Falcon Flyer

Volume 23 Issue 1

Principal's Nest

Finley Farms Community,

As we near the end of summer, I hope you and your family have enjoyed making memories over break. With a little over two weeks of summer remaining I wanted to send an early welcome to the 2019-2020 school year on behalf of the Falcon Staff. We are excited to see familiar faces and greet new Falcons to our community in the coming weeks. Along with our monthly Falcon Flyer, you'll receive a weekly overview email with information pertaining to all things happening at Finley Farms Elementary.

Our first major event for this school year will be our annual Meet the Teacher Night. This year we will open our doors to all Falcon families on Tuesday, July 30th from 6pm-7:30pm. Students and parents are encouraged to stop in at their convenience during this time to meet their teacher, see old friends, make new friends, and drop off school supplies. During this time we will also have our PTO spirit store available to purchase new gear and learn about how you can be involved.

Speaking of school supplies, grade level supply lists are posted on our school website through gilbertschools.net and can be found here - FFE Supply List 2019-2020. To clear up any misunderstanding, our district website list automatically generated brand names due to the platform used to upload. Brand specific items are in no way a requirement as we encourage families to find the best deal that works for them.

Grade level class lists will be posted on windows near the flag pole on Friday, July 26th at 5pm. An email notifying parents how to access teacher names online through the Infinite Campus portal will also be sent Friday afternoon for those unable to bring their student by campus to check the lists.

As you prepare for the beginning of the year, please remember Gilbert Public Schools adjusted start/end times for all elementary schools. Gates will open at 7:45am and the students will line up at 8:05am. Our school day will begin at 8:10am with dismissal at 2:55pm. Similar to past years, starting August 7th students will be released at 1:55pm every Wednesday and 11:55am a few times throughout the year. Link our school calendar to your personal device to stay up to date on events and dismissal times - FFE Public Events Calendar.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday, July 30th as we get the 2019-2020 school year off to a fantastic start!


Keegan Bassett


Finley Farms Elementary

Finley Farms Platforms

Be sure to connect with Finley Farms on our multiple platforms to stay updated on school-wide information, check out what is going on in the classroom, receive text messages in case of emergency, and so much more.
Finley Farms PTO Website

FFE is fortunate to have an outstanding PTO. Click the button to access their website and stay up to date on events, order from the spirit store, and find out about ways to volunteer.

Upcoming Events

July 26 - Class Lists posted on windows near flag pole (southwest) at 5pm

July 30 - Meet the Teacher from 6pm-7:30pm

August 1 - First Day of School -- school starts at 8:10am

PTO Boohoo breakfast near the flagpole after students enter the building

August 2 - Spirit Day -- wear Finley Farms Falcon shirts

August 7 - Early Release -- student dismissal at 1:55pm

August 13 - Kinder & 1st Curriculum Night from 5pm-6pm

2nd & 3rd Curriculum Night from 6pm-7pm

August 14 - Early Release -- student dismissal at 1:55pm

ALP Curriculum Night from 5pm-6pm

4th, 5th & 6th Curriculum Night from 6pm-7pm

August 22 - Welcome Back Party at Peter Pipers @ Gilbert/Baseline Location

August 28 - Half Day Release -- student dismissal at 11:55am

Finley Farms PTO YouTube Channel

Subscribe to the FFE PTO YouTube channel to look at highlights from the 2018-2019 school year. Need a refresher on the layout of Finley Farms before the new school year? Join former Falcon McKenna as she gives you a school tour via the video below.
Finely Farms Elementary Parent Calendar

Keep up to date on our Falcon Events!

From the Office of Food Services

Free & Reduced Lunch information and application.


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Finley Farms Elementary PTSO Facebook

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Falcon PTSO Corner

Check out the latest from our Parent Teacher Student Organization