Florence Family Update
May 18, 2018
I cannot believe it is the last week of school! Monday is Mayfest and our end of year celebrations begin on Tuesday. Please join us in the auditorium for your grade level celebration (see dates and times below). Teachers will call each student to the stage and give them an envelope with their awards. Grade levels determine specific awards. For students who have not missed any days, they will be given a Perfect Attendance Certificate.
Thank you to all the parents who provided feedback to the recent feedback form and those sent out earlier. It is important for us to hear from you. In looking at all of our special events the mass majority of parents continue to enjoy our special days. Florence has a strong sense of community and tradition, and we want to continue those traditions. Our primary fundraising is Fun Run. Next year will be working with APEX to incorporate a character building fundraiser for the spring. In previous newsletters, I shared a flyer which listed the items purchased for our campus by PTA through the fundraisers. Currently every teacher has a minimum of 4 Chromebooks and most have 14. We were able to replace some that were no longer working. Every grade level received $1,000 to purchase books to supplement our writing program. We appreciate all of your support for our students and staff.
The mass majority of our parents love Florence Elementary. If you ever have a negative experience at Florence, please contact me in order to address issues or misconceptions promptly. Parents provided some great suggestions for us to address for next year: tutoring, STAAR Night for parents to give face-to-face information, continue to provide explanation of our special days, new to Florence gathering, community outreach, etc.....
When asking about the snacks for lunch 71.2% of our parents like the addition of snacks. Of those, the majority preferred 2-3 days. Next year, we will have the snack tray on Tuesdays and ice cream on Thursday.
Mayfest is Monday! We will start the day with a clap out for our previous Falcons who are now graduating high school. Students and parents will gather around the Maypole around 8:15-8:20 for the Maypole dance. We will then begin Mayfest which is our campus field day. Students will participate in various events throughout the day. Please note that lunches will not follow the normal schedule. You can either send a sack lunch with your student or purchase one in the cafeteria. You may want to pack extra clothes, sunscreen, and shoes since there are some water activities.
Parents are welcome to come watch the activities. We do ask that you sign in and receive a 'Visitors' sticker at the outside gate as you walk in for field day activities.
LOST AND FOUND: WE HAVE MANY - MANY JACKETS IN THE CAFETERIA. PLEASE COME CHECK THIS WEEK. THEY WILL BE GIVEN TO THE COMMUNITY STOREHOUSE THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.
Inexpensive and/or free Summer Camp Opportunities
This issue from Southlake has summer library programs (free) p48. The “summer programs” you just show up—top floor of the city hall building.
The Summer workshops on same page you call the library on/after 5/14 to register for.
I also think the Youth Camp activities on p20-21 ($150 per week, 9a-4p, no “extra” for early morning drop or late pick up)
It is called “camp mania” and hosted at the Marq (at Bicentenial Park).
Mondays: Get to know you days/game days
Tuesdays: Morning games and afternoon field trips (examples: water parks, skatetown)
Wednesdays: All day field trip (examples: Perot Museum, NRH2O, Hawaiian Falls, Amazing Jakes, Ft. Worth Zoo, Mountasia, etc.)
Thursdays: Entertainment (past entertainers: magician, balloon artist, fire/police department, animal show, etc.)
Friday: Dress up, pizza, and movie day
- free summer movies outside at the Marq
- kickoff for their summer reading program
- free outdoor concerts—symphony, opera, pop music, etc.
This link you can choose June and July and look at the free guests coming to the Colleyville Library (2nd floor)
Free concerts: https://www.roanoketexas.com/114/Evenings-on-Oak-Street
Events for summer not listed yet, but they do tend to have free shows at library: http://www.ci.watauga.tx.us/calendar.aspx?CID=26,#changeDateMonthDropDown
Summer nights (free concert and movie) https://www.cityofkeller.com/services/parks-recreation/parks-recreation-special-events/keller-summer-nights
Library free summer events will be on newsletter, but not published yet for June-Aug https://www.cityofkeller.com/services/library/newsletters
KISD 2018-2019 Instructional Calendar
May 21st - Sr. Walk 7:30 - 8:00
May 21st - Mayfest After Sr. Walk-out around 8:20ish
May 22nd - 1st Grade Recognition from 10-11
May 22nd - 2nd Grade Recognition from 1:30 - 2:30
May 23rd - 8:10 Final Character Assembly
May 23rd - 3rd Grade Recognition from 9:30 - 10:30
May 23rd - Kinder Graduation 1:00 - 2:00
May 24th - 4th Grade Program 8:30 - 9:30
May 24th - Early Release