Cardinal Courier: Nov.13th

Where Learning Takes Flight

A Note from Mrs. Tallent

Our First Veterans Day Car Parade was a success! Our students and staff loved being able to celebrate our veterans and thank them for their sacrifice and service. My husband proudly served in the Marines, so this day holds a special place in my heart and I appreciate everyone helping us honor our heroes! We hope that word can spread and we can make it bigger and better next year!

Coming up this week we have our PPP (Parents, Principal and PTO President) Meeting on Monday, November 15th from 8:30-9:30 and from 6:30-7:30 in our cafeteria. Remember there is no agenda, we will be talking about topics parents would like to talk about and answering any questions parents may have. We look forward to seeing you there!

We will have Turkey Trot this coming Friday before we leave for Thanksgiving Break! Parents are welcome to join us and will enter through the side gate by the portables just like we did for Boosterthon (see map below). Then the week we return from break we will have Grandparent's Luncheon on Thursday and Friday. Please see the information and details about each event below, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Upcoming Events

Nov. 15th- PPP Meeting from 8:30-9:30am and from 6:30-7:30pm

Nov. 19th- Turkey Trot

Nov. 22nd- Nov. 26th- Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec. 2nd- K-2 Grandparent's Luncheon

Dec. 3rd- 3-5 Grandparent's Luncheon

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PPP Meeting

Please join FCE's Principal, Jamie Tallent, and our PTO President, Cynthia Putnam, for an informal gathering where we will address topics that you (the parents) would like to discuss. There is no agenda, so please come with topics or questions. All parents are welcome to attend, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with you!

Turkey Trot

We will be having our Annual Turkey Trot again this year on Friday, November 19th during each grade levels specials time. We welcome parents to join us and ask that you enter through the side gate. We will have a check in table set up just like we did for our Boosterthon Fun Run (See map below).

Specials Schedule (start times listed):

  • Kindergarten- 12:10
  • First Grade- 1:00
  • Second Grade- 1:50
  • Third Grade- 9:00
  • Fourth Grade- 10:45
  • Fifth Grade- 9:55

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Grandparent's Luncheon

Grandparents' Luncheon will be December 2nd (K-2) and December 3rd (3-5). We will have one grade eating with their grandparents at a time. Grandparents will be able to social distance with their grandchild inside or eat outside under our pavilion if they prefer. Students who don't have a grandparent coming will get to eat in their classrooms or have a picnic with their teachers. We try to make this a fun experience for everyone regardless of whether a grandparent comes or not!

Things to Remember for Grandparents Luncheon:

  • Don’t forget to fill out the fast pass for your child’s visitor to bring to the front office on Grandparents Day on December 2nd for K-2 students or December 3rd for 3-5 students.

  • Visitors are welcome to bring outside food for themselves and the child they will be visiting.

  • Please make sure all visitors allow enough time to check in before their child’s scheduled lunch.

  • We ask that any lunch visitors wishing to come eat lunch, come on their child’s designated Grandparents Lunch day and follow the adjusted Grandparents Luncheon Schedule (see below).

  • Grandparents Day Lunch Schedule will be as follows:

December 2nd (K-2 Grandparents Luncheon- K-2 Lunch Visitors Only)

  • 10:30-11:20 Kindergarten (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 11:00-11:30 3rd Grade (Classrooms)
  • 11:30-12:20 1st Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 12:00-12:30 4th Grade (Classrooms)
  • 12:30-1:20 2nd Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 1:00-1:30 5th Grade (Classrooms)

December 3rd (3-5 Grandparents Luncheon- 3-5 Lunch Visitors Only)

  • 10:30-11:20 3rd Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 11:00-11:30 Kindergarten (Classrooms)
  • 11:30-12:20 4th Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 12:00-12:30 1st Grade (Classrooms)
  • 12:30-1:20 5th Grade (Cafeteria/Pavilion with Grandparents)
  • 1:00-1:30 2nd Grade (Classrooms)

Bike Safety and Security

Over the course of the school year we have unfortunately had several bikes that have been stolen from our bike racks. In order to prevent further incidents we want to encourage all students to place their bikes in the bike racks and secure them with a lock. We have noticed several students who have locks but choose not to use them to secure their bikes.

A Note From a Parent: Looking For Parent Volunteers: Before-School Crossing Guards Needed

Hello! As a parent of a Fall Creek Student who walks to school each morning, I've become aware of the busy intersection at Mesa Drive and Redstone Bend. In hopes to reduce potential dangers to children and parents crossing the street each morning, I'm looking for volunteers who would be interested in filling the role of crossing guard. Shifts would run from approximately 7:15-8:00 AM Monday-Friday. There is no limit to the number of volunteers who can participate! If interested, please contact Chelsea Judd. 480-793-4376 or

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From Our Counselor

Please check out our 2nd Nine Weeks Counselor Newsletter. Get a glimpse of what your student is learning when it comes to social emotional skills as well as how our counselor is here to support! If you have any questions or want to connect please reach out to Mrs. Baba. She will now be serving all our K-5th grade students!

FCE PTO Information

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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 Please include your child’s grade and teacher. Thank you!

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FCE Connect Email

The email account connected to our FCE Connect will be checked three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In order to ensure that we are able to address parent concerns or questions immediately, please email Mrs. Tallent at or Mr. Griffin at directly. Thank you for your help!