HEB Excellence in Education Awards Nominations

The H‑E‑B Excellence in Education Awardsare designed to honor outstanding public school professionals and to thank them for their dedication and commitment. Through this program, H‑E‑B seeks to pay tribute to those educators who go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to do the same.
For more information and to submit a nomination or application, visit www.heb.com/nominate.
Nominations are open through October 22, 2018.
Nominate Today

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Membership & Student Enrollment Changes

Membership Chairs! If your school enrollment has changed by more than 50 students or less than 50 students, Texas PTA is requesting that you update that information on the Student Enrollment Adjustment form. The link is below.


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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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SBISD Good Neighbor Program

Earlier this summer, we reached out to thank you for your support of our schools during the 2017-18 school year. Shortly after, SBISD flipped our website – a process which made our old Good Neighbor entry form invalid. Our apologies!

We have extended our Good Neighbor registration deadline in hopes we can recognize all of our partners who supported SBISD in three or more ways last school year. Please help us recognize you as a Class of 2018 Good Neighbor by entering your information at this link<https://online.springbranchisd.com/gnapp> by October 31. *Disregard the note saying this is for the 2018-19 school year; we will manually roll all applications that come in before October 31 back to last school year*

This year, all Class of 2018 Good Neighbors will be recognized and given your recognition item at SBISD’s State of the Schools Breakfast in late February 2019. Keep your eyes out for a save-the-date in the coming days!

Thank you for your support of SBISD. If I can help engage you with our students or schools in any way, please let me know.

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 Elementary Parent U: Supporting Success for Every Child

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cornerstone Academy
9016-C Westview Dr.
Houston, TX 77055
Registration: 8:15 – 8:50 a.m.
Sessions: 9 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Don’t miss our annual Parent U: Supporting Success for Every Child on Saturday, October 20. It’s never too early to start planning for your child’s T-2-4 success! During this half-day program, district and area experts will host sessions on an array of topics that are important for elementary parents. From information on School Choice and Family Access to Parenting the Love and Logic Way, Critical Thinking at Home, Internet Safety, and Safety in Schools. Come and learn how to support your student outside of the classroom to help them reach their full potential. We hope to see you then!

Parent U Flyer in Spanish (003)

Parent U Flyer in English

Register today!

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2018-2019 Reflections Art Contest

The Reflections theme this year is Heroes Around Me.

Some ideas for promoting the contest at your school are:

* Adding this information to your morning announcement on Fridays. We say something like “Have you started your Reflections art contest project yet? This weekend would be the perfect time to do so”.

*Posting Flyers around the school

*Add to your website, e-blast, Facebook page, Marquee

*Adding a stack of entry forms to the front office, library, etc.

*Have your art, photography, language art teachers and/or librarian talk about the contest.

*If you have it in your budget one school has a contest to give a gift card to the teacher with most entries from your class.

The winning entries from each school (the top 20% of each category) are due on Friday, November 16th in the Nottingham Elementary front office between 8 and 9:30 a.m.  District Chair Gina Keith will be there to meet you.

All students who enter this contest are required to have a member of PTA in their household, but please do not let this stop them from entering. If this is a hardship for them we will find a way to help with the cost.  Please contact Gina Keith at gina.keith@att.net with any questions.

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Texas PTA Membership Roster

Please complete the attached Membership Roster each month and submit it plus dues to Texas PTA.

Dues are $4.50 for regular members and $2.25 for life members.
**Texas PTA does not share membership information!
Questions? E-mail Pam Ferworn – pferworn@comcast.net.

2018 Membership Roster Report

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SBEF Ungala

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SBEF Ungala Raffle Tickets

Ungala raffle tickets are on sale now and are likely to sell out before the event. The winner will be drawn that evening, BUT you DO NOT need to be present to win! It’s a great way to support the event and SBEF if you can’t attend!

The lucky winner gets to choose one of these three awesome trips:

NASCAR Driver for a Day– 2-night stay with airfare for 2
Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway– Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe 3-night stay with airfare for 2, lift tickets
Southern Charm– Savannah 3-night stay with airfare for 2, culinary walking tour, private horse drawn carriage ride

Contact Susan Marks to purchase at sgmarks@comcast.netor 713-248-1294. 

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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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