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SUBJECT: DeBakey PTO Newsletter - February 04, 2024

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DeBakey PTO Newsletter

February 04, 2024

In This Issue
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • School News
    • Uniform Pickup - February 08
    • Soccer Tryouts - Feb 10
    • Penny War Soccer Fundraiser
    • Feb 23 Science Symposium - Speakers, Volunteers and Donors needed
    • Donation Opportunity: YOYO Team
    • DeBakey Financial Road Show
    • Donations and Volunteers Needed: Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Final Exercise
    • Feb 20 - Raising Cane's PTO Fundraiser Night
    • Field Day Chair & Committee
    • Class of 2024 - Senior Signing Day Amazon Wish List
    • Class of 2024 - Ice Cream Party - NEW DATE
  • HISD News
    • Proposed Academic Calendar - 2024-2025
  • Odds and Ends
    • Adolescent Communication of Emotions Study (BCM)
    • Rice Women in STEM Mentorship Program
    • Attention 10th Graders! Become an Atlas Scholar
    • JTP-API iLead Conference
    • Houston Food Bank - Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

  • Feb 08, - Uniform pickup
  • Feb 12, 7-7pm - DeBakey Financial Roadshow
  • Feb 13, 6:30-8 pm - PTO meeting, in person
  • Feb 16 - Class of 2024 Ice Cream Party
  • Feb 20 - PTO Fundraiser - Raising Canes
  • Feb 23 - Scientific Symposium
  • Feb 24 - Scholastic Chess Tournament
  • Mar 07, lunch - Uniform Pick Up
  • Mar 19, 6:30-8 pm - PTO meeting, virtual
  • Apr 04, lunch - Uniform Pick Up
  • Apr 09, 6:30-8 pm - PTO meeting, virtual
  • May 02, lunch - Uniform Pick Up
  • May 14, 6:30-8 pm - PTO meeting, in person - vote on NEW PTO board 
  • June 7, 7 pm - Class of 2024 Graduation - Delmar Stadium

DHSHP will host its annual Scientific Symposium on February 23, 2024.

February is also the American Heart Month. DeBakey is proud to support the Heart Healthy Scientific Symposium and welcome an estimated 50 dedicated speakers from various professional backgrounds to our school.

Speakers include:

Hospital CEO, cardiovascular surgeon, cancer researcher, orthotics & prosthetics, forensic science, scoliosis specialist, liver transplant surgeon, geologist, mechanical engineer, clinical trial and researcher, critical care nurse, chemical engineer, microbiologist, vascular surgeon, mental health specialist, clinical pharmacist, pharmacy director, pharmacy manager, nurse practitioner, periodontist, paramedic, informatics, pulmonologist, psychiatrist, radiologist, nephrologist, neonatologist, kinesiology, orthodontist, physician assistant, emergency room physician, dietician, biomedical engineering, dental, associate Dean of UT, acute care nurse, and many more to be confirmed!

Please show our appreciation for these guests by clicking the Signup Genius link below to donate and/or volunteer for the event.

Volunteer/Donate Here
Donation Opportunity: YOYO Team

Dr. Li is seeking yo-yo donations for the DeBakey YoYo team. The YoYo team was created to give students a chance to exercise more, learn to build teams, collaborate with others and release mental stress. In the past, the team had been invited to perform at MIMS, Carnegie HS, and even the Taiwanese YES Festival.

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Register Today!
Donations and Volunteers Needed: Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Final Exercise

Attention 11th grade parents! Donations and volunteers are needed to assist with the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Final Exercise. For 11th graders in the Health Science Practicum class, students will go into the field to use the skills they've learned in class within a real/simulated environment. This includes team building activities.

Please drop off donations at the front office by February 19 with a note for Ms. Bauldry. The last rotation is scheduled to participate on March 22, 2024.

Sign Up Here
Recruiting Speakers for our Feb 23 Science Symposium

ATTENTION: Parents, guardians, community, alumni - if you or someone you know might like to present about their interesting career to our students, please contact us for more information. This is an event for our students. We welcome engaging speakers preferably STEM, medical, finance, motivational and passionate persons willing to share. 

Interested? Contact: President@debakeypto.org

Field Day Chair & Committee

ATTENTION: PTO is still looking for a volunteer to lead this fun event  along with committee members to help support! The event takes place in March, the day before Spring Break.

DeBakey Field Day is wonderful highlight for the DeBakey students in the spring.  The festival includes a carnival like atmosphere with lots of games, rides, food trucks, ice cream, and cupcakes.

A chairperson would be responsible for working with the school administration to ensure all activities have been ordered, the food trucks have been requested, and that we have enough water, ice cream, and cupcakes/snacks for all the students. This may require requesting donations. This position does not require a lot of time throughout the year but is incredibly involved from approximately January until the event occurs just before Spring Break.

Interested? Contact - President@debakeypto.org

Senior Signing Day Wish List

Just a few more items away from finishing the Amazon wish list!

View the list

Proposed Academic Calendar - 2024-2025

*subject to change* - School Board will vote at Feb 8 meeting

Click the image to view the email from HISD

Baylor College of Medicine Research Study for Teens

This Baylor College of Medicine research study uses advanced computer technology to examine language use and facial expressions in adolescents who are either anxious, depressed, autistic, or have no mental health concerns. This research will help us develop better diagnostic tools and learn more about how teens communicate socially and emotionally.

During a single in-person research visit, participants will complete a series of general psychological assessments and interact with research staff on various conversational and behavioral tasks. We are currently recruiting participants between the ages of 12-17 both with and without mental health diagnosis. This study is eligible for compensation and volunteer hours, and families will receive a detailed assessment summary report from a study clinician following their participation.

For questions, contact ACES-Study@bcm.edu.

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