Adams Elementary

November 2019

Adams Elementary

Main Line # 317-862-2065

Attendance Line # 317-860-4288

Fax # 317-862-7255

Transportation# 317-862-2314

Thank you to Student Council!

These members of the student council did an awesome job with the School Board tour.

Thank you!

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Fun Run Wrap Up

What a great day we had with the Adams Elementary Fun Run. We could not have asked for better weather and all the kids brought the energy. A special thank you for our DJ Brian Morris!!

With your help, Adams Elementary raised $11,000 for classroom resources, related arts activities, staff appreciation, and field trips. We were just $1800 away from reaching our school goal. Thank you, parents, for all your support the weeks leading up to and Fun Run day, we could not do it without you!! We thank you for your continued support of Adams Elementary.

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From the Art Room

Seeking donations! I’d love to have realistic animal toys to use as drawing models for our kids. They can’t be really big, yet big enough for 4-5 kids to circle around it and draw it. Any animal at all would be so appreciated! Or, if you see it at a sale or something on Facebook marketplace, tag me and let me know!

Another donation we ALWAYS need are baby wipes. These are so helpful in every grade level!

We hope to see all Veterans at the Veterans Day program! All grade levels have been working hard to learn about veterans and to create special projects to show their appreciation for their honorable service!

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From the PTS

Mark your calendars these for upcoming PTS Events… More information coming soon

  • November 4 Chicago Pizza vouchers on sale
  • November 5 PTS meeting at 6pm. Special guest speaker Officer Rizzi
  • November 8 Movie Night 3:50-5:45
  • November 22 Morning Craft with Mom (before school)

Choir Club

Adams Elementary Choir Club will be joining the Franklin Central High School choirs for Sounds of the Season on Friday, December 13th at 7:00 pm. Tickets go on sale on November 13th. Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

From the Nurse


Flu season is upon us and will continue into spring. Peak season is sometimes as late as February. The influenza symptoms are fever, aches, sore throat, cough, headache, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting/diarrhea. It is the perfect time to get a flu shot for yourself and your child. The CDC recommends getting a flu shot by the end of October, but receiving the vaccinate at any point during flu season offers important protection against the virus. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. The Marion County Health Department has flu shots for $20 for children, but they recommend that you call prior to coming to confirm availability. The south district office is located at 7551 Shelby St. Suite 200 Indianapolis IN 46227, phone number 221-5700. Influenza can be a mild illness for most healthy individuals, but people with health conditions are at increased risk of complications. The quick guidelines are to keep your kids home until they have been fever-free for 24 hrs without fever-reducing medicine prior to returning or vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hrs prior to return. We recognize a fever as a temp over 100 degrees. So, thank you for following our guidelines and keeping your kids home when they are ill. This protects our kids at school who have conditions that could lead to complications from an illness such as influenza, and this will help your child fully recover and be less likely to have complications themselves. Keep encouraging them to wash their hands. It is the easiest and most effective way to avoid illness.

I have included a link from the Community website that includes a very cute hand washing video that you might want to watch with your child.

Vision Referrals:

If you have not received a notice and your child is 1st-5th grade, you can assume your child passed the screening. If you have any questions about the testing or returning information after seeing a vision professional, please phone the clinic at 860-4289. If you got a referral notice and your student has glasses but forgot to wear them, please just let me know. I have some resources if the cost is keeping your student from an eye exam. I sent these home prior to fall break because I hope that will be a good time for scheduling an appointment if your child was referred.

Weather Emergency Procedures (copied from District Handbook)

All students’ homes will be called using Connect-Ed, an automated calling system, if we close or delay school. You could also listen to local radio and TV stations when inclement weather is predicted. All school closings, for any reason, will be reported to the local radio and television stations, as well as posted on the township Facebook page and Twitter as soon as the decision has been made by the superintendent of schools. Please do not call the school unless it is an emergency. Decisions of this nature are not made at the building level. Only the superintendent has the authority to close schools for a regularly scheduled school day. The superintendent may also decide to delay school for one or two hours instead of canceling the entire day. This information will also be reported over local radio and TV stations, as well as on the township Facebook page and Twitter. Please remember that we are FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORPORATION (FTCSC) and NOT Franklin Community Schools in Franklin, IN. Every Franklin Township family should prepare plans for school delays, closing or early closing of school due to an emergency. Working parents should make the necessary arrangements for the welfare of their children in the event that any of these scenarios would occur. The early closing plans should be documented on the Emergency Release Form filled out at registration. If you do not wish to receive Connect-Ed messages, you may notify the school district by calling 317-862-2411. It may take up to five business days to process the request.