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Fishers Elementary Newsletter August 26, 2022

Tiger Update

Tiger Update: August 26, 2022

Tiger Upadate

Hello Tigers! Welcome to the Tiger Update for the week of August 26th! This week we have been working hard on our literacy routines. One of the things that I am most excited about is the return of the “Pack the Hall” read-aloud. Today we brought many of our classrooms together outside of the library for a read-aloud this morning, and another one this afternoon. There are so many benefits for our students in hearing stories read to them such as modeling fluency and expressive reading, introducing vocabulary, and helping students understand the value of reading for pleasure. This morning, Mrs. Savin, one of our second-grade teachers read The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, and this afternoon Mrs. Costello, our cafeteria manager, read Warning, Do Not Open This Book! You should ask your student if they heard either book and what they liked about it!

Depending on when you are watching this, there may still be time for you to join us tonight at school for the Back-To-School BBQ. It’s a great time to connect with our school community, and there will be lots of fun activities for our students and families!

Next, I wanted to share with you a quick update regarding the School Board Work Session. As you may know, FES is one of the oldest school buildings in the HSE district, and the last time that there was a major renovation was when I was in sixth grade. Not to date myself, but that was 1989! The board has been talking about plans for the future of FES for several years now, but it seems as though a decision may be coming soon. The options presented by the board involved the potential of a new FES at a new location within the current FES boundaries, or possibly a new FES on our current site. The next step in this process is for the board to have some further discussion during an executive session. At the end of the meeting, it sounded like there would be additional information at a board meeting in the next couple of months. As always, if you have opinions about the future of FES, please reach out to the school board members. Their contact information is on the HSE Website.

This week, we have also had a couple of days that we have been short substitute teachers. This is always a challenge for us. If you are able, even if your availability is limited, you could apply to be a substitute teacher. Once approved, you can set your own availability, and choose to only sub here at FES, or you could choose to sub anywhere in the HSE district.

Finally, this goes out to all the dads who might be watching. I recently received information regarding the possibility of starting an All Pro Dad Chapter here at FES. If any of the dads out there would be interested in helping as something of a liaison or point person, please let me know. You can email me, or call me at school and we can talk through plans.

As always, thank you for taking the time to join me today! Have a great weekend! Be sure to ask your Tiger about the best part of their week, and do not forget, it is a great day to be a Tiger!

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SEL Week 2, Aug 22-26



In this week’s lesson, your child will learn that you need to use your eyes, ears, and brain when you focus attention on something. Your child is also learning how to make an “attent-o-scope” to help focus.

Try This at Home:

Share with your child important information or instructions, let your child know that you really need his or her focused attention. Ask your child to show you how an attent-o-scope helps them focus.



In this week’s lesson, your child will learn that you need to use your eyes, ears, and brain when you focus attention on something. Your child is also learning to say things to yourself (self-talk) can help you pay attention.

Try This at Home:

Ask your child about what you can do to help you focus attention. What does focusing look like (Use an attent-o-scope)? What words can you say to yourself to remind you to pay attention?



In this week’s lesson, your child will learn that you need to use your eyes, ears, and brain when you focus attention on something. Your child is also learning to say things to yourself (self-talk) can help you pay attention.

Try This at Home:

Ask your child about what you can do to help you focus attention. What does focusing look like (Use an attent-o-scope)? What words can you say to yourself to remind you to pay attention?



In this week’s lesson, your child will learn to identify classroom distractions and demonstrate the use of self-talk in response to different scenarios.

Try This at Home:

Ask your child to share with you about what self-talk means and how it can help you each day.



In this week’s lesson, your child will learn and practice techniques that improve their ability to focus and listen well. Listening with attention is a skill necessary for effective communication with others and academic success.

Try This at Home:

Ask your child to share with you about when a good time would be to practice listening with attention and how they use their listening skills each day.

Messages from our Nurse

From time to time, a case of head lice is reported to the school throughout the year. Should a case of head lice be brought to the school’s attention, the school nurse will maintain confidentiality of the student’s identity and assist the staff and parents with educational material. While the odds of your son or daughter developing a case of head lice are relatively small, the following includes useful information on head lice and the signs and symptoms.

Head Lice Information

• Head Lice are small parasitic insects that can be found on the heads of people.

• Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp.

• Head lice and head lice nits are found on the scalp, around and behind the ears and near

the neckline at the back of the head.

• Head lice cannot fly or jump; they can only crawl

• Head lice are spread by direct head‐to‐head contact

• Head lice are rarely spread by contact with clothing or personal items (such as combs,

brushes, hats or coats)

• Head lice are not a sign of uncleanliness

• Head lice are not known to spread disease.

Signs and symptoms of head lice infestation

• Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair

• Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse

• Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark

• Sores on the head caused by scratching

If your child exhibits signs and symptoms of head lice infestation, you should examine your

child’s head (especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck) for crawling lice and nits. If

crawling lice and/or nits have been found, all household members should be examined for head

lice and/or nits every 3‐4 days. Persons with live (crawling) lice or nits within ¼ inch or less of

the scalp should be treated.

For more information on head lice and treatment go to the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention (CDC) web site at http://www.cdc.gov

Please be aware that we staff members do not disclose the name of the student, name of the teacher nor grade level to other families in order to provide student/family confidentiality. We do ask that if your child does have lice, please notify the school and those individuals/families that your child has been in close contact with.

Extra Clothes

Please place a set of extra clothes in a plastic zip lock bag labeled with your child's name in his/her backpack. It is important that we have an extra set of clothes in case of spills or accidents. Thank You!

Picture Day is Coming!

Hello Tiger Families – Fall picture day is Thursday, September 1st! Order forms were sent home with students today. You may send in the order form with your child, or you may order online using the information below:

To order online go to:



We will have one picture retake day on 10/7/22 for students who were absent on 9/1 or for those who want to have their picture remade.

FYAP Snack Attack Signup 2022/23 School Year

Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) is offering a free weekend snack program for any student attending Hamilton Southeastern Schools who qualifies for the reduced lunch program or has an increased need currently. Snacks will be delivered to schools each week and sent home with students.

To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online. https://forms.gle/xrKNaxRaLypSqKvV8

If you have any questions about the registration, please email fyapfood@gmail.com

Cafeteria Menu Aug. 29 - Sept. 2

Monday: Breaded Chicken sandwich

Tuesday: Hamburger Helper Casserole

Wednesday: Chicken Fries

Thursday: Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza

Friday: Confetti Pancakes with Sausage

Daily Options: Turkey Roll Up, Veggie Salad, Pizza Pack, PBJ

*Specialty salad not available*

Scholarship Program

Everyone plays. Mudsock Youth Athletics offers full and partial registration scholarship opportunities to children who qualify for free or reduced lunch within the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Families must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For winter sports these dates are August 1st – August 31st. For more information, please call 317-845-5582 or email info@myathletics.com.


News From Mudsock Youth Athletics:

It’s Basketball Time!

Registration for our recreational basketball programs for both boys and girls is officially open with waitlists forming after August 31st. Register now at myathletics.com. The leagues welcome athletes in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The girls season runs from November through early March. Boys (K) play January through March, (1st - 6th) November through March, and (7th/8th) January through March. Find the girls basketball information packet here. Find the boys basketball information packet here


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Hamilton Southeastern Schools - Frontline Recruitment

Frontline Recruiting and Hiring, Applicant Tracking for Educators. Online Job Employment Applications, Web Based Employment Applications for School Districts and Educational Institutions.


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Please join us for the FES PTO Kick-Off Meeting on Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 in the FES Library! We will discuss all the exciting events happening at FES this year and how you can help support our school. Please join us!


MUMS Order pick up - Another wonderful fundraising event to help support Fishers Elementary. We will be open for pick up at 3pm until 7pm behind the school on Tuesday, August 30th. I am looking for a few parents to help out with off loading the delivery truck. Several of our husbands are helping and would love to have about 3-4 more to assist - We would need your help from 2:15pm until 3:15pm please. Please reach out to Fisherspto@yahoo.com to assist.

Spirit Wear! We are looking to lock in some great attire this year and looking for a launch date mid September - Make sure that you check out all the cool hoodies and tie dye shirts. These also make birthday, holiday gifts for students or just a GREAT gift for one of our awesome teachers or support staff. Details to come soon.

First PTO Meeting - Thursday, September 1st in the school Library from 6:30pm-7:30pm. This is a great opportunity to see how you can assist this year as we prepare for 2 Executive Board PTO members to leave the school year in May 2023. Parents / Guardians are encouraged to attend to hear about upcoming events. See you there!

Room Parents - We still have a need with a few more parents/guardians to support their child's room - Check it out and be a part of the fun activities that will bring many awesome smiles on our children's faces. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADA929A6FC1-202223

Teacher Appreciation September event - Looking to have sweet treats for our teachers / support staff in the month of September . The PTO will provide apple cider and donuts for our outstanding leadership at FES. If you would like to support, please reach out to the PTO directly at Fisherspto@yahoo.com.

Movie Nights

Celebrate with classmates for the upcoming movies nights geared towards grade level – This would help with the type of movies shown as well as support positive memories for all ages.

Grade K-2 – Friday, September 30th - doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm and pick up will take place at 8:30pm

Grade 3-4 – Friday, October 28th - doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm and pick up will take place at 8:30pm

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Public PTO Meetings

Join us at FES in the school library @ 6:30pm

· Thursday, September 1

· Tuesday, October 25

· Tuesday, February 21

· Tuesday, April 25

2022-2023 PTO Board

Secretary – Carrie Bergeson

Treasurer – Lesley Landis

Vice President – Yvonne Alexander

President – Christina Stenske

Connect with our PTO!

Mrs. Lance-School Counselor-Book a Meeting

If you would like to have a meeting with our school Counselor Mrs. Lance, please click on the above link to schedule an appointment!

Virtual Technology Assistance

If you need help with Virtual Technology, please click on the above link !

Community Insider

Please click on the following link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.


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