December 6, 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.



FTE Chick-fil-A Spirit Night December 12th




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 @



SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 FTE Auction Party

Get ready to shake your palm-palms, FTE parents! Our adults-only 2019 Forest Trail Auction Party will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at The Belmont on 6th Street in downtown Austin. So mark your calendars and get ready to beat those winter blues with a night of great food & drinks, fundraising, and flamingling with your fellow FTE parents!


In November, the Board heard reports on several topics including the official and final enrollment update, new course proposals for 2019-20, the third category review (facilities) for a potential bond and the annual college admissions report. You will notice there are numerous opportunities for discussion and involvement; please participate as you are able.

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

Everything is marked down. Come get Westlake merchandise, including the famous $5 t-shirts! 100% of the proceeds benefit every player, team and coach at WHS. Chap Store is located inside the Chaparral Stadium. Sale runs December 12, 13, 14 & 19 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

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


Thursday - December 6, 2018
All day
Friday - December 7, 2018
All day
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday - December 10, 2018
All day
Tuesday - December 11, 2018
All day
Wednesday - December 12, 2018
All day
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday - December 13, 2018
All day
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday - December 14, 2018
All day
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM



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