Originally delivered on 3/12/2023 8:15 pm

SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - March 12, 2023

DeBakey PTO

DeBakey PTO Newsletter

March 12, 2023

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In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • PTO Meeting - March 21 - Popsicles with the PTO
  • Field Day Recap
  • Student Spotlight
  • Travel Opportunity - France - Spring 2024
  • Spring Spirit Events for March and April
  • Scholarship Opportunities for April/May
  • Odds and Ends
    • 7th Annual Youth Art Showcase
    • Healthcare-related Volunteering Opportunities
    • Feminine Hygiene Product Donations Needed
    • NHS/GSA Clothing Drive

  • Mar 13 - 17 - Spring Break - no school
  • Mar 20 - Course Secltion Begins
  • Mar 21 - Monthly PTO Meeting [In Person] - Popsicles with the PTO
  • Mar 22 - SAT School Day
  • Mar 25 - AP Lang & AP Lit Mock Testing
  • Mar 31 - School Holiday
  • 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
March 21st - In Person!

Please join us on March 21 at the school for our fist in-person PTO meeting of the year! Come meet the PTO board members and learn about how the PTO is working with the school to support the teachers, students and administration.

Meeting begins at 6:30PM.

Another fantastic Field Day is on the books! What an amazing time for our students to enjoy games, rides, food trucks and competition! A huge thank you to our Field Day organizers, teachers and parent volunteers who made this possible for our Vipers.

Congratulations to Mr. Stewart and our orchestra for taking home a trophy for Full Orchestra Concert and Sight Reading!

Give a standing ovation for the team behind the One Act Play 5A championships!

Congratulations to the debate team for competing in the Houston Urban Debate League City Championship Tournament and taking home the championship!

Photo credits: DeBakey HSHP, Facebook

Travel Opportunity - France in Spring 2024

Learn more about this travel opportunity during a March 30th meeting. Register here!

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!! (Updated Details)

Starting now and running through March 31st, the DeBakey PTO is selling Pizza Kits to raise money to assist with field day activities, teach appreciation events, club sports, HOSA competitions and many other ways your donations to the PTO help our school.

The provided link can be sent to your friends and family so they can buy delicious pizza kits and support our fundraiser. Pizza Kits will be delivered directly to their home by FedEx, so send the link to your out of state family and friends, too.

Every kit we sell earns $6 profit and makes an 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. 

Scholarship Opportununities for April/May

Scholarships open to HISD students only:

The Exotic Pop Scholarships, founded by Charleston Wilson, and his mother, Donnie Franklin, will provide scholarships to graduating seniors in HISD who are interested in pursuing business and entrepreneurship. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female student. The funds can be used for education tuition, fees, equipment, program materials, books, etc. The application will open Feb. 1, 2023, and close on March 30, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. Website: https://bit.ly/3wuxWul

The Waldman Legal Scholarship encourages bilingual (English and Spanish) high school seniors to attend a two- or four- year college/university. The scholarship will award one HISD senior with a $2,000 scholarship, a second HISD senior with a $500 scholarship, and a third HISD senior with a $250 scholarship. The application will open Feb. 1, 2023, and close on March 30, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. Website: https://bit.ly/3R5eIVA

The EnCap Flatrock Excellence in STEM Scholarship is designed to support a graduating senior from any HISD campus who is interested in pursuing a career in engineering, finance, or more broadly the energy industry. The company sponsoring the scholarship will also provide opportunities like job shadowing and a possible internship. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to 1 student per year for up to four years with a maximum amount given up to $8,000 should eligibility requirements continue to be met each year. Funds can be used for educational tuition, fees, equipment, program materials, books, etc. The application will open February 1, 2023, and close on April 6, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. Website: https://www.tfaforms.com/5044322

Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Special Education stakeholder survey

Houston Independent School District is participating in the Texas Education Agency (TEA) monitoring process that is intended to help school districts continuously improve services and facilitate positive student outcomes.

As a stakeholder involved in special education, your feedback is important. Please provide feedback through a 10-20-minute survey.

For more information please Click Here. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, April 3, 2023.

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 Room 307 until Mar 17.

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