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.
Shoe Some Love!
Do you have gently used shoes that your kids have outgrown?
Proper (250 W. 19th Street, Suite C in the Heights) is hosting a Back to School Shoe Drive! All shoes collected will be donated back to students in need at FBMS as well as two local high schools.
As a bonus, those who donate will receive 15% off your next purchase at Proper. It’s a win-win!
Welcome back to school! I am looking forward to all the wonderful events FBMS PTO board, committee chairs, and volunteers have been planning for the 2019-2020 school year.
¡Bienvenidos a un nuevo año escolar! Espero con mucha anticipación todos los eventos maravillosos que FBMS PTO ha planeado para el año escolar 2019-2020.
Breaking news! The PTO store, the Frank Black Market, will re-open online sales beginning TODAY. Online sales will remain open until Saturday, August 24 at midnight. Purchases made online during this time period should be available for pickup at Open House on September 10 and 11. Note that all Panther clothing EXCEPT POLOS will be available. Check out the online store here.
The PTO store will also be open during Panther Camp. (It is located in the cafeteria.) If you pre-ordered items over the summer, be sure to pick those up during Panther Camp! We also have a limited supply of items available for purchase on those days. A few items have arrived yet from our vendors, so please be patient there! If you an item you pre-ordered did not arrive, we will let you know by email when it is in. And additional inventory will be coming and available during open house and during the school year.
Speaking of which, the store has new hours this school year! The store will be open every FRIDAY (not Wednesday) during all three lunch periods. Your student may stop by and purchase items then.
Thanks for supporting the PTO via the school store! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome back Panthers, don’t forget that school starts on Monday, August 26. It’s going to be a great year!
On August 15, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its yearly school ratings for all schools in Texas. FBMS received an overall score of “B”. For more detailed information about our scores, click here.
If you remember from last week’s newsletter, there were four HISD schools in danger of triggering a state law that would cause TEA to either close the school or install a Board of Managers to govern the district, taking power away from HISD’s elected school board.
Attention 6th Grade Parents:
We are hoping you can join us in carrying on a new FBMS tradition by decorating the sidewalks at FBMS on Sunday, August 25 from 1 – 5 p.m. Bring your own box of colorful sidewalk chalk and join fellow parents in writing positive, fun messages of encouragement to greet all students on the first day of school. Hope to see you there!
That's right! The word is out about the FBMS Fall Fundraiser!! It's never too early to start spreading the word about this fun-filled event that raises much-needed funds for our school!
FOOTBALL, FOAM & FUN is on Oct. 24th but there will be a whole month of amazing activities, contests, and craziness kicked off at school on Sept. 11! More info to come!
If you are interested in being a sponsor or know a business that is a great candidate for sponsorship, please email email@example.com for more information! If you are interested in helping on the FFF committee, our next meeting is Thursday, August 29th at 7pm - email firstname.lastname@example.org for location.
The FBMS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides volunteers and fundraising assistance to the school. All memberships demonstrate support of your child and the FBMS PTO! If you haven’t joined yet, it’s easy to join online!
Memberships for the 2019-20 school year are available for purchase online until October 31. There are six levels of membership in addition to the Panther Level (Base Level) membership, which is for one family (up to 2 adults) and includes voting privileges, one vote per household. All the info detailing the various levels (and their awesome perks!) is on the website. But the best perk of all is just being a member and that can be had for a cool $5!
With so many new Panther families joining us, we wanted to provide some information about drop-off procedures. Note that the FBMS parking lot is one-way, with cars entering on Piney Woods and exiting on Chantilly. Please do NOT try to enter on Chantilly!! There will be two lines of cars dropping off in the car line. Please be mindful of the stop signs and watch for students. If you let your student out on Chantilly, please make sure that they are exiting on the right (onto the sidewalk, not the middle of the street) and utilizing the crosswalk to reach the school. Please do NOT park on Piney Woods or Chantilly, as it creates a bottleneck and leads to confusion on what line of cars is moving and which ones are parked. And please be patient with the traffic, especially that first crazy week. Safety of our students is our first priority!
Further questions about drop-off or anything else? Check out our FAQ section of the PTO website.
Don’t forget that the PTO will host a coffee with the principal tomorrow, Wednesday, August 21, from 9-10am in the FBMS Community Room. Incoming 6th grade parents, you will already be dropping your student off for Panther Camp, so please plan to stick around for some coffee and to meet and talk with Ms. Honore! 7th and 8th grade parents, we hope to see you too!! It will be a great time to ask any questions about the upcoming school year.
The PTO has organized two parent socials this week - casual get-togethers that serve as an opportunity to socialize with other parents at FBMS. The PTO will provide a few light appetizers, and drinks or anything else is on your own! We hope to see many new and old faces there! See below for details:
6th grade parent social - Wednesday, August 21, 5-7:30pm - Cactus Cove, 3333 W. 11th Street - Facebook link here
7th and 8th grade parent social - Thursday, August 22, 5:30-7:30pm - Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd Drive - Facebook link here
Sixth graders (and parents!), we will see you this morning for Panther Camp! Reminder: tomorrow’s (Aug. 21) Panther Camp is for sixth grade students only, but parents can join us for Coffee with the Principal in the Community Room after you drop off your students.
Seventh and eighth graders, we will see you this Thursday, Aug. 22. More details are in the flyer below. Remember, the PTO store will be open each day - buy your Panther gear or pick up your previously ordered gear!
Sixth grade parents, your PTO class rep, Cheyenna Brehm, has created a Remind code just for your class! If you aren’t familiar with Remind, it is an app that allows you to get updates via the app or (if you don’t have the app) via text notifications. Many teachers at FBMS use Remind for communications. Make sure you sign up for Class of 2022 (that’s you, sixth grade!) notifications now! See the flyer for instructions.
Want to impact FBMS in a big way from the get-go?
We are gearing up for the Fall Fundraiser, Football, Foam, and Fun, and we would love your support via sponsorships or donations!
Sponsorships help support the success of the event and donations will be used as incentives and awards for top fundraisers.
For the sponsorship form, click here.
For the donations form, click here.