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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 12-8-17

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.
  • HRE Gives Back Holiday Food Drive: December 4th - 13th
  • PTO Pancake Breakfast: December 9th 8am - 10am
  • PTO Holiday Bazaar: December 9th 8am - 2pm
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PTO Pancake Breakfast is Tomorrow

Thank you to our sponsors at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation!

When: December 9, 2017 8am-10am (or whenever we run out)

Where: HRE Cafeteria

This year we are changing things up a bit. This will be a FREE family event. We will have pancakes, syrup, milk and coffee.

Pancake batter will be provided by Another Broken Egg Café.

Come join us for some delicious pancakes and then shop at the Holiday Bazaar going on in the HRE gym. There will be 50 vendors to browse and buy local!

Weekly G.R.I.P. Winners

All HRE students know about G.R.I.P. - an acronym which stands for Gratitude Respect Integrity Purpose. Students may earn "GRIP SLIPS" by demonstrating any one of these character traits. Each week, teachers draw one name from their classroom Grip Slips and that student is the Grip Slip winner for the week from that classroom. Those names are then entered into a weekly drawing per grade level; one name is drawn per grade level and those students come to the office to choose a small prize. We are pleased to announce our Grip Slip winners for the week:

Kindergarten: Mia LaBlonde from Mrs. Norton's class was caught showing Purpose.

1st Grade: Felipe Lapitz from Mrs. Gue's class was caught showing Purpose.

2nd Grade: Elleigh Smith from Mrs. Lisa's class was caught showing Respect.

3rd Grade: Everett Stratton from Mrs. May's class was caught showing Respect.

4th Grade: Brooke Topps from Mrs. Mitchell's class was caught showing Purpose.

What's Cooking?

Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.

The Launching Pad Café

Lunch Menu for the week of December 11th

Monday: Taco Scoops with Refried Beans and Side Salad

Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs with French Toast Sticks and Carrots


Ham* with Au Gratin Potatoes, Broccoli, Roll

Strawberries with Whipped Topping and Gingerbread Cookies!

Thursday: Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll and Green Beans

Friday: Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara and Broccoli

Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.

Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.

PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.

*No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.

Visit from Blue

We are excited to announce that Blue from the Indianapolis Colts will be visiting HRE on Wednesday, December 13th! We know that some children are not fond of mascots and will have an alternate activity for those students. Please notify your child's teacher if you do not want them to participate in this convocation.

Congratulations HRE Choir!

We are excited to announce that our Hoosier Road Choir came in 2nd place in the B105.7 Christmas Choir Contest! Congratulations to Mrs. Ross and her choir! Having the opportunity to be a part of the professional audio taping and being on the radio was a wonderful experience for our students!

Warm Up the Holidays

This winter HRE is sponsoring Braeburn Elementary as well as multiple families within the HRE and Fishers communities who are in need of assistance during the upcoming winter months. If you are interested in giving a little extra this season, HRE is collecting Walmart, Meijer, and Amazon gift cards in any denomination to help ease the pressures of the holiday season. If you would like to participate you may purchase and send a gift card to school or stop in the front office and take a “Snowflake” from the display in the front office. Please be sure to turn in all purchased gift cards to the attention of the Warm Up the Holidays by Wednesday,December 13th. Thank you for your participation and helping to make the winter months a little brighter for our community.

Assistant Principal of the Day

Another "Priceless Experiences" offered through our PTO's carnival allowed one lucky student to spend the day with Mrs. Morales as HRE's assistant principal. Maggie H. from Mrs. Harling's class enjoyed her role as assistant principal. She filled her day by doing morning announcements, researching and selecting books to order for the school, she helped organize teacher resources, she typed up notes from a meeting, and she assisted with bus duty at the end of the day.
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4th Grade Kickball 4 Houston

The 4th Grade Kickball Fundraiser is off to a great start!! Thank you to all the students and teachers who have made this event possible. To date Hoosier Road students have raised over $260 for Braeburn Elementary in Houston, Texas. We will start the second round of play next week. On Thursday, December 14th at 8:00 am, Mrs. May’s class will play Mrs. Washburn’s class. Then on Friday, December 15th at 8:00 am, Miss Pall’s will be playing Mrs. Mitchell’s class. Our students have shown amazing generosity and sportsmanship. Way to go Rockets!

Please have your child check for lost items

The lost and found (located in the office workroom) is literally overflowing with coats, jackets, lunch boxes and a variety of other items again. Please have your child ask their teacher to check the lost and found on their way to or from lunch this week. All the items remaining in the lost and found will be donated to a local charity over winter break!

HRE Gives Back Holiday Food Drive

We are proud to implement a program for HRE students that we hope will highlight the joy of giving. It may come as a surprise that there are many families in Fishers who are struggling to put food on the table. Winter break is especially hard when children are not in school where they are assured of having one meal each day. We would like to ease that stress by providing boxes with two weeks’ worth of easy meals and snacks for as many children as we can in Fishers. Each class will put together one box. We have an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children; both those who give and those who will receive. We hope this will give you an opportunity to talk with your children about gratitude and the joy of giving to those in need. Donations are being accepted Monday, December 4th through Wednesday, December 13th.

Hoosier Road Elementary has set a goal to fill 150 boxes. One box per classroom will equal 32 boxes. Requests will be coming home with the hope that each student will contribute the item "assigned" so that the class as a whole is able to join together to make up an entire box.

Each box will contain:

20 microwave meals (Soup-at-Hand, Hormel Dinners, Easy Mac, etc.)

16 individual breakfast meals (Pop Tarts, individual cereals, instant oatmeal, breakfast bars)

Individual fruit cups (either a 6 or 8 pack or 2- 4 packs)

1 box of granola bars

1 box of fruit snacks

16-20 100% juice boxes

6-8 packages of cheese or peanut butter crackers

6-8 small bags of chips, pretzels or crackers

6 pack of pudding cups or other dessert

In order to meet our goal of 150 boxes we need your help. If your family or your workplace would like to make an impact and fill an entire box on your own, please use the above shopping list. Please have individual boxes completed and returned to HRE by December 13th. We do have extra copies of the shopping list in the HRE office if you would like to pick one up.

If you can’t fill a whole box but are interested in donating additional items, please choose from the list below. We will combine your donation with others who would like to offer their help to fill additional boxes. Thank you so much for your generosity and compassion.

If you know of a family who would benefit from this initiative or if your family is in need, please contact our school counselor at (317) 915-4240. Your request will be handled in a confidential manner.

Collect and Connect

Bring your donation of gently used clothing to the Goodwill Bin located in the entrance, just before the office. For every 13-gallon bag of clothing donated, HRE will receive a Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to those in need.
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