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Fishers Elementary Newsletter November 19, 2021

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School will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd-Friday, November 26th. Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Masks are Needed!

We have had a very high occurrence every day of children forgetting masks, breaking their masks, losing them at recess, etc. We are running very short of supply. We would greatly appreciate donations of children's masks! If you would like to help out - please select boxes of disposable children's masks. You may drop off at the office or send in with your child. We truly appreciate your help!

Parent Reminder:

We also ask that your child does not come to school or ride the bus without a mask. It has been very helpful for parents to put one or two extras in their child's backpack as well!

Wearing a mask in the classroom and bus consistently is even more important now with the change in quarantine for students. If ALL students and staff in the classroom or on the bus are masked, they would not have to quarantine if a close contact. Please work with your student to understand the importance of masking in the classroom and bus.

Cafeteria Menu Changes

The following is our menu changes for the week of Nov. 22-26

Monday: Hamburgers an French Fries (replaces Chicken Nuggets, Biscuit Sticks, & Sweet Potato Mash)

Tuesday: Orange Chicken, Fried Rice, Broccoli

Wednesday – Friday Thanksgiving Break

Please remember - Menu items are subject to change at any time. Due to the supply shortage, changes are at a higher probability until the food delivery situation is resolved. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Dear HSE Staff, Students, and Families,

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 e-waste from entering landfills and polluting the Earth. That is the roughly the weight of a Toyota Rav4.

Why Should People Recycle Old Holiday Lights?

  • Holiday Lights are not bio-degradable and will spend hundreds of years in a landfill if thrown away.
  • Holiday lights are known to get into waterways and oceans. This can lead to animals becoming entangled and dying.
  • New ENERGY STAR LED holiday lights are up to 75% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs.
  • LED holiday lights are not as fragile as the thin glass of incandescent bulbs.
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association switching to LED holiday lights reduces the chance of Christmas tree fires.
  • LED bulbs offer more colors and features while reducing the energy consumed.
  • LED holiday lights have a longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs offering on average 25% longer life.
  • Holiday lights are made from copper, glass, and plastic—valuable materials that can be recycled, reclaimed, and turned into new products helping preserve our environment!

Why should you recycle unwanted or unusable Holiday lights? Because you care about the environment! If you want to keep your lights from going to a landfill and do your part to look after the Earth, recycling your lights is a great way to do it!

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!


  1. Please do not include any packing material.
  2. Please do not include any apparatus used to wind up or store the lights.
  3. Please do not include lights wrapped in garland.


  1. Please place your lights in the recycling box (many will be stored in the front office, media centers, or science classrooms).
  2. Ask your friends, neighbors, social groups, and family members if they also have lights that need to be recycled.
  3. Do your part to be more sustainable this year.
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Student Council Food Drive

FES Student Council is hosting a Food Drive from now until November 22nd. Any nonperishable food is acceptable including but not limited to canned goods, cereal, rice, etc. Thank you in advance for your support!

Open IA Positions

Do you want to be a Tiger? We currently have a couple of open positions at Fishers Elementary School. In the past, we have been able to fill some of our Instructional Assistant positions with members of the FES community. If you'd like to join the Tiger Family as a member of our staff, see the link below or reach out to Mr. Behrman at bbehrman@hse.k12.in.us or Mrs. Black at tblack@hse.k12.in.us.

FES Openings

Social and Emotional Learning Home Link

Unit of Study

Parent Communication Link


Emotional Management (SS)

Lesson – We can feel calm.


In this week’s lesson, your child will learn two ways to help themselves feel calm when they encounter strong feelings: asking for help and slow breathing.

Try This at Home:

Ask your child to tell you some ways they’ve learned to feel calm when they get upset. Have them teach you how to use slow breathing to feel calm.

Imagine Neighborhood:

Listen with your child to the Imagine Neighborhood podcast, Season 1, Episode 2: The Clouds Are Made of Cake.

Also the short summer episode: Summer Slow Breaths.

Grade 1 Parent Info

Emotion Management (SS)

Lesson 8: Feeling Calm


In this week’s lesson, your child will learn to use body language and context clues to figure out when someone feels calm. They’ll practice looking at the person’s face and body, as well as thinking about what’s going on in the situation.

Try This at Home:

Encourage your child to notice when others around them feel calm. Have them practice using body language and context clues to figure out when family members, friends, or characters in books, movies, or on TV might be feeling calm.

Imagine Neighborhood:

Listen with your child to the Imagine Neighborhood podcast bonus episode: Mr. Music Man Lindsay Jones Calming Music.

Grade 2 Parent Info

Emotion Management (SS)

Lesson 8: Help Yourself Feel Better


In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how to use positive self-talk to help themselves feel better when they’re upset, disappointed, or worried.

Try This at Home:

Ask your child what they want to tell themselves when they’re having a tough day. Encourage them to use positive self-talk at home.

Imagine Neighborhood:

Listen with your child to the Imagine Neighborhood podcast, Season 1, Episode 7: Macho’s New Spaceship.

Grade 3 Parent Info

Emotion Management (SS)

Lesson 9: How Happy?


In this week’s lesson, your child will learn words for three degrees of happiness: content, happy, and excited.

Try This at Home:

Ask your child to explain the differences between feeling content, happy, and excited.

Grade 4 Parent Info

Emotion Management (SS)

Lesson 7: What Is Rethinking?


In this week’s lesson, your child will learn what it means to rethink a situation and how it can help them calm strong emotions.

Try This at Home:

Tell your child about a time when rethinking a situation, or thinking about it in a different way, helped you feel better. Encourage your child to talk about times in their lives when rethinking could have helped them.

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PTO Weekly Communications

Winter Holiday Class Party

This party will take place on December 17 and will include a PTO provided snack, a PTO provided craft, and a few games by the room parents. Parties last approximately 45 minutes and will be deemed a time by the teacher of each classroom. Erin Sanborn and Laura Cole are both the co-chairs of this party and have been in contact with the Room Parents. If you have any questions - Please reach out to fisherspto@yahoo.com

Final days to order your Poinsettias and support FES

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Final Dine to Donate for the year

Tuesday, November 23rd

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Connect with our PTO!

Mrs. Lance-School Counselor-Book a Meeting

If you would like to have a meeting with our school Counselor Mrs. Lance, please click on the above link to schedule an appointment!

Virtual Technology Assistance

If you need help with Virtual Technology, please click on the above link !

Help Fishers Elementary School PTO earn 4% back when you enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

Participation is EASY & FREE!

register your card online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com.

Enter NPO # (XU337) or Select “Fishers Elementary School PTO” from list.


Community Insider

Please click on the following link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.


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