November 15, 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.




Sign Up for the 2018-2019 FTE Science Fair...  

The FTE Science Fair sign-up link and informational packet is posted on the front page of our Forest Trail website. Interested participants must sign up on-line by December 21st at the latest. The Forest Trail Science Fair will take place on January 30th for grades K-5. The top projects in grades 3-5 will be eligible to compete in the Austin Energy Regional Science Fair on February 23, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Buthe at


Science Fair Sign Up


FTE Science Fair Packet 2018 - 2019


How to do a Science Fair Project



Congratulations FTE!


Socktober was a HUGE success! Our FTE students donated 6,538 pairs of socks for those less fortunate. Tuesday night Mrs. Hitt and her 5th grade homeroom had the privilege of personally delivering over 850 pairs of socks to Caritas in downtown Austin. With the cold snap the donation couldn't have been more timely nor the example shown to the kids more poignant.

Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Hitt made sure that the remaining socks were distributed to local shelters and places in need for many cold toes in Austin this year! Additionally, Mrs. Lewis and children helpers stuffed socks and made care packages with toiletries and other helpful items.


Please let your children know that their generosity and hard work this past month will be much appreciated for a long time from those in need.


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 @



No homework night is Friday, November 16.

Thanksgiving Break is Monday-Friday, November 19-23.

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 27 as we discuss Facilities. Visit for more information.

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


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Monday - November 19, 2018
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Tuesday - November 20, 2018
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Wednesday - November 21, 2018
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Thursday - November 22, 2018
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Friday - November 23, 2018
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