Mrs. Sieman's Newsletter

March 15, 2019

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College GO Week was a success! We had kids dress up as singers, bus drivers, basketball players, paleontologists and more! We shared some of our favorite colleges too!

Study Trip to Pinheads!

Don't forget that we will be going to Pinheads next Wednesday, March 20th! If you haven't turned in your permission slip, please do so ASAP! Also, no need to pack a sack lunch as we will be back to TCE in time for lunch!

Spring Pictures

Reminder--Spring Picture Day is Thursday, March 21. Having a spring picture taken is OPTIONAL. If families opt for spring pictures, photos can be ordered online at: using the order code: 37856VB. Paper order forms with cash or check payment (payable to Inter-State) may also be sent with the student on picture day.


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Yearbook Reminder!!!

It's not too late to order your 2018-2019 TCE yearbook! The online ordering site is open until March 22. The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. To order a yearbook this year, you will need to order online at . We will not be accepting cash or checks this year. All orders are due by March 22nd. To place an order online, enter in the code 36760V. The yearbooks will be shipped to TCE and passed out to the students near the end of May.

Southeastern Swim Club!!

Come join the fun! We are located at Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium New member evaluations/tryouts are being held:

Monday, March 18th: 5 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20th: 5 - 7:00pm

Saturday, March 23rd: 9 - 11:00 am

Evaluations take approximately 15 minutes and a member of the SSC coaching staff will meet with you immediately afterwards to recommend placement with our programs, we also offer swim lessons. It is not necessary to attend each evaluation- simply pick one that is convenient for your schedule. If you are unable to attend these dates or would like additional information, please email Heather Streett at

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Haiti Passion Project

I am Lania from Mrs. Wallace's class.

Did you know it is almost one month until spring vacation? My family and I are doing something extra special. We are traveling to the country of Haiti, where I was born. Haiti is very beautiful, yet a poor country. The children need our help. They told my mom they really need backpacks and peanut butter. Can you help by donating a new or gently used backpack and a fresh jar of peanut butter? We will be collecting these items until the 22nd in a box by the front office.

Thank you TCE cardinals and together we will bless Haiti!

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Daily Snacks

WE ARE STILL IN NEED.....Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:




Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

Skinny Popcorn

We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

All who desire to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, please contact the TCE office @ (317) 594-4310.

Mark Your Calendar!

March 16th - 17th: HSEArt Show - come see the artwork of students at all of our HSE Schools at this district art show from 2:00-5:00 at FHS

March 20th- Second Grade Study Trip to Pinheads

March 21st: Rock Your Socks to bring awareness and to celebrate the joy of diversity on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st: Spring Picture Day!

March 22nd: PTO Movie Night

March 29th - April 7th: No School - Spring Break

April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym

*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.

Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!

Monday, March 18: Day 1: Music

Tuesday, March 19: Day 2: Art

Wednesday, March 20: Day 3: P.E.

Thursday, March 21: Day 4: Global Studies

Friday, March 22: Day 1: Music and Library

We are Learning


This week, we started to talk more about books in a series when readers aim to be experts on a series of books, they collect lots of information about the main characters in that series. Over the next few weeks, we will be diving into this topic!


This week we wrapped up our Young Author books and next week, we are ready to start opinion writing!

Word Study

This week, new words were introduced. We will study these words next week as well. Below are the sorts we will practice in class!!

Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!

Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.

Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.

Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.

Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.

Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!

Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.


This week we wrapped up our study of geometry and we began a new unit on measurement! The kids have learned more about inches and centimeters. Next week, we will continue our study of measurement!