FALCON FLYER

January 21, 2022 - February 3, 2022

Upcoming Events

February 4

  • Spirit Shop during all lunches
February 9
  • Boosterthon Kick-off
February 10
  • 100th Day of school

Falcon Obstacle Challenge

Our Falcon Obstacle Challenge fundraiser will kick off in just a couple of weeks on 2/9! Our goal is to raise $25,000 for an outdoor Learning Landscape and to strengthen our school community. We have asked our friends at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it more profitable, fun, and easy for everyone. We are beyond EXCITED to bring back the obstacle challenge this year!

Heres what all students can get excited about:

• Fun, engaging character development lessons

• A high-energy event to give our school a boost of fun

• Click here to Check it out

Key dates to remember:


Registration Opens - 1/26

Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!

Fundraiser Kick Off - 2/9

Event Day - 2/17

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Library Lowdown

Upcoming Author Visits

Mother Goose - Mon. Jan 31 - PK & Kinder

Steve Swinburne - Tues. Feb. 1 - 3rd, 4th, & 5th

Karen Lowery (storyteller) - PK, Kinder, 1st, & 2nd

Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb 23, March 2, March 9


Volunteer opportunity

Would you like to help shelve library books? Contact allison.sykes@cfisd.net to learn how to volunteer in the library!

Counselor's Corner

Follow us on Twitter: @CounselorFarney

Shannon Zepeda - 1st, 3rd, 5th shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net

Sandra Ayala - PK, K, 2nd, 4th sandra.ayala@cfisd.net

281-373-2860




Core Essentials

Each month we will have a new core value. Students will learn about the new word in their

weekly classroom meetings and discuss how they can use it to be amazing Farney Falcons!

January’s Core Value is Self-Control!

Self-Control is choosing to do what you should do even when you don’t want to.



Release of Information Forms

If you need Behavior Rating Scales completed or want the school to communicate with an outside entity, private tutor, doctor, etc., you will need to complete a Release of Information form for this school year. You can request this form through the counseling office. When asking teachers to complete Behavior Rating Scales, you will need to give one week’s notice to allow teachers ample time to complete the forms. These forms will be faxed directly to the doctor’s office and you will be notified once this is completed.


Mental Health Minute


January 21 Mental Health Minute Link

The Mental Health Minute is a biweekly newsletter provided by the Cy Fair Mental Health Team. It has lots of good information, tips and resources to help with mental health for parents and students.



Gifted and Talented Nominations

For students registered to test for the Horizon’s program, a letter came home in their backpacks this week regarding the dates the child will be testing on in January. Please be sure your student is at school and brings a fully charged computer on these dates. They may also bring their own headphones if they have them.

Shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net 281 373-2860


GT Notification for Parents Link

Shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net 281 373-2860





Now recruiting WATCH DOGS!

Our Watchdog 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. Right now we are collecting emails for our Watchdog database. If you are interested and haven’t already, please complete the registration link below to add your name and email to our list. We will be sending a sign-up link towards the end of September for dads to pick their date on the calendar. Please contact sandra.ayala@cfisd.net or shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net if you have any questions. We look forward to your participation and hope to see many dads at Farney Elementary!


Watch Dog Registration Link

From the Nurse

If you have any gently used shorts (XS-XL) that you would like to donate, please send them clean and ready to go in a bag labeled to the school nurse. These help us when students have accidents, spills, mud, etc.

Teacher Work Day/School Holiday

Please take note of our Teacher Work Days. These are NOT remote learning days - they are student holidays. Please make sure to mark your calendar.


  • February 18
  • April 18

Student Safety

Student safety is a top priority at Farney Elementary. If you plan to visit our school, please have your picture ID available every time you are here. When you ring the doorbell, front desk personnel will ask the nature of your visit. Please respond in the intercom. Once access is granted, please enter the security vestibule. Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask.

Lunch Visitors

K-5 parents and guardians are invited to visit during lunch. Any other visitors (grandparents, siblings, friends, etc.), must be accompanied by the parent or guardian or have a note giving them permission to eat with the child for each visit. In accordance with CFISD policy, school-age children are not permitted to visit the campus at any time. Due to food and nutrition guidelines, you may bring lunch for your child only. For your convenience, there are tables reserved for you to enjoy lunch with your child. Teachers will call the “Farney Five” at the end of lunch to signal when it is time for your child to say a quick goodbye and rejoin his/her class.

Important Reminder from the Cafeteria

Just a reminder that the cafeteria does not carry or dispense change. In the event a parent/student/visitor needs to pay with cash the overpayment is applied to the student's school cafe account. The district strongly encourages parents/legal guardians to utilize

School Cafe for all Nutrition Services payments.

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthdays are acknowledged at school during the morning announcements and in the classroom. Students and teachers may not distribute invitations (or forward email invitations) to personal parties at school. We do not deliver gifts such as flowers, balloons, etc. You might consider purchasing a birthday book for your child. See the flyer below for details. Due to health regulations, cakes, cupcakes, favors, etc., are not permitted. If you'd like your child to celebrate with his/her class, treats may be purchased from the cafeteria 5 days in advance. Contact martha.santacruz@cfisd.net for details.

WANT TO KNOW HOW TO HELP???

VOLUNTEER

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.


Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon? Simply go to smile.amazon.com and type Farney Elementary PTO in the search box. Once you select Farney a portion of your purchase will be donated to Farney every time you shop! You only have to designate Farney the first time, after that, you will go to smile.amazon.com each time to start your order.


KROGER CARD

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

HOW TO EARN

BOX TOPS MAKES IT EASY.


All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!

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