Cardinal Post

TCE Student Publication April 2022

Student VOICE and Student CHOICE

The Cardinal Post school newsletter is written by our Thorpe Creek students. Please remember that we are young authors, young journalists. We are mimicking real world journalism and writing with short deadlines and prioritizing breaking news. In this special publication we are telling the story of our learning from home during our extended school closures. We hope you enjoy our articles and notice how our writing, photography, and observations grow and mature throughout this school year!

Thank you for reading!

the TCE 3rd and 4th grade Newsletter Club


Mark Your Calendar

Monday April 18 - May 14 - ILearn testing window

Friday May 13 - Field Day

Tuesday May 17 - TCE Talent Show

Friday May 20 - Last student day


What are you reading?

Books rock! Unsure what book to read next, here are some favorite book recommendations from a few of our TCE Cardinals!


Our Learning Story


Fun Math paragraph

By: Evelyn

Sam is hosting a race car birthday party. He is inviting 10 friends, 17 cousins, mom and dad, his 4 siblings, Sam his self, and 11 aunts and uncles. Sam's mom is going to buy ravioli, garlic bread and juice for his birthday dinner. All the kids are going to have 5 pieces of ravioli and also 1 piece of garlic bread. All the grown ups are going to have 7 pieces of ravioli and 2 pieces of garlic bread. Sam's mom can buy multiples of each itemized needed.

15 pieces of ravioli for $7.43

10 pieces of garlic bread for $4.97

20 juice boxes for $15.52

How much money is Sam's mom going to spend in all for Sam's birthday party?

Wasn’t that fun?!!!

If you got the answer of $60.82 you are correct!!!


Talent Show

The 3rd and 4th grade talent show is one of my favorite things to do at the end of the year. It's one of my favorites because you can do any talent you want for the talent show. Maybe cheerleading, or singing, dancing, or pretty much anything you can think of. I also really like the talent show because your whole class gets to see you. If you make the audition then you get to do it in front of the entire school! We haven’t had the live talent show in 2 years because in second grade we where virtual and in third grade we couldn’t do it because we were all in masks and covid. I’m really excited for the talent show this year hope you are too!


Field Day

By: Emily and Harper

We are here to tell you about the TCE field day. Field day will be on May 13. All students are going to participate (except fourth grade on the first day because they are going to do it the next day) Also our fourth grade leaders are going to be running stations for students all ages! Our P.E teacher Mrs. Duncan is helping run field day and we are so excited for this day!

By: Audrey

Field day is coming up soon. All grades get to participate in fun activities. The fourth graders get to run field day this year. Field day is a day when all grades get to go outside and have fun in the sun . There is something for ever student at TCE. Field day is my favorite day of the year. Field day is March 13th and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Mrs.Duncan is running field day. Mrs.Duncan did such a great job last year, and I’m sure she will do even better this year.


The End of my 5 years at TCE

By: Cara Birch

Oh the end of the year! I can’t wait for summer but I also have to LEAVE T.C.E. I have had a lot of good memories at T.C.E. Starting with kindergarten. My first teacher ever was Mr. Krontz. My memory from that year was meeting my best friend Elise! In first and second grade I had Mrs. Buck. We had a fish. One of them was named Rosey Red Dot. That year sadly she died. But fear not, we got another fish! This one we named Rosey Red Dot Onamonapia. In third grade I was with Mrs. McColley. Now, I am finally in fourth grade. I have so many memories from this year I can’t even explain them all. It is my last year at T.C.E. I am sad to go but will always keep my memories with me.


TCE Related Arts

By Jack Birch

T.C.E has five related arts Music, Art, P.E, Global Studies, and Discovery. They each are very different. I’ll tell you a little about them. First off is music. In music you learn and play with instruments and have a lot of fun doing it. Second is art were you get to draw and paint different animals and shapes it’s fun. Third P.E. In P.E we run around a lot and play lots of sports. Fourth global studies you learn about the world and all kinds of countries it’s pretty cool. The final related art is discovery it’s kind of like a mini recess but on colder days we do stuff like play rubix cubes and silent ball inside. And that’s all the related arts.

By: Vivian and Aubrey.

In art for fourth grade you will finish your puppets and then start working on your cows on parade. Cows on parade is where you decorate a cow anyway you want to. It all started in Chico, the town looked to plain so the mayor asked 300 artist to decorate a cow statue.


Study Trips

By: Maddie

It’s the end of the year, I would imagine a lot of your kids or if you are a chaperone you too have a study trip either coming up or you have already had. Mrs. Pugels 4th grade class has a lot. Such as Indy 500, Conner Prairie, and Fishers Frenzies. What study trips are you and or your kids going on?

By Katelynn Beougher

The end of the year is closing in. More classes are going on study trips. So today I’m going to talk about what the fourth graders have done and what we have coming up. So as you know, we have gone to Conner Prairie. We’ve learned about, slavery, The Civl War, plants, the ecosystem , simple machines, and weathering and erosion. We’ve gone to the Indianapolis library. We have some upcoming field trips as well like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and of course going to downtown fishers to go on a scavengers hunt. When your child goes on one of these study trips make sure that they're prepared.


TCE Pancake Dinner and Student Books

Pancake Dinner was an after school activity to raise money for our PTO. Pancake Dinner is where you and your family came to the school and had pancakes with your family. Also during pancake dinner the book fair was at the science lab. How fun, you could eat some pancakes and then go shop for books. Kindergarten through fourth graders all made their own book and the books were out in the gym to present to the TCE families at pancake dinner. Students were the authors and illustrators of these books.

The Student Leadership Council, also known as the SLC did a bake sale to raise money for the animal shelter. They raised $582. Did you grab some of their delicious treats? At pancake dinner you maybe you saw your teacher or your teacher from third or second or first o kindergarten. We had a lot of staff helping at pancake dinner. The choir performed at Pancake Dinner also. They performed the Blues.


Summer Meals Program

It is time to register for the Fishers Youth Assistance Summer Meals Program!

This program will provide grocery items for five days of breakfast and lunch each week, May 31st through July 19th.

We are pleased to announce that our program is moving to its new and permanent site at 8766 E 96th St, Fishers, IN 46037 (Old Marsh building)!

The weekly pick up day is currently unknown due to challenges with scheduled food delivery. We will notify registrants with this information as soon as we have it.

To be part of this program you must sign up via the link below by May15th 2022.

Participation is limited, so please register early!


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A Note from HSE Food Services

Food and non-food supply shortages are affecting food service operations across the country including HSE Food Services. Manufacturers across the country are struggling with being able to provide supplies to food service operations due to a variety of issues. The main issue is due to an extreme increase in demand since many schools last year were on a virtual or hybrid schedule and supply needs were much lower. Other issues affecting manufacturers ability to provide supplies are due to staffing shortages, and increased production costs due to inflation. We are continually monitoring product availability with our suppliers and will make menu modifications as necessary. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these supply challenges.


Snacks at TCE

Students are welcome to bring a snack with them to school each day. This is completely optional. For the health and safety. of our classmates with allergies, please only send snacks with your child that are on the TCE approved snack list.

TCE approved snacks include:

  • cheese
  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • Pepperidge Farms Goldfish - any variety
  • Skinny Pop


Water Bottles

We do have bottle filling stations available in all of our pods! We strongly recommend that your child bring a water bottle with them each day to school. Thank you!


Information from Thorpe Creek PTO

Click here for the PTO Newsletter

Want to know what's going on with TCE PTO check out this link for more information.

Blue Ribbon School

By: Alexis

Thorpe Creek Elementary is a 2021 Blue Ribbon School! I love TCE! It is like home. The staff make me feel safe and comfortable. I have learned so much at TCE! Thanks so much to all my teachers I have had. After our school got awarded the Blue Ribbon we decided to celebrate. Our school asked for Ideas to celebrates us wining the Blue Ribbon, and we got the most votes for pj day. So we had a pajama day at school. I think our school did a good job at earning the Blue Ribbon Award. I am so proud of our school for winning the Blue Ribbon award. This is a great accomplishment for our school and I am so very proud of all the students and teachers at Thorpe Creek Elementary.

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Educational Resources Review

Literacy resources for grades K-6 and World Language resources for grades 7-12 will be on display at the HSE Administration Office during the noted times. Parents and staff are invited to preview the selections and offer feedback during the below dates and times:

Educational Resources Review

May 9

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

HSE Administration Office

Educational Resources Review

May 10

8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

HSE Administration Office


Information from Hamilton Southeastern Schools

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:

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 Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School at 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)

Response to Instruction (RtI) is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched 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.


HSE Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSE’s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.


Mudsock Information

Boys Volleyball is BACK this Spring:

Due to interest, Mudsock Youth Volleyball will be running sessions for 3rd - 8th graders from April 22nd - May 15th on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Participants can register NOW at Parents/guardians, thank you for letting us know if you'd like to coach on the online form. Learn everything you need to know, including the format here. We’ll see you on the courts soon! Questions? Email

Knights Travel Cheerleading Tryouts:

Calling all incoming 5th and 6th graders! Do you want to stunt, flip, jump, and cheer for the Knights Travel Football Team? Attend the callout meeting on April 25th for all the details. The Knights Cheerleading 2022 season tryouts will be held Sunday, May 15th, from 4:30-7 p.m. at DeVeau’s Gymnastics. Find information and registration details here.

Fall Sport Registration Opens May 1st:

Mark your calendars! Open registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, cross country, co-ed field hockey, fall baseball and softball will take place on May 1 – May 31st at Find fall season information from our leagues here.


Student Handbook

The elementary student handbook for all HSE students is located on the TCE website following the button below to view.