Floris Friday Message 3/22/24

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In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message  
  • Floris Soaring Eagles 
  • Spring Break is next week 
  • Good Friday and Easter 
  • AAP Spring Updates 
  • Breakfast and Lunch Menus
  • Spring 2024 SOL Schedules
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families,

What a fabulous week leading up to Spring Break. 

Kudos go out to our counselors, Sarah de Kramer and James Duffield, for the extra hours of planning and hard work that went into having a great Career Week. Thank you to all of the speakers who came to share with our students. We appreciate you!

It was fabulous to see so many young scientists at the Annual PTA Science Fair Wednesday evening. Thank you to the Floris PTA for their hard work on this event. Great job to everyone involved!

We look forward to seeing the class of 2037 at the Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, April 2, 9:00-9:45am in the cafe. Please enter through door 6. 

As a reminder, next week, March 25-29, is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. There is also no school for students on April 1-2, for the teacher workdays. Students will return to school on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. 

We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing break. See you on April 3rd!

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! 

Good Friday

Next Friday, we recognize those in our community observing Good Friday.

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is a day of mourning. During special Good Friday services Christians meditate on Jesus's suffering and death on the cross, and what this means for their faith. Read more at Britannica.com

This year's Good Friday artwork was created by Chantilly High School student Summer S. On this day, Christians observe the commemoration of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for those who believe. #OurFCPS Summer’s artwork was designed as part of the FCPS Observance Design Challenge for Students. Learn more about the challenge: https://bit.ly/47oHw2j


A joyful Easter to all in our community who celebrate! The springtime celebration of Easter is the most important Christian holiday. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus, who sacrificed so that Christians may have life with God after death. Learn more about Easter in NatGeo Kids.

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. 


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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 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 15: 5th grade IRW assessment 

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