Welcome from our PTA President

Welcome to all the new families and welcome back to the families returning to Frostwood this year!  Frostwood is where our children attend school, but it is also our community.  And as part of that community, the PTA supports the children, the teachers and school, and the families as we come together at one of the most exceptional schools in the area!

Last year, the PTA brought +Works (“Positive Works”) to Frostwood and you will see more as it continued this year.  +Works (www.positivethinkingworks.org) is more than anti-bullying, it is about changing issues troubling a community, and doing it in a positive way.  Though last year’s student and parent surveys, the areas concerning our children and concerning us the most are being addressed, so watch for signs with “+” and talk to your children about what it means to them.  One area the PTA will focus on is bringing parents together as we support our campus.

We have created two “Tiger Tips” this year; one for general Frostwood information and the second for the Frostwood PTA.  If you are new to the school, or would like to brush up on your Frostwood information, you can find both on the Frostwood PTA website.  As you look through the Tiger Tips for the PTA, you are encouraged to contact me or refer to the list of Committee Chairs (also on the PTA website) with any questions about these initiatives or events, or to join us!

As we start this year, a please take a few minutes to complete some important tasks for your family:

  • Find your Back to School Checklist with links to all the important forms to complete on the right side of this page.
  • Complete the “Big Form” by Tuesday, September 1st.  The Big Form gives you one place to join the PTA, purchase extra school directories, buy your required field trip shirt, join the Newcomer’s Network, participate in underwriting, and more.  And as a side note, we are focused on 100% participation in PTA underwriting this year.  Please make a contribution of any amount. These funds support our PTA budget to pay for field trips, cultural arts programs, and events on campus, author visits and books for the library, materials for the literacy library and classrooms, technology for the campus, professional development and classroom items for the teachers.  All of our children benefit every day from the funds and support of the PTA, but to do that, we need your funds and support too!
  • Update your directory information.  You will receive a separate email from the Directory chairs with a specific link to update your family’s information.  Please look for this email and complete this information so your family’s information will be included in the directory!
  • Register to be a volunteer at volunteer.springbranchisd.com.  Spring Branch ISD requires all volunteers on campus to have registered first with the district each year.  It is fast and easy!
  • Volunteer on campus!  We already have many opportunities to volunteer on campus, with more to come throughout the year.  Click on the Volunteer Signup link and sign up today!
  • Sign-up to receive “Tiger Tales.”  Tiger Tales is the PTA’s weekly emailed newsletter and calendar of campus news and events.  You may sign up on the Big Form or anytime through the link on the PTA website.
  • Purchase your yearbook.  Use the link on the PTA website to purchase your yearbook through balfour.com.  Yearbook purchases are not on the Big Form.

Return to the PTA website often during the year!  This is your child’s school and it is your community.  Enjoy the last few days of summer and I look forward to seeing everyone on campus this year!

Suzanne Farrow
2015 – 2016 PTA President

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Grade Level Coffees

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 Grade Level Coffees

During the first two weeks of school, the PTA will be hosting Grade Level Coffees in the homes of Frostwood families.  A special thanks goes to all of our gracious hostesses!  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend your child’s Grade Level Coffee.  Come as you are, sip on some coffee and catch up with old and new friends.  All coffees will be from 9:30am – 11:00am on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 26th                4th Grade

Thursday, August 27th                    3rd Grade

Friday, August 28th                         5th Grade

Tuesday, September 1st                  2nd Grade

Thursday, September 3rd               Kindergarten

Friday, September 4th                    1st Grade

 

Locations will be provided by eblast to each grade.

 

For questions, please contact Tracey Rogan at rogans6@gmail.com

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Committee Chairs Needed!

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We have just a few 2015-2016 chair positions left to fill!  If you would like to learn more about chairing Healthy Lifestyles or Reflections this year, please contact me at suzanne@suzannefarrow.com.

  • Healthy Lifestyles (Usually 1 Person supported by Chairs of Subcommittees) – The Healthy Lifestyles Chair oversees a team of volunteers that manage the once-a-week Salad Bar in the cafeteria, the educational garden program with Urban Harvest, the Orchard, the Food Services Chair and partners with Green Tigers, KSHAC and The Prairie due to their similar missions. All sub-chairs of Healthy Lifestyles are returning so it is a great team to continue forward!
  • Reflections (Usually 1-2 People) – Promote the Reflections contest, collect entries and hold a recognition party for participants.

THANK YOU!

 

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Author Visit – Patricia Palacco

Author Patricia Polacco will be visiting Frostwood September 9th. She has written and illustrated more than 90 picture books. Her stories often involve meaningful interactions between young and old people as well as an intermingling of different cultures. She has written and illustrated Thunder Cake, The Keeping Quilt, Chicken Sunday, and many other Frostwood favorites. She has won many awards for her illustrations, which are done in gorgeous, full watercolor. Her talent for weaving a beautiful story has captivated for years.

Palacco will discuss her family, heroic teachers who influenced her life, and teachers as heroes, while touching on her learning disabilities and bullying. She will also be discussing her new book Tucky Jo and Little Heart. Friendship, loyalty, and kindness stand the test of time in this heartwarming World War II–era picture book based on a true story from the beloved author-illustrator of Pink and Say and The Keeping Quilt.

Get your own signed copies of her books by filling in the Autographed Book Form. Download the form here.  The deadline for turning this form and your check to your child’s teacher is August 28th. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Branon, Librarian or Corey Marrs, Author Chair coreymarrs@gmail.com.

 

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