Mrs. Hesch's News

March 8, 2019

Haiti Passion Project

I am Lania from Mrs. Wallace's class.

Did you know it is almost one month until spring vacation? My family and I are doing something extra special. We are traveling to the country of Haiti, where I was born. Haiti is very beautiful, yet a poor country. The children need our help. They told my mom they really need backpacks and peanut butter. Can you help by donating a new or gently used backpack and a fresh jar of peanut butter? We will be collecting these items until the 22nd in a box by the front office.

Thank you TCE cardinals and together we will bless Haiti!

College Go Week!

We are celebrating College GO! Week at TCE the week of Mar 11-15.

Mon, Mar 11: Students are encouraged to wear college colors/gear

Wed, Mar 13: Students are encouraged to dress for their future career

Please visit for great resources and information!


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TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon

This week a permission form was sent home regarding the TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon! It will be held on March 15th in the gym here at TCE from 3:50-5:00pm! This Mini-Dance Marathon is a chance for TCE students to help fund pediatric cancer research and child life specialists at Riley Hospital. Permission slips and possible donations must be returned by March 13th. They are asking for a $5 donation, but students may collect more money if they would like! Further details are included in the permission slip that was sent home!

Southeastern Swim Club!!

Come join the fun! We are located at Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium New member evaluations/tryouts are being held:

Tuesday, March 12th: 5 - 6:30pm

Thursday, March 14th: 5 - 6:30pm

Monday, March 18th: 5 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20th: 5 - 7:00pm

Saturday, March 23rd: 9 - 11:00 am

Evaluations take approximately 15 minutes and a member of the SSC coaching staff will meet with you immediately afterwards to recommend placement with our programs, we also offer swim lessons. It is not necessary to attend each evaluation- simply pick one that is convenient for your schedule. If you are unable to attend these dates or would like additional information, please email Heather Streett at

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbooks are on sale! The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. To order a yearbook this year, you will need to order online at . We will not be accepting cash or checks this year. All orders are due by March 22nd. To place an order online, enter in the code 36760V. The yearbooks will be shipped to TCE and passed out to the students near the end of May. Happy ordering!
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Daily Snacks

WE ARE STILL IN NEED.....Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:




Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

Skinny Popcorn

We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

All who desire to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, please contact the TCE office @ (317) 594-4310.

Mark Your Calendar!

March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)

March 15th: TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon

March 16th - 17th: HSEArt Show - come see the artwork of students at all of our HSE Schools at this district art show from 2:00-5:00 at FHS

March 21st: Rock Your Socks to bring awareness and to celebrate the joy of diversity on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st: Spring Picture Day!

March 22nd: PTO Movie Night

March 29th - April 7th: No school - Spring Break

April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym

*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.

Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!

Monday, March 11: Day 4: Global Studies

Tuesday, March 12: Day 1: Music

Wednesday, March 13: Day 2: Art

Thursday, March 14: Day 3: P.E.

Friday, March 15: Day 4: Global Studies

We are Learning


This week, students learned how to use context clues in stories to figure out homonyms, homophones, and homographs. These words can look or sound like other words but have a completely different meaning. The readers have learned how to recognize these clues in the stories they are reading to better their comprehension. We have also learned how to notice the passage of time in a text and in illustrations. We looked at the folktale we have been reading, The Jadestone, to recognize how the author communicates how much time has gone by in the story. Going along with this, we have learned how to stop and ask ourselves, "How is the character changing throughout the story?" We thought about how the emperor changed from the beginning of the story to the end.


This week, we started working on our young author books. We learned how writers have a clear beginning, middle, and end in their writing. This helps the readers understand the sequence and the plot of the story. We then looked for this in our own writing. We have also been adding dialogue to our stories. We learned that it is a strong way to show characters' conversations, thoughts, and emotions. We finished off the week by reviewing how to add appropriate punctuation to our writing.


This week, we finished learning how to measure area and perimeter. We reviewed finding the area of rectilinear figures and then started learning about fractions. We have learned to view fractions as equal parts of one whole. Students worked with a partner to explore fractions by finding same-size pieces to show equal parts of a whole. Then, they were able to name the fraction that describes one of the equal parts, a unit fraction. They have been able to see the relationship between the numerator and the denominator. The denominator tells how many equal-size pieces are in the whole, and the numerator tells how many of those equal size pieces we are considering. We have also learned to recognize equivalent fractions. For example, we learned that 4/8 of a whole is the same amount as 1/2 of that same whole. We ended off the week by reviewing how to use helper facts to help us solve other multiplication facts.