August 31, 2017                 

Forest Trail Elementary


International Dot Day 2017 at Forest Trail


International Dot Day 2017 will be celebrated Friday, September 15. The inspiration for Dot Day originated from Peter H. Reynolds book The Dot. In the book, Vashti is discouraged in art class and her teacher says, "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti realizes she is great at drawing dots and the more she practices the more skillful she becomes. By the end of the book Vashti is encouraging another student to take the same risk she did. So, we are celebrating taking reasonable risks, creativity, and encouraging others. Classroom teachers will be reading the story, discussing it, and participating in various activities. Please have your child dress in dots that day to celebrate.

Picture Day is Coming ... Thursday, Sept. 21st!


Individual student pictures will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 21st.  Picture order forms have been sent home in the student's Thursday folders. Orders can be placed on line at mylifetouch.com using FTE Picture Day Ordering ID JD177109Y0.



Anaphylaxis, Asthma & Seizure Medication and Authorization Forms


If your child has asthma, seizures or a life-threatening allergy (risk of anaphylaxis), EISD requires that you provide medications and a new emergency care plan or action plan (completed and signed by your child's physician) annually before the first day of school.  If you are running behind schedule, please take an Asthma Action Plan, Seizure Action Plan and/or Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan to your doctor as soon as possible.  You can download forms from the EISD website.


Linda Kimbrough, RN, BSN


(512) 732-9165


Mark Your Calendar ... FTE Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night is Thursday, Sept. 14th!


Settled into the back-to-school routine, yet? Well, make No Cook Spirit Nights part off your routine! Stop by Chick-Fil-A at Westlake Village on Thursday, 9/14 from 4-8pm. Feed your family, take the night off cooking and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the FTE Booster Club when you mention our school at the register—it couldn't be easier! Thanks for your support & see you there!

*** IMPORTANT*** Families will need to mention that they are with FTE at the Register, so a button may be pushed to count that family's purchase toward our donation amount. We'll have a sign on the front door to help you remember!



No Hassle Fundraiser Updates – Support Your Tribe by September 23rd with two weeks left we are at 21% of Goal!! 


We are so grateful to all of the Forest Trail families who have already made their donations to the 2017 No-Hassle Fundraiser, our Booster Club's primary fundraiser of the year. We are at 21% of our goal with a little over two weeks to go! 


Thank you for your support of our children, teachers, staff and community!  Be sure to donate by September 23rd via the HUB http://tinyurl.com/ftenohassle or Venmo  (FTE No Hassle or @ftenohassle).


Our goal is 100% participation.  Prizes will be awarded to the classes with the highest percentage participation in each grade and classes that reach 100% participation.  Plus, every family that donates will be entered to win one of several family-friendly gift cards--make your gift early for better chances to win!  


Congratulations to last week's raffle winners: Deirdre & Mark Kilgard, Dawn & Wes Breyfogle, Stephanie D'Angelo, Ann & Jeffrey Poe, and Andrea & Scott Ross.  And congrats to Heather Sheffield, winner of a gift basket from Sanctuary Boutique at last week's Booster Club meeting.


BINGO Night at Forest Trail is Saturday, September 23rd!!

Doors open at 4:45 / First game starts at 5:30pm

Join Forest the Falcon and have a blast while raising money for your school
Win Cash Prizes playing BINGO
Win GREAT Raffle Prizes!
Enjoy Austin's Pizza, popcorn and treats for purchase
If you would like to volunteer for this great event please sign-up at http://signup.com/go/esgyJXq

Event is CASH OR CHECK. Come early: Early Bird game payout is 50% of sales… the more



The class that turns in the most Box Tops by September 22nd will win an EXTRA RECESS!  The teacher of the winning class will win 2 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Tickets and Popcorn and Soda!  


Student Prizes:

1st - $25 Gift Certificate to Austin's Pizza

2nd - Gift Certificate to Amy's Ice Cream

3rd - Turn in 50 Box Tops and receive a Gift Certificate to the School Store and a chance to win a vinyl monogram from Kelley Edwards Design.

Look for your Box Tops Collection Sheet in the Thursday Folders, attached to this newsletter or online at http://fte.eanesisd.net/booster-club.   We earned $4110 through Box Tops last year.  That's $1644 more than the year before!  Let's see if we can earn even more this Year!  Expired Box Tops will not be counted.  Thank you for supporting FTE through Box Tops!  Please email kelley.a.edwards@gmail.com with any questions.


STEAMfest (formally Sciencefest)

STEAMfest is rolling our way on Friday, November 3rd!   If you are interested in presenting at STEAMfest (all presentations/demonstrations under the STEAM umbrella welcome) please contact Leslie Odom at lesliedmullen@gmail.com.
Mark Your Calendars!

Thursday, September 14th – Spirit Night at Chick Fil A from 4 – 8pm!

Thursday, September 14th – First Popcorn Snack Day

Friday, September 15th – Last day to purchase directory and update information  

Thursday, September 22nd – Box Top Deadline

Saturday, September 23rd – BINGO



Critical Volunteer Needs!


Popcorn shift volunteers.  Did you know that popcorn is booster club's 4th largest fund raiser of the year?   The popcorn committee is in need of three to five more volunteers to fill the 8:00 – 9:30 shift.  You only need to volunteer for 1.5 hours ONCE per month! 


If you can give your time to this great tradition please contact Mia Townsend to learn more at miattownsend@gmail.com or 512-608-7777 and don't forget to purchase your child's popcorn before September 14th via the HUB!!


3rd Grade Host Home Needed for Parent Social If you are interested in hosting a parent social at your home please email: fteparentsocial@gmail.com.  Thank you as all other grade levels have host homes!  Look for dates/themes and how to purchase tickets soon!


AUCTION PARTY!!! – Our auction chairs will soon be unveiling this year's theme, but if you want a sneak preview and want to be part of the best party of the at FTE email fteauction2017@gmail.com to find out how you can volunteer, become a sponsor and join the party! No time commitment too small here – it literally takes a tribe to put on this amazing party and fundraiser!


FTE Garden – Fall growing season starts September 18th!  No gardening experience is necessary.  All equipment and information provided.  Come learn with our students!  Please contact Victoria Lavi at victoria@lavi.us if you would like to volunteer with our gardening committee!


FTE Directory Verify, Advertise, Create and Purchase!


Information verification deadline is Friday, September 15th. Please email ftedirectory@gmail.com with any updates to your information that is printed in the directory.


Advertise or give a shout-out to your student! – Great way to support and advertise to your FTE community. Special messages to your students (those outgoing 5th graders perhaps) are also welcome (several different sizes and prices to select from in our directory pages). Please contact Ann Boren at ftedirectory@gmail.com for more info.

Don't forget to purchase your directory at https://www.studentinfohub.net/fte/default.taf?process=&logout=now Deadline is September 15th for directory!


5TH Grade Parents!

Interested in helping plan an incredible year for our outgoing 5th graders (graduation, end of year party, t-shirts, and so much more….).  Please join our chairs Carrie Wilkin and Kim Noonan at the Wilkin home on Tuesday, September 12th, at 10am for the kick-off meeting.  Address is 832 Stonewall Ridge Lane, 78746. If you are interested in volunteering and can't attend the meeting please email Carrie Wilkin at carriewilkin@hotmail.com.


Thursday - September 7, 2017
All day
Friday - September 8, 2017
All day
Monday - September 11, 2017
All day
Tuesday - September 12, 2017
All day
Wednesday - September 13, 2017
All day
Thursday - September 14, 2017
All day
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday - September 15, 2017
All day
Monday - September 18, 2017
All day
Tuesday - September 19, 2017
All day
Wednesday - September 20, 2017
All day
Thursday - September 21, 2017
All day



4101 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas 78746


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