Coffee, meet the Principal Susan Monaghan

Welcome coffee

Welcome coffee


Please join Principal Susan Monaghan and the Pin Oak PTO for a welcome back coffee in the library after drop-off on August 25th! Here’s a great chance to say hello to old friends, meet new ones, find out what’s going on at POMS and learn more what your kids will be doing on their first day.


First PTO Meeting, September 11, 2014

Please join us for our first PTO meeting of the new school year! Attending PTO meetings helps you learn what’s going on in the school, with the kids, how the PTO is making an impact in the school. The primary business of September’s meeting is to discuss and approve our budget.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
8:30 am in the DLL (back of the library)

All are welcome, but to vote you must have joined the PTO (you may join that morning). Our normal PTO meeting time is the second Thursday at 8:30 am.

Please also mark your calendars for our special October night meeting.

Short business meeting: 6 pm
Guest speaker: 6:30 pm
Crystal Collier will join us to discuss issues around adolescence and risky behavior. She will share tips on better understanding your middle schooler’s brain and how to effectively communicate with a young teen.


A letter from our PTO President 2014-2015

On behalf of the Pin Oak PTO, I want to welcome our new and returning families to the new school year. We’re excited about all that is happening at Pin Oak!

Over the summer, upgrades to the school’s wireless network were completed. The PTO purchased four carts of Ipads — very shortly we will have one working cart in each house! Our ultimate goal is to have one cart per cluster, but we are excited to see the interactive learning these first carts will bring to our classrooms!

As a PTO, our mission is to support the students, staff and administration of our school. Last year we purchased classroom technology, books, supplies, musical instruments, gym and athletic equipment. We helped revamp the choir room and paint areas of the building that were showing their age. We supported robotics, fine arts, performing arts, athletic teams and so much more. In fact, there’s hardly an activity or classroom that hasn’t been impacted by the PTO!

On top of that, we have an active teacher appreciation committee, put on several major events each year, run a store and give of time and energy where ever and whenever we are needed.

This is all possible because collectively we are stronger than we are individually. By joining the PTO and choosing to support us financially at a higher level, you help ensure that our students continue to have these amazing academic, athletic, and artistic enrichment opportunities.

Pin Oak PTO is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law. We have an all-volunteer board and a commitment to keeping our overhead low. We put our donor’s contributions back to work in the school as you would want us to do. By supporting the PTO you help create a positive environment, not just your own child but for 1,199 other children.

To join, click HERE or visit

A paper membership form should come home in the first day of school packets.

Here’s to a great school year!

Laura Dew
2014-2015 PTO president


2014-2015 Charger Camp Information

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  We hope your family has had a terrific summer and your kids are ready to get to work!    Here is information on Charger Camp and what you need to know to start the school year off on the right foot!
Charger Camp:
Wednesday, August 20:
 7th grade:  8:30am to 11:30am (come any time within these hours)
8th grade:  1:00pm to 4pm (come any time within these hours)

Thursday:, August 21:
6th grade: 8:30 to 2 pm (6th graders stay the whole time)

Combination Locks:
The locks have been removed from the cluster and gym lockers.  Each child must bring two combination locks in order to be issued books at Charger Camp.  If you pre-ordered locks through the school supplies, they will be available to pick up at the school supply counter.  If not, some extras will be available for purchase for $13.

School Supplies & Uniform Pick-up Hours
Wednesday, August 20:
8:30 am to noon
1:00pm to 4:15pm
Thursday, August 21st:
8:15 am to 2:30 pm


Welcome Coffee

Welcome coffee

Welcome coffee

Welcome Coffees: 6th grade parent coffee:  All 6th grade parents are invited to join us for a welcome reception on August 21st in the Pin Oak Library at 1:30pm.

All parents, new and returning, are invited to join us for the principal’s coffee on Monday, August 25th at 8:30 (right after drop-off) in the library).



Volunteers in Public Schools requires re-registration each year.  Please stop by the front desk at Pin Oak to have a copy of your driver’s license made for your background check.  All volunteers at Pin Oak are required to complete the background check before they can volunteer in the school.


Dress Code Policy 2014-2015

To view the school Dress Code Policy for the 2014-2015 school year, please click here.


School Supply Lists 2014-2015

If you chose not to order a school supply pack, please refer to the following lists to know what your child will need for the 2014-2015 school year. To keep things simple, the lists are only grade specific not cluster specific like in previous years.

In addition to the cluster list, every student will need to bring two combination locks, one for their locker and one for their gym locker.  We recommend the combination two-pack, with two locks that have the same combination.    The school store will have some extras available for sale, but quantities are limited. The cost will be $13 for the set. All students will be required to have the two locks with them at Charger Camp.

Supply List 2014-15 – 6th Grade
Supply List 2014-15 – 7th Grade
Supply List 2014-15 – 8th Grade


Summer Events and Reminders

Summer Hours:
Right now, the POMS building is open for summer hours.   The school is closed Fridays but is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Last day for uniform and school supply pre-orders!
Thursday, June 12 is the last day to turn in your school supply and school uniform order forms!  The store will be selling uniforms on Thursday, June 12 from 8:30 to 10am.  If you wish to pay for uniforms by credit card, please come during these hours.  Otherwise, drop off your forms in the front office by the close of business on June 12th.   By pre-ordering, you can skip the potentially long lines at charger camp and just pick up your pre-ordered uniforms on those dates.
Charger Camp
Mark your calendars for the following dates.
7th and 8th grade charger camp:  August 20th
6th grade charger camp:  August 21 from 8:30 am to 2 pm. 6th grade parent welcome event:  1:30 in the library. At charger camp, your child will pick up his/her schedule, be assigned textbooks, get a student ID and learn more about life at Pin Oak.  You can purchase or pick up school supplies and uniforms and purchase PE uniforms from the PE teachers./div>

Fall dates to remember:
Open House:  September 4
Cherrydale kick off:  September 5
6th grade-only dance:  September 6
6th grade family mixer at Beck’s Prime Memorial Park:  September 7
7th grade family mixer at Beck’s Prime Memorial Park:  September 14
8th grade family mixer at Beck’s Prime Memorial Park:  September 21
Chargerfest!:  November 15 12-4pm




Summer Homework Assignments 2014

6th Grade
6th Gr. Summer Reading Packet

6th Gr. World Cultures Summer Packet


ALL GRADES POMS Science Summer Challenge1 Sixth

7th Grade
7th Gr. Math Summer Packet Part 1 of 2

7th Gr. Math Summer Packet Part 2 of 2

7th Gr. Summer Reading Packet

7th grade Texas Summer Work 2014

ALL GRADES POMS Science Summer Challenge1 Seventh

8th Grade
8th Gr. Summer Mapping

8th Gr. Summer Reading Packet

8th grade flashcard directions 2014

8th grade flashcards 2014

8th grade summer maps (2)

ALL GRADES POMS Science Summer Challenge1 Eighth

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