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.
f you didn’t have a chance to meet Frank Black Middle School’s new principal, Ms. Rhonda Honoré, at the July 19 “meet and greet,” or even if you did, check out our Q&A with her, developed by PTO News Chairwoman Veronica Flores-Paniagua. We think you’ll find helpful insights about Ms. Honoré’s approach as an educator, and her reflections on leadership. The Q&A isn’t all business, though. Ms. Honoré also rolled with the Q&A’s lighter side. Click here to read.
The start of the school year is quickly approaching, and it's almost time for all FBMS students to attend panther camp. The 6th grade camp will take place over two days on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21 & 22 from 9am to 12 noon. The Tuesday camp is for both 6th graders and parents to attend, while the Wednesday camp is only for students. The 7th and 8th grade camps will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 9am-11am. The camps will consist of house assignments for all incoming 6th graders, locker assignments, scheduling, ID badge assignments and orientation for the school year. Also, online purchases of FBMS gear can be picked up at the camp. Parent volunteers are also needed and welcome. Please click to read the flyer.
Parents will be able to purchase school shirts at FBMS during Panther Camp or order school shirts online starting Monday, August 20 through midnight on Friday, August 24th. All items ordered that week will be available for pickup on either night of the school open house. Items can be purchased at the online PTO store.
Parents of 7th and 8th graders, come mix and mingle before school starts on Thursday, August 23rd at Cottonwood from 5:30-7:30PM! The first round of appetizers is on the PTO. Drinks and other food items must be paid by separate checks. Cottonwood is located at 3422 N. Shepherd Drive. Parents only!
All new FBMS parents are invited to meet over coffee in the community room on Wednesday, August 22nd from 8:30-9:30AM. Drop off your child at Panther Camp and join us!
Mr. Mehta and Mr. Bridgewater are pioneering a new approach to 6th grade fundraising this year. Instead of a year-long series of smaller fundraisers, a $40 per family "package" option is available between now and the Friday following Open House. The package includes a 6th grade t-shirt, water bottle and ticket to the Winter Dance in December. The proceeds will help fund the end-of-the-year "fun" field trip in May. (All grade levels have an academic field trip, a service field trip and a social field trip during the year.) The attached form and payment can be turned in to Mr. Bridgewater at Panther Camp or to the Main Office at any time between now and the September 14 deadline.
HISD’s Homeless Education Office will host a Back to School Extravaganza on Friday, Aug. 17 to help students get ready for the 2018-2019 school year.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Delmar Stadium (2020 Mangum Road 77092).
Free assistance will be available for Medicaid applications, Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) renewal and recertification, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Health screenings also will be available.
Also available for free, while supplies last, will be immunizations (must bring original shot record), fresh produce, backpacks, shoes, and school supplies. Students must be present to receive free items.
For transportation assistance, contact the Homeless Education Office at 713-556-7237.
The first FBMS Spirit Night is Thursday, August 30 at Pink's Pizza from 4:00-9:00PM. Grab some dinner and support your school!
The FBMS PTO has a Facebook page. Stay on top of the latest updates by searching for "Frank Black Middle School PTO" and clicking the LIKE button.
Anyone interested in volunteering in HISD schools can now register online on the VIPS HISD page. This is a great opportunity to get involved in your child's school or to really make a difference in a student's life. Register now!
Do you still need to register your child at FBMS? New student registration resumes on Tuesday, August 14 at 8:30-11:00AM and from 1:00-4:00PM in the FBMS library.
Attention class of 2021 (incoming 6th graders)!!!
There will be a parent mixer at Berryhill Oak Forest on August 22nd from 6pm-8pm. This will be a great opportunity to meet, mingle, and network with other FBMS parents. See the attached flyer for detailed information. Hope to see you there!
Ms. Shelene Livas, FBMS 6th grade dean, will be leaving the FBMS community to pursue another opportunity within HISD. The FBMS community will greatly miss her, and we appreciate all the support and effort she has offered to our students. Attached is a farewell letter written by Ms. Livas.