A Message from PTO President, Amy Maddux

Panther family:

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 president@fbmspto.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!

Amy Maddux

FBMS PTO President