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. The hosts will set the date, price, number of attendees, and confirm their social with our Social Chair, who will then place your social online for sales and email you a list of everyone that signed up for your social. It is the responsibility of the hosts to advertise the social through flyers, email, social media, etc. and then to email the guests specific details of the event. Please be advised that any socials occurring in the school building need approval from Mr. Amerson. 

Below are examples of past Poe Socials. Whether you would like to resurrect an old social or create a new one, please contact our Social Chair to get started.

TEACHER HOSTED SOCIALS

 

PARTY LIKE A PRESCHOOLER

This event is for POE COoperative Nursery School alumni students, K-5th grade. Alumni students will revisit their fun times on the beloved POE Co playground, enact an adult authored story, make play dough and their own yogurt parfait. Be prepared to play, get messy, and have lots of fun!

Hosts: POE COoperative Nursery School Teaching Staff

Previous Date: Tuesday, April 12th 3:15-5pm

Open to: 15 POE Co Alums, up to and including 5th graders

Cost: $40



2ND GRADE CINCO DE MAYO FIELD DAY AND FIESTA

Calling all second graders for a fun filled afternoon of field day games. Pizza and ice cream to celebrate. No parents allowed!

Hosts: Second Grade Teachers

Date: Friday, May 5th 3:30-5:00pm POE Playground

Open To: 15 Current Second Graders

Cost: $40

 

FIELD DAY WITH THE 3RD GRADE TEACHERS

Come to field day with the 3rd grade teachers!  Each teacher will have an 'old-school' field-day station set up. We will be grilling hot-dogs and finish with Popsicles and a water balloon fight!
Hosts: 3rd Grade Teachers
Date: Wednesday, May 10th 4:00-5:30pm
Location: Poe Elementary Playground
Deadline to purchase: Sunday, May 7th
Open To: Up to 50 Current 1st - 5th Grade Students
Cost: $30

 

4TH & 5TH GRADE FREAKY FRIDAY

These lucky 4th & 5th grade kids will get their very own evening party under the Poe pavilion with pizza, strobe lights, cool music, and wild party games with prizes for the winners. The 5th grade teachers will be on hand to supervise and entertain. This is a party no older Poe kid will want to miss.

Hosts: Kristi Mayces, Sarah Baber, Joanna Hubbard, Jamieson Sermo, Kat Espinosa, Tyler Truax

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 Time: 6-9pm


Open to: 50 current 4th & 5th graders

Cost: $40

 

DOGS ON DECK WITH AMERSON

Principal Amerson and the entire staff are firing up the grill to cook hotdogs for your child during his or her lunch period.

Host: Mr. Amerson

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 (Subject to change)

Open to: All POE Students

Cost: $15

 

STAFFORD'S DAY AT THE MUSEUM

Calling young artists! Spend the day with POE’s art teacher, Mr. Stafford, at one of our city’s artistic gems-The Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He will guide the children through exhibitions that range from impressionism to contemporary. After the tour, everyone will enjoy lunch at the museum. What a great way for kids to connect their classroom to classical art!

Host: Mr. Stafford

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 am-2pm

Open to: Limited to 8 Students in 1st-5th Grade. Two adults are needed to chaperone the event. Children must be dropped off and picked up at The Museum of Fine Arts.

Cost: $100

 

MAKING HAIRBOWS WITH MS. FREEMAN

I will be teaching the kids how to make and decorate hair-bows. We will assemble them and the kids will take them home at the end.

Host: Ashley Freeman

Date: Monday, April 10, 2017 from 3:30-5:30

Open to: 15 current Poe 3rd grade - 4th grade students

Cost: $50

 

SCAVENGER HUNT AT THE MENIL

Our clues will take us to the Menil Collection, The Rothko Chapel, The Byzantine Fresco Chapel and even the Dan Flavin Installation Hall! Following our fun run in search of art, we will enjoy a lazy lunch on the lawn!

Hosts: Carmen Carfello and Angelique Lasseigne

Date: Saturday, April 30 1-3PM

Open To: Twenty 2nd-5th Graders

Cost: $40

 

EPIC JAM SKATE PARTY

Come roll with Ms. Carfello at Dairy Ashford Roller Rink! We will skate, sing and dance while enjoying pizza and ice cream!

Host: Ms. Carfello

Date:Saturday, May 6, 2017 time to be determined

Open To: 10 3rd-5th graders

Cost: $50

 

PRE-K AND KINDER ZOO ANIMALS

Come enjoy an afternoon of learning about animals with your favorite Pre-K and Kinder teachers as they bring an amazing interactive experience with live zoo animals from The Houston Zoo. Snacks will be provided.

Hosts: POE Pre-K and Kinder Teachers

Open To: 20 Pre-K and Kindergarten Students

Date: Thursday, April 28th 3:30-5:30pm

Cost: $40

 

HOUSTON ZOO EXPERIENCE & PICNIC AT HERMANN PARK

This event will provide a fun, unique, and inspirational experience while fostering appreciation and knowledge of animals in their natural habitats at The Houston Zoo. Children will also have a picnic at the beautiful Hermann Park. Kids are to be dropped off and picked up at the zoo gate.

Hosts: Jill Calderone

Open To: 10 Students, Any Grade

Date: Saturday, April 2nd 9am-1pm

Cost: $40

 

SKY HIGH SPORTS TRAMPOLINE PARTY

Calling all barefoot fun-seekers to an afternoon of bouncing fun at Sky High Sports! This event will take place on a Monday or Wednesday in May. Students will leave straight from school and return to the school at 7pm. Snack included.

Hosts: Kristi Mayces and Hayley Simmons

Open To: 6 Students Currently in 4th-5th Grade

Date: Monday or Wednesday in May

Cost: $50

 

SECOND GRADE FIELD DAY AND PIZZA

Calling all second graders for a fun filled afternoon of field day games. Pizza and ice cream to celebrate. No parents allowed!

Hosts: Second Grade Teachers

Date: Friday, April 29th 3:30-5:30pm POE Playground

Open To: 15 Current Second Graders

Cost: $40

 

THIRD GRADE GOES BOWLING

How about an afternoon of bowling with your 3rd grade teachers? Test your bowling skills, enjoy snacks and have fun. Watch your teachers complete against each other. Come join the fun!

Hosts: Ashley Freeman

Date: Thursday, May 12th 3:30-5:30pm at Palace Lanes

Open To: Up to 12 Current Third Grader Students

Cost: $40

 

FOURTH GRADE LASER TAG

Fourth grade teachers will host a laser tag event for fourth grade students to participate in the back of the school.

Hosts: Katie Gilliard and the POE 4th Grade Teachers

Open To: 20 Fourth Grade Students

Date: Friday, May 13th 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $40

 

SCHOOL ON THE LAKE WITH MS. BAYLON

School on the lake with Ms. Baylon…no math, reading, science, or social studies involved. The day’s learning targets will be: How to wakeboard, wake surf, tube, and just have fun with you and a group of POE friends on Lake Conroe. A professional instructor will be on board to assist participants. Lunch and beverages provided. Host: Ms. Baylon & Shonna Simpson. Date: Summer 2016, 10am till dusk. Open To: 6 Students. Cost: $100

Date: Summer 2016

Open To: 6 Students

Cost: $125

 

FILM MAKING FOR KIDS

Children will explore script writing, story boarding, stop animation, acting, directing, sound operating and editing to make their own short films.

Date: 6 week course (Mondays after school at POE) March 7th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, 18th, 25th Host: Carmen Carfello

Open To: 8 Fourth- Fifth Graders

Cost: $150

PARENT HOSTED SOCIALS FOR KIDS
 

MOTHER - DAUGHTER HOLIDAY TEA WITH SANTA

The tradition continues as mothers and daughters brew up elegant lifelong memories at this special Poe holiday function. The annual event includes our darlings all dressed up, fancy finger foods, fun crafts, and more. Young ladies of any age (Pre-K through 5th grade) will love this event.

Hosts: Paige Fajkus, Lauren Pham, Annie Polasek, Karen Rugaard, Shannon Witz, Leah White

Open to: Limited to 25 mothers and their daughters, age Pre-K through 5th grade

Cost: $50 per mother (daughter(s) up to a total of four are complimentary).

Host families for this social do not pay entry fee.

 

MOMS VS KIDS KICKBALL

Trust us, you and your kids will have a BALL at the annual moms versus kids kickball game on the Poe playground. We will have pizza, popsicles, a D.J., and fine competition.

Hosts: Julie Axelrad, Nancy Christensen, Paige Fajkus, Lesli Rowell

Open to: First 30 players in 2nd-5th grade (moms play free)

Cost: $40 per student

 

BOYS DODGEBALL

How fun will this be? Your boys and parents will get together to play a fun filled games of dodgeball. Your kids will have a blast. We will have pizza and popsicles.

Hosts: Dorian Nodler

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016 3:15-5:30pm POE

Open To: 25 boys, 1st-5th graders

Cost: $40 for each warrior

 

NERF GUN BATTLE

Ready, Aim Fire… You have been targeted for a NERF WAR at POE Elementary! Reserve gun and Ammo at the POE Auction. Don’t forget to wear camo. Don’t miss out!

Hosts: Morgan Camp, Joell Doneker, Liz Eich, Valerie Moore, Lia Nguyen

Date: TBD 3-5pm at POE Playground

Open to: 30 Students, Grades 1-5

Cost: $40

 

FOAM PARTY

Our foam party will create a lasting memory as your kids get covered in bubbles and have a blast at our wet and wild foam party. This is an event your kids won't want to miss!

Hosts: Angela Reamer, Karen Rugaard

Open to: 20 Children

Cost: $50

NEVER HAPPENED

 

FATHER - DAUGHTER DANCE (NOW CALLED THE DARLING DAUGHTER DANCE)

For the first time at Poe Elementary, we bring you the Poe Father - Daughter Dance from 7-9pm in the Poe Cafeteria. Lots of fun dancing and dance contests with the fabulous DJ Jeffrey and a photo booth to capture those fond memories. Fathers and Daughters can dress up and make it a night to remember. Goodies and Refreshments offered by hostesses.

Hosts: Heather Byrnes, Jill Calderone, Angela Chairez, Kathy Galvis, Laura Henry, Bindu Jose, Michaela Lamoureux, Aubree Nichols, Maria-Martha Powell, Joanna Spires, Eve West

Date: May 12th, 7-9pm POE Cafeteria

Open To: All Girls

Cost: $20/person

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH (with Snoballs & Karaoke!)

All Poe kids are invited to sign-up for this End-of-Summer/Back-to-School bash!  We will break out the popcorn maker, snoball/shaved-ice machine, and the karaoke player to impress the kids!  We are determined to squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer before school starts! A great way to end the summer break with friends and fun on the Poe playground!

Hosts: Leslie Wubbenhorst, Leah White

Date: Sunday, August 27th

Open To: All students

Cost: $20

 

PARTY LIKE A SUPERHERO

Come Party Like a Superhero at this All Kindergarten Superhero Social. Wear your favorite superhero costume and defy gravity in a bouncy house. When you need to energize your powers, take a break and grab a refreshing popsicle. All superheroes will want to attend this party!
Hosts: Katherine Smith, Laranne Breagy
Date: Saturday, May 6th
Open to: All Kindergarten Students
Cost: $20

KIDS + CRAFTS

Come make a cement stepping stone just in time for MOTHER'S DAY! Each child will get to make their own personalized stepping stone to keep for ever! Snack included.
Hosts: Annie Polasek, Shannon Witz
Date: Wednesday, April 26th from 4 - 5:30 pm @ Tree House Arts + Crafts
Open To: 10 students of all ages; Parent Drop Off
Cost: $60


PICNIC PARTY WITH DIESEL

Go outside and have a picnic and kick the soccer ball around on Poe Playground with Diesel, the Mascot for the Dynamo's. This will be during the school day at Poe Elementary. Date in the spring TBA and coordinated with Houston Dynamo.
Date: Parents will be contacted after auction with date.
Open to: 50 students of all ages are welcome to event
Cost: $25
Donated By Houston Dynamo
NEVER HAPPENED

 

2ND GRADE GIRLS POOL PARTY

Come splash and play with your 2nd grade besties! Parents are welcome to join the fun too! We will be grilling both kid and adult friendly entrees with a mix of yummy sides. Plus, for the adults, there will be plenty of COLD adult beverages to help beat the heat!

Hosts: John and Laura Brickey and Mitja and Tina Peterman

Date: Saturday, June 3rd 10am to 1pm

Open to: All 2nd grade girls and their families

Cost: $20.00 - Cost is per person

 

DINOMITE MUSEUM PARTY

Stomp on over to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for a dinosaur adventure! This afternoon includes dino treats, crafts, hands-on experience with fossils and a tour of the bigger-than-a-football-field dinosaur hall. Parent must accompany child at all times. Limited to 20 kids.

Hosts: Amy Potts

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 2:00-4:00pm

Cost: $40

 

FIFTH GRADE BOYS END OF YEAR POOL PARTY

Let's have a year end pool party and celebrate our boys graduating from their final year at Poe! The kids will work up an appetite swimming! Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served!

Hosts: Tina and Mitja Peterman

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 10am-2pm

Open To: Ten 5th Grade Boys

Cost: $2

ADULT SOCIALS

 

CRAFTS + COCKTAILS

Come have a fun night crafting and shopping! Make a craft, have a drink and shop at one of the cutest boutiques in Houston, the Lark Shop formerly know as Pattywhacks! 20% of the proceeds will be donated back to Poe! We will have lite bites and a signature cocktail!

Host: Annie Polasek

Date: Thursday, April 27th 6:30 - 8:30pm

Open to: 12 parents

Cost: $50

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PARENTS’ BRUNCH

Parents let’s get together to celebrate the new school year. Whether it's your baby's first day of kindergarten or your pre-teen's first day of ''senior year'', you will want some coffee, mimosas, yummy brunch food and company! Join us at Heather Houston’s home.

Hosts: Heather Houston, Jennifer DeLange, Raina Willick

Date: August 27th

Open to: All Parents

Cost: $40

 

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BRUNCH

A little taste of New Orleans! Celebrate the return of Spring in a festive Jazz Brunch! Featuring traditional New Orleans food and of course, music! Book your babysitters now and Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler.

Hosts: Leslie and Rob Wubbenhorst

Date: Sunday, May 7th 12:30-3pm

Open To: 18 Adults

Cost: $50

 

CERVEZAS Y CARNES-DAD'S SOCIAL

Come join other POE Dads and Friends of POE Dads for an all-you-can-eat and drink social at a local pub. POE Dads will be treating you to various meals on the grill and various drinks from the bar. Come and enjoy hanging out with old friends, meeting new friends, and watching sports on TV while feasting like a proud POE Dad!

Hosts: Ronnie Blewer, Bryce Cramer, John Davis, Brooks Elliot, Ryan Witz, Rob Wubbenhorst

Date: Sunday, April 23rd or Sunday, April 30th

Open To: Unlimited

Cost: $40

 

SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY

Pack your bag and head down to Rockport, Texas to get away from it all. Plan to arrive Friday night for dinner and drinks on the bay. On Saturday, we will go into town for a little shopping and lunch and then head back to the bay for a whole lot of relaxation. After breakfast on Sunday, we will drive back to Houston in time for lunch with your families.

Hosts: Allison Teheng, Annie Polasek and Paige Fajkus

Date: TBD

Open to: 10 moms

Cost: $150

 

STAFFORD AND SAUVIGNON!

Tree House Arts + Crafts brings you STAFFORD and SAUVIGNON!! Whether its cabernet or blanc you will enjoy a fun night of creativity painting with the world renowned art teacher our very own, Mr. Stafford! Pattywhacks will also offer 10% OFF on shopping!!

Hosts: Fletcher Stafford and Annie Polasek

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 6:30 - 8:30PM

Open To: 10 spots. Open to adults 21 and up

Cost: $10

 

COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION

Mingle with new and old friends during this fun, casual evening of Cocktails and Conversations to support our wonderful POE Elementary fundraising efforts! Principal Amerson will be there to enjoy the opportunity to visit with parents. This will be a fun evening filled with food, drink, and camaraderie at the home of Steve and Alicia Blaszak-Howe. We hope that you sign up soon to join us!

Hosts: Melissa and Matt Bueninck, Alicia Blaszak and Steve Howe, Erika Park and Austin Kimbrough, Heather and Ryan Slie, Kirk Kanady and Maria Sosa

Saturday, May 19 @ 7-10pm at the home of Steve and Alicia Blaszak-Howe

Open To: 60 Kinder parents

Contact: Alicia Blaszak @ alicia.blaszak@woodplc.com

 

SCOUT & CELLAR WINE TASTING

All parents are welcome to come enjoy a wine tasting while discovering the amazing wines that Scout & Cellar has to offer. These CLEAN-CRAFTED wines are carefully chosen throughout the world to provide you great wine without any of the chemicals, preservatives or additives often found in mass produced wines.

Bring your friend or your spouse!

Hosts: Nicole Vogler, Heather Houston & Catherine Governale

Date: Friday, May 11th @ 7pm

Cost: $30

Open To: 24 parents & friends

 

VINOLOGY WINE TASTING

Calling all aspiring sommeliers! Join us for an evening of wine tasting at Vinology. We'll taste a variety of wines that retail for $60. Don't miss out! Each person will get 1/2 glass of 4 different wines to try. These wines retail for $60.00 in restaurants. The cost will be $30.00 per person and there are 24 spots available for purchase.

Hosts: Riseden, Rugaard, & Reardon Families

Date: Tuesday, April 10th @ 6-8pm

Location: Vinology on Bissonnet

Contact: Heather Reardon @ hcurran1@yahoo.com

Cost: $30

Open To: 24 Poe Parents + Friends

 

GREEK NIGHT ON ROBINHOOD

Fun-filled night ……Greek Style! Put on your dancing shoes, bring your appetite, and make your way to The Polydoros home at 2315 Robinhood. You will be tantalized with homemade Greek food, delicious Greek pastries, beer, wine, ouzo, and mextaxa. Greek music and dancing will round out the evening and leave you shouting Opa!

Hosts: Chrisy and George Polydoros, Julie and Jonathan Axelrad, Alisa and Drew Mengwasser, and Cathy and Robert Moore

Date: Saturday, April 16th 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Polydoros Home 2315 Robinhood Houston, TX 77005

Open to: 50 Adults

Cost: $60 per person

 

WIGS, WINE, AND WILD WOMEN-POE MOM’S SOCIAL

Come Wig out with your favorite Wild Women (POE Moms) and enjoy wine, crepes, and games! This fun annual moms social is one not to miss! Wear your favorite wig and win a prize! Enjoy crepes from POE Family “creative Crepes”, wine, games, and fun times meeting other POE moms.

Hosts: Anjanette Blewer, Laura Brickey, Jigna Cooper, Dana Duplantis, Sara Hebert, Lil Kades, Karen Morgan, and Lesli Rowell

Date: Friday, April 29th, 6:30-9:30pm at DuPlantis’ Home

Open To: Unlimited

Cost: $40 per person

 

CREOLE & JAZZ NIGHT

Come and enjoy an evening of cool jazz and a creole inspired dinner featuring an appetizer, entrée, and dessert at The Hawkins’ Home. Meal catered by Bon Monje’. 2 drink max alcohol. Tea and coffee will be served.

Hosts: Rollin and Jacqueline Hawkins

Date: August 20, 2016 6-8pm

Open To: 30 Guests

Cost: $40

 

COME SAIL AWAY WITH ME!

Rock the boat! Set sail on the S.S. Poe with experienced captains, Doug and Jonathan, and your charming cruise hostesses, Julie and Michelle. We’ll disembark in Clear Lake and head out to lovely Galveston Bay for a day of racing in the wind. Fabulous food and, of course, Doug’s famous sailing drink, Dark N’ Stormy, will make this a relaxing, fun filled day.

Hosts: Michelle Dugan and Doug Shoemaker, Julie and Jonathan Axelrad

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Open to: 10 Adults

Cost: $100 per person

 

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