May 29, 2017

Issue #39
Frostwood Special Dates

5/29     Memorial Day Holiday
5/30     "Dress the School" Day (wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness)
5/30     4th Grade Recorder Concert (
more info)
5/30     SBISD Board of Trustees Special Meeting, 5 pm (more info)
5/31     Kinder Talent Show  

5/31     4th Grade Recorder Concert (more info)

5/31     Farewell to Principal Ellen Green, 3 pm on the playground
Last Day of School- Early Dismissal at 12pm
            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

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - What a wonderful school year that we have had! A huge thank you to our wonderful principal, Ms. Green, for the past 5 years of your leadership at Frostwood! You will truly be missed! Thank you to our amazing teachers and staff that make learning fun for our kids! Thank you to the PTA Executive Board members for your commitment to our PTA.  We have so many wonderful parents, teachers, and staff that have volunteered, chaired, attended, and donated to all of the PTA events throughout the school year.  Thank you! Thank you!  All of your time, efforts, and contributions make Frostwood the amazing school that it is.  I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer. 

Jill Kolb
2016-2017 PTA President 


FAREWELL TO PRINCIPAL GREEN - Please join us for a Farewell Celebration for Ms. Green!  Stop by the playground at 3 pm, this Wednesday, May 31st, to wish Ms. Green well in her new adventure as Principal at MMS. The PTA will have popsicles for the kids.


 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. 

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

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

4TH GRADE RECORDER SUMMER PRACTICE - I hope that you have enjoyed learning to play the recorder. Please don’t lose your recorder over the summer. I want you to take care of it, and keep on playing the songs we learned. Challenge yourself to learn some new songs and create some of your own as well. For the first two months of 5th grade we will review what we learned in our 4th grade recorder unit. We will even play at least two songs that we have learned this year for our December Choir Concert: Ode To Joy and Jingle Bells.  Your access code to the website is good through March 2018, so take advantage of it over the summer!  When we return to Frostwood in August, I hope to hear some new songs that you have taught yourself to play on your recorder!
Have a fun summer!

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

Julie Sykes, Frostwood Music Teacher



 SBISD CHOIR FESTIVAL - The 5th graders performed beautifully on Tuesday at the SBISD choir festival. The sight reading team also performed up to the top blue ribbon level in sight reading! Please click on the images below for full-size versions.  

Sight reading team members pictured are:
Row 1: Elias Montiel, Chloe Kim, Cordelia Portales,Audrey Hwang, Lynn Khalidi, and Mrs Sykes.

Row 2: Ayla Akin, Maggie Lu, Josh Lee, Kriti Muthukamaran, Grace Choi

Julie Sykes, Frostwood Music Teacher



 KINDER FOOD DRIVE - Kindergarten is collecting canned goods for the Spring Branch Food Pantry. Please consider helping with their efforts to change the world. The food pantry is looking for canned goods or nonperishable goods. Canned goods will be collected on May 31st from 8:30-9:30am, during the kindergarten talent show rehearsal. Thank you in advance for your help! 

Tracy Muras, Kindergarten 



 LOST AND FOUND - Missing that warm winter fleece?  Thirsty for a sip of water out of your favorite water bottle?  Wondering what you are going to take lunch in to summer camp without your lunch box?  Our lost and found bin is overflowing!  Please check the lost and found at Frostwood before leaving for summer break!  Any items remaining after the last day of school will be donated.  



NURSE'S NOTE - Attention Parents: As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, please remember that your student may have medications or other items in the Health room.  Please make arrangements to pick up all items no later than May 31st, between 7:45 – 3:15.  If your child takes a daily medication that is needed through the final day of classes, you may pick those up by noon on June 1st.   Any medication left in the Health room after that time will be destroyed, per district guidelines. District policy also states that medications must be returned to the parent/guardian and not the student, in elementary school.

Summer vacation is close at hand, and with it the chance for sunburn/dehydration.  Please use sunscreen liberally on your kids, and be sure they are drinking plenty of fluids. 

Also, many of your children will be attending summer camp, which always carries the possibility of lice.  If you see your child scratching their head frequently, please check them for lice. There are a variety of treatments available, and rosemary/mint products have proven to be an effective deterrent against lice. A website to look at products on is   The Lice Place, a facility in Katy that treats lice, also has helpful information on their website –

It’s been my pleasure to care for your children this year, and I wish all of you a safe and healthy summer!


 Nancy Musgrove RN 713-251-5725




 PTA COMMITTEE CHAIRS - Looking for a way to get more involved at Frostwood? We still have a few great opportunities 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!

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.

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. 

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 



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

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

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



MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL - If you missed the 6th grade transition meeting last week, please see the links below..  

6th Grade Summer Reading List

MMS Principal- Ellen Green  
MMS 6th Grade Assistant Principal- Cindy Barranco  
MMS 6th Grade Counselor- Liz Rushing

Mickie Strait, Frostwood 5th Grade Peer Group Chair



SUMMER ART NEWS - Congratulations to Mariana Flores and Lily Johnson! Their artwork will be on display at the Dr. Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit.  The exhibit will take place during the World Series of Dog Shows at the NRG Center. The dates for the exhibit are July 19-23, 2017. If you are going to the Dog Show, stop by and view the art exhibit too!  Have a wonderful and creative summer!

Jane Salinas, Art Teacher



SUMMER READING PACKETS - Summer reading packets should have gone home with your children. Please click on the attached links for additional copies of the summer reading packets.  
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!! Let's have some FUN this summer with our very first Frostwood Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge!

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!

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
Frostwood Elementary
front office:713.251.5700



HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Please click on the flyer below for a full-size, printable flyer about the HPL summer reading program.  

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




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

STAMPEDE BASEBALL CAMP - Please click on the image below for a full size flyer and more information about the Stampede Baseball Camp held at MHS by Coach Jeremy York.  

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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