Tiger Beat

Acton Weekly Update: 7/28/2017

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Brook Wessel-Burke

Cell: 317-331-1920

Twitter: @bwesselburke

Acton Facebook Page

Acton Website

Daily Transportation


Link to the SOS Form for any students you need to start the SOS process.


Nuts and Bolts

Radios-please remember these are for AM/ PM duties, recess duties and emergencies only. Please do not let it replace a phone call or email. Keep them off and on the charger while you are in your classroom.

Don't forget to let me know which team member wants to be the FB administrator on our school page?

SMORE- Sarah is working hard with our central office and SMORE to purchase the license to give each team a SMORE newsletter account. You will love it!

We bumped fourth grade lunch 5 minutes later due to an overlap in the schedules.

Curriculum and Instruction

Don't forget to sign up for one of Matt's Interactive Read Aloud lessons here.

He is an excellent resource for us. Let's use him as much as possible.

PD and PLC next week will be a focus on "Strengthening our PLC's" Katie Brooks and Shari Leal will assist me with leading these meetings. Our goal is to find ways to make our PLC time more data driven and student achievement focused.

PD/PLC Calendar

DIBELS BOY Assessments will be August 16th, 17th and 21st. See Schedule below or on the Master Schedule.

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Reaching ALL Learners

Adult and Child- as you are getting to know your students, please keep in mind any kiddos that may need additional services. If you believe a student may benefit from our A/C team, please go ahead and send a referral. We do not need to worry about the medicaid/ private insurance as much anymore. As of now, we are splitting services with Adams Elementary but as more referrals come in, we may be able to have Amanda here full time.


Chromebooks and Computer Labs: We currently have 4 Chromebook carts. This Fall we should be getting two more and then second semester we will get 2 more! We've gathered several opinions and have tried hard to figure out how to give everyone access to our technology. Here is what we've come up with.

For this quarter/ or until we receive our next two carts:

K-2 will share one Chromebook cart and will have priority to both computer labs. This cart will have a sign up calendar taped to the top and calendars in each of the lab. You will sign up on your own.

3-5 will each have a cart that the grade level will share.

Nadine's Lesson Schedule

Flash Focus Schedule

What's Coming Up

Monday will be our first emergency drill for the year. We will conduct all drills, beginning at 10:00 AM.

8/1/17 PTO meeting 6:30 PM in the LGI Room

8/3/17 Hearing Screenings: grades 1-4 and students new to Marion County.

8/4/17 August Field Trip forms are due.

8/4/17 Acton Family Cookout- Bring your family, a dish and lawn chairs or a blanket. We are going to have a great time having a picnic with our families!!!

8/8/17 Boy Scouts presenting at lunches

8/15/17 Stem Scouts to present at lunch.

8/14 BOY DIBELS begin (see schedule)

8/18/17 All Staff cookout for lunches

8/18/17 All Pro Dads in LGI 7:45 AM

8/25/17 Midterm ends

8/25/17 September Field Trip reservations due

8/30/17 School Picture Day- LGI

8/30/17 Midterm grades posted for parents on IC