News from the Nest

Carpenter Elementary Parent Newsletter ~ September 27, 2021

Playgrounds and Track are open for business!

Weiss HS Homecoming

We would like to invite JCES students to join the Weiss Football Family Thursday, Sep. 30th for Homecoming. The students will have free entry but the parents will have to purchase a ticket (link provided this week). WHS will bring T-shirts for the kids to purchase if interested Thursday morning for $10. The students will be allowed to go in the locker room during pre-game and also run through the tunnel with the team.

Date: Thursday, September 30th

Time: 6pm

Location: The PField. Students will meet in front of the concession stand closest to the locker room.

Uniform: Weiss shirt, Carpenter Shirt or black shirt

This event is hosted by the WHS coaching staff, not JCES.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for all Students!

This year ALL students will have access to free breakfast and lunch, regardless of economic need. The free breakfast and lunch opportunity will expire for the 2022-23 year; families that may qualify for free/reduced lunch should still complete the application this year so that services are not disrupted when this program ends. Please the Food and Child Nutrition Services page for the Free & Reduced Meals Applications (or click here). Please take a moment to complete the application!

Breakfast Times

Speaking of breakfast...for students to have the chance to eat breakfast and not be rushed, it is best that they are here by 7:25 am. Students begin to clean up around 7:30 so they are not tardy at 7:35. The breakfast serving line opens at 7:05.

Enrichment Clubs

This Friday we will begin having Enrichment Clubs from 7:50 - 8:20. All students will be able to participate in a club of their choice that will take place every other Friday. Students will attend the same enrichment club throughout the fall semester and will be allowed to try a new club in the spring. This allows students to form relationships with other staff members and allows them to participate in fun and engaging activities while at school. The joy and laughter during this time are infectious!

Student Absences

Carpenter Parents. If your child is out for any reason, please send a note back with your student the day they return. Our registrar asks that you include the following information: name, student ID, date of absence(s), the reason for the absence, then sign and date it. If your child had a medical appointment you may submit that note from them to her (Ms. Vallejo). Thank you for your assistance.

GT Identification Parent Meeting

PfISD Gifted and Talented

Referrals & Screening Process

Parent Information Session

Have you ever wondered...

What traits demonstrated academic giftedness? How does Pflugerville ISD identify gifted and talented students? What is the purpose of gifted and talented education? What enrichment opportunities are available to students identified?

Learn the answers to these questions (and more) by attending a Gifted and Talented Referrals and Screening Process Parent Information Session-

Tuesday, October 5th @ 5:30

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 838 0352 8073

Passcode: 910356


Jessica Carpenter Elementary PTO is calling for Board and Committee Chairs and volunteers!

Join us and get to know school staff as we work to help the kiddos and teachers to have a great school experience

It's fun and your kids will thank you

Email us at for more information

Join us on Facebook: Jessica Carpenter Elementary PTO

The next PTO meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30.

Mark your Calendar

10/01 - Enrichment Clubs begin

10/02 - Custodial Recognition Day

10/05 - PTO Meeting - Virtual

10/06 - National Walk to School Day

10/06 - Boosterthon Kick-off

10/07 - First 9-weeks ends

10/08 - Student Holiday/Parent Conference Day

10/11 - Student and Staff Holiday

10/15 - Boosterthon Fun Run

STAAR Testing Calendar: Our calendar for state assessments is available at this link.