Tiger Times

August 2018

Acton Elementary

Phone: 862-6108

FAX: 317-862-7251

ATTENDANCE: 317-803-5105

TRANSPORTATION: 317-862-2314

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.

HEARING SCREENINGS

State Mandated Hearing Screenings will take place on Thursday, August 9th. This will be for ALL 1st and 4th grade students as well as student NEW to Franklin Township. Also if you have any hearing concerns for your student in Grades K, 2, 3, 5, please let your teacher know. Your child can also be screened during their grade level time. If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Trina Kelly, Speech-Language Pathologist: 317-803-5139 or trina.kelly@ftcsc.org.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT--AUGUST 7TH

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Our next PTO Meeting is Tuesday Aug 7th at 6:30 in the LGI Room. Childcare and snacks are provided. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me or any of our PTO Board. We are here to help!

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MUSIC NEWS

Mark Your Calendar....

Music Dates

9/18 – Acton’s Got Talent Variety Show, 6:30pm in Gym

11/152nd Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

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

12/63rd Grade Music Program, 7:15 in Gym

12/9Choir performs at High School Sounds of the Season Concert – 2:00pm

2/5 – 5th grade field trip to the ISO

3/71st Grade Related Arts Night, 6:00 in Gym

4/18 – 4th Grade Music Program, 6:00 in Gym

4/18 5th Grade Music Program, 7:15 in Gym

TBD Folk Dance Festival

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RELATED ARTS NEWSLETTER LINK (click here)

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CLINIC NEWS

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.

2018-2019 IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

The State of Indiana has published the new immunization requirements for the 2018-19 school year. Below you will find how the new requirements affect different grade levels.

· Hepatitis A will be required for grades K-4, 6, and 12. Requirements have been phased in the last few years, eventually to be required at all levels. Hepatitis A is a series of 2 shots given 6 months apart.

· Tdap and MCV4, as well as 2 doses of Hep A, are required for all students for grade 6. Parents of current 5th graders should arrange appointments now. If your student is not yet 11 years old, arrange the appointment for the few days after the birthday. A second dose of MCV4, as well as 2 doses of Hep A, are required for grade 12. Parents of current 11th graders should arrange appointments now so that the shots are completed prior to the start of school.

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Please contact your student’s doctor now so that appointments are available and may be completed prior to the start of school. The availability of appointments diminishes greatly as summer approaches. The Marion County Health Department’s phone is 317-221-5700, and offers appointments on some days of the week. In addition to private providers and the MCHD, other resources include Walgreen’s clinics or other pharmacies. Please confirm for your particular insurance coverage and for minimum age, if applicable.

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.

STAR EXPRESS NEWS

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

https://paypams.com/

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

OUTSIDE FOOD/SPECIAL OCCASION POLICY PER HANDBOOK

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August:

1 First student day

7 PTO Meeting

7 National Night Out

9 Hearing Screenings

10 Acton Family Cookout

27 School Board Meeting

September:

3 Labor Day

4 Evacuation Drill

4 PTO Meeting

7 Mid-term grades posted

10 Friendship Week

17 Talent Show

21 All Pro Dads

21 PTO Fundraiser Day

24 School Board Meeting

27 Homecoming Parade

28 PBIS Convo

October:

5 End of Quarter

10-11 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences

15-19 Fall Break

22 Students return

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.

FRONT OFFICE NOTES:

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.
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