Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 15 - Friday, November 12, 2021

Dates Coming Up

  • Saturday, November 13 - Pancake Breakfast! 📚Book Fair! 🎨Craft Fair!
  • Monday, November 15 - Spell Bowl Competition - Virtual
  • Monday, November 15 - Panorama Survey Window Closes
  • Monday, October 25 to Friday, November 19 - Family Conference Window
  • Wednesday - Friday, November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, December 13 - Mrs. Gropp to AgriPark
  • Tuesday, December 14 - Mrs. Labellarte, Mrs. Landis to AgriPark
  • Wednesday, December 15 - Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. Posipanka to AgriPark
  • Thursday, December 16 - Mrs. Emmons, Miss Yeleti to AgriPark

  • Monday, December 20 - Monday, January 3 - ❄️Winter Break - No School❄️
  • Tuesday, January 4 - Return to School after Winter Break
Nov 12

Families, please help us be safe in the morning with our car riders. Children need to be monitored at all times by staff. Please park your car and walk your child in to the Office if there is not an adult outside door 1.

Saturday, November 13 is a Busy Day at SCE!

Good Luck Spellers!

Our Spell Bowl Team competes on Monday, November 15!

GOOD LUCK to Saanvi, Rory, Quinten, Noah, Nasi, Mahita, Lainey, Josh, Jenisha, Hadley, Eliana, Elena, Dominic, Ava, Aubree, and Miss Yeleti!

Write your Name on Your Things

We do everything we can to reunite lost items with their owners.

This is much easier if the items have the owner's name on them.

Please label water bottles, lunch bags, coats, jackets, backpacks and every other item that may be left somewhere and you would like to have back.

We Need to Know About Absences and Late Arrivals

  • If your student will be absent, please call the Office at 317-915-4270 and leave a message.
  • If your student will be late, please call the Office at 317-915-4270 and leave a message.
  • If you have travel plans, doctor appointments, or other absences to schedule, please call the Office at 317-915-4270 and leave a message.
  • You can also email the attendance secretary - - to report the absence.
  • You can enter an exception in School Dismissal Manager as absent, and please add a reason for the absence.

We need to hear from every student who is not at school or will be late, every single time.

If I don't hear from you, I will be calling or emailing or texting you to find out why your student is not in school. It is my job to track every student, every day!

Thanks for helping to make my job easier.

Masks are still Required

Please, families, send your child in a mask every day.

Also, please send a spare or 3 in their backpack.

  • Students throw masks away, chew on them, break them, sneeze in them, and leave them behind at recess more often than you realize.
  • The Office has a very limited supply to offer.
  • Please be sure your students are prepared for school with a mask on and with spares in their backpacks.

The Clinic is Low on Clothes!

Our wonderful nurse, Mrs. Cline, requests that every student have a change of clothes, including socks and underclothes, in their backpack or stored in their locker, every day!

Mud, spills, and accidents can happen to any student.

Please plan ahead!

The Clinic is in need of clothing donations.

We are low on comfortable, neutral clothing that your child can borrow if they land in mud, spill their applesauce, or have another type of accident. If your child comes home in borrowed clothing, please wash and return it as soon as possible.

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Volunteering and Chaperoning

  • All volunteers are required to wear a mask during school hours, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file.

Call Sand Creek at 317-915-4270 to find out if your background check is current.

Check the Visiting and Volunteering page on SCE's website to submit a background check.


Link to HSE District Substitute Teacher Information Page

Holiday Assistance for SCE families

I hope that you had a wonderful fall break and were able to rest and recharge. As the holiday season approaches, I am looking for local businesses, churches, HOAs, or community members to help provide holiday assistance for SCE families who may need a little extra this season. If you are interested in collaborating with me on this project, please let me know!

You can either email me: or call me: (317) 915-4270.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Jennifer Jacks

School Counselor

Sand Creek Elementary

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Panorama Survey Ends on Monday, November 15

All students K-12 will take the Panorama survey between October 25 and November 15.

Click here to visit the District Survey Information Page to read more about Panorama surveys, view the questions asked at each grade level, or read some Frequently Asked Questions.

Welcome to LEARN MORE!

It's never too early for our families and students to be thinking of their future! It may seem like a long way off, but you can begin planning now for the future you want. Take a few minutes and visit the magazine for your child (K-2 or 3-4).There is also a link to the Learn More Indiana website which is full of valuable resources, tools and links.

Check it out!

Learn More Indiana Videos

Learn More Magazine for Grades K-2 in English

Learn More Magazine for Grades K-2 in Spanish

Learn More Magazine for Grades 3-5 in English

Learn More Magazine for Grades 3-5 in Spanish

Expanding Expressions Tables

Miss Nolan, our speech-language pathologist, has been creating weekly videos for the announcements regarding the Expanding Expressions table she created. All students are involved each week in adding to the table by describing using EET. This is a great way for you to practice expanding your student's language skills at home as well! Mrs. Zaleski has even made it part of her dinner routine with her own family. Have your student tell you all about it while you are visiting the book fair, craft show, and pancake breakfast this weekend.

Stop by and add to the table!

EET of the Week

What We Learned this Week in SEL

Kindergarten: Emotion Management - Sometimes We Feel Mad

  • Students will be able to give at least one reason why they think someone is feeling mad.

First Grade: Emotion Management - Sometimes We Feel Worried

  • Students will be able to name a reason for why they think someone feels worried.

Second Grade: Emotion Management : Feeling Disappointed

  • Students will be able to identify reasons for feeling disappointed.
Third Grade: Emotion Management - Take a Break
  • Students will be able to recognize when and how to take a break to regulate a strong emotion.

Fourth Grade: Digital Citizenship - The Balanced Brain

  • Students will be able to explain why it is important to manage strong emotions.

Would you like more information on Social Emotional Learning?

Visit the HSE District Sites to read more, or follow the links below:

Breakfast and Lunch Menu

November 15 - 19 is Week 2.

Update from the Cafeteria - District-Wide Thanksgiving Meal

For lunch on Wednesday, November 17, the district will serve the students a lunch of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, fruit cup, and pumpkin pie.

Menu Changes for November 15-19 at SCE

Monday: Cheesy Breadsticks (not arroz con pollo)

Tuesday: Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Wednesday: Thanksgiving Meal (not chicken and noodles)

Thursday: Cheeseburger Sliders (not BBQ beef and corn tots)

Friday: Calzones

🌪 In STEM, this week we studied all about TORNADOES 🌪

Book Fees are Past Due

Book fees are now past due. You can still pay them on e-funds or by check to school - at least until the first notice from TransWorld is mailed to you.

After that, you will need to pay TransWorld directly.

Thanks for all the fees that have been paid. It makes my job lots easier.

😊 Colette Arnold, Treasurer,

Return to In-Person Instruction Plan

Details on school protocols, mitigation strategies, the HSE District COVID dashboard, and self-reporting forms are all here.

HSE Dance Team is Hosting a Clinic for K-6th Graders

Read the linked Bulletin for all the details. Deadline to sign up is Monday, November 15.

Mudsock Youth Athletics News

Wear Your Youth Sport Jersey on Saturday, November 13th:

Help us celebrate National Youth Sports Day by dressing in your youth sport jersey next Saturday, November 13th! Thank you for spreading the word! We’re excited to show off the power of youth sports in the HSE School district community. Invite your teammates to participate and tag us on Facebook @Mudsock Youth Athletics or on Twitter @MudsockYouth with your photos!

Spring Program Registration:

Mark your calendars! Registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field opens January 1st at Season information including divisions and program fees will be updated on our site at the end of December. Need a refresher over our registration periods? Find them here.

Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSE’s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.