Cardinal Post

TCE Student Publication September 2021

Student VOICE and Student CHOICE

The Cardinal Post school newsletter is written by our Thorpe Creek students. Please remember that we are young authors, young journalists. We are mimicking real world journalism and writing with short deadlines and prioritizing breaking news. In this special publication we are telling the story of our learning from home during our extended school closures. We hope you enjoy our articles and notice how our writing, photography, and observations grow and mature throughout this school year!

Thank you for reading!

the TCE 3rd and 4th grade Newsletter Club


Mark Your Calendar

Friday, Oct. 1 - Book fees due

Tuesday, Oct. 5 - PTO Dine to Donate at Ohana 5-7pm

Friday, Oct. 8 - TCE Family Movie Night 6:15-9pm

Friday, Oct. 8 - End of 1st 9 weeks

Thursday, Oct. 14 - Liger Mile

Monday, Oct. 18 - Oct. 22 - Fall Break

Tuesday/Wednesday, Oct 26 & 27 - TCE Book Fair 3:00-6:00


Fall Book Fair


  • Tuesday, October 26 from 3:00-6:30 pm after school at TCE!

  • Wednesday, October 27 from 3:00-6:30 pm after school at TCE!

  • Online shopping available from October 24-30!

  • More information coming soon


What are you reading?

Books rock! Unsure what book to read next, here are some favorite book recommendations from a few of our TCE Cardinals!


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By: Grey, Berkley and Addison

Classes have been trying to be level one in the cafeteria. We have done green, yellow and red cones to help our voice level stay low. Every Friday, one class from each grade can earn a blue cone which is the super wow of the week.

The food is awesome!!!! Each day of the week we have a different meal. TCE even has breakfast in the morning if you sleep in or need a meal to start your day. Everybody loves the cafeteria monitors. They are helpful and kind.

Thanks for Reading our newsletter!!



By: Norah

So in writing we are learning about leads. Leads are a start of a story an introduction of a story.

Right now we are writing stories that actually happened to us and it is going well. It is SUPER! We are also still practicing how to show not tell in our stories. Here is an example of that: instead of saying the boy went to the park maybe you could show it by saying: I asked my mom if I could go to the park she said yes and I was so excited I was jumping and down. And that is what we are learning.

By: Akshara

In writing workshop there are different genres of writing. There is fantasy, fiction, nonfiction, mystery and so much more. You can use your imagination and create a story! Did you know that writers are readers? You can get inspiration from what you are reading and use that to write your own story. You can team up, share ideas and make an amazing story. After writing you can check your writing and add details. Writing is really fun!!!



By Brooklyn and Kathryn

Ms. D or Ms. Duncan is our teacher for PE . PE is all about exercising! It is good for you. It helps your body and your heart and clears your mind. It helps your hand eye coordination.

PE is good for you because you exercise for 40 minutes. We love our teacher for PE! She’s so much fun!


Spelling/ Working with Words

By Mahlyn and Sophia

Did you know that at TCE we work with words everyday. In our 3rd Grade Class, we have time everyday that we work on spelling and word activities. We have six different ways that we can choose to practice . First, there is sorting words . We choose how to sort the words depending on what sounds we are working on. Then you write the words. Next, we can practice with iPad creations . We practice this using the notes in our iPad we practice the words and type it three times each. This also helps with our keyboard skills. Another one is shake, write and learn. You choose three different pencils or crayons or any supplies and you write your words three times with different supplies. We even get to practice with a buddy. What's really neat about our words are they are just right for us!



By: Ana

Art is all about creativity , inspiration and trying your hardest. There are many types of art like : painting , sculpture , cubism, impressionism and architecture. The medium or materials you may use for art projects are:Pencil, eraser, watercolor paint , acrylic paint, color pencils, paint brushes, sharpies, crayons, gel pens, markers and sometimes chalk . I like drawing with a pencil and eraser and color pencils. What do you like to draw with?

By.Emma and Addie

In art we learn so much! We learned how to make human eyes for our animals based on the artist Laurel Burch. Ms.Meyer is teaching us to make our human eyes more realistic and more detailed. Ms.Meyer teaches us all different types of art to make us better. 2nd grade is working on their Calabash animals. They are going to look so pretty! We have used many different utensils like crayons, sharpies, water colored paint and lots of other things as well. We are all working so hard. You will be so proud of your child. Your child will be bringing home their art work from school throughout the year taught by the best art teacher In the history of the world.



By: ST.Sreeaapya

Hi I am going to tell you about the library. The library of my school is very big. Libraries are also home for books. There are a lot of books. Our library is beautiful and clean. In the library it is quiet and peaceful. If you want to get Harry Potter, Magic Treehouse or any books you can find them in our library. There are some comfy spots that you can sit to read. Mrs.Hopper is in the library to help you find books. There are informational books for you to learn and Fiction books for you to enjoy.

By: Sabrinah

What l like about the TCE library is that the books are amazing

When you get inspired by a book , we have a room where you can write your own story . Writers are readers and readers are writers the TCE library has books that are written by TCE students and we have a lego wall that you can create anything . TCE library has so many amazing book series like Harry Potter, dork diaries, Beatrice zinker upside down thinker. I am so glad that Mrs. Hopper is the TCE librarian. She is amazing and helpful when looking for books.

I would encourage every student to visit the TCE library.


TCE Library Volunteers

Are you looking for a fun and flexible way to volunteer at TCE? Volunteers are always needed to help with checking in books, shelving books, and other projects. Volunteering in the library is fun, flexible, and it is a great way to help our school!

Please fill out this form if you are interested and Mrs. Hopper will reach out to you:

*All TCE volunteers must have a background check on file and wear a mask when in the building. Thank you!


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What I like to do after School

By: Kimberly

I go ONE way and a ANOTH way. I glide through the air. Can you guess what I’m doing? I’m ice skating of course!!! Ice skating is a fun way to get exercise and then do tricks on the ice. You can do it for fun to! I like to play tag on the ice. You can go to fuel tank ice skating if you want to go ice skating! I’m so glad you got to learn more about ice skating


Liger Mile

The 2021 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday Oct 14th, at Hamilton Southeastern HS! This race/run/walk is for All K - 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary schools.

Packet Pick up and same day registration 4:00-5:15PM (Arrive Early! Races will start on time).

Race times:

5:00 grades K, 1, 2 Female

5:15 grades K, 1, 2 Male

5:30 grades 3, 4 Female

5:45 grades 3, 4 Male

6:00 grades 5, 6 Female

6:15 grades 5, 6 Male

Resister online to secure a t-shirt and more information is available on the website below…


Snacks at TCE

Students are welcome to bring a snack with them to school each day. This is completely optional. For the health and safety. of our classmates with allergies, please only send snacks with your child that are on the TCE approved snack list.

TCE approved snacks include:

  • cheese
  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • Pepperidge Farms Goldfish - any variety
  • Skinny Pop


Information from Thorpe Creek PTO

Click here for the PTO Newsletter

Want to know what's going on with TCE PTO check out this link for more information.


Water Bottles

Our drinking fountains have been turned back off. We do have bottle filling stations available in all of our pods! We strongly recommend that your child bring a water bottle with them each day to school. Thank you!


Information from Hamilton Southeastern Schools

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School at 317-915-4250.

· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.

Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

Response to Instruction (RtI) is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.


HSE Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSE’s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.


A Note From the Community

Fishers Police Department has partnered with Texas Roadhouse to raise money for the 10th annual Cops & Kids Program. Come on out to this Dine to Donate fundraiser at the Fishers Texas Roadhouse on Monday, September 27th from 4:00PM – 10:00PM. This is FPD’s only fundraiser for this program and all proceeds go to support HSE kids this holiday season. For more information on the Cops & Kids program, please email
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Mudsock Information

Recreational Basketball Registration Remains Open: Play with us this winter! Registration for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game is open at Offered to kindergarteners through 8th grade. Information and registration can be found here.

Already registered for boys recreational basketball? Learn dates for the free Mudsock Boys Basketball Rec Clinic (registered athletes in grades 2nd-5th), rec evaluations (grades 2nd-8th), and drafts here. This page will continue to be updated as specific times are finalized.

Please note, team assignments for athletes registered for girls recreational basketball will be announced at the end of October.

*High school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of Novembe


Student Handbook

The elementary student handbook for all HSE students is located on the TCE website following the button below to view.