8th Grade Important News

8thGrParents8th grade parents:

First t-shirt order must be ordered by 3 PM as of November 25.  Next order of t-shirts will not be in until February 2015.  Get you order in by the November 25th deadline, and receive your t-shirt early!

Orders are now being taken for 8th grade shirts. To learn more, visit our 8th grade page to print out the order form, or click here to order online.

In addition, we are selling shout-outs for the 8th grade graduation program. Show your pride in your student or thank a favorite teacher or coach (200 character limit, shout-out subject to approval).

Finally, you can help underwrite 8th grade activities so that they are available to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Your donation will help pay for our graduation party and for expenses associated with the graduation itself. Thank you for your support!

First t-shirt order must be ordered by 3 PM as of November 25.  Next order of t-shirts will not be in until February 2015.  Get you order in by the November 25th deadline, and receive your t-shirt early!


Toy Drive

ToydrivePlanning on shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend? Pick up a few toys for POMS’ annual toy drive. Every year, there is a heated competition among the clusters to see which one contributes the most! Cluster pride is on the line!

If you like to participate in holiday shopping, pick up a few extra toys for the toy drive. We particularly need items that appeal to middle school students — jewelry, bags, sports equipment, music, etc.–but toys for kids of all ages are gratefully accepted.


Bellaire Fun Run


The Bellaire Fun Run is coming up Saturday November 22, 2014:

The link is open for registration. CLICK HERE

The Bellaire Fun Run is coming up Saturday November 22, 2014.  For registration CLICK HERE

We’re looking for as many POMS students to register; last year we received over $1K from POMS enrollments!

POMS Registrations & Volunteers:

Would you consider volunteering at the Bellaire Fun Run this Saturday, November 22nd? If your child is participating in the race, you can volunteer while you wait for him or her to finish!

This is why we need volunteers: In order for Pin Oak to get any funds from this race we need to contribute volunteers. 

There are many one or two hour slots for today (pick up prizes and materials, anytime until 7pm), Thursday, November 20th (anytime 10-7pm) Friday November 21st (10-7pm) or the day of the race, Saturday, November 22nd (6 – 11 am).

 Please sign up by using the following link, and let me know by replying to this email.

 Click here to volunteer

 You can email: Please share with fellow parents or staff. Let’s show our support!

 Last year POMS had 105 runners indicate at registration that they were running on behalf of POMS. POMS was given $5 per runner = $525.00 (Each school/organization is given $5 per runner if that runner indicates they are affiliated with said school/organization.) As a profit sharing partner POMS was also given $498.95 of the proceeds which took POMS grand total to $1023.95!

Sally Lechin


POMS Moms Holiday Luncheon

Holidayluncheon2011Please join fellow POMS MOMS for a holiday luncheon on Friday, December 5th from 11:00 – 1:00 at the home of Kim Sisk at 4509 Valerie St. in Bellaire. Salad greens and grilled chicken will be provided, and we are asking you to bring your favorite salad topping. When everyone brings a little something to the table, great results can be produced – just like a group of parents working to keep our school great! This will be a casual time to take a short break and socialize with other moms during the craziness of the holiday season.

Please email Summer Shaw or Julee Patterson  with any questions and RSVP to Julee if you plan to join us!



ChargerFest LogoA huge THANK YOU to our POMS community for making the first ChargerFest a success!  What a way to show your Charger pride! The event was a tremendous success for our kids and our school – full of activities and camaraderie, showcasing our school and building community.  Thank you to our ChargerFest team who put in hours of preparation and a full day of work on Saturday; our volunteers who helped setting up, manning the booths and tables, and cleaning up; and the teachers, staff, and administrators for all their hard work and support. The performances were spectacular, the international fest was super festive, and most importantly, our kids had a blast at the event.Thank you for supporting our school! Looking forward to seeing you all at the next ChargerFest!

A huge round of applause in gratitude for event chairs Judy Cheng and Janet Neumann for their willingness to take on the task and their wonderful dedication and leadership!


ChargerFest & International Festival

No more EWTSChargerFest

We are excited about the new tradition ChargerFest in place of the Evening with the Stars.

November 15, 2014  -  12 – 4 pm

Carnival, Fine Arts Performances, and International Fest


ChargerFest LogoThe exciting afternoon of ChargerFest includes an international fest celebrating our language magnet focus, fine arts performances showcasing the performing arts talents of our students, carnival games and activities, kid-oriented raffles, prizes, food, and lots of fun.

We envision ChargerFest as both a FUN-raiser for our students, siblings, family, friends, and community, and a FUND-raiser to assist our fine arts, foreign languages, and athletics departments in meeting their operating budgets.

The teachers and administration at POMS do an amazing job of stretching budget dollars, but state funding only goes so far. In order to ensure that students have the unique extracurricular opportunities and the quality academic experiences that POMS is known for, we rely on parental and corporate support.






Fine Art Performance Schedule Will Be As Follows

12:00-12:05 – Cheer in Gym
12:15-12:45 – Stage Band in Gym
12:50-1:00 – Dance in Gym
1:05-1:35 – Choir in Gym
1:40-1:50 – Dance in Gym
1:55-2:25 – Orchestra in Gym
2:30-2:40 – Dance in Gym
2:45-3:15 – Band in Gym
3:20-3:50 – Theatre in Caja Negra
3:50-3:55 – Cheer in Gym



POMS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A . Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Wednesday,  November 12th  , 2014 is POMS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A .

Come anytime between 4-8pm to Meyerland Plaza Chick-fil-A. Before placing your order, inside or drive-through, please tell the cashier the sale is for the Pin Oak Middle School Fundraiser, otherwise the school will not get the credit.  There is no box for the receipts this year.  Thanks for your support of Pin Oak.


Book Fair November 12-15, 2014

ReminderCome to the Pin Oak Fall Book Fair located in the DLL Room in the back of the library.
Parents and students can come browse the great selection and buy books before, during or after school. The book fair will be open from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And on Saturday, during Charger Fest from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
Thursday morning, the PTO will be hosting “books and breakfast” beginning at 7:30 am. This is a great opportunity to come spend time with your student, enjoy some free breakfast and support the library at the same time. All proceeds benefit the Pin Oak Library!

If you have any questions, please contact Pegi Newhouse


Cluster Charger Chats

Please mark your calendars for a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and find out important information for the coming months.


The Cluster Charger Chats for 8th Grade Parents are coming up.  It’s a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and find out important information for the coming months.

 8A, B, C – November 18 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

If you have any questions, please contact  Eileen Howell at 713-295-6500.


November PTO Meeting, November 13, 2014

Please join us for our monthly PTO meetings at 8:30 in the cafeteria for the November 13, 2014 meeting

November 13, 2014. It’s magnet time! Whether you’re an 8th grade parent or not, getting accurate information about high schools and the application process is important to your child’s future. Please join our magnet coordinator Cindy Cook and a panel of experienced parents with high-school aged students for a roundtable on choosing a school and the application process. We will have a short business meeting first.

December 11, 2014: Holiday pot luck. Please bring a dish to share. We will have a short informational meeting first, but the focus is on celebrating a successful first semester to this school year. If you can’t bring a dish, please come anyway! Juice and coffee will be provided.

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