Floris Friday Message 10/29/21

Amanda and Holly

In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Westfield High School Theatre and Choir Fundraiser 
  • Harvest Parade- rescheduled to Wednesday, November 3
  • "Earth: Amazing Wonders" Second Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest 
  • Positivity Project 
  • AAP Parent Information 
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

The Book Fair was a great success. Many thanks to our librarian, Tiffany Dowling, for all of the hours and hard work to create such a wonderful book fair experience for our students. 

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with our Harvest Parade today. As shared in the message yesterday, we will plan for the Harvest Parade next Wednesday, November 3 at 9:30am.  

Please remember that today is a two-hour early release (Floris dismissal time is 2:00pm), and there is no school on Monday and Tuesday (11/1-11/2) for Teacher Workdays.  

There are two holidays observed next week. Greetings on Dia de los Meurtos on November 1-2.  Wishing all who celebrate the holiday a joyful and bright Diwali on November 4. 

If you have not already done so, please complete and return the Federal Impact Aid forms by next Friday, November 5. 

We want to remind everyone that in the SR&R the student dress code is described on page 15. One of the items in the dress code is: Clothing and accessories should not include hats or other head coverings unless worn for significant religious, cultural, or medical purpose. If your child needs to wear a hat or head covering, please ensure that you have shared this information with your child's teacher and/or counselor. 

Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy Halloween if you celebrate!

Holly Walker, Principal, hjwalker@fcps.edu

Amanda Dorr, Assistant Principal, acdorr@fcps.edu


Westfield HS

Harvest Parade

Harvest Parade 

Happening on the Rain Date next Wednesday!

When: November 3, 9:30am-10:30am 

Where: Floris Fields

How: Students and parents will be outside, and students will parade by grade level. Please see map below. The blue smiley faces are the students, and the yellow are the parents. The arrows show the parade direction. Kindergarten will start the parade. 

Parking: Please be respectful of our community members and their private property when parking. Frying Pan Park has shared that you can park in the main area of the parking lot and walk over that morning. Please do NOT park by or block the carousel. 


Harvest Parade


“Earth: Amazing Wonders”

Second Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Sponsored by Floris Green Team 

To celebrate the fall harvest, our Green Team invites all students to participate in a pumpkin decorating contest focused on the theme, “Earth: Amazing Wonders." Show us your creative talents while thinking about the world around us.  Pumpkin artists are encouraged to incorporate natural materials (e.g. acorns, leaves, flowers, sticks…) and/or non-toxic Earth-friendly paints.  Photos of your creation may be submitted to Sarah de Kramer at shdekramer@fcps.edu by Wednesday, Nov. 3rd.  Awards will be given under two categories:  Most Creative Use of Natural Materials, and Best Representation of the Theme, “Earth: Amazing Wonders.”


Positivity Project 


What does Integrity mean? You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely. Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching. People with Integrity practice what they preach and maintain a consistent pattern of behavior aligned with their values.

Why does it matter? Integrity is vital to individual growth. It is correlated with a multitude of psychological well-being measures. Harmony in your feelings, thoughts, and actions makes you better able to personally grow and achieve goals.

Integrity Quote of the Week: “Whoever is careless about the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein

You can also find more information at: 



Any families interested in referring their child (Grades 2- 6) for full-time AAP (Level IV) services for the 2022-2023 school year must submit a Level IV Referral form and parent questionnaire, along with 2 pages of work samples (optional) to Amy Albanese by no later than December 15, 2021. Please click AAP Forms to download the 2 forms.  All forms should be submitted electronically to abalbanese@fcps.edu by no later than Dec. 15.

For more information about level IV AAP screening, please join Amy Albanese for a Screening and Identification Information Session on Thursday, November 18 at 9:15 AM.  During this session, Amy will welcome any questions about the screening process. The link and joining information for this meeting is as follows:

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Mark Your Calendar

November 1:

  • No School: Teacher Workday 
  • Día de los Muertos Observance 

November 2: 

  • No School: Teacher Workday
  • Election Day 
  • Día de los Muertos Observance

November 3: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30-10:30am, outside

November 4: Diwali Observance- Wishing those who celebrate a joyful and bright Diwali!

November 7: Daylight Savings Ends- turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday (11/6) night 

November 9: Fall Photo Make-ups (morning only) 

November 11: 

  • Veterans' Day 
  • Two Hour Early Release- Floris 2:00pm dismissal 

November 17: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm, Zoom

November 18: AAP Parent Information Session, 9:15am, Zoom 

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Holiday- all FCPS schools and offices are closed 

Find the approved 2021-2022 School Year Calendar Here