Geist Gazette

March 31, 2016

Upcoming Dates

Monday, Apr. 11

Spanish Lessons

Engineering for Kids

Tuesday, Apr. 12

Geist Running Club - 3rd Grade

Good News Club

Wednesday, Apr. 13

Choir Practice

Sign Language Club

Choir Concert

Thursday, Apr. 14
PTO Board Meeting

Kindergarten Roundup 5-7 PM

Friday, Apr. 15

Geist Running Club - Grade 4

Student Council

Monday, Apr. 18

Spanish Lessons

ISTEP Testing Begins - through May 6

2nd Grade Field Trip to Ritchey Woods (Friedle, Ramos, Stinson)

Engineering Club

Dine to Donate at DQ

Tuesday, Apr. 19

Geist Running Club - Grade 3

Topsicle Tuesday

ISTEP Testing

2nd Grade Field Trip to Ritchey Woods (Cushman, Schmitt, Wolf)

Wednesday, Apr. 20

ISTEP Testing

Sign Language Club

Earth Day Celebration

Thursday, Apr. 21

ISTEP Testing

Earth Day Celebration

Friday, Apr. 22

Mid-Term Grading Period Ends

Geist Running Club

ISTEP Testing

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We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our new chairs!

New seating in the media center and X for students to be comfortable and engage in learning!

Specials Rotation

Apr. 11 - Apr. 15 - Week 2 (PLC)

Apr. 18 - Apr. 22 - Week 1

Lunch Menu

Apr. 11 - Apr. 15 - Week 3

Apr. 18 - Apr. 22 - Week 1

Click the links to see the lunch and breakfast menus. Visit the HSE Food Services page for prices and nutritional information.

PTO Corner

Don't miss all the news from our awesome PTO! Click here for this week's issue.


Join us April 14th at GES for Kindergarten Roundup 5-7 pm. Do you have a little one who will be in Kindergarten in the fall? Join us at Kindergarten Roundup! Please help us spread the word by telling your neighbors and friends. Enrollment is online beginning this year…please enroll your new Kindergartener before Roundup. Students must be 5 by September 1, 2016 for Kindergarten.

Click here for Kindergarten Roundup Details and to enroll your new Kindergarten student.

Enrolling New Students

Student enrollment for new students has gone online. Current HSE families can enroll a sibling from their Skyward/Family Access accounts. Students who are currently enrolled and are active students at Geist or any HSE school do not need to re-enroll for the coming year. If you have a student who will be new to Geist Elementary next school year please click here to enroll.

Class Placements

Dear parents,

As we begin to reach the end of the 2015-16 school year we are starting to plan for our class placements for 2016-17. In order to make sure we provide the best environment for all of our students, GES allows parents to email Mr. Reynolds with information that would be helpful in class placements. Please know that we do not accept teacher requests. You are welcome to share with us what characteristics you feel help your child be successful, however, notes or emails with teacher names are not referenced in the class placement process.

Please contact Mr. Reynolds at your request.

Thank you!

Testing Coming Soon!

April 18 - May 20: ISTEP Window (Grades 3 & 4)

May 2-20: NWEA Testing Window (Grades K-4)

High ability information will be sent out soon.

Friends of the Library

Thank you and congratulations to the March Friends of the Library members. Books have been donated by Olivia V., Brooklyn B., Isabella D., Ethan M., Maggie W., Marcus L., Halston C., Kennedy U., Claire H., Noah M., Braeden T., Blake M., Revah M., Kayla W., Kaelen M., Carson M., Katie L., Sarah V., Colton M., Molly D., Kaitlyn B., Kristopher M., Adelin B., and Amelia W.

Help us Build our Makerspace!

We are excited to launch a concept called Makerspaces and need your help with donations. Please save and send to the library your plastic grocery bags and any plastic bottles with caps (water, soda, Slimfast, Gatorade, etc.).

Artist of the Week:

March 21: Lily D. in Mrs. Diamond’s class

March 28: Addy J. in Mrs. Scott’s class

News from the Gym

Geist 5K - If you are interested in running the Geist 5K, please use the link below and follow the listed directions.

Choose 5k school program pay now

Choose Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Choose Geist Elementary

Follow directions from there

If you have questions, please email me.

Track Club permission slips went out this week. Parents can get a copy from the office or students can get a copy from Mr. Sutherlin. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Sutherlin.

Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Totals will be available very soon. At this point we are over $21,000. My apologies for this taking so long, but I am trying to verify matching and online donations before sending in our final total. Thanks so much for your support and for your patience.

Have a Safe and Active Spring Break – Mr. Sutherlin

Notes from the Music Room

Our Choir will be performing its Spring concert "Music is Always There!" on Wednesday evening, April 13 at 7:00. In preparation for our concert, we will have an additional choir practice on Tuesday morning, April 12th at 7:40 a.m.

Choir members are asked to wear jeans, tennis shoes and a plain pastel or white shirt (t-shirt style) or polo shirt for our concert.

You may pre-order a Dvd for $20.00, or they will also be available to order the night of the concert.

Our 2nd grade is busy working on their musical "How Does Your Garden Grow?"and will be performed on May 11th at 7:00. All 2nd grade students are in the musical. Some students have auditioned for and received specific parts, and they have been given their scripts and music to practice at home. All students will be asked to dress in an appropriate "class costume" for the musical. Please be looking for costume and rehearsal specifics coming to you via the 2nd grade teachers' newsletters.

Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Message

Superintendent's Family Message: Spring 2016
Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of the following groups' beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.
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Spring 2016 Registration Update - Baseball, softball, soccer, rugby, and boys and girls lacrosse have limited openings. Once divisions have reached capacity, a waitlist will be started. Track and field and boys volleyball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website,

Fishers-HSE Baseball – Opening Day for Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball is April 23. Bring out your family and enjoy a full day of fun including entertainment by My Yellow Rickshaw , Pitch-Hit & Run Competition, Food Vendors, Local Mascot appearances, Family Games and Activities, Fireworks show, and of course a FULL day of Baseball! Event runs 12-4 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30pm.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Boy’s Volleyball is still taking registrations for boys in 4th – 8th grade! Practices/games will take place on Sunday afternoons for six weeks starting April 17. Click here for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Girl’s Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is ten weeks, mid-August to mid-October and ends before fall break. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Janet Berg at

High School Boys Volleyball Youth Night – Fishers High School Boys Volleyball is hosting the Mudsock Match against Hamilton Southeastern on April 21. All youth will be admitted free and boys in the S.P.O.R.T.S. volleyball league are encouraged to wear their team t-shirts. The JV game begins at 6:00 p.m. with the Varsity beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. There will be a youth serving contest between games with prizes! Click here for more information.

Southeastern Youth Rugby saw record enrollment numbers for the 2016 season. First games are on April 17, with the 5/6 and 7/8 teams taking the pitch at Cyntheanne Park, and the Flag team playing in Carmel at River Road Park. Supersite tournament for Flag, 5/6, and 7/8 is at Cyntheanne on April 24. For more updates, log on to

Summer Sports Camps

Summer Sports Camp information is now available online. Below is the link:


Plan to attend the Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Fishers Junior High Gym (13257 Cumberland Road). Items from more than 70 families include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, adult and kids clothing, etc. Tax deductible donations are also accepted. Call (317) 409-0098 or (317) 777-3714 for pick up. Proceeds from the sale provide funding for local charity, cultural, and educational initiatives.