The Friday Falcon

March 10, 2017

Hello Florence Families!

The talent in our school is unbelievable. I was in awe of the courage our students exhibited in the talent show in getting up in front of a full audience! The performances ran effortlessly as they organized over 50 acts! Thank you to everyone who made this event so successful: Carolina Cuevas for all of her hard work in getting volunteers, Caroline Holtzberger rocked it as our "Candyland Queen", Mrs. Lynda Knagg, Mrs. Wilson, all of the amazing volunteers in helping with setup, dress rehearsals, and decorating the stage: Robyn Birkenfeld, Marcia Britain, Sandy Lynch, Courtney Moeller, Stephanie Smith, and Kim Tzatzaris, and our wonderful high school helpers! This was a night to remember!

Hugs and love to you all!


Don't forget! Daylight Savings Time this weekend! Spring Forward!

Spring Break is next week! Enjoy time with your families!

Join the Keller ISD Education Foundation for its fifth annual gala, "Rooted," at Marriott Champions Circle on April 1, 2017 at 6 p.m.

With your help, the KISD Education Foundation hopes to make Rooted its biggest gala yet, as it is the primary source of funding for Keller ISD programs such as Innovative Teaching Grants and Senior Scholarships. Just this school year alone, KEF gave out more than $48,000 in grants for teachers throughout the District.

This year's host is CBS Channel 11's Doug Dunbar, and the Downtown Fever Band will get the crowd on their feet with its performance. Also, the evening will include the announcement of the 2016-17 Elementary and Secondary District Teachers of the Year.

To purchase tickets or a table, go to Teachers can get 50 percent off of two tickets to the Gala by using use the discount code "TEACHKISD."

For more information, contact the Foundation's Executive Director Paige Pohle-Bussey by phone at 817-744-1050, or by email at

The Texas Rangers will take on the Oakland A's on Friday, April 7 for Keller ISD Night at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Discount tickets can be purchased, with $1 of each advance ticket purchase going to the Keller ISD Education Foundation, and a combined men's chorus from Central High School and Hillwood Middle School will sing the National Anthem that evening.

April 7 also a TXU Energy Friday Fireworks night. With student tickets starting as low as $7, don't miss this chance to cheer on the Rangers with your Keller ISD friends and co-workers.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting and entering coupon code SCHOOLS at checkout; or by filling out and sending in the attached order form.

Student Transfers

The timeline for student transfers within Keller ISD is March 1st - April 30. This is a hard deadline. If you know of anyone who is interested in transferring to Florence or another school within Keller ISD, please let them know of this deadline. Students who currently attend Florence on a transfer will not need to complete any additional paperwork for next year. Information will be sent out for our 4th grade students who are currently attending Florence on a transfer as they transition to 5th grade.

PTA Vendor Fair - March 22

We hope that you will make plans to join us for the Keller Council of PTAs annual Vendor Fair coming up on March 22. This FREE and highly anticipated event is a wonderful opportunity to visit with companies, both local and national, about their products, services, fundraisers, spirit wear, educational programs and more! The vendor fair is open to the public, so anyone with a business or organization is welcome to attend. Door prizes are awarded throughout the day and everyone always leaves with wonderful samples of product offerings too!

Your attendance at the vendor fair helps to support KISD students, as all proceeds from vendors who help to make this annual event possible go to support KISD student scholarships.

The Keller Council of PTA's Vendor Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 10am-2pm, in the Texas and Lone Star rooms of the KISD Administration Building, located at 350 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas. Parking is available on the west side of the administration building.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mandee Clark at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Calling all Golfers!

Please see the flyer for additional for the Rotary Golf tournament. The proceeds from this tournament are split three ways: the Community Storehouse, KISD Education Foundation, and the Keller Rotary Foundation, all in support of Keller ISD. Please contact Michael Nasra and Keller High School if you have any questions or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item to the tournament.
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KISD Film Festival!

  • This is the 9th year of the Film Festival, and we are accepting online entries NOW through March 20 (the day we return from Spring Break)
  • 7 categories to choose from, including comedy, music video and documentary. Enter by yourself, with your friends, or as a class project!
  • Finalists will be honored at an Oscars-style Awards Ceremony to be held in May where they will receive certificates, trophies and prizes.
  • The “Filmmaker Campus of the Year” trophy is awarded to the school that enters the most films.
  • All the information can be found on the website

The 2017 edition of Keller ISD's annual School Walk for Diabetes is set for April 1 at the Keller ISD Athletics Complex.

This year's theme is "Diabetes, It's No Joke." The event will once again begin at 9 a.m. with an Opening Ceremony, followed by the walk which begins at 9:15 a.m. Doors will open that day at 8 a.m.

The lineup for this year's School Walk for Diabetes includes a silent auction, jugglers, vendors, craft stations, music, food, and a lot more fun. More information will be made available in the coming weeks, but you can already visit your campus nurse to register for your campus or order a T-shirt for this year's event.

The 2017 Keller ISD Summer Camp Expo will be held on from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Hillwood Middle School.

This event is a great way to provide students and families with the chance to see what local summer camp opportunities will be available in between school years.


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Mar 10th - Student Holiday

Mar 13th - 17th - Spring Break

Mar 28tth - 4th Grade Writing STAAR - Closed Campus - No Visitors

Apr 1st - KISD Diabetes Walk

2017-18 Instructional Calendar Approved by Board

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Please check with your classroom teacher on food allergies in the classroom!

After School Clubs

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Campus Clubs Offered by Our Co-Curr Teachers

Mondays 7:25 - 7:45 Cupstacking - 4th Grade

Mondays 3:10 - 3:40 Running Club - 1st - 4th (Kinder students may come with siblings; however a parent must be present.

Wednesdays 7:25 - 7:50 - Library Club

Wednesdays 3:10 - 3:45 Art Club (From October - April)

Thursdays 3:10 - 3:45 Choir - 3rd and 4th Grade / Register using this link:

Strings Academy Information:

Friday 7:25 -7:50 Battle of the Books