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Dec. 2015 ~ FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL EAST

Make a difference with every student every day!

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Winter Choir Concert

Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 6pm

10440 Indian Creek Road South

Indianapolis, IN

FTMS Middle School East Bookstore

Holiday orders due by December 4th. Visit http://www.rbteezgear.com
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Teddy Bear Toss

Saturday, Dec. 19th, 6pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN

Saturday December 19th at 6:00 pm bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal to the FC vs. New Pal home basketball game. When the first team basket is made we will celebrate by tossing our teddies. All the donations go to the Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis @ the Gene Glick Family Support Center.

SPARC Center by Tara Kalia


What is it?

The SPARC (Students Providing Access to Resources for the Community) Center is a student run food and clothing pantry that provides to those in need at Franklin Township and surrounding communities. Every school in Franklin Township holds multiple food drives throughout the school year to collect food for the pantry as well as other donations from the community. SPARC members sort, stock, shelve, and operate the pantry to work on independent living skills and vocational work skills.

How do I become a member?

The center is open to its applicants every other Thursday from 10 AM to 12 PM. To become a member, an application must be filled out and an ID must be shown at the entrance of the center. The number of items sent home will be determined by the number of people in your immediate family and if you feel you have been given the wrong number of items, you must contest it before you leave the center, no one will be readmitted. Smoking and profanities will not be tolerated on the property and there are no public restrooms located in the center.

How can I help?

You can help by donating nonperishable food, infant food, paper products, clothes, shoes, toys, or books during food drives at your school. Blue SPARC donations bins are located in each school. Donations can also be dropped off at SPARC during hours of operations and by appointment.

News from the Clinic

We are heading into winter and flu season. I am already seeing an increase in the number of visits from students during the school day. Please evaluate your student for illness before sending them to school. The following is part of the health services information listed in your student’s agenda book. Please follow these guidelines regarding illness. Thank you. Kerra Waters, RN

Holiday Meal from Star Express

Star Express is excited to be celebrating the holiday season. On Friday, December 11th a holiday meal will be served at each Franklin Township School in lieu of the standard hot entrée. The holiday menu served will be:



  • Jennie-O Turkey with Gravy and Noodles
  • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
  • Seasoned Green Beans
  • Holiday Cookie
  • Milk



The holiday cookie is offered to students purchasing a school lunch on December 11th.

Please feel free to join your student for lunch and help us celebrate this holiday season!

Alternative entrées and side dishes will be available for students that do not wish to participate in the holiday meal.


Please contact the Star Express Registered Dietitians with any comments and/or questions.

862-2411

Facebook: Star Express Nutrition

Twitter: @FTStarExpress

We’d love to hear from you!

Betsey Willard, RD – Child Nutrition Supervisor

Alison Powers, RD – Assistant Child Nutrition Supervisor

Upcoming Events by Brandon Kinnick

Tuesday, December 1

o Club Linus

Wednesday, December 2

o Academic 7th/8th Meet @ Fall Creek Valley

o Academic 6th Meet @ FTMS West

Thursday. December 3

o Winter Choral Concert at 6:00 PM

o Art Club

o Basketball Fall Creek Valley Tourney (A) at 5:15 PM

Monday, December 7

o Winter Sport Try Outs #2- Girls Basketball, Wrestling, and Swimming

o Young Hoosier Book club

o Academic Practice

Tuesday, December 8

o 5:00 PM Boys Basketball vs CH

o 7:00 PTC meeting

Wednesday, December 9

o Academic Meet @ Raymond park

Thursday, December 10

o 5:00 PM Boys Basketball vs Belzer

o Art Club

Friday, December 11

o Beast Day

o 7th Grade Science Final

PACER forms are due Dec. 11th

o Saturday, December 12

o Boys Basketball Tourney @ FTMS West (B)

Monday, December 14th

o 5:00 PM Boys Basketball @ Creston (A)

o 7th CPR thru 17th

o BPA Meeting

o Science Final

Tuesday, December 15th

o 7:00 PM Band Concert

o 5:00 PM Boys Basketball vs PMMS (A)

o LA Final

Wednesday, December 16

o 7:00 PM Orchestra Concert

o Math Final

Thursday, December 17

o Art Club

o Social Studies Final

o Concession Club

o Snap Flash

o Random Acts of Kindness Club

o 2nd Grading Periods Ends

o Last day for students

News from the School Counselors

8th Grade Upcoming Deadlines


On January 15th, 8th grade students will visit Franklin Center High School to discuss scheduling and tour the facilities.


January 20th will be parent's night at FCHS.


All 8th graders will need to return their course selections sheet to the middle school counselors by January 20th.