November 5, 2021 - November 19, 2021

Upcoming Events

Nov 12

  • Veterans Day Program
Nov 15-19

  • Student Council Food Drive to support the CFISD Food Pantry

Nov 16

  • Family Fitness Night (6pm - 7 pm)
Nov 17
  • Kinder Thanksgiving lunch (10:30 - 11:15 am)
  • 4th Grade Thanksgiving lunch (11:45 - 12:30 pm)
  • 1st Grade Thanksgiving lunch (1:00 - 1:45 pm)
Nov 18
  • MOD Pizza Spirit Night (10:30 am - 11:00 pm)
  • 3rd Grade Thanksgiving lunch (11:00 - 11:45 am)
  • 5th Grade Thanksgiving lunch (12:15 - 1:00 pm)
  • 2nd Grade Thanksgiving lunch (1:30 - 2:15 pm)
Nov 22 - 26
  • Student/Staff Holiday
Nov 29
  • Return to school

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Veterans Day

On Friday, November 12, 2021, Farney students will honor our military veterans with a Tribute to Our Heroes program. 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


Kindergarten: RED

First Grade: BLUE

Second Grade: WHITE

Third Grade: RED

Fourth Grade: BLUE

Fifth Grade: WHITE

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StuCo Food Drive

Farney Student Council will be hosting a food drive November 15th-19th to benefit the CFISD Food Pantry. We will be collecting the following items: Ramen Noodles, peanut butter, jelly, mashed potatoes, spaghetti noodles, rice, bags of pinto beans, and macaroni and cheese. Canned items: green beans, sweet peas, corn, carrots, mixed vegetables, chili, and soup.

Please have your child drop off their items in the library during arrival times. Thank you for your support to help refill the CFISD Food Pantry.

Library Lowdown

The Farney Elementary Library’s first big event is coming!

Scholastic Book Fair

Coming December 6-10

Family Night – Tuesday, December 7th 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Watch D.O.G.S

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Counselor's Corner

Follow us on Twitter: @CounselorFarney

Shannon Zepeda - 1st, 3rd, 5th shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net

Sandra Ayala - PK, K, 2nd, 4th sandra.ayala@cfisd.net


Core Essentials

Each month we will have a new core value. Students will learn about the new word in their

weekly classroom meetings and discuss how they can use it to be amazing Farney Falcons!

November’s Core Value is Contentment! Contentment is deciding to be okay with what you have.

Release of Information Forms

If you need Behavior Rating Scales completed or want 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.

Mental Health Minute

November Mental Health Minute Link

The Mental Health Minute is a biweekly newsletter provided by the Cy Fair Mental Health Team. It has lots of good information, tips and resources to help with mental health for parents and students.

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.

From the Nurse

If you have any gently used shorts (XS-XL) that you would like to donate, please send them clean and ready to go in a bag labeled to the school nurse. These help us when students have accidents, spills, mud, etc.

Teacher Work Day/School Holiday

Please take note of our Teacher Work Days. These are NOT remote learning days - they are student holidays. Please make sure to mark your calendar.

  • January 14
  • February 18
  • April 18

Student Safety

Student safety is a top priority at Farney Elementary. If you plan to visit our school, please have your picture ID available every time you are here. When you ring the doorbell, front desk personnel will ask the nature of your visit. Please respond in the intercom. Once access is granted, please enter the security vestibule. Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask.

Lunch Visitors

Parents and guardians are invited 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 for each visit. In accordance with 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 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.

Important Reminder from the Cafeteria

Just a reminder that the cafeteria does not carry or dispense change. In the event a parent/student/visitor needs to pay with cash the overpayment is applied to the student's school cafe account. The district strongly encourages parents/legal guardians to utilize

School Cafe for all Nutrition Services payments.

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthdays are acknowledged at school during the morning announcements and in the classroom. Students and teachers may not distribute invitations (or forward email invitations) to personal parties at school. We do not deliver gifts such as flowers, balloons, etc. You might consider purchasing a birthday book for your child. See the flyer below for details. Due to health regulations, cakes, cupcakes, favors, etc., are not permitted. If you'd like your child to celebrate with his/her class, treats may be purchased from the cafeteria 5 days in advance. Contact martha.santacruz@cfisd.net for details.



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.

Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon? Simply go to smile.amazon.com and type Farney Elementary PTO in the search box. Once you select Farney a portion of your purchase will be donated to Farney every time you shop! You only have to designate Farney the first time, after that, you will go to smile.amazon.com each time to start your order.


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




All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!

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