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Winter Parties Attendees – Get Your “Fast Pass” for Check-in

Coming for a class winter party on Thursday, December 21st and want to avoid long lines at check-in?

Click here to fill out our online RSVP form by 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 20th and we’ll have your badge pre-printed and waiting for you on Thursday morning for quick and easy pick-up.

With the large number of parents planning to attend the parties, we highly recommend parents take advantage of this “fast pass” option to help things run smoothly on this busy day. *(Only one RSVP per person necessary. You do not need to RSVP multiple times if attending multiple parties.) REMINDER: If you have not scanned your drivers license since our software update in October you will need to have your license scanned before we can print a Fast Pass.

 

Class Holiday Party Schedule

Our FCE Holiday parties are scheduled for Thursday, December 21st. Be sure to contact your student’s teacher if you have any questions.

Kinder- 12:45-1:45                           3rd- 8:00-9:00

1st- 12:30-1:30                                4th- 8:45-9:45

2nd- 1:00-2:00                                 5th- 1:00-2:00

Ms. Loyd’s FCC – 1:30                     Mrs. Cate’s FCC – 1:00

Ms. Hendry’s FAC – 9:45-10:30 (Wednesday)

Walk/Bike to School

walk.jpgDue to the weather last week, we are going to try again next week – get those tennis shoes and bikes ready – next week on Tuesday, December 19th, volunteers will be at each of the crosswalks before school handing out prizes for everyone who participates!  Let’s work together to take care of our environment and make it more beautiful!​​

 Winter Perform for the Class

We have amazing talents at Forest Creek! In your child’s music class are having  ‘Perform for the Class Days’. All students have the opportunity to perform something musical if they’d like to. Any instrument brought from home may be played for the class, students may sing a song, either accompanied or unaccompanied, and pianists may play their latest piece BUT must bring sheet music from their lesson because only those who study piano may play the class piano. The schedule is below:

 Wednesday, December 20– Hart, Jacobs, Garcia, Jones, Gentry, King, Miller, A. Coats, Kirby, Canizales, Charity, Queton

Thursday, December 21– Adrover, McFate, Long, Davis, Loftis, Kelso, Torres, Troxel, Engstrom, Pinter, J. Coats, Yamout

 Delgado’s, Burpee’s, Bartholomew’s, and Alvarez’ classes are split among other classes. Students should know with whose class they come

Science Fair Packet

The Forest Creek Science Fair will be held on January 25th, 2018. If you want to participate in the Science Fair you must submit a completed registration form to the school office by January 12th, 2018 by 3:00. Late entries will not be accepted. There are two types of registration forms (one for Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade students and another one for 3rd, 4th, and 5th students). The registration forms and additional resources can be found here. The School and PTA will not be selling display boards. These are readily available at many retail and craft stores.  

Urban Air Family Fun Night

 

We have a totally new experience for our Family Fun Nights – this time at Urban Air Adventure Park! There are 2 ways to support FCE: 

 First, join us on Sunday, December 17th from 4:30-8:30pm at 15407 Long Vista Dr, Austin, TX 78728.  They will offer FCE families a discounted rate of $15 per jumper for 2 hours and FCE will receive 20% of the sales!  If you haven’t been to Urban Air yet, click here to learn more!

Also, families  can buy passes online and come in at your convenience. 

*Tickets purchased online will expire 3 months after the day of our event (Mar 17th).

How much is it? $15 per ticket

What do you get? Each ticket provides 2.5 hours of jump time! Urban Air increased this for us by 30 minutes!

 Why should you purchase these? FCE gets 20% of all sales!! That’s $3 per ticket guaranteed! Plus, this is a great place for your kiddo to wear themselves out and have a blast with their friends!

 To buy online visit https://app.locbox.com/campaigns/139645 anytime before Dec.18th! This link is live and ready to use!

 SHARE THE LINK with family members who could purchase these passes as holiday presents!! Or, parents, buy some extra to use during the holidays, or those cold days in January and February….or even over Spring Break! *There is NO LIMIT to the number you can buy!

FCE Families in Need

Each year we ask for your support during the holiday season to please assist several families within our FCE community with gifts for their children.  We all know how special this time of year is for the little ones…let’s pull together to make it a happy season for all!  There are several opportunities to purchase clothing, toys, and gift cards for these families – click here to sign up!  Donations need to be delivered to the Counselor’s office on Monday, December 18th.*****PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LABEL YOUR DONATION (i.e. Family 1 boy age 9)********  Do not wrap the gifts.

 

Screenagers Presentation

Join us on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Cedar Ridge PAC. The movie is 1 hour and 10 minutes long, followed by facilitated discussion groups with student and parent participation. While the entire CR Learning Community is invited, we are targeting 5th grade-12 grade families. We want both parents and students to attend as much as possible.Check out screenagersmovie.com for more information

Holiday-Themed Spirit Sticks

Exclusive holiday-themed spirit sticks will be available while supplies last! Remember that Spirit Sticks are sold every Friday before school at the side entrance for $1!

Yearbook Price Increase

 Don’t forget to Purchase your Forest Creek Elementary Yearbook before the price increase! Orders placed BEFORE December 17th are $23.00 – starting on December 17th, the price increases to $30.00.

Here’s how to order:

  1. Go to: balfour.com& ENTER: Forest Creek Elementary
  2. Click Yearbook
  3. Add to Cart – Pay with debit card or credit card

Spring 2018 Enrichment Opportunities

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 Register today to have your child (ren) participate in these amazing enrichment opportunities.

Forest Creek’s Got Talent

Do you have talent?  Sure you do!  Let’s show it off at this year’s Talent Show on February 2nd.  Audition forms are on the bulletin board located by the front office and are due in the front office by Monday, January 22nd.

Reflections Update

within reach.pngCongratulations to all our students who participated in this year’s PTA Reflections Art Program, Within Reach. We had amazing works of art showcasing all the creativity and talent from our Coyotes. Of the 117 entries that were received, 26 went on the RRISD Council of PTAs to be judged against all other entries from the district.  A BIG Congratulations to Kaylee Trevino whose Film Production piece “Steps to College” has moved on to the State level. Let’s wish Kaylee well!

The Reflections theme for 2018-19 is Heroes Around Me.  Students can start working on pieces now and prepare to submit them in the fall of 2018.  Art categories include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography & Visual Arts.

 

 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. 

17-18 Yearbook

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:

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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