What is the SPA?

The Shlenker Parents Association is a volunteer group of parents, teachers, and administrators working together to create a better school and educational experience for our children.

SPA Mission

The mission of the Shlenker Parents Association (SPA) is to advance the partnership between the Early Childhood and Elementary parents, teachers, and administrators. The SPA'S volunteer-driven operations aim to augment the education of every child, promote Shlenker's programs and special events, and foster the spirit of our school community members.

When does the SPA Meet?

The SPA meetings are held at the school and begin at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. All SPA Members are welcome to attend.

What Does SPA Do?

The Shlenker Parents Association supports the school in a multitude of ways. SPA sponsors several activities and programs that benefit and enrich classroom learning as well as coordinate family and community events. SPA offers an assortment of fundraising programs throughout the school year so that SPA can contribute valuable dollars to The Shlenker School’s annual budget. Last year, SPA contributed over $35,000 to the School. The SPA also facilitates and coordinates the Annual Book Fair to raise money for the School library.

SPA Events

  • Elementary Field Day
  • Elementary Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
  • Early Childhood Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day
  • Back to School Blast
  • Family Science Night

SPA Services and Support

  • Student Directory
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Room Parents
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Challah for Early Childhood and Elementary Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Challah Delivery
  • Spirit Day T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Bulletin Boards
  • Uniform Exchange
  • Recycling
  • Hospitality Committee
  • Shabbat Boxes
  • Helping Hands
  • Birthday Book Club
  • Volunteer Day

SPA Fundraising Activities

  • Membership Dues
  • Consumer Rebates
  • Box Tops
  • Carnival
  • Book Fair

Volunteer Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities that fit any schedule. Volunteers are vital to the success of our School and are always needed. Please know that any amount of time spent volunteering is truly appreciated and makes a huge difference.

2016-2017 SPA Board

Executive Board:

Presidents Leah Abrams & Liz Shoss
Vice President
Allison Feldman
Vice President
Jayme Schlackman
Vice President
Alli Feinstein
Vice President
Alyson Ebro
Vice President
Sarah Williams
Marketing
Amy Seigle
Recording Secretary
Stephanie Burdine
Corresponding Secretary
Edie Efron
Treasurer
Hillary Grippaldi
Historian
Dana Katz
Past Presidents
Leslie Margolis & Jennifer Zach

Committee Chairs:

Baking Terri Frink
Birthday Book Club
Cathy Klaff
Birthday Celebrations
Adrienne Scott
Book Fair
Sandra Fogiel & Jennifer Zach
Bulletin Boards
Jennifer Farber
Cash Back
Program Felicia Lewin
Celebrity Reader
Tara Gassett
Challah Delivery
Deborah Diebner
Elementary School Dads’ Breakfast
Doron Chosnek, Aaron Miller, & Ahi Mitrani
Family Fun Experience
Melissa Levin & Nephele Zimmerman
Field Day
Amanda & James McIngvale
Fifth Grade Graduation Leaves
Risa Shwartz
Elementary Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day
Dana Germain, Jeryl Golub, & Amy Granoff
Early Childhood Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day
Catherine Danziger, Marci Gilbert, & Jennifer Leventhal
Helping Hands
Nina Faia
Ice Cream Social
Leslie Jacob & Ashley Roseman
Judaica/Kabbalat Shabbat
Lara Clark, Jacquie Jaffee, & Amanda McIngvale
Memory Books
Robyn Goldstein
Science Fair Dinner
Stephanie Stanietzky & Nephele Zimmerman
Shabbat Boxes
Lisa Getz
Spirit Shirt
Erin Slosburg
Staff Appreciation
Erin Murphey & Jeanette Webster
Uniform Exchange/Lost & Found
Jennifer Farber
Volunteer Coordinator
Jenn Jaeger
Volunteer Day
Alli Feinstein & Ashley Roseman

2016 Carnival

Thank you to our sponsors for this fun annual event that, in turn, supports our School!

The Big Canoe: Citadel on Kirby, Dukessa, RG Homes Custom Building, and Southwest Infiniti.

The Lantern: Advanced OB/GYN; Amegy Bank; Chef Smirnov Catering; Cleburne Cafeteria; Dialyspa; Gallery Furniture; Instant Fun Pix; James W. May, DDS, Orthodontist; Oulala! What an Event, LLC; Plumbco Plumbing; EatGalveston.com.

The Sleeping Bag: Stephanie Aron-Weiss/John Daugherty, Realtors; BreakAway Speed Sports Training;Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group; Dubin’s Fine Jewelry; The Emery/Weiner School;The Galvestonian; Integrity Bank; Kenny & Ziggy’s Deli; Minuteman Press Bellaire;Royal Sonesta; The Speech and Language Connection; Warehouse Live.

The Cabin: The Abrams & Shoss Families; Chloe, Jared, Jake N. & Grant; The Haikin, Josef, & Zach Families.

The Bunk Bed: David, Carly & Annie Katz; The Lavin Family.

The Campfire: The Davis Family; The Kapkov Family; TheStanietzky Family.

The Flashlight: The Ebro-Levey Family; Asher Golub & Family; The Grippaldi Family; Mickie May & Solomon Levin; The Family of Leo Mendel; The Williams Family.