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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 12-15-17

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.
  • Dine to Donate at the Ram: December 19th 5:30 - 8:30pm
  • Kona Ice: December 20th during the school day
  • Don't forget that school will be closed for Winter Break from Dec 21st - Jan 3rd (students' last day is on Dec 20th and they will return on Jan 4th)
  • Lost and Found will be donated to charity over break

November's Rockets of the Month

Each month, our students focus on one of our many character traits. "ACCEPTANCE" was the focal point during the month of November. Each classroom teacher selected one student who best exemplified that trait and that student is named the "Rocket of the Month" for his or her class. Click Here to view November's Rocket of the Month listing.

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 students come to the office to choose a small prize. We are pleased to announce our Grip Slip winners for the week:

Kindergarten: Henry Albaugh from Mrs. Pfeifer's class was caught showing Respect.

1st Grade: Logan Irvin from Mrs. Brockman's class was caught showing Respect.

2nd Grade: Cameren Hudnut from Mrs. Wilderson's class was caught showing Purpose.

3rd Grade: Alexis Wojtalik from Miss Sitar's class was caught showing Respect.

4th Grade: Priya Singh from Mrs. May's class was caught showing Respect.

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 December 18th

Monday: Cheeseburger with Potato Wedges and Baked Beans

Tuesday: Pancakes or Waffles with Sausage and Sweet Potato Mash

Wednesday: Pizza Calzone with Marinara Sauce and Corn

Thursday: No school

Friday: No school

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.

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Yearbook Cover Contest Winner and Finalists

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Thank you to all of the students that submitted an entry for the 2017-2018 HRE yearbook cover contest. The finalists included Audrey Kixmiller, Delaney Jasper, and Mara Javorka all from Mr. Striegel's 4th grade class and Ally Carlon from Miss Webster's 2nd grade class. The front cover winner is Drake Kane from Mrs. Harling's 3rd grade class. Congratulations to our finalists and winner!

4th Grade Kickball 4 Houston

What an exciting kickball tournament we have at Hoosier Road! The championship game will be played on Wednesday,

December 20th during the school day. Congratulations to Mrs. May's and Miss Pall's classes for making it to the final game! Congratulations to all the 4th Graders on raising almost $400. Thank you to the fourth grade teachers for your help with this project. Thank you parents for bringing your students to school early. Thank you students for being so generous!!

HRE PTO would like to say, "Thank You"!

Thank you to all who attended and helped make the annual HRE Holiday events a success! There are many helping hands who worked hard to insure the success of the Secret Shop, Pancake Breakfast, and Holiday Bazaar. The PTO would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Brad Smith with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation and Another Broken Egg Cafe for sponsoring our annual Pancake Breakfast. We couldn't have done it without their generosity.

The PTO would also like to thank: Sam Lambert, the HRE Cafe staff, Mrs. Ross, Ms. Chandler, all the parent volunteers, and the HRE office staff.

Thank You HRE Families!

THANK YOU to all of our staff and families who were able to donate food for our HRE Gives Back and the "Cans for Kona" food drive as well as the gift cards for our Warm Up the Holidays collection. We appreciate your generosity in helping those families that are in need this holiday season. Know that your donations will make the upcoming winter break better for so many children and their families. Thank you again for your help and generosity.

Collect and Connect

Bring your donation of gently used clothing to the Goodwill Bin located in the entrance, just before the office. For every 13-gallon bag of clothing donated, HRE will receive a Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to those in need.

Kona Ice Visit to HRE

All items that were collected for our HRE Gives Back- Love Indy food drive were donated to HSE familes, Good Samaritan, and First United Methodist Food Pantry. Due to the overwhelming generosity, we will be celebrating with a visit from Kona Ice.

If you would like your child to participate, please send money with him/her on Wednesday, December 20th. Pricing information is listed below.

$2 Kiddie

$3 Regular

$4 King Kona

$5 Mood Cup

$5 Kowabunga

Please have your child check for lost items

The lost and found (located in the hall by door 6) is literally overflowing with coats, jackets, lunch boxes and a variety of other items again. Please have your child ask their teacher to check the lost and found on their way to or from lunch this week. All the items remaining in the lost and found will be donated to a local charity over winter break!

HRE Pacer Night March 15th

Look in your student's backpack today for a packet outlining how you may take advantage of a special offer by the Indiana Pacers and enjoy a basketball game with other HRE families. This is NOT a fundraiser - merely an opportunity for our families to get together and do something fun! Please note that the packets are due back to school no later than February 7th. You can purchase your tickets using the form or by visiting If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Brittany Schmuck at
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