Originally delivered on 11/27/2022 10:47 am

SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - November 27, 2022

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

November 27, 2022

Follow Us on Twitter
Follow Us on Instagram
Follow Us on Instagram
In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Junior Class Winter Wonderland Event - Donations needed
  • Class of 2025 Movie Night - Dec 9 - Donations needed
  • MED Theatre - "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
    Dec 7 and 9
  • December Spirit Night - December 14
  • HISD News
  • Odds and Ends

  • Dec 02 - Class of 2024 Winter Wonderland Event (Gym, 4-7PM)
  • Dec 07 - Michael E. DeBakey Theatre (MED) Winter Production - 4PM & 7PM showtimes
  • Dec 08 - Orchestra Holiday Event - 7PM
  • Dec 09 - Michael E. DeBakey Theatre (MED) Winter Production - 4PM & 7PM showtimes
  • Dec 09 - Class of 2025 Movie Night
  • Dec 13 - Home 4 the Holidays PTO Presentation/Meeting - 6:30PM
  • Dec 14 - Liberty Taco - Spirit Night (Dine-in only)
Junior Class Winter Wonderland Event

Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Gym

The junior class officers and teacher sponsors worked very hard to create this "Winter Wonderland" theme event to celebrate the juniors' hard work this semester and relax before finals begin. This is an exclusive event for the juniors to bond with their class and to create a fond memory in their high school experience! 

Please consider supporting the juniors by signing up for their requests before Wednesday, November 30. The donated items should be dropped off in the school front office with a label for "Junior Class Winter Wonderland" by Thursday, December 1st. We are thankful for your generosity!

If there are any questions, please contact ivylluong@gmail.com, S1874813@online.houstonisd.org, Fadia.Boughaba@houstonisd.org, and epenny@houstonisd.org.

View the SignUp Genius Form
Class of 2025 Movie Night - Dec 9

The Class of 2025 is hosting a movie night fundraiser for sophomores after school in the gym. More details to come!

If you are able, please consider donating snacks and concessions for the students to sell on the day of the event. Concession sales will be cash only. 

Any donations can be left in the front office labeled as "donation for 10th grade movie night concession sales"

View the SignUp Genius Donation form
MED Theatre
MED Theatre Performances - Dec 7 and 9

Michael E. DeBakey (MED) Theatre will be hosting (4) performances of the production "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" at the DeBakey High School Black Box Theatre. Tickets are available now for $7 each!

*If attending, please be sure to have your ticket order number and name ready.

  • December 7: 4PM and 7PM
  • December 9:  4PM and 7PM

"15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but struggles to interpret others and everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his street. He detests being touched and meeting strangers. Now, 7 minutes after midnight, Christopher finds his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion for the killing, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey of self-discovery."

Buy Your Tickets Today!
December Spirit Night - December 14

Wednesday, December 14
4PM – 9PM

(dine-in only)

1333 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77054

20% of the restaurant sales mentioning DeBakey will be donated to the general PTO fund.

In addition, a representative will be there with a few select items from the school store (aprons, decals, drawstring bags, 2023 calendars, lunch bags and plastic bottles) so you can also do some last-minute Christmas shopping while you are at it.  Cash or online orders for school store purchases only.

We hope to see you there!

HISD supports necessary commitment to mental and physical health for district families

HISD is working to continue its expansion of non-instructional supports for students. These efforts continue to be informed by research, including a survey that pinpoints urgent needs of families across the district.

The survey from Rice University Kinder Institute’s Houston Education Research Consortium found mental and physical health support are among the highest need areas for students and parents.


HISD to host DREAM Summit workshop to help DREAMers achieve higher learning

HISD’s 2022 DREAM Summit is set for Saturday, Dec. 10, and returns to in person for the first time since 2019.

The free event hosted by College & Career Readiness in collaboration with Multilingual Education will take place from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th Street, 77092.


Need Help with College Applications?

DeBakey counselors will be available to help seniors with their college applications!

Meet in Room 339 during A-Lunch on Nov 29.

K-Cup Pod Drive for Teachers

The PTO is still accepting all kinds of K-Cup pods for our teachers and administrators. We realize not everyone drinks coffee so tea, cider, coffee, and hot cocoa will be accepted. A drop-off box will be in the main office. 

Your student can drop them off or you may use AmazonSmile (benefitting DeBakey High School) to have something delivered directly to the school.

REMINDER: Picture Day - Nov 29/30

Through English Classes

  • 11.29.2022 - A Day
  • 11.30.2022 - B Day
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -