Bring Your Dad to School
All dads are invited to come to school with their student(s) on October 24 from 7:30 to 9:00am. Go to class with your child and then report to the cafeteria for juice, coffee, and donuts at 8:15. Dads will get a firsthand experience of life in the classroom. Make plans to attend! You may want to consider signing up to be a part of our Watch D.O.G.S. program. Please visit the Forest Creek Watch DOGS website for more information.
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!
TAG Parent Information Night
Save this date if you’re interested in the gifted and talented program at Forest Creek Elementary! The TAG parent information night for testing is going to take place on November 11, 2014 in the library. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:15pm.
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.
After School Clubs
Scrabble Club will begin next Friday, October 10th. This 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 beginning October 6th. Applications are available on the school website. Turn your completed application into the flower pot outside of Mrs. Loftis' room #409 by October 6th. 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.
Service Club Toy Drive
The Service Club is having a toy drive to benefit Dell Children's Hospital and to bring awareness to OMS. OMS (Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome) is a rare childhood disease that has no cure. The doctors think it is caused when the child's immune system tries to fight a cancerous tumor and instead attacks the brain. The brother of one of our first grade students has this disease and her mom came and spoke to the Service Club to raise awareness. She is helping us lead this Toy Drive, which benefits Dell Children's. Our goal is 150 new toys. Please bring the new toys to the box by the office by November 14. Toys like Legos, Barbies, play dough, coloring books, cars, stuffed animals, and games are recommended. Thank you so much for your donations. They will help make a sick child very happy!
PTA Reflections Contest
The PTA Reflections contest is coming. The theme is, “The World Would Be A Better Place If...”. The contest’s six categories are Dance Choreography, Photography, Film Production, Musical Composition, Visual Arts and Literature. The contest is open to every student in the school. Entry forms and guidelines can be found at http://www.txpta.org/programs/reflections.
• Entries are due Oct. 24 to Ms. Arnold (Art Teacher).
• Judging will take place the week of Oct. 27
• Gallery night, showcasing everyone’s artwork, is Nov. 13.
Please contact Reflections Committee Chair Letty Torres with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-635-0066.
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