Falcon Flyer

September 16 - September 30, 2016

Upcoming Events

Sept 19

  • Emergency Drill Day

Sept 20

  • Progress Reports Go Home

Sept 23

  • Welcome Back Breakfast 10:15 am

Sept 28

  • Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night 5:00-9:00 pm

Oct 4

  • Family Book Fair Night 4:15-8:00 pm

Oct 7

  • Spirit Shop Open During Lunches

Oct 20

  • Student Picture Day

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.

Car Rider Tags

Please make sure you have a current 2016-2017 Farney issued yellow car tag to hang in your car when picking up your child in the car rider line. Additional tags are available at the front desk.


To set up your Zpass + account, go to www.zpassplus.com to create an account. You must have your child’s RFID number (located on the back of the badge attached to their backpack). Once you’ve created an account, you will receive a verification email from Zonar Systems. Verify your account via the email and set up your notification preferences. Download the Zpass + App. You will select enable for each of your children. You will be sent notifications as to when and where students load/unload the bus per your selected preferences. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call 281-373-2850

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

Counselor's Corner

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 shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net


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 dhara.desai@cfisd.net 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.

Lunch Visitors

Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit during lunch. Any other visitors (grandparents, siblings, friends, etc.), must be accompanied by the parent or guardian or have a note giving them permission to eat with the child. In accordance to CFISD policy, school age children are not permitted to visit the campus at any time. Due to food and nutrition guidelines, you may bring lunch for your child only. For your convenience, there are several tables reserved for you to enjoy lunch with your child. Teachers will call the “Farney Five” at the end of lunch to signal when it is time for your child to say a quick goodbye and rejoin his/her class.

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthdays are acknowledged at school during the morning announcements and in the classroom. Students and teachers are not permitted to distribute invitations (or forward email invitations) to personal parties at school. We also do not allow the delivery of gifts such as flowers, balloons, etc. Due to health regulations, you cannot bring cakes, cupcakes, favors, etc. If you'd like your child to celebrate with his/her class, treats must be purchased from the cafeteria 5 days in advance. Contact martha.santacruz@cfisd.net for details.



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


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!


Download the free app and scan your receipts. It's that easy! Shoparoo accepts receipts from grocery, clothing, home improvement, sporting good, clothing stores, restaurants and many more!