February 7, 2019       


Thank you to everyone who traveled to Palm Springs last weekend in support of Forest Trail!


The Belmont was full of folks, and it was so nice to see everyone out.  As much as I enjoy seeing you here, it is always a treat to see people away from the trail.  The food, music and conversations are always a treat I look forward to every year.   Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this evening possible: The Auction Committee in their planning, The Centerpiece Contingent for their work with the class art projects, The Design and Décor Delegation for transporting us to the desert, The Gourmet Group for the refreshments and desserts, The Greenskeepers for manning the putting green, The Bling Bureau for the jewelry drop, the host with the most, Sam Boone, for emceeing the evening, and the crew of auction spotters.


Let's do it again next year!


Forest Trail would like to congratulate all of our Science Fair participants! 


We had excellent projects from every grade level.  Our judges were very surprised with the understanding of challenging science concepts, and they were impressed with how well our children conducted themselves with respect and poise.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this event successful! 


Our Forest Trail would like to specifically congratulate our top 3 projects from every grade level.  Projects in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades have the opportunity to continue further to the Austin Regional Science Fest next month.




Thank you Forest Trail for a successful Food & Diaper drive in support of Central Texas Food Bank! Our families came together and donated more than 2,000 items! When we get our final numbers from the food bank on number of pounds of food donated and the number of people fed by our drive, we will report that information here. Bennett Dharamsi from Ms. Dunagan's class is our raffle winner and will have a photo shoot soon with Forest the Falcon! Learn more about Central Texas Food Bank and how you can help keep Central Texans fed here.


Have a first-grader? Love to catch up with friends and eat great food? Have you been salivating waiting to learn more about the first grade social? Click the title to learn more.

Purchase your yearbook online at: Yearbooks are a first come first basis and can ONLY be purchased online and no extras are ordered. Click the title to learn more.

Parent PE Play Days will be held February 20, 21, 22nd. A play day is when you have a special invitation to come to your child’s physical education class and play with him/her. Click title to learn more.

Charlie's Challenge is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. It is fun-filled event that involves participating in ten different Minute-To-Win-It style challenges. The Challenge takes place after school and is held in the FTE gym on February 28 for grades 2-5. Click title to learn more.

9am - 10am in the Cafeteria. Complete online enrollment before attending. Online enrollment opens March 4 at 10am. Click title for more info.   

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 tapping the good vibes: Falcon Finest Form




On Friday, February 8th, all items in our FTE Lost and Found that have been unclaimed for more than one month will be donated to a charity.  Please be sure to check our lost and found area in the cafeteria prior to the 8th for any of your child's misplaced items.


Dear Forest Trail Families,


Thank you so much for a successful and wonderful auction. Lots of money was raised but more importantly so much fun was had by all. Thank you Logan Pike and Paige Darby and the Auction Committee for all of your hard work and dedication. FTE is lucky to have such a wonderful village volunteers. 

Auction committee:
Logan Pike, Paige Darby, Leslie Odom, Kelley Inmon, Daisy Cramer, Erin Ludwig, Sheridan Wilson, Leah Turner, Meghan Sorrel & Laura Boone

Class Art Project:
Anna Clark, Tara LeBlanc, Stephanie Owens & Heather Singleton
Sponsored by Sheridan & Hank Wilson (Sunscapes Landscaping).

Design & Decor:
Sara Barney, Heather Campbell & Anna Clark

Wine & Desserts:
Kelly Bennett & Kathleen Shapley

Putts for Pinot:
Mark Odom, Chris Cranis, Jon Ludwig & Jason Inmon

Jewelry Pull:
Kim Fromberg

MC & Spotters:
Sam Boone, Josh Darby, Jason Inmon & Scott Flack

Big Thank you to our sponsors!


Would you be interested in joining the 2019-2020 Booster Club Board?

Please email if you are interested in the following positions:

Co-President Elect (2 year commitment)
Treasure elect (2 year commitment)

5th Grade Parent Social SAVE THE DATE!!

Details:  Saturday, April 6th
Home of Kelly and Josh Moore, Shelley and Joey Berger and Julie and Andy Hill

Theme:  Block Party

Hosts:  Erica and Hobbs Allison, Shelley and Joey Berger, Stephanie and Cobie Buchman, Berkeley and Brent Claxton, Meredith and Patrick Duncan, Courtney and Chad Edwards, Kate and Scott Flack, Julie and Andy Hill, Allison and Rob Johnson, Meredith and Mac Jones, Kelly and Josh Moore, Alison and Peter Strelitz


Interested in Spanish Immersion for your K-2nd grader? Attend one of these informational meetings at Bridge Point Elementary, Cedar Creek Elementary and Eanes Elementary. We also have an evening meeting scheduled at Westlake High School. Click for more info.

Join us for a screening of Intelligent Lives, February 25, 6:00 PM. Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Click title to learn more.

Check out our catalog to learn about all the diverse academic and recreational classes we offer. Register at


Thursday - February 7, 2019
All day
Friday - February 8, 2019
All day
Monday - February 11, 2019
All day
Tuesday - February 12, 2019
All day
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday - February 13, 2019
All day
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday - February 14, 2019
All day
Friday - February 15, 2019
All day



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