FEBRUARY 5 - 19, 2016

Upcoming Events

Feb 8
  • Farney Name That Book Contest 4:15-5:00 pm

Feb 9

  • 2nd & 5th Grade Lunch Times Changed due to testing- 2-12:00-12:30 5-1:30-2:00
Feb 12
  • Valentine Parties (AM PK / AM PPCD) 10-10:45 am Pre-Registration below
  • Valentine Parties (PM PK / PM PPCD / K-5th) 2-2:45 pm Pre-Registration below
  • KG & 2nd Grade Lunch Times Changed due to parties-K-10:55-11:25 2-11:00-11:30

Feb 15

  • Student Holiday

Feb 18 & 19

  • Hoedown-see below for details


Please join us at our Farney HOEDOWN during your child’s P.E. time in the gym on:

February 18, 2016 Groups A/C

February 19, 2016 Groups B/D

2nd grade: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

1st grade: 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Kinder: 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

5th grade: 1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

3rd grade: 2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

4th grade: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information or if you need to know which group your child is in, please see the attached document.


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.

Counselor's Corner

February Character Education Theme

The theme for January is Cooperation which means working together to do more than you can do alone. Think about ways that a family must cooperate at home to have a happy, healthy household. Also, think about what happens when one person does not do their part. Look for ways in which your family cooperates to get things done.


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, monitoring the cafeteria and helping in their child’s classroom. Please contact sara.runge@cfisd.net if you are interested in participating and to schedule your date. We look forward to your participation and hope to see many dads at Farney Elementary!

2015-2016 Farney Yearbooks


It will be the story of our SUPER year, and their memories will last a lifetime with this treasured, hardcover keepsake. But DON'T WAIT any longer! Yearbooks ($31 each) and Dedication Ads ($10 each) MUST BE ORDERED BY 3/11/16. Click below (Balfour.com) and type Farney to begin the ordering process.

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 are not permitted to distribute 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 may be purchased from the cafeteria with 5 days notice. Contact martha.santacruz@cfisd.net for details.

Reserved Parking

The reserved parking spaces at the front of the school are reserved for Farney staff members who frequently leave from and/or return to the building during the school day. Please do not park in these spaces before school, after school, or during the day. For your convenience, we ask all other staff members to use the back parking lot so that there are dozens of visitor spots available to you in the front of the school. We appreciate your cooperation.

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.


Open or use your existing Target Visa Card and assign FARNEY ELEMENTARY as your school of choice. Target will make a donation based on your purchases! This is an easy way for friends and family to help our school.


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! Farney received $146.96 from last year's Shoparoo receipts. Here's how we can earn even more this year:

  • Snap pictures of receipts from ANY store
  • Earn extra points for every friend you "roo-cruit" to start snapping receipts