Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Volunteer to Help with the Book Fair Dec 7-11!

Our Scholastic Book Fairs are always a fun way to volunteer at FLA!  You can sign up for a 2-hour shift and earn a $5 Scholastic credit for each shift worked.  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and to help assist children in choosing books during and after school from December 7-11.  Sign up online at or contact the Book Fair chairperson Melissa Crawford at 816-377-0985 or  Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lego League needs your old socks!

Lego League is working on a project about recycling and finding new uses for discarded items.  If you have any old, unmatched, and clean socks you can donate to help, please send them to school and give them to Ms. Hirsekorn, our wonderful Lego League Coach!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pizza Hut Book It Program

Our Librarian, Ms. Frantz wants to remind families that we recently started an all school reading incentive called Pizza Hut Book It Reading Program.  We want all our scholars to check out books and read their hearts out.  For Kindergarten through 5th grades, please make sure your child has turned in a signed permission slip giving them permission to check out books.  There are extra forms in the library if you need a new one.  Middle school students should return the signed Student Handbook and Conduct Form to the office that states that they are responsible for school property and books.  Also, remember to return the library books weekly so that you may check out new ones.  If you lose or damage a book, please report it immediately to the library.  The cost to replace the book will be applied to your student’s account.  No additional books will be checked out until the account has been settled.  Please feel free to call Ms. Frantz after 2:30 p.m. if you have any questions at 816-418-6037.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Spirit Day this Friday, Nov 20 - Superhero Day!

This Friday is our Spirit Day for the month of November. Students may dress as their favorite Super Hero. There is no charge to dress down.

Support 8th Graders in funding their Capstone Trip to Puerto Rico!

Our tamale fundraiser was a huge success!   Over 4,000 tamales will be made in the next days!  This sale helps support our 8th Graders in funding their capstone trip to Puerto Rico this spring.  Pre-ordered tamales may be picked up on Thursday, Nov 19 between 4:00pm - 7:00pm. The 8th graders will also be selling limited quantities of individual tamales and other food items during the Game Night this Thursday, Nov 19 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

In addition, a 50/50 Raffle is also being held to support our 8th graders. Tickets cost $10 each and can be purchased from 8th Graders after school.  Half of the ticket cost goes to support the trip and half to the raffle winner.  Last year's winner received approximately $3500!  The winner will be announced during the December 17 PTO meeting.  Also, if you know of any businesses that may be open to having students come and present their plan and sell raffle tickets, please contact Ms. Lainez in the office at 816-418-6000.
 We sincerely appreciate your support of our 8th grade Puerto Rico trip.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Game Night this Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 PM!

Families are invited to attend the Curriculum Game night held on Thursday evening November 19 from 6:00-7:30. Our theme this year is “Back to the Future”. Come play and explore both old fashioned games as well as digital games that encourage your child’s learning. This is a fun evening for all, please plan to join us!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

PTO meeting coming up Nov 17 at 6pm

Our next PTO meeting is coming up November 17 at 6pm.  Childcare and translation will be provided.  We hope you can attend!

PTO Contact information

If you have any questions about the PTO, feel free to contact officers or grade level reps.

2015-2016 PTO Officers:

Lindsey Baker
Nichole Kane

Vice Chair
Shannon Bradford

Juan Martinez

Lisa Gooden

2015-2016 Grade Level Representatives:

Rebecca Glaser
Michele Comtois

1st Grade
Stacy Viveros-Schmidt
Michele Armstrong

2nd Grade
Maxine Williams

3rd Grade
Philomena Harshaw King
Kim Valdivia

4th Grade
Lisa Gooden
Mattie Madison

5th Grade
Erwin Ardiles
Yvette Herrera

6th Grade
Bonnie Garcia
Ebony Bell

7th Grade
Krystal Pittman
Julie Valdivia

8th Grade
Melissa Crawford
Stephanie de la Torre

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Veteran's Day Assembly this Wednesday, Nov 11 at 2:30pm

This Wednesday at 2:30, we will host our annual Veteran’s Day Assembly. If you have a veteran you wish to honor, please contact the office by Tuesday to add their name to the list. All families are invited to join us for this patriotic ceremony.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Box Tops Fundraiser

One way to help the FLA PTO raise money is to cut out Box Tops from participating brands. Box tops are worth 10 cents each and can be attached to sheets 10 at a time and turned in to Cindy Farrow, this year's box top coordinator. If you have questions, contact Here is a link to a sheet you can print and use for attaching box tops: Box Tops printable

Monday, November 2, 2015

No school Tuesday, November 3, 2015

No school tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3 due to the Royals parade.

PTO Minutes from Meeting Oct 22, 2015

Hello! Thank you to everyone who attended the last PTO Meeting October 22, 2015. If you could not attend, all meeting agendas, minutes, and handouts are available to view here: PTO Meetings, Handouts and Notes