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Attention FTMS-East Families:
Veterans Day will be celebrated this year on Friday, November 10th. Veterans Day allows us to show our appreciation to members of our military, past and present. The FTMS-East Random Acts of Kindness Club, along with our students here at East, would like to say thank you to a beloved family member of yours who is currently stationed overseas or to one who is a retired Serviceman/Servicewoman with hand-written cards/notes and a treat bag. If you have a family member either stationed overseas in the military or retired from the military, please contact Mrs. Hewitt, the Sponsor of the Club, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message for her at 317/803-8141 no later than Friday, September 15th. The Random Acts of Kindness Club looks forward to brightening a day of some of our current and former Servicemen and Servicewomen!!!
Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents!
Now is the time to register and ensure your participation in the annual trip to Washington, D.C. in March offered to our 8th grade students. It is 3 days and 2 nights of non-stop action in and around our Nation's Capital City. Any interested FT 8th grade student that has not received the information should see Mr. Bogart in room 502 for registration information.
Doing D.C. is a Monumental and Unforgettable opportunity; both fun and educational! It's learning while doing, on site, with your fellow students and FT teachers as chaperones.
The will be a parent info meeting Wednesday Sept. 6 at FTMS West Café @ 5:30pm if interested
OR for more information and to answer any questions about DC 2018 please contact:
Mr. Bogart room 502 FTMS-East at email@example.com
OR to register contact World Strides at 1-800-468-5899 referencing Trip ID #148568
School Bus Evacuation Drills
Dear Parents/Guardians of Franklin Township,
To ensure the safety of all students, our school bus drivers will be discussing school bus safety and performing the Indiana DOE Required Evacuation Training with our students. Below you will find the schedule for these trainings separated by individual schools.
*High School: Monday, Sept. 11 @approx. 3:00 pm
*MSE: Tuesday, Sept. 12 @ approx. 2:15 pm
*MSW: Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ approx. 1:40 pm
*Acton: Thursday, Sept. 14 @ approx. 8:40 am
*Adams: Friday, Sept. 15 @ approx. 8:40 am
*Arlington: Monday, Sept. 18 @ approx. 8:40 am
*Bunker Hill: Tuesday, Sept. 19 @ approx. 8:40 am
*Kitley: Wednesday, Sept. 20 @ approx. 8:40 am
*South Creek: Thursday, Sept. 21 @ approx. 8:40 am
*Thompson Crossing: Friday, Sept. 22 @ approx. 8:40 am
It is our goal to prepare your student and our staff members for the unexpected need to safely evacuate a school bus in an emergency situation. The need for this action would only take place if the students were in immediate danger. Each year we practice different scenarios to help us be ready for the unexpected emergency. Please help our efforts by speaking with your child and preparing them for our drill. Students will be instructed to leave any carry-on items in their assigned seat. Please help us the day of the drill by having them wear sensible clothing as they may be instructed to slide down and slide out the rear door while being assisted. They will be required to stand outside for a short period of time. This practice exercise will be handled professionally with the same attention to safety as a school fire drill. We appreciate your support in this training exercise.
Also the following bus rules are posted on the bus. Please review them with your child. Thank you!
*No food or drink on the bus.
*Wear seatbelts, if equipped
*Electronic devices cannot interfere with the safety of the driver and students
*Keep all body parts inside the bus. Windows can be down ¼ of the total window
*Stay in your assigned seats at all times
*No weapons or inappropriate items
*Only Franklin Township staff and students on the bus
*No physical or verbal mistreatment
*Carry-on items must be kept away from emergency exits and out of the aisle
News and Notes from our Student Council
- Spirit Days for homecoming are as follows: (no cost, just spirit days)
Mon 9/25 College Hat
Tue 9/26 Sports Jersey Day
Wed 9/27 College Sweatshirt Day
Thur 9/28 Tie Dye
Fri 9/29 Flashes Day
- We are in need of a trailer to build the float on AND a truck to pull it to the site on Wed after school. We plan to decorate it on site.
- We've bypassed our first fundraiser for Indianapolis Animal Care Services in order to raise funds for the American Red Cross on September 12, 14, 15
Participation will be $1/day
We will give stickers out for participation during 1st period classes (need to make envelopes and stickers)
Sept 12: Hat
Sept 14: Gum Day
Sept 15: PJ Day
East TV Playlist on Youtube
From the Desk of the Athletic Coordinator
Greetings Flashes Fans,
Congratulations to East Tennis’ Sierra Engel and Jazmin Timpe, 2017 Warren Central Invite Doubles Champions! East Boys and Girls Tennis teams also got on the winning side of things with both teams earning 4-1 victories at Southport on 8/29. The team traveled to Washington Township to play Eastwood on 8/28 and lost both sets. They will host Shelbyville on Tuesday, 9/5.
FTMS Football 8 “B” lost on the road at Chapel Hill on Wednesday 8/30, 6-26. The 7th grade B team hosted the Giants and fell at home. Both “A” teams traveled to Doe Creek on Thursday 8/1 and lost which included a heartbreaking 6-8 OT loss for the 8th grade team. The team regroups after Labor Day weekend and will showcase the “B” teams with games at future HCC Conference opponent Brownsburg West on 9/5 and two home games on 9/7 as they host Doe Creek in “B”.
West Boys Cross Country defeated East and Beech Grove in a 3way meet on Wednesday 8/30. West Cross Country is back in action on Tuesday 9/5 at Center Grove along with Southport in a 3way meet.
East Girls Cross Country defeated West and Beech Grove in a 3way meet at West on Wednesday 8/30. They will resume after the long weekend at Raymond Park on Tuesday, 9/5 for a dual meet.
East Volleyball 7/8 continue to excel with 2-0 victories at Southport on 8/31. The team drew the bye for the 2017 Marion County Tournament and will host the winner of Tuesday 9/5 match between Northview and Stonybrook at East on Thursday, 9/7.
Participation numbers at East and West are at an all-time high. Football has 100+ players. East XC has over 100+ runners. Total participation numbers between both middle schools for fall sports is 429 student athletes!
Rank One Ready! Parents please go to the site listed below and fill out the medical consent release form. http://franklintownship.rankonesport.com You will need your student’s Rank One ID which is found on Infinite Campus. Please have this filled out by Tuesday, September 5th. By law, our Community Hospital Middle School Athletic Trainer cannot treat your athlete without proper signed consent.
Follow FTMS Athletics on Twitter at @FTMSAthletics and also on our district athletic site www.fcflashes.com
Welcome Back JAM!
Parents & Guardians,
Middle School East is hosting a 6th & 7th grade “Welcome Back JAM!” on Friday, September 8th. We are in need of Parent Volunteers the night of the Jam. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Mr. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-8102). To be a volunteer you must complete a volunteer background check. There is a fee approximately $16.00 and there is a link on the school website http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us/HR/67/
The JAM is from 6:00PM-8:00PM for Middle School East students. Volunteers for the Jam will need to arrive at 5:45PM for instructions with Mr. Smith. Volunteers will be stationed in the cafeteria, hallways, and the gyms to help monitor student activities.
There will be a concession stand with pizza, soda, popcorn, and candy. No JAM tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets will need to be purchased in the cafeteria starting on Tuesday, September 5th. Jam tickets will cost $2.
All students will enter Middle School East at 6:00PM through Door #25, on the East side of the building, to check-in. 6th grade students need to be picked up at 8:00PM in the East parking lot by the gymnasiums at the conclusion of the JAM. 7th grade students need to be picked up at 8:00PM in the West parking lot near the baseball field at the conclusion of the JAM. Please drive cautiously when picking up and dropping off your student. Again, 8:00PM pick-up time.
If it is raining at pick-up time then students will be in the gymnasiums on the East side. The doors to the gymnasiums will be open so students can see approaching vehicles. Staff members will direct students out to the vehicles for pick-up.
If you have any questions please feel free to call Mr. Smith (803-8102).
From the School Counselors!
All 6th Grade
7th Grade Last Name A-M
Mrs. Sarah Ready
All 8th Grade
7th Grade Last Name N-Z
Students can make a request to see their counselor from any device with internet access! Simply click here! Parents can also request an appointment by using this request form.
For school counseling news and resources, visit the school counseling website by clicking here!
21st Century Scholars at Parent Teacher Conferences
On the evening of Parent Teacher Conferences (September 7th), there will be a representative from 21st Century Scholars in Computer Lab 608 from 2:30pm-5:30pm. This is a great opportunity for parents of our 7th and 8th graders to get signed up for the program! Click here to learn more about this exciting college scholarship opportunity! If you plan to sign up the evening of Parent Teacher Conferences, be sure to bring with you the appropriate documents. You do not need a scheduled conference to come in and sign up. Everyone is welcome!
College Go! Week
College Go! Week is an initiative of Learn More Indiana, designed to promote a pro-college atmosphere. FTMS East will have special spirit days to help promote college awareness from September 25-29. Parents and guardians are encouraged to talk with their students about the importance of education. The Learn More Magazine is a great tool with lots of activities and information!
FTMSE Spirit Night @ Dairy Queen
FTMSE Spirit Night @ TCBY
PTC Spirit Night at Thompson Rd. Dairy Queen
Tuesday, Sep. 19th, 6-9pm
5231 E Thompson RD
Picture Make-up Day
Monday, Oct. 2nd, 7:30am
10440 Indian Creek Road South
FTMSE PTC Spirit Night @ TCBY
Friday, Sep. 29th, 4-9pm
TCBY FROZEN YOGURT, Indianapolis, IN, United States
5650 S. Franklin Rd,
Next to Subway
Friday 9/29 (Homecoming night)
No flyer needed!
Just show up and make a sweet purchase!
15% of all sales during this time will be donated to the school.