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Originally delivered on 11/18/2022 3:44 pm

SUBJECT: The Lion's Roar - Field PTO November Newsletter

November/December 2022 | Monthly Newsletter

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A Message from Field Elementary

With the holiday season upon us, we would like to thank each of you for helping us celebrate another successful year. It’s customary in this season to take a moment and reflect on all the blessings we have that make our lives as good as they are. 

The holidays are more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder what lessons we learned and how we can spread happiness, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. We appreciate each of you, our Field families!

We hope you enjoy your time over the holiday season, and that you come back with stories to share about the great time you had with the people closest to you.

On behalf of the Field Family, Happiest of Holidays!

Mr. Zelaya | Field Elementary

A Message from our Field PTO President

Hi! My name is Jen Perry and I am your new PTO President! 

I have 3 daughters: Rosie - our 3yr old, Alexandra - a kindergartner in Ms Thomas' class and Juliette - a first grader in Ms Vasquez's class. My husband, Alan, works in oil & gas and travels to Kazakhstan every 4 weeks, away half the year. We walk to school with our first baby- Porter, our Puggle we rescued in 2011.

I joined the PTO in 2022, as VP of Programs. I have a background in Human Resources and work for a small business - Bliss on 19th (part time here in the Heights).

I am very dedicated and committed to Field Elementary. I joined this PTO to make a positive difference and I am very proud of what we have all accomplished over these past few months! We have a very motivated, energetic and committed group of parents who collaborate, support and work well together to make things happen! We would love for you to join us!!

Jennifer Perry | PTO President 

Our first Auction and Fundraiser was an amazing success. We raised $55,000 and couldn’t have done this without our amazing volunteers, donors and sponsors! We had an incredible auction committee who worked so well together!

The event was held at the SPJST Lodge with a DJ, Photo Booth, auction items displayed, a wine pull, 50/50 game, Astros watch party and raffle! We had so much fun while raising funds for Field! We thank all parents, teachers, staff and friends who joined us for our first auction.

We thank each and every one who sponsored, donated, attended, created sign up parties to build our community while raising funds, and all the volunteers who made this happen! If you attended, please take time to fill out the survey as it will help us as we plan the next one (survey links were sent to the email address of the ticket purchaser)! We will spend time over the coming months getting feedback from parents, teachers and staff, to determine how these funds help Field best.

If you have suggestions, please email us at If you have interest in being part of the fundraising team and committees, please let us know! We make these amazing things happen for Field Elementary, working together.

Thank you!

What an amazing family night, creating memories together with the Field Elementary community.

Thank you to everyone who supported and volunteered, prior to and during the week, in preparation for this event. The student volunteers of Hamilton Middle School were magnificent and thank you so much for your support. As always, we thank all our families for always being present and supporting our children.

Be on the lookout for details for our next Field Family Movie Night in February! 

November Stock the Lounge event

We are beyond grateful for the incredible Teachers & Staff at Field. THANK YOU to our amazing families and friends for the gracious Stock the Lounge and Movie Night donations! We are blown away by your support for both events and always showing up with love and ready to support our students and community. 

It's Winter Vacation

It's winter vacation.

It's time that you take a couple of weeks for a holiday break.

I hope that your house is abounding with joy. I hope that you get to play with a game or a new toy! I hope you have plenty of wonderful food, and family around you to brighten the mood. I hope that you're happy and full of good cheer.

Enjoy your vacation lions. Can't wait to see you next year!

Cold Weather Item Drive

We are partnering with school leadership to provide the following items to 55 students this winter. Consider donating to help our Field families!

  • New or gently used coats
  • New Pajamas
  • New Cold weather accessories (hats and gloves) 

Drop-off locations:

Thank you in advance for helping our Field community stay warm!

Stay tuned fore more info. December date and details to be announced soon! 

Field School tours are back!

Spread the word! Know anyone who is interested in Field Elementary? School Tours are back. 

Dec 8th - 8:15am
Jan 11th, 18th and 25th - 8:15am and 4-5pm

Registration packets will be available during tours for zoned families. Transfer families can apply via the HISD School Choice website (

Follow Field PTO on social

Are you following us on Instagram and Facebook? Follow the Field PTO to receive school and community-based news and events, delivered to you in short and sweet fashion.

Support Field while you shop!

With holiday grocery shopping and Black Friday approaching, be sure to link your Amazon Smile, Kroger Community Rewards and Box Tops Rewards to Field Elementary PTO. See more details in the "Fundraising Reminders" section below. 


Class Dojo is the main form of communication used by Field admin and teachers. Stay up to date with the latest from the PTO on social channels, as we help to share information provided by the school. 

In addition to following Field Elementary PTO on our social media platforms, check our website often to stay up to date on all things Field! 

School website
PTO Website
PTO Instagram
PTO Facebook

Recap of November PTO Meeting

Couldn't make the November PTO Meeting? You can find the meeting minutes here

Join us Wednesday, December 14th for the December General PTO Meeting.

Teacher and Staff Wish Lists & Favorites

Our amazing Teachers and Staff are pouring their hearts and souls into our little ones every. single. day! Let’s help clear their Amazon Classroom Wish Lists and Donors Choose items for these incredible educators!

Want to learn more about a Teacher or Staff Member at Field? Check out their personal favorites!

Want to help even more? SHARE THIS LINK!

We are so proud and appreciative of this incredibly generous community and we know that together we can help make a huge impact this year for our teachers (students and parents)!

HISD 22-23 Academic Calendar

Click here for the latest 2022-2023 HISD calendar. 

School Lunch Information

Curious what's for lunch, check out.... School Café

Parent's Lunch Week

Mark your calendars -- Parents/guardians who have been approved via the HISD VIPS program can now come to lunch with students! One week each month, parents will be afforded quality time at lunch. 

External food is allowed! Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before the student's lunchtime for check-in with Ms. Q. Update - some lunch times have changed. Please look out for more information from Field administration. 

Parent Week Dates
November 7-11December 19-21
January 9-13February 13-17
March 6-10April 10-14
May 8-12

VIPS Approved

Not VIPS certified? Volunteers in Public Schools, VIPS, is an annual background check through HISD for all volunteers who help assist public schools. ALL Field parents/guardians who want to volunteer or attend lunch visits for the 2022-2023 school year must register online. Turnaround for VIPS is about 2-3 weeks. 

Ready to register? Click Here!

Visit the PTO site and update your student(s) classroom teacher. Select the teacher from the drop down under "My Account". 

1. Log in and select "My account" > family info > verify parent info is up to date > select "next step"

2. Under the "active students" section, verify your student(s) have been added and select the homeroom teacher in the drop down.

3. Save 

Previous Lion's Roar Newsletters

Access previous PTO newsletters here

Looking for Field Gear?

Finish your back-to-school shopping with some Field branded gear! All sales support our school improvements and are also a part of the uniform dress code. Have you seen the new shirt designs?! For more information please visit the link below. Check back often as we continue to add new spirit items! Any questions, reach out to our Booster Sales team at

Field Online Store
NEW to the Field Online Spirit Store!
Lion Artist Shirt

A special new t-shirt just recently hit the Field Spirit Store! This limited edition shirt was designed in collaboration with Heights artist and Field mom Rachel Gardner @rgardner87 . Limited quantities available in kids and grownup sizes on the Field website! Black print on a soft, ringspun cotton tee. Thank you Rachel! 

Marquee Birthday Message

Adding your child's name to our school marquee is a great way to celebrate their birthday! Purchase is available through the PTO online spirit shop. Please purchase at least a week in advance of the needed date so we have time to process the order. Be sure to include your child’s name and birthdate at checkout. The message will be published for the full day and will show as: "Happy Birthday (child's name)!" Feel free to share your photos with us!

Missed a birthday already this year or have a birthday that falls during a break? We can celebrate your student on a half birthdate or another day of your choosing.

If you have volunteered at Field in any capacity so far this year... THANK YOU! We appreciate you!

The PTO could not do all of the amazing things it does without the dedicated group of volunteers who are so generous with their time and efforts. Involvement with the PTO is a wonderful way to get to know the school, staff, students, and other parents.  

There are many different ways to get involved. We encourage you to learn more about the events and activities that the PTO sponsors and volunteer where you can.

Please note that all volunteers who will be working with students on campus or on field trips need to be registered through the school district’s Volunteers in Public Schools program, or VIPS. VIPS requires all volunteers to register annually. For more information, click here.

Campus Improvement Committee

Are you a handy person who likes to make home improvements? Thrive on home projects and want to give back? Field needs you! Join our Campus Improvement Committee to help restore and beautify our campus! Interested in joining? Email us at..

PTO Room Revamp & Inventory


Field of Dreamers Garden Club

Just in time for cooler weather, we are kicking off our Field of Dreamers Garden Club for our second season!

This amazing program, is run by parent volunteers who donate 20 minutes of their time every Thursday.

In this small amount of time students connect with the Earth, plant a thing or two, learn where their food comes from, sample fresh herbs or lettuce depending on what's growing, get a little dirty and explore the wonders of nature. So much goes on in those 7 beds at the front - you would be amazed!🐛 We also want to bring the students to the Butterfly Garden that was built and funded by grants and parent volunteers last year. The Butterfly Garden is located outside the PE room.

If you have 20 minutes to donate please let us know. You may reach Ebony Porter at . More information can be found here

Thanksgiving Break - November 21-25

No School - Thanksgiving Break 

Spirit Night @ Torchy's Tacos - November 29

Join us at Torchy's Tacos for a yummy Spirit Night! Can’t stay? You can still support Field by ordering yummy takeout between 4 pm and 8 pm. Order in person for both dine-in and to-go orders, and show this flyer when ordering. Each sale will contribute back to our school with 20% of the sales will be donated to the PTO.

Free Dress Friday - December 2

Donate $1 donation to the PTO and receive a free dress stamp for the day. Students must wear school-appropriate clothing. PTO volunteers will be at the school to hand out stamps to fashionably dressed Field Lions! Note: Free Dress Friday is the 1st Friday of every month. 

Holiday Shopping Spirit Night @ Bliss on 19th - December 6

Join us for a special Holiday Shopping Spirit Night at Bliss on 19th! Mention Field Elementary and a portion of the sales will be donated to the PTO! Need to shop before 6:00, no problem! Stop by any time!

Spirit Night @ Flying Fish - December 12

Join us at Flying Fish for a yummy Spirit Night🍴! Can’t stay? You can still support Field by ordering yummy takeout. Mention FIELD when placing your dine in and to-go orders between 4pm and 8pm. 20% of the sales will be donated to the PTO.

General PTO Meeting - December 14

Join us for the General PTO meeting on Wednesday, December 14th under the pavilion! (Bring your own chair or blanket) 

Winter Break - December 22 - January 6

No School - Winter Break - Students return Monday, January 9th 

General PTO Meeting (+ Gun Safety Initiative) - January 11

Join us for the General PTO meeting on Wednesday, January 11th under the pavilion! (Bring your own chair or blanket) 

We will hear from representatives from the BeSmart Group. Find more info here prior to the January meeting.  

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16

No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spirit Night @ Raising Cane's - January 17

Join us for Spirit Night at Raising Cane's at 2015 Shepherd Dr! Raising Cane's will donate 15% of the sales to our school. Be sure to mention Field Elementary when ordering (drive thru or dine in).

Parent's Night Out @ Decant Urban Winery - January 26

Save the date for a Parent's Night Out! 


Donations are always accepted! All donations go directly to support the programs and events our organization offers. No amount is too small - please consider making a donation today!

Field PTO participates in the Amazon Smile program. Shop the same great choices and pricing you’ve always received from Amazon while giving a percentage of your purchase to Field.

Link your Amazon account to Field Elementary PTO in Houston, TX and shop at

BOX TOPS MAKES IT EASY! All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit Field's earnings online. Twice a year, Field will receive a check and can use that cash to support the school!

Once logged into your Kroger account, search for Field Elementary PTO or KX612 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account

Don't forget your company's gift matching program!

Corporate matching gift programs match cash donations made by their employees (parents/guardians/family members) to non-profit organizations. Take advantage of this matching opportunity and your Field Elementary contributions can easily be doubled (or even tripled)! Corporate matching provides a substantial amount of extra donations to help our wonderful school. More information can be found here

Monday, November 21
12:00a NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 22
12:00a NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 23
12:00a NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 24
12:00a NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 25
12:00a NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 29
4:00p Spirit Night @ Torchy's Tacos
Friday, December 2
Free Dress Friday
Monday, December 12
4:00p Spirit Night @ Flying Fish
Wednesday, December 14
5:30p PTO Meeting
Monday, December 19
12:00a December Parent Week Lunch Visits

Stay connected with the Field ES PTO. Follow us on social media via Facebook and Instagram. 

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