May 1, 2017

Issue #35

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

Frostwood Special Dates

5/1-5    Staff Appreciation Week
5/3       5th Grade Field Trip- Biz Town
5/3       Frostwood Community Meeting, 6:30 pm, Cafeteria (more info)
5/4       Green Tigers Meeting, 7:15 am
5/5       Walk, Bike, Scoot to School Day
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


Happy Staff Appreciation Week! THANK YOU to the fabulous Staff and Teachers at Frostwood! The Staff Appreciation Committee has a full week of lunches and treats planned for our staff members. Parents, please be sure to say thank you this week and let your teachers know how much you appreciate all that they do for our children! 




FROSTWOOD COMMUNITY MEETING - Please read the message below from the Spring Branch ISD regarding a Community Meeting this Wednesday evening in the cafeteria at Frostwood to create a Principal Profile.  You may click on the image below for a full size printable version.  




 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 - A very special THANK YOU to Tori Shahbazi, Dina Nasif Aljarrah, and their committee members for all of their hard work for I-Fest this past year.  The festival on Saturday was an amazing event that was so well attended by all of our Frostwood families.  Everyone enjoyed sampling the food from all of the counties and being entertained by the wonderful performances.  This is such a special event for Frostwoood and we truly appreciation everyone’s hard work and commitment to make this event possible.



GREEN TIGERSThursday May 4th is our Green Tiger's meeting in the library at 7:15am.  We will have a speaker so please aim to be as on time.

Friday May 5th is the last Walk, Bike, Scoot to School of the year.  We will have a coffee table set up for parents who participate.  Please bring your own mug!  Hopefully, we will have lovely Spring weather.  

Amelia Damborg



TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH- Every year the Dad's Club hosts a luncheon on the Friday of teacher appreciation week.  Fabian Torres brings in Guadalajara each year (very cool) and the teachers genuinely enjoy and look forward to the event.

We need roughly 4 volunteers for set up, food service and tear down.  The time frame for the entire lunch is from 10:30 to 1PM, and I split that into three separate volunteer sessions (10:30-11:30, 11:30-12:30, 12:30-1:00).  Please log into the below to sign up, and please feel free to sign up for more than one slot.  

Dad's Club Teacher Appreciation Lunch Volunteer

This is a great way for the dads to interact with the teachers and let them know that we appreciate their efforts with our kiddos!

Clayton Gring



ART NEWSDon’t forget Run for the Arts is May 6th!  This year there will be an art exhibit from all Spring Branch schools. The exhibit will be located in the gym next to the SBISD Art Museum (behind the old transition campus).

The following students will have their art on display from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on May 6th:
1st grade – Daniel Lee and Susannah Moore
2nd grade – Beau Beaver and Alizeh Ahmad
3rd grade – Angelina Lu and Davis Shoaf
4th grade – Julia Maykopet, Anna Wearing, Gavin McGill and Juliet Yi
5th grade – Kevin lama and Timothy Lundquist 

Jane SalinasArt Teacher



RUNNING FOR THE ARTS - Frostwood Tigers support Running for the Arts! The class at Frostwood that has the most participation receives a kickball party (during school hours) from the health fitness teachers. All participants who sign up (even the sleep in sponsors and those who don’t get to run in the event but sign up) count as participation. Let’s support the Fine Arts and Health Fitness programs in SBISD!! Go Tigers!! 

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



SUMMER READING BOOK FAIR - Please mark your calendars! Summer Reading Book Fair is coming! Preview Day is Monday, May 15th.  Shopping days are Tuesday through Thursday (May 16th - 18th).  More information on class shopping days will be sent out soon!  

Heather Bothe, Librarian



 FIFTH GRADE FAREWELL - We only have a few 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. 

We know the Way (soloists and drummers): May 5th, 7:15 a.m. in the cafeteria

Try Everything Soloists :  May 5th, 7:15 a.m. in the cafeteria 

ALL Speakers: May 3rd, 7:15 a.m. in the cafeteria with microphones

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

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

SIGHTREADING TEAM - 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.  


STAFF APPRECIATION - Happy Staff Appreciation Week!  Thank you to our fabulous teachers and staff for making Frostwood Elementary a fantastic place to learn and grow!

On Friday, April 21st, the staff enjoyed a special “Picnic for the Planet” lunch with a delicious hot meal from Island Grill.  Everyone enjoyed the grilled chicken, veggies and hummus. A special thank you to Heather Cody and Becky Fenn for planning a tasty and wonderful luncheon.  Great job ladies!!!  Cynthia Lane, Marcie Edmonds and Libby Kafka provided delicious homemade desserts.  Thank you for baking for everyone! 

Aubrey Slye and Kim Winkler, Staff Appreciation Chairs




SCHOOL SUPPLIES- It is hard to believe that this Awesome school year is almost over. But before we start our summer vacation, we need to get organized for the Fall.  It is time to order your school supplies. Please follow these instructions below on how to order your child/children's supplies online today: 


When Can I Order Online?
Starting Now thru June 25th

How Do I Order?  

1. Go to
2. Enter the school ID, FRO001 (3 letters / 3 numbers)
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.  

What is the Cost of the 2017-18 School Supplies?
K $89.00
1st $76.00
2nd $80.00
3rd $93.00
4th $78.00
5th $83.00

Who do I contact if I have Questions?
For questions, please contact Courtney Befort.

How do I get my supplies?
School supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom when school starts.



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.  


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 fall submission, we earned $228.90 and for the spring submission, we earned $245.20!
Total money raised with Box Tops for FWE was $474.10!

No more Box Top submissions until next fall, so remember to collect your box tops this summer! Please remember that box tops do have expiration dates, so please do not submit any box tops that have expired. Please click on the image below for a full size printable form.


Alicia Ross, Box Tops Chair



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.




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.


HOOPS SCHOOL - Please click on the image below for a full size flyer and more information about the Heidi Horton Summer 2017 Hoops School.  

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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