Cougar Chronicle

Volume 18, Issue 7 Friday, October 28, 2022

What is coming up?

  • October 24 - November 18 - Family/Teacher Conferences
  • Saturday, November 5 - Pancake Breakfast 8-10AM SCE Cafe
  • Saturday, November 5 - Craft Fair 8AM-2PM SCE Gym
  • Saturday, November 5 - Book Fair 8AM-12PM SCE Library
  • Tuesday, November 1 - Third Grade Vision Screening
  • Wednesday, November 9 - First Grade Vision Screening
  • Monday, November 7 - PTO Meeting 7PM - Everyone Welcome
  • Friday, November 11 - E-Learning Day - No in-person school, login to Canvas
  • Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL
Oct 28, 2022

Recess Can Be Wet and Muddy. Please Pack Extra Clothes

  • As weather changes, children are getting wet and muddy at recess, and they may need to borrow dry clothes from the nurse.
  • It would be better and more comfortable for them if these clothes were their own including socks for all students at all grade levels.
  • Our nurse manages clothing distribution and she would greatly appreciate any donations as you clean out your drawers and closets. Thank you in advance. These donations may be sent to the front office.

Saturday, November 5 at SCE!

Sneak Peek at the Craft Fair...

Book Fair Information

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Updated Lunch Menu

Click to visit the HSE District's Food Services site and access all lunch menus. The Lunch Menu is available anytime via Parent Square. In the App, click on "More" and "Links."

Parent School Safety Academy on December 1 and December 8

Dear HSE Families:

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is offering a special program designed for parents of current HSE students who are interested in learning more about our safety initiatives and protocols.

This behind-the-scenes look at our safety principles and fundamentals will help you better understand how we respond to various situations that occur in our buildings.

Although the program will not reveal details that would compromise safety protocols, it will provide you a foundation of safety practices that will aid you in responding to a crisis and allow for constructive feedback.

The Parent School Safety Academy is limited to 50 participants who must have an up-to-date Safe Visitor background check and complete the online application that can be found here. We hope to have a diverse group of participants with representation from each of our schools.

The program will be held over two evenings on December 1 and December 8 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Some of the topics that will be reviewed include: legal requirements, best practices related to school violence, severe weather preparedness, access control, communications, and reunification.

Participants must be available to attend both sessions to be considered.

There is no cost to participate if you have a current background check on file.

The deadline to register is noon on November 6, 2022.

To apply for consideration, click here.

Mike Johnson

Director of School Safety

Mr. Tesch's Ornithologists of the Month

Kindergarten: Mrs. Passwater’s Class - Mariana Settecasi

First Grade: Mrs. Thomas’ Class - Marlee Glasco

Second Grade: Mrs. Emmons’ Class - Haylee Wojtkowski

Third Grade: Mrs. Horras’ Class - Gabrielle Vieweg

Fourth Grade: Mrs. Brownell’s Class - Alyssa Thornburg

To qualify for Ornithologist of the Month you needed to show a basic knowledge of the bird of the month (Mourning Dove) and then be selected by drawing. These students are entitled to a certificate of recognition, a bird identification sheet from Cornell Labs and a pick from my Treasure Box.

🐦Congratulations from Mr. Tesch to all who were selected! 🐦

This week in Spanish Class

Music Links - Songs for Each Grade

School Fees Are Past Due

Please contact Kerri Rose, Treasurer, at 317-915-4270 or if you have any questions.

Call us - Leave a Voicemail - Send an Email - Complete SDM

  • Is your student going to be absent? Late? Are you traveling extra days? Leaving for an appointment?

  1. Please update School Dismissal Manager always.
  2. You may also call 317-915-4270 or email so we can be proactive n hanging your child ready for check out.

We appreciate hearing from our families.

2022-2023 HSE District Calendar

Click to visit the HSE website for this year's calendar and for the next two school years. The Calendar is also linked in Parent Square - in the app, click More on the bottom right, then Links.

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First and Third Grade Vision Screening 👀

Vision screening is required by the Indiana State Board of Health for all 1st and 3rd graders. All 3rd graders will be screened on Tuesday, November 1st and 1st graders on Wednesday, November 9th. Near and far vision will be screened, the results are pass or fail.

You will only be notified if your student fails the screening test.

👓If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they have them at school during these days for accurate testing results.👓

If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse Tricia Cline at

Social Emotional Learning Lessons - Week 10

Kindergarten: Zones of Regulation and MindUP Connection

  • Students will review part of the brain, then identify strategies or “tools” to reset the brain and body in moments of big feelings and get back to the Green Zone.

First Grade: Zones of Regulation and MindUP Connection

  • Students will review part of the brain, then identify strategies or “tools” to reset the brain and body in moments of big feelings and get back to the Green Zone.

Second Grade: Zones of Regulation - Yellow, Blue, and Red Zones

  • Students will review the Zones of Regulation and learn more about the body clues that can help identify the Zone in which a feeling fits.

Third Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Changing your Brain

  • Students will learn about stress and ways to manage stress or intense emotions by creating a coping skills toolbox.

Fourth Grade: Zones of Regulation

  • Students will learn how to name their feelings and fit them into categories or zones with other feelings that are similar.

Please click here to visit the HSE District Page for more information on Social Emotional Learning.

Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and apply skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools believes that these skills, along with academic knowledge, will prepare our students to succeed in life beyond their school years.
Social and emotional skills are often referred to as one’s emotional intelligence or EQ. According to CASEL there is growing research that suggests the IQ and EQ are connected and both critical in the development of the “whole child.” Research shows that students with strong SEL skills have increased academic performance and are less likely to engage in risk taking behaviors.

What is Restorative Practices?
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Sand Creek Elementary

11420 East 131st Street, Fishers, Indiana 46038

School Day Hours 7:40AM - 2:10PM

Building Hours 7AM- 3:30PM

Principal Fatima Rich

Assistant Principal Christina Vetter