Cougar Chronicle

Volume 18, Issue 10 Friday, December 16, 2022

December 2022

What is coming up?

  • December 5, 2022-January 13, 2023 - Recycle Christmas Lights at SCE and Admin Building - Bins outside SCE Door 2 during Winter Break
  • Monday, December 19 - Wednesday, January 4 - Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, January 5, 2023 - Return to School after Winter Break

Car drop-off is from 7:30-7:40AM while staff are outside. Students who arrive after staff have gone inside must be walked to the Office by an adult. Thanks.

¡Adiós amigos!

It's time to say goodbye for now. Over winter break, I will be moving back to New Britton to teach Spanish there for the second semester. Ms. Coffman will move into my classroom and teach Global Studies. I will be back in August for another semester of español!

🙂 In the meantime, I will keep my Canvas page active so kids have access to many songs and some games that we have learned. My page says, Foreign Language and/or Spanish and has a picture of a globe.

¡Hasta pronto! (See you soon!)

Señora Shelton

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Recycle old Holiday Lights

When you set up or take down your holiday lights and find the ones that won't work, don't throw them out! SCE will have bins outside Door 2 through Winter Break for you to drop off your broken or unwanted Christmas lights.


  • This is our third year of recycling.
  • in 2021/2022, we collected 3,519 pounds of holiday lights!
  • In 2020/2021, we collected 4,711 pounds of holiday lights.
  • You have helped recycle the equivalent weight of a Ford F250, a total of 8,230 pounds of plastic, metal, and glass.
  • Your small choice to recycle has a HUGE impact.

Please leave only the lights - no tinsel, greenery, or bags that have to be pulled out before they're recycled. Thanks!

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

  • Is your student going to be absent or late?
  • Are you traveling extra days around school breaks?
  • Is your student leaving for an appointment?

Please update School Dismissal Manager, call 317-915-4270 and leave a voicemail, or email and your student's teacher .

Thanks! We appreciate hearing from our families.

Lunch Menu

Click to visit the HSE District's Food Services site. Watch for updates to the menu coming from the district in the new year.

Get involved with PTO

We have opportunities for all people who want to be part of PTO

Box Tops for Education

It's easier than ever to raise money for your school. Download the Box Tops for Education App, login however you choose, select Sand Creek Elementary, and you're ready to go! After every shopping trip, simply scan your receipt and Box Tops does the rest. No clipping tiny logos or sending things to school anymore. It couldn't be easier!

Kroger Rewards

In your Kroger app, tap the 3 lines in the top right, then tap Rewards, then Community Rewards. Search for Sand Creek Elementary (be sure you choose the one in Fishers!) and you're now supporting SCE every time you shop!

At, search Community Rewards. Link your Shopper's Card to Sand Creek Elementary and you're good to go.

Music Links - Songs for Each Grade

December Ornithologists of the Month

Congratulations from Mr. Tesch to the following students:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Elmore’s Class

  • Gray Sweigart

First Grade: Mrs. Passon’s Class

  • Issac Reynolds

Second Grade: Mrs. Labellarte’s Class

  • Hadley Byrnes

Third Grade: Mrs. Weyler’s Class

  • Harper Kirchhoff

Fourth Grade: Mrs. Evan's Class

  • Grayson Gunsaulis

To qualify for Ornithologist of the Month, students need to show a basic knowledge of the bird of the month and then be selected by drawing. These students earn a certificate of recognition, a bird identification sheet from Cornell Labs, and a pick from my Treasure Box.

Here is a link to our bird of the month the Blue Jay.

Social Emotional Learning Lessons - Week 16

Kindergarten: Emotion Management - Sometimes We Feel Happy

  • Students will be able to give at least one reason why they think someone is feeling happy.

First Grade: Emotion Management - Noticing Feelings

  • Students will be able to name one way they can guess how someone feels.

Second Grade: Growth Mindset and Goal Setting - Learn and Get Better

  • Students will be able to apply what they’ve learned to give advice to someone having a hard time acquiring a new skill.

Third Grade: Emotion Management - How Angry?

  • Students will be able to differentiate feeling annoyed, angry, and furious through contextual and behavioral clues.

Fourth Grade: Mindset and Goal Setting - Making a Plan

  • Students will be able to make an effective plan to reach a class goal.

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.

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