October Adams Apple
From the Principal
Happy October! It has not felt much like fall this year, but hopefully, you are enjoying some fall activities. I want to thank our wonderful PTS parents for helping us give the school a fresh new look. Many parents have been in to update bulletin boards and assist with cleaning out some spaces. Please know you are appreciated and that your partnership benefits our kiddos. Also, thank you for attending our Parent/Teacher conferences.
Please have a safe, restful fall break and enjoy your family time. Remember to encourage the students to read daily and practice those math facts! As always, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23rd-Oct. 27th
National Red Ribbon Week Theme: Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free!
You are invited to participate in Red Ribbon Spirit Week to celebrate our choice to be DRUG FREE!
Monday October 23rd: Don’t Get Mixed Up With Drugs Monday
Wear clothing that DOES NOT match
Tuesday October 24th: “Team Up” Against Drugs Tuesday
Show your LOVE of your FAVORITE sports team and wear a team shirt or jersey
Wednesday October 25th: Give Drugs the Boot: Western Wednesday
Wear western-style clothing and accessories
NO toy weapons
Thursday October 26th: Too “Bright” To Do Drugs Thursday
Wear bright neon clothing and sunglasses
Friday October 27th: Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free Friday!
College Day or Career Day:
Wear your favorite college clothing and accessories OR
Dress like what you want to be when you grow up
Fall Parties are Oct. 31 from 3:20-3:50
Please take a moment to review procedures from the Student Handbook
Birthdays, Special Occasion Celebrations and Class Parties
The following guidelines identify what students can bring in and distribute to their class if they wish.
DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS, FOOD TREATS ARE NOT PERMITTED when school is in session.
• Classroom Book signed by the student
• Pencils, erasers, stickers, etc.
• Other non-edible treats
o (EDIBLE TREATS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED DUE TO THE NUMBER OF UNKNOWN FOOD ALLERGIES)
Due to allergy precautions, latex balloons and latex gloves are NOT to be utilized within any FTCSC building.
Fall Parties are October 31 at 3:20. Please pre-register if you plan on attending. This will save you time and allow you to make it to the parties on time.
A Note From the Nurse
If your child needs an immunization to be up to date with state standards, I have contacted you by letter or phone. The deadline for compliance is Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Please schedule your appointments and bring me the updated shot record after obtained or have the record faxed to 317-862-7255. We do not want any student to miss instruction time due to missing immunizations.
Vision testing by Marion County Health Department (MCHD) was conducted this week for grades 1, 3, 5, and any student new to the county. In the next few weeks, MCHD referral notices will go home for the students that did not pass the vision screen. Notices will only go home to students who failed the screening.
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 reoccurrence. 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.
Natalie Davis BS RN
Community Health Network School Nurse
Fun Run Update!
We collected $13,878!
This money is used to pay for school field trips, and transportation to field trips. It also pays for 2nd thru 5th grade students to skate for free during P.E. Because we exceed our goal, the 2nd grade is included for the first time.
Lost and Found
For more information about Adams Elementary Craft Fair, please visit our Facebook page.
Bottle Caps to Benches
Girl Scout Troop 974 has been busy collecting bottle caps and lids, sorting, cleaning and weighing them. They have collected about 100 lbs so far but need a total of 400 lbs to turn them into a bench! We need your help! They would really love to finish this project this year while they are still 5th graders so tell your friends and neighbors and keep collecting!
Acceptable caps and lids:
Medicine bottle caps, milk jug caps, detergent caps, hairspray caps, toothpaste tube caps, deodorant caps, drink bottle caps, flip top caps, spout caps, spray can caps, ointment tube caps, and other caps with a recycle number of 2,4 or 5, cottage cheese container lids, yogurt lids, peanut butter jar lids, ice cream bucket lids, cool whip container lids, coffee can lids, cream cheese container lids, butter container lids, and prescription bottles with labels removed.
Please remember to clean them and contain no metal.
They are excited to partner with Green Tree plastics in Evansville in their ABC promise partnership program (a bench for caps). When they have collected and sorted the plastic, they will take it to the facility in Evansville and come home with a new bench for our playground!
Thanks for your support!