Back-to-School Checklist

*This year we are using MySchoolAnywhere for our online store, and we are able to allow any and all items to be purchased in one transaction. We hope you enjoy this new feature!

Register with MySchoolAnywhere

Registering is fast and easy and doing so allows you to:

  • Update your family information for the online directory for the duration of your child's time at Poe
  • Receive email communication from the principal, teachers, and the Poe PTO
  • Keep track of all purchases from the online store
  • View family + faculty directory
  • Sign up to volunteer

Opt in to our online/printable directory for families

Login to your MySchoolAnywhere account and go to Your Account > Your Family in the top right hand corner, then select the Display Settings tab to set your viewing preferences.

Purchase school uniforms

All students must wear Poe uniform shirts with khaki bottoms. Please visit our School Uniform page for more information.

Avoid the lines and purchase online through MySchoolAnywhere. Your order will be pre-filled and ready for pickup at the Back-to-School nights. You must purchase by end of day Friday, August 17th in order to have your order filled and ready for pickup. Orders placed after Friday, August 17th will be filled in person with a printed or electronic receipt.

Pay by cash/check by filling out the Uniform Store form and returning in person or by mail
*One check per form please

Purchase your Poe Pride items

Avoid the lines and purchase online through MySchoolAnywhere. Your order will be pre-filled and ready for pickup at the Back-to-School nights. You must purchase by end of day Friday, August 17th in order to have your order filled and ready for pickup. Orders placed after Friday, August 17th will be filled in person with a printed or electronic receipt.

Pay by cash/check/credit card in person. Limited supplies on some items.

Pay for school supplies

No need to shop for school supplies since the PTO does it for you! Each year, the PTO School Supplies Chairman meets with the teachers from each grade level to determine the needed supplies. Every child in Poe Elementary gets the same set of grade level specific school supplies. The PTO offers this service as a convenience to Poe Elementary School parents and teachers. It is NOT a fundraiser. We order teacher selected school supplies by grade level at wholesale prices and pass the savings on to you without tax. Supplies are delivered to the classroom and used throughout the year by the students.

The School Supply fee this year is $50 per student (all grade levels).

Avoid the lines and purchase online through MySchoolAnywhere.

Pay by cash/check by filling out the School Supplies form and returning in person or by mail
*One check per form please

Order a yearbook

This year you can order your yearbook and yearbook recognition ads directly through

Jostens

Yearbooks are on sale now for $25. Yearbook recognition ads can also be purchased through Jostens. Prices are $175/full page, $100/half page, $50/one quarter page, $25/one eighth page.

Pay by cash/check by filling out the Yearbook Order Form and returning in person or by mail
*One check per form please

Give to the Poe Partners Annual Fund

Donate online through MySchoolAnywhere. We have a goal to raise $45,000 through our Poe Partners Annual Fund. Be a part of the change. No amount is too small! All donations of any size are appreciated.

Pay by cash/check by filling out the Poe Partners Annual Fund Form and returning in person or by mail
*One check per form please

Attend the August back-to-school events

Please check the Poe Elementary School Calendar below for dates and times. Registration packets were only mailed to returning students. If this will be your child's first year at Poe, and you have registered your child for school in the front office, you will not have anything to turn in. You are still welcome to come to the school and pick up uniforms, find out who your child's teacher is, and visit the PTO tables to learn more about how we support the school. Please note that students will get a chance to meet their teacher at the Ice Cream Social.

Tuesday, August 21st 4 - 6 p.m.
Registration Packet Return (Last Names A-M) 

Wednesday, August 22nd 4 - 6 p.m.
Registration Packet Return (Last Names N-Z)

Thursday, August 23rd 4 - 6 p.m.
Ice Cream Social/Meet the Teacher

Saturday, August 25th 9-11 a.m.
Kindergarten Play Date
Poe Playground

Monday, August 27th 7:30 a.m.
First Day of School (7:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.)
Kiss + Cry Coffee (7:35 a.m.)
Poe Cafeteria

Get VIPS Approved + Volunteer

NEW THIS YEAR FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS (NEW & RETURNING)! PLEASE READ

HISD has changed the system it uses to manage the volunteer registration, background approval and volunteer management process. Read about the new HISD volunteer registration process change here.

After registering online and undergoing the annual background check, volunteers can work in any HISD school for the school year. All schools can track volunteer hours donated to the school district by establishing an online VIPS account.

Submit your Poe PTO Volunteer interests online or download and return our volunteer interest form

Learn about our 90 year anniversary events and fundraisers

Visit our 90th Anniversary page here 

 

*Please write separate checks for each form you fill out and include the form name (i.e. School Supplies, Uniforms, etc.) in the memo field in order to help our volunteers with the accounting process.