Click the button to record your child’s absence only for TODAY.

Please send a note to the office to document your child’s past absences.

What’s Happening

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

Important Calendar Dates

April 21st: “Under the Sea” Carnival from 5-9 pm

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 Spring Carnival

April 21st is the day of our annual Spring Carnival!  Mark your calendars for tons of fun and food – the carnival starts at 5:30pm and goes until 9:00pm.  We will be selling all-access wristbands and raffle tickets at DISCOUNTED prices on the following days:

March 31st

April 5th

April 7th

April 12th

April 13th

Food will be sold the night of the carnival – check out this flyer for all the details!

Questions?  Please contact Laila Gregory at


PTA Positions for Next Year

There are several openings on the PTA Board for next year – 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 or via cell/text at 512.663.9381


Labels for Education

We will be running one last labels contest of the year and we need everyone to turn in all Labels for Education. The brand logos include:  Campbell’s, V8, Pepperidge Farm, Pace, Swanson, and SpaghettiOs. Please use the EXACT same label collecting system as the Box Top Collections. Bring your clipped Labels for Education to your homeroom teacher no later than March 31 for your child’s homeroom class to be entered into the contest! The class with the most Labels For Education will be awarded an ice cream party!! Please clip the labels and put them in a clear zipper baggie and put your homeroom teacher’s name on the baggie. Please make sure there labels are returned NO LATER THAN Friday, March 31st.


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


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.


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


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


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.



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.