Flip Flop Fiesta- Big Board Sneak Preview!

Friday, March 3rd at 7 PM

Sneak Preview!

Check out a few of our great auction items!

Spend a week in Milano exploring history, fashion and food. Enjoy the convenience of your very own one (1) bedroom, one (1) bathroom apartment which features a kitchen, living room and air conditioning. Near green subway line. Sleeps four (4). One week in July 2017.

Football fanatics, this is for you! Get up close and personal with the Texans at this Houston Texans Football Training Camp experience. Six (6) children and six (6) adults will have the opportunity to visit a training session, tour the facilities and meet some of the Houston Texan players. Opportunity for photos and autographs with some of the players.

Take home these four (4) tickets to the Houston Rodeo on March 17th to see 5th Harmony. Section 123 Row CC Seats 1-4. Includes a Green Parking Pass.

There is no better place to be on the big day of 8th grade graduation. The four (4) best seats in the house will be reserved for you in the front row. Kleenex not provided.

Create your own vacation destination with two (2) Southwest Airlines travel vouchers anywhere in the US or Puerto Rico. Also included is a $500 gift card to The Four Seasons Hotel or Resort. The possibilities are endless with this vacation package!

Click here to buy tickets.


Join the POMS Triathlon Team

Join the POMS Triathlon Team (no need to try out, everyone can join)- Houston Texans Kids Triathlon May 21, 2017 at NRG

If your child came home asking you to sign them up for the triathlon, find all the information you need at: www.houstontexans.com/kidstriathlon

The Senior Division ages (11-15) will swim 200M, bike 6 miles and run 1 mile on at their race on Sunday the 21st.

Click this link to register for the race: http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=39267

NOTE: Make sure you email Julie at sandjmalin@hotmail.com to tell her that you have signed your child up for the race as she will be sending out periodic updates about training and race weekend.

Don’t forget to list POMS as your team! Siblings and former students can sign up for our team as well. We will receive $10/participant (as long as we have a minimum of 10) in an educational grant back to our school. We will use $5/participant to help pay for our new track and the other $5/participant will go towards finding a cure for Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN).

Lexi Clark, a POMS 6th grader, has GAN. Her family founded the group Justin’s TRIumph in 2012, which works in partnership with the non-profit Hannah’s Hope Fund, raising money to find a cure for GAN, a rare, fatal genetic disorder. Children with GAN are typically in wheelchairs by age 12. They later become quadriplegics and require the use of feeding tubes and ventilators. Life expectancy for kids with GAN is only into their 20’s. To learn more about GAN, watch this short video http://vimeo.com/86083436

If your child signs up for the triathlon, they can also choose to personally raise money and awareness for GAN by creating a Reason2Race page. The top 3 fundraisers for Team Justin’s TRIumph/Hannah’s Hope Fund will receive prizes. To create a page, go to

Free YMCA Training
Local YMCAs will offer a 7-week training program beginning in mid-March (you must be registered for the race in order to participate in the free training). I have attached the flyer listing all of the Y training classes around the city.

The Weekley Y will offer 5 different training times on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The registration for their classes begins on February 25 (you must register in person and show proof of race registration). NOTE: The Weekley Y classes also fill up so sign up ASAP


Buy Your Flip Flop Fiesta Tickets Today!


Click here to buy tickets.

The annual Flip Flop Fiesta is on March 3rd from 7PM-10:30 PM at Southside Place Clubhouse (3743 Garnet St.).

There is limited seating and tickets are selling fast!


Flip Flop Fiesta Student Raffle


$2 Raffle Tickets or $10 Raffle Books (6 tickets)

Tickets will be sold during lunch
Wednesday, February 22nd – Wednesday, March 1st
Raffle winners being drawn and announced by Ms. Graves on Thursday, March 2nd


Bose Bluetooth Speaker
Generously donated by the Courtney Family

Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer
Generously donated by the Rephlo Family

Amazon Echo Dot
Generously donated by the Courtney Family

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses
Generously donated by Dr. Lai and Family

Apple Mini iPad
Generously donated by the Konicki Family

EP Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones
Generously donated by the Manning Family

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera & Film
Generously donated by the Rephlo Family

LUSH Bella Fruta Gift Set
Generously donated by the Park Family

James Avery Heart Necklace
Generously donated by the Manning Family

Go Pro HERO Camera
Generously donated by the Konicki and Manning Families

Questions? Email fprovada@att.net (Felica Broadwell)


Wine Needed for Wine Pull

We are still in need of wine for the Flip Flop Fiesta Wine Pull.  Our goal is 100 bottles and we are only 30% of the way there!

You can drop off wine at the home of Michelle Nickerson at 4144 Coleridge. A cooler will be by the front door with donor forms, if needed. Please donate wine valued at $30 and higher.   If you donate 3 or more bottles, your donation can be picked up from your house!

Questions? Email Michelle Nickerson.


Order your 8th Grade Class t-shirts today!


It’s time to order class t-shirts!   Deadline to order is February 24th!

Click here to view or download the 8th grade shirt order form

Click here to order and pay for your t-shirt online using a credit card.


Buy Your Yearbook Now!

Balfour Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale at www.balfour.com for $45. We sell out every year so if you haven’t purchased one yet you’re running out of time. The deadline to order is May 1st.  Questions? Contact yearbook advisor Autumn Beckman at abeckman@houstonisd.org


Box Tops Contest!!!

DON’T FORGET!! The grade/house that collects the most Box Tops by March 31, 2017 will win a party in April with food donated by Raising Cane and Anything Bundt Cakes. Place your Box Tops in a zip lock bag with grade and house clearly marked. Please check your Box Tops for the expiration date. Only unexpired Box Tops can be submitted and will count toward the contest.

Our school is participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. We are a long way from our current school year earnings goal of $1500 so PLEASE clip and submit those box tops. There is a collection box in the front office for your convenience.

To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school. Did you know you can earn BONUS box tops by downloading and using the Box Tops for Education Bonus App? Download the app and start earning free money for our school.

Thanks for your help!


Flip Flop Fiesta


Please join us for Pin Oak’s largest fundraiser of the year, Flip Flop Fiesta! Start thinking about spring and supporting your school by coming Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:00 pm, to the Southside Place Clubhouse. There will be great food, fabulous shopping, and don’t forget those teacher and school perks! Please buy your tickets now and consider sponsoring a teacher as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to buy tickets.

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.


Support POMS by shopping at Amazon!

Amazon Smile Logo
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com and select “Pin Oak Middle School PTO.”  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

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