Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 1-12-17
- Schedule Your Child's SDM Default Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 17th no later than 2:30pm
- Hat Day: Wednesday, Jan. 17th (rescheduled)
- Stinky Feet Day: Friday, Jan. 19th (students can wear crazy socks)
- PTO Meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 7-8pm in the HRE cafeteria. Mr. Hurst will be discussing his fall break trip to China and the partnership with our sister school, including information about potentially hosting students when they travel from China to HRE. And we will serve popcorn! You won't want to miss it!
New Dismissal Procedures for 2018
We began using School Dismissal Manager on Monday, January 8, 2018. All parents and guardians, that have an email listed in skyward, should have received an email from Hoosier Road Elementary with your username, a temporary password, and instructions to set up your student's dismissal plans. Please call the school at 317-915-4240 if you did not receive this email. It is very important that all of our families login and set their child's default. Due to the cancellation on January 12th, we have extended the deadline through Wednesday, January 17th at 2:30pm. If you need any assistance, please call or stop by the office.
Please note: This is for end-of-day transportation changes only, including car-riders, YMCA, bus riders and after school activities. It is not to be used for requesting an early dismissal for your child(ren) for doctor's appointments, etc. or for reporting absent or tardy students.
If you would like to watch a short video on how to use dismissal manager, please click on the following link.
Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.
The Launching Pad Café
Lunch Menu for the week of January 15th
Monday: No School
Tuesday: Cheesy Breadsticks w/Marinara and Broccoli
Wednesday: Cheeseburger with Potato Wedges and Baked Beans
Thursday: Chicken Nuggets with Cornbread and Green Beans
Friday: Big Daddy's Cheese Pizza with Corn and Side Salad
Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.
Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.
PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.
*No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.
Weekly G.R.I.P. Winners
Kindergarten: Shawn Sirait from Mrs. Pfeifer's class was caught showing Purpose.
1st Grade: Brayden McNall from Mrs. Dankert's class was caught showing Purpose.
2nd Grade: Monte Heath from Mrs. Edwards' class was caught showing Respect.
3rd Grade: Steele Chastain from Miss Parrish's class was caught showing Purpose.
4th Grade: Emma Johnson from Mrs. Washburn's class was caught showing Purpose.
Be Prepared for School Closings and Weather Delays This Winter
The doors to the school will be locked so please do not drop off your children and drive away!! Students will be admitted into the building at 10:45 AM. School will begin at 10:55 AM. No lunch visitors will be allowed on delay days due to an altered schedule.
In cases of extreme weather conditions, the Superintendent of HSE Schools will call a weather day and close all HSE schools. Again, parents will be notified via Skylert and closings will be announced on social media and by local TV stations.
Remember that HSE bus service will run on all school days. We encourage you to have your child ride the provided bus transportation to school so as not to be late -- tardiness due to weather is not excused. If your child attends the Y before/after care, the Y will be open as usual on delay days but will be closed on cancellation days.
Outdoor Recess Happens Year-Round! Remember - please dress your child for the weather
This year we are doing something a little different: instead of a Walk-a-Thon, we are hosting a Dance-a-Thon on Friday, January 26 to fundraise for our STEM Program. We are hoping to purchase new robotics equipment and furniture to have in the STEM Lab this school year. Please assist us by helping your child raise donations.
Goal: Raise $12,500
When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Where: HRE Gym
Why: Raise Funds for STEM Program
Follow these simple steps for success:
1. Register your child by visiting www.thegetmovincrew.com and go to “Get Registered Parent Login”. Register by Wednesday, January 17 and your child will receive an emoji backpack clip.
2. Fundraising will take place January 5-February 2
3. Friends and Family want to help your child be successful. Use the student fundraising page to promote online donations.
4. Reach Pledge Superstar status by getting $50 or more in donations.
The easiest way to donate is online, but donations in the form of cash or check can be turned into the school also. Please make checks payable to Hoosier Road PTO.
Please see the papers that came home with students for more information and for our fun, school-wide incentives to reach fundraising bench marks.
Thank you for your support!
HRE Pacer Night March 15th
Are You Interested in Learning Strategies to Help Meet the Needs of your High Ability Child?
Hamilton Southeastern is pleased to offer a four-session book study on A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James T Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries. Meetings follow a discussion format. Walk away with strategies for addressing intensities, perfectionism, sibling issues, and underachievement.
Sessions will be on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Administration Building on 13485 Cumberland Road in the West Conference Room. Meeting dates are:
The book club is limited to twelve participants (one member per family) and fills up quickly.
Participants are welcome to borrow HSE copies of the book for the duration of the book study.
If you would like to join the group, contact Meg Strnat, HSE High Ability Coordinator and book study facilitator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include contact information (your child’s name, teacher, and school) and whether you would like to borrow the book.