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August 14, 2017  

Issue #40

 
FROSTWOOD SPECIAL DATES FOR 2017-2018
August 17-Staff Appreciation Luncheon
August 17-6:00 p.m.-Kinder Orientation
August 18-1:00-2:00 p.m.-Newcomers Orientation
August 18-2:00-3:00 p.m.-Meet the Teacher
August 21-First Day of School
August 21-PTA General Meeting 8:00 am
 
September 4-Holiday-No School
September 15-Staff Appreciation Luncheon
September 18-21- Book Fair
September 19-Individual Fall Pictures
 
October 6-Ifest Parade
October 9-Holiday-No School
October 12-Picture re-takes/make-up Day
October 13-PTA General Meeting
October 19 & 20-12:00 p.m. Early Dismissal/Parent Conferences
October 25-Boosterthon Pep Rally
October 31-Oskar Programs
 
November 3-Boosterthon Fun Run
November 6-PTA General Meeting
November 10-Staff Appreciation Luncheon
November 13-17- Wellness Week
November 20-24-Thanksgiving Holiday-No School
 
December 8-Staff Appreciation Luncheon
December 15-12:00 p.m.-Early Dismissal
December 24-January 2-Holiday-No School
January 12-Staff Appreciation Luncheon
January 15-Holiday-No School
January 30-Individual Group Pictures
 
February 9-Western Day
February 9-PTA General Meeting
February 10-Staff Appreciation Luncheon
February 19-Holiday-No School
February 22 & 23-Jump Rope for Heart
 
March 6-Spring Individual Pictures
March 12-16-Spring Break
March 23-Staff Appreciation Luncheon
March 30-Holiday-No School
 
April 10-12-STAAR
April 13-Staff Appreciation Luncheon
April 14-Ifest
April 20-Holiday-No School
 
May 4-PTA General Meeting
May 7-11-Staff Appreciation Week
May 14-17-STAAR
May 18-Field Day
May 28-Holiday-No School
 
June 1-12:00 p.m. Early Dismissal-Last Day of School

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - 

Welcome back to both returning and new Frostwood families! We are so excited to start our school year off with a new principal! Please give a warm welcome to our principal, Pamela Pennington. Take time to meet her and get to know her, she is wonderful! Thank you to our teachers and staff for getting everything ready for the new school year, we are truly blessed to have the staff we do at Frostwood! Please take time out to visit our website, www.frostwoodpta.com. You will find many helpful links, answers to questions and our yearly calendar. We would love for everyone to join the PTA, volunteer for jobs in and around the classrooms, and complete our Big Form online. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I am looking for ward to a great year ahead!

Courtney Anderson
2017-2018 PTA President 

PTA General Meetings for 2017-2018

August 21 – 8 am

October 13 – 9:30 am

November 6 – 9:30 am

February 9 – 9:30 am

April 6 – 9:30 am

May 4 – 9:30 am

 


Message from Principal Pennington -

Based on recommendations from a recent safety study, we will now ask ALL students coming to Frostwood from the West side of Gessner to cross at the light at Gessner and Memorial. A sidewalk is being constructed where there currently is no sidewalk. (Students should no longer cross at Beauregard.)

Due to the speed of vehicles coming through the lights that neglect to slow down mid-street, we are asking all walkers and bike riders to cross at Memorial Drive. We will move our crossing guard from Beauregard to this corner. There will be SBISD police out for the first couple of weeks to help re-train the families and the students.

A few more notes...

Teacher postcards go out today on August 14th

Kindergarten Open House is on the 17th of August from 6-7 PM.

We have our Newcomer Café at 1:00 and Meet the Teacher at 2:00 on the 18th of August. Please make plans to come, say hello to someone new people and meet your teacher. I would love to meet as many of you as possible!

I will be sending more information about the solar eclipse and my Entry Plan very soon. Thank you for all you do to make Frostwood such a great school. It is my pleasure and honor to be working here for YOU!

 

 PTA COMMITTEE CHAIRS - 

Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered to lead, support and take time to help in anyway possible with our school community.  At this time the only position still needing a chairperson is for Green Tigers.  Please contact Courtney Anderson if you are interested in helping out with this position. Thank you!
 

Please click the picture below to review the list of committee chairs and their contact information:

 

 


 

Don't Be Left Out of the School Directory!

 
Preparations are underway for the 2017-18 Frostwood School Directory!  To be included in the directory, you must enter, confirm and save your family data in the My School Anywhere online directory management system by Friday, August 25.
 
If you are a RETURNING Frostwood family, you should receive an email from the Directory Committee with your family's unique link to the My School Anywhere online system.  Please click on the link and follow steps 1-5.
 
If you are a NEW Frostwood family, go to join.myschoolanywhere.com and enter the following invitation code:  FWEDirectory2017.
 
 
Questions? Email Connie Jones.  


 


 

A NOTE FROM NURSE NANCY - 

Welcome back!

I hope all of you had a fun and restful summer! I am looking forward to seeing your children’s smiling faces soon!

Just a few reminders –

  1. Be sure to do your back to school forms online. Health issues and contact information can change, and I do not keep the cards from year to year.
  2. Fever, diarrhea, vomiting – your student must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
  3. Again this year, there is an increase in the number of students with food allergies. Please consider this and check with your classroom teacher when bringing treats in for any celebrations.
    • Some allergy friendly ideas to consider are:
      • Popsicle brand Popsicles (yellow box), Minute Maid juice bars, Nabisco Oreo cookies, Keebler Bug Bites graham crackers, Nabisco Barnum animal crackers, Rold Gold pretzels, Cheez-It crackers, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, Nilla Wafers, Shipley’s plain glazed donuts.
  4. All medications must come through the clinic, even cough drops. I have copies of permission forms to fill out for both non prescription and prescription meds. Prescription med forms do have to be signed and authorized by the student’s physician. Please do NOT send medicine to school with your student in their lunch kit or backpack.

 
Please know that my door is always open and I’m a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you for helping me to keep all of our students healthy and safe at school. I look forward to a great year at Frostwood!

Nancy Musgrove RN,  713-251-5725

 

 


Message from Librarian Bothe -
 

SUMMER READING - Summer reading packets went home with your student at the end of last school year. Reading logs are due AUGUST 23rd!
Please click on the attached links for additional copies of the
summer reading packets if you need a new one before school starts.
Summer Reading Letter
Summer Reading Ideas
Summer Reading Log  
Summer Reading K-2  
Summer Reading Rising 2nd to 3rd  
Summer Reading Rising 3rd to 4th  
Summer Reading Rising 4th to 5th

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE - We are Tigers! Hear us ROAR!! We hope you has a lot of fun this summer with our very first Frostwood Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge! 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/301325586971399/

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
1. Posted below are the items on the Frostwood Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt! 
2. Take a picture of one or all members of your family (or multiple families) completing items on the list 
3. Post pics/videos and description here in our closed group (do not reply to this post - make your own)!
4. I will mark you down and if you complete all the challenges, I'll have a special surprise for your peeps when you return to school! BY ALL MEANS, GET CREATIVE and HAVE FUN!! Challenge Begins June 2nd, and it ends August 20th at midnight!

HERE IS THE LIST:

1. Read in the bathtub (no water, just blankets)
2. Read a book your whole family loves
3. Read with an accent (video submission accepted!)
4. SWAP favorite books with a friend and read
5. Read in a blanket fort
6. Read a whole page of a book backwards (video submission accepted)
7. Read for 30 mins (you should do this every day anyway!)
8. Read on a family Road Trip
9. Read while eating a picnic lunch
10. Read while eating a sno-cone (carefully!)
11. Read in a tent 
12. Read a poem and perform for friends (video!!!)
13. Take turns reading a page at a time with a sibling, neighbor, cousin, or friend (video!!!)
14. Read to a pet
15. Read to someone who can't read
16. Read on a swing
17. Read to a relative over the phone or computer
18. Have a "Reading Party" with friends & treats
19. Read with a flashlight
20. Read under the kitchen table
21. Read a book you have read a zillion times
22. Read at bedtime
23. Read on your bike (not in motion, please!)
24. Read at the pool
25. Read near the Frostwood school sign!
Have a terrific and safe Summer!
BONUS: Reading with a "real" Tiger (safety first!)

 
Heather Bothe, Librarian

 



Calling All Classroom Volunteers!

Please consider signing up for one of the many ways to help out in your child's classroom. A signup link will be posted on the Frostwood PTA website the morning of Friday, August 18th.

Our children LOVE seeing their parents in the classroom. Opportunities include Valentine's Chair, Winter Party Chair, Carnival Chair, and International Festival Chair. Please help make this a special year for your child!

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 -
 
The Staff Appreciation Chairs are gearing up for a another great school  year! Show your appreciation for our wonderful teachers and staff by signing up to help host a luncheon, bring/bake your favorite goodies or submit a financial contribution. 

Financial contributions can be made this year by Big Form ONLY. So please make sure to submit those donations at the beginning of school!

WANT HELP OUT? WHAT TO DO NEXT! - Staff Appreciation hostesses are needed for the entire school year. It is simple and easy way to show your support. Plus the staff LOVES and appreciates our luncheons. As a hostesses you select the theme, coordinate a catering order (from a local restaurant), drinks, paper goods and decor. The chairs are they to help and guide you along the way!  
See it is EASY and at no cost to you (all items above are reimbursed).  Simply coordinate with your hostess group before signing up below (just list their names and email addresses). Hurry and pick the dates that work best for you as they fill up QUICK!
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:
Aubrey Slye or Kim Winkler



 

 

 
We have scheduled our first work day for August 19 from 8AM - noon.  This is a neat deal that the Dads Club does twice per school year to assist with the beautification of the school.  All dads are welcome to come out and help clean up the grounds before school starts on 8/21.  We have had tremendous success and participation in the past, so please come on out to get your hands dirty, break a sweat and help make the school look its best for the new school year.  
 
We will primarily focus on the following areas:
1) Front of the school:  remove support spikes from trees along Memorial Drive as well as the intersections of Plantation / Memorial and Gessner / Memorial
2) Main Entrance:  focus on the flag pole and the left and right of the front door.
3) Prairie:  Clean up the prairie to make sure it starts off the year in good, clean condition
4) Orchard:  Weed and mulch orchard
5) Playground:  freshen up the sand pit, remove all rocks, limbs, etc. from the playground area
 
Please visit out website at https://www.frostwooddadsclub.org/dads-work-day to learn more.  You can sign up by using the following link: 
 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094da9a628a2f85-dads
 
Thanks in advance, and we'll see you on 8/19.  Please remember to sign up through the sign up genius, and we'll be in touch a few days before the event with specifics.
 
All the best,
The Dads Club

 

 

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

 



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

The Battle of the Beltway- 
This is a bracket style competition for small businesses helping in the community.

There are 4 schools involved: Meadow Wood, Frostwood, Wilchester, and Rummel Creek. Each of you are the go-to point. We are depending on you to help us spread the word and to encourage friends and family to pitch in on this competition. 

How will the competition work? Both Caliente and Pizaro's will be selling bottles of Belle Glos (Pinot Noir) or similar to raise money. (Bottles of this caliber are nearing $45+ at Specs, we will be selling them at a lower cost to you of $35)

For every bottle of wine sold we will donate to the winning schools. The more bottles your school buys will determine the winner.

The competition will last 3 weeks and Starts August 7th.

Here is how the competition will be set up:

Round/Week 1: Wilchester v. Rummel Creek - Round 1 Winner

Round/Week 2: Meadow Wood v. Frostwood - Round 2 Winner

Round/Week 3: R1 Winner v R2 Winner - 1st place

Award donations will go as follows:

 50%- 1st place

 25%- 2nd place

 25%- donated to Thornwood as our chosen charity school

Which Restaurant is supporting your schools:

Wilchester- Pizaro's Pizza

Meadow Wood- Pizaro's Pizza

Rummel Creek- Caliente

Frostwood- Caliente

 

 



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

Frostwood around the World!
 

Frostwood Cousins Walker Lanham and Jeb Lou spent a lot of time at the Lous' lake house in Conroe this summer. They had a blast tubing, fishing, and swimming.
 
Frostwood Elementary student Eugenia Rincon visited the Harvard campus with her mom Alejandra on Eugenia’s way to camp in Maine.
 
Frostwood Elementary student Edgar Rincon had a blast this summer at Camp La Llanada, a Spanish immersion Camp near Dallas, TX.
 

Frostwood students Eugenia and Nicolas Rincon, with mom Alejandra, celebrated the 4th of July at Royal Oaks Country Club.
 
Frostwood and Memorial Middle School sisters and friends Elise Hardig, Madeline Besetsny, Emerson Besetsny, Claire Besetsny, and Charlotte Hardig enjoyed Seaside’s July 4th parade.
 
Frostwood Elementary 4th grade friends Kiran Rio, Charlotte Anderson, Claire Besetsny, Maren Jackson, and Elizabeth Gormley are excited to start term 4 at Camp Longhorn.

Everett, Declan, Annabelle and Preston Cody (along with two other boys from Frisco,Texas) participated in a tug-o-war competition at the Youth Highland Games in Braemar, Scotland.

Frostwood and Memorial Middle School sisters Ellie, Sydney and Casey La celebrated Independence Day at Club Westside.
 

Frostwood twin sisters Rebecca and Reagan Lawrence rode their horses Levi and Spots at their grandparents’ ranch in Chappell Hill, Texas.  It is their favorite weekend and summer activity.
 
Frostwood student Rachel Lawrence tried out a new horse near Chappell Hill Texas this summer.
 

Frostwood sisters struck a pose in Nantucket when they saw a sign Three Girls and a Dog.  Only thing missing was their dog back in Houston!
 

The SBMSA summer baseball team, the Frostwood Razorbacks, b
raved the Houston heat and won first place in the midget league! 
This team of Frostwood friends includes, (back row) Jacob Luby, Charlie Perez, Matthew Hwang, Danny Mazzei, Beckett Richardson, Wade Gring, Grant Pinion, Caleb Torres, (kneeling) Carter Khalil, Ian Chung, and (not pictured) Samuel Robbins.  Congratulations to this dedicated group of friends!

For submissions to this section, please contact Andrea Bishop the Frostwood Publicity chair.
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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