Falcon Flyer

Fall Creek Intermediate

Sept. 27, 2015

Counselor's Corner

College GO week takes place each September in Indiana schools. This year the dates were Sept. 21st-25th. College will be here before you know it! It is important for students to start thinking about their future educational and career plans early. Setting goals, exploring their interests, and researching their options are great ways to ensure success.


This month the counselors visited students in their classrooms to talk about many important topics, one of which was planning for their academic futures. Your child was given the Learn More magazine, which is provided from the Indiana Department of Education. This is a great resource for parents and students to use when starting to think about life after high school. For more information regarding College GO week, the 529 College Savings Account, or to explore career interests, please visit http://www.in.gov/collegegoweek/.


SUPPORT GROUPS:

Dealing with Divorce

Social Skills

Feeling Good about Me

Worry/Stress/Anxiety

Anger Management


Students at FCI have the opportunity to participate in small group counseling. Group counseling is an excellent way for students to learn new skills, develop self-confidence, and practice new behaviors. Permission slips are due to Mrs. Sullivan (5th grade) and Mr. Kozloski (6th grade) by Wednesday, October 7th. Please contact them with any questions.

Permissions slips are by the counselor's offices and on the website.

Picture Retakes - or New Students

Retakes will be taken on Friday, October 2nd, 2015. Please return the original set of pictures on that day. If you are a new student or haven't had your picture taken at FCI please plan of having it taken that day. The online order code is

HM405572Y1 for Lifetouch.com.

Treasurers Corner

Book Fees are now past due. Even if you have a slight balance you will be accessed an $8.90 processing fee if not paid in full asap. You can pay your book fees either directly to FCI with a check/cash or via eFunds with a check/credit card. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Michele Pitts at 317-915-4220. Thank you to those that have paid their fees.

Volunteers Needed

**COMMITTEE CHAIRS NEEDED!**


FALCON FEST needs someone to Organize the event for this year. This is our "Carnival" in the school fundraiser for the kids. They have so much fun and it helps us raise a lot of money for the school. We do basically the same event each year, we just need someone to organize all the committees and be in charge of the event.

If interested please contact Melissa Schulman mkdpm@yahoo.com

FCI Book Fair is coming in October. If you would like to volunteer please contact Marsie Finkelmeier at finkelmeiers@sbcglobal.net. There are still spots available. The dates for the Book Fair are Wednesday Oct. 14 to Wednesday Oct. 21. Please consider volunteering.

GEMS Club

Mrs. Sullivan will be starting a GEMS club this fall. GEMS stands for Girls Empowering and Mentoring for Success. Girls will have the opportunity to build leadership skills, help others, and make new friends all while having fun! Students can pick up a permission slip outside of her office and return them by Wednesday, September 30th.

Noteables from Nurse Weber

The school clinic needs pants with elastic waists. If your child has out grown their pants, we would happily accept any pants with elastic waist. We particularly need adult sizes M-L-XL . Thank you!

Calling all Student Leaders

Student Council Announcement! Student Council information will be sent home with students during the week of September 28th – October 2nd. Elections will be taking place during the week of Oct. 5th – October 7th. Look for more information to be coming home soon to students who are interested in serving FCI as a student council representative.

Nat'l School Lunch Week

We are celebrating national school lunch week October 12th-16th, 2015. The menu changes has been posted on the FCI website. There will be special "extras" for the students to try.

PTO Pit Stop

FCI Fall Fundraiser – DiscoverIndy Savings Books coming in October!

Discover Books coming home the week of October 8th. This year the PTO is also offering families who do not wish to sell Discover Books the opportunity to make a donation to the PTO. Information will be included in the packet.


Additional information available on the FCI website.

ENL Family Night

Please join us for our district K-12 ENL Family Night on September 30th from 6-7:30 pm in the Fishers High School Cafeteria.


ENL Staff will join forces with community resources and businesses to provide information on everything from scholarships and programming to health and recreation information! This is an opportunity for students to introduce their parents to their ENL Instructors, as well as a chance for ENL and HSE staff to answer questions our families may have. It is always a well attended event by our ENL students and their families. Thank you for your support!


Danielle Riego

ENL Coach and Coordinator K-12

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Read--Read--Read!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! This is an exciting event for the students, and we need many volunteers to make it a success. Please click on the link below to lend a hand. Your help is greatly appreciated!

http://vols.pt/psXyhD

Homework Hotline

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12. Students can call 877-ASK-ROSE, email, or chat live with a friendly tutor to work through and better understand homework assignments. http://askrose.org/

Get Ready to Play!

Girls Lacrosse Call-Out!

Fall call-out meeting for girls lacrosse will be held at the Billericay Sports Office on Thursday, October 8.

  • Youth (grades 3-8) 6:00-7:00pm
  • High school 7:00-800pm

HSE is Hiring!

Do you want to set your own schedule?

Do you love kids?

Do you want to make a positive impact on the next generation?

HSE Schools is looking for good candidates to work in our schools as substitute teachers, sub instructional assistants, bus drivers, and sub secretaries!

Do you want to work at your children’s school?

Do you want a job that follows your child’s schedule?

Questions? Check out this link… APPLY today!

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/human_resources/sub_teachers.aspx

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Information


*********************************S.P.O.R.T.S. NEWS

http://www.hsesports.org

email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Boys and girls basketball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Registration forms are available at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office, on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools, and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and can pay with a credit card or can print the form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with a check or cash payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

******* Important FCI Procedures for 2015-16 *******

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE!! --- Pick-up/Drop-offs

If your child is a car rider, it is imperative that drivers pick-up/drop-off students in the line that forms along the outside of the parking lot/curb. To be more specific, do NOT park your car and walk your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk at drop-off in the morning. Do NOT park your car and walk up to the curb to walk your child from the curb to through the parking lot during pick-up.

ALL exchanges for which you need to park will require you to accompany your child into the office to drop-off and sign in OR pick-up your child from the office and sign out. While this may add a few extra minutes to the exchange, the safety of all is our utmost concern.

In addition, if you arrive early to drop-off students and decide to park in the lot until drop-off begins, you MUST get in the line to drop your child off at the front and not cut through and jump to the front of the line. Do NOT cut to the front of the line. Given that on any given day we have hundreds of students dropped off, it is imperative that everyone follows the procedures. Safety of all is imperative. Thank you in advance.

Texting/Emailing during school day NOT allowed

In an effort to keep instructional time as free from distraction as possible, do not email or text your child during the school day. Please contact the office should you need to get a message to your child.


Students will be reminded of the following:

  • Absolutely NO texting/personal emailing during the school day (7:25 a.m.-2:45 p.m.) to students OR parents via any type of program/app/etc. Consequences will be given should this occur. [Students staying for after school events may utilize such technology after school.]
  • Notifications on iPad should be turned off during the school day.
  • If students receive texts/emails during the school day, they should immediately notify their teacher or staff member.
  • We realize there may need to be communication between students working collaboratively during the school day. However, it should only be done at teacher direction/approval.
  • Texting/emailing that does occur outside of school is a parental approval issue. However, if content of texting/emailing outside of school negatively impacts/affects the school environment, there may be consequences that are imposed at school.


Remember...if you need to get a message to your child during the school day, please call the office at 915-4220. All other situations should be resolved outside the school day.

Transportation Change/Early Dismissal Notification

Please send a note with your child should a transportation change or early dismissal be required. In the event of a last-minute change during the school day, please call the office @ 915-4220. Passes are sent to students with changes in an attempt to reduce interruptions during class. After school hours, please leave a message on our attendance line @ 915-4228.

Please include the following in your note and/or message:
  • child's full name
  • homeroom teacher
  • time of early dismissal
  • nature of dismissal (e.g., doctor appointment, physical therapy, etc.)
  • your full name
  • contact telephone # in the event of questions


If an absence is due to doctor's appointment, remember to send the doctor's excuse note to school for attendance purposes. Medical absences are recorded differently according to our state/district attendance policies.

Background Checks

If you are planning to volunteer/participate in events during the upcoming year, you must have a background check on file. Background checks remain active for three years. Additionally, all volunteers are required by law to complete the HSE Anti-Bullying training webinar. Background check information and anti-bullying training may be accessed at: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx.


Note that most background checks take a minimum of 3 days to run. If you are unsure of your background check status, you may inquire by emailing FCI front office staff at FCI-general@hse.k12.in.us.

~Current Information from Previous Falcon Flyer~

Passionate about Education?

Do you want to set your own schedule?

Do you love kids?

Do you want to make a positive impact on the next generation?


HSE Schools is looking for good candidates to work in our schools as substitute teachers, sub instructional assistants and sub secretaries.


Do you want to work at your children’s school?

Do you want a job that follows your child’s schedule?

Questions? Check out this link… APPLY today!


http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/human_resources/sub_teachers.aspx

Box Top Collecting

We are excited for our Box Tops and Labels program to get underway for the 2015-16 school year!


Box Tops for Education is a program where our school can earn money from the products you are already using at home! There are two ways for you to earn Box Tops for our school.


1. Clip – Clip Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products.

2. Shop - Visit www.boxtops4education.com and automatically earn eBoxTops when you shop through the Marketplace under the EARN tab! Over 175 retailers give eBoxTops to FCI when you shop online!


When you visit, opt to receive the newsletter. That way Box Tops can send you emails full of helpful information and coupons to save on Box Tops products!


Through The Labels for Education program, you can collect UPCs and beverage caps from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise! To see a complete list of participating products and point values, please visit www.labelsforeducation.com


Your child will receive a prize for every 25 Box Tops/Labels/caps submitted with a maximum of 10 certificates earned per submission. Prize coupons are from local supporters such as , Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Paradise, Orange Leaf and more! Send your labels in at anytime, in any quantity. We keep track of how many your child has submitted! To submit your Box Tops and Labels, follow these simple directions:

COMPLETELY CUT OUT all Box Tops and Labels for Education UPCs. Make sure to check the expiration date – expired Box Tops cannot be included as they do not earn the school any points! 51% of the UPCs have to be included to earn points.


• Place all labels in an envelope or baggie with your child’s FULL NAME, HOMEROOM, and GRADE clearly printed.

• Put the envelope/baggie in the collection box found through the school.

Total number of Box Tops and Labels by HOMEROOM ONLY will also be tracked. A class party such as pizza or ice cream will be held for the classrooms turning in the most labels per semester. Check the Falcon Flyer for information and updates throughout the year!


Thank You and start clipping, Lisa Chaney and Beth Penny.

District Happenings...

Check out the FCI website (http://www.hse.k12.in.us/FCI/news/) for more activities occurring throughout the district.

*Prudential Spirit of Community Award-Nominate a Deserving Student for Volunteering

*Happy Birthday Program for Lunches

*HSE Fall Orchestra Concert Flyer

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, September 28th, 2015 Rot.I-5

2:50-4:00pm - 6th Grade Cross Country

2:50-5:45pm - Engineering For Kids @ Lab


Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 Rot. F-1

6:45am - Spell Bowl

3:00-4:00pm - Choir

2:45-3:45pm - Sphero Club

2:45-3:50pm - Disc Golf


Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 Rot. F-2

2:55-3:40pm - FLIP Spanish Program

5:00-6:00pm - Cross Country Meet @ RSI

6:00-7:30pm - ENL Family Night - FHS cafeteria 6-7:30pm


Thursday, October 1st, 2015 Rot. F-3

2:45-3:45pm - Sphero Club

2:45-3:50pm - Disc Golf


Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Rot. F-4

Retake/Missing Picture Day

1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal @ 11:05am



Monday, October 5th, 2015 Rot. F-5

2:50-5:45pm - Engineering for Kids @ Lab

2:45-3:45pm - Sphero Club


Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 Rot. C-1

6:45am - Spell Bowl

3:00-4:00pm - Choir

2:45-3:50pm - Disc Golf

2:50-3:50pm - GEMS Club


Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 Rot. C-2

2:55-3:45pm - FLIP Spanish Program


Thursday, October 8th, 2015 Rot. C-3

Fall Fundraiser Begins

2:45-3:45pm - Sphero Club

2:45-3:50pm - Disc Golf


Friday, October 9th, 2015 Rot. C-4

10:00am - PTO Meeting

Grading Period Ends

FCI Attendance Line ~ 915-4228.

Student Transportation