BSE Bear Bulletin

March 4, 2016

Please reference the BSE calendar for specific clubs and times

March 1st through 11th - 3rd and 4th Grade ISTEP - NO LUNCH VISITORS OR VOLUNTEERS

March 5th - Pancake Breakfast and Bookfair

March 14th - Flex Day if not needed for snow make-up

March 14th through 18th - 3rd Grade IRead - NO LUNCH VISITORS OR VOLUNTEERS

March 15th - Spring pictures

Lunch and Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week(s)

Week of March 7th, Week 2 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 3/7 - Day 5
  • Tuesday, 3/8 - Day 6
  • Wednesday, 3/9 -Day 1
  • Thursday, 3/10 - Day 2
  • Friday, 3/11 - Day 3

Week of March 14th, Week 3 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 3/14 - FLEX DAY - NO SCHOOL if not needed for snow make-up
  • Tuesday, 3/15 - Day 4
  • Wednesday, 3/16 - Day 5
  • Thursday, 3/17- Day 6
  • Friday, 3/18 - Day 1

News from the Clinic!

Head Lice is a very common problem and at any given time of the school year there are a few known cases at BSE.

The signs and symptoms of head lice infestation are:

  • Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair.
  • Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites.
  • Irritability.
  • Sores on the head caused by scratching.

Head lice are most commonly found on the scalp, behind the ears, and near the neckline at the back of the neck. The actual louse is very small and grayish white in color. They do not jump or fly, but they can crawl very quickly. The eggs (nits) are also very small and yellow-white in color. They are laid at the base of the hair shaft and are firmly attached to the hair.

Contact with a person who is infested with head lice is the most common way to get head lice. Less common, is indirectly from wearing hats, scarves, hair accessories, etc. that were recently worn by a person infested with head lice; using infested combs or brushes; or lying on a bed, sofa, carpet, or pillow that has recently been used by an infested person.

The staff at BSE shall maintain the privacy of students identified with having head lice. The school nurse will monitor the incidence and will consult with the Principal and HSE Nurse Coordinator as needed. Please contact the clinic with any questions or for further information regarding head lice. Because no disease process is associated with head lice, students will not be excluded from school and the education process should not be disrupted. If your child should have head lice prompt treatment should prevent it from spreading.

Donations Needed In The Clinic:

The clinic is in need of gently used clothing for both boys and girls. Sweatpants, gym shorts, and jeans work the best. The clinic could also use boxes of tissues. Thank you in advance for your donations.

For any questions, contact me at 915-4250 or

Debbie Sweet, RN

BSE School Clinic

BSE office news, effective March 15th!

Our Treasurer, Janet Pietz, has decided to pursue the position of CEO of the Pietz home. We thank Janet for her service to BSE and appreciate all she did for us while here.

Beth Kiel, current part time secretary, will be finishing the year as the BSE Treasurer.

Jan Witman, will be our part time secretary taking Beth's place. Please help us in welcoming Jan to BSE!

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Beginning in the fall of 2016, each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school. Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad from HSE Schools. More communication about the elementary 1:1 program will be forthcoming; in the

meantime, please visit the HSE School Corporation website to find more information about HSE21 and HSE’s 1:1 program.

For families who choose to provide their own iPad, device requirements are as follows: "Model: (Full-sized) iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, or iPad Air 2 Memory Size: 16 GB or greater Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed."


Take a peek into a third grade block and see how technology is used as one tool to amplify instruction. Notice the variety of tools in methods that these young mathematicians use to show their thinking processes!

Amplifying Math Workshop with Technology

Take a look inside Mrs. Kline's 3rd grade math block to see how learning is amplified with technology. Notice how students choose a variety of different tools…

Amplifying Math Workshop with Technology

Is there a support staff employee at BSE that stands out to you? If so, read below!

Honor and Excellence are two of the terms that appear on the Hamilton Southeastern Crest. One might attribute these qualities to our students, and rightly so, but the same terms can also describe our staff. We honor representatives of our outstanding teachers at the end of each year through the Teacher of the Year program. We would also like to recognize representatives from our SUPPORT STAFF who demonstrate excellence in their work.

We are looking for support staff employees who go beyond the normal expectations of their job description resulting in outstanding support of Hamilton Southeastern students and the Hamilton Southeastern Community.

Nominees must be Hamilton Southeastern employees. They could be from any support staff category, including: custodial services, transportation, food service, technology, grounds, secretarial, instructional assistants, maintenance, accounting, treasurers, school resource officers, nurses, etc. Qualifications to be nominated would include anything beyond the normal expectations of the person’s job. It could be a “one-time” act or a series of acts.

Nominations may be received from any person from the Hamilton Southeastern Community, including: professional staff, support staff, parents, students, community members, etc.

Feel free to nominate past recipients of the award. Past award winners are eligible to be chosen again.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the form on or before March 25, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Moore at Be sure to get your nomination in early - those received after March 25 will not be considered.

Thanks for your help in honoring the excellent work of our support staff!

Survey Link:

Kindergarten Round-Up

Please share with your friends and neighbors that Kindergarten Round-Up this year is:

April 14th from 5:00-7:00p.m. in the BSE café. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st, in order to be eligible to attend kindergarten.

Paperless registration will occur this year, please be patient and we will send more information as the date nears.


Here is your update on how much energy your school has saved by requesting your Energy Kits AND your school's progress toward entering the grand prize drawing for $10,000:

So far, Brooks School Elementary has saved 27,376 kilowatt hours
by signing up for 116 free Energy Kits.

To see what that looks like in real-world energy equivalencies, check out our Energy-Saving Tracker on

Schools across North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky have risen to the Energy Kit challenge, and together, we are saving a TON of energy. Our average energy-savings per school so far is just over 10,000 kWh--very impressive. Let's keep going!

In addition to saving energy, your Energy Kit sign-ups also help your school win prizes. If 75 families or staff from your school sign up for this free kit by May 31, your school gets entered into our year-end drawing for $10,000! But don't stop there. Every additional 25 sign-ups gain your school another entry into the drawing, increasing your chances of winning!

We have been having a blast rewarding schools for their energy-saving efforts:

  • We drew our first $10,000 winner this January: CONGRATULATIONS to W.R. Odell Elementary in Concord, NC!
  • Hundreds of elementary teachers have earned Classroom Rewards.
  • Nine elementary teachers (and counting) have won $100 for classroom Space Parties. Winners are drawn every two weeks.
  • Dozens of middle schools have now earned Science Department Rewards. (New in 2016!)

We challenge your school to keep saving energy and keep encouraging your students and staff to request their kits. THANK YOU for ALL of your efforts!

Questions? Shoot us an email back here or check out our FAQ on


We are still in need of the following items for our Makerspace! Can you help?

Consumables Needed:

Yarn/string/embroidery floss

White glue /glue sticks

Nails and Screws (in various sizes)

Dixie Cups

Cotton Balls

Tooth Picks



Pipe Cleaners

Scotch Tape / Electrical Tape / Duct Tape


Wood Glue

Balsa Wood and Craft Wood scraps


Colored Pencils

Safety Pins


Googly Eyes

Colored Foam Sheets


Washable Paints

Paper Plates

Non-Drying Modeling Clay

Non-Consumables Needed:


Screw Drivers (Philips and flathead)


Wire Cutters

Paint Brushes (various styles and sizes)

Plastic Mason Jars with Lids

Legos (all colors, sizes, and shapes)

Hole Punchers

Feel free to send any of the items listed above to the office marked "Makerspace". Thank you in advance for donating and helping to supply the space for your child(ren)!

Spring Pictures

Just a reminder of spring pictures that will be taken on March 15th. Forms were sent home this week. Only students ordering spring portraits will be photographed on picture day.

BSE Yearbooks!

Yearbook order forms are due by Wednesday, March 16th.

The price this year for the yearbook is $18.00. Payment by cash, check or money order payable to Brooks School Elementary can be sent directly to school.

On-line Orders: visit and enter our school code: 04549J


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Be a BSE library volunteer!

Sign up online:

Any questions regarding volunteering in our library can be addressed to our Media Specialist, Kristin Patrick -

Thank you for considering volunteering!

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Fall Creek Intermediate PTO - Needs you!

We are looking for interested 4th grade parents to help for next school year. We have a board position open plus several committee positions. We need a Secretary for the FCI PTO board. We also need a few parents for some open committees such as: Box Tops Collections, Ice Cream Social, Collections Case organizer, Fall Fundraiser organizer, 6th grade End of Year Party organizer. If you are interested, please contact Melissa Schulman at for more information. Thank you.

Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of the following groups' beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.
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The HSEHS World Connections Club will present its eighth annual “International Night” on Friday, March 25, 2016. Live entertainment will begin at 7:00pm in the Leonard Auditorium, immediately followed by food and fun in the Annex Café. This spectacular evening celebrates the many cultural sights and sounds from around the world that make up our HSE community. Plan now to join us for International Night 2016! Tickets are $4.00 in advance and $5.00 at the door. To purchase tickets please contact Mrs. Lazaga (


Plan to attend the Fishers Tri-Kappa Garage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Fishers Junior High Gym (13257 Cumberland Road). Items from more than 70 families include furniture, housewares, sporting goods, toys, books, jewelry, adult and kids clothing, etc. Tax deductible donations are also accepted. Call (317) 409-0098 or (317) 777-3714 for pick up. Proceeds from the sale provide funding for local charity, cultural, and educational initiatives.

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Fishers Parks & Recreation

This St. Patty’s Day, let Fishers Parks & Recreation help you celebrate! Children ages 2 through 10 are invited to stop by the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building with a parent for Shamrock Pottery. Taking place on Saturday, March 12 from 1 to 2 p.m., this program offers an opportunity to spend quality time with your child while doing something fun.

During Shamrock Pottery each child will have the opportunity to create their own shamrock shaped dish. All supplies will be provided and no prior experience is necessary to register for this program. After painting is complete, one of our staff members will read The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day to the group! All finished pottery creations will be available for pickup from the Fishers Parks & Recreation office, located at 11565 Brooks School Road, seven days after the program concludes.

Secure a spot in this program by registering online, today!
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12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Spring 2016 Registration Update - Registration for baseball, soccer, and girls lacrosse is closed and a waitlist has been started. Softball registration closes March 4. Boys lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website,

Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball Evaluations - Rec league evaluation dates are listed below. It is very important that every player attend their designated evaluation session. Players should report 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

7th and 8th Grade - Saturday, March 5 - HSE Auxiliary Gym #1

Last name A-M - 1:30 p.m.

Last name N-Z - 2:30 p.m.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball Evaluations - March 5 - 6
Players are requested to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time. Registration will be required and girls will go through the evaluation in groups. All girls interested in pitching should report to the pitching evaluation. Please allow 45-60 minutes to complete the entire evaluation process.

*Please Note* - Only 8U players interested in playing All-Stars need to be evaluated. There are NO evaluations for the 5/6U leagues.

Saturday, March 5 – Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym
8U - Interested All-Stars Only 12:30 p.m.
10U - Last Name A-L 12:45-2:00 p.m.
10U - Last Name M-Z 2:15-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym
12U 1:00-2:30 p.m.
14U 2:45-4:00 p.m.

Southeastern Rugby - Wanting to improve your footwork for soccer, your hand-eye coordination for basketball, and your tackling for football? Rugby is the perfect spring sport to stay in shape for fall and winter sports, and everybody makes the team! Email Final deadline for spring registration is March 31 at

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