Sunday, November 29, 2015

News from Mrs. Graves

Upcoming Events

Monday, 11/30  BLUE
Spring Musical Audition Call Back

Tuesday, 12/1  GREEN
Picture Retakes (forms in Main Office)

Wednesday, 12/2  BLUE
Boy's Basketball v Welch @POMS, 5:30 p.m.
Girls' Basketball @ Welch, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 12/3  GREEN
Progress Reports Go Home
Magnet Tour, 1:00 p.m.
Swim Meet vs Westbriar, @Westside High School, 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 12/4  CHARGER
TMEA All-Region MS Band Clinic/Concert

Saturday, 12/5
Barnes & Noble Book Fair, 3003 Holcombe
Pegasus Jr. Dance Clinic
TMEA All-Region MS Band Clinic/Concert

High School Magnet Applications
That deadline for applying to HISD High School Magnet Programs is quickly approaching for our 8th graders!  Not sure which schools your child will qualify for?  We can help with that!

HISD Office of School Choice now offers the Magnet Matrix Calculator!  Use the calculator to get a list of all schools in which your child meets the matrix score to qualify for the lottery.  
Need assistance with the application process?  Contact Ms. Vasquez in our House C office for assistance. Spanish assistance available.

Requesting Records
Do you need a copy of your child's records to submit with private or charter school applications? Contact Ms. Hoyos in the school office for the form to request records.  Plan ahead, as it often takes a full week to receive copies this time of the year. The school office will supply one set of records that you can copy to include with the various applications you are submitting.

Teacher Recommendations
If you are applying to a private or charter school that requires a teacher/administrator recommendation, please submit those as soon as possible.  We may not be able to complete recommendations submitted within one week of the deadline.

Get ready, get set and go shopping!  It's POMS Holiday Shopping Days, and local businesses are getting into the giving season, gifting POMS PTO with cash back when patrons mention our school.  

Stock up on gifts, purchase items for Student Council's Toy Drive, or grab a treat or dinner! 

Here's what's we have lined up:

CHARDE'  JEWELERS, 5600 Kirby  - 10% back to POMS all day on WEDNESDAY, 12/2

CHICK-FILA Spirit Night, Buffalo Speedway @ Holcombe - up to 20% back to POMS, WEDNESDAY 12/2, 5pm-8pm

ROCKET FIZZ SODA POP & CANDY SHOP in the Village  - 15% back to POMS all day on FRIDAY, 12/4 

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES, Buffalo Speedway @ Westpark  - 15% back to POMS, MON-SAT 11/30-12/5

BARNES & NOBLES, Buffalo Speedway @ Holcombe- up to 20% back to POMS, MON-SUN 11/30-12/6, online sales 11/30-12/11. 

For more details, check out

House Sociables
Spend a fun evening supporting our school with other POMS parents, house principals, and Ms. Graves at our annual House Sociables!  Parents from houses A, B and C are hosting themed evening events for adults in January. Spots are limited so purchase yours now and enjoy mingling and socializing with friends, old and new!

Use the link below or visit the PTO website to purchase tickets.

First Swim Meet of the Season
Thursday, December 3rd at Westside High School:  7th and 8th grade Boys and Girls Swim Meet vs. Westbriar Middle School at 5:00pm.

POMS Boys' Lacrosse
The Pin Oak Boys Lacrosse team is still accepting new players, 5th through 8th grade. No prior experience is needed! Another information meeting is coming up soon.  Check out our website to find out more at  We look forward to having YOU join Pin Oak Boys Lacrosse. 


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