CFES Trail Guide for Parents

Blazing the trail to excellence

Week of October 26

Happy Tuesday CFES Families! It was great to kick off our second quarter of the school year yesterday. Creekside Forest currently has 69% of our students attending Face to Face Instruction daily on campus and 31% of our students engaging through CFES Tomball Virtual School for the second quarter. I would like to thank each of our families for the continued support, flexibility and encouragement as the staff and I continue to navigate through everchanging waters. The teachers, staff and students continue to work hard daily and do great things! As you know, this is Red Ribbon Week in most school districts in the state. The focus is on teaching students about the impact of making healthy choices. Please review Mrs. Parson's information and opportunities below and encourage your child to participate in some way. At CFES we remind students daily to always be the best version of themselves. Our halls, walls and devices are filled with student learning each and every daily. Thank you for sharing your incredible children with us and for being a partner in their education. With so many things being different in our current world, we are working to ensure all students learn at high levels and are taken care of socially and emotionally. Together the Creekside Forest Community can accomplish things others think aren't possible!

Have a great week and as always, reach out if you need us!


Sincerely,

Sherri Trammell

CFES Camp Director

Summary of Action Items in Trail Guide This Week

  • New option for TVS students to submit their picture for the Yearbook (see notes in PTO section)
  • Report Card Information
  • Bus Transportation Registration - if needed
  • Bluebonnet Reading Program
  • Final Week to sign up your student for Birthday Book Club
  • Prepare for 50th Day of School Dress Up

Important Report Card Information

As a reminder TISD we will not be printing Student Report Cards at the end of the quarter to hand out or mail. We invite you to view your student grades in Home Access Center. Once you log on to HAC, click on Grades then the Report Card tab and the grades will be displayed by course. You can print the screen for your records by right clicking and selecting Print.

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Bus Transportation

CFES families, TISD has put safety precautions into place for a smooth transition for bus riders for our Face to Face students needing transportation. Below is the link with parent information as well as TISD bus driver safety precautions. For further questions, please contact Transportation at 281-357-3193. Please be aware that when registering for the bus for the first time this year, it may take up to two weeks for the registration process to be complete. Notification will be sent via email confirmation. TISD is requiring that students be registered in order to ride the bus.

Transportation Notification

Reminder/Updates


  • Parents of 3rd - 5th Grade Students: The Texas Bluebonnet Award was established in 1979 to motivate students in grades 3 through 5 to read outstanding children’s literature. A committee of teachers and librarians choose the 20 books to be included on the Bluebonnet list each year. 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the program! These books encompass multiple genres and diverse topics and themes. CFES encourages students to read Bluebonnets with an incentive program conducted through the library:

    Bluebonnet Reader Library Incentive

Cougar Birthday Book Club

Reminder that this is the last week to sign your child up for the Cougar Birthday Book Club. For more information, click the following link Birthday Book Club Information.

Leave a legacy and sign your child up through your School Cash account by October 30th.

As always, thank you for supporting our library program!


Gretchen Hock gretchenhock@tomballisd.net

CFES Librarian

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Attendance Notes

There have been a few questions from parents regarding attendance if a Face to Face student is told by a TISD nurse to quarantine at home, due to either having symptoms, awaiting testing or possible exposure to COVID- 19. Under these circumstances, TISD will allow that student to engage asynchronously with work sent from the teacher for the period of time he/she is quarantined.
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  • If you were unable to have your child's picture taken during last week's Picture Day, we have a second option. You can take the picture from the comfort of your own home and submit it to the yearbook. Please email yearbook@creeksideforestpto.org to receive more information.

    Important Dates:

    October 30th: Cut-off to request the link

    November 6th: Deadline to upload the images


  • 2020-2021 Yearbook Presale: NOW OPEN - The 2020-2021 yearbook presale is now open! Yearbook presale price is $28 through December 31st. After that, they can be purchased for $38. Go to www.balfour.com and enter Creekside Forest Elementary in the "Find Your School" box. “


  • For more information about PTO, please visit their website by clicking on the following link CFES PTO Information
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Thank you, PTO!

A huge thank you to all of our parents for the amazing staff luncheon last week. Natalie McCrea did an incredible job organizing and making it so special. She went above and beyond with every detail. It was so wonderful to see the staff enjoying a little friendship and fellowship around tables spread out all over the building. Thank you for continuing to budget for helping our staff feel special! Every bite and every creative detail was appreciated by all and a perfect way to end the first quarter.
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Red Ribbon Week is October 26th - 30th

October 26th-30th, we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week! The mission is to support families and communities in nurturing healthy, drug free youth. Call to Greatness will give everyone an opportunity to celebrate themselves and each other and how they are making healthy choices and not being a bully. Parents, please feel free to upload videos into this folder of your child talking about or showing how they make these healthy choices and being a buddy, not a bully. We will add these videos to Call to Greatness to highlight our wonderful cougars! These pintables are a great template for your child to write or draw how they are happy campers who make good and healthy choices. Feel free to send them into their teachers to upload on our Red Ribbon Week wall! This flyer and this video have all of the directions.

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College and Career Week is November 16-20

College and Career Week will be November 16-20. We would love for our parents to upload videos discussing their college experiences or careers in this folder for us to share with our students. Presentations may include your job description, certification/degrees required, what makes your career exciting, skills required, a tour of the work site, etc. Please upload your video by Monday, November 9th. We look forward to highlighting our CFES families!

Click the link below for counseling information

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November

3 - Student Holiday- Staff Professional Development Day

16-21 College and Career Week

17 - 50th Day of School (all students are encouraged to wear 50's day attire)

23-27 Thanksgiving Holidays

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  • Student Planners can still be purchased through the following link Student Planners
  • Birthday Book Club orders are available by logging in to your School Cash account.