SBISD 8th Grade Career Day Speakers Needed!

Hello, SBISD Partner:

We need your help!

For the past two years, SBISD has partnered with Junior Achievement to host an interactive Career Day experience for our 2,600+ 8th graders. This year’s event is January 15-17, 2019 at our South Transition Campus (901 Yorkchester – next door to Westchester Academy for International Studies). Over the course of these three days, our students will fill classrooms in hopes of learning from you about your career, the path you took to get there, and what advice you have for them as they plan for their futures.

The format of this year’s event is different than we have done in the past, requiring many more volunteers to fill a variety of time slots. Please consider serving where you can or sharing with your networks – a shift lasts 20 minutes and you are welcome to sign up for as many as you are able to give! The parentheses next to the spot indicates which “Endorsement” we hope to have represented. The attached chart will help you understand the endorsement area under which your career falls. Once you have signed up, SBISD’s Community Relations Department will contact you with further details and logistics for your service time.

Click here to sign up as a Career Day speaker!

*Additionally, we seek sponsors to help provide materials and support for this event. Please contact me directly to learn more about sponsorship opportunities*

Thank you in advance for helping inspire the minds and shape the lives of our 8th graders!

Sample Careers by Endorsement Area

Abby S. Walker
Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships and Volunteer Programs
Spring Branch Independent School District
955 Campbell Road | Houston, TX 77024

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SBISD Transportation Dept. Holiday Luncheon Sign Up Genius

Hi Amazing PTA Presidents,
The district has reached out to us, the PTAs, to see if we would be interested in helping our amazing SBISD Transportation Department, including bus drivers, with their annual holiday luncheon.  I can’t think of a better way for our community and parents to say thanks to this amazing department who takes care of so many children everyday driving students to and from school and on field trips, athletic events, etc.  The celebration is this coming Monday, December 17, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the Transportation Complex, 1066 Gessner, Building B.  The need is everything from volunteers to food to gift cards.  Please see the attached Sign Up Genius for details and items needed.  I ask that each of you share this opportunity to support our Transportation Team with all of your school communities, volunteers and parents.  Send to friends.  Please feel free to eblast, post on social media, newsletter article, etc. the Sign Up Genius link.  Everyone is invited to help.  Let’s show these 300 wonderful individuals in our district how much the PTAsappreciate them.
Please let me or Michelle, know if you have any questions.  Thanks so much for your help spreading the word and showing support!

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Mentoring Help for our SBISD PTAs

Our SBISD PTA Council Mentoring Committee is ready to help your PTA with all of its structure, growth, and compliance needs:

1. Growing your PTA
2. On site training of your elected Officers to enable them to perform their duties and lead your PTA
3. Effective record-keeping
4. Creating Committees to grow your PTA
5. Growth through Volunteerism and Fundraising
6. Compliance with Texas PTA requirements re
reporting Membership and Officers
7. Bylaws questions
8. IRS compliance with annual returns
9. Texas State sales tax reporting and use of tax-free days

Questions large or small? Please contact us at

David Davenport, Mentor
Bibbin Gill, Mentor
Nan Chandler, Mentor
Susan Weinert, Mentor
Sydney Bermack, Mentor
Jen Perroni, VP- Leadership
Michelle Majewski – Council Treasurer

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December Award – 2018 President’s List Award

December is a great time to encourage PTA Membership! The 2018 President’s Award highlights local SBISD PTAs that have more than 100% of previous year and achieve Good Standing! Local PTAs will also receive special recognition in the Superintendent’s PTA Report Card will be given to PTAs that ear this award. Mail membership roster and dues to Texas PTA by December 21.

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Emerging Leaders Academy – Class of 2019 Application

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Initials Gifts & Monogramming Teacher Discount Days

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Reminder to Volunteer with SBISD

Please make sure your PTA’s get the communication that it is very important to register to volunteer before doing anything on campus..  Below is the information and link from the SBISD website..

Spring Branch Independent School District
Volunteer Registration

SBISD requires all persons interested in being a volunteer to agree to a Name Based Criminal History Background Check (NBCHBC) each school year. This is in addition to the Raptor System (V-soft) which compares all visitor names against sexual offender databases and is currently implemented at all SBISD campuses.

By completing and submitting the SBISD Volunteer Registration form, you agree to a criminal history background check. Please use your legal name, and complete all required fields in the correct format. The entire application takes just a few minutes and may take 5-10 business days to be processed. As with any district data, multiple security measures are in place to protect all information. Don’t forget to click submit!

All approved volunteers will be entered into the district’s Raptor system. To complete the process, you must bring your photo id to be verified and scanned into Raptor the first time you visit your campus this year. By US mail, SBISD will notify any volunteer applicant who does not pass the NBCHC.

Please contact SBISD Community Relations at 713.251.2468 or should you need additional information.

Begin the Volunteer Application Process Now

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Helpful Hint

Want to stay up to date on Council dates?  Click the ‘Add’ button below the calendar on the front page!  You can add all of the dates to your personal calendar and it will be updated as things change or get added.

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Dear PTA Presidents,

Spring Branch Education Foundation is excited to host our annual Bright Stars of SBISD, Celebrating Academic Excellence, on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The evening celebrates the Teachers and Principals of the Year and scholarship recipients who personify our district’s academic excellence.  In partnership with SBISD PTAs, we have celebrated teachers and principals of the year for over twelve years.  Thank you for your continued support.

We are asking your PTA to purchase one table for 10 ($1,500) to host your campus Teacher of the Year, your principal and their guests, your PTA representatives and representatives from your sister school. We understand if your PTA budget does not have funds to increase from last year ($1,000).  If this is the case, we would appreciate your further help with identification of any partners within your school that might be willing to help with some portion or all of the remaining $500 per school. If you prefer SBEF to make the ask, please call our office with the names of potential partners. This event is not a fundraiser for SBEF, but your support helps SBEF cover the cost to honor SBISD’s Brightest Stars!

If your PTA cannot purchase a table, please provide funding for four (4) seats ($150 per seat for your TOY, Principal and their guests).  SBEF wants to make sure all TOY’s, Principals and their guests have the opportunity to attend this wonderful event. If your campus needs help with the cost, please contact SBEF to make arrangements; we will work with every campus to make sure its honorees can attend.

Thank you for your support in helping the Spring Branch Education Foundation honor our Teachers and Principals of the Year – they are truly the Bright Starts of SBISD!

School Name:  ___________________________________________

Table: ___ $1,500 each         Number of seats:  _______x $150 each

Amount remitted:  $_______________

PTA Representative Signature: ________________________________

Please remit payment by May 1, 2018, by mail to the Spring Branch Education Foundation, 955 Campbell Rd., Suite 206.

Please submit the names of your table guests by May 11, 2018.

For more information please call the Foundation office at 713.251.2381.

Click here to download this form


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