October 28 - November 11, 2016
King Arthur Flour Bake for Good
Farney 4th Graders baked and donated a total of 153 fresh loaves of bread to CAM!
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Veterans Day - Nov. 11th
“A Tribute to Our Heroes” is Farney Elementary’s way of saying thank you to our students’ family members for serving our country. We would like to recognize our service men and women with a breakfast reception and a special program. Please complete all sections of the attached form if your veteran will be able to attend, and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher.
We would also like to honor our veterans by displaying their picture on our Veterans Day Hero Picture Wall. Please send a copy of a picture of the veteran you would like to honor with the Hero Picture Wall form attached.
Veterans Day Attire
On this day, we would like our students to help us celebrate by dressing in patriotic colors. Listed below you will find the colors for each grade level:
Life Skills: BLUE
PPCD & Pre-K: WHITE
First Grade: BLUE
Second Grade: WHITE
Third Grade: RED
Fourth Grade: BLUE
Fifth Grade: WHITE
Thanksgiving Lunches - Nov 16th & 17th
The Farney Cafeteria will be serving Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 16th and Thursday, Nov. 17th. Please see attached form for more information and to pre-register.
Wed, Nov. 16th
Thurs, Nov. 17th
Library Low Down
Steve Swinburne will be presenting to students in 3rd – 5th grade on November 3rd. Find out more about this amazing author: Steve Swinburne
Susan Stevens Crummel visit to Farney Elementary was a smashing success! Thank you to the Farney PTO for providing such as wonderful opportunity for our students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd.
We currently have 496 available eBooks ready for checkout online. This list includes popular series, Name that Book titles, nonfiction and fiction.
Directions for downloading on a mobile device:
To read any of our Follett eBooks on a device, download the free Brytewave K-12 Edition app by Follett. The student’s username and password is the one they use to log on to a computer at school. The FollettShelf URL is: wbb27922.
Directions for reading eBooks on a Desktop computer:
- Go to www.cfisd.net
- Click on the “Parents and Students” tab
- Choose “Library Resources”
- “Click here to find your campus library”
- Choose Farney Elementary
- Click on “Catalog”
- Click on “Destiny Discover”
- Log In using students username and password that they use at school
Character Education October Theme
Our theme for the month of October is COURAGE. Courage is doing the right thing even if it is difficult. Courage is also facing your fears with confidence. As a family, think about people in history who have displayed courage. Discuss with your children times when you have had to show courage in a tough situation.
Seeking Community Mentors
Farney Elementary is seeking community mentors to serve as positive role models for our students. Being a community mentor is extremely rewarding and only takes a commitment of 30 minutes a week to mentor/meet with one of our Farney students.
Mentors must attend a one-time district orientation before they can mentor at the school. Once you have completed your training and background check, we will work with you to match you with a student who would be the best fit for you.
More information can be found here: www.cfisd.net Community Involvement Mentor
Please contact Shannon Zepeda, Mentor Program Coordinator at 281 373-2850
Horizons Testing Requests Open Referral October 3-December 2
Please see the attachment for directions on the Horizons Testing Process.
Horizons Testing requests open on October 3rd and can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
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, eating lunch with their child, monitoring the cafeteria and helping in their child’s classroom. We have sent out the link for dads to pick their date on the calendar. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in participating and have not received the calendar link. We look forward to your participation and hope to see many dads at Farney Elementary!
Car Rider Tags
ESL Classes for Parents
If your child is enrolled in a Cypress-Fairbanks school and you want to learn English, you are invited to enroll in the ESL classes for parents. English classes are FREE! Two levels of English are available – Beginner and Intermediate. Classes are available in Spanish and Vietnamese. Please see attached flyers for more information.
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.
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
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!
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