BSE Bear Bulletin

September 19, 2014

Student Fees at BSE

Your student’s fees are available in Skyward Family Access. At this time, not all payments have been recorded. We will accept payments with no late fee until October 10, 2014.

You are able to pay on-line (directions below) or submit a check to the office. If you do send a check payment into the office, please make sure your student’s name is in the memo line. Please note that credit cards payments can only be made on-line. No credit cards can be processed in the school office.

Book Rental Payment Instructions:

To obtain your child’s book rental statement, go to

Click on Skyward Family Access (top of page)

Enter your User ID and Password

Click on “fee Management” under General Information

Click on the “fee Activity” tab

If you wish to pay thru eFunds:

click on “eFunds On-line Payments” under the

District Links to pay your child’s book fees.


Applications are:

-AVAILABLE ONLINE, (;) click on SCHOOL DOCUMENTS & FORMS, application located under DISTRICT DOCUMENTS. (Free and Reduced Lunch Application)


-or CONTACT STACY ASHBY at 317.915.4250 or and one can be sent home with your student.

Any Questions: Stacy Ashby, Treasurer

Art to Remember

Our school is participating in a healthy, creative fundraiser with Art to Remember. Right now, children are busy creating colorful, fun artwork and soon you will receive a personalized order form showcasing your son’s or daughter’s artwork!

• Over 30 keepsake products are available – all featuring your child’s artwork.

• Many of the products are less than $15.

• Safe, secure online ordering is available.

• Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Don’t forget about your family and friends for these gift giving occasions:

· Grandparent’s Day

· Christmas
· Father’s Day
· Birthdays
· Hanukkah
· Mother’s Day

Your purchase captures a moment in time with your child and supports your school.


Please notify your child’s teacher if you do not wish for your child to participate in this program.

Reading Mentor Program

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”

The National Education Association’s Read Across America program is in its 17th year! This program focuses on motivating children to read. Here at BSE, we have a team of volunteers who work with our students to improve and enhance their reading skills. Our goal is to have a volunteer for each teacher, which means we need you! If you have any interest in becoming involved, this is a great program and the kids LOVE interacting with our volunteers!

To participate contact: Carrie Geroulis at or 913-0586.

Thanks to Back-to-School Bash Volunteers!

The Back-To-School Bash Committee and BSE PTO would like to thank all of the volunteers, BSE parents, and students for their hard work and support of this year's BTSB on September 5th! Despite the heat, it was our biggest bash ever and fun was had by all! The money earned from this year's BTSB will directly support the purchase of technology and much needed items for our kids and teachers to utilize in the classroom.

Thank you to our food vendors, Edward's Dashboard Diner Food Truck, Pat's Philly Pretzels, Hot Box Pizza, Kona Ice, and Ritter's Frozen Custard for their donations also. Thanks also to our BSE teachers, staff, local businesses, HSE, FHS, HSEJH, FJH students, and parents for your assistance with the bash and your donations to our silent auction! What a fun way to kick off a great school year at BSE!

Back-To-School Bash Co-Chairs: Sheila Beck, Lindsey Beal, Heather Carson, Crista Cruz, and Gina Roe

Southeastern Swim Club Evaluations


Don’t let your young athlete get bored this fall and winter! Southeastern Swim Club offers multiple practice groups for all age levels and there are lots of practices offered so that your child can stay fit. Southeastern Swim Club is offering the opportunity for evaluations for any interested new swimmers.

Come join the fun with Southeastern Swim Club!! Interested swimmers should come prepared to swim a minimum of 25 yards freestyle with breathing to the side and backstroke. The evaluation and consultation should take approximately 15 minutes. It is not necessary to attend each night. Simply pick one and come anytime during the two hours. Please bring a swimsuit, goggles and towel.


September 20th: 10:00am-12:00pm

September 24th: 6:30-8:00pm

September 27th: 10:00am-12:00pm

Hamilton Southeastern High School Instructional Pool

13910 E. 126th St. Please use entrance # 2.

If you would like more information regarding Southeastern Swim Club, please check our website (, e-mail us at or contact the SSC Swimmer Hotline at (317) 579-0164, and leave a message for the SSC Coaching Staff.

Help Light the Night by Bringing a Pumpkin to Life

Don’t miss the Family Pumpkin Festival hosted at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve on September 28!

Fall is coming soon and Fishers Parks & Recreation wants to ensure your family can make the most of the season! Join us at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve on Sunday, September 28, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. for the Family Pumpkin Festival. Start brainstorming a few creative ideas, pack a few carving tools and come ready to bring a Jack-O-Lantern to life! After carving a pumpkin, families can enjoy activities including Pumpkin Putt Mini Golf, Pumpkin Bowling, Jack-O-Lantern Ring Toss and more. This program is free for residents to attend; however, registration is required by September 26 so that we secure enough pumpkins for everyone.

Once pumpkins are carved, they will stay with Fishers Parks & Recreation and line the trails during the Halloween Hikes. Once the Halloween Hikes have taken place, families have a few options if they would like to keep their pumpkins! If you carve a pumpkin and also attend the Saturday Halloween Hike, you may take your pumpkin home with you at the end of the event. Otherwise, carved pumpkins will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning on Sunday, October 5. Pumpkins not picked up by Wednesday, October 8, will be composted.

Visit our website today at to secure your spot in this event!

Smart Steps Program Offered at BSE

Brooks School 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 any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.

We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. Brooks School Elementary will be hosting on Tuesday, September 30th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the school library. This meeting is open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit:

Fishers Fusion Dance Team Clinic

Dancer in your family – Come out and dance with the Fishers Fusion Varsity Dance Team

WHERE: Hamilton Southeastern High School

WHEN: September 26, 2014

TIME: Promptly at 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Come out and dance with the Fisher Fusion Varsity Dance team September 26th for our Fishers Fusion Dance Team Fall clinic and pre-game performance at the HSE Football game against Zionsville High School.

Price of dance clinic and pre-game performance: $25.00 (includes: dance clinic, snack and entrance to game)

September 26th information

· Promptly at 4:30pm - 6:30pm: Fall Dance Clinic class and learn performance routine. Check-in Auxiliary gym at HSE.

· 6:45: Pre-Game Performance

· Dancers should wear: Black Shorts and any Red or Blue shirt

About Fishers Fusion Dance Team

· Fishers Fusion Dance Team is a combination of talented dances from both Fishers and HSE High schools.

· Fishers Fusion Dance Teams have multiple Regional and National wins for Jazz and Pom.

· Combines talented dancers from both Fishers and HSE high schools.

· Will be traveling to Orlando, Florida for NDA Nationals in March for our 3rd consecutive Nationals appearance.

******DEADLINE IS: Monday September 22, 2014*****

Return bottom payment to Linda Ling, 8358 Barstow Drive, Fishers IN 46038. Questions, email or call: 317-727-2079

First Name ________________________ Last Name ___________­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________

Grade ____________________ School ________________________________________

Guardian/Parent’s First Name ________________________/Last Name___________________________

Guardian/Parent’s First Name ________________________/Last Name___________________________

Guardian/Parent’s Email Address _______________________________________/______________________________________

Guardian/Parent’s Emergency Contact Number ______________________________________________

I, the undersigned, hereby state that I am the parent with legal custody or guardianship of the Participant listed above and that I give __________________________________________ permission for him/her to attend and participate in Fishers Fusion Dance Clinic and I give permission to perform at the HSE Football game on September 26, 2014.

I acknowledge that I will be responsible for paying for any medical treatment that the Participant may receive as a result of injuries or illness suffered during his/her attendance and/or participation in this event by The Fishers Fusion Dance Team. Should the Participant be injured or become ill during his/her attendance and/or participation in this event, and I am not immediately available, I authorize FFDT to seek emergency medical attention for the Participant

I, the lawful parent or guardian of _____________________________________, give permission for my child to participate in the activity of “dance clinic” and release from all liability and indemnify Hamilton Southeastern Schools, both individually and as trustee for the Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Hamilton Southeastern High School, and their officers, agents, representatives, volunteers, and employees from all liability, claims, judgments, cost or expenses, including attorney fees, arising out of any injury or illness by my child while participating in the activity.

Parent Signature ______________________________________________________________Date ________________________________________

$25.00 ____ Cash Check#__________ make checks out Fishers Fusion Dance Team

Halloween Hikes Return October 3 and 4

Make s'mores around the campfire, celebrate Halloween, and explore Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve!

Typically, Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve closes at dusk, but as tradition continues, families are invited for a night hike to celebrate the season in a non-scary way! Families are invited on Friday, October 3, or Saturday, October 4, for a family-friendly Halloween hike at the preserve. Hikes leave every 15 minutes, and registration is required for everyone ages three and up, little ones under three are free. This program costs residents $6 and nonresidents $9, and parents, participation is required for the duration of the program.

Hikes last 45 minutes and registration is first come, first served. Families will enjoy hanging out at the shelter, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday or from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, where a campfire will be burning and roasting sticks with marshmallows, s’mores supplies and other snacks will be available. There will also be music playing and crafts to enjoy. This year, the theme of Halloween Hikes is Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Students from the Lawrence Central players will be dressed as characters and will line the trails during the hike. Families are encouraged to stop by, learn about the characters and even enjoy a nursery rhyme.

Secure a spot for your family today as these hikes fill quickly. Registration can be completed online at

Instead of Carving, Create Your Own Pumpkin Pottery this Halloween

Fishers Parks & Recreation invites children to enjoy arts and crafts this holiday season.

Children are back to school and seasons are changing, which means Halloween will be here soon! Celebrate this spooky holiday but creating a piece of art to keep for years to come. On Saturday, October 4, children ages 6 to 10 are invited to Billericay Park from 1-2 p.m. to uncover their inner artists. The group will read The Runaway Pumpkin and paint a pumpkin pottery piece that will be fired after the program has completed. Pottery will be available for pick up seven days after the program has concluded, and can be picked up from the Fishers Parks & Recreation office located at 11565 Brooks School Road. Pumpkin Pottery costs $15 for residents and $23 for nonresidents.

Secure your spot today by registering for this program online at

4th Annual TriMathalon October 18

Join us on October 18 for our 4th Annual TriMathlon! Test your math skills, receive awesome participant gifts, earn money for local schools, and be eligible to win additional prizes! This fun-filled event is open to kids in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Similar to the way a triathlon tests an athlete’s physical fitness through three athletic challenges, the TriMathlon tests a mathlete’s mental fitness through three exciting math challenges:

The Counting Game - Tests your ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number.

Magic Squares Challenge – Develop your own math problems to receive points.

Mental Math Workout - Tests your number sense through solving problems without pencil and paper.

Each challenge is tailored by grade and progressively increases in difficulty. All participants receive fun goody bags, a certificate of participation, and earn money for local schools. The top three scorers in each grade level at each center will receive additional medals and prizes.

For more information and to register, visit Don't miss out!

2014 Liger XC Mile Race

The 2014 Liger XC Mile Race will take place on Thursday, October 16, at Hamilton Southeastern High School!! 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 competition.

To register online: Press Control, and left mouse click the link below:

A $16 entry fee includes a t-shirt with all competitors names on the back, listed by school, and the always awesome LIGER Logo! Medals for top 3 finishers in each grade- both male and female. Ribbons are awarded to all finishers.

· Register online with shirt by Monday, October 13, at noon, or

· Register the day of the event.

Why: To promote health & fitness throughout the district, and introduce the lifelong sport of running.

Where: HSE High School Cross Country Course---south side of the school property adjacent to the tennis courts. 13910 E 126th Street

What: 1 mile Cross Country run for ALL HSE K-6th graders. Races will run in succession.

Predicted schedule:

Packet Pick up and same day registration 4:15-5:00PM (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 one-mile grass course will run the perimeter of the elevated practice fields between HSE High School and Fall Creek Intermediate, including the grassland area.

Results will be posted at

Awards: Medals for top 3 finishers in each grade, for each male and female, ribbons for all finishers

Super Saturday 2.0

Super Saturday 2.0 is a newly designed format of our long-running Super Saturday program. Super Saturday 2.0 is only available in Fall 2014 and Super Saturday Classic will continue in Spring 2015.

Super Saturday 2.0 is a family-oriented program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, and artistically talented children from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Children and their parents will attend one day of challenging, hands-on activities related to a central theme. The content of the STEM focused courses is at least two grade levels above each child’s current grade level. Each child will explore concepts and ideas in the STEM related fields, while parents gain experience working with open-ended activities that require critical and creative thinking. Snacks and water will be provided.

Visit or call 494-7243 for more information!

October 25, 9 a.m.— Noon


Journey back in time when Dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Our fascina-tion with these ancient creatures has captured imaginations for centu-ries. You will learn about how they lived, their physical characteristics, and explore their unique behaviors.

 $30 per student (Costs include fees for one child and one parent/adult)

November 1, 9 a.m.— 2 p.m. (includes a one-hour lunch break)


Would you like to explore the scientific principles of flight and investi-gate the history of aviation? In this class you will create scale models of airplanes of the past while calculating aspect ratio, wingspan, and cen-ter of gravity. Join us and imagine yourself as the next Flying Ace.

 $40 per student (Costs include fees for one child and one parent/adult)

November 8, 9 a.m.— 4 p.m. (includes a one-hour lunch break)


The Study of the Iron Horse: There are many types of model trains abd you will have the opportunity to observe and investigate the different types of trains. The physics demonstrated in model railroading provides a better understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion.

 $50 per student (Costs include fees for one child and one parent/adult)


Brooks School Elementary Night at the Indiana Pacers!

In conjunction with a special offer with Brooks School Elementary, you are invited to come out and see the Indiana Pacers at a discounted price! A portion of every ticket purchased will go back to BSE. More information will be coming soon.

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 14, at 7 p.m. to come out and watch the Indiana Pacers take on the Denver Nuggets while supporting BSE!

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Registration for boys (2nd-8th grade) and girls basketball continues with a $10 late fee. Registration for 1st grade boys and coed high school basketball continues without a late fee. Registration forms are available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools, the Fishers Library and the S.P.O.R.T.S office.

Fishers-HSE 3rd Grade Travel Girls Basketball Tryouts – Girls must attend the evaluation for the high school district where they reside.

Fishers Lady Tigers
3rd grade tryouts – September 30 – 7:00-8:30 p.m. – FHS main gym

HSE Lady Royals

3rd grade tryouts – September 29 and 30 – 6:30-7:45 p.m. – HSE Junior High

Football/Cheer Youth Night at Fishers High School is Friday, September 19 as the Tigers host Brownsburg. All boys and girls in grades K-6 that are participating in rec football and cheerleading are invited to cheer on the Tigers and will be admitted free if dressed in their jerseys or uniforms. Parents must stay with their child as coaches will not be responsible for them during the game.

Football/Cheer Youth Night at HSE High School is Friday, October 10, as the Royals host Cathedral. All boys and girls, grades K-6 that are participating in rec football and cheerleading are invited to cheer on the Royals and will be admitted free if dressed in their jerseys or uniforms. Players will be recognized before the game and should meet at 6:45 p.m. at the south end of the stadium. Parents must stay with their child as coaches will not be responsible for them during the game.

Contact S.P.O.R.T.S. at:


12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582