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Fall Creek Intermediate - September 8th, 2019

Pasta Bowl

It's time for the PASTA BOWL! HSE Schools proudly supports our local food banks in an effort to combat food insecurity in our community.

How can you help?

  • FCI will be collecting pasta donations starting Monday, September 9th, 2019 through September 18th, 2019. Our building goal is 1,800 pasta donation items!
  • Each homeroom will be competing to see who can bring in the most pasta donations! Each homeroom has a goal of 100 pasta donation items.
  • Homerooms that bring in 50 pasta donation items by Thursday, September 12th, will be able to participate in HAT DAY on Friday, September 13th.
  • Homerooms that reach the 100 pasta donation goal by Wednesday, September 18th, will be able to participate in a Superhero Spirit Day on Friday, September 20th.
  • The top homerooms from each grade will be recognized!

Body Safety Education

Think First and Stay Safe and Teen Lures are comprehensive body safety education programs that teach children in grades K-12 ways to keep their bodies safe. The children will learn appropriate ways to prevent, respond to, and report situations such as bullying, cyber-bullying, and all forms of abuse or neglect.

The program will be presented to children at FCI during the week of October 7th. Each presentation will be given in classrooms and will last approximately 45 minutes. Although not required, each child's attendance in the program is strongly recommended. Should you decide to not have your child participate in the presentation, an opt-out form must be completed and submitted to the FCI office by Wednesday, October 2nd. Please click here for the opt-out form.

For additional information regarding our programs please see the attached general outline or visit our website at: www.indianaprevention.org

Thank you for your partnership in our efforts to keep the children of our community safe!

Note$ from the Trea$urer

You should have received a Skylert with an invoice for your child's book fees earlier this week. The book fees can also be viewed in Skyward. The due date for book fees is Oct 4th, 2019. You can pay books fees via check payable to FCI or through eFunds.

Any questions please feel free to contact Michele Pitts at 317-915-4220 or mpitts@hse.k12.in.us

Free & Reduced Applications

The deadline for all families to either Re-Apply or Apply is September 17th.

You can find the online application in Skyward under Food Service - look for the little

blue word application.

Note: If you do not re-apply you will be automatically switched back to a Paid Status.

The process takes around 24hrs and you will be advised.

If you have any questions please call the Treasurer at 317-915-4220.

Thank You

HSE We Got This

Learners succeed and thrive when their school environments fully support them. At Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) Schools, we are committed to educating the whole child which must include support for students’ social and emotional growth. For more information about our commitment to educating the whole child, view the We Got This videos and informational landing page.

HSE We Got This Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VHrpiZHMLw

SEL-We Got This Page https://www.hseschools.org/counseling/social-emotional

Join Our YMCA After School Program

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Snack Attack Program - presented by Fishers Youth Assistance

HSE School District is pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for those students in need. The program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to help students needing a little extra nourishment over the weekend.

Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack on Friday to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.

There is no cost to you or the school. If you are interested in having your student participate in the Fishers Youth Assistance Snack Attack program or have questions, please contact your child’s school counselor by phone or email. Mrs. Sullivan (5th grade) or Mr. Kozloski (6th grade).

A note on drop-offs & pick-ups

No students should ever be dropped-off or picked-up in the bus parking lot. This is imperative for the safety of your child and others. Thank you.

Vaping On Cloud 9...

Below is a presentation from the Hamilton County Health Department that contains excellent information about the new vaping epidemic that is rapidly spreading across the country. This presentation is full of informative details about risks factors and alarming statistics that you may want to share with your family.

*Disclaimer: Some slides display graphic photos, view at your discretion.


At FCI all of our students participate in Social Emotional Learning (SEL). These lessons occur once a week and are taught by your child's classroom teacher. Lessons cover a variety of skills including empathy, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. Below are Home Links and Discussion Topics for the our last two lessons.

5th Grade: Lesson 3: Being Assertive

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5th Grade: Lesson 4: Predicting Feelings

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6th Grade: Lesson 3: Grow Your Brain 2


In this week’s lesson, students will learn they can help their brains grow and change by using good strategies, getting help from others, and working hard.


Tell your child about a time you needed help from someone else to learn something new. Ask your child to tell you about something he or she is working hard to learn and how you can help.

6th Grade: Lesson 4: Can Personalities Change?


This week’s lesson is about how people’s personalities change as they grow up. Sometimes people’s personalities change because of experiences they have, and sometimes because they work hard to change their personalities.


Ask your child to describe his or her own personality. Describe for your child how you’ve seen his or her personality change, and the good things you see in it now.

News From Your PTO

FCI's 2nd Annual Chalk Walk Fundraiser

On Friday, October 4th students will spend part of their day outside with their teams being active, building community, and enjoying outdoors with fun music and popsicles. For every $5 raised by a student the student will receive a ticket to vote for a teacher within their team to be silly-stringed during their fun time outside. Students from each team will be randomly chosen to Silly the teachers that receive the most votes. Information/donation sheets went home with students on Friday.

This event serves as one of the PTO-sponsored fundraising events that helps the PTO support the students, faculty and staff at FCI for an enhanced education experience. If you have any questions, wish to volunteer, or would like an alternative treat for your child please email Carrie Devine-Ransom at catherinedevine21@msn.com.

Chalk Walk Fundraiser Pledge Form

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We have lots of fun events planned for the students and staff this year! Volunteers are needed to make our student and staff events fun and successful. Please read through our volunteer needs, fill out the form below, and return the form to school with your student by Friday August 30th.

FCI Volunteer Form 2019-2020

PTO Meetings

• Friday September 20th 9:30am

• Friday October 11th 9:30am

• Friday November 15th 9:30am

• Friday December 20th 9:30am

• Friday January 24th 9:30am

• Friday February 21st 9:30am

• Friday March 20th 9:30am

• Friday April 24th 1:30pm

• Friday May 8th 9:30am

Spirit Wear

The PTO will be selling FCI Spirit wear in the coming weeks. Stayed turned for information on our upcoming spirit wear sale.

Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day is 10/8/19 first thing after announcements: Order forms will be available in the front office. However, if you would like to order online, you may access the site here: please visit http://inter-state.com/order and use order code: 39505GA

Destination Imagination

The Destination Imagination Challenge Experience includes six competitive Team Challenges that are rooted in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) concepts. Each Challenge encourages students to explore their passions, discover their own talents and abilities, and learn new skills. If you're interested in joining our FCI Destination Imagination Team, please click the link below for more information.


Child Find Information

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, 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.

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child find

Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

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.

News From Youth Mentoring Initiative

Who is YMI?

Local non-profit, YMI - Youth Mentoring Initiative, has been serving the Fishers community, in partnership with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, since 2008. YMI partners with our schools to come alongside counselors, teachers, and parents by providing another caring adult to support and encourage the success of each student. YMI Mentors are adult volunteers that mentor once a week, for one hour, during the school day. Mentors meet one-on-one with students to provide them with a caring and consistent presence in their lives; become a reliable friend; a role model; and simply someone they can count on. Founded on the knowledge that kids need 4-6 non-parental adults supporting them through their developmental years, mentoring can have a profound impact on a child’s life!

YMI mentors are a vital resource not only to HSE Schools initiatives to further the social and emotional well-being of their students but also to parents looking for additional support. Every week, approximately 300 mentors visit students in Fishers schools, offering encouragement and being an example of why Fishers continues to excel in the quest for a vibrant community!

YMI mentoring is currently offered in the following nine schools: Fall Creek Intermediate, Fall Creek Junior High, Fishers Junior High, Fishers High School, Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate Junior High, Hamilton Southeastern High School, Riverside Intermediate, Riverside Junior High, Sand Creek Intermediate. Mentoring times vary according to the students schedule and can be accommodating to the mentor’s work schedule! If you have an hour a week to spend with a student, we’d love for you to consider joining us! Students can be recommended by counselors, teachers and parents by completing a recommendation form on the YMI website. Learn more about becoming a mentor or financially supporting our work by visiting us online at www.ymionline.org. YMI is changing the world, one student at a time.

Please contact Courtney Lawhead, FCI campus coordinator, courtney@ymionline.org or 317-572-5003 with any questions

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, September 9th, rot F5

  • 2:33pm - Early Release
  • Pasta Bowl Begins

Tuesday, September 10th, rot C1

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir
  • 5:00pm - Cross Country Meet at Riverside

Wednesday, September 11th, rot C2

Thursday, September 12th, rot C3

  • 3:00-4:15pm - Cross Country Practice (5th & 6th Grade)

Friday, September 13th, rot C4

Monday, September 16th, rot C5

  • 2:33pm - Early Release

Tuesday, September 17th, rot I1

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir
  • 3:00-4:15pm - Cross Country Practice (5th Grade)

Wednesday, September 18th, rot I2

  • 3:00-4:15pm - Cross Country Practice (6th Grade)
  • Pasta Bowl Ends

Thursday, September 19th, rot I3

  • 3:00-4:15pm - Cross Country Practice (5th Grade)

Friday, September 20th, rot I4

  • 9:00am - PTO Meeting
  • 3:00-4:15pm - Cross Country Practice (6th Grade)

2019-2020 Intermediate Schedule

Please note the revised intermediate school hours throughout the district:

  • Breakfast – 7:20am (Bus students will be dismissed for breakfast at 7:25am or upon arrival if after 7:25am.)
  • Arrival bell – 7:35am (Students dismissed from buses and car drop-off line.)
  • School begins – 7:45am (Students will be tardy after 7:45am. Parents must sign-in their child in the office after 7:45am arrival.)
  • Dismissal – 2:33pm on Mondays (Early Release Days); 2:53pm Tuesday-Friday

Important Safety Item Reminders

  • Buzzer protocol - When you ring the buzzer for entry, remember that the office staff will ask you your name, intent, child's name/homeroom to ensure those that enter FCI should enter.
  • Photo ID - Whether picking up or dropping off, please have photo ID such as your driver's license ready for identification purposes.
  • Door 1 entry - All visitors must enter via door 1 regardless of time of day. Please do not come in the cafeteria door with students before school.
  • Bus lot - Do not enter the bus lot prior to bus arrival or while buses are in the lot.
  • Drop-off - Please make all attempts possible to have your child exit your vehicle on the side of the curb. Exit the opposite side and walking in between cars is not safe.
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Safe Visitor Badges

Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their Safe Visitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (available for iPhones and in Google Play for all other phones) or have your badge available when you come into the school. Looking up names can lead to the wrong person being signed in.

Upon leaving, please give your printed badge to the office staff for quick check-out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tobi Fields at 317-594-4100.

Mental Health Concerns

If you or someone you know is at risk of self-harm, suicide, or harmful towards others, please contact one of the following (All lines are free, confidential, and available 24/7):

Community Health Network - Call 800-662-3445 or Text HELPNOW to 20121
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - Call 800-273-8255
LookUP - Call 800-284-8439 or Text LookUp to 494949

Mental Health Issues are common and treatable. Hamilton Southeastern Schools has a contract with Community Health Network and has a mental health therapist working with students in each of our schools. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to your school’s school counselor for further information.

Non-Discrimination & Non-Harassment Information

All students in HSE Schools deserve to come to school free of fear and to feel safe to be their authentic selves. Discrimination of any type is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated at HSEHS Schools – this includes sexual harassment (Title IX) and discrimination based on disabilities or race (Titles II and VI).

If students ever experience any type of harassment, we ask that they report this immediately to an administrator, school counselor or trusted adult. Beyond reporting directly to building officials, HSE Schools has an entire support system in place for filing concerns and complaints, which can be located on our District website. https://www.hseschools.org/about/legal-notes

Student handbook

All HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The handbook for FCI can be found at the link below.

We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the FCI main office at 317-915-4220. Our staff is available to assist you.