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Karen Martinez 9/5
Angela Buegeler 9/5
Lisa Mayer 9/6
Betty Othold 9/8
Elizabeth Walior 9/17
Jane Salinas 9/26
Katie Justl 10/18
Kelly Pettit 10/19
Megan Hogg 10/21
Linda Standefer 10/24
Maragret Patrick 10/30
FROSTWOOD YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE FOR 2017-2018
(PLEASE NOT REVISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE AS WE FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT AND MRS. PENNINGTON)

September
11 - Classes Resume
18-21 - Book Fair
19 - Provine Fall Individual Pictures
29 - Exec Meeting
 
October
4 - CIT Meeting*
6 - IFEST Parade/ Tea
6 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon
9 - Student Holiday
12 - Picture re-takes
13 - PTA Meeting
19 - Early Dismissal-Parent Conferences
20 - Early Dismissal-Parent Conferences
21 - Carnival*
25 - Boosterthon Pep Rally
27 - Exec Meeting
31 - Oskar Character Education Show
 
November
1 - CIT Meeting*
3 - Boosterthon Fun Run
6 - PTA Meeting
10 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon
13-17 - Wellness Week
20-24 - Holiday
 
December
8 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon
12 - Fifth Grade Winter Concert
15 - Early Dismissal
18-29 - Winter Break

January
1-2 - Winter Break
2 - Teacher Staff Development/Workday
2 - Student Holiday-No School
12 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon
15 - Holiday
30 - Provine Group Pictures
 
February
2 - Exec Meeting
2 - 100th Day of School Parade
6 - Third Grade Play
7 - CIT Meeting*
9 - PTA Meeting
9 - Western Day
10 - Auction
16 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon
19 - Holiday
22-23 - Jump Rope for Heart
 
March
6 - Spring Individual Pictures
7 - CIT Meeting
13 - End of 3rd 9 weeks
12-16 - Spring Break
23 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon
28 - Exec Meeting
30 - Holiday
 
April
4 - CIT Meeting
6 - PTA Meeting
10-12 - STARR Testing
13 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon
14 - International Fest
27 - Exec Meeting
27 - Pink Piggy Day
 
May
4 - PTA Meeting
7-11 - Staff Appreciation Week
8 - Fifth Grade Farewell Concert
14-17 - STAAR  Retest-5th Grade
18 - Field Day
28 - Holiday
31 - Kindergarten Talent Show*
 
June
1 - Early Dismissal/Last Day of School
1 - 5th Grade Graduation
1 - End of 4th 9 weeks
4 - Teacher Workday

Hello Frostwood Families,

Please let me know if you are available to be a "host" family for another FWE family that has flooded. This will entail you calling and checking in with this family to see what their needs are. You can then get others to help buy items they need or find avenues for them to get stuff. The items will then be delivered to the family. So far I have 50 host families, but we have about 80 families who need assistance in our FWE community. I know that some of you are already doing this for a family and that is great! If it is a FWE family, please let me know so I can check them off my list of affected families.

Please know this does not mean you are housing anyone, just checking in on them and helping them source help. 

Thank you for any and all assistance you provide,

Courtney Anderson
(832) 651-8061


Hello Frostwood,

The Frostwood PTA board has been brainstorming and working on different ways to help our fellow Frostwood families who are in need right now.  

One need that keeps coming up is childcare.  So the Frostwood PTA board is hosting  a playdate at Frostwood playground on Wed, September 6th from 1:30-4.  We are hoping this gives all parents affected by the flood or helping those affected by the flood some time to get a few things done/sorted.  We will have Frostwood board members: Courtney Anderson, Neely Besetsny,  Heather Cody, Ara Hardig, and Corey Marrs on hand.  We will also have helpers from Memorial Middle School.

There will be a sign-in clipboard and we will need a phone number for each child dropped off.  Please email or call me if you think you can come.  You can still come if you do not contact me, but this will give us a rough headcount.

We are hoping that being back on the playground and seeing friends will be a comforting thing in the midst of so much uncertainty.

Thank you,

Neely Besetsny

 

Frostwood families,
 
It has been amazing to witness how many members of the Frostwood family have sprung to action to help their friends and neighbors over the past few days.  Like Houston, Frostwood is STRONG. 
 
There are many people in the area that remain eager to assist our 80+ families that have been impacted by Harvey.  One thing we have learned is that planning, preparation, and organization is key to making the greatest impact on those in need.  But this is easier said than done.  As a result, the Dads Club is now offering to help filter the various requests for assistance within our Frostwood family through a central point.  The goal is to connect our resources with our need. 
 
If your family is in need of assistance, please send a text to 214.697.3367.  Please provide a name and return phone number.  We will have a Dads Club member contact you ASAP who will then try to advise on the best course of action and/or try to help coordinate the help you need as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Please understand our resources are somewhat limited, but we will do our very best to assist you.  We believe this process will be tremendously helpful as we mobilize and try to help as many as possible in the next several days.
 
Please know that there are already thinking about how we can be helpful in the weeks and months to come, but we feel this is the best way to help over the next 48 hours or so.
 
All the best,
 
Dads Club

 

 


Dear SBISD Families and Staff,


As an indication of generosity and kindness of our Spring Branch ISD community, we have received many messages from concerned neighbors asking how people can help the students and families that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Numerous SBISD families have lost so much.

The Spring Branch Education Foundation has launched a Pledgecents fundraiser (see link above) that will provide funds to support families of students and staff who have been adversely impacted by flooding in their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The funds will be administered by the Spring Branch Education Foundation.

Any donation you can make regardless of size will help us help our Spring Branch ISD families. Please share this opportunity to help on social media to spread the word.

Thank you for your support, whether through this donation opportunity, or any other way in which you are helping support our community.

Note: All contributions will be tax deductible, and you will receive a tax receipt when your donation is processed.

Thank you,

Cece Thompson, Executive Director
Spring Branch Education Foundation

https://www.pledgecents.com/cause/yldlny/hurricane-harvey-supporting-sbisd-famili/cause

 

FROSTWOOD BIG FORM IS ONLINE!

What’s Big Form? It’s the quick and easy way to complete your Frostwood PTA forms and pay by credit card on our secure site.

Big Form is not available on paper, so use the link below to:

•   Join the PTA

•   Donate to the Underwriting Campaign

•   Purchase additional school directories

•   Sign up to receive the Tiger Tales newsletter

•   Sign up for Tiger Buddies

•   Donate for Staff Appreciation lunches

•   Contribute to grade-level auction items

•   Sponsor the TigerFest Carnival

https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/m1qq8bgf00u7wdk/

Questions? Contact Karen Thompson

 

 


Yearbook Help - Yearbook Photographers - Grade Level Photographers

The yearbook will need lots and lots of photos to capture as many memories as possible.
Three photographers per grade level are needed to cover classrooms candid shots, grade level activities, and school wide events.

Signing up as a photographer will make it your responsibility to cover all classes in your grade with your partners.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaba62ea6fd0-grade
 

Yearbook Self Portraits
In addition to the fun moments captured by our cameras, Self Portraits is the part of the  yearbook that allows our kids to get involved by doing more than posing for photos.  One volunteer per grade level is needed to help get those cute self-portrait drawings organized and ready for printing.

Some computer work is needed.
 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaba62ea6fd0-self1

Buy your yearbook Now through March 2nd
https://www.futurebookyearbooks.com/frostwood-elementary

5th Grade Parents
5th grade parents, purchase your yearbook dedications Now through January 12.
One Ad per student
https://www.futurebookyearbooks.com/frostwood-elementary-yearbook-ad

 


 
Parade of Nations Help
 

The Parade of Nations is an event where Frostwood celebrates the wonderful diversity in our school and our community.

Parade will be on Friday, October 6 at 8:15 A.M.

Volunteers are needed on the day of and the day before the event to help the planning committee with decoration and snack/drinks area set up.
 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaba62ea6fd0-international
 

 

TIGERFEST 2017 -
 

Mark your calendars!! 
TigerFest Carnival will be held Saturday, October 21st from 11 am - 3 pm! 
TigerFest is a fun, family friendly event filled with games, attractions, activities and food. 
Please look for opportunities to volunteer, contribute items for games
and consider sponsoring the event!

WE CAN"T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!

TigerFest 2017 Carnival Team,
Becky Fenn, Ara Hardig, Lindsay Lanham, Alicia Ross and Terri Tarwater

 

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS-  The classroom library schedule is here!  With enough volunteers for each class, the time commitment should equate to once a month.  The class volunteers assist the kids during check out and help keep the books shelved so that our wonderful librarian, Heather Bothe, is available to assist the kids with lessons and book selections.  If you’re interested, please sign up on the PTA website or through the link below.  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to help Frostwood and spend time with your child and his/her friends!

LIBRARY VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
LIBRARY VOLUNTEER INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE


Please contact Keri Bassett with any questions!


 

 



Introducing Frostwood Wish Lists!  

See what your children’s teachers would like for their classrooms and donate those items by searching for Frostwood Elementary under
“Friends and Family Gifting” on Amazon.com! There is one registry per grade level
and a "general" registry (don't forget about specials!). 
The registries are active now and will be updated throughout the year.

Have you heard of Amazon Smile? 

Automatically
 donate .5% of the purchase price of ALL eligible
Amazon purchases to Frostwood PTA.  
Search for Amazon Smile and
designate Frostwood Elementary PTA.  
It’s simple and free!

Questions?  Contact Corey Marrs or Whitney Gormley
 

Classroom Volunteers!
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Please take a moment and sign up to be a classroom volunteer! Positions include Room Chair, Winter Party, Valentine's Party, Carnival and Auction. Your kids love having you help out in and around the classroom! 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4ba5ab2baa8-classroom1 


Any questions?
Please contact Mona Rio


PTA MEMBERSHIP -

Make sure to look for the sign up for PTA Membership in
The Big Form coming soon to the Frostwood PTA website.  

Please contact
Christine LaMarra with questions
or 281.974.6512 mobile 

 

 

STAFF APPRECIATION -
 
THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers for signing up to host a Staff Appreciation luncheon during the school year. We have filled all our needs for luncheon hostesses with a few remaining spots left for luncheon bakers (see sign up below). 

STILL WANT TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR AMAZING STAFF?  Financial contributions are still needed to pull off our luncheons each month. Don't forget to submit them via BIG FORM!
Staff Appreciation Sign-up 2017-2018 School Year
If you are interested in volunteering to help with Staff Appreciation you can sign up via the link below!  Please contact us if you have any questions!   

For question please contact:

Kim Winkler or Aubrey Slye

 

 



Box Tops Collections

Collecting Box Tops is a great way to support Frostwood!
We have 2 submissions each year, and the first one is coming up in October!  
Find all of those box tops you have been saving all summer, and turn them in!

Please purchase products that have the Box Tops logo on them when at the grocery store. 
Then go to the Frostwood PTA website and look under the "Support FWE" tab. 
Choose the Box Tops Forms option, print, and adhere your Box Tops to this form. 
Please be sure not to tear or cut off corners with important information! 

Turn Box Tops into your child's teacher.  


The FIRST FROSTWOOD BOX TOPS DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCT 20th 2017!  

Box Tops Form

Contact Alicia Ross with any questions!  

 

 



What is SBEF?

 

OUR MISSION 
Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting our students and educators. We partner with Spring Branch ISD and the community to fund programs that enhance education and prepare our students for the future.

OUR CHALLENGE 
Our local taxpayers pay additional taxes attributable to increases in property valuations. However, the additional tax dollars do not remain in Spring Branch Independent School District under the current State of Texas education funding formula. Unfortunately, the formula was recently confirmed as constitutional by the Texas Supreme Court. See www.springbranchisd.com for important additional information about the severe funding problem facing our school district.

OUR SOLUTION 
Private funding, through the Foundation, remains 100 percent in the district and helps enhance quality of education. SBEF raises funds only for SBISD. Last year, the Foundation donated more than $1 million to the district, reaching students on every campus through grants and scholarships.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please visit our district website: https://cms.springbranchisd.com/sbef/


Please read below about opportunities
to learn about ways to support SBEF by attending one
of these wonderful events this Fall:


Ladies Luncheon

Luncheon registration form

A Night in Monte Carlo Gala


For questions about attending and supporting the SBEF gala,
please visit the event webistie:
https://sbef.ejoinme.org/gala

Or please contact Kristi Robishaw or Becky Fenn

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Dear Frostwood Parents,
 
My name is Katie Hemphill and I am the new Frostwood Violin teacher.  I have taught in SBISD for many years as a Fiddler teacher and an orchestra director.  I taught at Frostwood 26 years ago and now I an returning with great joy.

I wanted to make sure you were informed that FWE has a violin program.  Your child would have a 15 minute private lesson during the school day and a group lesson after school with their friends.

We perform close to once a month, we have a concert with all of the SBISD schools that have a fiddler program in October, we will play at the mall in Decemeber,  a solo festival, our own summer camp called Fiddlers Fair, and we are even going to try to perform at a Stratford versus Memorial basketball game this year!

If you are interested in the fiddler program please contact me for more information!

Mrs. Hemphill

 



REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 15
Cost: $150 Per Player
Deadline is November 15

KINGDOM BASKETBALL is a wonderful opportunity for
boys and girls, Pre-K through 12th grade.

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Provides a positive self-image for all ages

Teaches good sportsmanship and will reveal their true character

Great opportunity to build new friendships

Honors God through learning the game and team building

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For additional information and to register online,
click here

Questions? Email kingdombball@tallowood.org

 





SBMSA Soccer Registration is Open! Girls and Boys SBMSA Fall Soccer Registration

Deadline AUGUST 31st, 2017 @ 11:00 PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/sbmsa/2017/Welcome.html

For further information and details email: carolinehbennett@gmail.com

Or visit our website: www.SBMSA.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2216682596/
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 Cody.
 
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