JANUARY 8 - JANUARY 22, 2016

Upcoming Events

Jan 18

  • Student Holiday

Jan 25

  • Report Cards Go Home
  • Math Night (1st, 2nd & 3rd 5-6 pm / 4th & 5th 6-7 pm)
  • Texas Roadhouse Night 5-9 pm

Jan 28

  • Kindergarten Pajama Day

Feb 1

  • Kinder Night 6-7 pm

Feb 4

  • 100th Day of School

Feb 5

  • Spirit Shop Open During Lunches

Feb 8

  • Farney Name That Book Contest 4:15-5 pm

Feb 10

  • Spaghetti Dinner 5-8 pm

Feb 12

  • Valentine Parties (AM PK / AM PPCD) 10-10:45 am
  • Valentine Parties (PM PK / PM PPCD / K-5th) 2-2:45 pm

Feb 15

  • Student Holiday


The first 2 cones in the car rider line (RED & ORANGE) will be reserved for our 2 auction "fast pass" winners. When coming to pick up car riders, the first car will now park at the YELLOW cone.

Counselor's Corner

January Character Education Theme

The theme for January is Self-control which means choosing to do what you SHOULD do, not what you WANT to do. As the New Year begins, talk with your family about how you could have more self-control. This could include eating healthier, exercising more or working harder in school. No matter the problem, keep your cool. Self-control is a valuable tool!

Please see the attached forms for information regarding Credit by Exam.


Our Watch Dog 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, monitoring the cafeteria and helping in their child’s classroom. Please contact sara.runge@cfisd.net if you are interested in participating and to schedule your date. We look forward to your participation and hope to see many dads at Farney Elementary!


Happy New Year of reading! I hope your break was filled with rest, relaxation and reading!! We are getting back on a schedule and checking out books each week. This semester we will focus on our Library Home page Digital resources! Hopefully, your kids will be reading lots on a computer or device using the Widgets on the library home page! Watch for a bookmark of logins and passwords for these great resources!

Name That Book is organized and there is LOTS of excitement in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades! Our contests start on Thursday, January 21 with grade levels competing during their Large Group time: 5th – 12:55 – 1:50; 3rd - 1:50 – 2:45; and 4th – 2:45 – 3:40. Readers ARE leaders at Farney Elementary School! Parents are welcome to watch the contest by signing in at the front desk and coming to the PE room.

2015-2016 Farney Yearbooks


It will be the story of our SUPER year, and their memories will last a lifetime with this treasured, hardcover keepsake. But DON'T WAIT any longer! Yearbooks ($31 each) and Dedication Ads ($10 each) MUST BE ORDERED BY 3/11/16. Click below (Balfour.com) and type Farney to begin the ordering process.


If you haven't already, please submit your best snapshots from our fall events (Back to School, Field Day, Veterans Day, Holiday Party and more). Due to limited spacing, kindly limit your selections to 10 photos MAX per event. You can upload photos from a mobile device with the 'Balfour Image Share' app, or upload from a browser at images.balfour.com. Enter our project number 616419 and password Farney. DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 for all fall event photos. Thank you for helping to make our yearbook memorable and SUPER!

Lunch Visitors

Parents and guardians are encouraged 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. In accordance to 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 several 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.

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthdays are acknowledged at school during the morning announcements and in the classroom. Students are not permitted to distribute invitations to personal parties at school. We also do not allow the delivery of gifts such as flowers, balloons, etc. Due to health regulations, you cannot bring cakes, cupcakes, favors, etc. If you'd like your child to celebrate with his/her class, treats may be purchased from the cafeteria with 5 days notice. Contact martha.santacruz@cfisd.net for details.

Reserved Parking

The reserved parking spaces at the front of the school are reserved for Farney staff members who frequently leave from and/or return to the building during the school day. Please do not park in these spaces before school, after school, or during the day. For your convenience, we ask all other staff members to use the back parking lot so that there are dozens of visitor spots available to you in the front of the school. We appreciate your cooperation.

Want To Know How to Help?


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.


Open or use your existing Target Visa Card and assign FARNEY ELEMENTARY as your school of choice. Target will make a donation based on your purchases! This is an easy way for friends and family to help our school.


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


Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to earn money for Farney. The Box Top form is included in this newsletter. Attach your Box Tops to the form and send them in. Each month, the homeroom that turns in the most will win a special treat!


Download the free app and scan your receipts. It's that easy! Shoparoo accepts receipts from grocery, clothing, home improvement, sporting good, clothing stores, restaurants and many more! Farney received $146.96 from last year's Shoparoo receipts. Here's how we can earn even more this year:

  • Snap pictures of receipts from ANY store
  • Earn extra points for every friend you "roo-cruit" to start snapping receipts