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 Saturday (February 17th), Students and staff from the 6th grade class are going to be holding signs outside of Shipley's Donuts on Ella Blvd from 9-12pm. All profits made at Shipley's will be donated to the 6th grade end of the year trip. We are hoping to raise a lot of money! We need about ten students there to help out.
Please sign up for an hour long shift to help hold signs along Ella Blvd to encourage people to buy doughnuts and SUPPORT FBMS. You can either create your own sign, or hold/ wave signs pre-made by 6th graders earlier in the week.
We can only do this if STUDENTS sign up!!! If you have an hour to volunteer for this event, please sign-up here.
Please email Mr. Mehta with any questions!
Parents, Teachers and Patrons of the Arts:
Frank Black Middle School is working on two art cars this year! We are hoping you might help support us with supplies and donations for the 2018 art cars. Specifically we are in need of:
- Cans of hairspray or empty aerosol cans
Last month, Superintendent Carranza proposed three significant changes within HISD: (1) budget changes, including budget cuts of $200 million and a change in the way schools are funded from a PUA to a FTE model, (2) changes to the magnet program, and (3) either a closure and restart or a partnership program for particular chronically under-performing schools. On Thursday, February 15, HISD Trustee and Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones will host a community town hall meeting from 5-6:15pm at FBMS in the auditorium to further discuss these proposals. We encourage everyone to come out and be informed. The PTO general meeting will immediately follow the town hall meeting. The PTO will meet in the auditorium as well.
The February PTO general meeting will be this Thursday, February 15th at 6:15pm in the auditorium, immediately following the community town hall with Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones.
Did you know that FBMS has a triathlon team? FBMS has joined forces with Oak Forest Elementary to field one of the largest teams at the annual Houston Texans Kids Triathlon, which will be held on April 21-22 this year. The senior division
Thank you to everyone who came out to Havana Nights to support Frank Black Middle School! It was a lovely and successful night - final numbers will be published once they are available.
An extra big thanks to the auction committee--Melissa Santiago, Robin Day, Carrie Botello, Jenn Brown, Amber Caver, Kat Creech, Selena Crochet, Alice David, Jill Davis, Joey Hunter, Kelly Matula, Cara Ramelow, Jen Sudduth, and Zarina Shah--their hours of dedication really paid off.
Check out this video of students and staff expressing thanks - this is why we do it!
The Havana Nights Gala was a great success! But there are still socials with spots open for purchase. Below is a list of Events or Rewards with available spots.
- 7th grade Summer kick off party
- Pilates & Pinot
- Go GaGa
- FBMS Marquee Birthday Announcemnt
- FBMS Free Dress Pass
Click here to get more details on the events. All proceeds from the purchases go towards supporting the FBMS students, faculty and staff.
There will be Saturday Tutorials on February 10th. Come on out and get some extra help to get over the hump! Tutorials are a great way for the kids to be prepared for upcoming STAAR and EOC exams. Remember tutorials start at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm. Students can arrive as early as 8:30am There will be open gym until 1:00. Saturdays are a great day for learning too!
Please note that the February PTO general meeting is being moved from February 8 to February 15. Moving the date will allow parents to attend the February 8 HISD board meeting if they wish. More information about the HISD board meeting, including location, can be found on HISD’s website. The PTO general meeting will be held on February 15 at 6:15pm, immediately following the community town hall with Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones that is scheduled at FBMS on that date.
Need an adult night out? Do your children need a break from you? Well, we’ve got the answer: FBMS Gala/Auction- The big event will be THIS Friday, February 2nd.
- If you haven’t heard about all the excitement that’s been going on about the event, check out the link and see what everyone is talking about.https://one.bidpal.net/fbmsauction2018
- Haven’t bought your ticket/table yet, there is a little more
FBMS PTO needs volunteers to help make this years Silent Auction fundraiser an unprecedented success! The event will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018. Specifically needed are volunteers to:
- Help PTA committee with various projects at the venue (12:00p-4:00p)
- Provide Kat Creech with assistance setting up the venue (12:00p-4:00p)
- Registration (5:15p-7:45p)
- Sell tickets to Heads or Tails and assist with VIP guests (5:30p-8:00p)
- Clean up after the event (11:55pm-1:00am)
HISD will add extra minutes to the end of each school day for the remainder of the 2017-18 year to make up for instruction time lost to this month’s winter ice storm, which closed schools for two days.
- Frank Black Middle School will be adding