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.
The first general PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at 6 pm in the FBMS Community Center. Please come and learn more about all the great work being done at FBMS by our very active and involved PTO. This date will also coincide with ELA/SS night. Parents can drop off students, then come to the PTO meeting. Parents will receive a free dress pass for their child if they attend.
The FBMS PTO will vote on the following proposed amendment to its by-laws at the meeting.
Vote to supplement Article VI FINANCIAL POLICIES 6.02 Banking to include the following:
The Frank Black Middle School PTO may also have a debit card for its checking account. A debit card may only be used by the Treasurer or his/her delegate to pay for an approved expenditure with agreement in writing from another authorized signer on the checking account; provided that the foregoing persons may not process or agree to use of the debit card if they have a direct or indirect interest in the expenditure.
Hello Frank Black Family and Friends!
We would like to invite you to join us at the Football, Foam and Fun event at Frank Black Middle School on October 23rd. We will need volunteers for several time frames throughout the day.
Please be sure to sign in at the front office to receive your visitors’ badge and head over to the football field after!
An email will be sent to all volunteers with detailed instructions. Please be sure to get VIPS approved if you are not already.
The Football, Foam and Fun event is such an important fundraising activity at FBMS, and there’s no way we could have reached our goal without the help of our sponsors! Here are just “a few, but not all” of the businesses and individuals who made it possible!
Last month’s first general PTO meeting was canceled on account of the storm. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 16th at 6 pm in the FBMS Community Center. Please come and learn more about all the great work being done at FBMS by our very active and involved PTO. This date will also coincide with ELA/SS night. Parents can drop off students, then come to the PTO meeting. Parents will receive a free dress pass for their child if they attend.
Homecoming Week: 6th Grade Tailgate Booth Volunteers Needed
Attention 6th Grade Parents: Save the date! The Tailgate Homecoming celebration will be held on Monday, October 21 from 3:50 - 5:30 p.m. on the basketball court at the rear of the school. This event will mark the official kick-off to Homecoming Week! 6th Grade will have a CONFETTI EGG booth. Please consider volunteering and/or donating. See the sign up link below.
Thank you for helping to make this a fun, memorable event for our students! Go Panthers!
HOMECOMING DANCES: VOLUNTEERS/DONATIONS NEEDED!
Mark your Calendars! There will be TWO Homecoming Dances this year! The 6th Grade Dance will be held on Friday, October 25 from 6 – 9 .m. and the 7th& 8th Grade Dance will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 6 – 9.m.
Tickets will be $5 and will be sold in advance during all lunch periods on Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18 as well as Monday, October 21 & Wednesday, October 23. Students may also use Panther Points to secure their tickets. The cost of each ticket would be 75 Panther points or 15 slips at 5 points each. Both dances will take place in the FBMS Gym with food served in the cafeteria. Food will be included in the ticket price, so there is NO need to bring money.
Dance attire is typically anything from nice jeans and shirts to dresses/suits, nothing too formal is expected. Attire will need to follow appropriate school dress expectations.
We will need volunteers the day/evening of the dance. Please see the links below and sign up for a volunteer opportunity, if you can. It will be a great opportunity to share in the excitement of Homecoming!
6th Grade Dance Volunteer Sign Up
7th/8th Grade Dance Volunteer Sign Up
We are also seeking sponsorships and donations in any amount to help offset the costs for food, decorations and the photo booth. Please click the link below if you are interested in sponsoring or donating.
Remember to join in on the fun on Friday, October 18 from 2-6 pm at Dairy Ashford Roller Rink. Also, to celebrate meeting our Football Foam & Fun goal, Principal Honore will be in the Dippin’ Dots truck serving up cool treats October 18 Early Dismissal day. Cups are $5 with 20% of your purchase donated back to FBMS. And don’t forget to get some tacos at Tacos-A-GO-GO on Oct 24th and 25th from 5-9pm.
The October meeting of the HISD School Board is Thursday at 5:00. The agenda can be found here. The role of the Board is to govern the district In order to do that, it uses agreed-upon goals to evaluate the Superintendent’s performance. The goals should include a baseline, a target, a population, and a deadline. The board will be reviewing progress measurements of the district on two of its stated goals: Goal 1 and Goal 3. The district’s testing in the first month of school shows much more work is needed to attain these goals.
Goal 1: The percentage of students reading and writing at or above grade level as measured by the percent of students at the Meets Grade Level standard on STAAR for grade 3 through English II shall increase by three percentage points annually from 37% to 46% between spring 2017 and spring 2020.
Goal 3: Among students who exhibit below satisfactory performance on state assessments, the percentage who demonstrate at least one year of academic growth, as measured by the STAAR Progress Measure, shall increase three percentage points annually in reading and in math from 57 percent in spring 2017 to 66 percent in spring 2020.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or information you’d like me to pass along to other parents.
Our spring auction is just around the corner, and we are starting to get into the swing of things. We need volunteers for our decorating, food and donation committees. We are also looking for families to host socials.
If you are interested in serving on one of our committees or hosting a social, please email Auction@FBMSPTO.org.
Do you know a family who is interested in learning more about Frank Black Middle School? FBMS is hosting magnet tours each Thursday at 1:30pm, and they will continue throughout the month.
Congratulations on surviving the first five weeks of school! The PTO has had a very busy fall already!
Thanks to you, our Football, Foam, and FUN fundraiser we were able to meet our fundraising goal of $35,000.00. The total amount of money raised and paid is approximately $38,300. A HUGE thank you to the FFF team--Holly Inderreiden, Cecilia Miranda, Lori Araiza, Julie Osterman, Courtney Zavala, Tim Jackson, Stella Stevens, Jill Davis, Claudia McCabe, Jenny Garcia, Reta Denson, Roy Hooten, Susan Mercer, and Tim Weltin--for their time, effort, and dedication to this cause. A large portion of the funds raised will go to our wonderful FBMS teachers through both reimbursements for classroom supplies and PTO grants for larger items for which teachers have applied.
The FBMS PTO has great events planned for October. The Chick-Fil-A Spirit night is tonight, October 1, 2019 and a FBMS fundraising event is planned on the early dismissal day, October 18, 2019 at Dairy Ashford Roller Rink. Other ongoing Spirit Events include Kona Ice every Thursday after school and Dippin Dots each early dismissal day. Homecoming festivities will kick off with Tailgate on Monday, October 21, 2019. Tailgate is sponsored by the PTO and creates a fun venue for various clubs and organizations to sponsor booths to raise money for their endeavors. The Football Foam and FUN will be held during school on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The Homecoming Dances will take place on Friday October 25, 2019 for 6th graders and Saturday, October 26, 2019 for 7th and 8th graders each at 6PM. The Homecoming game is scheduled for October 29, 2019 @ Delmar Stadium vs. Burbank. The PTO is always looking for volunteers for the FFF event and the dance, so check out the volunteer opportunities on the PTO website at https://fbmspto.org/pto-volunteers/ if you can volunteer.
The first PTO general meeting will be held in the FBMS Community room on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 during the ELA/Social Studies night at 6PM. Please stop by after you drop your kids off and join us.
Last but not least, if you haven’t done so already please join the FBMS PTO at https://fbmspto.org/membership. We have a great group of parents on the PTO and would love to have you join us!
Ruth T. Mendez
FBMS PTO President 2019-2020
¡Felicidades por sobrevivir las primeras cinco semanas de escuela! ¡FBMS PTO ya ha tenido un tiempo muy ocupado!
Gracias a usted, nuestra recaudación de fondos para Football, Foam y FUN hemos pudido cumplir con nuestro objetivo de recaudación de fondos de $35,000.00. La cantidad total de dinero recaudado y pagado es de aproximadamente $38,300.00. Un ENORME agradecimiento al equipo de la FFF --Holly Inderreiden, Cecilia Miranda, Lori Araiza, Julie Osterman, Courtney Zavala, Tim Jackson, Stella Stevens, Jill Davis, Claudia McCabe, Jenny Garcia, Reta Denson, Roy Hooten, Susan Mercer, y Tim Weltin- por su tiempo, esfuerzo y dedicación a esta causa. Una gran parte de los fondos recaudados se destinará a nuestros maravillosos maestros de FBMS a través de reembolsos por suministros en el aula y subvenciones de PTO para artículos más grandes de los que los maestros han solicitado.
FBMS PTO tiene grandes eventos planeados para el mes de Octubre. La noche de Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night es hoy, 1 de Octubre de 2019 y un evento de recaudación de fondos de FBMS está planeado el día de la salida temprana, el 18 de Octubre de 2019 en Dairy Ashford Roller Rink. Kona Ice es un evento de recaudación de fondos de FBMS cada jueves, y Dippin Dots es cada día de la salida temprana. Las festividades de Homecoming comenzarán con un Tailgate el lunes, 21 de Octubre de 2019. El Tailgate es patrocinado por la PTO y crea un lugar divertido para varios clubes y organizaciones para patrocinar cabinas para recaudar dinero por sus esfuerzos. Football, Foam, & Fun se llevarán a cabo durante la escuela el miércoles, 23 de Octubre de 2019. Los Bailes de Homecoming tendrán lugar el viernes, 25 de Octubre de 2019 para los estudiantes de 6˚ grado y el sábado 26 de Octubre de 2019 para los estudiantes de 7˚ y 8˚ grado y cada uno de estos eventos empiezan a las 6PM. El juego de Homecoming es el 29 de Octubre de 2019 @ Delmar Stadium vs. Burbank. FBMS PTO siempre está buscando voluntarios para los eventos: FFF y Homecoming Dance, así que echa un vistazo a las oportunidades de voluntariado en el sitio web de el PTO localizado aquí: https://fbmspto.org/pto-volunteers si puedes ser voluntario.
La primera reunión general de FBMS PTO es en el Community Room a las 6PM en FBMS, el miércoles, 16 de Octubre de 2019 durante la noche del ELA/Estudios Sociales. Por favor, pasa por la reunión de FBMS PTO después de dejar a tus hijos y únete con nosotros. Si asistes la junta, tu hijo/hija recibirá un pase para no tener que usar uniforme.
Por último, si aún no lo ha hecho, únase a el PTO de FBMS localizada en la enlace de red: https://fbmspto.org/membership. ¡Tenemos un gran grupo de padres en el PTO de FBMS y nos encantaría que se uniera con nosotros!
Ruth T. Méndez
Presidenta de el PTO de FBMS 2019-2020