PTO NEWS March 11, 2021

From our Principal Ms. Perry

Mrs. Perry always speaks at the PTO meetings, and at our last meeting she shared a lot of useful information with us. Mrs. Perry said to call or email her (, Ms. Goudeau (, or Mr. Salvidar, if you have questions, concerns, or to find out school information. You may also check out the school website,, for information and important links. Emails and phone calls are also sent to parents who have their emails and cell phone numbers on file with the school. If your phone number or email changes, be sure to contact the school to inform them in order to continue receiving information. Mrs. Perry also said to check with your student(s) regularly to find out if there is any important information on the HUB. I will share her agenda from the meeting yesterday below:





Here is a link to the MFAH’s website about the exhibition:





Scholarship Opportunities

Essay Contest –
General contest information: Seniors can earn up to $2,000 for college, gain a deeper understanding about local government and learn about the broad range of career options serving the residents of Houston. To enter: Choose a city career, put yourself in a city employee’s shoes, and write 500 words…

The Senior Class is still selling aprons as a fundraiser. In the past, dances were being held at school to help the Senior Class raise funds for their year-end events. Due to the pandemic, there are no school dances, so the PTO is selling aprons to help the Senior Class. The aprons are $15 each. The color is white with a blue school logo, a colorful message of ” #1 High School, Houston Independent School District”, a pocket for pen, a pocket for phone/recipe, and an adjustable neck strap. Please consider purchasing an apron if you have not done so already.
To purchase, please email your name and the quantity that you would like. You can pay by check (made payable to DeBakey PTO) or cash (exact change preferred). Your can pick up your apron at either one of the two following locations:
  1. Bellaire Dental Center, P.A. 8282 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 147 Houston, TX 77036. MON WED THU FRI SAT 10am-4pm (no Tuesday and Sunday). Please call upon arrival in the parking lot in order to bring your apron to you (713) 778-0100.
  2. Mrs. Nellie Naidoo, 4324 Dorothy St., Bellaire, TX 77401. Please call her ahead of time to let her know when you are planning to come (832) 721-4945.

There’s still time to register for the Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation virtual information session on March 11, 2021 at 6 p.m. EDT (5 PM Central Time). Can’t make it on March 11th? Register for another virtual session: March 23, 2021 at 12 noon (EDT).
Give your high school student’s college application a boost by enrolling in our challenging and engaging summer engineering program. Learn more about the application process, program format, and more from experienced program staff. This was sent to us by Karen Borgsmiller, Director of Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Whiting School of Engineering.

Visit us at an upcoming Summer Pre-College Virtual Program Fair




You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at the Vietnamese Community Vaccination Event

You must be 13 years of age or older to volunteer for the Red Cross. You must also create an account to sign up. Please click on this link to create an account and sign up for volunteer event:



Don’t miss out! If you have not had the chance to register for my informational meeting about our 2022 trip to Greece: Athens and the Islands, be sure to respond TODAY! I believe one of the best ways to help students gain new perspectives and build skills for the future is through experiential learning. Travel is an opportunity for students to experience a new way of life and the invaluable chance to develop a sense of independence before graduating. At the meeting, we’ll talk about our itinerary, dates, the risk-free enrollment period due to COVID-19, cost, and more. By registering above and attending the meeting, you will be eligible for the scholarship toward the total cost of the tour if you wish to travel in 2022. The meeting will be today at 6pm! The link to the meeting will be sent once you register here:

Let’s give our students something to look forward to. Can’t wait to see you there! – Ms. Tatina Ramirez-McBride