HPE Patriot Post
Harrison Parkway Elementary
March 18, 2016 Edition
Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.81%
HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%
Rotation Day 0
Weekly Rotation Schedule
Monday, March 21st - Day 2
Tuesday, March 22nd - Day 3
Wednesday, March 23rd - Day 4
Thursday, March 24th - Day 5
Friday, March 25th - Day 6
Upcoming Events at HPE
21st - HPE Math Night, 6:00-7:30pm
25th - HPE Spirit Wear Day
31st - Spring Classroom Parties, 1:30 pm
1st - 10th - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL
14th - Kindergarten Round-Up, 5:00-7:00 pm
15th - HPE Spirit Wear Day
19th - PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
22nd - 4th quarter, Midterm
Holidays and Observances
20th - Spring Begins
25th - Good Friday
27th - Easter
15th - Federal Income Tax Day
22nd - Earth Day
22nd - Passover Begins at sunset
29th - Arbor Day
Lunch Menu - Week of March 21st
Mon. - Day 2 - Beef Soft Taco
Tues. - Day 3 - Pancakes or Waffle with Sausage Patty
Wed. - Day 4 - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Thurs. - Day 5 - Chicken Nuggets with Soft Pretzel
Fri. - Day 6 - Cheese Pizza
HPE Math Night
Please join HPE teachers and staff on Monday, March 21 for HPE Math Night from 6:00-7:30pm! Families can spend the evening investigating, problem solving, and engaging in math activities together. Students are invited to help lead activities during this night of math fun. Kona Ice will join us to complete the evening. We hope to see you there!!
Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting enrollments for new students online. If you have a child that will be in kindergarten next year, or attending HSE schools in another grade level you may begin filling out the enrollment forms online. Please use the following link for more enrollment information: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/
Should you have any questions regarding enrollment, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s future school.
Have a good weekend.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Kindergarten Round-Up at Harrison Parkway Elementary will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm.
On this evening, you and your child will have the opportunity to meet the Kindergarten teachers, tour a Kindergarten classroom, take a school bus ride and become more familiar with Harrison Parkway as a fun and enriching Kindergarten year approaches. We are excited to welcome our new 2016-2017 HPE Patriots.
*The state cut-off for Kindergarten enrollment is August 1st. HSE Schools have an early entrance period for Kindergarten from August 1st to September 1st. We are unable to accept any early Kindergarten enrollments after September 1st.
Online Yearbook Ordering
“One last chance to order your 2015-16 yearbook! Online ordering is the only option available. Get your yearbook through the month of March for $15!” You can order online by going to: printmore.theyearbookshop.com/harrisonparkwayelementary
HSE 21 Information
Beginning 2016 - 2017 School Year for Elementary Schools--
As HSE continues to expanded the 1:1 program, each student currently in grades 5 - 8 requires an iPad during the day at school. Each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school beginning in the fall of 2016. Device requirements for the iPad are as follows:
Model Requirement: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, iPad Air 2
(Note: an iPad Mini of any model does not meet NWEA or ISTEP testing hardware requirements)
Memory Size: 16 GB or greater
Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed.
Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad for $125 per school year (rental includes iPad 2 or newer model, insurance, case, charging cord and brick). Visit http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/hse21/ to find more information about HSE’s 1:1 program.
HPE Music News
Sharing Experiences from Music and the Classrooms
An Evening with our Second Graders
Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30 pm
An Evening with our Fourth Graders
Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30 pm
Indianapolis Children's Choir Summer Programs
Music Experiences & Camps
Nurse Notes – Health Helps and Tips
From time to time a case of head lice is reported to the school throughout the year. Should a case of head lice be brought to the school’s attention, the school nurse will maintain confidentiality of the student’s identity and assist the staff and parents with educational material. While the odds of your son or daughter developing a case of head lice are relatively small, the following includes useful information on head lice and the signs and symptoms.
Head Lice Information
* Head Lice are small parasitic insects that can be found on the heads of people.
* Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp.
* Head lice and head lice nits are found on the scalp, around and behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the head.
* Head lice cannot fly or jump; they can only crawl
* Head lice are spread by direct head‐to‐head contact
* Head lice are rarely spread by contact with clothing or personal items (such as combs,
brushes, hats or coats)
* Head lice are not a sign of uncleanliness
* Head lice are not known to spread disease.
Signs and symptoms of head lice infestation
* Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair
* Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse
* Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark
* Sores on the head caused by scratching
If your child exhibits signs and symptoms of head lice infestation, you should examine your child’s head (especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck) for crawling lice and nits. If crawling lice and/or nits have been found, all household members should be examined for head lice and/or nits every 3‐4 days. Persons with live (crawling) lice or nits within ¼ inch or less of the scalp should be treated. We also encourage that you talk with your child’s physician for the best treatment plan.
For more information on head lice and treatment go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site at http://www.cdc.gov
Clinic Clothes –
Accidents happen during the day ranging from landing in a mud puddle, spilling milk at lunch or not making it to the rest room quick enough. Please – regardless of the grade level, pack your student an extra set of clothes in their backpack for those oopsie’s that occur during the day. The nurse's clinic has a very limited supply of clothes and sizes. My many thanks to those who have borrowed clothes and promptly returned them laundered!
HPE Cafeteria News
Parents please make sure you are signed up thru Skyward to receive low balance emails for your students lunch account. As per HSE policy for elementary students “If a student is at $0.00 they are allowed to charge one meal. Once the account is negative the student should be given a debit meal until the account is in positive standing or they have money in hand to cover the purchase.”
When sending cash in with your student please put it in an envelope with their name, student ID number, and teacher's name. When sending in money please write your child’s. full name, student ID number and teachers name on the envelope. For checks write your child’s ID number on the memo line. Please write your child’s student ID number on checks.
If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated. When packing your child’s lunch please remember to include eating utensils for them.
Due to limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings) each day. Please call the office by 9:30 AM. If you are ordering a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call in. Please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants. You must have a valid background check on file, have watched the anti-bullying video, and completed the video survey. Please do not use cell phones during your visit. Per HSE student private policy, taking pictures are prohibited.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager
Attendance Line Voicemail
If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at leas one week prior to the absence.
Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.
Sign In Procedures
As a reminder, the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front of the drive by the school's front doors. Please have your child exit from the passenger side of all vehicles. Students should stay in their seatbelts/safety seats until your vehicle has come to a complete stop and your child is ready to get out of the car. Please only dismiss and receive your child at the front of the school. Do not release students from the back of the line so they mush walk past other cars releasing children. It is imperative that cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing students as this creates an unsafe situation for our children. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and drive in the morning and afternoon, as both are high-traffic times. Thank you for your part in keeping our children safe.
Is Your Son or Daughter Attending Sand Creek Intermediate Next School Year?
If so, please come join your new PTO at Sand Creek Intermediate! The SCI PTO has many wonderful people, committees, and opportunities for you to participate in throughout the year. The SCI PTO supports our school in so many ways too!
For the 2016-2017 school year there will be two board positions open: Co-Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested in getting involved with the SCI PTO or would like more information, please contact Anna Douthit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HPE PTO News
- The final PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Free babysitting provided in the gym. During the meeting, we will honor all of our parent volunteers with yummy goodness as well as elect new executive officers for 2016-17 school year. Additional agenda items will be added.
Related to the final meeting of the year: if you are interested in an executive or committee chair position, please contact any of the current PTO executive board: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/HPE/pto/. We value your involvement!
FISHERS COMMUNITY NEWS
Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.
Permitted use of school newsletters by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.
All are welcome to the Annual District Wide Art Show!
Fishers High School
March 19 & March 20th
The HSEHS World Connections Club will present its eighth annual "International Night" on Friday, March 25, 2016. Live entertainment will begin at 7:00pm in the Leonard Auditorium, immediately followed by food and fun in the Annex Café. This spectacular evening celebrates the many cultural sights and sounds from around the world that make up our HSE community. Plan now to join us for International Night 2016! Tickets are $4.00 in advance and $5.00 at the door. To purchase tickets please contact Mrs. Lazaga (email@example.com.) at Hamilton Southeastern High School.
Are You Registered to Vote?
Register to Vote Online
Apply by Monday, April 4 to vote in the May 3rd election
-Step 1: Go to http://www.indianavoters.com
-Step 2: Click on Submit a Voter Registration Application Online
-Step 3: Verify voting eligibility and enter IN Driver's License # or IN State ID Information
-Step 4 - Enter voter information
-Step 5 - Verify voter registration info & submit
-Step 6 - Receive confirmation
Fishers YMCA Teen Program
This nationally-recognized instructional program is medically accurate, hands-on, and teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies such as injury management and choking rescue while caring for children. Learn the basics of childcare through games, activities and role play. Course includes infant CPR as well as a kit with a manual, bag, etc. Please bring a sack lunch!
Fishers YMCA (www.indymca.org)
Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale
Plan to attend the Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Fishers Junior High Gym (13257 Cumberland Road). Items from more than 70 families include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, adult and kids clothing, etc. Tax deductible donations are also accepted. Call (317) 409-0098 or (317) 777-3714 for pick up. Proceeds from the sale provide funding for local charity, cultural, and educational initiatives.
Create a Pottery Masterpiece with Fishers Parks & Recreation
Celebrate spring by creating a pottery piece to display for years to come! Parents, register your little one ages 2 through 10 for an afternoon of clay creations, painting and quality time together. Baby Bird Pottery takes place on Saturday, April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. No prior experience is needed as children create a bird’s nest and eggs!
Baby Bird Pottery costs $15 for residents and $23 for nonresidents, and all supplies are provided for this program. Parents, this program requires a little extra help and your participation is required. Finished piece will be available for pick up seven days after the program concludes.
Saturday programs fill quickly, head online to secure a spot before this program fills!
Fishers Parks & Recreation Invites Community to Flock the NPD
You know what the lawn flamingo means, we’re having a party! Join Fishers Parks & Recreation to celebrate Arbor Day in a meaningful way. Residents of all ages are encouraged to decorate a flamingo for a chance to win. Flamingos are available to purchase for $3 at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office and are due back, decorated to the amphitheater between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The community is invited to the amphitheater starting at 7 p.m. that evening to vote on the best in the following categories:
Best Youth (up to age 10)
Best Teen (ages 11-17)
Best Adult (ages 18+), and
Best Arbor Day Theme
Winners will receive a $50 prize pack complete with items from DICK’S SPORTING GOODS and Fishers Parks & Recreation. There are a few rules, so parents, we encourage you to visit www.Fishers.in.us/ArborDay to avoid disqualification. Share photos of your flamingo using hashtag #FishersArborDay for a chance to be featured, and be sure to pack a blanket and stick around for a free movie at the amphitheater that night. Movie details can be found at www.Fishers.in.us/Movies.
Spring 2016 Registration Update - Baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse have limited openings. Once divisions have reached capacity, a waitlist will be started. Rugby registrations will be accepted with a $10 late fee until March 31. Track and field and boys volleyball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website, www.hsesports.org.
Fishers-HSE Baseball Coaches Clinic – Saturday, March 19. All program coaches are required to attend the sessions. Visit the baseball website for times and locations, http://www.fishershseyouthbaseball.com/
Boy’s Volleyball is still taking registrations for boys in 4th – 8th grade! Practices/games will take place on Sunday afternoons for six weeks starting April 17. Click here for more information.
Southeastern Rugby –
Practice is in full swing for the 5/6 and 7/8 teams, but it's still not too late to join. Late registration ends 3/31. The Flag team starts practice on 3/22, and the online spirit wear store is open until 3/22. Season starts 4/17! Go to rugby.hsesports.org for all the details.
12690 Promise Road
Fishers, IN 46038
Future Tiger Club
We are excited to announce the 2016 “Future Tiger Baseball Club”! The Club is recommended for all boys and girls who currently support the Fishers Tigers Baseball team, but are not currently at the high school level.
Whether you are a baseball player looking forward to becoming Tiger, or a supporter and fan of the program, you’ll find the membership options and benefits a great value! The “Future Tiger Baseball Club” is the easiest way for young fans to become acquainted with the program and we can’t wait for you to become involved!!!
Click on the link below to find out more about what a Future Tiger Club membership includes. Dugout Club website: www.fishersbaseballdugoutclub.com
HCCTA Spring Youth Tennis
Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Saturdays: 4/16 to 5/21 (Rain Make-Up June 4)
Adults – 10 to 11:30 am
Red Ball (Grades 1-3) – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Orange Ball (Grades 4-6) – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Sunday: 4/17 to 5/22 (Rain Make-Up June 5)
Pre-K to K: 12:30 to 1:00 pm
Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Real Ball Beginner Level (Grades 7 – 12): 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Real Ball Completive Level (Grades 7 – 12): 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Tuesdays: 4/19 to 5/24 (Rain Make-Up May 31)
Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Fishers – Fall Creek Junior High – Thursdays: 4/21 to 5/26 (Rain Make-Up June 2)
Red Ball (Grades 1-3): 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Orange Ball (Grades 4-6): 5:30 to 6:30 pm
30 minute classes: $50 for the session
1 hour classes: $85 for the session
1.5 hour classes: $125 for the session
-the session is 6 classes
***All classes increase in price by $10 on or after April 1***
Questions: Maggie Petersen: 317/501-9145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Vincent Geist Half Marathon School Program
5K, 10K, or Half Marathon! Join us for Fishers' largest community event and Indiana's largest school walking/running fitness program -- Saturday, May 21st, 2016.
Over $366,000 thus far has been raised by the race since its inception to promote health and wellness in Geist area schools. Parents are encouraged to walk/run with your children to show support of their school program. To register, click on the link below:
Question: email Aprill Shelburne email@example.com; Giesthalf.com; 317-670-6603
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April Programming at the Hamilton East Public Library
Click on the link below for more information about April 2016 programs:
State Park Passes Now Available for Loan from the Library
With temperatures finally on the rise, thoughts are turning to the great outdoors and exploring all that Indiana has to offer. In honor of the state’s bicentennial, the Indiana State Library has now provided each library with a state park pass for loan to library cardholders.
When you are ready to hit the trail, simply stop by the Adult Services desk at either the Fishers or Noblesville Library and check for availability. Due to high demand, the passes will be available on a first come, first served basis, with no holds or renewals available. Passes can be checked out for up to 7 days.
Like other library materials, if passes are returned after the due date, late fees will apply. If passes are lost, a full replacement cost will be assessed. For further information, check out the library’s website at www.hepl.lib.in.us.