March 14, 2019       




I want to be one of the first to wish you a safe and happy Spring Break!  The weather seems to be cooperating and we should have a great week to get outside and enjoy.  Whether you're traveling or staying local I hope your week away is full of family and fun.  Thank you to our wonderful Staff Appreciation Committee for the surprise treats to send us away in style.


This time of year, also marks our attempts to begin planning for next year.


At Forest Trail, we believe that each teacher offers a unique set of strengths to his/her students. When students experience a variety of teaching styles during their educational career, it helps develop them into well-rounded adults who are comfortable working in any environment and competent in all academic areas. Sometimes, this process can be difficult for students. However, we believe that there is value in the struggle. Though it is never easy to watch your child struggle, it does give you an opportunity to parent (as in the verb), and it gives your child an opportunity to develop confidence, perseverance and resilience. At the same time, there are occasionally circumstances that you, as the parent, believe should be taken into consideration before we place your child into a class for the upcoming school year.  In that case, I would like to hear from you.  Beginning the Monday, we return from Spring Break, a green information sheet will be available for pick up in the office for you to complete and return.  This sheet is an opportunity for you to provide any insights into your child and is due back to the office by April 18, 2019. In order to allocate our full attention and time to the planning of best placement of every student at Forest Trail, we are really holding to April 18th as the final day for submission of these forms and late submissions will NOT be considered.  This allows for an appropriate amount of planning time with all the busy activities that occur as the year begins to wind down.  This informational form is the standard for all of the Forest Trail families as opposed to individual emailed requests. Your comments will be viewed by myself, your child's current teacher, and the school counselors as we finalize class lists.  All comments will be read and considered, however specific teacher requests will NOT be granted.  Thank you for trusting us to find the best fit for your child.


Have a great Spring Break!


Attention All 5th Grade Parents - Please remember to take care of these action items for your 5th grader!


Please submit photos of your 5th grader with friends from each year they have been at FTE to this Dropbox if you have not already done so. We want to be able to feature every student in the video at graduation on the last day of school.


If your 5th grader will be able to attend the end of year party at Lost Creek Country Club on the last day of school, please login and make that payment through the FTE Booster Club webpage here. Registration and payment for this event is required to attend.


If you have not already let us know how you would like to see and hear your child's name during graduation, please find their name and fill in columns D and E here. Each class is on a separate tab in this googlesheet.


Please email Allison Johnson at with any questions.

Parent Volunteer STAAR Monitors Needed


FTE parent volunteers are needed to serve as restroom monitors during our STAAR testing days (April 9 & 10, May 13th - 15th). Monitoring is very easy and we suggest that you bring a book or magazine to read.  Please help by signing up for one or more volunteer spots.  We ask that each of our volunteers report to the FTE office 5 to 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.  Is you should have any questions please contact Bonnie Rosson at 512-732-9160 x24008 or brosson@eanesisd.netWe appreciate your support!


Please sign up for STAAR Restroom Monitors!  Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

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Join us for the Forest Trail Book Fair March 11th-15th. Click the title to learn more.

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Registration is now open for the Mother Daughter Retreat 2019 which will be held April 26-28 at T Bar M.  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.

Kindergarten Roundup will take place on March 27th, from 9am - 10am in the FTE Cafeteria. Complete the online enrollment before attending and pick up a Kindergarten Packet in the FTE front office. Click title to learn more.

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


Parent Socials Tickets on Sale at


5th Grade Parent Social Saturday, April 6th, 6pm 
Theme: Backyard Bash
Evening will progress through the homes of Kelly and Josh Moore, Shelley and Joey Berger and Julie and Andy Hill
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



No Homework Night is Friday, March 15. Spring Break is March 18-22.

February's Board meetings included finalizing details on a May bond and then calling for a bond election to be held May 4th. The Board reviewed the Spanish Immersion program pilot and District operations including enrollment, staffing and budget. The Board also called for a trustee election for places 4, 6 and 7, which will also take place May 4th.

Student Information Verification (SIV) must be completed by Friday, March 15 @ 11:59 PM for ALL Eanes ISD Students except current graduating seniors. 


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Friday - March 15, 2019
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Monday - March 18, 2019
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Tuesday - March 19, 2019
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Wednesday - March 20, 2019
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Thursday - March 21, 2019
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Friday - March 22, 2019
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