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.
Mark your calendars! FBMS PTO Havana Nights auction and dinner will be held Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at the SPJST Lodge 88. We would love for you to join us for a fun night of bidding, dancing and visiting with friends, all in support of our school!
How can you help?
Below is a list with some of FBMS events this week. Please come out and support our students who are involved in these events!
***Select the dates to see the attached flyers with more information***
- December 12th (Tuesday)- Lacrosse interest meeting at 6pm in the Community Center
- December 13th (Wednesday)- Panther Band winter performance at 6pm.
- December 13th (Wednesday)- Hot chocolate sale in the 6th grade building
- December 15th (Friday)- Encore performance of the Theater's play The Children's Story at 6pm
- December 16th (Saturday)- FBMS 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament at 12:30pm
- December 19th (Next Tuesday)- FBMS Karate Belt Ceremony at 6pm in the school gym
Please join the PTO for Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday, December 19th from 5pm to 8pm. Let the cashier know you are visiting in support of Frank Black Middle School and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the school. See the attached flyer for more information.
Spirit Night will be at the Chick-fil-A located on 610/Shepard: 925 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
The 6th grade class is seeking donations of concession items for sale at the Girls' Basketball game on Wednesday, December 13th. The following items are requested:
- -Chips (assorted or anything hot)
- -Gatorade (12 oz.)
- -Soda (Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper)
Sign up here if you are able to bring in those items. Please deliver to the main office, attention Ms. Livas.
It's not too late!!! There is still time to order your 6th Grade t-shirt! Homeroom teachers will be accepting orders (cash only) until December 21st. Shirts will be delivered when school resumes in January. Click here to fill out an order form.
There will be a Saturday tutorial/workshop this Saturday, December 16th from 9am-12pm!!!
This will be a great opportunity for our kids to get some extra practice in to prepare them for the upcoming STAAR/EOC tests this spring! Please remember students can arrive as early as 8:30, tutorials run from 9-12 with lunch and open gym from 12-1. It’s always food, fun, and prizes at our SATURDAY TUTORIAL WORKSHOPS!!!!!
Parents of students currently in the FBMS Vanguard program are invited to join a conversation with the head of HISD Advanced Academics, Adam Stephens. Mr. Stephens would like to connect with parents about HISD’s current GT program Friday, December 15th at 8:300am in the FBMS community center. If you are interested in attending please email the Vanguard Dean, Michelle Gordon- Moak
Hurry!!! Sale ends soon! There's still time to purchase the official 6th grade T-shirt!!! Purchase deadline will be **Thursday, December 21st**. Sales will help fund 6th grade field trips. The order form is Attached. Teachers will be accepting orders and payments (cash only) daily during homeroom. These are adult-sized shirts. Please contact the 6th grade representative, Nicole Weaver if there are any questions.
Baseball and Softball (Updated)
Softball tryouts have been moved to Monday, December 11th AND Baseball tryouts have been moved to Tuesday, December 12th due to rain later this week.
Previous message: Tryouts for baseball and softball are coming up. Softball is Thursday, December 7, after school. Baseball is Friday, December 8, after school. Both baseball and softball are open to students in all grades (including 6th graders). Students must have a completed physical form. Questions can be directed to Mr. Mehta (softball) or Coach Brown or Mr. Gilson (baseball).
An informational session for new and returning players for Lacrosse will be held on Tuesday,
The FBMS Silent auction and dinner will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at SPJST 1435 Bealle Street 77008. This event will include dinner, music, fun-themed events, and more. The PTO is now collecting donations and looking for underwriters for this event. We are taking donations via gift cards for our grade level auction basket items. You can drop them off at the front office or contact Melissa Santiago.
Also the auction website is LIVE! Click here for auction webpage and from there you will be directed to the link to Bidpal to buy tickets, tables, make donations, etc. Click the links for the donation form and underwriting form. Please contact Melissa Santiago for any questions, comments, concerns about the auction.
The FBMS En l'air Dance Company presents 'The Power of Dance' on Friday, December 8th at 6pm in the FBMS Auditorium. Tickets will be $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Come experience the talents of our amazing dance team.
FBMS Panther Band invites you to come and enjoy some holiday music at their winter concert performance on Wednesday, December 13th at 6pm. Admission is free. Help support our talented band members. See attached flyer.
This is a reminder that there will be an Open House at Heights High School, Today-Tuesday, December 5th at 5:30pm in the performance hall. All prospective families – zoned and non-zoned – are invited to visit HHS and learn about academics and activities.
The Phase 1 application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year for HISD Magnet schools will be this Friday, December 8th. Please visit HISD School Choice website for more information. You can also reach out to FBMS Vanguard coordinator, Michelle Moak.
Attention Parents of GT/Magnet Students:
HISD is currently reviewing their GT services and would like to meet with parents (specifically Magnet) from FBMS on December 15th at 8:30 AM in the Community Center. The head of HISD Advanced Academics, Adam Stephens will be presenting and ideally would like to connect with a group of 5-20 parents. For more details or questions, please reach out to FBMS Vanguard Dean, Michelle Gordon- Moak
There will be an 8th grade Parents High School Application Information session Today, Tuesday- December 5th at 6pm in the library. The session will consist of information on the magnet and school choice application process as well as information about the options that your students have next year. Ms. Moak will be running this session and computers will be available if you wish to fill out applications on site