New Student Orientation for incoming students 2015-2016


New Student Orientation will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 beginning with club fair at 5:30 PM. Club fair will run from 5:30 – 6:00. Come pick up your packet with information on course selection, events and uniforms.

At 6:00 PM, Ms. Monaghan and Ms. Howell will take parents and students into the MPR and Gym for orientation. Please plan to be a part of this special night.


Summer Camps

It’s not too soon to begin thinking about Summer Camp!

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to find your child something fun and productive to do this summer. HISD has put together a database of more than 600 summer camps searchable by name, school level, and focus, including fine arts, STEM, sports, creative writing, animals, and much, much more. Here is a link that will have you and your student looking forward to the wonderful days of summer, which are less than two months away: www.houstonisd.org/summercamps.


Knowledge is Power! STAAR testing dates, tips, and more


As you know, we are in the middle of the STAAR and EOC testing season. The eighth-grade reading and writing STAAR tests, as well as the English I and II EOC tests were given in late March and early April but still ahead are the math, social studies, and science STAAR tests, as well as algebra I, biology, and U.S. history EOCs.

Because your student’s test results are important, HISD would like to help you help them as much as possible. HISD has created a STAAR fact sheet in English and Spanish, which includes a calendar, and a tip sheet containing invaluable information regarding how to get your child ready for testing. Making sure that your child is rested, fed, and arrives on time are just the beginning. Conversations that you have with your student before and after testing can go a long way toward making them more successful. You can find these helpful documents, as well as many other resources, on the HISD STAAR page at www.houstonisd.org/STAAR.


Alcohol Awareness Month


April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have established April 21 as PowerTalk 21 Day, a national day for parents to talk with their children about alcohol. There is a link to free downloadable handbooks that will be very helpful for parents.

A helpful parent handbook developed by MADD and based on Pennsylvania State University research is available now at www.madd.org/texas. The handbook includes tools proven to be effective in reducing underage drinking by up to 30 percent.

For more information, click here.


Flip Flop Fiesta – Elaine Turner Event

Please join us for a Spring Fashion and Glamorous Styling event at Elaine Turner in the Rice Village.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

This is event is hosted by the Pin Oak PTO and the Flip Flop Fiesta Auction Committee.

10% of all proceeds from this event will go to the Pin Oak PTO.

Elaine Turner Invite


Box Tops Update – 2015

Box Tops

Thanks everyone for bringing your Box Tops to school!

Keep clipping and don’t forget that Box Tops have an expiration date!

The cluster that brings in the most Box tops for the spring/summer collection will earn a free dress pass. The deadline for bringing in the Box tops is May 1, 2015 and the results will be posted on May 8 near the collection boxes in the front office.

For the 2014-2015 school year, we have collected 8341 box tops in total so far. That will bring $834.10 to Pin Oak! Contributions per cluster as of April 6, 2015 are as follows:

6A – 1349 7A – 1382 8A – 986
6B – 993 7B – 881 8B – 1016
6C – 645 7C – 757 8C – 332

Deadline for Box Tops collection is May 1, 2015.
The results will be posted on May 8, 2015.
Free Dress for the winning cluster will be on May 12, 2015.

If you have any questions, contact Gordana Nguyen at gocatexas@gmail.com.


End of Year POMS Moms Night Out

Please join us on Tuesday night, May 12th from 7:00-9:00 at the Escalante’s in Meyerland Plaza for a time of socializing and celebrating the final few weeks of school.

Appetizers will be provided and drinks are on your own. Please forward this information to the moms of any new incoming 6th graders to Pin Oak. This is a great chance to get connected and volunteer for open PTO jobs for next year.

Please RSVP to Julee Patterson at juleep@att.net.


Volunteer in the School Store


FUN Volunteer Job where you can see what goes on during the day at Pin Oak

  • Only work every other week
  • Short Shifts: Mornings Before School – less than an hour or Lunchtime – less than 2 hours
  • Interact with the students
  • No experience necessary – You will be trained
  • It is EASY and VALUABLE to the school budget
  • Get to know other parents!

To sign up, go to:


POMS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 is POMS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A.

Come anytime between 4-8pm to the Meyerland Plaza Chick-fil-A.

Before placing your order (inside or drive-through), please tell the cashier the sale is for 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!


“Meet and Greet” information for prospective families

POMS Circle Logo for web use only PNG
Please join us for a “Meet and Greet” for all new parents.

It is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from the school and with parents of children currently attending POMS. This is your chance to find out more about POMS and what to expect your first year. We encourage you to attend one of these parties and tour the school.

To view a schedule of events, please click here.

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