Bear Bulletin

September 29, 2017

A Message from Dr. Kaminski

Happy Friday BSE Community,

I wanted to thank you, your family, friends, and community members who made pledge donations to any of our BSE Bears during the BSE PTO Read-A-Thon this past month. Thanks to your considerable donations, the PTO has raised over $18,000 that will support student programming for all BSE Bears throughout the 2017-2018 school year. If you didn't get an opportunity to participate and still want to make a donation, please feel free to send that into the BSE office, attention BSE PTO. This event was a tremendous kick off to the school year with an obvious focus on what is essential at BSE: READING! Thanks for all of your support.

I have to give a great deal of thanks to the parent volunteers from the PTO executive committee who ensured this event's success. Thanks especially to Sara Weinberger and Jen White as this event took considerable energy, time, and effort. We all appreciate you!

It is shocking to say that this is the last message for September and that in two weeks we will be experiencing our first full week of October Break. The next two weeks also bring us Parent Teacher Conferences throughout HSE, so be sure that you are scheduled to see your teacher(s).

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the arrival of cooler fall like weather!

Dr. Kaminski


  • Call the attendance line at (317) 915-4250
  • Please leave your child's first and last names (include spelling), teacher name, time of pick-up, and reason for leaving early.

Second Grade Guest Speaker

In celebration of Constitution Day, the second invited in a special guest speaker. Judge Paul Felix spoke to students about a variety of topics related to the law and branches of our government. Students learned how he became a judge and how he is able to help various types of people by what he does. Judge Felix gave examples using Ninjago characters. He also discussed what each branch of government does and how the judicial branch of government works. Thank you for visiting us, Judge Felix!

Lunch Visitors (K-4)

Guests with a current SafeVisitor background check will be welcome to join students for lunch. In order to come in, please follow the procedure below:

  1. Reservations are accepted SAME DAY only.
  2. Call the office at (317) 915-4250 by 9:30 AM.
  3. Due to space limitations, we can only allow three visitors per grade level (younger siblings are included in these numbers) with a total of 10 visitors per day.
  4. Guests will be asked if they would like to purchase our hot lunch of the day, bring lunch from home, or just sit and visit. Restaurant food is not permitted.
  5. Fridays are movie days in the cafe.

PTO Updates

Thank you again for all of your support of the BSE Read-a-Thon! Our 855 readers received donations from 745 sponsors and
collectively read a whopping 363,160 minutes! We were able to raise $18,660.40 in funds to support our school and are truly grateful! Way to go BSE Bears!

We are expecting to receive a shipment of prizes at the school today, Friday, September 29. We will get these sorted and distributed as soon as possible next week!

Spirit Wear orders should be delivered by Monday or Tuesday of next week!

Student Fees

All BSE Student Fees have been applied. Statements have been EMAILED to families and are due today.

When viewing student fees for students in grades K-4 in Skyward Family Access, there will be multiple fees displayed that may look similar.

  • Grades 1 through 4 there will be one for textbook fees and one for consumable fees.
  • Kindergarten students will have a textbook, consumable and material fee.

Textbook and consumable fees may include digital resources or periodicals, depending on the grade level. If your student is renting an iPad, a separate fee will be listed.

If you have any questions regarding your child's fees, please contact our school's treasurer, Mrs. Fletcher.

Payment options are:

  • e~Funds For Schools (click here): If you have not yet set up your account, you will need your child(ren)'s six-digit ID, which you can find on your Skyward account under Student Info as "Other ID"
  • Check: Make checks out to "BSE" and include student name(s) in the memo section.
  • Cash: Exact amount only as we do not have change in the office.

Checks or cash sent in with students should be in sealed envelopes with student & teacher names as well as "Attn: Mrs. Fletcher" written on the outside.

SafeVisitor Reminder

Just a reminder that anyone intending to spend time in the school or chaperone a field trip must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. If you have not yet completed the background check, click here to get started. If you do have your badge, and still have yet to have your photo taken, visit our office any time between the hours of 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM M-F. Unsure of your SafeVisitor status? Email us and we'll look into it for you.

School Dismissal Manager

Early Dismissals should be called into our office at (317) 915-4250.

All exceptions must be entered no later than 2:00 PM. If students are participating in after school activities but SDM does not reflect that, unfortunately they will not be able to stay.

Discovery Donations PLEASE

THANK YOU for all of the generous donations we've received.

Below are the items we need for our upcoming projects.

  • Popsicle Sticks (colored & jumbo, any amount)

  • Foil (qty: 30 boxes)

  • Straws (unwrapped, qty: 2500)

  • Yarn (any color, regular texture)

  • Plastic Spoons (qty: 50)

  • Pipe Cleaners (any colors, qty: 700)

  • Paper plates (sturdy with rims, qty: 300)

  • Construction paper (all colors)

  • Pom poms (orange, medium/small size, qty: 500)

  • Washers (hardware, qty: 200)

  • Brads (qty: 1000)

From the Office


Please report absences or late arrivals by calling the school attendance line 317-915-4250 by 9:30 am. For your convenience, our Voice Mail is available 24 hrs per day.

Remember to please leave:

  • your name
  • your child’s name
  • teacher’s name
  • the date & reason for the absence

Liger XC 2017

The 2017 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 12th at Hamilton Southeastern HS!! This race/run/walk is for ALL K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary schools.

Click here for our flyer.

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