Hornet Park Elementary

September Newsletter

Vroom Vroom: Car Rider Line

Good news...our drop-off and pick-up processes have gotten so much quicker! It is amazing how quickly these little ones and we all start settling into a groove! If your child is not a bus rider, please use the car-rider line. We have had an increasing number of people parking at the community center and walking children to the building. I am asking that since we have all gotten used to the school routine, we now use the car-rider line only. If you have business at the office, please drop your child off in the car-rider line, then you can pull around to park and address any needs you may have. These steps and your help in following procedures really do work to create a smooth process and increase our safety and efficiency.

Thank you,

Erin Probus


Hornet Park Elementary School

Ms. Agee's Class works on Numbers with Playdough!

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Attendance Counts

Did you know that according to the State of Indiana a parent/guardian with a child in grades K-4 is legally responsible to ensure that his/her child receives a proper education? Studies show that most parents/guardians are a little foggy on what constitutes good attendance.

Great: 0-3 days of school missed the entire year.
Good: 4-5 days of school missed the entire year.
Needs Improvement: 6-7 missed days of school the entire year.
Poor attendance: 9 or more missed days of school the entire year.

This means that, according to the Indiana Department of Education, once your child has hit ten missed days of school (excused or unexcused), your child is flagged as being habitually truant. At this time, the parent/guardian is subjected to several interventions. Some of these include, but are not limited to (1) random home visits throughout the school day to check on your child's well being, (2) a child well fare check by the Beech Grove Police Department, and/or (3) being reported habitually truant from school to the Department of Child Services.

We here at Hornet Park are committed to providing our students with the best possible education. We are here, ready and willing to work with you to ensure your child here and ready to succeed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Colleen Borgert.

We are Bucket Fillers!

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Things to Remember

  • It is important that your child have a change of clothes in his/her cubby. Please send an extra change of clothes in your child's book bag.

  • Please work with your child on tying his/her shoes.

  • All lost and found items will be donated at the end of each of the nine weeks! If you think your child has an item in the lost and found, please visit the front office. We will be happy to let you browse through lost and found items!

  • Please, send in a change of clothes and shoes to keep in your child's classroom. These are very important to have on hand in case of accidents or spills, which occur regularly at Hornet Park. If a change of clothes is here, it will save family or friends a trip to bring in needed items.


"The System for Teacher and Student Assessment," otherwise known as "TAP," has made a positive impact on Beech Grove City Schools. This program guides instruction, challenges teachers, and demands excellence of all students and staff members. Through this framework, our teachers participate in weekly professional development meetings, otherwise known as "TAP Tuesday," designates weekly classroom walk-thrus, and requires four formal observations per year for each teacher (two announced and two unannounced). We set goals, study Hornet Park student data, and make educational decisions to best benefit our youngest learners.

Hornet Park is making exceptional strides. We are happy to announce that we have received a 5 out of 5 score for a second year in a row, demonstrating excellence in closing the achievement gap and allowing our students to grow academically. This feat alone has put Hornet Park on the map nationally! Congratulations Hornet Park students, staff, and parents! Look for more TAP news to come!

Picture Day

Thursday, Sep. 5th 2013 at 8:15am-2pm

5249 Hornet Avenue

Beech Grove, IN

Send your child to school with his/her best smile!

Red, White, & Blue Shirt Day

Wednesday, Sep. 11th 2013 at 8:15am-2:30pm

5249 Hornet Avenue

Beech Grove, IN

In honor of September 11th, Hornet Park Elementary is having our first annual red, white, and blue shirt day! Send your child to school in a colored shirt that honors our fallen heroes!

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Pajama Day

Friday, Sep. 13th 2013 at 8am

5249 Hornet Avenue

Beech Grove, IN

One of the best days at Hornet Park is PJ Day! Our students and staff have a great time showing off their pajamas and slippers. For only $1.00, your child can wear his/her favorite "jammies" to school.

Don't feel like digging around in your purse for an extra dollar? Purchase the PJ Day spirit stick for only $5.00. This will cover the cost of your child's PJ Days for the entire year. All money collected goes to Riley Hospital for Children.

*Please make sure you send tennis shoes to school with your child.*

Mrs. Borgert, Mrs. Beck, & Mrs. Shaw Enjoy Pajama Day at Hornet Park!

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Mustache Day

Wednesday, Sep. 18th 2013 at 8:15am

5249 Hornet Avenue

Beech Grove, IN

Hornet Park is excited to announce our first ever "Mustache Day!" Students and staff can rock a fake mustache all day long! Mustache spirit sticks will go on sale Monday, the 2nd of September!

Out staff was able to find stick on mustaches for cheap at local party supply stores! Parents, you can also draw a mustache on your child's finger!

Father & Daughter Dance

Thursday, Sep. 19th 2013 at 6-7:30pm

5249 Hornet Avenue

Beech Grove, IN

You are invited to Hornet Park's Father & Daughter Dance. Dads (father figures) grab your girl and meet us in the gym for a wonderful evening of dancing and fun! Due to limited space, this dance is for our kindergarten and first grade girls and their dates only.

Cost: $10.00 per couple.
This includes admission for two, one picture (4X6), juice and cookies, and a dance spirit stick!

Box Top Collection Week

Monday, Sep. 23rd 2013 at 8:15am to Friday, Sep. 27th 2013 at 2:30pm

5249 Hornet Avenue

Beech Grove, IN

Send your child in with 30 Box Tops and he/she will earn a FREE white Box Top spirit stick!
Send your child in with 75 Box Tops and he/she will earn a FREE purple Box Top spirit stick!
Send your child in with 100 Box Tops and he/she will earn a FREE gold Box Top spirit stick!

Sign Up with Box Tops for Education and help our School!

Monday, Aug. 26th 2013 at 9pm

This is an online event.

Since 1996, the Box Tops for Education program has helped schools across America earn cash for the things they need. Support your school today and see what a difference you can make!
Sign up with Box Tops for Education!