HPE Patriot Post
Harrison Parkway Elementary
May 8, 2015 Edition
Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.82%
HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%
Rotation Day 2
Upcoming Events at HPE
15th - Kindy 500
15th - PTO Party on the Playground, 6:00-9:00 pm
18th - Welcome Meeting at HPE for DES and SCE families new to HPE, 5-7 pm
18th - Welcome Meeting at New Britton Elem. for HPE families being redistricted, 5-7 pm
21st - 4th grade Track Meet at Riverside Intermediate
26th - Field Day
27th - Field Day (rain date)
29th - Last Day of School
Lunch Menu-Week of May 11th
Mon. - Day 3 - Taco Triangles
Tues. - Day 4 - Cheese Omelet with Bacon
Wed. - Day 5 - Chicken and Noodles with Dinner Roll
Thurs. - Day 0 - Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun
Fri. - Day 6 - Fish Shapes with Macaroni & Cheese
HPE Cafeteria News
Beginning May 4th, extra entrees will not be offered.
Lunch for Field Day (May 26th) will be Turkey Deli Sandwich or PB&J sandwich, veggie pack, fresh fruit pack, and Rice Krispie Treat.
When sending money in for your child, please include their full name (no nicknames), student ID, and teacher's name. Please write your student's ID number on the memo line of the check.
Parents are welcome to join their child for lunch or to sit with them. To do so, you must have a valid background check on file with the school, watch the anti-bullying video, and complete the anti-bullying survey. Please call the office by 9:30 am the day you would like to visit. We can not accommodate requests after 9:30. If you would like to order a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call. Additionally, if you are volunteering in your child's class in the morning and wish to stay for lunch, please inform the front office before 9:30 am. Starting May 18th, due to end of year school activities, unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate parents to sit or eat with their child during lunch.
Thank you for your understanding.
Please remember not to use cell phones during lunch. Per HSE policy taking pictures is not allowed.
Outside food from restaurants is not allowed due to potential food allergies of other students.
New Orientation Night at HPE
Students and families transferring from DES or SCE to HPE next year are invited to our New Family Orientation Open House on Monday, May 18 from 5:00-7:00. New students and families will be able to meet the HPE staff and tour the building.
Students and families transferring from HPE to NBE are invited to NBE’s New Family Orientation Open House on Monday, May 18 from 5:00-7:00. New students and families will get to meet staff and learn more about NBE.
ALL library books are due back to the library by May 15th. Please remind your child to return books by this date. Your cooperation is appreciated!
HPE Field Day
HPE Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th (rain date is May 27th). We need approximately 70 parent volunteers to run the events for our students. Shifts are 8:50 to 11:50 (AM), 12:30 to 3:30 (PM) or 8:50 to 3:30 (ALL DAY).
Grade levels 3rd and 4th are during the AM shift and K, 1st and 2nd grades are in the PM. Lunch will be provided for parent volunteers who work all day. In order to volunteer, you MUST have watched the HSE anti bullying video and have a valid background check on file! If you are able to volunteer, please fill out the attached form and return it to your child’s teacher.
Every Step Counts
As part of the Safe Routes to School initiative supported by the City of Fishers, HPE students participated in an Every Step Counts challenge. Students wore pedometers for a week and total steps were calculated. Classes with the most steps have earned a pizza picnic lunch on Monday, May 18. We send congratulations to the following classes:
Mrs. Lundberg, Mrs. Shafer, Miss Seitz, Mrs. Bohlman, and Mrs. Clevenger.
HPE sends our thanks to the City of Fishers for securing the grant and supporting HPE students with the Safe Routes to Schools program!
Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - Safety
Fall Creek Intermediate
Holidays and Observances
10th - Mother's Day
14th - Ascension Day (Christian Observance)
16th - Isra & Mi'raj (Muslim Observance)
16th - Armed Forces Day
21st - Declaration of the Bab-Baha'i (Baha'i Observance)
23rd - Shavout (Jewish Observance)
24th - Shavout (Jewish Observance)
24th - Pentecost (Christian Observance)
25th - Shavout (Jewish Observance)
25th - Memorial Day - No School
29th - Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i Observance)
Please see below for more information on upcoming PTO activities at Harrison Parkway.
HPE Party on the Playground
Please join us Friday, May 15 from 6-9 pm (rain or shine) for “Celebrating Old Friends and Welcoming the New at Party on the Playground.” The event is free this year so we can truly welcome new HPE students from DE and SCE as well as say goodbye to good friends moving to new schools. We will continue to have bounce houses, outdoor games (weather permitting), face painters, food trucks, and a DJ. In addition, the silent auction returns with awesome vacation packages, local business gift certificates, and the infamous grade-level baskets. Some notes about the event: 1) anyone bouncing must have a wristband, and in order to get a wristband, a waiver must be signed, 2) please bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc., as there is very little outside seating at the school, and 3) food is available for purchase. We had great weather for our inaugural Party on the Playground but have not had much ‘success’ in that arena then – let’s hope the good weather finds us again this year. Regardless, we look forward to seeing you and your families when we Celebrate Old Friends and Welcome the New.
PTO Party on the Playground
Rain or shine!
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
Thanks for a great year!
Students' last day of school
Riverside Intermediate PTO
Riverside Intermediate School is looking for our next PTO Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact Carrie Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are in need of a Vice President (or Co-VP's), a Treasurer, and a Member At Large. The election will take place at our next PTO meeting located in the RSI library at 7pm on Monday, May 18th.
FISHERS COMMUNITY NEWS
Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.
Summer Keyboarding Camp
This summer, an Introduction to Keyboarding is being offered in Fishers to incoming 4th and 5th graders for the 2015-16 school year. This week-long, half-day camp will help beginning students discover the technique and typing skills necessary to make them successful both in school and life. Campers will spend each day typing on desktop computers, engaging in fun activities, and learning why the touch-type method is important. Campers will receive a drink and snack each day. All campers will leave camp on Friday with a keyboard binder and handouts that will help them continue on their journey of becoming a proficient typist. For more info please visit WWW.KEYBOARDINGCAMP.COM
Hamilton Southeastern FFA - 2015 Spring Plant Sale
The Hamilton Southeastern FFA will once again be offering a great variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets and combination patio pots (at reasonable prices) for Mother’s Day and your spring gardening and outdoor decorating needs. Tomato plants and a few other vegetable plant varieties & herbs will be available for purchase as well. As in the past, the plant sale will be held on the east side at HSE High School Greenhouse - East of Olio Rd on 126th Street. The sale will continue through May 9th. The plant sale hours are from 3 pm-6 pm throughout the week (M-F) and from 8 am-4 pm on Saturdays and from 11 am-2 pm on Sunday.
Stop by and check out our great selection and thank you for supporting the HSE FFA program! Go to our website for more information on flowers.
Parent and Family Nights
Parents, families, and staff are invited to attend the following evening presentations at Sand Creek Intermediate School. These presentations are designed to help families and parents respond to common issues facing their children and youth. All are welcome.
Thursday, May 14: “Helping High School Students Cope with Anxiety” by Greg Eaken, Ph.D., HSE Behavior Specialist
All presentations will be offered on two occasions on the scheduled dates. The times include an afternoon session beginning at 1pm and an evening session beginning at 6:30pm. Each will last approximately 30-45 minutes in the Sand Creek Intermediate media center (please enter the school through the front doors). Opportunities for questions will follow. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the HSE Family Resource Center at SCI following the presentations. Child care will be available for evening sessions if requested.
Sand Creek Intermediate School
11550 East 131st Street
Fishers, IN 46038
Thank an Educator Honor Roll
It’s hard to believe the end of school is right around the corner! May is such a busy month at HSE schools, but it is also the perfect time to recognize a special teacher or staff member that has made a difference for your child. If you are interested in nominating a teacher, counselor, nurse, bus driver, or other staff member for the district wide “Thank an Educator” Honor Roll, please visit http://www.hsefoundation.org/donate/thank-educator .
Passport to Prevention
Children's Bureau, Inc.
Community Partners for Child Safety
Serving Hamilton, Hancock, Madison & Tipton Counties
Spring Fling - Passport to Prevention
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Hall A
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Fun for the whole family! Games and free food!
Lots of safety information
FREE safety items
FREE Raffles, including a boys’ bicycle, a girls’ bicycle, 10 bike helmets and a Noblesville pool pass!
Fishers DPW to Host Touch-A-Truck in the Nickel Plate District
Don’t miss your chance to explore the Fishers DPW fleet on Monday, May 18
Stop by, climb in and rev those engines! Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced Touch-a-Truck will return to the Nickel Plate District on Monday, May 18 from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Fishers was the first community in Indiana with an accredited DPW, and remains committed to keeping our community vibrant, year round. Touch-a-Truck offers children the chance to learn more about the equipment while parents learn more about the department that is often referred to as the ‘Best in the Biz’.
“Seldom do our crew members get to interact with residents, and Touch-a-Truck offers unique opportunities for them to connect with residents of all ages,” stated Eric Pethtel, DPW Director. “Our team takes great pride in what we do, and Touch-a-Truck allows us opportunities to share that work with our community.”
Touch-a-Truck is free to attend and residents are encouraged to stop by anytime during the event! Complimentary popcorn and water will be available at the concession stand while supplies last, and children will be able to pick up a goodie bag while supplies last.
Learn more about Touch-a-Truck by connecting with the City of Fishers on Facebook and Twitter .
HSSF Charity Golf Classic
The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation presents the 14th Annual...
CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
‘FORE’ Our Schools!
Monday, June 1, 2015
River Glen Country Club
Date: Monday, June 1, 2015
Place: River Glen Country Club
Start Time: 8:30am
Lunch: At Tournament Completion (1pm)
Fee: $785 per foursome ; $195 per individual
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:
Unlimited Range Balls, 18 Holes Round, Cart, Sun King Tasting, Lunch, & Goodie Bag
Ugly Golf Pants, Hole in One, Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to Pin, and Door Prizes
Title Sponsor $6500
Lunch Sponsor $3000
Impact Sponsor $2000
Beverage Sponsor (Product)
Prize Sponsors $1500
Foursome with Hole Sponsor $950
Hole Sponsor $250
Proceeds benefiting all 20 local, HSE schools & the 21,000 students they serve. Specifically, this year’s proceeds are dedicated to elementary literacy efforts, secondary STEM through Project Lead the Way, mental health and guidance programming, & social justice efforts district wide. Registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, May 20 in order to guarantee entry & full benefits.
Engineering for Kids Summer Programs
Fishers Summer Camps (Held at Riverside Intermediate)
June 15—June 19, 2015
Grades 3-5: Robotics Engineering Robotics 101
Grades 3-5: Engineering Investigators
Grades 6-8: Video Game Design Platform Games
Grades 6-8: Robotics Engineering DaVinci’s Designs
June 29 - July 3, 2015
Grades K-2: Jr Robotics Engineering Amazing Mechanisms
Grades K-2: Inventors Workshop
Grades 3-5: Design the Future
Grades 3-5: Video Game Design Platform Games
July 13 - July 17, 2015
Grades 3-5: Amazing Race
Grades 3-5: Robotics Engineering RoboGames
Grades 6-8: Robotics Engineering RoboBattles
Grades 6-8: Video Game Design Invader Defense
July 27 - July 31, 2015
Grades K-2: Space Pioneers Programming with Scratch
Grades K-2: Pirate Academy
Grades 3-5: Medieval Mayhem
Grades 3-5: Video Game Design Invader Defense
August 3 - August 7, 2015
Grades K-2: Jr Robotics Engineering Adventure Stories
Grades K-2: Medieval Defense
Grades 3-5: Robotics Engineering Robot Surgeons
Grades 3-5: Video Game Design Tower Defense
Grade ranges posted apply to the grade that your child will be ENTERING in the fall
See our full camp descriptions on our website at:
Movies in the Park Return to the Nickel Plate District
Fishers Parks & Recreation’s spring Movies in the Park presented by XFINITY™ have returned and they offer free entertainment for residents of all ages! Movies begin at sunset and take place at the Nickel Plate District amphitheater.
Arrive early to visit the XFINITY™ booth and stock up on movie snacks at the concession stand. The City of Fishers’ G.I.V.E. Committee will be selling candy, popcorn and soda during the show. This season features some of the newest and most exciting movies, including:
The Boxtrolls – May 8
Dolphin Tale 2 – May 15
Earth to Echo – May 22
Big Hero 6 – May 29
Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to offer diverse, community-wide events that families of all ages and ability levels can enjoy. Movies in the Park presented by XFINTY™ now has closed captioning available for every movie. Invite your friends, call your neighbors and spend the evening enjoying a great movie in the Nickel Plate District. Don’t forget to share any photos from the movie series on our Facebook page, to us on Twitter @FishersParks , or tagging us on Instagram using #FishersMovies. Additional information about Movies in the Park can be found on the City of Fishers website .
Explore Fishers Parks & Recreation Summer Camps While Meeting Camp Counselors
The Summer Camp Open House offers a unique opportunity to interact with camp staff prior to the first day of camp. Hopefully this early introduction will eliminate any pre-camp nervousness you or your little one may be experiencing! Counselors can entertain children while you learn more about what our camps can offer your family all summer long. This also transitions perfectly into Fishers Parks & Recreation’s Spring Movies in the Park presented by XFINITY™, so pack a blanket and stop by concessions before the movie begins!
Visit our website to learn more about Fishers Parks & Recreation Summer Camps and details about our Spring Movies in the Park . We hope to see you there!
Fall 2015 Open Registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, fall baseball, cross country and boys and girls winter basketball will begin on May 1 and continue through May 31 (basketball registration remains open through August 31). Registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.OR.T.S. office, at all HSE schools and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and 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 cash or check payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.
S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball is open to girls in grades 4th-8th for the 2015/2016 school year. Registration begins May 1 through S.P.OR.T.S. Enrollment numbers are limited so register early!
S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball Competitive League Evaluations - for girls entering 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2015 and interested in playing in the competitive league in the fall, will take place on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. Girls must be registered for volleyball through S.P.O.R.T.S. to tryout. Registration begins May 1. Click here for more information.
Fishers-HSE Youth Cheerleading registration opens May 1 through S.P.O.R.T.S., www.hsesports.org. Cheer is open to girls in grades K-6 for the 2015-2016 school year and that live in the HSE school district. To fully register, participants must register through S.P.O.R.T.S., visit the cheer website and complete the three additional forms, and attend one of two uniform fittings at Billericay Community Room either May 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. or June 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Girls who are registered through S.P.O.R.T.S., have completed the three additional cheer and attend the first fitting on May 14 will receive a free gift. Join the Fishers-HSE Youth Cheer Facebook page, https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757658427586403!
Fishers-HSE Knights Cheerleading will hold a mandatory clinic on Friday, May 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Indiana Elite for 4th-6th grade for girls wanting to try out for Knights Cheerleading. Tryouts are held the next day, on Saturday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m. at Indiana Elite. Please visit Knight Cheerleading on the Cheer website for more information.
12690 Promise Road
Fishers, IN 46038
HSE Schools Summer Sports Camps
The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Summer Sports Camps brochure is now on the HSE website. Please click on the link below to access it:
Swim Lessons at Fishers High School
Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online.
Sessions for Spring and Summer lessons will be available on the following dates. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to email@example.com
SPRING/SUMMER LESSON DATES:
Summer One: June 8-25 Registration begins Monday May 11. Morning and Evening times available. 10:00am-3:00pm and 5:00-7:30pm
Summer Two: July 6-23 Registration begins Monday June 15. Morning and Evening times available. 10:00am-3:00pm and 5:00-7:30pm
The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com. Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons
Fishers Youth Hockey
Start planning your fall sport!
Hockey season is around the corner
Now is the time to register your child for the 2015-2016
It’s easy to play. NO experience needed. We have coaches that love teaching kids the fundamentals of how to play, and make the experience fun! It’s easy to register. Follow the link below to see the FYHA website and register under the REGISTRATION drop down box. www.fishersyouthhockey.com
The Fishers Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to providing youth in Fishers and surrounding communities, the opportunity to participate in age appropriate recreational youth hockey that promotes and encourages physical and character development in sportsmanship, teamwork, self-discipline, and leadership.
Registration deadline is September 27, 2015
Questions please contact: