FCE FORUM

September 1, 2017

Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
(317)594-4180
(317)594-4189 fax

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/fce/home.aspx

ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND!

No school Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

9/04 LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL

9/06 PTO Meeting - 9:30 am - Café

9/06 Body Safety Program Parent Meeting @ Geist Elementary 6:00-7:00 pm (for Kdg, 2nd and 4th grade parents)

9/08 Grandparents' Day for 3rd grade only 1:15-2:00 pm

9/11 3rd/4th Tennis Club - 8:00 am

9/11 Early Release Monday

9/14 3rd/4th Tennis Club - 8:00 am

9/15 PTO Parents' Night Out 6:30-8:30 pm

9/18, 9/21 3rd/4th Tennis Club - 8:00 am

9/26/17 Picture Day

9/29/17 Student Fees DUE

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

Going forward, we will be sending our FORUM newsletters bi-weekly. Our next FCE FORUM will be September 15.

MENU SEPTEMBER 5-8 GREEN WEEK

Monday-NO school, Labor Day

Tuesday-Cheese omelet w/bacon, bagel, tater tots, cinnamon apples, fruit and milk

Wednesday-Breaded Chicken Sandwich, baked beans, salad, fruit and milk

Thursday-Ravioli w/meat sauce, garlic toast, broccoli, salad, fruit and milk

Friday-Potato crunch fish bites w/macaroni and cheese, steamed carrots, salad, fruit and milk


Lunch Visitors: Our Café is now allowing visitors. Simply go to the FCE website and under quick links, you will see “lunch sign up for visitors”. Please sign up before 9:00 a.m.; as a reminder, you MUST have an approved Background Check on file and may not bring restaurant food to lunch. Five visitors are allowed per grade level. Please note your preference: hot lunch, chef salad, or turkey sandwich ($3.35); or bringing from home. We look forward to seeing you in the Café!

MENU SEPTEMBER 11-15 PURPLE WEEK

Monday-Taco Scoops, refried beans, salad, fruit and milk

Tuesday-Scrambled eggs w/French toast sticks, glazed carrots, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk

Wednesday-Pizza calzone w/marinara sauce, corn, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk

Thursday-Chicken & Noodles w/dinner roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit and milk

Friday-Cheesy breadsticks w/marinara, broccoli, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk

STUDENT FEES NOW AVAILABLE ON SKYWARD

iPad (rental if applicable) and student fees are now available to view in Skyward. Fees are due by September 29, 2017. You can view your student’s fees in Skyward Family Access under “Fee Management”. Families have two options for payment of student’s fees:

· Option #1 – cash or a check payable to FCE for the amount posted in fee management can be sent in with your child. Please indicate your child’s name and student ID number in the memo field. Your student’s ID number can be found in Skyward (your children also know this as their lunch number).

· Options #2 – pay via eFunds. There is a link to eFunds within the “Fee Management” section of Skyward on the upper right corner under “District Links”. Please note first time user will need to register in the new user area, you will also need to know your students six-digit student ID number. You can also click on the link here: https://eps.mvpbanking.com/cgi-bin/efs/login.pl?access=55481 If you have questions, contact FCE Treasurer, Holly Owens.

CONGRATS TO OUR AUGUST FISH WINNERS!

Congrats to our AUGUST FISH winners!

Kindergarten: Jake T, Pete K, Shivali D, Cohen A, Jacob J;

1st grade: Alexa B, Sam O, Josh B, Andrew B, Norah F, Lexi L;

2nd grade: Makena T, Lily B, Natalie A, Nate T, Dillon H, William K, Meghan N;

3rd grade: Caiden R, Austin C, Zach T, Hayden R, Macy F, Greer W; and

4th grade: Addyson B, Maya P, Madi M, Seth M, Kate N, Sam G.

Innovation: Peyton J, Finley M, Chloe I, Scott T, Sophia M;

PE: Will C, Max K, Graham V, Caroline M, Addie E;

Music: Sebastian R, Skylar S, Tyler O, Sam M, Preston T;

Library: Andrew W, Isaiah H, Eric T, Janie S, Noah C; and

Art: Makayla O, Katherine W, Nikhil D, Lydia W, Paige M.

FCE MUSIC NOTES

This year I will be using Sway to share what is happening in the FCE Music Classroom.

Please use the links below to access Music Room Information!

3rd and 4th Grade:

Find information on recorders, choir, the Related Arts Calendar, and musical opportunities outside of school

https://sway.com/F01TXpEDT7eb8juX?ref=Link

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

Find information on the Related Arts Calendar, Program Dates, What We Do in Music, and musical opportunities outside of school

https://sway.com/5vByACODvMiBTeQf?ref=Link

FCE ART NOTES

The art room is now a TAB-Choice studio. Find out more on Mrs. Parkison's newsletter by clicking here: artsonia.com/arnews/N7HYF8KK

CHAUCIE'S PLACE, SMART STEPS

The Chaucie’s Place, Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children presentations will take place September 21, 2017 for kindergarten, 2nd grade and 4th grade students at FCE. This program has been a part of many of our Hamilton Southeastern elementary schools in the past, as well as in several other Hamilton County school districts.

We would like to invite you to attend a parent meeting at Geist Elementary on the evening of September 6th at 6pm to provide you with additional information about the presentations. This presentation is for parents only.

The 30 minute presentations will be given within each classroom by a trained Smart Steps presenter. All Smart Steps presenters have completed background checks. They share a scripted, age appropriate presentation so the same message is communicated to all students in their grade level. The teacher will also be in the classroom during the presentation.

4th grade only: After the classroom presentation, 4th grade students will have the opportunity to mark “Yes” or “No” on a piece of paper to answer the question, “Do you need to talk to someone because you or someone you know was touched on a private part of the body for no good reason or to play a game?” A Smart Steps presenter and Mrs. Meyer, our school counselor, will follow up with each student that marks, “Yes.”

These presentations will be provided to all kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade classes. Although not required, each child’s attendance in the Smart Steps Body Safety program is strongly recommended. If you have any questions or do not want your child to participate in the program, please contact school counselor, Mrs. Marna Meyer at mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us or (317)594-4180.

Marna Meyer

School Counselor

Fall Creek Elementary

INNOVATION LAB SUPPLIES NEEDED

The Innovation Lab is in need of the following donations for an upcoming project:

Empty milk cartons

String/yarn

Popsicle/craft sticks

Bubble wrap

Tissue paper

Packing peanuts

Cotton balls

Styrofoam

Thank you so much!

3rd and 4th GRADE TENNIS CLUB


www.hccta.org

HCCTA Mission: Using tennis to enhance communities through fitness, education, community service and diversity

WHO Fall Creek Elementary students in grades 3 and 4

WHAT HCCTA is a 501 c 3 non for profit organization. HCCTA offers beginning tennis programs to students at FCE. The program is 6 hours of Beginner tennis instruction using shortcourt nets and foam balls. Short court nets will be set up in the gymnasium. Tennis racquets are provided however, students may bring their own if they would like.

WHEN 8am Monday-Thursday. Sept. 11-14 and 18-21

COST $50, includes tennis instruction, t-shirt, certificates, and equipment supplied by HCCTA.

DEADLINE When enrollment numbers have been met. *Spots are limited and are based on a first come first served basis*

REGISTRATION INFO: To register your student, please go to https://hccta.org/schools-tennis/

*Tennis club will be cancelled in the event of a snow day or 2 hour delay and will be rescheduled for another date.Questions? Contact Jamie Spears at jspears@hse.k12.in.us.

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 Preschool Coordinator at Brooks School Elementary School, 317-915-4250.


· 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.

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/ADM/academics/sped/suspect.pdf


Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matches 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.

REPORT AN ILLNESS?

Please remember to call our attendance mailbox at 317-594-4180 to report any absences or late arrivals. Be sure to leave your child’s name, their teacher’s name and a brief reason for their absence. Even if you email the teacher, you MUST call the attendance line or speak with someone in the front office! Thank you!

ON-LINE SCHOOL DIRECTORY

We have had a number of parents wanting to find ways to schedule playdates, parties, etc. with their children’s classmates. HSE has made this possible with our Online School Directory. This service is only available for those families that choose to “OPT IN”.


You may select what information you would like other parents to see (such as address, phone numbers) for birthday invitations and the like. If you would like to “OPT IN” please follow the steps below:



  • Login to Skyward

  • Click on “MY ACCOUNT” tab in the upper right corner

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the School Directory section

  • Choose which information you would like to share
  • Click Save in the upper right corner



Please note that the only people that will have access to this, are the families at Fall Creek Elementary. If you have older children at other schools, their information will only be shared with the families at their school. We hope this will help our students to be able to stay connected outside of school hours

SAFE VISITOR BADGE

Anyone wishing to volunteer in the school must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. Please note this policy also applies to anyone wishing to join students for lunch (after Labor Day). Simply follow the quick link on our FCE website to apply for a background check. This process takes 5-7 days.

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx

APPLICATION FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH

Application for Free or Reduced Lunch—Applications for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program are available through your Skyward Family Access under the Food Service tab. Simply click the application tab. The system will take you through a series of steps including a parent letter, instructions, the Federal income chart, Privacy Act and Non-Discrimination Statements. After completing all six parts of the application, you will electronically sign and click I agree. After reviewing your information, you will click submit. Once you click submit, the application is sent electronically to the Food Service Department where it will be reviewed for approval or denial. After the application is reviewed you will receive an email indicating if the application was approved or denied for benefits. This process does need to be completed every year.

Please send your PASTA BOWL donations in!

HSE schools will be collecting pasta again this year to raise awareness for the 3000 students struggling with food insecurity and support more than 46 local hunger relief groups. Our collection dates will be September 5th - September 8th. FCE will have a collection bin in the front hallway. Thank you, in advance, for your participation!

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Join the Mudsock VIP crowd as they celebrate our HSE teachers of the year on the field at the HSEHS v FHS game on September 8. Help us congratulate Carolyn Porzuczek (BSE), Michelle McKinney (CRE), Ashley Ridenour (DES), Marci Abraham (FCE), Brooke Daniel (FES), Jeanine Scott (GES), Angie Hampton (HPE), Kristal Sergi (HRE), Andrea Torzewski (LRE), Cindy Biggs (NBE), Phil Petroff (SCE), Jen Gabbard (TCE), Marcia Gibson (FCI), Jenny Slota (FCJ), Casey McDowell (FJH), Chad Hodgin (HIJH), Barb Glenesk (RSI), Heidi Stan (RJH), Laura Christie (SCI), Dayna Chop (FHS), Robin Geisinger (FHS), Hannah Hunt (HSEHS), and Trciaia Randall (HSEHS).

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Be sure to LIKE our PTO Facebook Page and Support FCE PTO!


Please follow the FCE PTO on Facebook. It has all the latest information related to the upcoming PTO events."https://www.facebook.com/FallCreekElementaryPTO/?ref=br_rs

COMMUNITY INFORMATION - NEW LINK

Please click on the link below to see Community Information and upcoming events.

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/news/bulletin.aspx