Cardinal Courier: February 19th

Where Learning Takes Flight

A Note from Mrs. Tallent

We loved seeing all our students dressing up for Friendship Week! Students participated in Friendship lessons all week during our campus Cardinal Chat time that included talking about how to make friends and how friends respect one another. Please ask your student what they learned this week about friendships!


Our PTO Spring Fundraiser, "Lights, Camera, Auction", is coming up February 26th! We hope you can join us for food, fun and fundraising! Funds raised and donated to the campus will be used to purchase more smart boards for our classrooms. You can check out all the learning happening using our current smart boards by following FCE on Twitter at @HumbleISD_FCE


Please remember that Monday is a School Holiday for students so we will see them back on campus on Tuesday! We hope you and your family have a great three day weekend!

Upcoming Events

Feb. 21- President's Day- Student Holiday

Feb. 23- Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

Feb. 24- Box Top Deadline

Feb. 25- Spirit Stick Sales from 7:30-8:00am

Feb. 26- PTO Spring Fundraiser: "Lights, Camera, Auction" (Adults Only Event)


*Save the Date for My Guy and I Event on March 25th!*

Kid's Heart Challenge

Hello, Fall Creek Families -


We have officially kicked off the Kids Heart Challenge Road Trip this week with the American Heart Association, and we need your help! Over the next few weeks students will be learning about their heart, raising awareness, and raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke.


PARENTS – HERE’S HOW TO GET STARTED

Step 1. Visit our school’s Kids Heart Challenge page: Fall Creek KHC Website

OR download the Kids Heart Challenge App and search for our school and sign up!

Step 2. Complete Finn’s Mission to become a lifesaver!


DAILY PRIZE DRAWINGS: Check the Fall Creek KHC Website EVERY DAY to find out what the next day’s prize drawing will be! Tomorrow’s drawing will be for one lucky student who gets at least one online donation TODAY!


Parents – you can join your student(s) on the road.

We invite you to join us in at-home heart-healthy behaviors by accessing the KHC Mission Experience.


Why we support the American Heart Association: Every 40 seconds someone in America suffers from a stroke. Complete Finn’s Mission to learn how your family can recognize and react to a stroke F.A.S.T. … because when it comes to stroke every minute matters!


Thank you for joining us on the road and helping us save lives!

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From Our Counselor

Please check out our 3rd Nine Weeks Counselor Newsletter. Get a glimpse of what your student is learning when it comes to social emotional skills as well as how our counselor is here to support! If you have any questions or want to connect please reach out to Mrs. Baba!
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FCE PTO Information

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There's Still Time to Get Your Tickets for the FCE PTO Spring Fundraiser!

Saturday, February 26, 2022

7:00 – 11:00pm

at the Golf Club of Houston


The PTO is looking forward to hosting our adult-only fundraiser again this year to benefit the students, teachers and staff of Fall Creek Elementary. This is the 12th year that we’ve been able to put on this fun in-person event. When it was held last, in 2020, our Spring Fundraiser raised $40K to spend on technology, indoor and outdoor improvements, cultural performances, special events for both students and teachers, and so much more.


One of our specific goals for this year is to help equip all of our classrooms with Interactive Smartboards. These Smartboards are classroom devices that allow students to interact with the learning material. These support brainstorming, visuals and note taking in a student driven classroom. We will also be looking to enhance the outdoor areas of FCE once construction on the multi-purpose building is finished and continue to provide the school with funding for technology programs and cultural arts performances.


What is this Event and How can you participate?


The Spring Fundraiser is an adult-only evening filled with fun, music, great food, beverages and a silent and live auction to help us raise funds for FCE. It’s right in our neighborhood at The Golf Club of Houston and the attire is casual to cocktail. We hope to see many of you there for this fun evening that benefits our school and kids!


Attend: Tickets for the event are on sale and can be purchased for an Early Bird Rate of $50/person at https://one.bidpal.net/fce2022/welcome. Ticket prices will increase to $65/person on February 15 so don’t delay! Tickets for FCE Teachers and Staff are discounted to $25/person. Consider sponsoring one of your child’s teachers to attend the event!


Virtual Admission: If you are unable to join us at the event, you are still welcome to join in on the silent auction & party package bidding! Virtual admission tickets are $25 and will allow you to bid from anywhere you are. Virtual Admission tickets can also be purchased at https://one.bidpal.net/fce2022/welcome.


Be a Sponsor or Donate to the Auction: Items, trips, event tickets & any other donations to be used in our auction are greatly appreciated & will be accepted through February 18. We also have multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities for families & businesses that come with tickets to the event and recognition at the event and within the community. For more information on sponsorships or donations, please contact Becky at springfundraising@fcpto.com. Sponsorships can be confirmed online at https://fcpto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/31295.


Donate Wine: We are seeking wine donations for the Wine Pull Table. We are particularly in need of bottles with a value of $20 or higher. You can drop off or we can pick up the donation, whichever is most convenient for you. Please contact Emily at 337.739.9662 or Mandy at 337.278.6950 if you would like to donate.


Hostess Choice Events: Any FCE parent or group of parents can host or help host a themed event. They can be for children, adults, or families. The possibilities are endless. The event and theme are fully planned by the hosts of each party. You plan the date and theme. You set the attendance limit. And you cover the cost of the party - all as your contribution to Fall Creek Elementary. The PTO sets the ticket price for your party, and all funds go directly to the school. These events fill up your calendar with fun events and are the perfect way to strengthen friendships as well as make new friends! For examples of successful events is the past, questions or to sign up to host an event, please contact Janis at fceptoroomparent3-5@fcpto.com.


For any additional questions about the event or to get involved with one of the opportunities listed above, please contact our event co-chairs Wendy Crane and Ashley Shevchek at fceptovp2@fcpto.com


We invite you to participate in the 13th Annual FCE Spring Fundraiser as an event sponsor or auction donor. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the continued success of Fall Creek Elementary in Humble, TX. With your support, FCE PTO will be able to continue funding various academic, cultural, and technological learning activities for our students. Specific goals for this year are to equip all of our classrooms with Interactive Smartboards. These Interactive Smartboards are classroom devices that allow students to interact with the learning material. They become part of the lesson and even teach each other. It supports brainstorming, visuals and note taking in a student driven classroom. Please consider participating one of the following ways:


Platinum - $5,000

• EIGHT tickets to the event & FOUR heads/tail entries • Company recognition on auction paddles, mobile biddingapp, event website & student account website

• Individual sponsor logo recognition at event

• Recognition in quarterly neighborhood newsletter – Leaves of Fall Creek

• Recognition on electronic marquee


Gold - $2,000

• SIX tickets to the event & THREE heads/tail entries • Logo recognition on event website & student accountwebsite • Group logo recognition at event

• Recognition in quarterly neighborhood newsletter –Leavesof Fall Creek Recognition on electronic marquee


Silver - $1,000

• FOUR tickets to the event & TWO heads/tail entries • Company name on event website and student account website

• Group logo recognition at event

• Recognition on electronic marquee


Bronze - $500

• TWO tickets to the event & ONE heads/tail entry • Group logo recognition at event


Item Donation

• Items, trips, event tickets & any other donations to be used in our auction are greatly appreciated.


All donations will be listed on our school’s PTO website www.fcpto.com and recognized on the school’s PTO Facebook page. All sponsorships/donations of $500 or more will be highlighted in our weekly FCE newsletter (emailed to the parents of our 750+ students).


If you are interested in supporting our event with a sponsorship or auction donation, please contact us by Monday, February 14, 2022 using the information below.


Becky Kuntz Fundraising Coordinator

springfundraising@fcpto.com or

mail to: Fall Creek Elementary PTO • 14435 Mesa Dr, Humble, TX 77396


Fall Creek Elementary PTO is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization

In kind donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID No.: 30-0493286

Thank you for your support.

Spring Fundraiser Live Auction Packages!

Join us at the FCE 2022 Spring Fundraiser to bid on these awesome live auction packages, as well as many more silent auction packages. Get your tickets today! https://one.bidpal.net/fce2022/welcome
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What is a Hostess Choice Event?

Hostess Choice Events are neighborhood events that raise money for our school. They fill up your calendar with fun events and are the perfect way to strengthen friendships as well as make new friends!


Any FCE parent or group of parents can host or help host a themed event. They can be for children, adults, or families. The possibilities are endless. The event and theme are fully planned by the hosts of each party. The hosts plan the date and theme, set the attendance limit, and cover the cost of the party - all as a contribution to Fall Creek Elementary. The PTO sets the ticket price for your party. The tickets to attend these events are purchased at the Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, February 26th at the Golf Club of Houston Club House. Tickets can also be purchased with a virtual bidding pass. All funds go directly to the school. Here are some examples of our successful parties:

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If you have a great idea for one or are interested in hosting/cohosting a Hostess Choice Event, please call/text Janis Kamauf at 713-965-3446 or email at Fceptoroomparent3-5@fcpto.com.

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Spirit Shop Flash Sale

FCE's Spirit Shop Flash Sale is live through Feb 20th. Get your gear before it's too late! https://spirithero.com/collections/fall-2?page=2&sort_by=price-ascending

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FCE Connect Email

The email account connected to our FCE Connect will be checked three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In order to ensure that we are able to address parent concerns or questions immediately, please email Mrs. Tallent at jamie.tallent@humbleisd.net or Mr. Griffin at matthew.griffin@humbleisd.net directly. Thank you for your help!