BSE Bear Bulletin

October 16, 2015


Saturday, October 17th - PTO Mattress Sale 10:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 20th - Picture Re-take day

Tuesday, October 20th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 21st - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, October 22nd & Friday, October 23rd - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th - Red Ribbon Week

Next Newsletter published on October 30th. All info to Mrs. Kiel ( on or before October 28th, please!

Lunch and Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week(s)

October 19th, Week 2 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 10/19 - Day 4
  • Tuesday, 10/20 Day 5
  • Wednesday, 10/21 - Day 6
  • Thursday and Friday, 10/22 and 10/23 - Fall Break - No School

October 26th ,Week 3 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 10/26 - Day 1
  • Tuesday, 10/27 - Day 2
  • Wednesday, 10/28 - Day 3
  • Thursday, 10/29 - Day 4
  • Friday, 10/30- Day 5

Red Ribbon Week at BSE is October 26th - 30th!

Brooks School Bears are pledging to be DRUG FREE!!! Help us share our commitment by participating in a week of dress up days!

Monday - wear RED to show you are ready to take a stand against drugs!

Tuesday -wear your favorite sports team logo to show you plan to lead a healthy and active lifestyle!

Wednesday - wear NEON colors and sunglasses to show you are too bright for drugs!

Thursday - wear BLUE to show that using drugs and alcohol give us the blues!

Friday - Our school is DRUG FREE! Wear BSE spirit wear!!!!!

Book fees were due on September 15th and past due invoices were sent home last week. If you haven't paid your book fees please do so by Monday, October 19th to avoid being sent to Central Office for further collections. You can send in a check payable to BSE or you can pay on-line with your E-funds account located in Skyward. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Pietz, BSE Treasurer at

Pictures Re-take Day

School pictures were sent home on October 1st. If you are not happy with your child's picture, please return the entire package on re-take day. Re-take day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th.

If you have a student that is new or was absent on picture day, we have order forms in the office.

Back to School Bash – Update and Thank you!

The BSE PTO wanted to thank everyone who attended this year’s event as well as all of the bidders in our Silent Auction. The net income from the event raised $10,000 for the BSE PTO. These funds will help support the many programs we provide for our Brooks School students and staff – including Professional Development, Technology and Training, Cultural Enrichment, Staff Appreciation and Teacher Reimbursements.

If you want to learn more or how you can become more involved - visit our BSE PTO blog at and attend our next general meeting on Tuesday, December 1st @ 6:30pm when we will be hosting HSE Superintendent Dr Bourff.

Calling all BSE Dads!

We are looking for one dad to read a story in each classroom at school on Wednesday, October 28th at the start of the school day. Please sign up to help out and read in a classroom at BSE!

We're using Volunteer Spot (the leading on-line Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on Volunteer Spot:

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on Volunteer Spot.

Note: Volunteer Spot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

IMPORTANT: All participants must have the mandatory background check and anti-bullying on-line webinar training completed prior to this event. Don't worry though - you can sign up for the check in a matter of a few minutes!

Should you have questions, please contact Kyle Hultgren, Dad's Club Chair, at

Staff Appreciation Help Needed!

On Tuesday, October 20 the PTO Staff Appreciation Committee is providing dinner for our teachers who will be staying late for parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to make a donation (such as crackers, drinks, or dessert), please use the following link:

Thinking of buying a new mattress for your home?

Consider a purchase at the Brooks School Elementary Mattress Fundraiser, Saturday, October 17th from10:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. in the BSE gym. Very generous proceeds from this organization go to the BSE PTO to support our staff and students. Mark your calendar today!

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Volunteer in our Library

Volunteer in the center of the action in a beautiful space! Be a library volunteer!

Sign up online:

Scholastic Book Fair volunteer Sign up:

Any questions regarding volunteering in our library can be addressed to our Media Specialist, Kristin Patrick -

Thank you for considering volunteering!

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Marsh Fresh Ideas for Education

Marsh Fresh Ideas for Education is giving bonus points if 25 new people enroll before October 31. We easily have more than 25 new families this year! In fact, we only have 86 total registered.

Registering is easy:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter code 28437
  3. Extra bonus points for providing your email address during registration

Points earned buy the school valuable supplies such as playground and PE equipment, headphones for classrooms and the library, and supplemental art and offices supplies.

It takes 2 minutes and then you just present your card at checkout like you normally do!

It’s Box Tops submission time!

BSE will be sending in the Box Tops we’ve collected by Wednesday, October 28th. For every 10 box tops your child brings in he/she will be entered into our gift card drawing! But remember, only box tops submitted between today and Wednesday, October 28th are eligible for this contest.

Here are some tips for turning them in:

• Bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope, be sure to include your child’s name and class

• Tape or glue Box Tops on a collection sheet, available at, be sure to write your child’s name and class on the sheet

Once we send in all our Box Tops, our school will receive a check from Box Tops for Education™ in December. If you have any questions or need a submission sheet, feel free to contact me at Thanks for your help!

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Teacher of the Month-- Attention Hamilton County kids!

Show your favorite teacher how much you appreciate them by entering Current newspaper's monthly Teacher of the Month contest. Submit a 100-word essay to explaining why you think your teacher is the best! The winning student essayist wins a class party and the winning teacher wins a prize. Open to all grades and ages.
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Fishers DPW Invites Residents Behind-the-Scenes

Fishers, IN – It’s that time of year again when Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) raises the overhead doors, leaves the keys in the trucks and invites residents of all ages to explore their department. On Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m., families will have the opportunity to learn more about the many services this department provides to Fishers residents. The DPW Open House is free to attend, and scout groups working on their badges are welcome.

“Our team loves the opportunity to connect with residents during the open house,” stated DPW Director, Eric Pethtel. “It’s not uncommon to see DPW staff painting alongside children, explaining the machinery and enjoying the open house just as much as our guests do.”

Light refreshments will be served during the event, and children can paint-a-plow or street sign that they might see around the city in the future. Fishers DPW includes four divisions; street maintenance, park maintenance, facility maintenance and water quality, and staff from each division will be able to explain the role they play in keeping our community vibrant.

The Fishers DPW garage is located at 10200 Eller Road and parking is available onsite. Attendees are welcome to stop by any time, and parents are encouraged to bring a camera! Connect with the department on Twitter @FishersDPW for reminders leading up to the open house.

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Youth Mentoring

The Hamilton Southeastern School System is in a continued partnership with Youth Mentoring Initiative. It is YMI’s vision to provide mentoring support for students by building and sustaining a mentoring community here in Fishers.

As a member of this community, this is where you can help. You have an opportunity to impact the life of a young person by simply being present and sharing your life experience with them. When you share your life you change their life.

YMI is currently looking for mentors for Riverside Intermediate, Sand Creek Intermediate, Fall Creek Junior High, Fishers Junior, Fishers High School and HSE School. You have an opportunity to be part of something special in Fishers. The Mayor, Scott Fadness has issued the "Mayors Challenge", which is to raise up an additional 50 new mentors this Fall.

Become a YMI mentor! For more information check out these pages on the YMI website.

Information for parents-

Become a mentor-

Important dates-

Questions? email YMI at:

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Boo Bash

Fishers Nickel Plate District Transforms into Halloween Village for Boo Bash

City offers safe trick-or-treating alongside opportunities to connect with local businesses

Fishers, IN – Mark the calendar, plan a costume and get ready for the return of Boo Bash in the Nickel Plate District. Once again, the City of Fishers is transforming the Nickel Plate District into a Halloween village to offer safe trick-or-treating, live music, games and activities, and even a costume contest for children under 12 and families. Boo Bash returns on Friday, October 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and is free for anyone to attend.

Roughly 50 local businesses and organizations will be represented at trick-or-treat booths during the event, which means while children enjoy playing a game or getting a piece of candy, parents can enjoy learning more about services available in the community. Complimentary Pat’s Philly Pretzels and hot chocolate will be available at the concession stand on a first come, first served basis throughout the event. Boo Bash also features a costume contest for infants through 12 year old children. This year, the costume contest also includes a family category, so start planning now!

Boo Bash is a free event that welcomes Fishers residents and those in surrounding communities. Those attending the event are encouraged to visit the website and plan ahead; 116th Street will be closed at the railroad crossing for construction during the event. The detour map will assist families in planning their route and parking around the Nickel Plate District. Those attending are also encouraged to share their photos using the hashtag #BooBash during the event.

About Boo Bash:
Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to connect businesses with residents during diverse, community-wide events. 60 vendor booths are available for local businesses and organizations. Anyone interested in hosting a booth are encouraged to contact Lorna Steele at, today.



12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for basketball registration information.

HSE-Fishers Boys Recreational Basketball Evaluations

Saturday, October 17 – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Enter door #10 2nd grade: 9:00-10:15 a.m. 3rd grade: 10:30-11:45 a.m. 4th grade: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18 – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Enter door #10 5th grade: 12:00-1:00 p.m. 6th grade: 1:00-2:00 p.m. It is very important that your son attend evaluations in order to assist creating balanced teams. The evaluation process is expected to take 45 minutes. Please make every attempt to attend during your son’s assigned time. In the event your are unable to make his assigned time, he may evaluate in one of the other grade’s time slot.

Fishers-HSE Football Equipment Hand-in – Monday, November 2 will be the final equipment return date at Mudsock Barn from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The deposit checks for unreturned equipment will be cashed on November 3. All decals must be removed from the helmet before your deposit check will be returned.

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