February 22, 2018       

Forest Trail Elementary


FTE Families,


Thank you for your attention to the onslaught of emails and messaging last week.  As painful as it was to flood your inbox with reminders of our new CDM (Campus Dismissal Manager), I have to commend you all for taking care of business.  As always, thank you for supporting this district initiative and for registering your child for the Campus Dismissal Management system through the Parent Portal.  The few minutes it took to register your student will enable us to get them home properly and safely while increasing instructional time through fewer interruptions.  As a campus, we are almost 100% registered and are hopeful to meet that goal this week.


Please be aware that our cut off time for making transportation changes via the "Parent Portal" is 2:00pm.  NO CHANGES will be taken after 2PM!  Please do not email your child's teacher with transportation changes.  If your child(ren) is registered for Community Ed after school classes please make sure to make those changes also through the "Parent Portal".  These changes can be made for the duration of the class.


Have a great day!

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Falcon Finest Acknowledgements

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PARENT PE PLAY DAYS - Feb. 26-28th


Parent PE Play Days will be held on February 26, 27 and 28th. A play day is when you have a special invitation to come to your child's physical education class and play with him /her. During the previous Play Days we have had over 300 parents join in the fun. Mark your calendars and come play with us!


Parent PE Play Days Schedule



Class pictures and choir pictures will be taken on Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Class picture order forms have been sent home with the students.  Order forms must be returned on Picture Day or place your order on-line today at mylifetouch.com.  Our Forest Trail Picture Day ID is: JD177038G0




BookPeople will be holding their 2018 BOOKMARK CONTEST.  Artists in grades K-6 are invited to design bookmarks based on their favorite books. Winners will have their artwork made into bookmarks distributed by BookPeople. Also, the winners will receive a $25 gift certificate from BookPeople.


Read More



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!  


Read More


Thursday, February 22nd, from 4pm – 8pm is No Cook Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A!!


It's FTE No Cook Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A this Thursday, February 22nd from 4-8pm! Drive-thru, dine-in or take out-just make sure to tell your cashier you're there for spirit night and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to FTE Booster Club! Thanks for your support!


Attention All 2nd, 3rd and 5th Grade Parents!!


Parent Social tickets for these grades are NOW on sale at on The Hub at: https://www.studentinfohub.net/fte/default.taf?process=&logout=now


Visit the FTE Booster Club Page for Complete Information, but see dates, themes and host homes below!


2nd Grade

Saturday, March 24th

Home of Chrissy and Brad Compere

Theme: Cheeseburger in Paradise


3rd Grade

Friday, March 23rd

Home of Shannon and Doug Fohn

Theme: Tacos & Tequila


5th Grade

Saturday, April 7th

Home of Katie and Doug Thomas

Theme: Camo Ball




Box Tops Due Friday, February 23rd!


The class that turns in the most Box Tops will win an extra recess!  Prizes will be awarded to the kids who turn 50 or more Box Tops.  If you have any questions about Box Tops contact Kelley Edwards at kelley.a.edwards@gmail.com.


February Box Tops Collection Sheet


2018 Climate Survey

Mandatory parent information meetings will be held regarding 2018-19 Spanish immersion. THESE MEETINGS ARE ONLY REQUIRED FOR FAMILIES NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SPANISH IMMERSION. Interested parents MUST attend any one of these meetings to be eligible for NEW application to the 2018-19 Spanish immersion program in Eanes ISD.

Easily notify campus staff of dismissal changes, absences, early dismissals and late arrivals - all online! Every parent must set up their elementary child's dismissal instructions so teachers will know where to take your child at the end of the day.

Our students, teachers and staff are our stars, help the Eanes Education Foundation ensure they continue to SHINE as bright as possible. Join us for the 2018 EEF Gala on Saturday, February 24th at the JW Marriott Austin.


EEF Gala


Thursday - February 22, 2018
All day
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday - February 23, 2018
All day
Saturday - February 24, 2018
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday - February 26, 2018
All day
Tuesday - February 27, 2018
All day
Wednesday - February 28, 2018
All day


4101 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas 78746


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