November 29, 2018       


Welcome Back, Falcons!  I hope everyone enjoyed the week off and had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  For those wondering, my house is still standing, the dog did not catch fire and the turkeys came out great.


This time of year it is not uncommon for lives to get a bit hectic.  Demands on schedules, planning, events and finances all join forces to create a little extra pressure that we may not normally have in our lives.  In coming back to school, we are jumping into a crazy dash to the end of the semester.  Maybe not as crazy as that TAMU vs LSU finish…but close.  As we speed toward the new year, I want to encourage everyone to continue assuming the good intent of others while being the amazing models of what we expect for our students. 

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


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 @



If you've missed the State of the District at a campus, or you're a community member who wants to hear about the school district, please join us! Spread the word to your neighbors who may not have students in EISD!

We invite the community to join the discussion on our fourth category, Student Programs & Support. Dec 4 & Dec 11. Visit for more information.

Free for everyone. Photos with Santa, Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Bouncy House, Children's Choirs, Facepainting, Holiday Treats, Live Music, Games and more!

Learn, share & celebrate the history of our community on Dec 10, 11:30 AM at the Westbank Community Library.

WHS Choir will be hosting a new event in the Westlake High School Black Box Theatre. The Princess Tea will feature all of the Disney Princesses (along with a few villains!)  The event is for elementary age students and their parents.  A show will be presented in the Black Box Theatre followed by an interactive tea with our princesses with lots of opportunities for photos. Each attendee is encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess and all will receive a wand, crown, and tea cup from the event. Two shows available Dec 2 @ 1:30 PM & 4:00 PM. Get your tickets at

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


Thursday - November 29, 2018
All day
Friday - November 30, 2018
All day
Monday - December 3, 2018
All day
Tuesday - December 4, 2018
All day
Wednesday - December 5, 2018
All day
Thursday - December 6, 2018
All day
Friday - December 7, 2018
All day
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


1203 Loop 360 South, Austin, Texas 78746

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