Walk to Read Program
Help a student in Uganda, Africa learn to read by participating in a walk-a-thon at Forest Creek Elementary! This fun event is coordinated by the FCE Service Club. It will be held on January 19, 2015, which is the MLK Day of Service. Students, parents, and teachers will meet at FCE at 2:00 pm on the playground to benefit he Libraries of Love non-profit organization. The goal is to provide money to cover the cost of 25,000 books to get shipped to school libraries in Uganda. Each student will have a donation envelope where they can collect money and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the books. We will also collect new or gently used HARD covered books to send to Africa.
Let's clean out our bookcases and ask your family and friends for donations over the holiday break. The money and books will be collected from now until January 19. Give the money to your teacher and there is a donation box outside the office for books. Let's do our best to celebrate reading and help build a bridge to a better future for the children of Uganda!
Forest Creek's Got Talent!
Do you have what it takes to be a big star? Forest Creek’s third annual talent show will be held in the cafeteria on Friday, January 22 at 6:30pm. Join us for a night of showcasing our future stars!
Science Fair Coming Soon!
Do you have a hypothesis that you have been wanting to test? Is there an experiment you want to explore? Sign up for the Science Fair and test your ideas! The Forest Creek Science Fair will be held on Thursday, January 29th, 2015. Registration is open to all students. Download the Science Fair Packet HERE, complete with guidelines and rules. Completed packets are due in the office by Friday, January 16th at 3:00. Please join us later that evening, from 5:00 to 7:00, for our annual M.A.S.S Night, Math and Science Showcase.
Passport to Adventure
Thank you for joining us at FCE for our annual ‘Passport to Adventure’ Literacy Night! We had several families bring foods, games, or artifacts from their culture. We would like to say a special “Thank you!” to Ballet Folklorico for their beautiful performance!
Project-Based Learning *UPDATED*
Project-Based Learning, or PBL, is a method of teaching and learning that we practice at Forest Creek Elementary. Students gain knowledge and skills through the experience of problem solving. All grade levels have been working hard to complete a fall project. CLICK HERE to view details and pictures of completed projects.
Healthy Schools Initiative
We want students to be at school to learn all they can. But we also want to make sure that they are well and healthy to participate to their highest potential. The students and staff at Forest Creek Elementary will fight against germs this school year with an arsenal of kid-friendly sanitizer, tissues, surface wipes and a series of lessons targeted to keep kids healthy. The Healthy Schools Project aims to reduce absenteeism by limiting the number of instructional days lost to colds, flus and stomach illnesses that are common in schools. FCE students have been deputized as “Super Germ Fighters!” Please see the nurse’s website for helpful information about when you keep your child home from school during and after an illness. CLICK HERE to read the full article and view pictures from our Healthy Schools Project Kickoff!
PTA funds, including from the Direct Donation Drive, is services and programs as well as a school focus on technology in our classrooms.
Volunteer Information and Procedures
If you would like to be a volunteer at any point on campus or for a field trip this year, please complete the RRISD application now to be approved as an official volunteer. The process must be completed yearly, and can take some time. CLICK HERE to renew or complete the application. After being approved by the district, you can volunteer in many capacities at Forest Creek Elementary. CLICK HERE to see the opportunities in the classrooms, library, and with special events. Thank you for helping make FCE a great place to be!
Community Education Classes
In less than two weeks, our RRISD Community Education Session II After-School classes will begin. If you haven't registered your child(ren) yet, it's not too late! Please take a look at the RRISD Community Education website and choose a class your child(ren) would be interested in. Classes are beginning to fill, don't procrastinate!
FCE would like to thank some special volunteers for helping us get phase one of our outdoor classroom ready. On September 26th, a group of 12 volunteers from Hired Texas Job Club joined The United Way’s Day of Caring and spent the morning cleaning out an outdoor classroom area located at the back of the playground area. They pulled weeds, hauled out debris, put in a walkway leading from the track to the classroom, and built a sitting area. Stepping stones that were created by a project from our very own art teacher, Pam Arnold and the FCE Service Club and Green Paw Garden Club were used to mark the beginning of the path. Supplies for the project were funded from a generous donation from our very own Forest Creek PTA. The group worked hard and even fire ants did not stop them from completing the assigned task. Using sand, cement blocks, landscape fabric, and limestone edging stones, the area was transformed into a classroom where FCE students will be able to observe and learn from the great outdoors. This is helping teachers bring science to life for our students and we applaud everyone who helped bring this project to reality.
The Forest Creek Coyotes would like to thank our wonderful volunteers from Clean Scapes Landscaping for donating the mulch carpet for our outdoor classroom. Volunteers also worked to create a level seating and placed the rest of edging. Clean Scapes Landscaping is owned by a Forest Creek Elementary parent, Ivan Giraldo, and had many people working to help!
After School Clubs
Running Club meets every Monday after school from 2:45-3:15. Meet at the track behind the playground. This club will not meet on days of inclement weather. Parents can pick up their children at 3:15 at the back driveway.
Scrabble Club is open to 4th and 5th graders who like to play word games. Meet in the library every Friday from 2:50 to 4:00pm. Contact our FCE librarian, Mariah Smith for questions or more information: Mariah_Smith@roundrockisd.org.
The Garden Club, or Green Paw Gardeners will meet on Mondays after school from 2:45-3:30. Contact Mrs. Cindy Loftis for more information: Cindy_Loftis@roundrockisd.org .
The FCE Service Club organizes school-wide service projects, as well as doing some projects on our own. They also volunteer one Saturday morning a month at the Round Rock Serving Center. This club meets every other Thursday from 2:45-3:45pm in room 512. Contact Mrs. Bartholomew or Mrs. Fry with any questions: Pam_Bartholomew@roundrockisd.org or Elizabeth_Fry@roundrockisd.org.
FCE Writing Club is open to all 2-5 graders who love to write! Students may work on class assignments, writing for Reflections, writing for Rising Star, or free writing. This club meets every other Thursday from 2:45-3:45pm in the library. Contact Mrs. Bartholomew or Mrs. Fry with any questions: Pam_Bartholomew@roundrockisd.org or Elizabeth_Fry@roundrockisd.org.
The Computer Lab will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 2:45pm to 3:30pm for After School Computer Access. Students in grades 3-5 may come into the lab to work on iStation, Think Through Math, or any assignment / project, which requires the use of technology.
Please check the After School Club Calendar on our website to see meeting times or contact your club coordinator to see start dates and if an application is required.
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