HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

December 11, 2015 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 97.06%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 4

Weekly Rotation Schedule

Monday, December 14th - Day 5

Tuesday, December 15th - Day 6

Wednesday, December 16th - Day 1

Thursday, December 17th - Day 2

Friday, December 18th - Day 3

Upcoming Events at HPE


18th - Classroom Holiday Parties 1:30-2:30 pm

18th - First Semester Ends. Last day of school before Winter Break!


5th - First day of school following Winter Break

15th - Half-Day, Professional Day (students released at 12:01 pm)

18th - No School - Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

22nd - HPE Spirit Wear Day - Wear an HPE shirt to show your school spirit!

Holidays and Observances


22nd - Winter Soltice

24th - Christmas Eve Day

25th - Christmas

26th - Kwanzaa begins

31st - New Year's Eve


1st - New Year's Day

15th - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

18th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed

Lunch Menu - Week of December 14th

Mon. - Day 5 - Beef Soft Taco

Tues. - Day 6 - Pancakes or Waffles with Sausage Patty

Wed. - Day 1 - Chicken Nuggets (menu change)

Thurs. - Day 2 - Special Holiday Meal (see menu below)

Fri. - Day 3 - Cheese Pizza

HPE Cafeteria News

As a participant in the Kellogg’s Happy Birthday program, HSE Nutrition & Food Services will be celebrating birthdays once a month with a special treat. To celebrate December birthdays, students who purchase a meal deal on Tuesday, December 15th will receive a Rice Krispie Treat with their meal.

On Thursday, December 17th we will be having our Holiday meal that includes the following:

Meat Lasagna (Beef)

Garlic Bread


Side Salad

Fresh Fruit

Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Icing

Also on this day we will be having two special guests from HSE Administration, along with Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Logue and Mrs. Kuzniewski, who will be assisting in serving lunch.

As a reminder, when sending in lunch money please include your child's first and last name and their ID number outside of the envelope. No nicknames, please.

Student lunch balances can be found on your student's Skyward Account. Per HSE policy, any student who carries a negative lunch balance will receive a PB&J sandwich, raisins and milk.

If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated.

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 feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns that you may have.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

Musical Notes

Third Grade Folk Festival -- We are so proud of our third grade students and their Festival last night. The music experience and classroom experience gave our families a lot to enjoy. Congratulations, Third Grade!

Lost & Found

Harrison Parkway Elementary has a Lost & Found located outside of the Music Room for any lost items. If your child may have lost something at school, please check the Lost & Found. We currently have two tables full of items. After December 18th, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

Delays and Closings

This is a friendly reminder that with the Winter season, the chance of inclement weather is greater. We wanted to make sure that parents are aware of the schedules below:

TWO-HOUR DELAY-- In the event that the school district deems a two hour delay is necessary, school will run from 11am-3:40 am. Breakfast will not be served, but lunch will be served. School doors will be unlocked at 10:45 am. Buses will run 2 hours behind, so if your student normally gets on the bus at 8:30am, then a 2 hour delay means that he/she will get on the bus at 10:30 am.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL YMCA PROGRAM-- The YMCA before and after school program will be open during their regularly scheduled hours on days that Hamilton Southeastern Schools are experience a two-hour delay. When Hamilton Southeastern Schools are closed for weather related issues, the YMCA school care is closed as well.

SKYLERT INSTANT ALERT SYSTEM-- With the weather changing, it is important to make sure you have updated the contact information for the Skylert Instant Alert System. This systems allows the school to notify parents of emergencies and /or changes to the school's regular schedule more quickly and conveniently. Skylert brings critical and/or changing news directly to the intended audience, as parents can select how and where they receive messages/ Parents should update the information in the system annually which can include work phone, cell phone, and email. Updates to Skylerts can be made at anytime by logging into Skyward Family Access at: https://sis.hse.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/seplog01.w


Hello Parents...

This is just a friendly reminder about the Harrison Parkway Elementary fundraising outing this Monday, December 14th. Join us at The Rink at Hamilton Town Center (HTC) for some ice skating fun from 3:00 to 10:00pm ! Ticket price per skater is $12 (this includes 90 minutes of skate time and skate rental). Don't forget to mention Harrison Parkway Elementary when you purchase your ticket to skate-- $3/ticket will go to HPE for each skater that mentions HPE at the time of their ticket purchase.

All students who turned in their minutes sheets from the Read-a-thon will receive a coupon for a free order of breadsticks (with the purchase of a large pizza) from Hotbox in Noblesville.

The PTO still needs instructors and assistants to help with After School Explorers (ASE) in February. Please see the ASE form that is included with this week's newsletter distribution for more information and to sign up!

Our teachers have been extra good this year so we would love your help in gifting them with some Christmas cookies the week before winter break! Please check out http://vols.pt/Pv4NAa to sign up for a dozen cookies to drop in the the morning the week of December 14-18. Thank you so much for your help!

A friendly reminder about the room parties in December…classroom room parties are Friday, December 18th from 1:30-2:30pm. Room parents plan activities for this annual tradition, and PTO provides snacks. If you have not heard from your child’s room parent yet, please contact Amy Dilks at hapikampr@aol.com.


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

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Join the Club - 4H

4-H is an informal educational program where youth "Learn by Doing." Youth in grades 3-12 can learn life skills such as cooperation, leadership, decision-making, responsibility and more through hands-on projects in over 60 different subject areas. A great opportunity to develop a hobby, experience camp, make new friends, and promote family togetherness. The 2016 4-H Enrollment Period is October 1, 2015 - January 15, 2016. You must re-enroll every year. Contact the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at 317-776-0854 for more information or to enroll. Information and online enrollment is also available on our website at: www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton.

For more information contact: Purdue Extension Hamilton County at 317-776-0854

Are You in Need of a Winter Coat?

If you or someone in your family needs help in obtaining a coat this winter, we can provide one at one of our giveaways in the county. Coats are given by appointment. You can register for any of our locations at: www.kidscoats.org or by calling (317) 324-8818.
Hamilton East Public Library

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

Saturday Story Times

Saturdays (January 2, 9, 16, and 30); 10:00 am-12:00 pm ; (all ages)

This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. We will read stories at 10:00 am, followed by a craft and play time until noon.

Waggin’ Tales

Thursday, January 7; 6:00 pm; (all ages)

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. For beginning or hesitant readers or those who love to read. Call 579-0304 to sign up for fifteen minutes of reading time.

Preschool Fair

Saturday, January 23; 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Stop by to get all of your pre-K questions answered and more! Meet with representatives from area preschools and mingle with other parents who are entering the process, too.

Makers’ Meet-up

Monday, January 4 and 11; 4:30-6:30 pm; (ages 7-10)

Explore interests, learn to use a variety of tools and materials—connect, invent and create! Full STEAM ahead! This is a drop-in program. For more information, call 579-0304.

Makers' Meetup 2.0

Monday, January 11; 4:30-6:30 pm; (ages 10-12)

Be a part of the next step in our Makers movement! Try your skills with OWI kits. Learn about our Raspberry PI & coding. Work together to build a controllable, working five foot tall ROBOTRIX robot! We would like your ideas, too!


Thursday, January 10; 6:30-7:15 pm

A wacky combination of readers’ theater, funny poetry, vocal shenanigans, and silly games—all which will help us be storytellers and have fun at the same time! Kids must be comfortable reading aloud in a group. Reservations requested. Note: This is not a writing class.

Love on a Leash

Saturday, January 9; 12:00 pm; (all ages)

Would you like to read to a dog or just pet a dog and get doggie kisses? Love on a Leash will be at the Fishers Library with their registered therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps kids build self-esteem and confidence! No registration required.

Lego Challenge

Monday, January 25; 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us at the Fishers Library for our Lego® Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own bricks.

Fishers Anime/Manga Club

Saturdays (January 2, 16); 2:00-4:00 pm
Come check out your favorite anime/manga shows, movies and books. We’ll be watching select titles and talking about our favorite anime/manga stories. If you’re a fan then you don’t want to miss out on this awesome club!

Game On!

Wednesday, January 13; 6:30-7:30 pm; (ages 9-13)

Do you LOVE Minecraft? Terraria? Plants vs. Zombies? Then bring your friends and head to the library to play your favorite games. We’ll provide the snacks, you provide the mad gaming skills.

Puppies & Popcorn

Tuesday, January 12; 6:00-7:00 pm; (grades 7-12)

Relax with the Love on a Leash therapy dogs. Run through a mock obedience course. Play some fun games and enjoy some delicious popcorn.

Fishers Teen Advisory Board

Thursday, January 7; 6:00-7:00 pm; (grades 7-12)

Join the Fishers Teen Advisory Board, a group of local teens who want to make a difference and take the lead in helping the library become a great gathering place for area teens. TAB members become leaders, share opinions, make decisions about programming, participate in volunteer activities and meet new friends in an open, dynamic environment. Come join all the fun!

MUSH! True Tales from the Iditarod

Saturday, January 30; 3:00-4:00 pm

Meet Karen Land, an Indiana native who has completed the 1,150 mile Iditarod race multiple times. With her sled dog by her side, you won’t want to miss this fascinating, first-hand account of what it is like to race across the frozen, Alaskan wilderness.

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

Click this button to learn more about Winter 2015 sports.

Spring 2015 Registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball will take place during the month of January. Online registration will open on January 1. The registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools (after January 5), the Fishers Library, and the S.P.O.R.T.S office. Parents who register with a paper registration form will need to submit the form with check or cash payment. Credit cards are not taken in the office. Parents registering online can pay online with a credit card or can print the registration form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with check or cash payment.

Collision at the Coliseum – Come out and cheer on the Royals and Tigers! Tickets are being sold at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office through 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 18. Advance ticket sales are $7 and $10. The girls game begins at 6:30 p.m. with the boys game following at 8:00 p.m. S.P.O.R.T.S. office hours are M-F, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Boys Volleyball – Boys volleyball will be offered in the spring of 2016! Registration will begin on January 1. Plans are being made for a season beginning in April after Spring Break. It will be a 6 week session for boys in grades 4-8. A board will be formed in February to finalize the details. Please contact Marcy Morrolf with interest or questions, morrolf5@yahoo.com or visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. or volleyball website for more information,

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse will be holding stick skills clinics on January 5, 12 and 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, but stick skill sessions are geared towards players new to lacrosse or with 1-2 years of experience. We will focus on basic stick management, passing and techniques. These stick skill sessions will be held indoors and the cost will be approximately $45. To register or for more information, please email hsefisherslacrosse@gmail.com.

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Callout Meeting – If your son is interested in playing SELECT or TRAVEL lacrosse this spring and you weren’t able to attend the first callout meeting, it is important that you attend the callout meeting on January 13. We will be announcing some important changes to the program. Topics will include travel and select boys lacrosse. We will discuss team structure, tournaments and lacrosse in general. Parents are encouraged to attend if their sons are interested in trying out for travel or select lacrosse. Select teams play rec lacrosse as well as limited travel tournaments. A third call out for rec lacrosse will be held in February. The meeting will be held in the Billericay Community Room from 6:30-8:00 p.m. You can reach boys lacrosse at hsefisherslacrosse@gmail.com or Daniel Coppersmith 501-1871.


email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582