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.
Happy 2019 Panther Nation!
We are back in the groove after what I hope was a fun and restful winter break for all! It didn’t take long for us to realize that our spring semester is going to be as busy, if not more, than the fall. I am excited for what we have in store for the second half of this school year, and appreciative of your support as we forge ahead!
I am thrilled to launch our “Be-Kind” campaign this month. Our administration, teachers and staff will work with Panthers to highlight traits we all need to effectively and positively interact with others. We will begin lessons on what these character traits look like, offer incentives for students “caught being kind”, and even conduct assemblies.
We are also thrilled to announce that The Leader community newspaper will showcase student work from our school’s feeder pattern in the coming months. Frank Black’s work will be featured in March!
We have a group of innovative 6th – 8th grade students who have started a FBMS Media Team. These students will be creating digital morning announcements to keep us in the 21st Century!
If you are able to, please plan to attend a community meeting hosted by Houston ISD school board member Rhonda Skillern-Jones to discuss the district’s superintendent search on Wed. Jan. 23 at 1 pm in the FBMS Theater.
Wait! There’s more! Please make note of these important dates and events:
· Early Dismissal – Friday, Jan. 18 at 12:30 pm
· MLK Holiday, No School – Monday Jan. 21
· Saturday Tutorials – Sat. Jan 26; Feb 2, 16; March 2, 23; April 6, 13, 27; May 4
· FBMS Student Council Superbowl of Caring Food Drive (non-perishables) - Jan. 22-Feb. 1
· FBMS Campus Service Saturday – Sat. Jan. 26 from 9 am – 12 pm
· Math & Science Night– Monday, Jan. 31, 4:30-6:00 pm
· FBMS PTO General Meeting (during Math/Science Night) – Monday, Jan. 31at 5:30 pm
· Free Vaccine Clinic – Wed. Feb 6
· Anchors Up for FBMS Auction – Friday, Feb 8, 7 pm at SPJST Lodge
· FBMS Spirit Night – Friday, Feb. 15 at the Dairy Ashford Roller Rink
My door is always open and I welcome your input and feedback!
Ms. Rhonda Honore’
Parents, be aware that early dismissal will take place this Friday, January 18th at 12:30 pm. Students will also not have school on Monday, January 21 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!
It's sure to be the most fun and biggest adults-only event of the year coming up on Friday, February 8, 2019. Act Fast and Guarantee Your Table and Tickets Today!
Partner up with friends and other FBMS parents to buy a table of 10 or buy individual or staff tickets at https://fbmspto.ticket.qtego.net/tickets/list. Pricing starts at $40/individual ticket. Tickets will include dinner, silent auction, live auction, dancing and fun!
Can't wait to see you there!
Please consider donating an item for the auction because any item big or small will result in money raised for FBMS. Past donations have included theater tickets, concert tickets, jewelry, spa and salon packages, etc. If you have an item to donate to the FBMS auction please download the form using the following link, complete it, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Anchors Up for FBMS auction committee is looking for a few social sponsors. A social is fun event hosted and paid for by a parent or group of parents. The hosts set the date, number of guest spots for the social event, and determines the cost for each person to attend the event. Past socials include Mom’s getaway, a chef hosted dinner hosted by a family, laser tag, etc. If you are interested in hosting a social please download the form using the following link, complete it, and email it to email@example.com.
We are in final planning mode for our Anchors Up for FBMS Auction and Dinner on February 8, 2019. In order to make the silent auction successful we have developed a Sign Up Genius to give you ideas on what you can donate to fill some awesome baskets!
Please take a look at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49AFAD2AAA8-fill and sign up to donate some items to fill the baskets!
The Basket Themes are:
1. Grillin' and Chillin' - Everything you need for a relaxing backyard BBQ! We need your donations of a grill, academy, dick's sporting goods, walmart, or target gift cards, just to spark your creativity!
2. Unwind and Reverse Time at the Spa - You will have everything you need for a year of beauty ~ donations requested for spa gift cards, Bath & Body Works gift cards or items, Hair Salon gift certificates, just to name a few!
3. Test Your Luck - Help us fill this basket with an assortment of fun scratch off tickets!
Items can be dropped off at 1229 Chippendale any time before February 1 (this gives us a week to plan and prepare before the big day).
The next PTO general meeting will take place on Thursday, January 31 at 5:30pm in the community room. It will coincide with the school math/science night from 4:30-6:00 pm. See you there!
The superintendent search meeting previously scheduled for January 15th at FBMS has been changed. The meeting with school board member Rhonda Skillern-Jones is now taking place on January 23 at 1:00 pm at the FBMS theater.
HISD Board of Education has its next planned meeting this Thursday, January 17, 2019. There is a closed board session from 2-5p.m. with open session beginning at 5p.
Meeting are broadcast live on Comcast 18 and Uverse 99 and also streamed live at HoustonISD.org/livetv .
Agendas to all board meetings are posted on the HISD webpage. This week’s meeting agenda can be found here:
This particular agenda has a lot of district wide monitoring metrics in this packet.
Current Membership of the board is:
Rhonda Skillern-Jones, President
Jolanda Jones, First Vice President
Anne Sung, Second Vice President
Sergio Lira, Ed.D., Secretary
Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca, Assistant Secretary
Elizabeth Santos Grenita Lathan, Ph.D., Interim Superintendent of Schools
In addition, January kicks off the 86th session of the Texas legislature. HISD has posted its legislative agenda and it can be found here:
HISD maintains a significant legislative center on it’s webpage. FBMS PTO will highlight important local and state topics on a monthly basis.
Talent show auditions are next week!
FBMS will have a Service Saturday on January 26 from 9:00am to 12 noon. Join us to work on various projects to benefit our school. Entire families - kids and parents - are invited!
Saturday tutorials will be available throughout the Spring semester for students who need help with their classes. Tutorials will be held on the following Saturdays starting at 8:00 am.
-Feb 2, 16
-March 2, 23
-April 6, 13, 27
There will be a free vaccine clinic at FBMS on February 6, 2019. An information packet came home with your child last week and should be returned by January 30, 2019. Additional forms may be found at allforthemvaccines.com. If you have questions about the clinic, call 713-500-ALL5.
The FBMS PTO hopes everyone had a good winter break and welcomes back all students, staff, and parents to the 2nd semester of this school year. The second half will be equally busy with fundraising events, field trips, concerts, sporting events, testing, and much more. Let's all get back into the swing of things and complete the 2018-2019 school year with a great finish.