CFES Travel Plan for Parents

Destination Excellence

Week of November 16th

Happy Tuesday to all of our Cougar Families. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday next week, I would like to express my gratitude for each and every Creekside Forest Family. I am so grateful for our school community and your unwavering support. Being able to spend my days with your children is one of my biggest blessings. I hope you all find time to connect with friends or family next week. The past year has certainly taught us to slow down and cherish the moments we are blessed to be part of.


Have a great week off and Happy Thanksgiving to all of our CFES Families!

Sincerely,

Sherri Trammell

Summary of Action Items:

  • Spelling Bee information

  • College and Career Week (Nov 15-19)

  • CFES Cares Angel Tree project information

  • Start planning what to wear on December 7 - "wear your winter holiday attire or Grinch attire to show how your heart grows with compassion"

  • Reminder that all adults visiting our campus must always present a photo ID anytime they visit CFES.

  • Review NEW Lunchroom Guest/ Birthday Treat Guidelines

  • Review updated Watch D.O.G.S. information

  • Order 2021-2022 CFES Yearbook

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Spelling Bee

It is time for the CFES Annual Spelling Bee. For those students in Grades 3-5 who are interested in participating, please be on the lookout for the permission form going home on Wednesday, November 17th. Any student who is interested in participating must returned the permission form to their classroom teacher by November 19th to receive the grade level spelling bee words to help them prepare for their grade level bee. The winners of the grade level bees will move on to participate in the campus bee in January.

Parent Volunteers

We are so fortunate that this year we are able to have parent volunteers helping in our school. You must be an approved volunteer to help in the classroom. Please fill out the Volunteer Application - Apply to Volunteer

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college and career week links

Great Expections

Life Principle of the Week: Gratitude-the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

Being thankful

“Please and thank you are still magic words.” Anonymous

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” Anonymous

Celebration: Brilliant

Call Back: Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Expectation #6 We will recognize every effort and applaud it

Mrs. Parson's Lesson on Gratitude

Mrs. Parson's Resources for Gratitude

Gratitude Leaves

Watch D.O.G.S Updates

Watch D.O.G.S. are scheduled from 8:05 until your child’s lunch time. The volunteer application must have been processed and approved prior to signing up for a date. The district will email you a confirmation once approved. If you are not approved by the week prior, the slot will be removed and you will need to reschedule another day once you have received your approval confirmation. Thank you for being our Watch D.O.G.S. The revised schedule beginning November 1st is below. If you have any questions about the volunteer process, please contact Ms. Trevino at 281-357-3100 x2001

Volunteer Application Link

Watch D.O.G.S. Revised Schedule

Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up

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We are so excited to allow guests to have lunch with their child! Below are reminders of our procedures for lunch visitors.

  • You and your child should remain at the guest table or outdoor picnic area at all times
  • Students may only be at the guest table with their parent/family member (for safety reasons, friends are not allowed to join you)
  • Family members are only allowed to take photos of their child for safety reasons
  • The guidelines for birthday treats remain the same ( must be purchased and individually packaged or you may pre order (two weeks in advance) ice cream from the CFES cafeteria). Please communicate with your child's teacher if you have ordered treats from the cafeteria.

CFES Guidelines for bringing in or sending birthday treats for your child

  • Parents should notify the homeroom teacher at least 24 hours in advance that they will be sending or bringing birthday treats for their child (this includes if you have purchased ice cream from the CFES cafeteria in advance).

  • All treats must be individually wrapped, commercially prepared and store purchased (reminder that student goodie bags are not allowed to be distributed for birthdays or holidays, etc.).

  • All treats will be distributed by CFES staff during lunchtime.

  • If parents would like to purchase ice cream from the CFES cafeteria as their child’s birthday treat, they must notify the CFES cafeteria manager, Mrs. Marcia, at marciasanchez@tomballisd.net, as well as the student’s homeroom teacher, two weeks in advance so the order may be placed.

  • Parents may send in the treats with their child in the morning or bring the treats with them if they are coming for lunch. If treats are being brought in by a parent at lunch time, the parent should plan to arrive at the beginning of his/her child’s lunch period. Although you have already notified your child’s teacher, please notify Mrs. Dagg (CFES staff member in the cafeteria) when you arrive in the cafeteria.

  • Birthday treats may only be distributed to the students in your child’s homeroom class.

  • Please remember that even on birthdays, only your child may join you at the guest table for lunch.


Designated Days for Lunch Visitors

Monday: Last Name= A thru D

Tuesday: Last Name= E thru K

Wednesday: Last Name= L-P

Thursday: Last Name = Q-Z

Friday’s in November = E-K

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Order your 2021-2022 CFES Yearbook Now!

Purchase your 2021-2022 Yearbooks!

From now until the end of the year the Yearbooks will go on sale for $28.

How to purchase:

  • Go to Balfour.com
  • Search and select Creekside Forest Elementary
  • Click Order Now in the Yearbook Products & Ads section
  • Follow the instructions by selecting, grade level and typing your childs name
  • Click shop for this student
    • (If you are purchasing for more than one child then click Shop for Another Student, Add Another Student and repeat the steps)
  • Click Get Started under the Yearbook package option
    • 5th GRADE ONLY: If you have a 5th grader, you can also find the 5 GRADE ONLY 1/8 PAGE AD in this section of the page. This is optional and not required to be purchased
  • Select their home room teacher
  • Add any optional items if you wish
  • Add to cart
  • Check out (or keep shopping to add another purchase)

Should you have any questions please contact yearbook@creeksideforestpto.org or text Jennifer at 210.861.6437.

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December

2 - 3rd Grade Nutcracker Field Trip

2 - Spirit Night Sonic

3 - Teacher Support (1:30-3:30 pm)

7- wear your winter holiday attire or Grinch attire to show how your heart grows with compassion

8 - 5th Grade Musical (Evening Performance at 5:30 pm)

9 - Teacher Support (9:30 - 11:30 am)

10 - CFES Choir performs at Market Street @ 11:30 am

10 - Spirit Night Holy Smoke’s BBQ

13 - CFES Science Fair @ 9:00 am

14 - General PTO Meeting @ 9:30 am (activity room)

17 - Winter Class Parties ( details to follow)

17 - Early release for students @ 12:40 pm

17 - End of 2nd quarter grading period

December 18th- January 4th - Winter Break **Students return on January 5th!

CFES Special Dress-up Days

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COVID Info


  • If your child tests positive for COVID the district requires that you complete the Report Positive COVID Student the day you learn they are positive.