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.
Congratulations on surviving the first six weeks! I hope that all of our families and students are settling in and adjusting to the school year. The PTO has had a very busy fall already!
Thanks to you, our Football, Foam, and FUN fundraiser exceeded our wildest expectations. We came very close to DOUBLING our goal, and funds raised currently stand at $49,604. A HUGE thank you to the FFF team--Mary Sharon Komarek, Christina Amos, Kim Jackson, Lori Araiza, Ruth Mendez, 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 grant committee is already hard at work on that.
Yesterday, Homecoming festivities kicked off with a wet and muddy Tailgate event! 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. A little weather did not stop any of the kids from having a great time, but big thanks to all of the parent volunteers who braved the rain (and of course, to Carrie Phillips, tailgate chair, for organizing the event). Festivities continue with “Tacos and Tailgate” spirit night at Tacos-a-Go-Go on Wednesday evening, the Football Foam and FUN event during school on Thursday, the Homecoming dance Friday evening, and the 8th grade football game next Tuesday, October 23 at 5pm at Delmar Stadium. The PTO is always looking for volunteers for the FFF event and the dance, so check out the Signup Genius signups if you can volunteer! You can find those signups and more volunteer opportunities on the PTO website at https://fbmspto.org/volunteers/.
The last PTO event in October will be our general meeting on October 31. This will be a morning meeting at 8:30am and will be followed by an opportunity to meet and hear from principals and/or magnet representatives from area magnet schools. So save the date, and more information will come out about that soon.
Finally, the PTO is looking to fill a couple of positions - hospitality chair and library chair. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more about either position. We have a great group of parents on the PTO and would love to have you join us!
FBMS PTO President
Thursday is Football, Foam & FUN – “A Day for Panthers to Play!” There will be three sessions – one each for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, and it’s “Gym Clothes Thursday” so Panthers get to wear attire fit for a day of PLAY!
In addition to football and foam, our Panthers will get to experience a world of FUN, including:
§ Hula Hooping
§ Hoops Contest
§ Sack Races
§ Inflatable Obstacle Course
We still need volunteers to help with activities and kid-wrangling throughout the day on October 18. Please sign up HERE to help set up, clean up and/or help out during the three FUN sessions (6th, 7th and 8th grades)!
Parents, please remember that there will be early dismissal this Friday, October 19 at 12:30 pm.
Homecoming 2018 has officially started! Be sure to celebrate the spirit days this week with Gym Clothes Thursday and Twins Day on Friday. Then dress up as your favorite superhero on Monday and wear black next Tuesday on the day of our big game against Clifton MS at Delmar Stadium. And don’t forget the dance is this Friday the 19th!
Come be a part of Spirit Night this Wednesday, October 17th from 5pm-9pm at Tacos-A-Go-Go, located at 3401 W. TC Jester. Hope to see you there!!!
HISD will host its second Parent University session this Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5:30pm at the following schools: Austin HS, Fonville HS, North Forest HS, Sterling HS and Westbury HS. Free dinner, childcare and interpreters will be provided.
In June 2018, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Trustees requested a management and performance review from the Legislative Budget Board (LBB).
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$49,584…and counting Panther Nation! YOU are responsible for DOUBLING the fundraising goal for Football, Foam & FUN!! We still have donations coming in from sponsorships and such, so this number will get higher! We cannot thank you enough for your hard work and support, so we’ll keep thanking you!
Panthers – you put in the effort so now you get the prizes! The grade-level homeroom champions will dine on Papa John’s Pizza this Friday at lunch in the Community Center. Students in these three FAB classes will get tickets to the Panther Pizza Party this week:
8th Grade – Sorto
7th Grade – Roberts
6th Grade - Ademolu
This week, we will deliver T-shirts to Panthers who raised $50-plus, and the Free Dress Pass for Panthers who raised $100-plus (NOTE: the pass is valid for this Thursday, Oct. 11 ONLY). The following TABLE provides information and a timeline of expected all prize deliveries by prize levels, ie. by how much you raised. We will give notice in advance of delivering the remainder of prizes! If you have any questions after these dates or your child did not receive their prize, please reach out to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Panther Nation it's time to prep for the headliner event of Football, Foam & FUN – “A Day for Panthers to Play!”
We need volunteers to help with activities and kid-wrangling throughout the day on October 18. Please sign up HERE to help set up, clean up and/or help out during the three FUN sessions (6th, 7th and 8th grades) or all of the above!
HINT: You will get lunch if you stay all day!
We want to give a HUGE shoutout to our Football, Foam and FUN Sponsors. They contributed much needed funds, gift cards, prizes, food and SUPPORT to FBMS's FUN! They are prime examples of local businesses championing local schools!
Please take time to patronize these Panther Partners! You can visit each business’ website by clicking on their name below, and all have local branches.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!
Resource One Credit Union
RE/MAX Elizabeth Villarreal, Realtor
Gray Reed, Attorneys and Counselors
The LeFFFler FFFamily
Papa John’s Pizza
Pinnacle Pediatric Dentistry
SpaceKat Digital Strategies
Greater Houston Orthodontics
Today’s Vision/Dr. Kovacs
Arlan Morlan/Keller Williams
The PTO General Meeting is this week, Wednesday, Oct. 10. It will begin at 6:00 pm in the FBMS Community Center. Please join us!
Is your child struggling with a class? Make sure he/she gets the help they need! Tutorials are offered every week after school. Check the schedule for specific days/subjects.