August 25, 2017
Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
8/27 Early Release Monday
8/31 Dining for Dough - MURPHY'S PUB
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
9/26/17 Picture Day
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACKSON
Parents, please remind your children they are not allowed to text via their iPad during school hours. Messaging should be disabled while at school. Thank you!
Amy Jackson, Principal
MENU AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 1 BLUE WEEK
Monday-Cheeseburger, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Veggie Pack w/ hummus, fruit and milk
Tuesday-Pancakes/Waffles w/sausage patty, Sweet potato mash, Veggie Pack w/hummus, fruit and milk
Wednesday-Chicken Alfredo w/garlic toast, broccoli, salad, fruit and milk
Thursday-Chicken Nuggets w/cornbread, green beans, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk
Friday-Big Daddy’s cheese pizza, corn, salad, fruit and milk
***Watch for information in our next FORUM regarding visiting for lunch (with an approved background check) after Labor Day.
If you would like to volunteer in the FCE cafeteria, please email Amy Reade (firstname.lastname@example.org). ***FCE is now hiring monitors (10:30 am-2:00 pm) - if you would like more information, email Amy Reade (areade@hse,k12.in.us).
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
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
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 email@example.com or (317)594-4180.
Fall Creek Elementary
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.
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.
HSE DESTINATION IMAGINATION OPEN HOUSE
HSE Destination Imagination is holding their annual call out meeting ( for grades k-12) on Tuesday, August 29, at the Fishers High School CCA from 6pm - 8pm. Parents and kids are welcome to the open house to chat with team members and School/District Coordinators, watch award winning past performances and explore props built and used by these teams . Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters student’s creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. For more information about the program visit us at http://hsedi.com/
PTO DINING FOR DOLLARS - Thursday, August 31
Our 1st Dining for Dollars will be on Thursday, August 31, from 5 PM to 8 PM. It will be held at Murphy's Pub, which is located on Olio Road in a strip mall right in front of Kroger. Please join us to make this a fun family night or order carry out and eat at home! We will receive 10% of all food ordered. Thank you!
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.
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.
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