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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 9/29/22

Upcoming Events

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

Don't forget tomorrow is an eLearning day!

Dine-to-donate Tonight 4:30-8:30pm (details below)

eLearning Day September 30th

Book Fees Due October 3rd

3rd Grade Vision Screening October 7th

Pajama Day October 7th

Picture Retakes December 15th

What's Cooking?

For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.

When packing your child's lunch, please remember to avoid packing candy, soda, and glass containers. We also ask that students not bring fast food in the cafeteria.

If you would like to monitor what your child is buying you CAN put restrictions on their account. Please call or email with those requests to

What's for Dinner?

Do you need ideas for what to have for dinner? Consider joining other Hoosier Road families at El Camino tonight. A portion of the proceeds will go to the HRE PTO!

El Camino

Where: 11681 Brooks School Road

When: September 29th from 4:30-8:30pm

HRE Rockets of the Month for September

Each month, our grade level classrooms will select a student to be the "Rocket of the Month" for his or her class. Please see the complete listing of our first group of Rocket of the Month Award recipients below.
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Do you have gently used kids clothes that you no longer need?

The clinic is looking for gently used shirts and shorts for girls (sizes 8-12) There is no need for boys clothing at this time.

Read-a-thon Results Are In!

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Thank you to all of our families for supporting our students during our read-a-thon. We were blown away by the number of minutes read and all of the donations! Our Rockets read a total of 59,216 minutes and raised a total of $22,179.60!

Congratulations to our grade level winners that have earned a popsicle party! Our winners include Team Eberhart, Team Mack, Team Schnaus, Team Bare, Team Many, and Team Gravely!

We would also like to congratulate our individual winners for reading the most minutes! Our winners include Emma R. with 594 minutes from Mrs. Eberhart's class, Harper O. with 890 minutes from Mrs. Cole's class, Preston L. with 2,800 minutes from Miss Sample's class, Audrey W. with 1,768 minutes from Mrs. Wellington's class, John F. with 1,652 minutes from Mrs. Edwards's class, and Ellory B. with 2,320 minutes from Mr. Striegel's class.

Congratulations to Landon F. from Mrs. Many's class for raising $575 and earning a ride in a police car!

Lastly, we would like to congratulate ALL of our students for their participation in our Read-a-thon! We are really proud of them! Because our Read-a-thon was such huge success, all of our rockets have earned an extra reward...our staff and students will enjoy SCHOOL WIDE PAJAMA DAY on Friday, October 7th!

Our PTO will continue to accept donations through September 30th on FundHub.

iPad and Books Fees Have Been Posted to Skyward

Your child's book and IPad rental fees have been posted. Fees may be paid anytime via EFunds or by 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 (lunch number). Unfortunately, if you are paying with cash, we cannot make change nor can we process credit or debit cards in the office. All book fees need to be paid in full no later than October 3rd, unless payment arrangements have been prearranged with the school treasurer (Jennifer Eichenauer:

How to Make Online Payments

If you would like to pay your book fees/device rental or add money to your child's lunch account using a credit/debit card, please login to your child's skyward account and click on "District Links" (top right corner of Skyward) and then on "eFunds Online Payments". If you have not created an eFunds account, you will need to do so. You can link your child to your eFunds account using your child's school ID/lunch number (can be found in Skyward under the "Student Info" tab and is labeled "Other ID"). Once you are logged into eFunds, you will click on "Pay for Optional Fees" to pay your child's book fees/device rental or you will click on "Fund Lunch" to add money to their lunch account. Please note that you will need to know your child's book fee amount from Skyward and manually enter that amount into eFunds. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school office at 317-915-4240.

3rd Grade Vision Screening

Our 3rd grade vision screening will be on Friday, October 7th. The school nurse will contact you if there are any concerns.

Lunch Visitor Update

We know that many of our families have enjoyed the opportunity to eat lunch with their student(s). However, due to safety and space limitations in some of our schools, district administration has made the difficult decision to keep our student lunches closed to all outside guests at this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to look for other opportunities to engage with your student(s), their class, and our schools. There are many ways to get involved! If you have any questions or concerns, contact Jimmie Lake, Chief Operations Officer, at 317-594-4100 or

Bus Update

Please remember that students may not ride a bus home with a friend. Students may only ride on a bus if they are assigned to it in Skyward.

HRE Needs You!

Both the cafeteria and library are looking for volunteers. Please click on the links below to to signup if you are interested in volunteering.

This Month's Read-a-loud

Our school-wide read aloud for September is Lovely. All of our teachers will be reading this book with their class, but we encourage you to read it as a family as well. There is also a link below to a read-a-loud version of the book.

Community Insider

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

Attention all girls!

International Day of the Girl Celebration

As you may know, October 11th is International Day of the Girl. In order to celebrate girls in STEM, Indian Creek Elementary School in Lawrence Township and TPF4Y will be holding a unique, girls only, robotics event!

This event will take place on Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and will consist of 15 min. stations exposing students to the wonders of robotics and STEM through hands-on activities. Additionally, we plan on having a panel of women from the STEM industry who will speak about their experiences and the importance of today’s growing STEM world.

*Please note that this event is limited to girls only.

You sign-up at this LINK.

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