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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 8-25-17

Solar Eclipse Fun!

The students at Hoosier Road Elementary had an opportunity on Monday to learn about the solar eclipse. Monday was a lot of fun for all of our staff and students. Please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to enjoy a few of the images captured of our staff and students!

Pasta Bowl

HSE schools will be collecting pasta again this year to raise awareness for the 3000 students struggling with food insecurity and support more than 46 local hunger relief groups. Hoosier Road Elementary School collected the most pasta in the district last year! Let's do our best to be number one again this year! Please watch for more information! Our collection dates will be

September 5th - September 8th.

What's Cooking?

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 August 28th

Monday: Cheeseburger with Potato Wedges

Tuesday: Pancakes or Waffles with Sausage Patty

Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo with Garlic Toast

Thursday: Chicken Nuggets with Cornbread

Friday: Big Daddy's Cheese

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.

Required Apps for Related Arts

Please click on the following link to find a list of required apps that will need to be installed on your child's iPad for their related arts classes.

Kindergarten - 2nd Graders

3rd - 4th Graders


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What to Do if You Suspect a Disability

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Preschool Coordinator at Brooks School Elementary School, 317-915-4250.

· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.

Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matches to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.

PTO News

Mark your calendars:

  • The Annual HRE Carnival will be Friday, September 22 from 5-8pm. Wristband pre-orders will begin September 6
  • Movie Nights will be October 6th, December 1st, March 2nd, and May 4th

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help at PTO events this year, or with one of our ongoing committees. If you haven't already completed the volunteer form, feel free to send it in with your student as soon as possible. We will have prizes to give away at the conclusion of each event this year for our volunteers!

Show Your School Spirit

Our PTO is currently accepting orders for Spirit Wear! Please click here to print your order fom. The order forms must be completed and returned to your child's teacher no later than September 5th, 2017!

You shop. HRE Earns!

Box Tops for Education
Save those Box Tops! Information will come home with students prior to the collection period. For a list of products please visit:

Kroger Community Rewards
Sign up at You’ll need to create an online account and link your Kroger Plus card to your account. Then choose HRE and shop with your card and HRE earns a percentage of your sales!

Shop at
Type in Hoosier Road’s personalized Amazon link, or click on the link on the Hoosier Road webpage. HRE earns at least 6% of purchases through the link. You must use the link each time you shop to earn the percentage back.

Note from the Office

Please remember to call our attendance mailbox at 317-915-4248 to report any absences or late arrivals. Be sure to leave your child’s name, their teacher’s name and a brief reason for their absence. If you prefer to speak with a person, you may call the front office at 317-915-4240. Even if you email the teacher, you MUST call the attendance line or speak with someone in the front office! Thank you!

If you would like to join your child for lunch, you will need to call the front office at 317-915-4240 between 8:00—9:00 AM the day of. Please know that space is limited and reservations are given on a first come first serve basis. Unfortunately, we can not take advance reservations. Lunch visits will begin after Labor Day.

Volunteers and Lunch Visitors

Hoosier Road Elementary always has many opportunities for parents to become involved. Whether it’s through volunteering in the classroom or a PTO event, attending classroom activities or even eating lunch with your child, you must have a valid background check on file and view the anti-bullying training on-line. Background checks are valid for three years. Please allow up to 6 business days for checks to be completed. Please follow this link for complete directions:

We want you to be able to interact with our students but we also need to adhere to strict safety guidelines set forth by our school district. Look for an email from Safe Visitor Solutions which will issue a bar code unique to you. Please bring that bar code (on your phone or on paper) on your first visit to HRE so we may take your photo! Thank you for your compliance and for helping to keep all of our students safe.

Transportation Changes

All students are considered bus riders unless we receive a permanent transportation change in the form of a written note from the parent. Permanent changes only require a one-time note per student.

Parents: We want to ensure that your child goes home each evening the way you prefer but we will not know what that is without a written note from you. Please send in a note each day that your child has a transportation change. If you need to call in a last minute change, please try to do so before 2 PM to avoid any confusion.

Thank you for helping us get every child home safely each and every day!

Book Rental and iPad Fees

You will be receiving a skylert as soon as your child's book and iPad rental fees have been posted. Fees may be paid anytime, after they are posted, via EFunds or sending in a check made out to Hoosier Road Elementary. Be sure to put checks in a sealed envelope and include your student’s name, teacher’s name, and student ID.

School Directory

We have had a number of parents wanting to find ways to schedule playdates, parties, etc. with their children’s classmates. HSE has made this possible with our Online School Directory. This service is only available for those families that choose to “OPT IN”.

You may select what information you would like other parents to see (such as address, phone numbers) for birthday invitations and the like. If you would like to “OPT IN” please follow the steps below:

  • Login to Skyward
  • Click on “MY ACCOUNT” tab in the upper right corner
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the School Directory section
  • Choose which information you would like to share
  • Click Save in the upper right corner

Please note that the only people that will have access to this, are the families at Hoosier Road Elementary. If you have older children at other schools, their information will only be shared with the families at their school. We hope this will help our students to be able to stay connected outside of school hours.

Destination Imagination Call-out Meeting

HSE Destination Imagination is holding their annual call out meeting ( for grades k-12) on Tuesday, Aug 29th at the Fishers High School CCA from 6pm - 8pm. Parents and kids are welcome to the open house to chat with team members and School/District Coordinators, watch award winning past performances and explore props built and used by these teams .

The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters student’s creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning.

For more information about the program visit us at

Cub Scouts & Girl Scouts Registration

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Fishers Fusion Dance Team Clinic

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