Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 12 - Friday, October 29, 2021

Dates Coming Up

  • Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3 - Spell Bowl practice. Please put a transportation change in School Dismissal Manager.
  • Monday, October 25 to Friday, November 19 - Family Conference Window
  • Monday, October 25 - Monday, November 15 - Panorama Survey Window
  • Monday-Saturday, November 8-13 - 📚 Book Fair 📚
  • Friday, November 12 - 💻 E-learning day - NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL 💻
  • Saturday, November 13 - Pancake Breakfast! 📚Book Fair! 🎨Craft Fair!
  • Monday, November 15 - Spell Bowl Competition - Virtual
  • Wednesday - Friday, November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL
Oct 29

Families, please help us with safety in the morning out at car riders. We want children monitored at all times. Please park and walk your child in if there is not an adult outside of door 1.

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Monday, November 8, 5:30 PM - PTO Virtual Meeting - Save the Date and Sign Up Below!

We would love to update you on what's PTO has been doing around SCE.

Please email the PTO at if you are interested in participating in our next virtual PTO meeting.

You will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting.

Please Let Us Know about Attendance

If your student will be late (after 7:40AM) or absent, please contact us as soon as you know.
  • If your student will be out for travel, sickness, or another reason, we need to know!
  • You can call day or night at 317-915-4270. Please leave a message after hours.
  • You can email Alison Jones, attendance secretary, at, and your student's teacher.
  • You can log your absence with a reason in School Dismissal Manager.
  • We may also use an app called Talking Points to send text messages when texting is the best way to reach families.
  • We need a reason for each student's absence every day. Our nurse will follow up if needed.

The Clinic is Low on Clothes!

Mrs. Cline requests that every student have a change of clothes, including socks and underclothes, in their backpack or stored in their locker, every day! Mud, spills, and accidents can happen to any student. Please plan ahead.

Mrs. Cline in the clinic is in need of clothing donations. We are low on comfortable, neutral clothing that your child can borrow if they land in mud or have another type of accident.

If your child comes home in borrowed clothing, please wash and return it as soon as possible.

Book Fair!!

Volunteering and Chaperoning

  • All volunteers are required to wear a mask during school hours, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file.

Call Sand Creek at 317-915-4270 to find out if your background check is current.

Check the Visiting and Volunteering page on SCE's website to submit a background check.

Saturday, Nov. 13 - A busy day at SCE!


Link to HSE District Substitute Teacher Information Page

Holiday Assistance for SCE families

I hope that you had a wonderful fall break and were able to rest and recharge. As the holiday season approaches, I am looking for local businesses, churches, HOAs, or community members to help provide holiday assistance for SCE families who may need a little extra this season. If you are interested in collaborating with me on this project, please let me know!

You can either email me: or call me: (317) 915-4270.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer Jacks

School Counselor

Sand Creek Elementary

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Family Conferences - October 25 - November 19

  • Family Conferences will occur between October 25 - November 19.
  • Teachers will be communicating how to sign up and important details very soon if you have not received anything yet.
  • Please make this a priority as we are expecting 100% participation.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in person or virtually.

We can't wait to share your child's learning experiences with you!

Panorama Surveys

HSE Schools will be participating in a Panorama survey again very soon between October 25-November 15. In the spring of 2019, HSE Schools began using the Panorama survey to better understand student’s experience in our schools. This survey helps HSE teachers, administrators and counselors gauge student growth and understanding around social and emotional competencies, which contribute to academic success and increase engagement in the classroom.

All students K-12 will take the Panorama survey between October 25 and November 15.

Click here to visit the District Survey Information Page to read more about Panorama surveys, view the questions asked at each grade level, or read some Frequently Asked Questions,

Welcome to LEARN MORE!

It's never too early for our families and students to be thinking of their future! It may seem like a long way off, but you can begin planning now for the future you want. Take a few minutes and visit the magazine for your child (K-2 or 3-4).There is also a link to the Learn More Indiana website which is full of valuable resources, tools and links.

Check it out!

Learn More Indiana Videos

Learn More Magazine for Grades K-2 in English

Learn More Magazine for Grades K-2 in Spanish

Learn More Magazine for Grades 3-5 in English

Learn More Magazine for Grades 3-5 in Spanish

What We Learned This Week in SEL - Lesson 6

Kindergarten: Emotion Management - Sometimes We Feel Happy

  • Students will be able to give at least one reason why they think someone is feeling happy.

First Grade: Digital Citizenship - Pause and Think Online

  • Students will understand the importance of being safe, responsible, and respectful online.

Second Grade: Digital Citizenship - Device Free Moments

  • Students will be able to recognize the ways in which digital devices can be distracting. Students will be able to identify how they feel when others are distracted by their devices. Students will be able to identify ideal device-free moments for themselves for themselves and others.

Third Grade: Emotion Management - Why Emotions?

  • Students will be able to suggest an example of information that emotions give them.

Fourth Grade: Digital Citizenship - My Media Choices

  • Students will learn the “What? When? How Much?” framework for describing their media choices. Students will use this framework and their emotional responses to evaluate how healthy different types of media choices are. Students will begin to develop their own definition of healthy media balance.

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

November 1-5 is Week 2

Exciting News from the Cafeteria!

PBJ is back!

Supplies are good for now, but this may still change.

Thank you for understanding!

Students can now Purchase Snacks with Lunch.

  • One or more options will be provided daily.
  • Snacks will cost $0.80 - $1.25.
  • Students must have money in their accounts to purchase snacks.
  • If you would prefer that your student NOT purchase snacks, or you would like to limit purchases, please contact Mrs. Cimaglio at or call the Main Office.
Return to In-Person Instruction Plan

Details on school protocols, mitigation strategies, the HSE District COVID dashboard, and self-reporting forms are all here.

Mudsock Youth Athletics News

Recreational Basketball News:

  • Boys Basketball - Athletes in grades 2nd, 3rd and 6th will begin practicing this Saturday, October 30th. The 1st, 4th and 5th grade divisions will begin practice on November 6th. Please note the kindergarten division kicks off in January. More information here.
  • Girls Basketball - Athletes in kindergarten – 8th grade will take to the courts beginning Saturday, November 6th, for their first practices. We are excited to welcome a record number of female athletes. The league is finalizing team assignments and players should expect to hear from their coaches by early next week.

*Co-ed high school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of November.

Spring Program Registration:

Mark your calendars! Registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field opens January 1st at Season information including divisions and program fees will be updated on our site at the end of December. Need a refresher over our registration periods? Find them here.

Calling All High Schoolers! MYA is looking for high school volunteers to be youth coaches in our leagues. Find the flyer here.

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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.