Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the April 30th, 2021, edition of Southeastern Scene.

Dear Southeastern Families:

I was reflecting on the joy I find in listening to our students talk during the day, dialogue about what they are learning, what they are wondering, what they’ve discovered or what they love to play. This made me think about how much, as a mother, I wanted to hear my own children talk about their day. I always wished I could tap into what they had experienced that day through their lens. There were so many instances where I was going about it the wrong way and I had to think more creatively. With that said, for our families that don’t always get to hear about their child’s day, or have a hard time sparking that conversation, I have some fun questions for you to ask that might encourage you so that you may tap into that beautiful dialogue with your child:

  • What made you smile today?
  • Share an example of kindness that you saw today. How were you kind to someone else?/How were you helpful today? How did someone help you today?
  • Did anyone do anything silly today to make you laugh? What happened first? Then? Tell me more…
  • Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
  • What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  • If you could change one thing about your day what would it be?
  • What made you feel loved today?
  • If you switched places with your teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
  • Tell me about recess. What is your favorite thing to do at recess? If you could add something to the playground, what would it be?
  • What would you rate your day on a scale of 1-10? Why.
  • What is something you hope to learn before school ends?
  • What did you discover today? What questions did you ask today? What “wonders” do you have?
  • If you had a camera with you at school, what picture would you have taken? Why?
  • If you could get rid of one school rule, what would it be?
  • You can always encourage with, “tell me more” with any scenario.

Whether it is in the car, at the dinner table, on an evening walk, or bedtime, it is my hope that you have many memorable conversations with your child in the years to come.

Mrs. Chastain and Mrs. Monkul

Counselor's Corner

Virtual Lunch with Jen Smith

Our school counselor, Jen Smith, will be holding a virtual lunch time once a week for our virtual students. Please see the day and time that has been assigned to your student's grade level below. This is not enrichment or a lesson, just an opportunity for our virtual students to "socialize" with their grade level peers. They will be able to use the same Zoom link (below) each week.

Please access zoom link here.

4th Grade - Mondays - 11:00

3rd Grade - Tuesdays - 1:30

2nd Grade - Wednesdays - 1:00

1st Grade - Thursdays - 12:15

KDG - Fridays - 11:45

Grief Support Group

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Has your child or teen experienced the death of a significant person(s) in their lives? Brooke’s Place provides support groups, therapy services and community education to empower children, teens, young adults and their families to thrive in the midst of grief.

Brooke’s Place also offers the BP8 Program- an 8-week peer-based grief support group to be conducted at school during the school day. This group offers an opportunity for grieving young people to build supportive relationships and learn how to cope with the death of a significant person(s) in their lives.

SES school counselor, Mrs. Smith, will co-facilitate these groups with a Brooke's Place bereavement specialist. There will be a K-2 and a 3-4 group. As soon as there are at least 3-4 students signed up for a group, we will get things started. If you would like to sign your student up for one of these groups, please complete the attached permission slip and return to Mrs. Smith. If you would like more information you can visit the Brooke's Place website: or email Mrs. Smith at

SEL of the WEEK

KDG - Second Step - Lesson 22 - Having Fun with Our Friends

1st - Second Step - Lessons complete for this school year.

2nd - Common Sense Media - Lesson 1 - Show Respect Online -attachment below

3rd - Common Sense Media - Lesson 1 - This Is Me - attachment below

4th - Common Sense Media - Lesson 2 - Super Digital Citizen - attachment below

Mrs. Smith, SES School Counselor

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Roary's Outreach Food Distribution

Parents, if you are interested in Roary's Outreach Food Distribution, please contact our school counselor, Jen Smith, at to sign up. Pick up is May 15, 2021, at HSE High School, Door 21, 10am to 12pm.

Please drive to Door 21 at HSE High school. Open your trunk, and your food will be delivered to your car.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, April 30th, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Tuesday, May 4th, 8:50 a.m., 4th grade track practice.
  • Wednesday, May 5th, 8:50 a.m., 4th grade track practice.
  • Thursday, May 6th, Explorer Day. Wear your school colors.
  • Friday, May 7th, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Tuesday, May 11th, 8:50 a.m., 4th grade track practice.
  • Wednesday, May 12th, 8:50 a.m., 4th grade track practice.
  • Friday, May 14th, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Wednesday, May 19th, 4th grade track meet.
  • Thursday, May 20th, kg-3rd grade end-of-year class parties.
  • Friday, May 21st, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Monday, May 24th, field day.
  • Wednesday, May 26th, second semester ends. Last day for students

Enrollment for 2021/2022

Enrollment for 2021-2022 school year is now open. Please click this link for more information. If you previously enrolled with Southeastern Elementary, and decided not to attend this year, and would like to re-enroll, please contact Cheri Burks at (317) 594-4340.

Student Withdrawal

If your student(s) will be unenrolling for the next academic school year, please alert our Registrar, Cheri Burks, at as soon as possible for planning purposes.

Redisents of Blue Ridge Creek, Flagstone Woods, Summerland Park, Turnberry at the Park, and Waterman Crossing families

Families in these neighborhoods, please click on the attachment below for information regarding the option to transfer to Durbin Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year.

Cafeteria News

This next week is week 1 on the menu.

For the remainder of the year all breakfast and lunch Meal Deals will be Free.

Due to the later start time, elementary schools will not be serving breakfast.

For the lunch Meal Deal, students must pick a fruit and a vegetable, an entree, and 1 milk is included but optional.

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Nurses Notes

Students are asked to stay home from school if any symptoms of illness are present. Please see below for at-home screening steps:
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2021-2022 School Supply Lists and Kits

Parents, the PTO is selling school supply kits for the 2021-2022 academic year. 1st Day School Supplies will help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year. Kits will be pre-packaged and sent to your home prior to the start of school. If you would like to order school supplies through the PTO, please click this link to place your order. More information is available below in the PTO newsletter link.

*INCOMING KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES will also receive a $20 gift card for spirit wear when they purchase a kit.*

If you would like to purchase school supplies on your own, please see the attached school supply list below.

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Operations Plan Contact Tracing Update


  • HSE schools will immediately contact Fishers Health Department and/or Hamilton County Health Department upon learning of a positive COVID case among student body or staff. The Indiana State Department of Health will lead contact tracing and case investigation in consultation with FHD.
  • As of Feb. 17, general notification of COVID-related cases in schools via Skylert will cease. Families will only be notified if their student(s) are a close contact. This change in practice is to reduce confusion.
  • All COVID-related cases among students and staff can be found on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard and is updated on Monday mornings. The dashboard was created to provide transparency about what is happening in the school corporation.

All information about COVID protocols, mitigation, contact tracing and school closures can be found in the updated operations manual by clicking this link.

PTO News

Please check the latest PTO news by clicking this link.

Stay connected with Southeastern PTO


Instragram: @Southeastern PTO
Twitter: @Southeastern PTO

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Elementary, Intermediate and Jr. High:

Fall Program Registration

Online registration opens May 1st for fall sports and runs through May 31st at Find all fall program information packets here.

Fall Program Offerings Include:
Soccer -
(pre-kindergarten – high school)

Football - (Flag K-2nd, Rookie tackle 3rd, Modified tackle 4th, Tackle 5th – 6th)

Girls Volleyball - (4th – 8th)

Co-Ed Field Hockey - (2nd – 11th)

Cheerleading - (K-6th)

Cross Country - (1st – 12th)

Fall Baseball - (1st – 9th)

Fall Softball - (8U – 14U)

High School Fall Program Registration

Online registration opens May 1st for fall sports and runs through May 31st at Find all fall program information packets here.

High School Fall Program Offerings Include:
Co-Ed Soccer
Co-Ed Field Hockey
Cross Country
Fall Baseball

Fall Softball

Registration scholarship opportunities are available for families on free or reduced lunch within the district. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For fall sports these dates are 5/1 – 5/31. Email for more information.

Community Insider

Please click on this link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.


Anyone wanting to spend time in the school or chaperone a field trip must have a SafeVisitor ID badge. If you have not yet completed the background check, please click below to get started.

Safe Visitor

Please access the safe visitor approval process here.

HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.
HSE Report It

Please access HSE Report It information here.

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