HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

March 31, 2016 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.78%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 4

Weekly Rotation Schedule

Monday, April 11th - Day 5

Tuesday, April 12th - Day 6

Wednesday, April 13th - Day 1

Thursday, April 14th - Day 2

Friday, April 15th - Day 3

Upcoming Events at HPE


1st - 10th - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

13th - Spring Picture Day

14th - Kindergarten Round-Up, 5:00-7:00 pm

15th - HPE Spirit Wear Day

19th - PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm

22nd - 4th quarter, Midterm

29th - PTO Movie Night, 6:15-8:45 pm


2nd-6th - Teacher Appreciation Week

13th - HPE Spirit Wear Day

13th - Kindy 500 - Kindergarten classes

13th - PTO Party on the Playground (held rain or shine)

17th - 4th Grade Music Program, 6:30 pm

24th - HPE Field Day

25th - HPE Field Day (rain date)


Holidays and Observances


15th - Federal Income Tax Day

22nd - Earth Day

22nd - Passover Begins at sunset

29th - Arbor Day

Lunch Menu - Week of April 11th

Mon. - Day 5- Taco Scoops

Tues. - Day 6- Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wed. - Day 1- Pizza Calzone

Thurs. - Day 2- Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Fri. - Day 3 - Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

HPE Spring Picture Day

Mark your calendars! Harrison Parkway Elementary‘s Spring Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th, 2016. Order forms went home this week. You can also order on-line at mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID: HM785878Y0. Please contact the office with questions at 915-4210.

ISTEP Testing

ATTENTION 3rd and 4th GRADE PARENTS --The ISTEP, Part 2 will be administered from April 18 - May 6, 2016 at HPE. This portion of the testing will be completed on the computer. Your student's teacher knows the specific testing dates and times that your student will be testing.

Tips for Parents during ISTEP Week:

  • Make sure that your child gets to bed on time. Research shows that being well rested helps students do better on tests.
  • Your child should eat a healthy, high protein breakfast each morning.
  • Make sure your child gets up early enough so that they do not feel rushed in the morning.
  • Please DO NOT schedule any appointments during testing times. If a student comes in late to school, they must wait until the test is over before they can go to class.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year

Good afternoon,

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting enrollments for new students online. If you have a child that will be in kindergarten next year, or attending HSE schools in another grade level you may begin filling out the enrollment forms online. Please use the following link for more enrollment information: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/

Should you have any questions regarding enrollment, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s future school.

Have a good weekend.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools


Kindergarten Round-Up at Harrison Parkway will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm.

On this evening, you and your child will have the opportunity to meet the Kindergarten teachers, tour a Kindergarten classroom, take a school bus ride and become more familiar with Harrison Parkway as a fun and enriching Kindergarten year approaches. We are excited to welcome our new 2016-2017 HPE Patriots.

*The state cut-off for Kindergarten enrollment is August 1st. HSE Schools have an early entrance period for Kindergarten from August 1st to September 1st. We are unable to accept any early Kindergarten enrollments after September 1st.

Counselor's Corner

I had the privilege of visiting the kindergarten classrooms last week and presenting caring classroom lessons. We read the book, the Rainbow Fish and discussed how caring was shown in the story. The students then colored a picture of the Rainbow Fish with the reminder that when they share, they show caring. I enjoyed visiting your child’s classroom and look forward to visiting their classroom again soon.


Nancy Logue

School Counselor

HPE Music News

Sharing Experiences from Music and the Classrooms

An Evening with our Second Graders

Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30 pm

Parent letters were sent home on Thursday.

A copy of the letter is below for your reference.

Dear Parents,

During the coming weeks, students will share their knowledge of folk tales, rhymes, fables and stories in their classrooms and in music. Literature is the starting point for a journey of experiences and discoveries resulting in writing, speaking, singing playing and active imaginations.

Imagine a day…

…when the edge of the map is only the beginning of what we can explore.

What would you explore?


On May 11th at 6:30 pm, our Second Grade Students will present some of their experiences through the mediums of music, movement and writing. The evening will take place in the gym and in your child’s classroom. Please mark this date on your calendar.

We look forward to what lies ahead.


Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Bauters, Mrs. Bullington, Mrs. Cole, Miss Seitz, and Mrs. Walden

*Please note: The evening of May 11th replaces the 2nd grade program previously scheduled for Thursday, May 12th at 2 pm.

An Evening with our Fourth Graders

Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30 pm

Indianapolis Children's Choir Summer Programs

Music Experiences & Camps


A Note from the Nurse

Accidents happen during the day ranging from landing in a mud puddle, spilling milk at lunch or not making it to the rest room quick enough. Please – regardless of the grade level, pack your student an extra set of clothes in their backpack for those oopsie’s that occur during the day. The nurse's clinic has a very limited supply of clothes and sizes. My many thanks to those who have borrowed clothes and promptly returned them laundered!

HPE Cafeteria News

Beginning April 15th we will start selling snacks for fourth grade students only on Fridays. Snacks sold will comply with the Healthy Snack Program. Students will need to have available money in their account to purchase a snack without causing them to go negative. I will start offering vanilla ice cream for $.70.

Cafeteria Reminders:

  • We can only accept 10 visitors per day because of space. Please call before 9:30 to reserve a space for lunch. You must have a valid background check on file.

  • Per HSE student privacy policy, please refrain from taking pictures when visiting.

  • When sending cash or check, please indicate student’s full name, ID number and teacher’s name.

  • Sign up through Skyward to receive low balance in lunch account emails.

  • A debit meal is provided if a student has a negative balance for.

When sending a packed lunch, please include utensils but do not send soda or foods needing reheated.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

Attendance Line Voicemail

If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at leas one week prior to the absence.

Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.

Sign In Procedures

As a reminder, the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front of the drive by the school's front doors. Please have your child exit from the passenger side of all vehicles. Students should stay in their seatbelts/safety seats until your vehicle has come to a complete stop and your child is ready to get out of the car. Please only dismiss and receive your child at the front of the school. Do not release students from the back of the line so they mush walk past other cars releasing children. It is imperative that cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing students as this creates an unsafe situation for our children. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and drive in the morning and afternoon, as both are high-traffic times. Thank you for your part in keeping our children safe.

Is Your Son or Daughter Attending Sand Creek Intermediate Next School Year?

If so, please come join your new PTO at Sand Creek Intermediate! The SCI PTO has many wonderful people, committees, and opportunities for you to participate in throughout the year. The SCI PTO supports our school in so many ways too!

For the 2016-2017 school year there will be two board positions open: Co-Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in getting involved with the SCI PTO or would like more information, please contact Anna Douthit at annadouthit@yahoo.com.


The final PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Free babysitting provided in the gym. During the meeting, we will honor all of our parent volunteers with yummy goodness as well as elect new executive officers for 2016-17 school year. Additional agenda items will be added.

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and that means many things. One of the items associated with wrapping up the year is the PTO elections for 2016-17. At present, here is the slate of candidates:

President – Amy Dilks

Co-President – Carol Schmitt

Vice-President – vacant

Co-vice-president – vacant

Treasurer – Jennifer Harmon

Secretary – Jennifer Rouse

If you would like to be considered as a candidate for one of these positions, please email Joelle Andrew-Mohr (jomandre@iupui.edu) by April 5 so your name may be added to the ballot two weeks prior to the election. Candidates for open positions will also be considered during the first PTO meeting of the 2016-17 school year.


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

Permitted use of school newsletters by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

Are You Registered to Vote?

Register to Vote Online

Apply by Monday, April 4 to vote in the May 3rd election

-Step 1: Go to http://www.indianavoters.com

-Step 2: Click on Submit a Voter Registration Application Online

-Step 3: Verify voting eligibility and enter IN Driver's License # or IN State ID Information

-Step 4 - Enter voter information

-Step 5 - Verify voter registration info & submit

-Step 6 - Receive confirmation

Fishers YMCA Teen Program


(Ages 11-13)

This nationally-recognized instructional program is medically accurate, hands-on, and teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies such as injury management and choking rescue while caring for children. Learn the basics of childcare through games, activities and role play. Course includes infant CPR as well as a kit with a manual, bag, etc. Please bring a sack lunch!

  • Pricing:

    • Members: $49

    • Non-Members: $71

  • Dates:

    • April 9th

    • April 23rd

    • May 14th

    • May 28th

  • Time:

    • 9:00am-4:00pm

Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale

Plan to attend the Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Fishers Junior High Gym (13257 Cumberland Road). Items from more than 70 families include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, adult and kids clothing, etc. Tax deductible donations are also accepted. Call (317) 409-0098 or (317) 777-3714 for pick up. Proceeds from the sale provide funding for local charity, cultural, and educational initiatives.

Create a Pottery Masterpiece with Fishers Parks & Recreation

Celebrate spring by creating a pottery piece to display for years to come! Parents, register your little one ages 2 through 10 for an afternoon of clay creations, painting and quality time together. Baby Bird Pottery takes place on Saturday, April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. No prior experience is needed as children create a bird’s nest and eggs!

Baby Bird Pottery costs $15 for residents and $23 for nonresidents, and all supplies are provided for this program. Parents, this program requires a little extra help and your participation is required. Finished piece will be available for pick up seven days after the program concludes.

Saturday programs fill quickly, head online to secure a spot before this program fills!

Fishers Parks & Recreation Invites Community to Flock the NPD

You know what the lawn flamingo means, we’re having a party! Join Fishers Parks & Recreation to celebrate Arbor Day in a meaningful way. Residents of all ages are encouraged to decorate a flamingo for a chance to win. Flamingos are available to purchase for $3 at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office and are due back, decorated to the amphitheater between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The community is invited to the amphitheater starting at 7 p.m. that evening to vote on the best in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice

  • Best Youth (up to age 10)

  • Best Teen (ages 11-17)

  • Best Adult (ages 18+), and

  • Best Arbor Day Theme

Winners will receive a $50 prize pack complete with items from DICK’S SPORTING GOODS and Fishers Parks & Recreation. There are a few rules, so parents, we encourage you to visit www.Fishers.in.us/ArborDay to avoid disqualification. Share photos of your flamingo using hashtag #FishersArborDay for a chance to be featured, and be sure to pack a blanket and stick around for a free movie at the amphitheater that night. Movie details can be found at www.Fishers.in.us/Movies.

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

Click this button to learn more about Spring 2016 sports.

Spring 2016 Registration Update - Baseball, softball, soccer, rugby, and boys and girls lacrosse have limited openings. Once divisions have reached capacity, a waitlist will be started. Track and field and boys volleyball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website, www.hsesports.org.

Fishers-HSE BaseballOpening Day for Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball is April 23. Bring out your family and enjoy a full day of fun including entertainment by My Yellow Rickshaw , Pitch-Hit & Run Competition, Food Vendors, Local Mascot appearances, Family Games and Activities, Fireworks show, and of course a FULL day of Baseball! Event runs 12-4 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30pm.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Boy’s Volleyball is still taking registrations for boys in 4th – 8th grade! Practices/games will take place on Sunday afternoons for six weeks starting April 17. Click here for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Girl’s Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is ten weeks, mid-August to mid-October and ends before fall break. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Janet Berg at f.j.berg@sbcglobal.net.

High School Boys Volleyball Youth Night – Fishers High School Boys Volleyball is hosting the Mudsock Match against Hamilton Southeastern on April 21. All youth will be admitted free and boys in the S.P.O.R.T.S. volleyball league are encouraged to wear their team t-shirts. The JV game begins at 6:00 p.m. with the Varsity beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. There will be a youth serving contest between games with prizes! Click here for more information.

Southeastern Youth Rugby saw record enrollment numbers for the 2016 season. First games are on April 17, with the 5/6 and 7/8 teams taking the pitch at Cyntheanne Park, and the Flag team playing in Carmel at River Road Park. Supersite tournament for Flag, 5/6, and 7/8 is at Cyntheanne on April 24. For more updates, log on to http://rugby.hsesports.org.


email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

High School Sponsored Summer Camp Listings

Summer Sports Camp information is now available online. Below is the link:


Future Tiger Club

We are excited to announce the 2016 “Future Tiger Baseball Club”! The Club is recommended for all boys and girls who currently support the Fishers Tigers Baseball team, but are not currently at the high school level.

Whether you are a baseball player looking forward to becoming Tiger, or a supporter and fan of the program, you’ll find the membership options and benefits a great value! The “Future Tiger Baseball Club” is the easiest way for young fans to become acquainted with the program and we can’t wait for you to become involved!!!

Click on the link below to find out more about what a Future Tiger Club membership includes. Dugout Club website: www.fishersbaseballdugoutclub.com

HCCTA Spring Youth Tennis

Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Saturdays: 4/16 to 5/21 (Rain Make-Up June 4)

Adults – 10 to 11:30 am

Red Ball (Grades 1-3) – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Orange Ball (Grades 4-6) – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Sunday: 4/17 to 5/22 (Rain Make-Up June 5)

Pre-K to K: 12:30 to 1:00 pm

Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Real Ball Beginner Level (Grades 7 – 12): 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Real Ball Completive Level (Grades 7 – 12): 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Tuesdays: 4/19 to 5/24 (Rain Make-Up May 31)

Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Thursdays: 4/21 to 5/26 (Rain Make-Up June 2)

Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 5:30 to 6:30 pm


30 minute classes: $50 for the session

1 hour classes: $85 for the session

1.5 hour classes: $125 for the session

-the session is 6 classes

***All classes increase in price by $10 on or after April 1***

REGISTER: http://hccta.org/spring-lessons/

Questions: Maggie Petersen: 317/501-9145 or hcctatennis@gmail.com

St. Vincent Geist Half Marathon School Program

5K, 10K, or Half Marathon! Join us for Fishers' largest community event and Indiana's largest school walking/running fitness program -- Saturday, May 21st, 2016.

Over $366,000 thus far has been raised by the race since its inception to promote health and wellness in Geist area schools. Parents are encouraged to walk/run with your children to show support of their school program. To register, click on the link below:


Question: email Aprill Shelburne geisthalf@gmail.com; Giesthalf.com; 317-670-6603

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get more information about the library and programs that are offered!

April Programming at the Hamilton East Public Library

Click on the link below for more information about April 2016 programs:


May Programming at the Hamilton East Public Library

Click on the link below for more information about May 2016 programs:


State Park Passes Now Available for Loan from the Library

With temperatures finally on the rise, thoughts are turning to the great outdoors and exploring all that Indiana has to offer. In honor of the state’s bicentennial, the Indiana State Library has now provided each library with a state park pass for loan to library cardholders.

When you are ready to hit the trail, simply stop by the Adult Services desk at either the Fishers or Noblesville Library and check for availability. Due to high demand, the passes will be available on a first come, first served basis, with no holds or renewals available. Passes can be checked out for up to 7 days.

Like other library materials, if passes are returned after the due date, late fees will apply. If passes are lost, a full replacement cost will be assessed. For further information, check out the library’s website at www.hepl.lib.in.us.