HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

**October 9, 2015 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 97.69%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 5

Weekly Rotation Schedule

Monday, October 12th - Day 6

Tuesday, October 13th - Day 1

Wednesday, October 14th - Day 2

Thursday, October 15th - Day 0

Friday, October 16th - Day 3

Upcoming Events at HPE


13th - HPE Literacy Night, 5:30-7:15 pm

20th - PTO Cookie Dough Pick-up

20th & 21st - Parent/Teacher Conferences

22nd & 23rd - NO SCHOOL - FALL BREAK

28th - Picture Re-take Day

29th - Boy Scouts Pack Meeting, 6:45-8:15 pm


2nd - 6th - HPE Read-a-thon

3rd - PTO Dine to Dontate - Jaggers

10th - Veteran's Day Program, 1:45-2:45 pm

10th - PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm

11th - PTO Dine to Donate - Jaggers

13th - Mid-term

19th - Boy Scouts Pack Meeting, 6:45-8:15 pm

20th - PTO Movie Night


Holidays and Observances


12th - Columbus Day

13th - 21st - Navaratri (Hindu observance)

14th -15th - Muharram (Islamic observance)

31st - Halloween


1st - Daylight Savings Time Ends

1st - All Saints Day (Western Christian observance)

2nd - All Souls Day (Christian observance)

11th - Diwali (Hindu observance)

11th - Veteran's Day

12th - Birth of Baha”U”Llah (Baha’I observance)

26th - Thanksgiving Day

National School Lunch Menu - Week of October 12th

Mon. - Day 6 - "Flashy" Beef Soft Taco, Refried Beans, Veggie Pack with Hummus, M&M Cookie

Tues. - Day 1 - "Picture Perfect" Pancakes or Waffle with Sausage, Sweet Potato Mash, Veggie Pack with Hummus, Churros

Wed. - Day 2 - "Snapshot" Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garlic Toast, Broccoli, Side Salad, Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

Thurs. - Day 0 - "Selfie" Chicken Nuggets with Soft Pretzel, Green beans, Veggie Pack with Hummus, Pudding Parfait

Fri. - Day 3 - "Say Cheese" Cheese Pizza, Corn, Side Salad, Double Chocolate Cookie

End of 1st Quarter

First Quarter ends today, Friday, October 9th. Report cards will be shared at Parent-Teacher Conferences and will be available for viewing after October 21st.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 20-21. If you need to confirm your conference time, please contact your child's teacher. We look forward to seeing you at conferences and discussing your child's progress!

If you need assistance with Skyward Family Access, please contact the front office.

HPE Literacy Night

Please join HPE celebrating reading with Family Literacy Night

Tuesday, October 13th; 5:30-7:15 pm

Some of the fun activities include: Fall poetry and IPAD writing; book mark making; book walks and wax museums; phonics games and raffle prizes; campfire stories and celebrity readers; Scholastic Book Fair and Kona Ice. More specific details are included in an attachment with the newsletter.

Veterans Day Tribute

Students, staff, and the HPE community express our gratitude and respect to those who have served, and those currently serving our country.

Information on how students and families can participate in this year's tribute was sent home last Thursday. More details about the outreach for Indy Honor Flight will come after Fall Break.

Thank you for supporting the men and women who have served and are serving our country.

Counselor's Corner

I had the privilege of visiting the kindergarten classrooms this week and providing anti-bully lessons. We discussed the definition of bullying which includes the following:

  1. Bullying is repeated

  2. Bullying is on purpose

  3. There is an imbalance of power where the targeted child feels afraid.

We then read the story, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat and discussed the following strategies that can be used if a student feels bothered or bullied by another student:

  1. Ignore

  2. Walk Away

  3. Talk Friendly

  4. Talk Firmly

  5. Get Adult Help

I enjoyed visiting your child’s classroom and look forward to visiting again soon!


Nancy Logue

School Counselor

Media Center Volunteers

It is another busy year in the Harrison Parkway Media Center! Students are coming in every day for library lessons, book exchange and research.

I can always use more smiling faces and helping hands. If you have some free time during the day, please consider being a Library Media Center Volunteer. The parent volunteers help with a variety of tasks. You may check items in or out, shelve books, assist students in locating books on the shelves, make copies, or assist with processing new books. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Kristin Sager, Library Media Specialist, at ksager@hse.k12.in.us or 915-4210, ext. 1792.

If you would like to help, please make sure that you have a current background check on file and that you have completed the HSE Anti-bullying Training Webinar. These links are found on the Harrison Parkway Elementary website, under Quick Links : http://www.hse.k12.in.us/hpe/home.aspx

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - Safety

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front of the drive by the school's front doors. Please have your child exit from the passenger side of all vehicles. Students should stay in their seatbelts/safety seats until your vehicle has come to a complete stop and your child is ready to get out of the car. Please only dismiss and receive your child at the front of the school. Do not release students from the back of the line so they must walk past other cars releasing children. It is imperative that cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing students as this creates an unsafe situation for our children. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and drive in the morning and afternoon, as both are high-traffic times. Thank you for your part in keeping our children safe.

HPE Cafeteria News

National School Lunch Week is October 12th-16th. We are celebrating with a fun school lunch snapshot theme menu and special treats that are included with the purchase of a meal deal.

When sending in lunch money for your child, please make sure to put it in an envelope with your child's name, (no nicknames please) student ID number, and their teacher.

Payments can also be made online thru Skyward as well.

If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated.

Per HSE policy, students with a negative balance will receive a PBJ sandwich (turkey if there are nut allergies), raisins, and milk.

Due to limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings). Please call the office by 9:30 AM. If you are ordering a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call in. Please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants. You must have a valid background check on file, have watched the anti-bullying video, and completed the video survey. Please do not use cell phones during your visit. Per HSE student private policy, taking pictures are prohibited.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns that you may have.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

Attendance Line Voicemail

If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at least one week prior to the absence.

Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.


Our first movie night is Friday, October 9th; we will show Big Hero Six. Cost is $5.

Volunteers are needed to chaperone the gym, help distribute snack, sit by bathrooms, check-in students, etc. Children of volunteers get in free. We will send another email in a week or so with a link to Volunteer Spot where you can sign up for a shift. Snack will be Rice Krispie treats and Capri Sun.

Parents, please watch for an e-mail with a link to sign up for a spot to help provide dinner for our teachers and staff on the evenings of October 20th and 21st during parent teacher conferences. If you do not receive an e-mail but would still like to sign up please go to http://vols.pt/Pv4NAa. Thank you for the your help!

After School Explorers Needs Volunteers!

After School Explorers (ASE) is a program designed to give the Harrison Parkway K-4 students an opportunity to discover, create, and develop interests through volunteer led workshops.

The PTO is searching for Instructors and Assistants to make the 2016 ASE event a success.

Instructors: May be an individual, organization, or business that would like to share hobbies, talents and careers. You may also choose for our list of ideas.

Assistants: Will help an instructor with their presentations and/or assist the children.

ASE will be Tuesday, February 23 through Friday, February 26 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM. Volunteers are needed from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM. You may choose the day(s) that is most convenient for you. Volunteer forms are attached to the Friday newsletter.

Want to learn more about the various HPE PTO committees? Please see: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/HPE/pto/committee_descriptions.pdf

Other ways you can help HPE PTO:

-- Shoparoo – new this year! Turn your everyday purchases into cash or sweepstakes entries for HPE!! It's as easy as using the below link (or referral code rept3745) to download the Shoparoo app -- be sure HPE is your designated school so that we earn the referral bonuses, and then ............ Shop.Snap.Earn. SHOP or eat out -- buy stuff! SNAP a picture of your receipt using the app -- it's pretty simple, not much to it. EARN points or sweepstakes entries -- Just about every receipt is worth something. Once you register using this referral code, you'll receive your own referral code to pass along to family and friends. Check out the Shoparoo website for more details, including point structure, sweepstakes, and other earning opportunities (like bonuses, monthly $1k drawings, yearly $15k award, and much much more). We might even have our own grade level or school competitions throughout the year. Still have questions? Feel free to contact Amy Dilks (hapikampr@aol.com) or send a message on FB. http://app.shoparoo.com/r/rept3745

-- Community rewards (such as Meijer, Marsh, Target, etc. cards). By updating your ‘profile’ on these various sites, these businesses will donate a percentage of your purchase(s) to HPE PTO.

- Register your Marsh card at http://www.freshideasforeducation.com/

- Associate your Target Red card with “Harrison Pkwy Elementary” (code 112157) via http://www.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home

- Cut out Tyson chicken labels (processed chicken, not raw chicken) – send them in with your child in an envelope at any time.

- Buy things on Amazon? Shop via http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0114174

- Like us on Facebook (Harrison Parkway Elementary PTO) and follow us on Twitter (@HPEPTO).

- Schools can earn 1% of your check every time you dine at Red Robin --- YUM! It's easy to add HPE to your Royalty card! Find out more info here.... http://t.co/8Rs78wDvn6

Harrison Parkway is participating in Crayola’s marker recycling program: http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx. Please send in your old markers (they do not have to be Crayola) to school, and we will package and ship them to Crayola.

Are you a ‘crafter’ or ‘maker of things?’ If so, please contact Joelle Andrew-Mohr at jomandre@indiana.edu; we would like to buy your items to resell in our Holiday Shoppe (items must be $5 or less). OR…if you are a crafter and would like some ideas on what types of items we would like to buy, please contact Joelle also.

Cookie Dough, Pretzels & Popcorn Sales! Pick up is October 20th.

All profits help the PTO enrich our children’s education and school experience! How?

The PTO ….

- funds new books for the library

- supports HPE clubs

- coordinates After School Explorers

- helps provide Professional Development to our teachers

- purchases supplies and equipment for our classrooms

- and MUCH MORE!

Last year we raised nearly $10,000 for HPE PTO. Thank you for your participation and support!


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

FHS Riley Dance Marathon

You are invited to attend All Treats, No Tricks, a FHS Riley Dance Marathon Event. Trick or treating, costumes, candy, games, a Halloween maze and more!

Saturday, October 17th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Fishers High School, 13000 Promise Road

Enter through FH19, $5 donation to enter

All proceeds benefit cancer research at Riley Children's Hospital.

The F3 Event - Fishers Junior High 2015 Fall Festival

Friday, October 30th, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Student Admission: K-8th --$10; Children 4 and under-- Free

Treat Bag (no tricks) with Admission

Lights-on Bounce House, Games and Friendly Candy Walk, Haunted Hallways, Black Light Obstacle Course, Photo Booth and more. Costume contest with amazing prizes: 4 and under, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8

Join us at this friendly and frightening fall festival.

Food available for purchase through our Chargers Concession stand. Some activities may be at an additional cost. Please email Fishers Triangle Club@aol.com to donate, volunteer or ask questions.

Are You in Need of a Winter Coat?

If you or someone in your family needs help in obtaining a coat this winter, we can provide one at one of our giveaways in the county. Coats are given by appointment. You can register for any of our locations at: www.kidscoats.org or by calling (317) 324-8818.

Fishers Nickel Plate District Transforms into Halloween Village for Boo Bash

City offers safe trick-or-treating alongside opportunities to connect with local businesses

Mark the calendar, plan a costume, and get ready for the return of Boo Bash in the Nickel Plate District. Once again, the City of Fishers is transforming the Nickel Plate District into a Halloween village to offer safe trick-or-treating, live music, games and activities, and even a costume contest for children under 12 and families. Boo Bash returns on Friday, October 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and is free for anyone to attend.

Roughly 50 local businesses and organizations will be represented at trick-or-treat booths during the event, which means while children enjoy playing a game or getting a piece of candy, parents can enjoy learning more about services available in the community. Complimentary Pat’s Philly Pretzels and hot chocolate will be available at the concession stand on a first come, first served basis throughout the event. Boo Bash also features a costume contest for infants through 12 year old children. This year, the costume contest also includes a family category, so start planning now!

Boo Bash is a free event that welcomes Fishers residents and those in surrounding communities. Those attending the event are encouraged to visit the website and plan ahead; 116th Street will be closed at the railroad crossing for construction during the event. The detour map will assist families in planning their route and parking around the Nickel Plate District. Those attending are also encouraged to share their photos using the hashtag #BooBash during the event.

About Boo Bash:
Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to connect businesses with residents during diverse, community-wide events. 60 vendor booths are available for local businesses and organizations. Anyone interested in hosting a booth are encouraged to contact Lorna Steele at steelel@fishers.in.us, today.

Fishers DPW Invites Residents Behind-the-Scenes for a free Open House on Oct. 27th

It’s that time of year again when Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) raises the overhead doors, leaves the keys in the trucks and invites residents of all ages to explore their department. On Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m., families will have the opportunity to learn more about the many services this department provides to Fishers residents. The DPW Open House is free to attend, and scout groups working on their badges are welcome.

“Our team loves the opportunity to connect with residents during the open house,” stated DPW Director, Eric Pethtel. “It’s not uncommon to see DPW staff painting alongside children, explaining the machinery and enjoying the open house just as much as our guests do.”

Light refreshments will be served during the event, and children can paint-a-plow or street sign that they might see around the city in the future. Fishers DPW includes four divisions; street maintenance, park maintenance, facility maintenance and water quality, and staff from each division will be able to explain the role they play in keeping our community vibrant.

The Fishers DPW garage is located at 10200 Eller Road and parking is available onsite. Attendees are welcome to stop by any time, and parents are encouraged to bring a camera! Connect with the department on Twitter @FishersDPW for reminders leading up to the open house.

Volunteer to Make a Difference – Oct., and Nov. 2015

Hello, volunteers! Fishers Parks & Recreation hopes you’re as excited for the fall as we are. There are a ton of great volunteer opportunities coming up, and we’d love to have you participate. Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make the summer successful, and thank you to those who are already signed up for fall events. Email domsicd@fishers.in.us or call 317-595-3151 for more details or to sign up.

Boo Bash

The City of Fishers is looking for more than a dozen additional volunteers to assist with the Boo Bash trick-or-treating event at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Drive, on October 23rd from 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Volunteers will be helping with vendors and other event specifics and must be at least 18-years-old. Volunteers will assist with helping vendors load in, monitor restrooms, run the costume contest, help at the Parks tent, and help in the concession stand. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Please let us know what your t-shirt size is by October 12th. Volunteers are encouraged to wear orange and any Halloween head wear or capes, except for masks.

Adopt a Grandparent

Make someone’s day, and volunteer at Adopt a Grandparent this fall and winter! Volunteers will participate in games, crafts, activities, socializing with seniors, and in general, have a fun and relaxing time. Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 40. The shift is from 9:45 to 11 a.m. every Monday from November 16th to December 21st at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park.

PlayFULL Hours

One of our monthly programs for toddlers and young children needs one or two volunteers in the near future. The upcoming volunteer opportunity for PlayFULL Hours runs on November 20th from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information contact me via email.

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

Click this button to learn more about Fall 2015 sports.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Boys and girls basketball registrations are still being accepted indefinitely with a $10 late fee in the S.P.O.R.T.S. office. Registration forms are available at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office and in the drop box outside the S.P.O.R.T.S. office front door, on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools, and the Fishers Library. Online registration is closed. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

Fishers-HSE Girls Recrational Basketball Evaluations

Sunday, October 11 – FHS Auxiliary Gym

3rd and 4th grade: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
5th and 6th grade: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
7th and 8th grade: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Please make every effort to attend. If you are unable to attend your scheduled time, you can come any time during evaluations. You must attend evaluations for any special requests to be considered. If you are unable to attend at all, please contact our rec league commissioner, Todd Rairden (trairden1@gmail.com) so we can get your daughter’s height and an assessment of her skills. There will not be evaluations for the 1st/2nd grade division.

HSE-Fishers Boys Recreational Free Clinic – 2nd-5th grade - October 11, HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Registration Required

2nd grade: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
3rd grade: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
4th grade: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
5th grade: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The clinic is for rec players only that are registered for the league. Registration for the clinic is required and spaces are limited! Registration and more information is available on the boys basketball website, http://www.sportsboysbasketball.org/

HSE-Fishers Boys Recreational Basketball Evaluations

Saturday, October 17 – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym
2nd grade: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
3rd grade: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
4th grade: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18 – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym
5th grade: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
6th grade: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

It is very important that your son attend evaluations in order to assist creating balanced teams.

HSE-Fishers Boys Basketball is now taking applications for new board members. The league is volunteer based and can only succeed with help from our families. Please consider giving some of your time to help serve the youth of our community. Click here for information and application. Contact info@sportsboysbasketball.org with questions.

Fishers Boys Travel Basketball, 2015-2016

Important Date -- November 15th - Indy Hoops League Play Begins

Fishers Cubs Volleyball Club


Fishers Cubs Volleyball Club is built on the development of student athletes. The Cubs main emphasis will be to provide a learning atmosphere for girls to develop and improve their volleyball skill sets; that will be important for the long term benefit of the athletes. Positive intensity is the coaching staff’s theme for each practice and tournament. Coaches attempt to give athletes all of the instruction and motivation needed to cultivate a learning environment, the rest is up the athlete to take advantage of the opportunity placed in front of them.


All tryouts will be held at Riverside Jr. High in the Main Gym, with a $25 Mini-Camp Evaluation Fee. All teams will be made by grade level (4th-8th grade), but athletes may be moved up if skill level is appropriate. You must attend both tryout sessions to be considered for the team.

Monday, November 2nd from 6-8 pm (registration beginning at 5:30 pm)

Main Gym-Court 1: 7th & 8th Grade athletes

Main Gym-Court 2: 5th & 6th Grade athletes

Aux Gym: 4th Grade athletes

Tuesday, November 3rd from 6-8 pm

Main Gym-Court 1: 7th & 8th Grade athletes

Main Gym-Court 2: 5th & 6th Grade athletes

Aux Gym: 4th Grade athletes

*Please bring to tryouts:

Player Registration Form, $25 Mini-Camp Fee, T-Shirt (w/Last name on back), and Recent Picture

Our goal is to have at least 1 team in each of the following age grades 8th, 7th, 5th-6th, 4th. After teams are made, there will be a mandatory parent meeting on 11/11/15, RJH at 7 pm.

Cubs Administrator

Jamie Andrews

10910 Eller Road Fishers, IN 46038

(p):317-915-4280 - (f):317-915-4289 - jandrews@hse.k12.in.us

Liger XC Mile

The 2015 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 15th at Hamilton Southeastern HS!! This race/run/walk is for ALL K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary competition.

Register Online: Press Control, and left mouse click the link. www.getmeregistered.com/LigerMile

$16 entry includes t-shirt with all competitors’ names on the back, listed by school! And the always awesome LIGER Logo! Medals for top 3 finishers in each grade- both male and female. Ribbons for all Finishers.

· Online with shirt by Monday, Oct 12th, Noon.

· Same day registration available at race site: $20 –limited number of shirts on race day.

Why: To promote health & fitness throughout the district, and introduce the lifelong sport of running.

Where: Hamilton SE High School Cross Country Course---South side of the school property adjacent to the tennis courts and soccer fields. Registration/packet pick-up on soccer fields, or inside closest school entrance if poor weather.

What: 1 mile Cross Country run for ALL Hamilton Southeastern K-6th graders. Races will run in succession.

Predicted schedule:

Packet pick up and same day registration 4:00-5:00PM (Arrive Early!)

5:00 - K, 1st, 2nd - Female

5:15 - K, 1st, 2nd - Male

5:30 - 3rd, 4th - Female

5:45 - 3rd, 4th - Male

6:00 - 5th, 6th - Female

6:15 - 5,6 - Male

The Course: The 1 mile grass course will run the perimeter of the elevated practice fields between the H.S. and Fall Creek Intermediate, including the grassland area. New, wider start this year!! Results will be posted at onlineraceresults.com

Awards Medals for top 3 finishers in each grade, for each male and female. Ribbons for all finishers.

HSE Fishers Rugby

Looking to play a new Spring sport? Looking to be a better and safer football player?

In 2014, rugby was the fastest growing youth sport in America! Southeastern Youth Rugby is looking for boys in Grades 5-6 to join the sixth largest youth rugby club in the nation!

Learn a new sport while learning better and safer ways to tackle in football!

For more details, email SEYouthRugby@gmail.com.

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information about the library and programs that are offered!

Fishers Library To Host All Day Author Fair

Celebrate the talents of twenty-one local authors at Hamilton East Public Library’s inaugural “Booktoberfest”. On Saturday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fishers Library, enjoy a day filled with programs, book sales and signings, and even sweet treats from Gigi’s Cupcakes food truck.

Throughout the day, hear from three of the most successful authors in Central Indiana. Keynote speakers include Susan Crandall (10:00 a.m.), Dan Wakefield (11:00 a.m.), and Mike Mullin (2:00 p.m.). Each speaker will share their insights into the writing world and be on hand for sales and signings.

Eighteen additional authors will also be showcased as they meet the community, sign books, and discuss their experiences as well. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to meet authors Lyn Jones, Nicole Kobrowski, K.B. Laugheed, Tracy Line, Kurt Meyer, Suzanne Purewal, Denise Rezsonya, Kate SeRine, and Amy Shankland. In the afternoon, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., visit with Shannon Lee Alexander, M. Katherine Clark, Jennifer Gabou, Debra Knapp, George Kramer, Kristen Mott, Francesca Quarto, Pamela Woods-Jackson and Morgan K. Wyatt.

Don’t miss out on this exciting author fair! This special group of writers represent a wide variety of interests, genre, and age groups - promising something for everyone!

No registration is required! For more information, visit our website at hepl.lib.in.us or contact the Fishers Adult Services Department at 579-0306.