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SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - July 17, 2022

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

July 17, 2022

In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • PTO Board Openings
  • Class of 2023 Senior Pictures
  • DeBakey HSHP 50th Anniversary Celebration Updates
  • Summer Assignments Reminder
  • Fundraising Reminders
Important Upcoming Dates


  • Aug 3, 4 - Class of 2026 Viper Camp
  • Aug 5-7 - Texas Sales Tax Holiday
  • Aug 11, 12 - Senior Photos
  • Aug 8-10 - Volleyball Clinic
  • Aug 15-17 - Varsity Volleyball Tryouts
  • Aug 22 - First Day of 2022-2023 School Year
PTO Board Openings

The PTO has several positions open for our executive board for the coming school year. To better serve the school, teachers and students, we need your help to fill these important roles!

If you are interested in helping, please contact president@debakeypto.org.

Open positions:

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Parliamentarian
  • Dance: (2) Back to School & Winter Ball
  • Basketball liaison
  • Dads of DeBakey
  • 10th grade liaison
  • Fall Festival - Haunted House

Learn more these PTO board member positions >>

Class of 2023
Class of 2023 Senior Photos

To appear in the 2023 senior section, you must be photographed with Prestige Portraits. They will be on campus onAug.11 & Aug.12.

If you are unable to make the campus dates, please call 1-877-244-9873 to schedule at our Sugarland studio.

  • Yearbook Pose: Tux or Drape
  • School dress codes will apply to yearbook pose
  • Yearbook pose provided at no charge or choose from the optional sessions below

We offer so much more than just the yearbook pose . . . celebrate your achievements! Doing outfits? Bring your favorite props; sports or music equipment,

pets, etc.




8-12 proofs

Tuxedo or Drape

plus Cap &

Gown approx.30




12-16 proofs

Tuxedo or Drape

plus Cap &

Gown approx.






16-20 proofs

Tuxedo or Drape

plus Cap & Gown

plus 1 personal


approx. 1 hour




20-24 poses

Tuxedo or Drape

plus Cap &

Gown plus 2

personal outfits

approx. 1.5 hour

Tux/Drape and Cap & Gown are provided. Bring a tank top for drape or a clean white t-shirt for the tux picture. Limit of 1 guest allowed per senior due to limited space.

  • NHS Collar available with proof of membership. Session fee is due at the camera, change
  • not available – please have correct amount. Cash, check (made payable to Prestige), and all
  • major credit/debit cards accepted.
  • Session Fee does not apply to order and is non-refundable. Proofs and order information available in approximately 2-3 business weeks. Portraits are in addition to session fee and range from $49.00 - $529.00
50th Anniversary Celebration Update

As you may know, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions will turn 50-years old this year.  Since its inception in 1972, DeBakey HSHP has maintained its mission and core values and continues to be an institution that produces high performing, college-ready students.  We will celebrate this momentous occasion in October 2022 at the Health Museum of Houston.  A silent auction will be held that evening, and we are asking our community for donations.

If you have access to a good or service that you would like to donate towards the silent auction in October, please click on the link below and complete the Google form. We are also accepting monetary donations via the form as well.

Donate Today!

The 50th Anniversary planning committee is currently finalizing the list of events for the last weekend of October. More information will be forthcoming soon! We are excited to share the updates with you!

If you would like to help with the celebration planning or support the event with your time or with a monetary donation, please contact debakeyhshp50th@debakeypto.org for more information.

Class of 2026 Viper Camp - Donations Needed!

On August 3rd and 4th, the school will be hosting our Class of 2026 students for Viper Camp 2022. This event gives incoming students a chance to learn more about the school, get to know other students and get a preview of extracurricular activities held at DeBakey.

If you would like to donate snacks and/or bottled water for the students, items can be dropped off at the front office, Mon-Thurs from 8AM-4PM. Please let the front office know the donations are for Viper Camp.

Summer Assignments Reminder

Please remind your students to check the Summer Assignments 2022 Webpage to ensure they have their work completed before the start of the school year.

Fundraising Reminders

Donations are always accepted! All donations go directly to support the programs and events our organization offers. No amount is too small - please consider making a donation today!

You shop. Amazon gives.

Do you shop on Amazon?  You can help DeBakey PTO raise funds while shopping!  Click on the link below or go to smile.amazon.com (if you don't use the link provided, you will need to designate DeBakey PTO as your charitable organization).   For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.


Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Debakey High School Parent Teacher Organization as your preferred charity at smile.amazon.com/ch/82-2187972Remember to shop for deals at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you.

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