Tiger Times

May 2018

Acton Elementary

FAX: 317-862-7251

ATTENDANCE: 317-803-5105

TRANSPORTATION: 317-862-2314

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If you are planning to move over the summer, or if you have already moved, please let the school know. This helps us to have accurate information for planning our fall classes.

Thank you!

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We are very excited to welcome our new Future Flashes into our schools for the upcoming school year! Below you will find all the information you need to get your student enrolled. Follow the steps to begin registration!

1. Determine which school your student will attend by following the link to our School Boundary Map. Alternatively, you can enter your address and grade level on the School/Transportation Search page to find your school.

2. Gather the following documents:

  • 1 proof of residency (Utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)
  • Student’s birth certificate (Student needs to be at least five (5) years old by August 1st)
  • Immunization records
  • Photo ID

3. Complete the online registration form:

  • If you are NEW to Franklin Township Schools, complete the form here.
  • If you have a student currently enrolled, please log into your Infinite Campus Parent portal account and follow the Online Registration link to register your NEW student. If you need your Infinite Campus Parent portal login information, please email ichelp@ftcsc.k12.in.us for assistance.
  • If you are unable to complete the online form, you may visit your elementary school to complete registration at one of our computer kiosks.

4. Bring your documents to your elementary school for processing.

Make sure to register for the next All Pro Dads Breakfast on April 27th. Chick-fil-a will be available for $4/person. Register at https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/5029


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Grab your friends and family and join us for the 25th Annual Fast Flash 5K Run/Walk and Fast Flash 2K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2018! This family event is for all ages and fitness levels and promises a day of fun while benefiting the Franklin Township Education Foundation. https://fteducation.org/


Please SAVE the DATE for

Acton/Kitley International Fair 2018

May 17, 2018 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Kitley Café!

If you are interested in hosting a booth at this fair, please contact Mrs. Scherger (mandy.scherger@ftcsc.k12.in.us or 317-803-5978).

Each booth will represent a culture group or country that is special to you and your student! We would love to learn more

about you and your family. Please mark your calendars for this amazing event!

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Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week will be May 7-11. Sign up here to help celebrate our wonderful Acton Teachers & Staff.


5th Grade Jam

5th Grade Jam will be May 18th. Volunteers are needed. Please email PTOacton@gmail.com if you are available.


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Kindergarten- May 22 9:10 AM

First Grade-May 22 10:15 AM

Second Grade-May 22 2:30 PM

Fourth Grade-May 23 9:10 AM

Third Grade-May 23 10:15 AM

Fifth Grade May 23 2:15 PM


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Mark Your Calendar....

Music Dates

5/3 5th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

5/17 – Kitley/Acton International Fair, 6:30-8:00 - At Kitley Elementary

What to know what is going on in music class? Follow us on Facebook!

Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic

Summer Camp Opportunities

Roncalli Jr. Rebel Theater Camp – There are two options for this summer theater camp.

June 4- June 29 from 9:00-12:00 and July 9 – July 27 from 8:30-12:30. The camp is open to students grades 2nd – 8th. The cost is $200. For more information call the Roncalli Performing Arts Center at 317-787-8277 ext. 249.

The cost of the workshop is $150 per child. Registration includes at-shirt, production materials, and 2 free tickets to the performance. Additional tickets will be available for sale for $5. Children should bring a sack lunch each day.

Music Lessons:

The summer can be a good time to begin lessons on an instrument. If your child has expressed an interest and you would like a list of teachers in the area who give private music lessons, please let me know.

Mrs. Stevenson

Acton Elementary 5th Grade Program

“Broadway Beat”

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 Acton 5th grade students will present their program “Broadway Beat.” In this program we explore the history of Broadway Musicals. We hope you are able to join us! Please read the information carefully and let me know if you have any questions.

What: Grade 5 Program – “Broadway Beat”

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Where: Acton Gymnasium

Student Arrival Time: 5th grade students should meet Mrs. Stevenson in the LGI room beginning at 5:45.

Student Attire: 5th grade students should wear jeans, (shorts or capris are fine – weather permitting) tennis shoes and an Acton t-shirt.

We will be videotaping this performance and you can get a copy by making a $5 donation to the Acton Music Program. Order forms are located on the back of this paper. Guests are always welcome to take their own videos and photos! J

We will also be performing for the Acton Students during the school day on May 3rd. The students have been working very hard and we are excited to share what we have learned! We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs. Stevenson



DVD order Form

5th Grade Program

“Broadway Beat”

_________ # of copies _______ total amount included

($5 donation per DVD)

Payment options:

______ Check (made out to Acton Elementary) ___ cash

Student Name: _________________ Homeroom Teacher: _______________

All proceeds will go to benefit future programs! Thank you for your support!

This is a great way to take care of all your school supplies for next year and save yourself the stress of shopping around. Everything your student will need is included in the packet EXCEPT your child's backpack. How easy is this!
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Here are a few clinic reminders:

  • Any student coming to the clinic must have consent.
  • For grades K-8 all medications must be transported to and from school by a parent or guardian
  • COUGH DROPS are medication
  • Students must be free of vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school and must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • The clinics do not stock any medications.
  • If your child is going to be absent from school please call your child in using the attendance line phone number.
  • Work with your child at home on proper hand washing and coughing and sneezing into their sleeve/elbow.


Just a reminder to parents that all medications must be picked up from the clinic by a parent and can’t be transported by the students. All medications must be picked up in the clinic by 4:00 pm on the last day of school, Wednesday May 23rd. Any medications left after that will be discarded and not kept in the clinic. Any medications that will not likely be used the rest of the year can be picked up prior to the last day to avoid a line. Any questions, please call the clinic at 803-5104.


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 vaccinations to the Acton clinic. Our fax number is 317-862-7251. 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 the clinic at 317-803-5104.


The State of Indiana has published the new immunization requirements for the 2018-19 school year. Below you will find how the new requirements affect different grade levels.

· Hepatitis A will be required for grades K-4, 6, and 12. Requirements have been phased in the last few years, eventually to be required at all levels. Hepatitis A is a series of 2 shots given 6 months apart.

· Tdap and MCV4, as well as 2 doses of Hep A, are required for all students for grade 6. Parents of current 5th graders should arrange appointments now. If your student is not yet 11 years old, arrange the appointment for the few days after the birthday. A second dose of MCV4, as well as 2 doses of Hep A, are required for grade 12. Parents of current 11th graders should arrange appointments now so that the shots are completed prior to the start of school.


Please contact your student’s doctor now so that appointments are available and may be completed prior to the start of school. The availability of appointments diminishes greatly as summer approaches. The Marion County Health Department’s phone is 317-221-5700, and offers appointments on some days of the week. In addition to private providers and the MCHD, other resources include Walgreen’s clinics or other pharmacies. Please confirm for your particular insurance coverage and for minimum age, if applicable.


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 "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.

Looking for something to do this summer?

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


Star Express, Veggie of the month: GREENS

Did you know Greens are a great source of Vitamin A and C?

If you haven’t tried Greens before there are many forms to choose from: Collard, Mustard, Kale, Swiss Chard and Broccoli Rabe are some of the most common.

May is a good month to eat your GREENS!

We hope to see at lunch! We look forward to serving you.

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We have some Kings Island discount tickets in the front office. If you are interested you can have your child stop by and pick one up.
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Did you know you can now pre-register with us before coming to the school to visit? This saves you time at the reception desk checking in and helps us prepare for our visitors each day. We would encourage you to pre-register before you volunteer daily, join your student for lunch, AND before coming to the class parties.

Below is the link to pre-register. Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe.



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3 Bible Club

3 5th Grade Music Program

4 KDG Field Trip-- Indianapolis Zoo

4 4th Grade Famous Hoosier Projects

7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week

7 3rd Grade Field Trip-- Central Library

7 Evacuation Drill

8 KDG Assessments

8 KDG Open House 6p-8p

9 KDG Assessments

10 4th Grade-- Southern Indiana Trip

10 Bible Club

12 Fast Flash

14 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

14 Field Day

15 Field Day--Rain day

17 Student Council

17 Bible club

17 5th grade visit to FTMSE

17 International Fair at Kitley 6:30-8:00pm

18 5th Grade field trip-Southeastway Park

18 5th Grade Jam

21 School Board Meeting

22 KDG, 1st and 2nd Grade Awards

23 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Awards

23 Last Student Day

24 Teacher Record Day

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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.


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.
  • 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.
  • Morning student drop off must be done in the car rider line. Drop off 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.

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