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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 10/28/22

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.

We ask that students NOT wear costumes to school on Monday.

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PTO's Picnic on the Playground Tonight! (see flyer above)

Parent Teacher Conferences Dates vary by teacher (details below)

Lantern Walk Sunday, November 6th 5:45pm

Veterans Day Program November 10th 9:00-10:00am (details below)

Fall Book Fair November 14th-17th (details below)

Special Persons Night November 17th 6:00-7:30pm (details below)

Picture Retakes December 15th

Yearbooks On-sale Now (details below)

What's Cooking?

On Monday, October 31st, all school lunches will include a scarecrow cookie as an extra treat. These cookies will be available as an a la carte item for $0.80 for those students that do not order a school lunch.

**There will be a couple of changes to the menu next week due to supply shortages.**

Wednesday: Bosco sticks will replace chicken fries

Friday: French toast will replace confetti pancakes

For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.

When packing your child's lunch, please remember to avoid packing candy, soda, and glass containers. We also ask that students not bring fast food in the cafeteria.

If you would like to monitor what your child is buying you CAN put restrictions on their account. Please call or email with those requests to

October's Rockets of the Month

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Winter Assistance

It is hard to believe that the winter months are quickly approaching. Every year Hoosier Road offers support to students and their families to help make these next few months a little warmer and their winter break more joyful. This year, in an effort to ensure that we are supporting all of our students through the winter months, we are reaching out to all of our Hoosier Road families for help. If you are in need of support this season or if you are interested in supporting a family this year, please click the link below and answer the questions accordingly. Please be sure to complete this form by the end of the day on Friday, November 4th.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our students and their families. Our HRE family is truly the best.

Leftover Halloween Candy?

Once again, Hoosier Road Elementary School students are invited to donate their extra Halloween candy to our troops overseas. With Veterans Day right around the corner, this is a perfect way for HRE students to recognize those who have sacrificed so much for our country's freedom by "sacrificing" some of their Halloween candy. All types of wrapped, store-bought candy will be accepted. Please send your extra candy to school anytime from Tuesday, November 1st - Friday, November 4th.

To learn more about Hero Family Outreach, click the link below or cut and paste the following url into your browser:

HRE's Lantern Walk is November 6th

In 2018 three Hoosier Road teachers planned a lantern walk to bring their classes together and celebrate daylight savings time ending. The idea came from Please visit to learn more about this.

Join us for our annual Lantern Walk tradition to brighten and embrace the darkness of winter together!

The week before we were to do our walk, one of the three teachers tragically died. In her honor, the other two classes decided to complete the walk - rain or shine. And it rained that night!! Kristal Sergi was a wonderful, dedicated teacher and amazing human being. She had worked at Hoosier Road since 2001 therefore taught hundreds of children throughout her career here. We have set up a $500 scholarship in her name awarded to a senior pursuing higher education in the area of service. To fund this annual scholarship we have decided to have an annual lantern walk. Due to covid the past few years, we have been unable to have the walk the way we would have liked. This year... it’s back!!!! Please look for more information to come home with your child on how to register for our 4th annual Lantern Walk. Our walk begins at 5:45 on November 6, 2022 at the back of the school. Please park in the front lot and walk around the side of the building by the woods. Lanterns may be purchased for $10. Thank you for supporting the memory of one of our own.

*For your convenience, we have the attached registration flyer here. Please complete and return this form with payment no later than Tuesday, November 1st to ensure we have enough lanterns. You are welcome to purchase one lantern for your family, one for each person, or bring your own. All proceeds will go towards the Kristal Sergi scholarship.

This Month's Read-a-loud

Our school-wide read aloud for October is Mary Wears What She Wants. All of our teachers will be reading this book with their class, but we encourage you to read it as a family as well. There is also a link below to a read-a-loud version of the book.
Mary Wears What She Wants Book Read Aloud For KIDS!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences began this month. Please check with your child's teacher about scheduling.

Veterans Day Program

Hoosier Road's much anticipated annual Veterans Day Program will be held in the gym on Thursday, November 10th at 9:00AM. Doors will open at 8:45 AM for the performance . Please enter through Door 10 (near the gym). Our first through fourth graders will all be performing. Due to space limitations, we are asking that only one parent per participating student attend; sorry, no siblings. However, if you would like to bring a veteran or someone currently serving in our armed forces as a special guest, they are welcome and encouraged to attend.

To speed up the entrance process and help with seating, there will be two lines located at the gym door (exit 10) -- one for parents with veterans and one for parents only. This is considered a public event so no background checks will be required.

Our first through fourth graders are very excited to celebrate Veterans Day through singing, reading and honoring those who have served our country so that we may enjoy all of our freedoms.

Fall Book Fair

The fall book fair is next month! Please click here for details about this year's book fair!

eWallet is a safe and convenient alternative to sending students to school with cash. Plus, family and friends can contribute too!

Key features:

  • Great way for students to select their own books
  • Funds are immediately available
  • Free and fast eWallet account set up

Click Here to Set-Up Your eWallet for HRE's Book Fair

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Order Your Child's Yearbook Now!

Hoosier Road Elementary is once again offering high quality yearbooks for sale to all of our families! The staff at HRE are in the process of designing our yearbook. If you would like to reserve a copy for your student, you may order online by clicking on the following link.


School Code: 73897R

Our standard softcover yearbooks will cost $20 and our hardcover yearbooks are $25. You will also have the option to personalize the yearbook with your student's name for an additional $1. All orders must be placed online using a debit or credit card. We will not be accepting any paper order forms.

*All personalized yearbook orders must be placed no later than January 27, 2023. If you do not wish to personalize your child's yearbook, you may order now through March 10, 2023. These are firm deadlines.

Community Insider

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

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