Education Committee

September 2022

Great first meeting of the Greater Heights Chamber Education Committee!  Thank you all who came, and we look forward to building those partnerships and showcasing the remarkable work the schools are doing and the fantastic businesses that are stepping up to the plate to bring about the community’s future.  So, to let you know each month we have the meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 am—via Zoom! So, everyone can come and miss their work responsibilities, limit virus and enhance safety.  This is a great way to get your message out.  For the schools, we have lots of opportunities with festivals and fundraising events for this fall and we have opportunities for sharing our careers, interests with students of all ages.  So, here we go!

Our Savior Lutheran, Pre-K-8th grade, will have their Fall Festival Oct 30 and Eagle Evening in Jan.  They need live and silent auction items! 

Hamilton Middle is having their Hispanic Heritage Festival October 6 and they need help in setting up and their STEM Block Party on October 22 and want vendors, businesses to come and have a booth!  They are wanting to put speakers and programs into the school!

Lutheran North Academy, 6th-12th grade, is new in some respects with the addition of the middle school and are ready to let the community see what they are all about.

Helms Elementary is having their Hispanic Heritage Sept 24th!  And their big fundraiser fun on October 15—need silent auction and live auction items—go to the website and click PTA tab.

Waltrip had a great opening and are adding programs for the students: Girls Connect and Chick fila Leadership Academy—both are wanting speakers from the business community and avenues to help in the community.

BEAR has underwear and necessity packets for schools.  They need help for their BEARing Gifts holiday program (Community Service hours will be given).

HEB has opportunities to help with school events

Center Point wants to offer the fun of having their Trucks come to the school to show students of all ages all they do.

Hope Lutheran Church is community driven and has built seven book stations for students in the area and want to collaborate with the schools.

The Heights storage, theheights@morningstarstorage.com  will offer free things for charity events.

Oscar with Harvest Financial can help educators with planning for needs and he wants to come talk at career days at all school levels

Courtyard Marriot-Heights, joselynr@lbaproperties.com  is raising food to distribute for area schools

Flourishing Way, www.theflourishingway.org,  is a great mental health agency in the area who can help students and adults as well as come to the schools to talk—give teachers things to look for as well as students!

Taylor Scott with Greater Heights Memorial Hermann Hospital, taylor.scott@memorialhermann.org  is our health care link; their wellness focus can help everyone –they can come to you and talk and you may be the place for a focus on health.

Send Out Cards,  SendOutCards is willing to give free greeting card and a free E-book on how to address our promptings. To give away the free book, log into that account, click on GS Pro, then web links, and e book.

The Chamber interns have projects to help address kinship care education, foster care, resources, diversity along with the food/clothing and serving area school events.  The Chamber wants all educators to attend the after work fun with our business after hours and young professionals after hours (young at heart works too).

The Education committee will have the monthly recognition program for educators, staff and students to be recognized and then promoted with our social media.  We want to showcase how great the partnerships and education is and as we work together this next year, we can celebrate our efforts. See you October 19 at 10 am Zoom!  Reminder will be sent out with Zoom link—it is the same link each month.