Tag Archive: Cultural Arts Assembly

Nov
10

Chesapeake Critters presented by Under the Sea: An All-School Assembly

Parents – Do you know what happens when fresh water from the Potomac River mixes with salt water from the Atlantic Ocean?  Your child probably knows all about “brackish water” and what makes an estuary.  These are two of the many facts our students learned on Monday, November 11th in the Cultural Arts program, “Chesapeake …

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Oct
26

Cultural Arts and Grade-Level Enrichment Programs

The 2015-2016 Cultural Arts and GLE Programs gets underway in November.  Program descriptions and pictures of past programs will be posted under Student Activities page of the website.  Three November programs coming to Floris: Chesapeake Critters (assembly): Students become familiar with one of the world’s most productive estuaries through the presentation of live animals.  Blue …

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Jun
10

Kindergarten Students Enjoy Big Truck Day

There are few things in life better than children and big trucks! This was Floris’ 20th year hosting the Big Truck Day event, run by kindergarten parent volunteers and sponsored by the PTA through the Grade-Level Enrichment program. Part of the kindergarten curriculum is transportation and the Kindergarten teachers plan the day with area companies.  Big Truck …

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Mar
13

Bright Star Theatre Comes to Floris

Aesop’s Fables are recognized by everyone.  Who hasn’t heard of “The Boy who Cried Wolf” or “The Tortoise and the Hare”?  The Kindergarten through 3rd grade students were treated to performances of these and other Aesop’s Fables during a Cultural Arts assembly on Friday, March 13.  Two actors from Bright Star Theatre took on the roles …

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Feb
17

Virtual Tuesday Packet – 2/17/15

Contents of the Virtual Tuesday Packet for February 17, 2015 The approved November 2014 PTA Meeting Minutes and the Treasurer Reports from June 2014 through September 2014 are posted under PTA/Governance. 2015 Science Fair –  Wear your Floris Spirit Wear and attend this free event on Thursday, February 19!  Student exhibitors should arrive at 6:00 pm using …

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Feb
15

Curtis Blues

The Roots of Rock and Rap: Figurative Language and American History in Acoustic Delta Blues    On Thursday, February 12, the 3-6th grade students were treated to an engaging program highlighting an American musical tradition – the Blues! Blues preservationist and one-man-band, Curtis Blues, brought the music of the 1920-1940 acoustic Mississippi Delta Blues to our …

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Feb
07

Cultural Arts and Grade-Level Enrichment Programs

A relatively large amount of the PTA’s budget each year goes to providing enrichment programs to all children at Floris.  The PTA does this through two different programs.  Cultural Arts programs are school-wide assemblies.  Grade-level Enrichment (GLE) programs are those presenters or activities that are brought into Floris which directly enhance a grade-level curriculum area.   …

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Feb
07

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Visits 2nd and 6th Grades

Students in 2nd and 6th grades participated in Grade-Level Enrichment (GLE) programs in January.  The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation returned to Floris for two presentations about history in Virginia. Second grade was transformed into “Powhatan Indian World” by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation on January 22nd.  During this interactive presentation students farmed the land; went deer hunting; hollowed out a …

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Nov
17

Reptiles Alive! Brings Ecosystems to Life

Rachel Walker, a biologist who has been with Reptiles Alive! for 10 years, visited Floris today to talk about most of the world’s ecosystems.  She brought animals from seven ecosystems to help with her presentation.  Be sure to ask your children about the school-wide assembly they attended; but before your student tells you about the …

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