October 14 - 28, 2016
Thurs. Oct. 20th
Field Day Shirts
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- Kinder SRC Field Trip (LaPlant, Popp, Milbrath, Filkins)
- Rocktober Fest (2nd) 6 pm-7 pm
- Kinder SRC Field Trip (Matteson, Brashears, Morris, Terral)
- Student Picture Day
- End of 1st 9 week grading period
Oct 24 -28
- Red Ribbon Week
- Field Day K/1/2
- Field Day 3/4/5
- Report Cards Go Home
Library Low Down
Farney Elementary Welcomes Susan Stevens Crummel
Children’s book author Susan Stevens Crummel will be visiting Grades K-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016
Find out more about Mrs. Crummel: Susan Stevens Crummel
A Huge Thank You goes out to the Farney Elementary Community for the fabulous support of the library. Watch for upcoming updates of all the new books that will be added to the library as the result of a super successful book fair.
Want to be part of a wonderful group of Volunteers?
If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please sign up at www.farneypto.com
Thank you Birthday Book Club members for purchasing 11 new books to put in the library. Please see attached form for information about becoming a member of the Birthday Book Club!
To read any of our Follett eBooks on a device, download the free Follett Brytewave K-12 Edition app. The username and password are the same as the one your child(ren) use to log on to the computer at school with.
Field Day is Coming!
Thursday, October 27th
Kinder: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
1st: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
2nd: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday, October 28th
3rd: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
4th: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5th: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Veterans Day - Nov. 11th
“A Tribute to Our Heroes” is Farney Elementary’s way of saying thank you to our students’ family members for serving our country. We would like to recognize our service men and women with a breakfast reception and a special program. Please complete all sections of the attached form if your veteran will be able to attend, and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher.
We would also like to honor our veterans by displaying their picture on our Veterans Day Hero Picture Wall. Please send a copy of a picture of the veteran you would like to honor with the Hero Picture Wall form attached.
Character Education October Theme
Our theme for the month of October is COURAGE. Courage is doing the right thing even if it is difficult. Courage is also facing your fears with confidence. As a family, think about people in history who have displayed courage. Discuss with your children times when you have had to show courage in a tough situation.
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
Horizons Testing Requests Open Referral October 3-December 2
Please see the attachment for directions on the Horizons Testing Process.
Horizons Testing requests open on October 3rd and can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
ESL Classes for Parents
If your child is enrolled in a Cypress-Fairbanks school and you want to learn English, you are invited to enroll in the ESL classes for parents. English classes are FREE! Two levels of English are available – Beginner and Intermediate. Classes are available in Spanish and Vietnamese. Please see attached flyers for more information.
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!
Download the free app and scan your receipts. It's that easy! Shoparoo accepts receipts from grocery, clothing, home improvement, sporting good, clothing stores, restaurants and many more!