Falcon Flyer

Fall Creek Intermediate

January 17, 2016

Congratulations to the Students of the Month!!

Thank you for demonstrating FCI pride and character!
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IMPORTANT PARENTS!! ISTEP app to download by Tuesday, 1/19

In preparation for the online portion of ISTEP later this spring, the state of Indiana will be participating in a statewide readiness assessment. This will take place on Wednesday, January 20th at 10am. In order for everyone to prepare for this assessment, we need the “Pearson TestNav” app downloaded on each of our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders’ iPads no later than Tuesday, January 19th. This app can be found in Apple’s App Store and is free. This is a picture of the app.

First Girls' Basketball Game of the season

Plan on attending the girls' first home game Thurs. Jan. 21st, 2016 @ 3:15pm. This is the ALL-SCHOOL stay after game for the season. Access the following link for the permission slip to the game http://goo.gl/LIhdSf. Show you team spirit and support our Lady Falcons!

Dropping Students Off in the Morning-------Safety First

For safety reasons please do not drop students off at Door 1 (front doors) until 7:25am when there is a staff member out here to direct traffic. Safety first!


Club students may enter the door 1 beginning at 7:00am. Clubs that begin before 7am will need to enter door 2 (cafe).

FALCON FEST 2016

Mark your calendars for Friday March 25. The event runs from 6:00-8:30.


WE ARE IN NEED OF ONE CHAIRPERSON!

We need a second person to help with the Games / Inflatables for the event.

We have all the information needed for the position, we just need one more person to help organize and set-up the event.


Please consider helping for this wonderful event. Contact Beth Parsons at bschenbe@gmail.com if interested.


Melissa Schulman

mkdpm@yahoo.com

Notes From the FCI Library Media Center

Happy New Year! It's a great time to review Digital Citizenship! Last week in the library 5th grade classes learned about the 9 Ps of Digital Citizenship and this week 6th grade classes are talking about it. Ask your children what these mean and why they are important: Password, Privacy, Personal Information, Photographs, Property, Permission, Protection, Professionalism, and Personal Brand.

Terri Zabonick

Library Media Specialist

Fall Creek Intermediate

Counselors Corner

This month Mrs. Sullivan will visit 5th grade classrooms for their second semester guidance lesson. Below are the areas that will be discussed. Be sure to ask your child about these important topics for 5th graders!


Conflict resolution: Students were taught how to use “I Messages” when solving conflict with others. I Messages allow for students to explain their feelings and how they are being affected by the conflict, without being accusatory or making the situation worse. They practiced using the following outline to discuss real world 5th grade conflicts that they may encounter:


I Feel- State your feelings
When- Explain exactly what made you feel that way

Because- Explain how their actions affected you

Next time- Give a suggestion about what they could do next time


Career Exploration: Students completed a career interest inventory on the Virginia Career View website. They took a short quiz about their likes and interests and were matched up with a variety of careers to complement those interests. Students were then able to research the careers to learn more about them. This website is full of activities, games, and other resources to get students thinking about their career futures and how their choices today can affect the rest of their schooling and career path. To gain more information visit http://www.vacareerview.org/.


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Mr. Kozloski just finished his second semester classroom guidance lessons with the 6th graders. Classes spent this time looking back at the goals they set during the first round of classroom guidance back in September, as well as revisiting their “Graduation Plan” that they signed at that time. Mr. Kozloski also started to introduce the 6th graders to the transition that they are about to make to the junior high next year. Students got a chance to see a copy of the 7th grade course sign-up sheet, and learned about the electives that are offered at the Fall Creek Junior High. Students and parents should put February 8th on their calendars. This is the day that the junior high staff will come over to FCI and talk to the entire 6th grade, and then, later that night, there will be a FCJH Connection Parent Night” at FCJH from 7-8:30 pm.

Notes from Nurse Weber

Fifth Grade Parent/Guardian:


The Indiana State Department of Health requires additional immunizations for students in 6th grade. These requirements will apply to your current 5th grade student for the next school year. Even though your student is up to date for this school year, two additional vaccines are necessary for entry into 6th grade. Your child will be eligible for the immunizations when they are eleven years of age.


Completing these immunizations during the school year is your best option as physician’s offices and health departments are extremely busy during the summer months. The state required 6th grade immunizations are as follows:


· One meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine

· One Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster


The state requires the school to have documentation that every student entering 6th grade has received the state required vaccines prior to the start of school. After your child receives the required 6th grade vaccines, please send a copy of the updated immunization record to Fall Creek Intermediate.


Updated immunization records can be emailed, faxed, mailed, or hand delivered to Fall Creek Intermediate, Attention Jamie Weber/School Nurse. Please contact Jamie Weber/School Nurse at jweber@hse.k12.in.us with any questions or concerns.

Unprecedented Access to Thousands of Digital Books

Read login instructions below then click here to jump to myON Books and start reading FREE digital books!

System Requirements

Secure System Check

Download Free myON Mobile Apps (link is external)


Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home.

  • More than 4,000 digital books ranging from illustrated and picture books to chapter books, graphic novels, literary non-fiction, photo and informational texts spanning multiple eras and cultures.
  • The collection includes 70% nonfiction, 10% Spanish or dual language and 20% Hi-Lo titles, and is continually growing.
  • A wide range of titles and topics provides varying levels of text complexity and support close reading in a range of genres and content areas, including history/social studies, science and technical works.
  • Books are available online anytime, anywhere students have access to an Internet connection, 24x7,
  • There’s no limit to the number of students who can read the same book at the same time on myON.
  • Students can download up to 20 titles for offline reading using free mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets.

Username: read

Password: read


http://www.doe.in.gov/hoosierreaders/myon-books


How to Log In (Access runs through December 31st, 2016)

1. Go to https://www.myon.com/school/hoosier/

2. Enter the School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers (The School Name will automatically populate as you type)

3. Enter the username read and password read.

4. Click the green Sign In button.

Afterschool Art Club has been busy!

Ordering Yearbooks

You can go online and order your yearbook. Orders will be accepted until March 22nd.
Delivery of the yearbooks will be the end of May.

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

ID Code--8879816

2015/16 yearbook cover contest winners

Congratulations to all of those who submitted a drawing for the yearbook cover design. The following winners were selected from hundreds of artistic FCI entries:
  • Front cover - the artistic creation of Lyndsey Baccam
  • Back cover - a work of art by the creative Jayne Auger
  • Inside front cover - by the talented Natalie Clifford
  • Inside back cover - by artist Makayla Hinshaw


30 other FCI artist will have their works sprinkled throughout the year book! Congratulations to all of these talented students!

Child Find Information---RTI

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:


If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.


  • For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.
  • For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/special_education/suspect_disability.aspx


Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.

JA Biztown

Attention 5th Grade Parents

The 5th Grade Biztown Field Trip is quickly approaching. The deadline for forms and payments was Friday, 1/15. The homeroom teachers sent the JA Biztown & HSE Permission slips along with a Financial Payment form. The cost per student is $24.00. Make checks payable to FCI with your child’s name and Biztown in the memo.

Note from the Treasurer

Attention Parents - Please take a moment and verify in Skyward that your Book Fees have been paid in full FCI will be instructed in January to access another $8.90 processing fee for any outstanding accounts. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me either via email or during school hours.


Thank you ~ Michele Pitts, Treasurer

Counselor's Corner

2nd Semester Small Groups

Students have the opportunity to participate in group counseling. Group counseling is an excellent way for students to learn new skills, develop self-confidence, become more aware of how others see them, and practice new behaviors. Groups are formed on the basis of need. We will meet once a week for 20-25 minutes for six weeks. Groups will meet at 2:05, which means that participants will miss 20-25 min of SLT once a week for 6 weeks. Students are grouped by grade, and each group will consist of approximately 4-8 students. Depending on the needs identified, the following groups may be offered:


  • Dealing with Divorce
  • Social Skills
  • Felling Good About Me
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Just for Girls
  • Test Taking & Test Anxiety


Permission Slips and more information are on the FCI website.

Retired Basketball Uniforms

Purchase a Retired Boys or Girls Basketball Uniform from Mrs. Pitts in the office:

  • $5.00 each piece
  • $7.00 set
  • Cash Only

Wear it to any or all of the Boys or Girls game & get in FREE !!!!! (excludes the 1st 3:15 boys & girls game)

Students Nominate a Teacher of the Month for Current Newspaper

Teacher of the Month-- Attention Hamilton County kids! Show your favorite teacher how much you appreciate them by entering Current newspaper's monthly Teacher of the Month contest. Submit a 100-word essay to teacher@youarecurrent.com explaining why you think your teacher is the best! The winning student essayist wins a class party and the winning teacher wins a prize. Open to all grades and ages. The next deadline for entries is February 15th.

~Current Information from Previous Falcon Flyer~

Items on the FCI Website

*Fishers Parks & Recreation Feb. Schedule
*HEPL Library Feb. Schedule
*Southeastern Swim Lesson Schedule
*Fishers Parks & Recreation Pinterest Program
*Fishers Parks & Recreation Dragon Pottery Program
*Fishers Parks & Recreation Travel Tips

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, January 18th, 2016

No school--Dr. Martin Luther King Day

10:00am-12:00pm - Optional Girls Basketball Practice


Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 Rot. C-5

2:45-3:45pm - Science Bowl

2:45-4:30pm - Girls Bball Practice


Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 Rot. I-1

6:35-7:20am - Math Bowl

6:55-7:25am - Student Council

2:55-3:40pm - FLIP Spanish Program

3:15pm - Girls Bball Game @ SCI


Thursday, January 21th, 2016 Rot. I-2

3:15pm - Girls Bball Game @ FCI vs. RSI


Friday, January 22th, 2016 Rot. I-3
2:45-4:30pm - Girls Bball Practice


Monday, January 25th, 2016 Rot. I-4

2:45-3:45pm - FCI Connect

2:45-4:30pm - Girls Bball Practice

2:50-5:45pm - Engineering for Kids @ Science Lab


Tuesday, January 26th, 2015 Rot. I-5

2:45-3:45pm - Science Bowl

5:30pm - Girls Bball Game @ Hamilton Heights


Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 Rot. F-1

6:35-7:20am - Math Bowl @ Rm 611

2:45-3:45pm - Science Bowl

2:45-4:30pm - Girls Bball Practice

2:55-3:40pm - FLIP Spanish Program


Thursday, January 28th, 2016 Rot. F-2

2:45-3:45pm - Science Bowl

5:00pm - Girls Bball Game vs. HIJH @ FCI


Friday, January 29th, 2016 Rot. F-3

2:45-4:30pm - Girls Bball Practice

FCI Attendance Line ~ 915-4228.

Student Transportation