BSE Bear Bulletin

January 8, 2016


Please reference the BSE calendar for specific clubs and times

January 15 - Dismissal at 12:01 p.m. - Staff Development

January 18 - Martin Luther King Day - No School

January 19 - Yearbook pictures

Lunch and Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week(s)

Week of January 11th , Week 3 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 1/11 - Day 6
  • Tuesday, 1/12 - Day 1
  • Wednesday, 1/13 - Day 2
  • Thursday, 1/14- Day 3
  • Friday, 1/15 - HALF DAY, Student's dismiss at 12:01p.m.

Week of January 18th, Week 1 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 1/18 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day
  • Tuesday, 1/19 - Day 4
  • Wednesday, 1/20 - Day 5
  • Thursday, 1/21 - Day 6
  • Friday, 1/22 - Day 1


BSE is excited to implement the safest car rider line in Indianapolis! Beginning Monday, January 11th all parents who enter the CAR RIDER line will need to go to on their phone and log-in as normal. After logging in parents who pick up will see a button that says "check in". Parents will tap that button and follow the directions.

How is this safer? ONLY cars and parents in cars that are legally able to pick-up students will be allowed to access the FASTLANE code for the day. NO CODE, NO PICK-UP!

When the parent enters the pick-up zone a FASTLANE sign will PROMPT to enter the code. This sends an immediate note to the staff inside to release your child to the holding zone. Once all students are in the holding zone, they will release to cars like normal. As new cars enter the loading zone they will enter their code and we will load kids in the order of the FASTLANE prompt.

It is VERY important to NOT enter your code until you reach the sign, if you do so your child will be out of order and you WILL have to park or wait for the process to catch up to you.

Thanks for helping us with this new process and for being flexible the first week as we get used to the system. Safer is better and this system is the safest I have used in my 20 years of loading students into cars!

Dr. K.

Writers' Café... an opportunity for students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades to grow as readers and writers after school in the library. Writers will experiment with craft across genres such as short stories, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Writing between sessions encouraged but not required. Supplies provided.

Mrs. Patrick is a Teacher Consultant with the National Writing Project.

Please contact her with any questions at

January 19, 21, 26, 28 from 3:45-5:00pm

February 2, 4, 9, 11 from 3:45-5:00pm

Sign up with this link:

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Something new coming to BSE for 3rd and 4th graders!

Learn about STEM Scouts & tour the Vortex (mobile lab) at the Brooks Elementary Open House on January 14, 2016 from 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m. Brochures were sent home this week with your child. For more information visit

Calling all 3rd Grade Volleyball Players!

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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.

Attention 4th Graders!

WHO: Any 4th grade student is eligible

WHAT: Scripps School Spelling Bee

WHEN/WHERE: To be announced (we are looking at after school the
last week of January)

BSE is offering the opportunity for 4th grade students to participate in a school spelling bee this year. Details on when, where, and how the spelling bee will be conducted will be announced soon. Students have been given study lists if they choose to participate.

Please note the Scripps Spelling bee requires a vocabulary component at any competition after the school level. I encourage students to study word meanings as well in case a tie breaker is necessary. The BSE school winner will proceed to a local county spelling bee. This date in February is still to be determined.

The following dates/times are optional practice opportunities:

Tues., Jan. 19th 3:45-4:15 Thurs., Jan. 21st 3:45-4:15
Tues., Jan. 26th 3:45-4:15 Thurs., Jan. 28th 3:45-4:15

Please let Ms. Gray know if you would like to attend any practice sessions. The number of students interested will determine where we will meet.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Chrissy Gray, ENL instructor,

You may also check out the Scripps Spelling website at for more information.


Chrissy Gray

Volunteer in the center of the action in a beautiful space! Be a 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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Escape the House this Winter with Fishers Parks & Recreation

Winter blues got your little one down? Skip the video games and head over to Roy G. Holland Memorial Park for Dragon Pottery! This pottery program offers the opportunity for children ages 2 through 10 to get artsy. On Saturday, Jan. 23 children and their parents will arrive at 1 p.m. to paint their own 3 piece dragon and enjoy hearing the story Dragons Love Tacos.

Dragon Pottery is being hosted with help from Creative Escape who will kiln fire the pieces after the program concludes. Finished pottery pieces will be available for pickup from the Fishers Parks & Recreation office 7 days after the program concludes. Dragon Pottery costs $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents, and all supplies are included.

Secure a spot for your child in this program by registering online, today!

National Winnie the Pooh Day Celebration, Jan. 17th

Books, cartoons, movies; Winnie the Pooh and his friends have been a childhood favorite since they were created by A.A. Milne in 1882. Winnie the Pooh came to life in these classic novels and for the third consecutive year Fishers Parks & Recreation is bringing him to Fishers for a free, National Winnie the Pooh Day celebration. Families are invited to Cumberland Park on Sunday, Jan. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration includes:

  • Photo opportunities with Winnie the Pooh! Charge the batteries and don’t forget a camera, these photographs will be memories that last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to play inside. Let’s face it, January weather is tricky. Indoor activities will include coloring pages, table top games and light refreshments to enjoy while warming up.
  • A.A. Milne’s characters also brought to life Pooh Sticks, and families will have the chance to play Winnie the Pooh’s favorite game on the bridge. Outdoor activities also feature the chance to build an Eeyore House from sticks, explore animal artifacts and books to enjoy at the 100 Acre Wood story nook.

Winnie the Pooh Day is a drop-in program, meaning families are welcome to stop by any time during the event. This program offers a unique opportunity for children to learn more about our environment through these famous characters. Those planning to stop by are encouraged to wear their favorite Winnie the Pooh clothing, bring their favorite stuffed animals to enjoy the party and share photos from the event on Facebook and Twitter.

What to do if you suspect a disability/Child Find:

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Brooks School Elementary School, 915-4250.

· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.

Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.



12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Spring 2016 Registration – Open registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball will take place January 1-31 with a late fee beginning February 1. Parents may register online by submitting a paper copy to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office. Parents who register with a paper registration form will need to submit the form with check or cash payment. Credit cards are not taken in the office. Parents registering online can pay online with a credit card or can print the registration form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with check or cash payment. Visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. website for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Boys Volleyball – Boys volleyball will be offered in the spring of 2016! Registration will begin on January 1. Plans are being made for a season beginning in April after spring break. It will be a 6 week session for boys in grades 4-8. A board will be formed in February to finalize the details. Please contact Marcy Morrolf with interest or questions, or visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. or volleyball website for more information.

Southeastern Rugby - Early online registration for Southeastern Youth Rugby, grades 2-8, is officially open. There will be a $10 late fee after January 31, so sign up now at Don't forget to also register your child with Rugby Indiana at

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse will be holding stick skills clinics on January 5, 12 and 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, but stick skill sessions are geared towards players new to lacrosse or with 1-2 years of experience. We will focus on basic stick management, passing and techniques. These stick skill sessions will be held indoors and the cost will be approximately $45. To register or for more information, please email

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Callout Meeting – If your son is interested in playing SELECT or TRAVEL lacrosse this spring and you weren’t able to attend the first callout meeting, it is important that you attend the callout meeting on January 13. We will be announcing some important changes to the program. Topics will include travel and select boys lacrosse. We will discuss team structure, tournaments and lacrosse in general. Parents are encouraged to attend if their sons are interested in trying out for travel or select lacrosse. Select teams play rec lacrosse as well as limited travel tournaments. A third call out for rec lacrosse will be held in February. The meeting will be held in the Billericay Community Room from 6:30-8:00 p.m. You can reach boys lacrosse at or Daniel Coppersmith 501-1871.

Hamilton Southeastern Royals Boys’ Basketball Youth Night will be on Saturday, January 16 when the Royals face the Anderson Indians. The JV game starts at 6:00 p.m. with the varsity game to follow around 7:30 p.m. All boys in the S.P.O.R.T.S. rec basketball leagues will be admitted free if they are wearing their team jersey. We encourage parents to attend the game with their sons. Immediately after the conclusion of the JV game, teams and coaches from the rec league will be recognized on the basketball floor – and will then help welcome the Royals out on the floor for warm-ups. Rec teams should plan to arrive by 6:45 pm and meet in the west lobby (the lobby nearest the HSE bench) during the fourth quarter of the JV game.

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City of Fishers Creates New Opportunities for Resident Engagement

After outlining 2015 priorities in his State of the City address, Mayor Fadness emphasized the importance of resident engagement and the lasting impact that engagement has on our community. Within the last year, residents have risen to that challenge by volunteering to mentor, beautifying public spaces and even getting more engaged with City Council meetings and Mayor’s Night Out events to learn about community happenings. Once again, the City of Fishers is offering another opportunity for residents to improve their knowledge of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Teaming up with Robert Leming, National Director of We the People program, the City of Fishers is offering a 6 week course titled Constitution 101 for residents 18 and older. Classes will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will take place on Tuesdays, ending on Tuesday, Mar. 29. Classes are free to attend and take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium or at the Fishers Fire Department as indicated.

Each participant will receive the We the People: The Citizen and The Constitution textbook and a pocket constitution. We the People is sponsored by the Fishers City Council, Hamilton Southeastern Schools and the Indiana Bar Foundation. While free to attend, registration is required.

Additional information about weekly meeting topics, and to secure a spot in We the People, please visit Questions about the program can be directed to Robert Leming at