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What’s Happening

Family Fun Night!
Join us Wednesday, December 7th from 5:00 to close, at Zaxby’s for our next Family Fun Night fundraiser!  Thanks for supporting our school!
Order Your Yearbook Today!
Don’t Miss Out on the Chance to Save Money!

As a reminder, yearbooks will only be sold ONLINE this year – cash or check payments will only be accepted in May after all pre-ordered books are distributed but don’t wait til then – they may all sell out!  The earlier you order, the less you pay!  Orders placed before December 17th are only $23 – starting on December 17th, the price increases to $30.

Go to www.balfour.com and enter Forest Creek Elementary to make your purchase – you will also be able to design and purchase your own HOWL on that same site!  A HOWL is a business card sized ad that allows you to recognize your student or a staff member in the yearbook.  They cost $8 each and must be submitted by February 28, 2017.

If you have ANY questions about the Yearbook, please contact Regina Maldonado at fcepta.yearbook@gmail.com.

Yearbook: Calling All Photographers!

We’ve had a lot of events recently and will have many more in the next two weeks before Winter Break – be sure to share them with us so that we can include them in the Yearbook! It’s really easy from your mobile devices:

Search for Balfour Image Share in your app marketplace
Download the app
Enter our project number: 726563

The password is: yearbook
(Optional: point your web browser to images.balfour.com to upload your photos from your computer)

Important Note: The yearbook staff and FCE administration will review all photos and determine final yearbook content.  We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

 

Notice of PTA Proposed Bylaws Amendment

Forest Creek’s PTA Board has proposed an amendment to the bylaws that will be voted on by all PTA members at our next General Meeting on Tuesday, January 10th at 3:15pm.  ARTICLE VI, Section 2 of the FCE PTA Bylaws – Officers – currently reads:

“The officers of this Local PTA shall be a President, three (3) Vice Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Parliamentarian.”

A proposal to amend that to include a President-Elect as an additional officer has been presented and would result in the following additions to the bylaws, if passed:

Section 3.Term of Office – Under the President Elect model, terms of office for the President and President Elect, are one year
Section 5.Duties of Officers will be amended to include a description of the president elect responsibilities – the President-Elect shall:
1. be authorized to sign on back accounts, unless prohibited by terms of employment;

2. serve as an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating and financial reconciliation committees.

3. Within thirty (30) days after the election meeting, call a meeting of the newly elected officers to

a. Appoint a Parliamentarian; subject to the approval of the newly-elected officers,

b. Appoint standing committee chairs, subject to approval of the newly-elect officers; and

c. Conduct any other business as shall become necessary; and

4. automatically become President at the end of the term.

These amendments have been distributed via the minutes to the membership and will be voted on at our next membership meeting on January 10, 2017.  Please join us in the PTA Portable at 3:15 to discuss the proposed amendment and place your vote.  If you have any questions, please contact our PTA President, Betsey Snopel, at fcepta.president@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Running Club Volunteers

We Need You for Running Club!

Due to new RRISD dismissal procedures, the PE coaches will need several parent volunteers each week to help with Running Club. Please sign up here to volunteer! Thank you!

 

 

 

Box Tops for Education

Congratulations Coyotes!  Together, we brought in 16,000 Box Tops!  We raised $1,647.30 for Forest Creek Elementary!  We also want to congratulate the following 3 classes for bringing in the most Box Tops:  1st place goes to Ms. Long’s 1st grade class, 2nd place goes to Ms. Coat’s 3rd grade class, and 3rd place goes to Ms. Adrover’s kinder class.  Many thanks to all the parents for trimming and collecting!  Together, we can make a difference!

Also, there is a new Box Tops BONUS APP!  Parents, all you need to do is download the app, buy the products, scan your receipt, and earn double the cash!  You can watch earnings stack up directly on the app!  Download the app today!
Spirit Sticks

Spirit Sticks are now on sale every Friday morning at the side entrance of the school. The kids love wearing these on the backpacks or trading with friends.  Spirit Sticks are $1 each.

For questions about Spirit Sticks or Spirit Wear please email fcepta.spirit@gmail.com.

 

Social and Emotional Curriculum in RRISD

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/elementary-social-emotional-curriculum-2-appreciation-randy-taran

 

Online Directory, Volunteering, and PTA Membership
If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to update our online directory with your information.  It is a simple way to get in touch with other families for things like play dates, parties and study help.  While you are at it, please support our school by joining the PTA and indicate your willingness to volunteer when you provide your information!
Please visit our PT Avenue website . The Organizational Code is FCE

To sign up for PTA Membership, go to “My Household” button.

To donate to the Direct Donation Drive, go to “Online Store” button.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Felker at fcepta.membership@gmail.com.

Online Directory, Volunteering, and PTA Membership
If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to update our online directory with your information.  It is a simple way to get in touch with other families for things like play dates, parties and study help.  While you are at it, please support our school by joining the PTA and indicate your willingness to volunteer when you provide your information!
Please visit our PT Avenue website . The Organizational Code is FCE

To sign up for PTA Membership, go to “My Household” button.

To donate to the Direct Donation Drive, go to “Online Store” button.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Felker at fcepta.membership@gmail.com.

 

Cash For Coyotes: A Direct Donation Drive: Click HERE to contribute online.

Contribute TODAY!!

There is nothing better than knowing that your charitable contributions are going back to your children!
We are raising funds to support our programs and services first and then we would LOVE to be able to do a large project that the whole school can enjoy!

Thanks to our generous families, this past year, we are able to add an additional sunshade over the playground, build a gaga ball pit, purchase 8 water filling/water fountain stations in the school, and purchase 7 more Mimios for our classrooms!!

NO SELLING wrapping paper, over priced candy or cookies, or coupon books! It’s a “No Fuss Fundraiser”!
If we had $25 per child donated with around 830 students, that would be $20,000!
TOP 10 Reasons to have a Direct Donation Drive
1- No more door to door catalog sales, hassling with orders, collecting money and delivering the items when they come in.

2- FCE PTA keeps 100% of the profit and puts it right back into the school for your children.

3- FCE PTA is a 501c3 non-profit organization, which means you can use 100% of your donation as a tax deduction.
Please let us know if we can help you look into that. Dell and Applied Materials both match!

4- Many corporate businesses MATCH your donation to a 501c3 non-profit.
Please let us know if we can help you look into that. Dell and Applied Materials both match!

5- Opens up a lot of free time that you would have invested in selling catalog items.

6- Shows support for your school.

7- It helps bring in and keep programs and services in our school, that we otherwise may not get.

8- It helps bring in extra revenue for campus enhancements, that we may otherwise not get.

9- A donation drive allows you create a legacy for you and your kids and shows the need to give.

10- Easy to do, one click (below) and you can donate and get your receipt right away!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

 

Family Fun Night!
Join us Monday, October 17th, at Hat Creek for our next Family Fun Night fundraiser! From 5pm-9pm FCE will receive 10% of the sales from receipts placed in a bucket by the register to collect receipts. Only valid at the location near Dell Diamond at 3700 E Palm Valley Blvd. Thanks for supporting our school!

 

Reflections

Reflections is here! It’s a program that encourages students to express themselves artistically. This year’s theme is “What is Your Story?” Using this theme, students may create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Rules and entry forms will be handed out by your teacher. All entries must be submitted to Ms. Arnold, the art teacher by Oct. 20. Gallery night is Nov. 10.
Play Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8dpI20guJg
Newspaper Recycling Contest

Don’t Throw Away Your NEWSPAPERS!

The newspaper recycling contest begins October 2nd and continues till October 31st.  Newspapers will be recycled into different projects around the school and any additional papers will be recycled through the Paper Retriever located at the school.  The class with the highest stack will receive the “Go Green” trophy and spirit sticks.  This is a great way to recycle those unwanted papers laying around the house AND help the environment!
Box Tops for Education

Don’t forget that the Fall Boxtops contest ends on October 21st!
See this flyer for more details!
Spirit Sticks

Spirit Sticks are now on sale every Friday morning at the side entrance of the school. The kids love wearing these on the backpacks or trading with friends.  Spirit Sticks are $1 each.

For questions about Spirit Sticks or Spirit Wear please email fcepta.spirit@gmail.com.

 

Yearbook Cover Contest – Only 1 Day Left!
If you would like to enter this year’s contest, please follow these Rules & Guidelines:

Please use an 8.5 x 11 white sheet of paper without lines and the design must be vertical. Fill in the page as much as possible.

The following must be in the artwork:

FOREST CREEK ELEMENTARY 2016-2017

  1. Use colors, markers, colored pencils.
  2. Please write your name, grade and teacher on the back of the paper.
  3. All designs will need to be dropped off into the basket labeled Yearbook in the front office.
  4. PLEASE DO NOT FOLD .
  5. Deadline for entry is THIS Friday October 14, 2016
    Winner will be notified shortly after contest ends.
    If you have any questions regarding the contest, please view the flyer or contact Regina Maldonado at fcepta.yearbook@gmail.com.
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registrationRegistration for New Students

NEW Students attending Forest Creek Elementary for the 2016 – 2017 school year can enroll by visiting the Round Rock ISD Enrollment website.

For 2016-2017 Incoming Kindergartners: Click the link to learn more information.

Please drop off documents from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Reminder that the following documents must be delivered to the Forest Creek Office to complete the registration process:

Parents or guardians of new students should present the following items for their child at the time of registration:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunizations record {State immunization requirements}
  • Social Security card
  • One Proof of residence in the school district:
  • Current utility bill
  • Lease agreement, if renting
  • Contract of sale, settlement statement, or a tax statement, if purchasing
  • Last report card or withdrawal form from previous school district

Click New Parent Orientation and Parent Orientation Information for helpful information about Forest Creek Elementary.

View 2016-2017 RRISD Elementary Student & Parent Handbook

Click to view the 2016-2017 School Supplies List by Grade Level

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About the Program

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) – Engage men, inspire children, reduce bullying and enhance the educational environment at your school.

WATCH D.O.G.S. is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Today, more than 2,811 active programs in 46 states participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

WATCH D.O.G.S. was founded by Jim Moore, a concerned father who chose to take action in response to a 1998 middle-school shooting in Jonesboro, AR. Joined with the National Center for Fathering in 2006, WATCH D.O.G.S. serves to inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father-figures their students need. To find out more about this important program,  click to visit the WATCH D.O.G.S.website

 

View the Watch DOG t-shirt options here.
To order a shirt, please contact Chris Baca.

 

If you are ready to volunteer, just follow these steps:

1.  Complete the RRISD online volunteer application.

*** It takes about a week to get clearance, so plan accordingly!  You will not be notified by the District once approval has been granted, but you may contact the school’s front office to verify everything is in order before coming.

2.  To sign up for a date, go to the FCE sign up page.  You will need to create an account for the site, but then you will be able to sign up for the date that you want.

 

FAQs:

What time do I need to be at school?

Plan to arrive by 7:30. You will need to check in at the front office. We would LOVE to have you arrive before school starts so you can begin working with our students and see your Watchdog Dad video on the KI-O-T News broadcast.

How do I be on the KI-O-T News broadcast?

Please email Kelly Erickson for directions on how to create a short video with your children that will be aired on KI-O-T News broadcast.

What type of schedule will I follow?

You will be given a schedule that is flexible and has been designed so that you can spend time with your child at different times of the day.

What about lunch?

The schedule is designed for you to assist in the cafeteria and also have lunch with your child. Adult lunches are $2.75. Cash and checks are accepted. Please keep in mind that you cannot use your child’s cafeteria account to purchase your lunch.

Can I volunteer more than one time?

Absolutely! In fact, we would love for you to volunteer more than once – it makes a difference in your child’s education.

What should I wear on the day I volunteer?

Please wear comfortable clothing. You will be helping out during recess and will also be doing lots of walking.

What are the Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirts?

These are t-shirts that the National Center for Fathering has designed for the use of the Watch D.O.G.S. program. They are the “uniform” that dads wear on the day they volunteer. Please note that you do not have to purchase a t-shirt to participate as a volunteer.

volunteer 2If you plan to be a Watch D.O.G., go on a field trip, volunteer in the classroom, or work with students, you must complete the online application AND receive approval. Online Volunteer Application.

Some helpful tips to remember when submitting your volunteer application:

  1. Please complete entire form.
  2. Select the school(s) where you would like to volunteer (you can choose more than one school).
  3. Please make sure that you click the SUBMIT button.

After applying with our district, please view our FCE Volunteer Orientation and then sign up for volunteer opportunities you’re interested in using Volunteer Sign Up and At-Home Hours Form.

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Forest Creek Elementary School
3505 Forest Creek Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Sheri Lehnick, Principal

Phone Numbers

Main: 512-464-5350
Fax: 512-464-5430
Nurse: 512-464-5355
Attendance: 512-464-5352

Hours of Operation

Students: 7:40 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Office: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.