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Art with Ms. Ryan

In Art the students have been combining Art and Science. To celebrate Earth Day, April 22... the students created Bug Jar drawings and did insect "studies" inside the jar. On Friday, April 27 we will celebrate Arbor Day by creating drawings of different types of trees. The students will learn a variety of types of trees while drawing them!! The month of May will lead us onto a race of Indy car drawings!!

Library with Mrs. Thurston and Mrs. McConaha

From the 20 Young Hoosier picture books read in Library this year, K-3 students have chosen Tuesday Tucks Me In as their favorite. Our votes will be combined with those of schools all over Indiana to award the Young Hoosier Book Award to the winning author. The Young Hoosier Book Award Program was created in 1974 to stimulate recreational reading among elementary and middle school children. All elementary and middle schools in Franklin Township participate in this program.

Students in grades 4-6 participated in the Young Hoosier Challenge, offering 20 different intermediate level books to read. Acton students received a prize in recognition of each book they read including bookmarks, scented erasers, Scholastic book fair posters, and their choice of a new book. Though the ultimate aim was to read just 5 of the 20 books, Savannah Miller, Lily Snyder, and Zane Grismore impressed us all by reading past this goal!

The Indianapolis Public Library would like to invite our students and their families to participate in this year's summer reading program - Everyday Superheroes, June 4th through July 28th. Registration begins on May 21st at any of IndyPL's branches, including our local library on Franklin Rd. Flyers will be sent home soon, but if your excited kiddo can't wait, you can go to for more information!

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Thurston

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 May Newsletter


Mark Your Calendar....

Music Dates

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

5/17 – Kitley/Acton International Fair, 6:30-8:00 - At Kitley Elementary

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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.

Music Lessons:

The summer can be a good time to begin lessons on an instrument. If your child has expressed an interest and you would like a list of teachers in the area who give private music lessons, please let me know.

Mrs. Stevenson

Acton Elementary 5th Grade Program

Broadway Beat

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 Acton 5th grade students will present their program “Broadway Beat.” In this program we explore the history of Broadway Musicals. We hope you are able to join us! Please read the information carefully and let me know if you have any questions.

What: Grade 5 Program – “Broadway Beat”

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Where: Acton Gymnasium

Student Arrival Time: 5th grade students should meet Mrs. Stevenson inthe LGI room beginning at 5:45.

Student Attire: 5th grade students should wear jeans, (shorts or capris arefine – weather permitting) tennis shoes and an Acton t-shirt.

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! [Symbol]

We will also be performing for the Acton Students during the school day on May 3rd. 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


DVD order Form

5th Grade Program

“Broadway Beat”

_________ # 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!

PE with Mrs. Adams


Monday, May 14th is Acton Elementary's annual Field Day. It's a fun-filled day both inside and outside! PLEASE look for a flyer that your child should have brought home this week.
If you would like to VOLUNTEER for Field Day, that would be AWESOME!! To do this, please get the flyer from your child, fill it out, and return it as soon as possible to Mrs. Adams.


***If your child doesn't bring one home OR you just need another one, no problem!! Teachers will have lots of extras to hand out so just have your child ask their teacher for another copy.

THANKS!! Mrs. Adams

Jayne Adams

PE Teacher

Acton Elementary School