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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 3-9-18

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.

  • Dine-to-donate: BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse every Thursday in March from 3-10pm; Must present flyer
  • Spring Picture Day: Thursday, March 15th
  • Yearbook Online Orders Must be Placed by Sunday, March 11th

Attention Parents of 3rd Graders

This is an important reminder that IREAD begins next week. It is important that your child be in attendance these days of school.
  • HRE third graders will test Tuesday, & Wednesday (Mar 13-14).
  • Students that are absent during testing will be required to make up their test on Thursday & Friday (Mar 15-16).
  • Students are required to have their iPads fully charged and ready for testing in the mornings on the dates of testing.

How can you help your child?

  • Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep.
  • Ensure your child has a good breakfast.
  • Encourage your child to do their best and be proud of his/her effort.

We appreciate your continued support and dedication to your child's success. If you have any questions regarding IREAD please contact Kassy Morales, Assistant Principal.

What's Cooking?

Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.

The Launching Pad Café

Lunch Menu for the week of March 12th

Monday: Taco Scoops w/Refried Beans and Salad

Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs w/French Toast and Carrots

Wednesday: Pizza Calzone w/Marinara Sauce and Corn

Thursday: Chicken & Noodles w/Roll, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Friday: Cheesy Breadsticks w/Marinara, Broccoli, and Veggie Pack

Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.

Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.

PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.

*No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.

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Attention 3rd Graders

Ms. Chandler is happy to announce an opportunity to help Braeburn Elementary in Houston, Texas while having some fun in the process. All third graders are invited to play dodgeball before school, for a monetary donation. The fourth graders raised $410 with their kickball tournament in December. Let's see if 3rd grade can beat them! Just show up at door 10 (gym door) at 8:00 am. Since you don't play dodgeball in PE, this is a great opportunity. Students are not required to attend as this is an optional before school activity.

Wednesday, February 28th Miss Otto's Class

Friday, March 9th Mrs. Ceglio's Class

Monday, March 12th Mrs. Lee's Class

Friday, March 16th Mrs. Peterson's Class

Wednesday, March 21st Ms. Sitar's Class

Friday, March 23rd Miss Parrish's Class

Wednesday, March 28th Ms. Harling's Class

Please contact Ms. Chandler if you have any questions.

Honor and Excellence

Honor and Excellence are two of the terms that appear on the Hamilton Southeastern Crest. One might attribute these qualities to our students, and rightly so, but the same terms can also describe our staff. We honor representatives of our outstanding teachers at the end of each year through the Teacher of the Year program. We would also like to recognize representatives from our SUPPORT STAFF who demonstrate excellence in their work.

We are looking for support staff employees who go beyond the normal expectations of their job description resulting in outstanding support of Hamilton Southeastern students and the Hamilton Southeastern Community.

Nominees must be Hamilton Southeastern employees. They could be from any support staff category, including: custodial services, transportation, food service, technology, grounds, secretarial, instructional assistants, maintenance, accounting, treasurers, school resource officers, nurses, etc. Qualifications to be nominated would include anything beyond the normal expectations of the person’s job. It could be a “one-time” act or a series of acts.

Nominations may be received from any person from the Hamilton Southeastern Community, including: professional staff, support staff, parents, students, community members, etc.

Feel free to nominate past recipients of the award. Past award winners are eligible to be chosen again.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the form on or before March 23, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Moore at Be sure to get your nomination in early - those received after March 23 will not be considered.

Thanks for your help in honoring the excellent work of our support staff!

Survey Link:

Order Your 2017-2018 Yearbooks Now

Hoosier Road Elementary is once again offering high quality yearbooks for sale to all of our families! The HRE Yearbook Club is in the process of designing our yearbook which will soon go to print. If you would like to reserve a copy for your student, you may order online by going to Be sure to enter our school yearbook ID Code: 10776818. The base price for a soft cover yearbook is only $15 but you may add upgrades such as choosing to have a hard cover or personalize the yearbook with your student's name.

All online yearbook orders are due no later than March 11, 2018. This deadline is firm and cannot be extended.

Attention All 4th Graders

4th Graders- we need you! Track season is right around the corner. If you are interested in joining the 4th grade track team, please see Ms. Chandler or Miss Pall to get a track packet. There are many events that our team trains for, including long jump, relays, softball throw, and sprints. We always have a great time and would love for you to join! Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Our first practice is March 27th! Hope you can join our team!

Calling All Walkers, Joggers, and Runners

We had a great turn out at our Geist 5K meeting on Wednesday! If you were unable to come to the meeting- no worries! Registration is still open and packets are still available. Please e-mail or see Ms. Chandler or Miss Pall for more information. All families (no matter the grade level) are invited to register with our school. We hope to make our 11th year or biggest and best! Come be a part of the fun!

Multicultural Holiday Volunteers Needed

Mrs. Lattal’s Fourth Grade class is studying multicultural holidays. This is a student led project where students research, report, and create items about their chosen holiday. The students will showcase their work on May 17. To help them with their research, Mrs. Lattal is looking for parents who celebrate the following holidays and would be willing to share their knowledge of them: Day of the Dead, Tet, Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Cinco de Mayo, Diwali, and Rosh Hashana.

Library Volunteers Needed!

Mrs. Avery is looking for volunteers to come and help in the library. Please click on the following link to sign up!

Kindergarten Registration and Kindergarten Open House

No need to wait! Enroll now!

All HRE families are invited to enroll incoming Kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year. Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018.

To enroll your student, go to your current SKYWARD account and look for the tab labeled, "New Student Online Enrollment". If you don't have an account or will be new to HRE, please click the link below to begin the process:

Be prepared to scan and upload the following documents:

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Child's immunization records
  • Three proofs of residency. For a complete listing of acceptable proofs of residency documents, please click on this link found on the HSE Schools website:

HRE will still be hosting a traditional "Kindergarten Open House" evening on Thursday, April 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM. All families in the community may come to meet our Kindergarten teachers, tour the building and even take a ride on a school bus!

If you have any questions about enrolling your child in Kindergarten, please feel free to call Stacy Koch in the Hoosier Road Elementary School office at (317)915-4240.

Important Note from the Office

Please review the dismissal procedures for Hoosier Road Elementary.

When to use School Dismissal Manager

This program is only used for those times that your child will be at school until the dismissal bell rings, but they will be going home via a different instruction. Changes such as these must be entered on School Dismissal Manager, as we no longer accept hand written notes or calls. All dismissal changes must be entered in School Dismissal Manager before 2:30pm the day of the change. If the change has not been entered, your child will be sent home via the instruction previously scheduled in the dismissal program. For your convenience, we have added a link to School Dismissal Manager to HRE's website in the Quick Link section.

The following are a few examples that would require you to change your child's end of day dismissal instructions...

  • Your child normally rides the bus home, but will be going to the YMCA
  • Your child has joined an after school activity or club
  • Your child is staying after school for tutoring
  • Your child is riding their regular bus home, but will be going home with a friend (please note that if your child is going home on their regular bus, but getting off at a different stop, you must make an exception, choose their regular bus number, and add the name of the person that they are going home with)

If your child is participating in an after school activity or tutoring that will happen on a regular basis, you can set up a "Recurring Dismissal Instruction" and select the day of the week and the change, as well as a start and end date. This will eliminate the need for you to remember to make the change each day that your child is doing something different. If it is a one time change, you can click on that day to make the change.

When to Send a Note

If your child will be leaving school before the dismissal bell rings, you must send in a note or call the office to let us know what time and who will be picking your child up. It is important that if the person picking up your child is not a parent or guardian, they must be listed in skyward as an emergency contact or we must receive a note in writing with their full name. All persons signing a student out of school are required to have their driver's license with them to check the child out of the building.

Please call the office at 317-915-4240 if you need assistance. Thank you for helping HRE staff to keep your children safe!


The PTO is looking for people willing to give their time to enrich HRE for the students and the teachers. If you’re willing to do that and can attend a monthly daytime meeting, the Executive Board is for you!

For the 2018-19 school year, the PTO is looking to fill the following positions:



If you are interested in one of the positions or would like to learn more, please email the

Nominating Chair: Brittany Schmuck

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Dine to Donate EVERY THURSDAY IN MARCH at BoomBozz!!!

You must present a copy of the flyer. Please click on the following link for a printable copy of the flyer.

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Volunteers & Lunch Visitors Reminder

Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their SafeVisitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (it is available in Google Play or via the app store on the iPhone) or have your badge available when you come into the school. Looking up names can lead to the wrong person being signed in.

Upon leaving, please give your printed badge to the office staff for quick check-out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vicki Foutty at 317-594-4100.

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