HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

March 20, 2015 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.77%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 5

Upcoming Events at HPE


25th - HPE Literacy Night, 5:45 pm

26th - Boy Scouts Pack Meeting, 6:45 pm


3rd-12th - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

15th - Spring Picture Day

16th - Kindergarten Round-up, 5-7 pm

24th - 4th quarter, Midterm

27th - May 15th, ISTEP Part 2 (3rd, 4th grade)

27th - PTO Fundraiser, Texas Road House

28th - PTO Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm

Lunch Menu-Week of March 23rd

Mon. - Day 6 - Taco Triangles

Tues. - Day 1 - Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Wed. - Day 2 - Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll

Thurs. - Day 3 - Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun

Fri. - Day 4 - Fish Shapes with Macaroni & Cheese

Lost & Found

Please be sure to check the Lost & Found table, located outside of the Music Room for any lost items. At the end of the month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - Safety

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front 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 must walk passed other cars releasing children. It is imperative cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing student 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.

Safe Routes to School Program

The City of Fishers is exploring the implementation of a Safe Routes to School program in the Fishers community, and has partnered with Harrison Parkway Elementary on a pilot project. Safe Routes is a national program that works with community leaders to build better sidewalks, improve pedestrian crossings, teach children safer walking skills, and promote healthier, more active lifestyles. The program offers a variety of walks and contests your student may choose to participate in. Many, many volunteers are needed to deliver this exciting program. Please sign on at the HPE Volunteer Spot at http://vols.pt/Pv4NAa. A parent information packet which provides details of the pilot program was sent home with your child on March 11th or March 12th. It is also available at the City of Fishers website www.Fishers.in.us/SafeRoutes.

The HPE Walking Wednesdays will be March 25 and April 1. Please be mindful that everyone should be watchful of students walking to school on those days. Thank you.

HPE Music News

An Invitation…First Grade Music - Parent Visitations

Dear Parents of First Graders,

On behalf of first graders at Harrison Parkway, you are invited to attend music class with your child. We extend this invitation for you to come hear and experience some of the songs, poems, movement, and instruments that are part of the first grade music curriculum here at HPE.

Mrs. Upwards’ Class – Monday, March 30th, Day 5, 12:20-12:55

Miss Hale’s Class – Monday, March 30th, Day 5, 1:00-1:35

Mrs. Swan’s Class – Tuesday, March 31st, Day 6, 1:00-1:35

Mrs. Kremer’s Class – Wednesday, April 1st, Day 1 12:20-12:55

Ms. Shafer’s Class – Wednesday, April 1st, Day 1 1:00-1:35

If your schedule permits you to attend, please RSVP to your child’s teacher by Thursday, March 26th. Since this occurs during the school day, background checks need to be current, along with viewing the anti-bullying video.

Thank you for giving this your consideration. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at lcarter@hse.k12.in.us or at extension 1103.


Mrs. Leslie A. Carter

HPE Kindergarten Pre-Registration for the 2015-16 School Year

HPE will offer pre-registration for kindergarten on the following dates:

March 24, 25, 26, 27 & 31st between the hours of 10am-2pm.

In order to pick-up or fill out a packet, you must bring the following documents:

- State issued birth certificate
- Current immunization records
- Guardianship papers (if applicable)
- Proof of Residency - three documents are needed

Please find specific list on the HSE webpage under ENROLLMENT http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/elementary.aspx

A list of required immunizations can be found on the HSE Health Services page. A chart of required immunizations for each grade level is available there.

If you choose to take the packet home to fill out, please note that all forms need to be returned to Harrison Parkway NO LATER than Thursday, April 16th 2015. This is also the same day as Kindergarten Round-Up feel free to bring your packet with you that evening.

*Please note that your child’s registration is not complete until all forms are completed and returned to HPE.

Kindergarten Round-up for the 2015-2016 School Year

Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5pm-7pm.

On this evening you and your child will have the opportunity to meet the Kindergarten Teachers, tour a Kindergarten classroom, take a school bus ride and become more familiar with Harrison Parkway as a fun and enriching Kindergarten year approaches.
We are excited to welcome our new 2015-16 HPE Patriots.

*The state cut-off for kindergarten enrollment is August 1st. HSE Schools have an early entrance period for kindergarten from August 1st to September 1st. We are unable to accept any early kindergarten enrollments after September 1st.

To enroll your child, you must bring the documents listed above in order to register your student. Additionally, a list of required immunizations can be found on the HSE Health Services page. A chart of required immunizations for each grade level is available there.

Holidays and Observances


28th - Rama Navaim (Hindu Observance)

29th - Palm Sunday (Christian Observance)


3rd - Good Friday (Christian Observance)

4th - Passover Begins (Christian Observance)

4th - Theravada New Year (Buddhist Observance)

5th - Easter (Christian Observance)

15th - Federal Income Tax Day

15th - Yom Hashoah (Jewish Observance)

21st - May 2nd - Festival of Ridvan (Baha'l Observance)

22nd - Earth Day

24th - Arbor Day

23rd - Yom HaAtzmant (Jewish Observance)

PTO News

Please see below for more information on upcoming PTO activities at Harrison Parkway.


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

Parent and Family Nights

Parents, families, and staff are invited to attend the following evening presentations at Sand Creek Intermediate School. These presentations are designed to help families and parents respond to common issues facing their children and youth. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 16: “Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention” by Chris Graves., HSE Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

Thursday, April 30 “Setting Effective Boundaries with Children” by Jeff Foutty, Ed.S., HSE School Psychologist

Thursday, May 14 “Helping High School Students Cope with Anxiety” by Greg Eaken, Ph.D., HSE Behavior Specialist

All presentations will be offered on two occasions on the scheduled dates. The times include an afternoon session beginning at 1pm and an evening session beginning at 6:30pm. Each will last approximately 30-45 minutes in the Sand Creek Intermediate media center (please enter the school through the front doors). Opportunities for questions will follow. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the HSE Family Resource Center at SCI following the presentations. Child care will be available for evening sessions if requested.

Please RSVP to Greg Eaken at 594-4330 (geaken@hse.k12.in.us) or Betsy Baker at 915-4230 (bbaker@hse.k12.in.us).


Sand Creek Intermediate School

11550 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN 46038

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt

Come join the fun at the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 sponsored by the Hamilton County 4-H Junior Leaders. The hunt will be held at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville. Egg hunt for ages 0-2 will begin at 6:05 p.m., ages 3-5 begins at 6:10 p.m. and ages 6 -8 begins at 6:15 p.m. Youth ages 8 and under are invited to hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes. Please bring your own basket. Youth can have their face painted for a monetary donation. Proceeds will go to Good Samaritan and Third Phase.

For more information please contact us at 317-776-0854 or visit www.extension.purdue.edu/hamilton.

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals

Creative Problem Solving Competition

Riverside Junior High and Intermediate School

10910 Eller Rd. Fishers 46038

April 18 from 8-3p.m.

Free Admission

Come see what 21st Century Learning Looks Like!

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information on library programs!

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

Click this button to learn more about Spring 2015 sports.

Spring 2015 Registration Update - Most spring sports have limited openings! Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is ten weeks, mid-August to mid-October and ends before fall break. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Janet Berg at f.j.berg@sbcglobal.net.

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball is seeking new board members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Rob Emmerson, remmerson@defur.com.

Fishers Parks & Recreation Programs; Spring 2015

Click here for information about Fishers Parks and Recreation programs.

Fishers Park and Recreation News

Grab a Few Friends, Lace Up Your Cleats & Prepare for Competition

Seasons are changing which means Sunday is no longer the laziest day of the week! Get outdoors, squeeze in some physical activity and find an excuse to hang out with your friends. Fishers Parks & Recreation’s spring softball league is back; inviting adults 18 and older to participate in six weeks of play with games taking place Sundays between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Gather your friends and create the dream team or contact Fishers Parks & Recreation to sign up as a free agent. Either way, Sunday will become your new favorite day of the week spent getting competitive at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park. This league will end with a tournament, so we’ll really know which team’s earned bragging rights!

Playing for fun instead of playing to win? Choose between three levels of recreation play, A being the highest , B being moderate and C being the lowest competition level to make the most out of your experience. Whether you’re playing to win or playing as a teambuilding activity, there’s something for everyone! Registration is due by March 27, and this league costs residents $409 and nonresidents $614. Residents is based on team captain who should plan to attend a mandatory captain meeting at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building on Wednesday, April 8 from 6 until 7 p.m. There will not be games May 10 and 24 unless they are needed as rain make-up dates.

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to host diverse programs that residents of all ages can enjoy. Register as an individual to meet some new friends, sign up with office mates to enjoy teambuilding, or get sign up to hang out with a few friends each week. Lace up your cleats and get ready to run the bases with Fishers Parks & Recreation.

Recruit your team and secure a spot today, this league fills quickly!

Keep Fishers Beautiful Offers Opportunities for All to Unite in Service
Donate your time to make a difference right here in Fishers

Keep Fishers Beautiful is a growing initiative right here in Fishers that seeks to improve community engagement, strengthen community pride and maintain high property values benefitting economic opportunities. This one day service event scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. offers residents countless ways to get involved.

During Keep Fishers Beautiful, there are opportunities to work alongside residents, volunteers, businesses and organizations. The Neighborhood Blitz offers you the opportunity to partner alongside your neighbors, community and friends to complete beautification projects in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fishers. However, there are also opportunities to complete projects at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve as part of Spring Service Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or other parks in our community.

Keep Fishers Beautiful also includes the Spring Recycling Day, where you can finally get rid of unwanted materials at low or no cost. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a pack of Keep Fishers Beautiful seeds to plant in the location of your choice!

Searching for more information? Contact Dan Domsic and sign up to volunteer today! Visit www.Fishers.in.us/KFB for details about past events and additional information about the initiative.