Florence Update

January 15, 2016

Dear Florence Families,

It's official! We are half way through the school year! It has been a great first half and we are looking forward to an even more productive and fulfilling second half. There continues to be a lot going on at Florence, so make note of the calendar of events below. You may also refer to our campus website calendar for a complete listing of everything that is scheduled.

If you are interested, the KISD Community Ambassador, First Meeting is Tuesday. Want to know more about the ins and outs of Keller ISD? Want to connect with District and community leaders? The Spring 2016 semester of the KISD Community Ambassadors program, featuring just four evening meetings over the course of the semester, kicks off Tuesday, January 19. Sign up today!

Have a wonderful three day weekend!




Thanks to PTA's Andrea Saitis and our fabulous volunteers for the Faculty Meeting snacks!

We also appreciate Andrea and the Kinder parents for a fabulous luncheon today!!!

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!!

First Place: Harrison Whitehead from Mrs. OQuinn's third grade class

Second Place: Pablo Albert from Mrs. Mahan's fourth grade class

We are so proud these boys and of all of those that competed. It took a lot of courage and dedication! Way to go!!!

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • January 15th: Early Release (End of the third six weeks)
  • January 18th: School Holiday
  • January 22nd: Western Day
  • January 22nd: Report Card Day
  • February 5th: Science Fair

  • February 12th: Valentine's Parties

Kinder: 12:30

First: 11:35

Second: 1:30

Third: 1:00

Fourth: 1:00

  • February 26th: Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show - Forms

Science Fair

Calling all Falcon young scientists! Florence Science night is coming up on February 5th from 6-8pm. The night will be a celebration of all things STEM.

New Online Registration - Parents, please follow the link below to register your student for the 2016 Florence Science Night. Complete the form by Friday January 15th for early registration benefits. Note: For the first time this year we are now allowing team based participation. Siblings, science themed play dates - let the fun begin! Each child should be independently registered, team name entered in space provided.

Online Florence Science Night Registration link:


Happy experimenting!

- Melissa York, PTA coordinator Science Night 2016. Contact myork2004@gmail or 979-229-4065

KISD Film Festival

  • This is the eighth year of the Film Festival, and we are accepting online entires now through Feb 29
  • 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 at Cinemark Alliance's spectacular XD theater in April
  • All the information can be found on the website www.kellerisd.net/film.

ROCK Shirts For Sale!

Support Anti-Bullying Efforts, Purchase ROCK Shirt

Help show your support and raise money for Keller ISD's ROCK (Reaching Out with Character and Kindness) anti-bullying program by purchasing a feeder pattern pride ROCK shirt now through January 29.

Order Yearbook On-Line Today!!!

You may order a yearbook online and pay by credit or debit card, the deadline for ordering a book online is March 1st. The ordering information is as follows:

Website: yearbookordercenter.com

School Order Number: 10831


Search by School Name: Florence Elementary, Southlake, TX

If you have any questions regarding ordering or have any difficulties with the website, please feel free to contact me.

Pam Lane

PTA Yearbook Chairman


Please see below for some very important links and info!

Florence Elementary

Laura Lockhart - Principal - laura.lockhart@kellerisd.net

Farah Rehman - Assistant Principal - farah.rehman@kellerisd.net

Angelina Bowen - Counselor - angelina.bowen@kellerisd.net

Leigh Anne Nelson - Nurse - leigh.nelson@kellerisd.net

Dana Shumake - Secretary - dana.shumake@kellerisd.net

Pris Brown - Receptionist/Attendance - priscilla.brown@kellerisd.net

Jeanne Devine - Receptionist - jeanne.devine@kellerisd.net

Georgia Altom - PTA President - georgiaaltom@gmail.com