August 23, 2018       


Welcome Back, Forest Trail Families!


We are so excited to have our Forest Trail students back in our building!  Our teachers have been so busy preparing their classrooms, and our custodians have done a miraculous job getting our building ready for our Falcons.   Everyone's hard work translated into a great first day of school!  Thank you for sending us such eager and prepared children.


I sincerely hope your summer was filled with fun and adventure!  My family transported our chaos to Port A for a week of family vacation time before we gave our children to the in-laws who held down the fort while Carly and I visited Mexico.  We shared the jungle with crocodiles, coati and iguanas.  I golfed in the jungle for the first time and learned that my excuses for poor shots translate well.


I wanted to remind everyone the brand new FTE Booster Club website is now live!  It has been completely overhauled and is much more user friendly.  Click here to stay informed of campus events and all things Booster Club.  FTE would like to extend a very enthusiastic 'Thank You' to Staff Appreciation Committee members Alison Bogle, Colleen Dartez, Carissa Milam and Katie Tucker for providing a delicious Taco Deli breakfast for staff on our first day back to work.  Additional thanks to Shannon DeLeon for her efforts in creating our campus Spirit Wear.  Be sure to get your FTE Swag while you can!


Lastly, I have the privilege of introducing you all to two new staff members.  As you know, retirement called and took away two of our staples in Mrs. Seelig and Nurse Kimbrough.  Please join me in welcoming Amy Tillman, our new librarian, and Amy Gaither, our new nurse, to FTE.  In the meantime here are some words they have shared.





Amy Gaither 


I'm honored and excited to serve our students and their families as the new school nurse at Forest Trail Elementary! I've previously worked in a hospital setting for over a decade in critical care, medical-surgical, and most recently as a member of the trauma team at Dell Children's ER here in Austin. My husband, our two man-cubs, and I moved to Austin from north Idaho in early 2017 and have been enjoying all of the hiking, parks, libraries, and especially keeping cool swimming this summer. I look forward to a great year working together to keep your little buddies safe and healthy!



Amy Tillman


I am very excited to be the new librarian at Forest Trail Elementary!  This will be my 14th year teaching in the district. I am originally from Vermont and now live in Southwest Austin with my husband, two sons, and two dogs.  I spent the summer visiting family in New England and reading the 2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet books. There are some great reads on the list!  Please keep sending me your "Caught Reading" summer photos for the library bulletin board.  I look forward to meeting all of you in a few weeks.

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.





Aug. 20th - 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Kindergarten (Cafeteria)

Aug. 24th - 7:30am to 8:15am – 1st Grade (Classrooms)

Aug. 27th - 7:30am to 8:15am – 5th Grade (Classrooms)

Aug. 28th - 7:30am to 8:15am – 4th Grade (Classrooms)

Aug. 29th - 7:30am to 8:15am – 3rd Grade (Classrooms)

Aug. 30th - 7:30am to 8:15am – 2nd Grade (Classrooms)


These meetings are "Adult Only Meetings".


Library News





Welcome to Forest Trail for the 2018-19 school year. 


We have been hard at work "rolling out" a new website and are extremely proud of the finished product. Please explore this site for information about Booster Club projects, contacts, special events and volunteer opportunities. It will be your main source of information from Booster Club as well as our online store for popcorn, directories and much more. We look forward to a wonderful year!! 


FTE Booster Club Website


Leslie Odom & Kelley Inmon


The GT Consent for Assessment Form for Grades 1-8 is available until August 31, 2018 @ 11:59PM. There is a parent information meeting on Monday, August 27 @ 6PM. See details below.

GT Parent Meeting


Thursday - August 23, 2018
All day
Friday - August 24, 2018
All day
Monday - August 27, 2018
All day
Tuesday - August 28, 2018
All day
Wednesday - August 29, 2018
All day
Thursday - August 30, 2018
All day
Friday - August 31, 2018
All day
All day
Monday - September 3, 2018
All day


4101 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas 78746

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