HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

February 19, 2016 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 97.02%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 1

Weekly Rotation Schedule

Monday, February 22nd - Day 2

Tuesday, February 23rd - Day 3

Wednesday, February 24th - Day 4

Thursday, February 25th - Day 5

Friday, February 26th - Day 6

Upcoming Events at HPE


23rd - 26th - After School Explorers

29th - ISTEP testing starts (3rd and 4th grade only)


8th - Parent Information Night with Dr. Bourff, 7 pm, New Britton Elementary

11th - End of 3rd quarter

14th - Flex Day

25th - HPE Spirit Wear Day

31st - Spring Classroom Parties, 1:30 pm


1st - 10th - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

14th - Kindergarten Round-Up, 5-7 pm

15th - HPE Spirit Wear Day

Holidays and Observances


13 - Daylight Savings Time begins

17th - St. Patrick's Day

20th - Spring Begins

25th - Good Friday

27th - Easter

Lunch Menu - Week of February 22nd

Mon. - Day 2 - Taco Scoops

Tues. - Day 3 - Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wed. - Day 4 - Pizza Calzone with Marinara Sauce

Thurs. - Day 5 - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Fri. - Day 6 - Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

**In the event of a two-hour delay, breakfast will not be served.

ISTEP Testing

Third and Fourth grade students will be taking ISTEP testing on the following dates: February 29th, March 1st, March 2nd, March 3rd, and March 4th. It is very important that your child be at school during their testing dates/times. Please try to avoid scheduling any appointments for your child during ISTEP testing. Please check with your child’s classroom teacher for exact testing times for the dates above. Thank you for your help!

Counselor's Corner

I had the privilege of visiting the second grade classrooms this week and presenting a caring classroom lesson. We discussed the importance of showing caring toward friends. We also read the story, Kind Kurt, and discussed how the character showed caring throughout the story. I enjoyed visiting your child’s classroom and look forward to visiting again soon.


Nancy Logue

School Counselor

Don't Forget to Order Your School Yearbook!

Reserve your $15 yearbook now! The number of extra books will be limited. You may pay online at http://printmore.theyearbookshop.com/harrisonparkwayelementary, or with cash or check (made payable to Harrison Parkway Elementary). In order to ensure you receive your copy, please preorder by: Monday, February 29th.


This semester we will regularly highlight HSE21 practices in our weekly newsletter. Our goal is to share with HPE families the shift in instruction and learning and the ways in which technology amplifies the instruction we provide our students. We are excited to share these examples to keep you informed about instruction in the elementary setting today and the future as we move to 1:1 in the elementary setting.

The clip below illustrates how technology can meaningfully amplify literacy instruction for our youngest learners. In addition to their traditional Reading and Writing Workshop with book making and small group reading conferences, students maintain organized electronic folders for their quick work at literacy stations - and, they can easily share their learning with you at home!

· Audio Books: build background on a topic or model reading fluency

· Phonemic Awareness: reinforcement through game play

· Building Word Families: application of a word pattern to other words


HPE Music News

First Grade Music Visits

During the week of March 28th, parents of first grade students are invited to attend their child's music class. Letters of information have gone home with your student. Background checks and viewing the anti-bullying video is required of all parents who plan to attend.


Bass Tone Open Tone

Combinations you create Pass the beat Clapping Games

"Heartbeat" Projects

Students in grades one and three recently experienced drumming. Sounds were heard from conga drums, bucket drums, djembes, tubanos, bass drums and objects.

If you wish to enrich this component of music making and involve your family, browse the website at http://www.bongoboymusic.com/. Community Drum Circles are held on Thursday evenings at 7 pm. All ages are welcome and there is no cost.

HSE 21 Information

Beginning 2016 - 2017 School Year for Elementary Schools--

As HSE continues to expanded the 1:1 program, each student currently in grades 5 - 8 requires an iPad during the day at school. Each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school beginning in the fall of 2016. Device requirements for the iPad are as follows:

Model Requirement: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, iPad Air 2

(Note: an iPad Mini of any model does not meet NWEA or ISTEP testing hardware requirements)

Memory Size: 16 GB or greater

Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed.

Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad for $125 per school year (rental includes iPad 2 or newer model, insurance, case, charging cord and brick). Visit http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/hse21/ to find more information about HSE’s 1:1 program.

HPE Cafeteria News

February Birthdays will be celebrated on February 23rd. Any student who purchases a complete Meal will receive a Rice Krispie Treat.

Parents please make sure you are signed up thru Skyward to receive low balance emails for your students lunch account. As per HSE policy for elementary students “If a student is at $0.00 they are allowed to charge one meal. Once the account is negative the student should be given a debit meal until the account is in positive standing or they have money in hand to cover the purchase.”

When sending cash in with your student please put it in an envelope with their name, student ID number, and teacher's name. When sending in money please write your child’s. full name, student ID number and teachers name on the envelope. For checks write your child’s ID number on the memo line. Please write your child’s student ID number on checks.

As a reminder if there is a two hour delay breakfast will not be served. On half days we do serve breakfast.

If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated. When packing your child’s lunch please remember to include eating utensils for them.

Due to limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings) each day. Please call the office by 9:30 AM. If you are ordering a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call in. Please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants. You must have a valid background check on file, have watched the anti-bullying video, and completed the video survey. Please do not use cell phones during your visit. Per HSE student private policy, taking pictures are prohibited.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

Attendance Line Voicemail

If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at leas one week prior to the absence.

Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.

Sign In Procedures

As a reminder, the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front of the drive by the school's front doors. Please have your child exit from the passenger side of all vehicles. Students should stay in their seatbelts/safety seats until your vehicle has come to a complete stop and your child is ready to get out of the car. Please only dismiss and receive your child at the front of the school. Do not release students from the back of the line so they mush walk past other cars releasing children. It is imperative that cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing students as this creates an unsafe situation for our children. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and drive in the morning and afternoon, as both are high-traffic times. Thank you for your part in keeping our children safe.

Lost & Found

Harrison Parkway Elementary has a Lost & Found located by the Music Room for any lost items. If your child may have lost something at school, please check the Lost & Found. At the end of each month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!


After School Explorers-

ASE starts Tuesday, February 23rd. For those with children participating, don’t forget that each child needs a permission slip each day they are attending ASE. Please note any concerns with the daily snack and that your child is going to the Y program after ASE is done. Thank you for your assistance in making ASE a success!

PTO Meeting-

The final PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Free babysitting provided in the gym. During the meeting, we will honor all of our parent volunteers with yummy goodness as well as elect new executive officers for 2016-17 school year. Additional agenda items will be added.

Related to the final meeting of the year: if you are interested in an executive or committee chair position, please contact any of the current PTO executive board: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/HPE/pto/. We value your involvement!


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

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HSSF - Game Day 2016

Tickets on sale now for the best game in town: GAME DAY 16 - Friday, February 26th, 6:30-10:00 pm at Conner Prairie. Enjoy a casual, adult-only evening with friends, school and community leaders, and Indianapolis Colts Guard Joe Reitz! Proceeds from each $65 ticket are targeted toward innovative teacher grants and spreading STEM programs throughout our 21 school district. Grab your favorite sports jersey and visit www.hsefoundation.org while tickets last.

HSE Foundation Game Day Silent Auction

Help our school win up to $2,000 from 5/3 Bank! Follow this link to check out our school’s basket in the HSE Foundation Game Day silent auction: https://qtego.net/qlink/purchase/?id=hsefoundation.php . While you’re there don’t forget to look for other family fun items like a classroom date with Angela Buchman, dinner with the Fishers Fire Department or family trip to Cincinnati!

City of Fishers Creates New Opportunities for Resident Engagement

After outlining 2015 priorities in his State of the City address, Mayor Fadness emphasized the importance of resident engagement and the lasting impact that engagement has on our community. Within the last year, residents have risen to that challenge by volunteering to mentor, beautifying public spaces and even getting more engaged with City Council meetings and Mayor’s Night Out events to learn about community happenings. Once again, the City of Fishers is offering another opportunity for residents to improve their knowledge of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Teaming up with Robert Leming, National Director of We the People program, the City of Fishers is offering a 6 week course titled Constitution 101 for residents 18 and older. Classes will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will take place on Tuesdays, ending on Tuesday, Mar. 29. Classes are free to attend and take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium or at the Fishers Fire Department as indicated.

Each participant will receive the We the People: The Citizen and The Constitution textbook and a pocket constitution. We the People is sponsored by the Fishers City Council, Hamilton Southeastern Schools and the Indiana Bar Foundation. While free to attend, registration is required.

Additional information about weekly meeting topics, and to secure a spot in We the People, please visit www.fishers.in.us/WTP. Questions about the program can be directed to Robert Leming at leming@civiced.org.

Post the Perfect Picture with Help from Fishers Parks & Recreation

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flicker, thanks to our cell phone we’re all photographers! Fishers Parks & Recreation wants to help you capture the perfect picture on the one device that’s almost always in your back pocket. Residents ages 16 and older are invited to Cell Phone Photography 101, a two-week class that takes place at the Roy G. Memorial Park building, March 11 and 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your device as you practice new photo-taking techniques, explore photo editing apps and learn how to add fun captions to enhance your photos!

Cell Phone Photography 101 is a great program to learn more about your mobile device and how it can help you capture unforgettable moments in your life. Participants should have a mobile device that they can bring to class and should already know how to work their mobile device. Registration for this program costs $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

Registration can be completed online, today!

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Fishers Parks & Recreation

This St. Patty’s Day, let Fishers Parks & Recreation help you celebrate! Children ages 2 through 10 are invited to stop by the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building with a parent for Shamrock Pottery. Taking place on Saturday, March 12 from 1 to 2 p.m., this program offers an opportunity to spend quality time with your child while doing something fun.

During Shamrock Pottery each child will have the opportunity to create their own shamrock shaped dish. All supplies will be provided and no prior experience is necessary to register for this program. After painting is complete, one of our staff members will read The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day to the group! All finished pottery creations will be available for pickup from the Fishers Parks & Recreation office, located at 11565 Brooks School Road, seven days after the program concludes.

Secure a spot in this program by registering online, today!

Enjoy a Fun Afternoon with Fishers Parks & Recreation

You’ve seen the wallets, bookmarks and pencil pouches made out of duct tape, and in this program you’ll create your own! Fishers Parks & Recreation invites young adults ages 9 through 14 for Duct Tape Creations. Taking place on Monday, March 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Billericay Park Building, Duct Tape Creations offers a fun afternoon getting crafty. This program costs $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents. Space in this program is limited and registration is due by March 7.

Head online to secure a spot today!

Fishers Parks & Recreation Releases 2016 Summer Camp Programs

Summer is quickly approaching, which means many Fishers families are exploring options for their children. Fishers Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that the 2016 summer camp brochure is now live. This summer over 30 diverse camps run from the first week in June through the first week in August, meaning your child can enjoy a summer of fun at local parks.

Summer camps offer a well-rounded experience that includes the opportunity to learn new ideas, socialize with new friends and enjoy time outdoors. Each camp is built around a specific theme ensuring your camper is able to explore a topic they’re interested in learning about. Summer camp registration opens on March 1, and families are encouraged to keep a few things in mind leading up to registration:

  • For ease when registering at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office (located at 11565 Brooks School Road), please complete your registration form before registration day. As a reminder, t-shirt sizes are listed in youth sizes.
  • Discuss your child’s second choice. Summer camps fill quickly, and it’s always helpful to have a back-up camp in mind in case your first choice is already sold out.
  • Registration can be completed online, but you’ll need your registration information. If you are having trouble logging into the website, please give our office a call today at (317) 595-3150.

Browse the summer camp brochure and visit our camp page to learn more about our summer camp program. Families are also encouraged to browse our Facebok page for parent testimonies and videos from previous summer camps. We look forward to helping your family get registered, soon!

Fishers Police Department Teen Academy

The 15th annual Fishers Police Department Teen Academy will be held June 20th - 24th in conjunction with the Fishers YMCA. This year’s academy will be held at Riverside Intermediate in Fishers. The academy is one week of law enforcement type training that will allow teens to better understand how law enforcement works. The academy will also allow teens to get to know several officers through a variety of social activities.

Each day will begin at 9:00am. The teens will start each day with physical exercise. The students will then attend classroom training followed by practical hands on skills to reinforce the lesson of the day. Each day will conclude with a social activity between officers and students. Parents can pick up their teen at 3:30pm.

"The children in our community are very important to us and with the success of Teen Academy, we are excited to work with the kids again this year." - Chief George Kehl.

The purpose of the academy is to allow teens to better understand police officers and to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. Officers will teach blocks of instruction on various topics such as making traffic stops, meeting our K-9 units and learning how they work with police, learning about the Fishers Dive Team, meeting our Crime Scene Investigators, learning about Internet Safety and much more. Students will have classroom instruction as well as practical "role play" training each day.

The academy is open to any applicant 13 years of age or older. Applicants must be enrolled in a junior high or high school in Fishers. Each applicant is subject to a screening process and therefore walk-ins will not be allowed. We only have 40 spots available for this year’s academy! If you are interested, please contact Officer Cory Robinson at robinsonc@fishers.in.us to begin the screening process.

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

Click this button to learn more about Spring 2016 sports.

Spring 2016 Registration Update - Registrations for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Many sports have limited openings so register as soon as possible. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website, www.hsesports.org.

Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Evaluations - Rec league evaluation dates are listed below. It is very important that every player attend their designated evaluation session. Players should report 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

5th and 6th Grade - Saturday, February 27 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1
Last name A-H - 1:30 p.m.
Last name I-O – 3:30 p.m.
Last name P-Z – 5:00 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade - Saturday, March 5 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1

Last name A-M - 1:30 p.m.

Last name N-Z - 2:30 p.m.

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Rec Callout Meeting - A callout informational session for parents interested in the rec league will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Billericay’s community room.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball Evaluations - March 5 - 6 - Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym #1
Players are requested to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time. Registration will be required and girls will go through the evaluation in groups. All girls interested in pitching should report to the pitching evalaution. Please allow 45-60 minutes to complete the entire evaluation process.

*Please Note* - Only 8U players interested in playing All-Stars need to be evaluated. There are NO evaluations for the 5/6U leagues.

Saturday, March 5
8U - Interested All-Stars Only 12:30 p.m.
10U - Last Name A-L 12:45-2:00 p.m.
10U - Last Name M-Z 2:15-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
12U 1:00-2:30 p.m.
14U 2:45-4:00 p.m.


email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Future Tiger Club

We are excited to announce the 2016 “Future Tiger Baseball Club”! The Club is recommended for all boys and girls who currently support the Fishers Tigers Baseball team, but are not currently at the high school level.

Whether you are a baseball player looking forward to becoming Tiger, or a supporter and fan of the program, you’ll find the membership options and benefits a great value! The “Future Tiger Baseball Club” is the easiest way for young fans to become acquainted with the program and we can’t wait for you to become involved!!!

Click on the link below to find out more about what a Future Tiger Club membership includes. Dugout Club website: www.fishersbaseballdugoutclub.com

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information about the library and programs that are offered!


When a photograph dies, a part of history is lost. Do you have any historic old photographs of Noblesville or Hamilton County tucked away in boxes, drawers or cabinets? Any pre-1965 photographs of buildings, homes or structures that no long exist, or of special events such as church homecomings, family reunions, parades or gatherings held in local places?

Don’t let time and deterioration take a toll on those special pictures. On Saturday, February 20 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., you are encouraged to bring your old photos to the Indiana Room at the Noblesville Library to have them scanned and digitized. You will retain the originals and receive digital copies on DVD or your own flash drive. With your permission, a digital copy will become part of the Indiana Room collection and Indiana Memory website. Copyrighted photos cannot be accepted. Each scanning session is limited to ten photos please. For those with larger collections, appointments can be made at a later time.

Help the library capture and share the visual history of our community, plan to participate in this special event! For further information, please call the Indiana Room at 317-770-3206.