and The Prairie due to our similar mission. The Chair can also expand the program with different fitness programs. The Chair is invited to participate in DSHAC meetings as well as the local CSHAC. All sub-chairs of Healthy Lifestyles are returning so it is a great team to continue forward!

Positive Works - +Works (“Positive Works”) is a non-profit organization focused on using positive community change to address bullying and other issues facing children and families.  Parents, teachers, and students have come together to lead a +Works movement and build a positive community on Frostwood’s campus.  
This chair would communicate and work directly with the +Works organization. 

PTA Membership - Collect and submit parent membership applications - most work in the Fall

Reflections - Promote the Reflections contest, collect entries, and hold a recognition party for participants.

Salad Bar - Oversee the preparation and distribution of the Salad Bar on specified salad bar days in the cafeteria

Teacher Resources - Assist the teachers in laminating, coping, and other needs they may have for their classrooms

Sister School Solutions - Schedule volunteers for regular shifts and special needs at our sister school, Housman 



I FEST TICKETS -  Ticket sales close at midnight on April 26th. Tickets will not be sold at the event. Please visit PTA School Store to purchase your tickets today! If you have any questions regarding ticket sales, contact Mikyoung Jun.

Click on the flyer below for a full-size version and for more information. Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend this amazing celebration of our Frostwood community. 

I FEST TENTS AND DISPLAY CASES- As part of I-Fest, countries decorate themed educational tents for their country and fill the glass display cases around the school with treasures and memorabilia representing their country. The cases inside the school are on display for several weeks leading up to I Fest. Country themed educational tents are set up outdoor on the day of I-Fest.  Tables can be used inside the tents to display the items.

This is a great opportunity to show the kids the diverse cultures from countries around the world. Please contact Suk-Young Yoo or Hyekyung Dong, if you would like to participate.




5th GRADE GRADUATION PARTY - Registration and payment for the graduation party at Lakeside Country Club is due this Thursday, April 27th. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th, 3:30-5:30. The cost to attend is $40, and transportation is your responsibility. This event is  open to Frostwood fifth-graders only (sorry, no siblings), and registration is required to attend. More information will be sent once we receive your registration and payment.  Please click on the images below for a full-size, printable PDF version of the information.  

Fifth Grade Graduation Party Information
Fifth Grade Graduation Party Registration


SBEF ARTSFEST - Calling all Artists and Artisans!!  The Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum is honored to be the host site for this year's, Spring Branch Education Foundation, Running for the Arts 5K & ArtsFest taking place on May 6, 2017. In addition to the 5K run, the event will include live entertainment, games, street painting, artisan vendors and food trucks, with an anticipated attendance of more than 2,000 participants. 

If you would like to be a vendor or would like more information on the race or ArtFest, please contact Melissa Houser at or visit

It will be a great celebration for a very worthy cause, supporting the arts throughout SBISD.  We hope you can join us!

RUNNING FOR THE ARTS - Mark your calendars! Running for the Arts will be held on Saturday, May 6th

New in 2017, Running for the Arts will be held at Westchester Academy and will feature a vendor marketplace, food trucks, kids' activity zone, live musical entertainment, and much more! SBEF invites vendors selling handmade goods or representing an arts-related cause to be a part of the Running for the Arts 5K & ArtFest. 

8:00 a.m. - 5K start
9:00 a.m. - Kids K start

Please click on the link below for more information and to register for the 2017 Running of the Arts 5K.  




PORTFOLIO SHARING - Please mark your calendars and plan to come spend a morning with your child looking through all of the work in their school portfolio! They will share writing, science, social studies, math, and art with you that they have worked on throughout the school year. Please sign in at the front office when you arrive. Parents that arrive early will be asked to sign in and remain in the community room until 8:10 am, when attendance and morning announcements have concluded. Please avoid parking in the staff parking spaces in the Gessner side parking lot. In the past, some parents have chosen to bring a breakfast treat to share with their child during this time. Parents typically spend 30-45 minutes with their child. 

Monday, May 15th - 1st Grade
Tuesday, May 16th - 2nd Grade
Wednesday, May 17th - 3rd Grade
Thursday, May 18th - 4th Grade
Friday, May 19th - 5th Grade



 FIFTH GRADE FAREWELL - We only have 4 more choir practices before our concerts for the annual Fifth Grade Farewell to Frostwood Concerts: (May 16th dress rehearsal at 9:15 a.m. and May 17th 6:30 p.m.) Please be sure that the chorus uniform – especially the pants- still fit. 

For all of you who love to draw:  If you would like to illustrate our printed program, please submit your black and white drawing to Mrs. Sykes by May 5th. 

Students who have been assigned special parts, please mark your calendars for the next round of 7:15 a.m. morning cafeteria rehearsals before our concert.  (Note I had made a few mistakes on the previous letter- The one below is correct.)  

May 11th and 12th will be reserved for any singing groups who need extra practice before the concert. 

Speakers, your first practice is on Wednesday, April 26th, not Tuesday as I had earlier published. 

Kindergarten Wall Soloists: Wednesday, April 19th. and Friday April 28th in the cafeteria 7:15 a.m

We know the Way (soloists and drummers): Thursday, April 20th Thursday, April 27th &  Fri.May 5th 

Try Everything Soloists : Friday, April 21st and Thursday, April 27th  & May 5th 7:15 a.m. in the cafeteria 

ALL Speakers:  Wednesday, April 26th 7:15-7:40 in the cafeteria (Please have your part memorized) Wednesday, May 3rd  7:15 a.m. in the cafeteria with microphones

How Far I’ll go: Thursday, April 27th Friday, May 5th 7:15 a.m. (with Try Everything and We know the way) 

Love Train  Thursday, May 4th  7:15 with microphones in the cafeteria

Every Tuesday morning at 7:15 a.m. the Sightreading Team practices in the music room for the choir festival which will be on Tuesday, May 23rd at 12:00- 1:15 at Spring Forest Middle School. 

Students will need to wear their uniforms for this festival. 

All parents are welcome to come and hear us at this SBISD Elementary Choir Festival. 


 4TH GRADE RECORDER RECITALSAs you all know, the fourth graders have been working on learning to read music notes and applying this skill as they learn to play the recorder, one of the first woodwind instruments. I expect the fourth graders to bring their recorders and recorder books to school each music day. I also expect them to practice their songs at home for at least 15- 20 minutes each week. I hope that the students have found the website: www. a fun way  to practice their songs using their individually assigned online access codes. 

I expect most students to progress to at least star 9 by the middle of May so that they will be able to perform in the music classroom recitals.

Below are the dates for the classroom recorder recitals which parents may attend if they wish. All parents are invited to attend their child’s block music class on that day.  All of the times for the recitals are: 9:35-10:25 except for the Thursday block. 

MONDAY BLOCK: aka “The Grammy’s” MAY 22nd 

TUESDAY BLOCK: aka “The MP3’s” Tuesday, May 30th 

WEDNESDAY BLOCK: aka “Two Rockin’ Beats” Wednesday, May 31st 

*THURSDAY BLOCK: aka: “The Electric Beats” Thursday, May 25th at 9:45 -10:35. 

*Note that Thursday, May 25th is also field day. If you wish to attend, please plan to enter the school at the front office for the recitals. 

FRIDAY BLOCK: aka “The Rockin’ Records” Friday, May 26th 


If you have any questions about the recorder program, please feel free to email me at: 




FIELD DAY- Field Day will be held on Thursday, May 25th.  Please click on the images below for a full-size version of the schedule and class colors.  



MMS SUMMER READING LIST - Please see the summer reading list for incoming sixth graders for Memorial Middle School.  You can click on the image for a full-size, printable document.  


SBEF LEGACY PROGRAM - Looking for a way to honor your graduate?  Want to help fund the future of SBISD?  Can you help provide unlimited opportunities for outstanding educational experiences?  Your legacy will allow students to pursue their dreams!  Click on the flyer below to learn more about the SBEF FUND FOR THE FUTURE.




BREAST CANCER WALK - Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with breast cancer.  These two amazing teachers are trying to change that statistic. Heather Bothe and Tracy Muras signed up for the Avon 39.  Each teacher will walk 39 miles and must raise $1,800.  If you would like to support either Mrs. Bothe or Mrs. Muras just click on their names below. For more information about the event, click on the image below.  


Heather Bothe            Tracy Muras


DEA PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK - Please click on the image below for a full size flyer and more information about the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day scheduled in our community on Saturday, April 29th, 10 am-2 pm.  

CAMPBELL LEARNING CENTER CONCERT - Join us at Campbell Learning Center (1440 Campbell Road) for a free concert featuring Shawn Renzoh Head and his Japanese Shakuhachi flute. He will perform a variety of works from four centuries ago to music from almost yesterday. He will also discuss the history of his flute and how it started as a private buddhist life practice, to an internationally known and practiced instrument. Doors open at 6pm, concert begins at 6:30. The concert is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Sarah Bouse
Administrative Assistant, Campbell Learning Center 

MHS CHEER CLINIC - Please click on the image below for a full size flyer and more information about the Memorial High School Cheer Clinic for girls.


CAMP OF CHAMPS - Please click on the image below for a full size flyer and more information about the Camp of Champs sports camps for summer 2017.  Camp of Champs is held at Memorial Middle School for boys and girls in grades 1-8.  

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