Falcon Flyer

Fall Creek Intermediate

January 18, 2015

Next 1/2 day for students - February 6th

HSE Snow Make-Up Days are February 17th and May 29th.

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Day - No School

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, - Rot.C3

2:45-4:30pm - Girls’ B-ball Practice

2:45-4:00 pm - Spring Choir

4:30-5:30 – Boys’ B-ball Practice

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 – Rot. C4

7:10-7:45 am – Yearbook Club

7:20-7:45 am– Math Bowl

2:50-5:30 pm – Engineering for Kids

3:00 pm – Basketball Team pictures (Boys and Girls)

5:00 pm – Boys’ Basketball @ RSI

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 - Rot. C5

5:00 – Girls’ Basketball @ FCI vs. RSI

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 – Rot. I1

2:45-4:30 pm – Girls’ Basketball practice

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 – Rot. I2

2:45-4:30pm – Girls’ B-ball Practice

2:45–3:45 pm – FCI Connect

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 – Rot. I3

2:45-3:45 pm – Science Bowl Competition

2:45-4:00pm – Spring Choir

3:15 pm – Girls’ Basketball game @ FCI vs. SCI (Student after-school game – see info above)

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 – Rot. I4

7:15-7:45am – Student Council

2:45-4:30pm – Girls’ B-ball Practice

2:45-3:45 pm – Science Bowl Competition

2:50-5:30 pm – Engineering for Kids

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 – Rot. I5

2:45-3:45pm – Science Bowl Competition

4:30 0pm – Girls’ Basketball game at FCI vs. Pendleton Elementary

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 – Rot. F1

FCI Yearbook

Don't miss out of the wonderful memories of the school year! Orders can be placed at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ with use of code 8879815 to order with a credit card. To pay by check, print off the order form (http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf%5CFCI%5CFCI_Yearbook_order_form.pdf to complete and send in with your child. The cost of the book is $15, and checks should be out to Lifetouch not FCI. Orders need to be placed by April 6th.

PTO Box Top Winners---- Congratulations!

Congratulations to the top classrooms! Mr. Willey's (5th) and Mrs. Auger's (6th) classrooms won the pizza parties. The top two 5th graders were Jasmyn Kane-494 and Kiley Richards-481. The top 6th graders were Elizabeth Moodispaugh-594 and Sarah Hammer-519. They have all won iTunes gift cards.

All other collectors received their rewards for 1st semester as well. Keep collecting! We will be running the same contest 2nd semester.

GRANDFATHERING message from Dr. Beresford

Dear HSE Parents,

On behalf of the Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation, we hope your holiday season was a bright and peaceful one. HSE is now in the process of planning for the 2015-2016 school year.

As promised, we want to share an important message regarding the “Grandfathering” provision the Board of School Trustees approved as part of the redistricting plan. “Grandfathering” allows a student in grades 3, 5, and 7 to remain at his or her current school for the 2015-16 school year. Parents must provide transportation.

If you would like to take advantage of this provision, please complete the attached “2015-16 Grandfathering Form” and return it to your student’s school or the HSE Administration Office by February 6, 2015.

Again, we hope you had a wonderful winter break and look forward to an outstanding semester two!

HSE Schools

The attachment is on FCI website and on the skylert that went out 1-6-15.

Michael J. Beresford, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

FCI Basketball Pictures - BOYS and GIRLS

Lifetouch will be here January 21st @ 3:00 pm to take team pictures for both boys and girls Falcon basketball teams. If you have questions please contact Coach Jahn ajahn@hse.k12.in.us. Go Falcons!

Transportation Changes and Doctor Appts---A Note from the Office

In order to make the process more seamless for transportation changes and Dr. Appts., we would prefer a note sent in with your student so the office has record of the change. We send a pass to the classroom so there is fewer interruptions during class. In the event that a change needs to be made during the school day please call the office @ 915-4220. If you need changes to be made after school hours please leave a message on our attendance line @ 596-7499. Also please include in your note and message: your students full name, homeroom teacher, the time of the event, your full name, and a telephone # in the event we have questions.

HSEJH PTO is Calling all Volunteers!

The 2014-15 HSJH Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to invite parents to attend PTO meetings. We need your help to make the rest of this year and next year successful for our students. If you are interested in volunteering on the PTO board, please contact Tabitha Arnett, 2014-15 PTO Co-President, at chef_tabitha@yahoo.com or 317-446-4007.
> PTO Board Meetings are scheduled from 9:30-10:30am at the HSJH on the following dates: Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 17, and May 8. If your child(ren) will be attending HSJH (on Cyntheanne Road) next year, please consider attending one of our meetings to learn how you can get involved.

Technology Awareness - Vshare Alert

It has come to our attention that some of our students have chosen to download Vshare to their iPad. We would like to share important information regarding this site as it could be detrimental to the functioning of your child’s iPAD and the function of the site is inappropriate. If you see this on your child’s iPAD, please delete ASAP. Below is detailed information about this site if you would like to learn more:

Vshare and other installous alternatives are programs that:

  • promise free apps or free games
  • are designed to bypass the app store
  • seem to allow the user to download apps without paying.

They entice the user with something for free then install invisible, sneaky, insidious tracking add ons. These sites are actually browser hijackers. Once downloaded they track and record all browsing habits, sites visited, apps used, time on sites etc. They redirect the user through the site’s own search engine which controls the user’s search results. They capture credit card and other personal and confidential information from the user’s activity. As the user buys a legitimate app from the App Store(or any other online purchase) the Vshare invisible tracker captures the user’s account information. Wherever it may be based it is bypassing the US COPPA laws.

Important items to be aware of:

  • Apps gone free is NOT an example of an installous alternative. Apps Gone Free is a legitimate app through the App Store. There are agreements between the developers and Apps Gone Free to offer the apps for a limited time.
  • We have seen iPads with slow performance while other schools have students who are seeing instances of crashed and disabled iPads and apps that no longer function due to students attempting to use Vshare to illegally download apps.
  • Vshare will not show up as a purchase notification on your family iTunes account since it does not come through the app store. Parents will have to look at their child’s iPad to see if it is there.
  • Vshare voids the Apple warranty because installing Vshare is considered jailbreaking the iPad.
  • Repairs that might have been covered by the warranty will not be covered if you have downloaded Vshare.
  • Having Vshare or a similar program on an HSE district iPad violates the acceptable use policy. Turning in an HSE iPad with Vshare on it is considered turning in a non-operational iPad.
  • The iPad with Vshare on it cannot be given to anyone else because it will not function properly.
  • Anyone turning in an iPad with Vshare will be charged the full amount to replace the iPad.

If you find Vshare on an iPad:

  • Check online to find a way to delete Vshare from the iPad. This is not something we can do at school.
  • Delete Vshare
  • Backup the remaining legitimately purchased apps to a cloud account (there are free cloud accounts) so that you do not lose everything legally on the iPad
  • Restore the iPad to factory settings

Links for assistance:

There is no guarantee that this will work. If it does not return back to factory specifications/settings after a reset – this still voids the warranty. If an HSE rented iPad does not reset to factory default settings then when your child turns in the device in May you are responsible for full replacement of the device as we would consider it to no longer be operational for future use.

We will be speaking with all of the students to tell them to not download Vshare or any similar sites. If they already have done so they will be told to tell their parents and go through the restore steps at home using the iTunes account set up by the parent.

HSE Winter Weather Update

Dear HSE Community,

Happy New Year! School is set to resume on January 6, 2015. We look forward to seeing each and every student return for the second semester refreshed and ready for success!

As winter temperatures and conditions continue to fluctuate, we encourage families to review their winter weather plans. Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation is committed to the safety and well-being of all students and endeavors to make decisions regarding delays and closures as early as possible. Please stay tuned to the following sources for the latest weather-related school news:

HSE Skylert

In the event of a delay or cancellation, all families will receive an automated message from HSE Transportation Director Jim White via our Skylert system. The message will arrive by both a phone call and an e-mail. Parents also may opt to receive a text alert through Skyward/Family Access. To login, please click on the following link: https://sis.hse.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/seplog01.w

HSE Twitter Feed @ HSESchools

Social media has become our fastest way of sharing school news. Weather-related school updates are available on the HSE Twitter feed. Students, families and residents are encouraged to join our more than 7,000 “followers” at https://twitter.com/HSESchools. Not on Twitter? Access the Twitter feed directly from the HSE website at www.hse.k12.in.us.

Local Media Outlets

Television and radio stations remain a traditional way to share school weather announcements. HSE posts school delays and closures to the following media outlets:

  • WQME – 98.7 FM
  • WHBU-WERK-MAX, WLBC – 104.1 FM
  • WEDJ – 107.1 FM Radio Latina
  • WIBC – 93.1 FM
  • WSYW – 810 AM
  • WISH-TV 8
  • WXIN (Fox 59 & CW 4)
  • WRTV (6)
  • WTHR (13)

​Winter weather in Indiana varies and is often unpredictable. Please include this information as part of your winter weather contingency plans.


Bev Smith

Director of School & Community Relations

Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation

Calling all Parents ----

PTO is looking for Officers and Chair People for 2015-2016 Volunteers Needed!

Share your time and talents with FCI! We are planning for next year and are looking for some new faces to fill our positions. Help as little or as much as you feel comfortable. It is a great way to get involved in our school. Please contact Becky Gerig at beckygerig@hotmail.com or Georgia Rigdon at gigirigdon@gmail.com for questions. We still have two big events this year as well-look for news about the Falcon Fest and 6th Grade Year End Party.

Note from the Treasurer

Outstanding Book Fees

Reminder to check your students Skyward for any outstanding Book Fees.

We will be adding an additional $7.50 in processing fees to any account that has a balance.

If you have any question, please contact Michele Pitts, FCI Treasurer.

Counselor's Corner

The program Parent Project® will be offered by the Hamilton County Juvenile Services Center beginning early next year. Their programs aim to empower parents and transform children. The next session is tentatively scheduled to start February 4, 2015. The program runs 11 weeks meeting on Wednesday nights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Courtesy of the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs, a light meal is provided for all parents. Program cost is $80 and includes the meals and a workbook. More info is available at www.parentproject.com.

Mrs. Sullivan 6th grade

Mr. Kozloski 5th grade

Have a collection you would like to share?

FCI Collection Case

The Collection Case at FCI is a fun way for students, families, and staff to share their personal collections with everyone at FCI. The Collection Case, located in the main hallway between the Nurses's Office and the Cafeteria, is highly visible and students love to look at the case and see the collections that have been displayed. Any school-appropriate collection would be great for the Collection Case. Last year, some of the items/collections that students and families shared were: Legos, soccer jerseys from around the world, M&M wrappers from around the world, a large hornet's nest, memorabilia from foreign countries, rocks and minerals, Pokemon cards, and WWII-related items.

If you would like to share a collection with the students and staff at FCI, please fill out the attached Collection Case Form and return it to school marked "Attn: PTO Collection Case." Contact Charron Wright at gcwright91@aol.com with any questions about the Collection Case

Keeping Focused

In an effort to keep instructional time as free from distraction as possible, students have been reminded of the following:

  • Absolutely NO texting/personal emailing during the school day (7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.) to students OR parents via any type of program/app/etc. Consequences will be given should this occur.
  • If students receive texts/emails during the school day, they should immediately notify their teacher or staff member.
  • We realize there may need to be communication between students working collaboratively during the school day. However, it should only be done at teacher direction/approval.
  • Texting/emailing that does occur outside of school is a parental approval issue. However, if content of texting/emailing outside of school negatively impacts/affects the school environment, there may be consequences that are imposed at school.

As always, if you need to get a message that is a change for your child, please call the office at 915-4220. All other situations should be resolved outside the school day.

District Happenings...

Check out the FCI website (http://www.hse.k12.in.us/FCI/news/) for more activities in the district such as:

  • Geist Half Marathon T-Shirt Design Contest
  • News from S.P.O.R.T.S Office--Girls Basketball Night
  • SENG Parent Group Information
  • SENG Fishers Winter 2015
  • Fishers Parks & Recreation Pinterest Craft Night
  • Form for Grandfathering a Student to Another School
  • Spring Choir Permission slip and Dates
  • 4-H Enrollment Information
  • January Library Children Programs
  • Fishers Parks Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance
  • IUPUI Summer Reading Program
  • SPORTS Spring Youth Information

Student Transportation