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Florence Elementary, with an unwavering commitment to excellence and in partnership with our community, will achieve the highest standards of performance by providing exceptional educational opportunities for all students.​​

 Upcoming Events

​Penguin Patch is coming!                ​ 11/27/17 thru 12/1/17:   This is a great opportunity for your child to come 'shopping' for parents, siblings, teachers, friends, grandparents. They have precious items and many to choose from. The first night open will be Bedtime Stories with Dad. Information will be coming out. I will need some gracious moms and dads to volunteer their time run the 'store'. PTA is going to help create a signup sheet

Bedtime Stories w/Dad 11/27/17:  The library will be open for you to bring your student, enjoy a book, and peruse our Penguin Patch Gift Shop. Students can wear their 'jammies' and come ready for bed! I can tell you there is so much joy watching children shop for their mom, dad, brothers, sisters, grandparents, etc... They are meticulous in finding the 'perfect' gift! Just precious! While we say 'Bedtime stories with Dad', this is for anyone who has a special place in your child's life. 

CEIC Meeting We will meet in the library November 30th from 3:30 - 4:30. We will review current progress towards our campus improvement plan. ​

Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 9, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m: Come to the library for breakfast and pictures with Santa. The Winter Book Fair will begin this day so you can finish your holiday shopping. Participants will be able to have a donut and juice or milk, see Santa, shop the bookfair, and make a craft. It will be fun for all.​

Watch D.O.G.S.  If you were unable to attend the Watch DOG kickoff meeting - No Worries! The link to join is right here!  Look in the middle column of this page where you will find the link to apply for a background check and a link for the WD registration form. Your background check approval email MUST be forwarded to Mrs. Bowen before she can add you to the calendar website.

What is Spirit Store?  Once a month, we have a 'store' where students are able to come in and purchase various items: small trinkets, t-shirts, hats, bandannas, etc. It does take quite a bit of manpower to run the store, so any help you can provide is greatly appreciated! Teachers take students to the store at some point during the day. You are welcome to bring your child and shop together before school between 7:25 and 7:55 a.m.

Looking Ahead
November 20 - 24th - Thanksgiving Break
November 27 - PTA Executive Board Meetings 2:00 pm
November 27 - Bible Buddies 3:10 pm
November 27 - Bedtime Stories with Dad 
November 27 - Dec 1st - Penquin Patch Gift Shop
November 28 - December 12th - Angel Tree
November 30 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
November 30 - CEIC Meeting 3:30 pm
December 4 - PTA General Meeting/Choir Performance
​December 6 - Spelling Bee in the auditorium
December 7 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
December 9 - 14 - Book Fair
December 9 - Breakfast with Santa, 9:00 - 11:00 in the library
December 12 - ALL Angel Tree gifts due to Mrs. Bowen
December 12 - Choir Field Trip

 School Hours

​​School Hours
  Monday - Friday
  7:55 a.m. -3:10 p.m.
Bell Schedule
  7:55 a.m. - Warning Bell
  7:55 a.m. - Tardy Bell
  9:55 a.m. - Attendance Bell
  3:10 p.m. - Dismissal Bell​

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 Holiday Parties, December 15th/EARLY RELEASE DAY

​​4th Grade 9:00 - 9:45

3rd Grade 9:30 - 10:15

1st Grade 10:00 - 10:45

2nd Grade 10:30 - 11:15

Kinder 11:00 - 11:45

​Students may bring their lunch or order a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Parents will set up classrooms 30 minutes prior to the party while students are at recess. Most students will be eating lunch in their classrooms and will not follow their regular lunch schedule. Students will be dismissed at 11:55 on December 15th.

​We will have stations for parents to check in the building. If you wish to check out your student after the party, please sign them out in the classroom with their teacher.​

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