December 2 - 16, 2016
Friday, Dec. 16th
See below for details
Dec. 18th - Jan. 2nd
School resumes Jan. 3rd
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- Farney Spelling Bee 4:30-5:30 pm-Cafeteria
- 4th Grade Musical (Large Groups A/C 6:00 pm)
- 4th Grade Musical (Large Groups B/D 7:15 pm)
- Holiday Parties (AM Pre-K & AM PPCD) 10-10:45 am
- Holiday Parties (K-5, PM Pre-K & PM PPCD) 2-2:45 pm
Dec 19 - Jan 2
- Student Holidays
- Classes Resume
- Spirit Shop Open During Lunches
- End of 2nd Grading Period
- Student Holiday
- Math Night (1st-5th) 6-7 pm
- Report Cards Go Home
Holiday Parties - Friday, Dec. 16th
Our PTO has planned a wonderful Holiday Party full of yummy treats and fun activities for your child. On this day, we will not have a gift exchange nor will students be permitted to bring extra snacks for the party. Please remember we are requiring everyone to check in through our V-Soft Parent Access System and bring a photo ID. Pre-registering in advance will help us to facilitate this process. Please pre-register using the form that was sent home and emailed previously. Once we receive your pre-registration form, a sticker will be sent home with your child. As a reminder, other school-aged children are NOT permitted to attend the parties. Please wear your sticker to Farney on the day of the party as this will help the registration process go quickly and smoothly. Party times are as follows:
Friday, December 16th
A.M. Pre-K and PPCD 10:00 – 10:45
P.M. Pre-K and PPCD 2:00 – 2:45
Kinder – 5th Grade 2:00 – 2:45
Winter break will be from December 19th - January 2nd. Students will return to school on January 3, 2017.
Library Low Down
We currently have 496 available eBooks ready for checkout online. This list includes popular series, Name that Book titles, nonfiction and fiction.
Directions for downloading on a mobile device:
To read any of our Follett eBooks on a device, download the free Brytewave K-12 Edition app by Follett. The student’s username and password is the one they use to log on to a computer at school. The FollettShelf URL is: wbb27922.
Directions for reading eBooks on a Desktop computer:
- Go to www.cfisd.net
- Click on the “Parents and Students” tab
- Choose “Library Resources”
- “Click here to find your campus library”
- Choose Farney Elementary
- Click on “Catalog”
- Click on “Destiny Discover”
- Log In using students username and password that they use at school
Birthday Book Club
Thank you Birthday Book Club members for purchasing 5 new books for the library. Please see attached form to find out how to become a member of the Birthday Book Club!
Character Education December Theme
Our Core Essential theme for December is Joy.
To have Joy, means finding a way to be happy, even when things don’t go our way. December is a month for spreading joy! How can you spread joy in your class, your school, your home or your work? Think of at least 3 things you could do to spread joy wherever you go. Your choice---Spread some joy!
Seeking Community Mentors
Farney Elementary is seeking community mentors to serve as positive role models for our students. Being a community mentor is extremely rewarding and only takes a commitment of 30 minutes a week to mentor/meet with one of our Farney students.
Mentors must attend a one-time district orientation before they can mentor at the school. Once you have completed your training and background check, we will work with you to match you with a student who would be the best fit for you.
More information can be found here: www.cfisd.net Community Involvement Mentor
Please contact Shannon Zepeda, Mentor Program Coordinator at 281 373-2850
Horizon Testing Referral period is now closed
Student Lunch Accounts
Student lunch accounts can be replenished with CHECK or CASH ONLY at school. Please make sure payments are labeled with the student's name and homeroom teacher. If you would like to add funds using a credit card please visit https://www.schoolcafe.com/initial.
The cafeteria is unable to accept credit cards for any purchases or account deposits.
Our Watch Dog program consists of Dads or Father Figures of Great Students who volunteer one day at their child’s school. They will perform a variety of tasks including assisting with the car line in the morning, eating lunch with their child, monitoring the cafeteria and helping in their child’s classroom. We have sent out the link for dads to pick their date on the calendar. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating and have not received the calendar link. We look forward to your participation and hope to see many dads at Farney Elementary!
Car Rider Tags
WANT TO KNOW HOW TO HELP???
We have SO many opportunities for you to volunteer at Farney! We encourage you to get involved in any way you can. If you cannot come in to the school during the day, we have brown bag projects that can be sent home. A strong home/school partnership means success for our children. For more information go to www.farneypto.com.
To earn money for our school each time you shop, simply register your Kroger card (cards have to be registered EACH year) online: www.krogercommunityrewards.com
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to earn money for Farney. The Box Top form is included in this newsletter. Attach your Box Tops to the form and send them in. Each month, the homeroom that turns in the most will win a special treat!
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