Blo

Juneteenth

Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth (June 19th) marks the day the last slaves were freed in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1963, the Civil War made it difficult to spread the news of slaves' freedom...

Read More

High Fives Good Vibes

In these unprecedented times, we at FLOC wanted to do something to spread a little kindness and positivity. Watch the video and follow the steps below to learn how YOU can help spread some good vibes! And don't forget to email a picture of your...

Read More

Talking About Race

In these times of civil unrest and global pandemic, it can be hard to know what, and how much, to tell our kids. In the hopes of easing some of that stress, we have gathered some resources to help empower and prepare you to have...

Read More

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...

Read More

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....

Read More

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....

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More