CFES Parent Newsletter

2022 - 2023

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Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I am so thankful for our students, families, staff and the entire CFES Community. This is such a wonderful place to work and learn. I appreciate the continual trust and partnership each and every day that you show to our entire CFES Staff. The first line of our CFES Creed we recite each day is, "I am proud to be a Creekside Forest Cougar." This could not be more true.

Happy Thanksgiving. Please take time to stop and count your blessings.


Sherri Trammell

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Gobble Gobble everyone!!

Our PTO is hosting our annual Thankful for CFES Goodies Drive is next week on Thursday, 11/17. If this is your first year at CFES, we welcome you to participate by donating homemade baked goods to our staff! Last year was amazing and such a personal way to show our community's thankfulness for our amazing CFES staff. We are hoping to have the same success this year with the help of all of you.

To reach our goal, we need to collect as many baked goods and sweet and salty treats as possible. Homemade is encouraged (but not required) and we ask that all treats be neatly packaged and individually wrapped. All food donations will be collected on Thursday, November 17th. There will be a table located in the front of the school where you can drop off items during school hours. If you have any questions feel free to call Liz (346-285-4925) or Sarah (201-669-9589).

Please click the link below to sign up. Thank you!!

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14-18 College and Career Week

15 - General PTO Meeting (9:30 am in the Activity Room)

15 - Parent Workshop on Social Media & Mental Health at Lone Star College

17 - Career Day- wear college shirts/attire

17 - Spirit Night at Fajita Pete’s (3:00 pm - close)

21-25 Thanksgiving Break

29 - Family Night: CFES Illuminates Cultures Around the World (5-6 pm)- For all grade levels!

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  • Cafe Volunteer Sign Up December
  • 5th Grade Parents: Yearbook recognition ads are free! See below on how to submit a recognition ad for your child.
  • Please be sure to review the Cafeteria Visitor Schedule
  • Coffee with Counselors: Come join the Creekside Counselors for a parent workshop about Social Media and Mental Health. Details and RSVP below.
  • Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year are now available for purchase! Purchase CFES Yearbook!!
  • Parents, if you would like to volunteer but do not have a social security number, you may insert Zeros in place of a social security number while completing the background check. We want everyone to feel welcome!

    Volunteer Application

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Life Principle of the Week: Gratitude

The quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”-Anonymous

Celebration: Field Goal

Call Back: There’s something…to be grateful for

Expectation #6: We will recognize every effort and applaud it.

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TISD Spelleing Bee

Congratulations, Vihaan Shah! Vihaan represented Creekside Forest at the TISD Spelling Bee and placed 7th. Thanks for making CFES shine!
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Shout out to 3rd Grade Students for an awesome performance!

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Watch D.O.G.S Information

WE respectfully ask that you don't sign up to be a WATCH D.O.G.S. until you have completed and submitted the TISD volunteer application! The application is required to be completed every year.

Please use this link or the link below to compete this! For now we ask that dads sign up for only one spot per year so all families have the opportunity to participate. Thank you for volunteering!

Volunteer Application

Watch D.O.G.S. Sign up November

December Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up

AM Security Dudes team

Dads, please volunteer as a part of our AM Security Dudes team! We would love for our dads to be visible during student drop off (assisting with car and bus arrival) and then check that all exterior doors are locked and secured as we begin the school day. This shift will begin at 8:00 and end at 8:50. You can sign up using the link below for any day that you are available! Remember to complete the Volunteer Application form to be able to volunteer in any capacity at CFES this year. You can sign up for as many days as you’d like! School security is our number one priority, and we value our dads in this community!

Volunteer Application

Security Dudes Sign Up November

December Security Dudes Sign Up

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ALL 5th Grade Parents

This year we are please to share that all fifth grade families will be able to place a recognition ad for your child in our yearbook at no cost to you!!


STEP 1: Go to:

STEP 2: Enter our school's passcode: 1016599781631260

STEP 3: Click the "Buy Yearbook Ad" button and follow the steps (The ads for CFES are free this year!)

*All Recognition Ads need to be SUBMITTED by March 30th 2023*

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  • If your child tests positive for COVID the district requires that you complete the Student Covid Reporting Form the day you learn they are positive.