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October 23, 2020 - November 6, 2020


Upcoming Important Dates

Oct 26-30

  • Red Ribbon Week (see special dress days below)
Nov 3
  • Remote Learning Day for students

Nov 9

  • First Day of 2nd Nine Weeks

Nov 16

  • Report Cards Go Home

Nov 19

  • Picture Day for Connect Students (Schedule will be shared soon)

Nov 23-27

  • Thanksgiving Holiday
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Message from Dr. Reilly

It has been an amazing week filled with thoughtful surprises! I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Farney staff and students! I feel very blessed to work with such an extraordinary school community every day!

It was great to see so many of you at our PTO virtual meeting. Prizes were awarded to the following homerooms for the membership drive: Mrs. Abramowitz, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. LaPlant. Students earned a Gooey's gift card from the PTO. Our staff would also like to say thank you to the PTO for Sonic Drinks today! What a nice way to start the weekend.

If you have not already done so, please take a minute to read the details in the email from CFISD last week. Our first Remote Learning Day will occur on November 3rd. On Remote Learning Days, teachers will prepare activities ahead of time for students to complete from home. Connect students will receive their remote learning day activities through Schoology. Face-to-face students will receive a paper packet that they should complete at home and bring back. All face-to-face students will bring home the packet and a lunch from food services on November 2nd. Please see the CFISD Communication linked below for important, detailed information in addition to the dates of all future Remote Learning Days.

Dr. Reilly

It is important to wear a CLEAN, non-vented mask every day.

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Library Lowdown

Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Link for submission: bit.ly/storybookpumpkin

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Counselor's Corner

October Core Essential: Integrity

Integrity: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.

Red Ribbon Week- October 26-30

Monday- Wear Red (Don’t Let Drugs STOP Your Journey)

Tuesday- Dress Like a Tourist (Life is a Journey. Travel Drug Free)

Wednesday- Crazy Hair, Hat and Crazy Socks (From Head to Toe, We’re Drug Free)

Thursday- Wear Boots (Give Drugs the Boot)

Friday- Dress like a Rock Star (Rocking a Drug Free Life)

Gifted and Talented Nominations

The parent nomination window for Mid-Year testing is available now – November 30th. Parents can request Horizons testing for their child by contacting the counseling office by calling or emailing.

Grades K,2,4 sandra.ayala@cfid.net 281 373-2873

Grades 1,3,5 Shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net 281 373-2860

GT Identification Process Link

No Place for Hate

Farney Elementary takes great pride in joining the No Place for Hate initiative that provides schools with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive climate. We are kicking off our initiative this October by all signing our No Place for Hate Resolution of Respect and participating in a school wide activity on acceptance and inclusion and recognizing and being proud of our diversity.

Release of Information Forms

If you are needing Behavior Rating Scales completed or are wanting 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.

Credit By Exam

Although the application window has closed to be able to skip a grade for the current 20-21 school year, there are 2 opportunities available during the year to test to skip for the 21-22 school year. Please see the district website for testing dates and application deadlines..

District Information for Credit By Exam

Credit By Exam Notice and Application

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Mask Reminders

We Can’t Mask how excited we are to have our student’s back on campus! In order to keep our students safe and healthy during this time we have some reminders about the use of face masks.

  • Masks should be worn over the nose and mouth and securely around the face.
  • Masks should not be worn if they are wet. A wet mask may make it difficult to breathe.
  • Students should never share or swap masks.
  • Students’ masks should be clearly identified with their names or initials, to avoid confusion or swapping.
  • Masks should be washed after every day of use and/or before being used again, or if visibly soiled.
  • We have disposable face masks at every entrance for those students that require one.

Spirit Days

Spirit Days will be on FRIDAYS! Whether you are at school or at home we hope you join us in showing your Falcon pride!! The Farney PTO Spirit Shop is open and ready to help you get the spirit wear you need for this year! Past Spirit Shirts (2018-2019), Farney Mom, and more are on our site for purchase! https://farneypto.membershiptoolkit.com/store
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Breakfast and Lunch

Due to screening protocols, we will not be able to deliver lunch drop offs. Cy-Fair Nutrition Services will provide breakfast & lunch at no cost to ALL children 18 & younger, beginning September 8. Meals will be at no cost through December 31 pending funding availability in accordance with USDA regulations.

Breakfast and lunch options will be limited at this time. Breakfast choices will include the hot entree of the day or yogurt, and lunch options will include the hot entree or a sandwich with Sunbutter. The menus are shown below on the link, "What's cooking in October".

Unfortunately we will not be able to have lunch visitors this year.

All payments will be through your student's account. Information on how to create an account is below.

  • Visit www.schoolcafe.com or the SchoolCafe app to apply.

  • Call 281-897-4550 or email questions to freeandreduced@cfisd.net

  • To submit a free and reduced lunch application, please go to "benefits" and click "apply".

Curbside Meals for CONNECT Students

Cy-Fair Nutrition Services will provide breakfast & lunch at no cost to ALL children 18 & younger, beginning September 8. Meals will be at no cost through December 31 pending funding availability in accordance with USDA regulations.

All children 18 & younger who are not attending school on campus may receive Curbside CONNECT grab and go meals. Children do not need to be enrolled in school or of school age. Children are not required to be present to receive meals, but parents/guardians MUST have an approved form of ID for each of their children to receive meals.

Students who attend school on campus are not eligible to receive Curbside CONNECT meals. Receiving the same meal at multiple campuses on the same day is not permitted.

**Goodson Middle School is the closest meal pick up location to Farney

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthdays will be recognized on the announcements. Treats and/or birthday party invitations may NOT be passed out at school.

Parents may choose to purchase a birthday book donation for their students. Contact the librarian for more information.

Girl Scouts

For more information contact Ashlie at ayarborough@sjgs.org.

Cub Scouts

Farney Elementary Pack 978

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