Sep
25

Reflections – 2020

How many ways can your child say “I Matter because…” ?
As a part of annual reflections program this year, national PTA is requesting students to submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Reflections 2020

Calling all submissions. Deadline by Friday, Oct. 9th reflectionsfloris@gmail.com.
Use the form to learn more about the categories and send your submissions

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Sep
08

Welcome message from PTA

2020 a year of Quarantine, masks and online education !!! We were taught resilience, strength and adaptability. Let’s step into an exciting school year with these learnings !!!!

On behalf of the Floris Parent Teachers Association, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful community! We are looking forward to a great year filled with fantastic events, community building activities and, most importantly, supporting our kids and teachers so they can continue to attain excellence in education! You are important to our PTA. Your presence and involvement in your child’s development and education are critical factors to school success and student achievement. When parents are engaged (actively involved) in their child’s education, students benefit in many ways including (but not limited to):
· Higher grades and test scores
· Better attitudes and behavior
· Better school attendance
· Greater likelihood of graduating from high school
· Better chance of enrolling in postsecondary education.

The primary way to make this the best year for your family and our community is to join the PTA! This is your chance to be a member of a great organization that funds many of the opportunities you see around campus. Your support enhances your child’s experience at our school and we want to hear from you!

When you join the PTA you are not obligated to attend all meetings nor volunteer; you can participate as much or as little as you would like or able, finding a perfect balance that is right for you. The next way to make it the best school year ever is to volunteer! By joining and volunteering in the PTA or donating to Friends of Floris there is no better way to get connected. Know what’s happening at Floris, meet other parents and teachers, build rapport, plus share ideas, concerns, and experiences. By volunteering you put your skills, hobbies, and interest to work!

Simply put WE NEED YOU!

However you choose to participate – we appreciate you and your effort. This school year we are working to continue the tradition of providing great student and family programs that combine fun, enrichment, and virtualization !!

Our wonderful PTA Board members have been working tirelessly all summer to bring us unlimited options to have remote activities in the pipeline.

Please zoom in to our first PTA meeting on 09/16/2020 @ 6:00 PM EST

Go Eagles !!!

Soumya Mohanty, PTA President
Floris Elementary School • 2708 Centreville Road • Herndon, VA 20171 • (703) 561-2900

PTA Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year
09/16/2020 @ 6:30 PM EST (Please find the zoom link in this document)
10/21/2020
11/18/2020
12/16/2020
01/20/2020
02/17/2020
03/17/2020
04/21/2020
05/19/2020
06/16/2020

Typically, PTA will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 6pm via Zoom.

Meet your PTA Team [top left to bottom right]
PTA Board 2020

Floris PTA Board 2020

  • President : Soumya Mohanty
  • VP, Community Affairs : Monika Chaturvedi
  • Recording Secretary : Fatima Akhtar
  • Communications Secretary : Vamshi Chilukamarri
  • Treasurer : Nandana Govindasamy
  • VP, School Affairs : Divya Vangala
  • VP, School Services & Outreach : Nicki Crane Koolmees
  • Financial Secretary : Mary Ann Walton
  • Jul
    06

    FCPS Virtual Townhall

    FlorisPTA is hosting a virtual town hall for our Floris Family on Wed, 07/08/2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom (sent to your email address) with Rachna Sizemore Heizer, Fairfax County School Board Member-at-Large and  Stella Pekarsky – School Board member for Sully will join to discuss and answer questions regarding school for next year. We are hoping to get as many questions answered up front as possible, so we are asking that you send the questions you have for Rachna to FlorisPTA.pres@gmail.com by 2pm on July 7, 2020.

     

    Update:

    Zoom link

    Topic: Floris PTA Townhall
    Time: Jul 8, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 771 448 2054
    Password: 523646
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    Jun
    03

    Important News

    Dear Friends of Floris

    In light of the recent events in our country, we came across this information for parents from the National PTA in case you wanted to share and find a way to discuss within your families

    https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/health/Emotional-Health/Discussing-Difficult-Situations-With-Your-Children

    Thanks

    Floris PTA

    May
    29

    Floris Spirit Wear

    Friends of Floris. Happy friday. Show your amazing resilience..

    Get your quarantine spirit wear by May 30. https://orderschoolstuff.com/floris20/

    #QuaratineLife

    May
    15

    PTA General Body Meeting. Please help your PTA

    We are back !!! Boy what 2 months have we seen and been part of.
    Kudos to our kids for the adaptability and flexibility they have shown. Nothing less than being their own heroes giving up on playdates, school, activities and adapting to the new normal.
    As the end of the month swings around, many of you are preparing for the long Weekend just more Netflixing, cooking & cleaning.
    Teachers Appreciation Week was last week! The Room Parents in collaboration with the PTA ensured everyone was appreciated. Thank you to everyone for your support!Please note that there will be a virtual General Body Meeting held May 27th 6:30 pm est. We will be electing new board members. Your vote matters & counts, and we encourage you to please join us. We will send out virtual meeting information at a later date.

    The PTA is also looking for volunteers, please contact florispta.pres@gmail.com or visit florispta.org to find out ways to volunteer – you can take on a chair position or join the board. On the board, we are looking to fill Financial Secretary and VP Fundraising. Please consider joining. 
    Thanks to all volunteer, board members and school staff. We appreciate you and are grateful.

    For May 27th General Body Meeting @ 6:30 PM EST.

    Please join the zoom link below using your full name as per PTA membership to get admitted to the zoom. click on the link to be connected few mins before the meeting. We will be electing new board members. Your vote matters & counts, and we encourage you to please join us. Please ensure you are a PTA member to be eligible to cast your vote

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81269921466?pwd=K3dVMkRHeXZGRmM1RFVqdVBsMVVTZz09

    Please stay safe and stay well.

     

    Feb
    27

    Chuck-E-Cheese PTA Fundraiser

    Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser


    Friday, March 6:  Get out of the house and see the mouse!

    What kid doesn’t love pizza?  What parent doesn’t love a night where their kids can’t complain about dinner?  

    Floris PTA Fundraiser at Chuck E. Cheese is a win, win!!!  Join Floris families and staff on Friday, March 6th anytime between 3-9 pm to eat pizza, play games, and catch up with new and old friends.  Up to 20% of sales during that time will go to Floris PTA to support awesome activities and events for our Floris kids.

    Jan
    29

    Girls on the Run is back!!!!!

    We believe that ALL GIRLS are born with power and purpose.

    Using a fun, research-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, we inspire every girl to reach her limitless potential, not just for the length of our program, but for life. -from the GOTR website https://www.girlsontherun.org/.

    Head over to the Girls on the Run website and register for the Floris site!  Registration closes February 25th!

     

    Jan
    09

    Winter 2020 Enrichment!!!!

    Registration Is Now Open!!!

    Signup today HERE!

    Jan
    07

    Floris Science Fair 2020

    Floris PTA presents

    Science Fair 2020..!

    Registration Open starting January 7, 2020..! click here

    Open to all students
    (Grade K-6)
    February 27, 2020
    6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
    snow date: March 5, 2020

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