Parent Advisory Group

Good Afternoon, SBISD PTA Presidents and Council of PTAs Members,
Please be reminded that Dr. Muri looks forward to his fall Parent Advisory Group meeting with you all on November 29 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room!
This and future meeting dates are outlined below.

SBISD Parent Advisory Committee
2017-18 Meeting Schedule
SBISD Board Room, 955 Campbell Road
November 29
February 7
April 25

You may rsvp by accepting this calendar appointment, or email us at

See you on the 29th!


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School Bell Award Nominations

It’s time to submit your nomination for the Council School Bell Award! This award recognizes the outstanding SBISD educators who promote the objectives of the PTA and are advocates for all children.

All nominees are recognized at the Founder’s Day Banquet with a certificate and can use the title “SBISD Council of PTAs School Bell Award Nominee – (insert local campus name here).”

All entries must be received by February 1, 2018, to be eligible for the Award.

Please contact Tammy Hampton at with any questions.

17-18 School Bell Award Application

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Congratulations Memorial HS PTA & Stratford HS PTSA!

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School Bell Award Application and Information Available!


Award Application is due January 1st!

Click here to get the application and information.


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Reminder – Reflections Deadline is now December 1st!


Click here to get Reflections information!

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Unite in Fun! #Socks4Harvey



In a sign of unity with our community, resilience of the human spirit, and a reason to collectively smile, the Spring Branch ISD community invites your community to join students, teachers, and communities throughout the USA in wearing Crazy Socks on November 28, 2017.

This date intentionally coincides with Giving Tuesday. But fundraising is not the sole intent of this event. Fundraising is optional.

Information for your consideration of this fun opportunity is in this document. The document has all the links you need, including the links to the color English and color Spanish flyer (both look great in black and white, too).

We hope you will stand with us in fun by participating in #Socks4Harvey!

Jen Perroni at or 512-750-6669
Dmel Tatum at or 832-654-6350
Chris Gonzalez at or 713-303-6417

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Mini Parent U Fall Series

Please view links below to see the Fall Parent U Series!

Fall Parent U in Spanish

Fall Parent U English



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Girls On the Run- Elementary and Heart & Sole SBISD program

Girls on the Run Greater Houston is a program the helps inspires our girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun experience based curriculum which creatively integrates running to make it FUN!

This is for elementary and middle school girls. If you are interested in bringing this to your campus for the spring semester you have until December 1st to register your campus to be a GOTR site. The link is right below. Please pass this on to any one on campus you think would be willing to change girl’s lives.

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President’s Roundtable Discussion with Tyler Ream – 11.30

We have set up an amazing opportunity for you to have a roundtable discussion with Tyler Ream, Associate Superintendent of Academic Performance & Support.
Thursday, Nov 30th from Noon – 1pm.
We will meet at the Admin Building in Room 270.
Please bring your own lunch.
Tyler oversees all of the curricular enhancements going on in the district. This will be an opportunity for you to hear where the district is headed and ask questions.

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Upcoming DSHAC Meetings

This is just a friendly reminder to make sure you register for the DSHAC meeting this coming Tuesday, November 14th. Links are below.

We are also still in need of someone who may be willing to serve as a secretary for our DSHAC to help us take good notes and ensure we get minutes out to our committee in a timely manner. If you are interested in serving in this capacity please let us know as this would be a huge assistance to continue to strengthen what we do as a district school health advisory council.

Here are links to the next DSHAC meeting, please make sure you sign up for one of the meeting times. (November 14, 2017 = 9:00 – 11:00 am) (November 14, 2017 = 5:00 – 7:00 pm)


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Texas PTA News – Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles Month!

November is Healthy Lifestyles Month!  PTAs nationwide are encouraged to plan events and activities throughout the month of November to promote health and wellness in their communities. PTAs can do something as simple as feature morning announcements for various wellness tips or take the next step and talk with school administrators and staff about the school’s wellness policy and determine specific ways PTA can support its implementation.
For more ideas on how to promote healthy behaviors, encourage healthy families, or support healthy schools, check out Healthy Lifestyles Month from National PTA, as well as these other tips:
Karen Burnell
Texas PTA Healthy Lifestyle Liaison

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Sister School Solution-Spreading Some Love

At a recent School Board Meeting, a few schools were identified as needing improvement. Several of these schools are without a Sister School. Being partnered with a Sister School can do a lot to inspire teachers and boost moral on the campus. We are fortunate in our district that most our schools have partners. Now I am asking those schools who have the means and volunteer capabilities, whether you have a partner or not, to spread some love to those schools who are not partnered. Even the smallest act of goodwill and kindness will not go unnoticed. A teacher appreciation lunch, personal notes of gratitude, goodies in the teacher lounge can go a long way and mean so much to those that may not have support. While Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and show gratitude let us strive to have those sentiments throughout the year. Please contact me at for schools in need and more information on how you can help.

Sister School Solution Partners:
Bunker Hill Elementary – Thornwood Elementary
Rummel Creek Elementary – Sherwood Elementary
Frostwood Elementary – Housman Elementary
Wilchester Elementary – Spring Shadows Elementary
Hunter’s Creek Elementary – Woodview Elementary
Memorial Middle – Landrum Middle
Cornerstone Middle – Ridgecrest Elementary
Memorial High School-Pine Shadows
Valley Oaks Elementary-Shadow Oaks Elementary
Stratford High School-Northbrook High School
Meadow Wood Elementary-Edgewood Elementary
Memorial Drive Elementary-Hollibrook Elementary
SBISD Admin (Finance, Technology, Community Relations)-Terrace Elementary
Memorial Area Women Give Back-Westwood Elementary
Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association-Spring Branch Elementary

Schools without a Sister School that may be interested in a partner:
Treasure Forest Elementary
Buffalo Creek Elementary
Northbrook Middle School
Spring Woods Middle School
Spring Oaks Middle School

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Legislative Update: Texas PTA Honors Legislators

The SBISD 2017 Bond has passed! Please thank all of your parents who voted and thank YOU for all the great work you did reminding them to vote.

Texas PTA named Representative Dan Huberty as legislative advocate of the year. Texas PTA also named 11 lawmakers to the Legislative Honor Roll for their work during the 85th Legislative Session. A complete list of recipients can be found on the Texas PTA website ( You may notice that the list does NOT include any of our local legislators. We have much work to do with our local legislators to make them better able to support public education! We will have an opportunity to vote on many during the upcoming March primaries and/or next November when they are up for reelection.

We also have work to do with the Texas Education Agency and State Board of Education. Both want to hold SBISD schools accountable for STAAR test results this year — despite the displacement of many in our neighborhoods and the loss of two weeks of instruction due to Harvey. It is unfair to compare our kids with those who did not deal with a natural disaster this year, but that is what the state will do unless they hear from us. Next week’s newsletter will include information you can forward to your parents on what they can do to help!

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Election Day: Tuesday, November 7 — Please VOTE and remind your parents to VOTE!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. The fate of the SBISD 2017 bond will be decided on Tuesday. Please VOTE and encourage your parents to VOTE!

Presidents: Please send out a note reminding all of your parents to go out and vote.

For information about the SBISD 2017 bond, please visit

For information on exactly how the bond will impact your school, please click the name of your school at

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Texas PTA Natural Disaster Relief Grants

Texas PTA offers Natural Disaster Relief Grants, of up to $500.00 each, for Local and Council PTAs within Texas that are recovering from the effects of recent natural disasters.  Houston’s Hurricane Harvey would be a natural disaster that our SBISD PTAs would potentially qualify for receiving these type of Texas PTA grants.  There is an application process and guidelines available on the Texas PTA website.  Please click the link below for the details and application.  It appears that applicants are notified within ten days from the receipt of the application regarding the award.
Best wishes as we all recover and rebuild!

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Harris County Chip Survey


PTA’s  – Please put this information in your newsletter!

Please take a minute to complete this survey with Harris County so they can gain insight on how their Community Health Improvement Plan is doing. Surveys below in both English and Spanish.

Your input makes a difference! Share your thoughts and opinions about health in Harris County by December 22, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card!

This survey is brought to you by Harris County Public Health (HCPH), the local public health agency for Harris County, Texas. The Harris County Community Health Survey allows us to hear directly from residents about their priorities for health. Results will be used to inform health improvement plans for Harris County.

The survey is anonymous; however, to be entered in the drawing to win a $100 gift card, we will ask for your contact info. This is completely optional.

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Human Trafficking Community Event

The recently-formed Justice Initiative is sponsoring a community event to inform and inspire on the issue of Human Trafficking. This is not an easy problem to fight, but the first step is ending ignorance, and educating ourselves on how to spot the crime occurring.

Four speakers will unpack the issues, identify the problems, delve deeper into the challenges, and share personal testimonies. This is not just happening in far away places around the globe…it’s happening right here in our own back yard.

Because space is limited, we encourage you to RSVP to help us plan.
This is a free event.

Click Here to See Flyer

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A Message from Texas PTA

Dear PTA Leaders,

Texas PTA has been working over the last six months to build and launch an improved platform to host our FOUNDATIONS Leader Orientation course and other online training opportunities. Our hope is this new online learning environment will allow you easy access to a growing library of resources to support parents, families and PTA Leaders, and allow you to create your own gallery of courses and webinars previously attended.

While our goal was to have this new platform available earlier this fall, we are excited to let you know that the new portal is available now. The deadline to complete the online portion of FOUNDATIONS Leader Orientation has been extended until November 30.

Thank you for you all that you are doing to bring the Mission and Voice of PTA to your CommYOUnity!

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Reflections – Within Reach

Please check out the website for information:

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Healthy Lifestyles News


  • DSHAC meeting dates are 11/14, 1/23, 4/10 and 5/15 –  9-11 or 5-7 pm at the West Support Center.
  • It’s Time Texas summit November 6th & 7th at the Hilton Austin
  • Spring Branch ISD SHAC is one of five across the state of Texas to receive the award out of 75 nominations as strengthening the school and community. This includes the work of Healthy Lifestyle chairs.
  • Follow us at @SBISD_CSH to keep up with all the things we are doing to support the whole school whole community whole child in SBISD.

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