Fishers Elementary Newsletter January 31, 2020
Note from our Principal
Dear FES Families,
I hope you’ve all had a great week! I am so happy to be back after my experience learning at Teachers College Columbia University last week. I can’t wait to begin sharing some of what I learned with our teachers here at FES.
If you’ve been by school recently, you may have noticed that the construction on Lantern Road is moving closer to the front of our building. We were informed by the City of Fishers that after dismissal on Friday, February 7th the project will begin in front of our south drive (leading to the back lot) and the south entrance of the “U” shaped drive in front of school. We have been assured that this work will be completed prior to the beginning of school on Monday, February 10th. During the week of the 10th through the 14th, work will continue on the patch of the street between the north and south entrance of the “U” shaped drive in front of school. Then, after our movie night has ended on February 14th, the work will move to the section of the street in front of the north entrance of the “U” shaped drive. We have been assured that this work will be completed prior to the start of school on February 18th. Obviously this is a big project, but we have been assured by the city that none of this work will impact access to school. While this work is going on, our School Resource Officer from Fishers Police Department will be here to help with morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times. During the portion of work that is being done on the Monday through Friday work, we have been assured that proper fencing will be in place.
As a school, our priority is always the safety of our students. We will be working closely with the city to make sure that we are able to provide safe arrival and dismissal procedures.
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We look forward to seeing our FES Tigers back here at school on Monday morning!
It's cold out There!
HSE REPORT IT!
A school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! will has no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.
Mental Health Concerns
If you or someone you know is at risk of self-harm, suicide, or harmful towards others, please contact one of the following (All lines are free, confidential, and available 24/7):
Community Health Network - Call 800-662-3445 or Text HELPNOW to 20121
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - Call 800-273-8255
LookUP - Call 800-284-8439 or Text LookUp to 494949
Mental Health Issues are common and treatable. Hamilton Southeastern Schools has a contract with Community Health Network and has a mental health therapist working with students in each of our schools. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to your school’s school counselor for further information.
Fishers Elementary PTO
AFFORDABLE INTERNET AT HOME FOR ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS
Math Superstars is a program designed to reward students for completing math challenges in addition to their regular coursework. Every week your student completes a Math Superstars worksheet, they receive points which can be redeemed for prizes in the Math Superstars Reward Store at the end of the school year.
Don’t forget about Math Superstars! Worksheet 18 (included in the 2nd semester packet) is available on the school website at https://fisherspto.com/math-superstars/
Please make sure you print the worksheets assigned to your child’s grade. (To save paper, use the duplex setting on your printer to print on both sides.) Worksheet 18 should be turned into the classroom teacher by February 7th. Please remind your child to put first and last name on the worksheet!
If you are unable to access the worksheets electronically, please contact Mindi Kenney at email@example.com or (317) 201-6949 to make arrangements to receive paper copies.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY ARTISTS OF THE MONTH
Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide
The mission of the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide is clear - to prevent youth abuse and save lives. Our team is dedicated to creating awareness that 95% of abuse is preventable and providing critical resources necessary to give hope to those who have lost their way. We will work with our communities to make sure that evidence-based curriculum is in place, so both youth and adults, can be empowered to protect, prevent, and create a personal mission to end abuse, once and for all.
Good Afternoon Fishers Elementary Families,
Indiana Center for the Prevention of Youth Assistance and Suicide (formerly Chaucie’s Place) will be visiting FES again this school year the week of January 27th. Their body safety curriculum, Child Lures Prevention, Think First & Stay Safe, will be presented to students. The lesson will provide relevant, balanced and proven prevention strategies to help families and children increase awareness and knowledge of how to recognize, interrupt, stop and prevent these crimes. As a community, we must think of childhood sexual abuse as a preventable disease. Collaboration between educators, parents and guardians, the medical community, law enforcement and our communities-at-large can proactively protect our children before abuse ever happens.
Topics to be covered:
For K-6 (elementary) we will discuss:
· Using our brains to keep us safe
· Body safety and the idea “my body belongs to me.”
· Brainstorm trusted adults
· The difference between secrets and surprises
· Trusting our “guts” or innate feelings
· The idea that everyone is special
Trained professionals will provide a 45 minute lesson. Teachers will be present in each classroom during the lesson. Mrs. Lance, FES school counselor, will be available if students have further questions or concerns. A parent resource video can be viewed by visiting thier website at www.indianaprevention.org and selecting the “Our programs” tab at the top right hand of the page. If you would like your child to NOT participate in this program or have further questions or concerns, please contact Mrs.Lance.
What's for Lunch?
For a complete breakfast and lunch menu please click here.
The Veggie Bar will be available every Wednesday and Thursday. Every student is allowed one free trip to the bar, regardless of whether or not they purchase a school lunch.
Please click on the above Reservations Link to sign up when wanting to visit your child for lunch. You must have a background check on file to visit.
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