Rocket Fuel

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

Upcoming Events

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

PTO's Read-a-thon Kickoff September 12th (details below)

Fall Picture Day September 26th

Book Fees Due October 3rd

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

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.


The PTO wants to thank everyone who has already registered, shared their webpage(s), and donated to our fundraiser to support Hoosier Road Elementary. We are getting close to reaching our first school wide goal of $4,000. If we reach this goal by September 15th, everyone will be rewarded with a silly sock day at school! Make sure your students are registered to log minutes and have a chance to earn some fun prizes. Our reading portion of the event will kick off on Monday!

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.

Calling all 4th Graders

Are you in 4th grade and enjoy learning & spelling new words? If so, please join Mrs. Washburn on Wednesday, September 14th for the first Spell Bowl meeting. Spell Bowl will always meet in Mrs. Washburn's room (room 6) at 2:15PM. Your child will be given a calendar of the practice dates at the call out meeting (there will be 8-10 meetings from 2:15-3:15PM; we know this conflicts with Choir so please reach out to Mrs. Washburn if your child is wanting to participate in both after school activities).

Mrs. Washburn will meet parents at the front entrance (Door 1) to dismiss students on Spell Bowl afternoons. Please be sure to update your child's School Dismissal Manager if they are allowed to stay after for practice!

Students may access the link below to begin their Spell Bowl journey!

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.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture