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PTO News
May 02, 2022

In this issue

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 03 - Belize 2023 - Virtual Information Session (learn more)
  • May 05 - PTO Uniform Store @ DeBakey (learn more)
  • May 05 - 07 - VEX Robotics World Championship (learn more)
  • Finals Schedule (Grade 9-11)
    • June 2 - A1 & A2
    • June 3 - A3 & A4
    • June 6 - B1 & B2
    • June 7 - B3 & B4
  • Jun 07 - Last Day of School
  • Jun 11 - DeBakey Graduation, 4PM @ Barnett Stadium
  • Jun 15 - Report Cards
Save the Date!

PTO Meeting - May 10 @ 6:30PM

Join us on MS Teams!


Teacher Appreciation Week

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We are launching a campaign to spotlight our teachers and show how teaching is a work of heart. We hope students, staff, parents, and the community will join in on social media to help celebrate all week long. Each day, use the hashtag #ThankHISDTeachers and tag us @HoustonISD and @TeamHISD.

  • Monday (May 2): Describe your teacher using words that start with the letters H-E-A-R-T.
  • Tuesday (May 3): Write a sweet note or poem for your teacher on heart-shaped paper.
  • Wednesday (May 4): Teaching is heart work… Ask your teacher how you can help them today!
  • Thursday (May 5): Pump it up! Create a fun cheer for your teacher.
  • Friday (May 6): Share a heartfelt video message from you to your teacher.

Let's show our teachers how important they are by celebrating them all week long!

Starting Monday, you can cast your vote for Fan Favorite Teachers of the Year. Everyone in your school community – students, teachers, staff, and parents – can vote. Visit Voting ends Friday, May 6.

Adventure Awaits to Belize - Spring 2023

Learn more about an upcoming adventure to Belize!

Find out about what to see and do, travel logistics, how to earn high school/college credit and more.

Info session - Tuesday, May 3 @ 6PM - Sign up to learn more

During the session, learn about:
  • What we'll see and do
  • Travel logistics
  • How to earn high school/college credit
  • Affordable payment options
  • How to enroll on this trip (before it fills up)

COVID-19 Vaccination Cards and Onsite Testing

Please send in a copy of your child’s Covid vaccination and booster information to the school Nurse by May 5, 2022, so that the information can be added into your child’s immunization records.

A copy can be hand delivered or e-mailed to

Onsite Testing

Our next scheduled Covid – 19 onsite testing dates are

  • May 2, 2022
  • May 16, 2022
  • May 27, 2022

Please email Ms. Whiting if you would like to schedule your student to have a Covid 19 test.

If you would like to have a Covid -19 test done on campus and you have not registered, please contact Fulgent Genetics and complete your profile before you schedule your appointment with Ms. Whiting. Contact information follows.

Fulgent Genetics
(346) 803-5828, option 2

FINAL REMINDER: Snack Donations Still Needed - Robotics

If you are able, please consider donating snacks for our participating students competing the Robotics World Championship in Dallas on May 5-7.
  • If you would like to donate snacks for the competitors (boxes of chips, fruit, granola, crackers, etc...), drop off any donations to the front office and mark them 'Robotics Competition'.
  • If you would like to make a monetary donation to help support the robotics competitors, visit our general donation form and enter 'Robotics Competition' in the notes.

PTO Uniform Store:

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 (Credit and Cash) 

We have the required DeBakey uniform polo shirts for sale in white, royal and navy and PE shirts as well as other non-required clothing such as DeBakey Spirit Shirts and DeBakey Crewneck, Pullover Hoodies, and Zippered Hoodies in royal and navy. Sizes available range from Youth XL (or equivalent Adult XS) to Adult S through Adult XXL.  

We also have other swag available such as DeBakey cups, lanyards, lunch bags and yard signs. Please note that sales tax will be assessed for all transactions.

Questions? Please email:

Student Volunteers Needed! - May 21 

Student Volunteers needed to welcome the Class of 2026 at the May 21 DeBakey HSHP Open House.

Sign up is located in the HUB!

Volunteers needed for the following sessions:
  • 7:45AM - 12PM
  • 12:45PM - 5PM

Senior Signing Day - Donations Needed

The Senior will have College Signing Day on May 20. College Counselor, Mr. Rosa, has planned multiple activities during lunch for the students. We will have cookies, DJ and photo backdrop for kids to take selfies. 

Any Senior that has declared and evidenced that they received a scholarship award to Mr. Rosa receives a raffle ticket for prizes at the event.  There will be awards for the most scholarships and the largest amount of a singular scholarship in addition to others awards.

We are asking for parent donations for the college experience gift table.

Below are some suggested college related items. Items will be sent to the school for collection & display before the event on May 20.
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