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November 20, 2020 - December 4, 2020


Upcoming Important Dates

Nov 23-27

  • Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 4
  • Spirit Shop Door Drop Delivery (PTO)
Dec 9
  • Farney Festivities (6 pm-8 pm)
Dec 10
  • Spirit Night at Willie's Ice House (11 am - 10 pm)
Dec 11
  • Remote Learning Day (all F2F and Connect students learn from home)
Dec 15
  • Progress Reports will be available via Home Access Center
Dec 21 - 31
  • Winter Break
Jan 4
  • Return to School

Message from Dr. Reilly

I hope you all have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving break!

If you would like to make a change to the learning option for your child(ren) in grades PK-5 for the 3rd grading period – from CFISD Connect to On-Campus or from On-Campus to CFISD Connect - the selection window will be open between Monday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 17. This change will be effective beginning Feb. 1 for elementary school students. You will receive a follow-up letter on Monday, Jan. 11 with instructions on how to make the change. If your child is continuing with the same learning option for the 3rd grading period, then no action is required.

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It's not too late to earn golden ticket prizes. Send ten emails/texts over the break and you will qualify for the TURKEY TEN! Prizes will be distributed on 11/30. November 30th is also the last day to enter online pledges. Paper pledges are due 12/1. Bonus prizes (based on pledges) will be distributed the week of 12/14. Thank you for your support! Enjoy your break.

STEAM funds could help us make our hardtop AMAZING!

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Spirit Shop Door Drop

Is your student missing on-campus Spirit Shop? We are too. So our PTO came up with something new and fun to offer to our Falcons this year... Spirit Shop Door Drop! Using the link below, your student can purchase a package to be delivered to the doorstep of a Farney friend of their choice. Delivery will be Friday, December 4th. This fun surprise will be offered once a month so be sure and look out for each month's delivery date!

Click the link below to learn more:

Mark Your Calendar-Remote Learning

Please make note of remaining Remote Learning Days: December 11, January 15, February 12, March 12, April 12, and May 17. Click link below for additional details.

Library Lowdown

Library Curbside Pickup

To learn more about curbside service, click HERE

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Counselor's Corner

November Core Essential: Gratitude

Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

Gifted and Talented Nominations

The parent nomination window for Mid-Year testing is available now – November 30th.

The permission form must be returned to the counselor by 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 Link

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

Application Due Dates to skip grade for the 2021-2022 school year

November/December testing application due by November 16

February testing application due by January 25

Summer testing application due by May 28


Each year the district asks for input from our staff, students, and community members regarding our Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook. After reviewing the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook (available on the CFISD website), please feel free to provide feedback by filling out the attached feedback forms (attached as PDFs at the bottom of this newsletter). These feedback forms are also available online on both the district and campus websites. The deadline for submission to the Office of Student Services is Friday, December 18, 2020.


To further assist efforts in gathering valuable feedback, in addition to the hard copy versions of the feedback form, the district has established an online form that stakeholders can use to submit their responses. The links for those online forms are listed below and will also be posted to the district and campus websites.

2020-2021 Code of Conduct/Student Feedback Form

2020-2021 Code of Conduct/Student Handbook Feedback Form - Spanish

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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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 October".

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 Allison Sykes for more information.

Email: allison.sykes@cfisd.net

Girl Scouts

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

Cub Scouts

Farney Elementary Pack 978

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