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Important Calendar Dates

May 1st – 5th:  Teacher Appreciation Week

May 10th:  Family Fun Night at Zaxby’s from 5pm until close

May 25th: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at 7:30am with PTA meeting following

 

FCE 2017 Carnival – A HUGE Success
The PTA would like to thank everyone in our FCE community for coming to the Carnival last week – we hope everyone had a wonderful time! Through your support, we exceeded our goal and it was our most successful Carnival yet!

 

Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5
By now you should have heard from your homeroom parent about plans for your specific class(es). In addition to that, the PTA hosts a raffle each day in the Staff Lounge for the entire staff during their lunch hour. We need your help by donating items for the raffle! These items can be purchased items or anything you may have around your house that is new and unused such as candles, bottles of lotion (or other personal care items), cookbooks, clothing, purse, perfume…..anything!! Please note: WE CANNOT ACCEPT GIFT CARDS. If you are interested in donating, please contact Stephanie Doherty at 512-659-5834 – items need to be dropped off at her house ASAP – thanks!

 

Popsicles in the Park – Thursday, May 18th
Calling all FCE parents of Kinder, 1st and 2nd graders!  Join us for Popsicles in the park on Thursday, May 18th at 3pm!  This is a great chance for you to get to know your PTA and see what we do behind the scenes!  Bring your kiddos to the Forest Creek Park and let them enjoy a nice cool Popsicle while you mingle!   We hope to see you all there!

If you are unable to join or have questions, please contact Girlie Luna at girlieluna@gmail.com.

 

 

RECYCLING CONTEST WINNER
Congratulations to Mrs. Shogan’s 3rd grade class for winning the plastic bag recycling contest!  Mrs. Shogan’s class will be receiving a popcorn party sponsored by HEB for collecting over 1,900 bags.  Thank you to all the classes who participated!  As a school, over 7,700 bags were recycled by HEB, WOW!

 

2017-2018 School Supplies
Great News! This year we will be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program. SchoolKidz offers pre-packaged, school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher. Kits are offered per grade level and arrive personally with the student’s school, name, and grade. Our kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies. Skip the lines this summer. Order your supplies with SchoolKidz! Ordering information coming soon.

 

2017-2018 FCE PTA Board Members
We are pleased to announce next year’s PTA Board, who were elected at our meeting:

President:  Betsey Snopel
President Elect:  Julie Burton
Treasurer:  Roxie Wyman
Secretary:  Danielle Martinez
VP of Operations:  Heather Leslie
VP of Services:  Girlie Luna
VP of Fundraising:  Melinda Castillo

There are still several openings on the PTA Board for next year, including:

EGGI Week Coordinator
Healthy Lifestyles Chairperson
Red Ribbon Week Coordinator
Reflections Coordinator
School Supply Coordinator
Talent Show Coordinator
Volunteer & Homeroom Parent Coordinator

If you are interested in taking a more active role in what happens at FCE, please let us know!  There are many opportunities that require very little time and a variety of ways to help both on campus and from home.
Please contact Betsey Snopel at fcepta.president@gmail.com or via cell/text at 512.663.9381

 

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.

Attention 5th Grade Parents:

Soon your child will become attending Ridgeview Middle School.  Click HERE to learn more information about Ridgeview Middle School

 

Important Dates for 5th Grade Parents:

 

April 27th Forest Creek Elementary tour RMS – TBD

August 2nd (Tentatively) Panther Camp

August 10th Panther Welcome

watchdog-dad

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.

Welcome to Forest Creek Elementary!


Great News!

This year Forest Creek’s PTA will be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program. SchoolKidz offers pre-packaged, school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher. Kits are offered per grade level and arrive personally with the student’s school, name, and grade. Our kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies. Skip the lines this summer. Order your supplies with SchoolKidz! Ordering information coming soon.

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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.