THE TIGER TIMES

MAY 2017

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER BREAK!

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Back to School-Ice Cream Social

JULY 24TH

KDG--5:00pm-5:45pm

1ST--6:00pm

2ND--6:15pm

3RD--6:30pm

4TH--6:45pm

5TH --7:00pm


These times are for the individual grade level presentations. All other times between 6:00-7:30 will be an open house.

Students of the Month for the Trait of RESPECT (May)

Congratulations to these students for showing their Tiger Trait of Respect in May. They received a certificate and a card for a special treat.

KINDERGARTEN

Emerine: Elin Weaver

Froning: Khloe Keough

McMaster: Kylee King

1st GRADE

Miller: Mason Beck

Gilkerson: Victoria Cumpean

Biswas: Kaylynn Mails

2nd GRADE

Brooks: Bailey Bowers

Krug: Sophia Hall

Parsons: Alisia Bails

3rd GRADE

Simmons: Austin Leiva

Benson: Maddie Thompson

Jewell: Eliana Martinez

4th GRADE

Beechler: Kassahun (Kass) Rolfsen

Rigsby: Katelyn Witcher

Reynolds: Stephanie Miller

5th GRADE

Neifert: Kalyn Stewart

Leal: Ella DesJean

Rebennack: Alec Rice

RELATED ARTS

Library (Ms. Vawter/Mrs. Thurston): Vance Gonzalez

Art (Ms. Ryan): Austyn Dykes

Music (Mrs. Stevenson): Cadence Bongen

Gym (Mrs. Adams): Piper Bennett

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Camp Kesem for kids dealing with parent's cancer


Camp Kesem is a nationwide, nonprofit organization that provides free summer camp and year-long support for children who have been affected by their parent's cancer. This could mean that their parent currently has cancer, has had cancer, or passed away due to the terrible disease. At Camp Kesem, our goal is to provide support for the children who have experienced adult-sized problems at a young age, while also giving them a fun escape and a chance to bond with other children facing the same experiences. Our camp is open to any child between the ages of 6-16 and is completely free of charge!

Visit our website at www.campkesem.org/indiana

Interested families can apply at this link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CampKesem#/selectSessions/1717902

Children and Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

How much time does your child spend watching TV or movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although some screen time can be educational, it's easy to go overboard. Consider this guide to children and TV, including what you can do to keep your child's screen time in check. Read more: http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/children-and-screen-time-how-much-is-too-much/

2017 Youth Activity Directory



Looking for the right camp for your child? This directory breaks local camps down into multiple categories. The directory offers family events calendar, camps, volunteer opportunities, mentoring and tutoring services, special needs programs and much more!

http://mccoyouth.org/resource/youth-activity-directory/

PURCHASE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES ONLINE

Parents you can now purchase your back to school supplies online for next school year! Place your order now and avoid searching for school supplies later this summer. Ordering deadline is June 30th and your order will be ready for pick up at the Ice Cream social. Click the link below to start your order.
https://schoolclasspacks.com/#/school/acton

UPCOMING EVENTS

7/24 Ice Cream Social

7/24 Kindergarten Orientation

7/26 First Day for Students

8/30 Picture Day

2017-2018 Immunization Requirements

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Transportation News

What is happening in transportation? Many things! During the month of May, the Media class at FCHS is putting together a video about why you should be a bus driver for Franklin Township. The students have used their drone to film the sea of yellow buses as seen from above the lot. Drivers, students, and office personnel are being interviewed. They talk about the reasons why you would want to be a bus driver for Franklin Township. Watch for this video posted on the FTCSC website by the end of May. If you watch the video and then wish to apply for a position, please go the school website and apply. We offer health insurance and retirement benefits. We are looking for people who love to drive and love kids.

Several members of our team, will be attending the STAI convention this summer to learn more about being an effective driver/monitor, crisis planning for transportation, seat belts, and developing additional student management skills. This information/training will be shared with the entire transportation team in the fall. We will also be competing in a Safety Competition and Technician Inspection Competition. Good luck!

We are in the process of installing GPS systems on the buses and activity buses. For the next school year, we will be able to track where they are, when they make stops, show us mechanically how the bus is, and how fast buses are going. We hope to add more to the system in the upcoming years.

As we wrap up this school year and look to next school year, we will be attending the Ice Cream Socials for all elementary schools. Personnel from transportation will be at these events in order to provide assistance with eLinks, allow students to board a bus, and demonstrate how the seat belts work on the buses. ELinks is the website that parents may access to see when and where their students will be picked up. This site will be closed for the month of June. It will reopen in July. Please look at the eLinks the day before school starts as things change on a day to day basis. You can find your child’s transportation information by going to www.ftcsc.k12.in.us . Clink on District Office, then Transportation, and eLink routing information. Have a great summer!

STEM Scouts is coming to Acton Elementary in Fall 2017!

STEM Scouts, a pilot program from the Boy Scouts of America, offers 3rd-5th grade boys and girls at Acton the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through fun hands on activities. They work in teams as they learn how to lead, communicate and think like a STEM professional through weekly labs and additional field trip opportunities.

Learn more about STEM Scouts and register by visiting STEMScouts.org/Indianapolis

We’re looking for volunteers, both with and without experience in STEM fields. Lab managers and other volunteers don’t need all the answers, just an enthusiasm for working with curious young minds. We’ll provide all the training.

What do STEM SCOUTS VOLUNTEERS do?

• Serve as an adult leader for a STEM Scout lab of 12-15 youth

• Meet weekly with STEM Scouts to guide them through hands-on experiments and activities within provided curriculum.

• Lead field trips, and organize summer camp participation

• Approximately 3-4 hour time commitment per week

• Training for all positions is provided.

Learn more about STEM Scouts by visiting STEMscouts.org/Indianapolis. To learn more about this lab and volunteer opportunities contact stemscoutsindy@scouting.org, 317-813-7125.

Stay tuned for more information when school starts!

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SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

Throughout the summer guest readers from the Pacers will be visiting various branches and reading, along with the read there will be a "gift" given to each child (bracelet and poster) plus the chance to spin to win other Pacers prizes. The following link will list the library branches and visit dates.


http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/indiana-pacers-summer-reading-tour-presented-roomplace/


Also the Pacers have recorded Dr. Seuss books and you can call in and hear a Pacer read a book. The numbers you can call are 317-275-4444 or 877-275-9007, Phone lines are open 24 hours and the stories change weekly. If the child wants a poster of the reader of the week all they have to do is go to their local library and ask. The poster is even autographed! This week's reader is Lavoy Allen and next week's reader is Paul George!!! Here is the link if you would like to know when your favorite Pacer will be reading!


http://www.nba.com/pacers/pacers-indianapolis-public-library-team-once-again-call-pacer-2017/

YMCA Before and After School registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on May 8th.

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Jr. Rebel Theatre Camp

Jr. Rebel Theatre camp is returning to Roncalli High School. There are two camp sessions; June 5-June 29 – 9am-12noon and July 10-July 28 – 8:30am-12:30pm. Camps will give a performance at 2:00pm on the last day. Registration begins April 14th. Cost is $200 per student with a $50 sibling discount. For more information, please contact: Roncalli Performing Arts Center ticket office at 317-787-8277 ext. 249.

ICC Choral Fest

Do you love to sing? Then the Indianapolis Children’s Choir Choral Fest might be for you! The ICC Choral fest is a week-long summer day camp for students entering grades 1-8 who love music! Camp is 9-4 daily and held at Butler University. There are two weeks available; June 12-15, and July 17-21. Please call 317-940-9640 for more information. Or visit their website at - icchoir.org.

Indy Air Bears Summer Workshop

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click the link below to print the form

STAR EXPRESS NEWS

  • Online payments through PayPams is convenient way to pay for your child's meals.

https://paypams.com/

FRONT OFFICE INFORMATION

Please review a few important front office policies.

  • We do our best to keep classroom disruptions to a minimum. If your child forgets an item and you bring it in, please do not be offended if the front office asks for you to leave the item with them so it can be delivered at an appropriate time.
  • If there is a change in transportation for students at the end of the day, we must be notified by a Parent/Guardian before 3:00pm or we can not guarantee the change can be made.
  • If electronics (cell phones, ipods, gaming systems) are brought into school and removed from backpacks, they will be confiscated by the teacher. A parent/guardian will be asked to pick up the electronic at the front desk.
  • When having lunch with your student in the cafeteria please remember to only have your child sit with you at the family table. We like to keep the table open for other families.
  • Morning student drop off must be done in the car rider line. Drop off door opens at 8:35 am in the car rider line.
  • Students arriving after 8:50 am MUST be signed in at the front office.
  • Review the Franklin Township policies and procedures for absences on p. 2-3 in the student handbook. We appreciate your cooperation.
  • All visitors must have a photo ID to enter the building.
  • 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.