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Fall Creek Intermediate - September 22nd, 2019

Attention Parents of 5th Grade Students:

Indiana law requires that all 5th grade students receive a vision screen performed for near and distance vision. FCI will be screening students on Monday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 8th. Please be sure that your student wears their glasses or contacts, if applicable. Should your child fail the vision screen, he/she will bring a letter home with the result sometime prior to fall break.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse, Carol Gump, during normal school hours.

News From Your PTO

FCI's 2nd Annual Chalk Walk Fundraiser

On Friday, October 4th students will spend part of their day outside with their teams being active, building community, and enjoying outdoors with fun music and popsicles. For every $5 raised by a student the student will receive a ticket to vote for a teacher within their team to be silly-stringed during their fun time outside. Students from each team will be randomly chosen to Silly the teachers that receive the most votes. Information/donation sheets went home with students on Friday.

This event serves as one of the PTO-sponsored fundraising events that helps the PTO support the students, faculty and staff at FCI for an enhanced education experience. If you have any questions, wish to volunteer, or would like an alternative treat for your child please email Carrie Devine-Ransom at catherinedevine21@msn.com.


We are in need of volunteers throughout the day for the Chalk Walk event. If you're interested in volunteering, please sign up using the link below.


Chalk Walk Fundraiser Pledge Form

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Box Tops

Helping fund FCI activities is as easy as clipping BoxTops or scanning your grocery receipts into the BoxTops App! Every BoxTop collected and /or scanned brings 10¢ to our school. BoxTops are found on many brands and items around your house.

If you have physical BoxTops, just clip them out, put them in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and homeroom teacher and send them to school. Remember these expire so don’t wait to send them in.

If you’re using the App, scan in your grocery receipt and follow the step-by-step instructions on the App!

Any questions, please contact Jen Low at jenniferlow06@yahoo.com.

Box Tops Informational Flyer

Fall submission deadline is October 25th!

Spirit Wear Update

FCI's falcon mascot is being updated. Fall Creek Intermediate and Fall Creek Junior High will share the same falcon mascot (they currently have two different looking falcons). The re-design process is in the works and we've been told that the new falcon should be ready in late October. We are planning to wait for the new falcon before offering spirit wear. Since the falcons are now the same at FCI and FCJH, we will look to print some items that simply say "Fall Creek Falcons" with the new falcon logo that can be worn in either building. Yay for an extended life to spirit wear! Be on the lookout for spirit wear information to come home sometime in late October or early November.

Book Fair Information

FCI is having a Fall Book Fair October 7-11. The Book Fair will be in the library. Students will visit the Book Fair, with their teacher, during one of their Humanities blocks. The Book Fair will also be open one evening (date still TBD), if parents want to shop.

Volunteers are needed to run the cash registers. The Book Fair will be open from 7:45am-2:45pm each day. If you are able to help at the Book Fair, please sign up here: https://signup.com/go/xKDEQWK.

You MUST have a current background check on file with HSE Schools to volunteer at the Book Fair. Volunteers will receive a 20% discount on all Book Fair purchases. Thank you for helping out!

PTO Meetings

• Friday October 11th 9:30am

• Friday November 15th 9:30am

• Friday December 20th 9:30am

• Friday January 24th 9:30am

• Friday February 21st 9:30am

• Friday March 20th 9:30am

• Friday April 24th 1:30pm

• Friday May 8th 9:30am

Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Kozloski completed their first round of classroom guidance lessons in all 5th and 6th grade classrooms this month! Below is a description of their lessons and activities completed with students:

5th Grade- In their first lesson at FCI we discussed the role of the school counselor and how I help students here at school. We spent the rest of the lesson talking all about the College Go Campaign! Students were introduced to a variety of options they can pursue after high school. We completed a scavenger hunt in our LearnMore Indiana magazine where students explored their learning style, career interests, and a goal that they have for this year.

6th Grade- Mr. Kozloski was very excited to be able to introduce himself to all of the 6th graders and let them know how he can support them as their school counselor. The 6th graders set personal goals for themselves for this year, as well as made plans as to how they were going to achieve these goals. They had group discussions on the topics of Bullying and Mindfulness. Lastly, students worked in groups on a college and careers scavenger hunt involving the Learn More magazines that went home with them. Mr. Kozloski will lead the next round of classroom guidance lessons in December.

College Go week takes place each September in Indiana schools. This year the dates are Sept. 23rd-27th. College will be here before you know it! It is important for students to start thinking about their future educational and career plans early. Setting goals, exploring their interests, and researching their post secondary options are great ways to ensure success. Each year your child will be given the Learn More magazine, which is provided from the Indiana Department of Education. This is a great resource for parents and students to use when starting to think about life after high school. For more information regarding College GO week, the 529 College Savings Account, or to explore career interests, please visit http://www.learnmoreindiana.org.

Social Emotional Learning:

At FCI all of our students participate in Social Emotional Learning (SEL). These lessons occur once a week and are taught by your child's classroom teacher. Lessons cover a variety of skills including empathy, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. Below are Home Links and Discussion Topics for the our last two lessons.

5th Grade:

Lesson 5: Taking Others’ Perspectives


Lesson 6: Accepting Differences


6th Grade:

Lesson 5: Setting Goals


This week, your child will learn an effective strategy for achieving goals. He or she will practice breaking big goals down into small, simple steps and creating plans for how to take each step.


Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your goal and how you achieved it, and ask your child to tell you about a goal he or she has.

Lesson 6: If-Then Plans


This week, your child will learn how to use If–Then Plans for making positive choices in difficult situations. Research shows this is a great way for students to prepare for difficult situations before they happen.


Ask your child what an If–Then Plan is. Work together to make a plan for how your child can respond positively to a difficult situation he or she might encounter at home.

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Cross Country Meet Results at Riverside

5th Grade Girls (3000 Meters)

Team Results Lowest Score wins (Top 5 Places)

FCI 32 HIJH 40 RSI 55 SCI 109

Individual Results

Anna Irish 1st Place 13:14

Kherington Patton 5th Place 14:42

Top 30

Bailey Sapp, Kaelyn Schafer, Vivian Mcculloch, Amelia Storms, Lauren Finkelmeier, Madeline Wiemeyer

5th Grade Boys (3000 Meters)

Team Results Lowest Score wins (Top 5 Places)

FCI 17 SCI 75 HIJH 69 RSI 110

Individual Results

Reece Torres 1st Place 11:43

Isaac Smith 2nd Place 13.03

Alex Warski 3rd Place 13:33

Top 30

Jackson Morris, Ethan Brown, Riley Sturgill, Sam Gerig, Tucker Watson, Max Kline, Mason Long, Liam Tschida, Joseph Lindsay, Dominic Smith, Kyle Roby, Stephen Wiemeyer

6th Grade Girls (3000 Meters)

Team Results: FCI 33 RSI 60 SCI 63 HIJH 96

Individual Results

Morgan Wright 1st Place 13:28

Madison Shively 3rd Place 13:59

Mia Libich 4th Place 14:09

Top 30

Maggie Jenkins, Aubrey Berger, Claire Huntzinger, Noa Murray, Olivia Moore, Haylee Guffey, Sammie Bragg, Isabella Proctor,

6th Grade Boys (3000 Meters)

Team Results: FCI 19 RSI 78 SCI 107 HIJH 156

Individual Results

Liam Powers 1st Place 11:04

Will Henning 3rd Place 11:36

Andrew Voight 4th Place 11:50

Riley Schamp 5th Place 12:06

Top 30

Gage Sturgill, Josh Montgomery,Braden Mann, Harrison Lucas, Bradley Haven, Kallen Hoeft, Liam McNiven, Keagan Shively, Nicholas Kestian, Callen Johnson, Nolan Pugh, Connor Pugh, Ben Lorey, Michael Mott

FCI Connect

Join FCI Connect, an after-school club, that helps students connect with Jesus, friends, and their community. The first club meeting is Thursday, October 10th, 2019. For more information, click here.

2019 Liger Mile

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This year's Liger Mile will take place on Thursday, October 10th at Hamilton Southeastern High School. This race/run/walk is open to any K-6th grade students in the HSE School District. Please click the link below for more information.

Liger Mile information Sheet

Clubs & Activities

  • HSE District Cross Country Meet: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 5:00pm (see flyer below for details)
  • FCI Connect: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 from 3:00-4:00p,
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Body Safety Education

Think First and Stay Safe and Teen Lures are comprehensive body safety education programs that teach children in grades K-12 ways to keep their bodies safe. The children will learn appropriate ways to prevent, respond to, and report situations such as bullying, cyber-bullying, and all forms of abuse or neglect.

The program will be presented to children at FCI during the week of October 7th. Each presentation will be given in classrooms and will last approximately 45 minutes. Although not required, each child's attendance in the program is strongly recommended. Should you decide to not have your child participate in the presentation, an opt-out form must be completed and submitted to the FCI office by Wednesday, October 2nd. Please click here for the opt-out form.

For additional information regarding our programs please see the attached general outline or visit our website at: www.indianaprevention.org

Thank you for your partnership in our efforts to keep the children of our community safe!

Lost & Found

Remind your child to stop by the lost and found to see if any of the items are his/hers before Fall Break. All remaining items will be donated to a local charity after school dismisses after Friday, October 11th.

Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day is 10/8/19 first thing after announcements: Order forms will be available in the front office. However, if you would like to order online, you may access the site here: please visit inter-state.com/flyerentry/44670J and use order code: 44670J

Note$ from the Trea$urer

You should have received a Skylert with an invoice for your child's book fees earlier this week. The book fees can also be viewed in Skyward. The due date for book fees is Oct 4th, 2019. You can pay books fees via check payable to FCI or through eFunds.

Any questions please feel free to contact Michele Pitts at 317-915-4220 or mpitts@hse.k12.in.us

HSE We Got This

Learners succeed and thrive when their school environments fully support them. At Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) Schools, we are committed to educating the whole child which must include support for students’ social and emotional growth. For more information about our commitment to educating the whole child, view the We Got This videos and informational landing page.

HSE We Got This Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VHrpiZHMLw

SEL-We Got This Page https://www.hseschools.org/counseling/social-emotional

Snack Attack Program - presented by Fishers Youth Assistance

HSE School District is pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for those students in need. The program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to help students needing a little extra nourishment over the weekend.

Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack on Friday to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.

There is no cost to you or the school. If you are interested in having your student participate in the Fishers Youth Assistance Snack Attack program or have questions, please contact your child’s school counselor by phone or email. Mrs. Sullivan (5th grade) or Mr. Kozloski (6th grade).

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, September 23rd, rot. I5

  • 2:33pm - Early Release

Tuesday, September 24th, rot. F1

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir

Wednesday, September 25th, rot. F2

Thursday, September 26th, rot. F3

  • 3:00-3:45pm - Spell Bowl Practice

Friday, September 27th, rot. F4

Monday, September 30th, rot. F5

  • 7:50-8:50am - Learning Clubs
  • 2:33pm - Early Release

Tuesday, October 1st, rot. C1

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Choir

Wednesday, October 2nd, rot. C2

  • 7:00am - Student Council

Thursday, October 3rd, rot. C3

  • Team 5-2 Field Trip
  • 3:00-3:45pm - Spell Bowl Practice

Friday, October 4th, rot. C3

  • PTO Chalkwalk Fundraiser

2019-2020 Intermediate Schedule

Please note the revised intermediate school hours throughout the district:

  • Breakfast – 7:20am (Bus students will be dismissed for breakfast at 7:25am or upon arrival if after 7:25am.)
  • Arrival bell – 7:35am (Students dismissed from buses and car drop-off line.)
  • School begins – 7:45am (Students will be tardy after 7:45am. Parents must sign-in their child in the office after 7:45am arrival.)
  • Dismissal – 2:33pm on Mondays (Early Release Days); 2:53pm Tuesday-Friday

Important Safety Item Reminders

  • Buzzer protocol - When you ring the buzzer for entry, remember that the office staff will ask you your name, intent, child's name/homeroom to ensure those that enter FCI should enter.
  • Photo ID - Whether picking up or dropping off, please have photo ID such as your driver's license ready for identification purposes.
  • Door 1 entry - All visitors must enter via door 1 regardless of time of day. Please do not come in the cafeteria door with students before school.
  • Bus lot - Do not enter the bus lot prior to bus arrival or while buses are in the lot.
  • Drop-off - Please make all attempts possible to have your child exit your vehicle on the side of the curb. Exit the opposite side and walking in between cars is not safe.
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Safe Visitor Badges

Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their Safe Visitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (available for iPhones and in Google Play for all other phones) or have your badge available when you come into the school. Looking up names can lead to the wrong person being signed in.

Upon leaving, please give your printed badge to the office staff for quick check-out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tobi Fields at 317-594-4100.

Mental Health Concerns

If you or someone you know is at risk of self-harm, suicide, or harmful towards others, please contact one of the following (All lines are free, confidential, and available 24/7):

Community Health Network - Call 800-662-3445 or Text HELPNOW to 20121
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - Call 800-273-8255
LookUP - Call 800-284-8439 or Text LookUp to 494949

Mental Health Issues are common and treatable. Hamilton Southeastern Schools has a contract with Community Health Network and has a mental health therapist working with students in each of our schools. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to your school’s school counselor for further information.

Non-Discrimination & Non-Harassment Information

All students in HSE Schools deserve to come to school free of fear and to feel safe to be their authentic selves. Discrimination of any type is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated at HSEHS Schools – this includes sexual harassment (Title IX) and discrimination based on disabilities or race (Titles II and VI).

If students ever experience any type of harassment, we ask that they report this immediately to an administrator, school counselor or trusted adult. Beyond reporting directly to building officials, HSE Schools has an entire support system in place for filing concerns and complaints, which can be located on our District website. https://www.hseschools.org/about/legal-notes

Student handbook

All HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The handbook for FCI can be found at the link below.

We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the FCI main office at 317-915-4220. Our staff is available to assist you.