BSE Bear Bulletin
February 5, 2016
Please reference the BSE calendar for specific clubs and times
February 5th - Dismissal at 12:01p.m. - Half Day (Professional Development)
February 15th - No Students - President's Day
February 16th - Flex Day - No School unless we have a snow day
February 23rd - IPad 1:1 information at PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30p.m. (LGI)
February 24th - Math and Science Night 5:30-8:30p.m.
Lunch and Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week(s)
Week of February 8th, Week 1 on lunch menu
- Monday, 2/8 - Day 5
- Tuesday, 2/9 - Day 6
- Wednesday, 2/10 - Day 1
- Thursday, 2/11 - Day 2
- Friday, 2/12 - Day 3
Week of February 15th, Week 2 on lunch menu
- Monday, 2/15 - NO SCHOOL - PRESIDENT'S DAY
- Tuesday, 2/16 - FLEX DAY - NO SCHOOL
- Wednesday, 2/17 - Day 4
- Thursday, 2/18- Day 5
- Friday, 2/19 - Day 6
Please share with your friends and neighbors that Kindergarten Round-Up this year is:
April 14th from 5:00-7:00p.m. in the BSE café. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st, in order to be eligible to attend kindergarten.
Paperless registration will occur this year, please be patient and we will send more information as the date nears.
Makerspace: A place where students can access materials, construct, build, and apply their thinking in a collaborative manner.
The Plan: Glass shelves have been removed and wood shelves in. Tables for working space in the commons, baskets and bins are filled with materials ranging from cotton balls to sticks to glue and tools. Students have open access to these materials during project or collaboration time during their learning day.
Trust: Trust is at the center of Reggio influence where we speak highly of the image of a child. The BSE staff has engaged in great discussion around our image of a child the remainder of the year. Our quest is to shift the child to the center of all that we do where they are trusted and given choice throughout their learning environment.
White glue /glue sticks
Nails and Screws (in various sizes)
Scotch Tape / Electrical Tape / Duct Tape
Balsa Wood and Craft Wood scraps
Colored Foam Sheets
Non-Drying Modeling Clay
Screw Drivers (Philips and flathead)
Paint Brushes (various styles and sizes)
Plastic Mason Jars with Lids
Legos (all colors, sizes, and shapes)
Feel free to send any of the items listed above to the office marked "Makerspace". Thank you in advance for donating and helping to supply the space for your child(ren)!
Congratulations to our BSE 4th grade spelling bee participants
The following students participated: Lillian O., Luke D., Xavier S., Lily C., Mohib S., and Na’il M. They practiced and studied hundreds of new words. Congratulations to our Champion, MOHIB S. He will be competing in the Hamilton County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 8th. If you would like to show your support, the event is located @ 502 East Carmel Drive in Carmel, Indiana @ 6:30 pm. LILLIAN O. is our runner-up and will serve if needed. We are very proud of all of these BSE Bears!
I-PAD DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Beginning in the fall of 2016, each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school. Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad from HSE Schools. More communication about the elementary 1:1 program will be forthcoming; in the
meantime, please visit the HSE School Corporation website to find more information about HSE21 and HSE’s 1:1 program.
Dr. Loane and Dr. Combs will be at the February 23rd PTO Meeting from 6:30-7:30 (in the LGI room) to address any questions regarding the 1:1 program.
For families who choose to provide their own iPad, device requirements are as follows: "Model: (Full-sized) iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, or iPad Air 2 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."
Be a BSE library volunteer!
Sign up online:
Any questions regarding volunteering in our library can be addressed to our Media Specialist, Kristin Patrick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering volunteering!
Win an iPad!
Come to the PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd to learn all about the 1:1 iPad roll-out for K-4 next year. Then, come to Math and Science Night the next night or Pancake breakfast on March 5th to purchase a raffle ticket (or two, or three...) to win an iPad! Tickets will be 1 for $2, 3 for $5 or 10 for $10 and the winner will be drawn at Pancake breakfast (don't need to be present at drawing to win). Support the school with an opportunity to win an iPad!
Staff Appreciation needs your help!
"Show me the love!" The Staff Appreciation committee wants to provide sweets for our BSE staff for Valentine's Day. If you would like to make a donation, you may either send the item to school with your child (labeled Office: Staff Valentine's Day) or drop it off at school. A cart will be available inside the front doors Wednesday 2/10 until Friday morning 2/12. Things our staff would love: cookies, cupcakes, chocolates, candy, or any other treat! Thank you in advance for your donation! "
Don't miss Math and Science Night!
Our annual BSE Math and Science Night returns on Wednesday, February 24 from 5:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Come enjoy interactive exhibits including robots, telescopes, an indoor planetarium, live birds and bugs, fingerprinting and more! A special presentation of "Chemistry is a Blast!" will take place at 7:00p.m. in the LGI room. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
Batter Up with Fishers Parks & Recreation this Spring
Friendly competition, office team-building or outdoor recreation during sunny, spring Sundays, Fishers Parks & Recreation’s Spring Softball League returns this April. Not only will this league keep you active at one of our local parks, but it also offers three different competition levels (A – highest, B – moderate, C – lowest) to choose from, ensuring there really is an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Leagues promise seven weeks of play with a two week tournament to follow. Specifically designed for adults 18 and older, games take place Sundays between noon and 6 p.m. at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park. Participation costs teams $448 for those with a captain who resides in Fishers, and $672 for teams whose captain is not a Fishers resident (cost is per team).
Registration is due by March 17 and captains should plan to attend a mandatory meeting on March 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. Interested in playing as a free agent? Contact our staff and we can help you find the dream team you’ve been searching for.
Give yourself a reason to mingle with friends and get your heart rate up! After you’ve created an all-star roster head online to secure a spot, today!
Fishers Parks & Recreation Releases 2016 Summer Camp Programs
Summer is quickly approaching, which means many Fishers families are exploring options for their children. Fishers Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that the 2016 summer camp brochure is now live. This summer over 30 diverse camps run from the first week in June through the first week in August, meaning your child can enjoy a summer of fun at local parks.
Summer camps offer a well-rounded experience that includes the opportunity to learn new ideas, socialize with new friends and enjoy time outdoors. Each camp is built around a specific theme ensuring your camper is able to explore a topic they’re interested in learning about. Summer camp registration opens on March 1, and families are encouraged to keep a few things in mind leading up to registration:
- For ease when registering at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office (located at 11565 Brooks School Road), please complete your registration form before registration day. As a reminder, t-shirt sizes are listed in youth sizes.
- Discuss your child’s second choice. Summer camps fill quickly, and it’s always helpful to have a back-up camp in mind in case your first choice is already sold out.
- Registration can be completed online, but you’ll need your registration information. If you are having trouble logging into the website, please give our office a call today at (317) 595-3150.
Browse the summer camp brochure and visit our camp page to learn more about our summer camp program. Families are also encouraged to browse our Facebook page for parent testimonies and videos from previous summer camps. We look forward to helping your family get registered, soon!
12690 Promise Road
Fishers, IN 46038
Spring 2016 Registration Update - Registrations for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Many sports have limited openings so register as soon as possible. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website, www.hsesports.org.
Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Evaluations - Rec league evaluation dates are listed below. It is very important that every player attend their designated evaluation session. Players should report 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time.
3rd and 4th Grade - Saturday, February 13 – Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym #1
Last name A-H – 1:30 p.m.
Last name I-O – 3:30 p.m.
Last name P-Z – 5:00 p.m.
5th and 6th Grade - Saturday, February 27 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1
Last name A-H - 1:30 p.m.
Last name I-O – 3:30 p.m.
Last name P-Z – 5:00 p.m.
7th and 8th Grade - Saturday, March 5 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1
Last name A-M - 1:30 p.m.
Last name N-Z - 2:30 p.m.
Southeastern Rugby - Mom and Dad looking for a nice, quiet lunch on Valentine's Day? Drop your kids off at Southeastern Youth Rugby Camp. All boys and girls grades 5-8 are welcome. No playing experience necessary. Two-hour coaching session with a major Indiana college team. February 14 from noon-2:00 p.m. Email SEYouthRugby@gmail.com for details. Ongoing registration for Spring 2016 season at http://www.hsesports.org now through March 31 with a $10 late fee.
HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Rec Callout Meeting - A callout informational session for parents interested in the rec league will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Billericay’s community room.