English – Week of May 14th

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday SHORT CLASS – Students will take the Cycle 6 Test over persuasive techniques and affixes.

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday LONG CLASS – Students will watch a film, based on a true story, about a 15-year-old boy named Simon Jackson, who uses the power of persuasion to try to convince the government to create a 2,500 square mile protected area for the Spirit Bear.

Friday – Students will learn background information for next week’s field trip.

PSA Upload

Parent Surveys

Please take a moment to complete the following surveys. Your input will help make POMS better next year!

Survey 1: Principal’s School Satisfaction Survey (this one is for Mrs. Graves)

Tell us what we are doing well, and what we need to improve.  Tell us what you think will improve teaching and learning for all our students. You can complete the Principal’s School Satisfaction Survey at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3Z6NTK8


Survey 2: Community Health Needs Assessment (this one helps the District measure the needs of the POMS community)

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is partnering with the Houston Endowment to conduct a needs assessment of the physical, social, and mental health of children enrolled in the Houston Independent School District.  This partnership will not only determine the health needs of children within HISD, but through voluntary participation allows us to measure the needs within the Pin Oak community.  The Pin Oak community is very diverse, and does not qualify for any Title I funding, although many of our children meet the requirements to qualify for the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  This survey will allow us to determine the types of services necessary to improve the health of our entire community.  The ultimate goal of this survey is to develop a strategic plan to address the identified needs of children in Houston. Please take time to complete this survey at:

(English) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PinOakParents

(Spanish) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PinOakParentsSpanish

English – Week of May 8th

***Students with one or more missing assignments as of Friday, May 12th at 3:30pm will not be permitted to watch student PSAs next week.

Monday – STAAR Math Testing, 5th and 1st – Students will film their PSAs.

Tuesday – STAAR Reading Testing, 6th and 2nd – Students will film their PSAs.

Wednesday – Cluster rotations (I-Station EOY), 7th and 3rd – Students will film their PSAs.

Thursday – Reading Response #2, IPC Placement Exam, Screenagers viewing, 8th and 4th – Students will film their PSAs.

Friday – Students will edit their PSAs and submit them for a grade.

EXTRA CREDIT – Two options available in my room, due Friday,May 12th. You may do one or both.

English – Week of May 1st

***It’s finally May! Make every assignment count and turn each one in on time!

***STAAR Reading Test is next Tuesday!

Monday/Tuesday – Students will conduct research to support their PSA topics.

Wednesday/Thursday – Students will write scripts for their PSA.

Friday – Students will rehearse the filming of their PSA.

EXTRA CREDIT – There are two extra credit options available. Students may complete one or both to earn up to 20 points of extra credit (10 points each). All extra credit must be turned in to me no later than Friday, May 12th.

English – Week of April 24th

**Progress Reports go home Friday, please get ALL MISSING WORK turned in ASAP!!

Monday/Tuesday – Students will determine the difference between PSAs and commercials. HW: Notice & Note bookmark #4, due 5/1-5/2

Wednesday/Thursday – Students will review how to determine if a print or online source is credible. HW: Notice & Note bookmark #4, due 5/1-5/2

Friday – Students will complete a topic proposal for a PSA. HW: Notice & Note bookmark #4, due 5/1-5/2

***EXTRA CREDIT will be available Friday!

Parent Chaperones Needed!

Parents, we are in need of a few more volunteers to chaperone our field trip on Thursday, May 25th! We will need you at Pin Oak at 8am (with your very own sack lunch and water bottle) to meet your fabulous chaperone group, and we will return before the school day is over by 3:30pm.

What’s in it for you? You will get to experience awesome historical, mathematical, and scientific discoveries throughout the day AND maybe even see a dolphin or two! You will get the opportunity to ride in the air-conditioned comfort of a Coach bus – no bumpy school buses, yay! And if that weren’t incentive enough, your child will get to pick his/her group of 10-11 friends for you to chaperone!

Please, please, please, contact Mrs. Coffman-Fujiwara or Mrs. Jernigan if you are available. We can’t make this trip a success WITHOUT you!!!