5th grade end of Year Info 


April 16, 2024

Good afternoon 5th grade parents,

Your 5th grade committee has been hard at work to get dates and details in order for all of the upcoming activities!  Please see below for some information regarding the upcoming activities for your 5th grader and opportunities for you to participate.

If you have already paid the 5th grade activities fee, THANK YOU!  

If you still have not taken care of 5th grade activity free for any reason, please reach out to Ms. Salinas (ESALINAS@houstonisd.org).  We desperately want your child to get an appropriate shirt size and can only make that happen if you reach out!


May 31st:  Morning Promotion Ceremony - Poe Stage followed by reception in the 5th grade hallway

  • 8:00am - 8:45am: Salinas/Rox/Ponce/Life Skills students
  • 9:00am - 9:45am: Lopez/Riggs/Hall students
  • Two (2) people per student allowed; strictly enforced and required for safety
  • We are working on the possibility of a virtual option (NEW this year!)
  • Professional photography of the ceremony
  • Your student is welcome to go home with you after the ceremony, not required
  • Volunteer opportunities May 30th for 5th grade parents to decorate here
  • Volunteer opportunities for 4th grade parents here

 June 3rd: Poe Playground Water Day

  • Volunteer opportunities!  Please sign up here
  • Activities, water, activities and tons of fun
    • Inflatable slides
    • Snow Cones
    • DJ
    • Snacks
    • Fire Department invited to join and douse the kids with water

June 4th: Pajama Day + Movie Day

  • Pizza lunch will be provided (feel free to send your child with a packed lunch if preferred or required)
  • School appropriate pajamas may be worn on this day.  Bring a blanket!
  • Have your student bring a game to share with friends

June 5th: Last Day of School Fun

  • Lunch will be provided for all 5th graders
  • 2:45pm: Join parents and Poe at the Main entrance for the traditional clap out of all 5th graders

The School Choice Window is open now through February 23rd. Poe will offer two “lab” sessions for 5th grade parents and guardians between 3-4pm on two upcoming Thursdays: February 15th and 22nd. These sessions are intended to provide one-on-one assistance with the application platform courtesy of our Magnet Coordinator, Ms. Clayton as well as Ms. Navarrete.

Thu, Feb 15 3pm: 5th grade School Choice lab session
Thu, Feb 22 3pm: 5th grade School Choice lab session
Fri, Feb 23: Phase One School Choice Applications Due
School Choice Thursdays are extended through the application window. Families can schedule a tour directly with the campus they wish to visit. Middle School tours continue on Thursdays at 1pm.

February 12, 2024

Dear 2024 parents of Poe 5th graders, 

Your 5th Grade team of volunteers and teachers are hard at work preparing for the end of year festivities and have so many fun things planned!  In order to make these fun celebrations happen, each family will need to pay a 5th grade due.  Below is a breakdown of what your dues cover and a list of some important dates.

Dues: $75 per 5th grader

*To make things easier for some families, we have also included a payment    plan option.

** Using the link to pay dues, there is an option for donations to the 5th grade fund.  Any donations are greatly appreciated!

What do your dues cover? 

  •          T-Shirt
  •          Field Trip
  •          Promotion Ceremony
  •          Last Day of School Activities   
  •          And more…

Important Dates:

March 15: Dues due!  In order to receive your child’s chosen t-shirt size, dues must be paid by March 15th (size is chosen when paying dues)

May 31st:  Morning Promotion Ceremony

June 3rd: Field Trip

June 5th: Last Day of School Fun


Click link here to pay your dues: 


Link to payment plan for dues:






The Raven - $5,000+

The Olsen Family

The Poet - $2,500+


The Kottler Family

The Maag Family

The Fenner-Tsavachidou Family

The Shin Family

The Lewis Family

The Sparker Family

Marcos Cortez & Dana LeDoux-Cortez

Jihoon Lee's Family

The Scoggins Family

Bitty & Beau's Coffee Houston


Children's Hour Montessori

Anvil Cards


The Storyteller - $1,000+

The Butkus Family

The Hopson Family

The Stein Family

Daniel & Gwen Morales


The Tutos Family

Sherri Hughey

West U Smiles

Plascencia Catani Family



The Cornelius Family

The Sasaki Family

Erskine & Yuli Black

Vilar-Iniesta Family

Nevermore - $500+

Paul & Lauren Chapman

Adria Buckner's Family


The Buening Family

The Martin Family


Chamber Door - $250+

Chavarria Family

The Wade Family

The Vykoukal Family

Family of Divya McDonald

Ben & Melissa Flack

Angela and Mario Chairez

The Bells - $50 or More

DeVon Family



Aaron Chang & Geneva Li

Balkanyi Family

Blaine River Jordan

Moe Connect Management