BSE Bear Bulletin
March 13, 2015
Final Day of IREAD Testing on Monday
ISTEP testing at BSE is complete, and 3rd-grade students have one last day of IREAD state assessments on March 16. IREAD is completed on the computer.
Congratulations to all of our 3rd- and 4th-grade teachers and students for all of your hard work in preparing and taking these very important assessments, and for our families in making sure their students were well-rested and good to go!
Pancake Breakfast and Book Fair a Success!
The Pancake Breakfast/Book Fair was a huge success! We served more than 1,500 pancakes - WOW! Thank you, also, to all our parent, teacher and staff volunteers for their help in making the event the BEST. We also want to thank our community sponsors (see below) - thank you for supporting BSE!
Congratulations again to Mrs. Nix's class for having the most pre-registrations and winning the PJ and Doughnut party!
BSE Night Out with the Pacers!
The Indiana Pacers and the BSE PTO would like to invite you to Brooks School Night Out with the Indiana Pacers on March 21! The Indiana Pacers will take on the Brooklyn Nets at 7 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit BSE!
Please see the flyer below for more information and to see the extra goodies you will get by pre-ordering tickets for this special event; it is attached to the Skylert sending this newsletter if you would like to print it to pre-order! The deadline to pre-order tickets is Wednesday, March 18.
BSE Kindergarten Enrollment Packets Available
Enrollment packets for students entering kindergarten at BSE in the Fall of 2015 are available for pick-up at BSE from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please see the BSE Kindergarten Enrollment Information sheet attached to the Skylert sent with this newsletter for more information.
For parents unable to enroll their children during these hours, Kindergarten Roundup for students attending BSE in the Fall of 2015 will be on Thursday, April 16, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at BSE.
HRE Kindergarten Enrollment Packets Coming Available
If you are being redistricted to Hoosier Road Elementary next year, please attend the HRE Kindergarten Round-Up on Thursday, April 16, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Enrollment packets may be picked up prior to the event from the HRE office starting Monday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. You must bring the following documents to pick up an enrollment packet whether prior to Roundup or at the event:
1) Child’s Birth Certificate (must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015)
2) Child’s Current Immunization Records
3) Copy of Lease or Mortgage
4) Copy of Current Utility Bill
5) Valid Indiana Driver’s License with Current Address or W-2 with Current Address
Feel free to call Stacy Koch, HRE registrar, at 915-4240 with questions. For a complete listing of all identification options and more information, please visit the HSE webpage or click on the link below:
Last Day to Order Yearbook!
Did you miss turning in the BSE yearbook order form?
Yearbooks still may be ordered online through today, Friday, March 13, by visiting www.inter-state.com/yearbook and entering the code 839793. You also may access the link by going to the BSE website, where it is listed under the Quick Links section.
Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week
Here is the Rotation Schedule for the week of March 16-20 at BSE:
Monday, 3/16 - Day 3
Tuesday, 3/17 - Day 1
Wednesday, 3/18 - Day 2
Thursday, 3/19 - Day 3
Friday, 3/20 - Day 1
Hot Box Pizza Contributes from Sales During March Madness!
Fourth Graders Vote for Young Hoosier Book Award
Voting is now open through Friday, April 17, for the Young Hoosier Book Award. To be eligible to vote, students need to have read (or been read to) at least five of the 20 nominees. Participation is optional.
To vote online, go to: http://goo.gl/zM5WGf . The link to vote also is available in Brooks School Elementary Media Center Blackboard Course.
Thank you to BSE PTO for having provided funding to purchase one copy of each title for the Brooks School Elementary Library! The Hamilton East Public Library has multiple copies of each title, and Barnes & Noble and Kids Ink bookstores also stock each of the titles.
Young Hoosier Book Award has been a program of the Association for Indiana School Library Educators for more than 40 years.
Again, participation at BSE is completely optional.
Ident-A-Kid Coming to BSE in March
Order forms were sent home today from Ident-A-Kid Services, who will be at BSE on Thursday, March 19.
Ident-A-Kid photographs students and produces ID cards for parents and caregivers to carry in their wallets and on their cell phones. The cards contain information to give out to emergency personnel should a situation ever occur where needed.
Order forms should be returned to BSE by March 19 for students who want to order cards. Only those who return order forms and payment will be photographed.
Honor and Excellence Nominations being Accepted
Honor and Excellence are two of the terms that appear on the Hamilton Southeastern crest. One might attribute these qualities to our students, and rightly so, but the same terms can also describe our staff. We honor representatives of our outstanding teachers at the end of each year through the Teacher of the Year program. We would also like to recognize representatives from our SUPPORT STAFF who demonstrate excellence in their work.
We are looking for support staff employees who go beyond the normal expectations of their job description resulting in outstanding support of Hamilton Southeastern students and the Hamilton Southeastern community.
Nominees must be Hamilton Southeastern employees. They could be from any support staff category, including: custodial services, transportation, food service, technology, grounds, secretarial, instructional assistants, maintenance, accounting, treasurers, school resource officers, nurses, etc. Qualifications to be nominated would include anything beyond the normal expectations of the person’s job. It could be a “one-time” act or a series of acts.
Nominations may be received from any person from the Hamilton Southeastern community, including: professional staff, support staff, parents, students, community members, etc.
Feel free to nominate past recipients of the award. Past award winners are eligible to be chosen again.
If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the form on or before March 27, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Veegh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to get your nomination in early - those received after March 27 will not be considered.
Thanks for your help in honoring the excellent work of our support staff!
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZZJHZJF
Have an “excellent” week!
Spring Picture Day is Coming!
Spring Picture Day at BSE will be Wednesday, March 25! Flyers were sent home this week with package prices and information.
Inter-State Studios will be photographing only those students who purchase pictures in advance. Photographs may be ordered by returning the order forms to BSE with payment by March 25, or by ordering online until midnight the night before Picture Day.
Because of the lateness in the school year, no retake or make-up pictures will be taken for Spring Pictures.
Destination Imagination Competitions Coming Up!
Destination Imagination has two important competitions coming up in March and April! The teams that win the Affiliate Finals tournament here in April will go to Globals at the University of Tennessee. Glenda Ritz is scheduled to attend the Affiliate Finals on April 18.
Destination Imagination Regional
Creative Problem Solving Competition
Hamilton Southeastern Freshman Center
12001 Olio Road, Fishers 46037
March 14, from 8:00-2:00 p.m.
Come see what 21st Century Learning Looks Like
Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals
Creative Problem Solving Competition
Riverside Junior High and Intermediate Schools
10910 Eller Road, Fishers 46038
April 18, from 8:00-3:00 p.m.
Come see what 21st Century Learning Looks Like
March Movie Night Cancelled
New Family Orientation Night at Elementaries Announced
As HSE School District is preparing for the redistricting transition, we are excited to announce a New Family Orientation Night on Monday, May 18!
If your child will be attending Fall Creek Elementary, Harrison Parkway Elementary, Hoosier Road Elementary, New Britton Elementary, Sand Creek Elementary or Thorpe Creek Elementary next year, please join their staff and community at those schools from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. on May 18. Similarly, if your child will be new to Brooks School Elementary next year, please join the BSE staff and community at BSE from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., as well.
At this time, you will be able to meet staff, tour the building and learn more about your new school, PTO and community. Your new school is very excited to see you!
Swim Lessons Being Offered
Southeastern Swim School is excited to announce that we will be offering swim lessons at the brand-new Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium for Spring, 2015. Daytime and evening lessons will be offered in April and May. Hamilton Southeastern High School is located at 13910 East 126th Street. Group lessons will be offered for children ages 3 and older. Children must be toilet-trained or wear swim diapers to participate in swim lessons.
Openings are available for both daytime and evening classes in April and May. Registration for Spring, 2015, classes IS NOW OPEN. Summer, 2015, class schedules will be released soon. In addition, daytime lessons from September, 2015-May, 2016 IS OPEN. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly- RESERVE YOUR CLASSES NOW!!
For additional information regarding our lesson program, please check out our website dedicated to the Southeastern Swim School. The website address is: http://www.hseswimlessons.com. You can also e-mail the Southeastern Swim School Director Heather Streett at email@example.com or call (317) 579-0164.
Southeastern Swim Club Holding Try-Outs
WINTER SPORTS WRAPPING UP? LOOKING FOR A NEW ACTIVITY FOR YOUR KIDS TO STAY IN SHAPE IN THE SPRING AND PREPARE FOR SUMMER SPORTS? SOUTHEASTERN SWIM CLUB IS THE ANSWER.
Don’t let your young athlete get bored this Spring! Southeastern Swim Club offers multiple practice groups for all age levels, and there are lots of practices offered so that your child can stay fit…Southeastern Swim Club is offering the opportunity for evaluations for all interested new swimmers!!
Come join the fun with Southeastern Swim Club of Fishers in their BEAUTIFUL, NEW 50-meter pool!! Interested swimmers should come prepared to swim a minimum of 25 yards freestyle with breathing to the side and backstroke. The evaluation and consultation should take approximately 15 minutes. Please bring a swimsuit, goggles and towel.
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium
13910 E. 126th St. Fishers, IN
Please park in the Athletic Parking Lot, and enter through Door # 9.
If you would like more information regarding Southeastern Swim Club, please check out our website (www.southeasternswim.org), e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the SSC Swimmer Hotline at (317) 579-0164 and leave a message for the SSC Coaching Staff.
Spring 2015 Registration Update - Most Spring sports have limited openings! Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for information.
S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is 10 weeks, mid-August to mid-October, and ends before Fall break. If you are interested, please contact Janet Berg at email@example.com with any questions.
Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Umpires Needed - Have you ever been interested in umpiring youth baseball? Fishers-HSE Baseball is looking for students ages 14 and up that would be interested in learning the fundamentals of baseball umpiring and earning some extra spending money for the summer. Please e-mail the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full name, phone number, age and experience in baseball (boys) or softball (girls). We will be hosting a training clinic in March at Billericay fields and the information above will get you added to our contact list. This is a great opportunity to help our baseball stars of tomorrow by being on the field as umpires. We look forward to hearing from you!
Programs Offered by the Fishers Public Library
These programs are being offered by the Fishers library in March!
Saturdays (March 14 and 21), 10 a.m.- Noon
This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. We will read stories at 10:00, followed by an open craft and playtime until noon.
Fishers Paws and Read
Saturday, March 14, Noon (All ages)
No registration is required. Would you like to read to a dog or just pet a dog and get doggie kisses? Love on a Leash will have local volunteers here with their registered therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps kids build self-esteem and confidence.
I'm Looking for a Book About…
Monday, March 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Grades 4-6)
Learn the Dewey Decimal System for recreational reading and research. Dewey Dash! Scavenger hunt!
Puppies & Popcorn
Thursday, March 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Grades 7-12)
Relax with the "Love on a Leash" therapy dogs. Run through a mock obedience course. Play some fun games and enjoy some warm and delicious popcorn.
Tuesday Story Times
Tuesday, March 17, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. The program room will be open from 7:00-8:00 p.m. You may make a craft and have playtime with the early literacy toys. Library staff will be on hand to share a story or two.
A Night in Paris Poetry Slam!
Thursday, March 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Grades 7-12)
This program will feature teen poets from area high schools. Come slam some poetry with us!
Monday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.
Join the Youth Services for our Lego Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own Legos. For more information, call 579-0304.
Bullying Stops Here...and we need your help!
Thursday, March 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Grades 7-12)
As part of our ongoing anti-bullying efforts, we are hosting a create-a-logo contest for teens. This is your chance to show off your creative talents and help with an important message. Materials will be provided the day of the event or you can create your logo ahead of time and bring it with you. Designs will be voted upon for possible display.
*For more details and library programs, please visit our website at www.hepl.lib.in.us.
Lace Up Your Cleats!
Seasons are changing, which means Sunday is no longer the laziest day of the week! Get outdoors, squeeze in some physical activity and find an excuse to hang out with your friends.
Fishers Parks & Recreation’s Spring softball league is back; inviting adults 18 and older to participate in six weeks of play with games taking place Sundays between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Gather your friends, and create the dream team or contact Fishers Parks & Recreation to sign up as a free agent. Either way, Sunday will become your new favorite day of the week, spent getting competitive at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park. This league will end with a tournament, so we will really know which team’s earned bragging rights!
Playing for fun instead of playing to win? Choose between three levels of recreation play: A being the highest , B being moderate and C being the lowest competition level, to make the most out of your experience. Whether you are playing to win or playing as a teambuilding activity, there’s something for everyone! Registration is due by March 27, and this league costs residents $409 and nonresidents $614. Residency is based on the team captain who should plan to attend a mandatory captain meeting at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building on Wednesday, April 8 from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. There will not be games May 10 and 24, unless they are needed as rain make-up dates.
Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to host diverse programs that residents of all ages can enjoy. Register as an individual to meet some new friends, sign up with office mates to enjoy teambuilding, or get sign up to hang out with a few friends each week. Lace up your cleats and get ready to run the bases with Fishers Parks & Recreation.
Recruit your team and secure a spot today, this league fills quickly!
Celebrate Arbor Day!
As a Tree City USA member for the seventh consecutive year, we take great pride in our Arbor Day celebrations and invite residents to get involved in numerous ways! Express your creativity by decorating a flamingo for your chance to win a Lawn Pride Prize Pack*!
Decorated flamingos will be on display prior to the showing of Gnomeo and Juliet on Friday, April 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Stop by early to vote on your favorite flamingo while we recognize everyone who sponsored a tree to be planted this year! Pack a blanket, and plan to stay after for Movies in the Park!
Ready to decorate your flamingo? Register before April 23 to pick up your flamingo at our office, and be sure your decorated submission is back before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Don’t forget to share your photos from the event using #FishersArborDay.
*Please call Lawn Pride for a free estimate 317.251.6800 or visit us online at
Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 23 | $3 per flamingo (while they last).|
Register by April 17 using activity title Flamingo.
This Arbor Day, team up with Fishers Parks & Recreation for a special opportunity to support the health and vitality of our community’s park system! Families, businesses, organizations, scout troops, and individuals are all welcome to sponsor a tree for any reason, and a commemorative plaque will be displayed next to the tree you sponsor.
Sponsorship cost varies by species, and trees will be planted in the Spring as weather permits. Deadline for inclusion in the 2015 planting is Thursday, April 23, and all sponsors will be announced during our Arbor Day event.
Keep Fishers Beautiful
Donate your time to make a difference right here in Fishers.
Keep Fishers Beautiful is a growing initiative right here in Fishers that seeks to improve community engagement, strengthen community pride and maintain high property values benefitting economic opportunities. This one-day service event scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., offers residents countless ways to get involved.
During Keep Fishers Beautiful, there are opportunities to work alongside residents, volunteers, businesses and organizations. The Neighborhood Blitz offers you the opportunity to partner alongside your neighbors, community and friends to complete beautification projects in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fishers. However, there are also opportunities to complete projects at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve or other parks in our community as part of Spring Service Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Keep Fishers Beautiful also includes the Spring Recycling Day, where you can finally get rid of unwanted materials at low or no cost. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a pack of Keep Fishers Beautiful seeds to plant in the location of your choice!
Searching for more information? Contact Dan Domsic and sign up to volunteer today! Visit www.Fishers.in.us/KFB for details about past events and additional information about the initiative.