Cougar Connection

January 2017

Principals Letter

Kitley families,

I hope you all had a happy holiday season and welcome to 2017! From talking with students it sounds like they had a great break! We were able to give every classroom teacher several dozen new books for their classroom libraries during our professional development time this week. Please talk to your child about what books they are reading at school and encourage them to read at home! As always, please let me know if you need anything.


Dr. Brown

Dr. Joe Brown, Principal

Kitley Elementary School
P: (317) 803-5902
F: (317) 803- 5970

FTCSC Students…Prepared for Life’s Possibilities!

Music News

5th Grade Recruitment News

5th Grade students will be bringing home a packet of information regarding sign-ups for Band, Choir, and Orchestra for next year when they go to middle school. Please read through all this info with your child so you are aware of the choices your students can make in going to middle school. Should you have any questions about the process, our contact info is below.

5th Grade Program

Mark your calendars for the 5th Grade Music Program on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Folk Dance Club

Attention all 4th and 5th Graders. If you are interested in signing up for the Folk Dance Club, be on the lookout for information about sign-ups and dates! We will meet on Friday mornings at 7:20am beginning in February!

1st Grade Music Night

Mark your calendars for the 1st Grade Music Night on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30pm! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Contact Us:

Mr. Fellerman Mr. Everingham

(317) 803-5939 (317) 803-5967


Students will be learning about the JRFH event and receiving their JRFH collection envelopes

during the week of Janurary 23rd. Kitley's Jump Rope for Heart event will take place on

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 during their related arts time in the gym. All students will need to dress

comfortably and wear tennis shoes. All fundraising envelopes and online donations should

be turned in no later than Friday, Feb. 10th. Let's get jumping and help save lives!

Donna Chatham

Kitley Elementary

Physical Education Teacher



Online Research

A world of information can be funneled from the Internet to your home computer with a single online search. But just because it’s on the web doesn’t mean it’s true. In order to use the Internet as a resource, your child needs to be selective in the sources she chooses. Simply “printing” every page of every site that contains relevant information is a waste of time and paper.

Help your child scan the sites, looking for key words and phrases relevant to the information she’s targeting. Then when she finds such key words, show her how to skim the sentences and paragraphs to determine if they contain useful facts.

There are three things to consider when researching online.

1. Is the source credible? Is the author an expert in this area? Is there any information that you know to be untrue? When was the site last updated?

2. Is the information on-target? In other words, does this site provide the specific information you need, or is it not exactly what you are looking for?

3. Is the reading too hard? Does it pass the credibility test, but the information is too technical or hard to understand?

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Residency & Educational Rights. . .

If your family is in an extreme living situation such as: living in a motel, car, campsite, shelter, temporary housing, combined housing, public places, etc. you could qualify for a McKinney –Vento (homeless) Act.

Please contact your school counselor to discuss ways we can possibly help support your situation. Students who are in homeless living situations have the following rights:

1. Immediate enrollment in the school they last attended or the school in whose attendance area they are currently staying even if they do not have all of the documents normally required at the time of enrollment;

2. Access to free meals and textbooks, Title I and other educational programs, and other comparable services including transportation;

3. To attend the same classes and activities that students in other living situations also participate in without fear of being separated or treated differently due to their housing situations.

Any question about these rights can be directed to your school’s Counselor.

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have received and understand the above rights.

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Signature of Parent/Guardian/Unattached Youth Date

Parent Visitation Policy

  • Parents are welcome to volunteer at Kitley Elementary. We LOVE our VIP's!!
  • All classroom Volunteers (small group pull-out/field trips) must have a background check (see FTCSC website)
  • Teachers need a 24 hour notice when a parent wants to visit/volunteer
  • All volunteers must sign in and present ID
  • Volunteers may stay no longer than one hour, unless approved by teacher
  • Lunch: When parents visit for lunch, please stay only for lunch. If you plan on staying longer, confirm with teacher prior to visit. (24 hours in advance)


  • Go to
  • The Infinite Campus icon on the right of the screen
  • Click on the "Infinite Campus Click here to jog in!" on center of the screen
  • Click on the Input your username and password
  • Select student from top of screen
  • Click on menu on left of screen for information you are looking for (ie. Grades, attendance, messages)

If you do not have a username for Infinite Campus, please email

You must be the parent/ legal guardian of a student to have access to that child's information on Infinite Campus.



Ever wonder what is going on in your child’s related arts classrooms? Now you can visit our new website! Visit to find information on schedules, upcoming events and more!


Click on the link to see the new menu for the second semester! There is also a FREE app for iPhone and Androids called School Lunch by Nutrislice. Star Express has worked hard to get the new site up and running. They have updated the menus!

Reminders and General Information

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