Sunday, February 26, 2017

News from Mrs. Graves

Upcoming This Week

Flip Flop Fiesta Student Raffle Tickets On Sale at Lunch
Baseball @Meyerland, 4:00 p.m.

Flip Flop Fiesta Student Raffle Tickets On Sale at Lunch
8th grade Parent PGP Meeting and Coffee with the Principal, 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Softball @Second Baptist, 4:30 p.m.
Band Pancake Supper and Concert, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

NAEP Testing, Selected 8th graders
Flip Flop Fiesta Student Raffle Tickets On Sale at Lunch
Spring Musical Preview, Teachers & Students, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
8th Grade Parent PGP Meeting w/Special Guest HS Counselors, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Flip Flop Fiesta Student Raffle Tickets On Sale at Lunch
Flip Flop Fiesta Student Raffle, 3:25 p.m.
Tennis Practice
8th Grade Class Panoramic Photo, 8:15 a.m.
Baseball @Black MS 4:30 p.m.
Beginning Orchestra Festival, 5:00 p.m.
Boys' & Girls' Soccer @TH Rogers, 4:30 p.m.
Softball vs Hamilton, @Pin Oak, 4:30 p.m.

College T-Shirt Day
Flip Flip Fiesta-School Auction, 7:00 p.m.

Houston Public Library Book Sale @Pin Oak
Crowd Pleasers' Middle School Dance Contest, Woodlands College Park HS
Band Pre-UIL Clinic Day
Band Pre-UIL Concert and Lunch, 11:30 a.m.
Girls' 7th/8th gr Lacrosse Vs. Pearland, Friendswood Jr. High, 10:30 a.m.
Girls' 6th gr Lacrosse vs. Pearland, Friendswood Jr. High; 12:00 p.m.
Girls' 7th/8th gr Lacrosse vs Friendswood, Friendswood Jr. High, 12:00 p.m.

Boys' 6th gr Lacrosse vs Katy, @Pin Oak, 1:30 p.m.
Boys' 7th/8th gr Lacrosse vs Katy, 3:00 p.m.
Girls' 6th gr Lacrosse @Sienna, 1:30 p.m.
Girls' 7th/8th Lacrosse @ Sienna, 2:45 p.m.

Pin Oak Celebrates Teacher of the Year and 
Beginning Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations Ms. Slavin, Art Teacher for being selected by her colleagues as Pin Oak's Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations Mr. Neal, Special Education TREK Teacher for being selected by his colleagues as Pin Oak's Beginning Teacher of the Year.

Notice for 8th Grade Parents
There are several important pieces of information related to this week.  Please make note of the following:
  • Monday - 8th grade Activities Packets go home.  Sign and return the enclosed documents with the activities fee no later than 3/8/17.
  • Parent PGP Meetings - Please attend one of two meetings (see calendar above), or sign and return the purple form in the activities packet.
  • 8th gr Class Panoramic Picture - Thursday, 8:15 a.m. (no make-ups)

Flip Flop Fiesta
Don't miss the Pin Oak auction on Friday!  This is our single largest fundraising event, and helps our PTO put money directly back into classroom to enrich learning for your child. Haven't attended before, no problem!  There is a first time for everything.  This event will sell out, so get your tickets as soon as possible!

Not sure how PTO supports classrooms? This year alone, more than $70,000 in teacher grants have been funded to support innovative curriculum and new programs.  Your PTO supports academics, fine arts, athletics, and foreign language.  And don't miss the opportunity to learn first about this years' major improvement project during Paddles Up!

Buy your ticket on the Pin Oak PTO website at

Smartwatches with Cameras
In a recent conversation with teachers I was made aware that some students are wearing smartwatches to school.  In general, this can be a distraction, but more serious is the use of smartwatches with cameras in the locker rooms.  If your child has a smartwatch with a camera, as with all devices with a camera, they are strictly prohibited in the locker rooms. Taking a picture of another student in the locker room would be a serious offense that would have to be referred to law enforcement. Please protect your child and the other children at Pin Oak by not allowing your child to bring a swartwatch with a camera to school.

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