House C “C”hocolate and Single Malt Tasting aka “You Had Me at Chocolate” Sociable


Join us at the home of Sally and Jorge Lechin on Friday, January 22 from 7-10 pm along with Principals Graves and Ballard for a night of decadence: CHOCOLATE desserts with wine & spirits pairings along with savory appetizers and a blind taste test of five SCOTCH selections. Yum!

Hosted by: Sally and Jorge Lechin, Jennifer and Ben McClure, Jill and Kenny Mercado, Janet and Steve Neumann, Helena and Brennan Reilly, Anna and Michael Stewart, Nguyet Vo and Robert Szafranski, and Susan and George Walker

40 guests
$40 per person


House B “Nacho Ordinary Party” Sociable


Join us on Friday, January 29th from 7:30-10 pm along with Principals Graves and Alaniz for a little B House Fiesta! Come spend the evening at the home of Suzanne and Brian Rose with other B House parents and enjoy some Good Mexican Eats & Cold Drinks!

Hosted by: Jennifer and Scott Hanks, Jill and Mike Hord, Melisa and Scott Richardson, Suzanne and Brian Rose, Becky and Mark Tackett, Sarah and Lee Thweatt, Monica and Michael Weber

40 guests
$40 per person


House A “Chippin’, Dippin” & Margarita Sippin” Sociable


Come enjoy some Chippin’ Dippin & Margarita Sippin’ at the House A Sociable on Saturday, January 23rd from 7-10 pm! Principals Graves and Bowman will be there to enjoy the opportunity to visit with parents. Our Mexican themed sociable will be a fun evening filled with food, drink, and camaraderie at the home of Jennifer and Scott Tiras. We hope you sign up soon!

Hosted By: Linette and Barry Courtney, Heather Goodman, Kirsten and Fawaz Hashmi, Paula and Al Kekish, Carlin and Stuart Morstead, Summer and Michael Shaw, Jennifer and Scott Tiras, and Adrienne and William Vanderbloemen.

100 guests
$40 per person


Updated Flip Flop Fiesta Sponsorship Opportunities!

$100 Underwriter
A Flip – Flopping Easy Way to Support Your School!
Name on banners displayed at school premises
Recognition on auction website
Contact Cara Michael for more information!

The success of PTO fundraising depends on your generosity!

Click on the attached document for a full list of benefits.

Click here for the 2015-16 Auction Donor Form

Click here to see Auction Sponsorship Opportunities



Box Tops

Box Tops

Thanks to everyone for sending in your Box Tops!

POMS earned $280 for the fall submission. Keep on clipping Box Tops and turn them in anytime – they really add up.

Sign up at to enter current contests. It doesn’t take long, and it can earn a LOT of extra eBoxTops for our school. There is a current promotion at Sam’s Club when you buy 3 participating products, you will receive 100 eBoxTops.

HEB has a current promotion to register on our school team. Go to to sign up for POMS so we can get extra eBoxTops. And, if you sign up for emails, we will get bonus eBoxTops.


Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night during Holiday Shopping Days


WEDNESDAY December 2nd, 5pm-8pm

Hungry after book shopping at the Barnes & Noble bookfair? Stop by or go thru the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A on Holcombe @ Buffalo Speedway to grab dinner. Mention Pin Oak Middle School and CFA will donate up to 20% of sales to POMS PTO.


POMS Holiday Shopping Days


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!

CHARDE’ JEWELERS, 5600 Kirby – 10% back to POMS all day on WEDNESDAY, 12/2
Stop by to find an original and unique piece of jewelry to wear this holiday season and Pin Oak parent-owned Charde’ Jewelers will donate 10% back to POMS!

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
Fill up on Stocking Stuffers or bring the kids in for a treat. Rocket Fizz will donate 15% of sales back to POMS PTO, just be sure to put your receipt in the marked bucket by the register. Nostalgia in its sweetest form!

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. Be sure to use bookfair code #11636180.

*For more info, see specific articles on our website.


Let Them Eat Bundt Cakes– All Year Long!!


Nothing Bundt Cake has a special holiday offer for POMS: order Bundt cakes and Bundtlets in store, online or by phone during the week of Nov. 30th-Dec. 5th, and they will donate 15% of sales back to POMS PTO. They will even take orders with a 2016 pick up/delivery! Be sure to mention POMS when ordering and include “Pin Oak MS” under “Special Instructions” online.

5115 Buffalo Speedway @ Westpark · (713) 432-1600 or click on the logo for the link.


Shopping Days at Barnes and Noble


Stock up on holiday books & gifts and purchase items for the Student Council Toy Drive!

Mark your calendar for Nov. 30th-Dec. 6th for shopping days at Barnes and Nobles on Holcombe/Buffalo Speedway. Mention Pin Oak Middle School at the register, and they will donate up to 20% of sales to POMS PTO.

Special Events will take place on Saturday 12/5
11am – Show Choir Performance
1pm – Pegasus Performance
All Day – Complimentary gift wrapping by NJHS, wish list books for classrooms & free bottomless coffee for our teachers!

New this year: purchases made at the cafe will be included to the cash back donation. There will a special “Charger Frappe” and whole cheesecakes can be ordered for the holidays!

You can also click on the logo to shop online from Nov 30th-Dec 11th. Be sure to use bookfair code #11636180.


Giving Tree Orders


This holiday season consider gifting POMS, and leave a lasting marker of your child’s time at Pin Oak. Purchase a metal leaf or granite stone to honor your student, teacher, club, or athletic team. Place your order by December 18th at for an early spring semester installation.

See the POMS Giving Tree on the right hand side of the school entry, and join the tradition.

Contact Lauren Earthman ( if you have any questions.

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