Reflections Artwork Ready for Pickup


Texas PTA has returned all of the state level of the art contest and it is all ready for pick up. Art is available for:
Frostwood Elem
Memorial Drive Elem
Memorial HS
Rummel Creek Elem
Sherwood Elem

Please plan to pick up art asap so that art will be returned to students before the school year ends. Contact Gina Keith to schedule pick up at

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Upcoming Events/Announcements

7.19 – 22 – PTA Launch at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX

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Council Awards

Please go to Council PTA website under Council Awards to find a list of all the awards that you can submit. There is an award for Outstanding PTA, Outstanding Sister School, and Outstanding Communications to name a few. Deadline is April 30th. This is a HARD deadline! Awards will be presented at our May 16th general meeting. If you have any questions please email Tammy Hampton at


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Odyssey of the Mind is off to World Finals!

Saturday, April 6th, 12 SBISD Odyssey of the Mind teams presented their solutions to this year’s problems in Waller, Texas.

Ridgecrest and Rummel Creek represented the Vehicle problem, “OMER to the Rescue Again”, while Wilchester, Spring Oaks MS and Stratford tossed their balsa wood structures, in “Structure Toss”. Terrace Elem., Memorial MS and Westchester MS and HS solved the Classical, “Leonardo’s Workshop ” problem, and Spring Forest competed in the Technical problem, “Hide In Plain Sight”. Last but not least, Spring Forest performed the humorous problem, “Opposites Distract”.

The top two teams in each problem and division were chosen to represent Texas and the USA at World Finals, May 22-26. The teams were amazing. SBISD is proud to have 4 teams representing us at World this year!
Terrace Elementary School placed first in the Classical problem with their solution about Leonardo Da Vince’s inventions.

Spring Forest MS placed first and Memorial MS placed second in the Humorous problem, “Opposites Distract”.
Stratford placed first in the high school division with their balsa structure that had to be tossed before being crushed!

At World Finals the teams will be competing for three days against the rest of the United States, Poland, Russia, Japan, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Singapore, Canada, China and many more.

Best wishes to you all and congratulations!

To see these teams and to learn more about Odyssey of the Mind, come to Terrace Elem., 10400 Rothbury at 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Bring your kids and your questions. For information contact Iris Story, SBISD Council of PTAs Odyssey of the Mind Representative at 713-364-6050.

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SFMS Odyssey Of The Mind Team Headed to World!

Problem 5 SFMS Team wins first place at state moving on to WORLD!! Michigan bound next month. Congratulations!!!

Pictured are: Savera Karia, Brooke McAfee, Bridget Hoffman, David Osario and Lucy Thomas

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News from Texas PTA

Texas PTA recently surveyed our wider community and found that 94% do not believe the STAAR test is an accurate indicator of a child’s grade-level skills. Read the survey results here.
We stand with Texas families, teachers, and community members to support fair and accurate assessments for our students and schools.
Help us appeal to lawmakers: #FixTheTest!   

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Camp Invention in SBISD

Dear Parents –
Many of you ask about additional learning opportunities for your children. If you have not heard, we are hosting Camp Invention in our District this summer. Camp Invention is a fun, innovation and creativity based program that any student in my class will enjoy!

During the program, Campers in grades K-6 explore the technology behind circuit boards, motors and gears as they design a remote-control bot, rebuild ships and design underwater sea equipment, collaborate with inventor superheroes as they take on roles as engineers and innovators to conquer villains and become successful entrepreneurs as they code bots to turn polluted wasteland into money-making machines!
See it in action here: Supercharged!

And if you are anything like me, this comment from another parent might be helpful:
“There aren’t many programs that really challenge (my 6-year-old son’s) thinking. He is an introvert who prefers to stay home but he was so excited for camp each day! He made new friends and says he wants to go every year! I’ve never been so happy with a program for bringing this out in my son! Thank you!”

Iris Story
Camp Invention Director
Council of PTA’s Creativity Representative

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Mathnasium + PTAs

Mathnasium of Memorial City is here to serve our community by changing lives through math! Our organization is a member of the National PTA and founding sponsor of the STEM + Families initiative. (More information here:

We work with local PTAs/schools to fully sponsor and co-host Math Nights, provide car tags for ease of elementary school pick-up, and much more!

We are currently providing FREE STAAR Prep Sessions at our center to any student in the community (see flyer), and we also love participating in local events such as SBISD Genius Day!

If your school is interested in a partnership with Mathnasium of Memorial City or you have questions/concerns, please contact Kaleigh Yendrey, Center Director directly at 713-973-6284 or via email to

Test Prep Flier

Partnership Flier

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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 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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