Our goal is to support FBMS as an active and collaborative organization. We appreciate your ideas and involvement. Please contact any board member or committee member listed for further information on how to get plugged in and volunteer. FBMS PTO needs your help to complete our myriad of initiatives in support of the school.
This week is full of fun filled activities to help celebrate Homecoming at FBMS. Below are a list of this weeks themes. See attached flyer for more detail.
- 10/16 Manic Monday- Wear Wacky clothes, socks and hair color for the day
- 10/17 Gym Clothes Tuesday- Shorts & T-shirts/Athletic Wear allowed
- 10/18 Twins Day Wednesday- Dress exactly the same as someone else
- 10/19 Throwback Thursday- The 70's, 80's, 90's are back for the day
- 10/20 Blackout Friday- Dress in all Black from Head to Toe (Homecoming Shirts encouraged)
The Haunted Hallway will beFriday, October 27th from 4:00-6:30pm in the 6th grade wing. Tickets go on sale this Thursday at lunches for $3 and will be sold every day at lunch until the 27th. Tickets are $5 at the door. Concessions will be sold.
It's a gorgeous day for some Football, Foam and Frisbee!! Look for grade level picture posts on Facebook!
Now to the numbers...191 of our 1,089 students have registered to raise funds (17.5%). Of that 191 registered, 130 students have raised funds totaling $17,000. If the 61 registered students who have yet to raise money, each produced $50, that would raise our profit above $20,000. Can you imagine how that number would grow, if more families registered to participate and add $25 per family?!!??
There is now a new link on the FBMS PTO page for volunteer opportunities. Instead of searching through old news post to find the sign-up link, you can now go to the VOLUNTEERS tab of the PTO website to access events with sign up sheets for volunteers. If you have a volunteer opportunity that you would like posted on the PTO website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.
FBMS Theater Department presents The Children's Story by James Clavell. Come enjoy the UIL One Act Play competition in the Auditorium on Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm. Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. See the attached flyer. Help support the FBMS theater and experience the talent of our students!
In order to make the performance put on for the FBMS family even more successful, Mrs. Jackson is asking for concession stand donations. If you are able to donate some items, please sign up here. Your items can be delivered to the Theater class room by Monday afternoon 10/23/2017.
In a previous post, it was noted the parent swim meeting will be October 19th at 5pm. The time has been updated to 5:30pm this Thursday. This will be an informational meeting for parents of 7th and 8th graders who are interested in joining the FBMS swim team.
Come support the FBMS Award Winning Debate Team by purchasing Shipley Do-Nuts this Saturday, October 21st. A portion of the proceeds purchased from 8:30am-11:30am will be donated to the Debate Team. Stop by Shipley Do-Nuts on 3410 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77018 (Near W.34th St). Hope to see you there!
October 31 is the last day that upper level PTO memberships will be available for purchase. After October 31, only basic memberships ($5) will be available. Please sign up on the PTO website and become a member of the biggest supporter of Frank Black Middle School!
T-shirts and Hoodies are available for pick up at the school store. The school store is located in the cafeteria and is open on Wednesdays during all lunch periods. If there any questions or concerns regarding your order, please reach out to email@example.com
Frank Black Middle School offers school tours every Thursday at 1pm. This will be a great opportunity to have potential students and interested parents come and explore the school. Tours will be available until December 8,2017. Visit the FBMS link and see the attached flyer for more information.
In case you missed the 8th grade parent meeting this week, Mr. Sean McClish (our dean), went into detail about the incredible activities planned for our students this last year at FBMS (Fiesta Texas, graduation dinner and dance, etc). Yep, there's a catch - they all cost $! The good news is that there are MANY fundraising opportunities planned to help off-set the out-of-pocket expenses we will incur and if everyone offers up a little bit of their time, we can ensure that all students in our grade can attend. Selling pizza after school every Tuesday from 3:25-4pm is a super-easy and quick way to have your student help out . You can sign up for student-helper shifts here.
Students are allowed to check out one book for two weeks, with an option to renew if necessary. To check out books there are a few times when the students are allowed to come to the library. Most English/Language Arts teachers are bringing their classes in periodically. In addition, the library is open during both lunches and after school from 3:30-4:30.
Regarding: T-shirt and hoodie orders
Thank you all for your patience. There have been vendor delays and we are expecting the T-shirt and hoodie orders soon. There will be a post on the PTO page when orders are available. If you have any questions about your order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents should note that the HISD board has enacted a policy for all HISD high schools under which a student's high school GPA "shall only include semester averages of courses taken and competed in grades 9-12." Students still receive credit for high school credit courses taken in middle school, but grades from those courses are not computed in determining high school GPA and class rank. This policy was voted on by the school board over the summer as is effective for students entering high school during the current school year or later, so it will effect all current middle school students. The policy can be reviewed here.