Floris Friday Message 9/9/22


In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Parent SR&R Signature Due by 9/30
  • Fall Picture Day 
  • Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Information/ Timeline
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

Fall weather is starting to appear as we have shifted into meteorological fall in the month of September. 

It was wonderful to see many K and 1st grade families at the PTA Pizza Party yesterday. Can't wait for the first PTA meeting of the year with an ice cream social on September 21st.  

We have also completed our first two required fire evacuation drills and our first Lockdown drill as well. 

Please remember that next Tuesday, September 13, is fall picture day. Please see details below. 

Next Tuesday evening, Amy Albanese, our Advanced Academic Resource teacher, will have a Parent Information Session in the café at 6:00pm. 

We enjoyed seeing the Red, White, and Blue today in honor of Patriot Day and in recognition of the 21st anniversary of September 11.

Have a super weekend!

Holly Walker, Principal, hjwalker@fcps.edu

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, ragibbs@fcps.edu


Parent SR&R Signature Due by September 30

FCPS’ updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is now available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/guardian with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Once you log on, you will see the following message:

SR&R Parent Acknowledgement

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. Signatures are due by September 30, 2022.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Picture Day

What: Fall Picture Day 

When: Tuesday, September 13 


  • Order using the paper forms from Lifetouch
  • Order online at mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID EVTDHTQ48


Parent Information Session

2022-2023 AAP Information and Level IV Timeline

  • There will be an informational meeting about Advanced Academic Programs for parents on Tuesday, September 13, at 6PM in the school Cafeteria.  Please plan to arrive through the cafeteria doors.  Any parents of students in grades K-6 are invited to attend.  This meeting with discuss the 4 levels of service for Advanced Academics as well as the process for screening and identification for these services.  Please reach out to Amy Albanese abalbanese@fcps.edu with any questions.
  • For any families new to FCPS who are interested in having their child (Grades 3-6 only) screened for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP), referral forms are due to Amy Albanese abalbanese@fcps.edu by October 15, 2022Forms can be found on the AAP website.
  • For any parents/families interested in referring their child (Grades 2-6 only) for full-time AAP services (Level IV AAP) for the 2023-2024 school year, level IV referral forms are due to Amy Albanese abalbanese@fcps.edu by December 15, 2022. 

Check out the September AAP Parent Newsletter here.

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid to visit the Westfield Pyramid for a Community Conversation

Please save the date for a very special event! Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS superintendent, will host a Community Conversation at Westfield High School on Tuesday, September 20, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be a unique opportunity to help Dr. Reid get to know our school community and learn more about her vision for our district. Language interpretation will be provided, as available, as well as childcare and light refreshments. Please register to attend.

You can find more locations and dates for the Superintendent Community Conversations at Superintendent Community Conversations

Mark Your Calendar

September 13:

  • Fall Picture Day
  • Informational Meeting for Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), 6:00-7:00pm, café

September 21: PTA Meeting and Ice Cream Social, 6:30-7:30pm, café 

September 26: No School for Students, Rosh Hashanah, Teacher Workday

September 27: 3rd & 4th grade Reading VGA 

September 28 : 5th & 6th grade Reading VGA

October 3: 3rd & 4th grade Math VGA 

October 5: No School- Yom Kippur

October 6: 5th & 6th grade Math VGA 

October 10: No School for Students, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teacher Workday

October 15: NEW to FCPS AAP Referrals due 

October 19: PTA Meeting, 6:30pm 

October 21-28: Fall Book Fair, library

October 24: No School-Diwali

October 25: Fall Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-8:00pm, library 

October 28:

  • Harvest Parade, 9:30am, field, details to follow
  • End of First Quarter
  • Two-Hour Early Release (Floris dismissal 2:00pm) 

October 31: No School for Students, Teacher Workday

November 1: Harvest Parade Rain Date, 9:30am, field 


Find the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar