HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

January 22, 2016 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 97.16%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 3

Weekly Rotation Schedule

Monday, January 25th - Day 4

Tuesday, January 26th - Day 5

Wednesday, January 27th - Day 6

Thursday, January 28th - Day 1

Friday, January 29th - Day 2

Upcoming Events at HPE


25th - 29th - Winter Spirit Week

The HPE Student Council hopes that staff & students enjoy the festive themes during Spirit Week. We are participating in Pennies for Patients and asking all students to bring in loose change. All donations will be given to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Thank you in advance for your support!

Monday- Sports Day – Dress up to support your favorite sports team!

Tuesday- Crazy Hat/Hair Day - Wear your favorite hat or style your hair in a crazy way!

Wednesday- Penguin Day – Wear black and white, hats, scarves! Waddle the day away!

Thursday- Twin/Triplet Day – Dress up to match one or more friends!

Friday – Disney/Star Wars Day – Dress to support your favorite princess, Disney character or Star Wars character!

Remember to bring in loose change in your collection box to donate to Pennies for Patients!


5th - Half-Day, Professional Day (students released at 12:01 pm)

9th - PTO Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

15th - No School - Observance of President's Day

19th - HPE Spirit Wear Day - Wear an HPE shirt to show your school spirit!

23rd - 26th - After School Explorers

Holidays and Observances


2nd - Groundhog Day

8th - Chinese New Year

10th - Ash Wednesday

12th - Lincloln's Birthday

14th - Valentine's Day

15th - President's Day, NO SCHOOL

15th - Washington's Birthday Observed

Lunch Menu - Week of January 25th

Mon. - Day 4 - Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun

Tues. - Day 5 - Cheese Omelet with Bacon

Wed. - Day 6 - Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll

Thurs. - Day 1 - Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Fri. - Day 2 - Fish Shapes with Macaroni & Cheese

**In the event of a two-hour delay, breakfast will not be served.

HSE 21 Information

Beginning 2016 - 2017 School Year for Elementary Schools--

As HSE continues to expanded the 1:1 program, each student currently in grades 5 - 8 requires an iPad during the day at school. Each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school beginning in the fall of 2016. Device requirements for the iPad are as follows:

Model Requirement: iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, iPad Air 2

(Note: an iPad Mini of any model does not meet NWEA or ISTEP testing hardware requirements)

Memory Size: 16 GB or greater

Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed.

Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad for $125 per school year (rental includes iPad 2 or newer model, insurance, case, charging cord and brick). Visit http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/academics/hse21/ to find more information about HSE’s 1:1 program.

Notes from the Nurse

With the weather being so fickle and ever-changing, please make sure to pack hats and mitties in your student’s back pack. Also, please pack an extra pair of pants for times the mud puddles may get the best of your student. Since the clinic’s supply of boys athletic pants are low (the athletic pants are stretchy and can fit a wider range of kids), I prefer not to call a parent to bring dry clothes or have the student sit in wet pants for the afternoon.


HPE Cafeteria News

On Tuesday, February 19th we will be celebrating January Birthdays! Any student who purchases a meal that day will receive free a Rice Krispie Treat!

Parents please make sure you are signed up thru Skyward to receive low balance emails for your students lunch account. As per HSE policy for elementary students “If a student is at $0.00 they are allowed to charge one meal. Once the account is negative the student should be given a debit meal until the account is in positive standing or they have money in hand to cover the purchase.”

When sending cash in with your student please put it in an envelope with their name, student ID number, and teacher's name. Please write your child’s student ID number on checks.

As a reminder if there is a two hour delay breakfast will not be served. On half days we do serve breakfast.

If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated.

Due to limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings) each day. Please call the office by 9:30 AM. If you are ordering a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call in. Please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants. You must have a valid background check on file, have watched the anti-bullying video, and completed the video survey. Please do not use cell phones during your visit. Per HSE student private policy, taking pictures are prohibited.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

Delays and Closings

This is a friendly reminder that with the Winter season, the chance of inclement weather is greater. We wanted to make sure that parents are aware of the schedules below:

TWO-HOUR DELAY-- In the event that the school district deems a two hour delay is necessary, school will run from 11am-3:40 am. Breakfast will not be served, but lunch will be served. School doors will be unlocked at 10:45 am. Buses will run 2 hours behind, so if your student normally gets on the bus at 8:30 am, then a 2 hour delay means that he/she will get on the bus at 10:30 am.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL YMCA PROGRAM-- The YMCA before and after school program will be open during their regularly scheduled hours on days that Hamilton Southeastern Schools are experience a two-hour delay. When Hamilton Southeastern Schools are closed for weather related issues, the YMCA school care is closed as well.

SKYLERT INSTANT ALERT SYSTEM-- With the weather changing, it is important to make sure you have updated the contact information for the Skylert Instant Alert System. This systems allows the school to notify parents of emergencies and /or changes to the school's regular schedule more quickly and conveniently. Skylert brings critical and/or changing news directly to the intended audience, as parents can select how and where they receive messages/ Parents should update the information in the system annually which can include work phone, cell phone, and email. Updates to Skylerts can be made at anytime by logging into Skyward Family Access at: https://sis.hse.k12.in.us/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsEAplus/seplog01.w

Attendance Line Voicemail

If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at leas one week prior to the absence.

Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.

Sign In Procedures

As a reminder, the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - Safety

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front of the 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 mush walk past other cars releasing children. It is imperative that cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please do not attempt to pass cars releasing students 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.

Lost & Found

Harrison Parkway Elementary has a Lost & Found located by the Music Room for any lost items. If your child may have lost something at school, please check the Lost & Found. At the end of each month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

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.


HPE Pacers Night

The annual HPE Community Night with the Pacers is coming up Thursday, March 31, 2016 against the Orlando Magic. Pacers packets will go home with your child tomorrow/this week. Other game nights include March 15 against the Boston Celtics, March 27 against the Houston Rockets, and/or April 12 against the New York Knicks. The deadline to turn in order forms is Wednesday, January 27, 2016. While the packets make it appear as if this is a fundraiser similar to cookie dough sales, the HPE PTO is distributing the packets in the event you and your family would like to attend the game. As such, please do not feel pressure to sell tickets to friends, neighbors, etc.

After School Explorers

After School Explorers (ASE) is a 4-day program that provides the Harrison Parkway students an opportunity to discover, create and develop interests. This year the program will be held Tuesday, February 23 through Friday, February 26 after school from 3:45 to 5:00 pm. Classes are $5 per child. Registration will be open at the beginning of February with information coming home at the end of January. In preparation for the event, we need your help! This program is entirely run through volunteers and we need instructors and assistants so we can make ASE another success this year.

Examples of classes that have been run in the past that we do not have instructors for this year include the following classes:

  • Flag Football

  • Tissue Paper Flower Making

  • Cake Decorating

  • T-shirt making

  • Lowes – You Can Build It (we will provide supplies)

  • Cheerleading

The descriptions for these classes and other classes held in the past are attached. Or you can teach your own class! Please contact Jen Benson at HPE.Explorers@gmail.com for more information. Can’t wait to hear from you! If you want to help but not teach a class, we are also looking for volunteers to assist. Volunteers can now sign up on Volunteer Spot: http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/516342288062#!/show

Thank you in advance. We can’t wait to host another amazing ASE event.


Jen Benson, ASE Chair

HSE Schools Listening Tour

Dr. Bourff, HSE Superintendent, is giving a follow up presentation on what the findings were from the listening tour. Please plan to attend the presentation on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm at New Britton Elementary.

Next PTO Meeting

Tuesday, February 9th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the cafeteria. Free babysitting provided in the gym.


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

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Host of PBS Kids’ ‘Dinosaur Train’ Dr. Scott Sampson to be keynote speaker, sign copies of new book at Conner Prairie’s 2016 Annual Meeting Jan. 27

FISHERS, Ind. (Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016/Conner Prairie/IssueII) – Nationally renowned dinosaur paleontologist and PBS Kids series host Dr. Scott Sampson will be the keynote speaker on Jan. 27 at Conner Prairie’s 2016 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Scott Sampson is also a science communicator and advocate for connecting people with nature. He’s best known as “Dr. Scott,” host and science advisor of the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids show “Dinosaur Train.”

“The average American child currently spends about seven hours a day staring at screens and mere minutes engaged in unstructured play outdoors, a dramatic transformation within the past generation,” Sampson writes. “Yet recent research indicates that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to nature can help relieve stress, depression and attention deficits. Most critical of all, abundant time in natural settings seems to yield long-term benefits in children’s cognitive, emotional, and social development.”

Sampson is the author of a new book titled “How to Raise a Wild Child,” aimed at helping adults connect children with nature. He currently serves as vice president of research and collections and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where much of his work focuses on rethinking 21st Century cities as places where people and nature thrive.

The Annual Meeting, a business meeting, begins at 6 p.m. inside the museum’s Welcome Center at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers. Those attending can meet Sampson and get their copy of “How to Raise a Wild Child” signed following the event.

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information about the library and programs that are offered!

Saturday Story Times

Saturdays (January 30); 10:00 am-12:00 pm ; (all ages)

This is a drop-in story time for all ages and their families. We will read stories at 10:00 am, followed by a craft and play time until noon.

Preschool Fair

Saturday, January 23; 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Stop by to get all of your pre-K questions answered and more! Meet with representatives from area preschools and mingle with other parents who are entering the process, too.

Lego Challenge

Monday, January 25; 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us at the Fishers Library for our Lego® Challenge. If you would like to leave your creation in our display case we will happy to show it off for you. Please bring your own bricks.

MUSH! True Tales from the Iditarod

Saturday, January 30; 3:00-4:00 pm

Meet Karen Land, an Indiana native who has completed the 1,150 mile Iditarod race multiple times. With her sled dog by her side, you won’t want to miss this fascinating, first-hand account of what it is like to race across the frozen, Alaskan wilderness.

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. 23th 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!

Bring those Pinterest Pins to Life with Fishers Parks & Recreation

Let’s face it, we all spend hours on Pinterest pinning new recipes to try, restoration projects to embark on and crafts that could really invigorate the spaces we live in, but who really has the time to bring these pins to life? Now, thanks to some help from Fishers Parks and Recreation, residents 13 and older can dedicate on evening to a DIY Pinterest craft! Join us on Jan. 26th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building for Pinterest Night: Mobile. Perfect for a girls night out, mother daughter evening or a new solo activity participants will create the perfect decorative piece.

Pinterest Night: Mobile costs $8 for residents and $12 for nonresidents. Each attendee will create their own craft that can be used to spruce up a dorm room, given as a gift or hung around the house. Don’t take our word for it, share this email with a few friends and secure a spot today.

Space is limited, so visit our website to register online!

Fishers Parks & Recreation Helps Little Ones Spread Love this Valentine’s Day

Often the smallest give can be the most meaningful, and this Valentine’s Day, Fishers Parks & Recreation wants to help the littlest loves in your life create a meaningful gift for their special valentine. Children ages 2 through 10 are invited to Valentine Pottery, taking place at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. With help from a parent or guardian, your child will create their very own heart-shaped dish. Dishes are great for special jewelry, house keys or even set out as a decoration on their own.

Valentine Pottery is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your little one while creating the perfect gift. After painting the heart-shaped dish, everyone will enjoy reading Splat the Cat. All supplies are provided during this program, and finished products will be available for pickup at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office seven days after the program concludes.

Pottery programs fill quickly, secure a spot by registering online, today!

Travel with Ease after Tips from Fishers Parks & Recreation

Once again Fishers Parks & Recreation is offering tips that can help you plan a seamless vacation the entire family will enjoy. Join Mary Harmon with Cruise Planners to learn about cruise line options for your next tropical getaway. Stop by the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. for free tips and tricks that will help you plan your next vacation.

This program will not only explore cruise line options, but it will identify 10 cruise specific items you can’t go without, explore what cruise best fits your vacation needs and much more. While this program is free to attend, registration is required.

Head online to secure your spot, today!

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 www.fishers.in.us/WTP. Questions about the program can be directed to Robert Leming at leming@civiced.org.

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

Click this button to learn more about Winter 2015 sports.

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 or 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 accepted 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. Registration forms are available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office and in the drop box outside of the S.P.O.R.T.S. office front door, at all HSE schools, and the Fishers Library. Visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. website for more information.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball has a new INDOOR facility. Saturday Rec Open Gym times as well as upcoming Rec Clinics will be available to all players registered through the S.P.O.R.T.S. office. Our first Rec Clinic will be Saturday, January 23. We are also offering pitching and hitting lessons at this new facility. Please check out our website for details and sign up information at http://www.fishershseyouthsoftball.com/.

Southeastern Rugby - Collegiate rugby camp for grades 5-8. Two-hour session with players and coaches from a major college rugby program, January 31 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Email SEYouthRugby@gmail.com for details. Register for the 2016 spring season by January 31 to avoid late fee (http://www.hsesports.org) .

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse registration for boys youth lacrosse is a two step process. You MUST complete both steps. 1. Register with S.P.O.R.T.S. 2. Register with boys lacrosse at www.hselax.com by clicking the link under 2016 spring lacrosse.

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Rec Callout Meeting - A callout informational session for parents interested in the rec league will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Billericay’s community room.

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, morrolf5@yahoo.com or visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. or volleyball website for more information.


email: info@hsesports.org

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