Southeastern Scene

Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary

Principal's Postings

Welcome to the October 11, 2019, edition of Southeastern Scene.

Dear Southeastern Families:

One of our values at Southeastern Elementary is building community and relationships. In this spirit, Southeastern Elementary will be hosting an open house for Veterans in our community on Nov. 11. We would like to invite current SES families to reach out to Veterans in their families and our greater community and invite them to join you at the Veteran’s Day Open House on Nov. 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

This event is our way of saying "thank you" to Veterans in our school community by welcoming them to spend a special evening with loved ones and friends. The evening will be a casual event with opportunities to participate in a drum circle facilitated by Bongo Boy, participate in open art activities hosted by SES staff, an opportunity to meet local author Josh Bleill and visit special exhibits of student work focused on honoring our Veterans. We look forward to sharing our community with you.

Yours in education,

Mrs. Chastain

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Dates To Remember

Month of October, PTO "Sock"tober. PTO will be collecting new socks all month.

  • Monday, October 14, through Friday, October 18, fall break.
  • Monday, October 21, picture retake day.
  • Wednesday, October 23, PTO meeting, 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 24, first-grade vision screening.
  • Friday, October 25, PTO Movie Night, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 11, Veteran's Day open house, 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 21, third grade music program, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 27, through Friday, November 29, Thanksgiving break.

Fall Break

Monday, October 14, through Friday, October 18, is fall break for all Southeastern Elementary students. Enjoy your time off!

Nurse's Notes

Occasionally, a case of head lice is reported to the school. Should one be reported, the school nurse will maintain confidentiality of the student’s identity and assist the staff with educational material. While the odds of your son or daughter developing a case of head lice are relatively small, the following includes useful information on head lice and signs and symptoms:

Head Lice Information

  • Head Lice are small parasitic insects that can be found on the heads of people.
  • Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp.
  • Head lice and nits are found on the scalp behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the head.
  • Head lice cannot fly or jump; they can only crawl.
  • Head lice are spread by head–to-head contact.
  • Head lice are rarely spread by contact with clothing or personal items (such as hats, coats, combs or brushes).
  • Head lice are not a sign of uncleanliness.
  • Head lice are not known to cause disease.

Signs and Symptoms of head infestation:

  • Tickling feeling of something moving in hair.
  • Itching scratching caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse.
  • Irritability, difficulty sleeping; head are most active in the dark.
If your child exhibits signs and symptoms of head lice infestation, you should examine your child’s head (especially behind the neck and at the nap of the neck) for crawling lice and nits. If found, all household members should be examined for head lice and/or nits every 3-4 days. Persons with live (crawling) lice or nits within ¼ inch or less of the scalp should be treated.

For more information on head lice and treatment go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at

Linda Brown RN, Southeastern School Nurse.

Specials Teacher Spotlight

Hello Parents: My name is Cassidy Leum. I am the Discovery teacher at Southeastern Elementary. I graduated from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) in May 2019. This is my first year teaching, and I have already learned so many wonderful things from all of the amazing staff here at Southeastern Elementary. Also, I am enjoying interacting and building relationships with the students each day. My goal is to help your child develop an appreciation and respect for the outdoors. Outdoor learning decreases stress levels and improves student’s overall well-being. Southeastern Elementary has such a beautiful outdoor space, and we have been hard at work exploring it all. As we move farther into the school year, I look forward to more adventures and to watch each of your children grow as outdoor explorers.

School Safety Levels

Parents, below are the school safety levels that we follow district-wide in Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Please read the safety levels below so that you and your family are educated on what each level means.
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Lunch and Breakfast Information

SES is Celebrating National School Lunch Week October 21-25.

Students purchasing a school lunch Meal Deal will also get a special treat:

Monday- Ice cream cup

Tuesday- Chocolate Pudding with Whip Topping

Wednesday- Cake Balls with a Citrus Slice

Thursday- Cream Puff with Roasted Cinnamon Apples

Friday- Churro Loop

  • Just a reminder, SES is welcoming lunchroom visitors. SafeVisitor is required to have lunch with your child (SafeVisitor information is below).
  • You may reserve a spot to eat lunch with your child the morning of by calling the main office at (317) 594-4340. The call cut-off time is 9:30 a.m. There is a 4 guest maximum per grade (including younger siblings).
  • Click menu to view each day's lunch options
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Dismissal Manager is now is use.

Parents, just a reminder that Dismissal Manager is now our main source of disseminating dismissal information. Teachers have been instructed to only dismiss by what dismissal manager says. Please use dismissal manager from now on to report dismissal changes. All transportation changes will be accepted only through the School Dismissal Manager. Through the on-line dismissal management system, you can make transportation changes as late as 2:05 on Mondays and 2:30 Tuesday - Friday.

You have been provided with information through an email sent earlier from School Dismissal Manager. The email contains important instructions and your personal login credentials. Please use them to log into the system so that you can verify that the default "transportation" currently set as your child's transportation is correct. If you do not log into dismissal manager, your child's bus will automatically be recorded as the preferred default dismissal.

School picture retake day

Parents, our school picture retake day is scheduled for Monday, October 21st. Please watch for retake forms.

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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, click Safe Visitor to get started.