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Home page: http://www.florence.k12.mt.us
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District office 273-6751 • HS Office 273-6301 • MS Office 273-0587 • Elementary Office 273-6741
Helping Your Child Become a Reader by Mr. John C. McGee National Geography Bee 2009
“Other than helping your children to grow up healthy and happy, the most important The Florence Middle School 2008 – 2009 National Geog-
thing you can do for them is to help them develop their reading skills.” This advice is raphy Bee is in the books. After a hard fought contest,
found in the U.S. Department of Education booklet “Helping Your Child Become a Shari Leedom was crowned the winner for the second year
Reader,” which offers activities for families with young children and teaches them in a row. This year’s competition was a bit longer than
how to make learning experiences out of everyday routines. last year’s, with more students answering questions
Reading is the foundation upon which all other subjects are learned. Teaching your
children to become good readers will not only help them in school, but will benefit Students qualifying this
them throughout their lives. year included Gavin
Weber, Jayce Blom-
How can you encourage your children to become readers? If they see the adults in quist, Matt Rausch, Jed
their lives reading, they are more apt to be readers too. Have reading materials avail- Syrenne, Katelyn
able in your home. “A home without books is a body without soul,” according to Morgan, Colby
Marcus Tullius Cicero. Cicero knew the value of reading; in addition to being an ac- Ostheimer, Alyssa
complished poet, philosopher, rhetorician, and humorist, he was the greatest forensic Ralston, Dante Avenia,
orator Rome ever produced. and Alec Dufresne.
Alec, Jayce, and Shari made it to the last round. The
Make reading a positive experience. When you want to reward your children, take championship round of two competitors featured Shari
them to a bookstore and allow them to select a few books. Make a trip to your local and Alec facing off.
library a fun time for your family. When packing for vacation, be sure your children
have reading materials from the summer reading assignments handed out by their For a second year in a row, Allison Williford was our
schools. emcee. Ms Williford is always a popular host with the
students, and she has agreed to emcee our upcoming spell-
For more ideas, read the U.S. Department of Education booklet: www.ed.gov/parents/ ing bee as well. Judges this year were Ms Houlihan, Mr.
academic/help/reader/index.html. Berryman, Mr. Neuman, and a special guest judging
appearance was put in by Mrs. Backus.
As of this writing, Shari Leedom has already taken her
Speech and Debate Team Headed to State State qualifying test, and if she places high enough, she
will continue on to that competition with up to 100 other
The first year Speech and Debate Program at Florence- students from around Montana.
Carlton High School will be represented at the State Meet
by one Memorized Public Address speaker and one Policy Scott Berryman
Debate team. Zane Callahan earned his spot at state by FC Library / Media
taking first place at Divisionals. Caroline Easton and
Kiarra McGee qualified for State as a freshmen debate
team. We would like to congratulate the whole Speech and
Debate team on a good season and wish Zane, Caroline
and Kiarra good luck as they head off to represent our
school at State.
National Honor Society Sponsors Pennies for Peace
Start cleaning out your pockets, searching under your couch pillows and rummaging
around in your cars!!!
A Note From the Middle School by Audrey Backus
National Honor Society is sponsoring its second, annual Here at the Middle School, we’re coming off of a good
school-wide penny drive to raise money for Pennies for holiday break and are geared up for the months ahead.
Peace. According to its website the mission of Pennies During the next three months, instruction will be focused
for Peace is to, “educate children about the world beyond on ensuring that our students are covering the material
their experience and show them that they can make a that will be assessed on the CRTs. It can’t be stressed
positive impact on a global scale, one penny at a time.” enough how important it is for students to do well on
these tests. Although solid teaching practices are impor-
Penny jars will start appearing around the school the last tant for student success, support from home is equally cru-
week of January, and we will be collecting pennies until February 27th. This year the cial. Students do best when school and home communi-
cate and support each other. Our job as educators is to
money we raise will be pooled into a fund called 5 Valleys 3 Cups of Tea, which has provide meaningful learning opportunities for students.
70 schools around the Missoula area trying to raise $50,000. Pennies for Peace uses Good support from home includes conveying a positive
the money to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was started in the late 90s attitude toward the school and being consistent with
by Bozeman resident Greg Mortenson, a mountain climber and author of Three Cups homework. It’s also essential that school children get
of Tea. If you have any questions check out the website at http:// plenty of bed rest, are here, and are here on time. When
www.penniesforpeace.org/home.html or contact Kathryn Read at 273-6301 or we all are committed to the educational process, we can
firstname.lastname@example.org. make a difference.
The Florence-Carlton parents, school and community will provide a safe, respectful environment that strives to prepare all students to become responsible, lifelong learners by
empowering them with the integrity, knowledge and skills to contribute to a changing world.
High School Counseling Connection by Stacy Holden
High School Scholarship
Alert AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
No deadline College Scholarship Deadline: March 6, 2009
Amount: $500 Deadline: February 15 Amount: $1500/ per year for 3 years = $4500
Amount: $5,000 • Be a graduating senior
• You need to write a 600-1000 word essay
• Plan to enter an accredited four-year • Have a 3.6 or higher GPA in a college
about a personal encounter you or someone preparatory curriculum
college/university within 12 months of the
you know has had with drug and/or alcohol scholarship deadline • Cumulative ACT score of 30 or higher
abuse, how it was dealt with and in your • Be currently enrolled in a public school SAT score of 2160 or higher
opinion what was right or wrong about the • Written essay on how Alzheimer’s has • Be a Montana resident
way the incident or problem was handled. changed or impacted your life and what
• You must be a senior in high school have you learned about yourself, your
• You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher family and/or your community in the face Black Mountain Software
• You plan on attending college after of coping with Alzheimer’s disease? Deadline: April 15, 2009
graduation Amount: $500
MUS Honor Scholarship • Any graduating senior continuing his/her
Gonzaga University’s Charlotte Y. Martin Deadline: February 15 education in any accredited institution of
Amount: Tuition Waiver to any Montana higher learning
University System school
Deadline: February 1 • 3.4 GPA Bitterroot Aerie & Auxiliary Scholarship
Amount: $20,000 • Must have taken the ACT’s/SAT’s by the Deadline: March 15, 2009
• Submit an essay December 13th test date Amount: $300
• Must have a cumulative GPA of at least • Must have completed the College • Must be a graduating senior
3.5 Preparatory Program • Goal to continue education through
accredited Vocational or Trade School
Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers • Resident of Ravalli County for at least two
Gonzaga University’s Dauna Leigh Bauer Association years
Scholarship Deadline: March 31
Amount: $750.00 AEMP Foundation
Deadline: February 1 • High School Diploma or successful GED Deadline: May 1, 2009
Amount: $8,000 over four years completion Amount: $2000
• Submit an essay • Must be able to basic peace officer eligibil- • Must be pursuing a degree in Heavy
• Complete the FAFSA by February 1 ity requirements (no felony arrests, good Equipment
moral character, 18 years old, or approach-
ing 18 if still in high school) Horatio Alger
Burger King Scholars Program • Minimum GPA of 2.5 and preferably plan Deadline: April 15th
Deadline: February 2 to be enrolled as a full-time student in a Amount: $10,000 over four years
Montana based college or university that • Must be planning to attend: UM, Montana
offers a minimum AA degree in the Tech, UM-Western, Helena COT or
2.5 GPA or higher Criminal Justice Field. Missoula COT
• Work part-time an average of 15 hours per • High School students applying for the fall
week or more or 40 weeks per year. scholarship must submit proof of Montana Association of Clerks and
• Actively involved in community service enrollment intentions in a university or Recorders Scholarship
activities college. Deadline: March 16, 2009
• Demonstrate financial need Amount: $1000
• Must be a graduating senior who will be
Ravalli County High School Scholarship attending an in state school
KFC Colonel’s Scholars
Program • Anticipated major must be in Business
Deadline: February 10 (online application not Deadline: March 15 Administration, Political Science,
available until December 1) Amount: Unknown Secretarial or Government Related studies
Amount: $20,000 • Must have attended high school in Ravalli
• Graduating high school this year County 11th and 12th grade Five Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines
• GPA of 2.75 or higher • Plan on attending a Montana post- Deadline: March 15
• Enrolling in a public, in-state college or secondary school full-time Amount: $500
university no later than 9/30/2009. • Minimum GPA of 2.0 • Must be a graduating senior who has been
• Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree enrolled in a formal music program for 2
• U.S. Citizen
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship
• Apply online at: www.kfcscholars.org
Deadline: March 31, 2009 Montana Farmers Union Scholarship
Amount: 10-$2500 Deadline: May 1
1-$20,000 Amount: 2-$500
US Bank Internet Scholarship Program • US Citizen or permanent resident • Must be graduating high school and are
Deadline: February 28, 2009 • GPA 2.5 or higher planning to attend a University, College,
Amount: 30-$1,000 • High School Senior who must matriculate Community College, or COT in or out of
• Random drawing at a US accredited four-year school or state
• No minimum GPA required university full time during school year • Montana Farmers Union family
2009-2010 membership dues must be current
• Apply online at: usbank.com/
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines:
• February 10th - The deadline to register for the March 14 SAT test.
Missoula Electric Cooperative You can register online at: www.collegeboard.com
Deadline: February 8th • February 27th - The deadline to register for the April 4th ACT test.
Amount: 20-$1,000 You can register online at: www.act.org
• Must be planning to attend a Montana • College Goal Sunday, offered by the University of Montana on February 22. You will be able
to apply for financial aid electronically with the aid of several financial aid experts. Bring to
University, community college, or
College Goal Sunday:
vocational school Correct Social Security numbers
• Must be a member of the Missoula 2006 Federal Tax returns-Student and parent
Electric Cooperative 2005-Federal Tax returns, if 2006 not complete-Student and Parent
W2s, tribal income, other aid information
FAFSA PIN Number-Student and Parent
To obtain PIN, log on to www.pin.ed.gov
High School News . . . . . . . Page 3
Florence Business Professional of America Members Complete at Regionals
On January 12, 2009 the Florence Carlton High School Business Professionals of America Chapter competed at the Regional conference in
Missoula. 11 students participated in the seven school, 50 student event. Keri Briney is the BPA advisor. Business Professionals of America is the
leading Career Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology
and other related career fields. BPA prepares students to succeed and assess real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance,
management, IT and computer applications. Students are able to choose from 55 events to compete in. All 11 Florence students qualified for the
State BPA competition in March. The placings are listed as follows:
Fundamental Accounting Website Design Team Medical Office Procedures
4th - Nate Shepard Florence 1st - Tanner Lavering
5th - Jacob Maclay
Economic Research Project Team PC Service and Troubleshooting
Banking and Finance 1st - Florence 2nd - Shea Hawkins
2nd - Zayne Callahan 3rd - Tanner Lavering
4th - Jacob Maclay Extemporaneous Speech
2nd - Julian Thorne Prepared Speech
Keyboarding Production 3rd - James Kelly 3rd - Christian DeCan
1st - Austin Slominski
2nd - Julian Thorne Interview Skills Global Marketing Team
1st - Zayne Callahan 1st – Florence – Nate Shepard,
Fundamental Word Processing Skills 3rd - Austin McCollum Austin Slominski, Tanner Lavering,
1st - Christian DeCan and Shea Hawkins
5th - Julian Thorne Computer Animation Team Congratulations to all participants, great job
1st – Florence – Austin Slominski and good luck at state!!
Advanced Word Processing Skills and Kacee Sutton
1st - Zayne Callahan
3rd - Christian Decan
Basic Office Systems and Procedures
1st - Nate Shepard
Legal Office Systems and Procedures
2nd - James Kelly
3rd - Austin McCollum
Presentation Management Individual
1st - Nate Shepard
2nd - Zayne Callahan
Administrative Support Project – Individual
1st - James Kelly
High School Yearbook Information
News From the HS Student Council
Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Year- The first semester is quickly coming to a close and the grades earned during five months of hard
book Staff invites students and parents to work will soon be finalized. To honor the dedication and determination of those students earning
submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got the highest grade
great photos of school and community events averages in grades 9-12, Student Council members have been working on plans to host a catered
or you and your friends just having fun, we’d Honors Lunch. The Honors Lunch is tentatively planned for February 19 at the Florence-Carlton
like to see them. Our photographers can’t be Community Church.
everywhere. Help us get as many photos as
possible to create a terrific book everyone Before the winter break, a group of elementary students was taken on a Christmas shopping spree
w i l l w a n t t o h a v e . followed by lunch at Pizza Hut. Continuation of this wonderful tradition was made possible by the
S u b m i t p h o t o s t o generous donations from many local businesses as well as
email@example.com individual donors. We want to offer our most sincere thanks to those supporters:
Straight from the heart and into the year- • Maclay Electric & Pump Service
book! Our staff is now offering the opportu- • Jim Guerrero Roofing
nity to “personalize” the yearbook in a very • Florence Community Pharmacy
special way with a Recognition Ad. Space is • Ms. Bluma Freed
available to tell your student how proud you • Clagett Construction Co.
are! Regardless of the occasion, your ad pro- • High Spirits Club and Casino
vides a great way to recognize a student or • Brown's Septic Services, Inc.
event in a special and unique way. • Brown's Outbacks
• Brown's Excavation
Sincerely, • Town Pump Charitable Foundation
Yearbook Adviser, Keri Briney and the 2009 • Farmers State Bank
Yearbook Staff • Montana West Lumber, Inc.
The Yearbook Staff will review all photos • Majestic Travel
and determine final yearbook content. We
cannot guarantee that all submissions can be Student Council members want to express their gratitude to those caring Florence
used in the book. businesses.
Middle School Projects and News Page 4
Sixth Grade Egypt Projects 7th Grade Parents Congratulations to Nancy Gregor!
Just before Christmas the 6 grade students As was done earlier in the year, the 7th grade Nancy Gregor submitted the winning drawing
wrapped up their Egypt unit with a build project will be doing fundraising at the Middle School for the cover of this year’s Middle School
that represents something that made an impres- Sporting Events by selling concessions at these Yearbook. The contest ran over the Christmas
sion on them. events. The money will be going to this year’s break. Be sure to buy your copy and see what
7th grade class to build their funds for their 8th this artist designed for the cover.
The student’s objective was to develop topics grade end-of-the year trip, their 8th grade
that were unique and atypical of the normal promotion and any remainder will follow your 8th Graders and Parents
pyramids and mummies that most people nor- student’s class through High School. 7th grad-
mally associate with Egypt. It has been a tradition since the first Middle
ers are the class of 2014 and we are fortunate
School Yearbook to have baby pictures of the
enough to be able to start raising money a year
8th graders published in the yearbook. We are
It was a very fun project and the diverse sub- early for their 8th grade year. We want every
jects, construction materials and build methods planning on maintaining this tradition. 8th
student to do their part in helping out and
have created some very unique projects this graders and/or your parents please pick your
parents your support is needed as well. We
year. favorite baby picture, put it in an envelope
will be looking for Parents and Students who
with the student’s name on the back of the pic-
haven’t been involved yet to volunteer to sell
Scott Stiegler, Florence Middle School ture and turn it in to the Middle School Office
concessions at the home Middle School Girls
by February 15, 2009. Let’s see if we can see
Volleyball Matches. You can e-mail us at
how every student has changed. There are 71
firstname.lastname@example.org with what
Middle School Yearbook Sales of you, let’s get 71 baby pictures. Turn in those
and when you can help out. We have quite a
Pre-Purchase Your Yearbook for only $10 – pictures!!
few e-mail addresses from those of you who
before they are all sold. There are only a have participated or volunteered so far. Let’s Inauguration of Our 44th President
limited number going to be available. Contact get all students and parents involved since this The viewing of the inauguration of our 44th
the Middle School Office to purchase your year- benefits all of the students!! president was the classroom focus throughout
book. the middle school Tuesday, January 20th. Our
students and teachers took the opportunity to
Does Big Foot Exist??? By Ms. Kiffe’s Sixth Grade English Class watch this historic occasion “live” on class-
room television sets. Hopefully, all of us will
remember the morning we watched Barack
Obama and Joe Biden take over the executive
reins of government.
Members of Ms. Kiffe’s
6th grade English classes
investigated this issue and
created some possible models of
what Bigfoot might look like.
Check out the 6th grade hallway
and see if you
Middle School Counselor Corner -Testing Dates for Elementary, Middle and High School Coming Up for 2009
FCS students will be participating in state standardized testing in coming up in February and March 2009. The National Assessment of Education
Progress (NAEP) will assess students in grades 4, 8 and 12 in reading, mathematics and science. NAEP field staff, mostly retired Montana educators
and administrators, will conduct all assessments. This is a good opportunity for Montana to demonstrate the high achievement level of our students.
Grade 12 will be February 19th, grade 8 February 20th, and grade 4 will test February 17th. Please note a number of key features of NAEP:
• The assessment is based on a representative sample of the student population of
• The assessment protects the anonymity of the participating students and school staff.
• The assessment provides results for student groups including gender, racial/ethnic
origin, students with disabilities, English Language learners, and National School
Lunch eligibility, but it is not designed to produce individual student or school data.
• The assessment will take about 90 minutes of students' time. Each student is assessed in
only one of the subjects.
• Field staff are hired and supervised by WESTAT, under contract with NCES. The field
staff actually administers the test to minimize the need for school staff time in the
The second test this year for FCS is the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT). This testing window is March 2 - March 25, 2009 for Montana schools
including grades 3 through 10. Grade 3 will test March 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th. Fourth grade will test March 9-13th and 5th grade will test March 16th
-20th. Middle school will be testing the week of March 9th through the 13th. High school will be taking CRT’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th. CRT compares stu-
dent achievement to content standards. Montana's criterion-referenced test compares student achievement to Montana content standards.
Check in with your child about how they are feeling about standardized testing. Even a well-prepared student can feel pre-test anxiety. Encourage
your child to relax and to view the test as a chance to show what they have learned. Reassure them that it’s natural to feel a little nervous and that
the important thing is to try their best. Ways that students can be prepared for the tests are: 1) A good night’s sleep the night before is most impor-
tant. Test scores can be greatly affected when a child hasn’t gotten enough rest. 2) A good breakfast the morning of the test is a terrific brain
booster. Nutrients help to stimulate the brain.
If you want to change student performance on tests, don’t over-focus on short-term test prep, as it can build pressure which is generally counter-
productive. Remember, it takes months and years to build skills measured on standardized testing. The results are largely determined by the years of
previous education. The best solution is to stay involved in your child’s education, and to keep in mind that standardized tests, while giving you in-
sight, are not the final say on how much your child is learning or how well they will do in life or even, in academics.
If you have any questions about testing dates or information about testing this year please
contact your school counselor or Alli Williford, MS counselor and testing coordinator.
Look What’s Happening at Florence-Carlton School Page 5
Dallas Brass Presents An American Musical Journey
On March 20th, at 7:00 pm, the internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will be performing at the Florence-Carlton School! Tickets are $10/adult
and $5/student until March 10 and may be purchased at email@example.com , or at the following locations: FCHS main office, Florence
Pharmacy, Valley Drug in Stevensville, The Music Box or Chapter One Book Store of Hamilton, Electronic Sound and Percussion or Morgenroth
Music of Missoula. After March 10 or at the door, tickets are $15/adult and $10/student. This is one concert you can’t afford to miss - you won’t
be disappointed one bit if you take the extra time and money to come and see this amazing group of musicians!!
Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s
foremost musical ensembles. The Dallas Brass show, American Musical Journey, incorporates
a full complement of brass and percussion for a musical travelogue through American history,
from the time of George Washington to the present day. The program’s music has been se-
lected from the masters – Copland, Bernstein, Gershwin, Berlin, Sousa; from bands like the Ti-
juana Brass and Chicago; and styles from Dixieland, swing, Broadway, folk, patriotic, pop, and
even hip-hop! There is definitely “something for everybody.”
According to Mr. Levine, “a Dallas Brass concert is intended for the entire family. Our ideal
audience has an age range from 5 to 95. Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great
music, while showing our audience how much we enjoy what we do.” The ensemble includes:
Michael Levine (director, trombone), Brian Neal and D.J. Barraclough (trumpet), Chris
Castellanos (horn), Nat McIntosh (tuba) and Jeff Handel (drums/percussion.)
In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras nationwide.
Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel, New York Pops conducted by Skitch Henderson, and the Philly Pops
conducted by Peter Nero. The Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has toured over-
seas to Europe and the Far East. They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W.
Bush, have appeared on the CBS “Early Show,” and their music has been used numerous times on the television show, “The Young & The Rest-
less.” The ensemble has released six recordings: Debut, Dallas Brass II, A Merry Christmas with Brass, Windborne, Nutcracker and American
The Dallas Brass’ primary mission includes connecting with young musicians. Clinics are held in conjunction with almost every concert and band
students are invited to join the Dallas Brass onstage for a selection on the evening performance. The Dallas Brass Education Foundation, a 501(c)
3 corporation, has been formed to support these educational efforts and donations are gratefully being accepted by the foundation to expand the mis-
sion of bringing their “Music in the School” program to as many school children as possible.
The “Golden Rule” Treat others the way you want to be treated by Mrs. Crawford’s 1/2 Combo Class
I let any kids play with me at recess. I help people when they are wet or hurt.
Makenna Liles Madalyn Evans
I am always nice to the other person. I help people when they are hurt.
Jaren Lue Grace Edgar
I help others when they get hurt by putting a band-aid on their cut. I help kids up when they slip on the ice.
Madison Spear Robert Lindquist
I am helping others when they get hurt. I let others play with me, I respect them, and treat
Catlin Brugh others the way I want to be treated.
I help others when they need help.
Ellie Smith I am nice to others.
When someone hurts me, I don’t hurt them back.
Ethan Post I am nice to others so they in turn will be nice to me.
I let everybody play football if they want to.
Garrison Bradt I help people up when they are hurt.
I am nice to my friends and my sisters.
I say, “Are you okay?”, and I help them
I play with my friends and anyone else who wants up.
to join us. Izaya Ward
Community News And A Whole Lot More Page 6
Florence Carlton School Adult Education Winter 2009
Learn to Buy and Sell on Ebay CPR-Learn To Save A Life in One Night Beginning – Intermediate Guitar
It’s fun and exciting to bid 1 Aid First, a local company, is offering CPR and All you need for this class is a willingness to
and buy on E-bay, but it AED Certification training through the American have fun and learn! Of course you will need to
can be even more thrilling Heart Association. supply your own acoustic or electric gui-
and profitable to sell! Be- This certification is for two
tar. This class will be perfectly suited to the
years. The trainings last for
fore you start selling there are a few things you person who knows very little at the beginning
31/2 hours. We are only capa-
need to know. Like how to register as a mem- ble of allowing 25 participants of the class or those with some
ber establish yourself as a seller and register into the class so we can have a experience. Class is limited to
with paypal. In this class we will walk you 3 to 1 ratio for each manikin six students.
through each step. Then we will teach you how and AED trainer. Instructor, Scott Berryman.
to sell your treasures! Learn how to post the
items and how to make them stand out from Monday, Feb 23rd 6pm – 9:30 – Library 6 weeks Course
the rest. We will also look at shipping, pay- Certification fee $20 (Pay at time of class), but Thursday’s Feb 12, - Mar 19
ment techniques, and fees. Everything you please register on the form so we know how many 5:30 – 7:00—Library - Fee $30
need to know to be a safe buyer and seller. to expect.
2 weeks, Monday and Wednesday Evenings Wood Shop Class
Feb 16 &18 6:30 - 8:30 and Feb 23 & 25 Would you like to create a piece of furniture, a welcome sign, a breadbox, or anything made of
6:30 – 9:30 Elementary Computer Lab - wood but don’t have the tools or the knowledge? Let our Industrial Arts
Class Fee $40 - Class Minimum 6 - Jarrett Teacher Weston Jones help you. The school shop will be open to class par-
Heintz instructor. ticipants. You choose the project and Mr. Jones will advise you on the materi-
als needed and give any assistance needed to help you complete the project.
Contact Christa Burns at 777-0249 for
6 weeks – Wednesday Evenings: Feb 11 – March 18, 5:30 - 8:30pm Class
more information. Or Visit the school
website at www.florence.k12.mt.us Fee $75 (plus materials needed for your individual project).
Class Minimum 6
Time to Scrap!
Bring your scrapbooking stuff and spend uninterrupted time (no kids, no phone, no chores!) getting some pages done. You will have access to a
Cricut machine with over a dozen cartridges, a Sizzix machine with 8 Sizzlet fonts, lots of punches as well as other
tools! Jackie McCann will be there to show you how to use anything that is new to you and assist with page layouts if needed. If
you are new to scrapbooking bring your stuff and she’ll help you get going. If you are a veteran and don’t need any help then by
all means, just enjoy!! Make new friends and hang out with old ones! Hope to see you there.
Friday Night, March 6th from 6:00 -10:00pm class price $6. Saturday March 7th from 11:00 – 7:00pm class price $12
Jackie McCann Instructor.
Shop at Albertson and Help Our Kids
Help the Family Resource Center when shopping at Albertsons
by using your Preferred Card.
Florence Adult Education 2009 Florence-Carlton Preferred Community Partners ID number is
49001016190. Please go online and link your Albertson’s card to
Winter Session Registration
this number. For more information call Danielle DeWitt @
273-6741 ext. 203.
Address_______________________________________________ Thank You, Mr. Gividen! From Mrs. Crawford’s Class
Our School Resource Officer, Chuck Gividen takes time out of
his busy schedule to come into our classroom to read at least one
Email_________________________________________________ a week and sometimes twice for thirty minutes. For the last five
years the students have requested, Summer of the Monkeys and
Buy and Sell on eBay $40__________ Old Yeller. Those seem to be their favorite stories. I’ve be fortu-
nate in having Mr. Gividen share his time with my students for at
Guitar class $30__________ least fifteen years. He also takes time to share his reading talent
CPR Training $20 _________ with other classes. Again, thank you Mr. Gividen for reading
those great stories to us.
(pay instructor at class)
Wood Shop $75_________
Time To Scrap Friday $ 6__________
Time to Scrap Saturday $12__________
Registration forms and fees are due prior to the start of the class
you have chosen. Please bring registration forms to any school
office or mail them to the school at: 5602 Old Hwy 93
Florence, MT 59833
Please make checks payable to FCS
Elementary Outlook Page 7
aiku Poems Written by Mrs. Gillespie’s Second Graders “My Main Man & Me” Night
Mrs. Gillespie’s second graders are studying plants. Students wrote plant haiku poems. A haiku On Thursday, February 12th, 6 to 8 pm in the
has 3 lines with a set number of syllables in each line (5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in Old Gym.
Girls’ grades 1st
through 3rd and their
uncles, main men are
Velvety in red Flowers are pretty invited to the school
Valentine’s flower of love I grow a lot of flowers to have some fun!
Roses bring smiles I like lots of fruit There will be games,
Danara Greer Anna Stiegler sweet treats, dance
lessons and picture
Growing and hoeing I grow lots of plants booth! The event is
Work all day tirelessly I enjoy to hoe and dig free and sponsored by
My plants grow from seeds I love the flowers the Family Resource
Gabe Bennett Sammi Buffington Center. Any questions contact
Danielle at 273-6741 ext.203.
We planted a plant Little buzzing fly
We like colorful petals Drink the sticky tasty treat
Food for busy bees Snap, trap, gobble, end The Family Resource Center will be providing
Hannah Burt Rocky Verrue childcare for the 4th grade music concert on
February 25th. Childcare is in the elementary
Sunshines are pretty Flowers are growing music room and starts at 6:30. Concert is at
It’s a beautiful day now Beautiful flowers grow tall 7:00. Drop children off for games, toys,
I love how you shine Nice flowers grow nice coloring and movie!!
MacKenzie Richards Allana Bickford
Beautiful blossom Very beautiful 2nd Grade Students Help Animeals
Dew filled petal shining bright Makes food for starving people
Petals blow in breeze Makes air for breathing
Aubrey Larkin Johnny Lineback
The plant is growing Football is the best
I am tired of hoeing I love playing golf at night
I will have grapefruit Under the blue moon
Justin Hergett Cash Golden
Sunflowers like sun It grows, it’s growing
Sit in the rays and enjoy It grows by water and sun
Watch birds eat and fly It needs seeds and health
Isabel Sage Tyler Schulte
Mrs. Foshag’s second grade class took 2nd
Roses are pretty Leaves falling off trees place in the Animeals Holiday Food Drive.
They smell good. I like pink ones Flowers have roots, trees have leaves The class raised 147 pounds of dog and cat
Sitting in the house Falling leaves are nice food for local animals. Students were awarded
Karla Dallapiazza Zach Henderson books and gift bags from The Book Exchange
in Missoula. The Animeals kid magazine will
Growing and growing Roses are flowers feature drawings and writings by students from
And so tired of hoeing They all smell very pretty Florence-Carlton School.
The plants grow and grow I like them so much
Brendon Hill Savannah Miszak
A tree is so big Flowers are growing
Many have colorful leaves Bumblebee flying to me
I like to climb trees Bees are flying too
Katie Thompson Danielle Zahn
Keep Collecting the Plastic Bags
Seaman’s Journal Presented by the Fourth Grade Classes Thanks for bringing in all of your plastic sacks
for our Wal-mart recycling program.
All 4th grade students will be presenting Seaman’s Journal, their musical presentation for this
school year on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 on the stage in the
Florence-Carlton Old Gym at 7:00 p.m. The students will use
tuned and unturned percussion instruments to tell the story of the
Lewis and Clark expedition through the eyes of Seaman,
Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland dog. Songs presented could
have been and probably were sung by the members of the
Student artwork, created in Mrs. Hartman’s art classes, will also
be on display.
Free adult-supervised daycare in the elementary music room will be provided by the Elementary
Family Resource Center.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Macaroni & cheese, Chili, cinnamon rolls, corn, Chicken drummies, mashed Hamburger, potato wedges,
1 Breakfast Menu
Mon– Hot entree
2B breadsticks, baby carrots,
B-Cake, 1% white & choc
3A fruit cocktail, 1% white &
choc milk, white skim milk
4B Turkey sub, French fries, rice
crispy treat, 1% white & choc
milk, white skim milk
5A potato, gravy, peas & carrots,
oranges halves, 1% white &
6B pears, gogurt, 1% white &
choc milk, white skim milk
milk, white skim milk choc milk, white skim milk
Tues– French toast
Wed– Scrambled eggs w/ham
Fri– Cinnamon rolls
HSGBB @ Victor HSGBB @ Hamilton HSGBB @ Hamilton
*Hot or cold cereal w/ toast or (JV) 2:30 (V) 7:00 (F) 4:15 (JV) 7:15 (V) 5:45 Western B/C Wrestling
muffin, fruit or juice, and milk Divisional @ Mission
are available if a student does
HSBBB @ Victor HSBBB @ Hamilton HSBBB @ Hamilton
not want the day’s special (JV) 4:00 (V) 5:30 (F) 5:45 (JV) 4:15 (V) 7:15 9:00 am
8 9A Choice day—burritos,
Mexican rice, apricots, choc
chip bars or snickerdoodles,
10B Beef stew, rolls, apples,
oatmeal choc chip cake,
1% white & choc milk,
11A Hot dog, French fries,
pears, cowboy cookies,
1% white & choc milk,
12B Chicken sandwich,
potatoes au gratin, green
beans, oranges, 1% white
13A Taco salad, refried beans,
fruit cocktail, Valentine’s
cake, 1% white & choc
1% white & choc milk, white white skim milk white skim milk & choc milk, white skim milk, white skim milk
skim milk milk
MS Dance 7-9 p.m. Le Café Choc
HSGBB @ V. Christian HSGBB vs. Darby
(F) 4:15 (JV) 5:45 (V) 7:15 (F) 4:15 (JV) 5:45 (V) 7:15
HSBBB vs. V. Christian HSBBB @ Darby
School Board Mtg 7:00 (F) 4:15 (JV) 5:45 (V) 7:15 (F) 4:15 (JV) 5:45 (V) 7:15
15 16 17B Pancakes, polish sausage,
oranges halves, cheese
stick, 1% white & choc
18A Egg roll, fried rice,
peaches gingersnaps, 1%
white & choc milk, white
19B Chicken fajitas, rice,
pineapple banana salad,
granola, 1% white & choc
20A Barchetta, corn, mandarin
oranges, graham cookies,
1% white & choc milk,
milk, white skim milk skim milk milk, white skim milk white skim milk
Tot Time 11-12
No school Early Out 2:05
22 23B Chicken noodle soup,
uncrustable PB & J,
crackers, oranges halves,
24A Italian dunkers,
breadsticks, green beans,
apples, peanut butter bars,
25B Pepperoni pizza, salad,
fruit cocktail, graham
cookies, 1% white & choc
26A Sloppy Joes, macaroni
salad, peaches, 1% white
& choc milk, white skim
27B Fish nuggets, French
fries, apricots, graham
cookies, 1% white & choc
1% white & choc milk, 1% white & choc milk, milk, white skim milk milk milk, white skim milk
white skim milk white skim milk
Music Concert 7:00
Show Your Spirit—Buy a Wristband Middle School Sports 8th Annual Le Café Choclate
Falcon Wristbands are on sale Friday’s at Girls Volleyball Seats are still available for the 8th annual Le
lunch hour. Maroon and Gold silicone Middle School Girls Volley- Café Chocolat!! The Love Boat is ready to set
wristbands that say “Florence Falcons” and ball will begin soon be sure sail on Saturday, February
“Go Falcons!” Show your Falcon Pride and to come out and support the 14th with gourmet dessert
help the middle school raise money for 7th and 8th grade teams. plates, Italian Sodas and
activities. Bring 3$ to school and get your Watch your calendars and coffee. But best of all will
Falcon Wristband!! Great to wear to games listen to the announcements be the entertainment! We
or to have for spirit week! to find out when and where matches will be have a great show lined up
played. with favorites from the 70’s
and 80’s as well as a wide
array of awesome soloists!
Reserve your seats now with any choir student,
or call Mary Beth @ 273-6598. $10 per per-
son reserved, $12 at the door… The Love
Boat … promises something for everyone!
Florence Baseball is
having their 2009 sign-ups on
Wednesday, February 4th at
the high school lobby from
The Florence Volunteer Fire District will
have 2 seats up for re-election. If you are If anyone has any bats, or other baseball
interested in running for the Fire Board, equipment you are no longer needing; Florence
please contact Charlie Lambson at Baseball Association would appreciate the
239-7384 to pick up an application. The donations.
filing deadline with the county is
February 19, 2009. For more information please call Carolyn
Venters @ 273-2890