Bear Bulletin

April 14, 2017

Message from Dr. Kaminski

This week our BSE Bears were beyond thrilled to see the new Gaga Pit on the main recess grounds. Students have been flocking to the new game in great masses. The BSE staff is working hard to ensure that the game stays safe, fair, and fun! A special thank you to the BSE PTO and all of you who supported the Fun Run last August. That fundraiser provided the necessary funds to add this additional play fixture on our recess grounds. A special thanks to Matt Wyant for building and setting up our pit!

Next week our 3rd and 4th grade students will begin the spring ISTEP assessment. If you have a child in either grade, please help our students achieve their personal best by offering them time to play after school, an appropriate bed time (device free), and healthy breakfast. Remember, there is nothing extra that is necessary in preparation. We are simply asking them to show us what they have learned throughout their elementary experience. Please express your sincere belief in their ability to do their personal best!

I want to thank the Rago family and Virginia Minton for donating two very beautiful office chairs to replace my torn and warn principal chairs. The students and parents who visit me will sit in comfort and cleanliness for years to come! Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend and see everyone next week!

Dr. Kaminski

*NEW DATE* Kindergarten Open House

Tuesday, April 18th, 5-7pm

12451 Brooks School Road

Fishers, IN

To enroll your child in Kindergarten, click here.

To learn more about Kindergarten Open House, click here.

Lunch Visitors on Hold During ISTEP Testing

Our lunch visits will resume in May. Thank you for understanding.

Student Council Fundraiser

Dear BSE Families,

Don't forget, our Student Council Fundraiser is NEXT WEEK!!!

This year BSE student council will be collecting money because.....

Have you ever wondered what it is like in a hospital room, or been in one?
Well student council is collecting money so we can go buy
fun, colorful, bright sheets to brighten up a boring room. :)

Our goal is to raise $1,000 to buy sheets.
If we reach our goal, look forward to a
fun surprise with Dr. K and Mrs. Rich.

Starts : April 17
Ends: April 21

- Maggie Walters, 4th Grade Student Council Representative

Sheets from home is a local organization which focuses on children
battling cancer and have to endure extended hospital stays.
The goal is simple: replace sterile, white hospital sheets with fun, uplifting ones,
in hopes that this simple change will help make a hospital feel a little more like home.
For more information go to

HSE Preschool of the Natural Sciences

Looking for information on our Corporation's Preschool Program? Click here.

Art Room in Need

CDs & DVDs: The art room needs old CDs, DVDs, etc. for a weaving project that the 3rd and 4th graders are doing.

PLASTIC LIDS: Please save all your plastic lids. We need all sizes and colors. The art room will be creating a collaborative recycled art piece with the lids. We need 100s and 100s!!

Thank you for the help☺ Mrs. Flynn

Field Day Volunteers

Mrs. Schwoeppe will be reaching out soon for Field Day Volunteers. Remember, in order to attend Field Day, you must follow the Field Trip Sign-up process and must also have a current SafeVisitor Background Check on file. Field Day is scheduled for May 18th (rain date May 19th)

Come Meet Leon, creator of “The Kindness Diaries” on Netflix

April 28th


Fishers High School Auditorium

See what the Kindness Diaries is all about! Watch the trailer for the series on Netflix.

“Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries.

The days of living and working behind his ‘slab of wood’ (or desk to the layman) are well and truly over. His new passion: Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play.

The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours. And anything you dream of is possible. Anything. And that the fuel for all this delicious potential is simple: Kindness and harnessing the power of human connection. And. Doing it all with a smile on your face and a spring in your step!”

Learn more about the kindness he discovered and is spreading on his website:

To view the flyer for this event, click here.

Food Drive

Global Youth Service Day Food Drive

Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank

Now - April 21st

Collect items such as:

Tomato Soup, Canned Chicken, Chicken Noodle Soup,

Canned Tuna, Mac and Cheese, Cereal,

Canned Vegetables, Oatmeal, Box Crackers,

Ramen Noodles, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit

All food collected will be donated to the

Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank for their

Summer Lunch Program!

*A barrel to collect food will be provided for your school!

Early Release Mondays Coming to HSE (2017-2018 School Year)

Dear HSE Parents and Guardians:

To provide teachers with consistent and more frequent opportunities for professional development, Hamilton Southeastern Schools will implement a 20-minute, early-release day each Monday for students, K-12, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. In turn, teachers will remain 25 minutes later on Mondays for a total of 45 minutes of professional development time each week. The first observance will be Monday, August 14, 2017.

The new weekly meetings will replace the four professional development half days currently in the 2016-2017 calendar. A link to the 2017-2018 school calendar is below:

High-quality teaching remains the standard in Hamilton Southeastern Schools, and we look forward to advancing professional development. We realize that such a change – once a week – impacts your schedules, and you need as much advance notice as possible to plan for next year. Thank you for your cooperation, and your continuous support of our teachers and students.


HSE Schools

Watch Me Sculpt

Click here for the flyer for our next (and final) session.

Make-A-Wish Spring Carnival

We will have an egg hunt, games, crafts, face painting, silent auction, etc. It is at Hamilton Southeastern High School on TONIGHT from 5-8:30 PM for only $10 per child. All of our proceeds will go directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Click here for all of the details.

10th Annual Geist Half Marathon Registration is Open!


$30 - 5K

$40 - 10K

$55 - Half Marathon

Students that qualify for free or reduced lunch will have their registration fee waived. Please keep in mind the school registration will close on April 30th, 2017.

Click here for tickets. Click here for additional information and our homepage!

Knights Cheerleader Call-Outs

We welcome all current 4th and 5th grade students to try out for the Knights Travel Cheer Team for the upcoming 2017 season. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 12 pm @ Fishers High School Aux Gym. A mandatory clinic is scheduled for Friday, May 12th from 6 – 8 pm.

Click here for all of the information.

Summer Camp Information


  • All incoming 3rd - 10th graders welcome! Sessions start June 5th. Click here for our flyer.


SafeVisitor Reminder

Just a reminder that anyone intending 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.