Bear Bulletin

March 10, 2017

Message from Dr. Kaminski

BSE Parents and Community,

Thanks to all of our BSE PTO volunteers and teachers for hosting a wonderful Pancake Breakfast last Saturday! I appreciate the community support during this event and we had a wonderful time!

Please feel free to join us for the PTO Meeting next Tuesday, March 14th, at 6:30 p.m. Our Robotics Team, led by Mrs. Porzuczek, will share their journey. We are thrilled with their work and enthusiasm for our first ever robotics competition team!

I am also excited to announce that BSE has officially agreed to develop a formal partnership with a school in Ningbo China that will begin next August. Thank you to the many families who emailed me, interested in housing our guests next fall. Details will be coming in May and I'll be reaching out to all of you for your help. This is a wonderful opportunity for our Brooks School Bears!

Our first wave of ISTEP has been completed and next week all of our 3rd grade students will take the IREAD exams. Please keep your eyes on the clock as we change time Sunday, and allow your kiddos good opportunities to get their clocks changed internally.

Have a wonderful weekend BSE!


Dr. Kaminski

There is No School Monday, March 13th (Flex Day)

For a complete list of upcoming BSE events, visit our school calendar by clicking here. For our HSE District Calendar click here. All scheduled half-days and school closings (including Flex Days) can be found on both calendars.

*NEW DATE* Kindergarten Open House

Tuesday, April 18th, 5-7pm

12451 Brooks School Road

Fishers, IN

To enroll your child in Kindergarten, click here.

To learn more about Kindergarten Open House, click here.

Thank you, Allisonville Eye Care Center!

A special THANK YOU to the staff from Allisonville Eye Care Center for volunteering their time this week to help with our first grade vision screenings. For more information about their practice, check out their website here.

Honor and Excellence

We would also like to recognize representatives from our SUPPORT STAFF who demonstrate excellence in their work (e.g. custodial services, transportation, food service, technology, grounds, secretarial, instructional assistants, maintenance, accounting, treasurers, school resource officers, nurses, etc.).

Please click here for additional information and criteria.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please complete the form on or before March 22, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Moore at Be sure to get your nomination in early - those received after March 22 will not be considered.

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

Survey Link:

PTO Meeting Next Tuesday

Our next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30 PM in the Cafeteria. We will be showcasing our BSE Robotics Team! (Babysitting is available)

Regional Science Fair Results

On Saturday, March 4 thirteen Brooks School Elementary students participated in the Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Students who attend the annual fair at Marian University must first qualify for it by placing at their school science fair. BSE participants included: Grace G., Everett H., Tyler R., Dante B., William P., Tigist B., Edis T., Kartik M., Imaad K., Agastya A., Naina P., Anvi P., and Colton M. Five out of our twelve student projects won awards. Congratulations Students!

Award winners are:

Everett Hall – Grade 1; Presentation/Oral Skills

Tigist Brosch – Grade 2; Original Approach/Scientific Thought

Kartik Mahajan – Grade 3; Presentation/Oral Skills

Anvi Palav – Grade 4; Organization

Colton McCabe – Grade 4; Geology

Yearbook On Sale NOW

Reserve your yearbook today! The number of extra books will be limited. You may pay with cash or check (made payable to Brooks School Elementary), or you can order online by going to (a small service charge will apply to all online orders). In order to ensure you receive your copy, please preorder by Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

Cost: $15 per book

Click here for the order form.

Art Room in Need

PLASTIC LIDS: Please save all your plastic lids. We need all sizes and colors. The art room will be creating a collaborative recycled art piece with the lids. We need 100s and 100s!!

CDs & DVDs: The art room needs old CDs, DVDs, etc. for a weaving project that the 3rd and 4th graders are doing.

Thank you for the help☺ Mrs. Flynn

A Night of Hope

Tuesday, March 14th, 6:30-8:30pm

13000 Promise Road

Fishers, IN

Guest speaker: Jordan Burnham, a nationally recognized mental health advocate

Click here to learn more about Jordan Burnham and click here for more details about the event itself.

Vendor tables (20+ organizations) will be open from 6:30 - 7:00 PM.

Program and Q&A with panel of experts will be from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

Hot Box Madness

HotBox Pizza is going crazy to help Brooks School Elementary! During the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (March 14 - April 3), schools will get 20% of the sales they generate and the school that produces the most sales will get an extra 5%!

Click here to see the flyer.

Fishers Athletic Showcase: Adapt & Thrive

Friday, March 17 FHS gymnasium 6:00 to 8:00pm

Sponsored by the generosity of TOPSoccer, a program of Indy Premier Soccer Club; the Fishers Athletic Showcase features USA Paralympic Soccer Team, players Bryce Boarman & Seth Jahn as Keynote Speakers. Both will share their message of “Adapt and Thrive.” Bryce Boarman was born with cerebral palsy and will highlight his participation in the London and Rio Olympics. Seth Jahn was impacted by a traumatic brain injury while serving as a member of the US Army Special Forces in Afghanistan. Also in attendance will be Vern Fleming, formerly of the Indiana Pacers, and Joe Reitz, current offensive lineman for the Colts and former graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School. Both will serve as guest referees. The evening will also showcase exhibitions by Power Soccer, Special Olympics Basketball, Special Olympics Cheer and DeVeau’s Show Team by Gym Roots. Donations will be accepted at the door and will be divided equally among performing organizations. Concessions will be open.

Junior High Choral Festival

March 17, 2017 at 7pm in the Fishers High School Auditorium. Choirs from Fall Creek Jr. High, Fishers Jr. High, Hamilton Southeastern Jr. High and Riverside Jr. High will come together for the 1st Annual HSE Jr. High Choral Festival!

Click here for more details.

SafeVisitor Reminder

Just a reminder that anyone intending spend time in the school or chaperone a field trip must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. If you have not yet completed the background check, click here to get started. If you do have your badge, and still have yet to have your photo taken, visit our office any time between the hours of 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM M-F.