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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 1-26-18

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.

What's Cooking?

Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.


The Launching Pad Café

Lunch Menu for the week of January 29th


Monday: Taco Scoops with Refried Beans and Side Salad

Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs with French Toast and Carrots

Wednesday: Pizza Calzone with Marinara Sauce and Corn

Thursday: Chicken & Noodles with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Friday: Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara and Broccoli


Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.


Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.


PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.


*No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.

Weekly G.R.I.P. Winners

All HRE students know about G.R.I.P. - an acronym which stands for Gratitude Respect Integrity Purpose. Students may earn "GRIP SLIPS" by demonstrating any one of these character traits. Each week, teachers draw one name from their classroom Grip Slips and that student is the Grip Slip winner for the week from that classroom. Those names are then entered into a weekly drawing per grade level; one name is drawn per grade level and those students come to the office to choose a small prize. We are pleased to announce our Grip Slip winners for the week:


Kindergarten: Melanie McElroy from Mrs. Fleenor's class was caught showing Respect.


1st Grade: Grant Hemiup from Mrs. Dankert's class was caught showing Purpose.


2nd Grade: Kaylee Reitmeier from Mrs. Lisa's class was caught showing Purpose.


3rd Grade: Mia Inzerello from Miss Otto's class was caught showing Purpose.


4th Grade: Rachel Wain from Mrs. McLean's class was caught showing Purpose.

Library Volunteers Needed!

Mrs. Avery is looking for volunteers to come and help in the library. Please click on the following link to sign up!



http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dacac23a2f85-hrelibrary1

Volunteers & Lunch Visitors Reminder

Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their SafeVisitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (it is available in Google Play or via the app store on the iPhone) 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 Vicki Foutty at 317-594-4100.

Be Prepared for School Closings and Weather Delays This Winter

If weather dictates a 2 hour delay, parents will be notified via a Skylert message (parents set up how they wish to be notified in their Skyward account). In addition, the HSE district will use social media (Facebook, Twitter) and all local TV stations will broadcast delays as well as post them on their websites. If we have a delay, all morning activities will be cancelled unless a staff member personally notifies you otherwise. HSE bus transportation will operate but will occur 2 hours later for morning pickup. No breakfast will be served.


The doors to the school will be locked so please do not drop off your children and drive away!! Students will be admitted into the building at 10:45 AM. School will begin at 10:55 AM. No lunch visitors will be allowed on delay days due to an altered schedule.


In cases of extreme weather conditions, the Superintendent of HSE Schools will call a weather day and close all HSE schools. Again, parents will be notified via Skylert and closings will be announced on social media and by local TV stations.


Remember that HSE bus service will run on all school days. We encourage you to have your child ride the provided bus transportation to school so as not to be late -- tardiness due to weather is not excused. If your child attends the Y before/after care, the Y will be open as usual on delay days but will be closed on cancellation days.

Outdoor Recess Happens Year-Round! Remember - please dress your child for the weather

Recess will be held outdoors whenever possible. Precipitation, sunshine, cloud cover, wind chill, temperature, etc. are all considered when a decision is made for indoor recess. In general, recess will be held indoors when it is raining or the temperature/wind chill falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Conversely, if the temperature is at or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit or the humidity is at or above 95%, teachers will use extreme caution while monitoring students at recess. In addition, students will be provided ample amounts of water before and during recess; Recesses will be kept to 10-20 minutes or may be moved indoors at the discretion of the principal or designee; Children will be watched/monitored carefully for necessary action. These temperatures are based on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. ~From the HSE District Elementary School Handbook.

PTO's Dance-a-Thon

The HRE PTO would like to thank all of our families for helping to make this year's Dance-a-thon a success! Our staff and students had a great time dancing in the gym today! So far, we have raised $14,665 for our STEM lab. Way to go Rockets! If you haven't had an opportunity to donate, you still can. Please see the instructions below.


Follow these simple steps for success:

1. Register your child by visiting www.thegetmovincrew.com and go to “Get Registered Parent Login”.

2. Fundraising will take place January 5-February 2.

3. Friends and Family want to help your child be successful. Use the student fundraising page to promote online donations.

4. Reach Pledge Superstar status by getting $50 or more in donations.


The easiest way to donate is online, but donations in the form of cash or check can be turned in to the school also. Please make checks payable to Hoosier Road PTO.


Thank you again for your support!


HRE PTO

Kindergarten Registration and Kindergarten Open House

No need to wait! Enroll now!

All HRE families are invited to enroll incoming Kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year. Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018.


To enroll your student, go to your current SKYWARD account and look for the tab labeled, "New Student Online Enrollment". If you don't have an account or will be new to HRE, please click the link below to begin the process:


http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/


Be prepared to scan and upload the following documents:


  • Child's birth certificate
  • Child's immunization records
  • Three proofs of residency. For a complete listing of acceptable proofs of residency documents, please click on this link found on the HSE Schools website:


http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/residency.aspx


HRE will still be hosting a traditional "Kindergarten Open House" evening on Thursday, April 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM. All families in the community may come to meet Kindergarten teachers, tour the building and even take a ride on a school bus!


If you have any questions about enrolling your child in Kindergarten, please feel free to call Stacy Koch in the Hoosier Road Elementary School office at (317)915-4240.

HRE is getting a Buddy Bench!

Girl Scout Troop 183, made up of former HRE students,

is donating a Buddy Bench to HRE. The Buddy Bench

is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster

friendship on the playground.

The troop could use your help collecting caps and more

importantly they are looking for people who travel

to Evansville during the week to drop off caps. If you can

help transport caps or for more information please

contact Carrie Keys at carrie.keys3@gmail.com or

Rachel Askins at rachel.askins@yahoo.com.

HRE Pacer Night March 15th

Your child should have brought home a packet outlining how you may take advantage of a special offer by the Indiana Pacers and enjoy a basketball game with other HRE families. If you do not have this, we have additional packets in the office. This is NOT a fundraiser - merely an opportunity for our families to get together and do something fun! Please note that the packets are due back to school no later than February 7th. You can purchase your tickets using the form or by visiting www.pacersgroups.com/raptors. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Brittany Schmuck at brittany.schmuck@yahoo.com.

Are You Interested in Learning Strategies to Help Meet the Needs of your High Ability Child?

Hamilton Southeastern 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. Meetings follow a discussion format. Walk away with strategies for addressing intensities, perfectionism, sibling issues, and underachievement.

Sessions will be on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Administration Building on 13485 Cumberland Road in the West Conference Room. Meeting dates are:

February 13

February 20

February 27

March 6


The book club is limited to twelve participants (one member per family) and fills up quickly.

Participants are welcome to borrow HSE copies of the book for the duration of the book study.

If you would like to join the group, contact Meg Strnat, HSE High Ability Coordinator and book study facilitator, at mstrnat@hse.k12.in.us. Please include contact information (your child’s name, teacher, and school) and whether you would like to borrow the book.

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