BSE Bear Bulletin April 15, 2016

6 Weeks of School Left

Brooks School Parents and Families,

Happy Friday!

Just a quick reminder to all parents of 3rd or 4th graders that we will begin ISTEP testing on Monday, April 18 and test through May 5th. Unfortunately we will not be able to have any lunch visitors and or volunteers during the testing period. The library and America Reads volunteers WILL be operating. We took the practice test this week and are ready to go, so thank you all for supporting your testing students the next few weeks with plenty of rest, as much outdoor play as possible, and a hearty breakfast. Remember no homework for our 3rd and 4th graders during the testing period. Only 29 days to go this school year and we have much to accomplish. Thank you to all of you for your continued support and have a great weekend!

Dr. Kaminski

Lunch and Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week(s)

Week of April 18, Week 1 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 4/18 - Day 4
  • Tuesday, 4/19 - Day 5
  • Wednesday, 4/20 - Day 6
  • Thursday, 4/21 - Day 1
  • Friday, 4/22 - Day 2

Week of April 25, Week 2 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 4/25 - Day 3
  • Tuesday, 4/26 - Day 4
  • Wednesday, 4/27 - Day 5
  • Thursday, 4/28 - Day 6
  • Friday, 4/29 - Day 1

April is School Library Month

Explore this interactive image: April is School Library Month #slm16 See it now at:

HSE 1:1 Initiative Update

A revised plan for the 2016-2017 roll-out of iPads for K-4 is now in place. After processing concerns both supporting and opposing the 1:1 roll-out, the School Board approved the following recommendations at their March 23rd meeting. The recommendations that were approved include:

1. Rental costs for iPads will be reduced from $125 to $90 beginning with the 2016-17 school year, and further reductions in textbook and other fees will be recommended for approval later this spring. Payment plans are available through eFunds.

2. The emphasis on the use of devices will be on creation or production, not consumption or passive entertainment, and the devices will only be used as an instructional tool. All elementary buildings will have the following guidelines:

* Devices are not to be used at recess – indoor or outdoor.

* Devices are not to be used at lunch.

* Devices are not to be used on the bus.

* Devices are not to be used for gaming, only for instructional or productive purposes.

3. Devices purchased by families will be allowed to go daily back and forth between home and school. Parents in K-2 who rent the device and desire to see it brought home on a regular basis may opt for their children to do so by written communication with the child’s teacher. The devices will remain at school for those who do not wish for them to travel back and forth daily and will only be used during the school day. Teachers will collaborate with their respective parents to organize take home events at points during the school year.

4. Advisory Councils will be established – one for K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. The councils will consist of a parent and teacher from every school as well as building and district level administrators and school board members. The councils will meet quarterly to provide feedback and insights on the implementation of 1:1 throughout the district.

5. Procedures will be put in place where teachers will send home information with a student when apps are added throughout the year. The information will include the name of the app, the purpose of the app, a screen shot of the app, and a link for parents to click on to check out the app on Common Sense Media – a site that gives information about apps.

Look for additional information to come to you throughout the coming months. We look forward to a successful third (and final) phase of the Hamilton Southeastern Schools 1:1 initiative.

BSE Bears Create, Construct, and Apply their thinking!

MakerSpace - Construction Zone OPEN

Still in need of MakerSpace items!

Feel free to send any of the items listed below to the office marked "Makerspace". Thank you in advance for donating and helping to supply the space for your child(ren)!

Consumables Needed:

  • Yarn/string/embroidery floss

  • White glue/glue sticks

  • Nails and Screws (in various sizes)

  • Dixie Cups

  • Cotton Balls

  • Tooth Picks

  • Q-Tips

  • Feathers

  • Pipe Cleaners

  • Scotch Tape / Electrical Tape / Duct Tape

  • Chalk

  • Wood Glue

  • Balsa Wood and Craft Wood scraps

  • Markers

  • Colored Pencils

  • Safety Pins

  • Ribbon

  • Googly Eyes

  • Colored Foam Sheets

  • Stickers

  • Washable Paints

  • Paper Plates

  • Non-Drying Modeling Clay

Non-Consumables Needed:

  • Hammers

  • Screw Drivers (Philips and flathead)

  • Pliers

  • Wire Cutters

  • Paint Brushes (various styles and sizes)

  • Plastic Mason Jars with Lids

  • Legos (all colors, sizes, and shapes)

  • Hole Punchers

BSE Staff Enjoys "Real Time" Training at HSE21 Learning Fair

Mooo-velous Teachers

We love our teachers and know you do too!

Tell us how great you teacher is and we will give you a free kids meal.

Your letter will be posted in our restaurant so

everyone will know how special your teacher is.

Your teacher will be entered to win a free

Chick-fil-A-party hosted by none other than the

Chick-fil-A- cow!

Join us for Kids night to make a special card for

your teacher on Tuesday April 26, 5-7pm

Enteries must be turned in no later than

Tuesday, April 26


Brooks School Third Graders are "Making a difference" in our community!! The third grade classes are hosting an Open House Event at Fishers United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Friday April 29th From 5-7 pm. This Event is to help "END HUNGER IN FISHERS" All 3rd grade classes are involved and we are hoping that all Brooks School Families could stop by any time between 5 - 7 and bring by a food or monetary donation to support their cause. Their will be games, crafts, and a Ice Cream Bar to enjoy while you donate!!!

The top Five Items needed for food pantry are :







Movie Night - Stuart Little

Friday, May 6, 3:45-6pm

Sign up link:

Please send a $7 donation per student in a marked envelope to school.

Checks payable to BSE.

All donations will benefit our school library.

I will send student pickup directions closer to Movie Night date via email.

Many thanks,

Kristin Patrick

School Librarian

Fishers Freedom Festival Royal Court

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Plan to attend the Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Fishers Junior High Gym (13257 Cumberland Road). Items from more than 70 families include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, adult and kids clothing, etc. Tax deductible donations are also accepted. Call (317) 409-0098 or (317) 777-3714 for pick up. Proceeds from the sale provide funding for local charity, cultural, and educational initiatives.

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PTO Committee Opening for 2016 - 2017

Are you interested in getting more involved at BSE? The PTO has open committee spots for next school year. Some are a one-time event, while others are spread out with small activities throughout the year. Email if you are interested in hearing more about what’s available!

4th Grade Picnic

4th Grade Parents Needed! Would you like to help with the 4th grade picnic? This fun filled event is on Friday, May 27th - the last day at BSE for our 4th graders!!! The only way parents can attend is if they volunteer to work the event. If you would like to help, please contact Kim Carlson

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Updated Track Schedule

Wednesday, April 13th 3:45-5:.00 @ BSE

Friday, April 15th 3:45-5:.00 @ BSE

Tuesday, April 19th 3:45-5:.00 @ BSE

Friday, April 22nd 3:45-5:.00 @ BSE

Wednesday, April 27th 3:45-5:.00 @ BSE

Friday, April 29th 3:45-5:.00 @ BSE

Wednesday, May 4th 3:45-5:.00 @ BSE

Thursday, May 5th 5:00-7:00 Track Meet @ FHS


April 15, 2016

*********************************S.P.O.R.T.S. NEWS************************************


12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Fall 2016 Open Registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, fall baseball, cross country and boys and girls winter basketball will begin on May 1 and continue through May 31 (basketball registration remains open through August 31). Registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.OR.T.S. office, at all HSE schools and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and can pay online with a credit card or can print the registration form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with cash or check payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

Spring 2016 Registration Update – Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for up to date information on openings for spring sports or visit our website,

Fishers-HSE BaseballOpening Day for Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball is April 23. Bring out your family and enjoy a full day of fun including entertainment by Dave and Rae, Pitch-Hit & Run Competition, Food Vendors, Local Mascot appearances, Family Games and Activities, Fireworks show, and of course a FULL day of Baseball! Event runs 12-4 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30pm.

Fishers-HSE Knights Cheerleading is holding tryouts for the 2016 season. Any 4th, 5th or 6th grade girl (2016-2017 school year) wanting to try out for Knights Cheerleading will need to attend the mandatory clinic being held on Friday, May 6, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Indiana Elite. Tryouts are held the next day, on Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. at Indiana Elite. Please visit Knight Cheerleading on the Cheer website for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Girl’s Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is ten weeks, mid-August to mid-October and ends before fall break. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Janet Berg at

High School Boys Volleyball Youth Night – Fishers High School Boys Volleyball is hosting the Mudsock Match against Hamilton Southeastern on April 21. All youth will be admitted free and boys in the S.P.O.R.T.S. volleyball league are encouraged to wear their team t-shirts. The JV game begins at 6:00 p.m. with the Varsity beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. There will be a youth serving contest between games with prizes! Click here for more information.

Southeastern Youth Rugby saw record enrollment numbers for the 2016 season. First games are on April 17, with the 5/6 and 7/8 teams taking the pitch at Cyntheanne Park, and the Flag team playing in Carmel at River Road Park. Supersite tournament for Flag, 5/6, and 7/8 is at Cyntheanne on April 24. For more updates, log on to

Fishers Movies in the Nickel Plate District

Nickel Plate District Transforms into Outdoor Theater for #FishersMovies

Calling all residents, #FishersMovies return to the Nickel Plate District amphitheater this spring and offer the perfect Friday night out for families of all ages. Beginning this Friday, April 15 movies take place weekly and begin at dusk. This season, Fishers Parks & Recreation has secured an awesome movie line-up that features:

  • The Good Dinosaur April 15
  • Minons April 22
  • Pixels April 29
  • Shaun the Sheep May 6
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 May 13
  • Pan May 20
  • Inside Out May 27

Movies are free to attend and families are encouraged to pack a sweatshirt, roll out a blanket and stop by concessions to purchase a few movies snacks. The City of Fishers G.I.V.E. Committee will work concessions, weekly to ensure you have something sweet and salty to enjoy during the show. Each movie is presented in closed captioning, and movies have different ratings. Parents, we encourage you to check out the movie beforehand to ensure it’s appropriate for your family.

For additional details about #FishersMovies, please download the Nickel Plate District mobile app or visit

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Summer Sports Camp

Summer Sports Camp information is now available online. Below is the link:

Fishers Parks & Recreation Invites Community to Flock the NPD

You know what the lawn flamingo means, we’re having a party! Join Fishers Parks & Recreation to celebrate Arbor Day in a meaningful way. Residents of all ages are encouraged to decorate a flamingo for a chance to win. Flamingos are available to purchase for $3 at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office and are due back, decorated to the amphitheater between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The community is invited to the amphitheater starting at 7 p.m. that evening to vote on the best in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • Best Youth (up to age 10)
  • Best Teen (ages 11-17)
  • Best Adult (ages 18+), and
  • Best Arbor Day Theme

Winners will receive a $50 prize pack complete with items from DICK’S SPORTING GOODS and Fishers Parks & Recreation. There are a few rules, so parents, we encourage you to visit to avoid disqualification. Share photos of your flamingo using hashtag #FishersArborDay for a chance to be featured, and be sure to pack a blanket and stick around for a free movie at the amphitheater that night. Movie details can be found at

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