August 18, 2017
Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT FOR 1ST-4TH PARENTS TUESDAY, 8/22
8/22 Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night - Parents Only
1st/2nd Grades 6:30-7:00 pm; 3rd/4th Grades 7:30-8:00 pm
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
8/21 REGULAR RELEASE TIME THIS MONDAY ONLY 3:40 PM
8/22 Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night - Parents Only--1st/2nd Grades 6:30-7:00 pm; 3rd/4th Grades 7:30-8:00 pm
8/27 Early Release Monday
9/04 LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL
9/06 PTO Meeting - 9:30 am - Café
9/06 Body Safety Program Parent Meeting @ Geist Elementary 6:00-7:00 pm (for Kdg, 2nd and 4th grade parents)
9/08 Grandparents' Day for 3rd grade only 1:15-2:00 pm
9/26/17 Picture Day
MENU AUGUST 21-25 PURPLE WEEK
Monday-Taco Scoops, refried beans, salad, fruit and milk
Tuesday-Scrambled eggs w/French toast sticks, glazed carrots, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk *Birthday Day for August Birthdays--any child who purchases a meal deal on Birthday Day will receive a Rice Krispie treat with their lunch.
Wednesday-Pizza calzone w/marinara sauce, corn, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk
Thursday-Chicken & Noodles w/dinner roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit and milk
Friday-Cheesy breadsticks w/marinara, broccoli, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk
***Watch for information in our next FORUM regarding visiting for lunch (with an approved background check) after Labor Day.
If you would like to volunteer in the FCE cafeteria, please email Amy Reade (email@example.com). ***FCE is now hiring monitors (10:30 am-2:00 pm) - if you would like more information, email Amy Reade (areade@hse,k12.in.us).
Reminder-- there will not be an early release this Monday due to the solar eclipse.
Below is a link for a video made by some FHS and HSEHS students to inform students and families about the eclipse.
FCE MUSIC NOTES
This year I will be using Sway to share what is happening in the FCE Music Classroom.
Please use the links below to access Music Room Information!
3rd and 4th Grade:
Find information on recorders, choir, the Related Arts Calendar, and musical opportunities outside of school
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
Find information on the Related Arts Calendar, Program Dates, What We Do in Music, and musical opportunities outside of school
CHAUCIE'S PLACE, SMART STEPS
The Chaucie’s Place, Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children presentations will take place September 21, 2017 for kindergarten, 2nd grade and 4th grade students at FCE. This program has been a part of many of our Hamilton Southeastern elementary schools in the past, as well as in several other Hamilton County school districts.
We would like to invite you to attend a parent meeting at Geist Elementary on the evening of September 6th at 6pm to provide you with additional information about the presentations. This presentation is for parents only.
The 30 minute presentations will be given within each classroom by a trained Smart Steps presenter. All Smart Steps presenters have completed background checks. They share a scripted, age appropriate presentation so the same message is communicated to all students in their grade level. The teacher will also be in the classroom during the presentation.
4th grade only: After the classroom presentation, 4th grade students will have the opportunity to mark “Yes” or “No” on a piece of paper to answer the question, “Do you need to talk to someone because you or someone you know was touched on a private part of the body for no good reason or to play a game?” A Smart Steps presenter and Mrs. Meyer, our school counselor, will follow up with each student that marks, “Yes.”
These presentations will be provided to all kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade classes. Although not required, each child’s attendance in the Smart Steps Body Safety program is strongly recommended. If you have any questions or do not want your child to participate in the program, please contact school counselor, Mrs. Marna Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317)594-4180.
Fall Creek Elementary
IMPORTANT FCE INFORMATION
IMPORTANT FCE INFO: Please be sure to review the Student Handbook on line for valuable information.
Remember all visitors to the building must sign in at the office and get a visitor’s badge.
SCHOOL HOURS: Bus unloading: 8:45 a.m.; School day 8:55 a.m.-3:40 p.m.; Bus loading 3:40 p.m.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: August 22 (Parents only - 1st-4th grades)
ABSENCES—When your child is absent, please let the school know by calling the office (594-4180). Any student arriving after 8:55 a.m. should be brought to the office so that the lunch and attendance counts can be changed. Please do not drop off your child at the entrance if he/she arrives after 8:55 a.m. Parents are required to sign the children in at the office. When picking your child up for early release, dr. appointment, etc, be sure to have a photo i.d. with you.
HEALTH CARDS—Please be sure to complete the on-line Health Information Cards ASAP. These provide quick and valuable information for the nurse.
BOOK FEES will be available in Skyward at the end of August.
BIRTHDAY TREATS are not allowed at any time.
***BUS Reminder: All Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by an adult. An older sibling may be allowed to meet the student if coordinated with the driver or Transportation in advance.
CAR RIDERS: If your child is a car rider, please wait in the line on the south end of the building to drop your child off in the a.m. Do not bring them to the front of the building unless they are tardy and need to get a tardy pass to class. Enter/exit on the SOUTH end of the building only; the overflow line goes into Fall Creek Jr. High parking lot. Please put a sign in your car window with your child’s name in large print to help the line run smoothly. If a change in your child’s normal dismissal is needed, a note MUST BE sent to the classroom teacher. Without the note, your child will be dismissed by the normal means. We also encourage parents to write their children(s) name(s) inside their backpacks and inside their lunch boxes.
Please be sure to check our school’s website: www.hse.k12.in.us and click on Fall Creek Elementary. You will have access to many things such as the District Calendar, Supply Lists, Student Handbooks, and Menu.
INNOVATION LAB DONATIONS NEEDED
The Innovation Lab is in need of the following donations:
If any parents are interested in volunteering (with a current background check on file) during their child's Innovation Lab time please contact Lori Smith at email@example.com
LOOK AT OUR BEAUTIFUL COURTYARD!
Our art teacher Mrs. Parkison and Boy Scout troop 109, with the help of Eagle Scouts David Marchal and Kyle Fields, remodeled the art courtyard this summer. Materials were provided thanks to your contributions to our Art to Remember fundraiser. Easels were made possible through a grant from the HSE Foundation.
(Girls in the photo are: Bryn B., 2 Philhower, Makayla O., 1 Stoeffler, Anjali P., 2 Cooper, Maya P. 4 Ging)
APPLICATION FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH
Application for Free or Reduced Lunch—Applications for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program are available through your Skyward Family Access under the Food Service tab. Simply click the application tab. The system will take you through a series of steps including a parent letter, instructions, the Federal income chart, Privacy Act and Non-Discrimination Statements. After completing all six parts of the application, you will electronically sign and click I agree. After reviewing your information, you will click submit. Once you click submit, the application is sent electronically to the Food Service Department where it will be reviewed for approval or denial. After the application is reviewed you will receive an email indicating if the application was approved or denied for benefits. This process does need to be completed every year.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
Hamilton Southeastern School district recently entered in to a partnership with Community Health Network to begin to provide behavioral health services to students during the school day. Our school was recently assigned a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who will be in our building approximately 2 ½ days a week to meet with students and their families. If you are interested in this service please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor to learn more.
SAFE VISITOR BADGE
Anyone wishing to volunteer in the school must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. Please note this policy also applies to anyone wishing to join students for lunch (after Labor Day). Simply follow the quick link on our FCE website to apply for a background check. This process takes 5-7 days.
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