September 13, 2018       


Dear Neighbors,  


Thank you for a wonderful first few weeks of school!  We are very pleased to be back into the swing of things, building relationships and learning.  This year we are using the wise words from a dear friend, Mr. Rogers, to guide us and serve as reminders of how unique our work is and how privileged we are to be able to do what we do.   Thank you for sharing your children with us, and we are so very fortunate to be in the FTE neighborhood.


A few reminders/housekeeping items as we close the week:


Please remember that ALL student drop offs and parent pick-ups are to take place at the front of our building.  Students are not to be picked up or dropped off at the rear entrance of the school as we are not staffed to ensure student safety in that location at those times, and we must keep the back drive accessible to the buses.


Tomorrow, FTE will celebrate International Dot Day.  We are encouraging our students to wear dots on Friday, September 14, to celebrate taking risks, creativity and encouraging others.  The dottier the better!  You can refer below for more details.


The staff at FTE would like to thank Mary Katherine Stout & Kate McGrath for feeding us and supporting our Booster Club at the same time.  The pizzas and salad from MOD Pizza were a welcomed surprise and were very much appreciated.


On that same note I wanted to thank everyone who ate at MOD Pizza yesterday! I appreciate your patience at the was my first day behind the line (that's what it's called in the biz) and I apologize for any delays or missing cups! It was so great to see such and amazing turnout and my fellow MOD co-workers were impressed with the number of online orders! As always, thanks for showing your support and being there for Forest Trail.


Have a great weekend!


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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.



Celebrate Dot Day- September 14, 2018


International Dot Day 2018 will be celebrated Friday, September 14. The inspiration for Dot Day originated from Peter H. Reynolds book The Dot. In the book, Vashti feels frustrated in art class and her teacher says, "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti realizes she is capable 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 Thursday, Sept. 20th


Individual school pictures will be taken on Thursday, Sept. 20th.  Picture order forms will be sent home in the student's Thursday folders.  Orders can be placed on line at using FTE Picture Day Ordering ID: XY608176Q0. 


A new addition this year is that all on-line orders qualify for a free 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly.

Falcon Frolics


On Friday, September 21, 2018, 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 8:40am - 10:10am. These three grade levels will take part in thirteen different activities. They will participate as a homeroom.


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


The third session will be for kindergarteners. It will take place from 11:45am - 12:30pm. 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! Below are links to follow if you would like to volunteer to help run a station:


Grades 3-5

Grades 1-2



Thank you for your help. We look forward to seeing you at Falcon Frolics.                                                                                                                                             

Jane Lewis and Kelly Thomson

Popcorn Volunteers Still Needed!


We are in need of one more Popcorn volunteer to fill a 7:00-8:30am shift beginning on October 4th and repeating once a month. Weekly popcorn snack has been an awesome tradition at Forest Trail for many years and is much appreciated by our amazing students and faculty, in addition to being a huge fundraiser for our school. We need all our popcorn teams filled in order to keep the popcorn popping! Please reach out to Mia Townsend @ or 512-608-7777.




Important Reminder To Register Your Child Today!


Dear Parents,


If you have not done so please go to to register your child in our system. This is the system we use for STEAM Fest, popcorn, Birthday Cards and much more!!

Every student needs to enroll if they want to participate in STEAM FEST!!


Support FTE through the No-Hassle Fundraiser!


We are so grateful to all of the Forest Trail families who have already made their donations to the 2018 No-Hassle Fundraiser, our Booster Club's primary fundraiser of the year.  Our goal this year is 100% of families participating with a suggested donation of $130 per student.  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 following classes are in the lead in each grade as of Monday night:


Kindergarten:  Chen

1st grade:  Brightwell

2nd grade:  Bailey

3rd grade:  Crain

4th grade:  Brookshire

5th grade:  Wendell


Congratulations to last week's raffle winners: Sharon & James Rossie, Jennifer & Michael Grimes, and Liping Weng.  And congrats to Daisy Cramer, winner of a gift basket from Sanctuary Boutique at last week's Booster Club meeting.


Learn more and donate online via the new Booster Club Website by September 29th: ftenohassle2018



Bingo Night is Saturday, September 29th!!!  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 Embellish gift card, Altitude gift card, Candy Tower, extra recess and more….

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

·         For purchase: Enjoy pizza and other fun treats!

·         Join in the fun and wear your favorite team's jersey!



We also need volunteers to make Bingo a success! Sign-up at LqivrCY  or email our chairs at



The Eanes ISD Board of Trustees is looking for parents & community members to serve on a formal advisory committee called Envision Eanes.

As we begin the 2018-2019 school year, students are getting to know new teachers and new classmates. As parents and educators, our wish is for our children to build strong positive relationships with adults and peers. Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps students...

The Fall Eanes ISD Community Education Enrichment Catalog is out! Take a look at the variety of options we have - sports, languages, performing arts, robotics and more.  View Fall Enrichment Catalog.

Hyline clinic

Calling all Dancers!! Kindergarten through 5th grade!!  If you want to dance on the field with the award winning Westlake Hyline then register now for their Youth Dance clinic which takes place at Westlake High school on October 8th from 9am-1pm!  Participants will then perform at the Westlake Freshman Football Game on October 11th. All dance levels are welcome! Visit the Hyline website, to register.


Thursday - September 13, 2018
All day
Friday - September 14, 2018
All day
Monday - September 17, 2018
All day
Tuesday - September 18, 2018
All day
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Wednesday - September 19, 2018
All day
Thursday - September 20, 2018
All day
All day
Friday - September 21, 2018
All day


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