September 20, 2018       


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.



Falcon Frolics Rescheduled For October 3rd


Due to inclement weather Falcon Frolics has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3rd.  The new volunteer sign up sheets can be found at the following links:

3rd - 5th Grades:

1st - 2nd Grades:



Previously scheduled volunteers must sign up once more on the new volunteer sign up for Oct. 3rd. Thank you for your support!



October is Socktober!  Our Fifth Graders will be holding their annual sock drive throughout the month of October.  


To help kick it off and begin the month with our best foot forward Wednesday, October 3rd,  will be our school wide Crazy Sock Day!!! Wear your crazy and fun socks and jump in for the fun!


During October help support our Fifth Graders with this great cause by donating NEW socks - any size - any color - any style!  Next time you're at Costco, Wal-Mart or Target – pick up a multi-pack of socks and help us reach our goal.  Don't forget to write your teacher's name on the package. The class that collects the most socks will win an extra PE class!


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.


Order Your Child's School Pictures TODAY!


Individual school pictures were taken today, Thursday, Sept. 20th. Late orders can be placed on line at using FTE Picture Day Ordering ID: XY608176Q0 up to 48 hours after Picture Day.


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


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!!  5th grade shirts are now available for purchase until October 9th.


ONLY 9 DAYS LEFT to Support FTE through the No-Hassle Fundraiser!


FTE Booster Club needs your support!  Every family's gift, at any level, is valued and needed.  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 help keep our kids and teachers at the top of their game.  We need your help to make those things possible.  


Plus, your child's class could win some fun prizes! The class with the highest percentage of families participating (giving at any level) in each grade will win a Kona Ice party.  Also, each class that reaches 100% participation will win a very special surprise.  Help your child's class win!!!


Here are the class rankings in each grade as of Monday night:


Kindergarten:  CHEN 76%, Ormand 63%, Purdy 60%, Linder 52%

1st grade:  BRIGHTWELL 67%, Griffith 65%, West 60%, Dunagan 50% 

2nd grade:  HURST 62%, Bailey 60%, Hernandez 55%, Bloomer 50%, Koepsel 47%

3rd grade:  CRAIN 67%, Brandenburg 61%, Fromberg 50%, Ueckert 32%

4th grade:  THORNHILL 50%, Brookshire 45%, Ellis 45%, Robinson 41%

5th grade:  WENDELL 50%, Berrios 39%, Hitt 38%, Lindsey 37%


Congratulations to last week's gift card raffle winners: Niru Kumar & Ryan Hecker, Andrea & Scott Ross, and Heather & Brad Singleton.


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



Bingo Night is Saturday, September 29th!!! 


Forest Trail's Annual BINGO Night is less than two weeks away on Saturday, September 29th, with doors opening at 5:00 PM and first game at 5:30 PM.   We are looking forward to having your whole family join us for our football-themed evening of fun and games, but we need YOUR help to make this a successful event.   

Please go to the link below and sign up to help out!

There are also opportunities to help on Friday the 28th for set-up, during the event and then post event clean-up.  Most shifts are just ONE hour!  Please sign-up at  or email our chairs at

FTE Directory – Verify, Advertise, Purchase!


Verify!!  Information verification deadline is Friday, September 21st. Please email  with any updates to your information that is printed in the directory.


Advertise!!  Great way to support and advertise to your FTE community. Please contact Ann Boren at for more info.

Purchase!!  Don't forget to purchase your directory at  Deadine is September 28th for directory!



Q:  Will my entry be copied from last year?

A:  Yes!  Unless you submitted changes during Muffin Morning at the directory table.


Q:  How can I submit changes to my family's entry after Muffin Morning?

A:  Send changes (or new additions) via email ( or drop your form at the front office no later than 9/21/18.  Current FTE families who have new children starting will also need to submit their new student's name and grade.


Q:  Will the information I provided on Skyward Family Access (during registration in early August) be used for the FTE Directory?

A:  NO.  This is completely separate from Skyward, which is the district's online site for registration, grade books, meal plans, etc. Too many people opt-out of sharing on Skyward.  Our directory is much more complete than the online Eanes directory.


Does talking about our differences make you anxious? Are you afraid of saying the wrong thing, or offending someone else? If we have trouble talking about diversity as grown-ups, how can we help our children to navigate the diverse world they are inheriting? Join Eanes ISD parent and author, Carolyn Helsel, for a three-part discussion series on the Gifts of Diversity: Understanding our Differences through the Lens of Gratitude.

Superintendent Message: Conversations about school emergencies, and in particular school shootings, are not easy. While I do not enjoy these discussions, unfortunately, they are necessary. My hope is none of us will ever experience such a...

All schools release exactly 3 hours early. Bus routes run exactly 3 hours early.

Elementary Parent Reminders: Lunch will not be served; Remember to make any necessary changes in Campus Dismissal Manager.

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.


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