November 11 - December 2, 2016
Thank You Spring Creek BBQ
Farney earned $1700 from the Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night!
Nov 16th & 17th
Color Me Mine Event w/Santa
Thursday, Dec 1st
- Thanksgiving Lunches (K, 1, 5)
- Thanksgiving Lunches (2, 3, 4)
- Human Growth & Development (5th)
- Student Holidays
- Progress Reports Go Home
- Picture Retakes
- Spirit Shop Open During Lunches
- Nature Trails (3rd & 5th)
- Color Me Mine Event w/Santa 5:30-7:30 pm
- Nature Trails (3rd & 5th)
- Farney Spelling Bee 4:30-5:30 pm
- 4th Grade Musical (Large Groups A/C 6:00 pm)
- 4th Grade Musical (Large Groups B/D 7:15 pm)
- Holiday Parties (AM Pre-K & AM PPCD) 10-10:45 am
- Holiday Parties (K-5, PM Pre-K & PM PPCD) 2-2:45 pm
Dec 19 - Jan 2
- Student Holidays
- Classes Resume
Thanksgiving Lunches - November 16th & 17th
The Farney Cafeteria will be serving Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 16th and Thursday, Nov. 17th. Please see attached form for more information and to pre-register.
Wed, Nov. 16th
Thurs, Nov. 17th
Library Low Down
Steve Swinburne's visit to Farney Elementary was a smashing success! Thank you to the Farney PTO for providing such as wonderful opportunity for our students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.
We currently have 496 available eBooks ready for checkout online. This list includes popular series, Name that Book titles, nonfiction and fiction.
Directions for downloading on a mobile device:
To read any of our Follett eBooks on a device, download the free Brytewave K-12 Edition app by Follett. The student’s username and password is the one they use to log on to a computer at school. The FollettShelf URL is: wbb27922.
Directions for reading eBooks on a Desktop computer:
- Go to www.cfisd.net
- Click on the “Parents and Students” tab
- Choose “Library Resources”
- “Click here to find your campus library”
- Choose Farney Elementary
- Click on “Catalog”
- Click on “Destiny Discover”
- Log In using students username and password that they use at school
Birthday Book Club
Thank you Birthday Book Club members for purchasing 5 new books for the library. Please see attached form to find out how to become a member of the Birthday Book Club!
Character Education November Theme
Our Core Essential theme for November is Honor.
Honor means letting someone know how valuable you think they are. Throughout history people have designed celebrations to honor those who have done something noteworthy. However, we are learning that honoring people doesn’t have to happen just one day a year. We should honor those around us every day with our actions and our words.
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
Horizons Testing Requests Accepted Through Dec. 2nd
Please see the attachment for directions on the Horizons Testing Process.
Horizons Testing requests can be made to email@example.com
Student Lunch Accounts
Student lunch accounts can be replenished with CHECK or CASH ONLY at school. Please make sure payments are labeled with the student's name and homeroom teacher. If you would like to add funds using a credit card please visit https://www.schoolcafe.com/initial.
The cafeteria is unable to accept credit cards for any purchases or account deposits.
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 have sent out the link for dads to pick their date on the calendar. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Car Rider Tags
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!
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!