News from the Nest

Carpenter Elementary Parent Newsletter ~ October 4, 2021

October PTO Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30 for our PTO Meeting.

Facebook Messenger Video Call

Boosterthon is Coming

Big picture
We will be kicking off our Cardinal Fun Run and Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 5th. Go ahead and sign up on and start sharing your donation link! JCES will be participating at the Fun Run on Friday, October 15th.

Enrichment Club Fun

Destination Imagination

Would your child be interested in being part of our JCES Destination Imagination team? The Destination Imagination Challenge Program is a fun, hands-on method of learning that fosters students’ creativity, curiosity, and courage through academic Challenges. For more information, email and make plans to join an informative zoom meeting on October 12th, at 6 pm. Manda Simmons is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. See the meeting information below or email her for a link!

Meeting ID: 885 3832 3021

Passcode: 123456

Kona Ice 10/7

PTO will be sponsoring the first spirit fundraiser day with Kona Ice at JCES after school on Thursday, October 7th.

EDP On October 8th

EDP will be having an "All Day Out" on Friday, October 8th. All JCES EDP students will be meeting at Spring Hill Elementary for the day.

Location: Springhill Elementary

600 S. Heatherwilde Blvd.

Pflugerville, Texas 78660

Ph: 512.594.5430

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

GT Identification Parent Meeting

PfISD Gifted and Talented

Referrals & Screening Process

Parent Information Session

Have you ever wondered...

What traits demonstrated academic giftedness? How does Pflugerville ISD identify gifted and talented students? What is the purpose of gifted and talented education? What enrichment opportunities are available to students identified?

Learn the answers to these questions (and more) by attending a Gifted and Talented Referrals and Screening Process Parent Information Session-

Tuesday, October 5th @ 5:30

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 838 0352 8073

Passcode: 910356

Free Breakfast and Lunch for all Students!

This year ALL students will have access to free breakfast and lunch, regardless of economic need. The free breakfast and lunch opportunity will expire for the 2022-23 year; families that may qualify for free/reduced lunch should still complete the application this year so that services are not disrupted when this program ends. Please the Food and Child Nutrition Services page for the Free & Reduced Meals Applications (or click here). Please take a moment to complete the application!

Student Absences

Carpenter Parents. If your child is out for any reason, please send a note back with your student the day they return. Our registrar asks that you include the following information: name, student ID, date of absence(s), the reason for the absence, then sign and date it. If your child had a medical appointment you may submit that note from them to her (Ms. Vallejo). Thank you for your assistance.

Mark your Calendar

10/05 - PTO Meeting - Virtual

10/06 - National Walk to School Day

10/06 - Boosterthon Kick-off

10/07 - First 9-weeks ends

10/08 - Student Holiday/Parent Conference Day

10/11 - Student and Staff Holiday

10/15 - Boosterthon Fun Run

10/22 - Carpe Diem Day

10/29 - PTO Spirit Night at Panda Express (10:30am - 10:00 pm)

STAAR Testing Calendar: Our calendar for state assessments is available at this link.