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Fall Creek Intermediate

April 24th, 2016

Special "Thank You"!

Jack's Donuts donated donuts and treats to the staff of FCI! It was a wonderful surprise for our staff. Sweet treats to carry us over until Spring Break!

5th Grade Parents--Instrument Testing

A reminder to all 5th graders that your instrument try on permission forms for band and orchestra are due by the end of April! A link to the form can be found on the school's website. Extra hard copies can also be obtained from Mrs. Spangler or Ms. Shults! We hope to have everyone come down the first week of May and try out some instruments, but in order to do so we need to have your permission forms turned in!

Spring Book Fair

The spring book fair will be open during school hours April 26-29. Online shopping begins today! Visit the following link to shop online.


The online book fair ends on April 30th. All purchases made online will be shipped to the school and distributed to students as soon as they arrive. All purchases at the school book fair and on the online book fair will benefit the Fall Creek Intermediate Library! Thank you for supporting our library!

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

FCI Spring Book Fair - Volunteers needed!

The Book Fair is coming April 25-29. Volunteers are still needed!

If you are able to assist, please sign up through the Volunteer Spot link below

or contact Marsie Finkelmeier at finkelmeiers@sbcglobal.net.

Volunteers must have a current background check on file.

Thank you!


6th Grade Talent Show

Got Talent
*singing *instrumental *drama skit
*comedy *dance *juggling *????
STEP ONE: SIGN UP on Wednesday, April 27th!
 Sign up on the 27th during your related arts time to get an audition time on May 10th.
 On the 10th, you will perform for the judges.
STEP TWO: Audition on Tuesday, May 10th
 2:15 – 6:00 p.m. This is a closed audition in front of a panel of teachers/judges. Get your specific audition time on 4/27.
 Check your calendar now for times you are available to audition on May 10th.
STEP THREE: The show is May 25th 
 Approximately 15 acts with the highest scores from audition night will be chosen to perform for the 6th grade on May 25th in the morning.
 Dress rehearsal will be May 24th
(perform for 5th grade in the afternoon)
 Parents are invited to attend the show on the 25th!

Campells Labels and Box Tops

The Labels For Education Program by Campbell's is coming to an end this summer. Please submit all of your Labels For Education by May 13th or as soon as possible.

The Box Tops Program is NOT ending. Please submit your Box Tops and continue collecting them over the summer.

Thank you,

Lisa Chaney

Art Studio

Music Productions

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It's that time of year again!

The Riley Classic has arrived! Students are invited to watch the 5th grade teachers play against the 6th grade teachers in this after-school basketball game on April 28th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Students must pay $5.00 to stay afterschool as a fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children. If students would like to donate any additional money to Riley, they are more than welcome to do so.

At The Riley Classic, students will have an opportunity to purchase “Red for Riley” sweatbands, headbands and bracelets as well as enter a raffle for a chance to participate in a shoot-out to win differing prizes for $1 each. Students can also bring money for concessions.

Starting after Spring Break, students will receive a permission slip to participate in the event that will need to be returned to their homeroom teacher by April 27th.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Renick in Room 612 or contact by e-mail at jrenick@hse.k12.in.us. Looking forward to an incredible opportunity to raise money and awareness for Riley Hospital!


About the Band and Orchestra

While focusing on musical excellence, student achievement, and accountability, Fall Creek Intermediate Band and Orchestra provide a fun and engaging environment for kids to learn more about music. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!!!

Opportunities in band and orchestra may include: instrument family specific instruction, after school private lessons, and concert performances.

We are very proud of the Fall Creek band and orchestra members and the many parents who have helped Fall Creek maintain such a strong music program.

The social aspect of band is also very important. We take a large group of students and teach them to work towards the same common goal. As rewards we offer evenings at Ben and Ari’s!!!!

Why Play in Band/Orchestra?

You will learn to read music and develop a skill you can enjoy the rest of your life.

You will play several styles of music including classical, jazz, rock, pop, and blues.

You will be with friends. The FCI Band and Orchestra program has approximately 200 kids involved. Join with a friend and have twice the fun!!!!!!

You will participate in concerts throughout the school year.

BEN and ARI’S!!!!!!!!!

It is FUN and if you are really good, you could get a college music scholarship down the road. J

We would love to have you join our bands next year! Please email Mr. Tschiniak (Orchestra), Mr. Spidel (band) or Ms. Yoder (band) if you have questions about joining.





THE FCI BAND and ORCHESTRA wants you to play an instrument next year!

Who can play in band/orchestra?

Any student who will be attending Fall Creek Intermediate School as a sixth grader may participate. A good attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a strong desire to succeed will enable you to do well!!!

What instrument choices do I have?

The following instruments are played at the beginning level in sixth grade band.

▪ Flute ▪ Oboe ▪ Bassoon ▪ Clarinet ▪ Saxophone ▪ French Horn ▪ Trumpet ▪ Trombone ▪ Baritone ▪ Tuba ▪ Percussion

Orchestra – Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Please keep an open mind when choosing an instrument. You may be well suited for your second or third choice!

When do we meet?

Students enrolled will have band or orchestra as part of their daily schedule. Students who are interested in advancing more quickly are encouraged to take private lessons, but not required.

Can I play in band/orchestra and be in other activities?

Yes. Our students are some of the most active students in the school. You may participate in sports, cheerleading, and academic teams. No school functions conflict with the band/orchestra schedule.

How do I sign up?

Permission slips and interest forms for an instrument fitting will be sent home during the month of April. Forms must be signed by a parent/guardian and turned in to the FCI office by Friday, April 29, 2016.

Directors will visit general music classes in April to demonstrate all of the instrument choices and talk to students.

Students turned in a permission form will participate in an instrument fitting with a qualified instructor during the regular school day in early May.

Parents will receive a confirmation letter of their child’s selected instrument.

Parents need to attend the information meeting at FCI on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00pm.

All parents must secure an instrument by the first day of the 2016-17 school year.

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Fall Creek Fit Falcons Club

Our first practice will be Tuesday, April 19. All students will meet in Mr. Renckly’s room after school at 2:50 to begin practice. Practices will run from 2:50-3:45. Please have your parents ready for pickup at 3:45 in the main parking lot. You will need to bring weather appropriate clothing to each practice because our main goal is to run outside each day. In addition, please bring a water bottle to every practice since we will be running outside.

As your coaches we would like to say thank you for being a FIT FALCON! We are looking forward to preparing you for the race!
Permission slips are outside the counselors office and on the website.
Coach Renckly, Coach Zook

Love a Bargain? Or want to Donate?


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.

6th Grade Creating Positive Relationships Class

The Creating Positive Relationships (CPR) Program will be taught to the 6th graders at our school the week of May 16, 2016. This program focuses on teaching our children a whole-person health curriculum on the advantages of postponing sexual involvement until marriage. Basic skills in good decision-making and goal setting are taught, in addition to the possible consequences of sexual activity.

The Creating Positive Relationships organization knows parents are busy and hope this new format will allow you to join them in the comfort and convenience of your own home. They also trust that you will find them to be a resource as you work to develop a healthy relationship with your pre-teen. This webinar will equip you with ideas, skills, and direction for opening up communication with your child.

There are also pre-recorded webinars online if you are unable to make the live webinar. However, they will not show the video due to copyright laws. If parents are interested in viewing the video they can call the Creating Positive Relationships office at 317-846-0386 to schedule a viewing time.

State Park Passes @ 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 hepl.lib.in.us.

Cheryl Jurgens, Community Relations and Marketing Manager

Hamilton East Public Library

Phone: (317) 770-3239

Immunization Requirements

Fifth Grade Parent/Guardian:

The Indiana State Department of Health requires additional immunizations for students in 6th grade. These requirements will apply to your current 5th grade student for the next school year. Even though your student is up to date for this school year, two additional vaccines are necessary for entry into 6th grade. Your child will be eligible for the immunizations when they are eleven years of age.

Completing these immunizations during the school year is your best option as physician’s offices and health departments are extremely busy during the summer months. The state required 6th grade immunizations are as follows:

· One meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine

· One Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster

The state requires the school to have documentation that every student entering 6th grade has received the state required vaccines prior to the start of school. After your child receives the required 6th grade vaccines, please send a copy of the updated immunization record to Fall Creek Intermediate.

Updated immunization records can be emailed, faxed, mailed, or hand delivered to Fall Creek Intermediate, Attention Jamie Weber/School Nurse. Please contact Jamie Weber/School Nurse at jweber@hse.k12.in.us with any questions or concerns.

Students Nominate a Teacher of the Month for Current Newspaper

Teacher of the Month-- Attention Hamilton County kids! Show your favorite teacher how much you appreciate them by entering Current newspaper's monthly Teacher of the Month contest. Submit a 100-word essay to teacher@youarecurrent.com explaining why you think your teacher is the best! The winning student essayist wins a class party and the winning teacher wins a prize. Open to all grades and ages. The next deadline for entries is April 15th.

~Current Information from Previous Falcon Flyer~

Items on the FCI Website

*Link to HSE Summer Sports Camps
*Southeastern Swim Club Tryouts
*Geist Half Marathon
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What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, April 25th, 2016 Rot. I-1
No Band/Orchestra
2:45-3:45pm - CSI CLub
2:45-3:45pm - FCI Connect
2:45-4:00pm - Rocket Club
2:50-4:00pm - Track

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 Rot. I-2

Book Fair

2:45-3:45pm - Fit Falcons

2:50-4:00pm - Rocket Club

2:50-4:00pm - Track

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 Rot. I-3

Book Fair

6:55-7:25am - Student Council

7:00am - Photography Club

2:50-4:00pm - Rocket Club

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 Rot. I-4

Book Fair

2:45-4:00pm - Rocket Club

2:50-4:00pm - Track

3:00-4:30pm - Riley Classic Basketball Game

Friday, April 29th, 2016 Rot. I-5

Book Fair

No Band/Orchestra

12:10-2:35pm - Band/Orchestra Testing

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 Rot. F-1

No Band/Orchestra

2:45-3:45pm - CSI Club

2:45-4:00pm - Rocket Club

2:50-4:00pm - Track

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2015 Rot. F-2

No Band/Orchestra

5:00pm - Track Meet @ HSE HS

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 Rot. F-3

No Band/Orchestra

7:00am - Photography Club

2:50-3:45pm - Fit Falcons

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Rot. F-4

No Band/Orchestra

2:50-4:00pm - Track 5th/6th Qualifiers Only

Friday, May 6th, 2016 Rot. F-5

No Band/Orchestra

10:00am - PTO Meeting

FCI Attendance Line ~ 915-4228.

Student Transportation