Kitley Cougar Connection

February 2018

Don't Forget to Order Your Kitley Yearbook!

Order your Kitley Yearbook today! The deadline is Feb. 16th, you can order online just by clicking the link below and entering the following code: 11658718

Order forms were sent home with students as well. You may request that another is sent home by contacting the school.

Year Book Order Form

Yearbook ID Code: 11658718

Related Arts

P.E.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Jump Rope for Heart

WHO: ALL KITLEY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

WHAT: JUMP ROPE FOR HEART EVENT

WHEN: FRIDAY, FEB. 9TH, DURING RELATED ARTS TIME

WHERE: KITLEY GYM

WHY: TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT

KIDS WITH SICK HEARTS

GOAL: $20,000 (Individual goal: EVERYONE COLLECTING AT LEAST $10)

WEAR: COMFY CLOTHES AND TENNIS SHOES

BRING: COLLECTION ENVELOPES (Any time before or on Feb. 9th);

JOIN: OUR SCARE SQUAD BY RAISING AT LEAST $5.00 TO EARN JAX and a backpack clasp.

For additional information SEE THE PARENT LETTER/JRFH ENVELOPE

NEW THIS YEAR: SKYZONE FIELDTRIP on Mar.9th for all students who reach $150 ONLINE.

ONLINE DONATIONS at: Heart.org/jump

All donations due by Friday, FEB. 9th

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Music News

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

On March 6th all of the Kitley 5th graders are visiting the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. If you have not already turned in your permission slip for this trip, please turn it in as soon as possible! The cost for student tickets is $7 per person. If you have any questions about the field trip or the cost, please contact us via phone or email.



4th Grade Program

Mark your Calendars for Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 pm in the Kitley cafeteria! We will be performing our program entitled “Celebrating Black History Month Through Music.” We hope you can join us for a fun filled evening of music!


1st Grade Program

Mark your Calendars for Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 pm in the Kitley Gymnasium! More information will be coming home soon!


Folk Dance

Folk Dance club has just started and it’s already been a great time! Please be sure to mark your calendar for these performance dates:

Folk Dance Festival: May 5, 2018 @ 2:00 PM – at Ben Davis High School

International Fair: May 17, 2018 in Kitley Café – Time TBD



Contact Us:

Mr. Fellerman

Nathan.fellerman@ftcsc.k12.in.us

(317) 803-5939


Mr. Everingham

sean.everingham@ftcsc.k12.in.us

317-803-5967

Clinic News

IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION FOR 5TH GRADERS


The Indiana State Dept. of Health requires all incoming 6th graders to receive additional shots prior to starting 6th grade. The required immunizations are Tdap and MCV4. The Hepatitis A series should be started if not already completed. Please contact your student’s doctor as soon as possible to schedule an appointment before school starts August 1, 2018. If your student is 11, and has already had these vaccinations, please send a copy of the updated shots to the Kitley Clinic. Our fax number is 317-803-5970. Even if your student will not be 11 before the beginning of 6th grade, they are still required to have the immunizations by August 1, 2018.

Marion County Health Department has immunization appointments and walk in clinic hours. Their cost is $20 regardless of the number of immunizations needed. The closest Health Department office is 505 E. National Ave. and their phone number is 317-221-5700.

If you have any questions please contact us at 317-803-5977.

Thanks!

The Kitley Clinic

Krista Holmes, RN

Monica Searcy, RN

Sandie Hickey, LPN

CHN School Nurses

317-803-5977 phone

317-803-5970 fax

Monica.searcy@ftcsc.k12.in.us

Reminders from the Clinic



Any medication for students to use at school must be brought in to the clinic by the parent or guardian. Please do not send medication in with students. We need medications in their original boxes with prescription labels.


As we are seeing an increase in illness and it's flu season, please remember that a student needs to be fever free (99.9 degrees or lower) for 24 hours before returning to school after an illness. A student who has been home with vomiting or diarrhea has to go 24 hours without vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school.


If your child was sent home with clothes from the clinic please wash and return them to the clinic. We are excepting donations for pants size 5-12 for both girls and boys. Thanks.

Star Express News

Here at Star Express we hope everyone is enjoying the winter season and staying warm!

We will be introducing our new Spring Menus later this month! Get ready for some new items in the lunch line.

February is Pears month!

This is a healthy fruit offered regularly as part of your school lunch.

If you haven’t already enjoyed this yummy fruit try it this month.


We look forward to serving you!


@Star Express Nutrition – Franklin Township Community School Corporation

#StarExpress #SchoolLunch #SchoolNutrition #KidsEatRight


Have a question? We’d love to hear from you!

Contact the Star Express Registered Dietitians

with any comments, concerns or questions at 862-2411.

Betsey Willard, RD – Child Nutrition Supervisor

Alison Powers, RD – Assistant Child Nutrition Supervisor

Reminders

Lunch Times

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Kitley Lunch Menu

Click here for our Lunch Menu

Morning Arrival Reminders

If your child arrives to school after 8:50am, they must be walked into the building. A parent must sign their student in after 8:50am, please do not drop your student off without signing them in.

Thank You!

Dismissal Reminders

When making a transportation change for your student. Please try to do so before 3:15, with over 1000 students in our building, making last minute changes can get very hectic. Please send a note to your child's teacher when possible letting them know of any transportation changes. If you have any questions regarding transportation, feel free to call the Front Office at 317-803-5900

Birthday Treat Policy

We appreciate and celebrate birthdays. Parents are encouraged to bring goodies (pencils, bookmarks, erasers, stickers, etc..) instead of edible treats. Due to the number of food allergies, edible treats will not be allowed at parties and/or birthday celebrations. Our school district is latex free; therefore, we can not accept balloons in our facilities. To avoid hurt feelings, students may only pass out invitations to parties if entire class is being invited.

Job Well Done to Our Kitley Science Bowl Team!

The science bowl team placed 13th out of 21 schools in their competition on January 25th. The students spent 3 months learning about different science topics. They participated in team and individual rounds and conducted a science experiment. The following 4th and 5th grade students were part of the science bowl team: Savannah Morgan, Piper Barnes, Noah Kolleh, Ray Locklear, Chloe Losacker, Raymond Hunter, Zoie Rodriguez, Monika Pettit, Genayah Cannon, Cadyn Laudeman, Natalia Garcia, Adyson Daniel, Sierra Lucas, Connor Allen, LaMareiah Hayes, Kiera McCullough, and Savanna Smith.

Kitley PTC

Skating Party!!!

Come Join the fun! February 12th from 6-8pm at Roller Cave, 8734 East 21st Street. Free glow sticks to the first 50 skaters. $5 admission and 5 free tokens!

This is a No Drop off event, parents must stay with children.

Mark your calendar for Donuts with Dad!


Each student is invited to bring a dad, uncle, grandfather, or other male role model to join them for this FREE event! A book will be provided for each student in attendance! It will take place on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13 from 7:45 to 8:35 a.m. We request that students with last names beginning A-M attend on April 12th and N-Z attend on April 13th, if possible. More details will be coming home as we get closer to the event.

SCHOOL VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS

The following volunteers will need a criminal history check:


  1. Any person who will be working with students for extended periods of time – either consecutive hours or on a regular schedule.
  2. Any person who will be in a position to supervise students – this includes but not limited to field trips (at all levels, including band and choir trips) or taking a group of students out of a classroom for remediation work.
  3. Any person who will be alone with a student.

*NOTE: VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE NO LONGER FREE OF CHARGE. THE FEE IS APPROXIMATELY $16.00 PER VOLUNTEER.

If you wish to proceed, please follow the instructions and click on link below.


  • Please select VOLUNTEER for *Please select a Position
  • Make sure your name is spelled correctly
  • Please complete the entire form, all fields with *are required
  • Please select the school or schools for which you request to volunteer
  • Select I Agree and then Submit

All schools have access to the volunteer data base and can verify a clear background check. If there is an issue with the background check that will affect the ability to volunteer, that volunteer will be notified. This comprehensive background check will be active for two years. You will receive an email notification once the background check is clear. You will also be notified when it is about to expire.

Infinite Campus-IC

Did you know that you can change phone numbers, address and see your students grades on your IC-Infinite Campus account? You can also add or remove who you would like to be able to visit or pick up your student at school. Don't have an account? Follow the below directions to get yours today!

PARENTS:

  • If you are new to the district and need your PARENT portal log on information for the first time, please send an email to ichelp@ftcsc.k12.in.us, from the email address that is on file with the school district.
  • If you have forgotten your user name and/or password, please click the 'Forgot your password' or 'Forgot your user name' links. If you are still having trouble, please follow the instructions in the 'Problems logging in' link
Bring Your Own Device Info for 5th thru 12th grades

Click this link to learn about BYOD info for the 2018-19 school year

Transportation


We will be posting on Facebook whenever a bus is running 10 minutes or more behind schedule. Sometimes we run behind due to traffic or mechanical problems. Like us on Facebook!


As the weather gets colder, students will be tempted to remain in the house or car longer. Please make sure they are standing at the stop when the bus pulls up. It is scary for bus drivers to watch a student run to their stop to catch the bus. This is especially dangerous with ice or snow on the roads. Thank you for your cooperation.


We have put five new general education and two new special education buses on the road. These buses have seatbelts in them. Please encourage your children to wear these.

Thank you for expecting your children to remain seated, stay out of the aisles, and not eat on the buses. These are all things that put your child in danger.


We are hiring bus drivers. We will train you! And pay you for the training! Apply on line through our school website.

Residency & Educational Rights. . .

Residency & Educational Rights. . .

If your family is in an extreme living situation such as: living in a motel, car, campsite, shelter, temporary housing, combined housing, public places, etc. you could qualify for a McKinney –Vento (homeless) Act.

Please contact your school counselor to discuss ways we can possibly help support your situation. Students who are in homeless living situations have the following rights:

1. Immediate enrollment in the school they last attended or the school in whose attendance area they are currently staying even if they do not have all of the documents normally required at the time of enrollment;

2. Access to free meals and textbooks, Title I and other educational programs, and other comparable services including transportation;

3. To attend the same classes and activities that students in other living situations also participate in without fear of being separated or treated differently due to their housing situations.

Any question about these rights can be directed to your school’s Counselor.

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have received and understand the above rights.

___________________________________________________ ________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian/Unattached Youth Date

Dates to Remember

2/2 - All Pro Dads 7:40am


2/5 - PTC Meeting 6:30pm


2/6 - Major Saver Winners Pizza Party/Limo ride 11:50am-1:15pm


2/12 - Skating Party at Roller Cave 6:00 - 8:00pm


3/2 - All Pro Dads 7:40am