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4th Annual Walkathon

Our 4th annual East Walk for Wishes Walkathon will be held on Wednesday, October 4th. This year we are raising money not only for our school, but for 3 year old Make a Wish child, Finley. Finley's wish is to go to Disney World and we want to make that happen. Donation envelopes were sent home today with your child with directions on how to get donations, as well as the link to our online store ( for friends and family who are out of town to be able to donate. We have many fun activities for the students to participate in this year such as face painting, dunking your favorite teacher or principal in the dunk tank, obstacle course, concessions, Kona Ice, and always a favorite, Dodge Ball! Students will also be included in raffles to win some fabulous prizes such as chrome books, Target and Meijer gift cards, East Spirit Wear package, Sports Package, Pizza Party, Night out to the Movies, and much more. Student's participation in events, and raffle tickets earned depends on their level of donations they raise. Let's make this the biggest and best Walkathon East has had yet! Thank you in advance for your support.

Additional Walkathon Details

We will operate on a modified schedule on Wednesday:


6th and 8th grade lunch times are estimates. As soon as the group before is through the lines, the next group will be called down. Once students have their lunches they can eat in the cafeteria or go outside.


Here is tomorrow's lunch announcement to students:

Tomorrow is our Walkathon and this is a reminder if you filled out the red lunch survey that you would be bringing a sack lunch from home tomorrow, YOU MUST BRING THAT LUNCH. The cafeteria WILL NOT have extra sack lunches. They will only have sack lunches for those students who marked they would be purchasing their lunch. Again, if you chose to bring a sack lunch from home for the Walkathon, YOU MUST BRING that with you tomorrow.

Homework Document

See the link below for this week's homework document:

Week of October 2nd

If you have any questions contact your child's teacher.

From the Desk of the Athletic Coordinator

Greetings Flashes Fans,

Monday 10/2 location change for East vs. West Volleyball. Location will be Franklin Central High School. 7th grade start time 5:15pm followed by 8th grade. Main Gymnasium. Enter Door 9.

East and West Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held on Tuesday October 3rd and October 4th after school from 3-5pm. All interested boys intending on trying out for basketball must have a current IHSAA physical on file in the athletic office. Those trying out will need to attend study tables on this day and have athletic clothing and shoes.

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From the School Counselors!

Mrs. Kyle McClarnon

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!

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!

FTMS West Zombie Run

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Vision Screenings

The Marion County Health Department provides state mandated vision screening services for all students in first, third, and eighth grades. New students who have transferred into Marion county from other counties or from out of state are also screened.

Vision screenings at Middle School East will be conducted on November 15th and 16th.

You, as the parent or legal guardian, have the right to decline this service for your child. If you DO NOT want the Marion County Public Health Department to conduct a vision screening on your child, please complete the bottom half of the letter below and return it to school.

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Indianapolis Public Library


The Franklin Township School District is partnering with The Indianapolis Public Library to make sure that every student in the township has a library card. Having a library card ensures that students are connected to the wealth of print and digital resources that are available through The Indianapolis Public Library.

This partnership provides an opportunity to create seamless learning opportunities for all of your students, who might need to use their library card to access electronic resources to support their class curriculum.

Here are the details for The Indianapolis Public Library card:

· If your student has never had a card, they will receive a new library card that will give them full access to all E-Resources as well as limited access to physical material.

· If your student has had a library card but it has expired, if there are no fines on their account, their card will be renewed and only the number will be provided...

· If your student has had a library card, and there are fines of $5.00 or more on their account, their card will be renewed and their number will be provided to allow access to online material. They will also be enrolled in the library’s Earn and Learn Program. This program allows students to get out of debt by reading down their fines. Students will still be able to borrow a limited number of physical items and will have full access to all E-Resources. Additional information about the program is available at The Indianapolis Public Library.

If for some reason you do NOT want your student to receive a library card from The Indianapolis Public Library, please complete the OPT OUT information at the bottom of the letter below and return it to the FTMSE library. OPT OUT LETTERS ARE DUE TO THE EAST LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER BY SEPTEMBER 29, 2017.

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FTMS East Fall Break Art Camp

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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, 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!!!

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East TV Playlist on Youtube

The following link will take you to the East TV playlist. Each week the Media Aide students will create a weekly video about upcoming events for the East Flashes.

Box Tops

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