HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

May 13, 2016 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.87%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 3

Weekly Rotation Schedule

Monday, May 16th - Day 4

Tuesday, May 17th - Day 5

Wednesday, May 18th - Day 6

Thursday, May 19th - Day 1

Friday, May 20th - Day 2

Upcoming Events at HPE


13th - PTO Party on the Playground, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (held rain or shine)

17th - "An Evening with our Fourth Graders", 6:30 pm

19th - 4th Grade Track Meet at Riverside Intermediate

24th - HPE Field Day

25th - HPE Field Day (rain date)


Holidays and Observances


21st - Armed Forces Day

30th - Memorial Day

Lunch Menu - Week of May 16th

Mon. - Day 4 - Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun

Tues. - Day 5 - Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Wed. - Day 6 - Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll

Thurs. - Day 1 - Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Fri. - Day 2 - Fish Shapes with Macaroni & Cheese

HPE Library News

With the school year winding down, all library books are due back to the HPE library by Monday, May 16th. Thank you for assistance.

We would like to thank Daisy Troop #2755 and their members for donating money to the HPE library to buy new books. We would like to thank Savanna B., Violet L., Addy R., Molly S., Leyla Y., Pre D., Makenzie R., Isabel S., Kathryn S., and Eve Z. We appreciate your contribution and support! A picture of the Girl Scouts is attached to the newsletter.

HPE Music News

An Evening with our Fourth Graders - Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30 pm

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

*Please see the letter that is attached to the newsletter.

4th Grade Recognition Program - May 26th

All 4th grade families are invited to attend HPE's annual Fourth Grade Recognition Program. We will recognize all of the hard work, achievements and accomplishments of this year's class. Thursday, May 26th, 9:15 am - 10:30 am, HPE Gymnasium. Please enter through the gym doors (HPE door #3) and have a seat in the bleachers.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year

Good afternoon,

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting enrollments for new students online. If you have a child that will be in kindergarten next year, or attending HSE schools in another grade level you may begin filling out the enrollment forms online. Please use the following link for more enrollment information: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/

Should you have any questions regarding enrollment, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s future school.

Have a good weekend.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

*The state cut-off for Kindergarten enrollment is August 1st. HSE Schools have an early entrance period for Kindergarten from August 1st to September 1st. We are unable to accept any early Kindergarten enrollments after September 1st.

Fall Creek Intermediate Orientation

Dear Fourth Grade Students and Parents,

Fall Creek Intermediate School will be holding our annual parent orientation meeting for parents of incoming fifth grade students Monday, May 16, 2016. This meeting will be held in the school gymnasium and will begin at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for you to hear about the intermediate school philosophy and how that translates into our daily operation, organization, programs, academic setting, and more.

You will also be able to meet the some of the FCIS staff. Each year this proves to be a very beneficial meeting for parents to learn more about us, to ask questions, and to tour the building. We are excited to have our new fifth grade students coming to FCIS next year!

Incoming fifth grade students will be traveling to FCIS for our student orientation on that Monday, May 16, at 9:15 a.m.

I am looking forward to meeting with you and your child and sharing information about our school!

Professionally yours,

Randall J. Schoeff


Kim Day

Assistant Principal

Fall Creek Intermediate School

12011 Olio Road Fishers, Indiana 46037

Phone: 317-915-4220 Fax: 317-915-4229

Riverside Intermediate Orientation

Dear Fourth Grade Students and Parents,

Riverside Intermediate School will be holding our annual parent orientation meeting for parents of incoming fifth grade students Monday, May 16, 2016. This meeting will be held in the school gymnasium and will begin at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for you to hear about the intermediate school philosophy and how that translates into our daily operation, organization, programs, academic setting, and more.

You will also be able to meet the Assistant Principal, fifth grade counselor, some fifth grade teachers, and me (the Principal). Each year this proves to be a very beneficial meeting for parents to learn more about us, to ask questions, and to tour the building.

We are excited to have around 500 fifth grade students coming to RSI next year!

Incoming fifth grade students will be traveling by bus to RSI for our student orientation that morning at 9:30 a.m.

I am looking forward to meeting with you and your child and sharing information about our school!

Professionally yours,

Danielle Chastain


Brian Behrman


Assistant Principal

Riverside Intermediate School

11014 Eller Road

Fishers, IN 46038

317.594.4320 (p) ♦ 317.594.4329 (f)

Sand Creek Intermediate Orientation

Dear Fourth Grade Parents,

Next fall, your child will be a fifth grade student at Sand Creek Intermediate. Given that you may have some questions about the move to a different building, we will have an orientation session for all parents of current fourth grade students on Monday, May 16th. This program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and should last about one hour. Our orientation program will give parents a good opportunity to meet each other and some of our faculty. We will also provide a brief building tour at the end of the session. If you have a student with Special Education Services and desire an opportunity to meet briefly with some of our special education staff, they will be available prior to our all-parent meeting from 6:30 – 7:00 pm. The parent orientation is intended for parents only.

In addition, on Monday, May 16th, your son or daughter will ride a bus from their elementary school to Sand Creek Intermediate School for their student orientation. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end around 10:45 a.m. This orientation will give students the opportunity to meet new friends, interact with the Sand Creek staff, and tour the building. The student orientation is very similar to the orientation parents will experience on Monday night.

We hope that you can attend the parent orientation as this is an excellent opportunity for you to become comfortable with our building and learn more about the intermediate philosophy. We look forward to the exciting year ahead and for all of you to become an important part of the Sand Creek Intermediate family.


Mr. Brent Farrell

SCIS Principal

Mr. Bryan Alig

SCIS Assistant Principal

Sand Creek Intermediate School

11550 E. 131st Street

Fishers, Indiana 46038


Fax: 317-915-4239

HPE Cafeteria News

**Attention Parents-- Due to end of year school activities, the last day for parent lunch visits for the school year was Thursday, May 12th. Thank you for your understanding.

On Tuesday May 17th we will be celebrating May birthdays with a rice krispie treat to all students who purchase a meal.

For field day lunch the options will be turkey and cheese sandwich or PB&J sack lunch only. Each will have a veggie pack and fruit.

Please make sure you child has money in their lunch account. Students with a negative balance will receive a debit lunch (PB&J) Negative balances must be paid by May 26th.

Outstanding negative balances will be referred to collections.

On Fridays, fourth grade students will have the option of purchasing a healthy treats. We will be having ice cream cups for $.70 Students will need to have enough money in their account to make the purchase without their account going negative.

Please remember to check your child’s lunch balance thru Skyward. When sending in money please write your child’s name, student ID number and teachers name on the envelope. You can also sign up through Skyward to receive low balance in lunch account emails.

When sending a packed lunch, please include utensils but do not send soda or foods needing reheated.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

A Note from the Nurse

Accidents happen during the day ranging from landing in a mud puddle, spilling milk at lunch or not making it to the rest room quick enough. Please – regardless of the grade level, pack your student an extra set of clothes in their backpack for those oopsie’s that occur during the day. The nurse's clinic has a limited supply of clothes and sizes. My many thanks to those who have borrowed clothes and promptly returned them laundered!

Attendance Line Voicemail

If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at leas one week prior to the absence.

Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.

Sign In Procedures

As a reminder, the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front of the drive by the school's front doors. Please have your child exit from the passenger side of all vehicles. Students should stay in their seatbelts/safety seats until your vehicle has come to a complete stop and your child is ready to get out of the car. Please only dismiss and receive your child at the front of the school. Do not release students from the back of the line so they mush walk past other cars releasing children. It is imperative that cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing students as this creates an unsafe situation for our children. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and drive in the morning and afternoon, as both are high-traffic times. Thank you for your part in keeping our children safe.

Lost & Found

Please be sure to check the Lost & Found located outside of the Music Room for any lost items. At the end of the school year, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

Thank an Educator Honor Roll

It's hard to believe that the end of school is right around the corner! May is such a busy month at HSE schools, but it is also the perfect time to recognize a special teacher or staff member that has made a difference for your child. If you are interested in nominating a teacher, counselor, nurse, bus driver, or other staff member for their district wide "Thank an Educator" Honor Roll, please visit www.hsefoundation.org/donate/thank-educator.


HPE Party on the Playground

Please join us on Friday, May 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm (rain or shine) for the 6th Annual HPE Party on the Playground. This year's free event includes a DJ with plenty of space for dancing, two inflatables, games and a diverse silent action for adults to enjoy. The silent auction includes items such as birthday party packages, Disney tickets, restaurant gift cards, photo shoots, summer fun baskets, etc. Auction winners may pay with cash or credit card (no check accepted) and must be present to win. Auctions start closing at 7:45 pm and will close every 15 minutes thereafter. Additional perks available for purchase include: food vendors, Flying Cupcake, Kona Ice and a tattoo artist.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at Party on the Playground!


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

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Fishers YMCA Teen Program


(Ages 11-13)

This nationally-recognized instructional program is medically accurate, hands-on, and teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies such as injury management and choking rescue while caring for children. Learn the basics of childcare through games, activities and role play. Course includes infant CPR as well as a kit with a manual, bag, etc. Please bring a sack lunch!

  • Pricing:

    • Members: $49

    • Non-Members: $71

  • Dates:

    • May 14th

    • May 28th

  • Time:

    • 9:00am-4:00pm

Nickel Plate District Transforms into Outdoor Theater for #FishersMovies

Calling all residents, #FishersMovies return to the Nickel Plate District amphitheater this spring and offer the perfect Friday night out for families of all ages. Movies take place weekly and begin at dusk. This season, Fishers Parks & Recreation has secured an awesome movie line-up that features:

  • Hotel Transylvania 2 - May 13
  • Pan - May 20
  • Inside Out - May 27

Movies are free to attend and families are encouraged to pack a sweatshirt, roll out a blanket and stop by concessions to purchase a few movies snacks. The City of Fishers G.I.V.E. Committee will work concessions, weekly to ensure you have something sweet and salty to enjoy during the show. Each movie is presented in closed captioning, and movies have different ratings. Parents, we encourage you to check out the movie beforehand to ensure it’s appropriate for your family.

For additional details about #FishersMovies, please download the Nickel Plate District mobile app or visit www.Fishers.in.us/Movies.

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

Click this button to learn more about Spring 2016 sports.

Fall 2016 Open Registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, fall baseball, cross country and boys and girls winter basketball began on May 1 and will continue through May 31 (basketball registration remains open through August 31). Registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.OR.T.S. office, at all HSE schools and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and can pay online with a credit card or can print the registration form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with cash or check payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball Competitive League Evaluations - for girls entering 5th

and 6th grade in the Fall of 2016 and interested in playing in the competitive league in the fall, will take place on Monday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 18. Girls must be registered for volleyball through S.P.O.R.T.S. to tryout. Registration begins May 1. For more information--

Click here

Fishers-HSE Cheerleading registration is taking place during the month of May. Late registration will be available beginning June 1 with a $10 late fee for a limited time. Due to the discontinuation of the current uniform, everyone cheerleader must attend one of the offered uniform fittings either on Thursday, May 19 or Tuesday, June 6 in the Community Room at Billericay Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Fishers-HSE Cheerleading is seeking new board members for various positions. Please let us know if you would be interested in joining, please email


HSE-Fishers Youth Girls Lacrosse is seeking members for their newly established youth board. Please email Shannon Murray, skmurray98@yahoo.com if you are interested in running for a position or have questions. Interested individuals are invited to attend the next board meeting scheduled for May 11. Youth parents are asked to become involved and help shape the future of the growing youth girls lacrosse league!

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Soccer board is in need of a treasurer and secretary. If interested, contact Alyssa Anderson at sys.soccer.president@gmail.com.

Southeastern Rugby - With 94 kids registered for the 2016 season, Southeastern Youth Rugby is now the fourth-largest youth rugby club in America. Come out and cheer for the kids when Cyntheanne Park hosts semi-state and state on May 28 and May 30. For more information, go to http://rugby.hsesports.org.

email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Swim Lessons at Fishers High School

Sign up Now for May Lessons-- Registration for May Spring Three swim lesson session is now available.

Future Swim Lesson Dates

Summer One: June 13th-June 30th Registration available May 11th.

Summer Two: July 11th-July 28th Registration available June 13th.

No Lessons the month of August.

Fall lessons resume September 12th.

Tigers Progressive Swim Lesson Information

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online. Sessions for Fall lessons will be available on the following dates. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com

Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

High School Sponsored Summer Camp Listings

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


St. Vincent Geist Half Marathon School Program

5K, 10K, or Half Marathon! Join us for Fishers' largest community event and Indiana's largest school walking/running fitness program -- Saturday, May 21st, 2016.

Over $366,000 thus far has been raised by the race since its inception to promote health and wellness in Geist area schools. Parents are encouraged to walk/run with your children to show support of their school program. To register, click on the link below:


Question: email Aprill Shelburne geisthalf@gmail.com; Giesthalf.com; 317-670-6603

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get more information about the library and programs that are offered!

Programming at the Hamilton East Public Library

Click on the link below for more information about May 2016 programs:


Click on the link below for more information about June 2016 programs:


State Park Passes Now Available for Loan from the Library

With temperatures finally on the rise, thoughts are turning to the great outdoors and exploring all that Indiana has to offer. In honor of the state’s bicentennial, the Indiana State Library has now provided each library with a state park pass for loan to library cardholders.

When you are ready to hit the trail, simply stop by the Adult Services desk at either the Fishers or Noblesville Library and check for availability. Due to high demand, the passes will be available on a first come, first served basis, with no holds or renewals available. Passes can be checked out for up to 7 days.

Like other library materials, if passes are returned after the due date, late fees will apply. If passes are lost, a full replacement cost will be assessed. For further information, check out the library’s website at www.hepl.lib.in.us.