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Fundraising at Poe

Our PTO is known for a long–standing partnership of families, school administration, teachers and students promoting a strong foundation for learning and success.

The Poe PTO provides volunteers and financial support for educational programs, field trips, career week, technology upgrades, campus improvement projects and preservation of our historic building.

Learn about our biggest fundraisers here at Poe and how you can help with these efforts.


90th Anniversary Legacy Wall

Stay up to date on the upcoming 90th celebrations. Submit your information for our Alumni Registration and/or share a Poe memory with us. Questions? Email 90years@poepto.org for questions regarding the 90th celebrations or legacywall@poepto.org for questions regarding the Legacy Wall.


Poe Elementary School has been educating dreamers in Houston for almost 90 years. On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, we will celebrate the dreamers of Poe- our students, teachers, families and community- at the 70th Annual Poe Carnival on a extra special occasion: our 90th Birthday Bash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In true Birthday party fashion- there will be games, rides, great food, costume contests, music, a haunted house, fabulous friends and so much more.

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The Poe Elementary School library hosts two fun, engaging, and affordable book fairs each year. 100% of funds raised through the book fairs is dedicated to maintaining the library and its collection, and we are so grateful for your support!

Fall Fair: November 13-17, 2017

Poe Socials are a wonderful Poe tradition that help raise money for the school, making as much as $30,000 on socials alone in one year.

It is similar to hosting a shower where several people get together and decide they will create an event and share the costs. In year's past, the socials were sold at the auction, and planned to occur sometime following the auction at the end of the school year. This year, we are encouraging parents and teachers to consider hosting socials throughout the school year to spread them out and give more students and parents the chance to attend.

Some of our popular socials include Dogs on Deck with Amerson, Father Daughter Dance, Moms vs Kids Kickball, and so many more! 


Poe Partners is the PTO’s sponsorship program that reaches out directly to our community businesses to partner with Poe to raise money, but most importantly, to show the students that we have a philanthropic community.  
If you are interested in knowing more about the benefits of the Poe Partner program, please email publicity@poepto.org.


Every year, we put on an auction to help us reach our annual fundraising goal. We welcome you to donate to our live or silent auction or be a part of our underwriting needs. Help us build community by joining us at our annual auction. Come purchase items and/or socials, or just come hang out with us and have a great time! Either way we appreciate your support in any and all donations and volunteer efforts.

To answer any questions you may have, please feel free to email our Auction Committee  auction@poepto.org.

Read-a-thon is a fundraising initiative that provides family and friends with an opportunity to give directly to Poe Elementary while promoting reading and education. This is a direct investment in each student’s daily educational experience.

2018 Read-a-thon Success!

A special thank you to Janine Chalitsios and Annamarie Saavedra for spearheading this new fundraiser!   Your dedication to Poe and the all the kids at Poe is much appreciated!

Read-a-thon raised $48,665 from 1,805 sponsors.

Poe kids read for 552,842 minutes.

Thank you all for your participation in this wonderful fundraiser!