Indian Creek Elementary - December 4, 2015
There are numerous websites that our students have access to at school. Many of these websites can be accessed at home as well. As winter break nears, we want to ensure that all our families are aware of these powerful websites. Below is a list that we recommend for students to utilize during winter break:
Lexia/core 5: http://www.lexiacore5.com/ (your student’s UN/PW)
Primary Grades (1-3)
Razkids: https://www.raz-kids.com/ (use class pw just like at school)
Tumblebooks: http://www.ltschools.org/portal/students (LTOnline site/student tab/Tumblebooks Library - free through district site only)
BrainpopJr.: https://jr.brainpop.com/ UN:ic5293 PW: brainpop (district funded)
Intermediate Grades (4-6)
Brain Pop: www.brainpop.com UN:ic5293 PW: brainpop (district funded)Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.com (create your own user name and password)
3rd and 4th Grade VEX Robotics at Raymond Park Middle School
5th and 6th grade First Lego League at Center Grove Middle School
4th Grade Oil Spill Experiment
First Lego League Recycling Project
6th Grade Cup Stacking in Physical Education
4: Movie Night, 6:00-9:00
7-17: Canned Food Drive
8: PFO Meeting, 6:30 in the Media Center
9: 5th Grade Field Trip to History Center
10: Skating Party at Roller Cave, 6:30-8:30
11: 3rd Grade Field Trip to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
15: Family and Friends Choir Concert, 7:00-8:00
16: IC Restaurant Spirit Night (Buffalo Wild Wings/Culver's or Puccini's), 4 pm - close
17: Last Day for Students
4: Students return to school
11: Skating Party at Roller Cave - 100% of admissions comes back to Indian Creek!
14: 3rd Grade IREAD Night, 6:00-7:30
18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no school
29: Movie Night, 6:00-9:00
IC Restaurant Spirit Night December 16th 4:00PM to Close
Explorer News TV
Month in Review - November
As part of our special Veterans Day program, our students learned about the military men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country. We honored our veterans by proudly displaying their names in our main hallway and thanked them during our very special silent dismissal.
Students, parents, and staff had a great time playing, eating, and socializing at our Incrediplex fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our school.
Finally, a huge shout-out to our very own Team Wild for their participation in the First Lego League tournament in mid-November. Their robotics skills were put to the test and they rose to the challenge! Thank you to Mr. Patten and all of the parents for supporting these young engineers.
New Staff Spotlight
Heather Bell - 6th Grade
Kelley Feldman - 6th Grade
Susan Barkowski - Resource
If you have changes to your student's dismissal procedures, they must be called into the office prior to 1:30. This will ensure an ample amount of time for the communication to be properly delivered. Also don’t forget that all parent visits with the classroom teacher must be scheduled in advance to avoid interrupting the learning environment. If you would like to schedule a parent teacher conference please contact your classroom teacher directly or call the main office at 964-4400. Thank you!
Parent Information and Resource Center
Did you know that there is a Parent Information and Resource Center in our area? The Indiana Partnerships Center located at 911 E. 86th Street, Suite 110 works to empower parents about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their children’s education in the following ways:
- Providing parent-focused workshops that are scheduled by schools, community groups, or parent groups.
- Providing education-related information and resource materials, including information about school choice, attendance, tips for parents and teachers talking together, and how to have a family friendly school.
- Helping schools develop parent engagement strategies that provide opportunities for parents to become decision-makers in their children's school, resources for school improvement, and mentors to others.
Contact them at 317-205-2595 or on the web at www.fscp.org for more information on how you can become involved!
There are many great things happening at Indian Creek, both in and out of the classroom. Your PFO raises funds to help teachers enrich classroom curriculums, support exciting clubs and activities, cultivate school pride, and most importantly strengthen the bond of Indian Creek families. Please join us on Tuesday, December 8th, at 6:30 in the Media Center to hear more about the exciting things happening around our school.
Indian Creek Annual Cookie Exchange
ICE’s Hospitality Committee needs your help!
It’s time to treat the wonderful staff of ICE to a buffet of scrumptious holiday treats!
Please bake your special Christmas treats like cookies, bars, brownies, candies, fudges, etc., for our staff to pack up and share with their families.
Click here to sign up for cookie donations. Treats should be dropped off in the teacher’s lounge by 12:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 17th.
Student of the Week Program
Class of the Week program
Honor an Educator
Community Activities & Events
City of Lawrence presents the 4th Annual Lawrence Tree Lighting at City of Lawrence Government Center, 9001 East 59th St. Program starts at 3:30. Santa arrives at 4:00!
SAVE THE DATE! On March 11, 2016, the Lawrence Township School Foundation will host its 16th annual “Light their Future” Celebration at The Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis. It will be a fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing, socializing, and a fantastic silent auction. Join us as we celebrate the successes in our 21 schools and raise money to support our children and give them the tools they need to excel. Check the Foundation website at www.msdltf.org for more information as it gets closer to the date. In the meantime, if you or your company is interested in donating something to be used in the silent auction, please click on the following link for more information - http://www.msdltf.org/docs/pdf/Auction_Donation_Packet.pdf.
Join STEM Scouts at McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology, 7250 East 75th Street, Door 6, Lab 4N! Meetings are every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30pm, for elementary (3-6) and middle school (7-8). Sign up today at stemscouts.org/indianapolis! For more information, contact Bethany Thomas at email@example.com
Indian Creek Elementary
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
10833 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46235
The attendance line is available 24 hours a day, 317-964-4405. If absence is not confirmed by parent/guardian, it will be UNEXCUSED! Please call the attendance line by 8:00 am if your student will be absent.