Independence Elementary where all individuals are inspired to think and learn Independently and show good character at all times.

Eagle Trot 5K Run/Walk

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Head Room Parent Meeting
Tuesday, August 26 9:30 a.m.

If you have signed up to be your child's head room parent coordinator, please join us for our head room parent meeting on Tuesday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please sign in at the front office and geta volunteer badge before proceeding down to the cafeteria.The meeting should be finished by 10:30 a.m.

Thank you to all of our head room parents who volunteered to help coordiante their child's two classroom parties this school year.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Jean Wootten at and she will send you the volunteer packet home through your child's book bag.


1stAnnual Eagle Trot
Fun Run & 5K

Independence ElementaryPTO is proud to announce its first annual Eagle Trot Fun Run & 5K. This event seeks to encourage young people and their families to make healthy activity a part of their lives by putting on an event that the whole family can enjoy. This year's proceeds will help fund an indoor rock wall for the Independence Elementary gym. Come out for a fun fall filled Saturday of running, music, and laughing!

When: Saturday, September 27th

1 Mile Fun Run Start Time:9:00 a.m.

5K Race Start time:8:30 a.m.

We will trot Rain or Shine!

Cost: $20.00 for 12 & under, $25.00 for 12 and up, and 4 & under are free.

Entry fees (includes registration, t-shirt, water, and snack after the race.)

Register by September 10 to receive your Eagle Trot t-shirt the day of the Trot!

Check-in/t-shirt pick up begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Independence playground.

Children younger than 3rd grade must have a responsible party running or walking with them.

The top 3 children and adults will be recongnized, but specific race times will not be tracked.

Strollers are welcome.

We love pets, but please leave them at home.

See attached registration form by clicking on the link.

Want to be an event sponsor, volunteer, or have questions? Contact Chelsea Kazmier, Independence Elementary Fundraiser Co-Chair, at .


Eagle Trot Volunteers Needed

Independence Elementary is in the process of planning our 2014 Eagle Trot 5K Fundraiser. In order to make the event successful, we will need your support. We are seeking many volunteers for the event so please take a moment to sign up to help.

Click on the link to sign up to volunteer.

Thank you for your support,

Eagle Trot Committee



No School August 29 & September 1st

Students will not be in session on Friday, August 29th. OurFHSD teachers will continue their professional development on this day. Francis Howell continues to build a professional learning community that strives to increase the rigor and relevance within all curriculum to prepare our students to be college and career ready.

On Monday, September 1st, Francis Howell schools will not be in session in observance of Labor Day.



Independence Eagle Shout

Our IndependenceEagle Shout Out board is back for our parents to recognize their student for something they have accomplished at school or outside of school! We have had such a super response with these we are posting on the Eagle Shout-Out Board for two weeks to cycle through the new student Shout Outs we receive. Thank you to all of our parents who have already turned in and Eagle Shout Out for their student. Please click on the link to see more information and the forms to complete for the Eagle Shout Out.


Francis Howell
Youth Spectator Guidelines

Fall sports season is here! Parents, please review the updated Youth Spectator Guidelines before attending a sporting event this year.





Shop Amazon and Raise Money
For Independence Elementary

Parents and Teachers-follow the link below and sign up for Amazon Smile. A current Amazon account can be used. If you sign up and shop through this link, Independence PTO receives a percentage of the sale! Prices are the same as on the original Amazon page and Prime can still be used!



Francis Howell High
Future Golden Girls
Pom Clinic and Game Performance

Francis Howell Golden Girl Future Pom Dance Clinic

Date:Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Location: Bryan Middle School

Who: K-8th Grades

Registration: 8:00am to 9:00am

Clinic: 9:00am to 12:30pm

Cost: $45 includes clinic, snack, poms and a t-shirt.


Click on the link for more information and registration form.




Francis Howell High
Girls Basketball
Feeder Team Tryouts

Francis Howell High Girls’ Basketball Feeder Team Tryouts

Like Basketball? The Howell High girls' feeder program has tryouts coming up soon! Tryouts will be held for 5th and 6th graders on Monday, Aug. 25 at 8:00 - 9:30 PM and Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 5:00 - 6:30 PM, both at Howell Middle School. Check out the website for more information.





Parents Night Out

Looking for a nice adult evening out with friends? Plan to attend the Sept. 13 Dinner and Silent Auction at Whitmoor Country Club, complete with dinner, drinks, and DJ. There will also be a room full of great auction items. Grab some friends and make it a night! Proceeds from the event will benefit the FHHS Class of 2017 Parent Club. Click here for details.






On-line Back Pack Flyers
From Around the District

Here are the Online Backpack Flyers for Elementary eNews.





FHSD Snow Make up Schedule

The Francis Howell School District has designated the following days, in the 2014-15 school calendar, as make up days, for snow or other inclement weather. We ask that families please avoid scheduling vacations or other events on these dates, so that your children will not have to miss school should we need to use these days for makeup. Thank you for your help in this matter.


Snow Day Make up Dates:


Day 1- May 22, 2015


Day 2- March 9, 2015 (First Day of Spring Break)


Day 3- March 10, 2015 (Second Day of Spring Break)


Day 4- March 11, 2015 (Third Day of Spring Break)


Day 5- May 26, 2015


Day 6- May 27, 2015


Day 7- May 28, 2015


Day 8- May 29, 2015


Day 9- June 1, 2015


Day 10- June 2, 2015
































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