THE TIGER TIMES

NOVEMBER 2017

Acton Elementary School 2017-2018

FAX: 317-862-7251

ATTENDANCE: 317-803-5105

TRANSPORTATION: 317-862-2314

BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION

The following volunteers will need a criminal history check:

1. Any person who will be working with students for extended periods of time – either consecutive hours or on a regular schedule.
2. Any person who will be in a position to supervise students – this includes but not limited to field trips (at all levels, including band and choir trips) or taking a group of students out of a classroom for remediation work.
3. Any person who will be alone with a student.


*NOTE: VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE NO LONGER FREE OF CHARGE. THE FEE IS APPROXIMATELY $16.00 PER VOLUNTEER. If you wish to proceed, please follow the instructions and click on link below.


https://secure.safevisitorsolutions.com/…/Vo…/franklin000012
• Please select VOLUNTEER for "Position"
• Make sure your name is spelled correctly
• Please complete the entire form, all fields with *are required
• Please select the school or schools for which you request to volunteer
• Select I Agree and then Submit


All schools have access to the volunteer data base and can verify a clear background check. If there is an issue with the background check that will affect the ability to volunteer, that volunteer will be notified. This comprehensive background check will be active for two years. You will receive an email notification once the background check is clear. You will also be notified when it is about to expire.

"Let's be leaders so someone can be a reader!"

Girl Scout Troop #795 is having a book drive on November 6-17th, to help the Colts Books for Youth program give age appropriate books to Indiana's Foster Kids. They need new and gently used books for ages birth to teen. Donated books can be dropped off at the school library during students' related arts' library time. Monetary donations will also be accepted which will be used to purchase books for the program. Please help Troop #795 build star readers by donating books for kids."

College Go Week! November 6-10

Students will hear college facts on announcements, during lunch, and activities will be available for teachers to do with their class throughout the week.


Book Drive: The Girl Scouts are collecting new and gently used books for the Colts Book Drive. Each grade level is assigned a college. Let's see which college wins by bringing in the most books!

Bookstore update!

Starting the week of Nov 6th the bookstore will be changing days. The bookstore will be open on Tuesdays mornings now instead of Wednesday mornings.

red ribbon week-drug free tigers

MUSIC NEWS


Mark Your Calendar....

Music Dates

11/10 – All School Veteran’s Day Program, 9:30 am in Gym

11/162nd Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

12/7Choir Concert, 6:00pm in Gym

12/73rd Grade Music Program, 7:15 in Gym

12/8 – Choir performs at Cookies with Santa, time TBD

12/9Choir performs at High School Sounds of the Season Concert, 7pm

2/8 – 4th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

3/65th Grade Field Trip to ISO concert

3/81st Grade Related Arts Night, 6:00 in Gym

4/28 – Folk Dance Festival, 2-5 at Ben Davis High School

5/10 5th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym


What to know what is going on in music class? Follow us on Facebook!

Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic


Veteran’s Day

We will be hosting a program on Friday, November 10, 2017 in celebration of Veteran’s Day. As part of this program we would like to recognize the Veterans from our Acton family. If your student has family members that are Veterans we invite you to send in pictures of your Veteran and pictures of your Veterans with your Acton Students to be included in a picture slide show. Please scan and send pictures to Mrs. Stevenson atamanda.stevenson@ftcsc.k12.in.us by Oct. 27th. Please include the Acton Student’s name, grade and how they are related to the Veteran in email.

Another way your child can honor their special Veterans is to decorate a flag. Students should have brought home a flag before Fall Break. If you need another copy, please just have your student let their teacher know! These decorated flags will be hung in the hallway at school for our Veterans Day Program.

Students are also invited to write an Acrostic Poem or essay about "What a Veteran Means to Me." We will choose some of these to be shared during our Program on November 10th.

Please put November 10th at 9:30 am on your calendar and invite your Veteran’s to join us for this celebration.


Acton Elementary 2nd Grade Program

Silly Serenades

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Acton 2nd grade students will present their program “Silly Serenades.” We hope you are able to join us! Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

What: Grade 2 Program – “Silly Serenades”

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 6:00pm

Where: Acton Gymnasium

What time should I be there: 2nd grade students should meet their music teacher in the gym beginning at 5:45 pm

What to wear: 2nd grade students should wear jeans, Acton Team-a- thon shirt and tennis shoes.

We will be videotaping this program. You can purchase a copy by making a $5 donation to the Acton Music Program. Order forms are on the back. Guests are always welcome to take your own videos and photos. J

The students have been working very hard and we are excited to share what we have learned! We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs. Stevenson

Amanda.stevenson@ftcsc.k12.in.us

803-5151

Acton Elementary 3rd Grade Program

“Holiday Playlist”

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Acton 3rd grade students will present their program “Holiday Playlist.” We hope you are able to join us! Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

What: Grade 3 Program – “Holiday Playlist”

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 7:15pm *This performance follows the choir concert that will be held at 6pm on 12/7.

Where: Acton Gym

Student Arrival Time: 3rd grade students should meet their music teacher in the LGI room beginning at 6:45 or following the choir concert.

Student Attire: 3rd grade students should wear holiday dress clothes. It does get warm standing on the risers, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.

We will be videotaping this performance and you can get a copy by making a $5 donation to the Acton Music Program. Order forms are located on the back of this paper. Guests are always welcome to take their own videos and photos! J

We will also be performing for the Acton Students during the school day on December 7th. The students have been working very hard and we are excited to share what we have learned! We look forward to seeing you there!

Mrs. Stevenson

Amanda.stevenson@ftcsc.k12.in.us

803-5151

DVD order Form

3rd Grade Program

“Holiday Playlist”

_________ # of copies _______ total amount included

($5 donation per DVD)

Payment options:

______ Check (made out to Acton Elementary) ___ cash

Student Name: _________________ Homeroom Teacher: _______________

All proceeds will go to benefit future programs! Thank you for your support!


Acton Choir Concert

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017

6:00pm in the Acton Gym

Student Arrival Time: Students can meet Mrs. Stevenson in the LGI room beginning at 5:45.

Student Attire: Students should wear holiday dress clothes

(it does get warm on the risers, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.)

*There is no cost to attend our Acton Choir Concert

congratulations to Mrs. Miller and Mr. Froning's class for earning 30 PAWS tickets to have lunch with Mr. Adams

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Holiday assistance

Thanksgiving Assistance

Baskets of Hope with Indian Creek Christian Church (The Creek)

We will be handing out the baskets on November 12 from 2:00-3:00pm. 1 basket per family.

The drop off and pick up will be at the dock entrance. The Creek has also created an e-registration that must be filled out to receive a basket of food.

Here is the link to register:

https://ft_baskets.eventbrite.com


Christmas Assistance

Please contact Mr. Adams at kevin.adams@ftcsc.k12.in.us if you are in need of Christmas assistance this year.

week of giving

Franklin Central Dance Marathon is holding spirit nights at Chicago's Pizza, Chick-fil-a, and Flashback's! We need EVERYONE to come out and support us on the days below!!! Our goal is to raise $60,000 for Riley Hospital for Children this year and we could use your help. Don't forget to say Franklin Central Dance Marathon, or Dance Marathon, when you go. Remember, it's for the kids!!!
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STAR EXPRESS NEWS

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

https://paypams.com/

November News – Star Express Offers Seasonal Menus!

Star Express is changing things up this month by offering a

new menu that rotates with the seasons. This starts Monday,

November 13.


Kids and lunch-eaters can be on the lookout for more variety in

their lunches, more fruits and veggies, and foods that match the seasons!


For the complete menu visit…

http:ftcsc.nutrislice.com/


Have a question? We’d love to hear from you!

Contact the Star Express Registered Dietitians

with any comments, concerns or questions at 862-2411.

Betsey Willard, RD – Child Nutrition Supervisor

Alison Powers, RD – Assistant Child Nutrition Supervisor

FREE AND REDUCED APPLICATION

PTO UPDATES

  • Our next PTO Meeting will be November 7th at 6:30pm. Childcare and snacks will be provided. See you there!

family game night

We can't wait to see you at our FREE Acton Family Game Night on Friday, November 3 from 6-7:30. Concessions and games will be available to purchase during the event.
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Make your list and check it twice! We would hate for you to miss Acton's Cookies with Santa event. December 8th from 6:00-8:30 pm for Acton's Cookies with Santa. This FREE event is for the entire family. Enjoy pictures with Santa, Live music by the Acton Elementary Choir, Kid-friendly activities and our Teacher Auction for Charity. You will enjoy a holly jolly good time in your Christmas jammies or festive holiday sweaters.

thank you

Thank you to all volunteers that assisted with providing our Acton Teachers & Staff with delicious meals and treats for Parent-Teacher Conferences. We have the most generous Acton family!
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Soon it will be time to deck our Acton halls for the holidays. If you are available to assist with decorating, please email PTOacton@gmail.com

5th Grade families--bring your own device information for 2018-2019

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Meet Your Bus Driver/Monitor

April on bus 121

What do you like about driving a school bus? I like being up early and being able to watch the sun rise. I love driving and interacting with the kids.

I have driven a bus for 10 years.

My favorite subject in school was gym.

My hobbies are gardening and music.

My favorite vacation place is the beach.

My favorite holiday is Christmas because of the magic.


Pat on bus 30

What do you like about driving a school bus? I like my kids. I have awesome students on all three routes.

I have driven a bus for 36 years.

My favorite subject in school was history.

My favorite vacation place is Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee.

My favorite holiday is Christmas because of time spent with family and the decorations.

I also want you to know that I also deliver the inter-school mail and have done it for 20 years. Before I did the mail, I mowed the grass for the school system for 7 years between my bus runs.


Charlene on bus 216

What do you like about driving a school bus? I love the children and the interaction with my students.

I have driven a bus for 21 years.

My favorite subject in school was physical education.

My hobbies are horses, horses, horses, and farming.

My favorite vacation place is anywhere a horse show is.

My favorite holiday is fall because of the cool crisp weather, the changing colors of the leaves, and the farm harvest.

I also want you to know that I can talk nonstop about horses. I currently show my horse at Pony of Americas nationally and am #1 rider in the nation for Pony of Americas age 19 and over riders.


Monitor for bus 216 is Gail

What do you like about monitoring on a school bus? I like spending time with the kids.

I have monitored on a bus for about 5 years.

My favorite subject in school was recess.

My hobbies are reading.

My favorite vacation place is on any beach.

My favorite holiday is July 4th because you can spend time with family and do fun things together.

I also want you to know that I retired from being a mail carrier for 30 years. I have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. I have been married for 46 years.

CLINIC NEWS

The school year is off to a safe and healthy start! Here are a few clinic reminders:

  • Any student coming to the clinic must have consent.
  • For grades K-8 all medications must be transported to and from school by a parent or guardian
  • COUGH DROPS are medication
  • Students must be free of vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school and must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • The clinics do not stock any medications.
  • If your child is going to be absent from school please call your child in using the attendance line phone number.
  • Work with your child at home on proper hand washing and coughing and sneezing into their sleeve/elbow.

LICE REMINDER

Parents, please inspect your child regularly for head lice during the remainder of the school year and also during the summer months. Lice spread from person to person by direct contact or by using another person’s personal items--comb and brush, hat, hair bows, coat, clothes, etc. Head lice are tiny and brownish in color and only live on the human head. They crawl rapidly, but do not fly or jump. The bugs deposit tiny white eggs (nits) on the hair shaft by using sticky “glue” so the eggs do not dislodge easily. Besides visualizing the bugs/eggs, the only symptom of head lice may be head scratching. Most lice-killing products do a good job killing the live lice but they likely do not kill all of the nits. The nits that survive the treatment may hatch and the process may begin again. The importance of egg removal and regular inspection is crucial to avoid reoccurrence. Lice may spread anywhere children gather, such as when playing “dress-up” at home, at ball games where children wear a common helmet/hat, at sleep-overs, on movie seats, at a club meeting (i.e. Girl Scouts etc.), and at day care centers and rarely, schools. Regular inspection of your child’s head enables you to identify a case earlier, resulting in faster eradication and quicker return to school. Please notify the school nurse if you would like more information, need assistance in identifying the louse, or to report that your student has head lice. As with any health condition, only parents may call the school with information about their child. Thanks for your vigilance in the months ahead.

APPROVED 2018-2019 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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VISITOR PRE-REGISTRATION

Did you know you can now pre-register with us before coming to the school to visit? 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.


https://secure.safevisitorsolutions.com/Safe/Visitor/franklin000012

UPCOMING EVENTS

November:

1 60’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser

2 Picture Retakes

6-10 College Go Week

6-10 College Go Week

6-17 Girl Scouts book project

10 Midterm Ends

10 Veteran’s Day Program

15 midterm grades posted

15 70’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser

15 IA Appreciation day

16 Major Saver Campaign Kick Off

16-Dec 2 Major Saver

17 All Pro Dads

22-24 Thanksgiving

APPOINTMENT POLICY

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.

OUTSIDE FOOD/SPECIAL OCCASION POLICY PER HANDBOOK

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FRONT OFFICE INFORMATION

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 at the family table. We like to keep the table open for other families.
  • 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.