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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Presidents Sarah Williams & Jennifer Zach
Vice President Jayme Schlackman
Vice President Lindsay Schmulen
Vice President Alyson Ebro
Vice President - Marketing Amy Seigle
Recording Secretary Edie Efron
Corresponding Secretary Alli Feinstein & Allison Feldman
Treasurer Hillary Grippaldi
Historian Dana Katz
Past Presidents Leah Abrams & Liz Shoss
Birthday Book Club Kristin de Aldecoa
Birthday Celebrations Adrienne Scott
Book Fair Jennie Buxbaum, Laura Curry, Marcus Litofsky
Bulletin Boards Julie Atun
Cash Back Program Laura Curry
Celebrity Reader Tara Gassett
Challah Delivery Amanda McIngvale
Chili Cookoff Marcus Litofksy
Elementary School Dads’ Breakfast Doron Chosnek & Aaron Miller
Family Fun Experience Melissa Levin & Nephele Zimmerman
Field Day / Boosterthon Amanda & James McIngvale
Fifth Grade Graduation Leaves Risa Shwartz
Elementary Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day Roz Haikin, Ellyn Josef, Becky Williams, Sarah Williams, Jennifer Zach
Early Childhood Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day Catherine Danziger, Marcie Bluestone, Rachel Miller, Jennifer Leventhal
Graduation Leaf Project Ellyn Josef
Gratitude Luncheon Ali Kalina
Green Initiatives Traci Marable
Helping Hands Kathryn Paine
Ice Cream Social Leslie Jacob
Judaica/Kabbalat Shabbat Amanda McIngvale
Memory Books Amanda Rubenstein
Spirit Shirt Ally Lack
Staff Appreciation Leah Abrams, Liz Shoss
Tu B'Shevat Tamar Rom, Dana Zalewski
Uniform Exchange/Lost & Found Jennifer Farber
Volunteer Coordinator Jenn Jaeger
Volunteer Day Stephanie Mitchell, Lindsay Schmulen
Thank you to our sponsors for this fun annual event that, in turn, supports our School!
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.