Bear Bulletin

October 7, 2016

Message from Dr. Kaminski

BSE Parents,

Today's half day of professional development is a powerful one for the BSE staff. Thank you all for making arrangements to allow us to have such an opportunity. Today our K-2 teachers will meet with Dr. Kingsley, professor at IU Kokomo, with a focus on STEM and our current digital repository. We are looking forward to connecting our digital resources to the world of STEM where our students will collaborate, think, and construct in their learning day. The 3rd and 4th grade teachers are heading to Conner Prairie for a premiere STEM training session where they will engage in the CP grounds and learn new and improved STEM instructional opportunities for our BSE Bears.

Parent Teacher Conferences are in full swing, so if you have not scheduled one, please be sure to contact your teacher!

I would like to say thank you to the Forum Credit Union for their grant to Mrs. Monkul, first grade teacher at BSE, for increased STEM opportunities for the students at BSE. We appreciate having such a supportive community!

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Kaminski

High Ability Parent Book Study

Are you interested in learning strategies to best meet the needs of your high ability child? Hamilton Southeastern School district is pleased to offer a four-session book study on A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James T Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries. The book is considered a classic for high ability parents (Dr. Jan Davison). Meetings follow a discussion format without lectures. Walk away with strategies for addressing intensities, perfectionism, sibling issues, and underachievement. It’s a great way to network with other parents of high ability children.

Click here for additional details and to sign up. Space is limited.


Just a reminder that anyone intending spend time in the school or chaperone a field trip must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. If you have not yet completed the background check, click here to get started. If you do have your badge, and still have yet to have your photo taken, visit our office any time between the hours of 9:30 - 3:00 M-F.


Click here for all of the information on the School Dismissal Manager app!


  • SDM is only for end-of-day dismissal information. If your child is either absent from school, arriving late, or being picked up early, we still need you to call in to the office to let us know.
  • Please remember to check your child's default dismissal to ensure it's current.

Change for Change

Our goal: Raise money for students in Haiti. Because of you, a child in Haiti can get everyday necessities and school supplies!

Click here to learn more and click here to donate online!

PTO General Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 6:30pm

12451 Brooks School Road

Fishers, IN

We'll meet in the cafeteria. Hope to see you there!

Conference Dinner Donations

We are looking for donations for the Parent Teacher Conference dinners on October 17th, 18th, 19th. The PTO provides dinner for teachers all three nights of conferences and we are looking for your help. The first night will be soup and salad, night two will be pot luck (get your favorite recipes ready!) and Wednesday the third night we are looking for paper product and drink donations as the PTO will provide pizza.

Thank you in advance for your help and donations. We are so lucky to be part of such a great school community filled with not only amazing teachers but also wonderful families!

Click here to sign up.


BSE Picture Day was on Wednesday. Photos should arrive in approximately three to four weeks and we have scheduled retakes for October 26th. Instructions for ordering retakes will be shared prior to October 26th.


We will be collecting clean coats, mittens, gloves, hats and boots for kids from October 17-20, 2016.

Click here for the details.

Art to Remember

Parents, Please check your child's backpack for your Art to Remember order form. Our school is participating in a fundraiser with Art to Remember that gives you the opportunity to purchase keepsake items customized with your child's artwork. The best part is that every keepsake order supports our school's art program. Due date for orders is October 14th.

Easy Ways to Support the PTO

Do you have five free minutes? There are three easy ways you can help us. Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards, AmazonSmile, and Marsh Fresh Ideas for Education. More information can be found here and THANK YOU!

SAVE THE DATE - Brooks School Elementary at the Pacers!

Monday, December 19th at 7:00 PM vs. the Washington Wizards.

Click here for more information.


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Information for Early Childhood Classroom Peers – For Families in the Fishers Community

Applications for peers in our Early Childhood classrooms are being accepted now. Early Childhood in HSE creates an environment that affords all children the opportunity to develop friendships while becoming leaders and role models. Throughout the educational experience, children will learn about acceptance and diversity. Children enrolled in the four half day (M-Th) Early Childhood classroom will experience a student-centered preschool curriculum enriched with social skills and language skills along with academic activities. The skills and activities are linked to the Indiana State Standards for preschool which are precursor skills designed to promote kindergarten readiness. Children must be at least three years old and not kindergarten eligible. For information regarding how to enroll your child in this enriching learning opportunity, please stop by Brooks School Elementary for an application. If you have any questions about the peer program please contact the early childhood secretary, Beth Kiel, at 915-4250 or send an email

HSE Foundation Pasta Bowl

The 2016 PastaBowl drive set a new record by collecting 15,228 pounds of food! To put that in perspective, that is more food than one local pantry gave out all of last year! Where does all that pasta go? Thanks to the PastaBowl team of Meijer, Harvest Food Bank, Citizens State Bank, ProShred, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation, and the Fall Creek Township Trustees Office that pasta was distributed to more than 40 area food pantries in Hamilton County as well as Second Helpings in Marion County. More than generating pasta, the campaign also raises awareness for the one in seven local children that struggle with food insecurities. Because when you're hungry, it’s hard to learn! The tremendous success of PastaBowl is attributed to the leadership and involvement of students at every school. A special congrats to the winners of this year's traveling trophies: Fishers High School, Riverside Intermediate, and Hoosier Road Elementary.

Fishers Fire Department Open House on Monday

Fishers Fire Department will hold its Open House on Monday October 10, 2016 at Station 96. This is our Geist fire station located at 104th St and Florida Road. The station will be open from 5pm to 8pm. Refreshments and safety reminder give-a-ways will be available as well as the Safety Trailer.

This is a great time for the community to see our newest station, meet the firefighters that protect them, and get an up close look at the equipment that makes it happen.

Fishers Parks & Recreation - Goosebumps!

Come join us for the Spooky Goosebumps Class offered through Fishers Parks and Recreation. Children will enjoy exciting, spooky crafts and games. Also, each child will receive his/her own copy of the Goosebumps book and will enjoy yummy s'mores! Click here for the details...

Haunted House at HSE High School to Support Make-A-Wish!

The Make-A-Wish Club is putting on a kid friendly haunted house. All of our proceeds will go directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. We will have snacks, drinks, crafts, and the haunted house all for $5. It is at Hamilton Southeastern High School on October 28th from 7-9:30 PM. Click here for our flyer.

Engineering for Kids is Back for Another Session!

Session 2 begins October 26th. Click here for all of the details.

Hamilton Southeastern Wrestling Club for K-8th Grades

Click here for a flyer with all the details.

Girl Scouts

Looking for a fun activity for your daughter?

It's never too late to join Girl Scouts!

BSE just formed new Kindergarten and 1st Grade troops, and they're looking to add more girls! We also have 2nd and 4th grade troops. We'd love to start a new 3rd grade troop if your daughter and her friends are interested! Girl Scouts even offers Free Leader Training!

For more information, please contact

Kendra Butt, Community Troop Organizer for Brooks School Elementary,


S.P.O.R.T.S. Update

Click here for the latest update from

Southeastern Program Of Recreational Team Sports

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to see our November events!