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.


2017-2018 SPA Board

Executive Board:

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
Dana Katz
Past Presidents
Leah Abrams & Liz Shoss

Committee Chairs:

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


2018 Carnival

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






















Upcoming Events

Shlenker Spirit Store

Friday, September 21, 2018
12:00 Noon and 3:15  p.m. - Levit Hall

Family Fun Night

Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mia's Table
3131 Argonne St, Houston, TX 77098