From the Principal
We are well into our routines now and things are beginning to click for students. They are doing a great job of understanding the Adams expectations and exhibiting the 3 R’s – Being Ready to Learn, Being Responsible, and Being Respectful. All students have now had a lesson with Mrs. Purvitis on what that looks like at school and how they can demonstrate each of those things.
We dedicated our new playground equipment last week, and everyone is really enjoying recess! Ask your child what his/her favorite part is and check out the pictures on our Facebook page. It was worth the long wait.
We will soon begin our fall fundraiser – the Fun Run! The date for the Fun Run is Friday, Oct. 4th. Students will walk/run laps during their related arts times throughout the day. The kickoff will be on Monday, Sept. 23rd, with Boomer from the Pacers. He will be at Adams to encourage us to make healthy lifestyle choices – very fitting as a kickoff for the Fun Run!
Even though we just are getting started in the school year, nominations are open NOW for high ability consideration for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents may nominate their children if they would like them considered for high ability assessments. There is a parent nomination form on the High Ability page of the FTCSC website. (About; Academic Department; High Ability; REACH Parent Nomination Form) All High Ability nominations are due Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. If you are unsure about the suitability of a high ability environment for your child please reach out to your child’s teacher.
Individual student reports for results on Spring 2019 ILEARN assessments were recently sent home with students. Please contact your child’s teacher if you did not receive one. You can also access the information in your student’s account on the Infinite Campus portal. If you do not have login information you can set up an account on the IC portal parent homepage or email firstname.lastname@example.org from an email address on file with the school. You can find a link to Infinite Campus on FTCSC’s homepage under the Parent heading.
Finally, just a short word about the English/Language Arts grades on the upcoming students’ midterms. Due to modeling and practicing of the beginning of the year procedures with independent structures in the classroom, there were not enough assignments and assessments for a fully reflective grade at this time. Students are working on increasing their reading and writing stamina and are doing both of these things for longer times each day. We thank you for your help at home in these areas. If you have concerns about your child’s progress in E/LA please address these with your child’s teacher.
From the Counselor
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s
“Body Safety Program” at Adams Elementary in September
On September 19 & 20, a specialist from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Victim Assistance Unit will be presenting the Body Safety Program to our students. The Body Safety Program is a child abuse prevention program that teaches children the skills they need for the prevention or interruption of sexual abuse/child abuse in their lives. Children will learn the following: what abuse is, prevention skills, personal body safety rules, the correct terminology for the “private parts” of the body, and the importance of listening to their feelings and asking for help when confused or scared. The presentation times for the program are listed at the bottom of this section.
While we believe this presentation is extremely important for our students to see, we do realize the subject matter is very sensitive. Because of that, we would like to offer you the opportunity to opt-out of having your child(ren) view this program. A letter about the program will be coming home with your child very soon. At the bottom of that letter is a request to NOT have your child participate in this child abuse prevention program. If you do not want your child(ren) to see the Body Safety Program, please sign at the bottom of the letter and return the bottom portion to school by Friday, September 13. If we do not receive a signature slip from you, your child will join the rest of the children in viewing this program. If you have any questions about the program or would like more detailed information about it, please call or email Kerry Purvitis, School Counselor at 860-4257 or email@example.com.
The Body Safety Program
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Kindergarten & 1st Grade 9:15 – 9:35
2nd & 3rd Grade 9:45 – 10:15
Friday, September 20, 2019
4th & 5th Grade 9:15 – 10:00
Now Hiring an Instructional Assistant
Do you love working with kids? Do you want to be on the same schedule as your kids? We are currently hiring for an Instructional Assistant. For more information or to apply please visithttps://ftcsc.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities/
From the Nurse
NOTICE OF FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH GRADE VISION SCREENING
On Monday September 23th, the Marion County Health Dept. will be at Adams Elementary to perform vision screening. All children in the first grades, third grades, fifth grades, and students who are new to Marion County, and children from other grades suspected of having a vision problem will be screened this day. Please mark your calendars for this important day. If your child already wears glasses, please be sure that they are wearing them for the screening. If you would like to refuse the screening for your child, please contact Mrs. Davis in the clinic 317-860-4289.
Natalie Davis BS RN
Community Health Network School Nurse
Art Room News
Welcome from the art room! There has been a good response for art-related items and there is still a need for baby wipes, glue sticks, and markers. The baby wipes help with clean-up, especially for the younger ones who can't reach the sink.
This is a reminder to fill out your permission slips for Artsonia. This will allow you to see your child's artwork online and order the art on T-shirts, coffee cups, and other items. The proceeds from Artsonia go toward the art room budget.
You must have an approved background on file to chaperone students or to work one on one with a student. Please follow the above link to start the process. Background checks are valid for two years.