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.
Please stop by We Olive Houston Heights to be part of the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, September 26th from 5pm-8pm. 15% of the sales will be donated to support the FBMS cheerleaders. See the attached flyer for more information.
The Frank Black PTO is working with our school administrators to identify the needs of the students and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey in our school community. We have created a list of needs we expect will aid students and their families. If you are able, please sign up here to bring some of the needed items for distribution.
Attention all FBMS Teachers and Staff:
The FBMS PTO Fall 2017 grant and grant reimbursement applications are now available. The PTO has allocated $15,000 to fund the many needs around the FBMS campus. All approved grants are eligible to be funded up to $1,000. Please turn in your completed application to the FBMS PTO box in the front office by the application deadline of October 13th, 2017. Visit the "Grant Info" link on the FBMS PTO homepage for more information. You can also click here for the Fall 2017 Grant Application form and here for the Teacher Grant Reimbursement form. All questions and concerns about the process should be directed towards Merin Noonan at Grants@FBMSPTO.org
Author Trudy Ludwig is returning to Oak Forest Elementary for student assemblies on September 28th and a parent talk on the morning of September 29th. This invitation has been extended to all FBMS parents to attend the parent talk. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Parent sign up is now available for Football, Foam, & Frisbee Fall Fundraiser! Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 17th for this event. The fundraiser will allow all FBMS students to collectively toss footballs and frisbees more than 10,000 times and move more than 250 miles around the track with a final finish in a giant foam zone.
Attention All FBMS Parents! This year, our goal is to get 100% of our students to return a Free & Reduced Meal Application. All families are encouraged to complete the application because the school gets funding for each one returned regardless of whether your child chooses to eat school lunch or bring one from home. A paper copy of the application was included in first day packets distributed by your child's homeroom teacher. We ask that you complete and return it to the school ASAP. For your convenience, you may apply online via this link.
The PTO has only two more spots to fill this year. Please take a look at what is needed and contact Amber Caver at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
Auction co-chair: This is an important position, but we already have a GREAT team in place. We have amazing creative people to make it happen, we have the people to procure the auction items, and we have a hard working data/technical person to enter all the information and get it all up online. What do we need? A project manager! Someone to organize these great folks, promptly return emails, and make sure everyone stays on schedule. If you have good organizational/managerial skills, this job is for you!
For those who weren't able to get a 2016-2017 Yearbook last year, there are a few left for $40. Contact Jeanette Gillen at email@example.com if you would like to purchase one.
Also the 2017-2018 Yearbooks are on sale at Balfour.com with the Early Bird Price of $30 until October 1st.
The FBMS school store, the "Frank Black Market," sells hoodies, t-shirts, and other Panther spirit items. It is open to students every Wednesday during both lunch periods, and volunteers are needed to make that happen! If you have never worked at the school store before, don't worry. A simple guidance manual is provided to help you with opening and closing the store.
Now that school has started, don't forget to join the Frank Black PTO if you haven't already done so. Memberships start for as little as $5 (additional membership levels get you FBMS swag, and the highest two levels gets you a home-cooked Italian dinner by the best Italian principal in HISD, Paulo Castagnoli!!).
The new Theater Director, Ms. Jackson, has announced the UIL One Act Audition will be Thursday, September 21, 2017, between 3:30pm-5:30pm. Packets can be picked up between September 13th- September 19th from Ms. Jackson in Room 504. Also when you have free time, visit the Theater room to greet and welcome our new Theater Director into the FBMS family!
Due to the damage from Tropical storm Harvey, HISD has announced the First day of school will be on Monday, September 11, 2017. To opt in for future HISD weather alerts, text YES to 68453. You can also call into the HISD inclement weather line at 713-556-9595 or visit HISD website, Facebook page, or Twitter to keep up to date on any potential changes to the school start date or any other changes that may occur as a result of Harvey.
It's already time for the September Supper Club! Please join the FBMS community on Wednesday, September 6th at Sweet Frog and Papa Murphy's (1214 W 43rd St, Houston, TX 77018) to help support the restaurant and FBMS PTO. See the attached flyer. We hope to see you there!
As many of you know, Mr. Smith, the FBMS band director, lost everything when his house flooded during Harvey. In addition, his wife is due to deliver their second child in a few days! Panther band members and other FBMS families have been working hard on the cleanup of his house, and they are now ready to turn to recovery.