News From The Elementary Office January 2023

Welcome Back

Happy New Year! It's a joy seeing all the students, staff, and families return from a well-deserved break.

We value the partnership between home and school. Your support with foundational skills is critical to your child's success, and we have added a section to the Jetliner called Family Foundations. This section will include ways to practice foundational skills at home with your child. Don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher for specific skills to practice at home!

Mary McCullough, Elementary Principal


You are your child's first and best teacher. We ask for your help practicing foundational skills at home. At-home practice may include

  • Ensure primary students know their letters and sounds.
  • Practice rhyming words, reciting nursery rhymes, and writing letters correctly.
  • Reading fluently can be practiced through reading independently and aloud with adults and listening to adults read. Talking about the text helps students comprehend what they read.
  • Math fact practice (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
  • Writing letters or thank you cards
  • Talking about various topics helps build background knowledge that supports students in conversations, reading, and writing.
  • Talking about fractions and money together in real-life situations.

Safety Segment

Please be sure to let your student's teachers and the office know any dismissal changes before 2:00 each day. This allows time for clear communication to ensure the safety and whereabouts of your child. If you would email the teacher the changes, you can attach the secretary's email to be sure the communication is not overlooked. Thank you!

Mrs. Cochran's email is Michelle's phone number is 260-692-6629.

Students being picked up by someone not listed in the app will be asked to park, provide ID, and sign the child out. Mrs. Cochran will contact the legal guardian to confirm that the student can be dismissed to this adult. IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL GUARDIANS ADDED TO THE APP, PLEASE CONTACT MRS. COCHRAN. Thank you!


In our efforts to better serve our students and families of Adams Central Community Schools, please complete the Residency Questionnaire. This questionnaire helps Adams Central Community Schools identify families that might have had recent changes in their housing and enables the school to provide support.

2022- 2023 McKinney Vento Residency Questionnaire

Counselor Corner

Greetings from Mrs. Rhymer! I hope you all had a nice and relaxing Christmas break. As we dive back into the 2nd half of the school year, we will be focusing on a couple of important topics in our Guidance Lessons. This month Kindergarten-2nd grade will be reading a story and completing an activity to remind our students that we all have personal space bubbles and need to respect each other’s space. Grades 3-5 will be working on Teamwork and how to work together to solve a common problem.

As always, it is a pleasure to work with your students. Please feel free to reach out at any time with any questions or needs you may have by calling 260-692-6629 ext 1012.

News from the Nurse's Office

Flu season has hit and in the attempt to control the spread of the flu please follow these guidelines with your student:

· If you child has a fever of 100 degrees or over, please keep your child home from school

· Please have your child fever free, without the use of medication, for 24 hours before returning to school

· Wash your hands frequently

· Cough or sneeze in a tissue or in the elbow area, not in your hands

· If your child has a bad cough and isn’t controlled by medication, please keep home

Anyone can get the flu, but it is more common among children and can be worse for people with some health conditions.

Also I would like to say THANK YOU for those who have donated pants to the clinic. We truly appreciate!

Donna Barger RN, BSN, CRRN

Adams Central Community School Nurse


The lost and found is emptied at the end of each quarter. All items will be donated after Friday, January 13.
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Looking Ahead...

The District Calendar can be found here. Upcoming Elementary events are as follows:

  • Monday, January 16: MLK Day, SCHOOL IS IN SESSION
  • Monday, January 23: PTO Floral Class
  • Wednesday, February 1: Professional Development for Teachers, No School for Students
  • TBD: PTO Matball Game
  • Monday, February 20: Presidents' Day, No School (possible make-up day)
  • Monday, March 6: PTO Meeting, 6;30 PM, Elementary Library
  • March 8-9: IREAD-3 Testing for 2nd and 3rd grade (3rd graders who passed last year do not retest)
  • March 24-31: Spring Break, No School
  • Thursday, April 6: Kindergarten Screening for 2023-2024
  • Friday, April 7: Good Friday, No School
  • Wednesday, April 19: PTO Donuts with Dad
  • Friday, April 21: PTO Basketball Bash and Silent Auction
  • Thursday, April 27: 4th Grade Indiana History Program, 7:00 PM
  • Monday, May 1: PTO Meeting, 6;30 PM, Elementary Library
  • Tuesday, May 9: KDG Program, 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 23: 5th-Grade Graduation Program, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24: Last Student Day