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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 1-5-17

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.

  • New end of day dismissal procedures begin Monday, January 8th
  • School will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
  • PTO Meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 7-8pm in the HRE cafeteria. Mr. Hurst will be discussing his fall break trip to China and the partnership with our sister school, including information about potentially hosting students when they travel from China to HRE. And we will serve popcorn! You won't want to miss it!

What's Cooking?

Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.

The Launching Pad Café

Lunch Menu for the week of January 8th

Monday: Taco Scoops with Refried Beans and Salad

Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs with French Toast Sticks and Carrots

Wednesday: Pizza Calzone with Marinara Sauce and Corn

Thursday: Chicken & Noodles with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Friday: Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara and Broccoli

Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.

Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.

PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.

*No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.

New Dismissal Procedures for 2018

We will begin using School Dismissal Manager on Monday, January 8, 2018. You will receive an email today from Hoosier Road Elementary with your username and a temporary password and instructions to set up your student's dismissal plans. Please login and set-up your child's default transportation before school on Monday.

Please note: This is for end-of-day transportation changes only, including car-riders, YMCA, bus riders and after school activities. It is not to be used for requesting an early dismissal for your child(ren) for doctor's appointments, etc. or for reporting absent or tardy students.

If you would like to watch a short video on how to use dismissal manager, please click on the following link.

Be Prepared for School Closings and Weather Delays This Winter

If weather dictates a 2 hour delay, parents will be notified via a Skylert message (parents set up how they wish to be notified in their Skyward account). In addition, the HSE district will use social media (Facebook, Twitter) and all local TV stations will broadcast delays as well as post them on their websites. If we have a delay, all morning activities will be cancelled unless a staff member personally notifies you otherwise. HSE bus transportation will operate but will occur 2 hours later for morning pickup. No breakfast will be served.

The doors to the school will be locked so please do not drop off your children and drive away!! Students will be admitted into the building at 10:45 AM. School will begin at 10:55 AM. No lunch visitors will be allowed on delay days due to an altered schedule.

In cases of extreme weather conditions, the Superintendent of HSE Schools will call a weather day and close all HSE schools. Again, parents will be notified via Skylert and closings will be announced on social media and by local TV stations.

Remember that HSE bus service will run on all school days. We encourage you to have your child ride the provided bus transportation to school so as not to be late -- tardiness due to weather is not excused. If your child attends the Y before/after care, the Y will be open as usual on delay days but will be closed on cancellation days.

Outdoor Recess Happens Year-Round! Remember - please dress your child for the weather

Recess will be held outdoors whenever possible. Precipitation, sunshine, cloud cover, wind chill, temperature, etc. are all considered when a decision is made for indoor recess. In general, recess will be held indoors when it is raining or the temperature/wind chill falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Conversely, if the temperature is at or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit or the humidity is at or above 95%, teachers will use extreme caution while monitoring students at recess. In addition, students will be provided ample amounts of water before and during recess; Recesses will be kept to 10-20 minutes or may be moved indoors at the discretion of the principal or designee; Children will be watched/monitored carefully for necessary action. These temperatures are based on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. ~From the HSE District Elementary School Handbook.

Thank you HRE PTO!

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Our HRE students are enjoying spending time at our new Fidget Wall! Thank you to the HRE PTO for bringing new and exciting things to our school!

PTO's Dance-a-Thon

Happy New Year from the Hoosier Road PTO. As you might know, HRE PTO doesn't participate in door-to-door sales to raise funds, we rely on family events and our main fundraiser, the annual Walk-a-Thon. This year we are doing something a little different: instead of a Walk-a-Thon, we are hosting a Dance-a-Thon on Friday, January 26 to fundraise for our STEM Program. We are hoping to purchase new robotics equipment and furniture to have in the STEM Lab this school year. Please assist us by helping your child raise donations.

Goal: Raise $12,500

When: Friday, January 26, 2018

Where: HRE Gym

Why: Raise Funds for STEM Program

Follow these simple steps for success:

1. Register your child by visiting and go to “Get Registered Parent Login”. Register by Wednesday, January 17 and your child will receive an emoji backpack clip.

2. Fundraising will take place January 5-February 2

3. Friends and Family want to help your child be successful. Use the student fundraising page to promote online donations.

4. Reach Pledge Superstar status by getting $50 or more in donations.

The easiest way to donate is online, but donations in the form of cash or check can be turned into the school also. Please make checks payable to Hoosier Road PTO.

Please see the papers that came home with students for more information and for our fun, school-wide incentives to reach fundraising bench marks.

Thank you for your support!


HRE Pacer Night March 15th

Look in your student's backpack today for a packet outlining how you may take advantage of a special offer by the Indiana Pacers and enjoy a basketball game with other HRE families. This is NOT a fundraiser - merely an opportunity for our families to get together and do something fun! Please note that the packets are due back to school no later than February 7th. You can purchase your tickets using the form or by visiting If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Brittany Schmuck at
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