Book Fair

We hope you loved visiting the Enchanted Forest of Books! Shlenker's Online Book Fair continues through November 15th.  To shop online, visit  Purchases made through November 15th will continue to benefit the collection of The Myrtle and Walter Loewenstern Children’s Library! Just like the in-school version, which concludes at 4 pm Friday, November 9th, 100% of Fair proceeds support our school library .

The Book Fair is a huge undertaking that relies in large part on volunteer power. Many thanks to the decorations, setup, and teardown teams; student shopping escorts; Book Fair Chairs: Stephanie Layne, Marcus Litofsky, Ashley Roseman, and Kimberly Wexler; and of course, our incredible Librarian, Marilyn Arlen.


Family Fun Day - November 12

Next Monday, November 12th is a great time to shop, eat, and help The Shlenker School! Participating vendors are located in the Meyer Court Shopping Center on Beechnut (across the street from Meyerland Plaza). These retail partners will donate a portion of sales to our school when you "say Shlenker” at checkout. Participating retailers include Tomfoolery Toys & Books, Poke Inn, and Russo’s New York Pizzeria.  For details and restrictions, please keep reading… 

Tomfoolery Toys & Books - This locally-owned treasure offers a dizzying array of toys, books and goodies to thrill any kid or kid-at-heart. Extended hours so you can get all your Chanukah shopping in!

  • Donating 15% of sales
  • 4844 Beechnut
  • Shopping Hours - 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • 3:45 pm - Craft & Cookies, presented by LEAP (Literacy Enrichment and Play)10-12 & 2-4: LEAP Sales Special, Themed Play Dough Kits. $10 of each $34.95 kit donated directly to Shlenker 

Poke Inn - Fresh, fast, and hailed by Houstonia magazine as "one of the best poke bowls you can build,” you’ll enjoy a healthy meal and feel doubly good as you help the school.
  • Donating 10% of sales
  • 4848 Beechnut
  • Dining Hours - 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

Russo’s New York Pizzeria - With the largest pizza slice around, Russo’s NY does everything in a big way! Enjoy fast-casual Italian from a deep menu from one of Shlenker’s longtime Family Fun Night partners.
  • Donating 20% of sales (dine-in or carry-out)
  • 4870 Beechnut
  • 11:00 am – 9:30 pm: Dining Hours



Box Tops for Education

The Shlenker School earned $151.70 with our fall Box Top drive. The Oldest Box Top award goes to one dated June 2010! Please keep clipping and we will earn even more !For more information, contact Laura Curry, Cash Back Program Chair.  


Assistance for Elementary Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day

The SPA could use some help with setup and prep next Thursday and Friday for the event.  Please sign up to volunteer at 

Event Chairs: Roz Haikin, Jennifer Zach, Sarah Williams, Becky Williams, and Judi Turner


Friday Challah Delivery Service

If you are interested in subscribing to our Friday Challah Delivery Service, it’s not too late. Please contact SPA Treasurer Jennie Buxbaum, or check with Ms. Toby, Staci Jefferson or Donne Breston in the Shlenker office for details and the prorated cost. And, Shabbat shout-out to Amanda McIngvale, who chairs this program for the school. We appreciate your kindness! 

What is the Shlenker Parents Association?

The Shlenker Parents Association (SPA) 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.

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

  • 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
  • Family Fun Nights

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.


2017-2018 SPA Board

Executive Board:

President Sarah Williams
President-Elect Jayme Schlackman
Vice President
Alyson Ebro
Vice President Lea Radom
Vice President Lindsay Schmulen
Vice President - Marketing Amy Seigle
Recording Secretary Edie Efron
Corresponding Secretary Alli Feinstein & Allison Feldman
Treasurer Jennie Buxbaum
Historian Jennifer Leventhal
Past President Jennifer Zach
Treasurer Advisor Hillary Grippaldi

Committee Chairs:

Birthday Book Club Kristin de Aldecoa
Birthday Celebrations Adrienne Scott
Book Fair
Stephanie Layne, Ashley Roseman, Kim Wexler, Marcus Litofsky
Bulletin Boards Ali Kalina
Carnival Laura Curry
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 Jule Blumberg, Stacey Beer, Judi Turner, Jennifer Frachtman
Field Day / Boosterthon Amanda & James McIngvale, Marcus Litofsky
Elementary Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day Roz Haikin, Becky Williams, Sarah Williams, Jennifer Zach, Judi Turner, Marci Gilbert
Early Childhood Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day Nicole Dobbs, Samantha Lee, Rachel Miller, Jessica Palans, Lindsay Schmulen
Gratitude Luncheon Sandye Fertman
Green Initiatives Traci Marable, Melissa Levin
Helping Hands Kathryn Paine
Hospitality Jessica Segal
Meet the Teacher Social Abby Hemstreet, Lea Radom, Anna Schleicher
Judaica/Kabbalat Shabbat Amanda McIngvale, Sandye Fertman
Memory Books Jennifer King
Musical Playbill Melissa Levin
Night of the Arts
Shabbat Boxes Abby Ackerman
Spirit Shirt Debbie Haseltine
Staff Appreciation Marci Gilbert, Anna Schleicher
Tu B'Shevat Efrat Sasson, Brenna Paransky
Uniform Exchange/Lost & Found Stephanie Layne
Volunteer Coordinat or  Meredith Frost
Volunteer Day Stephanie Mitchell, Kim Wexler



Upcoming Events

Shlenker Family Fun Mega-Day

Monday, November 12
Meyer Court Shopping Center on Beechnut across from Meyerland Plaza
Tomfoolery Toys & Books
Poke Inn
Russo's New York Pizzeria

Shlenker Spirit Store Dates

Shlenker Family Fun Mega-Day - November 12
Elementary Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day - November 16