THE TIGER TIMES

DECEMBER 2017

Acton Elementary School 2017-2018

FAX: 317-862-7251

ATTENDANCE: 317-803-5105

TRANSPORTATION: 317-862-2314

BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION

The following volunteers will need a criminal history check:

1. Any person who will be working with students for extended periods of time – either consecutive hours or on a regular schedule.
2. Any person who will be in a position to supervise students – this includes but not limited to field trips (at all levels, including band and choir trips) or taking a group of students out of a classroom for remediation work.
3. Any person who will be alone with a student.


*NOTE: VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE NO LONGER FREE OF CHARGE. THE FEE IS APPROXIMATELY $16.00 PER VOLUNTEER. If you wish to proceed, please follow the instructions and click on link below.


https://secure.safevisitorsolutions.com/…/Vo…/franklin000012
• Please select VOLUNTEER for "Position"
• Make sure your name is spelled correctly
• Please complete the entire form, all fields with *are required
• Please select the school or schools for which you request to volunteer
• Select I Agree and then Submit


All schools have access to the volunteer data base and can verify a clear background check. If there is an issue with the background check that will affect the ability to volunteer, that volunteer will be notified. This comprehensive background check will be active for two years. You will receive an email notification once the background check is clear. You will also be notified when it is about to expire.

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Spirit Wear Orders are due by December 1st for delivery on December 15th. New styles, colors and deigns are available. Shop online at actonpto.com

What have we been up to?

Kindergarten Book Character Parade

College Go Week!

Family Game Night

Veterans Day Program

70's Day

MUSIC NEWS

Mark Your Calendar....

Music Dates

12/7Choir Concert, 6:00pm in Gym

12/73rd Grade Music Program, 7:15 in Gym

12/8 – Choir performs at Cookies with Santa, time TBD

12/9Choir performs at High School Sounds of the Season Concert, 7pm

2/8 – 4th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

3/65th Grade Field Trip to ISO concert

3/81st Grade Related Arts Night, 6:00 in Gym

4/28 – Folk Dance Festival, 2-5 at Ben Davis High School

5/10 5th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym


What to know what is going on in music class? Follow us on Facebook!

Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic

Music Show and Tell

We will be having music show and tell next week during music class. Students can sing a song, play the piano, bring in a musical toy, share a dance or share another special musical talent! This will happen during regular music class time next week (12/11-12/15). This is not required, just an opportunity for your students to share their talents with their class. If you have any questions please let me know.

Mrs. Stevenson

Amanda.stevenson@ftcsc.k12.in.us

803-5151

Acton Elementary 3rd Grade Program

“Holiday Playlist”

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Acton 3rd grade students will present their program “Holiday Playlist.” We hope you are able to join us! Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

What: Grade 3 Program – “Holiday Playlist”

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 7:15pm *This performance follows the choir concert that will be held at 6pm on 12/7.

Where: Acton Gym

Student Arrival Time: 3rd grade students should meet their music teacher in the LGI room beginning at 6:45 or following the choir concert.

Student Attire: 3rd grade students should wear holiday dress clothes. It does get warm standing on the risers, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.

We will be videotaping this performance and you can get a copy by making a $5 donation to the Acton Music Program. Order forms are located on the back of this paper. Guests are always welcome to take their own videos and photos! J

We will also be performing for the Acton Students during the school day on December 7th. The students have been working very hard and we are excited to share what we have learned! We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs. Stevenson

Amanda.stevenson@ftcsc.k12.in.us

803-5151

DVD order Form

3rd Grade Program

“Holiday Playlist”

_________ # of copies _______ total amount included

($5 donation per DVD)

Payment options:

______ Check (made out to Acton Elementary) ___ cash

Student Name: _________________ Homeroom Teacher: _______________

All proceeds will go to benefit future programs! Thank you for your support!

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Choir Parents…


I am so excited for you to hear our Acton Choir soon! They did a beautify job at the Veteran’s Day Program, and I received many compliments on their behalf. Thank you for sharing your child with me this semester! We have enjoyed our time together! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Acton Choir Concert

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017

6:00pm in the Acton Gym

Student Arrival Time: Students can meet Mrs. Stevenson in the LGI room beginning at 5:45.

Student Attire: Students should wear holiday dress clothes

(it does get warm on the risers, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.)

*There is no cost to attend our Acton Choir Concert

Cookies with Santa

When: Friday, December 8, 2017 – 6:00-8:00 pm

Performance Time: We will perform at 7:00pm – Listen for an announcement to report to the cafeteria.

Student Attire: Holiday clothes or Holiday PJ’s! (Jeans are fine!) J

*The event is from 6-8 pm. Choir will be performing at 7. Students will report to Mrs. Stevenson at 6:50 and then be “picked-up” by parents at the conclusion of our performance – approximately 7:20. This is a free event.

Acton Choir sing with FCHS – Sounds of the Season Concert

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017

7:00pm in FCHS Auditorium

Student Arrival Time: Students should arrive at 5:45

Student Attire: Students should wear holiday dress clothes. (NO JEANS PLEASE) It does get warm on stage, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.

Tickets: You must purchase a ticket to attend this concert. Tickets will be sold online and at the door 1 hour before the show. Ordering tickets ahead of time is highly encouraged as they do often sell out. Information about ordering tickets can be found on the back of this paper.

Students are allowed to be dropped off for this event. If you are choosing to drop off, pick up time will be around 9:15pm.

Remaining Rehearsals (All Friday mornings - 7:30-8:30am):

December

Christmas Assistance

Please contact Mr. Adams at kevin.adams@ftcsc.k12.in.us if you are in need of Christmas assistance this year.

STAR EXPRESS NEWS

  • Online payments through PayPams is convenient way to pay for your child's meals.

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FREE AND REDUCED APPLICATION

PTO UPDATES

Our next PTO Meeting will be ​December 5th at 6:30pm. Childcare and snacks will be provided. See you there!
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We are so excited to share Cookies with Santa with our Acton families for FREE this year! To do so, we are asking families to please support our PTO efforts by donating items for our craft stations. Please send items to school by December 1st,


Attn: PTO. We are also accepting monetary donations to help offset the cost of this event. We look forward to seeing you at Cookies with Santa on December 8th from 6-8pm.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44a5ae2ea4fe3-cookies

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Get a little help with your shopping list! Wondering about your Teacher's favorite color? Favorite Restaurant? Favorite Store? We can help! We have assembled "Favorite Lists" for our wonderful Acton Teachers & Staff at www.Actonpto.com
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Make your list and check it twice! We would hate for you to miss Acton's Cookies with Santa event. December 8th from 6:00-8:30 pm for Acton's Cookies with Santa. This FREE event is for the entire family. Enjoy pictures with Santa, Live music by the Acton Elementary Choir, Kid-friendly activities and our Teacher Auction for Charity. You will enjoy a holly jolly good time in your Christmas jammies or festive holiday sweaters.

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​Mark your calendar for two new events at Acton. This year we will be enjoying a ​

Mother/Son ​Super Hero ​night ​on January 26th ​and a Father/Daughter ​Dance

on ​February 23rd.


We will need volunteers for both events. Join us at our December PTO meeting to find out how you can help. ​

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November Students of the Month for the Character Trait of Thankfulness

Kindergarten

Emerine: Isabelle Hayes and Braden Beck

Froning: Isabella Cumpean and Crosby Huber

McMaster: Anna Stiens and Elijah Miyesa


1st Grade

Miller: Bode DeNeal and Danielle Peltier

Gilkerson: Nate Peterman and Delaney Moore

Biswas: Jager Nusekabel and Audrina Williams


2nd Grade

Brooks: Alayia Thurman and Nikolas Van Roekel

Krug: Lane Smith and Tarneet Kaur

Parsons: Nicholas Wilhelm and Ava Lorenzoni


3rd Grade

Simmons: Wiley Craft and Lola Campbell

Milholland: Emma Wilson and Vance Gonzalez

Jewell: Audrey Blank and Landon Alvey


4th Grade

Beechler: Cooper Sorg and Bella Lorenzoni

Rigsby: Mia Young and Eric Monteith

Reynolds: Asher Cornelius and Zeke Miyesa


5th Grade

Neifert: Stephanie Miller and Tyler Hamilton

Leal: Drew Bauer and Savana Miller

Scott: Catie Coy and Konnor Anderson


Related Arts
Gym (Mrs. Adams): Allen Phillips and Tyler Patterson
Library (Ms. Vawter/Mrs. Thurston):
Chelsy Guerrero & Evynne Beaty
Music (Mrs. Stevenson): Abigail Koons & JT Kaminiski
Art (Ms. Ryan): Loria Allen and Wiley Craft

Acton Food Drive is December 4-8!

Student Council invites you to show your Generosity this December! We are collecting canned foods and dry goods (non-perishable). We want to encourage students to bring in a variety of foods. While volume is important, and we understand that things such as green beans and corn are inexpensive, we hope to have plenty of other things such as peanut butter and jelly, canned meats, fruit and breakfast foods.
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CLINIC NEWS

The school year is off to a safe and healthy start! Here are a few clinic reminders:

  • Any student coming to the clinic must have consent.
  • For grades K-8 all medications must be transported to and from school by a parent or guardian
  • COUGH DROPS are medication
  • Students must be free of vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school and must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • The clinics do not stock any medications.
  • If your child is going to be absent from school please call your child in using the attendance line phone number.
  • Work with your child at home on proper hand washing and coughing and sneezing into their sleeve/elbow.

LICE REMINDER

Parents, please inspect your child regularly for head lice during the remainder of the school year and also during the summer months. Lice spread from person to person by direct contact or by using another person’s personal items--comb and brush, hat, hair bows, coat, clothes, etc. Head lice are tiny and brownish in color and only live on the human head. They crawl rapidly, but do not fly or jump. The bugs deposit tiny white eggs (nits) on the hair shaft by using sticky “glue” so the eggs do not dislodge easily. Besides visualizing the bugs/eggs, the only symptom of head lice may be head scratching. Most lice-killing products do a good job killing the live lice but they likely do not kill all of the nits. The nits that survive the treatment may hatch and the process may begin again. The importance of egg removal and regular inspection is crucial to avoid reoccurrence. Lice may spread anywhere children gather, such as when playing “dress-up” at home, at ball games where children wear a common helmet/hat, at sleep-overs, on movie seats, at a club meeting (i.e. Girl Scouts etc.), and at day care centers and rarely, schools. Regular inspection of your child’s head enables you to identify a case earlier, resulting in faster eradication and quicker return to school. Please notify the school nurse if you would like more information, need assistance in identifying the louse, or to report that your student has head lice. As with any health condition, only parents may call the school with information about their child. Thanks for your vigilance in the months ahead.

APPROVED 2018-2019 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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VISITOR PRE-REGISTRATION

Did you know you can now pre-register with us before coming to the school to visit? This saves you time at the reception desk checking in and helps us prepare for our visitors each day. We would encourage you to pre-register before you volunteer daily, join your student for lunch, AND before coming to the class parties.


Below is the link to pre-register. Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe.


https://secure.safevisitorsolutions.com/Safe/Visitor/franklin000012

UPCOMING EVENTS

APPOINTMENT POLICY

Just a reminder: School Board policy 5200 regarding appointments. – Parents are encouraged to schedule medical, dental, and other necessary appointments other than during school hours. When appointments are necessary during the school day, the student shall report back to school immediately after the appointment with a signed statement from the doctor, dentist, etc.

OUTSIDE FOOD/SPECIAL OCCASION POLICY PER HANDBOOK

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FRONT OFFICE INFORMATION

Please review a few important front office policies.

  • We do our best to keep classroom disruptions to a minimum. If your child forgets an item and you bring it in, please do not be offended if the front office asks for you to leave the item with them so it can be delivered at an appropriate time.
  • If there is a change in transportation for students at the end of the day, we must be notified by a Parent/Guardian before 3:00pm.
  • If electronics (cell phones, ipods, gaming systems) are brought into school and removed from backpacks, they will be confiscated by the teacher. A parent/guardian will be asked to pick up the electronic at the front desk.
  • When having lunch with your student in the cafeteria please remember to only have your child sit with you at the family table. We like to keep the table open for other families.
  • Morning student drop off must be done in the car rider line. Drop off opens at 8:35 am in the car rider line.
  • Students arriving after 8:50 am MUST be signed in at the front office.
  • Review the Franklin Township policies and procedures for absences on p. 2-3 in the student handbook. We appreciate your cooperation.
  • All visitors must have a photo ID to enter the building.
  • Just a reminder: School Board policy 5200 regarding appointments. – Parents are encouraged to schedule medical, dental, and other necessary appointments other than during school hours. When appointments are necessary during the school day, the student shall report back to school immediately after the appointment with a signed statement from the doctor, dentist, etc.