Bear Bulletin

August 26, 2016

Message from Dr. Kaminski

BSE Parents,

What an interesting week we have had with weather at BSE. Although the weather has been challenging, it has also offered the BSE staff and students the opportunity to work through important weather drills. I am so proud of our students for remaining calm, listening to directions, and being creative with playing games as they awaited the passing of the storms. I also appreciate all of our parents who were caring and kind during the transition to safety. I am looking forward to the cool fall weather for sure!

SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER is coming to BSE. For new parents, this is our paperless, parent controlled dismissal tool that allows you to dictate where your children go each day, without having to send in notes or make phone calls. Directions will be coming to you via a Skylert as soon as our data is in the system. This could be as soon as Monday, the 29th, and no later than September 1st. Until then, continue to communicate with your teacher, and feel free to call our office to notify of us changes. Please do so prior to 2 pm daily. Thank you for being great communicators, as we have had very little dismissal disruption this year. With SDM (School Dismissal Manager) our delivery success is maximized. More info coming soon!

Our students have been working through their math and reading assessments on NWEA and you will be getting their beginning of year scores via an email from your teacher when the data is final. This will take another week minimum, but expect for your teacher to reach out with that data soon.

I thank you all for your continued support for our BSE Bears!



Anyone intending spend time in the school must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge.

Background checks are required for anyone planning to:

  • come in for lunch visits
  • be field trip chaperones
  • attend school events when kids are in the building (e.g. Fun Run, musical performances)

If you have been approved as a volunteer with Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation and did not receive an email with the subject Registration Badge from, please email Vicki Foutty ( If you have not yet completed the background check, click here to get started.

Student Handbook Available Online

New for the 2016-2017 school year, all HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The handbook for Brooks School Elementary School can be found on our website under Quick Links or just click here.

We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the BSE main office at (317) 915-4250. Our staff is available to assist you.

PTO Meeting

Join us Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria for our first General PTO Meeting! Childcare provided in the Library.


This includes iPad rental fees/textbook rental fees/consumable workbooks fees/supplies.

A SKYLERT email will be sent when student fees are posted and available to view in SKYWARD Family Access. Forms of payment that are acceptable are personal checks, exact cash, or money orders. MasterCard/Visa or electronic check may be used through eFunds by clicking here. We are not able to take credit card payments in the office or over the phone at BSE.

If sending payment in with your student, please make sure to label the envelopes “STUDENT FEES” with your child’s name and student ID# on it. Payment is due by September 16th, 2016 or additional fees may be added.

Any questions or to set up payment arrangements, please contact Jill Fletcher at 317-915-4250, ext. 1081 or


Please remember to complete your student’s health information in SKYWARD.

Health Cards

Health cards for each student are to be completed on Skyward.

This process will need to be done on a computer.

Handheld devices do not support this part of skyward

Follow these steps:

  1. Log into skyward using your parent ID and Password given to you.
    a. If you do not know your login, contact the office at 915-4250.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on “Online Forms” tab on left side of screen
  3. Complete each step starting with: Student Health information (health card).
  4. After each step, be sure to click on “Complete” button before moving onto the next step. Otherwise, the information will not be saved.
  5. After the final step, click on “Submit Back to School Forms” to complete the process.


The clinic is in need of clothing donations. Both boys and girls basic shorts and pants. Gym shorts and sweat pants work great. Also needed are gently worn tennis shoes and flip flops. Thanks!

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

  • For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.
  • For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child find

Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.

Mudsock Event Contest Sponsored by Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation

The HSE vs Fishers Mudsock game is coming on September 9th!

Make any donation to the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation during the month of August and you will automatically be entered to win two VIP passes and the Best Seat in the House for the September 9th Mudsock game between FHS and HSEHS.

The National Bank of Indianapolis believes in the power of philanthropy to benefit students, teachers and schools. Investments in the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation will impact all 21 local schools and more than 21,000 students!

Make your tax deductible, charitable donation today at or mail checks to: HSE Foundation 13485 Cumberland Rd. Fishers, IN 46038

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#KidsDeserveIT #BSEbears @BSEhseIN

Join the BSE staff on Twitter by sharing your thoughts around these questions:

How will you encourage your students to innovate and be different? How will you encourage student voice in your home or neighborhood?

The BSE staff will communicate and market a great deal of student voice, student projects, and student learning via Twitter. Follow us @BSEhseIN today!

Tweet us your thoughts about the questions above and add the #BSEbears and #KidsDeserveIt.

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The Destination Imagination Challenge Program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, curiosity and courage through academic Challenges. The Challenges blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. Students who participate learn invaluable 21st century skills as well as patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process.

HSE Destination Imagination is open to all students in the school district, grades 3-12 are competitive teams and grades 1-2 offer non-competitive team challenges.

All Students and their parents are invited to an informational open house to learn more about HSE DI on Thursday, September 1st from 6-8 pm at Fishers High School CCA. A parent information meeting will be held on September 8th at 6 pm in the Fishers High School CCA.

More information can be found at or You may contact the Program Coordinators with any questions.

HSE DI Program Coordinators:

Robin Young –

Kristy Seitz -

Kathy Seitz –

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Girl Scout Registration Night - August 25th from 6:00-7:00 PM

Is your daughter interested in becoming a Girl Scout? Girls can start Scouts at any age, so come join in the fun!

Registration night is Tuesday, August 30th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Promise Church (12648 E. 116th St). If you need more information about Girl Scouting in Central Indiana, please contact Kendra Butt, Community Troop Organizer for Brooks School Elementary, at

Troops will be formed that night, so come prepared. This registration meeting is for parents only.

Click here for the informational flyer.

Launch into Scouting – August 24th from 6:30-8:00 PM

Boy Scout Pack 130 is extending the opportunity to begin your very own adventure in Scouting! Meet friends, go camping, hike through the woods, roast marshmallows, and have fun by joining Cub Scouts on Wednesday, August 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Brooks School Elementary.

Please contact Emily Roesch at (317) 813-7128 or for more information.

*New members will receive a rocket to build and launch.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Update

Click here for the latest update from

Southeastern Program Of Recreational Team Sports

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to see our calendar of events!

Dance Fusion Dance Team

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 6TH GRADE!! Come out and dance with the Fishers Fusion Varsity Dance Team

Click here for the flyer to see more!