Friday, September 25, 2009

September 25th, 2009

PTA PLANNING MEETING Friday, October 2 at 8 AM in the Cafeteria. The PTA Planning Meeting is designed to discuss action items and needs required for support of PTA programs, events, and activities. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!

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:

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!

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

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

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

Friday, September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009

SCHOOL SPIRIT STORE – Tuesday, September 22nd immediately after school in the main lobby. All kinds of treasures available!

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

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:

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:

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.

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:

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 or contact Holly at 428-2195.

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2009

EARLY RELEASE: Wednesday, September 16th 12:45 PM Dismissal.

SNACK SHACK IS BACK – Thursday, September 17th immediately after school. Stop by for a yummy treat, community and friendship for just 50 cents!

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL? That’s right! Join Dr. Wilson at 8 AM on Thursday, September 17th at her monthly forum held in the Teacher’s Lounge.

ACADEMIC NIGHTS † Fourth Grade – Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30 PM in classrooms. † Third Grade – Thursday, September 17th at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. † ADULTS only please.

POLITICS – If you find them interesting, consider serving as the PTA Legislative Chair! Your role will be to provide information about legislative issues affecting our mission as a PTA and drafting resolutions, if necessary. Recent issues include the Wyoming Springs construction project.

CHICK-FIL-A RESTAURANT NIGHT – Monday, Sept 14th, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM go to Chick-Fil-A (620 location only) for a quick dinner or snack and 15% percent of sales will benefit Fern Bluff PTA! Your receipt must be put in the receipt box located near the registers. If you drive thru, ask your server to do this for you. View flyer here:

E-CALENDAR – The school will no longer be sending home "hard copies" of our calendar. All events will be posted on our new Google calendar, which can be viewed on the Fern Bluff Elementary home page:

BLOG POLL – We asked, “What are you most excited for this year?” The results? 47% Learning new things, 35% After school activities, and 35% Structure for my child made the top three . . . Vote in this week’s online poll: “How do you most want to learn about what’s happening with our students and PTA?”

MATH PENTATHLON – Regular, weekly classes begin on Thursday, September 17th after school. There are just two spots open for new students. If interested, email Jennifer Banks

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS – Mad Science, Karate, Drama Club, and Math Pentathlon programs all start next week. Be sure to notify your teacher that your child has permission to go directly to the program after school.

Friday, September 4, 2009

September 4, 2009

FERN BLUFF ELEMENTARY NAMED TO 2009 TBEC HONOR ROLL – Of the 8,000 schools in Texas, only 4% are recognized by the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) for their sustained academic excellence. Fern Bluff is one of eight schools in Round Rock ISD named for the honor.

GOOGLE ALERT! – If you want to be sure not to miss anything going on at Fern Bluff, sign up for a google alert. When we post news and information to our website, you’ll get the info delivered to your email. Search words: Fern Bluff Elementary PTA

GENERAL MEETING – “Getting To Know You” Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 PM Cafeteria All are welcome to come learn about what the PTA does for the school, how you can get involved, and the plans for the 2009-2010 school year.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION – Informational meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday, Sept 9th. Cafeteria. Details on the program?

CULTURAL ARTS – We need a volunteer to be the chair of the PTA cultural arts program! Plan of work involves contracting performances for the students such as dance, theater, puppetry, magicians, etc. and coordinating art gallery night in the spring.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS – If you have a nose for news, an eye for design, or an interest in how to help PTA reach our parents, consider joining our new marketing and communications committee.

DOODLERS, LEGOS ROBOTICS Community Education classes at the Fern Bluff campus after school programs begin Wednesday, September 9th. 464-4112

HOLIDAY – No School Monday, September 7th. Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 28, 2009


PTA PLANNING MEETING – Friday, September 4th at 8:00 AM
All are welcome to come share in planning for events, programs, and services for the school and our children. Cafeteria.

PTA GENERAL MEETING – Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 PM
All are welcome to come learn about what the PTA does for the school, how you can get involved, and the plans for the 2009-2010 school year. Cafeteria.

4th Grade STAGE CREW – Registrations for the 4th grade production, “The Case of the Missing Paragraph” due on Thursday, Sept 3rd.

MATH PENTATHLON – Training workshop Saturday, August 29th. Registrations for Math Pentathlon are due by Friday, September 4th.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION – Chess, Mad Science, Spanish, Chinese, Lego Robotics, Karate, and Abrakadoodle are all being offered after school at Fern Bluff. 464-4112

CUB SCOUTS – Informational meeting at 7 PM on Thursday, September 3rd. FBE Cafeteria. 680-0623

GIRL SCOUTS –Registration Rally at 7 PM on Thursday, September 17th at Old Town Elementary.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION – Informational meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday, Sept 9th . Cafeteria.

GRANPARENTS DAY LUNCH – Friday, September 11 & Monday, Sept 14

WATER RATIONING – See Attached Letter

HOLIDAY – No School Monday, September 7th!

Hope your first week back at school was fun!