September 16 - September 30, 2016
Spring Creek BBQ Night
Wednesday, Sept 28
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Emergency Drill Day - September 19th
On the morning of September 19th, we will be practicing several different emergency scenarios. In addition to monthly fire drills, we are required by our district to practice four different crisis drills. On Monday, September 19th, we will be practicing the following drills: lock-down, shelter in place, secure the building and a reverse evacuation.
Student safety is a top priority at Farney Elementary. Our goal for performing the drills is to provide our students and staff with knowledge about possible emergency situations and to make sure they are familiar with our campus procedures. We will assure students that there is no actual emergency.
If you are planning a visit to Farney the morning of September 19th, you may experience delays as all staff members are involved in the drills. We hope to have our practice completed by 10:00 a.m. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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Library Low Down
The Farney Elementary Library’s first big event is here!
Scholastic Book Fair
Family Night - October 4th 4:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Karen Lowery, our guest storyteller will perform in the music room from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
Scholastic Book Fair Online
Friends and family that aren’t able to make it to the school to shop at our fabulous book fair can shop from home. All online orders include free shipping to Farney Elementary.
Shop online - 9/17/2016 – 10/07/2016
If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please sign up at www.farneypto.com
Character Education September Theme
Our theme for the month of September is RESPONSIBILITY. Responsibility is proving that you can be trusted with what is expected of you. Talk with your children to discuss things they can do at home to show responsibility.
Seeking Community Mentors
Farney Elementary is seeking community mentors to serve as positive role models for our students. Being a community mentor is extremely rewarding and only takes a commitment of 30 minutes a week to mentor/meet with one of our Farney students.
Mentors must attend a one-time district orientation before they can mentor at the school. Once you have completed your training and background check, we will work with you to match you with a student who would be the best fit for you.
More information can be found here: www.cfisd.net Community Involvement Mentor
Please contact Shannon Zepeda, Mentor Program Coordinator at 281 373-2850 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Watch Dog program consists of Dads or Father Figures of Great Students who volunteer one day at their child’s school. They will perform a variety of tasks including assisting with the car line in the morning, eating lunch with their child, monitoring the cafeteria and helping in their child’s classroom. We sent out the link this week for dads to pick their date on the calendar. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in participating and have not received the calendar link. We look forward to your participation and hope to see many dads at Farney Elementary!
ESL Classes for Parents
If your child is enrolled in a Cypress-Fairbanks school and you want to learn English, you are invited to enroll in the ESL classes for parents.
English classes are FREE! Two levels of English are available – Beginner and Intermediate. Classes are available in Spanish and Vietnamese. Please see attached flyers for more information.
WANT TO KNOW HOW TO HELP???
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.
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
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to earn money for Farney. The Box Top form is included in this newsletter. Attach your Box Tops to the form and send them in. Each month, the homeroom that turns in the most will win a special treat!
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