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SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - January 29, 2023

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

January 29, 2023

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In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Winter Ball - Feb 10
  • Teacher Appreciation Event - Feb 10
  • HCC Dual Credit
  • Annual Magnet Open House
  • Summer 2024 Travel Tour Opportunity
  • Revolution Prep Free SAT Practice Exam
  • Student Spotlight
  • Odds and Ends

  • Feb 10 - Winter Ball
  • Feb 20 - No School - Teacher Service Day
  • Feb 21 - Monthly PTO Meeting
  • Feb 24 - Cycle 4 Ends
  • Feb 27 - Cycle 5 Begins
  • Mar 03 - Cycle 4 Report Cards
  • Mar 13 - 17 - Spring Break
February 10, 7PM-11PM

Theme: The Great Gatsby of the Roaring 20s

Cost: $20, 1 ticket per student (via Schoolpay)

Dress: Semi-formal: No jeans, shorts, hoodies, t-shirts)

Ticket sales end Feb7 or when tickets sell out (max 400)

No refunds, exchanges. Students must present their student ID at the door. Please have copy of paid receipt. *sponsored by the Class of 2023.

Outside guests

Outside guests attendance has been approved and those ticket sales will begin the following Monday of February 6th. Just like last dance a guest approval form will need to be filed out and submitted to the school. The forms will be held in the front office at the start of ticket sales. ID’s are mandatory for ALL guest, Debakey students and outside guest.

Buy Winter Ball Tickets
Winter Ball Donations

Parent Volunteers and other donations

PARENTS: Please consider donating your time to set up or clean up for the dance. If you are unable, please consider donating food or drinks for the event.

A SignUp Genius has been created for the event.

Help with the Winter Ball
Teacher Appreciation Event - Feb 10

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and even better New Year so far.  Our next Teacher Appreciation event will be February 10, 2023.  This one is normally on Valentine's day, but due to scheduling conflicts we will have the event the Friday before. Please sign up using the Sign up Genius link below if you are available to help:


********IMPORTANT******We are looking for someone to Chair the Fundraising and Teacher Appreciation committees next year. If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested please let me know.  You can let me know by sending an email to fundraising@debakeypto.org or call me at (713) 553-8346.  In addition to attending the Executive Board meetings and the regular PTO meetings, here are some of the duties for the committee chairs:


  • Help promote the Benefactor Wall and get more plaques purchased
  • Find local business to make donations for events (i.e.teacher appreciation, field day, etc.) and/or the PTO general fund
  • Get sponsors for the PTO website 

Teacher Appreciation

  • Host 5 Teacher Appreciation Events per year (Back to School, Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Valentines, And Teacher Appreciation Week). 

Feel free to call or text me if you want more detailed information.

Kind Regards,

Andrea Simon

(713) 553-8344

HCC Dual Credit

HCC Dual Credit allows high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit. Credit is awarded when the student passes the course. Students must pass a DC class with a C or higher to remain in the dual credit program.

DeBakey Students may only take Economics 2301 & Government 2305, only during Summer 2023. It can be taken virtually or on HCC campus.

February 2, 2023 at 5pm Virtually via Class of 2024 TEAMS

Why take dual credit?

  • HCC courses are free to HISD students
  • College credit may transfer to TEXAS colleges and universities
  • Receive an Extra point on your GPA
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Annual Magnet Open House

Another successful Magnet Open House was held on Thursday, Jan 26! Hundreds of prospective students and parents roamed the halls of the school to learn more about our programs and clubs and about what makes our school so special! Thanks to all the teachers, students, support staff and PTO members who came to make the evening a success!

*Photo credit to DeBakey HSHP Facebook page

Summer 2024 Travel Tour Opportunity

Learn more about traveling to Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain in Summer 2024! Ms. Ramirez-McBride will be hosting a meeting on Feb 2 at 5:30PM in Room 148!

Register to get more details!
Revolution Prep
Free Online SAT Practice Exams with Revolution Prep

Revolution Prep are offering our students the opportunity to take a FREE ONLINE SAT practice exam, see below to register:


SAT Practice Exam

Saturday February 11, 2023

8:00 am to 12 :00 pm

Live Online


Click here to register: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/7616/

Running Club @ Hot Chocolate Run

Congratulations to our Running Club members who participated in yesterday's Houston Hot Chocolate Run at Sam Houston Park. The 5K/10K/15K event was great fun for our runners!

Next Up: HSLR RODEO RUN - Feb 25

Houston Symphony @ DeBakey

*photo credit: Twitter: Mr. Salvidar

Freshman Field Day Shirts - Now For Sale

Orders need to be finalized by Feb 17

Order Shirt >> ($20.66 total)

Info Form >> (HISD accounts only)

(Include a screenshot of the proof of purchase from 'Order Shirt' linj)

Feb 2nd Uniform and Spirit Wear Pickup!
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