Cardinal Courier: Sept. 11th
Where Learning Takes Flight
A Note from Mrs. Tallent
This week we kicked off our Boosterthon and so far we have raised $23,000!!! We loved seeing students wearing their PJs this week and earning their classroom rewards! Thank you for every share and donation you all have contributed to our fundraiser! We appreciate everyone's support as we work to upgrade our projectors to interactive smart boards. If you haven't registered your student on mybooster.com yet, this weekend is the perfect time to do it! This weekend, every student who gets a new $2 lap pledge or a $60 flat donation will get a special prize! Every share and donation adds up to make a BIG difference for our school!
Each day our students have been participating in our Boosterthon Character Huddles where they are learning about character traits through kids who play sports all over the world. You should be receiving a daily email from your child's teacher sharing the character trait for the day. I urge you to have conversations with your students about the character trait they learned about (ex. courage, confidence) and how they could apply that trait in different areas of their lives. It is powerful when we can help students make connections and when we as the adults share how we apply those character traits to our own lives.
We look forward to our Cardinal Fun Run on Wednesday! Please see the details below and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! Thanks!
Boosterthon Schedule and Details
Sept. 8th- Sept. 14th- Boosterthon Daily Huddles
Each day grade levels will go out to the pavilion at the beginning of their specials times to participate in a character education lesson with our Boosterthon team!
Sept. 15th- Boosterthon Fun Run
Parents will be allowed to come watch, but will be asked walk to the side of the school by the portables. We will have all parents enter and exit through the gate near the portables (Please see picture below). You will be able to social distance on the inside or outside of the track. Our Book Fair will be set up under the pavilion so parents can shop with their students prior to students going back inside to their classrooms. Parents wishing to check their students out will sign them out with their child's teacher and will exit with their child from the gate by the pavilion.
Fun Run Times:
- Kindergarten and First Grade will be from 8:30-9:15
- Second Grade and Fourth Grade will be from 9:30-10:15
- Third Grade and Fifth Grade will be from 10:30-11:15
Boosterthon Fun Run- Bad Weather Contingency Plan
Adjusted Fun Run Schedule for Rain:
- Kindergarten Fun Run- 8:30-9:15
- 1st Grade Fun Run- 9:30-10:15
- 2nd Grade Fun Run- 10:30-11:15
- 3rd Grade Fun Run- 12:45-1:30
- 4th Grade Fun Run- 1:45-2:30
- 5th Grade Fun Run- 11:30-12:15
If we have bad weather, the Book Fair will remain inside the library. Parents will be allowed to come shop at the book fair during their child's specials time or their lunch/recess time.
- Kindergarten- 12:10-12:55
- First Grade- 1:00-1:45
- Second Grade- 1:50-2:35
- Third Grade- 9:00-9:45
- Fourth Grade- 10:45-11:30
- Fifth Grade- 9:55-10:40
Rainy Day Dismissal
We have lots of rain coming our way this week, so we may have some Rainy Day Dismissals in our future this week. If you are coming through our car rider line, please make sure that you are making two lines just like we do on regular dismissal days. We have to double stack throughout the parking lot or it makes the traffic back up too much on Mesa.
We will continue to call Humble ISD Police and Sheriff's Office to see if they have someone available to help with the traffic at the four way stop. In order to help elevate some of the traffic we are asking parents to car pool on these days if possible. You can fill out our Car Pool Google Form and we will assign all the families in your car pool to one dismissal number and send home a new tag to use on days you are car pooling.
Official Attendance Time- 9:50am
Sept. 13th-17th- FCE Book Fair
Sept. 15th- Boosterthon Fun Run
Sept. 20th- Elementary Student Holiday/Staff PD Day
Sept. 24th- Gold, Fight, Win Day (wear Gold, Fight, Win Shirts)
Sept. 24th- 8:30-9:30 Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-Off
Book Fair Note from Mrs. Andrew
Dear Parents and Families,
We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair! This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.
After missing out on many beloved traditions, our fall Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair which will take place from Monday, September 13th to Friday, September 17th from 7:30 AM - 3 PM in the FCE Library. The fair will temporarily relocate outside to the pavilion on the morning of Wednesday, September 15th to make it easier for families to shop during Boosterthon and to minimize the spread of germs during this large group event.
Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute too!
We know parents would like to come and shop with our students, and we’re excited to have your support. We would like to encourage parents to take advantage of our digital shopping option below or wait to shop with their children on Wednesday, September 15th when they come for Boosterthon. However, if neither of these options meet your needs, we are also open to parents shopping with their children in the morning from 7:30-8 AM but we would like to keep this to a minimum if possible for student safety.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, you can still shop online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair by visiting our Fair Homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/fcelibrary. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. Visit the homepage to learn more about our Scholastic Book Fair and get started with eWallet and online shopping.
We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!
Certified Librarian/Media Specialist
Calling All Fathers and Father Figures!!! If you would like to volunteer at our school for a day, please attend our Watch D.O.G.S. informational meeting on September 24th, 2021 at 8:30-9:30. Please RSVP using the Watchdog RSVP Form. Thank you!
What is Watch D.O.G.S.?
WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement organizations in the country. Since the program’s creation in 1998, more than 6,800 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program. Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.
All Humble ISD volunteers must complete a short online application and undergo a criminal background check. Volunteer Application
Gold, Fight, Win
FCE will be wearing GOLD on Friday, September 24th in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Humble ISD's Gold, Fight, Win.
Gold, Fight, Win shirts can be purchased at Gnome Sweet Gnome Gifts or Pretty Little Things Boutique. 100% of the proceeds go to Childhood Cancer research. If you are not able to purchase a shirt at this time, please allow your child to wear a Gold or Yellow shirt in support of Gold Fight Win Day in Humble ISD.
To learn more about Addi's story view the Addi's Story You Tube link!
From Our Counselors
A Note from Mrs. Dorsett (ART)
This Fall, UH will collaborate with the Department of Art, Art History, & Design at the Michigan State Univesity to offer a 5 week synchronously online Saturday Art Cass. We strongly encourage your students to join this wonderful art program. To view the previous class artwork examples, please visit: https://art.msu.edu/smart-virtual-galleries/ To sign up for the class, please visit the following website: https://art.msu.edu/smart/
In addition to learning traditional art media, the Fall 2021 SmART classes will explore one of the innovative digital arts, computer programming art, using Scratch and Micro: bit! We would like to acknowledge the funding support from the National Art Education Association for the curriculum development in the part of computer programming art this semester.
If your student is interested in making art through computer programming. Don't miss this term. The registration fee ($50) includes art supplies, a class T-shirt, and shipping. All classes are taught by our wonderful and dedicated art education students and the quality is supervised by art education faculty.
For general enrollment questions, please contact the enrollment manager, Brian de Vries at email@example.com.
FCE PTO Information
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
We need parents to sign up to help during FCE’s Book Fair September 10th-18th! Find available volunteer times in Membership Toolkit under Online Forms: https://fcpto.membershiptoolkit.com
Kid's Choice Day
Pajama Day? Crazy Hair Day? Or Hat Day? Any grade that reaches 80% or above in paid celebration fees by Friday, October 1 will earn a Kid’s Choice Day! Each winning grade will vote to decide how they will celebrate.
Paid celebration fees also get you a free FCE water bottle if paid by October 1st!
NOTE: If your child has switched teachers since school began, please return to https://fcpto.com/ to update your child’s teacher (instructions posted below). Stay tuned for percentage updates and the announcement of winning grades.
Membership Toolkit- We Need Your Help!
Payment of both your child's activity and celebration fees will ensure we have the proper funds for your child's field trip and class parties scheduled later this school-year.
What is the difference between the school's Activity Fee vs. Celebration Fee?
The Activity Fee covers the cost of your child’s class field trip: https://humbleisd.revtrak.net/.
The Celebration Fee covers the cost of supplies for our Winter, Friendship, and Spring (Kinder Only) Parties. Scan the QR Code or visit: https://fcpto.com/.
Volunteers Needed for Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. We need one parent volunteer per class to come in 5 times a year for 1 hour. Junior Achievement will provide the training and curriculum; we just need your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars! If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions about the Junior Achievement role, email Bridget Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child’s grade and teacher. Thank you!
Room Parents Needed
We need Room Parent(s) for the following classes:
F2F: Sullivan (K)
Virtual Academy: Daigle (1st ) and Matthews (3rd)
Work collectively as a team with the other room parents for each grade to plan and set the agenda for the Winter, Friendship, and Spring (kinder only) Parties. Assist with the distribution of party supplies. Set up and lead the classroom parties. Collect donations for a class gift for the teacher’s birthday/designated celebration day and Teacher Appreciation Week in May. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the Room Parent role, please email us and include your child’s grade/teacher.
Room Parent Coordinator (Grades K-2)-Jennifer Johnson (512) 269-7895
Room Parent Coordinator (Grades 3-5)- Janis Kamauf (713) email@example.com
The yearbook staff needs help taking pictures during school events. If you plan to attend classroom parties and various events throughout the year and are willing to take/submit pictures to the yearbook staff, please consider signing up to be a Classroom Photographer. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the Classroom Photographer role, please email Kimberly Ginsburg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child’s grade/teacher.
Last Year's Yearbook
Missed out on last year’s yearbook? It’s not too late! Due to fluctuating enrollment last year, we ordered too many. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Extra copies are available for $10 cash only on 9/15 during Boosterthon and 9/17 from 7:15am-8am in front of the school. Get your copy before we run out!