Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class

September 4, 2015


We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to listen to three community experts this week! I am so proud of how well the students interacted and participated in all three presentations! It's a great day to be a TCE Cardinal!!!
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Hamilton County Historian

We enjoyed learning about the history of Fishers with the Hamilton County Historian, David Highway!

HSE Superintendent Dr. Allen Bourff

We loved having our Superintendent visit this week. He informed us about the importance of community in our school district.

Walt Kelly, former Town Council President

Mr. Kelly shared his commitment and knowledge of the Fishers community!

NWEA Results

NWEA testing has been completed and we will be sharing those results with you next Friday, September 11 via e-mail.

2nd Grade Study Trip to Conner Prairie

All 2nd graders will participate in a study trip to Conner Prairie on Thursday, September 10th! We are asking that all second graders bring in a disposable sack lunch for our trip. In addition, we will be busy exploring so please have your child wear comfortable walking shoes. We will get our class t-shirts next week. Please have your child wear our class t-shirt as well!

Box Tops

TCE has already collected 2,000 box tops and labels for education over the summer and hope that we can continue to earn even more! Please view the attached document to find out how we can earn more box tops for our school.

Liger XC Mile

The 2015 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 15th at Hamilton Southeastern High School. The race/walk is for ALL K-6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Please view the attached form for more information about this event!

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Grandparents Day!

Mark your calendars as Grandparents Day will be held on Friday, September 25th! The schedule will be as follows:


1st Grade- 10:00-10:40

2nd Grade- 10:30-11:10

3rd Grade- 9:35-10:15

4th Grade- 10:55-11:35

Stay tuned as more information about this exciting evet will come home soon!

1/2 Day for Students

Next Friday, September 11th will be a half day for all students for teacher professional development. Students will dismiss at 12:01. Please let your child's teacher know if there is a change in your child's dismissal routine on this day.

Labor Day

There will be no school on Monday September 7th due to the Labor Day holiday.

Lunch Visitors

You may eat with your child starting Tuesday, September 8th: Visitors with approved background checks who have also viewed the anti-bullying video may come in to lunch after Labor Day. There is a ten visitor maximum so please call the TCE office at 594-4310 by 9:30 am on the day you would like to come in for lunch.

Book Fees Have Been Posted on Skyward:

Parents can view book fees on Skyward now. Payments are due September 15th. Make checks payable to TCE and note that they are for book fees. Families may also use the eFunds payment option in Skyward. It takes about 10 days to post book fee payments on the Skyward account. Families interested in the Free/Reduced program must apply each year. For more information about Free/Reduced program, which covers cafeteria and book fee assistance, please review your child’s 1st Day Folder. If you have questions about the Free/Reduced program, please contact Pat Lines in the TCE office.

Snack Attack Snack Drive Continues!

Snack Attack provides TCE students in need with a sack of healthy snacks to take home on Fridays to help them through the weekend until they can return to school on Monday for a hot meal.

Our Dad’s Club is sponsoring our Snack Drive. Please consider donating individually wrapped snack items. Bins will be located outside of the school office. Suggested items include: granola bars, pudding, popcorn, fruit cups, crackers, etc.

If your child is in need and would appreciate receiving these weekly bags of snacks, please contact our school counselor, Mrs. Jackie Fiesbeck, at 594-4310 or jfiesbeck@hse.k12.in.us. The recipients of Snack Attack remain confidential.

It’s a great day to be a Cardinal and support our students! Thank you for considering a donation of a snack item to our Snack Drive!

Important Information for Next Week

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, September 7th- No School, Labor Day

Wednesday, September 9th- Scholastic Book Orders Due

Thursday, September 10th- Conner Prairie Study Trip

Friday, September 11th- 1/2 Day for Teacher Professional Development

Students will dismiss at 12:01-Lunch will not be served.

Next Week's Related Arts Schedule

Monday, September 7th- No School-Labor Day

Tuesday, September 8th- Day 1: Music

Wednesday, September 9th- Day 2: Art

Thursday, September 10th- Day 3: PE

Friday, September 11th- Day 0: Library

Class Library Checkout Days:

Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, September 11th, but remember, your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!

We Are Learning...


In reading next week, we will continue to learn and practice expectations for reading workshop. We will practice choosing and reading good fit books, building our reading stamina, thinking and talking about our reading, and applying the reading strategies we have learned for accuracy, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. We will also continue discussing inquiry and I will introduce Genius Hour.


In writing next week, we will work hard to continue to build our classroom writing community. Students will practice writing workshop procedures. They will generate ideas, make a plan for writing, write stories, share their writing, and listen to the writing of others.


In math, we will take Place Value one step farther and we will be learning how to round! *Place value is an extremely important concept for children to master in order to be successful in other areas of mathematics.

Social Studies

In social studies next week, we will wrap up our study of communities. We will discuss the geography of our community and how to read a map! Students will create their own map of the community! We will end this unit with a celebration....CONNER PRAIRIE!