• district-wide career exploration fair

  • Kindergarten Round Up

                                         

What’s Happening

FCE Art Show and Frame Sale

All Students at FCE will have a framed piece of their art up for a great amazing art show.  If you want to buy the frame it is $25.  We can take cash, check, or credit card.  Please come see the amazing artists at FCE! Click here for more info.

Technology Club

Are you interested in technology? Are you creative and like to collaborate to solve problems? If so, join the Technology club. We will  learn about DASH the robot, Lego Boosts, circuits,  and much more!  We will have two clubs, a 2nd/ 3rd grade club and a 4th/ 5th grade club. Each club will meet every other week in the computer lab.  The 2nd/ 3rd grade Technology club will begin on Thursday, March 1 so don’t hesitate to fill out your application and drop it off in the box outside of Mrs. King’s door, room 407! Click here for application.

Chick-fil-A Family Fun Night

The Chick-fil-A at Stone Hill will host a fundraiser for our school ALL DAY on Monday, February 19th – since that is a school holiday, you can plan all three meals there! 😉  They are open from 6:30am-10:00pm and you can go use the drive-thru, dine in, and/or order catering – just be sure to ask your cashier to place your receipt in the FCE collection area!  Stone Hill location only –  18617 Limestone Commercial Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Read To Succeed

 February is Six-Hour reading month! Six Flags “Read to Succeed” reading logs went home in students’ Thursday folders. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to earn their own ticket to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio by reading at home for a total of six hours. Please check your child’s Thursday folder today. Logs must be completed and handed back in to teachers by Wednesday, February 28.

Spring 2018 Enrichment Opportunities

 

 All 5th to 8th grade girls welcome who have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math activities or careers. Cedar Ridge High School in Room B131 Drop off/pick up at main entrance. 8am – 4pm Tuesday, February 20th.  Girls will learn and use the scientific and engineering design processes and be mentored by engineering club members and teachers. This will be a great opportunity for 5th to 8th grade students to learn more about Cedar Ridge’s STEM Academy and engineering / STEM career pathways. ***Lunch Provided. Sign up on: Sign Up Here

 

 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!

 It’s Time Texas – Community Challenge

Each year, HEB presents a free, statewide competition in which Texas communities compete to see which communities can demonstrate the greatest commitment to healthy living! It includes a School District Challenge in which FCE is participating, so we need your help!  By registering here, you will earn FCE 500 points – if you continue to participate in the challenge by logging activities (you can even connect to your activity tracker such as FitBit, Garmin, etc) or completing other activities, you will earn even more points for FCE!  The 2018 Community Challenge runs from until March 4th at 5pm.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Godfrey at joyce_godfrey@roundrockisd.org.

 

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: 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.

Council Reflections Award Ceremony

within reach.pngThe RRISD Council PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony will be on Monday, February 26th at 7pm in the new Cedar Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, located at 2801 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, 78664 – please support Forest Creek – we have 26 entries that made it the Council level!

2018–19 Student Transfers

 The timeline for completing an application for student transfer is from March 1st – 31st.

Notification of approval/denial will be made by the end of April.

Please go to the link below for more information.

https://www.roundrockisd.org/parents/student-transfers/

Hoedown

Howdy, Podnahs! Y’all got plans for Texas Independence Day on Friday, March 2nd? How ’bout a Hoedown?  Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders have been hard at work, practicing the songs, dances, and Texas courtesy that they will present that day.  Students are welcome to wear their finest cowboy/cowgirl duds OR, they can dress in a t-shirt, jeans, and tennies, since that’s what you wear to work on the ranch anyway!  Just please do not include any type of gun or holster in your little wrangler’s clothing that day.  Please direct any questions to Angie McDaniel at angie_mcdaniel@roundrockisd.org or (512) 694-3223.

Kindergarten 9:50 – 10:40 am
First Grade 1:10 – 2:00 pm

Second Grade 8:00 – 8:50 am

Walk to Read Event for Libraries of Love

Each year, our FCE Service Club hosts a Walk to Read Event. This helps to support Trudy Marshall, who is a former RRISD librarian. She created 36 libraries in Uganda and 7 libraries in Kenya. We use this event to collect books and money. Walking helps our students see what it is like for many kids around the world to walk a long way to school.  Our Walk to Read Event is scheduled for Friday, March 9th at 1:45 pm.  The entire school will walk around the track and will then stop to read together before returning to the classrooms. Our goal is that each child will walk while holding a hardcover book (new or gently used) to donate after the walk.  Families and friends are encouraged to attend our Walk to Read Event and donate books or money to support Libraries of Love.

Carnival Sponsors & Donations Needed

It’s almost SPRINGTIME and that means our annual coyote carnival is coming to FCE!

This year our carnival will be on Friday, 4/20/18 and the FCE PTA has a wonderful opportunity for all businesses and business owners to help out our kiddos at school and advertise their business!  For a $200 contribution, the business will get a table at our carnival and the ability to hand out marketing materials, as well as logo placement on any marketing materials for the carnival (7 spaces only in our vendor area).  For every $500 contribution, the business will have the opportunity to “sponsor” an attraction at our carnival by providing a marketing banner and placing it on the carnival attraction of your choice, provide a table nearby the attraction (if they choose to) and pass out marketing materials as well as logo placement on any marketing materials for the carnival.

FCE PTA is also looking for silent auction donations such as services, restaurants, healthy and beauty, camps and classes, or anything else that you think would be a HOT item for an auction!  Please contact Mandy Hernandez at fcepta.sponsor@gmail.com for details, forms, and questions!

 

Message from Nurse Kate 

 Please remember that we are still deep in cold & flu & germ season! To protect all of your precious kiddos, Round Rock ISD, in accordance with CDC policy states that we are required to keep students at home if they:

 

 1.Have (or have had) a temperature greater than 99 degrees within the last 24 hours

 

 2. Are requiring Tylenol or Motrin to keep their temperature at a normal level

 

3. Have vomited in the last 24 hours due to unknown cause

 

4. Have had 2+ cases of diarrhea in the last 24 hours

 

Additionally, please help us keep them safe and healthy by reminding them of washing their hands frequently and always covering their coughs and sneezes!

  Thank you for your help in keeping Forest Creek a healthy and happy place for learning! Click Here for a copy of Flu Prevention guidelines.  

 

Order Your Yearbook 

  Don’t forget to Purchase your Forest Creek Elementary 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!  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, 2018.

 Here’s how to order:

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

  1. Click Yearbook
  2. Add to Cart – Pay with debit card or credit card

  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:

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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