Florence Update

December 11, 2015

Dear Florence Families,

What a week!!! We started the week with the FES Extravaganza and ended with Nutcracker Day! During the Extravaganza we had a fantastic Vendor Fair, Choir Performance, and Mr. and Mrs. Clause sighting! Folks were also able to shop in our first ever Peppermint Village and our annual holiday book fair. It was a great evening!

Today our students started the day with a wonderful Nutcracker performance from Dana's Studio of Dance. Students then participated in a variety of activities throughout the day to include face painting and a Nutcracker museum!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!



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At the PTA meeting on Monday night I was thrilled to accept a $16,000 check from our PTA President, Georgia Altom. We will use this money to purchase another large laptop cart for student use.

We are so lucky to to have a PTA that works so hard to provide programming and resources for our students!!!!

Thank you!!!

Thanks to PTA for the awesome Gifts of Time!!!! We appreciate Andrea Saitas organizing and all the parents providing such special and thoughtful gifts!!!! We are so lucky to serve the community of Florence.

Peppermint Village

Thank you for your support in our first ever Peppermint Village. It was so special to see our children shopping for family and friends!

I wanted to extend a very special thank you to Chasity Bailey and all her volunteers who worked some very long days to make sure that it was a success. This fundraiser was for the school's activity fund and could not have happened without the dedication of our fabulous volunteers!!!!

District Climate Survey

You are invited to complete the District Climate Survey. The district would like to hear from you. The survey closes on December 21st. Here is the link: District Climate Survey

Science Fair

The Florence Annual Science Fair is coming soon! Please click on the link to access more information on how to register and complete your science project. Science Fair Registration Packet

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • December 9th-16th: Student Council Candy Cane Gram Sale - 7:30-7:55 in the front foyer for 50 cents. Candy Cane Grams will be delivered on Friday, Dec. 18th

  • December 15th: Progress Reports Available in HAC

  • December 15th: Angel Tree Gifts Due

  • December 17th: Holiday Parties

- 9:45 Fourth Grade

- 11:40 First Grade

- 12:30 Kindergarten

- 1:00 Third Grade

- 1:30 Second Grade

  • December 18th: Early Release 12:00
  • January 4th: Student Holiday
  • January 5th: First day back for students

BrightBytes Survey - We could win another Laptop Cart!!!

We could win another laptop cart for our students if we have the largest teacher, parent, and student participation in the BrightBytes survey. So if you could take about five minutes to complete the survey we would really appreciate it. There is more information and the link below. Thanks!!!!

Keller ISD is partnering with BrightBytes technology survey to give a voice to the different communities (parents, teachers and students) at each campus. The data collected will help shape educational technology implementation as well as a planning tool for future professional learning. The short anonymous survey will allow each campus to have access to their own data for planning purposes and identify tracks and trends in their data

In order to comply with House Bill 5 measures we have to collect stakeholders perceptions relating to digital learning opportunities in Keller ISD.

The survey window concludes on Friday, December 31, 2015.

Parents will be able to access the BrightBytes online survey from their students campus webpage. You may also click here to access the link.

KISD Film Festival

Florence Families:

Please see information listed below regarding the KISD Film Festival

  • This is the eighth year of the Film Festival, and entries are due after Winter Break, so now is the time to start working on your films!
  • The entry period is January 5, 2016 thru February 29, 2016.
  • 7 entry categories to choose from – Story, Documentary, Comedy, PSA Plus, Animation, Music Video and a new “Day in the Life” category.
  • Enter on your own, with your friends, or work with your teacher for a class-produced entry.
  • Lots of prizes and awards to be won, and finalists will be honored at an Oscars-style Awards Ceremony, again to be held at Cinemark Alliance's spectacular XD Theater, complete with red carpet and photo opportunities.
  • All the information can be found on the website www.kellerisd.net/film.

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