Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the May 14th, 2021, edition of Southeastern Scene.

Dear Southeastern Families:

Summer reading is so important for students. It stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Let’s keep our Explorers reading and growing this summer with some of these great resources!

Summer Reading Resources

SES Open library hours:

SES Librarian Jen Robinson will be offering open library hours & book checkout for SES students and their families. Parents can accompany their students into the building to check out a library book on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, June 9th, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday, June 23rd, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday, July 7th, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday, July 21st, 5:00pm-7:00pm

HEPL (Hamilton East Public Library) Summer Reading Program & Free resources

HEPL Summer Reading & Activities Guide:

Check out this Summer Reading Program & Activities Guide for Tons of opportunities and Ideas!

HEPL Free Resources

Use your public library card number and password to sign in, or your students can use their 6-digit student ID number (lunch number) for their username and password to access these resources.

My favorite HEPL apps for accessing e-books & audio books:

  • Libby
  • Hoopla (Parents may need to use a personal email address to access hoopla)

Summer reading list suggestions from the ALSC (Association for Library Services to Children)

Kindergarten – 2nd grade

3rd - 5th grades


Epic is offering 3-month subscription for the price of one month, $9.99. This includes full access to all books, audio books and videos on the site, with no time restrictions.

Here are some paid apps & websites that have good resources as well.

If you’d like to share your summer reading add a post to the “Summer Reading Discoveries” Padlet. I can’t wait to hear all about the great reading you discover this summer!

Mrs. Jen Robinson

Counselor's Corner


Please click this link for some fun tips for kids to help them stay “mentally healthy” and on top of their school “smarts" for the summer break

Virtual Lunch with Jen Smith

This is the last week for our virtual lunches with Counselor Jen Smith. This is not enrichment or a lesson, just an opportunity for our virtual students to "socialize" with their grade level peers. They will be able to use the same Zoom link (below) each week. Virtual lunches will end Friday, May 21st.

Please access zoom link here.

4th Grade - Mondays - 11:00

3rd Grade - Tuesdays - 1:30

2nd Grade - Wednesdays - 1:00

1st Grade - Thursdays - 12:15

KDG - Fridays - 11:45

Grief Support Group

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Has your child or teen experienced the death of a significant person(s) in their lives? Brooke’s Place provides support groups, therapy services and community education to empower children, teens, young adults and their families to thrive in the midst of grief.

Brooke’s Place also offers the BP8 Program- an 8-week peer-based grief support group to be conducted at school during the school day. This group offers an opportunity for grieving young people to build supportive relationships and learn how to cope with the death of a significant person(s) in their lives.

SES school counselor, Mrs. Smith, will co-facilitate these groups with a Brooke's Place bereavement specialist. There will be a K-2 and a 3-4 group. As soon as there are at least 3-4 students signed up for a group, we will get things started. If you would like to sign your student up for one of these groups, please complete the attached permission slip and return to Mrs. Smith. If you would like more information you can visit the Brooke's Place website: or email Mrs. Smith at

SEL of the WEEK

KDG - Second Step - Lesson 24 - Handling Name Calling

1st - All Lessons Complete - Review of All Home Links

2nd - All Lessons Complete - Review of All Home Links

3rd - All Lessons Complete - Review of All Home Links

4th - All Lessons Complete - Review of All Home Links

Mrs. Smith, SES School Counselor

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Roary's Outreach

Parents, if you are interested in Roary's Outreach Food Distribution, please contact our school counselor, Jen Smith, at to sign up. Pick up is May 15, 2021, at HSE High School, Door 21, 10am to 12pm.

Please drive to Door 21 at HSE High school. Open your trunk, and your food will be delivered to your car.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, May 14th, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Wednesday, May 19th, 4th grade track meet.
  • Thursday, May 20th, kg-3rd grade end-of-year class parties.
  • Friday, May 21st, eLearning Friday. No in-person instruction.
  • Monday, May 24th, field day.
  • May 24th, 25th and 26th, Ipad rental device return (please see additional information below).
  • Wednesday, May 26th, 4th grade celebration.
  • Wednesday, May 26th, second semester ends. Last day for students.

Virtual Only Students, Please Join Us.

Students who are attending school virtually, you are welcome to join your class for some end-of-year special activities:

  • Thursday, May 20th, kindergarten through 3rd grade will have year-end classroom parties. Your classroom teacher will be able to share this time with you .
  • Monday, May 24th, SES field day. Your classroom teacher will be able to share their assigned Field Day time slot.
  • Wednesday, May 26th, fourth grade celebration and end-of-year clap out. Fourth-grade students are celebrated for moving on to fifth grade with a student and teacher "clap out" at the end of the day. Fourth grade celebration takes place from 11:30-2:55. The clap out will take place between 3:00 - 3:30.

Please contact your student's teacher for exact times. We look forward to seeing you!

Save The Date

Dates for the 2021/2022 School Year

Please check the Southeastern Elementary website throughout the summer for information on dates pertaining to the next school year. You can access our website by clicking this link, or go to

Tuesday, July 27th, self-guided building tour, kindergarten and 2nd grades.

6:00 to 6:45, families whose last names begin with A-M

7:00 to 7:45, families whose last names begin with N-Z

Thursday, July 29th, self-guided building tour, 1st, 3rd and 4th grades

6:00 to 6:45, families whose last names begin with A-M

7:00 to 7:45, families whose last names begin with N-Z

August 4th, First Day of School.

New school day start/end times

7:40 am to 2:10 pm

Rental IPad return information

During the week of May 24, we will be collecting iPads from students who rented an HSE device. Collection dates are as follows:

May 24 – Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade collection

May 25 – 3rd and 4th grade collection

May 26 – Virtual Students collection until 6:00 pm.

Please prepare the iPad for collection by:

*Removing passcode

*Removing stickers

Please DO NOT reset or erase the iPad.

Fourth grade students transitioning to the HIJH next year.

Save the date for HIJH Panther Preview on Wednesday, July 28th from 2-7. More details to follow as the date gets closer. Please access the document attached below with information about Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate and Junior High School.

School supply kits for the HIJH are still available for online purchase for fifth grade students. Please access the supply list by clicking this link. Account number 30065. The kits contain the supplies requested by 5th grade teachers and will be available for pick up at Panther Preview at HIJH on July 28th. Need a new backpack? You can also purchase a new one with a supply kit! Order deadline is May 21st.

  • Fifth grade students, please access the HIJH staff introduction video link here.
  • Please access the HIJH Virtual Building Tour here.

Enrollment for 2021/2022

Enrollment for 2021-2022 school year is now open. Please click this link for more information. If you previously enrolled with Southeastern Elementary, and decided not to attend this year, and would like to re-enroll, please contact Cheri Burks at (317) 594-4340.

Student Withdrawal

If your student(s) will be unenrolling for the next academic school year, please alert our Registrar, Cheri Burks, at as soon as possible for planning purposes.

Redisents of Blue Ridge Creek, Flagstone Woods, Summerland Park, Turnberry at the Park, and Waterman Crossing families

Families in these neighborhoods, please click on the attachment below for information regarding the option to transfer to Durbin Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year.

Summer Fishers Youth Assistance Program

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Lunch Information

Next week is week 3 on the menu.

For the remainder of the year all breakfast and lunch Meal Deals will be Free.

Due to the later start time, elementary schools will not be serving breakfast.

For the lunch Meal Deal, students must pick a fruit and a vegetable, an entree, and 1 milk is included but optional.

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Last week of school menu

Monday, May 24, Field Day (Sack Lunch Options listed on flyer below)

Tuesday, May 25, Chicken Nuggets with Roll OR Breakfast

Wednesday, May 26, Cheese Pizza OR Pepperoni Pizza

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2021-2022 School Supply Lists and Kits

The PTO is selling school supply kits for the 2021-2022 academic year. 1st Day School Supplies will help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year. Kits will be pre-packaged and sent to your home prior to the start of school. If you would like to order school supplies through the PTO, please click this link to place your order. More information is available below in the PTO newsletter link.

*INCOMING KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES will also receive a $20 gift card for spirit wear when they purchase a kit.*

If you would like to purchase school supplies on your own, please see the attached school supply list below.

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Nurses Notes

Students are asked to stay home from school if any symptoms of illness are present. Please see below for at-home screening steps:
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Classroom Activities

Mrs. Huffer's Fourth Grade Class

Last year, Mrs. Huffer's class wrote and was approved for a 2021 Student Led Grant for animal enrichment activities. This year's class was able to utilize the grant at Conner Prairie to build goat feeders and chicken carts. Both ideas incorporated simple machines and animal research. Pictures of their project are below.

Operations Plan Contact Tracing Update


  • HSE schools will immediately contact Fishers Health Department and/or Hamilton County Health Department upon learning of a positive COVID case among student body or staff. The Indiana State Department of Health will lead contact tracing and case investigation in consultation with FHD.
  • As of Feb. 17, general notification of COVID-related cases in schools via Skylert will cease. Families will only be notified if their student(s) are a close contact. This change in practice is to reduce confusion.
  • All COVID-related cases among students and staff can be found on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard and is updated on Monday mornings. The dashboard was created to provide transparency about what is happening in the school corporation.

All information about COVID protocols, mitigation, contact tracing and school closures can be found in the updated operations manual by clicking this link.

PTO News

Please check the latest PTO news by clicking this link.

Stay connected with Southeastern PTO


Instragram: @Southeastern PTO
Twitter: @Southeastern PTO

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Elementary, Intermediate and Jr. High:

Fall Program Registration

Online registration opens May 1st for fall sports and runs through May 31st at Find all fall program information packets here.

Fall Program Offerings Include:
Soccer -
(pre-kindergarten – high school)

Football - (Flag K-2nd, Rookie tackle 3rd, Modified tackle 4th, Tackle 5th – 6th)

Girls Volleyball - (4th – 8th)

Co-Ed Field Hockey - (2nd – 11th)

Cheerleading - (K-6th)

Cross Country - (1st – 12th)

Fall Baseball - (1st – 9th)

Fall Softball - (8U – 14U)

High School Fall Program Registration

Online registration opens May 1st for fall sports and runs through May 31st at Find all fall program information packets here.

High School Fall Program Offerings Include:
Co-Ed Soccer
Co-Ed Field Hockey
Cross Country
Fall Baseball

Fall Softball

Registration scholarship opportunities are available for families on free or reduced lunch within the district. Families can apply for one per season per child and must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For fall sports these dates are 5/1 – 5/31. Email for more information.

Community Insider

Please click on this link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.


Anyone wanting to spend time in the school or chaperone a field trip must have a SafeVisitor ID badge. If you have not yet completed the background check, please click below to get started.

Safe Visitor

Please access the safe visitor approval process here.

HSE Report It!

HSE Report It! is a school safety mobile reporting app that allows students, staff and community members to provide anonymous information about concerns for their own safety or the safety of others. HSE Report it!, can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. It’s anonymous and reports are made exclusively through the mobile app. HSE Report it! has no length limitations. Reporters can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents and/or audio recordings to their concerns and they can engage in a two-way dialogue with a real person.
HSE Report It

Please access HSE Report It information here.

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