BSE Bear Bulletin April 15, 2016
6 Weeks of School Left
Brooks School Parents and Families,
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. Flessner - Butler University - Math Training
BSE Teachers @ HSE Learning Fair (1:1 training)
Kristin Patrick - Training
Flipping Your Classroom without Flipping Your Lid
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)!
White glue/glue sticks
Nails and Screws (in various sizes)
Scotch Tape / Electrical Tape / Duct Tape
Balsa Wood and Craft Wood scraps
Colored Foam Sheets
Non-Drying Modeling Clay
Screw Drivers (Philips and flathead)
Paint Brushes (various styles and sizes)
Plastic Mason Jars with Lids
Legos (all colors, sizes, and shapes)
BSE Staff Enjoys "Real Time" Training at HSE21 Learning Fair
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
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
END HUNGER IN FISHERS
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 :
CRACKERS OF ANY KIND
MICROWAVE MACARONI AND CHEESE
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.
Fishers Freedom Festival Royal Court
FISHERS TRI-KAPPA GARAGE SALE
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.
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 email@example.com 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 -firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
12690 Promise Road
Fishers, IN 46038
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, www.hsesports.org.
Fishers-HSE Baseball – Opening 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 email@example.com.
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 http://rugby.hsesports.org.
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 www.Fishers.in.us/Movies.
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 www.Fishers.in.us/ArborDay 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 www.Fishers.in.us/Movies.
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