BSE Bear Bulletin

March 6, 2015

IREAD Testing at BSE all 3rd Graders - March 9, 12, 13, and 16.

Parents of 3rd grade student can plan on extra rest and a powerful breakfast on March 12, 13, and 16th to ensure our students are ready for the IREAD state assessments. This test is completed on the computer and will start with a practice test on Monday. Parent volunteers and lunch guests will be able to join us at BSE during this testing period.

Fishers Mayor Visits BSE!

Fishers Mayor Fadness visited BSE last Friday to talk with 3rd-grade classes. 3rd grade students have been researching Fishers now and then. Mayor Fadness gave our students a full update on Fishers today and in the future.
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Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow!

Don’t forget - This Saturday, March 7, is our BSE PTO Pancake Breakfast! Come join this fun community event and enjoy the following –

· Walk-In’s Welcome – Didn’t get a chance to pre-register? No problem! Please join us as a walk-in guest.

· Pancake Breakfast – Includes a coffee station and fresh fruit table

· Toppings Bar – Enjoy some extra fun on your pancakes for $1!

· BSE Teachers – Serving up pancakes all morning long and competing in pancake flipping contests

· Scholastic Book Fair – Check out the newest selection of Scholastic Books and take home your favorites; Spring Break is a great time to read a new book!

· To-Go Boxes – Available if you need to eat on the fly!

· Friends & Community – Set a time to meet friends at BSE, or come and meet new ones! Better yet, Parents: Use the link to Volunteer Spot and flip some pancakes in the kitchen. (It’s not too late!)

Additional details, including teacher serving and game times, are in the flyer pictured below.

Hope to see you Saturday!

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Visit the Book Fair at the Pancake Breakfast!

Be sure to visit the Book Fair at the Pancake Breakfast!

Can't make the Pancake Breakfast? Shop the online Book Fair at:

Kristin Patrick, Amy Riebe, and Kim Carlson

Book Fair Chairwomen

Like Brooks School Elementary School Library on Facebook:

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Bloodmobile at BSE Tomorrow

March is one of the months when the need for blood at the Indiana Blood Center is most prominent. If you would like to donate blood to the IBC, the bloodmobile will be in the BSE parking lot on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., when we are having the Pancake Breakfast.

You may sign up online in advance for an appointment at .

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BSE Kindergarten Enrollment Packets Available

Enrollment packets for students entering kindergarten at BSE in the Fall of 2015 are available for pick-up at BSE from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please see the BSE Kindergarten Enrollment Information sheet attached to the Skylert sent with this newsletter for more information.

For parents unable to enroll their children during these hours, Kindergarten Roundup for students attending BSE in the Fall of 2015 will be on Thursday, April 16, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at BSE.

HRE Kindergarten Enrollment Packets Coming Available

If you are being redistricted to Hoosier Road Elementary next year, please attend the HRE Kindergarten Round-Up on Thursday, April 16, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Enrollment packets may be picked up prior to the event from the HRE office starting Monday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. You must bring the following documents to pick up an enrollment packet whether prior to Roundup or at the event:

1) Child’s Birth Certificate (must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015)

2) Child’s Current Immunization Records

3) Copy of Lease or Mortgage

4) Copy of Current Utility Bill

5) Valid Indiana Driver’s License with Current Address or W-2 with Current Address

Feel free to call Stacy Koch, HRE registrar, at 915-4240 with questions. For a complete listing of all identification options and more information, please visit the HSE webpage or click on the link below:

Running Bears Volunteers Needed

The Running Bears program at BSE was delayed this week because of the weather, but will start next week, and we could use some parent support with the program. Mrs. Hartmann and Mrs. Nix will be the BSE teacher sponsors to run the program, but due to the great interest in this fantastic program, your assistance is needed as well!

Running Bears will be meeting on Monday and Wednesday afternoons in March between 3:45 and 4:30 p.m. Please consider signing up to help on a weekly basis; or even if you can cover just one afternoon, that would be great! Non-participating students and siblings are more than welcome to join in the fun on the days you volunteer.

Sign up for Running Bears Parent Assistance on VolunteerSpot today by following this link:

Still Time to Order Yearbook!

Did you miss turning in the BSE yearbook order form?

Yearbooks still may be ordered online through Friday, March 13, by visiting and entering the code 839793. You also may access the link by going to the BSE website, where it is listed under the Quick Links section.

Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week

Here is the Rotation Schedule for the week of March 9-13 at BSE:

Monday, 3/9 - Day 1

Tuesday, 3/10 - Day 2

Wednesday, 3/11 - Day 3

Thursday, 3/12 - Day 1

Friday, 3/13 - Day 2

Honor and Excellence Nominations Being Accepted

Honor and Excellence are two of the terms that appear on the Hamilton Southeastern crest. One might attribute these qualities to our students, and rightly so, but the same terms can also describe our staff. We honor representatives of our outstanding teachers at the end of each year through the Teacher of the Year program. We would also like to recognize representatives from our SUPPORT STAFF who demonstrate excellence in their work.

We are looking for support staff employees who go beyond the normal expectations of their job description resulting in outstanding support of Hamilton Southeastern students and the Hamilton Southeastern community.

Nominees must be Hamilton Southeastern employees. They could be from any support staff category, including: custodial services, transportation, food service, technology, grounds, secretarial, instructional assistants, maintenance, accounting, treasurers, school resource officers, nurses, etc. Qualifications to be nominated would include anything beyond the normal expectations of the person’s job. It could be a “one-time” act or a series of acts.

Nominations may be received from any person from the Hamilton Southeastern community, including: professional staff, support staff, parents, students, community members, etc.

Feel free to nominate past recipients of the award. Past award winners are eligible to be chosen again.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the form on or before March 27, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Veegh at Be sure to get your nomination in early - those received after March 27 will not be considered.

Thanks for your help in honoring the excellent work of our support staff!

Survey Link:

Have an “excellent” week!

Spring Picture Day is Coming!

Spring Picture Day at BSE will be Wednesday, March 25!

Flyers will be sent home next week with package prices and information. Please see the flyer below for ordering information.

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Sand Creek Intermediate PTO Wants You!

Is your son or daughter attending Sand Creek Intermediate next school year?

If so, please come join your new PTO at Sand Creek Intermediate! The SCI PTO has many wonderful people, committees, and opportunities for you to participate in throughout the year. The SCI PTO supports our school in so many ways, too!

For the 2015-2016 school year, there will be two board positions open: co-vice president and secretary. If you are interested in getting involved with the SCI PTO or would like more information, please contact Anna Douthit at

Destination Imagination Competitions Coming Up!

Destination Imagination has two important competitions coming up in March and April! The teams that win the Affiliate Finals tournament here in April will go to Globals at the University of Tennessee. Glenda Ritz is scheduled to attend the Affiliate Finals on April 18.

Destination Imagination Regional

Creative Problem Solving Competition

Hamilton Southeastern Freshman Center

12001 Olio Road, Fishers 46037

March 14, from 8:00-2:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Come see what 21st Century Learning Looks Like

Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals

Creative Problem Solving Competition

Riverside Junior High and Intermediate Schools

10910 Eller Road, Fishers 46038

April 18, from 8:00-3:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Come see what 21st Century Learning Looks Like

Swim Lessons Being Offered

Southeastern Swim School is excited to announce that we will be offering swim lessons at the brand-new Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium for Spring, 2015. Daytime and evening lessons will be offered in April and May. Hamilton Southeastern High School is located at 13910 East 126th Street. Group lessons will be offered for children ages 3 and older. Children must be toilet-trained or wear swim diapers to participate in swim lessons.

Openings are available for both daytime and evening classes in April and May. Registration for Spring, 2015, classes IS NOW OPEN. Summer, 2015, class schedules will be released soon. In addition, daytime lessons from September, 2015-May, 2016 IS OPEN. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly- RESERVE YOUR CLASSES NOW!!

For additional information regarding our lesson program, please check out our website dedicated to the Southeastern Swim School. The website address is: You can also e-mail the Southeastern Swim School Director Heather Streett at or call (317) 579-0164.

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Southeastern Swim Club Holding Try-Outs


Don’t let your young athlete get bored this Spring! Southeastern Swim Club offers multiple practice groups for all age levels, and there are lots of practices offered so that your child can stay fit…Southeastern Swim Club is offering the opportunity for evaluations for all interested new swimmers!!

Come join the fun with Southeastern Swim Club of Fishers in their BEAUTIFUL, NEW 50-meter pool!! Interested swimmers should come prepared to swim a minimum of 25 yards freestyle with breathing to the side and backstroke. The evaluation and consultation should take approximately 15 minutes. Please bring a swimsuit, goggles and towel.


Wednesday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium

13910 E. 126th St. Fishers, IN

Please park in the Athletic Parking Lot, and enter through Door # 9.

If you would like more information regarding Southeastern Swim Club, please check out our website (, e-mail us at or contact the SSC Swimmer Hotline at (317) 579-0164 and leave a message for the SSC Coaching Staff.

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Programs Offered by the Fishers Public Library

These programs are being offered by the Fishers library in March!

Story Time

Saturdays (March 7, 14 and 21), 10 a.m.- Noon

This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. We will read stories at 10:00, followed by an open craft and playtime until noon.

Makers Meet-Up

Monday, March 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Grades 4-6)

Explore interests, learn to use a variety of tools and materials-connect, invent and create! Full STEAM ahead! For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 579-0304.

Tuesday Story Times

Tuesdays (March 10, and 17), 7:00-8:00 p.m.

This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. The program room will be open from 7:00-8:00 p.m. You may make a craft and have playtime with the early literacy toys. Library staff will be on hand to share a story or two.

Bricks for Kids

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Grades 1-5)

Registration is required. Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. LEGO® kits will be provided.

Fishers Paws and Read

Saturday, March 14, Noon (All ages)

No registration is required. Would you like to read to a dog or just pet a dog and get doggie kisses? Love on a Leash will have local volunteers here with their registered therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps kids build self-esteem and confidence.

I'm Looking for a Book About…

Monday, March 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Grades 4-6)

Learn the Dewey Decimal System for recreational reading and research. Dewey Dash! Scavenger hunt!

Puppies & Popcorn

Thursday, March 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Grades 7-12)

Relax with the "Love on a Leash" therapy dogs. Run through a mock obedience course. Play some fun games and enjoy some warm and delicious popcorn.

A Night in Paris Poetry Slam!

Thursday, March 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Grades 7-12)

This program will feature teen poets from area high schools. Come slam some poetry with us!

Lego Fun

Monday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.

Join the Youth Services for our Lego Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own Legos. For more information, call 579-0304.

Bullying Stops Here...and we need your help!

Thursday, March 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Grades 7-12)

As part of our ongoing anti-bullying efforts, we are hosting a create-a-logo contest for teens. This is your chance to show off your creative talents and help with an important message. Materials will be provided the day of the event or you can create your logo ahead of time and bring it with you. Designs will be voted upon for possible display.

*For more details and library programs, please visit our website at

S.P.O.R.T.S. Information

Spring 2015 Registration Update - Baseball, softball, soccer, boys lacrosse, rugby, and track and field are accepting registrations indefinitely with a $10 late fee. Girls lacrosse registration is closed. Register as soon as possible to get a spot! Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website,

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball Evaluations - 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 evaluation. Please allow 45-60 minutes to complete the entire evaluation process. Please note that there are no evaluations for 5/6 year olds or 8U players.
HSE High School Auxiliary Gym
Saturday, March 7

8U – All-Stars Only – 12:30 p.m.
10U – Last name A-L – 12:45-2:30 p.m.
10U – Last name M-Z – 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8
12U – 1:00-2:30 p.m.
14-18U – 2:45-4:30 p.m.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball 8U Rec All-Stars
Click here for information and FAQs.

Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Umpires Needed - Have you ever been interested in umpiring youth baseball? Fishers-HSE Baseball is looking for students ages 14 and up who would be interested in learning the fundamentals of baseball umpiring and earning some extra spending money for the summer. Please e-mail the following information to : Full name, phone number, age and experience in baseball (boys) or softball (girls). We will be hosting a training clinic in March at Billericay Fields, and the information above will get you added to our contact list. This is a great opportunity to help our baseball stars of tomorrow by being on the field as umpires. We look forward to hearing from you!

Celebrate Arbor Day!

Arbor Day – Let’s Flock NPD

As a Tree City USA member for the seventh consecutive year, we take great pride in our Arbor Day celebrations and invite residents to get involved in numerous ways! Express your creativity by decorating a flamingo for your chance to win a Lawn Pride Prize Pack*!

Decorated flamingos will be on display prior to the showing of Gnomeo and Juliet on Friday, April 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Stop by early to vote on your favorite flamingo while we recognize everyone who sponsored a tree to be planted this year! Pack a blanket, and plan to stay after for Movies in the Park!

Ready to decorate your flamingo? Register before April 23 to pick up your flamingo at our office, and be sure your decorated submission is back before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Don’t forget to share your photos from the event using #FishersArborDay.

*Please call Lawn Pride for a free estimate 317.251.6800 or visit us online at

Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 23 | $3 per flamingo (while they last).|

Register by April 17 using activity title Flamingo.

Tree Planting Call for Sponsors

This Arbor Day, team up with Fishers Parks & Recreation for a special opportunity to support the health and vitality of our community’s park system! Families, businesses, organizations, scout troops, and individuals are all welcome to sponsor a tree for any reason, and a commemorative plaque will be displayed next to the tree you sponsor.

Sponsorship cost varies by species, and trees will be planted in the Spring as weather permits. Deadline for inclusion in the 2015 planting is Thursday, April 23, and all sponsors will be announced during our Arbor Day event.

For more information please visit, call 595-3150 or email us at

Keep Fishers Beautiful

Donate your time to make a difference right here in Fishers.

Keep Fishers Beautiful is a growing initiative right here in Fishers that seeks to improve community engagement, strengthen community pride and maintain high property values benefitting economic opportunities. This one-day service event scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., offers residents countless ways to get involved.

During Keep Fishers Beautiful, there are opportunities to work alongside residents, volunteers, businesses and organizations. The Neighborhood Blitz offers you the opportunity to partner alongside your neighbors, community and friends to complete beautification projects in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fishers. However, there are also opportunities to complete projects at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve or other parks in our community as part of Spring Service Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Keep Fishers Beautiful also includes the Spring Recycling Day, where you can finally get rid of unwanted materials at low or no cost. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a pack of Keep Fishers Beautiful seeds to plant in the location of your choice!

Searching for more information? Contact Dan Domsic and sign up to volunteer today! Visit for details about past events and additional information about the initiative.

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