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Fall Creek Intermediate - November 26, 2017

Lost & Found

The latest collection of lost & found will be donated on Monday, December 18th. With the colder temps jackets will be missed. Please have your child check out the table by the recess doors.

Notes from the Nurse

Now that colder weather is upon us, please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, gloves, etc. The clinic does not have any of these items on hand. If your child is missing something from earlier this year, have them check the lost and found table inside the recess door.


The clinic is in need of gently used boys and girls pants. Leggings, sweatpants, joggers, etc. that your child has outgrown can be loaned to other students if they fall and get wet at recess. Break is a great time to purge your child's closet of these items!

Congratulations to the October Students of the Month!!

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FCI takes 1st Place at Spell Bowl State Championship!!

The Fall Creek Intermediate Spell Bowl Team won the State Championship in the competition on November 16, 2017.


The team swept the competition with all spellers receiving a PERFECT score! We are so proud of the dedication each student showed in preparing for this competition. Their hard work definitely paid off!


Spell Bowl Team Members:

Siran Ganesh

Lauren Nolan

Rachel Ang

Emily Everett

Abir Vaid

Drew Manges

McKenna Crace

Sanjana Malineni

Juli Goss

Anvi Palav

Myleah Clements

Quinn Albert

Coach: Leslie Johnson


The Spell Bowl Team will be having an ice cream party after school on Tuesday, November 28, until 3:30.

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Counselor's Corner

The holiday season is upon us!


Although this time of year can be filled with many fun events, it can also be a stressful time for both students and parents. The following tips may help you manage family stress during this busy season.


1. Sleep & Exercise – Getting plenty of sleep and exercise is crucial to get through the holiday season.

2. Maintain Schedules – The holidays can be hectic and maintaining your child’s daily 3. schedule can go a long way in reducing their stress (and yours!).

3. Learn To Say No - Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Friends & family will understand if you can't participate in every activity.

4. Take A Breather - Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes taking a walk with your kids or reading a book may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do.

5. Plan Ahead – Planning ahead for menus, groceries, gift buying, etc. will prevent the last minute scrambling. Finding a grocery store that has a turkey at noon on Thanksgiving can be a little stress inducing.

6. Be Realistic - The holidays don't have to be perfect to be enjoyable. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well.

7. Have Fun & SMILE – Laughter and big smile are powerful stress-relief medicines.

Science Bowl Tryouts - 11/30

Attention all science enthusiasts!


The 2017-2018 FCI science bowl team will be holding tryouts on November 30th after school.


This year during our meetings the science team will conduct experiments, gather data, and learn more about Earth Science as we prepare for our state competition.


For more information grab a sign-up sheet from outside Mr. Zook's room, the front office, the club hub or follow this link to print off a copy.


If you cannot stay after on the 30th, please let Mr. Zook know (sczook@hse.k12.in.us) and he will work around your conflicts.

Math Bowl Tryouts - 12/12

Attention students interested in representing FCI in the annual math bowl competition. Tryouts will be held on December 12th. Meetings will be before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to the annual competition on February 22nd.


Students interested in math bowl should pick up information outside Mr. Gray’s room, the front office, the club hub or click this link to print off a copy.

Will You Rise to the Challenge on 11/28?

An HSE Schools holiday tradition is right around the corner. Every year, the largest charitable holiday known as #GivingTuesday kicks off the giving season. This special day – designed to restore the spirit of the season – is in direct response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


You can help HSE Schools earn up to $26,000 in matching funds from local philanthropists. On 11.28.17, David Becker Family, Allen and Melissa Bourff, Kevin and Shelly Clasen Family, Bud and Karen Colglazier, John and Amy DeLucia, Joe and Florie Eaton, Kevin and Diana Ephlin Family, Bill French, Fritz in Fishers, Michelle and Greg Fullhart, The Henderson Family, Todd and Denise Huston, Walt and Sheila Kelly, John and Kyle Kroehler, Tom Long of Long and Associates CPA, John McDonald, Kurt and Cathy Meyer Family, John and Dorothy Mills, Tracy and Jessica Mills Family, Jodi and Greg Osmun, Mike and Paula Peterson, Terry and Lisa Tolle, Corby Thompson, and anonymous donors are launching an around the clock match every hour of GivingTuesday!


Double your impact on local schools by visiting www.hsefoundation.org to make a donation and proclaim your #HSSFunselfie!

FCI Night with the Pacers - Orders Due 12/6

Looking for an gift idea for the holidays for someone? We have the perfect opportunity!


You are invited to participate in a Lucas Oil Family Night with the Indiana Pacers. Invite your friends and family as we sit together as a group and receive a special discounted ticket price! Additionally, a portion of each ticket purchased gets donated right back to Fall Creek Intermediate School!


By purchasing tickets through this offer, you will also:

  • Receive a FREE Gift (Pacers Branded Hat)

  • Receive a food voucher for a hot dog, chips, & Pepsi product

  • See your group’s name in lights on the LED ribbon board at halftime

  • Have an opportunity to shoot a free throw on the main floor after the game


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nickie Caffee' Robinson @ Nickie@nickiecmakeup.com.


Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

7:00pm


Click here for the order for and more information. Ticket order deadline is 12/6. The tickets will be mailed to you by the Pacers before Christmas.

Holiday Bazaar at Hoosier Road Elementary - 12/9

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6th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts - 1/4-1/5/2018

Tryouts will be Thursday, January 4th and Friday January 5th after school until 5pm. A physical form should be filled out by the first game. Good luck to all who try out!!


Click here for the permission slip.

Holiday Meal from the Cafeteria - 12/13

A Holiday Meal will be served on December 13th.


Chicken Cordon Bleu

Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes

Broccoli

Strawberries

Dinner Roll

Gingerbread Cookie

Dine & Donate - El Camino Real - 12/14

Join us on Thursday, December 14th from 5pm-9pm at El Camino Real (11681 Brooks School Road) for our next FCI Dine & Donate event. Just mention that you are with Fall Creek Intermediate. The offer is valid for both dine in or carry out.


Hope to see you there!

FCI Teams Up with Goodwill

Fall Creek Intermediate and HSE school district have teamed up with Goodwill to collect donations. HSE schools will receive a Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to those in need for every 13-gallon bag of gently used clothing received. The FCI bin is located in the music hallway near the display cases.


http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/fci/hot_topics/collectconnect_hse_schools.pdf

Homework Hotline

The Rose-Hulman Institue is here to help you with your math and science questions. Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline is a free service with student-tutors available Sundays – Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (ET). You can call a tutor at 877-Ask-Rose (877-275-7673) or chat with a tutor at AskRose.org. You can also email tutors by visiting AskRose.org, at any time and they will respond during operating hours.


Now is the time for a strong start to the school year, and we are ready to help.

Interested in more information about us? Check out AskRose.org

PTO Board Members

Thank you to the following PTO board members for the upcoming school year!

******* CALENDARS*******

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, November 27, rot. C2

  • 3:30-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Practice


Tuesday, November 28, rot. C3

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir
  • 5:30 -7:30pm - Boys Basketball Game @ Home vs. Hamilton Heights


Wednesday, November 29, rot. C4

  • 7:00am - Student Council


Thursday, November 30, rot. C5

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir
  • 3:00-4:00pm - FCI Connect
  • 3:15-5:15pm - Boys Basketball Game @ Riverside Intermediate


Friday, December 1, rot. I1


Monday, December 4, rot. I2

  • 3:30-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Practice


Tuesday, December 5, rot. I3

  • 2:55-3:55pm - Drone Club
  • 3:00-4:30pm - Boys Basketball Practice
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir Rehearsal


Wednesday, December 6, rot. I4

  • 2:55-3:55pm - Drone Club
  • 5:30-7:30pm - Boys' basketball game AWAY @ Mt. Vernon
  • 6:00pm - Choir Concert Performance


Thursday, December 7, rot. I5

  • 2:55-3:55pm - Drone Club
  • 5:30-7:30pm - Boys Basketball Game @ Home vs. Carmel


Friday, December 8, rot. F1

  • 9:30-11:00am - PTO Meeting
  • 3:00-4:30pm - Boys Basketball Practice


Monday, December 11, rot. F2

  • 3:30-5:00pm - Boys Basketball Practice


Tuesday, December 12, rot. F3

  • 2:55-3:55pm - Drone Club


Wednesday, December 13, rot. F4

  • 7:00am - Student Council
  • 2:55-3:55pm - Drone Club


Thursday, December 14, rot. F5

  • 2:55-3:55pm - Drone Club
  • 3:00-4:00pm - FCI Connect
  • 5:30-7:30pm - Boys Basketball Game @ HIJH


Friday, December 15, rot. C1

  • 3:00-4:30pm - Boys Basketball Practice


Monday, December 18, rot. C2

  • 5:30-7:30pm - Boys Basketball Game Home vs. Anderson Highland


Tuesday, December 19, rot. C3

  • 2:55-3:55pm - Drone Club
  • 3:00-5:00pm - Girls Basketball Practice


Wednesday, December 20, rot. C4

2:55-3:55pm - Drone Club

District Calendar - 2017-18

Check out the district calendar for 2017-18 and associated dates: https://goo.gl/yzgyYC

**** IMPORTANT FCI PROCEDURES****

Transportation Change/Early Dismissal Notification

Please follow the below process when your child has a transportation change or early dismissal. Following this process ensures that the office and teachers are informed of the change(s).


Transportation Change / Early Dismissal Notification Process

Follow one of the below steps to notify the school of your child’s change.


Send a note with your child in the morning


Send an email to the office staff and your child’s teacher



Last minute changes during the school day:

  • Call the office at 317-915-4220
  • Change of Transportation: the office needs to be notified by 1:30 to assure all parties involved are notified of transportation changes. Especially now that we only have 5 min. to pack them up and send the buses on their way.


After school hours:

  • Call the attendance line at 317-915-4228


Please include the following in your note and/or message:

  • child's full name
  • homeroom teacher
  • time of early dismissal
  • nature of dismissal (e.g., doctor appointment, physical therapy, etc.)
  • your full name
  • contact telephone # in the event of questions


*Passes are sent to students with changes/dismissal times in an attempt to reduce interruptions during class.


If an absence is due to a doctor's appointment, remember to send the doctor's excuse note to school for attendance purposes. Medical absences are recorded differently according to our state/district attendance policies.


Do not communicate absence/early dismissal/transportation changes solely to the teacher. This information must go through the office. While you may also notify the teacher, if the teacher is not present at school and information is sent to him/her, the office will not be knowledgeable of the information.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE --- Pick-up/Drop-offs

If your child is a car rider, it is imperative that drivers pick-up/drop-off students in the line that forms along the outside of the parking lot/curb. To be more specific, do NOT park your car and walk your child across the parking lot to the sidewalk at drop-off in the morning. Do NOT park your car and walk up to the curb to walk your child from the curb to through the parking lot during pick-up.

ALL exchanges for which you need to park will require you to accompany your child into the office to drop-off and sign in OR pick-up your child from the office and sign out. While this may add a few extra minutes to the exchange, the safety of all is our utmost concern.

In addition, if you arrive early to drop-off students and decide to park in the lot until drop-off begins, you MUST get in the line to drop your child off at the front and not cut through and jump to the front of the line. Do NOT cut to the front of the line. Given that on any given day we have hundreds of students dropped off, it is imperative that everyone follows the procedures. Safety of all is imperative. Thank you in advance.


school note forms - https://goo.gl/EgroKY

Texting/Emailing during school day NOT allowed

In an effort to keep instructional time as free from distraction as possible, do not email or text your child during the school day. Please contact the office should you need to get a message to your child.


Students will be reminded of the following:


  • Absolutely NO texting/personal emailing during the school day (7:35 a.m.-2:55 p.m.) to students OR parents via any type of program/app/etc. Consequences will be given should this occur. [Students staying for after school events may utilize such technology after school.]
  • If a student is not feeling well, he/she must go to the nurse's office and NOT email or text parent without speaking with the nurse. Contact regarding illness/pickup must be communicated through the nurse.
  • Notifications on iPad should be turned off during the school day.
  • If students receive texts/emails during the school day, they should immediately notify their teacher or staff member.
  • We realize there may be a need for communication between students working collaboratively during the school day. However, it should only be done at teacher direction/approval.
  • Texting/emailing that does occur outside of school is a parental approval issue. However, if content of texting/emailing outside of school negatively impacts/affects the school environment, there may be consequences that are imposed at school.


Remember...if you need to get a message to your child during the school day, please call the office at 915-4220. All other situations should be resolved outside the school day.

Falcon Flyer Frequency

Please look for a Skylert to be sent twice a month from FCI providing you with a link to the most recent FALCON FLYER newsletter. This will be how we will keep you up-to-date with events and happenings at FCI. Please feel free to share the link with other FCI families who may have not received the Skylert. In addition, please suggest to them that they verify current contact information in Skyward as this is where information for future Skylerts is pulled from. Communication is extremely important to us, and we value your involvement!

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