Florence Update

March 20, 2015

Dear Florence Families,

Happy first day of Spring!!

We hope you all had a wonderful and restful break last week! It was great to see everyone again and get back into the important business of learning.

We have a busy, busy spring ahead of us! There are lots of activities and lots of work still to be done! Some of those activities and opportunities are listed below, so please read on to stay informed. Thank you!!

Have a great weekend!


"March Character Quality - Trustworthiness"

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Thank you's and Shout out's to:

Thanks to Marie Garita for supplying us with fresh new recess equipment.

September Wade and crew for a great Spirit Day and Spirit Store!!

On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of *$8,838.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you.

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered for Junior Achievement. All of the spots have been filled for the classes that needed a volunteer! We are all very appreciative of the help!!!

Kindergarten and First Grade Round-up

Kindergarten and First Grade Round-up will be April 6th - 10th from 8:00-2:30 each day. Late hours will be on April 7th from 5:00-7:00. This is registration for all incoming kinder and first graders for the 2015-2016 school year. Call the front office at 817-744-4700 to make an appointment. Thanks!

Upcoming Dates

March 20th - Report Cards sent home and available in Home Access Center (HAC).

March 23rd - 24th - Donations for Diabetes Drive (more info. below)

March 30th and 31st - Fourth grade writing STAAR - Florence will be a closed campus to visitors and volunteers on those two days.

April 2nd - Autism Awareness Day - Everyone wear blue to show support

April 6th - Bad Weather Make-up Day - Students and staff will attend school

Week of April 6th - Kinder and First Grade Round-up

April 10th - Spring Picture Re-take

April 9th - Annual Blood Drive (more info below)

Please see below for some very important links and info!

Diabetes Walk!!!

Where: Keller ISD Athletic Complex 600 North Pate-Orr Rd Keller, TX

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:00-11:30

Why: Nearly 100 Keller ISD students suffer from type 1 diabetes along with an undetermined number of children at risk for type 2. (at least 245). Approximately 29.1 Americans have diabetes and more than 5 million of them do not even know they have the disease. American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Please consider the following:

  • Go to the link http://goo.gl/G6OVWW and register
  • Learn something you didn’t know about diabetes. www.diabetes.org
  • Donate online ($10) to campus team.
  • Raise $100 and get 4 Free tickets to Texas Rangers
  • Invite someone to the WALK
  • Attend the event.
  • Contact Debbie Gregor deborah.gregor@kellerisd.net if you have diabetes. She will give you a Free RED STRIDER CAP if you register for the walk! (First 100 to contact her)
  • STOP DIABETES! It takes us ALL working together!

Diabetes Donations Drive

Next week, March 23rd-27th, we will be having a competition between classes to see which class at each grade level can collect the most money. All donations will go directly to the American Diabetes Association as part of the KISD School Walk for Diabetes. Coins, cash and checks are welcome. Checks should be made out to ADA or American Diabetes Association.

There will be a winning class for each grade level. The winning classes will get an EXTRA 20 minute recess!! The day of the extra recess will be the teacher’s choice. Winning classes will be announced during announcements the week of March 30th.

This will be a fun competition for the students and it benefits a great cause! Our school's goal is to raise $2,500 and our district goal is $100,000.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and participating in this great cause. Let the competition begin!!

Technology Survey

Dear Florence Families,

Our campus has been selected as part of our sample group to participate in an information gathering activity. In order to comply with House Bill 5 measures, our district will need to use a tool to assess student, teacher, and parent perception relating to digital learning opportunities in Keller ISD. We would like your help in gathering data from our parents.

The survey takes about five minutes and can be accessed on the left hand side of our Florence Website or the direct link can be found by clicking on BrightBytes Parent Link.

We appreciate your help!

Annual Blood Drive

The Florence blood drive will be held on Thursday, April 9th from 8am – 4:30pm. The Carter Blood Care coach will be parked in the parking lot in front of the gym at Florence. You can make your appointment by using the following link or scroll down and click on the link included on the flyer:


Thank you in advance for your support of this great cause. Together we are making a difference in the lives of people in our community.

Please call the school nurse with any questions at the number below.

Florence Elementary

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

Casey Riles - Assistant Principal - casey.riles@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