The Pirate Press

A Weekly Update for Acton Elementary Families

Acton Update - 9/9/22

It was another incredible week at AES!

Our beginning of year testing is almost complete and we couldn't be more proud of the effort our students gave on these assessments! Our teaching staff will use the data from these assessments to help drive the individualized instruction that they provide to your students.

Our incredible counselor Mrs. Jernigan has a new website with information about her counseling program and helpful tools for you to use at home with your students! Access the website HERE. A button for her website will also be included at the bottom of the weekly smore moving forward.

This week we rolled out our positive office referrals! When a staff members sees a student showing good character or showing extraordinary effort, they complete the form and send the student to the office for celebrating! We love making a positive phone call home to celebrate them! Our first three students to receive these positive referrals are pictured below.

Next week is HOMECOMING week! The Homecoming Parade is Monday night at 7:00, followed by the Homecoming Spirit Rally at Pirate Stadium at 8:00. The Pirates will play Cleburne on Friday night at 7:00. Go Pirates!

All families interested in the Good News Club will need to complete another form. The program will begin a week later on Tuesday, September 20th and new forms will be sent home next week. For more information about the cause for delay, see the separate email that was sent out today.

ATTENTION!!! Important Information about Grandparent's Day!

All AES visitors will be required to scan a valid Driver's License before entering the building. We are utilizing a "Fast Pass" for Grandparent's Day. This will allow the process of checking into our building to be faster and more efficient for you, while keeping the safety and security of our students and staff the top priority. Here is a link to the FAST PASS. If you've never scanned your ID at Acton Elementary before, you are more than welcome to come by any day before 2:00 PM.

A few other REMINDERS:

  • Don't forget, Tuesday night is K-4th Grade Title 1 Parent Meetings!
  • If you have an AES staff member you'd like to shout out, please complete this GOOGLE FORM. We love hearing about your positive experiences at AES!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to my via email @ or via phone @ 817-408-4200.

With love and gratitude,

Maggie Walton

Principal, AES

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Upcoming Dates - Semester at a Glance

  • September 12th - September 16th - AES Book Fair
  • September 13th - K-4th Grade Parent Meetings, 5:00 and 6:00
  • September 13th - Grandparent's Day Lunch (during regular lunch times)
  • September 20th - Back to School Bingo (5:30pm - 7:00pm)
  • Every Tuesday, September 20th - October 25th - Good News Club until 4:15PM
  • September 21st - Fall Picture Day
  • September 23rd - Staff Day/Student Holiday (End of GP1)
  • October 11th - October 13th - 5th Grade to Camp Grady Spruce
  • October 14th - Staff Day/Student Holiday
  • October 24th - October 28th - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 25th - November 3rd - Boosterthon
  • October 28th - Staff Day/Student Holiday
  • October 31st - Character Costume Day
  • November 4th - Staff Day/Student Holiday
  • November 17th - Fall Picture Retakes
  • November 21st - November 25th - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 8th - 9th - Christmas School Store
  • December 17th - January 9th - Winter Break
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