Tiger Times

October 2018

Acton Elementary

Phone: 862-6108

FAX: 317-862-7251

ATTENDANCE: 317-803-5105

TRANSPORTATION: 317-862-2314

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Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up soon! Please consider donating items to help feed our amazing Acton Teachers during conferences. Sign-up using the link below. All donations should be returned to school by Monday, October 8th.



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Join us on October 2nd at 6:30pm to hear from Tony Rizzi our Township's Resource Officer to present the Township's Emergency Management Plan. Our October PTO meeting will follow! Childcare is provided by our awesome YMCA staff and snacks will be provided. See you there!

Acton's Chick-fil-a Night will be October 10th. Make plans to enjoy delicious chick-fil-a with your family!
Acton's Not-as-Scary Night at the Frite Lodge will be October 23rd. Buy your tickets ahead of time to save money and benefit Acton. Acton earns money for all pre-sale tickets! PTO volunteers will also be selling concessions!

Mark your calendars and save the date for Acton's Family Game Night on November 2nd from 6:00-7:30pm. This event is FREE and open to all Acton families. The PTO will be selling concessions during the event and you can buy games to take home!


In September our teachers were looking for students who were showing Empathy.

Empathy is standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling their feelings, and responding in a helpful way. These students were selected and will be on our bulletin board outside the lunchroom and receive a certificate and special gift card. Congratulations!


Emerine---- Claire Snider & Lakaialynn Smith

Froning---- Olivia Bails & Lilliana Wampler

McMaster---- Abbagail Hruby & Sofia Acosta

First Grade

Miller---Konner Meyers and Nora Smith

Gilkerson---- Isaiah Greenwood Kenzie Althoff

Elliott---- Colton Wildey and Khloe Davis

Second Grade

Brooks---- Elin Weaver and Nate Peterson

Krug---- Charlotte Baker & Bode DeNeal

Parsons---- Ella Wisdom & Jace Williams

Third Grade

Simmons---- Devin Neil and Anabellah Lopez

Milholland---- Joey Marter and Anna Faucett

Jewell---- Savanna Ingersol and Nicholas Wilhelm

Fourth Grade

Beechler---- Emma Hollings and Nadia Tornatta

Rigsby---- Carley Stevens and Elijah McCrary

Reynolds---- Sophia Hall and Wednesday Ingram

Fifth Grade

Neifert ----Jeremiyah Thomas & Maddie Thompson

Leal ----Moses Stevenson and Sammi Moore

Scott ----Megan Stevenson & Austin Leiva

Related Arts

J. Adams---Gym---- Carly Stevens and Grayson Covey

Stevenson--Music---- Alyssa Huddleston & Ben Weis

McConaha-Library---- Kiersten Dahl & Anna Jaggers

Ryan-Art---- Annie Willing & Leah Edwards

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Mark Your Calendar....

Music Dates


September 18th - Acton Talent Show, 6:30 pm


November 9th - Veterans Day Program – 9:30 am

November 15th - 2nd Grade Music Program, 6:00 pm


December 6th - Choir Concert, 6:00 pm – 3rd Grade Program, 7:15 pm

*All school performance during the day

December 9th – 2:00 pm, Choir sing with FCHS Sounds of the Season

December 18th – All School Sing Along – 2:00 pm


February 5th – 5th grade field trip to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra


March 7th – Grade 1 Related Arts Night – 6:00 pm


April 18th – 4th grade program, 6:00 pm – 5th grade program, 7:15 pm

*All school performance during the day

TBD (April/May) – Folk Dance Festival

TBD (May) – International Fair

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

Facebook: ActonElementaryMusic


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The Health Department will be at Acton on Friday, October 5th, to do vision screenings on all First, Third and Fifth grades and any student new to Marion County.

On the day of the screening it is important that students wear their glasses or contacts. It is important that your child pass his/her screening, versus failing them unnecessarily because their glasses/contacts were not with them.

If you have a child in First, Third and/or Fifth grade and DO NOT want them tested, please complete and send in the Vision Screening Decline form that is attached, forms are also available in the clinic.

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.


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.

• 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.

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


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.




2 PTO Meeting

5 End of Quarter

5 Vision screenings

5 choir practice

10-11 Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences

10 Chick fil a spirit night

12 choir practice

15-19 Fall Break

22 Students return

22-26 Red Ribbon Week

22 School Board Meeting

25 4th grade Conner Prairie

26 PBIS Convo

26 Fall Celebrations

26 choir practice

29-Nov 2 CoGat testing


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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.
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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.