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Hello! Your RA Team at Acton wants all Tigers to know about the AMAZING things that are going on during Specials!
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Art with Ms. Ryan

Library with Mrs. Thurston and Mrs. McConaha

During the month of February, library students participated in the Valentines for Veterans program. Our student-created valentines were distributed by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (New Bethel and Samuel Bryan Chapters) to veterans through: the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation, Beech Grove Senior Center, and American Legion. Our valentines were also given to veterans at the Fraternal Order of Eagles-Aerie 4167, as well as several local nursing homes.

Though there has been a delay, students who do not already have an Indianapolis Public Library card should be receiving one soon! Before you know it, it will be time to enroll in the Indianapolis Public Library's Summer Reading Program!

Kimberly Thurston
Library Media Specialist
Thompson Crossing Elementary
Indianapolis, IN 46239
South Creek Elementary
Indianapolis, IN 46259
Acton Elementary

Indianapolis, IN 46259

Music with Mrs. Stevenson

Acton March Newsletter


Mark Your Calendar....

Music Dates

3/6 – 5th Grade Field Trip to ISO concert

3/8 – 1st Grade Related Arts Night, 6:00 in Gym

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

5/3 – 5th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

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Grade 5 Program Date Change!

To accommodate some end of the year activities the 5th grade program has been moved to Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! J

Summer Camp Opportunities

Roncalli Jr. Rebel Theater Camp – There are two options for this summer theater camp.

June 4- June 29 from 9:00-12:00 and July 9 – July 27 from 8:30-12:30. The camp is open to students grades 2nd – 8th. The cost is $200. For more information call the Roncalli Performing Arts Center at 317-787-8277 ext. 249.

Footlite Summer Theather Camp - Footlite Musicals is proud to present Disney’s High School Musical Jr. as our summer workshop under the direction of Tara Cherry, Caleb Morgan, and Amy Matters. The workshop is for elementary school children ages 6-12 and includes instruction in vocal technique, basic dance, audition preparation and acting improvisation. The two week workshop runs June 4-15. Sessions are weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with a rehearsal and two performances on Saturday, June 16th.

The cost of the workshop is $150 per child. Registration includes at-shirt, production materials, and 2 free tickets to the performance. Additional tickets will be available for sale for $5. Children should bring a sack lunch each day.

First Grade Related Arts Night

Ever wonder what really goes on in Music, Art and PE class? Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The first grade Related Arts Night is a night designed for you to experience Art, Music and PE with your first grade student!

Schedule for evening;

The program will begin with all in the gym. First grade students will share a few musical selections and Related Arts Teachers will explain the format for the evening. Then we will split into our 3 first grade classes and you will get to spend 15 minutes in each area experiencing art/music/PE with your child!

Music - In the library Mrs. Stevenson will lead first grade students and their families in an African Drum Circle.

PE - In the gym Mrs. Adams will lead students and parents through an exciting game and/or stations!

Art - In the LGI room students will have the opportunity to lead their families on a gallery

PE with Mrs. Adams

Hello, Tigers!!!

We had SOOO MUCH FUN during Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, Feb. 2nd!

Thanks to everyone who participated! Our top 3 donators were: charles Rigdon, Spencer Fignar, and Asterion Nahapetian!

For the students who donated $150 or more online, there's a March 9th fieldtrip to Sky Zone.

During our convocation, we had a BLAST! For students who donated $100 or more they got to participate in a fun Cheetos Challenge!

Our top 3 donators got to silly string Mrs. Wessel-Burke! They were Spencer Fignar, Asterion Nahapetian, and Charles Rigdon. Charles was our #1 donator!!

All of the Related Arts Teachers are soooo excited about our 1st Grade Related Arts Night on Thursday, March 8th! We're hoping that all 1st grade students and parents can attend! Bring in your water bottles, gym shoes, and exercise clothes!

Jayne Adams

PE Teacher

Acton Elementary School