Explorer News

Indian Creek Elementary - May 2016

Principal's Message

I want to take this last newsletter of the year to thank all the people who have made this school year a success. I first want to thank the staff of Indian Creek. Our students are so fortunate to have such a dedicated and passionate staff that gives tirelessly of themselves to become a “Champion” for every child who walks through our doors. Secondly, I want to thank the parents. We have had countless parent volunteers coming in and out of our building this school year to help and support our students and teachers, especially our PFO members who spend an enormous amount of hours at school supporting ALL students. Our PFO supports our teachers and administration in our mission to provide Indian Creek students with experiences that they cannot get anywhere else. Lastly, I greatly appreciate our community partners who have backed our school from day one, specifically Puccini's Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Culver's, and Incrediplex. One of my biggest joys this school year was being able to provide every student with an Indian Creek t shirt and not a day goes by that I don’t see at least one student wearing their IC shirt with pride. This has been a fast and fun filled school year and would certainly not have been possible without all the support from so many individuals. I look forward to continuing to grow our school with our community. Enjoy your summer, be sure to read, and we will see you all back on August 2


for our “Together on Tuesday” evening from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Sunday Messages

Click here to read all Sunday messages. If you are not receiving weekly Sunday messages via email please contact the office at 964-4400.

@IC_Explorers 4th Grade Pioneer Day

Upcoming Events


10: PFO General Meeting; 6:30

13: 4th Grade Pioneer Day

17: 1st Grade Zoo Night; 6:00

19 2nd Grade Family Night; 6:00

20: Field Day (Rain Date - May 24th)

26: 6th Grade Celebration

26: End of Year Celebration @ Incrediplex 5:30

27: Last Day for Students

View the 2016-2017 School Year Calendar

@IC_Explorers Flight Unit
Indian Creek 2015-2016 Shared Calendar

Plan ahead by viewing the full Indian Creek calendar HERE

Attention ALL LT Families!

In order to prepare for the 2016 - 2017 school year, we need some important information about ALL current students. This information is REQUIRED of all students (whether returning or not), and needed for class placement and bus routing. Please follow the link below and complete the information for your student(s) for 2016-2017.

@IC_Explorers Volunteer Picnic

Cafeteria News

Student nutrition is an important part of learning. View the School Lunch Menu.

Click here to pay for your child's lunch online.

Month in Review - April

Indian Creek Explorers are revving up their engines and making a strong push to the finish line! Last month our students participated in Folk Dance festivals and Math Pentathlon competitions, and completed the last phase of ISTEP+ testing. As if that wasn't enough, 2nd grade students observed baby chicks hatching in their classrooms, 3rd grade students designed simple machines, and 4th graders sharpened their coding skills. In 5th grade, students produced music videos and the 6th Grade Student Leadership Academy completed their "Pennies for Patients" fundraising drive. All of our students work together like gears of an engine to keep our school thriving and moving forward!

@IC_Explorers Sumo Robots

Explorer News TV

It's important for kids to be in-the-know! That's why Indian Creek has its very own newscast - ENTV! Each morning, announcements are written, produced, and performed by Indian Creek students. Thank you to Mrs. Katowitz for overseeing this very talented group of students. Tune in daily to ENTV to find out what's happening in and around our school!
Explorer News Broadcasts

Click here to view broadcasts

Before and After School Care Opportunities

If you are interested in the Early Risers Program or the After School Extension Program (formerly Loving Care) for the 2016-2017 school year, you can find a flyer in the front office or contact Donna Tonnis @ 317-964-4497. Or email donnatonnis@msdlt.k12.in.us
@IC_Explorers STEM Lab Bird Beak Challenge

Important Reminders

  1. If your student is NOT returning to Indian Creek next year, please contact the front office at 964-4400 as soon as possible. Parents of 6th graders – if your student is moving out of the district (NOT attending Belzer or Fall Creek Valley), please notify the office asap.
  2. If you are not receiving Mr. Kemper’s Sunday night phone messages, please call the office at 317-964-4400 and make sure we have your updated phone number.
  3. If you have moved (or will move during the summer) you need to update your address at the Welcome Center, 6501 Sunnyside Rd, door #4. Proof of residency required is a lease or mortgage statement & current utility bill.
  4. If your student has medication in the clinic, it MUST be picked up by a parent/guardian by Friday, May 27th. If medication is not picked up by that date, it will be discarded. 5th grade parents - please don’t forget to update your student’s immunizations over the summer. Letters with specific instructions will be coming home at the end of the year.


Indian Creek is proud to honor Terri O'Brien as our Teacher of the Year, and Alma Rath as our Certified Staff Member of the Year. They go above and beyond every day in their endeavor to serve the students and families of our school. Thank you, Terri and Alma, for making our team stronger!
Indian Creek families continue to raise money for our school simply by using their Kroger Plus Card for their every day purchases! It's so easy! Get started by visiting Kroger Community Rewards to create an account, then sync your Kroger Plus Card to Indian Creek Elementary. Once your account is created, Indian Creek earns money every time you shop at Kroger and you have the added benefit of loading hundreds of digital shopping coupons right to your card!


Indian Creek has many wonderful partners in the community! They support our students by sponsoring our Class of the Week and Students of the Week programs, and they provide fantastic opportunities to our school throughout the year. Please be sure to support the businesseses that support our Indian Creek Explorers. Thank you to Culver's, BW3's, Puccini's, and Incrediplex for being our Champion supporters!

Honor an Educator

The Honor An Educator program is a great way to personally thank the teachers, administrators, coaches, bus drivers and staff members who have encouraged, influenced, and inspired your students to be the best they can be. When you make a gift to the Honor An Educator Fund, we send the recipient a custom designed card with your special sentiment and notify his/her supervisor of the recognition. All proceeds benefit Foundation programs in Lawrence Township Schools that empower children to tap into their unlimited potential. Visit the Foundation’s website at www.msdltf.org for more information or to make a donation in honor of your favorite educator(s).


Join the Lawrence Township School Foundation in raising $30,000 in their 30th annual "FORE THE KIDS" Golf Tournament. The event will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2016. The tournament will again be played at Old Oakland Golf Club. Please come out and enjoy a great day of golf "Fore the Kids" and help us make a positive difference in the education of our students! For registration or sponsorship information, visit the Foundation’s website at www.msdltf.org

Parent Information and Resource Center

Did you know that there is a Parent Information and Resource Center in our area? The Indiana Partnerships Center located at 911 E. 86th Street, Suite 110 works to empower parents about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their children’s education in the following ways:

Providing parent-focused workshops that are scheduled by schools, community groups, or parent groups.

Providing education-related information and resource materials, including information about school choice, attendance, tips for parents and teachers talking together, and how to have a family friendly school.

Helping schools develop parent engagement strategies that provide opportunities for parents to become decision-makers in their children's school, resources for school improvement, and mentors to others.

Contact them at 317-205-2595 or on the web at www.fscp.org for more information on how you can become involved!

Community Activities & Events

  • Lawrence Central Volleyball Clinic June 11 - for girls entering grades 4 - 6 from 9:00 am - 12 noon. Contact Coach Montgomery at risingstarsvb@gmail.com.
  • Summer Art Camp - a visual and performing arts day camp held at the Theater at the Fort, 8920 Otis Ave., June 20-July 22 9 am - 3 pm, open to ages 6 - 12
  • IN Junior Master Naturalist is a wonderful 2016 Summer Camp opportunity for science-minded 9-13 year olds to learn, explore and volunteer outside at Fort Harrison State Park. Email fortinterp@dnr.in.gov or call 317-591-1022.
  • Join STEM Scouts at McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology, 7250 East 75th Street, Door 6, Lab 4N! Meetings are every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30pm, for elementary (3-6) and middle school (7-8). Sign up today at stemscouts.org/indianapolis! For more information, contact Bethany Thomas at betthom@crossroadsbsa.org

Contact Us

Indian Creek Elementary

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

10833 East 56th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46235

Twitter: @IC_Explorers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indiancreekelementary

Phone: 317-964-4400

Fax: 317-823-3400

Attendance: 317-964-4405

The attendance line is available 24 hours a day, 317-964-4405. If absence is not confirmed by parent/guardian, it will be UNEXCUSED! Please call the attendance line by 8:00 am if your student will be absent.