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Important Upcoming Events

*Field Trips: Several grade levels have field trips scheduled during the upcoming spring months.  Please watch the information sent home by your child’s teacher for specific dates and information. If you would like to volunteer by chaperoning the field trip, please make sure to complete the required RRISD Volunteer Application.
*Muffins with Moms will be May 11th at 7:20 in the cafeteria.  Watch the Coyote Call closer to this date for a link to RSVP.  This helps us make sure we have enough muffins to go around.  This is a fun, relaxing time for moms and students to sit and eat a muffin before school.  
*5th Grade EOY Celebration will remain on Thursday, May 24th from 8:15–9:45 in the cafeteria as originally scheduled.  The end of year 5th grade parties will be on Tuesday, May 29th at 11:00in the classrooms.  
* Last Day of School is Tuesday, May 29th.  This is the make up day for an earlier weather closure.

 Safety and Security

New changes for arrival and dismissal beginning Monday, April 2nd. Please click here for important information on these changes.

Spring Portraits

Don’t forget to pay for your Spring Portraits. If you aren’t interested in purchasing any of the pictures please send back the packet to your child’s teacher by tomorrow, Friday, April 13th. 

Kindness Week (4.16-4.20)

During the week of April 16th-20th, students will focus on acts of kindness. Students can get involved with a Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Click here for your challenge game board.   Ask your child to tell you about acts of kindness they performed and received. 

Ronald McDonald House Pull Tab Collection

It’s time to turn in your beverage pull tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas.  Send them to school and place them in the plastic bottle located on the table outside of Mrs. Loftis’ classroom (room 409).  The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children who are in the hospital. We will start collecting them on Monday April 16th until May 29th. The Green Paw Gardeners would like to say thank you for helping us with this project!

Family Fun Night

Join us for our next Family Fun Night at Monster Mini Golf on Thursday, April 19th from 4-8pm.  Mention FCE and they will donate 20% of mini golf and laser tag fees to our school! The address is 3916 Gattis School Road.

Spring Carnival Save the Date!

Our 2018 Candyland FCE Spring Carnival is one week from tomorrow:  Friday, April 20th from 5:30-9:00pm. Wristbands are $25 each and raffle tickets are $2 each but we will sell them at a DISCOUNTED rate until midnight TOMORROW(Friday, April 13th)!  Wristbands will be $20 each and raffle tickets will be available in packets of 3 for $5, 7 for $10, or 15 for $20! You can buy them online until midnight on April 18th with a credit card here, but if you want to pay in cash/check, we will be selling them at FCE (on the front porch, in the garden, and while you wait in your cars until things start to move around 3pm) on the following dates (credit/debit also accepted on these dates):

April 13th after school until 3:30pm (discounted price)

April 18th after school until 3:30pm (full price)

Please contact Laila Gregory at fcepta.carnival@gmail.com if you have any questions

Carnival Volunteers Needed

We still need SEVERAL adult and student volunteers to pull off our biggest event of the year – our Spring Carnival!

PARENTS:

There are several options for helping either inside or outside during shifts ranging from 1 to 3 hours between 12:30pm and 10:00pm. There’s something for everyone – even you Nurses & Watch DOGS out there! Please sign up here for as many spots as you can – your continued commitment and time to Forest Creek is VERY much appreciated!!

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Student volunteers are organized into two 2-hour shifts and will monitor carnival activities.  Students will also receive free snacks and bottled water during the event and credit will be given to those who need service hours. Please sign up here for one or both shifts if you can help the whole evening!

Cupcakes Needed for Carnival Bake Sale

The Spring Carnival is right around the corner and we need your help to make our Cupcake Sale a success! Please help by signing up here to bake cupcakes for our Cupcake Sale. The carnival theme is Candyland so feel free to incorporate the theme. Cupcakes can be dropped off at the school the day of the carnival. We do not have refrigeration available so please bring cupcakes that don’t need to be refrigerated. Please email fcepta.vp.fund@gmail.com with any questions.

Fifth Grade Field Trip

Fifth grade will be traveling to the Cameron Zoo in Waco, Texas on Thursday, April 26th.  Students must arrive at the beginning of the school day. We will load charter buses at 8 AM.  Students must ride the charter bus to and from the zoo in order to be counted as attending school on April 26.  We will return at 4 PM.Students will have to provide their own way home: school buses will not be available.

Yearbook Deadline

yearbook.pngMonday, April 30th at midnight is the LAST DAY to order your 2017-18 FCE Yearbook!  

Here’s how to order:

1. Go to: www.balfour.com & ENTER: Forest Creek Elementary

2. Click Yearbook

3. Add to Cart – Pay with debit card or credit card

April Environmental Activities

In honor of Earth Day this month, our students are decorating paper bags that will be used by our neighborhood HEB (corner of Gattis & Red Bud) on Sunday, April 22nd so be sure to stop by and make a purchase that day.  

Collecting Pastic Bags

We are also working with HEB to collect plastic bags – bring them to your teacher until April 30th – the bags will then be counted and the class with the most recycled plastic grocery bags will win a popcorn party sponsored by HEB!

FCE Field Day

The 2018 Forest Creek Field Day in coming soon, on  Friday, May 4th.  

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd will be enjoying their events from 8:30 –10:30am

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be partaking in the fun from 12:30 – 2:40pm

In order to have field day run smoothly, we need your help! We are asking for volunteers to help run the stations. If you would like to help please fill out this form and return with your student by April 27th.

Kids Kicking Out Hunger Kickball Tournament

Playing kickball is so much fun!  Do you know you can play kickball AND help others?!?   Fight hunger here in Round Rock and in Honduras by registering for our  “Kids Kicking Out Hunger” Kickball Tournament! Fill out the registration form online here and donate $12. Be sure to include your t-shirt size!   All the money will benefit the Friends of Los Niños organization which sponsors Honduran children in need.  Bring canned goods to the kickball games and that food will be donated to the Round Rock Serving Center. The tournament is on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 12 noon at Gattis Elementary School.  Register today Forest Creek! Help us win games against Blackland Prairie, Gattis Elementary and Cactus Ranch! Grab your friends and form a team! Let’s play kickball together and kick out hunger locally and globally! For a registration form click here.

Lost and Found

We need your help! Our Lost and Found pile in the cafeteria is getting pretty big. As you come to the school for field trips and other school events, please remember to look through it for any items that may belong to your child(ren). Unclaimed items will be donated to the clothes closet by the end of April.

Join FCE PTA: We need YOU!

 Believe it or not, we’ve already started to plan for next year!  We will be naming a nominating committee for the 2018-19 PTA Board at our next meeting in March and the elections will happen at our meeting in April.  If you are interested in getting more involved in our PTA, please contact Betsey Snopel at fcepta.president@gmail.com.

 We Want your Photos to use for the Yearbook!

 From your Phone 

Download the Balfour Image Share app on your phone.

  • Enter Project# : 826563

  • You will need to create a user name and password.  

  • Begin upload.  Make sure you label the  event or activity

 From a Computer

 Go to:  images.balfour.com

  • Enter Project# : 826563

  • Enter Name, email, phone number and Click Enter

  • Accept Terms and Conditions and click next.

  • Begin upload. Make sure you label the  event or activity

 

Follow us on Facebook!  

 

  For information and celebrations, there are two pages to follow:

  •   Follow the Forest Crek ES page here
  • Follow Forest Creek Elementary PTA here  
  • Create a shortcut for the PTA Website, too – it can be found here
  • PTA uses Remind101: Click here to get PTA updates to your mobile device. 

PTA Meeting Date Change

Our next PTA meeting has been changed from Monday, March 5th to Thursday, March 8th.  The meeting will start at 6:30 pm and we invite you to visit our Healthy Lifestyles Expo that evening, as well!

Healthy Lifestyles Expo

Come join us for a night full of fun, healthy family time at Forest Creek Elementary’s Healthy Lifestyles Expo! It will be held on Thursday, March 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Click here for vendor details if you are interested in hosting a booth.  We would also like to offer one distributor per multi level marketing company to participate in the Expo – click here to sign up – first come, first serve!  Please contact Kelly Seaton at theseatoncrew@yahoo.comif you have any questions.

 Join FCE PTA Board

Believe it or not, we’ve already started to plan for next year!  We will be naming a nominating committee for the 2018-19 PTA Board at our next meeting in March and the elections will happen at our meeting in April.  If you are interested in getting more involved in our PTA, please contact Betsey Snopel at fcepta.president@gmail.com.

Get Your 17-18 Yearbook Today!

How to Buy: 

  •  Go to: www.balfour.com & ENTER: Forest Creek Elementary  
  • Click Yearbook
  • Add to Cart – Pay with debit card or credit card.
  • $23.00 before December 17!!! After 12/17 price increases to $30.00
We Want your Photos to use for the Yearbook! 

Upload Photos From your Phone

  • Download the Balfour Image Share app on your phone.
  • Enter Project# : 826563 
  • You will need to create a user name and password.
  • Begin upload.  Make sure you label the  event or activity
Upload Photos From a Computer 
  • Go to:  images.balfour.com 
  • Enter Project# : 826563
  • Enter Name, email, phone .number and Click Enter
  • Accept Terms and Conditions and click next.
  • Begin upload. Make sure you label the  event or activity

 Design a Yearbook “HOWL”

A HOWL is a business card sized ad that allows you to recognize your student  in the yearbook. 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!    They cost $8 each and must be submitted by February 28, 2018.

Got Yearbook Questions?

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

Get Connected

Join FCE PTA Facebook

Visit the FCE PTA website for our online directory so that you can connect with other FCE families:

Incoming Kindergarteners:

Click HERE to read RRISD’s information about coming to Forest Creek Elementary for Kindergarten.

Registration

To enroll your child as a student at Forest Creek Elementary, please read and complete the steps outlined below:

  • Find your attendance zone using the Round Rock ISD school locator. If your address falls near the District boundaries, please contact the elementary or secondary education departments.
    • First, complete the required student information forms online.

New Student Registration- English |

New Student Registration- Spanish

Next, visit the office at Forest Creek Elementary. Guardian(s) of new students must present ALL of the following items to complete enrollment:

  • Birth certificate (If you need to order a birth certificate, view quick links in the student resources tab),
  • Immunizations record [immunization requirements],
  • Proof of residence in the school district;
  • Please agreement, if renting,
    • contract of sale or a tax statement, if purchasing, and
    • current utility bill indicating the address and the adult’s name.
  • Last report card or withdrawal form from previous school district, and
  • Social Security Card (if available).

Got Registration Questions? Call 512-464-5351 to speak with Forest Creek Elementary Office Staff.

School Supplies

2017-2018 School Supplies List!

Important Information

New Parent Orientation Presentation

Parent Curriculum Night Presentation

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 Watch DOG t-shirt options To order a shirt, 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 a.m. 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 WatchD.O.G. Dad video on the KI-O-T News broadcast.

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

After you and your children check in  at the front office, walk to the Science Lab (Room 404). Our broadcast team will create a short interview to be aired on the morning broadcast show. Please bring your child(ren) with you for the interview.

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 $2.85. 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.

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