Special Monday Edition of the Floris Friday Message 4/1/24- one date correction

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In this "Friday" Message you will find:

  • Principals' Message 
  • Month of the Military Child 
  • National Arab American Heritage Month
  • School Library Month 
  • Autism Acceptance Month 
  • Lunch and Learn with Floris Clinical Team, 4/5, 12-1pm - corrected date 
  • Upcoming April Spirit Week
  • Upcoming Dates 

Floris Families, 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. April is a busy month, and we wanted to get out these calendar reminders today. 

Also remember that there is no school for students today or tomorrow. Classes resume on Wednesday at 9:15am. 

Floris Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for tomorrow, April 2, 9:00-9:45am. If you have a child who lives within the Floris boundaries and will be 5 years old by September 30, 2024, please contact the main office for details on the orientation and how to register for Kindergarten. 

Have a great week, 

Holly Walker, Principal, hjwalker@fcps.edu

Rob Gibbs, Assistant Principal, ragibbs@fcps.edu


Month of the Military Child

💜 Month of the Military Child 💜

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

To show our support for all our military-connected families, we are inviting all Fairfax County students, families, school employees, and community members to “Purple Up!” on April 17  for military children. Why purple? Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force and Space Force blue. 

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families

National Arab American Month

National Arab American Heritage Month

FCPS is proud to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April. This special month provides an opportunity to recognize the remarkable history and valuable contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS.

School Library Month

School Library Month 

In FCPS libraries, students develop knowledge and skills, experience a sense of belonging, find inspiration and support, and have the ability to freely pursue their personal interests and academic growth. Watch this video to learn how FCPS librarians make a difference.

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month. One in 44 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States, according to the CDC. Our schools and staff play a vital role in creating and ensuring inclusive environments that accommodate and affirm autistic students.

Autism Acceptance Month Resource List

Calendar of Self-Paced Learning Opportunities (from the Applied Behavior Analysis Team)

Parent Lunch and Learn sessions with the Clinical team

We are offering a three part series highlighting ways to help your child be successful and resilient based on the book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson.*

Session 3: April 5th “Technology solutions”

All sessions will be from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 165

Spring 2024 SOL Schedule

Floris April Spirit Days

Mark Your Calendar

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