Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 16 - Friday, November 19, 2021

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Important Dates Coming Up

  • Wednesday - Friday, November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL

(Remember to contact the school if your student will miss more days than just the break.)

  • Tuesday, November 30 - HSEF Giving Tuesday.
  • December 1 - January 14 - Recycle Lights at SCE or Admin building Cumberland Rd.
  • Tuesday, December 7 - Third Grade Vision Assessments
  • Monday, December 13 - Mrs. Gropp to AgriPark
  • Tuesday, December 14 - Mrs. Labellarte, Mrs. Landis to AgriPark
  • Wednesday, December 15 - Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. Posipanka to AgriPark
  • Thursday, December 16 - Mrs. Emmons, Miss Yeleti to AgriPark
  • Monday, December 20 - Monday, January 3 - ❄️Winter Break - No School❄️
  • Tuesday, January 4 - Return to School after Winter Break
Nov 19

Pancake Breakfast & Craft Fair Success

Thank you PTO! We enjoyed seeing many vendors from year's past and new vendors. A shout out to all of the staff members that flipped pancakes!
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Excellent Work, Spellers!

Our Spell Bowl team was amazing in their competition this week.

Extra congratulations to Jenisha Stanley and Lainey Pace - Perfect Scores!

Congratulations to SCE - ENERGY STAR

Congratulations! Sand Creek Elementary has earned the EPA's ENERGY STAR.

This property's 1-100 ENERGY STAR Score is 87, meaning that it is more energy efficient than 87 percent of similar properties nationwide.

Great job, SCE!

Spanish Class!

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Recognizing All Valuable Employees

Do you know an employee who makes HSE Schools a better place for others?

Have you observed an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities/duties to make a difference? These individuals deserve a R.A.V.E Review now more than ever!

The goal of the R.A.V.E (Recognizing All Valuable Employees) Review is to identify and honor those, in their contributions and service to HSE Schools, exemplify our mission.

Staff, students, and community members can nominate HSE employees.

HSEF Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday 2021 is Tuesday, November 30! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that celebrates generosity and shows how each of us holds the power to make a difference in our local communities.

Every donation made on Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Rise to the Challenge donors.

Please post your #HSEFunselfie to social media to share your support. @SCECougars

Every donation, big or small, can make a difference in our school community.

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Masks are still Required

Please, families, send your child in a mask every day.

  • We are working on getting more masks available in our front office.
  • Please be sure your students are prepared for school with a mask on and provide spares if able.
  • We welcome any donations of disposable kid masks to our front office.

Absent, Arriving Late, or Leaving Early? Tell Alison the Attendance Secretary

Please contact us! You can call us, email us, leave a voicemail for us, or put a note in School Dismissal Manager.

It's important to us to hear from you. We make great effort in reaching out to you in multiple ways if not able to connect, we will try again.

It is my job to track every student, every day!

Thanks for helping to make my job easier.

Third Grade Vision Screen on December 7

Vision screening is required by the Indiana State Board of Health for all 3rd graders. This year, all 3rd graders will be screened on Tuesday, December 7th. Near and far vision will be screened.

The results are pass or fail. You will only be notified

if your student fails the screening test.

If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they have them at school on this day for accurate testing results. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse Tricia Cline at

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Recycle Holiday Lights December 1 - January 14

This Holiday Season, HSE is asking you to give a gift to the Earth by making the choice to be more sustainable. HSE Schools will be hosting a district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program. Starting December 1st and going until January 14th each school will be collecting old, broken, tangled, or unwanted holiday lights. Technology Recyclers will take these unwanted/unusable lights and break them down into useable components that will be used to make new products.

Last year, you helped prevent 3,519 pounds of holiday light e-waste from entering landfills and polluting the Earth.

No matter what the reason, resist the urge to throw old holiday lights in the trash.

Please participate in HSE district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program this year!

SCE will have collection bins inside the Door 1 entry and outside Door 2.

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Link to HSE District Substitute Teacher Information Page

Volunteering and Chaperoning

  • All volunteers are required to wear a mask during school hours, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file.

Call Sand Creek at 317-915-4270 to find out if your background check is current.

Check the Visiting and Volunteering page on SCE's website to submit a background check.

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

November 22-23 is Week 2. There is NO SCHOOL November 24-26.

What We Learned this Week in SEL

Kindergarten: Emotion Management - We Can Feel Calm

  • Students will practice asking for help and slow breathing as ways to feel calm.

First Grade: Emotion Management - Feeling Calm

  • Students will be able to name a reason why they think someone feels calm.

Second Grade: Emotion Management - Help Yourself Feel Better

  • Students will be able to generate helpful thoughts as a strategy to regulate strong feelings.
Third Grade: Emotion Management - How Happy?
  • Students will be able to differentiate feeling content, happy, and excited through contextual and behavioral clues.

Fourth Grade: Digital Citizenship - What Is Rethinking?

  • Students will be able to explain why it is important to manage strong emotions.

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

Return to In-Person Instruction Plan

Details on school protocols, mitigation strategies, the HSE District COVID dashboard, and self-reporting forms are all here.

Mudsock Youth Athletics News - Spring Program Registration

Mark your Calendars! Registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field opens January 1st at Season information including divisions and program fees will be updated on our site at the end of December. Need a refresher over our registration periods? Find them here.

Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSE’s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.