Aug
14

New SBISD Website

Over the summer SBISD implemented a new website with lots of great information.  Many links have changed, as a result, and will probably need to be updated on your individual PTA websites.  Please visit www.springbranchisd.com for more information!

 

 

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Aug
14

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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Aug
14

SBISD Council of PTAs Dues Deadline!

SBISD Council dues are $50 and payable to SBISD CPTA by Friday, September 28, 2018.  Please send payment and the form attached to:
Spring Branch Council of PTAs
955 Campbell Rd.
Houston, TX  77024
You may bring payments to officer training or mail in.  Please contact Michelle Majewski at mmajewski43@gmail.com with questions.  Thanks for your support!

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Aug
14

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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Aug
14

PTA President – Reminders!!

 – Presidents please have your board sign up for email communications from the council (if they want to receive communications)!    Here is the link to the sign up form: http://eepurl.com/c0LnA5

 –  Reminder to fill out this CPTA Form with all of your board member information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNOkvPSwEmM9C6NjJspqHEnSCK5M-oX_6P5tGzclBVum3z3w/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Aug
14

Upcoming Event – PTA Officer Training

All PTA officers are invited to attend!

When – August 23 6:30 – 8 PM

Where – Spring Branch Middle School – 1000 Piney Point, 77024

 

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Aug
14

Membership Information

Hello everyone!  School is right around the corner and this is one of the busiest time for PTA membership.  Please review the following information to help you get started with the 2018-2019 year:

Active Status

Each membership year, Local PTAs must meet both of the following requirements to attain Active Status with Texas PTA. The membership year begins on August 1.

  • Remit to Texas PTA state/national membership dues for at least 20 members.
  • Submit to Texas PTA the name and contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) of at least one current board member, preferably the President.

I’m attaching the “Membership Awards” that each PTA can achieve throughout the year.  Hopefully your membership chair can send out some information each month to recruit a few new members.  We’d like for as many PTA’s to receive as many of these award recognitions as possible.

Teacher Membership – please enlist the assistance of your Principal to encourage teacher/staff participation.  The cost to join PTA is less than three cups of fancy coffee and the perks are amazing; both at a school, district and state level.  On that side, I’m attaching the Membership Perks handout here too.  Please print/e-mail to your parents so they can see another benefit to joining PTA.

Good Standing

Local PTAs must comply with all of the following standards to remain in Good Standing with Texas PTA. Local PTAs that do not maintain Good Standing will be subject to a Local PTA Retention Plan as described below.

  • Maintain Active Status with Texas PTA. (see requirements above)
  • Report all members and remit all state/national dues to Texas PTA each year.
  • Submit to Texas PTA the name and contact information for each board member within 15 days of election or appointment.
  • Review Local PTA bylaws (and standing rules, if applicable) every three years and submit to Texas PTA for approval.
  • Annually file and have accepted by the IRS Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, within 60 days of fiscal year-end.
  • Ensure your PTA is enrolled in JoinPTA.organd that all profile information is accurate.
  • Complete both components of FOUNDATIONS Leader Orientationbefore October 15.

https://www.txpta.org/standards-of-continuing-affiliation

If you have any additional questions please reach out to me at pferworn@comcast.net.

Membership Awards

Membership Perks

Thank you!

Pam Ferworn

3rd VP Membership SBISD Council of PTAs

 

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Aug
13

Message from SBISD: National Award Winners for Coordinated School Health

We are so excited to announce the following National Award Winners for SBISD Coordinated School Health!

These campuses lead by their CSHAC Chair and Committee Members have gone above and beyond to do what is best for EVERY CHILD!!!  Educating the WHOLE CHILD provides the best opportunity for student success…

 

Edgewood Elementary School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Bronze Application for Edgewood Elementary School
Frostwood Elementary School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Silver Application for Frostwood Elementary School
Housman Elementary School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Bronze Application for Housman Elementary School
Hunters Creek Elem School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Silver Application for Hunters Creek Elem School
Landrum Middle School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Bronze Application for Landrum Middle School
Meadow Wood Elementary School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Bronze Application for Meadow Wood Elementary School
Pine Shadows Elementary School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Bronze Application for Pine Shadows Elementary School
Rummel Creek Elementary School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Bronze Application for Rummel Creek Elementary School
Spring Shadows Elem School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Bronze Application for Spring Shadows Elem School
Westwood Elementary School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Bronze Application for Westwood Elementary School
Wilchester Elementary School Spring Branch Ind Sch District Houston TX Approved 2018 Silver Application for Wilchester Elementary School

Thank you all for a job well done…Keep up the GREAT WORK!

Darlene Evans, M. Ed.

Director of Student Wellness

713-251-2338

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Aug
13

RECYCLING AROUND OUR DISTRICT

SBISD has contracted with Waste Management for waste services in our schools. Waste Management is also providing recycling bins so schools can put their cardboard, aluminum and plastic in the bins. This is important because many PTAs pay for recycling services separately — and they will no longer need too.   HOORAY!

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Aug
13

SBEF – Make our Schools Better Campaign

Making Our Schools Better is what Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) does. SBEF provides a vehicle for private funding to enhance education for our 35,000 students. All donations to SBEF — 100 percent! — remain in SBISD to fund programs that support our teachers and prepare our students for the future.

BY MAKING A DONATION, YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT SUCCESS IN OUR DISTRICT — ONE STUDENT, ONE CLASSROOM, ONE SCHOOL, ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME!

EXAMPLES OF HOW SBEF DOES IT:

ONE STUDENT AT A TIME:

  • Students who quality for free/reduced lunch (more than 1/2 of our students) receive school supplies.
  • Almost 500 student/mentor relationships build self-confidence.
  • Scholarships jump-start collegiate success — 105 last year.

ONE CLASSROOM AT A TIME:

  • J. Landon Short Mini-Grants help teachers transform teaching.
  • Software and technology address dyslexia and dysgraphia challenges.
  • Flexible classroom seating facilitates individual learning styles.

ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME:

  • STEAM Leadership Academy emphasizes science, technology, engineering, art and math.
  • Robotics clubs promote STEM careers.
  • Technology helps students master math and reading.

ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME:

  • More than $1 million raised for SBEF’s Harvey Relief Fund helped 1,104 student and staff SBISD families displaced by flooding.
  • The Altharetta Yearn Art Museum offers a peek into cultures from around the world.
  • Students receive new grade-level books for home libraries.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW

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Aug
13

SBEF – Style Show Invitation!

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Aug
13

SBEF Ungala – Save the Date

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Feb
25

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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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Oct
15

SBISD Bond Election: Vote on November 7

On Tuesday, Nov. 7 Spring Branch voters will be asked to consider a $898.4 million bond issue.

If passed, the bond would include rebuilding of 10 schools: Bunker Hill Elementary, Hunters Creek Elementary, Memorial Drive Elementary, Nottingham Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Spring Shadows Elementary, Terrace Elementary, Thornwood Elementary, Woodview Elementary and Landrum Middle School.

The bond would also include renovations/additions for Cedar Brook Elementary, Memorial High School, Northbrook High School, Spring Woods High School and Stratford High School. The bond would also include upgrades to 47 additional district facilities.

Early Voting Dates: October 23 – November 3
Voting Day: November 7

For more information, please visit www.springbranchisd.com/bond2017

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Sep
28

Hurricane Harvey Benefit Drive

Dear PTA presidents,
Paisley House has been a great partner with us in helping displaced faculty, staff and families get items that they need to live while they rebuild their lives. They are seeking the following items:

New Pillows
New Sheets – All sizes
New Comforters/Coverlets/BedInA Bag – All Sizes
Dishes – new and gently used
Silverware – new and gently used
Glasses – new and gently used
Pots/Pans – new and gently used
New Bath Towels
New Dish Towels
Brooms
vacuum cleaners
Toasters
Coffee Makers
Gently used furniture, mattresses and lamps…in desperate need of sofas, end tables, desks
Home Depot and Lowes Gift Cards

Contact Paisley House at harveyrecovery@paisley-house.com for details on donating items.

Thank you!

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