Cardinal Post

TCE Student Publication February 2022

Student VOICE and Student CHOICE

The Cardinal Post school newsletter is written by our Thorpe Creek students. Please remember that we are young authors, young journalists. We are mimicking real world journalism and writing with short deadlines and prioritizing breaking news. In this special publication we are telling the story of our learning from home during our extended school closures. We hope you enjoy our articles and notice how our writing, photography, and observations grow and mature throughout this school year!

Thank you for reading!

the TCE 3rd and 4th grade Newsletter Club


Mark Your Calendar

Friday, March 4th- PTO Move-a-thon

Friday, April 1st- Friday, April 9th- Spring Break No School


Yearbook Orders

Hey TCE! Did you know that the yearbooks are on sale? You may have already ordered one. But if you haven't, make sure you order online today and please no cash or checks. You might be wondering how much the yearbooks cost? Well, I have the answer and it's only $16. You have until March 18th to order. Make sure that you order online at: and use the code: 14543722

By: Emma Beall (Yearbook Club Member)


Information from Thorpe Creek PTO

By: Emily and Gianna

Hello! TCE parents, Today we will be talking about the T C E move -a-thon! The students will be huffing and puffing when they come home, and also worn out! The students are donating money to the school, so the principal will be PIED IN THE FACE! The goal is $3,000 so start donating! Please help our school earn $3,000 dollars. There will be a lot of moving everybody’s looking forward to it I know I am! Help us reach our goal! I am Emily Wyatt and I am Gianna Williams! thank you for donating!

Big picture
Click here for the PTO Newsletter

Want to know what's going on with TCE PTO check out this link for more information.


What are you reading?

Books rock! Unsure what book to read next, here are some favorite book recommendations from a few of our TCE Cardinals!


College and Career Week

By: Vivian and Aubrey

Career day is a day you get to dress up for what you want to do after college. You might dress up as a vet, doctor, teacher, or zoo keeper. You can be anything you want to be, JUST BE YOU. This year 2022 it was on Thursday February, 17.


Math Bowl

By: Sonu

In math bowl we learn math and have a competition. Mrs.Pugel does the A team, Mr.Scott is doing the B team, and Miss. Carter runs the C team. This is our first year doing 3 teams. For the competition three people will go up for one round. One of the person will be the captain, so they will pick the answer. The two other people will be their to support the captain. They’re eight questions in a round. To practice we will have two homework packets. The competition is on April 12.


Science Bowl

By: Thankishka

In science bowl there are teams and those teams will compete doing different things like in one team there will be experiment team they will go and take a test about the topic that your doing. There is another team that goes up next the next day that team is the individual team. They take a test for the whole team so basically their score and the team test score we will se what score we get for the whole team. And finally there’s a team test wich means everyone will come on the next day and they will all take a test to complete the competition in the team test you will have a certain number of questions and when your done they will collect the papers and we’ll have to wait for the results. Also for this year’s science bowl team we got 7th place wich is not bad.


Our Learning Story


HSE Art Show

By: Ava and Maddie

Hi Cardinals! We wanted to inform you that the art show is coming up! March 5th and 6th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Fishers high school. Kindergarten will have balloon dogs, 1st grade will have calabash animals, 2nd grade will have fish bowls, 3rd grade is Laurel Burch animals, and finally 4th grade is making puppets. If your child you should or should get a piece of paper that has this information. If your child did not make it in the art show they will have plenty of other chances.

By: Audrey

The art show is every year and celebrated at Fishers High School this year it is March 5th to the 6th of March and is from 2pm to 5pm and everyone is welcome.There is going to be a lot of art pieces from TCE students.It is going to be a lot of fun.Many of the pieces at the show have taken lots of students weeks to create and a lot of time to create the things they did.It is open to everyone.I hope you come to the art show and enjoy all the amazing art pieces.


Global Play Day and Global Read Aloud Day

By: Gabby and Lily

Global Read Aloud Day is a day where we listen to books and read a lot throughout the day. This year it got postponed because we had a snow day. Good news is we were able to celebrate this day the next week. We listened to read alouds and some classes even had guest readers.

Global School Play Day is a day where mostly all you do is play. We play with things that do not have batteries so that we only use our imagination. In our classroom we did a lot of play related things like lava lamps, fun math, and writing things. It’s super fun and entertaining. We also got to bring toys from home to play with

We all love read and play day it’s super fun!


A Note from HSE Food Services

Food and non-food supply shortages are affecting food service operations across the country including HSE Food Services. Manufacturers across the country are struggling with being able to provide supplies to food service operations due to a variety of issues. The main issue is due to an extreme increase in demand since many schools last year were on a virtual or hybrid schedule and supply needs were much lower. Other issues affecting manufacturers ability to provide supplies are due to staffing shortages, and increased production costs due to inflation. We are continually monitoring product availability with our suppliers and will make menu modifications as necessary. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these supply challenges.


Snacks at TCE

Students are welcome to bring a snack with them to school each day. This is completely optional. For the health and safety. of our classmates with allergies, please only send snacks with your child that are on the TCE approved snack list.

TCE approved snacks include:

  • cheese
  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • Pepperidge Farms Goldfish - any variety
  • Skinny Pop


Water Bottles

We do have bottle filling stations available in all of our pods! We strongly recommend that your child bring a water bottle with them each day to school. Thank you!


The Indianapolis Children's Museum

Click the link below for more information from the Indianapolis Children's Museum


Blue Ribbon School

Thorpe creek is a 2021 blue ribbon school! I love TCE it is like home. The staff make me feel safe and comfortable. I have learned so much at TCE! Thanks so much to all my teachers I have had.

Big picture


A Note to Morning Car Rider Families


We are asking for your help. With our earlier school day start time, we are thinking through the safety and efficiency of the car rider line.

Beginning Monday, November 1, students will unload along the sidewalk in between the safety cones marked “UNLOADING ZONE.” Staff members will continue to be along the sidewalk ensuring safety as students exit their cars.

How you can help:

  1. Please make every effort to have your child seated on the passenger side of the car so they can independently step out of the car onto the sidewalk.
  2. To keep the line moving, it is also helpful for your child to have all their belongings ready prior to your arrival to the “UNLOADING ZONE.”
  3. As soon as all cars are safely stopped within the “UNLOADING ZONE,” staff members will motion for students to exit the vehicles. ***We ask that regardless of where you are in the “UNLOADING ZONE” (toward the front or back), you allow your child to exit when the adults give the signal to do so.

We greatly appreciate your help and consideration!


The TCE Car Rider Line Crew


Information from Hamilton Southeastern Schools

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 at 317-915-4250.

· 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)

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.


HSE 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.


Mudsock Information

Mudsock Youth Athletic Updates:

Spring Sports: Did you forget to register for spring programing? There are still spaces open in many of our baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, and track leagues. Register now at and we’ll see you on the fields. Learn more here.

Supporting Your Athlete: We’ve put all the resources in one place for you to re-learn how to support your athlete in 2022. Thank you for helping us create a safe and positive environment for participants, parents, guardians, coaches and referees. Read here.


Student Handbook

The elementary student handbook for all HSE students is located on the TCE website following the button below to view.