Floris Friday Message 3/15/24

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message  
  • Spring Break coming soon  
  • AAP Spring Updates 
  • PTA Events- Science Fair and International Night 
  • Floris Soaring Eagles 
  • Family Engagement Survey
  • Breakfast and Lunch Menus
  • Spring 2024 SOL Schedules
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families,

Daylight Saving Time has begun, and the official start of spring is next Tuesday. We have had some beautiful spring weather this week. 

Thank you Floris PTA for the goodies on Pi Day (3.14). All of the pies (including the pizza pies) were appreciated. 

Next week is the last week of school before spring break and a busy one here at Floris.

  • Spring Photos (class and individual) are next Tuesday. You can order online at My Lifetouch using the Picture Day ID: EVTBHB6R2. 
  • Our amazing counselors, Sarah de Kramer and James Duffield, have created Career Day activities and speakers for our students. 
  • The March PTA meeting and Science Fair are next Wednesday evening starting at 6:00pm for PTA and 6:30pm for the Science Fair.
  •  Friday is the end of the 3rd quarter. 

Please continue to remind your neighbors living in the Floris boundaries, who have children turning 5 by September 30, 2024, to register for Kindergarten. We receive our staffing based on the number of registered students. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Holly Walker, Principal, hjwalker@fcps.edu

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, ragibbs@fcps.edu


🌷Spring Break🌷

March 25-29 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. We wish our students and teachers a happy and restful Spring Break! 


AAP Spring Updates 

Any families interested in referring their child for school-based AAP services for the 24-25 school year should submit a AAP School-Based Services (levels 2 and 3) Form to Amy Albanese (Grades K, 2, 4, 6) abalbanese@fcps.edu and/or Katie Pickett (Grades K, 1, 3, 5) kmpickett@fcps.edu by May 1, 2024.

School-based services include Subject-Specific Differentiation (Level 2) and Part-Time AAP services (Level 3).  Please read the attached document for more details on the levels of service. 


PTA Science Fair- come see our experiments

PTA International Night

PTA International Night 

The Floris PTA is thrilled to invite all of our students and families to participate once again in International Night which will take place in the Floris Cafeteria the evening of Wednesday, April 17.  More details will be forthcoming!

International Night is a celebration of the diversity of our students and families from different parts of the world. It's an event that will showcase many different countries and allow all of our families the opportunity to learn about new cultures and traditions.

Last year we had 13 different countries represented and we are currently looking for parents to volunteer to host a country of their choice this year!  Each country will be able to bring items to decorate their table and can offer things like traditional cultural items, food, etc.  We are able to accommodate 2 families hosting each table/country.

If you would like to volunteer to host a country, please contact 

Silvia.yona.22@gmail.com by March 15.  Thank you!

✅ Take the Family Engagement Survey!

FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey is now open. Survey partner K12 Insight emailed a link to families on March 3 and again on March 6. Please participate! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS practices to best support our students.

The survey is available in 10 languages. Parents/caregivers may stop by the front office to fill out a paper survey or complete the survey online. Please check your email for the survey invitation or use this survey link. Get more information on the Family Engagement Survey webpage

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Floris Soaring Eagles

We have brought back our online tradition here at Floris that gives the community the opportunity to say thank you and/or show appreciation for all our staff do each day to make Floris amazing!

Floris Soaring Eagles are compliments, kudos, etc. that we will share with the staff. Just click HERE to access the Floris Soaring Eagle Google Form and share your appreciation. 

You can also recognize staff with the FCPS Cares.  The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care.

Breakfast and Lunch

Please remember you can find the breakfast and lunch menus and nutritional facts at FCPS Nutrislice- Floris 

Spring 2024 SOL Schedule

Mark Your Calendar

March 18-22: College and Career Week, details to follow 

March 20: PTA Meeting and Science Fair, starting at 6:00pm, please enter via Door 6 

March 22: End of 3rd Quarter 

March 25-29:

  • Spring Break 
  • All FCPS Schools Closed 
  • Floris Main Office Closed 

April 1:

  • No School for Students
  • Teacher Workday 

April 2: 

  • No School for Students
  • Staff Development Day 
  • Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00-9:45am, cafe (enter via Door 6)

April 4: National School Librarian Day 

April 9: PTA Assemblies in the gym 

April 10: 

  • Holiday- Eid al Fitr
  • All FCPS schools and offices closed 

April 11: Book Fair Set-Up 

April 12-18: Book Fair

April 16: Chorus Performance, cafe/stage 

April 17: 

  • Book Fair Parent Buying, 5:00-8:00pm, library 
  • PTA Meeting, 6:00-6:30pm, café 
  • PTA International Night, 6:30-8:00pm, café and gym 

April 18: 

  • 6th grade Field Trip- National Art Gallery 
  • Westfield Pyramid Art Show 

April 19: 

  • 6th grade Field Trip- National Art Gallery 
  • 2nd grade In-House Field Trip 

April 24: 

  • Administrative Professionals' Day 
  • Observance Day- Theravada New Year 

April 26: Field Day for K-2nd- field and blacktop, 10:00am -12:00pm 

April 29: Rain date for Field Day for K-2nd- field and blacktop, 10:00am -12:00pm 

May 2: 

  • 4th grade Strings Concert (details to follow)

  • 5th-6th grade Strings Concert (details to follow) 

May 3: 

  • Observance Day- Orthodox Good Friday 

  • Teacher Workday 

  • No School for Students 

May 7: Band Concert, 6:30pm, cafe, enter via Door 6 



Find the 2023-2024 School Year Calendar