November 08, 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.




Kindergarten GT Assessment Process


The process to identify our kindergarten GT students has begun. If you are interested in assessing your kindergarten student, please give your consent by clicking on the "Kindergarten GT Consent for Assessment Form" button posted on the Forest Trail website in the "News" section at the bottom. Parents have until December 14, 2018 to register your children for assessment. If you have questions about assessment, please see the slides from the parent meeting held November 5, 2018 at Valley View or contact Shannon Harvey at

Purchase Your FTE Yearbook Now


Purchase your yearbook online at: They are on sale for $25. Price will increase on December 22nd. Yearbooks are a first come first basis and can ONLY be purchased online and no extras are ordered.


Additionally, the 5th grade pridelines are for sale! There is a hard deadline of February 15, 2019 and no exceptions will be made. Visit and select "yearbook ads" and follow the instructions online.


If you have any questions please contact Kim Fromberg @

FTE Spirit Night at Jason's Deli November 14th


Wednesday, November 14th is a NO COOK Spirit Night at Jason's Deli! Feeding your family and supporting the FTE Booster Club is as easy as 1,2,3!


1. RSVP below and go to Jason's Deli between 5pm and 10pm on 11/14.

2.Tell them you're there for Spirit Night when placing your order and they'll donate 15 percent of your order back to the FTE Booster Club.

3. Enjoy your night (and no dishes to do!)—and thanks for your support!


Click this link to RSVP   


Thank You FTE Parent Volunteers!!!


Staff Appreciation Committee Co-Chairs, Alison Bogle, Colleen Dartez and Katie Tucker, would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the following committee members for their hard work and contributions during the past conference luncheons:

Shelley Bates, Emily Bevan, Lauren Burris, Heather Campbell, Paige Darby, Kristen Dharamsi, Nicole Duncum, Elizabeth Elias, Marya Fowler, Kate Hall, Veronica Hernandez, Jenny Hillman, Elizabeth Hooks, Melissa Howitt, Marianne Inman, Deirdre Kilgard, Joy Krienke, Mandy Mazry, Melissa Olen, Stephanie Owens, Brenda Pollard, Ana Maria Qualman, Stephanie Rollins, Andrea Romero, Sharon Rossie, Katie Ruback, Lydia Tsai, Diana Uhlaender, Marjet Ulmann, Megan Ulmann and Jessica Wright


Invite Your Veterans

to our

 Forest Trail Elementary Veterans Day Festivities



When?  Monday, November 12

Assembly Time?  8:45 a.m.

Where?  Forest Trail Elementary Cafeteria


A Continental Breakfast for Veterans and Adult Guests (students can go to the cafeteria) 

begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Forest Trail Library.


Please R.S.V.P. to

Please include the number of adults attending the breakfast as well as the name(s) of the veteran(s) attending the assembly.


Veterans are invited to wear their uniforms.


Other activities include:


  • Photo Booth with photographer for our Veterans and their families in the FTE art foyer
  • Preferred seating for our Veterans in the assembly (front and center)
  • Special song tributes to our Veterans
  • Presentation of colors by Pack 30, Den 2 Senior Webelos Cub Scout Den
  • Special speaker at the assembly:  David Smith, Co-founder and Executive Director of Pure Joy Foundation, Former US Naval Officer and F-14 Tomcat pilot
  • Hallways adorned with special patriotic artwork



Sr. Webelos Halloween Candy Drive


FTE's 5th Grade Cub Scouts are sponsoring a Halloween Candy Drive benefiting Mobile Loaves and Fishes.


Please bring unwanted candy to Forest Trail by Friday, November 9th to donate to this amazing foundation.


Donation boxes will be available in the FTE Front Office, and the Foyer by the fish tank. Thank you for supporting the Sr. Webelos and Mobile Loaves & Fishes!

Cleaning out your Closets? De-Cluttering?


We may have a place for your unwanted/unneeded items!


  • DVDs- Community First has opened their library and are searching for DVDs to add to their collection.
  • Unopened travel size shampoo or soap are also wanted. This is FTE's tenth year to provide toiletry care packages to the homeless. By the end of this year we will have donated over 15,000 packages to local food pantries. If you travel and stay at a place where these are provided, please consider bringing home your unused products.
  • Aluminum pull tabs are being collected and donated to the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Clean, re-usable shopping bags will be collected and brought to local food pantries so that those getting groceries may have bags to carry their items.


Any of these items may be brought to the FTE gym, There will be a collection box placed by the equipment room doors. We appreciate your generosity!


Thank you to Dr. Courtney Carr for donating toothbrushes!!!

Old/Used/New College T-Shirts Needed!

My niece, Lindsey Etter, is a first year teacher at Barbara Bush Middle School in Farmers Branch/Carrolton, Texas. Every Wednesday they have, "Wear Your Favorite College T-Shirt Day" to promote college preparation. Sadly, most students can't afford a shirt. Our wonderful FTE staff has donated 25 shirts, but there are 1000 students, so I'm trying to collect as many as possible. If you have a college t-shirt you could donate, please send it with your student or drop it by my office.

Thank you in advance for your help with this!

Monica Etter
School Counselor FTE




Coffee with Principal Spraberry begins at 9am and a presentation by the FTE RTI (Response to Intervention) Team begins at 9:15am in the FTE Library. We hope to see you there!


Come join the class of 2031 parents for a one of a kind kindergarten parent social!

Saturday, November 10th at 7pm.

Camp Kinder! Come dressed in your camping chic or lumberjack wack as we enjoy an evening filled with great food, drinks and s'mores around the campfire. It will be a night you won't want to miss! Get your tickets soon for this sell-out event!





Join Eanes ISD for Family Coding Night on Wed, Nov 28 at Westlake High School. Explore computer science side-by-side with your student. Coding Classes (sign-up required) and Tech Stations on robotics, coding, 3D printing, drones, STEAMcarts & more. 

Eanes ISD is beginning discussions on items for a potential 2019 bond. We invite the community to join in on November 13 & 27 as we discuss Facilities. Visit for more information.

Spotlight, featuring Hyline, Star Steppers & Dance, is Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 PM in the PAC at Westlake High School. The show is FREE and all are invited.

Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard presents highlights from last year as well as challenges & opportunities facing our District. Upcoming presentations are Nov 14 at Hill Country MS and Nov 16 at Valley View ES. If you missed the presentation at your child's campus, join us at any of our other campus presentations. Visit for full schedule.

Shows run Thursday, December 6 - Sunday, Dec 9 at the Westlake Community Performing Arts Center. To buy tickets, visit


Thursday - November 8, 2018
All day
Friday - November 9, 2018
All day
Monday - November 12, 2018
All day
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Tuesday - November 13, 2018
All day
Wednesday - November 14, 2018
All day
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday - November 15, 2018
All day



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