Thorpe Creek Cardinal Post

March 20, 2015

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What's Cookin'

For the week of 03/23/2015:

Monday - Taco Triangles

Tuesday - Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Wednesday- Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll

Thursday - Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun

Friday - Fish Shapes with Macaroni & Cheese

For the Week of 03/30/2015:

Monday - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Tuesday - Scrambles Eggs with French Toast

Wednesday - Pizza Calzone

Thursday - Taco Scoops

Friday - Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara


The Spring Book Fair is coming! The Book Fair will be open:

  • Tuesday, April 14th – Friday, April 17th from 9:00-3:30 during school days
  • Saturday, April 18th during the PTO Pancake breakfast from 8:00-10:30!
  • Monday, April 20th from 9:00-10:30

Many volunteers are needed to make our Book Fair a huge success! If you can work a shift or even donate an item for our events, please visit: to sign-up!

More information about your child’s classroom shopping times will be in the classroom newsletters! You can also shop TCE’s Book Fair online: from April 8th - 22nd. Even out-of-town relatives and friends can shop! All orders will be packaged and delivered to TCE to be sent home with your child. Thank you for your support and see you at the Book Fair!


TCE Calendar

March 21 and 22, 2015

HSE Art Show Fishers High School 2:00-5:00

March 23, 2015

Choir 8:00-8:30

Engineering for Kids K-1 3:45-4:45

March 24, 2015

Choir 8:00-8:30

Engineering for Kids K-1 3:45-4:45

March 25, 2015

Market Day Pick up 6:00-7:00 in cafe

4th Grade Music Program 6:00-7:00

March 26, 2015

Choir 8:00-8:30

Spanish Lessons 8:00-8:45

Engineering for Kids 2-4 3:45-5:00

March 31, 2015

Choir 8:00-8:30

2nd Grade Music Program 6:00-7:00

April 2, 2015

Spirit Day - Pajama Day

April 3-10


April 13, 2015

First Day back to school


Will your child be at a new school next year? Here are some initial opportunities to visit the school and to get to know the school community!

New Family Orientation Night

As our HSE School District is preparing for the redistricting transition, we are excited to announce a New Family Orientation Night. If your child will be attending FCE, DES, or SCE next year please join the staff and community at Fall Creek Elementary, Durbin Elementary, or Sand Creek Elementary from 5:00PM-7:00PM on Monday, May 18. At this time you will be able to meet staff, tour the building and learn more about your new school, PTO and community. Thorpe Creek will offer the same night/times for any new families to TCE. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents!

Parent Orientation 4th grade to 5th at Fall Creek Intermediate School

April 20th
6:30PM to 7:30PM
This evening is for parents of current 4th grade students attending FCI in 2015-16

Parent Orientation 4th grade to 5th at Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate School

April 20th

7:00PM -8:00PM

This evening is for parents of current 4th grade students attending HIJH in 2015-16 school year

Body Safety Presentations

Thorpe Creek Elementary School and Hamilton Southeastern Schools are partnering with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable.

The program will be presented to all Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students at Thorpe Creek Elementary school on March 30th and 31st. Each presentation is given in individual classrooms and will last approximately 30 minutes. Chaucie’s Place provides presenters for these presentations and at least one TCE school staff member will sit in on each presentation, as well. Although not required, each child's attendance in the program is strongly recommended. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit:

If you have any questions or do not want your child to participate, please contact school counselors Mrs. Lisa Koers, 317-594-4310 ext. 2272 or Mrs. Jackie Fiesbeck, 317-594-4310 ext. 2287.

Candy Bar Bingo

We have filled our volunteer positions!!! Candy Bar Bingo will be on March 20th from 6p - 8:30p in the gymnasium. We will be selling Marco's Pizza and water again. You will be able to buy raffle tickets for Teacher Experiences at the event for $5. Remember the more tickets you buy the better chance of winning. Please direct any questions regarding the raffle to JoLynn Shallop Wright or any PTO board member. Also there will be a Photo Booth at the event located in the Kindergarten/First Grade Pod.

The grade level lineup is:

6:00p-6:25p: Kindergarten
6:25-6:50: First Grade
6:50-7:15: Second Grade and Mrs. Hopper
7:15-7:40: Office Staff
7:40-8:05: Fourth Grade
8:05-8:30: Third Grade

Also Mrs Gibson will have a group of students selling cookies and bracelets to help raise money for an HSE Family in need of support.

Any questions regarding Candy Bar Bingo can be emailed to Teresa Hollingsworth (

Aislynn’s Angels

Candy Bar Bingo is almost here! It is Friday, March 20th from 6:00 to 8:30. We are 4th graders in Mrs. Gibson’s class and for our Genius Hour project we want to help an HSE family. We are selling cookies, wristbands, and candles for Fishers Junior High student, Aislynn Ball, who has Gardner’s Syndrome. The money will be donated to her family for Aislynn’s medical bills. Gardner’s Syndrome is a type of syndrome that makes tumors grow all over your body.

The wristbands are $2.00 and the cookies are $1.00. The tea light candles are 50¢, the medium candles are $1.00 and the large is $1.50.

We will be selling from 6:00 to 7:30. Make sure to bring money to Candy Bar Bingo!

We hope to see you there!

Macy Summers, Braylee Vicari, Whitney Byard, Olivia Andrews, Ashley Lopez, & Ava Paul.

Pack 160 is collecting non-perishable food items at Candy Bar Bingo on March 20. Please join us for a night of fun and remember to bring a non-perishable food donation!

Third Grade Students Create New Comic Book Characters


Be sure to check the lost & found table, all items will be donated April 2nd to charity.

Thank you PTO for granting our fourth grade Cardinal Wish for Traveling Trunks from the National Underground Museum Freedom Center. Fourth graders learned about slavery, the Underground Railroad, and Civil Rights with actual artifacts.


Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled for April 16 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. You will need to provide proof of address, birth certificate and immunizations to receive a packet.

Please see below for the pick-up dates and times for pre-registration of Kindergartners:

Sand Creek Elementary – March 2nd - 10:00 – 2:00

Durbin Elementary – March 16th - 10:00 – 2:00

Geist Elementary – March 16th - 10:00 – 2:00

Fall Creek Elementary – March 30th - 10:00 – 2:00

Thorpe Creek Elementary – March 30th - 10:00 – 2:00

If you have any questions please contact the school your child will be attending next year.


The reception for students who participated in the T-shirt contest will be on Saturday, March 7, 10:30 –noon, at Fishers City Hall.

The designs will be displayed at Old National Bank located at 116th and Olio Road March 9 to March 31. Thanks to all of you for supporting art in Fishers!

The schools participating will receive an email the week of March 2 with all of the winning designs.

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We will register all students and parents that participate on our Cardinal Runners team at one time, so please do not register through the website.

Each participant also receives a Geist 5K shirt, refreshments at the finish line, and a medal!

Please return the attached permission slip and race fee by April 1, 2015.

Our school team will be walking and running in the 5K, a 3.1 mile race. The cost to participate in the Cardinal Runner team is $37.50. Please make checks payable to TCE. The registration fee for the race includes a fee of $7.50 for a “Cardinal Runners” team shirt. Let’s show our school spirit by wearing our Cardinal Runners shirt on race day! Additional race information can be found at

If your child may need financial assistance in order to participate, please contact Mrs. Curran.

Please see attached optional training walking/running program and registration.


Mr. Clint Cushman

Physical Education Teacher

Come to Me Food Pantry in Hamilton County

Thank you to each of the members of the cafeteria staff and school families at Brooks School Elementary, Geist Elementary, Fall Creek Elementary, and Thorpe Creek Elementary for the donations from the cafeteria to serve families in need within Hamilton County.

Below are some examples of what we are able to provide our families in a week with all of your help!


Parents, families, and staff are invited to attend the following evening presentations at Sand Creek Intermediate School. These presentations are designed to help families and parents respond to common issues facing their children and youth. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 16: “Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention” by Chris Graves., HSE Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

Thursday, April 30 “Setting Effective Boundaries with Children” by Jeff Foutty, Ed.S., HSE School Psychologist

Thursday, May 14 “Helping High School Students Cope with Anxiety” by Greg Eaken, Ph.D., HSE Behavior Specialist

All presentations will be offered on two occasions on the scheduled dates. The times include an afternoon session beginning at 1pm and an evening session beginning at 6:30pm. Each will last approximately 30-45 minutes in the Sand Creek Intermediate media center (please enter the school through the front doors). Opportunities for questions will follow. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the HSE Family Resource Center at SCI following the presentations.

Please RSVP to Greg Eaken at 594-4330 ( or Betsy Baker at 915-4230 (

Child care will be available for evening sessions if requested.

Location: Sand Creek Intermediate School

Fall Creek Elementary PTO

Is your child moving onto Fall Creek Elementary next school year? If you are interested in joining the PTO, or just helping out at the school, please contact Gemma at Many of our parent volunteers are 'aging out' or being redistricted next school year and the PTO really needs replacement volunteers, both on the board and also for many of its committees. This is an excellent way to be involved in the school community and get to know your new school!

Contact the PTO: Please email us with any questions/concerns: and remember to like us on Facebook (Fall Creek Elementary PTO, Fishers, IN).



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Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Spring 2015 Registration Update - Most spring sports have limited openings! Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is ten weeks, mid-August to mid-October and ends before fall break. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Janet Berg at

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball is seeking new board members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rob Emmerson,



Southeastern Swim School is excited to announce that we will be offering swim lessons at the brand-new Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium for Spring 2015. Daytime and evening lessons will be offered in April and May. Hamilton Southeastern High School is located at 13910 East 126th Street. Group lessons will be offered for children ages 3 and older. Children must be toilet-trained or wear swim diapers to participate in swim lessons.

Openings are available for both daytime and evening classes in April and May. Registration for Spring 2015 classes IS NOW OPEN. Summer 2015 class schedules will be released soon. In addition, daytime lessons from September 2015-May 2016 IS OPEN. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly- RESERVE YOUR CLASSES NOW!!

For additional information regarding our lesson program, please check out our website dedicated to the Southeastern Swim School. The website address is: You can also e-mail the Southeastern Swim School Director Heather Streett at or call (317) 579-0164.