September 21, 2017                 

Forest Trail Elementary




I want to take this opportunity to express my advanced gratitude for your participation in the FTE No-Hassle Fundraiser. Our community never ceases to amaze, and I am humbled by your support in our efforts to provide opportunities to your children. 


Supporting our No-Hassle Fundraiser helps fund so many of the educational enrichment activities and resources that our kids love and look forward to each year, plus many of the facilities improvements and staff training & appreciation that helps keep our kids and teachers at the top of their game. 


There are only three days left to support FTE through No-Hassle and to determine which classes will get 100% participation rates needed to win the coveted Games 2U Party.  The class with the highest percentage of families participating (with donations at any level) in each grade level will win a Kona Ice party.  Plus, each class that reaches 100% participation will win a Games2U party.  Help your child's class win!


FTE Booster Club needs your support!  Every family's gift, at any level, is valued and needed.  DONATE TODAY BY GOING TO HUB OR USING VENMO! at http://tinyurl.com/ftenohassle or Venmo us @ftenohassle


Please join us for BINGO Night this Saturday, September 23rd!  Come out for a chance to win some green and enjoy Austin Pizza, popcorn and other fun treats! Hope to see you there!!!



Falcon Frolics is Friday, Sept. 29th!


On Friday, September 29, 2017 the Forest Trail PE Department will sponsor our annual Falcon Frolics.  This is a fun filled day that highlights some of the activities that the children have been involved in during their Physical Education class. There will be three sessions.


The first session will be for the third, fourth and fifth graders. It will take place from 8:40 until 10:10. These three grade levels will take part in fourteen different activities. They will participate as a homeroom.


The second session will be for first and second graders. It will take place from 10:30-11:30.


The third session will be for kindergartners. It will take place from 11:45- 12:30. These are non-competitive stations.  Participation and enjoyment are stressed.


We would like to invite you to join us for this special event. Please join us if you are available! Thank you for your help. We look forward to seeing you at Falcon Frolics.


Jane Lewis and Stephen Presley


EARLY RELEASE DAY is Tuesday, Sept. 26th, at 1:30pm.

The buses will depart two hours early. Lunch times will be as follows:

Kinder: 10:25-10:50am

1st Grade:  10:55-11:20am

2nd Grade: 11:15-11:40am

3rd Grade:  11:50-12:15pm

4th Grade:  12:25-12:50pm

5th Grade:  12:40-1:05pm


On November 7th, Eanes voters will consider dropping the overall Eanes ISD tax rate, allowing the District to access additional funds for educational programs at no additional cost.  This election is a Tax Ratification Election, or the "Penny Swap & Drop" that Dr. Leonard talked about in his State of the District presentation.  On the ballot, voters will see "Proposition A, Eanes ISD Tax Ratification Election".


In order to vote in the Nov. 7th election, you must be registered to vote in Travis County by Oct. 10th. If you have recently moved, you must register to vote again. There will be a table set up from 4:45-5:30 at the FTE Bingo Night this Saturday. You can register to vote and get more information then. If you cannot make it to Bingo Night and need to register to vote, please email heather@heathersheffield.com


You can learn more about the Penny Sway & Drop by attending an EISD State of the District Meeting or by visiting:




ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT to Support FTE through No-Hassle!

Which classes will get to 100% and win the Games 2U Party?!


FTE Booster Club needs your support!  Every family's gift, at any level, is valued and needed.  DONATE TODAY BY GOING TO HUB OR USING VEMO! to http://tinyurl.com/ftenohassle or Venmo us @ftenohassle


Results to as of Tuesday:

Kindergarten:  Linder 50%, Purdy 35%, Chen 34%, Ormand 25%

1st grade:  Martinez 43%, West 40%, Dunagan 39%, Brightwell 35%, Parolini 34%,

2nd grade:  Bailey 44%, Bloomer 28%, Hernandez 22%, Hurst 18%

3rd grade:  Crain 45%,Ueckert 37%, Brandenburg 28%, Fromberg 23%

4th grade:  Brookshire 41%, Robinson 23%, Siguenza 18%, Ellis 18%, Thornhill 15%

5th grade:  Berrios 31%, Lindsey 31%, Wendell 26%, Hitt 19%


And congratulations to last week's winners:

Ella Gilmore's family

Madison Fields's family

Sabrina and James Rossie's family

Hayden Hsu's family

The Lee family

Wren Hutson



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!

·         Raffle prizes include Vera Bradley, FTE Mystery Box, Candy Tower, Kendra Scott and more….

·         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.

What Are Our Children Doing on Their (or Others) Devices?

Join Booster Club on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, at 8:45 in the library for Coffee with Principal followed by a very special guest speaker Carl Hooker.  In this digital age we all need to be aware of what our children are exposed to on their own technology or someone else's.   Carl Hooker, the Director of Innovative and Digital Learning for Eanes ISD, will be our special guest to talk about the technology that our children are using and what we should be doing about it.  This is sure to be VERY informative and insightful for parents with kids at any age – stay on top of the technology that is being used today and will be in the future!



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!  Please email kelley.a.edwards@gmail.com with any questions.


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


Mark Your Calendars!

Friday, September 22nd – Box Top Deadline

Saturday, September 23rd – BINGO 5pm doors open

Friday, September 29th – Falcon Frolics

Friday, October 6th at 8:45 in Library - Coffee with Principal and Booster Club Meeting with Carl Hooker

Friday, November 17th – Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parent Socials (look for more details next week)!


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.



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!



Thursday - September 21, 2017
All day
Friday - September 22, 2017
All day
Saturday - September 23, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday - September 25, 2017
All day
Tuesday - September 26, 2017
All day
Wednesday - September 27, 2017
All day
Thursday - September 28, 2017
All day
Friday - September 29, 2017
All day
Monday - October 2, 2017
All day


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