HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

January 8, 2016 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 97.23%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 1

Weekly Rotation Schedule

Monday, January 11th - Day 2

Tuesday, January 12th - Day 3

Wednesday, January 13th - Day 4

Thursday, January 14th - Day 5

Friday, January 15th - Day 6

Upcoming Events at HPE


15th - Half-Day, Professional Day (students released at 12:01 pm)

18th - No School - Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

22nd - HPE Spirit Wear Day - Wear an HPE shirt to show your school spirit!

Holidays and Observances


1st - New Year's Day

15th - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

18th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed

Lunch Menu - Week of January 11th

Mon. - Day 2 - Taco Scoops

Tues. - Day 3 - Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wed. - Day 4 - Pizza Calzone

Thurs. - Day 5 - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Fri. - Day 6 - 1/2 DAY - NO LUNCH SERVED. We will serve breakfast only that day.

**In the event of a two-hour delay, breakfast will not be served.

HSE 21 Family Information Night

Please join us on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 for an information night! Our team from central office will be joining us to talk about HSE 21 and the 1:1 iPad roll-out at the K-4 elementary grades. We will be meeting in the HPE Cafeteria and you can enter the building through Door 2. If you are unable to attend please watch this quick video and visit the links below to learn more about our HSE 21 initiative.

HSE21 Home Page

HSE21 Parent Resources

Beginning 2016 - 2017 School Year for Elementary Schools--

As HSE continues to expanded the 1:1 program, each student currently in grades 5 - 8 requires an iPad during the day at school. Each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school beginning in the fall of 2016. Device requirements for the iPad are as follows:

Model Requirement: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, iPad Air 2

(Note: an iPad Mini of any model does not meet NWEA or ISTEP testing hardware requirements)

Memory Size: 16 GB or greater

Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed.

Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad for $125 per school year (rental includes iPad 2 or newer model, insurance, case, charging cord and brick). Visit http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/hse21/ to find more information about HSE’s 1:1 program.

Report Cards

Report cards will be available for viewing on Friday, January 8, 2016. You may access your child's report card through Skyward Family Access. If you would like to view a breakdown of your student's Special Area grades, you will need to utilize the Gradebook portion of your Family Access. You can click on the letter grade for specifics.

Notes from the Nurse

Happy New Year and Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break with family and friends.

On Tuesday, Jan 12th, the 3rd graders will have Vision Screening in the morning. If your child wears glasses or contacts, make sure they are wearing them that day.

With the weather being so fickle and ever-changing, please make sure to pack hats and mitties in your student’s back pack. Also, please pack an extra pair of pants for times the mud puddles may get the best of your student. Since the clinic’s supply of boys athletic pants are low (the athletic pants are stretchy and can fit a wider range of kids), I prefer not to call a parent to bring dry clothes or have the student sit in wet pants for the afternoon.


HPE Cafeteria News

Friday the 15th is a half day-- we will serve breakfast only that day.

As a reminder if we are on a two hour delay Breakfast will not be served.

When sending in lunch money for your child, please include your child's first and last name and their ID number outside of the envelope. No nicknames, please.

Student lunch balances can be found on your student's Skyward Account. Per HSE policy, any student who carries a negative lunch balance will receive a PB&J sandwich, raisins and milk.

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

Due to limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings) each day. 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

Delays and Closings

This is a friendly reminder that with the Winter season, the chance of inclement weather is greater. We wanted to make sure that parents are aware of the schedules below:

TWO-HOUR DELAY-- In the event that the school district deems a two hour delay is necessary, school will run from 11am-3:40 am. Breakfast will not be served, but lunch will be served. School doors will be unlocked at 10:45 am. Buses will run 2 hours behind, so if your student normally gets on the bus at 8:30am, then a 2 hour delay means that he/she will get on the bus at 10:30 am.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL YMCA PROGRAM-- The YMCA before and after school program will be open during their regularly scheduled hours on days that Hamilton Southeastern Schools are experience a two-hour delay. When Hamilton Southeastern Schools are closed for weather related issues, the YMCA school care is closed as well.

SKYLERT INSTANT ALERT SYSTEM-- With the weather changing, it is important to make sure you have updated the contact information for the Skylert Instant Alert System. This systems allows the school to notify parents of emergencies and /or changes to the school's regular schedule more quickly and conveniently. Skylert brings critical and/or changing news directly to the intended audience, as parents can select how and where they receive messages/ Parents should update the information in the system annually which can include work phone, cell phone, and email. Updates to Skylerts can be made at anytime by logging into Skyward Family Access at: https://sis.hse.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/seplog01.w

Counselor's Corner

I had the privilege of visiting the first grade classrooms this week and providing a responsibility lesson. We discussed the different ways that the students can show responsibility at home and at schooI. We then played a game in the classroom to reinforce the skill of responsibility. I enjoyed visiting your child’s classroom and look forward to visiting again in the near future.


Nancy Logue

School Counselor

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 leas 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.

Sign In Procedures

As a reminder, the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.

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 mush 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.

Lost & Found

Harrison Parkway Elementary has a Lost & Found located by the Music Room for any lost items. If your child may have lost something at school, please check the Lost & Found. At the end of each month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

What to do if You Suspect a Disability/Child Find:

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.

· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.


Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.


HPE Pacers Night

The annual HPE Community Night with the Pacers is coming up Thursday, March 31, 2016 against the Orlando Magic. Pacers packets will go home with your child tomorrow/this week. Other game nights include March 15 against the Boston Celtics, March 27 against the Houston Rockets, and/or April 12 against the New York Knicks. The deadline to turn in order forms is Wednesday, January 27, 2016. While the packets make it appear as if this is a fundraiser similar to cookie dough sales, the HPE PTO is distributing the packets in the event you and your family would like to attend the game. As such, please do not feel pressure to sell tickets to friends, neighbors, etc.

After School Explorers

After School Explorers (ASE) is a 4-day program that provides the Harrison Parkway students an opportunity to discover, create and develop interests. This year the program will be held Tuesday, February 23 through Friday, February 26 after school from 3:45 to 5 pm. Classes are $5 per child. Registration will be open at the beginning of February with information coming home at the end of January. In preparation for the event, we need your help! This program is entirely run through volunteers and we need instructors and assistants so we can make ASE another success this year.

Examples of classes that have been run in the past that we do not have instructors for this year include the following classes:

  • Flag Football

  • Tissue Paper Flower Making

  • Cake Decorating

  • T-shirt making

  • Lowes – You Can Build It (we will provide supplies)

  • Cheerleading

The descriptions for these classes and other classes held in the past are attached. Or you can teach your own class! Please contact Jen Benson at HPE.Explorers@gmail.com for more information. Can’t wait to hear from you! If you want to help but not teach a class, we are also looking for volunteers to assist. Volunteers can now sign up on Volunteer Spot: http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/516342288062#!/show

Thank you in advance. We can’t wait to host another amazing ASE event.


Jen Benson, ASE Chair


Dr. Bourff, HSE Superintendent, is giving a follow up presentation on what the findings were from the listening tour. Please plan to attend the presentation on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm at New Britton Elementary.

Next PTO Meeting

Tuesday, February 9th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Free babysitting provided in the gym.


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

Permitted use of school newsletters by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

Join the Club - 4H

Don’t forget the 4-H enrollment period ends January 15th!! For more information on how to enroll, call the Purdue Extension Office at 317-776-0854 or go to www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton. It is easier than ever with the online system, https://in.4honline.com. The $25 fee per child includes all Indiana 4-H program fees.

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.
Hamilton East Public Library

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

Saturday Story Times

Saturdays (January 9, 16, and 30); 10:00 am-12:00 pm ; (all ages)

This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. We will read stories at 10:00 am, followed by a craft and play time until noon.

Preschool Fair

Saturday, January 23; 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Stop by to get all of your pre-K questions answered and more! Meet with representatives from area preschools and mingle with other parents who are entering the process, too.

Makers’ Meet-up

Monday, January 11; 4:30-6:30 pm; (ages 7-10)

Explore interests, learn to use a variety of tools and materials—connect, invent and create! Full STEAM ahead! This is a drop-in program. For more information, call 579-0304.

Makers' Meetup 2.0

Monday, January 11; 4:30-6:30 pm; (ages 10-12)

Be a part of the next step in our Makers movement! Try your skills with OWI kits. Learn about our Raspberry PI & coding. Work together to build a controllable, working five foot tall ROBOTRIX robot! We would like your ideas, too!


Thursday, January 10; 6:30-7:15 pm

A wacky combination of readers’ theater, funny poetry, vocal shenanigans, and silly games—all which will help us be storytellers and have fun at the same time! Kids must be comfortable reading aloud in a group. Reservations requested. Note: This is not a writing class.

Love on a Leash

Saturday, January 9; 12:00 pm; (all ages)

Would you like to read to a dog or just pet a dog and get doggie kisses? Love on a Leash will be at the Fishers Library with their registered therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps kids build self-esteem and confidence! No registration required.

Lego Challenge

Monday, January 25; 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us at the Fishers Library for our Lego® Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own bricks.

Fishers Anime/Manga Club

Saturdays (January 16); 2:00-4:00 pm
Come check out your favorite anime/manga shows, movies and books. We’ll be watching select titles and talking about our favorite anime/manga stories. If you’re a fan then you don’t want to miss out on this awesome club!

Game On!

Wednesday, January 13; 6:30-7:30 pm; (ages 9-13)

Do you LOVE Minecraft? Terraria? Plants vs. Zombies? Then bring your friends and head to the library to play your favorite games. We’ll provide the snacks, you provide the mad gaming skills.

Puppies & Popcorn

Tuesday, January 12; 6:00-7:00 pm; (grades 7-12)

Relax with the Love on a Leash therapy dogs. Run through a mock obedience course. Play some fun games and enjoy some delicious popcorn.

MUSH! True Tales from the Iditarod

Saturday, January 30; 3:00-4:00 pm

Meet Karen Land, an Indiana native who has completed the 1,150 mile Iditarod race multiple times. With her sled dog by her side, you won’t want to miss this fascinating, first-hand account of what it is like to race across the frozen, Alaskan wilderness.

National Winnie the Pooh Day Celebration, Back in Fishers - Jan. 17

Books, cartoons, movies; Winnie the Pooh and his friends have been a childhood favorite since they were created by A.A. Milne in 1882. Winnie the Pooh came to life in these classic novels and for the third consecutive year Fishers Parks & Recreation is bringing him to Fishers for a free, National Winnie the Pooh Day celebration. Families are invited to Cumberland Park on Sunday, Jan. 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration includes:

  • Photo opportunities with Winnie the Pooh! Charge the batteries and don’t forget a camera, these photographs will be memories that last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to play inside. Let’s face it, January weather is tricky. Indoor activities will include coloring pages, table top games and light refreshments to enjoy while warming up.
  • A.A. Milne’s characeters also brought to life Pooh Sticks, and families will have the chance to play Winnie the Pooh’s favorite game on the bridge. Outdoor activities also feature the chance to build an Eeyore House from sticks, explore animal artifacts and books to enjoy at the 100 Acre Wood story nook.

Winnie the Pooh Day is a drop-in program, meaning families are welcome to stop by any time during the event. This program offers a unique opportunity for children to learn more about our environment through these famous characters. Those planning to stop by are encouraged to wear their favorite Winnie the Pooh clothing, bring their favorite stuffed animals to enjoy the party and share photos from the event on Facebook and Twitter.

Escape the House this Winter with Fishers Parks & Recreation

Winter blues got your little one down? Skip the video games and head over to Roy G. Holland Memorial Park for Dragon Pottery! This pottery program offers the opportunity for children ages 2 through 10 to get artsy. On Saturday, Jan. 23th children and their parents will arrive at 1 p.m. to paint their own 3 piece dragon and enjoy hearing the story Dragons Love Tacos.

Dragon Pottery is being hosted with help from Creative Escape who will kiln fire the pieces after the program concludes. Finished pottery pieces will be available for pickup from the Fishers Parks & Recreation office 7 days after the program concludes. Dragon Pottery costs $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents, and all supplies are included.

Secure a spot for your child in this program by registering online, today!

Fishers Parks & Recreation 2016 Fun Guide Now Live

The year may be coming to a close, but Fishers Parks & Recreation isn’t slowing down in 2016. The January through April Fun Guide is now live, offering residents of all ages opportunities to explore events, initiatives and programs, coming soon! The Fun Guide is electronic, meaning that families have the convenience to access it online, at any time.

This season, visit the Fun Guide for additional details about:

Ways to volunteer and get engaged with our department! We’re always looking for ways to connect residents of all ages with meaningful volunteer opportunities.

  • Large, community-wide celebrations, including Winnie the Pooh Day, Heart Hikes, Spring Movies in the Park and Arbor Day. These unique events offer opportunities to explore our facilities, celebrate the vitality of our community and make meaningful memories!
  • Brand new programs! Our recreation staff has created many new programs for residents of all ages. Don’t forget to visit the programs section for details.

The Fun Guide also includes information about our brand new destination facility, Flat Fork Creek Park, and information about facility rentals that may be perfect for your next gathering. Don’t take our word for it, visit the Fun Guide online today and begin bookmarking pages of interest and securing a spot in programs that fill quickly!

City of Fishers Creates New Opportunities for Resident Engagement

After outlining 2015 priorities in his State of the City address, Mayor Fadness emphasized the importance of resident engagement and the lasting impact that engagement has on our community. Within the last year, residents have risen to that challenge by volunteering to mentor, beautifying public spaces and even getting more engaged with City Council meetings and Mayor’s Night Out events to learn about community happenings. Once again, the City of Fishers is offering another opportunity for residents to improve their knowledge of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Teaming up with Robert Leming, National Director of We the People program, the City of Fishers is offering a 6 week course titled Constitution 101 for residents 18 and older. Classes will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will take place on Tuesdays, ending on Tuesday, Mar. 29. Classes are free to attend and take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium or at the Fishers Fire Department as indicated.

Each participant will receive the We the People: The Citizen and The Constitution textbook and a pocket constitution. We the People is sponsored by the Fishers City Council, Hamilton Southeastern Schools and the Indiana Bar Foundation. While free to attend, registration is required.

Additional information about weekly meeting topics, and to secure a spot in We the People, please visit www.fishers.in.us/WTP. Questions about the program can be directed to Robert Leming at leming@civiced.org.

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

Click this button to learn more about Winter 2015 sports.

Spring 2016 Registration – Open registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball will take place January 1-31 with a late fee beginning February 1. Parents may register online by submitting a paper copy to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office. Parents who register with a paper registration form will need to submit the form with check or cash payment. Credit cards are not taken in the office. Parents registering online can pay online with a credit card or can print the registration form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with check or cash payment. Visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. website for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Boys Volleyball – Boys volleyball will be offered in the spring of 2016! Registration will begin on January 1. Plans are being made for a season beginning in April after spring break. It will be a 6 week session for boys in grades 4-8. A board will be formed in February to finalize the details. Please contact Marcy Morrolf with interest or questions, morrolf5@yahoo.com or visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. or volleyball website for more information.

Southeastern Rugby - Early online registration for Southeastern Youth Rugby, grades 2-8, is officially open. There will be a $10 late fee after January 31, so sign up now at http://www.hsesports.org/. Don't forget to also register your child with Rugby Indiana at http://www.rugbyindiana.com/register.

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse will be holding stick skills clinics on January 5, 12 and 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, but stick skill sessions are geared towards players new to lacrosse or with 1-2 years of experience. We will focus on basic stick management, passing and techniques. These stick skill sessions will be held indoors and the cost will be approximately $45. To register or for more information, please email hsefisherslacrosse@gmail.com.

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Callout Meeting – If your son is interested in playing SELECT or TRAVEL lacrosse this spring and you weren’t able to attend the first callout meeting, it is important that you attend the callout meeting on January 13. We will be announcing some important changes to the program. Topics will include travel and select boys lacrosse. We will discuss team structure, tournaments and lacrosse in general. Parents are encouraged to attend if their sons are interested in trying out for travel or select lacrosse. Select teams play rec lacrosse as well as limited travel tournaments. A third call out for rec lacrosse will be held in February. The meeting will be held in the Billericay Community Room from 6:30-8:00 p.m. You can reach boys lacrosse at hsefisherslacrosse@gmail.com or Daniel Coppersmith 501-1871.

Hamilton Southeastern Royals Boys’ Basketball Youth Night will be on Saturday, January 16 when the Royals face the Anderson Indians. The JV game starts at 6:00 p.m. with the varsity game to follow around 7:30 p.m. All boys in the S.P.O.R.T.S. rec basketball leagues will be admitted free if they are wearing their team jersey. We encourage parents to attend the game with their sons. Immediately after the conclusion of the JV game, teams and coaches from the rec league will be recognized on the basketball floor – and will then help welcome the Royals out on the floor for warm-ups. Rec teams should plan to arrive by 6:45 pm and meet in the west lobby (the lobby nearest the HSE bench) during the fourth quarter of the JV game.


email: info@hsesports.org

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Fishers, IN 46038

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