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SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - February 20, 2023

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

February 20, 2023

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In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • PTO Meeting - Feb 21 @ 6:30PM
  • Spirit Night - Feb 22
  • Field Day - Mar 10
  • School News
    • Yearbooks - On Sale Now
    • College Prep for Rising Seniors (Class of 2024)
    • iFest 2023
    • 2023-2024 HISD Academic Calendar
  • DeBakey Theatre - Donations Needed
  • Odds and Ends
    • StudentScholarships.org - Feb Newsletter
    • Tips for Preventing Youth Suicide
    • Khanathalon - Win money for your school doing SAT Practice
    • Khanathalon -Win a Laptop for College

  • Feb 20 - No School - Teacher Service Day
  • Feb 21 - Monthly PTO Meeting
  • Feb 22 - Spirit Night - Mendocino Farms
  • Feb 24 - Cycle 4 Ends
  • Feb 27 - Cycle 5 Begins
  • Mar 03 - Cycle 4 Report Cards
  • Mar 10 - Field Day
  • Mar 13 - 17 - Spring Break
PTO Meeting - Tues, Feb 21 @ 6:30PM
Join the Meeting (MS Teams)


The DEBAKEY2023 coupon code is for online orders only, but they will honor a printed version of the flyer if you bring it to dine in. Extras will be printed and left with the manager that day just in case. Thank you for supporting all of our spirit night events this school year!

Spirit Night - Mendocino Farms - Feb 22

(Friday before Spring Break)

Enjoy the day with class games, food trucks, inflatable rides, an obstacle course and dessert stand.

Opportunities to make this day special:

Parent Volunteers (VIPS approved) for the Dessert Stand. Shifts are 8-10, 10-12, 12-2, and clean up 2-3:30PM.
Please email fieldday@debakeypto.org

Parent Monetary Donations for Field Day via Zelle President@debakeypto.org

Yearbooks - On Sale Now

Yearbooks on sale for $90 from Balfour

Deadline for Yearbook Ads: March 3, 2023 - create your ad now: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=108054 

Join the Teams Meeting

Please join Ms. Galloway, our college advisor, and the counselors for a view into the college application process.

<< Click to join the meeting on Thursday at 5PM >>

iFest 2023

Thank you to all the teachers, administration, student leaders and cultural groups for making the 2023 iFest such a success! It was wonderful to see so many students and groups proudly participate and put their cultural pride on display!

Photo: Twitter, @DebakeyHSHP

Donors Choose - Ms. Zhang's AP Literature and Composition Class

Ms. Zhang has created a Donor's Choose page for her classes. From the page:

"I would like to use this book for many who cannot afford this book at home, yet they have taken the AP Literature course on campus. This book will help them read and write more before their May 3, 2023 exam. I want them receive a college credit."

Donate today >>

2023-2024 HISD Academic Calendar

It includes a one-week Thanksgiving break, two-week Winter Break, and one-week Spring Break. The district will observe Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Chavez-Huerta Day, and Memorial Day. Students and staff will also be off for a Fall Holiday on Sept. 25, and Spring Holidays on March 29 and April 10.

In addition:

  • Three Teacher Preparation Days and 12 Teacher Development Days, including Election Day (Nov. 7) as a student holiday.
  • Teachers report to work on August 14, 2023. The first day of school for students is August 28, 2023.
  • The last day of school for students is June 5, 2024, and the last day for teachers is June 6, 2024.

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DeBakey Theatre is in the process of preparing our 2023 UIL One Act Play competition show, The LibraryWe are looking for donations of school supplies (notebooks, binders, etc.), books (chapter books/novels/textbooks- anything that would be available in a high school library), and backpacks (similar to those high schoolers would carry) to use as props and as set decoration for the show. These items may be new or used. If used, tears, stains, notebooks with writing in them, etc. are completely fine.

If you have items you would like to donate, please send them to school with your student or drop them off at the main office by February 22.

Thank you for your continued support of our program and of the arts as a part of your child’s education. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: mccoy.rasco@houstonisd.org.

Warm regards, 

McCoy Rasco

StudentScholarships.org - Feb Newsletter

Read the the full newsletter for scholarships with deadlines in February and March.

Tips for Preventing Youth Suicide

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