Florence Update

March 4, 2016

Dear Florence Families,

It was a great week at Florence and we ended the week with a big day. Today we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by dressing as Dr. Seuss and wearing crazy socks. We also had the Children's Opera perform Billy Goats Gruff for the school. Second grade got to go to the Perot Museum on a fabulous field trip!

In this newsletter, I have also included some important information in Upcoming Dates, a link to the proposed instructional calendar for next year, an article on our Destination Imagination winners, and other bits of information to help out with your scheduling. Thanks for taking a moment to check it all out.

We hope you all have a great weekend. It will be a beautiful one!!!



Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!

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Crazy Socks!!!

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Upcoming Dates and Events

  • March 4th: Report Cards posted in HAC. Hard copies will also be sent home.

  • March 8th: Club Photos - We will take club photos in the morning for the Yearbook. Please have your child bring or wear their club t-shirt for the picture.

  • March 9th: Safety Forum: Online Predators, Human Trafficking 6:00-8:30 Keller ISD Education Center. Click here for more information.

  • March 11th: Spirit Store and Spirit Day!!! It is also a full day of instruction, so no Early Release.

  • March 14th - 18th: Spring Break

  • March 25th: Bad Weather Make-up Day - if we do not have any bad weather between now and the 24th. We will have Friday, March 25th off.

  • March 29th: STAAR writing for Fourth Grade (Campus closed to visitors and volunteers)

Billy Goats Gruff - Children's Opera - Thanks to Lynda Knagg for bringing them to Florence!

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Check out our New Website!

The new Florence Website is finally a go! It is still a work in progress, but we can assure you that the calendar is completely up to date with all the important events for Florence. Click on Campus Calendar to go directly to the calendar.

This is the URL address to get to the front page http://campusnew.kellerisd.net/school/fes-102/

Click here to read an article from the district about the Keller ISD website roll out.


Destination Imagination

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Florence Destination Imagination Team Places First at Regional Tournament!

We are so proud of the Florence DI Team. Click here to read a great Keller ISD article on their accomplishments and plans moving forward. Way to represent!!!

Proposed Instructional Calendar for 2016-2017

During our Coffee Talk this week, I shared the details of our new proposed instructional calendar. The calendar will be voted on by the board Tuesday, March 8th. Click here to review the current and the proposed calendars. Thanks!

Kinder Roundup Dates for the 2016-2017 School Enrollment Have Been Set!!!

During Kinder Round-up you will register your child and pick up the information packets for Kinder Orientation and the Florence Save the Dates.

The dates for Round up are April 4th - 8th 8:30-2:30

Evening Date and Time is April 5th 5:00-7:00

Please call for an appointment beginning the week of March 28th. Thanks!

Jump Rope for Heart

Wow!! We are so grateful to our students and families for such generous donations for our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Our goal was to raise $10,000 and we exceeded it by raising 12,301.84!!! Thank you for all your generosity!!! We also appreciate our PE Dynamic Duo, Mrs. Castranova and Mrs. Bolton for all their hard work to make it happen.
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School Walk for Diabetes - note from Nurse Nelson

We are gearing up for the annual School Walk for Diabetes on Saturday, April 2nd. It is going to be a lot of fun this year! I hope you will plan to join us and support a great cause. We are raising money to support programs aimed at curing and preventing diabetes, and improving the lives of all those affected by diabetes, including many students and staff in KISD.

You should have received an email with attachments and a registration envelope in your student’s take home folder this past week. You can use the envelope to register for the walk or you can register and pay online. If you register online be sure to choose Florence as your school. Registration envelopes and t-shirt orders should be turned in to Nurse Nelson at Florence. We would love to get everyone registered as soon as possible, however, you can register up until the day of the walk.

There is also a Whip & Nae Nae Challenge going on throughout KISD in March. Students will be learning the PE version of the dance during PE. More information on the challenge was also included in the email that went out this past week. In the spirit of this wellness initiative we will also be promoting healthy habits at school in the month of March including: 5 a day of fruits and vegetables, “Rethink your drink” (Less sugary intake), More outdoor play, less screen time, and Get a good night’s rest each day.

This is going to be a great event that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to stay tuned for more opportunities to support the cause in the next few weeks. If you have any questions please call Nurse Nelson at 817-744-4720.

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