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Fishers Elementary Newsletter February 7, 2020

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Lantern Road Construction

FES Family,

I’ve created a short video about the road construction that is happening along Lantern Road. You can access that here: https://youtu.be/kyIIajrvnOg

As you may have noticed, there is construction happening along Lantern Road. We recently learned that this construction will be impacting FES. Now that we have a full understanding of what is happening, we wanted to share that with you. Here are some dates you should be aware of:


  • February 8-9 (Saturday and Sunday) – The entrance to our back parking lot and the south entrance to the front loop will be blocked by the construction. You will not be able to access the parking lot behind school during this weekend. We have been assured that this work will be completed prior to Monday morning.
  • After February 10th, access to the school from the north will not be possible, so please plan accordingly.
  • February 10-14 (Next week, Monday – Friday) – The construction will be on the section of road between the north and south entrance of the front looping parking lot. Beginning on February 10th, the only access to the school parking lot (for drop off, pick up, or any school events) will be from the south (via 106th St.). Buses will be able to exit school to the north, but there will not be entrance from the north. Morgan Drive will not have access to Lantern Road beginning February 10th.
  • February 15-17 (Next weekend) – The construction will be in front of the north entrance of the loop. You will be able to access school from the south and from Morgan Drive.


Beginning February 18th the construction work will continue to move northward along Lantern Road, and we have been told that all construction for this phase of the project will finish by spring break.


Due to this construction, we have requested the support of Officer Guy from the Fishers Police Department to be present at morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. I would highly encourage you to consider having your students ride the bus as much as possible in the coming weeks as our traffic flow will be impacted by the construction that is going on.

Have a great day!


Brian Behrman

Principal

Fishers Elementary

LOST AND FOUND

Last call for lost and found! We are overflowing with lost items! Please have your child check lost and found if you believe they are missing something. If you have a background check on file and would like to come in to look through the items, please do! We will be donating all the unclaimed items within the next week or two!!! Thanks!

Fishers Elementary PTO

Upcoming Calendar Events



  • Friday, February 14th, Valentines Movie Night, showing Arctic Dogs
  • Tuesday, February 18th, Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse
  • Thursday, February 27th, Spirit Night at Sky Zone
  • Friday, February 28th, Last day to send Box Tops to school for second submission
  • Friday, February 28th, FES Spirit Wear Day



Exciting FEBRUARY for FES!

Spring Fest – March 27th – Save the Date. So many awesome things for families / children / teachers/ support staff to enjoy on this evening. Communication will continue to increase as we get closer to the event. Fabulous donations are rolling in for our silent auction. Here are a few that we have received already = Stony Creek Swim Package, Orange Theory passes with duffle bag, Handel’s Ice Cream – Just to name a few. If you know of any businesses that would be willing to donate an item, gift certificate, or who would be willing to sponsor a game for a $150 donation to our FES silent auction, please reach out to christinastenske1@gmail.com or jenniferrosattesimko@gmail.com.

Seeking a few more volunteers to assist with Movie Night on February 14th – FES PTO will be showing Arctic Dogs for OUR children and looking for about 5 more volunteers to support. Please sign up via the following: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094bada929a6fc1-fesmovie4


Looking for a way for your kids to burn some energy? Sky Zone tickets, which can be used anytime, are still available through the PTO. Download and submit this form with payment to the school and $5 from each ticket will be given back to our PTO.


https://fisherspto.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Skyzone-Order-Form-Tickets-1.pdf

In addition, FES Sky Zone Spirit Night is scheduled on Thursday, February 27. Tickets may be purchased at the door and a percentage of purchases made with a flyer or mention of FES will be donated back to our school.


Stay updated with communication. Feel free to email any questions to fisherspto@yahoo.com. FES PTO has an awesome website - https://fisherspto.com/ Keep current with FES Parents sharing ideas, information by joining our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/186767741942/?ref=share. Follow us on Twitter @FishersPTO.


We are building our community stronger and stronger with supporting not only our children but also the teachers and support staff at FES. “Let’s make the difference together”.

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Math Superstars

Math Superstars | Fishers Elementary PTO

Math Superstars is a program designed to reward students for completing math challenges in addition to their regular coursework. Every week your student completes a Math Superstars worksheet, they receive points which can be redeemed for prizes in the Math Superstars Reward Store at the end of the school year.


Don’t forget about Math Superstars! Worksheet 19 (included in the 2nd semester packet) is available on the school website at https://fisherspto.com/math-superstars/

Please make sure you print the worksheets assigned to your child’s grade. (To save paper, use the duplex setting on your printer to print on both sides.) Worksheet 19 should be turned into the classroom teacher by February 14th. Please remind your child to put first and last name on the worksheet!


If you are unable to access the worksheets electronically, please contact Mindi Kenney at mkenney39@yahoo.com or (317) 201-6949 to make arrangements to receive paper copies.

It's cold out There!

Please remember to have your student come prepared to be outside for recess! Per district regulations, we are allowed to be outside if the temperatures with windchill do not fall below 15 degrees. Please have your child wear a winter coat, hat and gloves. If you need assistance with these items, please contact our counselor, Mrs. Lance

HSE REPORT IT!

A school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! will has no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Mental Health Concerns

If you or someone you know is at risk of self-harm, suicide, or harmful towards others, please contact one of the following (All lines are free, confidential, and available 24/7):

Community Health Network - Call 800-662-3445 or Text HELPNOW to 20121
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - Call 800-273-8255
LookUP - Call 800-284-8439 or Text LookUp to 494949

Mental Health Issues are common and treatable. Hamilton Southeastern Schools has a contract with Community Health Network and has a mental health therapist working with students in each of our schools. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to your school’s school counselor for further information.

Car Rider Line Reminders

Parents, please remember to have your yellow sign with your child's first and last name available for FES Staff to see as you are coming through the car rider dismissal line. This will help our line run more smoothly. Thank you for your help!

AFFORDABLE INTERNET AT HOME FOR ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS

You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others. Click link below for more information.

Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide

The mission of the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide is clear - to prevent youth abuse and save lives. Our team is dedicated to creating awareness that 95% of abuse is preventable and providing critical resources necessary to give hope to those who have lost their way. We will work with our communities to make sure that evidence-based curriculum is in place, so both youth and adults, can be empowered to protect, prevent, and create a personal mission to end abuse, once and for all.


Good Afternoon Fishers Elementary Families,


Indiana Center for the Prevention of Youth Assistance and Suicide (formerly Chaucie’s Place) will be visiting FES again this school year the week of January 27th. Their body safety curriculum, Child Lures Prevention, Think First & Stay Safe, will be presented to students. The lesson will provide relevant, balanced and proven prevention strategies to help families and children increase awareness and knowledge of how to recognize, interrupt, stop and prevent these crimes. As a community, we must think of childhood sexual abuse as a preventable disease. Collaboration between educators, parents and guardians, the medical community, law enforcement and our communities-at-large can proactively protect our children before abuse ever happens.

Topics to be covered:

For K-6 (elementary) we will discuss:

· Using our brains to keep us safe

· Bullying

· Body safety and the idea “my body belongs to me.”

· Brainstorm trusted adults

· The difference between secrets and surprises

· Trusting our “guts” or innate feelings

· The idea that everyone is special

Trained professionals will provide a 45 minute lesson. Teachers will be present in each classroom during the lesson. Mrs. Lance, FES school counselor, will be available if students have further questions or concerns. A parent resource video can be viewed by visiting thier website at www.indianaprevention.org and selecting the “Our programs” tab at the top right hand of the page. If you would like your child to NOT participate in this program or have further questions or concerns, please contact Mrs.Lance.

Thank you!

Jenn Lance

School Counselor

317-594-4160

jlance@hse.k12.in.us

What's for Lunch?

For a complete breakfast and lunch menu please click here.

The Veggie Bar will be available every Wednesday and Thursday. Every student is allowed one free trip to the bar, regardless of whether or not they purchase a school lunch.

Cafeteria Reservations

Please click on the above Reservations Link to sign up when wanting to visit your child for lunch. You must have a background check on file to visit.

Community Insider

Please click on the following link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.

https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/community-insider

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