Sailor Weekly Update
Friday, December 17, 2021
2021-2022 Austin Parkway Elementary Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Olivia Hooper
Each year an outstanding teacher is chosen to represent their school, their students, and their fellow co-workers. I am happy to announce Mrs. Olivia Hooper as Austin Parkway Elementary's Teacher of the Year. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Hooper on this high honor!
2021-2022 Austin Parkway Elementary HAABSE Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Tammy Bradley
The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE), primary goal is to enhance the education of all students. HAABSE is particularly sensitive to the needs and interests of the Black community. Using the HAABSE network, members can share and provide many valuable professional services and intervention strategies focused on improving the educational environment of Black youth and educators in our community.
The purpose of our Outstanding Teacher Awards and Recognition Ceremony is to say “thank you“ to teachers for the outstanding job they do in working with children, and to provide for the community an opportunity to participate in this recognition. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Bradley on this high honor!
Congratulations to our UIL Competition Winner Marci Fontanilla!
Austin Parkway is honored to present our UIL A+ Academics Team who competed in the FBISD District Invitational Meet on Saturday, December 11th. Mrs. Snyder coached our 4th & 5th graders for the Oral Reading contest and Mrs. St. John coached the Storytelling contest for 2nd & 3rd graders. Congratulations to all our participants for giving 100% for the district meet this year. Our competitors all demonstrate success in their individual competing sessions. UIL is sponsored by Mrs. Gina Vorartitskul our Literacy Intervention Coach, and Mrs. Erin Loosemore our Math Specialist.
Marci Fontanilla was awarded 5th place in the district for Oral Reading! APE is so proud of how ALL these students represented our school by exemplifying the Profile of Graduate. APE Sailors, cheer on our UIL team for our next competition in April!
APE’s UIL Team members include Leo Thistlethwaite, Zoe Brinson, Lucas Onyeague, Corinna Viloria, Marci Fontanilla, Isaiah Jones, Aditya Jetti, Nevaeh White, and Amelia Varghese.
Art Club Donations
Art Club members learned how to sew felt stuffed animals and are donating them to Child Advocates of Fort Bend. We are proud of our students who are helping other kids. These stuffed animals will no doubt bring smiles and comfort to so many kids at a time when they can use an extra hug and reassurance that they are being seen and loved.
NEHS Book Drive
NEHS helped to collect over 350 books for the book drive. These books will be donated to students in need. Thank you APE for your donations!
Winter Holidays From Around the World PTA Drawing Winner Shenanigans
Prizes are from Altitude and URBAN AIR. Congratulations to Norah A., Adam A., Sammy G., Jocelyn P., Elizabeth B., Sarah S., Shiv A., Riley S., Lyla A., and Jamie W.
Congratulations to Josh Sanders and Tino Simon for winning gift cards from Fuddruckers and Target.
Thanks to PTA for the great prizes!
PTA meetings will be held during the school year. All parents are encouraged to become members of the PTA on our campus and attend meetings and events. The PTA typically provides monetary support such as programs, the winter and spring parties, technology, staff development for teachers, field trips, etc., as well as voluntary time and hours by providing people to assist with multiple school activities.
Please contact our PTA President, Mrs. Misty Cervenka at firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding any questions or to volunteer for the PTA.
1st Grade Gingerbread Houses Were a Hit!
Our first graders had a great time constructing their gingerbread houses. Thanks to the 5th graders who helped gather all of the supplies!
Health & PE Instructional Resources Public Review
The Fort Bend Independent School District will conduct a public review of the upcoming Health and PE textbooks and instructional materials under consideration for adoption for the 2022-2023 school year. The public review takes place from January 3, 2022, through January 21, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the FBISD Education Complex (located at 1555 Independence Blvd. Missouri City, Texas 77489).
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and provide feedback on the Health and PE instructional resources under consideration. The entrance to the warehouse is located on the right side of the building, facing Texas Parkway.
No Deliveries Please
We value strong relationships and partnerships with our parents but for health and safety reasons, we ask that you keep campus visits to a minimum.
Please do not bring forgotten items such as homework or lunch to campus during the day. If a student forgets their lunch at home they may receive a free meal from the cafeteria.
Support Fort Bend Education Foundation
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Don’t miss the 29th Annual FBEF Gala on March 5!
Your Adventure Awaits! Make plans to join the Fort Bend Education Foundation on March 5 for its International Ball – Journey Around the World! The 29th annual gala will take place at the Houston Marriott – Sugar Land. Learn more at Fort Bend Education Foundation.
Annual Education Expedition Bike Ride, April 2
Make plans to join the Fort Bend Education Foundation at the 19th Annual Education Expedition Bike Ride. The event takes place Saturday, April 2 and promises to provide a quality ride whether you are training or just wanting an enjoyable day with friends. Learn more
Join the Fort Bend ISD Alumni Association for free!
FBISD Alumni – Kick off the 2022 year by reconnecting with your high school friends and classmates. Consider joining the Fort Bend ISD Alumni Association! The digital community gives you access to current news and happenings regarding your former high school, including reunions and celebrations! Stay connected and join today! Membership is free.
Submit photos for Flash Back Friday!
Are you an FBISD graduate or parent of a district graduate? Help us relive memorable moments in FBISD by submitting photos and brief descriptions of past events or highlights of when you were in school. Presentable photos will be included in the Fort Bend ISD Alumni Association’s Flash Back Friday social posts. If interested, email Admin@fortbendisdalumni.org!
Spring semester tutoring and summer bridge courses through AP Tutors
Shop for savings on your energy bill through Energy Ogre. Use Code “FBEF” and a portion of your membership will support the Fort Bend Education Foundation. You’ll also get your 13th month free!
Parents are welcome to have lunch with their child. Due to social distancing guidelines, limits were established on the number of parents that could be present on campus at the same time for lunch.
Each grade level will be allowed to have six visitors for lunch each day. We ask that one parent/guest sign up to eat lunch per student each day. This will allow comfortably distanced seating between parents, their child, and other students.
Please sign up for one slot each month in the interest of safety and fairness to everyone who would like to enjoy lunch with their child. It is important that you sign up to eat lunch with your child using the sign up genius. Please do not arrive on campus without having signed up. This will ensure you have reserved a space on the day of your choice.
Dismissal Transportation Changes
Please send dismissal change requests to the attendance clerk at AttendanceAPE@fortbendisd.com before 2:00 p.m. There will be no exceptions. We will not release your child(ren) after 3:00 p.m. due to dismissal procedures.