Bear Bulletin

February 2, 2018

Message from Dr. Kaminski

Happy Friday BSE Parents and Community,

As you know HSE schools has received a generous award from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. designed to enhance academic, college, career, and social and emotional needs of K-12 students. The Lilly Endowment’s aim is to significantly increase the number of students who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, and are prepared to compete and prosper in a global society.

As part of this effort, all HSE schools are working with the American Student Achievement Institute and specifically Guiding All Kids model. This accreditation process provides all HSE schools what is considered the "Gold Star Standard" for counseling in the state of Indiana and also is among the highest respected in the United States. The BSE Guiding ALL Kids Council works monthly around the positive impacts and outcomes that we all want for our BSE Bears.

As we move into February, the Guiding All Kids process asks us to survey our students regarding their views of school counseling, access to supports, and connections to college and career readiness. Student voice is essential as we move forward in identifying strengths and opportunities in our current programs. We know that we have just begun the work, but are excited to enhance student success and ready to get started. If you have any questions or want to get involved with the council please feel free to contact me.

Thank you -

Dr. Kaminski

Blood Mobile Coming to BSE

Brooks School Elementary School

Community and Family Blood Drive

Be a hero and your student gets recognized!

Our students have learned how donating blood saves lives!

PLEASE volunteer to donate blood at our school blood drive by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Bloodmobile at Brooks School Elementary School

Donate, and your student will be recognized for inspiring others!

Please bring photo ID, don’t skip meals and hydrate prior to donating. Questions about eligibility to donate? Call 317-916-5150 or visit

Science Bowl

BSE's Science Bowl team recently concluded their inaugural season. This year they learned about topics such as heat transfer, energy sources, and renewable vs. nonrenewable resources by conducting various experiments.

State results were released for last week's Science Bowl competition. BSE finished sixth in the state. Way to go Science Bowl team!

Growing Minds, Feeding Curiosity

Every year, our 6 Kindergarten classes participate in a service project that directly impacts our Fishers community. When we heard about Aggressively Organics mission, to end food scarcity, we were excited about the connection it had to the Global Goals we are targeting and direct correlation to our Kindergarten learning standards. After talking to the company and recognizing the service and learning opportunity for the kids in planting and growing the produce themselves, we couldn’t be happier with our choice! With Aggressively Organic, the Kindergarteners were able to start and continue the germination process of the vegetables, watch them sprout, then assemble the hydroponic chambers and place their sprouts inside to continue watching the growth on our indoor greenhouse before donating them to local food banks. The Kindergartners were able to learn about plants and the growth process first hand while, more importantly, experiencing the joy that giving back to our community brings!

Want to hear more? Check out page 7 in the February edition of "Think Fishers" magazine to read all about how our kindergartners partnered with Aggressively Organic to grow food for our community. Check it out here.

Preschool and Kindergarten Open House / Enrollment Information



BSE Weekly Broadcasts

The BSE Broadcasts continue strong and packed with stories highlighting learning at BSE. Last week and this week's Broadcast comes from Mrs. Rogowski's fourth grade class. They are intensely collaborating throughout the entire process from seeking out possible stories, to planning, writing, editing, and filming. Enjoy this week's news.

Lunch Menu Change for 2/14

Our lunch on Wednesday, February 14th, will consist of:


Community Bulletin Board

Want to know what new and exciting things are happening in 2018? Check out the CBB!

Math & Science Night

Thursday, Feb. 15th, 5:30-8:30pm

12451 Brooks School Road

Fishers, IN


Special Presentation: Science is Fun

TWO showtimes: 6:00-6:30 p.m. and 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Click here for our flyer with all of the details.


ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) - 3rd & 4th Graders

  • TESTING WINDOW 1: February 26 - March 9
  • TESTING WINDOW 2: April 16 - May 4

IREAD (Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination) - 3rd Graders only

  • March 12 - March 16

As a reminder, we will not be able to accommodate lunch guests during the ISTEP and IREAD testing windows.

Please plan accordingly.

Hello from Miss Hamon (Art Student Teacher)

Hello Brooks School Elementary! My name is Emily Hamon (Miss Hamon) and I am a senior at Indiana State University. I am currently student teaching at BSE for 8 weeks in the art classroom. Once I complete this placement, I will start teaching at Fishers Junior High. I am from Fishers, IN and have grown up here. I went to Harrison Parkway Elementary, Riverside Intermediate/Junior High, and Fishers High School. I am in my last semester at ISU, and will be graduating this May. When I am finished with my student teaching, I would like to stay around the Fishers area and teach art either in an Elementary or Middle School. I have had a great time teaching your students so far and can't wait to become an art teacher. Thank you for welcoming me to BSE!

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Click here for the order form and for additional information.

Pacers Night - Orders Due February 7th

Don't forget! Brooks School Elementary at the Pacers (vs. the Toronto Raptors) is on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM. We also have three great alternate games in case your families can’t make it to your school night:

· Friday, March 9th vs. Atlanta Hawks (7 PM)

· Sunday, March 25th vs. Miami Heat (5 PM)

· Tuesday, April 10th vs. Charlotte Hornets (7 PM)

We’re also excited about the new online purchase option this year! If you’d like to order your tickets online for any of the three games, go to

The deadline for everyone to turn in their brochures is Wednesday, February 07, 2018 and we look forward to seeing you at our games in the spring! GO PACERS!

Contact Stephanie Austgen at with questions.

SafeVisitor ID Badges

Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their SafeVisitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (iPhone/Android) or have your badge available when you come into the school. Looking up names occasionally leads to signing in the wrong guest.

Upon leaving the school, please turn your printed badge in to the office staff for quick check-out.

Screenagers - Admission is FREE

Join us on February 22nd at 6:00 PM in the Fishers High School auditorium for a viewing of the award-winning SCREENAGERS. This film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Presented By YMI- Fishers Youth Assistance- Parents in Partnership and Peyton Riekhof Foundation, Fishers

Click here for the flyer and reserve your seat at

School Dismissal Manager

REMINDER: Early Dismissals should be called into our office at (317) 915-4250.

All exceptions must be entered no later than 2:00 PM. If students are participating in after school activities but SDM does not reflect that, unfortunately they will not be able to stay.

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