February 6, 2017
Issue #24
Frostwood Special Dates

2/7       4th Grade Field Trip to Taste of Texas
2/7       MMS meeting for incoming 6th graders (see info below)
2/7       5th Grade Homework Club, 3-4
2/8       Math Olympiad, 7 am
2/8       4th Grade Field Trip to Taste of Texas
2/8       Provine Group Pictures
2/9       Green Tigers (wear shirts for picture)
2/9       5th Grade Homework Club, 3-4
2/10     CIT Meeting
2/10     Staff Appreciation Luncheon
2/10     SBISD Choice Application Deadline (more info)
2/10     Last day to purchase Auction Tickets (purchase here)

2/13     Book Swap Donations, 7:40-7:55 am
2/14     Book Swap Donations, 7:40-7:55 am

2/14     Valentine's Day Parties
2/14     Kinder Pet Supply Drive Ends
2/14     5th Grade Homework Club, 3-4
2/15     Math Olympiad, 7 am

2/15     Book Swap Donations, 7:40-7:55 am
2/716   5th Grade Homework Club, 3-4
2/17     MMS Math Info Mtg for 5th grade parents, 8:15 am

2/17     Last Day to register for 2/25 Parents Night Out (more info)
2/20     SBISD Sporting Clay Tournament (more info)
2/22     Math Olympiad
2/22     Book Swap

2/24     Box Tops Deadline (box tops form)
2/27     Texas Rally Day (more info)
3/3       Project Study Requests Due (
request form)

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

This is your LAST CHANCE to buy tickets to the

The Deadline is THIS FRIDAY AT NOON!!

To Purchase your Tickets CLICK HERE 

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 



Flocking Starts TODAY!
Take part in this fun Frostwood tradition.
If your yard is flocked with FROSTWOOD ROCKS yard signs,
pay it forward and flock another Frostwood family! 



Stars Gymnastics is having a Parents Night out
exclusively for Frostwood children on
Saturday, February 25
th from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

The cost is $10/hour + $5 for Pizza, Drink and Treat,
paid directly to Stars Gymnastics
Please call (713) 464-1996 to reserve space for your child.

At least 25 children must sign up in order for
Star’s to host the Parents Night Out,
and all reservations must be made by
Friday, February 17th

Please click on the image below for a full size flyer.  
***Please note: this is not a Frostwood or
Frostwood PTA sponsored event or fundraiser




GREEN TIGERS - On Thursday February 9th at 7:15 am we have a Green Tigers meeting. PLEASE WEAR YOUR T-SHIRT for our yearbook pictures. I will have some if you happen to forget or previously ordered one.

Fifth Grade parents, please plan on attending our last meeting on May 18th. We will be honoring your children and would love to have you join us.

If you think you may be able to help with the annual Picnic for the Planet on April 21, please sign up on the PTA website or let me know by email. We will have different shifts throughout lunch time.  

Amelia Damborg



TIGER ALUMNI - CALLING ALL FROSTWOOD ALUMS!  It is really amazing to have so many “kids” return to their old stomping ground to raise their own kids! The Frostwood PTA is gathering photos and videos from Frostwood alumni for a special project.

If you can get your hands on some of your old Frostwood photos, we would love to borrow them. Please send them to, or contact, Stephanie Green at


LIBRARY NEWSBook Character Dress Up Day – Friday, March 10th.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  I will send home the flyers and discuss in library time in February and March.


Hop To It Reading Logs will be going home the week of March 6th for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  The students need to read at least 10 books between March 10th and March 19th.  Reading Logs will be due to the library no later than Tuesday, March 21st.  There will be a “Hop To It” Party for all readers who read 10 books over this period (date and time TBD).
Heather Bothe, Frostwood Librarian



MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL - Questions about Middle School?  Memorial Middle School will host an information session for parents of incoming 6th graders.  The meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 11:30 am in the MMS library, and also at 6 pm in the MMS auditorium.  Please contact MMS with any questions regarding these information sessions.  

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH -   Lance Stallworth, SBISD Executive Director of Student Services, will be at FWE on Friday, Feb. 17th at 8:15 am to discuss changes in math course sequencing options due to redesigned State Math TEKS.  His presentation is open to all 5th grade parents for he will discuss all options for middle school math, including options for GT math.  Lance will also address the special April testing for math placement and/or math acceleration.  The application for this special April testing will be available after the meeting. 
Memorial Middle School  
12550 Vindon Drive  
(713) 251-3900



BOOK SWAP -  “Finished with a Book? Swap it with a Friend!"  Frostwood’s Annual Book Swap is coming up!!  Do you have gently used paperback books or chapter books that your kids have already read and loved? Starting cleaning out your rooms and save them!

Send grade level books to school with your kids to swap out for “new” books!
We will be collecting books in the gym and cafeteria between 7:40am and 7:55am on February 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Prizes will be awarded to the class that collects the MOST books and to the student who brings in the most CHAPTER BOOKS!

Kids that bring in books will be able to shop for “new” books (a maximum of 5 books) during school hours on February 22nd.

We need parents help collecting books. Please volunteer to help collect books, please sign up via the following link:


Katherine Gring and Libby KafkaBook Swap Chairs



FROSTWOOD PUBLICITY -  Love to see your child’s picture in Tiger Tales, Absolutely!Memorial, and the Memorial Buzz?  Let us celebrate your child’s news!  It can be a recent trip, a sports achievement or recent game, a fun family activity, a school event, a music/art/dance competition, concert, or recital…anything you want to share!  

Please send high-resolution photos.  Pictures can be from your phone, but send or submit the highest resolution or full file size.  As long as you provide the names of the people in the picture and a high-resolution photo, we will send your photo to the media decides what they have space to run! 

Email or submit online at  Then, check the future issues of Tiger Tales and local magazines to see your child’s smiling face!


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.  


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - Thank you to all of the families participating in the Box Tops Submission Program!  It is an easy way to earn money for Frostwood!  We have 2 submissions per year. For the recent November submission we earned $228.90!  The next deadline will be Friday, February 24th!  

- Purchase items with "Box Tops"
- Go to the Frostwood PTA website and look under the "Support FWE" tab.  
- Choose the Box Tops Forms option and print
- Adhere your Box Tops to this form.  
- Please be sure not to tear or cut off corners with important information!
- Box tops do have expiration dates, so please do not submit any box tops that have expired. 

Let's beat the last submission and raise more money for Frostwood!  

Click on the image below for a full-size, printable box tops form.  

Contact Alicia Ross with any questions!  
832-594-9624 or





SBISD ACADEMIC CALENDAR - The SBISD Board of Trustees has approved the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.  Please click on the image below for a full-size version of the calendar.  

The SBISD District Improvement Team serves as our calendar committee, and we thank these teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members for their months of work on the calendar development process. This team modeled our SBISD Collaborative Spirit core value at the highest levels.

We also thank the thousands of staff and parents who weighed in on our two calendar surveys in this transition year as the Board of Trustees concurrently worked through the process to approve a District of Innovation First Day of School Rule exemption. With this exemption now firmly in place, we look forward to a more streamlined approach to calendar development in the future.

Thank you,
Linda H. BuchmanSBISD Community Relations Officer



A CALL TO ACTION: BECOME INVOLVED IN THE 85TH TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION - The time is now to become involved in the 85th Texas Legislature that opened Tuesday, January 10 for its 140-day biennial session. To make a difference and ensure the best interest for our SBISD children and community, we need you to be active in this session. How can you become involved?

Learn about the issues. Below are a few sites that will help you learn more about SBISD and Texas PTA legislative priorities, public education issues and legislative activity:

SBISD Legislative Priorities:

SBISD Legislative Blog:

Texas PTA Advocacy:

Texas Tribune:

Texas Tribune Legislature:

Texas Tribune Education:

Engage in the process. Join a local advocacy group, a few are listed below, and sign-up to receive alerts regarding Texas legislative activities.

Spring Branch Speaks:

Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment:

Texas Legislature Online:

Act. Write and call your elected officials. Respond to calls for action from Texas PTA and advocacy groups. Join SBISD community members who plan to attend the February 27 Texas PTA Rally Day in Austin.

If interested in attending, contact Minda Caesar at for information regarding the SBISD Council of PTAs plans for the Rally Day. You can make a difference if you get involved!


RALLY DAY - The 85th Legislative Session is here and Texas PTA is encouraging all members to attend Rally Day at the Capitol on Monday, February 27th.   Be an advocate and lend your voice to Texas children!  

Legislative priorities, information, and a tentative Rally Day schedule can be found on the Texas PTA website.

If you have any questions, please contact us.  See you in Austin!


KINDERGARTEN PET DRIVE - The kindergartners are combining the 100th day, Valentine’s Day, their love of Pets, and their kind hearts to help Citizens for Animal Protection, a Houston area private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides shelteradoptionfoster carerescue and other valuable services.  The children are helping CAP by donating 100 items to this great organization.  

Here are some of the items they need:
  • Paper towels (white, no patterns)
  • Copy paper
  • Stamps
  • Purine Puppy Chow
  • Purina One canned kitten food
  • Purina One canned puppy food
  • Purina One dry cat or dog food
  • Newspaper - no inserts or shiny pages please.
  • Kong Dog Toys - needed to keep the dogs active & entertained while they await their new forever homes.
  • Bath Towels (used are great)
  • Plastic grocery bags (no holes, no receipts)
  • Cat toys
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Garbage bags (45 gal/heavy duty)
  • Ultra Clorox Bleach
  • Dish detergent
We will begin collecting items on the Wednesday, February 1st, and we will wrap up the pet drive on Tuesday, February 14th.  

Please contact Tracy Muras with any questions.  




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4th Grade: 

5th Grade:

Homework Blog:
5th Grade Homework



BOOTCAMP - Please click on the image below for a full size flyer and more information about the Memorial Area Women's Bootcamp.  This is a free bootcamp at MMS.  

MHS FRESHMAN GARAGE SALE - Please click on the images below for full size flyers and information about the upcoming MHS Freshman Garage Sale.  Donations are needed for this annual event.  

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.  

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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