Friday, September 25, 2009
PTA GENERAL MEETING Monday, October 5 at 7 PM in the Cafeteria. Join us for the general membership PTA meeting which will be followed by "Flu/Swine Flu: What Every Parent Should Know" presented by Dr. Mark Katalenas of the Pediatric Center of Round Rock. These are immediately following the Health & Safety Fair.
HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR Monday, October 5th 5-7 PM School-wide.
TYLENOL RECALL With the illnesses on the rise, many parents want to safely use pain relievers for their children. Nurse Brandy has checked the lot numbers against all of the Tylenol products left by parents in the clinic for as needed use. If you have Tylenol products at home and want to check the lot numbers, check this website: http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subpchildinfantnews.inc
MOVIE POLL Family Movie Night is October 23rd. What should we show? Indian in the Cupboard Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, or Swiss Family Robinson. Cast your vote today! http://fernbluffelementary.blogspot.com
PICTURE DAY Tuesday, September 29th!
ACADEMIC NIGHTS Adults Only Please SECOND Grade: Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30 PM in cafeteria. FIRST Grade: Thursday, October 1st at 6 PM in cafeteria.
DENIM DRIVE Donate your gently used Jeans! Clothes Closet is collecting your denim as well as new socks and underwear from September 27th to October 13th for Round Rock ISD families in need.
TEXAS PTA DAY AT THE BALLPARK Houston Astros special pricing Sunday, September 27th for Texas PTA members. Contact Joe Schiavi 713-259-8314 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.txpta.org/documents/Events/astros.pdf
SCHOOL DIRECTORY If you would like to advertise your business or service in the 2009-2010 Fern Bluff School Directory, send your business card and $10 check payable to FBE PTA. Contact Jennifer at email@example.com
MARATHON KIDS KICK-OFF Plan to start your first marathon mile with other central Texas families at 11 AM Saturday, October 3rd at the UT Mike Myers Track & Field Stadium.
FERN BLUFF SUPER HEROES FIELD DAY Friday, October 16th Volunteers are needed to make this day happen! Find another parent with whom you can job-share the morning and/or afternoon shift. Without community support, this fun day will not be possible! Contact Pam Pritchard at 428-2127. Grades K-2 9AM—11:30 AM Grades 3-5 12 PM– 2:30 PM
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
The Physical Education Dept. is very excited about our upcoming Field day scheduled for Friday, October 16th. Our theme this year is "Fern Bluff Superheroes".
Once again, we count on your support to make our field day successful. We need SEVERAL volunteers to assist at the 12 stations. The student sessions are split. Kinder, 1st and 2nd grades are in the morning from 9:00 – 11:30am. 3rd, 4th and 5th grades are from 12 noon – 2:30pm. We know you enjoy watching your child participate in the various activities, so we suggest you sign up to work the shift when your child is not outside. You can also find a parent with whom you can job-share a shift so you can do both!
You will be receiving a volunteer and equipment donation letter in your child's Tuesday folder in the next 2 weeks. Our biggest need is for water balloons for the catapult station – we never have enough! Generally, all equipment donated will not be returned.
Please call us at 428-2127 to let Pam Pritchard know you can help out on Field Day or send in the volunteer form when you receive it in your child's Tuesday folder.
Pam Pritchard, Ruben Dones, Bryan Thompson
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Deadline is end of day, Thursday, September 24th.
Friday, September 18, 2009
STUDENT DIRECTORY –If you would like to advertise your business or service in the 2009-2010 Fern Bluff School Directory, send your business card and $5 check payable to FBE PTA. Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM – Help needed! No experience necessary . . . Work with the science kit program, help plan a science family fun night, and more. Contact Ruma: email@example.com
GET PUBLISHED – Grade-level reporters needed for PTA Bobcat Bulletin monthly newsletter. Great things are happening on campus! Help us share the story with our entire school community. Contact Lisa: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACADEMIC NIGHTS – † TAG: Tuesday, September 22nd at 6 PM in TAG classrooms. † Fifth Grade: Thursday, September 24th at 6 PM in classrooms. † ADULTS only please.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION – Registration forms are due by Monday, September 21st. http://fbe-studentenrichment.wikispaces.com/Destination+Imagination
RESOURCE ROOM –Do you need to clean out your playroom? Our parent support specialist is looking for a few toys for the resource room. They must be clean and in good condition. Bring them by or contact Holly: email@example.com
PARENT SUMMIT – Saturday, September 26th at McNeil High School includes FREE Parenting Workshops, FREE Childcare, and a FREE Lunch with programs such as Advice for Parents on Bullying, International Families: Raising Children in Multi-Cultural Environments, Science Fair 101 for Parents, Pre-School Readiness, What Every Elementary Parent Needs to Know About Curriculum-What is Taught and Tested in RRISD, Child Lures Prevention (presented by Fern Bluff’s Counselor, Suzanne O’Brien), Ending the Parent Child Feud at Home, Love and Logic Introduction, Raising Financially Responsible Children, Journey Through a Child’s Eyes – a Dyslexia Simulation Workshop, Kindergarten Readiness. Register on-line at www.roundrockisd.org or contact Holly at 428-2195.
Monday, September 14, 2009
If you don't currently subscribe to Fern Bluff Elementary's Bobcat Tracks ENews and want to, send your email address and grade of students at FBE to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Come Get to Know Fern Bluff PTA!
I. Call Meeting to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Report of Officers
- a. Treasurer’s Report
- b. Budget Report
- c. President’s Report
V. New Business
- 9/11&14/09 – Grandparent’s luncheon
- 9/14/09 – Chick-fil-A Night
- 9/16/09 – Early Release
- 9/17/09 – Principal’s Coffee – 8:00 am – Teacher’s Lounge
- 9/29/09 – Picture Day
- 10/2/09 – PTA Planning Meeting - 8:00 am - Cafeteria
- 10/5/09 – Health & Safety Fair
- 10/5/09 – PTA Meeting – 7:00 pm – Cafeteria – Presentation on the Swine Flu/Flu
- 10/7/09 – Pizza Hut Night
- 10/13/09 – Direct Donation Drive Begins
- 10/14/09 – Fuddrucker’s Night
- 10/16/09 – FBE Field Day Program
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Posted Date: 9/3/2009
Eight Round Rock ISD schools have been named to the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) 2009 Honor Roll. Selected for their sustained academic excellence are: Cactus Ranch, Canyon Creek, Fern Bluff, Great Oaks, Laurel Mountain and Spicewood Elementary Schools; Canyon Vista Middle School; and Westwood High School.
"Fern Bluff Elementary is elated to be a TBEC Honor Roll recipient for 2009. This accomplishment can only be attributed to the hard work of our students, dedication and commitment of our teachers, staff members, and unwavering support of our parents and school community," Fern Bluff Principal Dr. Elizabeth Wilson said. "At Fern Bluff, we strive to meet the varied needs of our students, promote higher level thinking and cultivate a lifelong love of learning. As a campus team, our top priority is to help all students reach their highest potential...whatever it takes!"
The list represents less than 4 percent of all public schools in Texas and includes 13 High Schools, 35 middle schools and 206 elementary schools. In analyzing every public school in Texas TBEC considers only the school’s commended performance, the state’s highest standard for academic achievement, and sets specific targets for schools based on grades served and student demographics.
The 2009 standards were by far the toughest in the 10 year history of the award. All schools were expected to improve their commended performance from 2008 and every school was required to have a minimum of 20 percent of students tested performing at the commended level on all tests for 2009.
A reception and dinner for school honorees will be held on Nov. 9 in San Antonio.