Falcon Flyer

Fall Creek Intermediate

October 25th, 2015

FCI 6th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts

Dribble-dribble-swish-swish! Tryouts for 6th grade boys basketball will begin Tues. Oct. 27th. Permission slips are on the website and must be turned in by Oct. 26th. The girls 6th grade basketball tryouts will be in December.
Thank you-Coach Jahn & Coach Willey

5th Grade Social Health

The Social Health class will be on December 11, 2015 for 5th grade students. The parent meeting will be on Monday, November 9th at 6:30pm in the FCI café. Please see the Social Health form on the FCI website for more information.

Jamie Weber, RN, BSN

School Nurse

FCI Connect Wants You!

Join FCI Connect! Whether it is getting messy, eating snacks, singing and dancing or talking about Christ, we want you as a part of Connect. FCI Connect is an after-school club where you can make connections with peers, teachers and Christ. In association with HSE Young Life and Wyld Life, experience Connect with many of your friends and teachers. If you would like to be a part of FCI Connect, pick up a permission slip outside of Mrs. Renick or Mr. Willey’s room. You can join Connect throughout the entire school year. If you have any questions, please e-mail fallcreekconnect@gmail.com. Join Connect Today!

Students Nominate a Teacher of the Month for Current Newspaper

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 teacher@youarecurrent.com 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. The next deadline for entries is Nov. 15.

Counselor's Corner

Red Ribbon Week & Mix-It-Up Day 2015

The FCI counseling office organized events this past week to recognize Red Ribbon Week and National Mix-It-Up Day. Red Ribbon Week was designed to create an awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 as a means of honoring D.E.A agent Enrique Camarena, who lost his life in the line of duty. Today Red Ribbon Week has grown into a national observance-a time for schools and communities across the nation to come together in the fight against drugs. At FCI we will focus on the many aspects of living a healthy drug-free life, dealing with peer pressure, and making the right choices for a healthy future.

The goal of Mix-It-Up Day is to foster school spirit and unity by encouraging students to sit at different tables during lunch and interact with different classmates than you normally do. There was also a team trivia contest during lunches with prizes for the winning teams. Last year, over 10,000 schools participated in Mix-It-Up Day.

Below are the activities that FCI students participated in:

Monday 10/20

  • “Red Ribbon Week” - wear Red
  • Mix-It-Up day at lunch (team trivia contest with prizes)

Tuesday 10/21

  • “Band Together to Put a Cap on Drugs”– wear favorite hat or cap

Wednesday 10/22

  • “Team Up Against Drugs” – wear favorite sports team gear

PTO Pit Stop

FCI Fall Fundraiser – DiscoverIndy Savings Books ENDS Wednesday October 28th!

There is still time to go out and sell the DiscoverIndy coupon savings books as well as buy one for your family. Please remember all orders, money, and if you are returning the Discover Book sent home are due back Wednesday October 28th. PLEASE REMIND YOUR CHILD TO TURN IN EVERYTHING TO THEIR TEACHER!!!!!

If you did not sell a book-the sample must be returned.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Debbie Mann at dmann@mann-properties.com or at 317-258-5425.

Thank you for your support!! FCI PTO

Vision Screening


All 5th graders will have their vision screened on Monday, November 2 or Tuesday, November 3. If your child has glasses or contacts, please make sure they bring them on these days. We will notify you if your student does not pass the vision screen and needs further evaluation by an eye care professional.

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HSE/Fishers Rugby



In 2014, rugby was the fastest growing youth sport in America!

Rugby improves your vision, agility, footwork and fitness for soccer season!

Southeastern Youth Rugby is looking for boys and girls to play rugby!

For more details, email SEYouthRugby@gmail.com.

More information on the FCI website.

******* Important FCI Procedures for 2015-16 *******

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE!! --- Pick-up/Drop-offs

If your child is a car rider, it is imperative that drivers pick-up/drop-off students in the line that forms along the outside of the parking lot/curb. To be more specific, do NOT park your car and walk your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk at drop-off in the morning. Do NOT park your car and walk up to the curb to walk your child from the curb to through the parking lot during pick-up.

ALL exchanges for which you need to park will require you to accompany your child into the office to drop-off and sign in OR pick-up your child from the office and sign out. While this may add a few extra minutes to the exchange, the safety of all is our utmost concern.

In addition, if you arrive early to drop-off students and decide to park in the lot until drop-off begins, you MUST get in the line to drop your child off at the front and not cut through and jump to the front of the line. Do NOT cut to the front of the line. Given that on any given day we have hundreds of students dropped off, it is imperative that everyone follows the procedures. Safety of all is imperative. Thank you in advance.

Texting/Emailing during school day NOT allowed

In an effort to keep instructional time as free from distraction as possible, do not email or text your child during the school day. Please contact the office should you need to get a message to your child.

Students will be reminded of the following:

  • Absolutely NO texting/personal emailing during the school day (7:25 a.m.-2:45 p.m.) to students OR parents via any type of program/app/etc. Consequences will be given should this occur. [Students staying for after school events may utilize such technology after school.]
  • Notifications on iPad should be turned off during the school day.
  • If students receive texts/emails during the school day, they should immediately notify their teacher or staff member.
  • We realize there may need to be communication between students working collaboratively during the school day. However, it should only be done at teacher direction/approval.
  • Texting/emailing that does occur outside of school is a parental approval issue. However, if content of texting/emailing outside of school negatively impacts/affects the school environment, there may be consequences that are imposed at school.

Remember...if you need to get a message to your child during the school day, please call the office at 915-4220. All other situations should be resolved outside the school day.

Transportation Change/Early Dismissal Notification

Please send a note with your child should a transportation change or early dismissal be required. In the event of a last-minute change during the school day, please call the office @ 915-4220. Passes are sent to students with changes in an attempt to reduce interruptions during class. After school hours, please leave a message on our attendance line @ 915-4228.

Please include the following in your note and/or message:
  • child's full name
  • homeroom teacher
  • time of early dismissal
  • nature of dismissal (e.g., doctor appointment, physical therapy, etc.)
  • your full name
  • contact telephone # in the event of questions

If an absence is due to doctor's appointment, remember to send the doctor's excuse note to school for attendance purposes. Medical absences are recorded differently according to our state/district attendance policies.

Background Checks

If you are planning to volunteer/participate in events during the upcoming year, you must have a background check on file. Background checks remain active for three years. Additionally, all volunteers are required by law to complete the HSE Anti-Bullying training webinar. Background check information and anti-bullying training may be accessed at: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx.

Note that most background checks take a minimum of 3 days to run. If you are unsure of your background check status, you may inquire by emailing FCI front office staff at FCI-general@hse.k12.in.us.

~Current Information from Previous Falcon Flyer~

Passionate about Education?

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Do you want to make a positive impact on the next generation?

HSE Schools is looking for good candidates to work in our schools as substitute teachers, sub instructional assistants and sub secretaries.

Do you want to work at your children’s school?

Do you want a job that follows your child’s schedule?

Questions? Check out this link… APPLY today!


Box Top Collecting

We are excited for our Box Tops and Labels program to get underway for the 2015-16 school year!

Box Tops for Education is a program where our school can earn money from the products you are already using at home! There are two ways for you to earn Box Tops for our school.

1. Clip – Clip Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products.

2. Shop - Visit www.boxtops4education.com and automatically earn eBoxTops when you shop through the Marketplace under the EARN tab! Over 175 retailers give eBoxTops to FCI when you shop online!

When you visit, opt to receive the newsletter. That way Box Tops can send you emails full of helpful information and coupons to save on Box Tops products!

Through The Labels for Education program, you can collect UPCs and beverage caps from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise! To see a complete list of participating products and point values, please visit www.labelsforeducation.com

Your child will receive a prize for every 25 Box Tops/Labels/caps submitted with a maximum of 10 certificates earned per submission. Prize coupons are from local supporters such as , Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Paradise, Orange Leaf and more! Send your labels in at anytime, in any quantity. We keep track of how many your child has submitted! To submit your Box Tops and Labels, follow these simple directions:

COMPLETELY CUT OUT all Box Tops and Labels for Education UPCs. Make sure to check the expiration date – expired Box Tops cannot be included as they do not earn the school any points! 51% of the UPCs have to be included to earn points.

• Place all labels in an envelope or baggie with your child’s FULL NAME, HOMEROOM, and GRADE clearly printed.

• Put the envelope/baggie in the collection box found through the school.

Total number of Box Tops and Labels by HOMEROOM ONLY will also be tracked. A class party such as pizza or ice cream will be held for the classrooms turning in the most labels per semester. Check the Falcon Flyer for information and updates throughout the year!

Thank You and start clipping, Lisa Chaney and Beth Penny.

District Happenings...

Check out the FCI website (http://www.hse.k12.in.us/FCI/news/) for more activities occurring throughout the district.

*Prudential Spirit of Community Award-Nominate a Deserving Student for Volunteering

*Join 4-H Club

*Keep Calm Speaker @ New hope

*Southeastern/Fishers Rugby Flag grades 2-4, 5-6, & 7-8

*Wrestling Club K-8 grades

*Swim Team Evaluations/Lessons

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, October 26th, 2015 Rot. F-3

2:50-5:45pm - Engineering For Kids @ Lab

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 Rot. F-4

6:45am - Spell Bowl

2:50-3:55pm - Art Studio Club

2:50-4:00pm - Choir

2:50-3:50pm - Disc Golf Open

2:50-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Tryouts Day 1

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 Rot. F-5

6:55-7:25am - Student Council

2:50-3:40pm - FLIP Spanish Program

2:50-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Tryouts Day 2

Fall Fundraiser Ends

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 Rot. C-1

2:50-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Final Tryouts

2:50-3:35pm - Yearbook Club

2:50-3:55pm - Art Studio Club

Friday, October 30th, 2015 Rot. C-2

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 Rot. C-3

2:50-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Practice

2:50-5:45pm - Engineering for Kids

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 Rot. C-4

6:45am - Spell Bowl

2:50-3:50pm - GEMS Club

2:50-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Practice

2:50-3:55pm - Art Studio Club

3:00-4:00pm - Choir

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 Rot. C-5

6:55-7:25am - Student Council

2:50-3:40pm - FLIP Spanish Program @ Lab

No Boys Basketball

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 Rot. I-1

2:50-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Practice

2:50-3:55pm - Art Studio Club

Friday, November 6th, 2015 Rot. I-2

2:50-4:30pm - Boys Basketball Practice

FCI Attendance Line ~ 915-4228.

Student Transportation