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Acton Weekly Update 8/2/19

Wear Red for Ed

On Wednesdays educators have been encouraged to wear Red for Ed. If you'd like to participate in this you may wear jeans on Wednesdays with your red tops.

What To Expect Next Week

Monday: August 5th:

9:30 First Grade Cafeteria Procedures

10:00 Hall and Bathroom Procedures -- Miller: Wessel-Burke, Gilkerson: Pryor, Elliott: Cordes


10:30 Second Grade Cafeteria Procedures

11:00 Hall and Bathroom Procedures-- Krug- Wessel-Burke, Brooks- Pryor, Parsons-Cordes


3:10 PM Emergency Drills- Teachers please go over Evacuation/ Shelter In Place/ Lock Out/ Lock Down and Hold with students before the drills.


Monday: We will still start the dismissal process a few minutes early, but probably much closer to normal dismissal time.


Tuesday: August 6th:

7:45 Certified Staff Collaboration: Conscious Discipline Video #2

9:30 Third Grade Cafeteria Procedures

10:00 Hall and Bathroom Procedures -- Milholland: Wessel-Burke, Simmons: Pryor, Jewell: Cordes


10:30 Fifth Grade Cafeteria Procedures

11:00 Hall and Bathroom Procedures-- Rigsby- Wessel-Burke, Beechler- Pryor, Rigsby-Cordes


Dr. Stevenson will be here to answer any questions that certified staff may have about the Certified Evaluation Plans. Of course, you are always welcome to see me too if you have questions.


IMPD National Night Out in the back parking lot! Come join the fun!


Wednesday: August 7th, 2019


Wednesday Certified Staff Collaboration: Guided Reading Assessment Review


Bus Safety Program

9:10 AM K-2 students meet with driver for video and lesson or go to Car Rider or Walker locations.


9:40 3-5 students meet with driver for video and lesson or go to Car Rider or Walker locations.



Bus Driver/ Numbers/ Locations

Bus 30: Pat Broderick - 30 LGI Room

Bus 79: Sherri Bennett - 79-Gym

Bus: 121 April McCullough - 121-Cafeteria

Bus 96: Dana Nichols - 96-Library

Bus 128: Driver TBD Room 51


Car Riders will meet in the Car Rider Room- RA Team

Walkers will meet in the foyer- Jayne


RA schedule for the day

*2 hour delay schedule (coming soon)


Molly will be at a counselors meeting midday.



Thursday: August 8th,

9:30 Fourth Grade Cafeteria Procedures

10:00 Hall and Bathroom Procedures -- Story: Wessel-Burke, Scott: Pryor, Greene: Cordes


6:30 PTO Meeting


Friday: August 9th

PTO All School Picnic! THis is our all school back to school picnic. Hotdogs, buns and paper products are provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. I hope you can all join us for a short while or stay for the evening. This is another wonderful opportunity that we have to build our school to community relationships.

The Acton Link

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Back to School PTO Picnic is on Friday

The all school picnic is on Friday, August 9th on the blacktop and playground area. This is a huge family gathering that helps build our school to community relationships. I hope you will all be able to attend. Hotdogs, buns and paper items are provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
19/20 Collaboration Schedule

Tuesday and Wednesday PD Schedules. This may change and will be updated throughout the year.

Safe Schools Training


You should have received your annual Safe Schools training modules email this week. The email you receive will come from the Safe Schools website and states it is from the following: Franklin Township Schools.


Please complete all modules you have been assigned by the due date of August 31, 2019. Please note you do not need to print out the certificate at the end of each module as we receive them automatically through the Safe Schools system.


If you do not receive an email from the Safe Schools site by Friday please email Lacey Martin in Human Resources at lacey.martin@ftcsc.org for assistance

PBIS Central

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FTCSC Hedgehog Focus

The Hedgehog Concept is based on an ancient Greek parable that states, "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." ... Hedgehogs, however, simplify the world and focus on a single, overarching vision, which they then achieve.

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