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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 9-1-17

Reminder! School will be closed Monday, September 4th in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Upcoming Events

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

What's Cooking?

Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.

The Launching Pad Café

Lunch Menu for the week of September 5th

Monday: No School-Labor Day

Tuesday: Cheese Omelet with Bacon and Bagel

Wednesday: Breaded Chicken Sandwich with Baked Beans

Thursday: Ravioli with Meat Sauce and Garlic Toast

Friday: Potato Crunch Fish Bites with Mac&Cheese

Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.

Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.

PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.

No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.

Pasta Bowl 2017

Hoosier Road Elementary Goal: 1000 pounds of pasta

HSE District Goal: 17000 pounds of pasta

Collection Dates: September 5th - 8th

How can you help? Bring pasta to school to donate for local families in need.

What to donate? Any type of dry, uncooked pasta.

When should I bring in the pasta? September 5th - 8th

Get Fired Up for the annual HSE Pasta Bowl. Several schools within our district are coming together to help support more than 4 local hunger relief organizations by collecting pasta for the 2017 Pasta Bowl. In addition to collecting boxes of pasta; the Pasta Bowl is also designed to help raise awareness for the local 1 in 7 students that struggle with food insecurity. This number increases to 1 in 4 students in some of our HSE buildings and we need your help! We are asking the you combine forces with HRE and help us achieve our goal of at least 1000 pounds of pasta to donate to this year's collection. Last year, HRE was the Elementary Pasta Bowl Champions and we want to make sure that we keep our title again this year by collecting ever MORE items! The best way to achieve this goal is by averaging one box of pasta per student. If HRE achieves their overall goal of 1000 pounds of pasta, then every class will be rewarded with an extra recess. To top that, the class that collects the most pasta within each grade level earns an extra special recess with Mr. Hurst and Mrs. Morales! Please join us as we come together to provide and serve our students in need right here in Fishers. Thank you for your support!

Weekly G.R.I.P. Winners

All HRE students know about G.R.I.P. - an acronym which stands for Gratitude Respect Integrity Purpose. Students may earn "GRIP SLIPS" by demonstrating any one of these character traits. Each week, teachers draw one name from their classroom Grip Slips and that student is the Grip Slip winner for the week from that classroom. Those names are then entered into a weekly drawing per grade level; one name is drawn per grade level and those names are mentioned in the Rocket Fuel. We are pleased to announce our Grip Slip winners for the week:

Kindergarten: Connor Snodgrass from Mrs. Sergi's class demonstrated Purpose.

1st Grade: Kariah Donaldson from Mrs. Gue's class demonstrated Purpose.

2nd Grade: Maleek Daouda from Mrs. Palfi's class demonstrated Purpose.

3rd Grade: Yanis Atmani from Miss. Otto's class demonstrated Purpose.

4th Grade: Jenna Bingham from Mrs. Lattal's class demonstrated Purpose.

Required Apps for Related Arts

Please click on the following link to find a list of required apps that will need to be installed on your child's iPad for their related arts classes.

Kindergarten - 2nd Graders

3rd - 4th Graders

Book Rental and iPad Fees

Your child's book and iPad rental fees have been posted to skyward. Payments can be made 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. Fees are due no later than September 29th. If you need to set up payment arrangements, please contact Jennifer Eichenauer at

Attention 4th Graders! It's SPELL BOWL Time!

Are you in 4th grade and enjoy learning & spelling new words? If so, please join Mrs. Washburn on Tuesday, September 12th for the first Spell Bowl meeting. Spell Bowl will always meet in Mrs. Washburn's room (room 4) at 8:00 AM. Your child will be given a calendar of the practice dates at the call out meeting (there will be 8-10 meetings from 8:00 - 8:40am).

The final Spell Bowl competition will be held on November 16th, time and location TBD.

Mrs. Washburn will meet students at the front entrance (Door 1) on Spell Bowl mornings. Please be prompt!

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

International Dot Day

Friday, September 15th, HRE will be celebrating International Dot Day! Please have your child wear polka dots on the 15th!

Seeking STEM Donations

Students have been so engaged in the activities during Hoosier Road's newest special- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The following items would be EVER so helpful for the building and creating we will do throughout the year:

  • Popsicle sticks (both regular size and jumbo size)
  • Paper towel cardboard rolls
  • Masking tape
  • Drinking straws
  • Toothpicks
  • Playdoh
  • Rubber bands
  • String
  • Plastic cups- 3 ounce or 5 ounce
  • Qtips

Thank you so much for supporting your students as they learn problem-solving skills as one of their specials this year! Please have your student bring the donations to the STEM room (donation bin will be located right outside the classroom door; thank you)!

Sincerely, Trish Lisa, STEM Instructional Assistant (

What to Do if You Suspect a Disability

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 Preschool Coordinator at Brooks School Elementary School, 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)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matches 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.

Show Your School Spirit

Our PTO is currently accepting orders for Spirit Wear! Please click here to print your order fom. The order forms must be completed and returned to your child's teacher no later than September 5th, 2017!
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Volunteers Needed!

The PTO needs your help! The HRE Carnival is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need many parents to help it run smoothly. Please consider taking an hour shift at the carnival on Friday, September 22nd by clicking on the link below. Thank you for supporting HRE!

Here's how it works in 2 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Sign up! (You will NOT need to register an account on Just choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

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