April 22, 2022 - May 6, 2022

Upcoming Events

April 29

  • Library Books Due

May 6

  • Spirit Shop (open during all lunches)

May 10

  • STAAR Math (3rd -5th) - No Visitors
May 11
  • STAAR Reading (3rd-5th) - No Visitors
May 12
  • STAAR Science (5th) - No Visitors
May 17
  • Kinder Camp (9:15 am to 10:15 am)
May 20
  • Texian Time Machine - No Visitors
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NEW School Hours for 22-23 School Year

For the 22-23 school year, our school hours will be 8:45 a.m-4:10 p.m.

Under Construction

You may have noticed the storage containers in the front of our school. Phase 1 renovation starts this summer. The K,1,2 hallway along with the front office will be renovated. Our library is scheduled to be renovated in August/September as well. The other half of the building (3,4,5 hallway) will begin renovation in the summer of 2023. We are excited to begin this project! Along with enhanced security features, our building will receive all new furniture and finishes.

Library Lowdown

Library book are due Friday, April 29. Please help your child find and return their library books.

Author visit coming soon

We are very excited to have author Steve Swinburne visiting Farney 3rd 4th & 5th graders on Thursday, April 28th! Your student has the opportunity to get a book autographed by Steve Swinburne! Purchase your own copy of one of his books from your favorite book retailer and send it back with the attached form filled out.

Volunteer opportunity

Would you like to help shelve library books? Contact allison.sykes@cfisd.net to learn how to volunteer in the library!

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Counselor's Corner

Follow us on Twitter: @CounselorFarney

Shannon Zepeda - 1st, 3rd, 5th shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net

Sandra Ayala - PK, K, 2nd, 4th sandra.ayala@cfisd.net


Core Essentials

Each month we will have a new core value. Students will learn about the new word in their

weekly classroom meetings and discuss how they can use it to be amazing Farney Falcons!

April’s Core Value is Hope!

Hope is believing that something good can come out of something bad.

Release of Information Forms

If you need Behavior Rating Scales completed or want the school to communicate with an outside entity, private tutor, doctor, etc., you will need to complete a Release of Information form for this school year. You can request this form through the counseling office. When asking teachers to complete Behavior Rating Scales, you will need to give one week’s notice to allow teachers ample time to complete the forms. These forms will be faxed directly to the doctor’s office and you will be notified once this is completed.

Mental Health Minute

April 8th Mental Health Minute Link

The Mental Health Minute is a biweekly newsletter provided by the Cy Fair Mental Health Team. It has lots of good information, tips and resources to help with mental health for parents and students.

Gifted and Talented Nominations

Horizons testing is now completed for grades 1-5. The results were sent home on April 4th. Students who qualified for the Horizons were given a permission form that needs to be returned to the counselor. Please contact Shannon Zepeda if you have any questions.

Email: Shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net

Phone: 281 373-2860

5th to 6th Grade Transition

During the week of April 18-25, students who qualify for K Level (Advanced ) classes will receive a letter informing parents of the provisionally qualified subjects. Students will automatically be placed into the K Level course unless the parent requests an opt out form. Changes in the K Level status may change once yearly averages are calculated after the 4th nine weeks. Starting the week of April 25-29, parents can view their students’ course selections in the Home Access Center (HAC). Please contact Shannon Zepeda if you have any questions.

Credit By Exam

There will be an opportunity to test this summer to skip grade level for the 22-23 school year. Please see the district website for summer testing information. For fifth grade students who want to skip subjects in grade 6, follow the application procedures and timeline for middle school. Please contact the counselor for an application or additional questions.

District Information for Credit By Exam

Credit By Exam Notice & Application

Application Due Dates to skip grade for the 2022-2023 school year

Summer testing application due by May 23 if Testing June 6-7

Summer Testing application due by May 26 if Testing July 25-26

Now recruiting WATCH DOGS!

Our Watchdog 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. Right now we are collecting emails for our Watchdog database. If you are interested and haven’t already, please complete the registration link below to add your name and email to our list. We will be sending a sign-up link towards the end of September for dads to pick their date on the calendar. Please contact sandra.ayala@cfisd.net or shannon.zepeda@cfisd.net if you have any questions. We look forward to your participation and hope to see many dads at Farney Elementary!

Watch Dog Registration Link

News from Goodson Middle School for incoming 6th grade students

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From the Nurse

Attention Pre-K Parents: Students going into Kinder for the 2022-2023 school year must have vaccines (DTap, IPV, MMR, Varicella) after their 4th birthday. Please make sure to send an updated shot record for your child to the nurse (elizabeth.humphreys@cfisd.net) as soon as possible. Proof of immunizations must be documented for your child to be enrolled in Kinder.

Atención Padres de Pre-K: Estudiantes que van a empezar Kínder para el año 2022-2023 deben tener las vacunas (DTap, IPV, MMR, Varicella) después de su caurto cumpleaños. Por favor asegúrense de enviar un registro de vacunas actualizado de su hijo a la enfermera (elizabeth.humphreys@cfisd.net) tan pronto sea posible. Prueba de vacunas debe ser documentada para que su hijo pueda ser matriculado en Kínder.

Student Safety

Student safety is a top priority at Farney Elementary. If you plan to visit our school, please have your picture ID available every time you are here. When you ring the doorbell, front desk personnel will ask the nature of your visit. Please respond in the intercom. Once access is granted, please enter the security vestibule. Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask.

Lunch Visitors

K-5 parents and guardians are invited 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 for each visit. In accordance with 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 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.

Important Reminder from the Cafeteria

Just a reminder that the cafeteria does not carry or dispense change. In the event a parent/student/visitor needs to pay with cash the overpayment is applied to the student's school cafe account. The district strongly encourages parents/legal guardians to utilize

School Cafe for all Nutrition Services payments.

Birthday Celebrations

Student birthdays are acknowledged at school during the morning announcements and in the classroom. Students and teachers may not distribute invitations (or forward email invitations) to personal parties at school. We do not deliver gifts such as flowers, balloons, etc. You might consider purchasing a birthday book for your child. See the flyer below for details. Due to health regulations, cakes, cupcakes, favors, etc., are not permitted. If you'd like your child to celebrate with his/her class, treats may 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.

Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon? Simply go to smile.amazon.com and type Farney Elementary PTO in the search box. Once you select Farney a portion of your purchase will be donated to Farney every time you shop! You only have to designate Farney the first time, after that, you will go to smile.amazon.com each time to start your order.


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




All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!