Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 21 - Friday, January 21, 2022

Important Dates Coming Up

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25 - Best Buddies Meeting 8:15-8:35AM, Cafe.
  • Monday, Jan. 31 - Friday, Feb. 4 - Fire Safety Lessons for Kindergarten - 2nd Grades
  • Friday, February 18 - E-Learning Day - No in-person school. Log in to Canvas for E-Learning.
  • Monday, Feb. 28 - Friday, March 4 - Riley Week! watch for more information soon.
Jan 21


The PTO is looking for new members! Are you interested in learning more about how to impact staff and students at Sand Creek? Please email for more information.

Thank you for Kleenex Donations! Please continue to send any donations to the front office. Thank you for considering!

RAVE Reviews

Thank you to the families that have completed RAVE Reviews for SCE staff. Our staff and teachers THRIVE on compliments and positive praise just like our students. Have you observed an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities/duties to make a difference? Leave them a RAVE Review by clicking below! It takes 2 mins to complete but makes a long lasting impact for an educator.

Lunch for the week of January 24-28 (Week 2)

Monday Chicken Nuggets

Tuesday – Sweet & Sour Chicken with fried rice*

Wednesday – Cheesy breadsticks*

Thursday – Mini corn dogs*

Friday French bread pizza*

*Different from the posted District K-4 Menu

Masks are Still Required on the Bus and at School Every Day.

  • Students must wear a mask all day at school unless there is a medical exception.
  • Please send your child to school wearing a mask and have an extra accessible.
  • We are handing out quite a few masks every day to students and would appreciate any donations of daily masks that any family is able to provide to our front office.

Is your student absent today?

Students learn best when they are engaged with their classrooms. We understand there are many reasons students may be absent. Please communicate with our office staff.

  • Call 317-915-4270. You can call 24 hours a day to leave a message.
  • Call 317-915-4270 to talk to the office staff from 7AM-3PM.
  • Email Alison Jones, attendance secretary, at with a reason for the absence. Email your student's teacher, too.

Thank you!

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Miss Coffman is pleased to announce that Mrs. Posipanka's 2nd grade class has won this week's Golden Globe! Awesome job being patient, flexible, understanding, and positive this week! Who will be next?

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Link to HSE District Substitute Teacher Information Page

Operations Plan - HSE Schools

Please note that as regulations and guidelines from regulatory and health agencies change, or as health-related conditions warrant, the plan may have to be altered.

District Instruction Plan and COVID Dashboard Links

Details on school protocols, mitigation strategies, the HSE District COVID dashboard, and self-reporting forms are all here.

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

January 24-28 is Week 2.There may be changes to the menu due to supply chain limitations. Thank you for your understanding.

Social-Emotional Learning Lessons from This Week:

Kindergarten: Getting Focused - Mindful Awareness
  • Students will compare mindful behavior and unmindful behavior and identify the parts of the brain responsible for controlling each type.
First Grade: Digital Citizenship - How Your Brain Works
  • Students will understand the importance of being safe, responsible, and respectful online.
Second Grade: Getting Focused - How your Brain Works
  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress.
Third Grade: Getting Focused - How your Brain Works
  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress.
Fourth Grade: Emotion Management - Rethink it!
  • Students will be able to rethink a variety of situations.

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

Indiana Radon Poster Contest

We need your student’s help explaining science through art!

The 2022 Indiana Radon Poster Contest is here! This is a fun, educational, and potential prize-winning opportunity for our students.

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is produced by naturally decaying uranium in the soil and can be drawn into homes through cracks in the foundation.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Approximately 1 in 3 homes tested have radon levels at or above the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L in Indiana.

In order to spread the message about radon’s health hazards, the American Lung Association is calling on Indiana students age 9-14 to create a radon poster that will increase public awareness of radon gas and encourage people to test their homes.

If you choose to participate, please send your posters to central office Attn: Bob Rice by March 4. I will collect all submissions and send them to the American Lung Association by the March 18 deadline.

Full Contest details and additional radon information is available on the contest website at:

HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff, and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.

Mudsock Youth Athletics News - Spring Program Registration

Register Now For Spring Programs

What will you play? Open registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field runs through January 31st at After the 31st, waitlists may form for certain sports in various divisions. Season information and program fees can be found here.

Rugby Boys and Girls TRY IT Day – January 23rd

Ready for something new? Stop by the Rugby TRY IT Day this Sunday, January 23rd, from 2:15 – 4:45 p.m. Learn about this fun, fast-paced, family-oriented game! Open to 2nd-8th grade boys and girls. All equipment provided. Learn more here. Questions? Email

Visit the Community Insider page linked below for all the details.

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.