December 13, 2018       


It's no secret the FTE Rocks!


Now we have the chance to tell everyone.

All six elementary schools in Eanes ISD are participating in a site-specific art installation which will be displayed outside the Central Administration building this spring. The Forest Trail art teachers have designed a work of art that utilizes river rocks or landscaping rocks. This is an intentional "nod" to the Forest Trail tradition of giving students Character Rocks. Students will paint the rocks in art class, and the installation will be moved to the Forest Trail property after the district-wide show is over. Please have your child bring in one smooth, round-edged river rock or landscaping rock. They may be delivered to the art rooms at any time.

(See image below for approximate size).


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.




We have several pairs of glasses that been found over the past two years.  They can be claimed in the FTE front office.




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 2, 2019, 7PM-12AM at The Belmont on 6th Street in downtown Austin. So break out your fedoras and palm-print apparel and get ready to beat those winter blues with a night of great food & drinks, fundraising, and flamingling with your fellow FTE parents.


Class Gift Reminder:


Homeroom class funds cover holiday, birthday and end of year gifts from the class to our homeroom, collaborative and specials teachers. It's not too late to contribute if you haven't already! Contact your class Homeroom Parent for more info.

Sometimes you might want to do something extra for a special FTE Staff member. Click HERE and find a few of their favorite things!


Early Release, December 21
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.

Winter Break, December 24 - January 7
Students return Tuesday, January 8; Staff return Monday, January 7

Eanes ISD now podcasts select speakers on a variety of topics for our community. To see list of upcoming topics and previously recorded podcasts visit


Thursday - December 13, 2018
All day
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday - December 14, 2018
All day
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday - December 17, 2018
All day
1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Tuesday - December 18, 2018
All day
Wednesday - December 19, 2018
All day
Thursday - December 20, 2018
All day
Friday - December 21, 2018
All day
All day



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