December 2016

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

From your Proud Principal


Please take a few minutes to provide your feedback about our school and district. We are seeking your thoughts and opinions so that we can better serve your children. We also encourage our students in grades 3-5 to complete a survey specifically designed for them.

Thank you for your feedback and time!

Follow the link below to the FTCSC website and then choose the headline Perception Survey. Then choose your appropriate survey. Thank you!

Upcoming Events


1 Choir Concert 6:00-7:00 PM

1 Third Grade Music Program 7:15-8:15 PM

3 Breakfast with Santa 9:00-11:00 AM

6 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM

7 Monkey Joe’s PTO Fundraiser Night 6:00-8:00 PM

16 All Pro Dad 7:45-8:30 AM

16 Winter Celebration Parties 3:00-3:45 PM

16- Jan 3 Winter Break


3 Students Return for Second Semester

3 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM

9 School Board Meeting

13 Yearbook Activity Picture Day

16 MLK Day-closed

20 All Pro Dads 7:45- 8:30 AM

24 Cookies and Canvas 6:00-8:00 PM


1 Midterm Ends

3 Midterm grades posted

7 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM

9 Fourth Grade Music Program 6:00 PM

14 Friendship Celebrations 3:00-3:45 PM

17 All Pro Dads 7:45- 8:30 AM

20 President’s Day Holiday

21-23 Kindergarten Registration

27 School Board meeting

27-Mar 10 ISTEP Applied Skills (grades 3-5 only)

LOST and found

Th next time you are here for a visit please make sure to check the lost and found rack outside the front office. Any items that are left will be donated to the SPARC center during our breaks (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

All Pro Dad

Mark your calendar for our next All Pro Dad's breakfast Dec 26th at 7:45 am.

Chick fil a will be available for $4 per person

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.

Pre-register before you visit

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, have lunch, etc.

We ask that you please pre-register before the class parties.

Below is the link to pre-register. Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe.

1st Grade learns about Fire Safety

“Kasey the Dog knows fire ain’t no fun.” The first graders at Acton Elementary had the opportunity to learn this song along with fire and life safety skills from Firefighter Jeff Owens along with his black labs, Kasey and Kali. Thanks to Koorsen Fire and Security the children learned the importance of checking smoke detectors and knowing two ways out of every room in their house. Kasey showed the kids how to stop, drop and roll, what to do if they see a lighter or matches, how to check if the door is hot and how to crawl under the smoke.

Counselor Connection

December 5-9

We are collecting canned foods and dry goods (non-perishable). We want to encourage students to bring in a variety of foods. While volume is important, and we understand that things such as green beans and corn are inexpensive, we hope to have plenty of other things such as peanut butter and jelly, canned meats, fruit and breakfast foods.

Our students of the month for Integrity

Students of the Month for the Trait of INTEGRITY (November)

Congratulations to these students for showing INTEGRITY. They will receive a certificate and a card for a special treat.


Emerine: Bronson Winsted

Froning: Jager Nusekabel

McMaster: Jace Williams


Miller: Devin Neil

Gilkerson: Colt Goodman

Biswas: Molly Sincroft


Brooks: Carley Stevens

Krug: Cadence Bongen

Parsons: Emma Hollings


Simmons: Isabella Lorenzoni

Benson: Hugo Cumpean

Jewell: Zane Grismore


Beechler: Alexis Hensley

Rigsby: Lily Snyder

Reynolds: Lilly Joseph


Neifert: Cova Clemans

Leal: Reis Urso

Rebennack: Layla Butler


Library (Ms. Vawter/Mrs. Thurston): Claire DesJean

Art (Ms. Ryan): Kaylin Alvey

Music (Mrs. Stevenson): Ruby Young

Gym (Mrs. Adams): Mariah Jett


​​Join us on December 6th for our PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm. Childcare and snacks will be provided!

​Mark your calendars for:

  • Acton Spirit Night at Monkey Joes on December 7th from 6-8pm. ​

  • Acton Fundraiser at Hot Box Pizza on Southport Rd Wednesday, January 18th.

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MUsic news for November

Music Dates

12/10Choir performs at High School Sounds of the Season Concert, 7pm

2/9 – 4th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

3/21st Grade Music Night, 6:00 in Gym

4/29 Folk Dance Festival

5/4 5th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

5/95th Grade Field Trip to ISO concert

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

Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic

Music Fundraiser

Mrs. Stevenson would like to send a huge thank you to the entire Acton Family! Our Cookie Dough Fundraiser was a huge success! We are still waiting for our exact profit, but we will be ordering African Drums that we will begin using in January! Thank you Acton Tigers!!

5th Grade Program – NEW DATE!!!!

The 5th grade music program has been moved to Thursday, May 4th to accommodate some fun end of the year plans! Please adjust your calendar and plan to attend!

Choir Information

Acton Choir sing with FCHS – Sounds of the Season Concert

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016

7:00pm in FCHS Auditorium

Student Arrival Time: Students should arrive at 5:45

Student Attire: Students should wear holiday dress clothes. (NO JEANS PLEASE) It does get warm on stage, so heavy sweaters may not be the best choice.

Tickets: You must purchase a ticket to attend this concert. Tickets will be sold online and at the door 1 hour before the show. Ordering tickets ahead of time is highly encouraged as they do often sell out. Information about ordering tickets will be coming home soon.

Students are allowed to be dropped off for this event. If you are choosing to drop off, pick up time will be around 9:15pm.

Remaining Rehearsals (All Friday mornings - 7:30-8:30am):

Dec. 9

Thank you for sharing your student with me this semester!

Acton Folk Dance Club

Folk Dance Club will begin in February. Folk Dance Club will meet on Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30am. Be on the lookout for sign-ups to come home in January!


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 or we can not guarantee the change can be made.
  • 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 door 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.