DEER CREEK ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER
February 9, 2024
News from the Office
ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN. Please go to hseschools.org to enroll your child. Incoming Kindergartners need to be 5 years old on or before 8/1/24 to enroll. You will need to provide a birth certificate, immunizations to date, and proof of residence. Only new students need to enroll. If your child currently attends DCE you do not have to enroll every year. If you are planning on a move over the summer, please let the office know.
Kindergarten and new student open house will be on April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Please have your child arrive on time for school. Remember, first bell rings at 7:30 a.m. Students are tardy to class if they are not in their classrooms by 7:40 a.m.
Please use School Dismissal Manager to report how your child goes home. You can also use it to report absences or late arrivals due to appointments. You can also call the Attendance Line at 317-594-4840 to report an absence. If you need help, please call Stacy or Bonnie in office. Just a reminder to let office know reason for absences. If no reason given, student is given an unexcused.
ORDER YOUR DCE YEARBOOK TODAY - DEADLINE IS MARCH 15TH
HSE STUDENT HANDBOOK
HSE STUDENT HANDBOOK
Student Handbook Feedback
Every year, we gather input from various stakeholder groups about possible revisions to our Student Handbook. Please consider reviewing our current Student Handbook https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1691521899/hsek12inus/q7xtlrb1x9zozvwu9p61/ElementaryHandbook-APPROVED-23-24.pdf and offering feedback for enhancement; these suggestions could be revisions, removals, or additions. Please send all suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your assistance in this important process!
BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY
February Book of the Month
Book: Speak Up Molly Lou Melon
Author: Patty Lovell
The beloved modern classic character, Molly Lou Melon, is tackling the timely topic of speaking up for yourself and others. Molly Lou Melon's mother taught her to use her big voice for good--to speak up for what's right, for those who can't, and even when it's hard. So she does. When school starts and a bully begins teasing everyone, including a new student, Molly Lou knows just what to do.
From standing up for a friend to admitting when you've made a mistake, Molly Lou shows us how speaking up is always the right choice.
YouTube Link to book (for newsletter): https://youtu.be/uOkR8ejrn90
PTO Upcoming Meetings
Friday, March 8th at 1:30PM at DCE
Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30PM at DCE Cafeteria
Friday, May 10th at 1:30PM at DCE
Dine to Donate: Texas Roadhouse
Join us Tuesday, February 20th for dinner (4pm-10pm) at Texas Roadhouse! Help support our DCE Stars with 20% of all dine in and curbside carryout orders going back to our school.
Deer Creek Stars Donations
We are so grateful for all our Deer Creek Star students and staff members! Our staff members work hard all year to help our students shine. The PTO works throughout the year to recognize all our staff for the amazing job they do by funding teacher grants and providing monthly staff appreciation "treats." Donations to our teacher grants and/or staff appreciation budgets are always welcome. Each and every donation helps us show our support for our amazing Deer Creek staff!
DCE Staff Favorites
DCE White Shirts
Did you miss the spirit wear order, but still want a shirt for your child or maybe even for yourself! Deer Creek PTO has some white short sleeve and long sleeve youth and adult size shirts for sale. Shirts must be purchased online via Cheddar Up and will be sent home with your student within a week. Your students may have seen our staff sporting these shirts after their tie-dying them! *We are SOLD OUT of Short Sleeve Youth Large*
Follow DCE PTO on Facebook
Co-Presidents: Rachel Dyckman and Holly O'Neal
Co-VP: Jill Zeller and Jessica Knudsen
Co-Treasurers: Matt Fisher and Kim George
Co-Secretary: Beth Betten and Heather Frankford
Members at Large/Chairs of Volunteers and Donations: Nicole Lewis and Wendy Sloan
LUNCH MENU NEXT WEEK - WEEK 1
Monday - Stuffed Cheese Stick w/Marinara
Tuesday - Beef or Vegetarian Nachos
Wednesday - Chicken & Waffles
Thursday - Cheese Ravioli w/Meatballs
Friday - French Toast Sticks w/Sausage
Week 1 Bento Box - Muffin & Yogurt
Week 1 Salad - Crispy Chicken Salad
Monday - Pizza Crunchers w/Marinara
Tuesday - All Beef Hot Dogs
Wednesday - Cheeseburger/Hamburger
Thursday - Orange Chicken w/Rice
Friday - Pancakes w/Sausage
Week 2 Bento Box - Hummus, carrots, pretzels, & goldfish
Week 2 Salad - Chicken BLT Salad
Monday - Mac & Cheese w/Garlic Toast
Tuesday - Corn Dogs
Wednesday - Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Thursday - Pizza
Friday - Chicken Nuggets w/Roll
Week 3 Bento Box - Fiesta Box (tortilla chips, cheese cup, black beans & salsa)
Week 3 Salad - Chef Salad
In addition to above hot choices, daily options include PBJ, Salad, Pizza Pack, Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, Veggie Burger, or Bento Box.
HSE FOOD SERVICES HIRING
Work when your kids are in school and be off when they are. Food service is looking for full and part-time employees to work a school year schedule. Positions are available at various schools and includes a free lunch.
Frontline Recruiting and Hiring, Applicant Tracking for Educators. Online Job Employment Applications, Web Based Employment Applications for School Districts and Educational Institutions.