Ms. Honore’s Monthly Panther Update!

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!

Best,

Ms. Rhonda Honore’
rhonore@houstonisd.org

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Anchors Up for FBMS is February 8th. Grab Your Tickets!

Anchors Up for FBMS is February 8th. Grab Your Tickets!

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!

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Donations Still Being Accepted for the FBMS Auction!

Donations Still Being Accepted for the FBMS Auction!

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 auction@fbmspto.org.

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Sponsor a Social for the Spring Fundraiser!

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 socials@fbmspto.org.

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Donate a Great Basket to the Auction Fundraiser!

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).

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Legislative Update: HISD Board Meeting this Thursday

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:

https://www.houstonisd.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=51135&dataid=239264&FileName=011719OA_POST.pdf

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

Wanda Adams

Diana Dávila

Sue Deigaard

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:

https://www.houstonisd.org/cms/lib2/TX01001591/Centricity/Domain/15302/HISD%20Legislative%20Agenda%20-%202019%20-%20Approved%2011.08.18.pdf

HISD maintains a significant legislative center on it’s webpage. FBMS PTO will highlight important local and state topics on a monthly basis.

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Welcome Back to Students, Staff, and Parents!

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.

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Be a VIP at the Anchors Up for FBMS Auction on Friday, Feb. 8

Be a VIP at the Anchors Up for FBMS Auction on Friday, Feb. 8

Are you a VIP? Does your business want to be a VIP too?  Guarantee your access to the VIP Lounge plus program and social media recognition by becoming a VIP Donor for the upcoming Anchors Up for FBMS Auction on February 8, 2019! 

We are only ONE MONTH away from this awesome event - so do it VIP style and invite your FBMS friends and neighbors to join you too! Become a VIP today @ https://fbmspto.ticket.qtego.net/tickets/list

Or 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!

Questions?  Please email the Auction Committee at auction@fbmspto.org. 

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