Originally delivered on 8/28/2022 4:47 pm

SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - August 28, 2022

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

August 28, 2022

In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Coffee With the Principals - Sept 02
  • DeBakey PTO Uniform and Spirit Wear In-Person Sales EXTENDED
  • Teacher Snack Food Drive
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Updates
  • InGenius Prep - Personal Statement Workshop - Aug 30
  • Facebook Links
  • Sept 14 - Raising Cane's Spirit Night

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Sept 02 - Coffee with the Principal - 8:30AM, Flex Lab
  • Sept 05 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
  • Sept 07 - Open House - 6PM
  • Sept 08 - 12th Grade Forum (virtual, 6PM)
  • Sept 13 - PTO Meeting - 6:30PM - 8PM
  • Sept 14 - Spirit Night at Raising Cane's - 3-10PM - 9530 Main Street
  • Sept 15 - 9th Grade Forum (virtual, 6PM)
  • Sept 22 - 11th Grade Forum (virtual, 6PM)
  • Sept 29 - 10th Grade Forum (virtual, 6PM)
  • Sept 30 - Back to School Dance - 7PM - 11PM
Coffee with the Principal

Join us this Friday, Sept 2 @ 8:30AM
(after drop off) to meet the principals

in the school's Flex Lab.

DeBakey PTO Uniform and Spirit Wear In-Person Sales EXTENDED

(And yes, we have more PE and Spirit Shirts!)

Thursday, September 1st and Friday, September 2nd during lunch

PTO Store next to the Flex Room

For a listing of the available merchandise, please go to Uniform Information: DeBakey PTO Uniform & Spirit Wear Store Merchandise and Pricing

Exact cash and Zelle is preferred. Credit cards are accepted but the connection has challenges and may not work. There is a sales tax of 8.25% on all transactions. There is an additional 3% fee on all credit card transactions.


We are collecting snacks for our deserving teachers!

If you are able to donate, please label and drop off snack food contributions at the front office. Our PTO will put out donations in the teachers' lounges.

50th Anniversary Celebration Updates

Ticket Sales

The event is nearly sold out! If you would like to attend the celebration on Oct 29, be sure to purchase your tickets before the price increase on Sept 1. Visit https://www.debakeypto.org/50 to get your tickets and see what events we have planned for the weekend.

Silent Auction Donations Needed

Do you have a product, service, in-kind donation to help benefit the PTO's funding for school programming? For ideas and questions, please email debakeyhshp50th@debakeypto.org

Personal Statement Workshop: How to Get From Brainstorming to Final Draft

InGenius Prep is hosting a free webinar:  "Personal Statement Workshop: How to Get From Brainstorming to Final Draft" on Aug 30 @7PM.

This presentation will cover:

  • Inside the Admissions Office: How Applications Are Evaluated
  • The Personal Statement: Key Facts and Strategy
  • From First Draft to Finalization: Essay Structure and Writing Strategies
  • Personal Statement in Action: Real Student Case Studies

Jennifer Deren, a Former Admissions Reader at the #1-ranked Williams College, will host this free webinar. In addition to her work in admissions, Jennifer has taught college-level writing and literature at Tufts, Providence College, and the College of the Holy Cross. She holds a PhD in English from Tufts.

Register Here >>

Facebook Links

Have you already joined our Facebook communities yet? We have active Facebook groups that are a great resource to parents navigating their way through high school.

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Official DeBakey HSHP FB Page
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DeBakey HSHP Parents and Community Group
Sept 14 - Spirit Night at Raising Cane's!
Spirit Night - Raising Canes - Sept 14
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