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Fall Creek Intermediate

September 24, 2017

Reminders from the FCI Treasurer

Important information & dates from the Treasurer

Book fees have been uploaded to your child's Skyward account. You should have received via email a copy of your 2017-18 Fee Statement. You can pay your fees either through eFunds (check/credit) or send into FCI cash/check in an envelope with your child's name and student id#. Without this information it could delay posting to your account.

Payments via eFunds

  1. eFunds will charge you a small processing fee per transaction.
  2. You will need to know the amount due since eFunds is an outside agency and the balance will show $0.00 If you are not able to pay in full by the deadline and would like to setup a payment schedule via eFunds please notify the treasurer.

  • Sept 29 - book fee payments are due in full
  • Sept 30 - deadline to reapply for F/R. each year parents need to reapply (admin. prefers online but paper is available). If you qualify, your account will be updated by 10/6
  • Oct 25 - unpaid book fees will be turned over to Transworld collections and you could be assessed a $8.35 processing fee

If you have any questions please call Michele Pitts at 317-915-4220.

This link explains EFunds, managing school lunch accounts, etc.


Liger Mile

The 2017 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 12th at Hamilton Southeastern HS!! This race/run/walk is for ALL K- 6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. School team scores will be kept for intermediate and elementary schools.

$16 Entry includes t-shirt with all competitors’ names on the back, listed by school! And the always awesome LIGER Logo! Medals for top 5 finishers in each grade- both male and female. Ribbons for all Finishers.

  • Online with shirt by Monday Oct 10th, 11:59PM.
  • Same day registration available at race site: $20 –limited number of shirts on race day.

Register Online: www.getmeregistered.com/LigerMile

  • Why: To promote health & fitness throughout the district, and introduce the lifelong sport of running.
  • Where: Hamilton SE High School Cross Country Course---South side of the school property adjacent to the tennis courts and soccer fields. Registration/packet pick-up on soccer fields, or inside closest school entrance if extremely poor weather.
  • What: 1 mile Cross Country run for ALL Hamilton Southeastern Schools. K-6th graders. Races will run in succession.

Predicted schedule:

Packet Pick up and same day registration 4:00-5:00PM (Arrive Early!)

5:00 K, 1, 2 Female

5:15 k,1,2 Male

5:30 3,4 Female

5:45 3,4 Male

6:00 5,6 Female

6:15 5,6 Male

The Course: The 1 mile grass course will run the perimeter of the elevated practice fields between the H.S. and Fall Creek Intermediate, including the grassland area. NEW WIDER start this year!!

Results will be posted at onlineraceresults.com

Awards Medals for top 5 finishers in each grade, for each male and female. Ribbons for all Finishers.

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 Wednesday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 10.

Counselor's Corner

College GO week takes place each September in Indiana schools. This year the dates are Sept. 25th-29th. College will be here before you know it! It is important for students to start thinking about their future educational and career plans early. Setting goals, exploring their interests, and researching their options are great ways to ensure success. This month the counselors visited students in their classrooms to talk about many important topics, one of which was planning for their academic futures. Your child will be given the Learn More magazine, which is provided from the Indiana Department of Education. This is a great resource for parents and students to use when starting to think about life after high school.

For more information regarding College GO week, the 529 College Savings Account, or to explore career interests, please visit http://www.learnmoreindiana.org.

Home - Learn More Indiana


How do you get from where you are today to the life and career you want? Consider this your roadmap. Here you’ll find the tools you need to plan your career path ...

Jessica Sullivan & John Kozloski

School Counselor

Small Group Counseling


Small group counseling for 5th and 6th grade will be starting soon! Please see attached flyers from Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Kozloski for more information.

5th Grade Sign Up Form

6th Grade Sign Up Form

Jessica Sullivan & John Kozloski

School Counselor

FCI Connect - Join Now!!

Looking for a fun way to spend Thursday afternoons? FCI Connect is an after school club that offers snacks, crazy games and relevant discussions centered on Christian values. Open to ALL 5th and 6th graders. The fun begins Sept. 28th after school. Please pick up a form at school or print using this link: https://goo.gl/4ZpXyK

Dine to Donate for FCI!

Plan to support FCI at our Dine to Donate events in September and October. Enjoy a night out with friends and family while supporting your school. Join us Thursday, September 28th at Detour from 5-8pm

Then, Jaggers will be offering two dates in October. Mark your calendars for Thursday October 5th and Wednesday October 11th.

Save the dates!

9/28 - Detour - Click here for more info: https://goo.gl/UptMtL
10/5 - Jaggers - Click here for more info: https://goo.gl/vomqxt
10/11 - Jaggers - Click here for more info: https://goo.gl/vomqxt

FCI Book Fair 2017

The FCI Fall Book Fair is Monday, October 9 - Friday, October 13 during school hours. The book fair will also be open on Wednesday, October 11, after school until 6 pm . The online book fair is October 9 - 15. http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/findafair

Here is a link to volunteer for the book fair. Even if you've never volunteered at the book fair before, we would love for you to join us! You must have a current background check on file to volunteer. http://signup.com/go/DJpP6B

BoxTops for FCI!

Want an an easy way to help the FCI PTO fund activities at the school?

It is as easy as clipping BoxTops! Every Boxtop collected brings in 10 cents. BoxTops are found on many items around your house: General Mills, Annies, Pillsbury, Hefty and Kleenex to name a few. 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 they do expire so don’t wait to send them in. There are prizes for the top 5th and 6th grade homeroom and top individual collector in each grade. In addition, for every 25 BoxTops sent in your child will receive a raffle entry for various prizes!

Any questions, please contact Shelly Anaba at shellyhesselink@hotmail.com.

Fall submission deadline Friday October 24th .

Energy Conservation Poster Art & Slogan Contest

In September of 1991, President George Bush proclaimed October to be National Energy Conservation Month. To celebrate this and to raise awareness to energy conservation, Hamilton Southeastern Schools will be hosting a student art contest. This contest is open to every student in our district! Information about the art contest can be found in this link.


Homework Hotline

The Rose-Hulman Institue is here to help you with your math and science questions. Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline is a free service with student-tutors available Sundays – Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (ET). You can call a tutor at 877-Ask-Rose (877-275-7673) or chat with a tutor at AskRose.org. You can also email tutors by visiting AskRose.org, at any time and they will respond during operating hours.

Now is the time for a strong start to the school year, and we are ready to help.

Interested in more information about us? Check out AskRose.org

******* IMPORTANT FCI PROCEDURES FOR 2017-18 *******

Transportation Change/Early Dismissal Notification

Please send a note with your child should a transportation change or early dismissal be required. In the event of a last-minute change during the school day, please call the office @ 317-915-4220.

Change of Transportation: the office needs to be notified by 1:30 to assure all parties involved are notified of transportation changes. Especially now that we only have 5 min. to pack them up and send the buses on their way. Passes are sent to students with changes in an attempt to reduce interruptions during class. After school hours, please leave a message on our attendance line @ 317-915-4228.

Please include the following in your note and/or message:

  • child's full name
  • homeroom teacher
  • time of early dismissal
  • nature of dismissal (e.g., doctor appointment, physical therapy, etc.)
  • your full name
  • contact telephone # in the event of questions

If an absence is due to doctor's appointment, remember to send the doctor's excuse note to school for attendance purposes. Medical absences are recorded differently according to our state/district attendance policies.

Do not communicate absence/early dismissal/transportation changes solely to the teacher. This information must go through the office. While you may also notify the teacher, if the teacher is not present at school and information is sent to him/her, the office will not be knowledgable of the information.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE --- Pick-up/Drop-offs

If your child is a car rider, it is imperative that drivers pick-up/drop-off students in the line that forms along the outside of the parking lot/curb. To be more specific, do NOT park your car and walk your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk at drop-off in the morning. Do NOT park your car and walk up to the curb to walk your child from the curb to through the parking lot during pick-up.

ALL exchanges for which you need to park will require you to accompany your child into the office to drop-off and sign in OR pick-up your child from the office and sign out. While this may add a few extra minutes to the exchange, the safety of all is our utmost concern.

In addition, if you arrive early to drop-off students and decide to park in the lot until drop-off begins, you MUST get in the line to drop your child off at the front and not cut through and jump to the front of the line. Do NOT cut to the front of the line. Given that on any given day we have hundreds of students dropped off, it is imperative that everyone follows the procedures. Safety of all is imperative. Thank you in advance.

school note forms - https://goo.gl/EgroKY

Texting/Emailing during school day NOT allowed

In an effort to keep instructional time as free from distraction as possible, do not email or text your child during the school day. Please contact the office should you need to get a message to your child.

Students will be reminded of the following:

  • Absolutely NO texting/personal emailing during the school day (7:35 a.m.-2:55 p.m.) to students OR parents via any type of program/app/etc. Consequences will be given should this occur. [Students staying for after school events may utilize such technology after school.]
  • If a student is not feeling well, he/she must go to the nurse's office and NOT email or text parent without speaking with the nurse. Contact regarding illness/pickup must be communicated through the nurse.
  • Notifications on iPad should be turned off during the school day.
  • If students receive texts/emails during the school day, they should immediately notify their teacher or staff member.
  • We realize there may be a need for communication between students working collaboratively during the school day. However, it should only be done at teacher direction/approval.
  • Texting/emailing that does occur outside of school is a parental approval issue. However, if content of texting/emailing outside of school negatively impacts/affects the school environment, there may be consequences that are imposed at school.

Remember...if you need to get a message to your child during the school day, please call the office at 915-4220. All other situations should be resolved outside the school day.

Falcon Flyer Frequency

Please look for a Skylert to be sent twice a month from FCI providing you with a link to the most recent FALCON FLYER newsletter. This will be how we will keep you up-to-date with events and happenings at FCI. Please feel free to share the link with other FCI families who may have not received the Skylert. In addition, please suggest to them that they verify current contact information in Skyward as this is where information for future Skylerts is pulled from. Communication is extremely important to us, and we value your involvement!

PTO Update

Thank you to the following PTO board members for the upcoming school year!

District Calendar - 2017-18

Check out the district calendar for 2017-18 and associated dates: https://goo.gl/yzgyYC

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What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, September 25, rot I5

  • Fall Fundraiser
  • 2:33pm - Student dismissal / Staff PLC

Tuesday, September 26, rot F1

  • Fall Fundraiser
  • 3:00 - 4:00pm - Choir
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Cross Country (5th/6th grade)

Wednesday, September 27, rot F2

  • Fall Fundraiser
  • 7:00-7:35am - Student Council
  • 6:00-7:00pm - Cross Country meet 6-7pm (following the FCJH meet @5-6pm)

Thursday, September 28, rot F3

  • Fall Fundraiser
  • 3:00-3:50pm - Spell Bowl (dismissal out front)
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir (dismissal out front)
  • 3:00-4:00pm - FCI Connect (dismissal bus lot)
  • 5:00-8:00pm - Dine to Donate - Detour will donate 15% of your bill back to FCI (must present paper copy of dine to donate info https://goo.gl/UptMtL)

Friday, September 29, rot F4

College Spirit Wear today to celebrate College Go Week!

Monday, October 2, rot F5

  • Fall Fundraiser
  • 2:33pm - Student dismissal / Staff PLC

Tuesday, October 3, rot C1

  • Fall Fundraiser
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir (dismissal out front)

Wednesday, October 4, rot C2

  • Fall Fundraiser
  • 3:00-3:50 - Spell Bowl
  • 3:00-4:00 - Art Club

    Thursday, October 5, rot C3

    • Fall Fundraiser
    • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir (dismissal out front)
    • Dine to Donate - all day! - JAGGERS - 20% to FCI donation https://goo.gl/vomqxt

    Friday, October 6, rot C4

    • Fall Fundraiser forms DUE

    Monday, October 9, rot C5

    • Book Fair begins - through Friday of this week
    • 2:33pm - Student dismissal / Staff PLC

    Tuesday, October 10, rot I1

    • Book Fair
    • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir (dismissal out front)

    Wednesday, October 11, rot. I2

    • Book Fair
    • 7:00-7:35am - Student Council - Room 604
    • SOAR Day
    • 3:00-3:50 - Spell Bowl
    • 3:00-4:00 - Art Club
    • 3:00-6:00pm - Book Fair
    • Dine to Donate - all day! - JAGGERS - 20% to FCI donation https://goo.gl/vomqxt

    Thursday, October 12, rot. I3

    • Book Fair 3:00-4:00pm - Choir (dismissal out front)
    • 3:00-4:00 - FCI Connect
    • 5:00-8:00pm - Liger Mile

    Friday, October 13, rot. I4

    • Picture Retake Day
    • Book Fair
    • Fall Fundraiser to be distributed

    • 9:30-11:00 - PTO meeting - Bookroom (room 200)

    FCI Attendance Line ~ 317-915-4228.

    Student Transportation

    FCI Fall Fundraiser: 9/22-10/6

    It’s beginning to feel like autumn outside, so that must mean FCI’s Fall Fundraiser is right around the corner!

    There are 2 ways to get involved.

    On September 22nd, the students brought home a packet of information regarding selling DiscoverINDY books and additional information for a direct donation campaign. This year we are not sending home the actual DiscoverINDY books with the students, only the order form. Get the DiscoverINDY book AND mobile coupons for only $25, not the retail price of $40.

    If you don’t want to bother with selling, feel free to contribute easily with the Direct Donation Form. The Fall Fundraiser will run from September 22nd thru October 6th, with delivery of DiscoverINDY books on October 13th. As an additional incentive, for every 4 books sold or $50 donated, your child will be able to draw an envelope for a cash prize!

    Thank you for your support of FCI!