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September 11, 2015

We had a great time at Conner Prairie!

Student of the Month!

Congratulations to Jenna and Livia for being chosen as the Responsibility Students of the Month! Jenna and Livia will be invited to eat lunch on the stage with Mrs. Curran! This month, we will be looking for students showing respect.


Next week is Week 1 of homework!

NWEA Results

NWEA results were shared via email this afternoon at 3:30. A letter was also sent further explaining in more detail about the NWEA testing results. Please let your child's teacher know if you did not receive your child's test results.

Liger XC Mile

The 2015 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 15th at Hamilton Southeastern High School. The race/walk is for ALL K-6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Please view the attached form for more information about this event!

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Grandparents Day!

As you may already know, Grandparent’s Day is celebrated around the United States in the month of September. We would like to honor grandparents on Friday, September 25th by inviting them to TCE for a special Grandparent’s Day! The event will take place from 9:10-11:35, with each grade level hosting a specific time slot. During this special visit, the grandparents will get a chance to see your child’s classroom and do some memorable activities with your child. Below is the timeline for the days’ activities.

9:10-9:50 Kindergarten

9:35-10:15 3rd Grade

10:00-10:40 1st Grade

10:30-11:10 2nd Grade

10:55-11:35 4th Grade

As you can see there might be an open slot as you wait for another grade level. The PTO will be hosting a waiting room at TCE for that open time period. Refreshments will be served and student work will be on display. Due to the wonderful turn out, and the high number of students we have this year, we are requesting no visitors for lunch that day. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to this special event!

Book Fees Have Been Posted on Skyward:

Parents can view book fees on Skyward now. Payments are due September 15th. Make checks payable to TCE and note that they are for book fees. Families may also use the eFunds payment option in Skyward. It takes about 10 days to post book fee payments on the Skyward account. Families interested in the Free/Reduced program must apply each year. For more information about Free/Reduced program, which covers cafeteria and book fee assistance, please review your child’s 1st Day Folder. If you have questions about the Free/Reduced program, please contact Pat Lines in the TCE office.

Snack Attack Snack Drive Continues!

Snack Attack provides TCE students in need with a sack of healthy snacks to take home on Fridays to help them through the weekend until they can return to school on Monday for a hot meal.

Our Dad’s Club is sponsoring our Snack Drive. Please consider donating individually wrapped snack items. Bins will be located outside of the school office. Suggested items include: granola bars, pudding, popcorn, fruit cups, crackers, etc.

If your child is in need and would appreciate receiving these weekly bags of snacks, please contact our school counselor, Mrs. Jackie Fiesbeck, at 594-4310 or jfiesbeck@hse.k12.in.us. The recipients of Snack Attack remain confidential.

It’s a great day to be a Cardinal and support our students! Thank you for considering a donation of a snack item to our Snack Drive!

Important Information for Next Week

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, September 25th- Grandparents Day

Next Week's Related Arts Schedule

Monday, September 14th- Day 4: Art

Tuesday, September 15th- Day 5: P.E.

Wednesday, September 16th- Day 6: Music

Thursday, September 17th- Day 1: Art

Friday, September 18th- Day 2: P.E.

Class Library Checkout Days:

Our next class library checkout day will be Wednesday, September 16th, but remember, your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!

We Are Learning...


In reading next week, we will continue to learn and practice expectations for reading workshop. We will practice choosing and reading good fit books, building our reading stamina, thinking and talking about our reading, and applying the reading strategies we have learned for accuracy, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.


In writing next week, we will be learning about the structure of a personal narrative. We will be using mentor texts to help us understand the elements of personal narratives.

Word Study

Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. Next week we will continue to review some of the important sounds and patterns in our language, helping us to build a foundation for reading, writing, and spelling.


In math, we will wrap up our study on Addition and Subtraction Strategies and begin a new unit focusing on Addition Strategies. In this unit, students will understand multiple strategies for addition. Important vocabulary words for this unit include: addition facts, array, doubles, near doubles, and addend.

Social Studies

In social studies next week, we will wrap up our study of communities.