September 14, 2017                 

Forest Trail Elementary


We Need Your Help!


Forest Trail is blessed to be in a situation in which families are able to volunteer, visit and participate in a variety of ways. We love our families and all they do to contribute to our successes. Please help us ensure student safety by signing in at the office whenever you visit our campus in any capacity.  Our staff loves our Falcons very much and will investigate any adult who is has not been identified as having been checked in the office. I've listed a few reminders regarding our FTE procedures and expectations.  Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation.



If you are delivering lunch for a child, simply bring their lunch to the front office, and our amazing staff will ensure its delivery.  Should you decide to stay and have lunch with your child, we ask that you sign in to the front office and obtain a Visitor's Badge.



We love our helpers and life would be very different without them.  All volunteers are required to enter through the front doors and obtain a Visitor's Badge from the office prior to checking in for your assignment. Thank you for the generous donation of your time.



Be advised that teachers will not release students to parents from the playground without first seeing a "Check Out Sheet".  These are obtained in the front office when a parent signs their student out from campus for an appointment or similar situation.  The playground, being a campus shared space, requires the same protocol as the physical building. Occasionally, recess precedes lunch and for those arriving early, it presents the opportunity to observe students from the fields, road and/or fence. Parents must have a badge for these instances as well.



If your child will be absent for any reason (illness, doctor appointments, traveling, etc.), the district requires a parent to send an email to fteattendance@eanesisd.net, reporting the absence and the reason for the absence.


Thank you for all you do and have a great weekend!


FTE Destination Imagination Team Formation Q&A Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20th, 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.*

WHERE: FTE Art Room 20


*Intro for those new to DI at 7:45 a.m., followed by team formation efforts.  If you already know all about the program, feel free to come share your experiences or join us at 8:00 a.m. for the discussion.

FTE students can join friends in the cafeteria until the first bell.

CONTACT: kdunning@eanesisd.net  


International Dot Day is tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 15th!

Help us celebrate by wearing your dots to school!

Individual Student Picture Day is Thursday, Sept. 21st!

Orders can be placed on line at mylifetouch.com using FTE Picture Day Ordering ID: JD177109Y0.



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

·       Stop by Chick-Fil-A located in the Village at Westlake between 4 – 8pm.

·       When ordering let them know your receipt should go into Forest Trail Elementary Spirit Receipt Bucket.

·       Enjoy and Be Happy Knowing You've Helped Support FTE!!


Bingo Night is Saturday, September 23rd!!!  FUN Event for the Whole Family!!

·         Doors open at 5pm with first game at 5:30.

·         Come out for a chance to win some green!

·         Great raffle prizes will be unveiled next week!

·         Cash or Check Only – Come be part of this fun family night!!

·         Come Enjoy Austin Pizza, popcorn and fun treats!!


Many Volunteers are needed to make this a successful event!  Sign-up at http://signup.com/go/esgyJXq or email our chairs Anne Grigg or Laura Robinson at ftebingo@gmail.com.


Only One Week Left to Support Your Tribe and Win Some Prizes - No Hassle Is Wrapping Up!

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 close to 50% of our goal with only ONE week left!!


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!  



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.

Get 60 BONUS BOX TOPS at HEB when you buy any 10 Box Tops for Education products, in one trip, between now and September 19th.  Certificate is delivered instantly at checkout.  If you don't receive your certificate go to customer service.

Look for your Box Tops Collection Sheet in the Thursday Folders and online at http://fte.eanesisd.net/booster-club.   We earned $4,110 through Box Tops last year.  That's $1,644 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

Friday, September 29th – Falcon Frolics


Critical Volunteer Needs!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BINGO! Many Volunteers are needed to make this a successful event!  Sign-up at http://signup.com/go/esgyJXq or email our chairs Anne Grigg or Laura Robinson at ftebingo@gmail.com.


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!


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 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!


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
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Thursday - September 21, 2017
All day
Friday - September 22, 2017
All day
Saturday - September 23, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


4101 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas 78746


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