Indian Creek Elementary - January 15, 2016
With the month of February quickly approaching I want to take some time to inform all our families on the upcoming state assessment, ISTEP+. The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science (Grades 4 and 6), and Social Studies (Grades 5 and 7). ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards. There are two rounds of testing. An Applied Skills open-ended Assessment (Part 1) and a Multiple-Choice and Technology-Enhanced item Assessment (Part 2) are used to measure these standards. Round 1, Applied Skills, is completed using paper and pencil and will be taken between February 29th and March 11. Round 2, Multiple Choice, is done online from April 18th to May 6th.
Our third graders have an additional state assessment called IREAD. The purpose of the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (IREAD-3) assessment is to measure basic reading skills through grade three. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is an assessment developed because of Public Law 109, it "requires the evaluation of reading skills for students who are in grade three beginning in the Spring of 2012 to ensure that all students can read proficiently before moving on to grade four." Third graders take this online assessment between March 14th and March 18th. IREAD test samples are available HERE.
You can find additional information on both of these state assessments at www.doe.in.gov/assessment.
What can you do to prepare your child for these assessments:
1) Help to make sure they are completing their nightly homework
2) Encourage their nightly reading
3) Make sure your child is here at school, on time, each and every day
4) Try not to schedule appointments during these testing days, students often test best when they are with their own teacher and in a familiar place
5) Help children to get to bed on time so they are ready to work hard at school
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18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no school
29: Movie Night, 6:00-9:00
9: PFO Meeting in Media Center; 6:30 p.m.
12: Jump Rope for Heart
15: Presidents Day; no school
18: Indian Creek Magnet Open House; 8:30-10:30 a.m.
18: IREAD Family Night; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
24: Indian Creek Magnet Open House; 6:00-7:30
26: Valley Forge Day
29: ISTEP+ testing window begins
Explorer News TV
Month in Review - December
Order your 2015-2016 Yearbook!
New Staff Spotlight
Hello, my name is Shameka Alford. As of last May, I was warmly welcomed to work as an Administrative Assistant for Indian Creek. I have several years’ experience in education, including substitute teaching and directing a Before/After Care program. Over the past few months, I have really enjoyed working with the students and families of Indian Creek as well as its wonderful supportive staff. I hope to be able to grow and serve our community for many more years to come.
If you have changes to your student's dismissal procedures, they must be called into the office prior to 1:30. This will ensure an ample amount of time for the communication to be properly delivered. Also don’t forget that all parent visits with the classroom teacher must be scheduled in advance to avoid interrupting the learning environment. If you would like to schedule a parent teacher conference please contact your classroom teacher directly or call the main office at 964-4400. Thank you!
Please continue to cut and save Box Tops. The top two classes that turn in the most box tops by Friday, Jan. 29th will earn a pizza party from Puccini's!
Each box top earns 10 cents and can be used as cash to purchase items for our school. Last year we earned over $2000. They add up quickly! More Box Tops means more money for the school programs that enrich our students' learning! Collection sheets can be found here.
Student of the Week Program
Class of the Week program
Lawrence Township School Foundation News
It’s “BIG 21” tournament time, and we invite you to be courtside as we show our spirit at the Lawrence Township School Foundation’s “Light Their Future” Celebration. Join 600 fans of the 21 Lawrence Township teams representing over 15,000 players as we storm the floor in celebration of our winning season!
Game time is 6:30 pm at Crane Bay Center on Friday, March 11, 2016. You won't want to miss the pre-game warmup including a spectacular silent auction and other games. Dinner will be served during halftime followed by a brief show at center court. The lively pep band, Greta Speaks, will keep fanatic fans dancing until midnight! The coaches have designed the winning strategy, so come support your favorite players and teams.
Don’t foul out! Score your tickets to the Big 21 Celebration before the buzzer sounds! For more information or to register, visit www.msdltf.org.
Community Activities & Events
Join STEM Scouts at McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology, 7250 East 75th Street, Door 6, Lab 4N! Meetings are every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30pm, for elementary (3-6) and middle school (7-8). Sign up today at stemscouts.org/indianapolis! For more information, contact Bethany Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to Wendy's to register for Girl Scouts! Girls that register will receive a coupon for a $1.99 Kid's Meal and Frosty! Please see the attached flyer.
Choose one of these dates: Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 5765 Sunnyside Road; or Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 8302 Pendleton Pike. Both events are 6:30-7:30pm.
Questions? Contact Ashlee Weaver - 317.924.6868 or email@example.com
LN to Rename Gym in Honor of Coach Jack Keefer on January 29th.
PREP—Parent Engagement Series – on February 17th with Travis Brown
MSD of Lawrence Township Schools Showcase on March 5th.
Indian Creek Elementary
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
10833 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46235
The attendance line is available 24 hours a day, 317-964-4405. If absence is not confirmed by parent/guardian, it will be UNEXCUSED! Please call the attendance line by 8:00 am if your student will be absent.