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Fall Creek Intermediate - Ocotber 6th, 2019

Lost & Found

Remind your child to stop by the lost and found to see if any of the items are his/hers before Fall Break. All remaining items will be donated to a local charity after school dismisses after Friday, October 11th.

6th Grade Boys Basketball Try-outs

6th Grade Boys Basketball Try-outs will be held October 22nd, October 23rd, & October 24th from 3:00-5:00pm. Please pick your child up at Door 2. Basketball permission slips are due to the office by October 21st, 2019 at the conclusion of the school day (no exceptions). Click here to download the basketball permission slip. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams, mwilliams@hse.k12.in.us

Parent Teacher Conferences

Look for information to come home from your child's teachers about our annual Parent-Teacher Conferences this fall. Conferences may be offered by teachers at different times/dates throughout October. However, our two school-wide evenings for conferences will be on Tuesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 9th.

Fall Book Fair

The FC Fall Book Fair is this week, October 7th through 11th. The Book Fair will be in the library. Students will visit the Book Fair, with their teacher, during one of their Humanities blocks. The Book Fair will also be open one evening during parent-teacher conferences on Tuesday, October 8th from 3:00-7:00pm, if parents want to shop.

Volunteers are needed to run the cash registers. The Book Fair will be open from 7:45am-2:45pm each day. If you are able to help at the Book Fair, please sign up here: https://signup.com/go/xKDEQWK.

You MUST have a current background check on file with HSE Schools to volunteer at the Book Fair. Volunteers will receive a 20% discount on all Book Fair purchases. Thank you for helping out!

Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day is 10/8/19 first thing after announcements: Order forms will be available in the front office. However, if you would like to order online, you may access the site here: please visit inter-state.com/flyerentry/44670J and use order code: 44670J

Pasta Bowl Results Are In.....

Fall Creek Intermediate was named the 2019 Intermediate/Junior High Pasta Bowl Champions! We collected 3,176 pounds of pasta! Thank you to all of our wonderful FCI families for participating and supporting a great cause! Way to go Falcons!
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The winning schools gathered at Meijer to celebrate a Pasta Bowl donation record for HSE Schools with volunteers collection more than 40,000 pounds of pasta! Our school along with other winning schools will be recognized at the next school board meeting on October 9th, 2019.

Attention Parents of 5th Grade Students:

Indiana law requires that all 5th grade students receive a vision screen performed for near and distance vision. FCI will be screening students on Monday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 8th. Please be sure that your student wears their glasses or contacts, if applicable. Should your child fail the vision screen, he/she will bring a letter home with the result sometime prior to fall break.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse, Carol Gump, during normal school hours.

Body Safety Education

Think First and Stay Safe and Teen Lures are comprehensive body safety education programs that teach children in grades K-12 ways to keep their bodies safe. The children will learn appropriate ways to prevent, respond to, and report situations such as bullying, cyber-bullying, and all forms of abuse or neglect.

The program will be presented to children at FCI during the week of October 7th. Each presentation will be given in classrooms and will last approximately 45 minutes. Although not required, each child's attendance in the program is strongly recommended. Should you decide to not have your child participate in the presentation, an opt-out form must be completed and submitted to the FCI office by Wednesday, October 2nd. Please click here for the opt-out form.

For additional information regarding our programs please see the attached general outline or visit our website at: www.indianaprevention.org

Thank you for your partnership in our efforts to keep the children of our community safe!

District Cross Country Meet Results

Congratulations to our Fall Creek Intermediate Cross Country Team as they are the 2019 HSE District Meet Champions!
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5th Grade Girls (3000 Meters)

Team Results Lowest Score wins (Top 5 Places Scored)

FCI 32, HIJH 39, RSI 69, SCI 96

Individual Results:

Anna Irish: 2nd Place 12:26

Kherington Patton: 5th Place 13:40

Top 20:

Bailey Sapp, Kaia Carpenter, Kaelyn Schafer, Vivian Mcculloch, Carmen Nava

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5th Grade Boys (3000 Meters)

Team Results Lowest Score wins (Top 5 Places Scored)

FCI 16 SCI 66 HIJH 75 RSI 81

Individual Results:

Reece Torres: 1st Place 11:00

Jackson Hicks: 2nd Place 12:06

Isaac Smith: 3rd Place 12:42

Alex Warski: 4th Place 12:45

Top 20:

Jackson Morris, Riley Sturgill, Sam Gerig, Ethan Brown, Mason Long, Liam Tschida

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6th Grade Girls (3000 Meters)

Team Results: FCI 36 RSI 46 SCI 58 HIJH 96

Individual Results:

Madison Shively: 3rd Place 13:30

Mia Libich: 5th Place 13:41

Top 20:

Morgan Wright, Aubrey Berger, Noa Murray, Maggie Jenkins, Claire Huntzinger, Olivia Moore,

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6th Grade Boys (3000 Meters)

Team Results: FCI 19 RSI 50 HIJH 79 SCI 91

Individual Results:

Liam Powers: 1st Place 11:02

Will Henning: 3rd Place 11:33

Riley Schamp: 4th Place 12:01

Andrew Voight: 5th Place 12:02

Top 20:

Gage Sturgill, Nick Kestian, Josh Montgomery, Keagan Shively, Henry Wans, Bradley Haven, Liam McNiven, Owen Battershield, Kallen Hoeft, Callen Johnson, Harrison Lucas

Art Club

Art Club will meet on Tuesday after school from 3:00-4:00pm starting October 22nd. Art Club fees are $10 to cover the cost of supplies. This is a high interest club, if we receive more registrations than our capacity we will be randomly drawing names for roster seats. For more information, please click here for the registration form.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Howard, lhoward@hse.k12.in.us or Mrs. Kuflewski, mkuflewski@hse.k12.in.us

FCI Connect

Join FCI Connect, an after-school club, that helps students connect with Jesus, friends, and their community. The first club meeting is Thursday, October 10th, 2019. For more information, click here.

NOTE$ from the TREA$URER

October 4th was the deadline to pay your book fees in full. At any time the treasurers will be instructed by the HSE Admin. office to add the $8.35 processing fee for all unpaid accounts. At that time, all accounts with a balance will be pulled and sent to Transworld. To avoid this additional fee, please pay your book fees in full as soon as possible.

Any questions please feel free to contact me at 317-915-4220 or mpitts@hse.k12.in.us


Michele Pitts


Small Groups:

Students at FCI have the opportunity to participate in small group counseling. Group counseling is an excellent way for students to learn new skills, build relationships with others, and set personal growth goals. See the attached permission slips for more information or contact Mrs. Sullivan (5th) or Mr. Kozloski (6th) for more information.

5th Grade Groups:

Healthy Friendships, School Anxiety, Best Me I Can Be, School Habits for Success, Family Changes

5th Grade Fall Small Groups Permission Slip

6th Grade Groups:

Social Skills, Stress/Anxiety, Feeling Good About Me, Anger Management, Family Changes

6th Grade Fall Small Groups Permission Slip

Social Emotional Learning:

At FCI all of our students participate in Social Emotional Learning (SEL). These lessons occur once a week and are taught by your child's classroom teacher. Lessons cover a variety of skills including empathy, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. Below are Home Links and Discussion Topics for the our last two lessons.

5th Grade:

Disagreeing Respectfully

6th Grade:

Values and Decisions

Our related arts teachers each taught a Mind Up lesson to connect mindfulness with their content area.

The following lessons were taught in both 5th and 6th grade:

Art- Mindful Seeing

Music- Mindful Listening

PE- Mindful Movement

From The Band Department

News From Your PTO

Thank You Falcons!

We would just like to say thank you to the students, staff, and families for all participating in the second annual Chalk Walk Fundraiser! This event would not be successful without your support and we sincerely appreciate it.

Box Tops

Helping fund FCI activities is as easy as clipping BoxTops or scanning your grocery receipts into the BoxTops App! Every BoxTop collected and /or scanned brings 10¢ to our school. BoxTops are found on many brands and items around your house.

If you have physical BoxTops, just clip them out, put them in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and homeroom teacher and send them to school. Remember these expire so don’t wait to send them in.

If you’re using the App, scan in your grocery receipt and follow the step-by-step instructions on the App!

Any questions, please contact Jen Low at jenniferlow06@yahoo.com.

Box Tops Informational Flyer

Fall submission deadline is October 25th!

Spirit Wear Update

FCI's falcon mascot is being updated. Fall Creek Intermediate and Fall Creek Junior High will share the same falcon mascot (they currently have two different looking falcons). The re-design process is in the works and we've been told that the new falcon should be ready in late October. We are planning to wait for the new falcon before offering spirit wear. Since the falcons are now the same at FCI and FCJH, we will look to print some items that simply say "Fall Creek Falcons" with the new falcon logo that can be worn in either building. Yay for an extended life to spirit wear! Be on the lookout for spirit wear information to come home sometime in late October or early November.

PTO Meetings

• Friday October 11th 9:30am

• Friday November 15th 9:30am

• Friday December 20th 9:30am

• Friday January 24th 9:30am

• Friday February 21st 9:30am

• Friday March 20th 9:30am

• Friday April 24th 1:30pm

• Friday May 8th 9:30am

Clubs & Activities

  • FCI Connect: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 from 3:00-4:00pm
  • Liger Mile: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 5:00pm (see flyer below for more details)
  • HSE Wrestling Club: Join the HSE Wrestling Club! Club practices begin in November (see flyer below for more details)
  • Art Club: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 from 3:00-4:00pm
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball Try-Outs: October 22nd-24th from 3:00-5:00pm
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This year's Liger Mile will take place on Thursday, October 10th at Hamilton Southeastern High School. This race/run/walk is open to any K-6th grade students in the HSE School District. Please click the link below for more information.

Liger Mile information Sheet

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What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, October 7th, 2019, rot C5
  • Fall Book Fair
  • 2:33pm - Early Release

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, rot I1

  • Fall Book Fair (evening hours: 3:00-7:00pm)
  • 8:00am - Picture Retake Day
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, rot I2

  • Fall Book Fair

Thursday, October 10th, 2019, rot I3

  • Fall Book Fair
  • 3:00-4:00pm - FCI Connect
  • 3:00-3:45pm - Spell Bowl Practice
  • 5:00pm - Liger Mile

Friday, October 11th, 2019, rot I4

  • Fall Book Fair
  • Team 5-3 & Team 5-4 Field Trip
  • 9:00am - PTO Meeting

Fall Break - No School

  • October 14th-18th, 2019

2019-2020 Intermediate Schedule

Please note the revised intermediate school hours throughout the district:

  • Breakfast – 7:20am (Bus students will be dismissed for breakfast at 7:25am or upon arrival if after 7:25am.)
  • Arrival bell – 7:35am (Students dismissed from buses and car drop-off line.)
  • School begins – 7:45am (Students will be tardy after 7:45am. Parents must sign-in their child in the office after 7:45am arrival.)
  • Dismissal – 2:33pm on Mondays (Early Release Days); 2:53pm Tuesday-Friday

Important Safety Item Reminders

  • Buzzer protocol - When you ring the buzzer for entry, remember that the office staff will ask you your name, intent, child's name/homeroom to ensure those that enter FCI should enter.
  • Photo ID - Whether picking up or dropping off, please have photo ID such as your driver's license ready for identification purposes.
  • Door 1 entry - All visitors must enter via door 1 regardless of time of day. Please do not come in the cafeteria door with students before school.
  • Bus lot - Do not enter the bus lot prior to bus arrival or while buses are in the lot.
  • Drop-off - Please make all attempts possible to have your child exit your vehicle on the side of the curb. Exit the opposite side and walking in between cars is not safe.
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Safe Visitor Badges

Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their Safe Visitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (available for iPhones and in Google Play for all other phones) or have your badge available when you come into the school. Looking up names can lead to the wrong person being signed in.

Upon leaving, please give your printed badge to the office staff for quick check-out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tobi Fields at 317-594-4100.

Mental Health Concerns

If you or someone you know is at risk of self-harm, suicide, or harmful towards others, please contact one of the following (All lines are free, confidential, and available 24/7):

Community Health Network - Call 800-662-3445 or Text HELPNOW to 20121
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - Call 800-273-8255
LookUP - Call 800-284-8439 or Text LookUp to 494949

Mental Health Issues are common and treatable. Hamilton Southeastern Schools has a contract with Community Health Network and has a mental health therapist working with students in each of our schools. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to your school’s school counselor for further information.

Non-Discrimination & Non-Harassment Information

All students in HSE Schools deserve to come to school free of fear and to feel safe to be their authentic selves. Discrimination of any type is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated at HSEHS Schools – this includes sexual harassment (Title IX) and discrimination based on disabilities or race (Titles II and VI).

If students ever experience any type of harassment, we ask that they report this immediately to an administrator, school counselor or trusted adult. Beyond reporting directly to building officials, HSE Schools has an entire support system in place for filing concerns and complaints, which can be located on our District website. https://www.hseschools.org/about/legal-notes

Student handbook

All HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The handbook for FCI can be found at the link below.

We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the FCI main office at 317-915-4220. Our staff is available to assist you.

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