Founder’s Day!

Reminder to RSVP on the Evite that you should have received by now!   Founder’s Day is an event to honor School Bell Nominees and Life Member Recipients.

Date – 2.21.19   5:30 – 7:30

Location – Wilchester Elementary Cafeteria


Questions?  Contact Karen Ross rossgarkar@aol.com – 713-304-5579


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Legislative Town Hall Meetings

The 86th Texas Legislature convened Jan. 8 with school finance reform a top priority. That momentum gained steam this week when Gov. Greg Abbott declared school finance one of his emergency items, giving it a head start in the legislative process.

As a district that has seen its recapture (Robin Hood) payments increase by 1,600 percent since 2009 – the largest percentage increase of any district in Texas – and its state funding decrease, SBISD is acutely interested in what’s going on in Austin. Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri are visiting and talking with legislators and other key officials in the school finance discussion and encourage our community to engage with legislators as well.

To better inform you about this issue critical to SBISD, a series of Legislative Town Halls have been scheduled for later this month and early March. You’ll hear the latest information concerning the Legislature and public education. A Town Hall is scheduled for each of the district’s high schools, below.

The meetings will start at 7 p.m. and be held in each high school’s auditorium.

Wed. Feb. 20 — Westchester Academy for International Studies 

Tue.  Feb. 26 — Memorial High School

Wed. Feb. 27 — Spring Woods High School

Tue.  March 5 — Stratford High School

Wed. March 6 — Northbrook High School

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Stay up to Date with the Council!

Stay up to date with council dates and activities by adding the calendar events to your personal calendar!  It’s easy – just navigate to www.sbisdcpta.net and click the ‘Add’ button under the calendar widget on the left side of the home page!

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Texas PTA Rally Day

PTA Rally Day is a chance for your voice to be heard by our legislators in Austin.  Don’t worry if you don’t feel comfortable talking, your presence is needed as well. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Georgia Polley if you have questions or would like more information (gewpolley@gmail.com).


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Camp Invention

Camp Invention has moved it’s location to Terrace Elem. and will be hosted on June 10-13, 2013. To register go to campinvention.org.

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Odyssey of the Mind

Have you ever wanted to know what Odyssey of the Mind is and how your child can participate?  Come to Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Town and Country on Feb. 23 from 12-1 to learn all about it.  Odyssey is open to K-12th grade.

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Hire Houston Youth Summer Jobs Program

The application window is now open for the Hire Houston Youth summer jobs program. This program promises teens the opportunity to work 8 weeks this summer and make at least $8/hour (some jobs pay more!). Jobs run June 10 to August 1. Teens can apply at hirehoustonyouth.org. Applications will be accepted until March 23. Questions? Contact hirehoustonyouth@houstontx.gov.

Click here for flier!

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SBEF Spring PTA/Principal Luncheon

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Genius Day!

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Texas PTA XOXO Awards

The XOXO Award has a sweet MID-MONTH INCENTIVE to help us reach 500,000 members by Rally Day! Mail roster and dues postmarked by February 16, or join online by February 20, and be entered to win one of five LAUNCH Prize Packs! (Exciting details below.) Hear from Texas PTA President Sheri Doss on why this membership milestone is so important for Rally Day. 
Local PTAs who welcome 14 new members in February regardless of the mid-month incentive will qualify for the XOXO Award!
Mail roster and dues postmarked by February 28 to Texas PTA: 408 West 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
Only Local PTAs in Good Standing with Texas PTA are eligible for membership awards.
Each LAUNCH Prize Pack includes four LAUNCH registrations* and one double-occupancy room at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine for two nights.
*Terms and Conditions
Free LAUNCH registrations are reserved for the incoming 2019-2020 Executive Board of selected Local PTAs and 
is non-transferable. Selected Local PTAs must submit the awarded LAUNCH registrations and the 2019-2020 Executive Board member information to Texas PTA no later than June 4, 2019. Free registrations do not include add-ons such as meals and t-shirts.

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Texas PTA – YES! Program Information

the program
YES! Youth Empowered for Success will provide young Texans with meaningful insight into the workings of policymaking and the art of civic engagement. Students will leave with new skills to be applied in their own communities — on campus, online, and in the field when serving others. 
who can apply?
YES! is open to all rising high school seniors (Class of 2020). Applicants must attend a high school that has a Local PTA/PTSA and must be a current member of that same PTSA.
important dates
Interested in applying to the YES! program? Learn more! Know a rising high school senior who would be interested? Forward this email and spread the word!
Apply Today

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Win Free HEB Gift Cards by Making Your Health a Priority

It’s Week Two of the IT’S TIME TEXAS #CommunityChallenge!
The #CommunityChallenge is an 8-week, statewide health and wellness competition. You’ll earn points for yourself and your community by participating in healthy activities, like walking the neighborhood and eating healthier! It’s not too late to register! Snap a Healthy Selfie and join community members, schools, businesses, organizations, and mayors working together to transform the health of thousands of Texans!

Sign-up Today!

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Kids Triathlon – April 27-28

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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 sbisdcouncil@gmail.com

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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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 partner@springbranchisd.com 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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