Florence Roche / Boutwell PTA News



October 23, 2018

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 10/26: Boutwell, Half Day, 11:30AM Dismissal
  • Friday, 10/26: Florence Roche, Half Day, 12:15PM Dismissal
  • Sunday, 10/28: Halloween Hoopla Party, 2-4PM, Flo Ro
  • Thursday, 11/8: Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, 11/8: Boutwell, Half Day, 11:30AM Dismissal
  • Thursday, 11/8: Florence Roche, Half Day, 12:15PM Dismissal
  • Monday, 11/12: Veteran’s Day, No School

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Halloween Hoopla Party-We Need Volunteers!
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Join us for our annual Halloween Hoopla Party on Sunday, October 28th from 2-4pm at Flo Ro!
We will have trunk or treating, games, music, food, and more! We do need volunteers to make this a spookily awesome event so please help if you can!
We need more volunteers or we won’t be able to run this event! Please click here to view the signup.


River Hawks PTA Night
Join us for our annual PTA Family Night with the River Hawks!
UMass Lowell vs. UConn
Saturday, 11/17 at 5:05 PM at the Tsongas Center
300 Ancand Dr., Lowell MA
Tickets are only $10
All orders must be placed online by Wednesday, 11/7/18.
To place your order, go to
Please contact Debby Garrison at president@florobopta.com if you have any questions.

Memory Book
Please upload any Welcome Back Party photos, upcoming field trips, and upcoming Halloween events photos for our memory book. 
  1. Go to link.entourageyearbooks.com
  2. Search for Florence Roche Elementary
  3. Click to Upload
  4. Login or Create a Username
  5. Upload
 Any problems please contact Christine Walzel – christinewalzel@verizon.net

Costume Drive Update
The Halloween Costume Drive was a success! In addition to Boutwell classrooms getting some new dress up clothes for their students, we raised over $350 in the process! All while giving our community access to great costumes at an affordable price. Thank you so much to all who donated to this fun event!


Spiritwear Orders
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Spiritwear orders will be going home this week!


Change for this Year
The PTA inquired as to whether the school would still hold Spirit Week including “Dress as Your Favorite Storybook Character” during the week of Halloween.
Principal O’Donohue advised that this event will be moved to our Literacy Celebration this spring.


Looking for New Chairs
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We are looking for the following chair positions:
  • Fundraising Co-Chairs (We have one volunteer, but we are looking for one more new chair to shadow and learn from the current chair)
  • Enrichment Coordinator (to learn from current coordinator, she no longer has children at Flo Ro)
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Choice Party Co-Chair (to work with the current chair, starting this year)
If you are interested in a chair position or if you have any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Christerson at volcor@florobopta.com.


Box Tops
Check your Box Tops! If you have any that are expiring 11/1/2018, send them in with your family name and they will be counted toward the Holiday Fair contest. All entries are cumulative, so you can submit more than one entry between now and November 26th.
The top four families from FloRo and the top three families from Boutwell will each receive 25 Holiday Fair raffle tickets. The top FloRo family will receive VIP seating at their child(ren)’s concert(s). When submitting your Box Tops, please include your family’s name and child(ren)’s grade(s). This is a prize you don’t want to miss! Get your extended families to help you collect and look for Box Tops products while preparing holiday meals. Box Tops aren’t just on food items – many cleaning, paper, food storage, and tableware products have Box Tops on them. Go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products for the complete list.
Enter Box Top’s Monsters Cereal Madness Sweepstakes now through October 31st for a chance to win 10,000 Bonus Box Tops for our schools. https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes/2018/monster-cereal
Thank you and keep clipping!
Amanda Lind and Cheri Surprenant

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