Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Nurse's Closet

Nurse Kelly is in great need of gently used uniform bottoms for boys and girls in sizes 4-8 (shorts, pants, skirts), as well as packs of new underwear and socks. Donations can be taken to the front office.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Morning arrival should occur between 8:35-8:45am. For the safety of our children, ALL students being dropped off by a parent must be taken to the west side of the building in the lower staff parking lot. NO CHILD SHOULD BE DROPPED OFF ON WARWICK, AS THIS IS A BUS ZONE AND IS DANGEROUS. All drivers must enter through the West gate by driving in from Main St. to 34th St. Parents dropping off children should turn right into the parking lot, circle through, and drop off your child with the supervising staff. To exit, cars should turn right onto 34th Street. This will allow for one-way traffic and less congestion. If you wish to park and walk your student to the building, there is NO PARKING allowed in or around the lower staff parking lot. Please park in the upper lot.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

FLA Rollerskating Party at Winnwood Skate Center - Sunday, September 4 from 6-8pm

FLA Rollerskating Party!

We hope you can join us on Sunday, September 4 from 6-8pm at the Winnwood Skate Center. Admission is $10 and will be a fundraiser for the 8th Grade Capstone Trip to Puerto Rico. This event is open to everyone, so please invite your family and friends to join us. Winnwood Skate Center is located at 4426 N. Winn Road, Kansas City, MO 64117.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Like FLA? Like FLA on Facebook!

Did you know Foreign Language Academy has a facebook page? Check it out at and if you love FLA, leave the school a review so we can share with the community how awesome our school is!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

FLA Officers and Representatives

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to serve as a PTO Officer or Representative this year.

2016-2017 Foreign Language Academy
Parent Teacher Organization-Executive Board

President: Nichole Kane
Vice-President: Lisa Gooden
Secretary: Precious Felton
Treasurer: Kannie Donnell
Principal: Joell Ramsdell

Teacher Representative(s) : TBD

Kindergarten Rep: Scott Haluck
Kindergarten Rep: Heidi Chavez
Kindergarten Rep: Precious Felton

1st Grade Rep: Kelly Thompson
1st Grade Rep: Sharondalynn Blessington
1st Grade Rep: Melissa Velazquez

2nd Grade Rep: Stacy Viveros-Schmidt
2nd Grade Rep: Open

3rd Grade Rep: Maxine Williams
3rd Grade Rep: Amy Carlson

4th Grade Rep: Michelle Comtois
4th Grade Rep: Tami Barr

5th Grade Rep: Tom Hardy
5th Grade Rep: Amber Christman

6th Grade Rep: Yvette Herrera
6th Grade Rep: Sara Beth Burton

7th Grade Rep: Open
7th Grade Rep: Open

8th Grade Rep: Julie Valdivia
8th Grade Rep: Krystal Pittman

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Join the FLA Shines email list

Sign up for emails & updates from the FLA PTO by clicking here: FLA Shines. Thank you for helping make FLA Shine!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PTO Meeting August 23 from 6-7:30pm

Our first PTO meeting is August 23 from 6-7:30pm. Please come and join us to hear updates from the administration, ask questions, and learn about how you can help!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Parent Portal

Parents, if you haven't already logged into the KCPS Parent Portal, take a moment to do it this week. The Parent Portal allows you to check on grades, assignments, attendance and more. Visit the KCPS Parent Information page for more information on logging in.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

PTO Volunteer Opportunities

PTO Volunteer Opportunities
We need to fill the offices of Secretary and Treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year. We also need Teacher Representatives, and Grade Level Representatives for 2nd and 7th Grades. If you are a parent with a student in either of those grades, you are eligible to be a representative. Officers, Teacher Representatives, and Grade Level Reps make up the PTO Executive Board. The duties of the Executive Board include creating standing rules and policies, creating committees, preparing and submitting a budget to the membership, and preparing reports and recommendations to the membership. If you are able to serve this year, please contact PTO President Nichole Kane at Detailed descriptions of the positions are below:

Treasurer - Responsibilities: Keep accurate records of the receipts and expenditures, receive and pay out all funds in accordance with the approval of the executive board, present financial statements at meetings and as requested by the executive board, prepare and present a full report at the end of each year.

Secretary - Responsibilities: Work with president and executive board to create monthly agenda, record meeting minutes, coordinate communication and meeting notices to parents and teachers, keep a list of meeting attendees, keep records for the organization, keep copies of the minutes, agendas, bylaws, and any other necessary documents and supplies.

Grade Level Representatives - Responsibilities: Attend PTO Board and General Meetings; develop the budget; help shape the direction of the organization; facilitate communication between the organization and the parents and teachers in each grade level. Two representatives per grade level are needed.

Teacher Representatives- Responsibilities: Attend PTO Board Meetings; develop the budget; help shape the direction of the organization; facilitate communication between the organization and teachers.