August 13, 2022
Message from the Principal
The newsletter is full of information, so please take time to review the contents! The immunization deadline for the State of Indiana is by September 1. Please see the document below if your child needs to attend the immunization clinic the community is providing. We are still looking for cafeteria employees. Please see below for employment opportunities. Monday is Picture Day! Look below for ordering information.
Finally, next week will be school safety week at GES. We will be practicing our drills and talking about how our children help to keep us safe and how they can stay safe by listening to the adults in their room! More information will be sent out to families next week!
Thank you for sharing your children with us and have a wonderful week.
HSE NWEA MAP testing for Kindergarten through 4th grade will begin on August 15, 2022. It is scheduled through August 26th. Please look for communication from your child's classroom teacher for testing dates for reading and math.
Monday is School Picture Day!
All students will be photographed at school Monday, Aug. 15! Order forms were sent home with your student this week. Please send order forms in with your student on Monday or order online. All orders are due by Monday evening.
Hi! My name is Jen Koenig, Mrs. K, and I’m the music teacher at Geist Elementary! I’m very excited to get the GES choir started this year! Choir is open to all 3rd and 4th graders at Geist Elementary. This activity is optional. We will have rehearsals almost every Monday starting August 15th through November 9th. All rehearsals will be from 2:10-3:15pm. For more information and to register, please click on this link: https://forms.office.com/r/yftF74KzQP
Mrs. Keller's Counselor's Corner
Butler school counseling interns, Allison Everhart and Erin Scott, will be leading small groups this year.
Group topics include social/friendship skills, emotional regulation and growth mindset. If you are interested in your child participating in one of the small groups, please fill out this consent form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The interns look forward to meeting with your child(ren).
GES Schoolwide Behavioral Expectations
At GES, our motto is 'Do the Right Thing and Treat People Right'.
All classroom teachers, support staff and students are Respectful, Responsible and Safe.
Please see the schoolwide behavioral expectations included.
We also use I-messages for conflict resolution.
As conflicts are a normal part of life, we support our students in advocating for themselves in learning to solve conflicts.
Please practice I-messages with your child(ren) at home.
Lisa Piatek Keller, M.S.
If your student still needs immunizations to be compliant by the September 1 deadline, please contact the Fishers Health Department. FHD has appointments available now, so please schedule as soon as possible. Don't wait until 8/26 to register and schedule an appointment.
Register using the link or QR code on the attached flyer.
Recognizing All Valuable Employees
Do you know an employee who makes HSE Schools a better place for others? Do you know someone who exemplifies the Mission of HSE Schools? Have you observed an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities/duties to make a difference?
These individuals deserve a 5-star “RAVE Review!”
The goal of the RAVE (Recognizing All Valuable Employees) Review is to identify and honor those, in their contributions and service to HSE Schools, exemplify our mission. Click here to submit a nomination.
Important Reminder from HSE Food Services
Dear HSE Families:
For the last two years, the USDA has allowed all students to have access to school breakfast and lunch at no cost. Because of this, the district received significantly less applications for free & reduced lunch during that time. Beginning this school year, the USDA has ended this program. In order for school meals to be free or reduced, an application must be completed and reviewed by HSE Food Services to determine eligibility.
We have received a large number of Free & Reduced applications (both paper and online) and due to the volume, we are experiencing a delay in processing. Please know staff are working diligently to process all applications and hope to be finished by the end of next week.
Once the process is completed, a letter will be sent out. Applications will be approved based on the date they were originally submitted. Any charges incurred, if the applications are approved for free or reduced, will be retroactive to the date approved (application submission date).
Students will be able to receive a “complete meal” regardless of status, but will not be able to purchase “ala carte items” if their meal account has a negative balance. You may continue to check online for updates.
We apologize for any inconvenience the processing delay may have caused.
GES Cafe Cashier/Monitor Position Open
Looking for a fun and flexible career? Join the HSE Food and Nutrition Department. We're hiring full-time and part-time positions with competitive pay and benefit options. No experience necessary.
Geist Elementary has a Cashier/Monitor Position available! Hours are 10-2 each school day.
This is an opportunity to make a difference in the community by working in the public schools. The HSE Food and Nutrition Department promotes a family-like work environment. You can work a schedule that fits with your child's school hours. No evenings or weekends ! Want to to learn more? Contact June Barnes, GES Cafe Manager at 317-915-4260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
News From Mudsock Youth Athletics:
It’s Basketball Time!
Registration for our recreational basketball programs for both boys and girls is officially open with waitlists forming after August 31st. Register now at myathletics.com. The leagues welcome athletes in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The girls season runs from November through early March. Boys (K) play January through March, (1st - 6th) November through March, and (7th/8th) January through March. Find the girls basketball information packet here. Find the boys basketball information packet here.
Everyone plays. Mudsock Youth Athletics offers full and partial registration scholarship opportunities to children who qualify for free or reduced lunch within the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Families must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For winter sports these dates are August 1st – August 31st. For more information, please call 317-845-5582 or email email@example.com.
HSE Report it!
Please add in the HSE Report It! graphic (attached to this email) and some language about the HSE Report It! App. Don’t forget to sign up! Be sure to include the graphic as it contains the QR codes to download the app.