April 4, 2019       


April is here!  It snuck up on all of us and has delivered the beginnings of a very busy calendar.  Please see the following important events happening next week for our 4th and 5th grade parents.


4th Grade Parents -

Eanes ISD provides several options for math in fifth grade. Students in fourth grade will have the opportunity to select 5th grade math or 5th/6th compacted math.  A letter explaining the process will be sent out on April 11th. To help guide you in this decision, please attend an Informational parent meeting in the cafeteria on Monday, April 15th, at 9:30 a.m.


4th and 5th Grade Parents -

It's show off time!  Your children have worked hard all year, and now it's their time to shine!  Tuesday, April 9th, and Wednesday, April 10th, your child will take the STAAR test during school. 


Fourth graders will be taking the Writing STAAR on Tuesday.  Any student needing a make-up exam will take the test on Wednesday.  


Fifth graders will take the Math STAAR on Tuesday (students in the 6th-7th compacted math class will have their regular class and the 7th grade Math STAAR in May).  All 5th graders will take the Reading STAAR on Wednesday.  For those in need, make-up tests will be given on Thursday and/or Friday.


Ms. Etter would like to offer up a few reminders and tips to ensure they are prepared for testing:

·         Make it a priority to be at school on time.

·         Get a good night's rest (8-12 hours).

·         Eat a good breakfast (something protein-based is ideal).

·         Bring water and a few healthy snacks.

·         Bring a book to read when testing is complete.

·         Dress in layers.

·         Encourage your child to do their best and relax.

·         Do not schedule any medical appointments on STAAR testing days, and we ask that parents do not visit campus during testing hours.


Thank you for helping our Forest Trail Elementary students feel comfortable, well-rested and ready to do their best on the STAAR Tests!


Lastly, I wanted to she following bond information with you.


Photos of 5th Graders Needed!


Please submit photos of your 5th grader with friends from their years at Forest Trail! These photos will be used in a video on the last day of school at 5th grade graduation. Please include photos with other Forest Trail friends, ideally at FTE events like Falcon Frolics, field trips, etc (no younger or older siblings please). Here is the Dropbox link:

Order your FTE school supplies for 2019-2020 school year now.  Click the title to learn more.

Help Kindergarten with their philanthropy project "Hatching Hope".  Click the title to learn more.

Join us for the 4th Grade Parent Social.  Click the title to learn more.

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Last chance to register for the 2019 Mother Daughter Retreat. 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.

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


Dear FTE Parents,

The FTE booster club is actively filling chair positions for next year and we would love to have you join the fun. Please go to to see what
position may peak your interest.


Parent Socials Tickets on Sale


Purchase tickets for second, third and fifth grade Parent Socials at:



Box Tops for Education Due Thursday, April 18th!

Please send in your Box Tops in by April 18th. The classroom which turns in the most Box Tops will win an extra recess with popsicles, (one per grade level). Box Tops can be sent in a ziplock bag with the student's name,grade and teacher noted.


Read this flyer to learn the facts about the 2019 Bond, how the Bond proposal will affect your property taxes and more. Please share with your neighbors!

Also, join us for our upcoming Bond Presentations:

April 5, 8AM at Cedar Creek ES
April 10, 6PM at Westlake HS
April 12, 9AM at Forest Trail ES
April 17, 8AM at Valley View ES
April 26, 8AM at Bridge Point ES

Tuesday, April 9: 4th & 7th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math, 9th Grade English 1
Wednesday, April 10: 5th & 8th Grade Reading
Thursday, April 11: 8th Grade Math, 10th Grade English 2
See full testing calendar...

Join us for Summer Blast, Summer Splash, WHS Coach Athletics Camps, SAT Prep, STEM, Art, Lego Minecraft, Martial Arts and more! Register at

Eanes ISD requires legal proof of residency for all current families of students transitioning into both 6th- and 9th-grades. This is a mandatory step to confirm and complete the student’s enrollment for the upcoming school year. Read more...

Zenith is a 3-night dancing spectacular put on by the Westlake Hyline. You don't want to miss out on this Broadway-style production! To purchase tickets please visit our website at

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Thursday - April 4, 2019
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Friday - April 5, 2019
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Saturday - April 6, 2019
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Monday - April 8, 2019
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Tuesday - April 9, 2019
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Wednesday - April 10, 2019
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Thursday - April 11, 2019
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Friday - April 12, 2019
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