HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

September 4, 2015 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 98.29%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 6

Upcoming Events at HPE


7th - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

9th - Picture Day

11th - Half-Day, Professional Day (students released at 12:01 pm)

11th - Midterm

15th - General PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm

18th-29th - PTO Cookie Dough Sales

Holidays and Observances


7th - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

11th - Patriot Day

13th - Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset

22nd - Yom Kippur begins at sunset

23rd - Autumn begins

Labor Day

This is a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Early Release Date - Fri., September 11th

As a reminder, Friday, September 11th is a Half Day Professional Day. This half day allows teachers to participate in very important professional development opportunities throughout the year. The school day will end at 12:01pm. NO LUNCH will be served. The YMCA Before & After School program will run the usual hours, even on half day professional days.

Please make sure your child’s teacher is aware of their dismissal plans.

Thank you for making note of this on your calendar!

Student Arrival

We have a large number of students who are arriving through the car rider line this year and appreciate everyone’s assistance with procedures to keep students safe. Students may be released from cars beginning at 8:40 when a staff member comes outside to signal arrival. Prior to this time there are not staff members available to supervise students. Students are to be dropped off directly in front of the school’s front doors and should exit from the passenger side, or curb side, of the vehicles. It is imperative cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and do not attempt to pass cars dropping off students. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our children safe.

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.

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 least 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.

Lunch Menu-Week of September 7th


Tues. - Day 1 - Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Wed. - Day 2 - Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll

Thurs. - Day 3 - Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Fri. - Day 4 - 1/2 DAY - NO LUNCH SERVED

HPE Cafeteria News

When sending in lunch money for your child, please make sure to put it in an envelope with your child's name, (no nicknames please), student ID number, and their teacher. Payments can also be made online thru Skyward as well.

If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated.

Per HSE policy, students with a negative balance will receive a PBJ sandwich (turkey if there are nut allergies), raisins, and milk.

Starting September 8th, the cafeteria will be serving breakfast. Menus can be found online. The cost of breakfast is $1.25 and $.30 for reduced lunch students.

Breakfast will start at 8:40 until 8:55 AM for bus and car riders. Students who will be eating breakfast that ride buses will be dismissed first. Those students who attend the YMCA Before school care will be allowed to eat breakfast from 8:20 to 8:30 AM.

On two-hour delays days, no breakfast will be served. It will be served on half days. On early release days, lunch will not be served.

Starting September 8th, fourth grade students may purchase an extra entrée at the cost of $2.00.

Parents will be allowed to come to lunch on and after September 8th to eat or sit with your child. You must have a valid background check on file, have watched the anti-bullying video, and completed the video survey. Please call the office before 9:30AM to reserve your spot. If you are ordering a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call in. Because of limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings). Please do not use cell phones during your visit. Please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants. Per HSE student privacy policy, taking pictures are prohibited.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns that you may have.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

Picture Day

Harrison Parkway's Fall Picture Day will be on Wednesday, September 9th. Please send the order form with your child on picture day.

Book Rental

All book rental amounts have been applied and should be showing in Skyward under "Fee Management." Personal checks (separate checks for each child) should be made payable to HPE and can be sent to school with your child. Please put it in an envelope labeled "Book Rental" with your child's name, grade, teacher and the book rental amount. MasterCard and Visa payments can be made through the eFunds on-line payment system. If you go to our HPE website, you will see a link for eFunds under "Quick Links." Payments should be posted in Skyward within 10 business days. All book rental fees are due by Tuesday, September 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Dori Morgan at 915-4210, ext. 1782.

HPE Music News

Harrison Parkway Fourth Grade Choir

Calling all fourth graders who exhibit great manners, work hard, and enjoy making music with others. Choir begins Monday, September 14th at 7:50 am. It’s not too late to sign up!

Sing, Sing, Sing!

Parents of Fourth Graders

Letters went home Wednesday in regards to recorder study. Please send in the response form by September 9th. Contact Mrs. Carter if you have any questions.

lcarter@hse.k12.in.us. The letter is attached for your reference.

A Note from the Nurse

If you have not done so already, please remember to complete the Online Student Health Information in Skyward (this replaces the green colored health cards that were used last year). The Student Health Information helps to manage and understand each of your children and their possible health care needs while at school. If you do not have computer access, please contact the nurse.

Thank you!

Pasta Bowl

HPE is participating in the HSE 2015 Pasta Bowl as we collect boxes of pasta to donate to local food pantries. (See more information below.) Students can bring in donations between September 1-11 and place in the collection bin in the cafeteria. Thank you for your support!

Lost & Found

Harrison Parkway Elementary has a Lost & Found located outside of the Music Room for any lost items. If you child may have lost something at school, please check the Lost & Found. At the end of each month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

Online School Directory

The online school directory is now available to all families in Skyward. This year the directory is based on an opt-in model. Families must choose to show their contact information in order to be visible in the directory.

To opt-in, click on "My Account" in the upper right corner of your Family Access account. From there, check the boxes for the information you wish to make visible under the School Directory section and then Save. Families can make changes to this section anytime throughout the school year.

Child Find Information

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.


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.

Chaucie’s Place

Harrison Parkway is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone. Smart Steps will be at Harrison Parkway on September 29th.

We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. Fall Creek Elementary will be hosting on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Sand Creek Elementary will be hosting from 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. These meetings are open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit: www.chauciesplace.org.


- The first General PTO meeting of the school year will be on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria and free child-care will be available in the gym. We hope to see you there!

- Save Tyson Labels for HPE! Similar to the successful BoxTops Program, Tyson Project A+ allows schools to earn 24¢ per label collected. Watch for the “Support Your School” labels on various frozen, fully-cooked Tyson products. Clip the labels and send them in to HPE anytime! If we collect 100 or more by October 15, HPE will earn FREE BOOKS as well! Thank you for your participation!

- Coming soon . . . . Cookie Dough, Pretzels & Popcorn Sales!

All profits help the PTO enrich our children’s education and school experience! How?

The PTO ….

- funds new books for the library

- supports HPE clubs

- coordinates After School Explorers

- helps provide Professional Development to our teachers

- purchases supplies and equipment for our classrooms

- and MUCH MORE!

Last year we raised nearly $10,000 for HPE PTO. Thank you for your participation and support!

This year's sale is earlier than in years past. If you are a Riverside Intermediate School family, please note for your information, that our sale will overlap with RSI's cookie dough sale this year.


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

Two Great High Schools, One Awesome Community--

KI's 2015 MUDSOCK GAME - September 11, 2015 • 7pm

Hamilton Southeastern High School vs. Fishers High School

AT Reynolds Tiger Stadium / IU Health Field

Fishers High School


A limited number of VIP tickets are available through the HSE Schools Foundation ($35 ticket includes $30 charitable donation to support HSE students and teachers). Tickets are only available online at hsefoundation.org or by calling the Foundation at 317-594-4100.

VIP Tickets Include:

Adult only, reserved end zone seating,

(adults 18 and older)

Private concessions

Private restrooms

Honor our Teachers! HSE Schools’ 2015 Teachers of the Year will be recognized at halftime.

Bring boxes of pasta to any community collection site before September 11th. District students are collecting pasta to support local food pantries.

Visit www.hsefoundation.org to reserve your tickets today!

Hamilton Southeastern School Foundation www.hsefoundation.org 317-594-4100

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PastaBowl 15 feeds more than Mudsock

Mudsock is coming! Mudsock is coming! And you can score your own VIP tickets to this spectacular event now by clicking here. VIPs enjoy adult only, end zone seating during the much anticipated rivalry game between Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School along with private concessions and restrooms. The event is expected to draw nearly 10,000 spectators!

However, the event is not simply about Friday Night Lights and showcase our incredible schools and students. It is the culmination of the PastaBowl campaign: the largest food drive in the area. PastaBowl stocks 7 regional food pantries with shelf stable pasta during the critical non-holiday months. Additionally, it serves as an education vehicle to highlight the needs of the 21,000 Hamilton Southeastern students. In fact, 1 in 7 of our students struggle with food insecurity district wide and that number increases to 1 in 4 at some individual schools. HSSF is invested in this partnership because, quite simply, when kids are hungry they cannot learn.

Help us meet our 20,000lb goal by dropping any variety pasta in our donation bins between September 1 and September 11. Donation bins will be placed at all local schools, Fishers Fire Departments, both Delaware and Fall Creek Township trustee offices, and the YMCA. delivered to schools the week of August 24th and picked up the week following the game.

Special thanks to our incredible PastaBowl sponsor, Meijer on 96! They’re more than a grocery store – they’re a community partner!

Balance, Roll & Tumble with Fishers Parks & Recreation

Calling all parents, sign your little ones up for a program that helps them spend some of their extra energy! Preschool Tumbling is back and promises to teach your child new tumbling skills while they make new friends and gain independence. Children ages 3 through 6 will explore front/back and no handed rolls, bridges and many other new gymnastic skills. Due to the popularity of this program there are two sessions to choose from:

  • Session 2 takes place from 11:05 a.m. to noon at Billericay Park beginning on November 3 and ending on November 24.

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to find diverse ways to aid your child’s development while they’re out having fun. Preschool Tumbling is a drop off program, which means that as your gymnast gains independence learning new skills, you parents are able to enjoy a few moments to yourself! Preschool Tumbling costs $36 for residents and $54 for nonresidents.

Registration can be completed online, so secure a spot on the beam today! As a reminder, children who complete this program can advance into Intermediate Preschool Tumbling to continue their tumbling education! See staff for details upon completion of the Preschool Tumbling program.

Glow in the Park Lights the NPD with Neon Lights

Glow in the Park is not an ordinary event in the Nickel Plate District! Back by popular demand, Glow in the Park promises a night of neon bright lights, lasers, unforgettable memories and a whole lot of fun. Slated for Saturday, September 12th, our neon party is complete with a DJ spinning some favorite techno tunes, face painting, a graffiti wall, and, the ever popular Neon Splash Zone! Arrive early; the first 1,000 people at the event receive a free glow stick to kick off the party. Glow in the Park takes place from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. and free to attend. Wear white and help us light up the night!

Parents, we encourage you to pack towels for the ride home and don’t be scared to get in on the fun, too. Registration is not required, but parent supervision is during the event. Don’t miss this unforgettable nigh t in the Nickel Plate District!

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

Click this button to learn more about Fall 2015 sports.

Swim Lessons at Fishers High School

Registration for Fall One swim lesson session is now available. Registration for Fall One will be available until Sunday September 13th. To register log into Fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page. Fall One begins Monday September 14th and Tuesday September 15th. Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

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 swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com

Fall/Winter Lesson Dates:

Fall One, September 14-October 1, Registration now available

Fall Two, October 5-October 22, Registration available 9/18

Fall Three, November 2-November 19, Registration available 10/9

Winter One, November 30-December 17, Registration available 11/6

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 coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com

Fishers Boys Travel Basketball, 2015-2016

Important Dates--

September 15th, 16th & 17th; 22nd, 23rd & 24th Travel Team Camp/Tryout, Fishers H.S. – Auxiliary Gym

3rd grade Sept. 15th, 16th & 17th from 6-7:30

4th Grade Sept. 15th, 16th & 17th from 7:30-9

5th Grade Sept. 22nd, 23rd & 24st from 6-7:30

6th Grade Sept. 22nd, 23rd & 24st from 7:30-9

September 25th Player Selection & Coaches Posted. Selections will be posted after 5 pm on the SPORTS Boys Basketball website

October 1st Coaches Meeting, 7:00-8:00 PM, Fishers H.S. Café B

Attendance is mandatory for all Head Coaches!

October 6th Uniform Sizing, HSE High School – Cafeteria. Arrive at the following times with your Coach. DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED TIME!

3rd Grade 6:00

4th Grade 6:45

5th Grade 7:30

6th Grade 8:15

October 5th Practice Begins

November 15h Indy Hoops League Play Begins

Fishers Boys Basketball, 2015-2016

Travel Camp/Tryouts--

Travel Camp/Tryouts will be used to evaluate players on their basketball skills. The FHS

coaching staff will run the tryouts to help select the Travel Teams for the upcoming year.

Current Grade Tryout Dates Time

3 - Sept. 15, 16, and 17 6:00 – 7:30

4 - Sept. 15, 16, and 17 7:30 – 9:00

5 - Sept. 22, 23, and 24 6:00 – 7:30

6 - Sept. 22, 23, and 24 7:30 – 9:00

Location: FHS High School (Aux. gym)

Evaluators: FHS coaching staff and invited individuals who do not have a son in the

designated grade

Fees: $25

Travel Tryouts: **It is mandatory that a player attend the tryouts to be selected for

one of the travel teams. Parents are not allowed in the gym during the tryouts.

**Teams will be posted on Friday, Sept. 25th after 5 pm on the

boys’ basketball website @ sportsboysbasketball.org

**Boys MUST wear a plain white T-shirt to camp. A number will be written on the

shirt with a marker. He must wear the same shirt to all nights of camp.

FHS Boys Basketball Travel Camp/Tryout Registration Form

Name: ___________________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name(s): ____________________________________________________

(Please print)

Home Phone: ________________________ Emergency Phone: ____________________

Email: ___________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________________________

Current Grade ______ School currently attending ___________________________

Bring payment first night of Camp

Make check payable to FHS Boys Basketball

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