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September 25, 2020 - October 9, 2020


Upcoming Important Dates

Oct 7
  • Progress Reports Go Home

Oct 15

  • Fall Portraits
  • Spirit Day at Willies (11 am - 10 pm) Mention Farney at check - out

Nov 16

  • Report Cards Go Home

Nov 23-27

  • Thanksgiving Holiday

Message from Dr. Reilly

Farney Families,

It is hard to believe that October is just around the corner! I want to share a couple of updates.

1. Picture day for F2F learners is October 15th. On retake day, November 19th, Lifetouch will photograph the students that have converted from Connect to F2F learning. They will take Connect students' pictures after school on November 19th. Lifetouch will share a schedule in the coming weeks.

2. If you are dropping children off at school AFTER school has started (you will know because there will be no staff outside) you must get out of the car to ring the bell. The front desk receptionist will meet you to receive your child. Dropping children off on the front porch without letting an adult know is a HUGE safety issue. Many times, students are too small to be seen by the doorbell camera. Please help us keep your children safe.

3. As you know, CFISD is becoming a 1:1 district. This means that eventually ALL CFISD students will be issued a district Chromebook that they will keep from year to year. If you receive a message that your Chromebook is ready, even if you are F2F, please make arrangements to come sign the form and pick up the device. The email will have instructions for pick-up.

4. Information about our virtual Curriculum Night will be coming soon. The format will be a presentation with an embedded video from your child's teacher and then a scheduled open Zoom for you to pop in and ask questions.

I am looking forward to a fun-filled week with cooler temps on the way!

Dr. Reiily


If you would like to make a change to the learning option for your child(ren) for the 2nd grading period – from CFISD Connect to On-Campus or from On-Campus to CFISD Connect - the selection window will be open between Monday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 4. This change will be effective beginning Oct. 19 for middle and high school students and Nov. 9 for elementary students. You will receive a follow-up letter on Monday, Sept. 28 with instructions on how to make the change. If your child is continuing with the same learning option for the 2nd grading period, then no action is required. The October 4 deadline is the final opportunity to be guaranteed a change for the second grading period. There will not be an opportunity to edit your choice.

Schoology Tips for Students and Parents

WeVideo - Schoology Tips for Students and Parents --> https://www.wevideo.com/view/1825974202

YouTube - Schoology Tips for Students and Parents --> https://youtu.be/lHA96MSxBb4

One version is on WeVideo so students can watch it on our network or if they are using a CFISD Chromebook and the second version is on YouTube if you would like to access the closed captioning or the closed captioning translation feature.

Library Lowdown

Interactive books, eBooks, and audiobooks…oh my!

Capstone Interactive has hundreds of interactive books for PK, K, 1st, & 2nd grade students

Click on this link to watch a video about how to use Capstone Interactive!

Username: farney

Password: farney

TumbleBooks has many interactive books for all ages

Username: Farney

Password: cfisd

TumbleMath has many interactive math books for all ages

Username: cfisd

Password: cfisd

Sora- has hundreds of eBooks & audiobooks for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

Sora is a NEW awesome way to read eBooks and audiobooks! It is available through a browser or as an app you can download on any device. It is similar to Libby from the public library.

Click on this link to watch a video about how to get started with Sora!

Counselor's Corner

September Core Essential: Friendship

Friendship: Using your words and actions to show others you care.

Release of Information Forms

If you are needing Behavior Rating Scales completed or are wanting the school to communicate with an outside entity, private tutor, doctor etc. , you will need to complete a Release of Information Form for this school year. You can request this form through the counseling office. When asking teachers to complete Behavior Rating Scales, you will need to give one week’s notice to allow teachers ample time to complete the forms. These forms will be faxed directly to the doctor’s office and you will be notified once this is completed.

Credit By Exam

Although the application window has closed to be able to skip a grade for the current 20-21 school year, there are 2 opportunities available during the year to test to skip for the 21-22 school year. Please see the district website for testing dates and application deadlines..

District Information for Credit By Exam

Credit By Exam Notice and Application

Gifted and Talented Nominations

The parent nomination window for Mid-Year testing is available now – November 30th. Parents can request Horizons testing for their child by contacting the counseling office by calling or emailing.

Grades K,2,4 sandra.ayala@cfid.net 281 373-2873

Grades 1,3,5 Shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net 281 373-2860

GT Identification Process

Spirit Days

Spirit Days will be on FRIDAYS! Whether you are at school or at home we hope you join us in showing your Falcon pride!! The Farney PTO Spirit Shop is open and ready to help you get the spirit wear you need for this year! Past Spirit Shirts (2018-2019), Farney Mom, and more are on our site for purchase! https://farneypto.membershiptoolkit.com/store
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If your child is participating in our CFISD Connect format, there are many resources for you on the district website, https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/cfisd-connect and https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/cfisd-connect-1/schoology

The video below shows you how to log into Schoology. Below the video is information showing how to change your password.

Logging In to Schoology

Students can now reset their own password by visiting https://stugo.cfisd.net/.

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Breakfast and Lunch

Due to screening protocols, we will not be able to deliver lunch drop offs. Cy-Fair Nutrition Services will provide breakfast & lunch at no cost to ALL children 18 & younger, beginning September 8. Meals will be at no cost through December 31 pending funding availability in accordance with USDA regulations.

Breakfast and lunch options will be limited at this time. Breakfast choices will include the hot entree of the day or yogurt, and lunch options will include the hot entree or a sandwich with Sunbutter. The menus are shown below on the link, "What's Cooking in September?" Cookies and ice cream will not be available until further notice.

Unfortunately we will not be able to have lunch visitors this year.

All payments will be through your student's account. Information on how to create an account is below.

  • Visit www.schoolcafe.com or the SchoolCafe app to apply.

  • Call 281-897-4550 or email questions to freeandreduced@cfisd.net

  • To submit a free and reduced lunch application, please go to "benefits" and click "apply".

Curbside Meals for CONNECT Students

Cy-Fair Nutrition Services will provide breakfast & lunch at no cost to ALL children 18 & younger, beginning September 8. Meals will be at no cost through December 31 pending funding availability in accordance with USDA regulations.

All children 18 & younger who are not attending school on campus may receive Curbside CONNECT grab and go meals. Children do not need to be enrolled in school or of school age. Children are not required to be present to receive meals, but parents/guardians MUST have an approved form of ID for each of their children to receive meals.

Students who attend school on campus are not eligible to receive Curbside CONNECT meals. Receiving the same meal at multiple campuses on the same day is not permitted.

**Goodson Middle School is the closest meal pick up location to Farney

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthdays will be recognized on the announcements. Treats and/or birthday party invitations may NOT be passed out at school.

Parents may choose to purchase a birthday book donation for their students. Contact the librarian for more information.

Girl Scouts

For more information contact Ashlie at ayarborough@sjgs.org.

Cub Scouts

Farney Elementary Pack 978

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