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PTO News
Mar 21, 2022


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Important Upcoming Dates

 
  • Mar 23 - Financial Aid Mythbusters (learn more)
  • Mar 25, 26, 29 - Silent Sky One-Act Play @ DeBakey HS (Buy Tix)
  • Mar 28 - Chavez-Huerta Holiday
  • Apr 20-22 - HOSA State Competition - Galveston
  • Apr 23 - Prom
  • Jun 11 - DeBakey Graduation, 4PM @ Barnett Stadium


CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Anita Jafferali!
DeBakey HSHP Teacher of the Year!

Class Selection Days


Course selection starts after Spring Break. Parents are encouraged to talk to their students about the presentation and wait for until April 1st to contact the counselors with questions.

REMINDER: FINANCIAL AID MYTHBUSTERS


Viper Theatre - Silent Sky One-Act Play

*UPDATED DATES*


Silent Sky is the UIL One Act Play this year. Silent Sky is based on the true story of female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt who, in 1900, made a discovery that led to our ability to map our universe. We will have public performances at DeBakey March 25 (7PM), 26 (3PM) and 29th (5:30PM). We are officially opening Ad sales/Sponsorships for Spring Semester programs buy an Ad and become a sponsor!

Get your tickets here >>
 



Birthday & Celebratory Greetings


Parents, the DeBakey PTO is introducing Birthday & Celebratory Greetings.   These are messages that will be displayed on the monitors around the school. You can send your child a birthday message or tell your child congratulations for a major accomplishment.  The Birthday & Celebratory Greetings are only $20.
  • The messages are posted the week of the event only, they are sent in the Friday before the event date.
  • The messages MUST be received by the PTO one week prior to the event via google form https://forms.gle/2yRyF6uWtVCFZowc7.
  • You may select a background for the message on the google form.
  • Belated birthdays & ½ birthdays are acceptable.
  • All messages must meet the approval of the administration.
  • The message will be removed if the student asks the administration to remove the message.

Please contact Andrea or Vivian at fundraising@debakeypto.org if you have any questions. 

Do you have a student athlete?


If your student plays sports for their zoned school (ex. Bellaire, Lamar....), please send an email to president@debakeypto.org. Please include: student's full name, class/grade, sport(s), coach's name and which Zoned school.

We are investigating the feasibility of the possibility of doing an end of year athletic banquet & I want to include these students, but I don't have access to this information to know how many we have.

Senior Signing Night Prize Donations


As students begin to report scholarships and grant money they earn to the administration, the school will be tracking this information. Those who submit scholarship and grant information will earn raffle tickets toward prizes awarded during Senior Signing Night, a day when seniors reveal their college decisions. Participants can potentially walk away with 'Dorm Filler' prizes.
 

Potential Donations:

  • Microwaves
  • Twin Size Bed Sheets + Comforter
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils & Pens
  • Hangers
  • Iron + Ironing Board
  • Mini Fridge (Grand Prize) 
  • Toiletries
  • Pillows
  • Laundry Basket + Washing Materials
  • Backpack
  • Luggage
  • Desk Lamp
  • Inspirational Posters and other wall hangers
  • Gift Cards (Barnes and Nobles, Amazon etc.)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Twin Size Mattress Topper
  • [Shower Supplies] → Towels + Shower caddy + Shower Slippers
  • Magnetic Dry Erase Board/ Dry Erase Calendar
  • Agenda/Planner
  • Keurig
  • Hydro flask 
  • Broom / Swiffer
  • Candle Warmer + Melts
  • Throw Blankets
  • Shoe Storage Container
  • Beanbag
For questions about this colleciton, please contact Donovan Rosa (College and Career Readiness Adviser) - donavan.rosa@houstonisd.org

REMINDER: Volunteer Hours


REMINDER:  Every DeBakey student must have at least 100 community service to graduate with a DeBakey diploma.

Remember, colleges look at the community service and how you give back to your community when choosing a candidate to accept into their school.

Guidelines for Community Service Hours >>
  1. Every DeBakey student must have at least 100 community service to graduate with a DeBakey diploma. Remember, colleges look at the community service and how you give back to your community when choosing a candidate to accept into their school.
  2. When hours served are not with an organization or club at DeBakey, you have three options for reporting hours:
    1. Letter on letterhead from the location where you served giving the dates served, total hours, your name, and signed by the person responsible for you when you served.
    2. Certificate from the organization with the dates served, total hours, your name, and signed by the person responsible for you when you served.
    3. A DeBakey verification form with a business card attached from the person who signs the form for you.
  3. If you receive a certificate for your service, make sure it has the above information as well as the physical address and phone number of the location. If it does not, please include a business card with the address and phone number of the location.
  4. Every person is responsible for his/her own hours even when serving with a group or a club from DeBakey. Turn in your own verification forms in person to Mrs. Niaves in Room 123.
  5. Make copies of all verification forms that you turn in for credit. Give the copies to Mrs. Niaves and keep the originals at home in a safe place. I can not provide copies to the students when you need to submit them to colleges or scholarships. YOU NEED TO KEEP A COPY OF ALL YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS!!!!!
  6. It is a good idea to turn in verification forms at the end of each semester. Don’t wait until the yearly turn-in-date!
  7. Please write your year of graduation at the top of every verification form that you submit.
  8. If you have any question about what an acceptable type of service is, contact Ms. Niaves. Room 123.
  9. Talk with Ms. Niaves personally before you do community service outside the Houston Metropolitan area.
  10. The first 75 hours must be done in Houston Metropolitan area. Give back to our community!
  11. All volunteer hours must be turned in no later than January of your senior year!
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