P R O G R E S S   R E P O R T    \\     September 2021

Los Carnales/La Familia Motorcycle Club visited Spring Branch Elementary School where members donated school supplies to the kindergarten grade level.

Thank you, donors!

Thanks to you, every student in Spring Branch ISD Title 1 pre-kindergarten, elementary and middle schools arrived on their first day of school to find all their supplies waiting for them. SBEF’s Project School Supplies was co-chaired by Becky Fenn and Kristi Robishaw and partnered with the Brenda & John Duncan YMCA, Trotter Family YMCA and Family Point Resources.

In addition to community support and the partnerships where members donated items and money, the Education Foundation of Harris County awarded a $10,000 grant in support of the Project. RBC Foundation USA awarded SBEF a grant of $7,500. Los Carnales/La Familia Motorcycle Club underwrote kindergarten grade level supplies at Spring Branch Elementary School.

First Community Credit Union donated $1,000. “We believe every child deserves a first-rate education. That means they have to start the school year with needed supplies to support learning. We love partnering with our friends at SBEF to make an ongoing difference in the community,” said Nancy Trennel, EVP/CMO at First Community Credit Union.

Texas House Representative Penny Morales Shaw, District 148, made a donation of $1,500 for students in her district. She said, “I’m so proud to support the Spring Branch Education Foundation’s Project School Supplies, which aims to make sure that every student has the tools needed on day one to achieve success throughout the school year. Supporting Spring Branch families, teachers and support staff is especially important to me after the difficult challenges we have all faced. A special thank you to the SBEF for the dedication to students year after year.”

Including supplies, backpacks, and water bottles for students at four schools, you provided $59,226.59 in supplies. Thank you!

 

You’ll be Stylin’ on Sept. 17

Where will you be on Friday, September 17? If you want to see the latest trends (and enjoy a shopper’s paradise), you’ll join your friends at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for SBEF’s Style Show and Luncheon. High Heels & High Fashion will feature fashions by Frock Shop, Chloe Dao, Lucho, Kendra Scott and The Vintage Contessa/Times Past. Pop-up shops are open before and after the show.

Don’t be surprised when you see some of your friends and neighbors on the runway – that’s one of this Show’s most popular signatures. SBISD parents, volunteers and staff are not only good sports, but they have a wonderful time entertaining you for a good cause. Every dollar raised at the Show is given to SBISD teachers and students in the form of education-enhancing grants or scholarships.

Thank you, co-chairs Elizabeth Canfield, Madison Ford and Stephanie Montalbano for making this happen.

 

Pictured, left to right: Matt Cone, Cece Thompson, Tracie Pierce, Tim Raymond and Michael Jarboe

SBEF welcomes new Board members 

A huge welcome and thank you to community leaders who have begun a three-year term as SBEF Board members: Matthew Cone, CEO, Frio Energy Services; Stuart Ford, senior vice president, Allegiance Bank; Michael Jarboe, senior associate minister, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church; Shannon McNary, corporate social responsibility manager, CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Kay Miller, substitute teacher; Tracie Pierce, realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene; and Tim Raymond, retired.

 

Pictured left to right celebrating the SBEF grant to Terrace Elementary are Principal Enemencio Gomez, SBEF board member Elizabeth Wiehle Wang, Terrace PTA President Heather Morse, Caroline Clay and SBEF board member Jennifer Espey.

Your grants at work  

SBEF Board members Elizabeth Wiehle Wang and Jennifer Espey went to Terrace Elementary School last month to award a $5,000 campus grant designed to increase a love for reading – The Wolf Pack Book Rack. Not only will every student receive a token to receive a book of choice from a book vending machine, they can earn additional tokens by displaying strong character, ethics and integrity. We can’t wait to see the smiles when a child’s favorite book drops from the machine.

 

SBEF values PTA collaboration  

One of the hallmarks of SBEF’s partnership with Spring Branch ISD is our collaboration with PTAs. We provide an avenue to fund projects for students and teachers that are not included in a PTA or campus budget. In a large part, PTA participation in SBEF’s fund-raising events, makes this possible. The check presentation above is just one example.

Dominique Harvey, an SBEF Board member, also serves as SBISD’s Council of PTAs president. This year, she begins a two-year term as a National PTA Leadership committee member and continues her term on the Texas PTA Advocacy committee.

SBISD’s Council of PTAs recently received the top award at LAUNCH, the Texas PTA annual event. In addition to the many services our PTAs provide our schools, we were the only Council with an increase in membership.

 

Monday
Oct. 25, 2021

Golf Classic
 Co-chairs:
Scooter Hicks and Jay Sartain
Register here

Monday
Feb. 7, 2022

Sporting Clay Tournament
Co-chairs:
Doug Goodson and Rob Stewart

Saturday
April 2, 2022

Gala
Co-Chairs
TBD

 

Thursday
May 12, 2022

Bright Stars of SBISD
Chair: Laura Minyard
This event recognizes our scholarship recipients as well as Teachers and Principals of the Year.

 
 

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Our Mission

Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting our students and educators. We partner with Spring Branch ISD and the community to fund programs that enhance education and prepare our students for the future.

 

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