Happy 20th Birthday Cornerstone!!

Happy 20th Birthday, Cornerstone!

 Please see our Birthday Bash page for more information.

Put on your party hats and get ready to blow out the candles as we celebrate Cornerstone’s 20th Birthday

Friday, April 6, 2018
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cornerstone Academy
9016 Westview Drive

Mexican Food – Live & Silent Auctions – Raffle – Cake Decorating Contest ~ Photo Booth – Large Inflatables – Rock Wall – Henna – Silly String – and MORE

Pre-order your wristbands and tickets by Friday, March 30th at or you can purchase and register at the door.

The Cornerstone Birthday Bash and Auction is a family event, so bring the entire family for an evening of fun! 

** Please note there will be NO event day Checkout.  You will be contacted by our Checkout team with details on your purchases.


SBEF Golf Classic

Join us for the Spring Branch Education Foundation’s Golf Classic at BlackHorse Golf Club on Sunday, April 15th.


Parent U: Strategies to Help Kids Manage Stress

Parent U
Strategies to Help Kids Manage Stress
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
SBISD Administration Building
Register here: 


Box Top Update

Latest standings:


Odyssey Teams Advance to State

Odyssey Teams
Advance to State
Congratulations to the CSA Kids who competed in the Odyssey of the Mind region competition last weekend. All three teams are headed to the State OM Competition in April.
8th graders Katie Donnel, Camden Graham, Devon Schwartz & Adam Shugart along with 8th graders from SFMS Bradie Babin, Avery Cooper & Holly Kikerwon 2nd place in Triathlon Travels. This team also earned a very special award for creativity (the Renatra Fusca award) which was given to
only one team across the whole competition.
6th graders Archer Liga, Tanner Ramey, Ivan Ting, Sarah Schwartz, Matthew Fenz, Sonya Stelmak along with 6th grader from SFMS Ember Thiele won 3rd place in Triathlon Travels.
8th graders Caroline Langenkamp, Abby Fournier, Maddie Schmidt, Matthew Eubanks, and 7th grader Sebastian Warren along with 7th grader from MMS Andrew Carles placed third in A Stellar Hangout.


CSA Picture Day – Tuesday, March 6th

Cornerstone Academy, picture day is
Tuesday, March 06, 2018.
Ordering Information: No order is due now. Proofs will be returned
to the school approximately 10-14 days after picture day.
Picture Day Tips- The Details
  • Choose some simple accessories to add interest and character to the portrait.
  • Lay out your child’s outfit a few days in advance.
  • For younger children, begin telling them what to expect on Picture Day so they’ll be prepared.


Memorial Minikettes Information



Spartanaire Tryouts Mandatory Meeting

Spartanaire JV & Varsity Tryouts – Mandatory Meeting


Stratford Spartanaires present Calendar Girls

Stratford Spartanaires present Calendar Girls, Dancing through the year!
The Stratford Spartanaire Spring Show is April 12th – 14th.
Tickets go on sale February 26th at
Please come support the team, it’s going to be a great show!


CSA Spirit Night – Daddy’s on March 29th

Join Daddyo’s in supporting Cornerstone Academy Spirit Night on Thursday, March 29th from 12:00-8:00 PM
You must print this flyer.


Register: 2nd Annual 7 Rings of Gold Walk

Register Now for the 2nd Annual 7 Rings of Gold Walk,
benefiting The Cure Starts Now Foundation,
Sat. March 24 at MHS
See Ms. Pendergrass if you are interested
in joining the CSA team.
Please join the Houston chapter of The Cure Starts Now Foundation, Saturday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. at Memorial High School to stand up to pediatric brain cancers by walking, running, or strolling the MHS track seven times in loving memory of Nicole Lee.
Nicole, daughter of Althea and Henry Lee, lost a hard-fought 18-month long battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) – a rare, inoperable pediatric brain cancer that attacks the brain stem – at the age of seven. Nicole would’ve been a sophomore at MHS this year where her sister, Natalie Lee, is currently a senior. Althea and Henry, founded the Houston chapter of The Cure Starts Now Foundation whose mission is to find the homerun cure to cancer through research in pediatric brain cancer research.
Last year’s 7 Rings of Gold Walk netted $40,000 – with 97% going to fund pediatric cancer research. It’s fundraising events like this that help raise the crucial and vital money necessary to fund vital DIPG and other pediatric cancers research, which are woefully underfunded by the Federal government (around 4-7%).
Fun, Chick-Fil-A, bake sale, music, games and raffle (featuring Houston Rockets tickets and a signed George Springer World Series’ jersey) await walkers and runners! To register for this family-friendly event, please visit Individual and team registrations available. Entry fee is $25/person now through March 23; $30 for walk-ups on walk day. Questions? Please email Althea Lee at


Box Top Update

It’s almost time to have that Ice Cream Party for the homeroom in each grade level that collects the most box tops.


Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

February 26th – March 2nd

Please sign up for Book Fair Volunteer!
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots – will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Birthday Bash Update

Friday, April 6th

Dear Cornerstone Families:

Looking for ways for your family or your business to directly contribute funds for the CSA carnival/birthday bash and get some name recognition? How about sponsoring a game/event at the carnival?

Event Chairs:

Stephanie Pancioli  and Betsy Humphrey.

The committee meets the first Friday of every month at Newk’s on I-10.  The next meeting is March 2nd from noon-1pm.


PTA General Meeting

Please join us for the General Meeting of the Cornerstone PTA on Wednesday, March 7th at 9:00AM in room C-209.

We will be electing the Nominating Committee at this meeting.   Hope to see you there!!


Birthday Bash Sponsorship Opportunities

We need your help in the form of underwriting.  Are you a business owner, or is your family looking for ways to directly contribute funds for the CSA carnival/birthday bash?  Maybe you know a local business owner that is looking for ways to help local schools.  How about sponsoring a game/event at the carnival?


Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day
Tuesday, March 6th


Student Led Conferences

Our annual student led conferences will take place on early dismissal day, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Spanish version of announcement.


Legislative Update

Primary Election

Voting for the primaries is March 6, 2018.  Early voting is great for busy parents and is available from February 20th-March 2nd.  Early voting locations near SBSID are Trini Mendenhall and Nottingham Park. (These locations are the same as the bond vote, although you can vote in any Harris County early voting location).  Just a reminder: Texas has OPEN primaries, meaning you do NOT need to be a registered member of a political party to vote in the primary.  Any registered voter can vote in EITHER primary.  (You can only vote in one however, so you will need to choose.)  The winners of the primary will be on the ballot in November.  You do not have to vote for the same person in November that you voted for in the primary.

Also, SBISD will be holding an election for the Board of Trustees on May 5th. Early voting will likely be April 23rd-May 2nd.  (More information on early voting locations will be available soon.)  Currently, the positions/candidates are:

Position 3:
Minda Caesar
Noel Lezama

Position 4:
Chris Vierra

The Council of PTAs will be hosting a forum for everyone to hear the candidates answer questions.  Information on date/location for the forum will be coming soon.


Legislative Update

This week legislative rep Minda Caesar and several SBISD parents attended the State Board of Education Long-Range Plan for Public Education Steering Committee Community Conversation in Houston to provide input on the future of public education in Texas. They were also able to meet and chat with our State Board of Education representative, Donna Bahorich. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can STILL provide input by taking the survey at:
Your opinions matter and the survey is a great way to have your voice heard on the topic!
In other news, the Commission on Public School Finance had their second meeting. The commission will be hearing public testimony at their March 19th meeting. Stay tuned for more details on how to participate.
Some upcoming dates to keep in mind:
February 20 — Early Voting begins for the primaries. Remember, parents can vote in EITHER primary and need only be a registered voter to participate.There are choices for all major offices in BOTH parties, so every vote counts!
March 2 — Texas Independence Day — last day to early vote
March 6 — Election Day for the primaries.
May 5 — Election Day for SBISD Board of Trustees for Positions 3 and 4. Position 3 is contested. Candidates are Minda Caesar and Noel Lezama. EVERY VOTE WILL COUNT, so please encourage your parents to vote. Early voting dates and locations for the trustee election will be released shortly. Chris Vierra is also running as an incumbent for her seat at Position 4. As of now, her position is not contested.

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