CFES Parent Newsletter

2022 - 2023

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

October

6 - Spirit Night Sonic

7 - Student Holiday

7 - End of 1st quarter grading period

10 - Student Holiday

12 - Chalk the Walk

13 - Walk to school day

13 - Friends of Creekside Fundraiser Kick-off

17 - Spirit Night Craft Grill all day

18 - General PTO Meeting

20 - Picture retakes

24-28 Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week Flyer 2022-2023

26 - Friends of Creekside ends

27 - 50th Day of School - Dress in 50's gear!

28 & 29th - Spirit Night Holy Smokes (delivered)

31 - Start of Fall Book Fair

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  • This is the final week for our CFES Cares Peanut Butter Drive! Send in peanut butter by Thursday. See upcoming volunteer opportunities below to assist with this project!
  • Mark your calendar for our Friends of Creekside CFES Fundraiser. Kick off is October 13th! This is our first and only fundraiser for this semester. We need your help!
  • Review lunchroom visitor guidelines below.
  • Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year are now available for purchase! Purchase CFES Yearbook!!
  • Drink donations: PTO is collecting drink donations for teacher luncheons. Please consider sending in drinks for our wonderful teachers! Drinks should be dropped at the front office. Review the following link for available slots: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090845AEAE2AA7F49-drinks
  • Help needed. We would love some extra hands in our cafeteria daily to assist with cafeteria duty. Cafe Volunteer Sign Up
  • Reminder that vision and hearing screening are currently taking place for all students in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grades. Please review a note from Nurse Fehlker below for more information.

Life Principle of the Week: flexibility

Ability to make adjustments or alter plans

Ability to adapt to change, “go with the flow”

“Be flexible, but stick to your principles.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


Celebration: Raise the Roof

Call Back: Flexibility. Go with the flow.

Expectation #7: We will encourage each other to do our best.


Mrs. Parson's Resources for Flexibility

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We are so excited to allow guests to have lunch with their child! Below are reminders of our procedures for lunch visitors.

  • You and your child should remain at the guest table at all times.
  • Students may only be at the guest table with their parent/family member (for safety reasons, friends are not allowed to join you).
  • Family members are only allowed to take photos or videos of their child.
  • Food may only be shared with your child.
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A note from the nurse

All students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade and 5th grade are required by state mandate to be screened for vision and hearing. I will begin the screenings on Monday, September 26, 2022, and continue over the next month until all required grades are screened. If your child wears glasses, please send them to school with their glasses so they can be accurately tested. If your child passes the screening, you will not hear from me.


Any student who fails the screening will be retested in 2-3 weeks after which a letter of referral will go home should they fail a second time. Please take the referral letter to your doctor to have your child evaluated and then send back a copy of any information you receive from the doctor for our records and for inclusion in our state mandated report. Please feel free to contact me by email at meredithfehlker@tomballisd.net or by phone: 281-357-4526.


Thank you for your cooperation.

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Campus Security


  • All visitors to CFES are required to sign in when they arrive and secure their proper ID badge. New: All visitors must return to the front office and sign out when they leave the building.


  • All parents please remember that everyone who visits CFES must have a photo ID with them (the actual ID- not a photo of the ID) each time they visit in order to be admitted on campus. Please share this with any family members that might visit CFES.

Watch D.O.G.S Information

WE respectfully ask that you don't sign up to be a WATCH D.O.G.S. until you have completed and submitted the TISD volunteer application! The application is required to be completed every year.

Please use this link or the link below to compete this! For now we ask that dads sign up for only one spot per year so all families have the opportunity to participate. Thank you for volunteering!


Volunteer Application

Watch D.O.G.S. October Sign Up

AM Security Dudes team

Dads, please volunteer as a part of our AM Security Dudes team! We would love for our dads to be visible during student drop off (assisting with car and bus arrival) and then check that all exterior doors are locked and secured as we begin the school day. This shift will begin at 8:00 and end at 8:50. You can sign up using the link below for any day that you are available! Remember to complete the Volunteer Application form to be able to volunteer in any capacity at CFES this year. You can sign up for as many days as you’d like! School security is our number one priority, and we value our dads in this community!


Volunteer Application

AM Security Dudes Sign Up

Security Dudes October Sign Up

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It is time for our very important fall fundraiser - "Friends of Creekside." In order to make this year's Friends of Creekside successful, we are in need of some parent volunteers. Please use the link below to find out what the volunteer needs are and to sign up if you are interested in helping.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090845aeae2aa7f49-friends

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Yearbook information

Purchase your Creekside Forest Elementary 2022-2023 Yearbook with 10% off if you purchase before September 30th!


Purchase CFES Yearbook!!

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Volunteer Opportunities

We have officially kicked off our annual CFES Peanut Butter Drive! The peanut butter collected will be donated to local food banks to help fight food insecurity in the local area. Besides bringing in peanut butter, there are many other ways that you can help with the Peanut Butter Drive.


Now through the 29th from 9:30-10:30, volunteers are needed to weigh, move, and sort peanut butter. Please use the following link to sign up if you can help.

Peanut Butter Drive Help Sign Up


We have a new, amazing opportunity for our families this year! On Thursday, September 29th from 4:10-5:30 pm, your child(ren) can create inspirational, decorative stickers for the tops of the peanut butter jars. You will also be able to assist as a family in building parts of the peanut butter display. This event will take place in the cafeteria and children will need to be accompanied by their parents. Please use the following link to RSVP.

RSVP Peanut Butter Drive Family Night Event!


Parents can join us on Friday, September 30th, to help put the finishing touches on our peanut butter display. Use the following link to sign up if you can help.

Peanut Butter Volunteer Sign Up Friday, September 30th


Thank you in advance for helping make our peanut butter drive a success!!

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COVID Info


  • If your child tests positive for COVID the district requires that you complete the Student Covid Reporting Form the day you learn they are positive.