HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

April 24, 2015 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.73%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 4

Upcoming Events at HPE


24th - 4th quarter, Midterm

27th - May 15th, ISTEP Part 2 (3rd, 4th grade)

27th - PTO Fundraiser, Texas Road House

28th - PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm


1st - Kindergarten Field Trip

1st - PTO Movie Night

4th-8th - Teacher Appreciation Week

7th - 2nd grade Music Program, 2:00-3:00 pm

8th - 4th grade Field Trip

15th - Kindy 500

15th - PTO Party on the Playground, 6:00-9:00 pm

18th - Welcome Meeting at HPE for DES and SCE families new to HPE, 5-7 pm

18th - Welcome Meeting at New Britton Elem. for HPE families being redistricted, 5-7 pm

21st - 4th grade Track Meet at Riverside Intermediate

26th - Field Day

27th - Field Day (rain date)

30th - Last Day of School

Lunch Menu-Week of April 27th

Mon. - Day 5 - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Tues. - Day 6 - Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wed. - Day 1 - Pizza Calzone

Thurs. - Day 2 - Taco Scoops

Fri. - Day 3 - Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

HPE Cafeteria News

When sending money in for your child, please include their full name (no nicknames), student ID, and teacher's name. Please write your student's ID number on the memo line of the check.

Parents are welcome to join their child for lunch or to sit with them. Please call the office by 9:30 am the day you would like to visit. We can not accommodate requests after 9:30. If you would like to order a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call. Also, if you are volunteering in your child's class in the morning and wish to stay for lunch, please inform the front office before 9:30 am.

Please remember not to use cell phones during lunch. Per HSE policy taking pictures is not allowed.

Outside food from restaurants is not allowed due to potential food allergies of other students.

HPE Yearbooks

We have some extra yearbooks on hand. They are $15.00 and checks should be made payable to HPE. First come, first serve. If you are interested in getting one, please send a check in with a note or envelope marked Yearbook and your child's name, and we'll get it to you as soon as possible.

HPE Music News


Thursday, May 7th, 2 pm

Second Grade Music Program


Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - Safety

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front drive by the school’s front doors. Please have your child exit from the passenger side of all vehicles. Students should stay in their seatbelts/safety seats until your vehicle has come to a complete stop and your child is ready to get out of the car. Please only dismiss and receive your child at the front of the school. Do not release students from the back of the line so they must walk passed other cars releasing children. It is imperative cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing student as this creates an unsafe situation for our children. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and drive in the morning and afternoon as both are high-traffic times. Thank you for your part in keeping our children safe.

Lost & Found

Please be sure to check the Lost & Found table located outside of the Music Room for any lost items. At the end of the month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

Fall Creek Intermediate

For the families that are moving on to Fall Creek Intermediate next school year, please see below for social media links.
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HPE News

HPE 4th graders had a special visit this week with Gov. Pence. We are so proud of our HPE Patriots!

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Holidays and Observances


1st - Festival of Ridvan (Baha'i Observance)

4th - Budda Day (Buddist Observance)

5th - Election Day

6th - National Teacher's Day

7th - Lag B'Omer (Jewish Observance)

10th - Mother's Day

14th - Ascension Day (Christian Observance)

16th - Isra & Mi'raj (Muslim Observance)

16th - Armed Forces Day

21st - Declaration of the Bab-Baha'i (Baha'i Observance)

23rd - Shavout (Jewish Observance)

24th - Shavout (Jewish Observance)

24th - Pentecost (Christian Observance)

25th - Shavout (Jewish Observance)

25th - Memorial Day - No School

29th - Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i Observance)


Please see below for more information on upcoming PTO activities at Harrison Parkway.

HPE Party on the Playground

Please join us Friday, May 15 from 6-9 pm (rain or shine) for “Celebrating Old Friends and Welcoming the New at Party on the Playground.” The event is free this year so we can truly welcome new HPE students from DE and SCE as well as say goodbye to good friends moving to new schools. We will continue to have bounce houses, outdoor games (weather permitting), face painters, food trucks, and a DJ. In addition, the silent auction returns with awesome vacation packages, local business gift certificates, and the infamous grade-level baskets. Some notes about the event: 1) anyone bouncing must have a wristband, and in order to get a wristband, a waiver must be signed, 2) please bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc., as there is very little outside seating at the school, and 3) food is available for purchase. We had great weather for our inaugural Party on the Playground but have not had much ‘success’ in that arena then – let’s hope the good weather finds us again this year. Regardless, we look forward to seeing you and your families when we Celebrate Old Friends and Welcome the New.


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

HSEHS Drama Club & Choir Department Present...

The Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Hamilton Southeastern High School Leonard Auditorium

13910 E. 126th Street, Fishers, Indiana 46037

Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Proceeds to benefit the HSE Drama Club, Choir Department and the Drama Club Scholarship. Make a donation directly to the Drama Club Scholarship Fund


Show Tickets: Adults $15.00 Students $10.00

(Doors open @ 6:30 pm, general admission/open seating)

Dinner Tickets: $10.00 Join the Glee Club for dinner @ 5:00 pm

(limitedseating/Famous Dave’s catering)

Ticket Order Form HSEHS-Purdue Varsity Glee Club Fundraiser Show

Any questions, please contact Cindy and Harry Straut

at strauthc@gmail.comor call 317-417-1850

Summer Keyboarding Camp

This summer, an Introduction to Keyboarding is being offered in Fishers to incoming 4th and 5th graders for the 2015-16 school year. This week-long, half-day camp will help beginning students discover the technique and typing skills necessary to make them successful both in school and life. Campers will spend each day typing on desktop computers, engaging in fun activities, and learning why the touch-type method is important. Campers will receive a drink and snack each day. All campers will leave camp on Friday with a keyboard binder and handouts that will help them continue on their journey of becoming a proficient typist. For more info please visit WWW.KEYBOARDINGCAMP.COM

Hamilton Southeastern FFA - 2015 Spring Plant Sale

The Hamilton Southeastern FFA will once again be offering a great variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets and combination patio pots (at reasonable prices) for Mother’s Day and your spring gardening and outdoor decorating needs. Tomato plants and a few other vegetable plant varieties & herbs will be available for purchase as well. As in the past, the plant sale will be held on the east side at HSE High School Greenhouse - East of Olio Rd on 126th Street. The sale will begin: April 25 and will continue through May 9th. The plant sale hours are from 3 pm-6 pm throughout the week (M-F) and from 8 am-4 pm on Saturdays and from 11 am-2 pm on Sunday.

Stop by and check out our great selection and thank you for supporting the HSE FFA program! Go to our website for more information on flowers.


Parent and Family Nights

Parents, families, and staff are invited to attend the following evening presentations at Sand Creek Intermediate School. These presentations are designed to help families and parents respond to common issues facing their children and youth. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 30: “Setting Effective Boundaries with Children” by Jeff Foutty, Ed.S., HSE School Psychologist

Thursday, May 14: “Helping High School Students Cope with Anxiety” by Greg Eaken, Ph.D., HSE Behavior Specialist

All presentations will be offered on two occasions on the scheduled dates. The times include an afternoon session beginning at 1pm and an evening session beginning at 6:30pm. Each will last approximately 30-45 minutes in the Sand Creek Intermediate media center (please enter the school through the front doors). Opportunities for questions will follow. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the HSE Family Resource Center at SCI following the presentations. Child care will be available for evening sessions if requested.

Please RSVP to Greg Eaken at 594-4330 (geaken@hse.k12.in.us) or Betsy Baker at 915-4230 (bbaker@hse.k12.in.us).


Sand Creek Intermediate School

11550 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN 46038

Fishers Tri Kappa Garage Sale

Shop at the Fishers Tri Kappa’s garage sale on Saturday, May 2nd from 8am to noon! It will be held at Fishers Junior High School located at 13257 Cumberland Road (just north of the intersection of Cumberland and 131st Street).

The sale will feature items such as gently used adult and children’s clothing, toys, DVD’s, cd’s, books, furniture, small appliances, sports equipment, home décor and much more!

Movies in the Park Return to the Nickel Plate District

Fishers Parks & Recreation’s spring Movies in the Park presented by XFINITY™ have returned and they offer free entertainment for residents of all ages! Movies begin at sunset and take place at the Nickel Plate District amphitheater.

Arrive early to visit the XFINITY™ booth and stock up on movie snacks at the concession stand. The City of Fishers’ G.I.V.E. Committee will be selling candy, popcorn and soda during the show. This season features some of the newest and most exciting movies, including:

Planes – Fire and Rescue – May 1
The Boxtrolls – May 8
Dolphin Tale 2 – May 15
Earth to Echo – May 22
Big Hero 6 – May 29

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to offer diverse, community-wide events that families of all ages and ability levels can enjoy. Movies in the Park presented by XFINTY™ now has closed captioning available for every movie. Invite your friends, call your neighbors and spend the evening enjoying a great movie in the Nickel Plate District. Don’t forget to share any photos from the movie series on our Facebook page, to us on Twitter @FishersParks , or tagging us on Instagram using #FishersMovies. Additional information about Movies in the Park can be found on the City of Fishers website .

Passport to Prevention

Children's Bureau, Inc.

Community Partners for Child Safety

Serving Hamilton, Hancock, Madison & Tipton Counties

Spring Fling - Passport to Prevention

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Hall A

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Games and free food!

Lots of safety information

FREE safety items

FREE Raffles, including a boys’ bicycle, a girls’ bicycle, 10 bike helmets and a Noblesville pool pass!

HSSF Charity Golf Classic

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation presents the 14th Annual...


‘FORE’ Our Schools!

Monday, June 1, 2015

River Glen Country Club

Date: Monday, June 1, 2015

Place: River Glen Country Club

Registration: 7:30am

Start Time: 8:30am

Lunch: At Tournament Completion (1pm)

Fee: $785 per foursome ; $195 per individual


Unlimited Range Balls, 18 Holes Round, Cart, Sun King Tasting, Lunch, & Goodie Bag


Ugly Golf Pants, Hole in One, Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to Pin, and Door Prizes


Title Sponsor $6500

Lunch Sponsor $3000

Impact Sponsor $2000

Beverage Sponsor (Product)

Prize Sponsors $1500

Foursome with Hole Sponsor $950

Hole Sponsor $250

Proceeds benefiting all 20 local, HSE schools & the 21,000 students they serve. Specifically, this year’s proceeds are dedicated to elementary literacy efforts, secondary STEM through Project Lead the Way, mental health and guidance programming, & social justice efforts district wide. Registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, May 20 in order to guarantee entry & full benefits.

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information on library programs!

Storm Troopers Set to Invade the Fishers Library

Grab your blasters! Ready your lightsabers! The Star Wars Day Festival is returning to the Fishers Library! You don’t want to miss the intergalactic fun and activities planned for Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will feature Daniel Wallace and Adam Bray, New York Times bestselling authors of Ultimate Star Wars. The festivities will include an outta sight laser light show with Professor Steve, light saber training with Indy Lightsaber Academy and appearances by our favorite Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion.

Throughout the day, children can participate in a Jedi Training Camp, photo opportunities, games and activities with chances to win prizes, and the opportunity to see the work of Sillof, a custom Star Wars toy designer. Whether you are interacting with real robots or making your own Yoda ears, this event has something for Jedi Masters and Padawans alike. For more information, visit www.hepl.lib.in.us.

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

Click this button to learn more about Spring 2015 sports.

Fall 2015 Open Registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, fall baseball, cross country and boys and girls winter basketball will begin on May 1 and continue through May 31 (basketball registration remains open through August 31). Registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.OR.T.S. office, at all HSE schools and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and can pay online with a credit card or can print the registration form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with cash or check payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball is open to girls in grades 4th-8th for the 2015/2016 school year. Registration begins May 1 through S.P.OR.T.S. Enrollment numbers are limited so register early!

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball Competitive League Evaluations - for girls entering 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2015 and interested in playing in the competitive league in the fall, will take place on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. Girls must be registered for volleyball through S.P.O.R.T.S. to tryout. Registration begins May 1. Click here for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is ten weeks, mid-August to mid-October and ends before fall break. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Janet Berg at f.j.berg@sbcglobal.net.

Fishers-HSE Youth Cheerleading registration opens May 1 through S.P.O.R.T.S., www.hsesports.org. Cheer is open to girls in grades K-6 for the 2015-2016 school year and that live in the HSE school district. Join the Fishers-HSE Youth Cheer Facebook page, https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757658427586403

Fishers-HSE Youth Football will hold an informational Open House and Knights callout meeting on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fishers Town Hall. Follow the league on Twitter at @FishersYouthFB for all league information.

email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

HSE Schools Summer Sports Camps

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Summer Sports Camps brochure is now on the HSE website. Please click on the link below to access it:


Swim Lessons at Fishers High School

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online.

Sessions for Spring and Summer lessons will be available on the following dates. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com To register log into Fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page.


Spring Three: May 4-21

Registration begins Monday April 20. Lessons run between 4:30-7:30pm

Summer One: June 8-25

Registration begins Monday May 11. Morning and Evening times available. 10:00am-1:00pm and 4:30-7:30pm

Summer Two: July 6-23 Registration begins Monday June 15. Morning and Evening times available. 10:00am-1:00pm and 4:30-7:30pm

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com. Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

Fishers Parks & Recreation Programs; Spring 2015

Click here for information about Fishers Parks and Recreation programs.