Cardinal Courier: February 5th

Where Learning Takes Flight

A Note from Mrs. Tallent

We hope everyone stayed safe and warm yesterday!


Since we were not able to have Friendship Parties yesterday, we will be providing an opportunity for students to have their Friendship Parties on Monday, Feb. 14th with their classmates. Due to things already planned for this day, we are not able to spread parties out throughout the day to allow for visitors. All parties will happen in classrooms from 1:30-2:30 with students only. We appreciate your understanding as we try to provide an opportunity for students to get to experience their parties rather than cancelling them altogether.


Please remember that next week (Feb. 7th-11th) is our February Break so there is no school and the campus will be closed. When we return from our break, we will be celebrating Friendship Week and students will be learning how to be a good friend. We would love to have students join us for dress up days all week to go along with the theme for the day (information below).


Our PTO Spring Fundraiser, "Lights, Camera, Auction", is coming up in February! Their fundraising efforts will be focused on purchasing more Newlines...putting us closer and closer to reaching our goal of having one in EVERY grade level classroom! Check out how students are already using the Newlines by following us on twitter @humbleisd_fce!

Upcoming Events

Feb. 7-Feb. 11- February Break (No School)

Feb. 12- Super Bowl Party Pack Deadline

Feb. 14- Kid's Heart Challenge Kicks Off

Feb. 14- Friendship Parties (students only)

Feb. 14- Feb. 18- Friendship Week with Dress Up Days

Feb. 16- Picture Day

Feb. 18- Yearbook Art/Poetry Contest Deadline at 3pm

Feb. 21- President's Day- Student Holiday

Feb. 23- Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

Feb. 24- Box Top Deadline

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

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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!

Personalized Counseling Message

Families,

In Humble ISD, we believe in a personalized approach to counseling. Each elementary student will receive one individual meeting each year with me. In these meetings, the students will have the opportunity to discuss their goals and aspirations, and discuss the options for their personal path in Humble ISD. Additionally, I will be working with students and teachers in the classroom to provide additional avenues for student success. This partnership is designed to give Humble ISD students a unique approach to meeting their personal goals, career pathways, and setting them up for success. Some of the topics that will be discussed with your student will focus on academic goals and other topics will address social and emotional well being. Thus far I have met with all 3rd grade students and am almost done with 5th grade. The next grade levels I will focus on will be 2nd and 4th.

~Amanda Baba

Guidance Counselor

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FCE PTO Information

Spring Fundraiser Tickets Now Available: Support Our Stars!

The Fall Creek Elementary PTO is hosting its 2022 Spring Fundraiser at the Golf Club of Houston on Saturday, Feb 26: Lights, Camera, Auction! Tickets are now available to purchase at: https://one.bidpal.net/fce2022/welcome.

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ISO Wine Donations for Spring Fundraiser!

The Fall Creek Elementary PTO is planning our 2022 Spring Fundraiser at the Golf Club of Houston on Feb 26: Lights, Camera, Auction! We are seeking wine donations for the Wine Pull Table. In 2020 generous Fall Creek neighbors donated 40 bottles of wine for the event, which raised over $800! 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 Wendy at fceptovp2@fcpto.com if you would like to donate. Thank you!

Sponsors & Donations Needed!

The FCE PTO invites 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. With your support, we 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 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 sponsoring or providing a donation to support our stars!

Fall Creek Elementary 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.

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.

FCE PTO & Texas Roadhouse Super Bowl Party Packs!

The FCE PTO is partnering with Texas Roadhouse to sell party packs for the Super Bowl! FCE will earn $5 per party pack ordered. To receive credit, enter Fall Creek Elementary in the "organization supporting" section on the order form. Deadline to order is Sat, Feb 12th at 3p. Pick-up will be Sun, Feb 13th. Scan the QR code on the flyer, or simply click on the link to place your order https://forms.office.com/r/ZbrqRg6Raz.
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Attention Parents...

Our new on-demand Spirit Shop is live! We have a variety of merchandise available, which will be updated regularly and shipped directly to your house! To purchase, scan the QR code or visit: https://spirithero.com/collections/fall-1.

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Attention Students!

Make your mark and enter your drawing or poem into the 2021-2022 FCE Yearbook Art and Poetry Contest. Winners will have their work displayed with their name and picture in the yearbook and Cardinal Courier! Guidelines and deadlines can be found on the contest form below. Please print the form out and turn it in with your submission. Deadline: 3pm, February 18th


FCE Yearbook Art and Poetry Contest Form

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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!