Fishers Elementary Newsletter August 27, 2021
Picture Day is Coming Soon!
Fall picture day is scheduled for Thursday, September 2. We are encouraging online ordering this year, however it’s not required. Your child will bring home information about photo packets, ordering, etc. next week. If you want to order before picture day, log on to mylifetouch.com and use the picture day ID/School ID: EVT7ZZD6H.
Car Rider Procedure Update
We are still experiencing difficulties with our car rider lane, some that are a safety issue and some that hinder expediting arrival and dismissal times. We ask that you review the summary of problem areas listed below and also revisit the link as well. We appreciate your help! Thank you!
- The car rider arrival line will close and blocked off by cones at 7:38 am. If you arrive after this time, please park in the parking lot and walk your child into the office
- While in line, please refrain from cell phone usage. This allows you to help keep the line moving forward and watch for any potential person that may be near your car while in motion.
- Please do not get out of your car-this is a safety issue.
- If you need a car sign -please contact the office. In the meantime, please create a sign with your child's name written in thick black marker so our staff can read from afar. Hang your sign from your rear view mirror or display on the the passenger side dashboard.
Please click on the red bar link above for information regarding car rider drop off and pick up procedures!
Snack Attack Program
Fishers Elementary is pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for those students in need. This program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to provide students with snacks either at school or to take home on the weekends.
Here's how the program works. 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 child participate in FYAP's Snack Attack or have questions, please contact Jenn Lance, our school counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FES School Counselor
317-594-4160 Ext. 1420
USED WATER & SODA BOTTLE COMPETITION!!
We are sponsoring a contest to see which class can bring in the most used water and soda bottles (16-20 oz CLEAR bottles – no colored ones) starting Friday 8/27 – Friday 9/10 to help with an important community and environmental cause. The class that brings in the most will get an extra recess! Please rinse and remove the labels from the bottles and send them with your students or drop them off in the office with the class name on the bag. So why are we doing this?
The Marching Tiger Band at Fishers High School is on a mission to collect THOUSANDS of used bottles to create 8 gigantic sculptures like the one below (minus the whale) to use in their half-time/competition show AQUANOVA. At the end of the band season, all bottles will be recycled with Terra Cycle, a land recycling alliance/partner with 4Ocean. 4Ocean is a non-profit company committed to ending the ocean plastic crisis by using recycled plastic water and soda bottles to make a variety of products. Every 4Ocean product purchased comes with a promise to remove 1 pound of trash from our oceans, rivers, and coast lines, while also working to stop plastic pollution at its source. AQUANOVA – IT’S MORE THAN A SHOW – IT’S A CAUSE! We greatly appreciate your help!!
Would you like to help take care of our beautiful FES Community Garden? If so, please follow this link to sign up for a day to water the garden. Please be sure to read the top description on the link for important directions on how to water the garden. Thank you for your time and talents in keeping our garden beautiful!
Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates
Recreational Basketball: Play with us this winter! Registration is open for boys and girls interested in skill development and building a love for the game. Beginning September 1st, a $10 late fee will be added to every registration and waitlists may form for some divisions. Open to kindergarteners through 8thgrade. Information and registration can be found here. *High school intramural basketball information will be released in November.
HSE/Fishers Boys Travel Basketball: Find tryout information, including parent meetings, for travel basketball for boys in 3rd – 6th grade here. Athletes must be registered to attend at www.myathletics.com.
Everyone Plays. Registration scholarship opportunities are available for families on free or reduced lunch within the district. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For winter sports these dates are 8/1 – 8/31. Email email@example.com for more information.
Please remember to send your student to school healthy. If a student is ill and has any of the symptoms of Covid listed below, we encourage you to get your student tested using a PCR test, which is available via Fishers Health Department (COVID Vaccine | Fishers, IN - Official Website) or the Indiana Department of Health (ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19 Testing Information). PCR tests are the most accurate and provide less risk of a false positive or negative result. A visit to your physician is also suggested if you feel this is not Covid-related, then a doctor's note would be needed for your student to return to school. Please do not send your child to school ill or while waiting for Covid test results.
Symptoms to monitor for:
Fever or chills
Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
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.
Response to Instruction (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.
This past week, PTO Funds have been used to replace the sand in the Sandbox behind the school. This is just another way that your money, support gives back to OUR School.
We still need your support with a few more teachers - Hoping that you can support Mrs. Bock, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Kenworthy.
Shutterfly/Lifetouch have teamed up with FES! What a great way to make memories from those little people. This is how it works...............
With their help, we’ve created a custom online storefront where you can shop the extensive Shutterfly collection of photo books, gifts, premium stationery, keepsakes, home décor and so much more—and for every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% to our organization.
It’s easy to support us:
1. Visit our Shutterfly Storefront at: FishersElementarySchool.ShutterflyStorefront.com
2. Click through to start shopping!
3. Purchase thoughtful gifts and keepsakes for friends, family and especially yourself.
4. That’s it! For every purchase made, 8% of the proceeds will go toward helping our organization.
It’s that easy. Plus, you can even use applicable Shutterfly discount codes to save on your entire order.
Please feel free to share this email with your friends, family and co-workers—the more orders we receive through our Storefront, the more our organization earns!
Dine to Donate at Puccini's - Thursday September 2nd
Classroom Room Parents Needed!
Want to support your child's classroom and teacher this year?! We're looking for two Room Parents for each class to help build a partnership between the parents and teacher and coordinate the classroom's Winter and Valentine's parties (dates TBD). This is a great way to get involved at FES without a huge time commitment. Sign up today at the link below. Detailed instructions will be sent to Room Parents in the coming weeks.
Thank you for considering!
PTO Room Parent Coordinators
Laura Cole and Erin Sanborn
If you would like to have a meeting with our school Counselor Mrs. Lance, please click on the above link to schedule an appointment!
If you need help with Virtual Technology, please click on the above link !
Help Fishers Elementary School PTO earn 4% back when you enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.
Participation is EASY & FREE!
register your card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com.
Enter NPO # (XU337) or Select “Fishers Elementary School PTO” from list.
Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act
is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by
Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.