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  • The Most Important Teacher of All
  • Become a Friend of the Library
  • POPA Coffee/Work Day, 4/4 (last one!)
  • POPA Community Service, 4/21 and 28
  • Storytime with Cory, 4/17
  • Special Visitor at Post Oak
  • Book Fair is 4/15
  • Bake Sale, 4/25
  • Dads' Club Poker Night Big Win
  • Family Movie Night, 4/20
  • Parent Perspective
  • MMUN 2018
  • Coffee with the Elementary Director, 4/11
  • MS & HS Parent Ed, 4/4
  • YCC Teachers' Afternoon Tea, 5/1
  • FISH Meetings, 4/26 and 27
  • Bearkats Celebration Banquet, 4/17
  • MS Blackwood Trip
  • Leadership Circle Cocktail Reception, 4/12
  • Art Car Parade, 4/14
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Lost and Found; Conference Day; HMI Trainees Seek Accommodations; Calendar Updates; Closing the Book on 2017–2018 Save the Date; Nanny Wanted)

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.

Newsletter Submissions

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 2018

  • The Most Important Teacher of All
  • Become a Friend of the Library
  • POPA Coffee/Work Day, 4/4 (last one!)
  • POPA Community Service, 4/21 and 28
  • Storytime with Cory, 4/17
  • Special Visitor at Post Oak
  • Book Fair is 4/15
  • Bake Sale, 4/25
  • Dads' Club Poker Night Big Win
  • Family Movie Night, 4/20
  • Parent Perspective
  • MMUN 2018
  • Coffee with the Elementary Director, 4/11
  • MS & HS Parent Ed, 4/4
  • YCC Teachers' Afternoon Tea, 5/1
  • FISH Meetings, 4/26 and 27
  • Bearkats Celebration Banquet, 4/17
  • MS Blackwood Trip
  • Leadership Circle Cocktail Reception, 4/12
  • Art Car Parade, 4/14
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Back Page (Lost and Found; Conference Day; HMI Trainees Seek Accommodations; Calendar Updates; Closing the Book on 2017–2018 Save the Date; Nanny Wanted)
  • Soft Skills Overtake STEM
  • Become a Friend of the Library
  • POPA Coffee/Work Day, 3/7
  • POPA Community Service, 3/31
  • Storytime with Cory, 3/27
  • Book Fair is next month! 4/15
  • Congrats Odyssey Team!
  • Dads' Club presents Family Movie Night, 4/20
  • Class Pictures at Bissonnet Campus, 3/28
  • Dads' Club Basketball: Wednesdays
  • Dads' Club Poker Night, 3/21
  • Happy Spring Break! 3/12 to 16—Show Your #PostOakSpirit
  • Board Brief
  • Happy Lunar New Year!
  • High School A-Term: Exploring, Building, and More
  • Bearkats Track Meets
  • Bearkats Spirit Wear
  • Coffee with the Elementary Director, 3/21
  • The Science of High Risk Behavior, 3/7
  • Summer School Registration
  • Safety at Post Oak
  • Spanish Market, 3/22
  • Upper Elementary Invention Fair, 3/8
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Annual Fund Update
  • Leadership Circle Reception, 4/12
  • HS Coffee House, 3/8
  • TexasYogini Spring Break Camp
  • Back Page (Lost and Found; Upcoming Holidays, Conferences, and other Important Dates; Daylight Saving Time begins 3/11)
  • Board Brief: Why Post Oak
  • Alumni Voices
  • Young Artists
  • POPA Community Service
  • Storytime with Cory, 2/21
  • Bake Sale, 2/14
  • Class of 2018 College Acceptances
  • Upper Elementary Invention Fair, 3/8
  • High School J-Term Presentations
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Bearkats Spirit Wear
  • Coffee with the Elementary Director, 2/14
  • FISH Meeting cancelled for February
  • Summer School Registration
  • Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Registration
  • Senior IB Art Exhibit, 2/27
  • HS Coffee House, 3/8
  • Studio June Classes
  • Back Page (Annual Fund reaches 86% parent participation; 2018–2019 Important Dates; Friday, April 20 becomes a regular school day; upcoming in-service and holidays)
  • In Memoriam | Charles Ziegler
  • The Way the Brain Has Always Learned Best
  • Post Oak Sings! Photos Online
  • Announcing Post Oak's 10th Biennial Gala Chairs
  • Class of 2018 College Acceptances
  • Board Brief: Harvey Proof
  • Book Bash
  • Storytime with Cory, 2/21
  • Notes from the Nurse
  • Braes Interfaith Ministries Food Drive Thanks
  • Parenting the Love & Logic Way, 1/25
  • Redirecting Children's Behavior, 1/30
  • Spring Conference Registration
  • FISH Meeting
  • HS Open Houses
  • YCC Parent-Child Events, 2/2
  • Back Page (Annual Fund reaches 85% parent participation; 2018–2019 Academic Calendar online; Book Fair Order Form coming soon; upcoming holidays and conference days)

Fall 2017

  • Music Connects Us
  • POPA Coffee/Work Day, 12/6
  • Grandparents' & Friends' Days Photos
  • Parent Perspectives: The Greatest Year
  • Post Oak Annual Fund–Donate Now
  • MS Galveston Coastal Trip
  • Mad About Hoops
  • Note from the Nurse
  • Keeping Post Oak Green
  • Varsity Flag Football Champs by Sally Kruse, Athletics Director
  • POPA Helping Houston
  • Post Oak Sings!, 12/20
  • Braes Interfaith Ministries Food Drive
  • Support the Virgin Islands Montessori School
  • HS Spanish Curriculum
  • Chinese Delegates Visit the High School
  • PRI & EL Parent-Child Nights Photos
  • Alumni Voices, 1/18
  • College Acceptances
  • MS & HS Parent Ed, 12/6
  • New YCC Parent Gathering, 12/7
  • Redirecting Children's Behavior, 1/30
  • Parenting the Love & Logic Way, 1/25
  • Register for Spring ASEP
  • Spring Conference Registration
  • HS Upper Level Registration Event, 12/7
  • HS Open Houses, 12/7
  • Montessori Journey, 1/19–20
  • UE Spelling Bee, 12/8
  • Back Page (Calendar Changes; Lost & Found at BC; Early Dismissal Reminder 12/21; Happy Winter Break, 12/22 to 1/9)
  • Follow the Child on the Journey to Mastery
  • POPA Coffee/Work Day, 12/7
  • Alumni Voices, 1/18
  • Post Oak Annual Fund–Donate Now
  • MS Humanities & Occupations
  • Family Fun Day: Thanks and Photos
  • Montessori Journey, 1/19–20
  • Individual photo retakes (BC & MDC), 12/5
  • Board Brief
  • MMUN Moment
  • Bearkats: MS Cross Country
  • Grandparents' & Friends' Days, 11/20 & 21
  • Post Oak Sings, 12/20
  • UE Spelling Bee moved to 12/8
  • Intro to Elementary, 11/15
  • EL Parent-Child Night, 11/16
  • YCC Transition to Primary, 11/30
  • PRI Parent-Child Night, 11/30
  • HS Admission Open House, 12/7
  • POPA Helping Houston: Community Service for the Whole Family
  • Note from the Nurse
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Save the Date for Post Oak Sings!, 12/20
  • POPA Dinner Thanks & Photos
  • Back Page (Calendar Changes; Lost & Found at BC; Notes about Driving on Campuses; Happy Thanksgiving!; Copies of Directories and Handbooks available at Front Offices)
  • Post Oak Resilience
  • Thanks to our fellow Montessori schools
  • Post Oak Annual Fund–Donate Now
  • Human Origins Trip to Arizona
  • Family Fun Day, 11/4
  • YCC Teachers' Afternoon Tea, 10/26
  • Nanny/Caregiver Class starts 11/7
  • MS & HS Parent Ed: The Important Role of Failure in Success, 11/1
  • Notes from the Nurse
  • POPA in Action: Community Service for the whole Family
  • College Counseling Event: Funding the Four-Year Experience, 11/6
  • Scenes from The Post Oak School
  • Storytime with Cory, 11/9
  • Share Your Bearkats Photos
  • High School Admission Open House, 11/7
  • Save the Date for Post Oak Sings!, 12/20
  • Board Brief
  • POPA Dinner Thanks & Photos
  • Back Page (Calendar Changes; Volunteers Needed for Family Fun Day; Printed Family Directories and Handbooks Available at the Front Offices; POPA Coffee/Work Day, 11/1; Grandparents' & Friends' Invitations Mailed at the End of October)