The Tiger Times

UPCOMING EVENTS REMINDER

PICTURE RETAKES ~ October 24, 2019

Students who are new to West Newton or were absent on the initial picture day will have their photos taken on Wednesday, September 4th. Order forms were sent home with students. Additional order forms are available in the office.


Students who had pictures taken, but the parents are unhappy with the photo, may have their picture retaken as well...


  • Please Note: If wanting replacement packages, original packages must be returned day of retakes to get replacement packages.


To order retake pictures online, click here. Online order code: 45394QA

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POPCORN FRIDAY ~ 10/11/19 and 10/25/19

Popcorn is $.50 per bag. Popcorn money will be collected all week and the popcorn will be distributed during the students' lunch time. All proceeds benefit the Student Activity fund and the Staff Fund.


Popcorn days this month will be Friday, October 11th and October 25th!!

FALL BREAK ~ NO SCHOOL

Fall Break is Monday, October 14, 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019. School is closed and will reconvene on Monday, October 21, 2019.

PICTURE RETAKES ~ Thursday, October 24, 2019

Students who are new to West Newton or were absent on the initial picture day will have their photos taken on Wednesday, September 4th. Order forms were sent home with students. Additional order forms are available in the office.


Students who had pictures taken, but the parents are unhappy with the photo, may have their picture retaken as well...


  • Please Note: If wanting replacement packages, original packages must be returned day of retakes to get replacement packages.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM ` Monday, November 11, 2019

VISION SCREENING ~ November 14, 2019

All 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students will have a vision screen. Written notice is required to opt out of the screening.

HOMEWORK HIGHLIGHTS

All students have homework each evening which includes reading for 20 minutes, studying word study words, and practicing math facts. Students in grades 4-6 may have extra work for any assignments not completed in class that day.


Practice equals mastery ~ students will gain confidence and show success in the classroom. If you need help with ideas and/or strategies, contact your child's teacher.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

All Decatur Township School volunteers must register and be approved before volunteering for the 2019-2020 school year.


To complete the volunteer form now - click here


The application can also be found at www.decaturproud.org

Click on the tab 'Families', then 'Volunteer' to submit an electronic form.


Don't have a computer, not a problem. Volunteer forms are available in the school office.


For more information contact:


Bev O'Toole 317-241-0183 or botoole@msddecatur.k12.in.us

NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

Our students need you!

*We CDL Train*

Contact our Transportation Department

317-856-8060 or apply online at http://www.decaturproud.org/

West Newton PTO ~ Events at a Glance

westnewtonelempto@gmail.com


OCTOBER

Wednesday, 2nd - - - Conference/Book Fair/Trash Bag Order Pick Up

Tuesday, 8th @ 6pm - - - PTO Meeting

October 14th - 18th - - - Fall Break

Friday, 25th / 6:00 - 8:00 - - - Movie Night


NOVEMBER

Tuesday, 5th @ 6pm - - - PTO Meeting

Friday, 15th / 6:00 - 8:00 - - - Movie Night **Please make note of the date correction**


DECEMBER

Saturday, 7th / 9:00 - 1:00 - - - Winter Wonderland

Monday 9th - Friday 13th / 8:30 - 1:30 - - - Secret Santa Shop

Friday, 13th / 6:00 - 8:00 - - - Movie Night

Decatur Township Library Cards

Decatur Township has entered into a partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library. Through this partnership, every year we provide the library with a list of our students, and they match the list with their database of patrons. If a student does not currently have a library card, they will be issued one. This program has been very successful in our schools and in other districts in Indianapolis.


The special card students receive will give them access to all of the library’s digital materials, such as databases of magazine and journal articles, downloadable ebooks, emagazines and audio books. In addition, it will give them very limited access to physical items, such as regular books. Of course, you can change this to a full access card by visiting your library. This is an outstanding opportunity for your student. If for any reason you do not wish for your child to participate, please contact our school office for paperwork to opt out.


Any questions or concerns about the program can be directed to Lynn Hodgkin, Elementary Media Coordinator, at 317-856-2221.

CANVAS Parent Instructions

DECATUR PROUD LICENSE PLATES

Support Decatur Township by purchasing a metal "Decatur Proud" license plate. The cost is $5 (cash only) and the profits help the students in our school.

BOX TOPS for EDUCATION

Clipping Box Tops for Education is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school. Your child can earn personal rewards and rewards for their class or grade level when they bring in Box Tops! For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Be sure to sign up as a member (it’s free!) so you can check out our school’s earnings details and get access to coupons and bonus offers. You can also download the Box Tops Bonus App to earn even more money for our school.


Thank you for your support!

DECATUR TOWNSHIP STATEMENT

It is the Board’s commitment to provide a safe, positive, productive and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. Any individual who believes a student has been or is the victim of discrimination, bullying, or harassment should report the situation to the building principal or designee or complete the School District’s Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying report form, which is available online at http://www.msddecatur.k12.in.us.
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