Dear Cedar Creek Elementary Families,


It has been another great week at CCE!  Our 5th grade students traveled to Hill Country Middle School yesterday, and had the privilege of meeting Kathleen Sullivan, the principal of HCMS, as well as the counselors, and many other staff members.  They heard the choir, orchestra and band perform, which gave the students insight into the options for electives for middle school and built excitement for their upcoming middle school transition. Parents are encouraged to attend a HCMS parent informational night next week on Wednesday, February 6 from 6:00PM-7:00 PM at HCMS.


Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Thursday, February 7

  • We will have a short welcome assembly for all students and grandparents in the cafeteria from 7:40 AM-7:55 AM.
  • Grandparents may eat lunch with their grandchild at their designated lunch time. (for safety, visitors are not allowed on the playground, grandparents will need to say goodbye after lunch). Please see the school website for grade level lunch times: 
  • Grandparents are invited to attend Open House (details below)


Open House will be held on Thursday, February 7

  • Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will be from 5:00-6:00 PM.
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade will be from 6:00-7:00 PM.


The annual read-a-thon is a valuable tradition at Cedar Creek Elementary. Students will be raising money for BookSpring, which buys books for students in need right here in Austin. Please look in your Thursday folder for the blue reading log and small white pledge envelope for specific details. You can also watch a video about why the BookSpring Read-A-Thon is so important on the library webpage ( Don't forget to register online for the annual read-a-thon. This valuable tradition supports childhood literacy by giving books to low income students in Austin.Extra copies of the reading log and pledge envelope are available in the school office and the library.

Author visit - On Wednesday, February 6, New York Times bestselling author Judd Winick will be visiting with 2nd-5th graders in the cafeteria from 9:00-9:30 AM. Parents are welcome to attend. If you wish to purchase autographed copies of the books, the order form is going home in today's Thursday folder or you can find it attached in this newsletter.  



Car Line - when dropping off or picking up your student in the car line, please do not park and get out of your vehicle to help your child. If needed, a staff member is available to assist. Please have your student sit on the passenger side of the vehicle for a safer exit out of the car. This is for the safety of students and staff. Also, please pull forward and be patient as we move the line along.


Parking Lot Crosswalk - if you park and walk to pick up your student, please cross at the crosswalk when the crossing guard motions you through.



Lunch Visitors - please remember that all visitors are asked to eat lunch at the back table in the cafeteria.  This allows for special time with your child, protects students who have food allergies and protects the confidentiality of other students. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.

Upcoming Important Dates:

Wednesday, February 6

Walk to School Wednesday

HCMS 5th grade parent informational meeting 6:00-7:00 PM @ HCMS

Thursday, February 7

Grandparents Day


  • Kindergarten-2nd grade 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • 3rd-5th grade 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Friday, February 8

Friday Assembly @ 7:40 AM

Monday, February 18

School Holiday - President's Day

Tuesday, February 26

Early Release @ 11:50 AM

Thank you for all you do to support our students, staff and school!  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have a question, concern or want to celebrate a bright spot on our campus!



Susan Fambrough

CCE Principal







School tours are given on Wednesdays between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. To schedule your tour please contact Aimee Babbs at

As you may have seen on the news, the flu season is in full swing. Please take the time to read the following to ensure our students are healthy and our school environment is safe.

As a precaution, and as is custom this time of year, our custodians are working hard to disinfect common surface areas such as water fountains, rails, restroom surfaces, doorknobs, etc. and keeping restroom areas stocked with soap and paper towels.

If your child has a fever (100 degrees or higher) or is vomiting in the evening or morning before school, he/she should NOT come to school that day. Students with a fever should remain home fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Please report communicable diseases such as strep and flu to the nurse as we would like to continue to track our illnesses/absences.

Please see the following information on the flu with helpful reminders to share with your student(s):

Thanks for all you do at home to keep our students as healthy as possible and in school!

Last chance! Registration closes Friday 2/1. Check out our catalog to learn about all the diverse academic and recreational classes we offer. Register at

So many of our friends and partners are finalists for the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Westies, including Westlake High School students in the Young Citizen of the Year category, WHS teachers Ed Snouffer and Jocelyn Wright Bixler and Forest Trail Elementary's Jane Lewis up for Educator of the Year, as well as #EanesSupt Dr. Tom Leonard for Citizen of the Year. Vote by 2/1 at


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