Cougar Chronicle

Volume 18, Issue 5 Thursday, September 29, 2022

Save the Date!

  • Friday, September 30 - E-Learning Day - No in-person school. Login to Canvas
  • Monday, October 3 - Course Fees Due
  • Tuesday, October 4 - Fundraiser Pickup 4-7:30PM - Enter Door 12
  • Friday, October 7 - End of First Grading Period
  • Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 21 - Fall Break - No School
September 29, 2022

E Learning Day is Friday, September 30

  • Teachers will have lessons on Canvas.
  • Students are expected to login to Canvas and complete the work assigned.
  • Attendance is based on login to Canvas between Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2.
  • Future E-Learning Days are Friday, November 11 and Friday, February 17.

Visit the HSE Website for more information on E-Learning Days.

Want to know about Best Buddies? Click Here!

Please read the linked information and fill out the application to join Best Buddies.

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HSE Calendar 2022-2023 School Year

Click to visit the SCE School Calendar and the 2022-2023 District Calendar

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th-October 15th!


In Spanish, we continue to explore heritage (inherited traditions, values, culture and art, foods, music, etc). We are learning about Hispanic Heritage (celebrated September 15th-October 15th) as well as sharing our own! Many students take great pride in their heritage and are excited to learn about their classmates' heritage too.

Here are two short NFL commercials celebrating and honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.

School Fees Due October 3

Student school fee statements were emailed on September 2, 2022.

These fees are due October 3, 2022.

How to pay:

  1. Send a check made payable to Sand Creek Elementary School. Please note student's name and ID (lunch number) in the memo line and send in a sealed envelope with student's name to the attention of SCE Treasurer.
  2. Use a credit card via eFunds for Schools:
  3. Bring exact cash to the Office.

Payment plans can be set up via eFunds for schools and installment payments are accepted.

If you need course fee assistance, please apply for free and reduced benefits here:

Please contact Kerri Rose, Treasurer, at 317-915-4270 or if you have any questions.

Lunch Menu

Click to visit the HSE District's Food Services site and access all lunch menus. The Lunch Menu is available anytime via Parent Square. In the App, click on "More" and "Links."

Notice from the District: No Lunch Guests at This Time

We know that many of our families have enjoyed the opportunity to eat lunch with their student(s). However, due to safety and space limitations in some of our schools, district administration has made the difficult decision to keep our student lunches closed to all outside guests at this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to look for other opportunities to engage with your student(s), their class, and our schools. There are many ways to get involved!

Please call SCE at 317-915-4270, email your child's teacher, email Mrs. Zaleski in the Library, or reach out to our PTO at to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available at SCE.

Good Luck to our Spell Bowl Team! Yuv, Brynn, Meila, Kameron, Audrey, Abigail, Murage, Emilio, Mia, Ellie, Colin, and coaches Mrs. Labellarte and Mrs. Lanane

Social Emotional Learning Lessons - Week 7

Kindergarten: Getting Focused - Focused Awareness

  • Students will learn daily strategies that will help them calm down and focus.

First Grade: Getting Focused - Focused Awareness

  • Students will learn daily strategies that will help them calm down and focus.

Second Grade: Getting Focused - Focused Awareness

  • Students will learn daily strategies that will help them calm down and focus.

Third Grade: Getting Focused - Focused Awareness

  • Students will learn daily strategies that will help them calm down and focus.

Fourth Grade: Skills for Learning - Conversations and Compliments

  • Students will be able to identify components of a successful conversation and also demonstrate how to give and receive a compliment.

Please click here to visit the HSE District Page for more information on Social Emotional Learning.

Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and apply skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools believes that these skills, along with academic knowledge, will prepare our students to succeed in life beyond their school years.
Social and emotional skills are often referred to as one’s emotional intelligence or EQ. According to CASEL there is growing research that suggests the IQ and EQ are connected and both critical in the development of the “whole child.” Research shows that students with strong SEL skills have increased academic performance and are less likely to engage in risk taking behaviors.

Lost it? It May Be Here!

Please write names on the outside of lunchboxes, backpacks, and water bottles, on the labels of coats and jackets, and on everything else your student brings to school.

Our lost and found fills up quickly!

We make every effort to reunite labeled items with their owners.

Your student can check the Lost and Found in the mornings on the way in from the bus.

Families that would like to check the Lost and Found must come to the Main Office.

Fishers Youth Assistance Program

Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) is offering a free weekend snack program for any student attending Hamilton Southeastern Schools who qualifies for the reduced lunch program or has an increased need currently. Snacks will be delivered to schools each week and sent home with students.

To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online.

If you have any questions about the registration, please email

Call us - Leave a Voicemail - Send an Email - Complete SDM

  • Is your student going to be absent?
  • Is your student going to be late?
  • Is your student leaving for an appointment? Signing a student out is quicker and easier if we know ahead of time.
  • Is your student leaving for the day? It's easier for everyone if we know the plan before you arrive.

Please call 317-915-4270, email, or update School Dismissal Manager.

We appreciate hearing from our families!

2022-2023 HSE District Calendar

Click to visit the HSE website for this year's calendar and for the next two school years. The Calendar is also linked in Parent Square - in the app, click More on the bottom right, then Links.

Sand Creek Elementary

11420 East 131st Street, Fishers, Indiana 46038

School Day Hours 7:40AM - 2:10PM

Building Hours 7AM- 3:30PM

Principal Fatima Rich

Assistant Principal Christina Vetter