Tiger Times

December 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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Mrs. Stevenson was honored as the October Teacher of the Month from SkyZone!

We encourage all of our students to vote for your "FAVORITE TEACHER" each time you visit SkyZone ! The winning teacher is presented a certificate, gift card, and all students in the teacher’s classroom will receive free jump passes! Congratulations to Mrs. Stevenson!

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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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Our Acton PTO has a lot of fun things planned for this year. Please take a minute to like/follow the Acton PTO Facebook so you can be sure you won’t miss out!

Join us for our upcoming meetings:

**Dec 5th @6:30pm

**Jan 9th @6:30pm--- FTCSC Police officers will present on school safety

Childcare is provided by the YMCA.

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Mark Your Calendar....

2019-2020 Music Programs


December 6th – Choir sing at PTO’s Cookies with Santa – event is 6-8 Choir sings at 7:00

December 7th – Choir sing at Barnes and Noble Fundraiser Day @ 3:00

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


April 30th – Elementary International Fair 6pm-8pm at Kitley Elementary


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

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

Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic

Music Show and Tell

We will be having a music show and tell time during music class. Students can sing a song, play the piano, bring in a musical toy, share a dance or share another special musical talent! This will happen during regular music class time. Please see the schedule below for your child’s “music show and tell” day. This is not required, just an opportunity for your students to share their talents with their class. If you have any questions please let me know.

12/13 - Gilkerson and Emerine

12/18 - Scott, Rigsby, Simmons, Parsons, Elliott, McMaster

12/19 - Story, Reynolds, Jewell, Brooks, Miller, Froning

12/20 - Greene, Beechler, Milholland, Krug

Mrs. Stevenson



Choir News….

It is hard to believe we are down to our last choir rehearsal! I have enjoyed working with your students so much and am excited for you to see what we have been working on! We have a lot of singing opportunities coming up. Please know that I understand that you might not be able to attend all of these performances. If you can’t attend, just let me know! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Stevenson



Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic

Remaining Rehearsal:



12/6 – Cookies with Santa @ Acton Elementary – Students can wear holiday PJs or Holiday attire. *We will perform at 7:00 pm – this is right in the middle of this free PTO family event.We will be singing carols and a few of the selections from our concert the following week.

12/7 - Choir sings carols at Barnes and Noble at Greenwood Mall 3:00-3:30 - students can wear holiday attire - We will be singing carols and a few of the selections from our concert the following week.

12/12 – Choir Concert at 6:00pm – Students should wear holiday dress clothes (no jeans please)

*This concert is right before the 3rd Grade Program also on 12/12 beginning at 7:15.

12/15 – Sounds of the Season @ 2:30pm @ FCHS – Students should wear holiday dress clothes (no jeans please)

Acton Elementary 3rd Grade Program

“Hollywood Holiday”

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Acton 3rd grade students will present their program “Hollywood Holiday.” We hope you are able to join us! Please read the information carefully and let me know if you have any questions.

What: Grade 3 Program – “Hollywood Holiday”

When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 – 7:15pm *This performance follows the choir concert that will be held at 6pm on 12/12.

Where: Acton Gymnasium

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

Student Attire: 3rd grade students should wear holiday dress clothes. It can get warm standing on the risers - so please keep that in mind.

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 12th. 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



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School Nurse Services:

The goal of school nursing is to maximize the health and safety of our students during the school day while minimizing time out of class. Due to this, if a student reports to the clinic with signs or symptoms of a contagious illness the parent or guardian will be called to pick up their student. The school nurse will follow the general guidelines and instruction set by the Indiana State Department of Health, Marion County Health Department, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Signs and symptoms of a contagious illness that students will be sent home for are: temperature of 100 degrees or greater, witnessed vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed rash, eye redness with discharge, etc.

Parents are asked to not send their children to school if the child is experiencing signs or symptoms of a contagious illness. Children sent home from school should stay home until they are fever-free (without medication) or symptom-free for 24 hours.

Here are a few clinic reminders:

  • Any student coming to the clinic must have consent. Please return any consents that are outstanding as soon as possible. Students will not be able to be seen unless it is an emergency without a consent.
  • For grades K-12 all medications must be transported to and from school by a parent or guardian. Medications must not be expired and be in original box and/or have the pharmacy label attached.
  • COUGH DROPS are medication
  • Students must be free of vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school and must be FEVER FREE for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • The clinics do not stock any medications.
  • If your child is going to be absent from school please call your child in using the attendance line phone number.
  • Work with your child at home on proper hand washing and coughing and sneezing into their sleeve/elbow.
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Cookies with Santa Dec 6th!

Acton's Cookies with Santa is just around the corner. This fun evening will be Friday, December 6th from 6-8 pm. Our FREE event is open to Acton families and is sure to become one of your family traditions. Come enjoy crafts, cookies and milk, and even a visit from Santa! Bring your camera for photo booth fun and pictures with Santa.

New this year, the PTO has arranged for a Santa Shop at school on Friday, December 6th. Students will have time during the day to come shop for holiday goodies for their families. Money envelopes and information will be sent home with students the week before. Only students that bring their money into school will be able to shop during the school day.

Students and siblings will be able to shop from the remaining items during the Cookies with Santa event on Friday evening.

To make this magical event a success, we need your help!
Volunteers are needed to decorate our school on Wednesday, November 27th. We will be gathering at school at 10 am to "Deck our Acton Halls".
Santa's elves are needed during the day on Friday to assist shoppers with their purchases and wrapping.
Merry elves are also needed during the Cookies with Santa event to help with crafts, cookies & milk station and throughout the building for traffic control.
Once we wrap-up for the night, elves will be needed to clean-up from Cookies with Santa and the store.
Sign up now to secure your spot as one of Santa's merry elves.

Wonderful events like these are only available with volunteer help. Please volunteer if you are able to help make this another fantastic Acton event. If you have any questions, please reach out to event chairperson, Sarah Brenton Smith @ indysmithfamily@gmail.com

Thank you!
Acton PTO
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Team up with other Acton dads and kids for a quick, before- school breakfast and a 45-minute program of fatherhood and family topics. You’ll take away some great tips and resources to help you be the best Dad you can be, and you’ll strengthen your relationship with your kids at the same time.

It’s fun and it’s FREE! See you there…

Chick Fil a will be available for $5/person

RSVP at www.AllProDad.com/5029

February 7- Acton Family Night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

A flyer came home with your student with all the details on how to order tickets.


2 SPED Appreciation Day

5 PTO meeting

6 Cookies with Santa

12 3rd grade winter program/Choir Concert

15 Sounds of the Season

20 All Pro Dads

20 All School sing a long and winter parties

20 End of semester

23-1/6/19 Winter Break


3 Teacher Record Day

6 Students return

9 PTO Meeting

13-17 Kindness Week

14 Skating Party

17 All Pro Dads

17 Mother Son event

20 MLK Day (make up day if necessary)

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