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Originally delivered on 11/10/2021 1:26 pm

SUBJECT: Cougar Connection - November

Thank you to everyone who donated to Friends of Creekside! We raised more than $35,000 - that's $10,000 over our goal! Because of you, CFES teachers and staff will have the resources to continue to go above and beyond for our Cougars. 

Information about car magnets and yard signs will come soon!

Calling All Readers!

The CFES Fall Book Fair is on and all proceeds benefit CFES! The Book Fair will be open to students during school hours all week long, with a special opportunity to shop on today from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For a peek at the book selections or to set up an eWallet for your Cougar, visit the Book Fair webpage.

Career Day

CFES is so appreciative of our volunteers. Many opportunities are listed below. One special opportunity this year is Career Day. On Thursday, November 18, parents will visit the school to tell our students about their careers. We're still looking for parents to share about their work. Please email Mrs. Parson at to get involved!

It's The Holiday Season

CFES will be busy this holiday season! From baking to partying, below you'll find endless opportunities to show thanks and celebrate.

CFES Staff Is As Sweet As Pie

Our 2nd Annual Thankful for CFES goodies drive is underway, a personal way to show our community's thanks for our amazing CFES staff. On November 18, we will be collecting baked goods and sweet & salty treats, all neatly packaged and individually wrapped. Homemade is encouraged! Sign up here!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please note that school will be closed Monday, 11/22 - Friday, 11/26 for our Thanksgiving Holiday.

Party Time!

Holiday Parties will be held 12/17, the Friday before Winter Break. Each class will need parent volunteers. If you plan to attend the party, you must complete the TISD Volunteer Application Form. We encourage you to take that step today to allow for turnaround time. Parents planning to volunteer will also be asked to RSVP prior to 12/17. This will expedite the entry process so everyone can get to the important part - the parties!

Expect to hear RSVP and other details from your Cougar's Room Mom after Thanksgiving Break.  

The Giving Spirit

We're organizing a number of ways to give to our wonderful CFES teachers and staff during December. More details about each will be coming your way soon!

  • Tiff's Treats: Donate to a Tiff's Treats cookie delivery for our teachers next month.
  • Holidays, Texas Style: Contribute to a barbecue holiday feast for staff.
  • Gift Crowd: Join other CFES families as we pool our money for gift cards for all of our CFES team, from our custodial and cafeteria staff to our administrators. 
Angel Trees

You can also give to families throughout our bigger community through the current Creekside Forest Cares project: Angel Tree. Each class has adopted a family for the holidays and will help make their holidays wishes come true. Be on the lookout for an e-mail from your Cougar's teacher.


From green fur to tall hair, on Tuesday 12/7, dress in Grinchwear to show how your heart grows with compassion. Need ideas? Click here!

Enjoy Sonic on Thursday, 12/2 between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and a portion of your purchase will benefit CFES!

Order Fajita Pete's delivery, take out, or curbside anytime after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, 11/18, to support your Cougars!

Don't forget to participate in the Village Recycling Challenge and the Water Wise Village Challenge. When you do, you'll earn points for Creekside Park Village Association that will translate to donations to CFES!

Village Recycling Challenge

What: Incandescent, CFL, LED light bulbs

When: 11/13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: The Woodlands High School

Click here for more info!

To receive donations, we must have two volunteers from the Village of Creekside help at the event! Click here to volunteer!

Get Water-Wise!

What: Pledge to turn off your sprinkler system or stop watering your grass

When: Between 10/15 and 4/15

Click here to sign the pledge!

Please consider donating time to CFES, too! Whether you have a an hour each month or a few hours each week, we have volunteer opportunities for you. It's easy to volunteer. Step 1) Complete the TISD Volunteer Application Form. Step 2) Complete the CFES Volunteer Form. Current opportunities include:

Marquee: Pick a Friday to update the sign at the CFES driveway with the latest important happenings and Cougar birthdays.

Community: Assist in annual community events, such as Arbor Day, Walk to School Day, Chili Cookoff, and Earth Day Green Up.

Hospitality: Help with set up, clean up, and donations to show our wonderful teachers and staff just how much they are appreciated.

Teacher Support: Stop by the CFES Activity Room the 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 or the 2nd and 4th Thursday morning from 9:30-11:30, and help with tasks that are often very simple but time-consuming for one teacher, such as cutting or assembling packets. This easy opportunity requires no regular commitment.

Photographer: Assist the Photography chair by taking pictures at events throughout the year.

Fence Cups: Design and change out fence cups located on the fence on the perimeter of the school.

General: Sign up for our email “shout out” list to help when possible throughout the year.

Questions? E-mail

2021-2022 Yearbooks

2021-2022 Yearbooks are on sale now for just $28! Students will receive them at the end of the year in time for Yearbook Signing Day. Purchase yours now!

How to purchase:

  • Go to
  • 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 or text Jennifer at 210.861.6437.

Did you know you can support our Cougars when you shop at Amazon? Just type into your browser and select CFES. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our school!

As a PTO member, you should have received an invitation to join the CFES PTO Members Forum on Facebook. It's a great place to learn about the latest happenings and ask questions. Please contact with any questions.

Lyndsey Allbritton: 11/16

Hayley Andress: 12/3

Ellen Angelini: 12/8

December PTO Meeting

Our next PTO Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 12/14. Join us in person in the Activity Room or by Zoom (link will be provided soon).

PTO Leadership

The PTO Board and Committee Chairs are here to help. Feel free to reach out anytime!

Amanda Hartshorne, President:

Natascha Vogel, Vice President:

Darcy Rechtien, Treasurer:

Julie Bridenstine, Secretary:

Committee Chairs

Amanda Nalley, 5th Grade Celebration:

Carrie Mills, Community Sponsors:

Liz Green, Cougar Connection:

Myrna Wilson, Community Relations:

Lindsay Bull, Friends of Creekside:

Shelly Browning & Frida Hanson, Garden:

Natalie McCrea, Hospitality:

Amy Scott, Marquee:

Gail Dagg, Membership:

Julie Bridenstine, Parliamentarian:

Ambreen Sarfaraz, Photographer:

Gina Webster & Kris Archuleta,
Room Mom:

Staci Loftus, Spirit Nights:

Amanda Shirley, Spirit Wear:

Michelle Sonnier, Teacher Support:

Carey Stanteen, Volunteers:

Jennifer Rivera, Yearbook:

Lindsay Bull, Website:

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