Cardinal Post

TCE Student Publication October 2021

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

By:Ava,Addie and Julia

Monday, October 25th through Friday, November 20th- Student-Led Conferences

Friday, November 12th - E-Learning

Wednesday, November 24th- Friday, November 26th- NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break


Fall Book Fair

By: Nellie and Harper

Did you know that the TCE had a book fair? There were lots of your favorite books at the book fair. In person, your family was able to come back to school and shop from 3:00 to 6:00p.m on Oct 26th-27th. This year the book fair was open after school and online. If you couldn't attend in person, you can still shop online using the link below from October 24th-November 7th. There’s lots of books you maybe haven’t heard of yet, like a new I Survived book! Tell your friends and family to shop the online book fair and purchase a new book! Parents, all the money you use for books, will be helping our school library out a lot!

Our TCE Book Fair has been a huge success so far! Our total sales are already over $10,000! That means our library will receive more than $2,000 to spend on books and possible author visits. Thank you for coming to shop the Book Fair in-person this week. Our in-person Book Fair is over. If you were not able to come or still want to shop for books, our Online Book Fair will remain open through November 7. Books will ship directly to your home!


  • Tuesday, October 26 from 3:00-6:30 pm after school at TCE!

  • Wednesday, October 27 from 3:00-6:30 pm after school at TCE!

  • Online shopping available from October 24-November 7!


A Note to Morning Car Rider Families


We are asking for your help. With our earlier school day start time, we are thinking through the safety and efficiency of the car rider line.

Beginning Monday, November 1, students will unload along the sidewalk in between the safety cones marked “UNLOADING ZONE.” Staff members will continue to be along the sidewalk ensuring safety as students exit their cars.

How you can help:

  1. Please make every effort to have your child seated on the passenger side of the car so they can independently step out of the car onto the sidewalk.
  2. To keep the line moving, it is also helpful for your child to have all their belongings ready prior to your arrival to the “UNLOADING ZONE.”
  3. As soon as all cars are safely stopped within the “UNLOADING ZONE,” staff members will motion for students to exit the vehicles. ***We ask that regardless of where you are in the “UNLOADING ZONE” (toward the front or back), you allow your child to exit when the adults give the signal to do so.

We greatly appreciate your help and consideration!


The TCE Car Rider Line Crew


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!


Blue Ribbon School

By: Audrey Thompson

The blue ribbon was awarded to our school!

Because we have a great staff and amazing teachers.

We can not explain how excited we are to be able to share this with everyone.

For some students it is there last year at TCE and were so happy that we can leave on a high note. Something we did to celebrate that we got the blue ribbon is have a PJ day. It was not just one person who helped us get the blue ribbon it was all of us.

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Related Arts

By: Sonu Tadi

This year we have 5 related arts. One of them is P.E. which stands for physical education. In P.E. Mrs.Duncan is the teacher. In P.E. In P.E we do fun games like doge ball. There is also music and this year we have a new teacher for music her name is Mrs.Hensley. In music we do games that go with songs. Another related arts that we have art with Mrs.Meyer. In art we do paintings, drawings and when you are fourth grade you will make your own puppet. We also have discovery with Miss.Walker. In discovery we just play, so it is basically extra recess. Our last one is global studies with Mrs.Chadwell. In global studies we learn about other places. These are the 5 related arts we have this year.

By: Evelyn Bos

In P.E. we have been doing dodgeball, line tag, and sharks and minnows.

In Global Studies we have been learning about South America. In South America we learn about Puru. In Puru we learned about Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu. In Discovery we get fresh air outside and get to play on a playground. In Music we learned what we do music. We also made a music note that represented us. Lastly in art we are making puppets.


By: Vivian Henry and Aubry Sieman

Music is fun in my opinion, because miss Hensley lets you play games that includes learning about music. We played a game where you have a parachute and you march to music them the music changes and you Gallup. You do that twice. Then the music changes again and miss Hensley yells out up and you lift up the parachute and she yells two colors and those people go under the parachute to another spot on the parachute.

Another fun thing we do in music is a wow party on Friday. A wow party is ware if you get three class wows. You get to vote on Thursday what your wow party is going to be. Things you can earn for a wow party: fidget party, bring a stuffed animal, silnt ball, night at the museum, and more.


By: Kendall Wilson

Hi, my name is Kendall Wilson. I’m in Mrs.Wallace class. My favorite place in the school is the P.E. Gym. I’m very passionate about P.E. Class.

I think it gives me determination to be athletic.

Every time you enter the Gym, you will start a game of sharks and minnows or Dodgeball. One of the reasons all of the kids like P.E. Is because of these games. When you are playing Dr. Dodgeball there is a Dr. behind the mat. You will rotate being a Dr. on each side once the song that plays finishes. If you get hit, that part of your body goes behind your back. If you get hit in the stomach or chest then the Dr will come out and bring a scooter to you. If the Dr is hit helping someone then the other team gets 6 points. It is fun and it makes kids laugh in my perspective. Ms. Duncan brings the energy to the room. She makes it even more fun! She makes everyone feel confident. She routes us on like she is our coach. She has been inspiring me since 2nd grade.

Stay positive, have fun when you are in the gym. Keep the energy up! Thanks Ms Duncan for being the best P.E. Teacher ever!


By: Cara Birch and Thanishka Yenti

In art this year we are mocking puppets and me and Thanishka would like to share a little bit about making puppets. The first step to making puppets is you need to make the shape of what animal puppet with a ball of clay. And remember it can not be a human or a fish those are to hard. Also you want to make sure you don’t have your clay hot you want it to be cold if it’s hot then it will melt. The next step to making a puppet is getting permission and help to papermache. The next step is you have to learn how to paper mache make sure you have 20 layers. Then when you are done with the 20 layers you paper mache with paper towels. And after that Mrs.Myer is going to cut open your puppet. Then you will make the stand you’re puppet stands on so it doesn’t break. Then you will paint the puppet and put in the library or the art show. That’s how you make puppets

By: Aubree Uzubell

We are working on the puppet project only 4th graders can make it. You have to have a shoe box to hold all of your materials, you also need newspaper plastic container,and a paper towel roll.Then you start Making your animal head,with the clay then you add the neck with the paper towel roll add some tape to make stay on. You can use the newspaper and the paste to make layers then you use the paper towel to make the skin.
Then you have to remove all of the clay ounce you did that you can paint a white layer of paint on the head then you can paint the eyes and mouth with the color of your animal. Why can you only do and animal you may ask well one year a 4th grade class they tried to do a football player but it ended up scary looking so that’s why.



By: Sadie Nguyen

Hello people, today we are going to talk about recess! There are many reasons why I choose recess. One thing we can do in recess is we can interact with people. You can also just relax and have fun. Some times, you can just go outside and smell the fresh air of nature. Recess is a good place to play and get energized. You know what’s relaxing at recess, getting your favorite book, get a healthy snack, and start reading. Do you love when it’s quiet out there? Everybody has a opinion for everything. But, this is why I joined news letter club. I wrote my opinion about recess.


After School We Play Pokemon

By: Aaron Sharma and Cameron Reinhardt

Pokémon is a card game, video game on Nintendo switch, tv show, and a movie. Pikachu is one of the most popular Pokémon and so is Charizard. Eevee is the cutest Pokémon. Another way to say Pokémon is pocket monsters. The slogan for Pokémon is got to catch em all. There are so many types of Pokémon. There are fairy, darkness, dragon, fire, water, grass, Metal, Psychic, normal ,and Rock Pokémon. There are also many rankings when you play. There are GX rankings, Vmax rankings, V rankings and even EX rankings. There are tag team rankings, there are mega rankings and there are ultra beast rankings. Below are what we think are the top ten Pokémon.

Top ten best Pokémon

1. Lunala

2. Solgaleo

3. Ultra necrozma

4. Mega mewtwo x and y

5. Kyogre

6. Groudon

7. Rayquaza

8. Giratina

9. Dialga

10. Palkia

8. Arceus


Our Learning Story


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


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.


Water Bottles

Our drinking fountains have been turned back off. 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 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.
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Mudsock Information

Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates:

Recreational Basketball News:

  • Boys Basketball - Athletes in grades 2nd, 3rd and 6th will begin practicing this Saturday, October 30th. The 1st, 4th and 5th grade divisions will begin practice on November 6th. Please note the kindergarten division kicks off in January. More information here.
  • Girls Basketball - Athletes in kindergarten – 8th grade will take to the courts beginning Saturday, November 6th, for their first practices. We are excited to welcome a record number of female athletes. The league is finalizing team assignments and players should expect to hear from their coaches by early next week.

*Co-ed high school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of November.

Spring Program Registration:

Mark your calendars! Registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field opens January 1st at Season information including divisions and program fees will be updated on our site at the end of December. Need a refresher over our registration periods? Find them here.

Calling All High Schoolers! MYA is looking for high school volunteers to be youth coaches in our leagues. Find the flyer here.


Student Handbook

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