Sunday, October 23, 2016

News from Mrs. Graves

Upcoming This Week

Red Out -"Say No To Drugs"
8th gr Girls' Basketball Try-outs, 6:00 a.m. (extended)
Volleyball @ Rice MS, 5:00 p.m.
7th gr Football vs Lanier @POMS, 5:00 p.m.

Blue Out - "School Spirit"
Homecoming Week Pep Rally
Progress Reports Go Home (short grading cycle)
8th gr Football vs. Lanier @Delmar Stadium, 7:00 p.m.

Funny Socks - "Laugh and Live Without Drugs"
Shadow a Student Challenge
UIL Theatre One Act Play, 6:00 p.m.
Choir/Orchestra Disney Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Weird Hat Day - "Hat's Off to a Drug Free Life"
Boys' Soccer Interest Meeting, DLL, 7:30 a.m.
District Magnet Tours, 1:00 p.m.
UIL Theatre One Act Play, 6:00 p.m.

Team Jersey Day - "Team Up to Say No!"
Inter. Theatre 7/8 Field Trip
Homecoming Dance, 7th & 8th grade, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

UIL Academics & Speech Tournament @ Revere MS

Red Ribbon Week
Did you know? Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is a great opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. 

This year's theme is YOLO. Be Drug Free.  Visit to learn more about Red Ribbon Week and get tips for talking to you kids about drugs.  The life you save may be that of your own child or a dear friend.

Red Ribbon Dress Schedule:
Monday - Red Out: Students are invited to wear red shirts with uniform bottoms.
Tuesday - Blue Out: Students are invited to wear a royal blue shirt with uniform bottoms.
Wednesday - Funny Socks: Students are invited to wear funny, crazy, unusual, or colorful socks. And why not bring a new pair of socks for the #socktober sock drive for the homeless?
Thursday - Weird Hat Day: Students are invited to wear an unsual hat. No masks, and the face may not be covered.
Friday - Team Jersey Day: Students are invited to wear a jersey or t-shirt from their favorite team.

Homecoming Pep Rally
On Tuesday we will celebrate our Charger Community during an afternoon pep rally.  The schedule will be slightly different.  It will be very difficult to pick up students early once the pep rally begins.  If you need to pick up your child early, please do so during the scheduled 8th period.  

Several groups will be performing at the Pep Rally.  To ensure a safe school wide pep rally, we will not be able to accept guests at the pep rally.  Please join us at the Homecoming Football Game at Delmar Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

                             Assembly Day Schedule

First Bell to Enter Houses 
1st/2nd Period 
3rd/4th Period 

First Lunch
Second Lunch
Third Lunch
1st Lunch
5th/6th Period
5th/6th Period
5th/6th Period
2nd Lunch
5th/6th Period
5th/6th Period
5th/6th Period
3rd Lunch
7th/8th Period 

Shadow a Student Challenge
Follow me on twitter for a peek into the student experience at Pin Oak on Wednesday, when I participate, along with the other Bellaire Feeder Pattern Principals in the Shadow a Student Challenge! Learn more about the challenge at

Follow me @pinoakms

UIL One Act Play Performances
On Wednesday and Thursday our 8th grade Advanced Theatre group will be performing BOB: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Nachtrieb.  BOB, a dark comedy adapted for middle school UIL One Act Play competition, will be performed in the POMS Caja Negra.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

ChargerFest is just around the corner!

Wristbands and tickets are on sale online until November 2nd.  Be sure to buy ahead of time at the discounted rate.

The deadline to be recognized on the Sponsor or Underwriter banners is this Tuesday, October 25th so don’t miss your
opportunity to support ChargerFest!
Sign up today at to sponsor, donate or purchase tickets.

Please consider volunteering to work at ChargerFest.
To sign up for a shift, please sign up today at

For questions, please contact Jenny Hanks at
or Monica Weber at

ChargerFest Performing Groups Schedule

12:30-1:00   Stage Band
1:00 - 1:30  Choir
1:45-2:15  Orchestra
2:30-3:00  Guitar
3:15-4:00  Dance

Thank you ChargerFest Sponsors & Underwriters
Fine Arts Performances
Maierson Family
Jungle Climb Rockwall
Decker Family
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Bayshore Surveying, Michael Family, New Star EMS
Game Booths
Barrow, Fisher, Fuddrucker’s, Gilder, Madison, McAlpin, Mills, Organ,
Wizig-Barrios, & Woodcox Families
Energy Ogre
International Festival
Cheng, Clark, Hampton, Harper, Hutchinson, McIntosh, Nicodemus, Neumann, Rephlo, Wexler & Woods Families
Redemption Booth
Abaza, Cheney, Clement, Davies, Escobedo-Huh, Moss, Shah,
Skow & Williams Families
Pat’s Landscaping Co.

A New
& Exciting Attraction To Be Announced
Brandt, Felch, Forque, Hochglaube, Kant, Krauss, Malin, Schultz, Sloan,
Torres-Coley, & Watts Families
Super Star Underwriters
Courtney, Hochglaube & DeBorde, PC., Madison, McAlpin, Mills,
Shultz & Traylor Families
Idol Underwriters
Carr-Griffiths, Goodman, Harper, Jeanjean, Tackett & Woods Families
Champ Underwriters
Duval, Jarosz, McPherson, Shaw-Guttman, Soeriawinata & Wallach Families

Thank you PTO Corporate Sponsors!
Bellaire Orthodontics
Beth Wolff Realtors

Thank you Raffle Prize Donors!
Beth Wolff Realtors – Texans Tickets
Courtney Family – Beats by Dr. Dre Wireless Earphones
Dynamo Charities – Autographed Jersey
Vision Source Meyer Park – Rayban Sunglasses
Wake Nation Houston – 4 Day Pass

Little Matt’s Giftcard & Spooner Balance Board – Little Matt’s & Imagination Toys

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