HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

February 26, 2016 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.98%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 6

Weekly Rotation Schedule

Monday, February 29th - Day 1

Tuesday, March 1st - Day 2

Wednesday, March 2nd - Day 3

Thursday, March 3rd - Day 4

Friday, March 4th - Day 5

Upcoming Events at HPE


29th - ISTEP testing starts (3rd and 4th grade only)


8th - Parent Information Night with Dr. Bourff, 7 pm, New Britton Elementary

11th - End of 3rd quarter

14th - Flex Day

21st - HPE Math Night, 5:30-7:15pm

25th - HPE Spirit Wear Day

31st - Spring Classroom Parties, 1:30 pm


1st - 10th - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

14th - Kindergarten Round-Up, 5-7 pm

15th - HPE Spirit Wear Day

Holidays and Observances


13 - Daylight Savings Time begins

17th - St. Patrick's Day

20th - Spring Begins

25th - Good Friday

27th - Easter

Lunch Menu - Week of February 29th

Mon. - Day 1 - Grilled Cheese

Tues. - Day 2 - Pancakes or Waffle with Sausage*

Wed. - Day 3 - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Thurs. - Day 4 - Chicken Nuggets with Cornbread*

Fri. - Day 5 - Cheese Pizza

* Menu change

** In the event of a two-hour delay, breakfast will not be served.

ISTEP Testing

ATTENTION 3RD and 4th GRADE PARENTS – ISTEP testing will occur next week. Attendance during these days is very important; please make every attempt to reschedule dentist and doctor appointments around the test dates.

Here are just a few tips for a good testing day:

  • Get a good night’s sleep. This is important every night!!!
  • A good morning at home makes for a good morning at school.
  • Eat a good healthy breakfast.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Talk to your students about the test. Remind them to give their best effort. This test is important, but too much stress can be a problem also.
  • Encourage your student to listen to the teacher for directions.
  • Encourage your student to think positively – they can do this!!!
  • Smile and tell a funny joke – laughing is good for everyone.

Thank you for your help.

Mrs. Logue

Counselor's Corner

I had the privilege of visiting the first grade classrooms this week and providing a lesson on caring. We read the book, How Full Is Your Bucket and discussed how the students could fill the buckets of others through showing caring and completing kind deeds. The students then practiced filling another person’s bucket by writing a kind note. I enjoyed visiting your child’s classroom and look forward to visiting again in the near future.


Nancy Logue

HPE Math Night

Please join HPE teachers and staff on Monday, March 21 for HPE Math Night from 5:30-7:15pm! Families can spend the evening investigating, problem solving, and engaging in math activities together. Students are invited to help lead activities during this night of math fun. Kona Ice will join us to complete the evening. Watch for more information from your child's teachers. We hope to see you there!!

Don't Forget to Order Your School Yearbook!

Reserve your $15 yearbook now! The number of extra books will be limited. You may pay online at http://printmore.theyearbookshop.com/harrisonparkwayelementary, or with cash or check (made payable to Harrison Parkway Elementary). In order to ensure you receive your copy, please preorder by: Monday, February 29th.

HSE21 in Action

This semester we will regularly highlight HSE21 practices in our weekly newsletter. Our goal is to share with HPE families the shift in instruction and learning and the ways in which technology amplifies the instruction we provide our students. We are excited to share these examples to keep you informed about instruction in the elementary setting today and the future as we move to 1:1 in the elementary setting.

Amplifying Math Workshop with Technology

Take a look inside Mrs. Kline's 3rd grade math block to see how learning is amplified with technology. This three minute illustrates ways in which technology can be incorporated during math block to amplify instruction. Notice the variety of tools and methods the students use to show their thinking processes!


HSE 21 Information

Beginning 2016 - 2017 School Year for Elementary Schools--

As HSE continues to expanded the 1:1 program, each student currently in grades 5 - 8 requires an iPad during the day at school. Each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school beginning in the fall of 2016. Device requirements for the iPad are as follows:

Model Requirement: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, iPad Air 2

(Note: an iPad Mini of any model does not meet NWEA or ISTEP testing hardware requirements)

Memory Size: 16 GB or greater

Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed.

Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad for $125 per school year (rental includes iPad 2 or newer model, insurance, case, charging cord and brick). Visit http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/hse21/ to find more information about HSE’s 1:1 program.

HPE Music News

First Grade Music Visits

During the week of March 28th, parents of first grade students are invited to attend their child's music class. Background checks and viewing the anti-bullying video is required of all parents who plan to attend.

Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30 pm

An Evening with our Fourth Grade Students . Sharing experiences, discoveries and knowledge of Indiana. Parent letters were sent home on Thursday. A copy of the letter is below for your reference.

Dear Parents,

During the coming weeks, students will share their knowledge of Indiana with each other in their classrooms and in music. This will be the starting point for a journey of discoveries and experiences resulting in an increased understanding of our state and its people.

Indiana… 50 years ago? 100 years ago? 200 years ago?

What will it be like in 2216?

On May 17th at 6:30 pm, our Fourth Grade Students will present some of their experiences through the mediums of music, movement, writing, and drama. As the next two months unfold, students will inform you of decisions and or choices they make in regards to the evening.

We look forward to what lies ahead.


Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Clevenger, Mrs. Hampton, Mrs. Jarrett, Mrs. Sangeorzan, and Mrs. Wargel

Please note: The evening of May 17th will replace the 4th grade program scheduled for March 24th.


Bass Tone Open Tone

Combinations you create Pass the beat Clapping Games

"Heartbeat" Projects

Students in grades one and three recently experienced drumming. Sounds were heard from conga drums, bucket drums, djembes, tubanos, bass drums and objects.

If you wish to enrich this component of music making and involve your family, browse the website at http://www.bongoboymusic.com/. Community Drum Circles are held on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. All ages are welcome and there is no cost.

HPE Cafeteria News

Parents please make sure you are signed up thru Skyward to receive low balance emails for your students lunch account. As per HSE policy for elementary students “If a student is at $0.00 they are allowed to charge one meal. Once the account is negative the student should be given a debit meal until the account is in positive standing or they have money in hand to cover the purchase.”

When sending cash in with your student please put it in an envelope with their name, student ID number, and teacher's name. When sending in money please write your child’s. full name, student ID number and teachers name on the envelope. For checks write your child’s ID number on the memo line. Please write your child’s student ID number on checks.

As a reminder if there is a two hour delay breakfast will not be served. On half days we do serve breakfast.

If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated. When packing your child’s lunch please remember to include eating utensils for them.

Due to limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings) each day. Please call the office by 9:30 AM. If you are ordering a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call in. Please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants. You must have a valid background check on file, have watched the anti-bullying video, and completed the video survey. Please do not use cell phones during your visit. Per HSE student private policy, taking pictures are prohibited.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

Attendance Line Voicemail

If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at leas one week prior to the absence.

Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.

Sign In Procedures

As a reminder, the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front of the 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 mush walk past other cars releasing children. It is imperative that cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing students 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

Harrison Parkway Elementary has a Lost & Found located by the Music Room for any lost items. If your child may have lost something at school, please check the Lost & Found. At the end of each month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!


PTO Meeting-

The final PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Free babysitting provided in the gym. During the meeting, we will honor all of our parent volunteers with yummy goodness as well as elect new executive officers for 2016-17 school year. Additional agenda items will be added.

Related to the final meeting of the year: if you are interested in an executive or committee chair position, please contact any of the current PTO executive board: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/HPE/pto/. We value your involvement!


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

Permitted use of school newsletters by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.

Dollars for Seniors Nears

As the winds of March blow in so does the annual Dollars for Seniors (DFS) tradition! Soon, more than 100 local seniors will take to the phones in a telethon style scholarship fundraiser. What makes DFS so special is that it rewards student effort and is not simply based on merit or need. Students from both area high schools work together to learn about local philanthropy, reflect on their time at HSE Schools, set goals, and try to earn money to help both themselves and their classmates pursue their higher education goals! It takes a lot of courage and a little practice for our students to dial the phone, so consider answering the call and pledging to help! Or you can give directly online in honor of the Class of 2016 at http://hsefoundation.org/events/dollars-for-seniors.

Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale

Plan to attend the Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Fishers Junior High Gym (13257 Cumberland Road). Items from more than 70 families include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, adult and kids clothing, etc. Tax deductible donations are also accepted. Call (317) 409-0098 or (317) 777-3714 for pick up. Proceeds from the sale provide funding for local charity, cultural, and educational initiatives.

Post the Perfect Picture with Help from Fishers Parks & Recreation

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flicker, thanks to our cell phone we’re all photographers! Fishers Parks & Recreation wants to help you capture the perfect picture on the one device that’s almost always in your back pocket. Residents ages 16 and older are invited to Cell Phone Photography 101, a two-week class that takes place at the Roy G. Memorial Park building, March 11 and 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your device as you practice new photo-taking techniques, explore photo editing apps and learn how to add fun captions to enhance your photos!

Cell Phone Photography 101 is a great program to learn more about your mobile device and how it can help you capture unforgettable moments in your life. Participants should have a mobile device that they can bring to class and should already know how to work their mobile device. Registration for this program costs $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

Registration can be completed online, today!

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Fishers Parks & Recreation

This St. Patty’s Day, let Fishers Parks & Recreation help you celebrate! Children ages 2 through 10 are invited to stop by the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building with a parent for Shamrock Pottery. Taking place on Saturday, March 12 from 1 to 2 p.m., this program offers an opportunity to spend quality time with your child while doing something fun.

During Shamrock Pottery each child will have the opportunity to create their own shamrock shaped dish. All supplies will be provided and no prior experience is necessary to register for this program. After painting is complete, one of our staff members will read The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day to the group! All finished pottery creations will be available for pickup from the Fishers Parks & Recreation office, located at 11565 Brooks School Road, seven days after the program concludes.

Secure a spot in this program by registering online, today!

Enjoy a Fun Afternoon with Fishers Parks & Recreation

You’ve seen the wallets, bookmarks and pencil pouches made out of duct tape, and in this program you’ll create your own! Fishers Parks & Recreation invites young adults ages 9 through 14 for Duct Tape Creations. Taking place on Monday, March 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Billericay Park Building, Duct Tape Creations offers a fun afternoon getting crafty. This program costs $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents. Space in this program is limited and registration is due by March 7.

Head online to secure a spot today!

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

Click this button to learn more about Spring 2016 sports.

Spring 2016 Registration Update - Registration for baseball, soccer, and girls lacrosse closes on February 29. Softball registration will close shortly thereafter. Boys lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website, www.hsesports.org.

Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Evaluations - Rec league evaluation dates are listed below. It is very important that every player attend their designated evaluation session. Players should report 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

5th and 6th Grade - Saturday, February 27 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1

Last name A-H - 1:30 p.m. Last name I-O – 3:30 p.m. Last name P-Z – 5:00 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade - Saturday, March 5 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1

Last name A-M - 1:30 p.m. ; Last name N-Z - 2:30 p.m.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball Evaluations - March 5 - 6 - Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym #1 Players are requested to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time. Registration will be required and girls will go through the evaluation in groups. All girls interested in pitching should report to the pitching evalaution. Please allow 45-60 minutes to complete the entire evaluation process.

*Please Note* - Only 8U players interested in playing All-Stars need to be evaluated. There are NO evaluations for the 5/6U leagues.

Saturday, March 5 8U - Interested All-Stars Only

12:30 p.m. - 10U - Last Name A-L

12:45-2:00 p.m. 10U - Last Name M-Z

Sunday, March 6 -

12U - 1:00-2:30 p.m.

14U - 2:45-4:00 p.m.


email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Tiger Night Lights

The Fishers Tigers Football team would like to invite your son to our annual Tiger Night Lights for all 1st thru 4th grade boys. Join Fishers High School Head Coach Rick Wimmer, members of the coaching staff, and Tiger football players for a high-energy evening of fun, football, and pizza! Boys will get to talk football, receive coaching instruction by Tiger coaches and players, participate in non-contact football drills, play games, and compete in the Tiger Football Combine Experience, utilizing drills used in the NFL Combine. Pizza and drinks will be provided at the end of the evening. Players and coaches will also be available for autographs.

WHEN: Friday, March 11th 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.)

WHERE: Fishers High School Gymnasium. (Enter at FHS Main entrance, sign in outside cafeteria).

COST: $40.00 (includes Tiger T-Shirt). (Please make checks payable to FHS Gridiron Club.)

· Entire evening will be chaperoned by football parents, players, and coaches.

· One-on-one interaction with the FHS coaches and players.

· A great parents' night out for the price of a baby-sitter!

· Pizza will be served after football drills and competitions, around 9:30 p.m.


· Reservations preferred. Walk-ins are welcome!

Reservation forms are due by Friday, March 4th. Forms may be found on our website at:


Please send payment to: FHS Gridiron Club

Attn: Kim Broughton

P.O. Box 572

Fishers, IN 46038

Questions, please email Kim Broughton at kimbroughton@comcast.net.

Future Tiger Club

We are excited to announce the 2016 “Future Tiger Baseball Club”! The Club is recommended for all boys and girls who currently support the Fishers Tigers Baseball team, but are not currently at the high school level.

Whether you are a baseball player looking forward to becoming Tiger, or a supporter and fan of the program, you’ll find the membership options and benefits a great value! The “Future Tiger Baseball Club” is the easiest way for young fans to become acquainted with the program and we can’t wait for you to become involved!!!

Click on the link below to find out more about what a Future Tiger Club membership includes. Dugout Club website: www.fishersbaseballdugoutclub.com

St. Vincent Geist Half Marathon School Program

5K, 10K, or Half Marathon! Join us for Fishers' largest community event and Indiana's largest school walking/running fitness program -- Saturday, May 21st, 2016.

Over $366,000 thus far has been raised by the race since its inception to promote health and wellness in Geist area schools. Parents are encouraged to walk/run with your children to show support of their school program. To register, click on the link below:


Question: email Aprill Shelburne geisthalf@gmail.com; Giesthalf.com; 317-670-6603

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information about the library and programs that are offered!

State Park Passes Now Available for Loan from the Library

With temperatures finally on the rise, thoughts are turning to the great outdoors and exploring all that Indiana has to offer. In honor of the state’s bicentennial, the Indiana State Library has now provided each library with a state park pass for loan to library cardholders.

When you are ready to hit the trail, simply stop by the Adult Services desk at either the Fishers or Noblesville Library and check for availability. Due to high demand, the passes will be available on a first come, first served basis, with no holds or renewals available. Passes can be checked out for up to 7 days.

Like other library materials, if passes are returned after the due date, late fees will apply. If passes are lost, a full replacement cost will be assessed. For further information, check out the library’s website at www.hepl.lib.in.us.