HPE Patriot Post
Harrison Parkway Elementary
March 25, 2016 Edition
Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.8%
HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%
Rotation Day 6
Weekly Rotation Schedule
Monday, March 28th - Day 1
Tuesday, March 29th - Day 2
Wednesday, March 30th - Day 3
Thursday, March 31st - Day 4
Friday, April 1st - NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK
Upcoming Events at HPE
31st - Spring Classroom Parties, 1:30 pm
1st - 10th - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL
13th - Spring Picture Day
14th - Kindergarten Round-Up, 5:00-7:00 pm
15th - HPE Spirit Wear Day
19th - PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
22nd - 4th quarter, Midterm
29th - PTO Movie Night, 6:30-9:00 pm
Holidays and Observances
25th - Good Friday
27th - Easter
15th - Federal Income Tax Day
22nd - Earth Day
22nd - Passover Begins at sunset
29th - Arbor Day
Lunch Menu - Week of March 28th
Mon. - Day 1-Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun
Tues. - Day 2- Cheese Omelet with Bacon
Wed. - Day 3- Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll
Thurs. - Day 4- Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites
Fri. - NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK
HPE Math Night
Thank you for joining us for Math Night this week! It was great to see so many families solving real life problems and experiencing math all around the building. We appreciate your involvement in the fun, educational night. We have the answer to one of our estimation activities! Some mathematicians estimated how many students attend HPE. The answer: We have 664 Patriots. Each of these Patriots did a great job helping to plan, create activities and work during our evening.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year
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
Kindergarten Round-Up at Harrison Parkway will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm.
On this evening, you and your child will have the opportunity to meet the Kindergarten teachers, tour a Kindergarten classroom, take a school bus ride and become more familiar with Harrison Parkway as a fun and enriching Kindergarten year approaches. We are excited to welcome our new 2016-2017 HPE Patriots.
*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.
HPE Music News
Indiana Playlist Team
4th grade Indiana Playlist Team meets afterschool
March 28th, 29th, and 30th until 4:45.
Parents, please send in a written note each day for dismissal.
Sharing Experiences from Music and the Classrooms
An Evening with our Second Graders
Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30 pm
Parent letters were sent home on Thursday.
A copy of the letter is below for your reference.
During the coming weeks, students will share their knowledge of folk tales, rhymes, fables and stories in their classrooms and in music. Literature is the starting point for a journey of experiences and discoveries resulting in writing, speaking, singing playing and active imaginations.
Imagine a day…
…when the edge of the map is only the beginning of what we can explore.
What would you explore?
On May 11th at 6:30 pm, our Second Grade Students will present some of their experiences through the mediums of music, movement and writing. The evening will take place in the gym and in your child’s classroom. Please mark this date on your calendar.
We look forward to what lies ahead.
Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Bauters, Mrs. Bullington, Mrs. Cole, Miss Seitz, and Mrs. Walden
*Please note: The evening of May 11th replaces the 2nd grade program previously scheduled for Thursday, May 12th at 2 pm.
An Evening with our Fourth Graders
Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30 pm
Indianapolis Children's Choir Summer Programs
Music Experiences & Camps
Online Yearbook Ordering
“One last chance to order your 2015-16 yearbook! Online ordering is the only option available. Get your yearbook through the month of March for $15!” You can order online by going to: printmore.theyearbookshop.com/harrisonparkwayelementary
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 very limited supply of clothes and sizes. My many thanks to those who have borrowed clothes and promptly returned them laundered!
HPE Cafeteria News
Beginning April 15th, we will start selling snacks for fourth grade students only on Fridays. Snacks sold will comply with the Healthy Snack Program. Students will need to have available money in their account to purchase a snack without causing them to go negative. Vanilla ice cream will be $0.70. If you prefer your child not to purchase snacks please contact me to flag their lunch account.
We can only accept 10 visitors per day because of space. Please call before 9:30 to reserve a space for lunch. You must have a valid background check on file.
When sending cash or check, please indicate student’s full name, ID number and teacher’s name.
Sign up through Skyward to receive low balance in lunch account emails.
A debit meal is provided if a student has a negative balance for.
When sending a packed lunch, please include utensils but do not send soda or foods needing reheated.
--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager
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.
Is Your Son or Daughter Attending Sand Creek Intermediate Next School Year?
If so, please come join your new PTO at Sand Creek Intermediate! The SCI PTO has many wonderful people, committees, and opportunities for you to participate in throughout the year. The SCI PTO supports our school in so many ways too!
For the 2016-2017 school year there will be two board positions open: Co-Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in getting involved with the SCI PTO or would like more information, please contact Anna Douthit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HPE PTO News
The final PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Free babysitting provided in the gym. During the meeting, we will honor all of our parent volunteers with yummy goodness as well as elect new executive officers for 2016-17 school year. Additional agenda items will be added.
The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and that means many things. One of the items associated with wrapping up the year is the PTO elections for 2016-17. At present, here is the slate of candidates:
President – Amy Dilks
Co-President – Carol Schmitt
Vice-President – vacant
Co-vice-president – vacant
Treasurer – Jennifer Harmon
Secretary – Jennifer Rouse
If you would like to be considered as a candidate for one of these positions, please email Joelle Andrew-Mohr (email@example.com) by April 5 so your name may be added to the ballot two weeks prior to the election. Candidates for open positions will also be considered during the first PTO meeting of the 2016-17 school year.
FISHERS COMMUNITY NEWS
Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.
Permitted use of school newsletters by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.
The HSEHS World Connections Club will present its eighth annual "International Night" on Friday, March 25, 2016. Live entertainment will begin at 7:00pm in the Leonard Auditorium, immediately followed by food and fun in the Annex Café. This spectacular evening celebrates the many cultural sights and sounds from around the world that make up our HSE community. Plan now to join us for International Night 2016! Tickets are $4.00 in advance and $5.00 at the door. To purchase tickets please contact Mrs. Lazaga (firstname.lastname@example.org.) at Hamilton Southeastern High School.
Are You Registered to Vote?
Register to Vote Online
Apply by Monday, April 4 to vote in the May 3rd election
-Step 1: Go to http://www.indianavoters.com
-Step 2: Click on Submit a Voter Registration Application Online
-Step 3: Verify voting eligibility and enter IN Driver's License # or IN State ID Information
-Step 4 - Enter voter information
-Step 5 - Verify voter registration info & submit
-Step 6 - Receive confirmation
Fishers YMCA Teen Program
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!
Fishers YMCA (www.indymca.org)
Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale
Plan to attend the Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Fishers Junior High Gym (13257 Cumberland Road). Items from more than 70 families include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, adult and kids clothing, etc. Tax deductible donations are also accepted. Call (317) 409-0098 or (317) 777-3714 for pick up. Proceeds from the sale provide funding for local charity, cultural, and educational initiatives.
Create a Pottery Masterpiece with Fishers Parks & Recreation
Celebrate spring by creating a pottery piece to display for years to come! Parents, register your little one ages 2 through 10 for an afternoon of clay creations, painting and quality time together. Baby Bird Pottery takes place on Saturday, April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. No prior experience is needed as children create a bird’s nest and eggs!
Baby Bird Pottery costs $15 for residents and $23 for nonresidents, and all supplies are provided for this program. Parents, this program requires a little extra help and your participation is required. Finished piece will be available for pick up seven days after the program concludes.
Saturday programs fill quickly, head online to secure a spot before this program fills!
Fishers Parks & Recreation Invites Community to Flock the NPD
You know what the lawn flamingo means, we’re having a party! Join Fishers Parks & Recreation to celebrate Arbor Day in a meaningful way. Residents of all ages are encouraged to decorate a flamingo for a chance to win. Flamingos are available to purchase for $3 at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office and are due back, decorated to the amphitheater between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The community is invited to the amphitheater starting at 7 p.m. that evening to vote on the best in the following categories:
Best Youth (up to age 10)
Best Teen (ages 11-17)
Best Adult (ages 18+), and
Best Arbor Day Theme
Winners will receive a $50 prize pack complete with items from DICK’S SPORTING GOODS and Fishers Parks & Recreation. There are a few rules, so parents, we encourage you to visit www.Fishers.in.us/ArborDay to avoid disqualification. Share photos of your flamingo using hashtag #FishersArborDay for a chance to be featured, and be sure to pack a blanket and stick around for a free movie at the amphitheater that night. Movie details can be found at www.Fishers.in.us/Movies.
Spring 2016 Registration Update - Baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse have limited openings. Once divisions have reached capacity, a waitlist will be started. Rugby registrations will be accepted with a $10 late fee until March 31. Track and field and boys volleyball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website, www.hsesports.org.
Fishers-HSE Baseball – Opening Day for Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball is April 23. Bring out your family and enjoy a full day of fun including entertainment by My Yellow Rickshaw , Pitch-Hit & Run Competition, Food Vendors, Local Mascot appearances, Family Games and Activities, Fireworks show, and of course a FULL day of Baseball! Event runs 12-4 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30pm.
S.P.O.R.T.S. Boy’s Volleyball is still taking registrations for boys in 4th – 8th grade! Practices/games will take place on Sunday afternoons for six weeks starting April 17. Click here for more information.
Southeastern Rugby –
Practice is in full swing for the 5/6 and 7/8 teams, but it's still not too late to join. Late registration ends 3/31. The Flag team starts practice on 3/22, and the online spirit wear store is open until 3/22. Season starts 4/17! Go to rugby.hsesports.org for all the details.
S.P.O.R.T.S. Girl’s Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is ten weeks, mid-August to mid-October and ends before fall break. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Janet Berg at email@example.com.
High School Boys Volleyball Youth Night – Fishers High School Boys Volleyball is hosting the Mudsock Match against Hamilton Southeastern on April 21. All youth will be admitted free and boys in the S.P.O.R.T.S. volleyball league are encouraged to wear their team t-shirts. The JV game begins at 6:00 p.m. with the Varsity beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. There will be a youth serving contest between games with prizes! Click here for more information.
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Fishers, IN 46038
Future Tiger Club
We are excited to announce the 2016 “Future Tiger Baseball Club”! The Club is recommended for all boys and girls who currently support the Fishers Tigers Baseball team, but are not currently at the high school level.
Whether you are a baseball player looking forward to becoming Tiger, or a supporter and fan of the program, you’ll find the membership options and benefits a great value! The “Future Tiger Baseball Club” is the easiest way for young fans to become acquainted with the program and we can’t wait for you to become involved!!!
Click on the link below to find out more about what a Future Tiger Club membership includes. Dugout Club website: www.fishersbaseballdugoutclub.com
HCCTA Spring Youth Tennis
Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Saturdays: 4/16 to 5/21 (Rain Make-Up June 4)
Adults – 10 to 11:30 am
Red Ball (Grades 1-3) – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Orange Ball (Grades 4-6) – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Sunday: 4/17 to 5/22 (Rain Make-Up June 5)
Pre-K to K: 12:30 to 1:00 pm
Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Real Ball Beginner Level (Grades 7 – 12): 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Real Ball Completive Level (Grades 7 – 12): 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Tuesdays: 4/19 to 5/24 (Rain Make-Up May 31)
Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Thursdays: 4/21 to 5/26 (Rain Make-Up June 2)
Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 5:30 to 6:30 pm
30 minute classes: $50 for the session
1 hour classes: $85 for the session
1.5 hour classes: $125 for the session
-the session is 6 classes
***All classes increase in price by $10 on or after April 1***
Questions: Maggie Petersen: 317/501-9145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com; Giesthalf.com; 317-670-6603
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April Programming at the Hamilton East Public Library
Click on the link below for more information about April 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.