Geist Gazette

May 24, 2016

Upcoming Dates

Click here to view the current activities calendar at Geist Elementary.

Wednesday, May 25

Field Day

9:30 -11:30 - Grades K-1-2

1:00 - 3:00 - Grades 3-4

Tennis Lessons

Thursday, May 26

Last Day of School

Report Cards Posted

Spanish Lessons

Specials Rotation

May 23 - 27 - Week 1 (No PLC)

Lunch Menu - Note Change on Wednesday, May 25

May 23 - 27 - Week 1

*Note on May 25 (Field Day) the only lunch choice will be a chicken corn dog, apple slices, carrots, chips, a treat and milk.

Click the links to see the lunch and breakfast menus. Visit the HSE Food Services page for prices and nutritional information.

PTO Corner

Don't miss all the news from our awesome PTO! Click here for this week's issue.

Artists of the Week

May 2: Taylor W. in Mrs. Brown's class

May 16: Julia C. in Mrs. Brown's class

May 23: Divya T. in Mrs. Galliher’s class.

Artsonia News

Thank you for your support of Artsonia this year! We raised over $1000 for the GES art program. This money is used to purchase supplies your child will use next year. The GES artists are very appreciative!--Ms. Green

Don't forget Father's Day is June 19. You can still make purchases in the summer through Artsonia to get a personalized gift for dad! You can even download the Artsonia app on your device to upload artwork your child makes in the summer. GES Art receives 20% of all purchases. Email Ms. Green if you have any questions: Have a artful summer!

A few end-of-the-year items:

Lost & Found is pretty full!

Please check the lost and found in our cafeteria for items your student may have left at school. Leftover items will be donated to a local charity.

Are You Moving this Summer?

If your family is moving or your student is transferring from Geist Elementary please let the office know as soon as possible. Thank you!

Does Your Child Have Medicine in the Clinic?

Dear Geist Parents,

As we head into the last few weeks of school I wanted to remind any parents who have sent medications to school for their children, that we will be sending All medications home with them on the last day of school. If you want to pick them up instead of having them sent home with your child, you must make arrangements with the clinic in advance. This includes Epi Pens, Inhalers, prescription and over the counter medicines. For those whose child has an Auvi-Q epinephrine device, we will Not be accepting them next year due to the recall of the device. Call the clinic if you have any questions and have a Wonderful Summer!!

Your Nurses,

Kristin Carnovale RN

Laura Phillips RN

Is your background check current?

Background checks are good for 3 years; is yours still valid? If your oldest student is in 2nd grade this year it is quite likely yours will expire soon. You may call the office at 317-915-4260 or email to determine your status.

If you need a new background check click here. It is suggested you complete this application before school starts in August so you don't get caught up in the new-year crunch.

Student Dismissal Program Starts Next Fall

We are excited to announce a new dismissal system that will be in place at GES next fall. After Labor Day parents and school will have a new, more efficient system for end-of-day transportation plans. Watch for more news as we begin the school year in August.

Enrolling New Students

Student enrollment for new students has gone online. Current HSE families can enroll a sibling from their Skyward/Family Access accounts. Students who are currently enrolled and are active students at Geist or any HSE school do not need to re-enroll for the coming year. If you have a student who will be new to Geist Elementary next school year please click here to enroll.
Big image
Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of the following groups' beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

Fishers Parks & Recreation Celebrates Fathers with Special Program

Let’s face it, finding a gift for the world’s best dad, or father figure, can be really difficult! Instead of buying another neck tie, consider creating a gift he’ll cherish for years to come. Join Fishers Parks & Recreation for Father’s Day Pottery on Saturday, June 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. During this program, your child ages 2 through 10 can turn their hand into a paint brush as they create the perfect hand-print coffee mug!

All supplies are provided during this program and finished mugs will be available a week after the program, just in time to be wrapped and delivered. After children have the opportunity to create their mug, the entire group will enjoy reading, “Daddy’s Are For Catching Fireflies.” Father’s Day Pottery costs $15 for residents and $23 for nonresidents, and registration can be completed online, today!


From June 1 through July 31, the popular Summer Reading Program will return to the Hamilton East Public Library. Each year, thousands of readers - infants, youth, teens and adults - participate in this special program. Prizes are awarded to participants who complete the requirements for their specific age category and may include coupons to area restaurants or attractions, gift cards, books and more. Beginning May 1, readers of all ages can register online at or by visiting the Noblesville Library or Fishers Library! Then on June 1, it’s time to start logging the number of pages you’ve read!

Highlighting this year’s Summer under the Stars – Celebrating 200 Summers in Indiana theme, the library has planned numerous programs and adventures. Start exploring the rich history of your community through a countywide passport program developed by the five library systems across the county and Hamilton Tourism. Learn something new and collect a stamp for each location you visit.

At both the Fishers Library and Noblesville Libraries, the entire family can enjoy a wide variety of programs, many highlighting all the things that make Indiana special – the state fair, monarch butterflies, birds, gardens, camp outs, and more! Professor Steve will amuse and delight on June 9 at the Noblesville Library as he presents the Science of Basketball. Learn more about Hoosier critters as Animali’s Indiana Animals brings a red-tailed hawk, opossum, raccoon, skunk and map turtle for you to experience at the Fishers Library on June 9 and then the Noblesville Library on July 28. On July 29, you won’t want to miss Summer Reading Program finale events at both library buildings.

For a full listing and specific details about the library’s programs, visit their calendar of events at


Fall 2016 Open Registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, fall baseball, cross country and boys and girls winter basketball began on May 1 and continues through May 31 (basketball registration remains open through August 31). Registration forms are available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.OR.T.S. office, at all HSE schools and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and can pay online with a credit card or can print the registration form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with cash or check payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

Fishers-HSE Cheerleading registration is taking place during the month of May. Late registration will be available beginning June 1 with a $10 late fee for a limited time. Due to the discontinuation of the current uniform, every cheerleader must attend one of the offered uniform fittings. There is one final fitting on Tuesday, June 7 in the Community Room at Billericay Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball will begin summer workouts on Wednesday, June 8 and run every Wednesday through July 27 (no workout on June 29). The workouts are being held at Fishers Junior High. Incoming 1st-4th graders are from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and incoming 5th-8th graders are from 7:45-9:00 p.m. The workouts are open to all girls residing in the HSE school district. The workouts are $5 per session with a $10 family maximum. No pre-registration required.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Summer Office Hours – Beginning Monday, June 6 the S.P.O.R.T.S. office will be open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Have a safe and happy summer! **After hours, registration forms can be found in the drop box outside of the front door and completed forms can dropped off in the same box.

Big image
Big image