CFES Travel Plan for Parents
no school tuesday September 14th
Week of September 14th
We can all celebrate our first full month of being "back to normal"! It’s been wonderful seeing those sweet smiles walk through our doors each morning as well as our community attending Parent Information Night and the PTO Social. Our staff is committed to doing what’s best for students, no matter what the challenge. The spirit of CFES is alive and well once again here at CFES!
Summary of Action Items:
- Complete PTO Volunteer Interest Form under PTO section below.
- Reminder that Fall Picture Day is this Thursday, September 16. Please have your child dressed in their best for their Fall photo! All orders should be placed online. Ordering information can be found below.
- Information on TISD GT Testing and Cyber Safety Parent Workshop can be found below.
- Those interested in being a Watch D.O.G, please fill out volunteer form which can be found below.
- COVID Vaccine Opportunity available on campus for eligible students - information below.
- We are still collecting items for Stuff the Bus - details below.
- Volunteers needed for Peanut Butter Drive - sign up details below.
- September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month - Resources below.
On-Campus COVID Vaccine Opportunities
Tomball ISD has partnered with Gloyer’s Pharmacy to provide the COVID vaccine to TISD employees and all eligible students (12+). This opportunity is not a requirement but an opportunity for students, with parental consent, and for our staff to be vaccinated if they choose to participate.
Eligible students (12+) will receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine, which is a 2-dose vaccination series. The second vaccine should be administered three weeks after the first dose; therefore, Gloyer’s will return to campuses to administer the second dose three weeks after the first shot.
Fully vaccinated individuals who received their second dose more than 8 months ago and desire a booster dose can also take advantage of the opportunity Gloyer’s is providing. The booster shot is only available to those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Make sure to indicate the vaccine initially received on the registration form. Also, make sure to bring your COVID vaccination card with you.
Gloyer’s will be at on our campus to administer the vaccine on Tuesday, September 21 from 3:30-5:30. In order to receive the vaccine, the registration and consent form must be completed by each staff member and by the parent of the eligible student who wishes to receive the vaccine.
From the Nurse
Each year, students in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade receive health screenings for vision, hearing, growth, Acanthosis Nigricans (1st, 3rd, 5th grades) and Scoliosis (5th grade girls). The purpose of Acanthosis Nigrican screening is to detect a black-brown velvety marker that usually appears on the back of the neck. This marker is called acanthosis nigricans. The marker is caused by too much insulin in the blood. It is a pre-diabetic condition and serves as an indicator of risk for Type 2 diabetes and other chronic health problems. Acanthosis nigricans is usually seen during the pre-adolescence and adolescence. Nurse Jennifer will begin screenings in the next few weeks. If you wish to decline the screening, please send Nurse Jennifer a written note declining the screening.
Cyber Safety Parent Workshop
A TISD special invitation for families that want to learn more about the TISD gifted and Talented Program
Tomball ISD Advanced Academics will present GT Testing Information Night on September 15, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 pm. The following flyer link includes a link that allows you to let them know that you plan to attend - GT Parent Information Night Flyer.
Coming Soon: CFES Watch D.O.G.S
The Tomball Education Foundation needs your help!
We are excited to announce that Tomball ISD will be holding a Stuff the Bus Event at ALL Tomball ISD campuses from September 10‐17th. This program will help us gather items that have been identified as immediate TISD student needs. In addition to the collection of these much needed items, a generous community donor has offered to donate up to $5,000, if we can Stuff the Bus.
We invite you to participate by donating any of the items listed. You may send them in to CFES with your child or drop them off anytime. All items will be distributed directly to students in Tomball ISD by the counseling offices. On behalf of the Tomball Education Foundation, thank you for the generous support and we appreciate your participation.
- new or almost new, boys and girls Fall/Winter Clothing (all sizes)
- new socks and underwear (all sizes)
- school supplies
- non-perishable food items
Thank you in advance for your support!
CFES Cares Peanut Butter Drive
As a part of our CFES Cares Program, we our hosting our annual Peanut Butter Drive! We are excited to encourage our students to help battle food insecurity. According to Feeding America, over 37 million Americans, including more than 11 million children, are food insecure. The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. We are providing an opportunity for our cougars to bring in jars of peanut butter (not glass) from September 20th to October 1st during September’s Hunger Action Month to fill our community’s food pantries. If you would like to participate, please drop the peanut butter jars off in the bins labeled with your teacher’s name located in the front hallway. The class with the most peanut butter wins a pizza party to celebrate. Thank you for participating in CFES Cares!
Peanut Butter Drive Volunteers Needed
We would love to have parent volunteers help with the peanut butter drive! We are going to need some help counting and organizing the jars. If you have any free time and would like to join us in the school for some peanut butter craziness filled with love then please sign up. Together we will make this awesome! Below is the sign up to volunteer.
- Review the Fall 2021 Return to School Handbook for Parents & Students for answers to many of the questions that have come up.
- As we receive questions and inquiries daily concerning the number of COVID cases currently at CFES, please remember that daily updates for TISD and by campuses can be found on the Covid Dashboard.
- If your child tests positive for COVID the district requires that you complete the Report Positive COVID Student the day you learn they are positive.
CFES will once again be implementing the Great Expectations Model on our campus. Great Expectations, GE, is a program providing life-transforming education. It has two main aspects, a Culture of Respect and a focus on Academic Excellence. Each morning we begin with our virtual Call to Greatness, where students are introduced to our 8 Expectations and Life Principles. Throughout the school day students and staff practice implementing these aspects.
Practice #5 (Aug. 30-Sept. 17) Critical thinking skills are taught.
Practice #7 (Aug. 30-Sept. 17) Memory work, recitations, and/or writing occur daily. These enhance character development and effective communication skills while extending curricula.
Life Principle of the Week: Compassion-caring about someone else
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” --Aesop
Fall Picture Day
Fall picture day for Creekside Forest Elementary is Thursday, September 16th. In an effort to facilitate a contactless ordering process, all picture orders should be placed online. Please visit https://www.prepayorders.com/school/cfe8699 to prepay for your package online. Please be sure to place one order per child to avoid duplicate orders.
Please have your child dressed in their best for their Fall photo!
Volunteer Interests 2021-2022
We are so thankful for our parent volunteers! Your dedication is an asset to our students and teachers. While we are uncertain how the year will shape up, we are proceeding with volunteers for different events. Please click the link below to sign up to be notified of volunteer opportunities. By selecting "General Volunteer", as new opportunities arise, we will send out notifications for sign ups.
cfes campus information
7 - Spirit Night at Sonic (6-8 pm)
8 - End of First Quarter
8 - Student early release day
11 - Student holiday
13 - Chalk the Walk after school
14 - Walk to School Day
18 - Spirit Night at Craft Grill (dine in or take out, mention the school or give the receipt at the hostess stand)