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SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - September 18, 2022

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

September 18, 2022

In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Back-to-School Dance - Sept 30
  • Unifirorm Store Update
  • Birthday Greetings
  • FREE Webinar: Effects of Technology on Brain Development
  • Spirit Night at Evelyn's Park - Oct 12
  • Need to Speak to a Counselor?
  • Need Help? HISD Student Assistance Form
  • Odds and Ends - Things You May Have Missed
  • REMINDER: 50th Anniversary Celebration - Silent Auction Donations Needed
Important Upcoming Dates

  • Sept 22 - 11th Grade Forum (virtual, 6PM)
  • Sept 29 - 10th Grade Forum (virtual, 6PM)
  • Sept 30 - Back to School Dance - 7PM - 11PM
  • Sept 30 - End of Cycle
  • Oct 04/05 - School Holiday
  • Oct 08 - Report Cards
  • Oct 11 - PTO Meeting
  • Oct 13 - College Night
  • Oct 15 - UH/SMU volleyball social
Glow in the dark themed back-to-school dance

The school is hosting a back-to-school dance on
Friday, Sept 30 from 7PM - 11PM!

Tickets are $15 on School Pay. Must buy a ticket in advance, 400 are for sale. No outside guests. Must present student ID. Ticket Sales end on Sept 25

For questions - Maria Magampon or Veronica Simmons 

The PTO is also asking for donations for decorations and snacks for the event. If you are able to donate, please visit the

< Back-to School Dance Amazon Wish List >


GET EXCITED! Online Store GO LIVE Date set for 09/22/22!

Our DeBakey PTO Uniform and Spirit Wear Store will GO LIVE on Thursday, September 22nd. You can access the online store via the link below. Your student can pick up their items on a bi-weekly basis per the schedule below from the PTO Storeroom (provided that the order was placed by end of business the previous day) which is next to the Flex Room. He/she will be asked to sign that they have received their merchandise. With the new online store, you will see that we are also reducing the number of in-person sales dates. The last in-person sales date for the year is October 6th per the schedule below. 


uniforms special merch

GO LIVE of Online Store and new Tentative In-Person Sales Dates

  • Thursday, September 22 - GO LIVE with online store

  • Thursday, October 6 - In person sales date (and pick up of online orders)

  • Thursday, October 20 - pick up online orders only

  • Thursday, November 3 - pick up online orders only

  • Thursday, November 17 - pick up online orders only

  • Thursday, December 1 - pick up online orders only

  • Thursday, December 15 - pick up online orders only

  • Thursday, January 12 - in person sales date (and pick up of online orders)

Questions? Please send an email to uniforms@debakeypto.org.

Birthday Greetings

A friendly reminder: the DeBakey PTO is offering Birthday & Celebratory Greetings. These are messages that will be displayed on the monitors around the school. You can send your child a birthday message or tell your child congratulations for a major accomplishment.  The Birthday & Celebratory Greetings are only $20.

  • The messages are posted the week of the event only, they are sent in the Friday before the event date.
  • The messages MUST be received by the PTO one week prior to the event
  • You may select a background for the message on the google form.
  • Belated birthdays & ½ birthdays are acceptable.
  • All messages must meet the approval of the administration.
  • The message will be removed if the student asks the administration to remove the message.
  • Please contact Andrea or Michelle at fundraising@debakeypto.org if you have any questions. 

Click to submit your birthday greeting!

Birthday Greeting Form
FREE Webinar: Effects of Technology on Brain Development

Wednesday, September 28 Webinar - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

The Effects of Technology on the Growing Brain focuses on how technology overuse affects brain development. Technology deeply impacts mood, sleep, relationships, and behavior. A major focus during our time together will be healthy technology limits.

Dr. Crystal Collier, PhD, author of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide, teaches the science of risky behavior to students, families, and clinicians across the country and every parent can utilize the information in daily parenting interactions.

Register >>

Spirit Night Information for October

Thank you for supporting our Raising Cane's Spirit Night in September. Next up is a night of BINGO fun at Evelyn's Park - Wednesday October 12th from 6-8 pm. Please see details below and thank you for participating!

Need to Speak to a Counselor?

If your student needs to speak to a counselor, visit one of the links below:

Need Help? HISD Student Assistance Form

The HISD Student Assistance Form (SAF) was created to provide students and caregivers with tools of support to help deal with things beyond their control.

Fill out an SAF if you need help with:

  • Clothing/Uniforms
  • Rental Assistance
  • Homeless Assistance
  • School Supplies
  • Mental Health
  • Adult Education
  • Healthcare
  • Job Assistance
Odds & Ends
Things You May have Missed

  • Learn about clubs at DeBakey HSHP --> [visit]
  • DeBakey Girls Volleyball team --> GoFundMe
  • DeBakey Boys Volleyball team --> GoFundMe
  • HISD Tip Line - 713-641-7448 (Confidential)
    • Report suspected:
      • Threats of violence or bullying
      • Acts of vandalism
      • Theft
      • or any other school-related criminal activity or threats

50th Anniversary Celebration Silent Auction

We are still seeking more donations for the 50th anniversary celebration silent auction!

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

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