Bear Bulletin

August 12, 2016

Message from Dr. Kaminski

BSE Parents,

Thanks to all of you for helping the BSE students and staff have a wonderful first three days of school! Special thanks to all of you who are supporting the PTO Fun Run. The money generated goes directly back to your students, who will be thrilled with the experiences they are offered at BSE. Thank you to Ally Kistler, Karin Cook, and all of the PTO helpers who have been here all week assisting with arrival, dismissal, and lunches. We couldn't have done it without you!

Many parents and students have asked about iPads this week. We have delivered all rentals to our student classrooms and are working on identifying those students who have purchased their own. Many students have not rented or purchased, so we are working on communication to fill in the gaps. We will begin to utilize the iPad as a wonderful instructional tool as soon as we are able to do so! Need an iPad? Click the link below.

Have a wonderful weekend, help your students enjoy the outdoors, and remind them how amazing they did during the first days of school. We are thrilled to have your kiddos and will take great care of them all year long.

Thank you,


BSE Bears Fun Run

If you haven’t had a chance to log into and register your kiddo for the BSE Bears Fun Run you can do it this weekend by searching for our school or using our school’s registration code: 696-988. Funds raised will support our PTO Programs like extra-curricular clubs (we’re excited to be adding a Robotics Team this year), Professional Development, Staff Appreciation and if we exceed our goal, a Gaga Ball Pit for the playground!!

The Fun Run will take place on Friday, August 19th (2nd and 3rd grade will be from 9:15-10:15 AM; 4th grade will be from 10:30-11:30 AM; Kindergarten and 1st grade will be from 12:15-1:15 PM). We need parent volunteers to help with the water stations and lap marking. Click here to sign up! (See "Important Information for Volunteers" in this newsletter.)

Please take a few minutes to view the video included with the Skylert message.


Anyone intending spend time 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, please email Vicki Foutty ( If you have not yet completed the background check, click here to get started.

Important Dates for Your Calendar

PTO BACK TO SCHOOL BASH - 8/19/16 - 5:30-7:30 PM



Speech and Hearing Screening Information

Hello BSE Families,

Speech and hearing screenings are conducted at the beginning of each school year. Speech screenings are completed with kindergarten, first, and second grades. Hearing screenings are completed with kindergarten, first, and fourth grades. You will be contacted by the school Speech Language Pathologist if there are any concerns. Thank you!

Colleen Carey, M.A.,CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Brooks School Elementary


Spirit Wear is Here!

Show your Brooks School Bears spirit by ordering some BSE spirit wear! Orders are due Friday, August 26th with items delivered to your child at school the 2nd-3rd week of September.

See the attachments in the Skylert for this year's designs and order form.

We will also be at the Back to School Bash with samples if you want to see the items and order in person.

**Please note that if you are ordering the pink powerpuff t-shirt, it runs very small.**

Questions? Email

Girls on the Run

We'll be sending out information for this after school activity very soon.This after school activity is open to our 3rd and 4th grade girls. Please be advised that spots are limited.

For further information contact Angela Eden ( or Erin Nix (

Mudsock Event Contest Sponsored by Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation

Make any donation to the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation during the month of August and you will automatically be entered to win two VIP passes and the Best Seat in the House for the September 9th Mudsock game between FHS and HSEHS.

The National Bank of Indianapolis believes in the power of philanthropy to benefit students, teachers and schools. Investments in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation will impact all 21 local schools and more than 21,000 students!

Make your tax deductible, charitable donation today at or mail checks to: HSE Foundation 13485 Cumberland Rd. Fishers, IN 46038

See the attachment in the Skylert for additional details.

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Girls Lacrosse & Southeastern Swim Club

  • HSE/Fishers GIRLS Lacrosse (grades 3 through 12) FREE Trial Day & Lady Royals Camp
  • Southeastern Swim Club evaluation dates/times & lesson information

See the attachments in the Skylert for additional details and contact information for both of these organizations.