Tiger Times

August 2019

Acton Elementary

Phone: 862-6108

FAX: 317-862-7251

ATTENDANCE: 317-803-5105

TRANSPORTATION: 317-862-2314

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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.


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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 ask for a hand written note to be sent in with the student so the office may help field the change. There are days the assigned teacher is out and unable to receive emails/dojo/voicemails. This will ensure a live person has the change handled. ~~~We ask that phone calls to change dismissals be made very rarely and we must be notified by a Parent/Guardian before 2:00 pm.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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We are so excited to announce our PTO Officers for 2019-2020:

Co-presidents---Danita Mullins and Catherine Lapkovitch

Treasurer---Sarah DeNeal
Secretary---Lindsey Elliott
Community Correspondent--- Erin Fetters

Join us for our upcoming meetings on August 8th and Sept. 5th in the LGI room, at 6:30pm.

Childcare is provided by the YMCA.


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Acton August Newsletter


Mark Your Calendar....

2019-2020 Music Programs


September 6th - Choir Begins (information will come home in mid-August)


November 11th - 9:30 am - All School Veterans Day Convocation

November 14th @ 6:00pm - 2nd Grade Program


December 12th @ 6:00pm - Choir Concert

December 12th @ 7:15pm - 3rd Grade Winter Program

December 15th @ 2:00pm - Choir sings at Sounds of the Season concert at FCHS

December 20th @ 2:15 - All School Sing Along


February 11th - 5th Grade Symphony Field Trip


March 12th @ 6:00pm - Grade 1 Related Arts Night

March 19th @ 6:00 pm - 4th Grade Program

March 19th @ 7:15 pm - 5th Grade Program

TBD (April/May) - Folk Dance Festival

TBD - International Fair

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

Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic

Acton Choir


Do you love music…like to sing and dance around…enjoy making music…need something to do Fridays before school?

Then choir might be for you!

What: Choir is a great opportunity for students who like music to have fun singing and performing while learning about music and basic choral techniques.

Who: Any enthusiastic 3rd, 4th or 5th grade student who displays good behavior and a positive attitude throughout the school.

When: Choir will have 3 performances this year. Rehearsals will be before school every Friday starting September 6th and going through December 6th. Rehearsals will begin at 7:30 and students will be dismissed from choir to go to breakfast/class.

Performances: Choir will perform as part of the school wide Veteran’s Day program on Monday, November 11th during the school day. We will have an evening performance on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00pm, and we will also be performing with the FCHS Music Department in their Sounds of the Season Concert on Sunday, Dec. 15th at 2pm.

Transportation: Students may be dropped off at the front doors beginning at 7:20am. Mrs. Stevenson will be up front in the lobby to meet students. If you should arrive after 7:30 and no one is up front, please call 803-5157.

· I will be looking for a parent volunteer to assist in student arrival. Please email or call if you are interested.

How to Sign-up: Fill out and return the attached form by Friday, August 30th! We will fill up on a first come first serve basis so don’t delay!

I am looking forward to having a full group and a fantastic season! Please e-mail or call with any questions.


Mrs. Stevenson

Amanda Stevenson



Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic

Choir Sign-Up! (Please print)

Please return to Mrs. Stevenson by August 30th!

Student Name _______________________________________________

Homeroom Teacher ___________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name ________________________________________

Phone # ________________

Parent Signature ________________________________________

_____ I am interested in volunteering on Friday mornings.

Additional Information:

Please indicate below any allergies or information you feel we should know. For example if your child is in the YMCA, please let us know and we will get them when it is time for choir to begin.

Art News!

Welcome Back!!! I'm so excited to see all of the friendly faces in Art class again this year!!! We will be starting off the year with our fun Acton traditions of The Children's Museum Haunted House Art Contest and our annual fundraiser "Art to Remember".

Creative work is straight ahead! See you soon!!

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


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1 First student day

7 Bus Safety

8 PTO Meeting

9 Acton Family Picnic

16 All Pro Dads

28 Picture Day


2 Labor Day

4 Midterm grades post

5 PTO Meeting

9-Oct 4 Skating PE

20 All Pro Dads

20 Team A Thon

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.
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