Earn 60 Bonus Box Tops at HEB


Earn 60 Bonus Box Tops at HEB when you buy 10 participating products in one shopping trip between June 17-30, 2015.

Visit to learn more details.


Lost & Found

If you have lost items at Pin Oak or a Pin Oak related event and they have been recovered, these items will be available from May 25-28. Afterwards, all items will be donated to a local charity.

Special note – jackets from the auction night still have yet to be claimed. This is the final notice on these jackets as well. If you think one of these jackets is yours, please contact Andy Chan at


Thank a Teacher, Gift Our School: Target’s “Thanks a Billion!” Donations


Thanks to everyone who participated in Target’s  “Thanks a Billion” campaign. Target gave away ALL of the $5 million to various schools from the promotion in a few short days and it has now closed the giveaway program.


Giving Tree – New Installations

Newly dedicated “leaves” and “boulders” were installed on the Giving Tree earlier this month. Stop by the school entryway to look for yours or your friends!

If you missed the opportunity this spring to “leave” a lasting impression at POMS, no worries! You can place an order at anytime at: (Please note, installation typically occurs once or twice a year.)

We appreciate all those who supported our school with an order. These proceeds help provide funding for teacher grants and student advocacy. Many thanks to Janann Pittman who coordinated the Giving Tree dedications and installations this past school year.



Your PTO Dollars at Work – Spring Grants

Spring 2015

We appreciate our parents and our community for the wonderful support given through generous donations of time, energy and money. Thanks to you, your PTO has been able to support our teachers and students in a myriad of ways. This spring, we were able to provide funding for the following grant requests:

  • 3 Mobile Laptop Carts with 30 Laptops apiece


  • Go-Math work-texts for all 2015-2016 students
  • Mimio Votes and Privacy Screens for Math Classrooms
  • CPO Science Crazy Traits Equipment Module, 8 sets of CPO science Atom Building Game, electronic balances, hands-on science models and materials for 8th grade
  • Replacement of History Textbooks
  • Books for 6th grade reading groups and literacy circles.


  • Materials for ELL (English Language Learner) students
  • Learning Materials for SpEd students


  • Magazines for Foreign Language program
  • Headphones for LOTE (language) iPad carts


  • Smaller sized cello instruments and strings
  • Vibraphone for band
  • Guitars, both full and half-sized, racks on which to store guitars
  • Choir Uniforms, Storage & CD Players


  • Snap-circuits and cardboard for Engineering Elective


  • “Intro. to Golf” materials for PE, including left-handed golf clubs
  • PA System for gym


  • Reupholstery of Common Areas Furniture
  • School improvements to Front Office
  • Outdoor picnic tables


Uniform Day


This is a time you can come to school and try on sample sizes for ordering uniforms for next year!! Also, a time to fill out the uniform order form and make your payment in cash, check or charge. Make sure that you have the uniforms you need for the start of the new school year!!!

When: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – Noon
Where: In the Pin Oak Café

Get the word out to any new students you know!


POMS Library End of Year Procedures and Closing

Overdue books
Dear POMS Parents and Students,

Please note that all library materials and borrowed books are DUE BACK to the library by Friday, May 15th. The Library will be closed during the last two weeks of school (Monday, May 18th – Thursday, May 28th), as we prepare for the end of the school year, take inventory of the collection, and collect all materials.

We currently have a large number of books which are overdue and/or students who owe fines for late returns. We are asking students to please be sure and take care of fine payments and to return ALL books before the last day of school. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Coulthard at

Library books cannot be checked out over the summer break. The library will be closed during the summer, but we wish you a happy break filled with plenty of reading!

Thank you!

Mrs. Coulthard, Librarian
Mrs. Tennant, Library Clerk


School Supplies for 2015-2016

School Supplies

Pre-order your child’s 2015-2016 school supplies for next year!

To pay by cash or check (payable to POMS PTO), turn in your completed order form with payment to the front office.

To order online and pay by credit card, please visit and enter our school ID: PIN121.


Fine Arts Department End of Year Activities

There are several upcoming events hosted by the Fine Arts Department.

For a full listing, please click here.


Your Voice: HISD Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015


This year, Houston Independent School District will once again conduct the Your Voice survey – the largest customer satisfaction survey in our history. The confidential third-party survey will be conducted from May 1-30, 2015, and will help us assess how students, parents, community and educators feel about our efforts to make a difference in the education of Houston’s children.

We want to assure you the survey is completely confidential. To ensure your privacy, RDA, a well-respected marketing and research company, will continue to handle all aspects of the survey process, from creation to collection. Completed surveys will be sent directly back to RDA for analysis.

Parents, teachers and campus administrators will be able to complete and return the anonymous survey from May 1-30. Student surveys will be conducted from May 11-30. I hope that you will take this opportunity to give those of us in central administration more information on ways we can support you, as well as use the survey to help with your own campus improvement planning.

Your voice is important to us and we sincerely hope that you will give us your thoughts. Your honest feedback is deeply appreciated.

Click on the link below to take the survey –

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