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Flo Ro Bo Flash week of September 25th

Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, 9/27: Flo Ro Curriculum NIght, 6-8 PM
  • Wednesday, 9/27: Boutwell Back to School Pizza Night, 5:30 – 7 PM, Boutwell Playground
  • Friday, 9/29: Half-Day, 12:15 PM Dismissal. No Lunch!!!
  • Monday, 10/2 – Friday, 10/6: Scholastic Book Fair, Flo Ro Library
  • Wednesday, 10/4: Picture Day!!
  • Thursday, 10/5:  Book Fair Family Night, 6 – 8 PM, Flo Ro Library

Click Here for Flo Ro’s September Lunch Menu

Spiritwear Info!

Order Your Spiritwear Today!

Show your Florence Roche &
Boutwell Pride!
Order your Spiritwear today!
Orders can be placed at the link below or
by filling out the paper order form that
was sent home
with your child.
DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW!
These items will only be available for a limited time!
Item shown is for Florence Roche.  The Boutwell Butterfly Logo is also available.
ORDER DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th

Prizeapalooza Fall Raffle Info

Thank you to everyone who came out to buy raffle tickets or play the pick a duck game at the PTA booth at Grotonfest.  We raised more than enough to purchase the new bottle filling water fountain for Florence Roche while giving away some amazing prizes!

We’d like to say a special thank you to Linda Lee, Prizeaplooza Coordinator!
We’d also like to thank the following volunteers who helped make this event happen: Christina Corcoran, Kristin Cianci, Liz Eagleston, Sara Fieberg, Debby Garrison, Sarah Quina and Kristen Watkins.

We could not have done it without you!

We also want to thank our sponsors who donated over $2600.00 worth of prizes:

Main Street Bank, The Hanover Group, Summer at Lawrence Academy, Marcus Lewis Day Camps, The Boston Red Sox, The Manchester Monarchs, The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, PUMA, The Lowell Spinners, Goldfish Swim School, Westford, The Little Gym, Littleton, Orange Theory Fitness, Westford and Tim Wakefield.

If you work for or own a company that would like to donate a product, service or gift card to our raffle or other fundraisers in the future please contact Linda Lee  [email protected]

Boutwell Corner

Calling All Former Ghosts and Goblins! 
We need costumes! 
The Boutwell Halloween Costume Drive has started and we are asking the community to donate gently used kids costumes for a fundraiser.
Collection bins are located at Florence Roche and
Boutwell school entrances.
More information can be found by clicking here.

Back to School Pizza Night!

 
Back to School Pizza Night is this Wednesday at 5:30. Thank you to all who offered to donate to help make this night a success.  More information on the event can be found here.  See you Wednesday!
 
School Pictures!

Mark Lawrence will be taking class pictures on

 Tuesday, October 3rd, and Wednesday, October 4th.

Scholastic Book Fair!!
Giddy Up Partner! Time to Mosey on Over to the FLORO Corral for the Fall Book Fair!
The Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA’s Fall Book Fair is scheduled for Monday October 2nd- Friday October 6th.  The Book Fair will be located in the Florence Roche Library. If you can’t make the book fair, you can shop online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/florencerochees2
 
Don’t forget the Book Fair Family Night!
Thursday, October 5th, 6 – 8 PM in the Florence Roche Library.

Box Tops Info!
Congratulations to our Summer Collection winners!!
FloRo – Conway Family
Boutwell – Mason Family

Purchase 5 participating Lysol products and earn 100 bonus Box Tops when you submit your receipt through the Box Tops App. Don’t have the app? Send your receipt in and we will scan it for you! Check out this and other ways to earn Bonus Box Tops on the Box Tops App and on the Box Tops Website. http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes

Thank you and keep clipping!
Amanda Lind and Kerry McKennon

Special Event – Groton Plays
  
            Join Us! The Groton-Dunstable Plays – A Recess Initiative has put together a FREE event being held at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Performing Art’s Center on October 3rd at 7:00 PM. Renowned speaker Peter Gray will discuss: The Importance of Play: What exactly is play, and why is it such a powerful vehicle for learning?

Please register for this event using the Eventbrite link

.

Babysitting will be provided with advance sign-up. This event is co-sponsored by the Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA and Defending the Early Years (DEY).

Register for the event by clicking here.”

Live link for the PDF:  Click Here

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Flo Ro Bo Flash Week of Sept 18th

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, 9/18:  PTA General Meeting, 7 PM, Flo Ro Cafeteria
  • Friday, 9/22: Deadline to order River Hawks tickets
  • Saturday, 9/23: Prizapalooza Fall Raffle, 10-5 PM, GrotonFest
  • Wednesday, 9/27: Flo Ro Curriculum NIght, 6-8 PM
  • Wednesday, 9/27: Boutwell Back to School Pizza Night, 5:30 – 7 PM, Boutwell Playground
  • Friday, 9/29: Half-Day, 12:15 PM Dismissal. No Lunch!!!

Click Here for Flo Ro’s September Lunch Menu

PTA Meeting!!!

Tonight is our first PTA meeting of the year!
Flo Ro’s new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Wallace will be our special guest tonight.
We hope to see you there!!!

7 PM in the Flo Ro Cafeteria

Prizeapalooza Fall Raffle Info

Thank you to Kristin Cianci and Christina Corcoran for manning the raffle ticket sales table at our Welcome Back Party on Friday. Sales were hot……literally😊
Ticket sales for Prizeapalooza will continue this Saturday at GrotonFest.  Stop by the Flo Ro Boutwell PTA booth and take a chance on over $2600 in prizes including a $150 VISA Gift Card from Main Street Bank, a Tim Wakefield autographed baseball, weeks of summer camp at Marcus Lewis and Lawrence Academy, tickets to Cirque Du Soleil on Ice, Lowell Spinners, Manchester Monarchs Ice Hockey and many more!
For more info on Prizeapolooza, CLICK HERE to visit the
Florence Roche Boutwell PTA website.

Boutwell Corner

Calling All Former Ghosts and Goblins! 
The Halloween Costume Drive has started! We are asking the community to donate gently used costumes for a fundraiser. Collection bins are located at Florence Roche and Boutwell school entrances. More information can be found by clicking here.
Back to School Pizza Night is Next Wednesday!
Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM Next Week. Please call Sally to RSVP. More information on the event can be found here.
School Pictures!
Mark Lawrence will be taking class pictures on Tuesday, October 3rd, and Wednesday, October 4th. Picture envelopes will be going home the week of September 25.
The Importance of Play Event
Over 150 community members registered so far…join us! The Groton-Dunstable Plays – A Recess Initiative has put together a FREE event being held at the GD Middle School on October 3rd at 7:00 PM. Renowned speaker Dr. Peter Gray will discuss: The Importance of Play: What exactly is play, and why is it such a powerful vehicle for learning? Please register for this event using the Eventbrite link. Babysitting will be provided with advance sign-up. This event is co-sponsored by the Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA. Register for the event by clicking here.”

Special Thank You!
The Welcome Back Party Co-Chairs Jamie Christerson and Kristen Watkins would like to thank the following volunteers for helping to make  
Welcome Back a success :
Emily Slater
Linda Lee
Kristin Cianci
Nicole Tamsett
Terri Cappucci
Cathy and Eric Pauly
Christina Corcoran
Beth Donato
Felicia Ferreer
Mrs Wallace
Dr. Chesson
We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your time and effort. Without our wonderful volunteers events like this could not take place.  Though Mother Nature messed with our plans, Welcome Back was a fun night for all.

Spiritwear Info!
Order Your Spiritwear Today!

Show your Florence Roche &
Boutwell Pride!
Order your Spiritwear today!
Orders can be placed at
the link below or by filling out the paper order form that was sent home
with your child.
DON’T WAIT, ORDER NOW! These items will only be available for a limited time!
Item shown is for Florence Roche.  The Boutwell Butterfly Logo is also available.
ORDER DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 th

Boks Program Info!

We have a great program that is coming soon to our school. Right now the team is working on the details of the program as it has a lot of moving parts.
We know that the calendar says that it will start on Sept. 26th; however, after attending the training in August, we realized that we need to take this a little slower.
We are going to be having a 6-week pilot program that will more than likely start in November! We will make sure to get out the details to all of you about signing up for this awesome program.
Thank you to those that are interested in volunteering as well as those that have inquired about signing up!
For more information about the program check outhttp://www.bokskids.org/

or email us at [email protected]

PTA Family Hockey Night!

Florence Roche and Boutwell families are invited to join the Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA at the Tsongas Center on Saturday, October 14th

at 7 PM to watch the
River Hawks take on Nebraska-Omaha!
Order forms went home with your child last week.
Please make sure to return the form and money by  
SEPTEMBER 22nd IN ORDER TO RESERVE TICKETS.

  Please submit your order form to your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “River Hawks Hockey”.
For more information please contact Debby Garrison at

Box Tops Info!
Thank you for turning in your Summer Collection Bags. We’re busy counting and will announce the winners soon!
Check out

http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes

to see the current Sweepstakes to earn bonus Box Tops for our school. Be on the lookout for the 1 Million Box Tops Sweepstakes Entry Codes on the thirteen specially marked participating products. Enter the code at

now through January 1, 2018.
Thank you!
Amanda Lind and Kerry McKennon

Special Event – Groton Plays
  
            Join Us! The Groton-Dunstable Plays – A Recess Initiative has put together a FREE event being held at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Performing Art’s Center on October 3rd at 7:00 PM. Renowned speaker Peter Gray will discuss: The Importance of Play: What exactly is play, and why is it such a powerful vehicle for learning?
Please register for this event using the Eventbrite link

.
Babysitting will be provided with advance sign-up. This event is co-sponsored by the Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA and Defending the Early Years (DEY).

Register for the event by clicking here.”

Live link for the PDF:  Click Here

Special Speaking Event
Executive Function Expert Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP

Do you want to help your students with their organization and planning skills?
The GDRSD Special Education Parent Advisory Council is excited to present:

Executive Function in Students
A workshop by Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
Highly sought after nationally and internationally renowned speaker, Executive Function expert and co-director of Cognitive Connections in Lincoln, MA
September 25, 20177-9 pm
GDRSD Middle School PAC
Parents, teachers and professionals: Come learn how to work with and coach students to effectively balance and manage academic work, time, and materials.
Learn how to:
  1. Create a homework space
  2. Organize personal and school materials
  3. Record assignments and create a schedule
  4. Manage time, tasks and complete long term projects
Funded in part by the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District and the Groton Commissioners of Trust Funds Lecture Fund.
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Flo Ro Bo Flash Week of Sept. 11

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 9/15: Half-Day, 12:15 PM Dismissal.  No Lunch!
  • Friday, 9/15: Welcome Back Family Fun Night, 4-6 PM, Flo Ro Track
  • Monday, 9/18:  PTA General Meeting, 7 PM, Flo Ro Cafeteria
  • Friday, 9/22Deadline to order River Hawks tickets
  • Wednesday, 9/27: Flo Ro Curriculum NIght, 6-8 PM
  • Wednesday, 9/27Boutwell Back to School Pizza Night, 5:30 – 7 PM, Boutwell Playground

Click Here for Flo Ro’s September Lunch Menu

PTA Meeting!!!

We hope to see you at our first
General PTA meeting of the year!

Monday, 9/18 at 7 PM in the Florence Roche Cafeteria.

If you need babysitting, please let us know at[email protected]mail.com so we can make arrangements.

Welcome Back Family Fun Night!!!

The Florence Roche Family Fun Welcome Back Party is on Friday, September 15th

 from

4:00 – 6:00

PM and will be held on the
Flo Ro track.
Bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs and come

join the fun!
Aunties Sweet Shop will be selling organic cotton candy and sno-cones.  Part of the proceeds from their sales at the party will come back to the PTA!
Tickets ordered by September 13th will be      $20/family
Tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $25/family
Send in your order form and $20 payment to the Flo Ro Office by
September 13, 2016.  Make checks payable to “Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA”.  Mark your envelope “PTA Family Fun Night”.
We need volunteers – Please let us know if you can help with the event!
If you’d like to help out, please CLICK HERE to email Jamie Christerson
for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the PTA at

Prizeapalooza!!!

We are excited to announce that our Prizeapalooza Raffle is back and has been moved to September.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers!
Among this year’s raffle packages are a signed Tim Wakefield Baseball, tickets to Cirque Du Soleil on Ice, a $150 VISA gift card, a week of summer camp at Marcus Lewis Day Camp and Lawrence Academy, Worcester Railers Ice Hockey Tickets, Goldfish Swim School passes and many more.
Tickets will be on sale this Friday at our Welcome Back Party  and at Grotonfest on September 23rd.
Winners will be announced at Grotonfest.
Ticket prices are 3 for $5, 10 for $10 and 25 for $20.
For more info o Prizeapolooza, CLICK HERE to visit the
Florence Roche Boutwell PTA website.

PTA Family Hockey Night!

Florence Roche and Boutwell families are invited to join the Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA at the Tsongas Center onSaturday, October 14th

at 7 PM to watch the
River Hawks take on Nebraska-Omaha!
Order forms will be coming home with your child this week.
Please make sure to return the form and money by SEPTEMBER 22nd IN ORDER TO RESERVE TICKETS.

  Please submit your order form to your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “River Hawks Hockey”.
For more information please contact Debby Garrison at

Boutwell Corner
Back to School Pizza Night!

Our Back to School Pizza night is

 
Wednesday September 27th 5:30 to 7:00 PM.
Please plan to arrive at 5:30 PM and bring your family to the playground to enjoy some pizza and then
see the show.
After we serve pizza, Roger Ticknell will perform for us.
Please RSVP to Sally by Monday 9/25/17 at 978-448-2297.

Boks Program Info!

We have a great program that is coming soon to our school. Right now the team is working on the details of the program as it has a lot of moving parts.
We know that the calendar says that it will start on Sept. 26th; however, after attending the training in August, we realized that we need to take this a little slower.
We are going to be having a 6-week pilot program that will more than likely start in November! We will make sure to get out the details to all of you about signing up for this awesome program.
Thank you to those that are interested in volunteering as well as those that have inquired about signing up!
For more information about the program check out http://www.bokskids.org/

or email us at [email protected]

Special Event – Groton Plays
  
            Join Us! The Groton-Dunstable Plays – A Recess Initiative has put together a FREE event being held at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Performing Art’s Center on October 3rd at 7:00 PM. Renowned speaker Peter Gray will discuss: The Importance of Play: What exactly is play, and why is it such a powerful vehicle for learning?
Please register for this event using the Eventbrite link.
Babysitting will be provided with advance sign-up. This event is co-sponsored by the Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA and Defending the Early Years (DEY).

Register for the event by clicking here.”

Live link for the PDF:  Click Here

Reminder!!!
Don’t forget to turn in the forms sent home the first week of school (Florence Roche Permission form, Room Parent form, Volunteer Sign Up form, PTA Dues, etc.).
Please have them in by Friday, September 15th.

Box Tops Info!
It’s time to turn in your Summer collection bags! Submissions are due by September 15th. The winning family from each school wins a fun prize package! Look for the Summer Collection bin in the FloRo lobby.
Check out http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes to see the current Sweepstakes to earn bonus Box Tops for our school. Be on the lookout for the 1 Million Box Tops Sweepstakes Entry Codes on the thirteen specially marked participating products.
now through January 1, 2018.
Thank you!
Amanda Lind and Kerry McKennon

SEPAC Info
Executive Function Expert Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP

Do you want to help your students with their organization and planning skills?
The GDRSD Special Education Parent Advisory Council is excited to present:

Executive Function in Students
A workshop by Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
Highly sought after nationally and internationally renowned speaker, Executive Function expert and co-director of Cognitive Connections in Lincoln, MA
September 25, 20177-9 pm
GDRSD Middle School PAC
Parents, teachers and professionals: Come learn how to work with and coach students to effectively balance and manage academic work, time, and materials.
Learn how to:
  1. Create a homework space
  2. Organize personal and school materials
  3. Record assignments and create a schedule
  4. Manage time, tasks and complete long term projects
Funded in part by the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District and the Groton Commissioners of Trust Funds Lecture Fund.
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Flo Ro Bo Flash Week of Sept. 5th

  • Friday, 9/15: Half-Day, 12:15 PM Dismissal.  No Lunch!
  • Friday, 9/15: Welcome Back Family Fun Night, 4-6 PM, Flo Ro Track
  • Wednesday, 9/27: Flo Ro Curriculum NIght, 6-8 PM

Click Here for Flo Ro’s September Lunch Menu

Message from our PTA President
Welcome back to our returning families.  To our new families, welcome to Florence Roche!  We hope you all had a wicked awesome summer! 
We have lots of exciting things planned for the PTA this school year but we can’t do them without you, our volunteers…so get a CORI (renew after 3 years) and fill out those forms!! We have new fundraisers and new programs coming soon! So keep your eyes on Facebook, our website and of course, the easiest way, this here Flo Ro Bo Flash!!
We hope you will join us for our Welcome Back Family Fun Night celebration on September 15th from 4:00 – 6:00 on the Flo Ro track. REMEMBER it is a half day also!
 
Let’s make this year Legend..wait for it…dary!
 
Sara Fieberg
Florence Roche PTA President

Welcome Back Family Fun Night!!!

The Florence Roche Family Fun Welcome Back Party is on Friday, September 15th

 from

4:00 – 6:00

PM and will be held on the
Flo Ro track.
Bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs and come

join the fun!
Aunties Sweet Shop will be selling organic cotton candy and sno-cones.  Part of the proceeds from their sales at the party will come back to the PTA!
Tickets ordered by September 13th will be      $20/family
Tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $25/family
Send in your order form and $20 payment to the Flo Ro Office by
September 13, 2016.  Make checks payable to “Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA”.  Mark your envelope “PTA Family Fun Night”.
We need volunteers – Please let us know if you can help with the event!
If you’d like to help out, please CLICK HERE to email Jamie Christerson
for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the PTA at

Special Event – Groton Plays
  
            Join Us! The Groton-Dunstable Plays – A Recess Initiative has put together a FREE event being held at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Performing Art’s Center on October 3rd at 7:00 PM. Renowned speaker Peter Gray will discuss: The Importance of Play: What exactly is play, and why is it such a powerful vehicle for learning?
Please register for this event using the Eventbrite link.
Babysitting will be provided with advance sign-up. This event is co-sponsored by the Florence Roche-Boutwell PTA and Defending the Early Years (DEY).

Register for the event by clicking here.”

Live link for the PDF:  Click Here

Reminder!!!
Don’t forget to turn in the forms sent home last week (Florence Roche Permission form, Room Parent form, Volunteer Sign Up form, PTA Dues, etc.).
Please have them in by Friday, September 15th.

Box Tops Info!
It’s time to turn in your Summer collection bags! Submissions are due by September 15th. The winning family from each school wins a fun prize package! Look for the Summer Collection bin in the FloRo lobby.
Check out http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes to see the current Sweepstakes to earn bonus Box Tops for our school. Be on the lookout for the 1 Million Box Tops Sweepstakes Entry Codes on the thirteen specially marked participating products.
now through January 1, 2018.
Thank you!
Amanda Lind and Kerry McKennon