Hinkle Creek Chronicle

February 6, 2023

Lawrence Limelight

Hinkle Creek Parents, Guardians, and Friends,

We had an amazing Science Fair last Thursday. We had 77 students participate! Each student did a terrific job of developing, researching and presenting their projects. We learned a lot from our amazing Hinkle Creek scientists. Congratulations to all who participated.

Friendship Party

Classroom Friendship Parties will take place Tuesday, February 14. Please use the following forms to rsvp. Background checks are required for these parties. (Please note that we have two forms this year, based on grade levels.)

To sign up to attend a first grade, second grade or third grade classroom party, please click here.

To sign up to attend a third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade classroom party, please click here.

Have a great week!

Jack Lawrence; Principal at Hinkle Creek

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Ordering for yearbooks is open!

It's time to order your child's 2022-23 Yearbook! Follow the link below to place your order online. If you need to pay by cash or check, please contact the office for an order form to be sent home with your student.

Yearbook: $15

Hinkle Creek Yearbooks - ORDER HERE

ORDER DEADLINE: March 17 (late orders cannot be guaranteed a yearbook).

Note From Our Nurses

Donations Appreciated

We are in need of clothing to support students who have accidents, spills, and falls. If you have gently used pants, especially athletic pants or leggings, we would gladly accept those donations. Thank you!

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Next eLearning Day

Our next eLearning day is just around the corner on Monday, February 13, 2023.

High Ability Testing

Noblesville Schools relies on NWEA scores to identify students who achieve at exceptional levels for High Ability (FOCUS) instruction. To identify students with the potential for high achievement that is not reflected in NWEA scores, all students in kindergarten and second grade who are not already identified as High Ability in both math and English language arts will take an online screener called the Cognitive Abilities Test, or CogAT. Students who meet the benchmark on the screener will later take the remaining portions of the CogAT. All fifth graders who are not already identified as High Ability in both math and English language arts and who meet the benchmark will take the full CogAT without first taking the screener.

If you have questions about high ability testing and instruction, go to www.noblesvilleschools.org and click on Academics and then on High Ability. Questions may also be directed to Mr. Lawrence.

PTO News

Important Dates
  • February 6-10: School Counselor/ Social Worker/Psychologist Appreciation Week

  • February 8: PTO Meeting- 7 PM East Cafeteria

  • February 14: Valentine's Day Class Parties

Hinkle Creek Student Directory
Great news! The Student Directory is up and running! View it here: Hinkle Creek PTO Student Directory 2022-2023 (Please note that not all feature are functional on all devices.)

It's not too late to join! Complete the form to be included in our next update (occurring no later than the end of the quarter): Hinkle Creek PTO School Directory Form

February PTO Meeting

Join us for our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 PM. It will be held in the East Cafeteria. Superintendent Dr. Hile will be present at this meeting and there will be a Q&A session during the meeting. There will NOT be a Zoom option for this meeting. Childcare will be provided.

Stock the Staff Lounges
Parents of Hinkle Creek, we know that you are capable of and we need your help! Please consider one of these vacant spots in our Monthly Stock the Staff Lounge event. Click here to sign up!
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Noblesville Schools Education Foundation

Noblesville Schools Education Foundation has established a mental health fund, with support from generous donors and grants, to assist staff and students with access to mental health services. This fund can be used in the following ways:

1. To directly pay an agency for mental health services by attaching an invoice/bill from that agency


2. To reimburse a staff member or a student's guardian for mental health services provided on or after October 1, 2022 by attaching the receipt of paid invoice/bill

Parents/guardians can apply for financial assistance on behalf of their student for mental health services by submitting this confidential form.

Panorama Student Survey

Noblesville Schools is committed to providing a great school experience for all students. To help achieve this, we use a platform called Panorama to survey students in grades 3-5 during the dates of February 27 - March 10, 2023. The Panorama survey seeks to gather input on topics like school climate and culture, emotion regulation, self-management, social awareness and belonging. When students feel connected to their school environment, they are more engaged and increasingly successful in both academic and social achievements. More information on the survey can be found here.

Although the survey is not mandatory, student perceptions will provide valuable insights for future planning, support and programming. Results will be used to determine needs based on trends for our school.

If you wish for your student to opt-out, you can submit an opt-out form. The survey is voluntary and students are welcome to choose an alternate activity (read, homework, etc.) at the time the survey is given.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact our district Counseling Coordinator, Melissa Rarick at (317) 773- 3171 or melissa_rarick@nobl.k12.in.us

Thank you for your support of this important opportunity to best serve students and our school community.