HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

March 27, 2015 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.74%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 4

Upcoming Events at HPE


3rd-12th - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

15th - Spring Picture Day

16th - Kindergarten Round-up, 5-7 pm

17th - Author Visit Day - Peter Brown

24th - 4th quarter, Midterm

27th - May 15th, ISTEP Part 2 (3rd, 4th grade)

27th - PTO Fundraiser, Texas Road House

28th - PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm

Lunch Menu-Week of March 30th

Mon. - Day 5- Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Tues. - Day 6 - Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wed. - Day 1 - Pizza Calzone

Thurs. - Day 2 - Cheese Filled Breadsticks (Menu Change)


HPE Cafeteria News

There is a menu change for April 2nd-- we will be serving Cheese Filled Breadsticks instead of Taco Scoops.

When sending money in for your child please include their full name(no nicknames) student ID and teachers name. Please write your students ID number on the memo line of the check.

Parents are welcome to join their child for lunch or to sit with them. Please call the office by 9:30 AM the day you would like to visit. We can not accommodate requests after 9:30 AM. If you would like to order a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call.

Please remember not to use cell phones during lunch. Per HSE policy, taking pictures is not allowed. Outside food from restaurants is not allowed due to potential food allergies of other students.

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - Safety

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front drive by the school’s front doors. Please have your child exit from the passenger side of all vehicles. Students should stay in their seatbelts/safety seats until your vehicle has come to a complete stop and your child is ready to get out of the car. Please only dismiss and receive your child at the front of the school. Do not release students from the back of the line so they must walk passed other cars releasing children. It is imperative cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing student as this creates an unsafe situation for our children. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and drive in the morning and afternoon as both are high-traffic times. Thank you for your part in keeping our children safe.

Lost & Found

Please be sure to check the Lost & Found table located outside of the Music Room for any lost items. At the end of the month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

Safe Routes to School Program

The Safe Routes to School pilot project was very active this week! We had 50 students participate in the Walking Wednesday who either walked to or from school on March 25th! It was great to have so many active participants. We would like to thank all the volunteers, the walkers and the staff for making Harrison Parkways’ Walking School buses such a great success.

Congratulations to Jenna Broviak in Grade 2. She was the winner of the t shirt logo design contest. Her slogan of “Stay Calm and Walk On” now graces the bright green t-shirts that will be given to all the participants of the Walking Wednesdays. Winning designs received a gift card for two to attend a special art class at the Nickel Plate Arts Campus at 107 South 8th Street in Noblesville. The class will run from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and has been designed especially for the students of Harrison Parkway Elementary.

Congratulations to Mrs. Clevenger’s Grade 4 class and Mrs. Bohlman’s Grade 3 class for winning the Every Step Counts contest for their grade. Each of these classes recorded the most steps per capita while wearing pedometers during their school day. These classes will be awarded extra recess and a picnic lunch on a date to be determined in May.

Next Wednesday, April 1st will be the last Walking Wednesday. Children within the Walkzone have to opportunity to walk to or from school on that day. If you are interested in finding out more, please go to www.Fishers.in.us/SafeRoutes to get all the details. The maps for the Walking School Bus routes will be revised to add approximate times when the Walking School Bus will be passing by the various gathering routes. Please be sure to allow a 5 minute window prior to that time. Revised maps will be posted on the website prior to the walk date.

HPE Kindergarten Pre-Registration for the 2015-16 School Year

HPE will offer pre-registration for kindergarten on March 31st between the hours of 10am-2pm.

In order to pick-up or fill out a packet, you must bring the following documents:

- State issued birth certificate
- Current immunization records
- Guardianship papers (if applicable)
- Proof of Residency - three documents are needed

Please find specific list on the HSE webpage under ENROLLMENT http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/elementary.aspx

A list of required immunizations can be found on the HSE Health Services page. A chart of required immunizations for each grade level is available there.

If you choose to take the packet home to fill out, please note that all forms need to be returned to Harrison Parkway NO LATER than Thursday, April 16th 2015. This is also the same day as Kindergarten Round-Up feel free to bring your packet with you that evening.

*Please note that your child’s registration is not complete until all forms are completed and returned to HPE.

Kindergarten Round-up for the 2015-2016 School Year

Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5pm-7pm.

On this evening you and your child will have the opportunity to meet the Kindergarten Teachers, tour a Kindergarten classroom, take a school bus ride and become more familiar with Harrison Parkway as a fun and enriching Kindergarten year approaches.
We are excited to welcome our new 2015-16 HPE Patriots.

*The state cut-off for kindergarten enrollment is August 1st. HSE Schools have an early entrance period for kindergarten from August 1st to September 1st. We are unable to accept any early kindergarten enrollments after September 1st.

To enroll your child, you must bring the documents listed above in order to register your student. Additionally, a list of required immunizations can be found on the HSE Health Services page. A chart of required immunizations for each grade level is available there.

Riverside Intermediate Student Visit & Parent Orientation Meeting - April 20th

Dear New Students and Parents,

Riverside Intermediate School will be holding our annual parent orientation meeting for parents of new incoming students Monday, April 20, 2015. This meeting will be held in the school gymnasium and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for you to hear about the intermediate school philosophy and how that translates into our daily operation, organization, programs, academic setting, and more.

You will also be able to meet school administrators, counselors and some teachers. Each year this proves to be a very beneficial meeting for parents to learn more about us, to ask questions, and to tour the building. We are excited to have around 500 new students coming to RSI next year!

Incoming fifth grade students only will be traveling by bus to RSI for our student orientation that morning at 9:30 a.m.

I am looking forward to meeting with you and your child and sharing information about our school!

Professionally yours,

Danielle Chastain

Principal, Riverside Intermediate School

Riverside PTO News

Riverside Junior High Triangle Club (PTO) is now accepting nominations for the 2015-16 PTO Board. If you would like to serve on the board or would like more information regarding open positions, please contact Jodi Smith at jodi@northcomp.com. Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, April 15th at 7pm in the RJH Media Center and all are welcome! Come find out what exciting things are going on at the River!

Sand Creek Intermediate Student Visit & Parent Information Meeting - April 20th

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Next fall, your child will be a fifth grade student at Sand Creek Intermediate. Given that you may have some questions about the move to a different building, we will have an orientation session for all parents of current fourth grade students on Monday, April 20th. This program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and should last about one hour. Our orientation program will give parents a good opportunity to meet each other and some of our faculty. We will also provide a brief building tour at the end of the session. Should any of our parents who have students who receive Special Education Services desire an opportunity to meet briefly with some of our special education staff, they will be available prior to our all-parent meeting from 6:00 – 6:30pm. The parent orientation is intended for parents only.

In addition, on Monday, April 20th, your son or daughter will ride a bus from their elementary school to Sand Creek Intermediate School for their student orientation. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end around 10:45 a.m. This orientation will give students the opportunity to meet new friends, interact with the Sand Creek staff, and tour the building. The student orientation is very similar to the orientation parents will experience on Monday night.

We hope that you can attend the parent orientation as this is an excellent opportunity for you to become comfortable with our building and learn more about the intermediate philosophy. I look forward to the exciting year ahead and for all of you to become an important part of the Sand Creek Intermediate family.


Mr. Brent Farrell

SCIS Principal

Mr. Bryan Alig

SCIS Assistant Principal

Holidays and Observances


3rd - Good Friday (Christian Observance)

4th - Passover Begins (Christian Observance)

4th - Theravada New Year (Buddhist Observance)

5th - Easter (Christian Observance)

15th - Federal Income Tax Day

15th - Yom Hashoah (Jewish Observance)

21st - May 2nd - Festival of Ridvan (Baha'l Observance)

22nd - Earth Day

24th - Arbor Day

23rd - Yom HaAtzmant (Jewish Observance)

PTO News

Please see below for more information on upcoming PTO activities at Harrison Parkway.


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

Parent and Family Nights

Parents, families, and staff are invited to attend the following evening presentations at Sand Creek Intermediate School. These presentations are designed to help families and parents respond to common issues facing their children and youth. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 16: “Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention” by Chris Graves., HSE Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

Thursday, April 30 “Setting Effective Boundaries with Children” by Jeff Foutty, Ed.S., HSE School Psychologist

Thursday, May 14 “Helping High School Students Cope with Anxiety” by Greg Eaken, Ph.D., HSE Behavior Specialist

All presentations will be offered on two occasions on the scheduled dates. The times include an afternoon session beginning at 1pm and an evening session beginning at 6:30pm. Each will last approximately 30-45 minutes in the Sand Creek Intermediate media center (please enter the school through the front doors). Opportunities for questions will follow. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the HSE Family Resource Center at SCI following the presentations. Child care will be available for evening sessions if requested.

Please RSVP to Greg Eaken at 594-4330 (geaken@hse.k12.in.us) or Betsy Baker at 915-4230 (bbaker@hse.k12.in.us).


Sand Creek Intermediate School

11550 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN 46038

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals

Creative Problem Solving Competition

Riverside Junior High and Intermediate School

10910 Eller Rd. Fishers 46038

April 18 from 8-3p.m.

Free Admission

Come see what 21st Century Learning Looks Like!

Hamilton Southeastern FFA - 2015 Spring Plant Sale

The Hamilton Southeastern FFA will once again be offering a great variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets and combination patio pots (at reasonable prices) for Mother’s Day and your spring gardening and outdoor decorating needs. Tomato plants and a few other vegetable plant varieties & herbs will be available for purchase as well. As in the past, the plant sale will be held on the east side at HSE High School Greenhouse - East of Olio Rd on 126th Street. The sale will begin: April 25 and will continue through May 9th. The plant sale hours are from 3PM-6PM throughout the week (M-F) and from 8 AM- 4 PM on Saturdays and from 11 AM-2 PM on Sunday.

Stop by and check out our great selection and thank you for supporting the HSE FFA program! Go to our website for more information on flowers.


Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information on library programs!

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

Click this button to learn more about Spring 2015 sports.

Spring 2015 Registration Update – There are still some openings in spring sports! Please contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth 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 f.j.berg@sbcglobal.net.

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball is seeking new board members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rob Emmerson, remmerson@defur.com.

Swim Lessons at Fishers High School

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online.

Sessions for Spring and Summer lessons will be available on the following dates. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com

Registration for Spring Two swim lesson session is now available. Registration for Spring Two will be available until Sunday April 12th. To register log into Fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page. Spring Two will begin Monday April 13th and Tuesday April 14th.


Spring Two: April 13-30

Registration begins Monday March 16. Lessons run between 4:30-7:30pm

Spring Three: May 4-21

Registration begins Monday April 20. Lessons run between 4:30-7:30pm

Summer One: June 8-25

Registration begins Monday May 11. Morning and Evening times available. 10:00am-1:00pm and 4:30-7:30pm

Summer Two: July 6-23 Registration begins Monday June 15. Morning and Evening times available. 10:00am-1:00pm and 4:30-7:30pm

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com. Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

Fishers Spring Youth Tennis Programs

Fishers – Freshman Center – Tuesdays: 4/14 to 5/18 (6 Classes)

Grades 1-3, Red Ball – Beginner – 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Grades 1-3, Red Ball – Intermediate to Advanced – 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Fishers – Freshman Center – Tuesdays: 4/16 to 5/20 (6 Classes)

Grades 4-6, Orange Ball – Beginner – 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Grades 1-3, Orange Ball – Intermediate to Advanced – 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Fishers – Freshman Center – Saturdays: 4/18 to 5/30 (6 Classes)

Adults – 10 to 11 am

Grades 1-3, Red Ball – 11 to noon

Grades 4-6, Orange Ball – noon to 1pm

Grades 7-12, Real Ball – 1 to 2 pm

Fishers – Fishers Junior High – Sunday: 4/19 to 5/31

Pre-K to K: 11:00 to 11:30 am

Pre-K to K: 11:30 to 12:00 pm - class is full

Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Match Play: Fishers – Fishers Junior High – Sunday: 4/19 to 5/31

Orange Ball & Real Ball Match Play – 2 to 3:30

Red Ball Match Play: 3:30 to 4:30


Grades 1-12 - $80 if registered by March 31, $90 if register after March 31

Pre-K to K - $55 if register by March 31, $65 if registered after March 31

*1 to 6 student/teacher ratio for grades 1-6, 1 to 4 student/teacher ratio

*Racquets may be purchase for $20 (youth racquets) or $25 (teen racquets) when registering

*no classes over memorial day weekend

Summer Tennis Clinics – Registration opens April 1!

Register & more Info: www.hccta.org.

Questions? Contact-- Maggie Petersen at 317/501-9145 or hcctatennis@gmail.com

Fishers Parks & Recreation Programs; Spring 2015

Click here for information about Fishers Parks and Recreation programs.

Fishers Park and Recreation News

Keep Fishers Beautiful Offers Opportunities for All to Unite in Service
Donate your time to make a difference right here in Fishers

Keep Fishers Beautiful is a growing initiative right here in Fishers that seeks to improve community engagement, strengthen community pride and maintain high property values benefitting economic opportunities. This one day service event scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. offers residents countless ways to get involved.

During Keep Fishers Beautiful, there are opportunities to work alongside residents, volunteers, businesses and organizations. The Neighborhood Blitz offers you the opportunity to partner alongside your neighbors, community and friends to complete beautification projects in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fishers. However, there are also opportunities to complete projects at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve as part of Spring Service Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or other parks in our community.

Keep Fishers Beautiful also includes the Spring Recycling Day, where you can finally get rid of unwanted materials at low or no cost. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a pack of Keep Fishers Beautiful seeds to plant in the location of your choice!

Searching for more information? Contact Dan Domsic and sign up to volunteer today! Visit www.Fishers.in.us/KFB for details about past events and additional information about the initiative.