CFES Trail Guide for Parents

Blazing the trail to excellence

Week of January 25, 2021

Thank you all for being part of our Trail to Excellence. CFES continues to excel daily due to great kids, an amazing staff and wonderful, supportive parents & community. Last week we received more positive recognition as two of our students won first and second place in the TISD Science Fair. In addition the Texas Honor Roll Schools were just released and CFES & CPJH made the list with “Scholar” recognitions (high performing without significant levels of low-income students and achievement gap closing schools).

Keep up the great team work CFES. Together we can do great things for your children! Have a great week.


Sincerely,

Sherri Trammell

CFES Camp Director

Summary of Action Items in Trail Guide This Week

  • Place order for the 2020-2021 yearbook. Final deadline is this week. (information below)
  • Bus Information Updates for Face to Face Students (SMART TAGS coming)
  • Face to Face parents, get ahead: Have your child make their Valentine Friendship cards for classmates (see information below under the Face to Face Student section)
  • Face to Face parents, Get ahead: If your child would like to make a special Valentine box or bag at home to collect their cards in they can start now. Be creative and have fun! This is optional as bags will be provided at school for all students.
  • Get ahead: What will you wear for DETECTIVE Day?

CFES WINS First and Second Place in the TISD Science Fair

We are so proud of all of our students that participated in our CFES Science Fair. A huge Cougar Shout Out to Ryan Nugent who one first place overall in the TISD Science Fair and Ishika Varipilli who won second place overall. Way to go. CFES is proud of you!

Last Chance to purchase the 2020-2021 CFES Yearbook

A reminder from Jennifer Rivera (PTO Yearbook Coordinator)

On behalf of the CFES yearbook staff, I want to remind the Creekside Forest community that the 2020-21 yearbook is happening!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/F5aX1WEFRH4

With so much going on in our lives this year, it is more important than ever to capture and remember the events and history unfolding around our students and school.

I think all students should have – a limited-edition record of our school year that they will have the rest of their lives.

Our publisher will be printing only enough copies to fill the orders received, and our order window will be ending soon. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity – order your copy at www.balfour.com before our order deadline of Thursday, January 28 at midnight.

Important Information from Nurse Jennifer

Parents,

Please continue to notify Nurse Jennifer (jenniferayre@tomballisd.net) and Patricia Vintimilla (patriciavintimilla@tomballisd.net) for all student absences. If your student is home ill, please include their symptoms of illness or if they tested positive for flu, strep or Covid. Nurse Jennifer is tracking cases and then we implement additional school cleaning.

Nurse Jennifer will help guide you through any Covid-19 quarantine recommendations and notify teachers to initiate work for Schoology. Please note students are unable to "switch" to virtual school. If quarantined by the nurse, they may do work in Schoology. If they engage in Schoology each day, they are not counted absent. Teachers may need time to put work in Schoology. Check Schoology at frequent intervals. If your student is too ill to do work and does not engage, they are counted absent.

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Special thank you to Jersey Mike's Sandwich Shop for the sandwiches for staff and generous gift cards for lucky winners. Shout out to Natalie McCrea for the creativity and special touches that she puts into every special event for the staff. They are all wonderful and so appreciated by all. Thank you PTO and parents for always looking for ways to show support for our awesome team of educators!
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Friendship & Kindness Week ( February 8th- 12th)

TVS parents,

Your teacher will be in touch regarding what they will be hosting virtually that week for students to create virtual friendship (Valentine) cards, participate in a friendship challenge etc. Be on the look out for their communication.

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Friendship/Kindness Week ( February 8th-12th)

Parents of Face to Face Students,

All students are encouraged to bring in friendship (Valentine) cards for all members of their class. We ask that all students bring them to school on or before February 10th. In addition students may choose to make a special Valentine box or bag at home to bring to school to collect their friendship cards in. For families not wishing to create Valentine boxes at home, bags will be provided at school.

We do ask that all special boxes/bags be brought to school along with friendship cards for classmates on or before Wednesday, February 10th.

**If there is a small surprise attached to the cards that is fine, however; please refrain from sending in treat bags etc. for students/classes.

Bus Transportation Updates

Parents please remember due to required safety protocols, only students who are pre-registered may ride the bus. TISD Transportation should have sent you an email confirming your student is registered to ride. Please call 281-357-3193 to register your child for bus service. It does take a couple of days to add students to the routes so you may need to bring your student to school the first couple of days.

SMART TAG program ready to begin for bus riders:

Tomball ISD has provided student ID cards for students. We will begin by placing your child’s SMART-Tag ID card on their backpack with a zip tie. The system is designed to increase safety and security for students riding on a school bus. We are asking that you do not remove the tag at this time. For more information please visit the TISD website at the following link: TISD Smart Tag System and ID Cards

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Reminder that Dr. Barbara Seals is our substitute counselor while Mrs. Parson is on maternity leave. Please don't hesitate to reach out if she can be of any assistance.

GE Life Principles Home Resources

Life Principal for the week: humanitarianism - promotion of human welfare and social reform.

"Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much" ~ Helen Keller

2020-21 CFES Spirit Days

We would love to spread cheer throughout the year. We invite all CFES Cougars to participate in our themed dress up days throughout the year. Please view this link to see the year at a glance!

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February

5 - Texas Reads One Book Kick-off

9 - General PTO Meeting

8-12 Friendship/Kindness Week

15 - Student Holiday

16 - Spirit Night at Rib Tickler

18 - Dress like a DETECTIVE and get caught being KIND

22 - 100th Day of School!


** Spring photos are scheduled for March 9th.

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  • Student Planners can still be purchased through the following link Student Planners