Floris Friday Message 4/12/24

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April Spirit Days


In this Friday Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message  
  • AAP Spring Updates 
  • Westfield Pyramid Art Show
  • Girls Scout Service Project 
  • PTA Open Positions for the 24-25 School Year
  • Breakfast and Lunch Menus
  • Spring 2024 SOL Schedules
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families,

It was another fabulous week at Floris and some improved spring weather. 

On Tuesday, the students had lots of fun participating in the PTA sponsored assemblies. Thank you Floris PTA for your continued support and bringing these enriching opportunities to our students. 

Next week is another fun filled week at Floris.   

  • We have several Spirit Days that celebrate Autism Acceptance, our Beauty and the Beast Themed Book Fair, the month of the Military Child, and Earth Day. Please see above for daily details.
  • Book Fair browsing has started, and the Book Fair remains open until next Thursday.
  • Our 5th and 6th graders will be performing in the Spring Chorus Concert on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm in the cafe. Please enter via Door 6. 
  • Next Wednesday, is a busy evening. We have Book Fair buying 5:00-8:00pm, PTA Meeting 6:00-6:30, and International Night 6:30-8:00pm. We hope to see you there. Please enter via Door 6 for all the events. 

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Holly Walker, Principal, hjwalker@fcps.edu

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, ragibbs@fcps.edu


PTA Assembly

Thank you Floris PTA for the fabulous "Protect the Planet" Assembly on Tuesday. Lots of fun!

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. 


Westfield Pyramid Art Show

Girl Scout Service Project 

Girl Scout Troop 51065 has partnered with Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to raise awareness about the newly opened Woodlands Stewardship Education Center. During the open house on April 28, the troop will have a table where they will showcase crafts made from recyclable materials. The girls will demonstrate how to create bird feeders and wind chimes using toilet paper rolls and tin cans.

To support our Girl Scouts, please consider donating kitchen/toilet paper rolls and tin/soda cans.

Donation boxes have been placed in the Floris lobby (near Door 1) and will be available until Friday, April 26.

Our Floris PTA will have Three Open PTA Board positions for the 24/25 school year

Even if you haven't been involved with the PTA prior or are completely new to Floris, please consider joining our wonderful team.  We are a fun group of volunteers who will help you learn all you need to know to be successful in whatever role you choose.  

Please reach out to Kerin Hamel at Florispta.pres@gmail.com if you'd like to learn more about any of the positions or have any questions about being involved with the PTA.


  • The role of President is to be a supportive position for the PTA board and act as a Liaison to the faculty and staff. The President oversees monthly board and general body meetings, and aids the rest of the board as needed.

VP of Community Affairs:

  • This position oversees the coordination of the Fall and Spring after school programs at Floris.

Financial Secretary or Treasurer: 

  • We are looking for someone to fill the role of either the Financial Secretary OR Treasurer
    • The Treasurer manages the PTA budget, maintains records of members and funds, and handles all financial matters, including reimbursement tracking and management. 
    • The Financial Secretary assists the Treasurer with administrative duties throughout the year.

In addition, there is an Open Non-Board position for the 24/25 school year

School Services Assistant:

  • This position supports the VP of School Services.  Throughout the year, our VP of School Services coordinates programs like Math Counts, Lego League, Science Olympiad, The Spelling Bee and much more.  This role would assist with the planning and execution of these programs, at the direction of the VP.

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

April 12-18: Book Fair

April 16: Chorus Performance, 7:00pm 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 concert, 6:15pm, cafe, please enter via Door 6 
  • 5th-6th grade concert, 7:30pm, cafe, please enter via Door 6  

May 3: 

  • Observance Day- Orthodox Good Friday 

  • Teacher Workday 

  • No School for Students 

May 6-10:

  • Staff Appreciation Week

May 7:

  • Band Concert, 6:30pm, cafe, enter via Door 6 


Find the 2023-2024 School Year Calendar