Falcon Flyer

October 14, 2016

Dear Friendship Families,

It was a great week at Friendship Elementary. We started the week with school pictures and finished this week with a morning full of Charger football players AND two Watch DOGS!

Thank you for your continued support of PTA! We have learned our PTA is one of 755 that earned Texas PTA's Early Bird Achievement Membership Award. To earn this award we had to recruit 100% of last year's membership, and we have already accomplished this in the first two months of school!!! We would love to continue gaining memberships as our PTA works towards having one voice for every child on our campus.

The students have also been learning lots and working really hard. Thanks, as always, for your support from home and for having your children here every day and on time! Learning begins promptly at 7:55 each morning.

Have a great weekend!


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Notes From the Art Room...


It’s time for KISD’s annual elementary Holiday Card Contest!

Each year the district invites elementary students to draw a colorful holiday picture for the contest. The winning drawing from Friendship Elementary will go on to compete with all the winners from KISD elementary schools AND their artwork will be featured on the Friendship Elementary Holiday Card!


All elementary students are eligible. This is a student project only. No parent/child work will be considered.

Artwork must be on 8.5 x11 in. paper. I am happy to send a paper home with your child if they ask me for one.

Any art materials may be used, but the artwork must be flat (no pop ups or 3-D elements)

The deadline to turn in artwork to Ms. Yount is October 27. An appointed committee will judge the entries and the winner will be announced November 2.

Questions: Contact Katherine Yount at Katherine.yount@kellerisd.net

We encourage everyone to participate and look forward to seeing all the wonderful artworks.


Help support Friendship Elementary’s art program! Your children have been working hard on an artwork for our art fundraiser. We partner with the company Square 1 Art as a way to raise money for art supplies. This partnership is a great way to celebrate your child’s artistic accomplishments, create lasting keepsakes for you and your family, and raise much needed funds for the art program.

Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring photos of their artwork and items you can purchase that will have their artwork on it. These make great holiday gifts! Watch for more details in the next coming weeks.

Spirit Night - Chuck E. Cheese's

Please mark your calendars for another amazing spirit night at Chuck E. Cheese's on Tuesday, October 25, from 3:30-9:00 p.m. Chuck E. Cheese is very generous and will donate 15% of all sales back to our PTA, so tell your friends and mention you are with Friendship when you pay!

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WatchDOG Kickoff

Monday, Oct. 24th, 6:30pm

Friendship Elementary School Cafeteria

Excellence in Reading Program - FREE OPPORTUNITY

Does your student have a love for reading? Our GT specialist, Mrs. Rivera, shared this wonderful opportunity with our teachers yesterday. To encourage the joy of reading, the Mensa for Kids organization has developed the Excellence in Reading Program. Students who participate can earn a commemorative certificate and get a free t-shirt. This program is open to ALL students and it is FREE! The website below provides additional information about signing up, documenting the books read, and a list of books broken down by grade level. Many of these books can be found in the library or your child's classroom.

Happy reading!!


Important Dates to Remember

Week of October 17 - Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, October 18

  • 3:00-6:30 Family Night at the Book Fair
  • 6:30 PTA Meeting and 2nd Grade Program

Thursday, October 20 - Book Fair Book-nic during regular lunches

Friday, October 21

  • 7:20-7:50am Spirit Stick sales in the foyer
  • 6-8:30pm Trunk or Treat

Monday, October 24

  • "Don't let drugs mix you up!" - Mix and match dress up day
  • 6:30pm WatchDOG Kickoff

Tuesday, October 25

  • "TEAM up against drugs!" - Wear your favorite sports team's jersey!
  • 3-9pm FSES Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese

Wednesday, October 26 - "I'm too BRIGHT for drugs!" - Dress in bright colors

Thursday, October 27 - "Follow your dreams...don't do drugs!" - Wear your PJ's to school

Friday, October 28 - "My Character counts...I'm drug free!" - Dress as your favorite story book character. Bring the book with you to school!

Friendship Yearbook Sales

You can now purchase your student's 2016-2017 school yearbook. Yearbooks will be distributed in May. We are doing pre-sales online only. Price will go up after Christmas. Please get your orders in.



We would love to have you volunteer with us this year as a classroom volunteer, field trip chaperone, Watch Dog, etc. If you plan on volunteering please complete the background check found at this site:


These background checks must be completed each year, and it will look like you are completing a job application. Once you receive confirmation that you have passed your check, please contact your child's teacher or the front office for volunteer opportunities.

Lunch Schedule 2016-2017

Kindergarten 10:30-11:10

First Grade 12:00-12:40

Second Grade 12:30-1:10

Third Grade 11:00-11:40

Fourth Grade 11:30-12:10

Breakfast is served every morning from 7:25-7:45.

The following are important links on managing your child's account and the lunch and breakfast menus for August and September:

Manage your child's account - https://www.schoolcafe.com/

October Menu - https://goo.gl/LGqC5l

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Friendship Elementary

Casey Riles - Principal - casey.riles@kellerisd.net

Lisa Alford - Assistant Principal - lisa.alford@kellerisd.net

Emily Shelton - Counselor - emily.shelton@kellerisd.net

Robin Stephens - Nurse - robin.stephens@kellerisd.net

Terri Brown - Secretary - terri.brown@kellerisd.net

Christy Salee - Receptionist/Attendance - christy.salee@kellerisd.net

Jennifer Ulbrich - Receptionist - jennifer.ulbrich@kellerisd.net