Adams Central Elementary Office News August 2022


Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Adams Central Elementary School staff, I welcome you to the 22-23 school year! The first 8 days have set the tone for an amazing year. We look forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that our children need support from home and school to be successful in school. You are their first and best teacher. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our best to fulfill our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school

Please consider joining our school volunteer program, as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

1) Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the classroom

2) Reading with children who need extra help

3) School-wide events

4) PTO events

5) Lunchroom/Recess support

I am including links to our Student Handbook and Behavioral Expectations so that you and your child can review them together. If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please contact me or discuss them with your child’s teacher. You and your child must be fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.

The wonderful ACES staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to working with you this year.

Mrs. McCullough, Elementary Principal

NOTE: WALK-A-THON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. Times: PreK 8:15-8:45 , K & 1st 8:15-9:00, 2nd & 4th 8:50-9:35, 3rd & 5th 9:45-10:30


Please carefully read and review the ACCS attendance policy in the student handbook and view this brief video. Post COVID restrictions and changes, we want to be sure that everyone is on the same page with the policy. Here is are the key elements:

  • Each student is allowed 5 absences per semester without documentation. These can be used for pre-arranged absences, illness, etc.
  • After the 5 days are used, every absence will require documentation to be deemed excused. (Doctor's note, obituary notice, etc.)
  • Days beyond that 5 that are not documented will be counted as unexcused.
  • The Prosecutor's office has asked that we provide names of students accumulating more than 6 unexcused days of absence.

Counselor Corner

Welcome back, students and families. I am excited to have you back in the hallways. It is so lonely without you!

This year we will again be offering Body Safety on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. In the past, we have utilized Terry Hall and we thank him for his many years of services, but this year we are very excited to be utilizing an agency out of Ft. Wayne called SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). We have met with the presenter and received their outlines and information on their presentation which fits the needs of our students, families, and community. We will be sending out more information as the date approaches. As always there is an option to opt-out of the presentation.

Another exciting presentation we will be doing this year on October 6, 2022, is Cyber Safety with Cathie Bledsoe from the Indiana State Police. We will hold a community night on October 6, 2022, at 6:30 pm and encourage the community to attend this presentation as well. There will also be more information coming home closer to the date, but I wanted to allow you time to add this to your calendar as Cathie has extensive knowledge on tips and tricks to keep our kids safe on the internet.

As always please feel free to reach out with any questions and/or concerns. If you need any type of support please let me know.

Sarah Rhymer, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Adams Central Elementary School Counselor


We love to have you visit the school, attend field trips, and volunteer in our classrooms. You must have a background check on file to participate in these events. The process is simple: Complete the required form and send it to your child's teacher or drop it off at the elementary office. You may come into the office for paperwork or download it here.



Each child should be entered in the ZoomQ pickup system if it is necessary to your child up after school, even just a few times each year. This ensures safe pickups for our students.

Here is the process:

  1. Come to the office for an email invite to ZoomQ. Please bring your phone with you so we can help with any issues.
  2. Check your inbox and spam folders for the Invite from
  3. Create a password by clicking on the Invite link
  4. Watch the tutorials within the app
  5. Share guardianship with others who may pick up your students
  6. "Start a Pickup" when you leave home at
  7. Enter the 4-digit code, which will be on display along the car line
  8. Contact with any questions



Discovery is at the heart of Scouting. Whether it’s a campout, derby car race, or hike on the trail, we believe every adventure helps us uncover a little more about ourselves. We build the foundations for humility and compassion—strengthening character through actions—to prepare youth for a lifetime of leadership. Scouting is for Boys and Girls in Grades K-12. Watch your child’s take-home folder for an invitation to a scout joining event this fall, or go to BEASCOUT.ORG to find a scout unit near you.

Contact Steve Higgins 260 710-5637 or for more information.


The District Calendar can be found here. Upcoming Elementary events are as follows:

  • Friday, August 26: Feed My Starving Children Lemon Shake-up Fundraiser@ football game
  • Monday, September 5: Labor Day, No school
  • Monday, September 12: PTO Meeting, 6;30 PM, Elementary Library
  • Wednesday, September 14: Professional Development for Teachers, No School
  • Friday, September 16: PTO Walk-a-Thon (THIS IS THE CORRECTED DATE!)
  • Tuesday, September 27: Body Safety
  • Wednesday, October 5: PTO Moments with Mom
  • Thursday, October 6: Cyber Safety Parent Night, 6:30 PM, Cafeteria
  • Friday, October 7: VIP/Grandparents Day, 1:00
  • October 17-21: Fall Break, No school
  • October 26-27: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7 PM
  • Monday, November 7: PTO Meeting, 6;30 PM, Elementary Library
  • Thursday, November 10: PTO Popcorn and Painting
  • Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 7-8: PTO Santa Shop
  • December 15: Grades 1-3 Christmas Program, 7:00 PM
  • December 23-January 3: Christmas Break, No school
  • Monday, January 9: PTO Meeting, 6;30 PM, Elementary Library
  • Monday, January 16: MLK Day, No School (possible make-up day)
  • Tuesday, January 24: PTO Floral Class
  • Wednesday, February 1: Professional Development for Teachers, No School
  • TBD: PTO Matball Game
  • Monday, February 20: Presidents' Day, No School (possible make-up day)
  • March 8-9: IREAD-3 Testing for 2nd and 3rd grade (3rd graders who passed last year do not retest)
  • Monday, March 6: PTO Meeting, 6;30 PM, Elementary Library
  • March 24-31: Spring Break, No School
  • Friday, April 7: Good Friday, No School
  • Wednesday, April 19: PTO Donuts with Dad
  • Friday, April 21: PTO Basketball Bash and Silent Auction
  • Thursday, April 27: 4th Grade Indiana History Program, 7:00 PM
  • Monday, May 1: PTO Meeting, 6;30 PM, Elementary Library
  • Tuesday, May 9: KDG Program, 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 23: 5th-Grade Graduation Program, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24: Last Student Day