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  • Welcome Back Items Online Soon
  • ASEP Registration Coming Soon
  • World Finals for Odyssey Team
  • Congrats Post Oak Class of 2017
  • Eighth Graders Moving Up
  • Staff News
  • Congratulations HMI Graduates
  • Spring Survey Results
  • Coffee Is Good for You! Fall Coffee Dates
  • Updates from Summer School
  • Fourth of July Parade
  • Post Oak Board Brief
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Important dates for next school year; POPA Dinner, 9/12; shop & support)

About The Post

The Post is published monthly while school is in session, and covers the people and events contributing to Montessori education at The Post Oak School.

The newsletter is distributed as a printed copy to the oldest child in a family, sent electronically to all parents, and is also available in PDF form through this web page. To receive notice whenever we upload a new issue, please join our electronic distribution list. If you read The Post online and would prefer not to receive a printed version, please let us know.

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The deadline for material to be considered for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Monday one week prior to the publication day. Please direct all material in electronic form to the Communications Coordinator Elaine Schweizer: elaineschweizer@postoakschool.org. Call if you have any questions: 713-661-6688 x8049.

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Spring 2017

  • Post Oak Alumni Updates
  • Welcome Back Items Online Soon
  • ASEP Registration Coming Soon
  • World Finals for Odyssey Team
  • Congrats Post Oak Class of 2017
  • Eighth Graders Moving Up
  • Staff News
  • Congratulations HMI Graduates
  • Spring Survey Results
  • Coffee Is Good for You! Fall Coffee Dates
  • Updates from Summer School
  • Fourth of July Parade
  • Post Oak Board Brief
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Important dates for next school year; POPA Dinner, 9/12; shop & support)
  • The Post Oak Class of 2017
  • Thank You to POPA Chairs and Volunteers
  • Welcome to Our New POPA and Event Chairs
  • High School Commencement, 5/26
  • 2017 Gala and Annual Fund Dollars at Work
  • Gentle Reminder: Annual Fund pledges due 5/31
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Yearbook Distribution
  • Back Page (Important dates for next school year; Support Coach Tucker; lost and found)
  • A Year of Growth
  • Leadership Circle Reception, 5/9
  • Storytime with Cory, 5/3
  • Odyssey of the Mind: Bound for World Finals
  • National Honor Society Cabinet 2017–2018
  • Post Oak Board Brief
  • MDC Student Appreciation
  • Bearkats Celebration Banquet
  • College Acceptances and Decisions
  • Science Cafe
  • Middle School A-Term
  • Backgammon
  • High School Commencement, 5/26
  • High School Prom 2017
  • Book Fair
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Parent Gatherings
  • Afternoon Tea with the YCC Teachers cancelled
  • Volunteer Appreciation, 5/17
  • Gentle Reminder: Annual Fund pledges due 5/31
  • Back Page (Important dates for next school year; lost and found; nanny wanted)
  • High School A-Term: In Their Own Words
  • Post Oak Board Brief
  • MMUN by the Pintos and students
  • Family Movie Night, 4/7
  • Bearkats Celebration Banquet, 4/25
  • The Students that Cried Witch
  • Elementary Summer School Offerings
  • Join Friends of the Library
  • Staff Update: Adventure Ahead
  • College Acceptances
  • Screenagers: RSVP online
  • Coffee with the Elementary Director, 3/22
  • Spring Conference Day, 4/7
  • Afternoon Tea & Conversation with the YCC Teachers, 4/27
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Important dates for next school year; Lost ring; POPA Coffee/Work Day, 4/5)
  • What Does School Improvement Look Like?
  • Upper Elementary Invention Fair, 3/23
  • Lost & Found
  • Class Pictures (BC), 3/29
  • Join Friends of the Library
  • Book Fair Activities & Fun! 4/2
  • Great Gatsby
  • Post Oak Board Brief
  • Odyssey Champs
  • Studying "Dramatic Change"
  • High School A-Term Courses
  • Dads' Club Poker Night, 3/29
  • College Acceptances
  • Annual Fund Update
  • Coffee with the Elementary Director, 3/22
  • Pathways to Independence, 4/19
  • Spring Conference Days, 3/31 & 4/7
  • Afternoon Tea & Conversation with the YCC Teachers, 3/30
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Important Dates for Next School Year; Storytime with Cory, 3/28; POPA Coffee/Work Day, 4/5)
  • Items Remain: Grab Them Before They're Gone!
  • Underwriters
  • Volunteers
  • Special Thanks
  • Classroom Project Winners
  • Photos (more online)
  • Auction Vendor Booklet
  • Single Tasking and the Post Oak Experience
  • Great Gatsby Gala, 2/10
  • A Parent's Montessori Journey
  • Book Fair Pre-orders & Friends of the Library
  • Student Work at CAMH
  • Post Oak Board Brief
  • College Acceptances
  • High School J-Term
  • Coffee with the Elementary Director, 2/8
  • What Your Teenager Wishes You Knew, 3/1
  • Senior IB Art Exhibit, 2/23
  • MS Microeconomy Valentine's Special
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Bearkats Basketball
  • Back Page (Storytime with Cory, 2/22; HMI Trainees Seek Accommodations)
  • Great Gatsby Gala: Big Board Items
  • Fill the cellar—donate to the Gala wine pull
  • Prohibition Tub donated by the Fun Committee
  • Silent Auction Preview
  • Teacher Treasures
  • Social Sociables
  • Live Auction Class Projects
  • Online auction opens 2/1 at 8 a.m.
    Pre-register to view auction items and place your bid
  • Volunteers needed for setup on 2/9 and 2/10
  • Visit the Speakeasy after the auction ends
  • The Cultivation of Empathy
  • College Acceptances
  • Books Matter! Friends of the Library Info
  • In Memoriam
  • Post Oak Board Brief
  • Great Gatsby Gala Updates & Special Insert
  • Annual Fund Continues—Please Give
  • Montessori Journey presented by John Long | Register Online
  • High School J-Term Courses
  • Bearkats Basketball Dates
  • Up, Up, & Away
  • Food Drive Thanks
  • Upper EL Spelling Bee
  • Soccer Shots Spring Session Registration
  • Coffee with the Elementary Director, 1/11
  • Parenting the Love & Logic Way
  • Afternoon Tea & Conversation with the YCC Teachers, 1/26
  • Montessori into the Future, 1/25
  • Redirecting Children's Behavior
  • F.I.S.H.: Montessori in the Home, 2/3
  • Positive Discipline for Teens presented by Maura Joyce, 2/1
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Spring conference registration; Annual Report 2015-2016; Storytime with Cory 1/11; Lost & Found)

Fall 2016

  • The First 100 Days
  • Grandparents' and Friends' Days Photos
  • Great Gatsby Gala Updates & Special Insert
  • Annual Fund Continues—Please Give
  • Outstanding Service
  • Sharing and Caring
  • Upper EL Spelling Bee, 1/6
  • MS Trip to Washington D.C.
  • Bearkats Cross Country State Meet Results
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • MS Mock Trial
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Registration Open for Spring ASEP
  • Parenting the Love & Logic Way
  • Redirecting Children's Behavior
  • Spring Conference Registration, 1/3
  • Pathways to Independence, 12/7
  • Montessori Journey, 1/20–21
  • HS Admission Open House, 12/8
  • HS Upper Level Registration, 12/8
  • New YCC Parent Gathering, 12/8
  • Back Page (Happy Winter Break!; Holiday Baskets from MS Microeconomy; Early Dismissal Reminder 12/9 & 12/16; Shopping for the Holidays)
  • Happiness + Fun = Academic Success
  • Grandparents' and Friends' Days Notes & RSVP
  • Great Gatsby Gala Updates & Special Insert
  • Annual Fund Continues—Please Give
  • Notes from "iChild or I, Child"
  • Family Fun Day Photos and Thanks
  • Bearkats Are Champs
  • El Siguiente presidente de Mexico
  • Upper Elementary Trip to NCI
  • HS Students Look Ahead
  • Braes Interfaith Ministries Food Drive begins 11/28
  • Pathways to Independence, 11/9
  • Storytime with Cory, 11/10
  • Coffee with the EL Director, 11/16
  • EL Parent-Child Night, 11/17
  • The Primary Purpose, 11/29
  • YCC Transition to PRI Meeting, 12/1
  • Montessori Journey, 1/20–21
  • Studio June Classes
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Welcome Baby Lucas!; Individual Photo Retakes; Happy Thanksgiving!; Shopping for the Holidays?)
  • Family Fun Day: Game On! is the Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Mystery Boxes and Raffle Tickets
  • Event Parking
  • What to Bring
  • Family Fun Day Activities
  • Back Page (Conferences; It's Post Oak Fund Month—Please Give)
  • Raising Children in the Information Age
  • POPA Coffee/Work Day, 10/5
  • POPA Welcome Dinner: Thanks & Photos
  • It's Post Oak Fund Month—Please Give
  • Family Fun Day: Game On! Mystery boxes and more
  • International Day of Peace
  • Library Thanks Post Oak Fund Donors
  • Storytime with Cory, 10/6
  • MS Occupations & Service
  • A National Honor at My School
  • Passion for Film
  • Individual School Pictures
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • Post Oak Dads' Club Rocks!
  • Grandparents' & Friends' Days Invites
  • Museum District Campus Grand Opening, 10/5
  • Great Gatsby Gala: Fashion, Auction, Underwriting, & more
  • Parent Ed: F.I.S.H., Coffee with the Elementary Director, Afternoon Tea and Conversation with the YCC Teachers, Nanny/Caregiver Class
  • iChild or I, Child presented by Dr. Sharon Maxwell, 10/12
  • Post Oak Middle School Experience, 10/18
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Calendar; Conferences; Nanny available; Family Directory copies; Volunteers needed for Family Fun Day)
  • A Bright Future
  • Parent-Teacher Fall Conference Registration
  • RSVP for POPA Dinner
  • Order Family Fun Day T-shirts
  • Bearkats Calendar
  • In Memoriam
  • The Great Gatsby Gala Note from the Chairs
  • Museum District Campus Grand Opening, 10/5
  • A Campus with History
  • HS Admission Open Houses
  • Parent Education Events
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Calendar; Early Dismissal Reminder, 9/16; Carpool Sign Reminder; Advantage Mobile App for My BackPack)