Hinkle Creek Chronicle

January 20 , 2023

Lawrence Limelight

Hinkle Creek Parents, Guardians, and Friends,

Your students have done a nice job of getting back into the swing of things as we start a new semester of learning. And even though the weather isn’t the best, the kids are really doing a good job of maintaining a positive attitude and working to learn as much as possible.

These winter days are very important learning days for our kids. The students have jumped back into the swing of things and are eager to learn. We have been impressed with the overall behavior of our students. Thank you parents for supporting your student(s) in getting them prepared and ready for school each and every day. We really appreciate it!

Just a quick reminder: Please be sure to send your student to school each day with a heavy winter coat, a hat, and gloves. We will go outside for recess as long as there is no precipitation in the air and the temperature is above 10 degrees.

Emergency Contacts and Pick-Ups:

Parents/Guardians: It is important that the school has current contact information for you on file. In the event that the school is unable to reach a parent/guardian, the school will call the emergency contact name/number that you have provided. This individual would also be allowed to pick-up your child if you can't be reached. If you would prefer for any of the emergency contacts to not have the ability to pick-up your child, please reach out to your child's school so they can note this accordingly in our system.

Have a great week!

Jack Lawrence; Principal at Hinkle Creek

Friendship Party

Classroom Friendship Parties will take place Tuesday, February 14. Please use the following forms to rsvp. Background checks are required for these parties. (Please note that we have two forms this year, based on grade levels.)

To sign up to attend a first grade, second grade or third grade classroom party, please click here.

To sign up to attend a third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade classroom party, please click here.

Class Composite Picture Order Form


If you did not purchase a classroom composite in the fall, this is a second chance for you to order one and have it delivered to the school in March and avoid shipping costs. If you would like to check if you have already purchased a composite, please contact us here. Customer Service Form

Deadline to Order: January 31

Click Here to Order 2022-23 Classroom Composite

Note From Our Nurses

Donations Appreciated

We are in need of clothing to support students who have accidents, spills, and falls. If you have gently used pants, especially athletic pants or leggings, we would gladly accept those donations. Thank you!

Next eLearning Day

Our next eLearning day is just around the corner on Monday, February 13, 2023. If, for any reason, you are unable to secure supervision for your child that day please call the front office at (317) 776-0840 by Monday, January 30th to let us know.

High Ability Testing

Noblesville Schools relies on NWEA scores to identify students who achieve at exceptional levels for High Ability (FOCUS) instruction. To identify students with the potential for high achievement that is not reflected in NWEA scores, all students in kindergarten and second grade who are not already identified as High Ability in both math and English language arts will take an online screener called the Cognitive Abilities Test, or CogAT. Students who meet the benchmark on the screener will later take the remaining portions of the CogAT. All fifth graders who are not already identified as High Ability in both math and English language arts and who meet the benchmark will take the full CogAT without first taking the screener.

If you have questions about high ability testing and instruction, go to www.noblesvilleschools.org and click on Academics and then on High Ability. Questions may also be directed to Mr. Lawrence.

Fourth and Fifth Grade Parent Reminder

If you have not already done so, please return the parent permission slips for the upcoming Health Ed Pros Program. Email Lynn Cook (lynn_cook@nobl.k12.in.us) with any questions.

PTO News

Important Dates
  • January 27: Movie Night permission slips are due
  • February 1: Spirit Night-Urban Air 4-8 PM

  • February 3: Movie Night

  • February 6-10: School Counselor/ Social Worker/Psychologist Appreciation Week

  • February 8: PTO Meeting- 7 PM East Cafeteria

  • February 14: Valentine's Day Class Parties

January Monthly Munchies

This month's Monthly Munchies will be on Thursday, January 26. We'll be doing a sandwich bar. Please sign up to send in items here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60b054dafad29abf49-january1

Hinkle Creek Student Directory
Great news! The Student Directory is up and running! View it here: Hinkle Creek PTO Student Directory 2022-2023 (Please note that not all feature are functional on all devices.)

It's not too late to join! Complete the form to be included in our next update (occurring no later than the end of the quarter): Hinkle Creek PTO School Directory Form

Movie Night

Our next movie night will be on Friday, February 3rd, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Permission slips will go home today and they are due back to school by January 27th.

We will need volunteers for this event. Please email Deb Brugman (deb.brugman@gmail.com) or Kesha Lainhart (kesha.lainhart@gmail.com) if you can volunteer or if you have any questions.

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Stock the Staff Lounges
Parents of Hinkle Creek, we know that you are capable of and we need your help! Please consider one of these vacant spots in our Monthly Stock the Staff Lounge event. Click here to sign up!

Outside Activities and Opportunties

Noblesville Schools Education Foundation

Noblesville Schools Education Foundation has established a mental health fund, with support from generous donors and grants, to assist staff and students with access to mental health services. This fund can be used in the following ways:

1. To directly pay an agency for mental health services by attaching an invoice/bill from that agency


2. To reimburse a staff member or a student's guardian for mental health services provided on or after October 1, 2022 by attaching the receipt of paid invoice/bill

Parents/guardians can apply for financial assistance on behalf of their student for mental health services by submitting this confidential form.