Falcon Flyer

September 16, 2016

Dear Friendship Families,

We kicked off the week by showing our support for our first responders in wearing red, white, and blue. And on that same day we honored our Grandparents and Grand Persons. It was a great day for our students to have some fun with their special guest(s) while they enjoyed lunch and our photo booth!

Friday was our Pickles, Popcorn & Spirit Sticks at Friendship Elementary! Students showed up and lines formed quickly for this popular PTA event. A huge thank you to PTA's Pam Fox and all her volunteers who helped make it a success! Don't worry if your student was unable to get one of the Pokemon spirit sticks on Friday. There will be more for sale at a later date.

Coach Black, Mrs. Bradshaw and Mrs. Sanchez were with me at Run in the Dark last night. We were able to bind several of our Falcons, and we loved taking pictures with each of them! At next year's event we'll identify a meeting place for all the Falcons to go so we can take a group picture! Stay tuned for other Fun Run opportunities later this school year.

Don't forget Wednesday is College Colors Day! Please join students, teachers and staff across the district in wearing your favorite college tshirt/attire. Use #KISDCollegeColors to post your pictures to Twitter and to follow along throughout the day.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!



North Texas Giving Day

Give back to your schools and your community this year with North Texas Giving Day and the Keller ISD Education Foundation. The Keller ISD Education Foundation supports every school in the district through classroom teaching grants, our scholarship program and district wide academic programs. Last year Friendship Elementary teachers Kristi Ryan and Tammy Mack were awarded grants from the Education Foundation. Mrs. Ryan's grant "LEGO of Writing Frustration" and Mrs. Mack's grant "Adventures in Letterland" have allowed our Falcons to learn in ways that would not have been possible without the support of the Keller ISD Education Foundation.

100% of your donation will go directly to improving your community and will be multiplied on North Texas Giving Day. Bookmark the link found here, and on September 22nd donate to make Keller ISD a district where exceptional opportunities are available to all students.

We would encourage you to share this information with your family and friends to help us spread the word about how the Keller ISD Education Foundation helps our students at Friendship!

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Thank You's and Shout Out's to:

Thanks to PTA's Miranda Angerman and her team of volunteers for their work on the Back to School Bash! We had quite a few teachers who volunteered their time and/or came to hang out as well. The event was a wonderful opportunity of our Falcon families to spend some time together on a nice night.

Becky Scott played an important part in our Grandparent's Day fun as she took pictures at the photo booth for the entire event. Thank you Becky!!

Thank you to Pam Fox and her team of volunteers for the free spirit sticks on Monday. We saw so many of our Falcons proudly displaying their Friends spirit stick on their backpacks.

Texas PTA Head Start Award

Congratulations to our PTA!! We have earned the Head Start Award from Texas PTA for already having memberships for 75% or more of last year's total membership. Thank you to Autumn Vergil for all her hard work with memberships. We're going to have a great year at Friendship, and we can't do it all without the support of our amazing PTA!! If you have not yet joined the PTA, you can contact Autumn at fsespta.vpmembership@gmail.com for more information on how to become a member.

Notes from Nurse Robin

As a reminder, students are not allowed to carry medications in their backpacks. All medication requires a form to be completed by the parent and turned into the nurse by the parent so the medication can be given in the nurse's clinic. Cough drops are considered a medication and need to be brought into the nurse's clinic as well. Please call Nurse Robin with any questions or concerns. 817-744-6220.

Also, if you need assistance in getting an Epi Pen for your child, you can go to the following link for help:


Lion King Audtions for 4th Graders

Is your 4th grader interested in auditioning for a lead role in our upcoming production of The Lion King? Please see the link below for additional information and a permission slip. Permission slips are due to Mrs. Needham by Monday, September 19th.


Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, September 20, 3:30-8:30ish - Spirit Night at Wild Blueberries - make sure to say you're with Friendship and 50% of proceeds will come back to the FSES PTA

Wednesday, September 21 - Keller ISD College Colors Day - wear your college shirt and share pictures with #KISDCollegeColors

Thursday, September 22 -

  • North Texas Day of Giving
  • 6:30 pm - Room Parent Meeting - We still have a few classrooms (especially 4th grade) that do not have a room parent. Please check with your child's teacher if you are interested in helping!

Thursday, September 29, 6:45pm - PTA General Meeting & WatchDog Kickoff

Friday, September 30 - End of the 1st Six Weeks

Friday, October 7

  • Report cards go home
  • Join our staff in wearing a college, Central High School or Friendship Elem. tshirt to show our focus on learning and growing!

Monday, October 10 - Student Holiday (no school)

Friendship Yearbook Sales

You can now purchase your student's 2016-2017 school yearbook. Yearbooks will be distributed in May. We are doing pre-sales online only. Price will go up after Christmas. Please get your orders in.



We would love to have you volunteer with us this year as a classroom volunteer, field trip chaperone, Watch Dog, etc. If you plan on volunteering please complete the background check found at this site:


These background checks must be completed each year, and it will look like you are completing a job application. Once you receive confirmation that you have passed your check, please contact your child's teacher or the front office for volunteer opportunities.

Lunch Schedule 2016-2017

Kindergarten 10:30-11:10

First Grade 12:00-12:40

Second Grade 12:30-1:10

Third Grade 11:00-11:40

Fourth Grade 11:30-12:10

Breakfast is served every morning from 7:25-7:45.

The following are important links on managing your child's account and the lunch and breakfast menus for August and September:

Manage your child's account - https://www.schoolcafe.com/

September Menu - https://goo.gl/qQHgFI

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Friendship Elementary

Casey Riles - Principal - casey.riles@kellerisd.net

Lisa Alford - Assistant Principal - lisa.alford@kellerisd.net

Emily Shelton - Counselor - emily.shelton@kellerisd.net

Robin Stephens - Nurse - robin.stephens@kellerisd.net

Terri Brown - Secretary - terri.brown@kellerisd.net

Christy Salee - Receptionist/Attendance - christy.salee@kellerisd.net

Jennifer Ulbrich - Receptionist - jennifer.ulbrich@kellerisd.net