FCE FORUM

September 23, 2016

Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
(317)594-4180
(317)594-4189 fax
www.hse.k12.in.us

UPCOMING EVENTS:


9/23 PTO Parents' Night Out 6:15-8:30 p.m.
9/29 Body Safety Program (K, 2, 4) during school day
9/30 Fall Fun Walk


*Mark Your Calendars - 10/7 Half Day/Dismissal (12:01 p.m.) - no lunches served

10/07 3rd Grade Grandparent Day (9:15-10:30 a.m.)

10/17 Picture Retakes

10/20 and 10/21 Fall Break - NO SCHOOL

NEXT WEEK'S MENU September 26-30 GREEN MENU

Monday: Grilled cheese, green beans, veggie pack w/hummus, fresh fruit, milk

Tuesday: Cheese omelet w/bacon, bagel, tater tots, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit, milk

Wednesday: Breaded chicken sandwich, baked beans, side salad, fruit, milk

Thursday: Chicken biscuit pot pie, broccoli, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit, milk

Friday: Fish shapes, macaroni & cheese, steamed carrots, side salad, fruit, milk

4th GRADE SPELL BOWL TRYOUTS

Spell Bowl tryouts are being on Tuesday, September 27, at 8:15 a.m. (Room 33 - Mrs. Willman).

CHAUCIE'S PLACE, SMART STEPS - BODY SAFETY PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

The Chaucie’s Place, Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children presentations will take place September 29 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 Lantern Road Elementary on the evening of September 22nd 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 Meyerat mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us or (317)594-4180.


Marna Meyer

School Counselor

Fall Creek Elementary

iPad/Student Fees are Now Past Due

If you have not paid your student's fees at this time, please do so as soon as possible to avoid late fees. 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 – 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.

2016 FUN WALK Friday, September 30

The 2016 Fun Walk is this coming Friday, September 30. Please send your child(ren) in gym shoes and consider sending a water bottle as well. The kids will spend time outside being active with fun music, themes and even popsicles. Each class will have a team pedometer to accrue the most steps during their allotted time. The top class for the day will receive pedometers to keep! The money from this fundraiser is key for so many important “extras” and makes it possible for the school to avoid traditional fundraisers such as selling cookie dough or wrapping paper. Thanks to all that have sent in pledges, it is much appreciated and every bit helps! If you have not turned in pledges, no worries – there is plenty of time to keep gathering pledges. Thanks for your support!

FISHBOWL Student Newspaper is back!

Students can start turning in their items NOW! The deadline for articles for the first edition this school year is October 10.

FALL CREEK ELEMENTARY CHOIR

The choir is open to any 3rd or 4th grade student who loves to sing! The choir will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 am in the Music Room. I know other groups also meet on Tuesdays and I am flexible with attendance so that students can have multiple opportunities. We have several performance opportunities planned for 1st semester including Veteran’s Day, a Holiday Program, and our Caring and Carols outreach to senior citizens. The first rehearsal will be on October 4 at 8:00 am in the Music Room. Students do not need to pre-register for Choir.

Safe Visitor Badge and Visitors

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. If you have been approved as a volunteer with Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation and did not receive an email from info@safevisitorsolutions.com, please email Vicki Foutty (vfoutty@hse.k12.in.us). If you have not yet completed the background check, click here ???? to get started.

Student Handbook- Parents/Guardians:

New for the 2016-2017 school year, all HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The handbook for Fall Creek Elementary can be found at this link:

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/FCE/about/student_handbook_2016-2017.pdf


We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the FCE main office at 317-594-4180. Our staff is available to assist you. Have a great school year.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Do you have a Kroger Plus Card?

If you do, then please take a minute to enroll your Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. You can earn money for the PTO every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Last quarter, the PTO earned $1,808.61 from 95 households that participated. Please visit Kroger.com/communityrewards to enroll your card. Choose Fall Creek Elementary PTO as your organization. It’s that easy!

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

S.P.O.R.T.S. NEWS

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http://www.hsesports.org

email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball RegistrationRegistrations for boys and girls basketball are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. We do not have a final closing date for so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Registration forms are available at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office, on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools, and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and can pay with a credit card or can print the form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with a check or cash payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball – 3rd-8th grade rec evaluations (No evaluations for the 1st/2nd grade division) will take place on Sunday, October 9 in the Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym.

3rd & 4th Grade – 12:30-1:30 p.m.

5th & 6th Grade – 1:30-2:15 p.m.

7th & 8th Grade – 2:15-2:30 p.m.
If you cannot make your assigned time you please try to attend the time slot of a different grade.
For more information visit the girls basketball website, http://girlsbasketball.hsesports.org/.

HSE-Fishers Youth Girls Lacrosse Call Out Meeting: Calling all parents and youth girls lacrosse players 3rd - 8th grades. We will be having our annual Fall Call Out Meeting with information about our 2017 spring season. At this time we will also try on uniforms to get an idea of the sizes needed. Also, please visit us on Twitter: @HFYouthGirlsLax, Instagram: HFYouthGirlsLax and on Facebook: HSE/Fishers Girls Lax for more about our program. If you have any questions please contact Becky Holliday at hsefishersgirlslax@gmail.com.

Who: Grades 3rd - 8th grade girls who plan to play in our Spring 2017 lacrosse season

When: Sunday, October 16 @ 6:00 - 6:45 PM

Where: Hamilton Southeastern High School Football Stadium, North East Entrance (directly after the HSE Lacrosse Camp that ends at 5:45). In case of rain we will meet at Holland Park meeting room, look for updates on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook.

Follow S.P.O.R.T.S. on Twitter, @SPORTSHSE for information, news and updates!

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FHS Show Choir Clinic


The FHS Show Choir clinic is October 1 - 9:00-3:00. $30. Kids in grades K-8 will be taught songs and dances from current Show Choir students. Additional details and registration form in this link.


https://www.smore.com/2xpkf-2016-fhs-show-choir-clinic

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Happenings at your Local Library

Visit help.lib.in.us to see the ongoing K-12 programs being offered to children by your Hamilton East Public Library (317-579-0304).

HSE NURSES FOR A CURE

Did you know that students with Type 1 Diabetes have trouble turning food into energy? Do something you do every day and walk for a cure! A cure to turn Type 1 Diabetes into type None. Partner with us in supporting our students with T1D by joining our team, “HSE Nurses for A Cure” for the JDRF OneWalk on Sunday, October 2nd at 10:00 AM.

Marco’s Pizza is joining HSE Nurses for A Cure with a Dine to Donate Nights on September 27, 28 and 29 for Fall Creek Elementary.

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Mathnasium Invites You to Annual TriMathlon!

Students may join us on Saturday, November 5 at Mathnasium of Fishers for math, games, prizes, and refreshments!

This event:

? Builds excitement about math

? Challenges mathematical thinking skills

? Rewards participation with great prizes for kids of all skill levels

? Supports local schools with donations

For more information and to register, parents can visit mathnasiumtrimathlon.com and sign up.

Sincerely,

Mathnasium of Fishers

11789 Commercial Drive

Fishers, IN 46038

317-288-4306

fishers@mathnasium.com