Cardinal Courier: August 20th

Where Learning Takes Flight

A Note from Mrs. Tallent

Dear FCE Parents,

Thank you for a great first two weeks of school! Our hearts are full seeing students smiling and excited to learn! This week was challenging with the storms coming through our area. The couple of days of storms has given us an opportunity to utilize our rainy day dismissal plans and reflect on areas of improvement.

As I shared the first week, we will continue to reflect and adjust on the processes we have in place throughout the year to improve them wherever we can. We appreciate the parents who reached out regarding our processes, offered possible solutions and shared resources we can utilize within the community. Your willingness to collaborate to find better solutions is what makes FCE the very best school it can be! We can’t do this without you and the important perspective you are able to give us. We will be taking the ideas back to our leadership teams to ensure we are looking at all options. Please submit any suggestions you may have using this Dismissal Feedback Form.

Please see the immediate adjustments we will be making starting Monday. We appreciate your patience and promise to continue to strive to continue to make Fall Creek Elementary the very best school in Humble ISD.

Regular Dismissal Procedures

We are continuing to use the digital dismissal system and process that were in place last year. The only adjustment we made was switching to numbers so our staff inputting in the digital system could put numbers instead of names to speed up the process and alleviate some of the concerns teachers communicated in my initial meetings with them. We will be getting additional copies of the tags printed for us to send home.

You can help us by:

  • Cutting on the dotted lines and then hanging the sign on your rearview mirror

  • Writing your student’s name below the number in black marker. This will help once you get to the cone, we are not expecting students to know their numbers.

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures

We use the accuweather app to look at the radar to see what storm cells are heading our way during our dismissal window. We also get notifications when there is lightning in our area. We will call Rainy Day Dismissal when there is lightning and thunder in the area or if there is significant rain at 2:50pm.

For Car Rider Dismissal:

  • We will be contacting the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to help with the additional traffic.

  • We will do a double stacked car rider line to help alleviate traffic congestion.

  • We will make adjustments in the moment if needed. For example, loading fewer cars at a time if needed because it is not safe for students and staff to load 12 cars at a time. We will adjust back to 12 cars once it is safe to do so.

For Biker/Walker Dismissal:

  • Your students are safe inside and will be here whenever it is safe for you to make your way to campus.

Counselor Newsletter

Our amazing counselors, Mrs. Jean and Mrs. Baba, have put together a Counselor Newsletter. Please check it out and get a glimpse of what your students are learning when it comes to social emotional skills as well as how our counselors are here to support! If you have any questions or want to connect please reach out to your child's grade level counselor.

Join PTO and Stay Connected

Our PTO supports us in many ways, please check out how you can join the fun and help support our campus! Also, get connected by following FCE and the PTO on their social media pages.
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Volunteers Needed for Junior Acheivement

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. We need one parent volunteer per class to come in 5 times a year for 1 hour. Junior Achievement will provide the training and curriculum; we just need your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars! If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions about the Junior Achievement role, email Bridget Pittman at Please include your child’s grade and teacher. Thank you!

Room Parents Needed

We need Room Parent(s) for the following classes:

K: Sullivan

1: Edson & Steadman

3: Beck, Calloway, & Fernando

4: Nieto & Pinson

5: Jenkins & Price

Room Parents

Work collectively as a team with the other room parents for each grade to plan and set the agenda for the Winter, Friendship, and Spring (kinder only) Parties. Assist with the distribution of party supplies. Set up and lead the classroom parties. Collect donations for a class gift for the teacher’s birthday/designated celebration day and Teacher Appreciation Week in May. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the Room Parent role, please email us and include your child’s grade/teacher.

Room Parent Coordinator (Grades K-2)-Jennifer Johnson (512) 269-7895

Room Parent Coordinator (Grades 3-5)- Janis Kamauf (713) 965-3446

Music Helper

Assist the music teacher with costumes, set decorations, dress rehearsals, and other items as needed throughout the year. Email Ms. Stephanie Galvan at for more information

Classroom Photographer

The yearbook staff needs help taking pictures during school events. If you plan to attend classroom parties and various events throughout the year and are willing to take/submit pictures to the yearbook staff, please consider signing up to be a Classroom Photographer. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the Classroom Photographer role, please email Kimberly Ginsburg at Please include your child’s grade/teacher.

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A Message from Mrs. Andrew our Librarian

Great news! This year, FCE is expanding our list of library-sponsored clubs open to students in grades 3-5! See the graphic below for more information.

To apply, please help your child complete the application found here:

Please note:

  • After school clubs dismiss at 4:30 PM. Walkers and bikers will be released from the back of the building. Car riders will be walked to the front for pick-up, but staff members will be unable to stay late for parents who are running behind.
  • Applications are due by September 10th, 2021.
  • For your child's safety, the number of spots in each club will be limited. Students accepted into each club will be notified by September 17th and meetings will begin during the week of September 20th.
  • All club members will be sent home with information for parents to join the library's Remind 101. This tool will be used to communicate scheduling changes such as cancelled club meetings.

If you have any questions about our library-sponsored programming, please email me at or call my office number at (281)-641-3406. Together, we can help our students grow into lifelong readers and learners!"

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FCE Connect Email

The email account connected to our FCE Connect will be checked three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In order to ensure that we are able to address parent concerns or questions immediately, please email Mrs. Tallent at or Mr. Griffin at directly. Thank you for your help!