Cougar Connection

Kitley Elementary - November 2014

Principal's Letter


Welcome to November! We have received exciting news at Kitley! The Indiana Department of Education has named Kitley Elementary a Grade A School! I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun Fall Break. Kitley staff is recharged and fired up for our 2nd quarter. We have a busy fall planned and we are looking forward to seeing you in the next upcoming month. Thank you to all of our amazing parent volunteers who assisted with our Fall Parties on a very cold October 31st!

Our annual Veteran’s Day program will be held in the gym on Monday, November 11 at 9:30 A.M. If you have a Veteran in your family, we look forward to honoring them during our ceremony. Please join us for coffee and juice at 9:00 in the LGI if you are a veteran. We are asking all visitors to please sign in this year to add a layer of security to our building. Thank you for stopping at a table and signing in.

It was a joy to meet all of our parents during our Parent/Teacher conferences in October. Thank you so much for attending and strengthening our school-home connection.

Our 4th grade students traveled to Conner Prairie on Friday, October 31st for a field trip. Thank you to the fourth grade teachers for planning this trip. Thank you to our parent volunteers who chaperoned this valuable time with nature.

Our Red Ribbon Week was a HUGE success as our students and staff focused on being drug free. Thank you to Mrs. McCafferty and Miss Vicars for planning our week of dress ups, lessons, and activities. Kitley staff continues to instill philanthropy and values into our curriculum to build the whole child. If you are interested in assisting us in our cause, just let us know! As always, if you need assistance, feel free to call at 803-5900. R.O.A.R.!! We are Respectful, Organized, Aiming High and Responsible!

Always learning,

Mrs. Schoene

Annual Veteran's Day Convo

Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 9am

8735 Indian Creek Rd S

Indianapolis, IN

On Tuesday, November 11th we will be honoring all Veterans with a program at Kitley Elementary. The program will begin at 9:30 and be held in the gymnasium. Veterans are invited to join us at 9:00 for juice and coffee. Students who have guests attending the program will be released from class at 9:00 after attendance is taken so they may join their special guest and sit with them during the program. We are asking all students to wear Red, White and Blue clothing on Tuesday, November 11th. Thank you for helping us honor these brave men and women. If you have any questions, please call 803-5967.

Media Center News

Thank You to all of our wonderful students and parents for a fantastic Book Fair! Our school had over $16,700 in sales. This means that our Media Center received over $6100 in books and money from Scholastic. We will use the money towards more books as well as audiobooks, playaways, and other library materials. We would also like to thank all of our AWESOME volunteers: Leslie Scott, Wendy Lyons, Becky Lyons, Dana Willing, Kim Stangel, and Debbie Hildman. The book fair would not have been possible without their help!

Counselor's Corner

A huge thank you goes out to all the Kitley families who donated food for our food drive last week! Our contributions helped restock the food supply at the SPARC Center. The SPARC Center provides food and gently used clothing to families here in Franklin Township and it is staffed by students and staff from Franklin Central. Donations of food or clothing can be made at any time throughout the school year.

So when cleaning out your closets, why not donate the clothes to the SPARC Center instead of other donation centers? To donate items, simply bring them to Kitley and place them in the big blue SPARC Center bin located in the front office area. Again, thank you to everyone who donated food!

Coach's Corner

Everyday Mathematics at Home

Have your child create tally marks in batches of five until you say “Stop.” Then skip count by 5’s to see how many marks were written

Let your child count the dollars and coins in your wallet. Together, brainstorm the items you can buy.

Write down decimals for your child to read aloud, such as 0.32 (thirty-two hundredths) or 0.9 (nine-tenths).

6+1 Traits of Writing at Home:

The need to write every day can be easily compared to the need to exercise. In order to grow up healthy, kids need physical activity and exercise. In order to improve as a writer, your child needs to write. Writing every day will directly affect your child’s skills. His/her spelling and punctuation will improve, and his/her details will get more specific. Writing more often will give your child more practice with these skills.

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Principal's Video Blog

Kitley staff has a new way to communicate with our parents! Every few weeks a new video will be posted with news about Kitley!

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Franklin Central Winter Cheer Clinic



Who: Any K-8 grade girl

When: Saturday, December 6th 9-11:00am Check-in 8:45-9:00am

Where: Franklin Central High School Freshman Academy Entrance

Cost: $30* 1st or only child registered by November 21st

$25* each additional sister registered by November 21st

$40 per girl registered after November 21st (t-shirt not guaranteed)

* Includes t-shirt

The Franklin Central Cheerleaders will teach:


· Chants

· Dance

· Simple Stunts

All girls that participate in the Winter Cheer Clinic are invited to perform at half-time Saturday, December 6th at the Varsity Boys’ Basketball Game. All girls receive free admission into the varsity game. Please join us for an exciting camp filled with instruction and fun! If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Dirr 317.803.8366.

Girl’s Name ________________________________________ Current grade _________

Parent’s Name ______________________________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________

Phone number ___________________________ Emergency # ______________________

T-shirt size; please circle one

Youth S (6-8) M (10-12) L (14-16)

Adult S M L XL

Please send bottom half of this form and check to: FCHS

Make check payable to FCHS. Attn: Alicia Dirr

Please send form ASAP! 6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN 46259


Parental Consent: I will not hold Franklin Central High School responsible for any injury incurred while at camp.

Parent Signature __________________________ Date _____________________

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