CSA Fundraiser – Happy Pie Company

Help raise funds for Cornerstone Academy by buying a pie at the Happy Pie Company through the end of the year.


Harris County CHIP Survey

Harris County CHIP Survey
Please take a minute to complete this survey with Harris County so they can gain insight on how their Community Health Improvement Plan is doing. Surveys below in both English and Spanish.
Your input makes a difference! Share your thoughts and opinions about health in Harris County by December 22, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card!
This survey is brought to you by Harris County Public Health (HCPH), the local public health agency for Harris County, Texas. The Harris County Community Health Survey allows us to hear directly from residents about their priorities for health. Results will be used to inform health improvement plans for Harris County.
The survey is anonymous; however, to be entered in the drawing to win a $100 gift card, we will ask for your contact info. This is completely optional.


Marquee Birthday Announcements

Marquee Birthday Announcements
Marquee birthday announcements will be sold for $20 each and will be posted during the requested week.
The two message options are listed in the attached request form.
Requests must be submitted 1 week prior to the requested week and will post on Mondays.
Please send any questions to


CSA Roar – Latest Edition

CSA Roar
Click here for the November 7th, 2017
edition of the CSA Roar!


Parent U – Fall Series

Parent U – Fall Series

Parent U provides parents with tips and tools to help their children reach T-2-4 success.


Phoenix Academy – Information Meeting

Phoenix Academy
Information Meeting
January 10, 2018


Academy of Choice building
9016 Westview Drive

Park in the back lot

Information will be presented on the Phoenix Academy
middle school and high school programs.


GT Parent Education Series

GT Parent Ed Series
SBISD Advanced Studies staff will present a series of sessions throughout the school year on topics of interest for GT/AP parents. Each session will be offered twice within the same day – once at lunch, once in the evening. Except for the November 2nd event, all sessions take place at the West Support Center, 2100 Shadowdale Dr., 77043.
Mark your calendar for these dates:
January 24, 2018 Surviving Gifted Kids: How to Understand/Live With/Assist Your GT Child
February 6, 2018 Planning for the Future: Pre-AP and AP Course (5th – 10th grades)
March 29, 2018 Twice-Exceptional Children
April 18, 2018 Organizing Your GT Child


Shrek the Musical

All 6th Graders will receive a free ticket.

Cornerstone Academy Presents Shrek the Musical
Thursday, Nov. 30th & Friday, Dec. 1st


Directory Updated & Art Contest Winners

The Cornerstone directory chair and PTA are very pleased to announce our directory art contest winners! There were over 30 submissions this year. The students submitted amazing artwork. Thank you to each of you who entered the contest!
The 2017-2018 Cornerstone directory will be available for distribution mid-November. If you did not order a directory and would still like to order, please contact Merida Carrabba at
The 1st place winner of this
year’s art contest is:
HITESH MANU, 6th grade!
The 2nd place winner is:
8th grade.


Harvey Relief Project

Harvey Relief Project

Harvey Relief for CSA Families, Teachers & Administration – It’s not too late to donate.  Gift card donations are still being accepted at the Front Office.”

Please see this post for additional information.



Memorial High Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher

Memorial High School Theatre presents Peter and the Starcatcher

November 9th – 11th at 7:00pm

Tickets can be purchased here.


Spirit Night: Fajita Pete’s

Fajita Pete’s
Wednesday, November 29th
8800 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 281-974-4945
15% Back to CSA!
Dine-IN, carry-OUT, and catering!
All you have to do is mention Cornerstone.


Seventh Grade Parents – Chaperones Needed

Seventh Grade
Chaperones Needed!
 Friday, November 17th
get involved
Seventh grade is visiting the Health Museum on Friday, November 17th to experience hands on learning about the human body. After several weeks of learning about the different body systems, this is a perfect way to apply their knowledge. We need 5 chaperones to join our trip. Chaperones must have all CSA volunteer forms completed and approved to attend. First come, first assigned. Cost of ticket included!


Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Want to help out and earn volunteer hours?
Click here to sign up.
Staff Appreciation plans for the entire year are available here.
Short on time? That’s ok! There are numerous ways you can help out. If you or someone you know has connections to a restaurant and/or catering company, we would love to speak with you about ways we can show our incredible staff and teachers how much we appreciate them. Please contact Paige Wardell at 713/ 204-0214 or Thank you for your generous support! This will be the best year yet!


Order Your CSA Water Bottles

CSA Water Bottles
PTA will be selling the New CSA Water Bottle at lunch for $15 on Thursday 11/2.

Please send your child with a check made out to PTA or cash.


Halloween Dance

Our First Dance Back at the New Building
Here are a few tips and guidelines for our first dance back at the new building.
  • The dance is in the gym – Friday, October 27th,  6:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Cost is $5.00.
  • Dance is for CSA students only.
  • Bring extra money if you want snacks. Items are $1 to $2 a piece.
  • Parent drop off and pick up is on the east side of the building. This is all the way over on the Grob Stadium side of the complex.
  • For their own safety and your peace of mind, we do not allow students to leave the dance once they get here. If you need to pick up your child before 8:30, you will need to park and physically come into the dance area to get your child. We will have a teacher on duty at the gate.
  • Picking up your child can be stressful especially if you are waiting in the car line and your child is nowhere to be seen. Many parents will park their car and hang out by the exit to the dance and then walk their child back to their car. This is also a great time to hear side conversations about the dance as the kids exit—they tend to be a little loud when leaving.


SBISD Bond Update

Bond Election

Early voting for the bond election begins Monday, October 23rd and runs through November 3rd.  Election day (if you miss early voting) is November 7th.  Please come out and VOTE.  Be sure to look to the bottom of the ballot; the SBISD bond item is the last one.  It is in ALL CAPS, so it will look different from the other items.

For more information about the bond, go to:

For information about polling places and hours (including Sunday voting!), go to


Volunteers Needed: CSA 5K Run – Harvey Relief

We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event.  PTA hours will be given for your time.  Please email Whitney Laidlaw if you are interested.

Additionally, we are looking for sponsors for prizes to give away and/or funds to buy waters for the event.  Please email Whitney Laidlaw if you are willing to donate.

Hope After Harvey – 5K Run/Walk

What: Hope After Harvey 5K Run/Walk
When: Saturday, December 2nd @ 8:30am
Where: Starting point is the track behind the CSA campus (next to the SBISD Police Station)
How: Sign up at

Cornerstone Academy is organizing a Hope After Harvey 5K event, taking place on Saturday December 2nd! The race begins at 8:30 am and will start at the track behind the CSA campus, next to the SBISD police station.

The cost is a twenty dollar donation, which includes a t-shirt. Of course, participants are welcome to donate more if they choose. All money goes to benefit those in our community affected by Harvey.

To get a registration form and sign up, you can email Whitney Laidlaw . Cash and checks will be accepted. If paying by check, please make this out to Cornerstone Academy with the memo line “Harvey Relief Fund.”

The deadline to register is November 1st.

Students, parents, teachers, and members of the community are welcome to participate!


GT Parent Ed Session #1

GT Parent Ed Session #1
Wednesday, October 18th
Perfectionism: What’s So Bad About Being Too Good? 
Presented by Pamela Johnson – SBISD Director of Advanced Academics
2 sessions available!
11am to 12pm OR 5pm to 6pm
West Support Center, Room 7F
2100 Shadowdale Drive
Houston, TX  77043
Park on the west side of the building, in the Shadowdale lot. (Limited paved spaces are available, but grass parking is allowed.) Enter the building through the door marked “Bilingual/ESL Testing Center” and follow the signs to room 7F.
Click here to RSVP for this program. In the Subject line, list Perfectionism, and specify your preference for 11am or 5pm.


Earn Money for CSA

It’s EASY to Earn MONEY $$ for your school.
Here are a few ways:
Labels for education:
The Labels for Education® program is coming to a close in January 2018. Only UPC submissions with the Labels for Education logo will be accepted and redeemed for points. See participating products below.
Clip these UPC labels and bring them to school before the winter break. You can put them in the pink boxes with the Box Tops. Cornerstone can purchase needed supplies for our school with the points earned from these labels.
Kroger Loyalty Card:
Set up a free online account at if you do not already have one. After logging in, under the COMMUNITY link, go to the KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS link. Follow the prompts to link your Kroger customer loyalty card to Cornerstone Academy. Please note that you need to do this every year. Use your card every time you shop at Kroger’s and Cornerstone will receive money back.

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