FTE TRAIL BLAZER

January 11, 2017                 

Forest Trail Elementary

PRINCIPALLY SPEAKING

Happy Thursday and Happy New Year, Falcon Families!

 

I hope everyone had a joyous holiday season and got a little down time with your precious kiddos while they were home.  My family and I took full advantage of the extra time for resting up.  Personally, we enjoyed hosting relatives at our house for the holidays.  Seeing snow in Austin twice in one month was quite the surprise, and setting off fireworks in the snow on New Year's Eve is something I hope my kids can remember for a long time.

 

I am excited for what the upcoming year has in store for us.  Forest Trail staff returned on Monday morning in order to get back into the swing of things and to prepare for a building full of students.  We are so happy to have our Falcons back (maybe as happy as you are to send them back) and have loved hearing their stories of their antics during their time away. 

 

As we move forward in the second semester our SEL focus will be on kindness and being concerned for others.  Not coincidentally, FTE's Annual Food and Diaper Drive kicks off next week and will provide our students with a real-world opportunity to apply kindness and empathy in a real way.

 Wear GREEN To School Tomorrow!

 

Tomorrow we are asking all staff and students to please WEAR GREEN or 'team parker' shirts, (if you have one). We are going to be taking a school photo on the field tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 12th, to show our support and love for a fellow falcon and his family during this difficult time. If your child doesn't have a green shirt or clothes, please have them wear something mostly or partially green. Thank you for your help and support.

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Lastly, look who's home!!!  

 

The EEF Spirit Award has returned!  EEF awards the campus with the highest participation rate with this gold cup.  Thank you, Forest Trail Community, for your participation in support of EEF and the students of EISD.

Is there a FTE Staff Member You Would Like to Recognize...

 

Falcon Finest Acknowledgements

Please join me in spreading those feel good vibes around our campus.  Everyday our bus drivers, custodians, office staff, and teachers are doing incredible things.  If there is a FTE staff member you would like to recognize for their contributions, please let  me know by clicking the link below.

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SCHOOL NEWS





ATTENTION PARENTS:
The counseling department would love to invite you to our first parent book club. We have chosen How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. Please see flyer below and if interested click the link below  to add your name to our group. Books are available on amazon. Our first meeting will be Friday, January 19th, at 2pm in the library. Please read the first few chapters for group discussion. We look forward to seeing you there! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJaKtxq3pDPRnWv6DB9ZVWRfIWS--_5uJbexRFTjGmAOQMnQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

EEF

Our teachers are our stars of the district, help us make sure they continue to SHINE! Join us for the 2018 EEF Gala on Saturday, February 24th at the JW Marriott Austin. Tables on sale now at www.EanesEducationFoundation.org

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Forest Trail Yearbooks  

Reserve your copy of the Forest Trail Elementary School ALL COLOR yearbook.  Make sure your student has their very own yearbook so the memories of this year will not be forgotten.  BOOKS ALWAYS SELL OUT AND CAN ONLY BE ORDERED ONLINE!  

 

Personalize your yearbook with your child's name on the cover for $5 until March 1st.

 

Go to www.balfour.com Type Forest Trail Elementary to order.

 

Attention 5th grade parents....Pridelines are back this year!  Parents must go online (www.balfour.com -- Yearbook Ads) to design your ad and pay for it.  The 1/8 page ad is $15.00 and only available to 5th grade parents or family members!  The hard deadline is February 16th, so don't delay as no exceptions can be made to this.  There are only a certain number of spots in the yearbook for these so they are on a first come, first serve basis.  

BOOSTER CLUB CORNER

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FTE Annual Food & Diaper Drive January 16th – 26th.

Benefiting Central Texas Food Bank!

 

Please donate healthy, non-perishable foods in non-breakable packaging each morning between January 16th and January 26th outside of the art rooms! For every 5 food items or one package of diapers your child brings, he/she will receive one of six different autographed pictures of Forest the Falcon!

 

The most needed items include:

·  canned low sodium vegetables (pop-tops are great!)

·  canned fruit

·  dry pinto beans

·  brown rice

·  healthy cereals

·  canned meats

·  peanut butter

·  diapers

 

If you and your FTE student(s) would like to volunteer to help with the drive OR if you have a 5th grader that would help run the drive on one or more of the mornings please contact Allison Johnson at allisonburdenjohnson@gmail.com. 

 

46,000 hungry Central Texans are nourished each week with the help of Central Texas Food Bank!

 

WHEN GROCERY SHOPPING FOR YOUR FAMILY, PICK UP SOME EXTRA ITEMS FOR ANOTHER CENTRAL TEXAN FAMILY IN NEED!

Tuesday, Jan. 16th is SPIRIT DAY - All DAY at MOD Pizza

 

MOD Pizza at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. is sponsoring an ALL-DAY Spirit Day for FTE Booster Club on Tuesday, January 16th.   MOD will donate 20% of your bill when you bring the FTE Spirit Day Mod Pizza Sponsor Flyer (flyer can be printed from FTE Booster Club Website or the FTE Booster Club Facebook page - https://sites.google.com/a/eanesisd.net/fte/booster-club/community-partners)

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FTE GALA & AUCTION – CASINO GAMES, FOOD, DRINK, ENTERTAINMENT AND INCREDIBLE AUCTION PRIZES!!


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD     6:30-11:30PM
ONE WORLD THEATER

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
@ http://bit.do/fteauction2018


VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT – BUT YOU CAN STILL BE TREATED LIKE A VIP IF YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A SPONSOR (DEADLINE IS JANUARY 19TH TO BECOME A SPONSOR – SEE BELOW)


 Is your business interested in becoming a sponsor at the best FTE event of the year?  Several sponsorship levels available (see below for levels and information on details of sponsorship at https://sites.google.com/a/eanesisd.net/fte/booster-club/auction)

 

THE LEADER OF THE PACK                           $7000
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD                   $5000
THE HIGH ROLLER                                          $3000
THE HEADLINER                                             $2000
THE PIT BOSS                                                 $1000
THE DEALER                                                   $500


Do you have a second home or timeshare you would like to donate? Interested in offering a gift card or service from your business? We would love to include your donation in the auction!  All donations are tax deductible as the FTE Booster Club is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Contact our solicitation chairman, Mercedes Smith, at fteauction2017@gmail.com or (512) 422- 3110 for more details.

 

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4th Grade Tacky T-Shirt Parent Social Tickets On-Sale Now!

 

Buy Yours at: https://www.studentinfohub.net/fte/default.taf?process=&logout=now

 

Join your fellow 4th Grade Parents on the evening of Saturday, January 27th, in your tackiest t-shirt at the home of Brian & Grayce Parker for a night of dinner, drinks and conversation!

EISD INFORMATION

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday - January 11, 2018
All day
 
Friday - January 12, 2018
All day
 
Monday - January 15, 2018
All day
 
Tuesday - January 16, 2018
All day
 
Wednesday - January 17, 2018
All day
 
Thursday - January 18, 2018
All day
 
Friday - January 19, 2018
All day
 

COMMUNITY ED & BEYOND 

FOREST TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4101 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas 78746

http://fte.eanesisd.net

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