Cherrydale Farms Fundraiser


Final Week for Cherrydale Sales! Order Now!

  • Sell only 10 items for DJ party at school
  • 25 items for Dave & Buster party on December 19th.
  • Plus Beats by Dr. Dre, GoPro Camera and many more prizes available!!

Packets and money due this Friday, September 19th!

Go to CLICK HERE FOR CHERRYDALE FARMS and enter code FRPINBT for the Pin Oak School Code and start ordering your gifts for special occasions like birthdays, the holidays, and anniversaries.

Click here for the Cherrydale Prize Flyer

Questions?  Contact Jill Hord at
40% of ever dollar you spend comes right back to the school!


House Sociables

Selling Fast! Limited Seating

House Sociables are among our most fun events benefiting our school. These sign-up parties are designed for parents: evenings filled with food, drink, and camaraderie and an opportunity to spend time with our principals. Join your house parents:

House A – a Fun-filled Fiesta, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
House B – a “B”ourbon St. Mardi Gras, Saturday, January 31, 2015- 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
House C – a “C”hocolate and Scotch Tasting, Friday, January 23, 2015 – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Spots are limited! Just 40 people at each House Sociable. The cost is $40 per person

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets

Many thanks to the fabulous POMS parents hosting these super Sociables.


Family Mixers


The PTO 8th Grade Family Mixer @ Beck’s Prime in Memorial Park is SUNDAY, September 21st. Come feed your hungry pack and join us for fun with new and old POMS friends and their families! It will be a great way to kick off the year and get connected and have a chance to visit with our principals.

Beck’s Prime will also donate 15% of the proceeds to our PTO. To help manage logistics and encourage cluster community we suggest House A to come between 4-5pm, House B between 5-6pm and House C between 6-7pm. However, don’t feel limited to those time frames if they don’t work with your schedule. We look forward to seeing you!
(Overflow parking can be accommodated by the parking lot near St. Teresa’s Church.)

The mixers will run from 4pm to 7pm.

To help manage logistics and encourage community within the clusters, we encourage cluster specific times:

House A – 4pm to 5pm
House B – 5pm to 6pm
House C – 6pm to 7pm

However, don’t feel limited to those time frames if they don’t work with your schedule.

(Overflow parking can be accommodated by the parking lot near St. Teresa’s Church.)


POMS Moms – October 8, 2014, First meeting

Coffee_MugLet’s catch up over coffee! Join POMS Moms on Wednesday, October 8th and stop by between 8:15 -10 at Tiny’s Number 5 (3636 Rice Blvd) for coffee and pastries and catch up with old friends and meet some new ones!

Please rsvp to Julee Patterson and Summer Shaw at POMS Moms is a group that organizes social events to connect Pin Oak parents to create camaraderie and a place to connect. Contact Summer Shaw at if you have any questions.


Gardening at Pin Oak

GardeningPARENT MEETING: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19th at 8:30-9:30am.

Here’s your chance to help our students and teachers use our gardens. We will talk about the ways you can help out. YOUR input is needed. If you want to discuss or learn any garden related topics, this is the meeting to attend.

Location will be determined at sign in. Expect the library.


We will continue our second year of gardening with students. We have our award winning Hummingbird Highway, organic cafe gardens and front of school beds. Come join us to learn more yourself AND make our school even lovelier (and more delicious!)

Gardening will be every Friday from 3:40-5:30pm and every 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:40-5:30pm. WEATHER PERMITTING!

If you have any questions please contact Angela Roth at or contact Jill Mercado at


Thank you to Reginelli’s Pizzeria


Thank you to Reginelli’s Pizzeria for their delicious donation. Reginelli’s generously donated a delicious meal for teachers and staff to enjoy during their long Open House day!

Check out Reginelli’s new Bellaire location – 5303B Bissonnet (next to Samurai and Safeway Driving). Please support them as they have so kindly supported Pin Oak!


First PTO of 2014-2015 School Year

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.

Thursday October 9th 
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.


Important News from the School Store

A big thank you to all the volunteers and parents who helped uniform sorting and pick up run so smoothly.

Please be aware that many of the popular uniform sizes have been reordered and should arrive Wednesday, September 3rd.

If you were not able to pick up your pre-paid uniform order at Charger Camp, please come to the school store during normal hours to pick them up.

If for some reason there is a problem with your order, please contact: (Click on name to send emails to) Kathy Kehn and Sheryl Barrett

Also, please be aware that gym uniforms are not sold in the school store, and extra ID’s can not be made for at least two weeks.

Many Thanks,
Kathy Kehn and Sheryl Barrett


Fun Food Friday Volunteers Needed

Calling all volunteers! We need some fun crews to help with our Friday POMS cookie and candy sales. Both of these jobs are super easy & a great way to volunteer inside the school.


Candy Sales

We have a fun crew already set that is willing to sell candy every other Friday. We are looking for 3 volunteers who can work from 3:15-4p every other Friday to sell candy in the school store. It is fast & furious selling to our hungry POMS kids, but a lot of fun. Candy Sales will start Friday, September 19th.


Our talented returning crew is happy to train the new team.

Cookie Baking and Sales

Calling all bakers! For cookies baking and sales, we need two shifts of 2-3 people. The baking consists of baking frozen slice & bake cookies (super easy!) and packing them up to sell. This is a great way to get to know other POMS parents and to be able to volunteer inside the school.

The first shift is from 1:30-2:30p (perfect if you still need to get to another school for pickup) and the 2nd shift is from 2:30-3:45p. The first shift is in charge of baking and packaging the cookies and the 2nd shift is in charge of finishing the baking, setting up and selling. Cookies are usually sold out in 5 minutes, so it is a quick sales job!

Please let me know which shift you are interested in and how many Fridays a month you are available to work. Cookie baking and sales will also start on Friday, September 19th. No training is needed. Detailed directions will be forwarded to you & your team.

Candy Sales Volunteers CLICK HERE

Cookie Baking and Sales Volunteers CLICK HERE


We need you! Volunteers needed for open house



15 volunteers to each bring 3 dozen bite-size cookies (home-baked and store/bakery baked goods please).

3 volunteers to bring 3 – 2L bottles of soda: 3 diet coke, 3 coke, 3 sprite
At 4:15 – 5:30, we need 1 volunteer to help with set up for Teacher Dinner
At 5:10 – 5:30, we need 2 volunteers to help with cookie set up/Teacher Dinner

TO SIGN-UP GO TO: Click here to sign up

All cookies and drinks should be delivered by 4 pm Wednesday, Sept 3rd. It is probably best to send with your child to school or you can drop them off when you pick up after school. Cookies and drinks should be labeled “Open House”, with your name and delivered to the front office.

Thanks so much!
Debbie & Stephanie

For any questions please contact:
Hospitality Chairs: Debbie Robbins – and Stephanie Hester –

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