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Indian Creek Elementary - November 6, 2015

Principal's Message

Indian Creek students are encouraged to be Champions in everything they do. We have three building wide expectations to assist students in better understanding what it means to Be a Champion. These expectations are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Our message to Indian Creek students is that if they are being respectful responsible and safe, then they are being a Champion. In addition to the behavior expectations, we also provide our students with Champion Tips. Each week Indian Creek students are taught a new Champion Tip of the Week. These tips are intended to educate students on how to meet our three building wide behavior expectations. Champion Tips are introduced every Monday on morning announcements. They are then reviewed the rest of the week and throughout the school year. So far this school year, we have taught seven Champion Tips including T.I.M., S.A.M., Power Words, Respectful Responses, Respectful Tone, T.H.I.N.K., and A.N.P.D. Posters for all of these Champion Tips are shown below. We encourage all of our families to adopt both the three behavior expectations and Champion Tips at home.

Month in Review - October

Up & Running

In mid-September 30 students began a 6 week training program in preparation for the Unite and Ignite 5K Fun Run. This race is sponsored by our Lawrence Township School Foundation and is open to all of the 4th – 6th grade students in Lawrence Township.

Mrs. Moberg, Mrs. Feldman and Miss Bell were the mentors for the Indian Creek club. Each Monday and Wednesday the running club ran the grounds of the school. This year we even ran in the beautiful outdoor lab. Our students recorded their times each week and we talked about setting goals for the next practice. They worked very hard to improve their times. Running in grass can be a little challenging.

The race was held on October 31st at Lawrence Park. Six hundred runners participated this year. We had 40 Indian Creek students, family members and staff members participate. We had several students finish in the top of their age division. Trevion Wilson, an IC 4th grade student finished 1st in his age group and 16th over-all in the race. Bradley Gillespie, a 6th grade student, finished 10th in his age group and 30th over-all. Lindsy Sanchez finished 1st in her age group and 44th over-all. Other students in the top 50 were James Baily and Josiah Moody. Anna Mauck and Tessa Crowell were also top finishers in their age group. We are so proud of all of the Indian Creek runners for a job well done!

We will begin training again in March for the Geist 5k. The race will be held in May. We look forward to working with our runners again and hope to see some new students join or group.

Celebrating Excellence

Sunday Messages

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Cafeteria News

Student nutrition is an important part of learning. View the School Lunch Menu.

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Upcoming Events


3: Skating Party at Roller Cave, 6:30-8:30

12: 3rd Grade Title I Night in the Media Center, 6:00

13: Indian Creek Family Night at Incrediplex, 6:00-8:00

23-27: Thanksgiving Break; no school


4: Movie Night, 6:00-9:00

8: 5th Grade Field Trip to History Center

8: PFO Meeting, 6:30

10: Skating Party at Roller Cave, 6:30-8:30

11: 3rd Grade Field Trip to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

15: Family and Friends Choir Concert, 7:00-8:00

17: Last Day for Students

Indian Creek 2015-2016 Shared Calendar

Plan ahead by viewing the full Indian Creek calendar HERE

3rd Grade IREAD & ISTEP Night

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 6pm

Media Center, Indian Creek Elementary School

It’s time to begin thinking about IREAD and ISTEP. We will be having an informational meeting on Nov. 12th at 6:00 in the Media Center. We want to explain what you can expect on the tests that your children will be taking for the first time this year.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Mark your calendar!

Our Incrediplex Family Night is set for Friday November, 13th. Specially priced packages are available for purchase. Each package gets you 1 slice of pizza, unlimited soft drinks, $10 game card, and access to the new inflatable obstacle course. Packages start at $12 for the first and $10 for any additional package. On top of that, the first 50 packages sold will receive an additional $5 game card! Flyers with order forms were sent home with your student. Please return those to the office with cash or check included. If you would like to pay by credit or debit card, you may do so by visiting the school office in person. We hope to see you there!
Incrediplex Family Night Order Form

Order your packages here!

Indian Creek wakes up WISH-TV

Did you happen to see some familiar faces on WISH-TV Daybreak this week? That's right! Indian Creek students were featured on Daybreak's Wake-Up Call. See for yourself here!

New Staff Spotlight

Katie Conrad

Hi, my name is Katie Conrad. I am a proud third generation Boilermaker. It is my first year at Indian Creek and I love being a part of the 5th Grade Teaching team and Explorer staff. Prior to being at IC, I taught 3rd and 4th Grades. Fall is my favorite season and I have really enjoyed seeing the leaves change on the trees in our very own Outdoor Lab. I enjoy reading, being outside and spending time with my friends and family. My favorite book is Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston. It is an exciting adventure written entirely in rhyme!

Sarah McNabb

My name is Sarah McNabb and I feel very fortunate to be welcomed into the Indian Creek family. I began my teaching career in Indiana and then moved to Chicago for the last 8 years. I am so happy to be back in my home state and continue my career in Lawrence Township, teaching 5th grade.

Polly Harker

My name is Polly Harker. I am so excited to be here at Indian Creek as a resource teacher! This is my twenty first year of teaching. Most of those years have been in Lawrence Township. I have been in several schools in Lawrence Township Schools over the years including Sunnyside, Winding Ridge, Fall Creek Valley and Brook Park. I love the families and students in Lawrence Township! I’ve made many lasting friendships with the wonderful teachers in this township. When I’m not at school I enjoy spending time with my family of three college-age children and my husband who teaches at Fall Creek Valley.


If you have changes to your student's dismissal procedures, they must be called into the office prior to 1:30. This will ensure an ample amount of time for the communication to be properly delivered. Also don’t forget that all parent visits with the classroom teacher must be scheduled in advance to avoid interrupting the learning environment. If you would like to schedule a parent teacher conference please contact your classroom teacher directly or call the main office at 964-4400. Thank you!

Parent Information and Resource Center

Did you know that there is a Parent Information and Resource Center in our area? The Indiana Partnerships Center located at 911 E. 86th Street, Suite 110 works to empower parents about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their children’s education in the following ways:

  • Providing parent-focused workshops that are scheduled by schools, community groups, or parent groups.
  • Providing education-related information and resource materials, including information about school choice, attendance, tips for parents and teachers talking together, and how to have a family friendly school.
  • Helping schools develop parent engagement strategies that provide opportunities for parents to become decision-makers in their children's school, resources for school improvement, and mentors to others.

Contact them at 317-205-2595 or on the web at www.fscp.org for more information on how you can become involved!

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PFO News

PFO News

Indian Creek raised $405 this past quarter through parents shopping at Kroger and using their Kroger Plus Card. In order to participate, you must create an account online to sync your Kroger Plus Card to Indian Creek Elementary. Once the account is created, Indian Creek earns money every time you shop at Kroger!

Box Tops

Please continue to cut and save Box Tops. Each one earns 10 cents and can be used as cash to purchase items for our school. Last year we earned over $2000. They add up quickly! Collection sheets can be found here.

Indian Creek Spirit Wear Now Available!

Did you miss your chance to purchase an Indian Creek Spirit Wear shirt in August? Are you looking to add new styles to your wardrobe? Good news - it's time for the annual Indian Creek Spirit Wear Holiday Sale! New styles and selections are now available! Spirit Wear makes great Christmas gifts for all of the Explorers in your house and delivery is guaranteed before the winter break. Look for the order form to come home with your student, or check out the link below for full descriptions and pricing details. Don't wait! Your pre-paid order is due by Wednesday, November 18th.

Student of the Week Program

Indian Creek would like to thank BW3's on Pendleton Pike for partnering with us to honor our Students of the Week. Each student of the week earns a certificate for a free BW3's kid's meal. You can be a Champion too by becoming a BW3's Teammate!

Class of the Week program

We're honored to partner with Puccini's Smiling Teeth to recognize and reward our Classes of the Week with free pizza! Work like a Champion, eat like a champion!

Community Activities & Events

LTSF News:

SAVE THE DATE! On March 11, 2016, the Lawrence Township School Foundation will host its 16th annual “Light their Future” Celebration at The Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis. It will be a fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing, socializing, and a fantastic silent auction. Join us as we celebrate the successes in our 21 schools and raise money to support our children and give them the tools they need to excel. Check the Foundation website at www.msdltf.org for more information as it gets closer to the date. In the meantime, if you or your company is interested in donating something to be used in the silent auction, please click on the following link for more information - http://www.msdltf.org/docs/pdf/Auction_Donation_Packet.pdf.

Meet the CATS kid’s matinee performance at LN

Lawrence Central presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"

Outlook Christian Church Basketball League registration

Synchronized Swimming Classes

Contact Us

Indian Creek Elementary

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

10833 East 56th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46235

Twitter: @IC_Explorers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indiancreekelementary

Phone: 317-964-4400

Fax: 317-823-3400

Attendance: 317-964-4405

The attendance line is available 24 hours a day, 317-964-4405. If absence is not confirmed by parent/guardian, it will be UNEXCUSED! Please call the attendance line by 8:00 am if your student will be absent.