Originally delivered on 2/26/2023 4:15 pm

SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - February 26, 2023

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

February 26, 2023

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In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • DeBakey HSHP 2022 Federal Report Card
  • DeBakey Graduate Survey
  • Uniform Store Merchandise Pickup - Mar 2
  • Spring Spirit Events for March and April
  • REMINDER: Field Day - Mar 10
  • Student Spotlight - Name that Book, Running Club
  • Odds and Ends
    • Red Cross Blood Drive - Feb 27
    • Feminine Hygiene Product Donations Needed
    • NHS/GSA Clothing Drive
    • Yearbooks - On Sale Now

  • Feb 27 - Cycle 5 Begins
  • Feb 27 - Red Cross Club Blood Drive
  • Mar 03 - Cycle 4 Report Cards
  • Mar 10 - Field Day
  • Mar 13 - 17 - Spring Break
  • Mar 21 - Monthly PTO Meeting
  • Mar 25 - AP Lang & AP Lit Mock Testing
  • Apr 07 - Spring Holiday
  • Apr 14 - Cycle 5 ends
  • Apr 15 - Test Prep: AP Science and AP Math
  • Apr 21 - Spring Holiday
  • Apr 22 - Prom
  • Apr 29 - Test Prep: AP Science and AP Math
DeBakey HSHP 2022 Federal Report Card

Click the graphic to download this year's Federal Report Card

DeBakey Graduate Survey

Dean Shargey would like to collect information about DeBakey graduates to help document and share the HSHP success story.

If you graduated from DeBakey HSHP or know someone who has, please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/Zk9S6fXmhM2kv7gz7. This data will demonstrate the educational and employment impact this high-performing program has had across the city, the state, the nation, and the world. By taking a moment of your time to complete the survey, you will join us in celebrating the health professions legacy of our beloved high school. NOTE:  All responses will remain CONFIDENTIAL. We do not share or sell contacts or information. We will report group data ONLY from this survey. 

 Feel free to forward the survey link to other HSHP/DHSHP colleagues, friends, or relatives. We would love 100% graduate participation. Your story is important, as it helps weave together the fabric of our diverse health professions community. Thank you for being a part of HP heritage.

If you have questions, contact Dean Shargey at bshargey@houstonisd.org or (713) 741-2410.

Merchandise Pickup - Mar 2

Pick up online orders at the PTO Room during lunch
(near Flex Room, 1st floor).

Spring Spirit Events!

The DeBakey PTO is selling Little Caesars Pizza in March and Krispy Kreme doughnuts in April to raise money to fund a variety of worthy causes including field day activities, teach appreciation events, club sports, HOSA competitions and many other ways donations help the PTO support our school.  Check out the DeBakey PTO website to learn more.

Little Caesars Pizza
March is Pizza Time!!

The Little Caesars Pizza Kit campaign will begin on March 2, 2023 and end on March 31, 2023. 

In next week’s newsletter we will provide a link to send to your friends and family so they can buy delicious pizza kits in support of our fundraiser. Pizza Kits will be delivered directly to their home by FedEx, so you can send the link to your out of state family and friends, too. 

Every kit sold earns $6 profit and makes a BIG impact. 

Krispy Kreme
April is Doughnut Time!!

The Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens campaign will begin on April 1, 2023 and end on April 29, 2023. 

Simply buy online using the following link that goes live on April 1st, visit your local store & redeem using your code.

Every dozen sold earns $7.50 profit and makes a BIG impact. 

Enjoy the Day with Class Games, Food Trucks (featuring-Oh My Gogi, Kreole Soul, It’s A Wrap, OMG Potatoes, Fried Goodness)

Inflatable Rides, Obstacle Course and Dessert Stand

Wear your Class T-Shirt

Opportunities to make this day special:

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

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

Thank you for your support!

Interested in Joining the PTO?

The PTO Board is searching for new members to lead the PTO into the coming school year for 2023-2024. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help the PTO, whether it is joining the board, chairing a committee, or simply volunteering your special skills, please contact president@debakeypto.org.

Name That Book - Finals Advancement

Congratulations to our own DeBakey Name that Book Club for Advancing to the Finals competition!

Photo: DeBakey HSHP FB

Running Club at the Rodeo Run

Congratulations to all the Running Club members who came to participate in this year's HLSR Rodeo Run! The 5K/10K is the latest in a series of races that the team has participated in over the school year. Club President, Hannah Rosanes (3rd from the left), finished 3rd in her Age Group with a 10K time of 55 minutes and 50 seconds! Even a few of the parents have decided to join in the Running Club's activities.

Red Cross Club Blood Drive - Feb 27

Red Cross Club will host a blood drive benefitting the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Students 17 years old and older, and weighing 110 pounds or more may participate. We also encourage parents to donate as well. If you participate, please drink lots of water this weekend and also eat. Bring your ID to school with you because you will need to show it when you enter the blood donation area, Room 148.

Feminine hygiene product donations needed

Donations for feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons) that will be made available in school restrooms are being accepted and can be dropped off at the Front Office.

NHS and GSA Clothing Drive

NHS has partnered with DeBakey's GSA Club to host a clothing drive for Tony's Place which is a drop-in center focusing on LGBTQ+ youth. 

Any articles of clothing are accepted but some of the most needed items include casual pants, tennis shoes, and men's underwear. You can donate any clothing items in good condition, but any donations of undergarments must be new. 

In order to receive one service project, NHS members must donate four articles of clothing. The limit is six service projects for seniors and three service projects for juniors!

Donations must be delivered to the Orchestra room in Mr. Stewart's room. After donating, NHS members must fill out the NHS sign-in sheet or they will not earn your service projects. 

The clothing drive began on Tuesday, February 21st, and ends on Monday, March 6th.

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 

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