School Bell Award

It’s time to submit your campus School Bell Award nominations! All the information can be found at www.sbisdcpta.net under Council Awards. Deadline for nominations is February 1st and the winner will be announced at the Founders Day Dinner on February 21st. More details to come.

For questions, please contact Tammy Hampton at tamham@sbcglobal.net

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Way to go SBISD Schools with 90%+ Membership!

Congratulations to the following PTA’s for achieving over 90% PTA Membership for their schools!

Rummel Creek Elementary
Valley Oaks Elementary
Wilchester Elementary

We’d like to be able to recognize ALL membership accomplishments for ALL campuses. Please send me your “Membership Win” and we will be sure to recognize your PTA/school – pferworn@comcast.net.

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Founder’s Day!

Save the Date!! Please be on the lookout for your Evite coming soon for this event so that you can RSVP!   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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2018-2019 Reflections District Winners

Congratulations to the following students for winning the Reflections art contest at the district level of the contest (which is competing against all of the other schools in SBISD). This is a great achievement as only the top entry in each category moves up to the state level. We look forward to the results of the state level of the contest in April. Good luck!

VISUAL ART (Primary)
Cameron Koy, Rummel Creek Elem, “Boat Hero”

VISUAL ART (Intermediate)
Kayla Jun, Frostwood Elem, “Hero Harvey Rescuer”

Maggie Lu, Memorial Middle, “Hero Mom”

VISUAL ART (High School)
Ruby Zhou, Memorial HS, “Forever In My Mind Symphony No 1”

Chase Warren, Nottingham Elem, “Lifeguard Hero”

PHOTOGRAPHY (Intermediate)
Wyatt Koy, Rummel Creek Elem, “Always Ready”

Ben Duong, Memorial Middle, “A Hero On Two Fronts”

Lydia O’Neill, Memorial HS, “Ellen”

Joanna Sperandio, Hunters Creek Elem, “My Hero Squad”
LITERATURE (Intermediate)
Alexandra Shaw, Wilchester Elem, “Angry Amos”
Savera Karia, Spring Forest MS, “The Unsung Hero”
LITERATURE (High School)
McKenna Tanner, Stratford HS, “Will”

Kennedy Rice, Frostwood Elem, “Heros”
Caroline Zazueta, Meadow Wood Elem, “Hard Times”
Macy Degadillo, Spring Forest MS, “Blessed”
No Entries

No Entries
FILM PRODUCTION (Intermediate)
Julianne Beasley, Valley Oaks Elem, “Heroes Around Cancer”
No Entries
No Entries

Kyle Amor, Valley Oaks Elem, “Rocky River”
Nishka Prasad, Pine Shadows Elem, “My Hero”
No Entries
No Entries



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SBESA Bosses Night

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Food Sharing Guidelines by SBISD Child Nutrition Services

English and Spanish Versions are below!

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SBEF Sporting Clay Tournament 2019

Save the Date!

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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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