Dec
04

Announcements from the PTA President 12.5.2016

PTA EagleMonday, December 5, 2016

Last Call for FoF Donations!

Dear Floris Family!

To those who have already contributed to our Friends of Floris campaign, THANK YOU.  To those who haven’t yet donated, we need your help to meet our goal.  This fundraiser is the PTA’s toolbox for all of our efforts at the school this year.  All PTA functions, programs, enrichment activities, events, and all of our contributions to school technology and facilities-improvement come from your donations.

To date, we’ve collected just north of $23,000, which is outstanding.  However, we have not yet reached our goal.

The campaign will end on December 16th, 2016 – the last day of school before the Christmas holidays.  Please consider donating any amount that fits within your budget.  The PTA and the school need your help.

Please send in checks made out to “Floris Elementary PTA” or visit our website here:  http://florispta.org/friends-of-floris/

Or try the QR code below:

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Dec
04

Helping Hands Are Needed – Come Out this Week!

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Helping Hands are Floris parents that get together once a month

to help out the busy teachers by creating reading booklets for various grades, help with laminating and copying of educational materials.

Stop by if you have a couple of hours or just 30 minutes on your lunch break.

When: This Thursday, December 8th

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Location: Green Work Room

Dec
02

Volunteers Needed for January’s Science Night!

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Volunteers are needed to help with the January 19th Family Science Night, supported by Children’s Science Center.

The evening will have several science stations for children to visit and learn.

The school has asked the PTA to help with setting up a science station, manning the station, and breaking down the station.

If you can help, please click here.

Dec
02

Can You Spare An Hour or Two in Our Library?

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Floris needs volunteers to help re-shelve books in our Library!

Volunteer hours are Monday – Thursday of each week.

Sign up whenever you’re available. Every bit of help is appreciated!

Click here to volunteer!

Nov
28

Announcements from the PTA 11.28.2016

PTA EagleMonday, November 28, 2016

We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Here are a few announcements we wanted to share:

1. Friends of Floris:  If you haven’t yet contributed, it’s time to get that check in.  This is our one fundraiser for the year, and I prefer it to all those huge projects wherein you guys have to go knocking on doors to sell wrapping paper.  BUT, it only works if we have enough participation.  We’re approaching our goal but we’re not quite there yet.  Why participate?

1.  This money funds needed technology for the school

2.  This money funds certain training programs for our teachers.

3.  This money funds numerous enrichment activities throughout the year.

4.  This money funds numerous social activities throughout the year.

5.  This money underwrites all of our before and after school programs.

6.  This money funds every piece of pizza, every hospitality event, every last one of the small touches which contribute so heavily toward making Floris the best elementary school in the county.  Your PTA is working hard on your behalf, but we need the tools to do our job.

We need your help.  Please get those checks in (to my attention, via your classroom teachers), or visit our website to donate online.
2. 2016-2017 Student Directory – The new student directory is available on the website. The directory is the PTA’s gift to Friends of Floris supporters. If you would like access to this password-protected document, there’s still time to sign on to Friends of Floris.
3. Mrs. Dowling is in need of volunteers to help re-shelve books in our Library. If you can spare an hour or two, please sign up! Every little bit helps. Don’t forget: We continuously update our volunteer opportunities page.  Visit our page and find where you can make a difference!
Have a wonderful week everyone!
The PTA Team

Nov
28

The New Student Directory is Here!!!

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The 2016-2017 school directory is now available.

Want easy access to the number of kids in your student’s class for special cards?

Want names of your child’s classmates for birthday or play date invites?

Then you need the new student directory!

It’s only available to Friends of Floris subscribers. Have you signed up? It’s not too late. Just click here!

If you are already a Friends of Floris subscriber, you should have received an email last week with the password to access the directory.

Nov
28

Holiday Shopping? Help Our Students While You Shop!

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We have good news! You can help our school while you shop through the Floris PTA Amazon Smile Account.  It’s very easy; go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1596314 and log in as usual before shopping. The Floris PTA will receive a portion of your purchase price.

Thank you for supporting our Floris students!

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Nov
28

Volunteer Opportunity: Science Night 2017

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The PTA is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming Family Science Night, supported by Children’s Science Center and scheduled for Thursday, January 19 .

The evening will have several science stations for children to visit and learn.

The school has asked the PTA to help with setting up a science station, manning the station, and breaking down the station.

For more details and to sign up, click here.

Nov
21

Announcements from the PTA President 11.21.16

PTA Eagle

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hi Everyone!
Ahh Thanksgiving.. that time of year when we all sit back, enjoy our families, and savour the peace and quiet that comes from children playing happily with one another.
Well, that’s one option, because if your house is anything like mine, you’re in for a 4-day chaos-nado as bored kids rampage around the house while I fail to get any of my work done and attempt to avoid gaining 10 pounds.
And so with that in mind, I’ll see if I can’t burn 2 calories by typing up this week’s announcements!
1.  Friends of Floris!  We’re getting close!  I’ve tried to be gentle with everyone this year by taking you off the email train as you make your donations.  But we’re not yet at our goal of $30,000.  Every hour I spend tracking down financial contributions is one less hour I have to plan enrichment opportunities for the kiddos.  Please help me help you!  This money is CRUCIAL to the PTA’s ability to carry out its legion roles, because the county does NOT provide anything like as much money as most people think.
We need YOUR help to meet our goal.  If you haven’t yet donated, please consider sending in a check made out to the Floris ES PTA, or visit our website here to make a donation.  Recommended amounts are $80 per kid or $150 per family, but ANY AMOUNT HELPS.
We need you.
2.  Day of 100 Dads is Postponed!  Probably ’till Spring.  Bummer, because we had news crews lined up and everything!  But due to a perfect storm of boring details, it makes sense to target sometime after the new year.  We’ll get there :)
3.  Who’s it Gonna Be?  Who wants to take on the PTA presidency next year?  Who wants to put their personal spin on the direction of school enrichment, development and focus?  Who wants to walk, unannounced, into a cafeteria full of hundreds of kids and get a round of applause?
Here’s the thing.  It’s a decent amount of work, but it’s been a tremendously rewarding experience.  And yes, we’ll be putting together a nominating committee in a few months, but if you’re interested in this role, the sooner you identify yourself, the better.  I’m happy to train you and get you up to speed in the early spring.  I’m happy to stick around and advise next year (if you want — if not, that’s cool too).  No experience is necessary, just determination and energy.
If no one steps forward by about February, I’m going to release Raman Malhotra, just like Poseidon released the Kracken in “Clash of the Titans” (the original one with Harry Hamlin — the remake was horrible), and she’ll flood your coastal cities with tsunamis of vengeance until someone steps forward.  Don’t think I won’t!!
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
David Whiting
PTA President

Nov
20

Holiday Shopping Season Begins This Week – Remember Floris!

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You can help our school while you shop through the Floris PTA Amazon Smile Account.  It’s very easy; go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1596314 and log in as usual before shopping. The Floris PTA will receive a portion of your purchase price.

Thank you for supporting our Floris students!

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