Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the Nov. 13, 2020, edition of Southeastern Scene.


Dear Southeastern Families:


On behalf of our entire SES Staff we would like to take this moment to honor our Veterans. Thank you for helping to preserve our freedom and making it real for us. We are forever grateful to you for all your sacrifices and we celebrate that you make the world a better place with your dedication, courage, and brilliance. Today and every day, we celebrate you. Our students and staff spent special time this week honoring and celebrating our Veterans. We hope you take time to enjoy the beautiful images below of these celebrations.


Forever grateful,


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. This will start Monday, November 16th.


Please access zoom link here.


4th Grade - Mondays - 11:00

3rd Grade - Tuesdays - 1:30

2nd Grade - Thursdays - 1:00

1st Grade - Wednesdays - 12:15

KDG - Fridays - 11:30


Local Holiday Assistance

Local assistance programs to consider for winter holiday assistance. (These opportunities are time sensitive and applying sooner than later will increase your chances of having access to the supports.)

Good Samaritan Network

https://www.gsnlive.org/holiday-assistance

Central Indiana Salvation Army- Angel Tree program

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/indiana/angeltree/

Local Food Pantries

https://www.fishers.in.us/1133/Food-Assistance

If you are interested in donating to families in need, please consider these options:

Fishers Youth Assistance Program

Contact FYAP Office Coordinator Shannon Vierling via email, shannon.vierling@hamiltoncounty.in.gov

Central Indiana Salvation Army- Angel Tree program

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/indiana/angeltree/


This week's Second Step lessons

Kindergarten - Lesson 8 - Identifying Anger - No Home Link this week

First Grade - Lesson 8 - Similarities and Differences - No Home Link this week

Second Grade - Lesson 8 - Respecting Different Preferences - No Home Link this week.

Third Grade - Lesson 8 - Accepting Differences - No Home Link this week

Fourth Grade - Lesson 8 - Joining In

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, November 18th, Create and Donate at home family pottery painting event forms due (please see PTO newsletter link below for more information).
  • Monday, November 23rd, pottery orders will be sent home.
  • Wednesday, November 25th, through Friday, November 27th, Thanksgiving break. No School.
  • Tuesday, December 1st, painted pottery due back to SES.
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., PTO's Schoolhouse 7 Dine to Donate.
  • Friday, December 4th, Explorer Day. Wear your SES spirit wear or school colors of navy and gold.
  • Thursday, December 10th, 6:30 p.m., PTO virtual meeting.
  • Tuesday, December 15th, school picture retakes.
  • Friday, December 18th, first semester ends. Last day before winter break.
  • Tuesday, January 5th, return to school after winter break.

Nurses Notes

COVID Exposure. What to do now?


According to the Fishers Health Department, these measures should be followed:

1. Begin Quarantine. Stay home and try to limit exposure to those in the home. The only person who needs to quarantine is the person who was directly exposed. Quarantine is 14 days from the date of exposure.

2. Get Tested. Testing is recommended for anyone with exposure, ideally 5 days after the date of exposure. Kids 5 years and older can be tested at the Fishers testing site. Please visit www.fishers.in.us/healthdepartment .

3. If you take your child to the doctor or to get a COVID test, please notify the school immediately.

4. Call Your Doctor. Since your primary care physician knows your health history, we suggest reaching out to them to notify them of exposure.

5. You Develop Symptoms. Get tested! Everyone in the household should quarantine unless an alternative diagnosis is given by a healthcare provider.

6. You Test Positive. Begin isolation. Stay home and away from others, including members of your household. The rest of your household needs to quarantine. Isolation is a minimum of 10 days from the start of symptoms, or the date you are tested if you don’t have symptoms.

7. You Have Questions. If you have any questions, please call 317-567-5046.

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Virtual Enrichment

Virtual students (or any student currently unable to attend school due to COVID) are being offered an enrichment session each day. This practice has been in place but there are changes below that we want to bring to your attention. These new times will begin Monday, November 9th.

  • The enrichment session will begin at 1:45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is divided by grade level groups: K-1 or 2-4. Please choose the one you feel best fits your learner.
  • The enrichment session on Tuesdays and Thursdays is open to all grade levels K-4.

Students can access these virtual sessions through the Library course on their Canvas dashboard. There they will find the button (see button image below) to take them to the Zoom links for each day.

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Operations Plan

The HSE operations and reopening plan has been updated. Please click the link below for answers to your questions regarding operations, schedules, mitigation, facility modifications and transportation.
HSE Operations Plan

Please access the latest information about the HSE Operations Plan here.

Cafeteria News

Breakfast includes- meat/meat alternative, fruit, milk

Lunch includes- meat/meat alternative, grain, fruit, vegetable, milk

K-4 portion size for meat/meat alternative, fruit, vegetable is 4 oz


  • Due to the later start time for Elementary, we will not be serving breakfast at this time.
  • A lunch “Meal Deal” includes: choice of an entrée, fruit, vegetable, milk
  • Lunches (Meal Deal) will be free for ALL students until Dec. 31, 2020 or until funds run out.
  • Extra fruit, vegetable may be purchased by everyone


Extra entrée may be purchased by 4th graders.


  • Students will need lunch money in their accounts to purchase extras.
  • Gluten-Free lunch options are available. Contact me if your student needs GF lunches.


This week is the week 2 lunch schedule (please see green section below).

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Creative Learning

First grade field trip

The Nature First program offers children the chance to explore nature in new ways. Direct experience in nature is important to a child’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. Multiple studies have found endless benefits to environmental education programs, including increases in: cooperation and conflict resolution skills, self-esteem, problem solving, motivation to learn, and improved classroom behavior.


Some of our first grade classes enjoyed the Nature First program on an outdoor field trip to Ritchey Woods where they put these lessons into practice.

Veteran's Day

Classes at Southeastern Elementary spent time on Wednesday, Nov. 11, discussing the importance and significance of Veteran's Day. Below are some examples.

Veteran's Day video

Mrs. Hiett's class made a special video for veteran's in honor of Veteran's Day. Please access the video by clicking this link.

"You Belong Here" T-Shirts

Help spread the message of belonging here at SES! Mrs. Hiett's first grade class wants all Explorers to feel a sense of belonging in our school community. They are selling "You Belong Here" shirts, with the proceeds benefitting the SES Angel Fund. Purchases made prior to November 23rd will be delivered to the school the week of December 10. Should school go virtual before then, shirts will be shipped to families at no additional charge.


Place your order by clicking this link.

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Lost and Found

Items pictured below are currently in our Lost and Found. Please write your child's first and last names in jackets, on lunch boxes and water bottles so that we can return them as quickly as possible. All items not claimed will be donated at the beginning of each month. Our next donation will be at the beginning of December. Please check picture below to see if you can locate a lost item.
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PTO News

Please check the latest PTO news by clicking this link.


Stay connected with Southeastern PTO


Email: SoutheasternElemPTO@gmail.com

Instragram: @Southeastern PTO
Twitter: @Southeastern PTO

SafeVisitor

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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