THE TIGER TIMES

November 2016

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Upcoming Events

November

1 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM

10 Second Grade Music Program 6:00 PM

11 Veterans Day Program 9:30 AM

11 Wheels of Wonder PTO Night 5:30-7:30 PM

16 Mid Term Ends

18 All Pro Dads 7:45- 8:30 AM

21 School Board meeting

23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday


December

1 Choir Concert 6:00-7:00 PM

1 Third Grade Music Program 7:15-8:15 PM

3 Breakfast with Santa 9:00-11:00 AM

6 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM

7 Monkey Joe’s PTO Fundraiser Night 6:00-8:00 PM

15 Last Student Day

16 Winter Celebration Parties 3:00-3:45 PM

16- Jan 3 Winter Break

Appointment Policy

  • 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.

CogAT Testing information

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Counselor Connection

Tiger Trait for November is INTEGRITY.

Integrity is making good choices even when it’s difficult. When you follow your moral compass and do what is right, you achieve a sense of completeness. If you disobey your value system, you become divided, unbalanced and uneasy. The answer is repetition of good behavior. Practicing integrity on a daily basis may take courage, but it’s ultimately satisfying, and over time will be our first choice.

Parents here are some questions you can discuss with your child.

1. What does integrity mean to you?

2. Why is it important to have integrity?

3. Describe a situation that you have been in and had to display integrity?

4. What benefits of having integrity do you have? List at least 3 benefits.

INTEGRITY by Gary Dodd

Integrity

is standing up

for what

you believe in.

It is treating everyone

equally and fairly,

acting independent

of others that do otherwise.

It is being

open and honest,

responsible for

all of your actions.

It is speaking out

when others

are treated poorly.

It is refusing

to participate

in actions detrimental to others.

It is admitting

and apologizing

for your errors,

when mistakes

are made.

It is respecting

your environment,

your fellow humans,

and your self.

Integrity

is not a characteristic,

it is

a way of life.

It is

what you do,

and what you say,

always.

It sets you

apart from others,

it defines

you as a person.

Treat others

as you would want

to be treated.

Be upstanding,

be forthright,

be conscious

of your actions.

Remember

to always

act

with integrity.

Our students of the month for Trust

Congratulations to these students for showing TRUST. They received a certificate and a card for a special treat.

KINDERGARTEN

Emerine: Ben Weis

Froning: Grayson Brown

McMaster: Kendrick Hook

1st GRADE

Miller: Claire Prickel

Gilkerson: Brianna Mullen

Biswas: Mason Thacker

2nd GRADE

Brooks: Lucas Stiens

Krug: Nadia Tornatta

Parsons: Elijah McCrary

3rd GRADE

Simmons: Nathan Vaughan

Benson: Marilyn Smith

Jewell: Noah Cook

4th GRADE

Beechler: Dakota Miller

Rigsby: Payge Cleary

Reynolds: Aliya Galvez

5th GRADE

Neifert: Lana Butler

Leal: Austyn Dykes

Rebennack: Jacob Williams

RELATED ARTS

Library (Ms. Vawter/Mrs. Thurston): Mackenzie Thacker

Art (Ms. Ryan): Ruby Young

Music (Mrs. Stevenson): Will McQueen

Gym (Mrs. Adams): Erica McMullen

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Congrautlations to our "A" Honor Roll students

Acosta, Omar

Adams, Ava

Allen, Loria

Burket, Mason

Cornelius, Asher

Dykes, Austin

Hendrickson, Sydney

Mancia, Emmanuel

McQueen, William

Richey, Ava

Snyder, Lily

Sorg, Alex

Sorg, Cooper

Taylor, Alivia

Thomas, Jeremiyah

Vaughan, Nathan

Willing, Owen

Congratulation to our "A/B" Honor Roll Students

Aguayo, Ronaldo

Alvey, Kaylin

Anderson, Konnor

Basford, Robert

Bauer, Drew

Berkebile, Elizabeth

Brake, Sarah

Brown, Andrew

Bunte, Ashton

Burns, Nolan

Cornelieus, Aspen

Crist, Kenneth

Cumpean, Hugo

DesJean, Ella

Dingledy, Will

Ducharme, Aliana

Fleming, Tyler

Freeman, Delilah

Galvez, Aliya

Gann, Elijah

Glascock, Faith

Grismore, Zane

Gruss, Kinsley

Gunter, Savannah

Hamilton, Tyler

Hensley, Alexis

Holtsclaw, Emma

Hood, Chayse

Hopson, Cole

Humphrey, Dallas

Joseph, Lilyanna

Kennedy, Lily

Kitterman, Carlie

Koons, Abigail

Lawalin, Kylee

Leiva, Austin

Lomax, Kyle

Lyons, Gage

Mackey, Quentin

Mahoney, Brayden

May, Robert

Miller, Savana

Miyesa, Ezekiel

Moore, Gwendalyn

Moore, Samantha

Murphy, Kaleb

Musoke, Paul

Nagy, Daniel

Nichols, Liam

Osterhoudt, Bella

Patterson, Tyler

Pettyjohn, Nathaniel

Pollert, Collin

Rector, Ethan

Reuille, Caden

Roberts, Rylan

Rolfsen, Abush

Rolfsen, Kassahun

Royer, Savannah

Russell, Gray

Schultz, Griffin

Scott, Tarahji

Smith, Elizabeth

Smith, Marilyn

Stevenson, Jennifer

Thacker, Kali

Thacker, Mackenzie

Thomas, Benjamin

Thomas, Isaac

Thompson, Madeline

Trout, Cooper

Vaughan, Luke

Vivo, Isaac

Wallisa, Gabrielle

Ward, Paige

Weaver, Caylin

Wilson, Tyler

Pre-register before you visit

Did you know you can now pre-register with us before coming to the school to visit? 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, have lunch, etc.


We ask that you please pre-register before the class parties.


Below is the link to pre-register. Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe.


https://secure.safevisitorsolutions.com/Safe/Visitor/franklin000012

PTO UPDATES

Join our Acton Tigers for a School Skating Party at Wheels of Wonder on November 11th from 5:30-7:30.


Save the Date for Breakfast with Santa on December 3rd from 9-11 am. You’re Invited to join Santa and his helpers for a Jolly Time and Breakfast in your PJs!

​Tickets will be required for this event, so watch your child's folder in the coming weeks. Enjoy a festive morning of crafts, treats, pictures with Santa and enjoy a performance by the Acton choir!


​​Join us on December 6th for our PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm. Childcare and snacks will be provided!


​Mark your calendars for an Acton Spirit Night at Monkey Joes on December 7th from 6-8pm. ​


New Acton Spirit Wear

​is now available to order. New Items Have Been Added, As Well As Two New Logo Options! ​Orders will now take place online. ​Last Day To Order ​is November 14th with a ​delivery ​date of December 5th.

Please, visit the website at:

http://acton.185promostore.com/

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Fun Run Bears are now available for purchase in the bookstore for $1 each. Your kids can complete their set! The Acton Bookstore is open on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings each week.


A huge thank you to CertaPro Painters & David Brenton's Team for donating the necessary funds to purchase Raz Kids for the entire school! This online reading program has been a big wish list item. This will be a wonderful tool for our teachers and families. Student access information will be available soon!

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MUsic news for November

Music Dates

11/102nd Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

11/11 – All School Veteran’s Day Program, 9:30am in Gym

12/1Choir Concert, 6:00pm in Gym

12/13rd Grade Music Program, 7:15 in Gym

12/10Choir performs at High School Sounds of the Season Concert, 7pm

2/9 – 4th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

3/21st Grade Music Night, 6:00 in Gym

4/29 Folk Dance Festival

5/95th Grade Field Trip to ISO concert

5/18 5th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

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

Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic


Music Fundraiser

Help Mrs. Stevenson earn money for our music program by participating in the cookie dough fundraiser. The fundraiser will be Nov. 2-16. This is a perfect way for your family to get some cookies in time for the holiday season! We will be trying to raise enough money to buy African Drums to use in music class here at Acton! Order forms will come home on Monday, October 31st. Orders and money are due to Mrs. Stevenson by November 16th. Our goal is for each students to sell one box of cookie dough and the top winners in each grade level will be rewarded with a special role in our Holiday sing-a-long on Dec. 16th!

Veteran’s Day

We will be hosting a program on Friday, November 11, 2016 in celebration of Veteran’s Day. As part of this program we would like to recognize the Veteran’s from our Acton family. If your student has family members that are Veterans we invite you to send in pictures of your Veteran and pictures of your Veterans with your Acton Students to be included in a picture slide show. Please scan and send pictures to Mrs. Stevenson at amanda.stevenson@ftcsc.k12.in.us by Oct. 28th. Please include the Acton Student’s name, grade and how they are related to the Veteran in email. Please put November 11th at 9:30am on your calendar and invite your Veteran’s to join us for this celebration.

We are also holding an essay contest. Students are invited to write an essay answering the question: “What does a Veteran mean to me?” Essays can be turned in to Mrs. Stevenson by Nov. 4th.

Acton students are bringing home flags to decorate in honor of our Veterans. Please return decorated flags by Nov. 4th. If you need more copies, please contact your child’s teacher.

Great opportunity for students with special needs

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Choir Information

Choir Parents…

Acton Choir Concert

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016

6:00pm in the Acton Gym

Student Arrival Time: Students can meet Mrs. Stevenson in the LGI room beginning at 5:45.

Student Attire: Students should wear holiday dress clothes

(it does get warm on the risers, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.)

*There is no cost to attend our Acton Choir Concert

Breakfast with Santa

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 10am

Student Arrival Time: Meet Mrs. Stevenson in the music room at 9:45

Student Attire: Holiday clothes! (Jeans are fine!) J

*The event is from 9-11. Choir will be performing at 10. Students will report to Mrs. Stevenson at 9:45 and then be “picked-up” by parents at the conclusion of our performance – approximately 10:30am.


Choir sing with FCHS – Sounds of the Season Concert

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016

7:00pm in FCHS Auditorium

Student Arrival Time: Students should arrive at 5:45

Student Attire: Students should wear holiday dress clothes. (NO JEANS PLEASE) It does get warm on stage, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.

Tickets: You must purchase a ticket to attend this concert. Tickets will be sold online and at the door 1 hour before the show. Ordering tickets ahead of time is highly encouraged as they do often sell out. Information about ordering tickets will be coming home soon.

Students are allowed to be dropped off for this event. If you are choosing to drop off, pick up time will be around 9:15pm.

Remaining Rehearsals (All Friday mornings - 7:30-8:30am):

Nov. 4

Nov. 11

Nov. 18

Dec. 9

Thank you for sharing your child with me this semester! We have enjoyed our time together! Please let me know if you have any questions.



Acton Elementary 2nd Grade Program

Cowboy Campfire

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, Acton 2nd grade students will present their program “Cowboy Campfire.” We hope you are able to join us! Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

What: Grade 2 Program – “Cowboy Campfire”

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 6:00pm

Where: Acton Gymnasium

What time should I be there:2nd grade students should meet their music teacher in the gym beginning at 5:45pm

What to wear: 2nd grade students should wear jeans, Acton Restore the Roar shirt, cowboy boots or tennis shoes and cowboy hats. (If your child does not have a cowboy hat – I will have one for them to borrow)

We will be videotaping this program. You can purchase a copy by making a $5 donation to the Acton Music Program. Order forms are on the back. Guests are always welcome to take your own videos and photos. J

The students have been working very hard and we are excited to share what we have learned! We look forward to seeing you there!


Acton Elementary 3rd Grade Program

“A Holiday of Joyous Sounds”

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Acton 3rd grade students will present their program “A Holiday of Joyous Sounds.” We hope you are able to join us! Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

What: Grade 3 Program – “A Holiday of Joyous Sounds”

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 – 7:15pm * This performance follows the choir concert that will be held at 6pm on 12/1.

Where: Acton Gym

Student Arrival Time: 3rd grade students should meet their music teacher in the LGI room beginning at 6:45 or following the choir concert.

Student Attire: 3rd grade students should wear holiday dress clothes. It does get warm standing on the risers, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.

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!

We will also be performing for the Acton Students during the school day on December 1st. 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

Amanda.stevenson@ftcsc.k12.in.us

803-5151

FRONT OFFICE INFORMATION

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 must be notified by a Parent/Guardian before 3:00pm or we can not guarantee the change can be made.
  • 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 at the family table. We like to keep the table open for other families.
  • Morning student drop off must be done in the car rider line. Drop off door 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.
  • 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.