HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

May 1, 2015 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 96.77%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 3

Upcoming Events at HPE


1st - Kindergarten Field Trip

1st - PTO Movie Night

4th-8th - Teacher Appreciation Week

7th - 2nd grade Music Program, 2:00-3:00 pm

8th - 4th grade Field Trip

15th - Kindy 500

15th - PTO Party on the Playground, 6:00-9:00 pm

18th - Welcome Meeting at HPE for DES and SCE families new to HPE, 5-7 pm

18th - Welcome Meeting at New Britton Elem. for HPE families being redistricted, 5-7 pm

21st - 4th grade Track Meet at Riverside Intermediate

26th - Field Day

27th - Field Day (rain date)

29th - Last Day of School

Lunch Menu-Week of May 4th

Mon. - Day 4 - Corn Dog

Tues. - Day 5 - Pancakes or Waffle with Sausage Patty

Wed. - Day 6 - Pasta Bake with Garlic Toast

Thurs. - Day 1 - Chicken Nuggets with Soft Pretzel

Fri. - Day 2 - Cheese Pizza

HPE Cafeteria News

Beginning May 4th, extra entrees will not be offered.

When sending money in for your child, please include their full name (no nicknames), student ID, and teacher's name. Please write your student's ID number on the memo line of the check.

Parents are welcome to join their child for lunch or to sit with them. To do so, you must have a valid background check on file with the school, watch the anti-bullying video, and complete the anti-bullying survey. Please call the office by 9:30 am the day you would like to visit. We can not accommodate requests after 9:30. If you would like to order a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call. Additionally, if you are volunteering in your child's class in the morning and wish to stay for lunch, please inform the front office before 9:30 am. Starting May 18th, due to end of year school activities, unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate parents to sit or eat with their child during lunch.

Thank you for your understanding.

Please remember not to use cell phones during lunch. Per HSE policy taking pictures is not allowed.

Outside food from restaurants is not allowed due to potential food allergies of other students.

New Family Orientation Night at HPE

Students and families transferring from DES or SCE to HPE next year are invited to our New Family Orientation Open House on Monday, May 18 from 5:00-7:00. New students and families will be able to meet the HPE staff and tour the building.

Students and families transferring from HPE to NBE are invited to NBE’s New Family Orientation Open House on Monday, May 18 from 5:00-7:00. New students and families will get to meet staff and learn more about NBE.

HPE Yearbooks

We have some extra yearbooks on hand. They are $15.00 and checks should be made payable to HPE. First come, first serve. If you are interested in getting one, please send a check in with a note or envelope marked Yearbook and your child's name, and we'll get it to you as soon as possible.

HPE Music News


Thursday, May 7th, 2 pm

Second Grade Music Program


Below is a copy of the letter that went home this past Monday.

Dear Parents of Second Graders,

Thursday, May 7th is a few days away. The children continue to prepare for the program and look forward to putting it together for your enjoyment. As mentioned in an earlier letter, the program enlists your child’s imagination and will hopefully spark yours too. Singing, movement, play, instruments and literature are combined for an adventure in music making.

Students should arrive at school on Thursday the 7th dressed in colorful play clothes. Due to a lot of movement, students must wear tennis shoes with socks, and shirts with sleeves. Tennis shoes, every day through May 7th would be helpful. If you are interested in adding a little something extra, to your child’s play outfit, please see suggestions on the back of this letter. The program does have a whimsical feeling.

Beginning Monday, May 3rd, students have grade level rehearsals during Special’s time, 1:45-3:00. These rehearsals continue through Wednesday May 6th and conclude with a morning rehearsal on May 7th at 9:10. If possible, please keep this in mind when scheduling appointments that might take your child away from school during the practices. Grade level rehearsals help students become comfortable with the logistics of the program.

5 parent volunteers are needed to set up chairs for the program. This will occur at 12 noon on the 7th and won’t take any longer than 20-30 minutes. Following the program, 5-6 volunteers are needed to help move instruments and props back to the music room. If you are able to assist with either of these needs, please let me know at lcarter@hse.k12.in.us or contact your child’s teacher. Thank you!

Next week, letters will come home regarding parking, and logistics since this is a school day program.

Thank you so much for your support and for sharing your children with us here at HPE.


Mrs. Leslie Carter

Music Educator

Imagine takes us…

…to a day of play

…exploring ‘down under’ and all around

…a land of Kings and Queens

…places with castles and clouds,

…a wedding celebration

…very high up in the mountains, TROLLS

…to a night with moonlight shadows

… Home

Please remember there is a lot of movement in the program. An accessory must:

· stay secure

· not block anyone while standing on the risers

· cannot be played with during the program.

· an accessory is not mandatory.

Girls – fun headband, tutu with leggings underneath, hair bows, tight fitting hat

Boys – adult tie over a t-shirt, cape (one that can be tied and no longer than knee length)

HPE Field Day


HPE Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th (rain date is May 27th). We need approximately 70 parent volunteers to run the events for our students. Shifts are 8:50 to 11:50 (AM), 12:30 to 3:30 (PM) or 8:50 to 3:30 (ALL DAY).

Grade levels 3rd and 4th are during the AM shift and K, 1st and 2nd grades are in the PM. Lunch will be provided for parent volunteers who work all day. In order to volunteer, you MUST have watched the HSE anti bullying video and have a valid background check on file! If you are able to volunteer, please fill out the attached form and return it to your child’s teacher.

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - Safety

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front drive by the school’s front doors. Please have your child exit from the passenger side of all vehicles. Students should stay in their seatbelts/safety seats until your vehicle has come to a complete stop and your child is ready to get out of the car. Please only dismiss and receive your child at the front of the school. Do not release students from the back of the line so they must walk passed other cars releasing children. It is imperative cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing student as this creates an unsafe situation for our children. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and drive in the morning and afternoon as both are high-traffic times. Thank you for your part in keeping our children safe.

Fall Creek Intermediate

For the families that are moving on to Fall Creek Intermediate next school year, please see below for social media links.
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Holidays and Observances


1st - Festival of Ridvan (Baha'i Observance)

4th - Budda Day (Buddist Observance)

5th - Election Day

6th - National Teacher's Day

7th - Lag B'Omer (Jewish Observance)

10th - Mother's Day

14th - Ascension Day (Christian Observance)

16th - Isra & Mi'raj (Muslim Observance)

16th - Armed Forces Day

21st - Declaration of the Bab-Baha'i (Baha'i Observance)

23rd - Shavout (Jewish Observance)

24th - Shavout (Jewish Observance)

24th - Pentecost (Christian Observance)

25th - Shavout (Jewish Observance)

25th - Memorial Day - No School

29th - Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i Observance)


Please see below for more information on upcoming PTO activities at Harrison Parkway.

HPE Party on the Playground

Please join us Friday, May 15 from 6-9 pm (rain or shine) for “Celebrating Old Friends and Welcoming the New at Party on the Playground.” The event is free this year so we can truly welcome new HPE students from DE and SCE as well as say goodbye to good friends moving to new schools. We will continue to have bounce houses, outdoor games (weather permitting), face painters, food trucks, and a DJ. In addition, the silent auction returns with awesome vacation packages, local business gift certificates, and the infamous grade-level baskets. Some notes about the event: 1) anyone bouncing must have a wristband, and in order to get a wristband, a waiver must be signed, 2) please bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc., as there is very little outside seating at the school, and 3) food is available for purchase. We had great weather for our inaugural Party on the Playground but have not had much ‘success’ in that arena then – let’s hope the good weather finds us again this year. Regardless, we look forward to seeing you and your families when we Celebrate Old Friends and Welcome the New.

Riverside Intermediate PTO

Riverside Intermediate School is looking for our next PTO Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact Carrie Steele at carriesteele94@gmail.com. We are in need of a Vice President (or Co-VP's), a Treasurer, and a Member At Large. The election will take place at our next PTO meeting located in the RSI library at 7pm on Monday, May 18th.


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

Summer Keyboarding Camp

This summer, an Introduction to Keyboarding is being offered in Fishers to incoming 4th and 5th graders for the 2015-16 school year. This week-long, half-day camp will help beginning students discover the technique and typing skills necessary to make them successful both in school and life. Campers will spend each day typing on desktop computers, engaging in fun activities, and learning why the touch-type method is important. Campers will receive a drink and snack each day. All campers will leave camp on Friday with a keyboard binder and handouts that will help them continue on their journey of becoming a proficient typist. For more info please visit WWW.KEYBOARDINGCAMP.COM

Hamilton Southeastern FFA - 2015 Spring Plant Sale

The Hamilton Southeastern FFA will once again be offering a great variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets and combination patio pots (at reasonable prices) for Mother’s Day and your spring gardening and outdoor decorating needs. Tomato plants and a few other vegetable plant varieties & herbs will be available for purchase as well. As in the past, the plant sale will be held on the east side at HSE High School Greenhouse - East of Olio Rd on 126th Street. The sale will continue through May 9th. The plant sale hours are from 3 pm-6 pm throughout the week (M-F) and from 8 am-4 pm on Saturdays and from 11 am-2 pm on Sunday.

Stop by and check out our great selection and thank you for supporting the HSE FFA program! Go to our website for more information on flowers.


Fishers Tri Kappa Garage Sale

Shop at the Fishers Tri Kappa’s garage sale on Saturday, May 2nd from 8am to noon! It will be held at Fishers Junior High School located at 13257 Cumberland Road (just north of the intersection of Cumberland and 131st Street).

The sale will feature items such as gently used adult and children’s clothing, toys, DVD’s, cd’s, books, furniture, small appliances, sports equipment, home décor and much more!

HSEHS Choir Performance Presents...

“A Night at the Movies”

May 7th and 8th

HSE High School Leonard Auditorium – 7:00pm

Please join the Hamilton Southeastern High School choir department as they present, “A Night at the Movies” on Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8, 2015. The shows will begin at 7pm each evening in the HSEHS Leonard Auditorium. Come hear memorable movie songs such as “Stayin’ Alive”, “Jai Ho”, “Flashdance”, “9 to 5”, “Footloose”, “What Time Is It”, “Only Hope”, “Greased Lightning”, “The Rose”, “Pure Imagination”, “Let’s Go to the Movies”, “Theme From Ice Castles”, “That’s Entertainment” and many more. Please join us for what is sure to be a fun and entertaining evening!

Please feel free to contact Choral Directors Mr. Shawn Porter or Mrs. Danielle Mullen if you have any questions or wish to order tickets (prices and information listed below).

*Note: All HSE District Employees are eligible to receive 2 free tickets!

$8.00 at the door ($7.00 in advance)

$5.00 for students ages 7-18

$3.00 for students ages 4-6

FREE for children ages 0-3 (no ticket required unless they will need their own seat)

To purchase or receive tickets in advance, please contact HSEHS at 594-4190, or email sporter@hse.k12.in.us or dmullen@hse.k12.in.us. Advance tickets are highly encouraged! See you there!

Parent and Family Nights

Parents, families, and staff are invited to attend the following evening presentations at Sand Creek Intermediate School. These presentations are designed to help families and parents respond to common issues facing their children and youth. All are welcome.

Thursday, May 14: “Helping High School Students Cope with Anxiety” by Greg Eaken, Ph.D., HSE Behavior Specialist

All presentations will be offered on two occasions on the scheduled dates. The times include an afternoon session beginning at 1pm and an evening session beginning at 6:30pm. Each will last approximately 30-45 minutes in the Sand Creek Intermediate media center (please enter the school through the front doors). Opportunities for questions will follow. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the HSE Family Resource Center at SCI following the presentations. Child care will be available for evening sessions if requested.

Please RSVP to Greg Eaken at 594-4330 (geaken@hse.k12.in.us) or Betsy Baker at 915-4230 (bbaker@hse.k12.in.us).


Sand Creek Intermediate School

11550 East 131st Street

Fishers, IN 46038

Thank an Educator Honor Roll

It’s hard to believe the end of school is right around the corner! May is such a busy month at HSE schools, but it is also the perfect time to recognize a special teacher or staff member that has made a difference for your child. If you are interested in nominating a teacher, counselor, nurse, bus driver, or other staff member for the district wide “Thank an Educator” Honor Roll, please visit www.hsefoundation.org/donate/thank-educator

Movies in the Park Return to the Nickel Plate District

Fishers Parks & Recreation’s spring Movies in the Park presented by XFINITY™ have returned and they offer free entertainment for residents of all ages! Movies begin at sunset and take place at the Nickel Plate District amphitheater.

Arrive early to visit the XFINITY™ booth and stock up on movie snacks at the concession stand. The City of Fishers’ G.I.V.E. Committee will be selling candy, popcorn and soda during the show. This season features some of the newest and most exciting movies, including:

Planes – Fire and Rescue – May 1
The Boxtrolls – May 8
Dolphin Tale 2 – May 15
Earth to Echo – May 22
Big Hero 6 – May 29

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to offer diverse, community-wide events that families of all ages and ability levels can enjoy. Movies in the Park presented by XFINTY™ now has closed captioning available for every movie. Invite your friends, call your neighbors and spend the evening enjoying a great movie in the Nickel Plate District. Don’t forget to share any photos from the movie series on our Facebook page, to us on Twitter @FishersParks , or tagging us on Instagram using #FishersMovies. Additional information about Movies in the Park can be found on the City of Fishers website .

Passport to Prevention

Children's Bureau, Inc.

Community Partners for Child Safety

Serving Hamilton, Hancock, Madison & Tipton Counties

Spring Fling - Passport to Prevention

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Hall A

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Games and free food!

Lots of safety information

FREE safety items

FREE Raffles, including a boys’ bicycle, a girls’ bicycle, 10 bike helmets and a Noblesville pool pass!

Fishers DPW to Host Touch-A-Truck in the Nickel Plate District

Don’t miss your chance to explore the Fishers DPW fleet on Monday, May 18

Stop by, climb in and rev those engines! Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced Touch-a-Truck will return to the Nickel Plate District on Monday, May 18 from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Fishers was the first community in Indiana with an accredited DPW, and remains committed to keeping our community vibrant, year round. Touch-a-Truck offers children the chance to learn more about the equipment while parents learn more about the department that is often referred to as the ‘Best in the Biz’.

“Seldom do our crew members get to interact with residents, and Touch-a-Truck offers unique opportunities for them to connect with residents of all ages,” stated Eric Pethtel, DPW Director. “Our team takes great pride in what we do, and Touch-a-Truck allows us opportunities to share that work with our community.”

Touch-a-Truck is free to attend and residents are encouraged to stop by anytime during the event! Complimentary popcorn and water will be available at the concession stand while supplies last, and children will be able to pick up a goodie bag while supplies last.

Learn more about Touch-a-Truck by connecting with the City of Fishers on Facebook and Twitter .

HSSF Charity Golf Classic

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation presents the 14th Annual...


‘FORE’ Our Schools!

Monday, June 1, 2015

River Glen Country Club

Date: Monday, June 1, 2015

Place: River Glen Country Club

Registration: 7:30am

Start Time: 8:30am

Lunch: At Tournament Completion (1pm)

Fee: $785 per foursome ; $195 per individual


Unlimited Range Balls, 18 Holes Round, Cart, Sun King Tasting, Lunch, & Goodie Bag


Ugly Golf Pants, Hole in One, Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to Pin, and Door Prizes


Title Sponsor $6500

Lunch Sponsor $3000

Impact Sponsor $2000

Beverage Sponsor (Product)

Prize Sponsors $1500

Foursome with Hole Sponsor $950

Hole Sponsor $250

Proceeds benefiting all 20 local, HSE schools & the 21,000 students they serve. Specifically, this year’s proceeds are dedicated to elementary literacy efforts, secondary STEM through Project Lead the Way, mental health and guidance programming, & social justice efforts district wide. Registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, May 20 in order to guarantee entry & full benefits.

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information on library programs!

Storm Troopers Set to Invade the Fishers Library

Grab your blasters! Ready your lightsabers! The Star Wars Day Festival is returning to the Fishers Library! You don’t want to miss the intergalactic fun and activities planned for Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will feature Daniel Wallace and Adam Bray, New York Times bestselling authors of Ultimate Star Wars. The festivities will include an outta sight laser light show with Professor Steve, light saber training with Indy Lightsaber Academy and appearances by our favorite Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion.

Throughout the day, children can participate in a Jedi Training Camp, photo opportunities, games and activities with chances to win prizes, and the opportunity to see the work of Sillof, a custom Star Wars toy designer. Whether you are interacting with real robots or making your own Yoda ears, this event has something for Jedi Masters and Padawans alike. For more information, visit www.hepl.lib.in.us.

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

Click this button to learn more about Spring 2015 sports.

Fall 2015 Open Registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, fall baseball, cross country and boys and girls winter basketball will begin on May 1 and continue through May 31 (basketball registration remains open through August 31). Registration forms will be available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.OR.T.S. office, at all HSE schools and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and 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 cash or check payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball is open to girls in grades 4th-8th for the 2015/2016 school year. Registration begins May 1 through S.P.OR.T.S. Enrollment numbers are limited so register early!

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball Competitive League Evaluations - for girls entering 5th and 6th grade in the fall of 2015 and interested in playing in the competitive league in the fall, will take place on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. Girls must be registered for volleyball through S.P.O.R.T.S. to tryout. Registration begins May 1. Click here for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Youth Volleyball is seeking board and committee members. There are a variety of open positions with varying time commitments. The season is ten weeks, mid-August to mid-October and ends before fall break. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Janet Berg at f.j.berg@sbcglobal.net.

Fishers-HSE Youth Cheerleading registration opens May 1 through S.P.O.R.T.S., www.hsesports.org. Cheer is open to girls in grades K-6 for the 2015-2016 school year and that live in the HSE school district. To fully register, participants must register through S.P.O.R.T.S., visit the cheer website and complete the three additional forms, and attend one of two uniform fittings at Billericay Community Room either May 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. or June 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Girls who are registered through S.P.O.R.T.S., have completed the three additional cheer and attend the first fitting on May 14 will receive a free gift. Join the Fishers-HSE Youth Cheer Facebook page, https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757658427586403!

Fishers-HSE Knights Cheerleading will hold a mandatory clinic on Friday, May 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Indiana Elite for 4th-6th grade girls wanting to try out for Knights Cheerleading. Tryouts are held the next day, on Saturday, May 16, at 9:30 a.m. at Indiana Elite. Please visit Knight Cheerleading on the Cheer website for more information.

email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

HSE Schools Summer Sports Camps

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Summer Sports Camps brochure is now on the HSE website. Please click on the link below to access it:


Swim Lessons at Fishers High School

Registration for Spring Three swim lesson session is now available. Registration for Spring Three will be available until Sunday May 3rd. To register log into Fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page. Spring Three will begin Monday May 4th and Tuesday May 5th.

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online.

Sessions for Spring and Summer lessons will be available on the following dates. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com


Spring Three: May 4-21 Registration is NOW available until Sunday May 3rd. Lessons run between 4:30-7:30pm M/W OR T/Th

Summer One: June 8-25 Registration begins Monday May 11. Morning and Evening times available. 10:00am-3:00pm and 5:00-7:30pm

Summer Two: July 6-23 Registration begins Monday June 15. Morning and Evening times available. 10:00am-3:00pm and 5:00-7:30pm

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com. Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons