Our Stories

A Letter to the FLOC Family

Dear FLOC Family,  Honestly, this is hard to write. Like you, I’ve been watching the news, reading articles, talking with loved ones, and trying to understand why history keeps repeating. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the tragic deaths of too...

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Daughter’s of Liberty

FLOC's virtual 4th grade ELA study group just finished up a project on the Daughters of Liberty, a group of women who staged protests leading up to the American Revolution. Our students had a great time learning about and re-telling this important piece of history....

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Summer with FLOC

Summer is coming, and with that comes the summer slide. What is the summer slide, you might ask? It's the decline of learning that under-resourced students go through over the summer, while their more privileged counterparts have access to intellectually engaging opportunities over the summer....

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Women’s Health Week!

National Women’s Health Week is celebrated each year to remind women to take care of themselves and make their health a priority. Women experience unique health care challenges and are more likely to be diagnosed with certain diseases than men. Women also need health care...

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Now more than ever, we are appreciating just how much our teachers do. Parents realize teaching their kids is not as easy as it may seem, students miss the patience and wisdom of their teachers, and everyone else remembers those teachers they couldn't have made...

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FLOC’s Big Readers!

FLOC is proud to announce the top readers from this year's annual Read-a-Thon. Eighth-grader Onia came in first by reading over 2,500 minutes! In second place, seventh-grader Valerie read just over 2,000 minutes, and fourth-grader Solomon wasn't far behind with almost 1,900 minutes. To round...

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Earth Day Activities!

Happy Earth Day! Just because we are stuck in quarantine doesn't mean we can't still take simple steps to help our planet and make the world a better place. Now, more than ever, our Earth needs us. This Earth Day, teach your kids the importance...

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National Librarian Day!

In honor of National Librarian Day, we wanted to highlight a longtime FLOC supporter and librarian, Carmen Boston! Carmen has been a librarian for over ten years and currently works as the Children's Services Coordinator at D.C. Public Library. Get to know Carmen more below! ...

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Dealing with Stress

Stress can be debilitating and now, more than ever, people are suffering from this invisible evil. Whether you have been battling stress and anxiety all your life, or recent events (see: global pandemic) have begun to take their toll, it's never too late to learn...

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2020 Census-Get Counted!

Every 10 years, the U.S. government counts every person living in our country in the Constitutionally-mandated Census. Data from the U.S. Census directly determines the pathway of federal funding, impacting schools, businesses, transportation, infrastructure, healthcare, and overall social equity in the District. The more accurate the...

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