Tiger Times

May 2019

Acton Elementary

Phone: 862-6108

FAX: 317-862-7251

ATTENDANCE: 317-803-5105

TRANSPORTATION: 317-862-2314

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The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced the 2017-2018 Four Star Schools. Created by IDOE, the Four Star Schools designation recognizes great schools in Indiana.

The Four Star School Award has been in existence for over 30 years. To receive Four Star designation, a school must receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system and have excellent ISTEP pass rates. A total of 234 schools received the award

Please congratulate Acton Elementary, South Creek Elementary, Thompson Crossing Elementary and Franklin Central High School for receiving this award!

On behalf of your Central Office Administration, and all at CTEC, congratulations to the teachers, staff and administrators at Acton, South Creek, Thompson Crossing and Franklin Central! You have made us all proud!

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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.


Order your school supplies online!

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Join us for our next meeting on

May 7th at 6:30pm. Childcare is provided by the YMCA.

We are so excited to announce our PTO Officers for 2019-2020:

Co-presidents-Danita Mullins and Catherine Lapkovitch

Treasurer-Sarah DeNeal
Secretary-Lindsey Elliott
Community Correspondent- Erin Fetters

A huge thank you to our outgoing PTO Board Members and our wonderful volunteers that have given so much to our school. We will miss you!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Reminder that next week, May 6-10 is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. Please send in a note of encouragement or thanks to your Teacher and our incredible Acton Ohana. Every school thinks they have the best, but we TRULY do!
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April Students of the Month for RESPECT



Hudson McCardle and Lily Gann


Masiyon Priest and Lydia Ladd


Lincoln Njai and Alexis Fuhrmann

1st Grade


Lloyd Demmons and Lilie Rudicel


Mya Grays and Karanveer Brar


Josie Meyer and Caleb Lawalin

2nd Grade


Robbie Brown and Alyssa Huddleston


Evan Layne and Delaney Moore


Audrina Williams and Danielle Peltier

3rd Grade


Luke Stephens and Cinthia Sanchez-Ramirez


Alia Russell and Casen Cullingford


Delaney Holladay and Octavian Settecassi

4th Grade


Demario Jimenez and Audrey Blank


Reece Gonzales and Kaylynn Mails


Kolton Bertram and Lola Campbell

5th Grade


Mia Young and Eli Gann


Eliana Martinez and Bobby May


Wyatt Clemans and Rory O'Connor

Related Arts

J. Adams

Sophia Cleary and Lana Hopson


Mason Beck and Everly Wernke


Vannah Wills and Gavin Baker


Addy Dingledy and Grayson Brown

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Folk Dance Festival 2019

International Festival 2019


Meet our 5th Grade Team

Mrs. Leal:

Mrs. Leal wants people to know that children are important! Teaching makes her happy to do something that can have such an impact on another person's life. She’s worked at 9 schools in her teaching career and she says “Acton is definitely my favorite!” She also teach English online to adorable kids in China with a company called VIPKID. She does this either early in the morning or late at night.

Her and her husband have 5 boys and only one girl. Their dog, Charlie, is the cutest little pup (2 years old), but he is nearly completely blind :(

Mrs. Scott:

Mrs. Scott grew up in Franklin Township and everyone in her family has gone through FT schools, her parents, sibling and even her husband. She is a proud FC grad! She has two dogs who are like tiny humans. She loves crafting and even has her own Etsy Shop called, VIolets are Blue Crafts. Mrs. Scott is a new mommy to her beautiful baby girl Violet. Mrs. Scott says she has always wanted to be a teacher. When she was little she would play school with her siblings and boss them around for hours. Her favorite subject to teach is math.

Ms. Neifert

Ms.Neifert has been teaching fifth grade for five years. It is the only grade she has taught. She loves to show kids that they are all so special in their own way and can make an impact/ do great feats just being themselves. She says she has always wanted to be a teacher and show kids that she understood what was so special about them (and it wasn't always that they could solve the right math problem).

Fun Facts: Her family lives in 12 different states. She is such a blanket person that I have one blanket for every place to sit in our house. She loves to be cozy under a warm blanket with her journal or coloring page!


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Summer Camp Opportunities

Hard to believe it is time to think about summer camps already! Here is information on summer camp opportunities that has been shared with me. I will add more to this list as I receive more camp info. Let me know if I can help in any way!

Roncalli Jr. Rebel Theatre

This will be the 13th annual summer Junior Rebel Theatre camp! Campers will be exposed to many different aspects of theatre such as drama, voice, dance and more. This camp is open to all students who have just completed 2nd- 8th grades. Cost is $200 per participant with at $50 sibling discount for each additional sibling. There are two camp times to choose from;

June 3 -June 28 – 9:00am-12:00pm

July 8 - July 26 – 8:30am-12:30pm

Registration begins March 1st.


Center Grove Fine Arts Academy

The Center Grove Fine Arts Academy will be offering a variety of summer musical theater opportunities for students of all ages. Visit the website below for information and registration. Registration is already open!


Footlight Summer Theater Camp

Footlight Theater, located in downtown Indianapolis, will once again be offering a summer musical theater camp for students in grades K-6th. This year the show will be “Elf Jr.” Please visit their website for information and registration. Registration begins on February 15th. http://footlite.org

REGISTRATION FORM https://goo.gl/forms/BWJ9AIRrkEL9oD8i2

ICC Choral Camps

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir will be offering summer camps for students in grades1-8. Please visit the following websites for a promotional video and registration information.

· NEW promo video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpXW3isBIPw

· Website/Registration Info: https://icchoir.org/summer/

Drama Opportunity at Middle School East

Incoming 6th graders see below for information about a Drama Club opportunity over the summer at Middle School East!

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Acton Music Facebook page

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End of year medication pick up

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, Thursday 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.


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


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FCHS Facility Naming Committee

There has been interest expressed regarding naming of the Franklin Central High School football field. In alignment with Franklin Township Community Schools Board policy 7250, our School Board shall appoint a Facility Naming Committee which will follow the procedure listed in the policy to identify a person for whom the facility may be named. The Facility Naming Committee will start accepting nominations for naming the Franklin Central football field starting Tuesday, April 30, 2019 for the required period of 30 days. You will find the nomination form on our website: https://ftcsc.org/facility-naming-nomination/. The nomination forms must contain a minimum of 50 original signatures of Franklin Township residents. All nomination forms are due by midnight, May 29, 2019. On May 30, 2019, the Facility Naming Committee will then announce the submitted names to the public. Community residents will have until midnight, June 28, 2019 to submit written comments about their preference of the submitted names to the FTCSC Administration Office. The Facility Naming Committee will then select one name to present to the Franklin Township Community School Corporation Board of Education for approval at the July 22, 2019 School Board meeting.

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2018-2019 Award Ceremonies

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2 Southern Indiana field trip 4th grade

2 1st grade field trip

7 PTO Meeting

16 5th grade Field trip

17 PBIS Convo-Air Bears

17 5th grade Jam

20 Field Day

21 Field Day rain date

22 Awards Day

23 End of semester/Awards day

24 Teacher record day

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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.
Acton Elementary is a Targeted Assistance School through Title I. What does this mean for Acton Elementary? The mission of Title I is to provide a continuum of services and resources to Title I schools that enrich curriculum and instruction, promote interaction and coordination of supplementary services and resources, and result in excellence and high expectations for educators and students. Through collective efforts, we endeavor to increase accountability for all participants in the educational process; enhance cooperation between school and home; provide educators in Title I schools with greater autonomy for shared decision-making; and most importantly, promote increased educational performance of students attending Title I schools.