Bear Bulletin

May 12, 2017

Message from Dr. Kaminski

Happy Friday BSE Community,

Today I am proud to announce Mrs. Porzuczek (aka. P) as BSE's 2017 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. P is a 4th grade teacher and has had a tremendously powerful year. She has been so exceptional that HSE Schools has also selected her as THE HSE Elementary School Teacher of the Year! Mrs. P will compete for HSE District Teacher of the Year the next few months. We congratulate you, Mrs. P, and thank you for the passion, energy, and creativity you continue to share with the BSE Bears!

I am also thrilled to announce that BSE has received an official Chinese Sister School from Ningbo City, China. Guang Ji Central Elementary is a premier S.T.E.M. school in the city of Ningbo that serves 1,943 students. Gaung Ji is located in a historical setting that has a rich cultural background. Principal Haung of Guang Ji, along with the other Ningbo City administrators, have invited HSE administrators to come visit in October of next year. I can't wait to engage in our new school partnership. Originally we were set to welcome our Sister City to Fishers in August of 2017, however, they did not receive the approval to travel from the Chinese government. That being said, HSE will visit with Ningbo in October and initiate a strong school-to-school partnership. We will then schedule their visit for 2018. There is much to come and so much potential for an amazing experience for our BSE Bears! I'll keep you posted as the partnership develops.

Jump on Google Earth and show your children the details:

Guang Ji Central Elementary

315010, No. 47 Guangi Street, Haishu District,

Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province,

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dr. Kaminski

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Field Day is Next Week!

Kindergarten Field Day is Monday, May 15th (rain date May 16th) from 1:00-2:30 PM

1st-4th Grade Field Day is Thursday, May 18th (rain date May 19th) featuring Snoopy and His Friends!

3rd/4th graders will participate in the morning while 1st/2nd graders will have the afternoon slot.

Remember to wear:

  • First grade - green shirts
  • Second grade - orange shirts
  • Third grade - blue shirts
  • Fourth grade - red field-trip shirts

Don't forget the sunscreen and to have your kids dressed appropriately.

Field Day Lunch from the Cafe on May 18th

On Thursday, May 18th*, the only meal option from the cafeteria will be:

  • Turkey sandwich
  • Chips
  • Carrots
  • Apple slices
  • Rice Krispie treat
  • Milk

No Chef Salad, PBJ, Pizza Pack, or Hot will be served.

*In the event there is a rain date for the May 18th Field Day, the cafe will serve Fish Shapes as the hot lunch option on Thursday and the meal above will take place on Friday, May 19th.

Late Yearbook Orders

We have ordered a limited number of extra yearbooks that are available on a first come, first served basis. The cost for late orders is $20 and will only be accepted if accompanied by payment.


Order Your School Supply Packs

Our school supply list for next year can be found by clicking here. Additionally, our PTO has arranged for families to have the option of purchasing supplies through Educational Products, Inc. If you would like to pre-order your supplies, you can do so on EPI's website by clicking here. You'll need our school code, which is BRO283.

The Collaboratory NEEDS Supplies!

Help us stock the MakerSpace at BSE for 2017-2018. The BSE Bears LOVE their collaboratory, and having access to materials to construct makes our project based environment much more powerful. We need the following materials for the next school year!

  • Masking Tape
  • Glue Sticks
  • Paint - Any washable water based any color
  • Wood Shapes
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Wall Paper Samples
  • Wood Scraps (small)
  • Buttons
  • Yarn
  • String
  • Anything that catches your eye that looks fun for kids to build/construct with.

We are also looking for two gently used microwaves for our staff to warm their meals for their whopping 30 minute lunch each day. We appreciate any and all donations for our spaces, appreciate your help, and items can be dropped off at the school through May 26th.

4th Grade Class Picnic (Volunteers, and Donations Needed)

On Thursday, May 25 (the last day of school) we will be sending our 4th graders off with a Farewell Picnic! If you would like to join us, or help with a donation, please click here to sign up.

Remember, all volunteers will need to have a completed background check on file. No siblings. Only volunteers are allowed to attend for safety purposes.

Thank you!

Lunch Price Change for 2017-2018

On April 26th the school board approved a ten cent paid lunch price increase for the 2017 - 2018 school year. The new prices are:

K-6: $2.60

7-12: $2.75

Dine to Donate in support of Destination Imagination

Support Hamilton Southeastern Destination Imagination’s inDIKids as they work to earn their trip to the DI Global Finals at the University of Tennessee!

On Thursday, May 18th, Culver’s will donate a percentage of sales to the team!

Join us from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Click here for the details.

HSE Schools Professional Honor Roll

It’s hard to believe the end of the year is in sight! May is such a busy month at HSE Schools, but it is also the perfect time to recognize a special teacher or staff member that has made a difference for your child.

As you are considering staff appreciation, go beyond the mug by nominating any HSE Schools teacher, counselor, nurse, bus driver, custodian, food service team member, administrator, or other staff member to the Professional Honor Roll.

Your honoree will receive notification of your gift, a thank you for exceptional service to students, and public recognition on the HSSF website.

Visit to thank an outstanding educator today! Click here to check out our flyer.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see who will make the Honor Roll this year or see last year’s honorees at

Art Room in Need

CDs & DVDs: The art room needs old CDs, DVDs, etc. for a weaving project that the 3rd and 4th graders are doing.

PLASTIC LIDS: Please save all your plastic lids. We need all sizes and colors. The art room will be creating a collaborative recycled art piece with the lids. We need 100s and 100s!!

Thank you for the help☺ Mrs. Flynn

May is "Better Hearing & Speech Month"

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.

For 2017, our theme is "Communication: The Key to Connection." We have many resources to help you celebrate all month long. Click here for more information.

Early Release Mondays Coming to HSE (2017-2018 School Year)

Dear HSE Parents and Guardians:

To provide teachers with consistent and more frequent opportunities for professional development, Hamilton Southeastern Schools will implement a 20-minute, early-release day each Monday for students, K-12, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. In turn, teachers will remain 25 minutes later on Mondays for a total of 45 minutes of professional development time each week. The first observance will be Monday, August 14, 2017.

The new weekly meetings will replace the four professional development half days currently in the 2016-2017 calendar. A link to the 2017-2018 school calendar is below:

High-quality teaching remains the standard in Hamilton Southeastern Schools, and we look forward to advancing professional development. We realize that such a change – once a week – impacts your schedules, and you need as much advance notice as possible to plan for next year. Thank you for your cooperation, and your continuous support of our teachers and students.


HSE Schools

Tie Dye Palooza with Mrs. Flynn!!

Taught by Flynn’s Craft Corner (program partner with Fishers Parks Dept)

Kick off your summer break with some tie dye fun! In this workshop students will learn multiple tie dye techniques. Students can bring old t shirts, pillow cases, socks, etc. to tie dye. All fabric must be white or a very light color.

When: Wed, May 31, 2017

Time: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM EDT

Location: Cumberland Park Building

Click here to register!

Knights Cheerleader Call-Outs

We welcome all current 4th and 5th grade students to try out for the Knights Travel Cheer Team for the upcoming 2017 season. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 12 pm @ Fishers High School Aux Gym. A mandatory clinic is scheduled for Friday, May 12th from 6 – 8 pm.

Click here for all of the information.

SafeVisitor Reminder

Just a reminder that anyone intending spend time in the school or chaperone a field trip must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. If you have not yet completed the background check, click here to get started. If you do have your badge, and still have yet to have your photo taken, visit our office any time between the hours of 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM M-F.

Summer Camp Information


  • Indy Stem Camps will be offering two Minecraft Camps during the week of July 10th-14th to be held in the Riverside Intermediate School Computer Lab. The two camps that will be offered are...
  1. "World of Minecraft Camp" (9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.) - For beginner/intermediate skill level students entering grades 1-6.
  2. "Advanced Minecraft Engineering Camp" (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - For intermediate/advanced skill level students entering grades 3-8.


  • All incoming 3rd - 10th graders welcome! Sessions start June 5th. Click here for our flyer.