Cardinal Courier: Sept. 3rd

Where Learning Takes Flight

A Note from Mrs. Tallent

This week your students had their first opportunity to shop for items on our Cardinal Carts using the Cardinal Cash they have earned! Students earn Cardinal Cash for being safe, respectful and responsible. We appreciate parents reminding students of our Cardinal Creed and reinforcing those behaviors at home! You can do this by pointing out how your student is showing one of those behaviors (ex. You stopped when your sister asked you to stop, that is so respectful).

We also have a few positive office referrals coming in and we will be processing those as soon as we can. When your child receives a positive office referral, they come to the front office for a visit, we make a positive call home, take a picture and tweet them out! We can't wait to celebrate our Cardinals that are going above and beyond to be safe, respectful and responsible!

Rainy Day Dismissal

We had an opportunity to try out the adjustments we made to our Rainy Day Dismissal today. 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.

Today we were done with car rider at 4:00 and we were able to release our remaining bikers/walkers because the weather had cleared up. We will continue to fine tune our processes and welcome your feedback.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 6th- Labor Day- No School

Sept. 7th- Boosterthon PepRally Kick-Off with Students

Sept. 13th-17th- FCE Book Fair

Sept. 15th- Boosterthon Fun Run

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Save the Date- Grandparents' Luncheon

The new date for Grandparents' Luncheon will be December 2nd and December 3rd. At that time, we will continue with our plans of having 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. We are hoping for cooler weather in December! 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!
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Boosterthon Fundraiser

We hope you've all had a chance to watch our Boosterthon video we sent out last week! We can't wait to kick-off with students on September 7th! We have determined that we would like to focus our fundraising efforts the next couple of years on outfitting our classrooms with the most up to date interactive technology.

When Fall Creek Elementary was build in 2008, each classroom was given a projector which was considered top of the line at the time. As technology has evolved and more options are available, we feel it is important for us to upgrade the technology in our classrooms! This ensures that we are able to provide the very best learning experiences for students possible. Since personal devices (chrome books and iPads) have been a focus in the past, we are in a good place with those. We will continue to use the allotment we get from the district to continue to add and diversify personal devices across the campus.

If we were to outfit every classroom with an Interactive Smart Board like new campuses being built now, it would cost us $117,000. So, this will be our fundraising focus for the next couple of years! Each Interactive Smart Board runs between $3,000 and $4,000. Our plan is to use all Boosterthon funds to buy as many Interactive Smart Boards as we can and spread them out across the campus so as many students as possible can use them. If you make a $4,000 donation we will ensure that a smart board is placed in your child's class and since it is on wheels, we can move it to their new classroom each year while they attend FCE.

Why Interactive Smart Boards? What do they do? Check out the video below from our Librarian, Mrs. Andrew, to find out what all the buzz is about!

Boosterthon Schedule and Details

September 7th- Boosterthon Kick Off Pep Rally
  • We will do our Kick-Off Pep Rally's outside under our pavilion with each grade level during their special times

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

  • We will have two tracks set up outside on the field and will have two grade levels running at a time. 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. You will be able to social distance on the inside or outside of the track.
  • We will not be marking laps this year and will do our best to pace students with walking laps/dancing laps since it is so hot!
  • 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, and Third Grade and Fifth Grade will be from 10:30-11:15
  • 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.
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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: 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!

Happy Reading!

~Ms. Andrew

Certified Librarian/Media Specialist

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Watch D.O.G.S

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

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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

Our amazing counselors, Mrs. Jean and Mrs. Baba, have put together a Counselor Newsletter. Please check it out and get a glimpse of what your students are learning when it comes to social emotional skills as well as how our counselors are here to support! If you have any questions or want to connect please reach out to your child's grade level counselor.

A Message from Mrs. Andrew our Librarian

Great news! This year, FCE is expanding our list of library-sponsored clubs open to students in grades 3-5! See the graphic below for more information.

To apply, please help your child complete the application found here:

Please note:

  • After school clubs dismiss at 4:30 PM. Walkers and bikers will be released from the back of the building. Car riders will be walked to the front for pick-up, but staff members will be unable to stay late for parents who are running behind.
  • Applications are due by September 10th, 2021.
  • For your child's safety, the number of spots in each club will be limited. Students accepted into each club will be notified by September 17th and meetings will begin during the week of September 20th.
  • All club members will be sent home with information for parents to join the library's Remind 101. This tool will be used to communicate scheduling changes such as cancelled club meetings.

If you have any questions about our library-sponsored programming, please email me at or call my office number at (281)-641-3406. Together, we can help our students grow into lifelong readers and learners!"

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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:

Join PTO and Stay Connected

Our PTO supports us in many ways, please check out how you can join the fun and help support our campus! Also, get connected by following FCE and the PTO on their social media pages.

The PTO Needs Your Help!

Updating Expired Toolkit Memberships

Did you know that your membership to the FCE Toolkit expires each year? You may be missing important messages from your PTO and Room Parents. It takes less than three minutes to update your information. Follow the link below to update your FREE membership or register as a new member.


  • Click on the “Register/Login” button.
  • Select Returning User or New User.
  • Under Back to School/New Student Checklist: Click on Family Information – please update your contact information.
  • Click Next Step to Update Your Child(ren) - please select your child’s homeroom teacher.
  • Click Save.

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:

The Celebration fee covers the cost of supplies for our Winter, Friendship, and Spring (kinder only) Parties. Scan the QR Code above or visit:

Be sure to pay both your child's activity and celebration fees to ensure we have the proper funds for your child's field trip and class parties scheduled later this school year.

Volunteers Needed for Junior Acheivement

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!

Room Parents Needed

We need Room Parent(s) for the following classes:

F2F: Sullivan (K)

Virtual Academy: Daigle (1st ) and Matthews (3rd)

Room Parents

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) 965-3446

Music Helper

Assist the music teacher with costumes, set decorations, dress rehearsals, and other items as needed throughout the year. Email Ms. Stephanie Galvan at for more information.

Classroom Photographer

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 Please include your child’s grade/teacher.

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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!