Cardinal Post

TCE Student Publication August 2021

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


Welcome Back

By: Gianna Williams

Welcome back TCE Parents! Our first few days have been great! We are so excited for another great year with you. Hope your children are enjoying their new teacher and classmates. Make sure they make new friends this year!


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, September 2nd- PTO Dine to Donate Noble Romans

Tuesday,October 5th- PTO Dine to Donate Ohana 5pm-7pm

Monday, Sept. 6 - No School (Labor Day)

Friday, Sept. 24th- e-Learning Day

Thursday, Sept. 30- Picture Retake Day


Time Changes

By: D’Nylah Hinkle

How do you feel about waking up early? Going to school at 7:30 a.m. can be a struggle for some people. The first week of school, the busses came to school early to pick us up for dismissal, but now we are getting out at 2:10 p.m. Leaving school this early makes the school day seem shorter.


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!


Related Arts

By: Diana Ochieng

We have five related arts. Our related arts are PE, Music, Global Studies, Discovery, and Art. We have one related arts every week. We have a related arts every day. Related arts are forty minutes long.

In art, we have Ms. Meyer. She is the same art teacher as last year. If you are in fourth grade, you will be making puppets. In music, our teacher is Mrs. Hensley. Last year we had Mr. Willard as our music teacher. For PE, we have Ms. Duncan same as last year. For Global Studies, we have Mrs. Chadwell to start and will learn all about different places and culture. For discovery, we have Mrs. Walker and we also had her for discovery last year.


TCE Library Volunteers

Are you looking for a fun and flexible way to volunteer at TCE? Volunteers are always needed to help with checking in books, shelving books, and other projects. Volunteering in the library is fun, flexible, and it is a great way to help our school!

Please fill out this form if you are interested and Mrs. Hopper will reach out to you:

*All TCE volunteers must have a background check on file and wear a mask when in the building. Thank you!



By: Michael Macabulos

Before Covid-19, we could play anywhere we wanted on the playground (except the kickball field – that was for fourth grade). But, when Covid-19 struck, there were ZONES. There are several zones that we play in, including the playground/mulch, basketball courts, kick-ball field, and the grassy areas.


Our Learning Story

By: Evan Hardister

What we do in school the past week has been a lot such as writing, math, reading, grammar, and punctuation. We also have PE, art, global studies, music, and discovery. We also have a community circle every morning.


Lunch Choices

By: Gianni Bobadilla

The lunch choices are a lot MORE than the choices from previous years. There is a hot choices and four non-hot choices like protein pack and turkey and cheese roll-up. And instead of choosing lunch in the cafeteria, our teacher has you check a sheet each morning. I think the sheet-check way of choosing lunch is convenient because of all the choices.


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

Our drinking fountains have been turned back off. 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!


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.


Mudsock Information

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 Girls Travel Basketball: Find tryout information for travel basketball for girls in 3rd – 8th grade here. Athletes must be registered to attend at

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

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 for more information.


Information from Thorpe Creek PTO

Click here for the PTO Newsletter

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


Student Handbook

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