August 11, 2017
Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
8/14 Early Release Monday
8/21 Early Release Monday
8/22 Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night - Parents Only
1st/2nd Grades 6:30-7:00 pm; 3rd/4th Grades 7:30-8:00 pm
8/27 Early Release Monday
9/04 LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL
9/06 PTO Meeting - 9:30 am - Cafe
MENU AUGUST 14-18 GREEN WEEK
Monday-Chicken Tenders w/dinner roll, green beans, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk
Tuesday-Cheese omelet w/bacon, bagel, tater tots, cinnamon apples, fruit and milk
Wednesday-Breaded Chicken Sandwich, baked beans, salad, fruit and milk
Thursday-Ravioli w/meat sauce, garlic toast, broccoli, salad, fruit and milk
Friday-Potato crunch fish bites w/macaroni and cheese, steamed carrots, salad, fruit and milk
WELCOME BACK! FROM Principal Jackson
It has been a great first three days at FCE! Your kiddos have gotten back into the swing of things and have been busy learning and meeting new friends. It is going to be a great year!
iPad distribution (rentals): We are getting close! All 1st-4th grade iPads will have been distributed by the end of the day today and kindergarten students will receive theirs on Monday as long as forms have been filled out it Skyward.
NWEA: This is an online assessment all HSE students take 3 times a year to measure growth throughout the school year. Students take this assessment on the iPad. If the MAP testing app is already on your child's iPad from last year, please just make sure you have the updated version.
Renters and new students: There was an error in the recent Skylert about which app to download. To find the appropriate app, please type in NWEA MAP testing in the search box. A picture of the app is attached. Please make sure this is downloaded as testing begins for some students on Monday.
NWEA testing schedule:
8/14-8/15: 3rd and 4th grade
8/15-8/16: 2nd grade
8/16 and 8/18: 1st grade
Week of 8/21: Kindergarten
New for the 2017-2018 school year, all HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The handbook for Fall Creek Elementary can be found as a quick link on our website. We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the FCE main office at 317-594-4180. Our staff is available to assist you. Have a great weekend!
IMPORTANT FCE INFORMATION
IMPORTANT FCE INFO: Please be sure to review the Student Handbook on line for valuable information.
Remember all visitors to the building must sign in at the office and get a visitor’s badge.
SCHOOL HOURS: Bus unloading: 8:45 a.m.; School day 8:55 a.m.-3:40 p.m.; Bus loading 3:40 p.m.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: August 29 (Parents only - 1st-4th grades)
ABSENCES—When your child is absent, please let the school know by calling the office (594-4180). Any student arriving after 8:55 a.m. should be brought to the office so that the lunch and attendance counts can be changed. Please do not drop off your child at the entrance if he/she arrives after 8:55 a.m. Parents are required to sign the children in at the office. When picking your child up for early release, dr. appointment, etc, be sure to have a photo i.d. with you.
HEALTH CARDS—Please be sure to complete the on-line Health Information Cards ASAP. These provide quick and valuable information for the nurse.
BOOK FEES will be available in Skyward at the end of August.
BIRTHDAY TREATS are not allowed at any time.
***BUS Reminder: All Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by an adult. An older sibling may be allowed to meet the student if coordinated with the driver or Transportation in advance.
CAR RIDERS: If your child is a car rider, please wait in the line on the south end of the building to drop your child off in the a.m. Do not bring them to the front of the building unless they are tardy and need to get a tardy pass to class. Enter/exit on the SOUTH end of the building only; the overflow line goes into Fall Creek Jr. High parking lot. Please put a sign in your car window with your child’s name in large print to help the line run smoothly. If a change in your child’s normal dismissal is needed, a note MUST BE sent to the classroom teacher. Without the note, your child will be dismissed by the normal means. We also encourage parents to write their children(s) name(s) inside their backpacks and inside their lunch boxes.
Please be sure to check our school’s website: www.hse.k12.in.us and click on Fall Creek Elementary. You will have access to many things such as the District Calendar, Supply Lists, Student Handbooks, and Menu.
EARLY RELEASE MONDAYS
Dear HSE Parents and Guardians:
To provide teachers with consistent and more frequent opportunities for professional development, Hamilton Southeastern Schools has implemented a 20-minute, early-release day each Monday for students, K-12, beginning with this school year. In turn, teachers will remain 25 minutes later on Mondays for a total of 45 minutes of professional development time each week. The first observance will be this coming Monday, August 14, 2017.
The new weekly meetings will replace the four professional development half days in last years calendar. A link to the 2017-2018 school calendar is below:
High-quality teaching remains the standard in Hamilton Southeastern Schools, and we look forward to advancing professional development. Thank you for your cooperation, and your continuous support of our teachers and students.
APPLICATION FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH
Application for Free or Reduced Lunch—Applications for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program are available through your Skyward Family Access under the Food Service tab. Simply click the application tab. The system will take you through a series of steps including a parent letter, instructions, the Federal income chart, Privacy Act and Non-Discrimination Statements. After completing all six parts of the application, you will electronically sign and click I agree. After reviewing your information, you will click submit. Once you click submit, the application is sent electronically to the Food Service Department where it will be reviewed for approval or denial. After the application is reviewed you will receive an email indicating if the application was approved or denied for benefits. This process does need to be completed every year.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
Hamilton Southeastern School district recently entered in to a partnership with Community Health Network to begin to provide behavioral health services to students during the school day. Our school was recently assigned a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who will be in our building approximately 2 ½ days a week to meet with students and their families. If you are interested in this service please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor to learn more.
SAFE VISITOR BADGE
Anyone wishing to volunteer in the school must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. Please note this policy also applies to anyone wishing to join students for lunch (after Labor Day). Simply follow the quick link on our FCE website to apply for a background check. This process takes 5-7 days.
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