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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 10-13-17

Upcoming Events

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

  • Reminder: Fall Break is next week! Classes will resume on Monday, October 23rd

September Rockets of the Month

Each month, our students focus on one of our many character traits. "Joy" was the focal point during the month of September. Each classroom teacher selected one student who best exemplified that trait and that student is named the "Rocket of the Month" for his or her class. Please Click Here to see the complete listing of our first group of Rocket of the Month Award recipients and what our teachers had to say about them.

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: Cole Heckly from Mrs. Pfeifer's class demonstrated Respect.

1st Grade: Khadijah Ezzein from Mrs. Brockman's class demonstrated Gratitude.

2nd Grade: Ryleigh Barnes from Mrs. Lofus' class demonstrated Respect.

3rd Grade: Drew Smith from Mrs. Lee's class demonstrated Integrity.

4th Grade: Nash Targgart from Miss Pall's class demonstrated Respect.

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 October 23rd

Monday: Taco Scoops with Refried Beans & Salad

Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs with French Toast Sticks & Carrots

Wednesday: Pizza Calzone with Marinara Sauce & Corn

Thursday: Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes, & Green Beans

Friday: Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara & 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.

HRE Family Tree

Don't forget to send in your child's completed Family Tree Frame as soon as possible!

Body Safety with Chaucie's Place

Hoosier Road Elementary is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps™: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps™ is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to unwanted touches from anyone who makes them feel uncomfortable.

Hoosier Road's Body Safety student program will be held on November 6th, 2017. If you have questions or concerns about this program, please contact the school's counselor.

To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit:

Donuts with Dads

The HRE PTO's "Donuts with Dad" is Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, November 14th and 15th from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM. Tuesday will be for those students with last names beginning with A-K. Wednesday will be for those students with last names beginning with L-Z. Donuts, coffee, milk and juice will be served in the cafeteria and dads are invited to join their students in the media center to visit the book fair.

More information will come home soon.

HRE Art Studio and Library Volunteers Needed

Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Avery are looking for volunteers to come and help in the art studio and library. Please click on the following links to sign up!


Mondays or Tuesdays Art Studio Helpers

Wednesdays Art Studio Helpers

Thursdays or Fridays Art Studio Helpers


2017-18 Library Helpers

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