Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary
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
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
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: www.brookesplace.org or email Mrs. Smith at email@example.com.
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
Roary's Outreach Food Distribution
Parents, if you are interested in Roary's Outreach Food Distribution, please contact our school counselor, Jen Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Redisents of Blue Ridge Creek, Flagstone Woods, Summerland Park, Turnberry at the Park, and Waterman Crossing families
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.
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.
Mrs. Stevenson's Class
Fourth-grade friends researched questions in anticipation of the arrival of chicken eggs, answering "What can we do as 'egg parents' to ensure the best hatching?"
Fourth grade track participants prepare for their upcoming district track meet.
Mrs. Howard's class
Kindergarten students celebrated the letter A with the launch of individually-made paper airplanes.
Mrs. Stevenson's Class
Mrs. Huffer's Class
Mrs. Huffer's friends displaying their SES Explorer pride.
Mrs. Kraick's fourth grade class worked on teamwork, communication, and collaboration using loose parts.
Mrs. O'Neill's class
First grade students enjoyed learning outdoors at Ritchey Woods.
Operations Plan Contact Tracing Update
CHANGES TO CONTACT TRACING
- 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.
Mudsock Youth Athletics
Elementary, Intermediate and Jr. High:
Fall Program Registration
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
High School Fall Program Offerings Include:
Co-Ed Field Hockey
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 email@example.com for more information.