HPE Patriot Post
Harrison Parkway Elementary
May 6, 2016 Edition
Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.83%
HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%
Rotation Day 5
Weekly Rotation Schedule
Monday, May 9th - Day 6
Tuesday, May 10th - Day 1
Wednesday, May 11th - Day 0
Thursday, May 12th - Day 2
Friday, May 13th - Day 3
Upcoming Events at HPE
11th - "An Evening with our Second Graders", 6:30 pm
13th - HPE Spirit Wear Day
13th - Kindy 500 - Kindergarten classes
13th - PTO Party on the Playground (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)
26th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Holidays and Observances
21st - Armed Forces Day
30th - Memorial Day
Lunch Menu - Week of May 9th
Mon. - Day 6- Beef Soft Taco
Tues. - Day 1- Pancakes or Waffles with Sausage Patty
Wed. - Day 0 - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Thurs. - Day 2 - Chicken Nuggets with Soft Pretzel
Fri. - Day 3 - Cheese Pizza
HPE Library News
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
*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
Sharing Experiences from Music and Your Child's Classroom
An Evening with our Second Graders
Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30 pm
An Evening with our Fourth Graders
Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30 pm
*Please see the letter that is attached to the newsletter.
HSE21 In Action: The Elementary Design Team
In preparation for next year's 1:1 roll out in HSE's elementary schools, a group of 23 K-4 teachers from across the district have been hard at work this year - learning and wrorking together to discover how to use technology as a powerful tool to support best-practice instruction in the class room. Read about the HSE21 Elementary Design Team and how they are impacting colleagues here: https://hse21shorts.com/2016/04/20/the-elementary-design-team-a-transformative-year/
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!
Randall J. Schoeff
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!
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
Mr. Bryan Alig
SCIS Assistant Principal
Sand Creek Intermediate School
11550 E. 131st Street
Fishers, Indiana 46038
HPE Cafeteria News
**Attention Parents-- Due to end of year school activities, the last day for parent lunch visits for the school year will be Thursday, May 12th. Thank you for your understanding.
When packing your child’s lunch please remember to include eating utensils for them.
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
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
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.
HPE PTO News
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!
Riverside Intermediate PTO
The Riverside Intermediate School PTO is looking to fill the 2016-2017 Executive Board positions. Interested persons should email Carrie Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the nomination slate.
Sand Creek Intermediate PTO
Attention 4th Grade Families -- Sand Creek Intermediate is seeking to fill two board positions for the 2016-2017 school year. We are looking for a Treasurer and a Vice President. There are also several committees in need of chairs or co-chairs including Fall Fundraiser, Spirit Wear, Spring Fest, Sixth Grade Blast, Movie Nights, Spirit Night, Concessions, Restaurant Nights, and Book Fair. Please help us make the next chapter in your student's academic journey as awesome as elementary! If you are interested in getting involved with the SCI PTO or would like more information, please contact Amy Riebe at email@example.com or Carrie Duer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FISHERS COMMUNITY NEWS
Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.
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Support the Hamilton Southeastern FFA - 2016 Spring Plant Sale
The Hamilton Southeastern FFA will once again be offering a great variety of bedding plants and hanging baskets (at reasonable prices) for Mother’s Day and your spring gardening and outdoor decorating needs. Tomato plants and a few other vegetable plant varieties & herbs will be available for purchase as well. As in the past, the plant sale will be held on the east side at HSE High School Greenhouse - East of Olio Rd on 126th Street. The sale will continue through May 7th. The plant sale hours are from 3 PM-6 PM throughout the week (M-F),from 8 AM- 5 PM on Saturdays and from 11 AM- 3 PM on Sunday.
Stop by and check out our great selection and thank you for supporting the HSE FFA program!
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)
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:
- Shaun the Sheep - May 6
- 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.
Fall 2016 Open Registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, fall baseball, cross country and boys and girls winter basketball will begin on May 1 and 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.
Fishers-HSE Knights Cheerleading is holding tryouts for the 2016 season. Any 4th, 5th or 6th grade girl (2016-2017 school year) wanting to try out for Knights Cheerleading will need to attend the mandatory clinic being held on Friday, May 6, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Indiana Elite. Tryouts are held the next day, on Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. at Indiana Elite. Please visit Knight Cheerleading on the Cheer website for more information.
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. Click here for more information.
Fishers-HSE Cheerleading is seeking new board members for various positions. Please let us know if you would be interested in joining, email@example.com
HSE-Fishers Youth Girls Lacrosse is seeking members for their newly established youth board. Please email Shannon Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
12690 Promise Road
Fishers, IN 46038
Swim Lessons at Fishers High School
Sign up Now for May Lessons-- Registration for May Spring Three swim lesson session is now available. Registration for Spring Three will be available until Sunday, May 1. To register log into Fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page. Spring Three begins Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday ,May 3rd.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Giesthalf.com; 317-670-6603
Click here to get more information about the library and programs that are offered!
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.