Silent Auction 2018: Havana Nights!

The FBMS Silent auction and dinner will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at SPJST 1435 Bealle Street 77008. This event will include dinner, music, fun-themed events, and more. The PTO is now collecting donations and looking for underwriters for this event. Click here for the donation form and underwriting form. Please contact Melissa at auction@fbmspto.org for any questions, comments, concerns about the auction.

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PTO Meeting this Friday!

A general PTO Meeting will be this Friday, November 17th at 8:30am in the community center.  The meeting will feature guest speakers Dale Mitchell (Principal) from Waltrip High School, and Travis Springfield (Dean) and Jonathan Klein (Magnet Coordinator) from HSPVA.  This meeting will be a great opportunity for parents whose students will be transitioning to High School in the 2018-2019 school year.  Hope to see you there!!

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Now taking Orders for Personalized Hoodies

The Frank Black Market (school store) will be submitting an order for personalized hoodies (zip-up or pull-over) on November 29th.  This will be the next and final opportunity to purchase a personalized hoodie in 2017.  Orders can be placed and paid for every Wednesday at the school store during both lunches.  For questions or concerns, reach out to Laurie Moreland at tshirts@fbmspto.org

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Additional School Tour at FBMS

In addition to our traditional 1 p.m. tours on Thursday, there will be a Wednesday tour this week at 1 p.m. on November 15 and an evening tour at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29.    

This is a great opportunity to have potential students and interested parents come and explore the school.  Tours will be available until December 8,2017. Visit the FBMS link for more information.

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Football Foam and Frisbee Shout Outs!

The PTO would like to acknowledge and thank the local businesses and FBMS families who sponsored Football, Foam and Frisbee! Their financial support lead the way to success! THANK YOU: Mathnasium, Boutique Eye Care, Atom Solutions, Ryden Architecture, The Leffler Family, Indy Quest Properties, Pinnacle Pediatric Dentistry, Greater Houston Orthodontics, Night Light Pediatric Urgent Care, Alan Morlan (Realtor), Today's Vision (Dr. Kovacs)

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Adventure Camp is this Week!


Hey parents of 4th and 5th graders!

This is a reminder that the FBMS Adventure camp will this Tuesday, November 7th and Wednesday, November 8th from 3:30-5:30pm in the cafeteria. Online registration will be open until 1pm on the day of camp. Click here to register.  Walk-ins are welcome!  Registration is used to create pre-printed name tags and assign sessions.  This will be a great chance for 4th and 5th graders to check out FBMS electives and academics

There is no charge and pizza will be provided.  Parents are welcome but not required to attend.

Any additional questions can be answered via tweltin@houstonisd.org or by calling or texting 713-540-5315.  

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Football, Foam, Frisbee UPDATE!

We are so excited! Football, Foam and Frisbee has raised $22,231 via The Get Movin Crew website & $6,750 in sponsorships from local businesses. Final numbers are pending some corporate matches. Several families have opted out of prizes, raising the bottom line!  A big SHOUT OUT to our three $1,000 earners: Tanner Hanson (8th), Cole Taylor and Nico Kennedy (6th). The Mega Raffle for those earning $150 or more is COMING! Stay tuned for details!!

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Today Marks the Last Day to Signup for Upper level PTO!!

If you have not already signed up for PTO membership this year, last day to signup for Upper level (more the $5) will be October 31st.  With upper level memberships not only do you have the right to vote, you also receive PTO swag such as shirts, cups and bags with different levels.  Basic level PTO membership will be available for the remainder of the school year.  Become a member of the biggest supporter of Frank Black Middle School!

Also,  Membership swag that has not been picked up will be delivered to homeroom this week.  If your child has not received it by next week, please email membership chair, Crissy Wabnitz, at membership@fbmspto.org.

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Saturday Tutorials

Message from Mr C:

We will be hosting our first Saturday Tutorials of the year this Saturday, November 4th and Saturday, November 11th. Come on out and get some extra help to get over the hump! We want all of our kids to be 100% prepared for the upcoming STAAR and EOC exams this spring! Remember tutorials start at 9:00 and end at 12:00. We will have lunch and open gym until 1:00. Saturdays are a great day for learning

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FBMS Evening Tour

Are you new to the district or will you have a new incoming 6th, 7th, or 8th grader in the next school year? FBMS school offers school tours every Thursday at 1pm. No appointment is needed. There will be an evening school tour this Wednesday, October 1st at 6pm for parents and students who are unable to attend Thursday tours.  Tours are a great way to explore the campus and learn some FBMS history.

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Yearbook Ads and Dedication Pages

If you are interested in having your company or group represented or would like to have a dedication page in the 2017-2018 FBMS yearbook, you can purchase an Ad space at Balfour.  Ad prices range from $30 to $200. If you need assistance with creating a page, please reach out to Jeanette Gillen at misswiss@earthlink.net. Any question about the ads should be directed to Jeanette as well. Deadline will be December 31st.

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