Sunday, October 1, 2017

News from Mrs. Graves

Upcoming This Week

One Act Play Rehearsal, 3:30- 5:30 p.m.
Girls' Volleyball @ Lawson, 5:00 p.m.

One Act Play Rehearsal, 3:30- 5:30 p.m.
Tennis Practice
Drop-In Girls' Lacrosse Practice, Feld Park, 7:00

8th gr Football vs. Lawson, Butler, 5:00 p.m.
NY Trip Parent Information Meeting (7th/8th gr Choir, Orchestra, Theatre)

One Act Play Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Tennis Practice
Cheer, Dance, Football Pictures, 3:45 p.m.

Astros Spirit Shirt Day 
POMS Band Performs with BHS

HISD Invitational Cross Country Meet, Herman Brown Park

Medication at School
To ensure the safety of all children on HISD campuses, there are strict guidelines governing the administration of medication at school.  Students may not bring medication to school without the orders of a doctor and the correct HISD paperwork on file with the nurse.  The school nurse may not administer any type of over the counter medication, and in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct, students may not have medication at school.

Some students with severe allergies may need to carry an inhaler or an Epi Pen with then at school. To do so, they must have completed paperwork on file at the clinic.  You may find the correct paperwork at Health and Medical Services Webpage.  Please contact Nurse Dahlberg at Pin Oak with any questions.

Magnet Application Window for 2018-19 Is Now Open
Will you have an entering Kindergarten, 6th grade or 9th grade student for the 2018-19 school year?  It's that time to start learning about your options and apply online.

The Phase 1 window for the 2018-2019 Magnet Program Applications is now open and parents are able to apply online at until the deadline of December 8, 2017 in order to be considered for the lottery. 

Notification for applications submitted during the Phase I window, September 22 – December 8, will be made available by midnight of March 22, 2018 on the Online Magnet Application Parent Dashboard, and a notification letter will be sent by US mail to all Phase 1 applicants.

Parents can pick up a paper application at the Magnet school of their choice, the Office of School Choice, or download it from the HISD School Choice website,

Parents and families are also able to attend a school choice fair to learn more about the programs available across the district and have an opportunity to apply at the fair with guidance from the OSC Team.

  • Sept. 30:  9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Milby High School, 1601 Broadway, Houston, TX, 77012
  • Oct. 14:   9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Westbury High School, 11911 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77035
  • Nov. 4:    9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Sterling High School, 11625 Martindale, Houston, TX 77048
  • Dec. 2:    9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Key Middle School, 4000 Kelley, Houston, TX 77026
Clubs Begin This Week!
Students can find out what club they will attend on Tuesday by checking the club rosters in their cluster hallways on Monday.  

6th Grade Girls Lacrosse Drop In Practice
We are having a drop in practice for all new 6th grade player who are interested in trying lacrosse.  Drop In practices are not required but are highly recommended, especially for those who are new to the sport. We will be reviewing the fundamentals, having fun, and getting to know each other!  Drop in practices will take place at Feld Field on Tues evenings from 7 - 8:30 until regular fall season begins. 

Learn more about Girls' Lacrosse at our upcoming parent information meeting on October 11th.  Watch for more information next week.

Pin Oak PTO invites you to ChargerFest from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 11th.  ChargerFest is an event where the International Festival, School Carnival, Fine Arts Performances & Book Fair come together to make this a fun-filled day for Pin Oak Middle School students and their families.  Please join us in celebrating the Pin Oak community and our outstanding students!

·         Enjoy an afternoon of family fun at our carnival
·         Watch fine arts performances showcasing the many talents of our students
·         Explore our International Festival featuring our student diversity and language magnet program

For performance schedule, tickets, and more information, please visit 

DEADLINE to Purchase an Ad in the Directory
 It’s not too late to purchase a business ad or student dedication ad for the for Pin Oak directory.

The deadline has been extended until Thursday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m.  
Please contact Linette Courtney at with any questions.

PTO Membership
Join the Pin Oak PTO and help the students, teachers, academic, fine arts and athletic programs at our school. Memberships start at just $5.  Parents who join the PTO at the Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels will be invited to join Ms. Graves and her admin team at our “Breakfast with the Principal” event on November 3rd.  Those joining the PTO at $50+ will receive a printed copy of the directory.  PTO memberships may be purchased anytime throughout the school year. 

If you would like recognition in the school directory, please purchase your PTO membership by Thursday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m.

Sign Up for Charger Chatter
POMS PTO provides information to families through our website,, and our weekly e-newsletter, Charger Chatter.  Stay informed by signing up to receive the weekly Charger Chatter.
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