This has been a very busy, but a great month for the Gophers. We returned to school from fall intersession on October 6th. The teachers came back refreshed and ready to pick up where they left off before the break. Most of the students are excited to be back in class and with their peers. I always love coming back to school to see our school come alive when the kids return. Everyone is refreshed and excited to continue the learning process. It was a smooth restart with everyone at Florence K8.
We have had some big events in progress and others that are about to begin. Soccer season is in full swing. The boys and girls have had a great start to the season. They have been competitive in every game. On October 17th, our students did the annual march downtown to see the Homecoming Parade and to support Florence High School. We are in the process of preparing for the annual Scholastic Book Fair in the library, followed by the Title I parent night, and the Spelling Bee. In addition, this year our new PTO group will launch their first community event called “Trunk-or-Treat” which will take place on Orlando Street. We are also very excited to have an upcoming reward trip for students who met or exceeded on their math and language arts benchmark during first quarter. There will be over 70 students in attendance. Our goal is to have over 100 kids for the second quarter benchmarks.
Since there are two major holidays in November, we have been driven to follow the calendar and complete the major instruction that needs to be done by the time winter break arrives. Thanks to the Beyond Textbooks calendar, the teachers are on track from Kindergarten to Eighth grade to continue with a strong second quarter.