Hinkle Creek Chronicle

November 17, 2022

Hinkle Creek Parents, Guardians, and Friends,

Thank you to all of you who came to our Veterans’ Day Celebration last week. We had a great crowd and the students did a terrific job of honoring our Veterans and those who are currently serving our country. The 5th graders provided wonderful patriotic songs paying tribute to our wonderful Veterans. A special thank you to all our Veterans for attending. It was an honor and privilege to celebrate with you. Thank you for your service!

Please read the following regarding emergency contacts and pick-ups:

Parents/Guardians: It is important that the school has current contact information on file. In the event that the school is unable to reach a parent/guardian, the school will call the emergency contact name/number that you have provided. This individual would also be allowed to pick-up your child if you can't be reached. If you would prefer for any of the emergency contacts to not have the ability to pick-up your child, please reach out to your child's school so they can note this accordingly in our system.

Fall Family Dinner this Thursday:

Looking forward to seeing you at our Family Fall Dinner this Thursday (11/17) evening from 5-7 PM in the East Cafeteria. The Book Fair will also be up and running in the East Gym.

Have a great week!

Jack Lawrence; Principal at Hinkle Creek

Hinkle Creek Spirit Wear

We're so excited to bring the latest Spirit Wear sale to Hinkle Creek!

This apparel sale is the perfect way to show your school spirit! In addition to Hinkle Creek hoodies, t-shirts, joggers, etc., we've also included some great Noblesville Millers gear. We're excited to share that a portion of these sales go to the PTO to continue to support the amazing students and teachers at Hinkle Creek!

All items will be sent home with your child. Ordering as a gift? No problem! Simply email Laurie at T&T Promotions (lauriedyer@ymail.com) and let her know you'd like to pick your items up from Hinkle Creek.

Click the link below to place your Spirit Wear order today! Don't miss out - the sale ends November 27!


Reunification Information for Families

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Circumstances may occur at the school that require parents to pick up their students in a formalized, controlled release. The process of this controlled release is referred to as a reunification. A reunification may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, a gas leak, or an act of violence. The reunification process is a protocol that makes this process more predictable and less chaotic for all involved. If Noblesville Schools were to have a crisis situation which would require a reunification, parents would be notified via Parent Square, broadcasting a message via phone, email, and/or text. For this reason, it is important that the school in which your child attends has current contact information for you on file.

If a reunification is enacted, the school will communicate the crisis situation and the location in which you would need to pick up your child. The reunification sites are not on school property and consequently, students would be bussed to these off-site locations. Once at the reunification site, students may only be released to their custodial parents/guardians and/or emergency contacts that have been approved by the child’s parent/guardian prior to the incident and are recorded in our student database. Every individual must bring a photo identification card, preferably a state-issued driver’s license, to the reunification site to check-out their child. During check-in, identification and custody rights are confirmed. We hope that we do not have to enact a reunification, however, we want you to be clear of the procedures and expectations should the need arise. This process protects both the safety of the student and provides for an accountable change of custody from the school to a custodial parent or guardian.

Dr. Heather Hendrich

Assistant Superintendent of HR/Safety


Hinkle Creek Seasonal Help

Will your family need help during the upcoming season? Or would you like to sponsor a child this year?

If interested, please call or email Taylor Klaum and share your name, phone number, your child's name and teacher's name. If interested in receiving seasonal help, please contact Taylor Klaum by Friday, November 11th. (317) 776-0840 ext 24225 Email: taylor_klaum@nobl.k12.in.us
Please understand that this does not guarantee that we will be able to help. If you are already receiving winter seasonal help with an outside organization, we ask that you do not also participate in this opportunity.

Thanksgiving help is available through the Good Samaritan Network. More information can be found here.

Please reach out with any questions.

PTO News

Important Dates
November 14 - 18: Book Fair
November 17: Fall Dinner
November 28 - December 2: Resource Officer Appreciation Week
December 14 - PTO Meeting 7pm (Zoom-More details to come)
December 22 - Winter Classroom Parties

Hinkle Creek Student Directory
Great news! The Student Directory is up and running! View it here: Hinkle Creek PTO Student Directory 2022-2023 (Please note that not all feature are functional on all devices.)

It's not too late to join! Complete the form to be included in our next update (occurring no later than the end of the quarter): Hinkle Creek PTO School Directory Form

PTO Spirit Night
Our next Spirit Night is around the corner! Join us at Federal Hill Commons on Wednesday, December 7, for the PTO Skate Night at the Ice Plaza. This event will take place from 5-9 PM. Rain date for the event will be December 14.
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Monthly Munchies
We need donations for the next Monthly Munchies! This month's event for staff will take place on November 29. Donations will need to be sent in on or before the 29th. If you wish to donate, click the link here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60Bo54DAFAD29ABF49-november

Stock the Staff Lounges
Parents of Hinkle Creek, we know that you are capable of and we need your help! Please consider one of these vacant spots in our Monthly Stock the Staff Lounge event. Click here to sign up!

Child Abuse Prevention

Each school year, all students in grades K-12 must receive education on child abuse prevention prior to December 15th per Indiana Cod 20-19-3-11. Students will receive this education through a curriculum created by the Monique Burr Foundation, which will be presented by the school social worker. This curriculum focuses on how children can keep themselves safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school social worker, Taylor Klaum.Taylor Klaum, School Social Worker
Email: taylor_klaum@nobl.k12.in.us
Phone: (317) 776-0840 ext 24225

Outside Activities and Opportunties

Find out more information about the Miller Juniors Volleyball Club by clicking the link below.
Join the the Miller Juniors Volleyball Club!

Join the Millers Tennis Club Grades K-12 https://www.smore.com/m7d42

Boys and Girls Club winter youth basketball league for grades K-8 are now open for registration. Find out more here!