Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter Parties on Friday, December 18 from 2:30-3:30pm

Our elementary classrooms will be hosting winter parties on Friday, December 18 from 2:30-3:30pm.  All parents are invited to join in the fun.  Let you teacher and/or room parents know if you can help.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

PTO Meeting this Thursday, December 17 at 6pm

Our Monthly PTO Meeting will be held this Thursday, December 17 at 6pm.  We hope you can make it!  Our 50/50 Raffle Winner will be announced.  Thank you for all your support and feedback on how to make FLA shine!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Attn FLA Middle School Parents!

FLA Middle School parents –

There are two upcoming events that may be of interest to you.

We are looking for a committee of parents to help Dr. Sly plan a Middle School Open House on 1/21/16.  If you are interested in sharing how wonderful our program has become, please contact Julie Valdivia at or Dr. Sly at so we can add you to committee list.  We will have our first meeting immediately following the next FLA PTO meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17th from 6-7pm.  Hope to see you there!

This Friday 12/18, the Middle School teachers have developed a fun afternoon of activities before winter break.  They could use some parent involvement with the following:

1.       STUCO would like to have 2-3 “carnival-like” games in the large area on the 3rd floor.  The teachers will all be pretty busy in rooms, so if you can help supervise & run these games from 2 – 3:30 it would be greatly appreciated!

2.       Several teachers will be hosting fun activities in their classrooms.  Below is a supply list that is needed for these activities.  If you can help with donations, please contact the teacher(s) listed for any questions you may have.  Please have supplies to them no later than Wednesday 12/16 so they will know what they are missing and can plan accordingly.

Ms. Vargas/Ms. Bock: Piñata Room

  • News paper
  • Glue
  • Balloons
  • Tissue paper (sorted colors)
  • Two bag of candies

Ms. Haywood: Arts/Crafts (Ornaments) Room

  • Clear spheres that open
  • Crayons

Ms. Talboy/Dr. Sly: Gingerbread Room

  • Peppermints
  • Andy's Candy Mints (great doors)
  • Necco Wafers
  • Marshmallows - large white and pink/green holiday ones
  • Twizzlers
  • M&Ms - holiday and regular colors
  • Mike & Ike's holiday
  • gumdrops
  • gumdrop rings (make great wreaths)
  • Junior Mints
  • Candy canes - we had large ones but you could use either large or small or both
  • Square pretzels (make great windows)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Gift Fund

The PTO is collecting donations this week for a teacher appreciation fund.  Help us say thank you for the important work our teachers do. Each teacher will receive a gift December 18 during the classroom parties. Suggested donation is $5, and all donations are welcome!  Please send donations to the attention of Jonie Bell in the FLA Office.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Important Dates this week!

The Book Fair will be held all week from December 7-11 and will be open Monday and Wednesday from 9-5, Tuesday and Friday from 9-6 and Thursday from 9 until after the Winter Concert.

Wednesday is a special Dress Down fundraiser day for the 9th grade trip to Puerto Rico. Students who wish to come out of uniform can do so for a minimum donation of $1.

Our Winter Concert will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday. Students in Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th Grade, 5th grade and the Middle School Band and Choir will be performing.

Student Council will visit classrooms to collect canned food this Friday, Dec. 11.

Friday is a Dress Down for $1 day with proceeds going again to the United Way.

On Saturday the 12th, middle school students are invited to join us on an outing to the UMKC basketball game in support of the 8th Graders who will be selling raffle tickets during the game. The bus will leave FLA at 2:45 and return around 6:30. Tickets are $10. Permission slips in the office.

This is the last week for the 8th grade 50/50 raffle. Students will be available after school each day with Raffle tickets. The Raffle winner will be presented their winning check at the December 17 PTO meeting.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Friday is Picture Retake day and dress down for $1 day

This Friday, December 4th is Picture Retake day for those interested. 

Friday is also a dress down for $1 day. Funds collected will go to the United Way.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Enrollment for the 2016-2017 year begins today!

If you have friends or family looking for a great school, encourage them to visit FLA during one of our tour dates and turn in an application!  We are enrolling now in our Spanish and Chinese immersion programs in grades K and 1st.  Tour dates are Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2pm.  Space is limited, please call 816-418-6000 to reserve a space.

Upcoming tour dates: December 4 and 15, January 8 and 19