Adams Elementary

December Newsletter

Adams Elementary

Please report all absences to the attendance line.

Attendance Line # 317-860-4288

A note from the Principal

It’s hard to believe we are in the final stretch of the first semester already! The month of December is always filled with additional activities on top of the normal end-of-the quarter/semester things that are involved in the classrooms.

Santa Shop begins next Monday, Dec. 3rd, and will be open through Friday, Dec. 7th. Each classroom has scheduled a day and time to visit the Santa Shop. Shopping begins Monday. Students will bring home reminders about shopping days. There are also pictures of the merchandise on our Facebook page. If you are available during the week of 12/3-12/7 and would like to volunteer to help students shop at Santa Shop contact us at school or the PTS online.

Cookies with Santa will be Thursday evening, Dec. 6th, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Adams Elementary. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here to welcome students and hear their requests. You are welcome to snap pics during this time. We will also be having light refreshments and an easy craft for students to complete. The Santa Shop will also be open during this time. We look forward to seeing you there!

Grade levels will be working on another service project again in December. You should be receiving information from your child’s teacher in the coming weeks. If you have questions or would like to contribute/participate please reach out to your child’s teacher.

We will be having our end-of-the-quarter celebration convocation on Tuesday, Dec. 18th. We will celebrate student and school accomplishments and have some fun in the process!

Thank you for your support of Adams throughout the first semester. We have had a lot of student growth both academically and personally, and we celebrate all of it. Thank you for sharing your most valuables with us! We love them.

As always, if you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at Adams.

Thanks again ~

Jaci Greig

Santa Shop

Our PTS has been busy purchasing items for our Santa Shop. Next week your student will have an opportunity to shop. This is a great opportunity for kids to shop for family members. All proceeds made are used to help families in need right here at Adams. The Santa Shop will run from Dec 3rd -Dec. 7th. We need lots of volunteers to make this a success. Volunteers are still needed.
Click here to volunteer.

Cookies with Santa

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

5:30-7:30 pm

Families are invited to join us in the cafeteria to enjoy cookies, milk, crafts, letters to Santa, and have their picture taken with Santa.

$10 per family

Kindergarten Christmas Program

Kindergarten Christmas Program is on Tues. December 18th at 3:00 pm.

Families are invited to attend.

Attention Parents of 5th Graders

As your child prepares for middle school, we’d like to share with you details of our 1:1 program in which they will be participating. As part of our robust, technology-enhanced curriculum, your child will be issued a Chromebook by the school. Students will use these devices for daily instructional activities, and homework, state and local assessments. As such, they will be responsible for caring for the device and bringing the device to school, fully charged each day. Please note that this is a change from last year as we are trying to standardize devices moving forward and that your child will not be permitted to bring in or use a personally owned device, and must use the district issued device. This change only applies to incoming 6th graders. 7th through 12th graders can still opt for BYOD.

From the Art Room

There's nothing like giving your child's artwork for a heartwarming holiday gift! Artsonia provides a variety of gifts you can give for the holidays including mugs, ornaments, plaques, jewelry, cards, and much more. When you purchase anything from Artsonia, you're also providing art supplies for our program. Please consider these special gifts when you are doing your holiday shopping this season! If you're having any trouble with your account, send Mrs. McQueen an email. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season!

From the Nurse...


I have seen an increase in cases of lice. If your child reports their head is itching, please examine for lice. Lice spread from person to person by direct contact or by using another person’s personal items--comb and brush, hat, hair bows, coat, clothes, etc. Head lice are tiny and brownish in color and only live on the human head. They crawl rapidly but do not fly or jump. The bugs deposit tiny white eggs (nits) on the hair shaft by using sticky “glue” so the eggs do not dislodge easily. Besides visualizing the bugs/eggs, the only symptom of head lice may be head scratching. Many times, lice will begin at the back of neck/behind ear area. If your child has head lice, please contact me so that we can work together to eliminate the lice. Do not send your child to school with live lice. Nits (lice eggs) need to be removed to stop the cycle of infestation but are not able to spread to other students. Be sure to remind your student to not share hats, coats, combs/brushes, or hair ties. Be sure they have their own set of earplugs at school for use in the computer lab. Most over the counter lice-killing products do a good job killing the live lice but they likely do not kill all of the nits. The nits that survive the treatment may hatch and the process may begin again. The importance of egg removal and regular inspection is crucial to avoid re-occurrence. Lice may spread anywhere children gather, such as when playing “dress-up” at home, at ball games where children wear a common helmet/hat, at sleep-overs, on movie seats, at a club meeting (i.e. Girl Scouts etc.), and at daycare centers and schools. Regular inspection of your child’s head enables you to identify a case earlier, resulting in faster eradication and quicker return to school. As with any health condition, only parents may call the school with information about their child. If your child has lice, please let me know so that I can help you oversee treatment. I can provide another pair of eyes to check that nits are removed, and the lice is fully treated. If your child has had lice multiple times, I recommend a check with the pediatrician regarding a prescription strength treatment (lice may develop tolerance to the over the counter treatment). Thanks for your vigilance.

School Closings and Delays

School Closings and Delays are posted on the Franklin Township Schoool Cooperation Facebook page and Twitter. They are also listed on the news as Franklin Township Community Schools, NOT Franklin Community Schools. You should also receive an automated call from Connect Ed. If you do not receive a robocall, please contact the front office so that we may verify your phone number.
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Winter Break

No School December 19- January 2

Have a safe holiday season!

Lost and Found

Please have your student check the lost and found for any missing items, especially jackets and winter coats. Unclaimed items will be donated over winter break.
Order Yearbooks here

Yearbooks can be ordered online using the above link. Paper order forms will be sent home after winter break. Deadline for order is February 15, 2019.

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Major Saver Cards

Proceeds go to the Franklin Township Educational Fund. FTEF has funded teacher grants and district-wide programs totaling more than $550,000in support of educational excellence in the public schools of Franklin Township.

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