ChargerFest & International Festival

ChargerFest LogoChargerFest
Carnival, Fine Arts Performances, and International Fest

November 15, 2014
12 – 4 pm

The 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.






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.

important1The Cluster Charger Chats are as follows:

6A – October 9    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6B - October 22    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
6C – October 16  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

7A – September 30  4:30pm – 5:15 pm
7B – September 30  5:00pm – 5:45 pm
7C – October 15       5:00pm – 6:00 pm

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

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


Bellaire & West U Recycles Fest

RecyclingBellaire & West U Recycles Fest is Saturday November 1, 2014 from 10am-2pm at Loftin Park 7008 S. Rice Ave. (next to City Hall).  It is inspired by America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful. America Recycles Day is a community-driven national awareness initiative dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Bellaire & West U Recycles Fest is a community event, where area residents can come together and work to enhance the reduction of solid waste, and improve the spirit of reduce, reuse, and recycle. The Recycles Fest includes an art contest, Girl Scout Fun Patch, green-inspired games, collection of donations for reuse or recyclable, food vendors, and exhibitors creating awareness on things you can do to reduce your waste footprint. There will also be inflatables, climbing rock wall and DJ.

CLICK HERE for Art Contest Rules and Form

To learn about how to earn a Girl Scout Fun Patch. Click link: 09-24-14+2014+Art+Contest+Form+and+Rules

Please email Mary Barnwell at  with any questions.


Thank you

Thank You

Thank you

The 8th Grade Pin Oak Football Parents would like to say a special “thank you” to Edloe Street Cafe ( and Catering owners, E.I. and Jill Thomas. The Thomas’ generously donated food for the entire 8th grade team for three 7:00 pm games. We thank our local businesses for their support of Pin Oak Middle School.



Many thanks for all those who came, rain or shine, to our first Family Mixers! Beck’s Prime donated $450 to POMS PTO, but more importantly, everyone seemed to enjoy the camaraderie and the opportunity to speak with our principals.


House Sociables

ReminderSelling Fast! Limited Seating

The House “A” Sociable is just around the corner on Saturday, October 25th – 7pm to 10pm. Have you signed up? The evening will be a fun-filled Fiesta for parents, margarita and fajitas included! Get to know other House “A” parents and visit with Principals Monaghan and Lytton.

Please sign up by October 17th. Space is limited! The cost is $40 per person; proceeds benefit our PTO and help us pay for teacher grants.

Many thanks to hosts Blythe and Nir Grossman, Carlin and Stuart Morstead, Michelle and David Nickerson, Elizabeth and Brian Smith, Adrienne and William Vanderbloemen!

House B and C Sociables will be here before you know it so please sign up!

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.


Book Fair

VolunteeringWe need your help! Come to the POMS BOOK FAIR and volunteer to help. It’s a fun way to help our library and encourage our students to read!
Wed. Nov 12 -Fri. Nov 14 7:30 -4:00pm and During Charger Fest Sat. Nov 15 12:00 – 4:00pm.

All proceeds go to the POMS library.

Sign up to volunteer at the following link:

If you have any questions, please contact Pegi Newhouse


Magnet School Dates



Building tours and Magnet Week are just around the corner.

The dates are as follows:

Magnet Awareness Week
November 3-7, 2014
Tours Daily at 1:00pm

Prospective Parent/Student Open House
Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30pm
Come Early for our Club Fair at 5:30pm

Building Tours
Oct. 1 10:00 am
Oct. 8 10:00 am
Oct. 15 10:00 am
Oct. 22 10:00 am
Oct. 30 10:00 am
Nov. 12 10:00 am
Nov. 20 10:00 am
Dec. 3 10:00 am
Dec. 10 10:00 am
Dec. 17 10:00 am
Please visit our website for more information


Box Tops for Educaiton

boxtopsPin Oak has started it’s fall collection of box tops already! But we can do even more! Buying 15 participating Box Tops for education products at HEB, in a single shopping trip until September 30th, will earn 100 bonus box Tops certificate at checkout (or 60 bonus Box Tops for 10 products).

Learn more at

If you have any questions contact Gordana Nguyen at


Bellaire Fun Run

2013-BellaireFunRunThe Bellaire Fun Run is coming up… The link is open 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:

POMS will need to make available volunteers for the kids race. We will need people organizing the kids at the start line, on the course at the turn around point (making sure they do not go the wrong way) and at the finish line handing out the participation award. Also we will need someone identifying the first male and female and gathering their info for the award ceremony. These are the positions needed for the race itself. Let me know if you’re willing to volunteer for this portion of the race.

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

Please consider registering to attend (it’s a lot of fun!) CLICK HERE

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 – 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.

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