Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 10 - Friday, October 8, 2021

Oct 9

Dates Coming Up

  • Friday, October 8 - End of First Quarter
  • Saturday, October 9 - Christmas in October Craft Fair at FHS, 9AM-3PM
  • Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13 - Spell Bowl practice. Please put a transportation change in School Dismissal Manager.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, October 12-13 - Fourth Grade to Conner Prairie - Brownell
  • Thursday, October 14 - First Grade to Russell Farms
  • Thursday, October 14 - Liger Mile at HSE High School
  • ๐Ÿ‚ Monday-Friday, October 18-22 - Fall Break ๐Ÿ‚ NO SCHOOL
  • October 25 - Family Conference Window Opens
  • Wednesday, October 27 - Kindergarten to Russell Farms
  • Friday, November 12 - E-learning day - no in-person school

Car Rider Drop-off - Arrive before 7:45AM

Safety Reminder: If there is no adult staff outside after car line ends, your child must be walked in.

A standing sign is left out to remind you that must walk your child in.

  • Car Line drop-off begins at 7:30am (doors open).
  • Students who arrive after 7:45am are considered tardy.
  • Signing in at the Main Office is easy and takes just a minute.

Thank you for taking the time to keep our kids safe!

The Clinic is Low on Clothes!

Mrs. Cline requests that every student have a change of clothes, including socks and underclothes, in your child's backpack or stored in their locker, every day!

Mud/spills/accidents can happen to any student.

Mrs. Cline is also in need of clothing donations.

There are no shorts to give your child if they have a need during the day.

Please, if your child borrowed clothing, wash it and return it as soon as you can.

First Graders - Vision Checks

  • The state of Indiana requires that all first grade students have their vision/eye health evaluated using the MCT (modified clinical technique).
  • All 1st graders will be screened on Wednesday, October 27th by a local Optometrist/ Ophthalmologist.
  • You will ONLY be notified if your child fails this screening test.

If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they have them at school on this day for accurate testing results.

If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse Tricia Cline at

Family Conferences

Family Conferences will occur between October 25-November 19. Teachers will be communicating how to sign up and important details very soon. Please make this a priority as we are looking for 100% participation. You will have the opportunity to participate in person or virtually. We can't wait to share your child's learning experiences with you!

Liger Mile - Promoting Health and Fitness for all of the HSE District

  • The 2021 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 14th at HSEHS!!
  • This race/run/walk is for ALL Kdg-6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District.
  • School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary schools.

Register Online at Search Liger.

  • $20 Entry includes a t-shirt with all competitorsโ€™ schools on the back, and the always awesome LIGER Logo!!
  • Medals for top 5 finishers in each grade, both male and female. Ribbons for all Finishers.
  • Register online by Monday Oct 11th, 11:59PM.
  • Same day registration available at race site: $25 โ€“limited number of shirts on race day!

Please Let Us Know about Attendance

If your student will be late (after 7:40AM) or absent, please contact us as soon as you know.
  • If your student will be out for travel, sickness, or another reason, we need to know!
  • You can call day or night at 317-915-4270. Please leave a message after hours.
  • You can email Alison Jones, attendance secretary, at, and your student's teacher.
  • You can log your absence with a reason in School Dismissal Manager.
  • We may also use an app called Talking Points to send text messages when texting is the best way to reach families.
  • We need a reason for each student's absence every day. Our nurse will follow up if needed.

๐Ÿ“š Book Fees๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿ“• Book fees can still be sent in even though the deadline is past.
๐Ÿ“™ At this time, you can still pay without a late fee.

๐Ÿ“— Send book fees in as soon as you can!
๐Ÿ“˜ You can pay with cash or check, or through e-Funds.
๐Ÿ“š Thank you!

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Quick links-What's Going On at SCE

October 10 (10/10) is World Mental Health Day

The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

What We Learned This Week in SEL - Lesson 4

Kindergarten: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Practice Makes Better

  • Students will be able to name two ways they can get batter at a skill.

First Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Helpful Thoughts

  • Students will be able to suggest helpful thoughts to encourage themselves to keep trying

Second Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - We Can Change Our Thoughts

  • Students will be able to replace unhelpful thoughts with helpful thoughts.

Third Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Planning for Practice

  • Students will be able to make a practice plan with a partner.

Fourth Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Reflecting on Our Journey

  • Students will be able to reflect on the goalsetting process.

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

October 11-15 is Week 2

PBJ and Cafe Update

Sadly, we still have no PBJ Uncrustables in the cafeteria.

Mrs. Cimaglio has put together a peanut butter and naan dippers option.

We will keep you updated on our PBJ shortage as it develops!

Also, we will be returning to the Turkey and Cheese roll-up as an option, rather than a just cheese roll-up.

Return to In-Person Instruction Plan

Details on school protocols, mitigation strategies, the HSE District COVID dashboard, and self-reporting forms are all here.

Volunteering and Chaperoning

  • All volunteers are required to wear a mask during school hours, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file.

Call Sand Creek at 317-915-4270 to find out if your background check is current.

Check the Visiting and Volunteering page on SCE's website to submit a background check.

Mudsock Youth Athletics News

Recreational Basketball Registration Remains Open: Play with us this winter!

Registration for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game is open at Offered to kindergarteners through 8th grade. Information and registration can be found here.

Already registered for boys recreational basketball? Learn dates for the free Mudsock Boys Basketball Rec Clinic (registered athletes in grades 2nd-5th), rec evaluations (grades 2nd-8th), and drafts here. This page will continue to be updated as specific times are finalized.

Please note, team assignments for athletes registered for girls recreational basketball will be announced at the end of October.

*High school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of November.

Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSEโ€™s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.
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