A Message from PTO President Amy Maddux

FBMS Family:

We made it!  On behalf of the PTO and myself, I wanted to thank all of the parents, faculty, administration, staff, and of course our wonderful kiddos for an amazing year.  I have never been a “PTO mom,” but then again the FBMS PTO is not your ordinary PTO. The support of the parents and the school for our kids is nothing short of amazing.  Knowing this, this “non-PTO mom” could not refuse the opportunity to serve as president this past year. And I was not disappointed--with your help, we raised more money than ever before, had more volunteers than ever before, gave more teacher grants than ever before, and are funding more next year for the school than ever before.  I am truly grateful for your support.

I am also looking forward to the great things that will continue to happen--and be improved upon!--next year under the leadership of the new board.  Some amazing people officially became your PTO leadership as of last week’s PTO meeting. It simply could not be a more exciting time to be at FBMS. And although my term as president is coming to an end, I will still be around in a supporting role, and still look forward to working with many of you.  If you haven’t had a chance to get involved in the PTO yet, or think the PTO is not for you, I encourage you to give it a chance next year. There are big jobs and small jobs, jobs for working parents and jobs for stay at home parents, year-long jobs and one-time jobs, and just a lot of ways to support your kiddos’ school!  

Have a wonderful, relaxing summer!!

Amy Maddux

FBMS PTO President (Emeritus!)

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Check Your Child's STAAR Results in June

Beginning June 12, parents can access their child’s STAAR results and a suite of other resources to support summer learning at home by visiting TexasAssessment.gov. HISD schools will also receive paper copies of the STAAR Report Card to distribute to parents over the summer.  

HISD also maintains a STAAR page on the district website that contains instructions in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese on how to access STAAR scores, testing calendars, FAQs, sample test questions, STAAR policies, and much more. There are also STAAR policies regarding testing and tips to prepare your child for STAAR.  

For questions, please contact your child’s principal or counselor.


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No Cost HISD Summer Meals

HISD’s no-cost Summer Meals Program will serve breakfast and lunch at more than 250 school sites Monday through Thursday, beginning June 5 and running through July 3.  

Children do not need to be enrolled in summer school to participate in the program, and no paperwork, registration or proof of income is required. Adults can also participate by purchasing breakfast for $2.75 and lunch for $4. Specific serving times vary by campus, so parents are encouraged to call the school and confirm before they arrive.

All HISD meals are nutritionally balanced to ensure children receive the vitamins and nutrients needed to maintain a healthy diet.

To find no-cost meals after July 3, contact the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department at 713-676-6832 or dial 2-1-1.  

SUMMER MEALS SITE LOCATIONS (.PDF)

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Locker Cleaning This Week & Claiming Lost/Found Items

Students will clean out their lockers this week on Tuesday. All items must be removed from the locker, including the padlock.

Also, if your child lost anything this spring at school, they should visit lost and found in the library. There are clothing items, glasses, books, lunch kits…a little of everything! Please have your child claim it before it gets donated!

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Summer Homework Assignments Due Next Fall

Most classes taken for high school credit will have required summer homework. Parents will be notified over the summer if their student is eligible for those classes and will be given a copy of the homework at that time. All FBMS students have optional reading and response homework. The reading list and online response form will be posted soon on the school website. Those students who successfully complete the summer reading homework will receive a 100 on the assignment. Those who successfully complete two or more books and responses will also receive an ice cream prize.

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Join Us this Thursday - PTO Meeting and Coffee with the Principal 8:30am

Join Us this Thursday - PTO Meeting and Coffee with the Principal 8:30am

Thursday, May 23 is a special MORNING general meeting for the FBMS PTO.  The meeting begins at 8:30am and will be followed by Coffee with the Principal.  This will be a great opportunity to find out about plans for next year.  The PTO will be sharing and voting on our budget and priorities for the next school year.  Ms. Honore will also be sharing her plans for the school for next year, and will be available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns that parents may have.  We hope to see you there!

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End of Year Activities

Only two more weeks left of school and these end-of-year activities are finally winding down!  As always, if you see something missing or incorrect, please let us know!

May 21 - 6th grade end-of-year field trip

May 22 - Spirit Night Dippin Dots after school

May 23 - PTO general meeting & Coffee w/Principal  (8:30 am); karate belt ceremony

May 23-24 - Debate field trip

May 27 - Memorial Day - school holiday

May 29 - 8th grade promotion ceremony at Delmar Stadium

May 30 - 7th grade awards ceremony

May 31 - 7th grade end-of-year field trip; 8th grade end-of-year field trip; 6th grade awards ceremony; report cards go home

June 3 - First day of summer school

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End of Year Activities (REVISED)!

Thanks for everyone's patience with the weather-related cancellations and rescheduling.  This is a revised list of end-of-year events.  As always, if you see anything missing or incorrect, please let us know!

May 14 - STAAR 6th & 7th Math (rescheduled from May 13)

May 15 - STAAR 6th & 7th Reading (rescheduled from May 14)

May 16 - STAAR 8th science (rescheduled from May 15); Band awards banquet (rescheduled from May 17 to accommodate rescheduling of 8th grade dance); Coffee & Ice Cream for incoming 6th graders; Spirit Night at Hartz Chicken

May 17 - STAAR 8th social studies (rescheduled from May 16); 8th grade dance (rescheduled from May 10)

May 18 - Choir banquet and awards (in place of canceled concert on May 9)

May 21 - 6th grade end-of-year field trip

May 22 - Spirit Night Dippin Dots

May 23 - PTO general meeting & Coffee w/Principal  (8:30 am); karate belt ceremony

May 23-24 - Debate field trip

May 27 - Memorial Day - school holiday

May 29 - 8th grade promotion ceremony at Delmar Stadium

May 30 - 7th grade awards ceremony

May 31 - 7th grade end-of-year field trip; 8th grade end-of-year field trip; 6th grade awards ceremony; report cards go home

June 3 - First day of summer school

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