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Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 9-29-17

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.

HRE Helps Houston

HRE would like to say thank you to everyone that was able to donate to Braeburn Elementary School in Houston, Texas! Your help was truly appreciated! Our Assistant Principal and three of our teachers left on Tuesday to help Braeburn Elementary unpack the full semi we sent to them! Everyone there is so THANKFUL- they can’t believe HRE sent an entire semi-truck of donations! Braeburn Elementary is also very thankful to have a few of our staff members there to help unpack the truck. Thank you again for your support!

Please enjoy the images below from Monday when we loaded the semi!

What's Cooking?

Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.

The Launching Pad Café

Lunch Menu for the week of October 2nd

Monday: Taco Scoops w/Refried Beans

Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs w/French Toast Sticks

Wednesday: Pizza Calzone w/Marinara Sauce & Corn

Thursday: Chicken & Noodles w/Dinner Roll & Green Beans

Friday: Cheesy Breadsticks w/Marinara and Broccoli

Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.

Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.

PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.

No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.

Weekly G.R.I.P. Winners

All HRE students know about G.R.I.P. - an acronym which stands for Gratitude Respect Integrity Purpose. Students may earn "GRIP SLIPS" by demonstrating any one of these character traits. Each week, teachers draw one name from their classroom Grip Slips and that student is the Grip Slip winner for the week from that classroom. Those names are then entered into a weekly drawing per grade level; one name is drawn per grade level and those students come to the office to choose a small prize. We are pleased to announce our Grip Slip winners for the week:

Kindergarten: Beckett Kutch from Mrs. Howard's class demonstrated Purpose.

1st Grade: Connor Bates from Mrs. Gue's class demonstrated Gratitude.

2nd Grade: Simon Turner from Mrs. Edwards' class demonstrated Integrity.

3rd Grade: Will Carlon from Mrs. Sitar's class demonstrated Respect.

4th Grade: Caitlyn Blair from Mrs. Mitchell's class demonstrated Respect.

HRE Family Tree

Great news! It's time to come together again and create our HRE family tree! We have so many wonderful school wide projects taking place this is the perfect time to display all the beautiful faces & families who are working so hard to make a difference around our community. Our goal this year is to have every frame turned in from all students and staff members so we can unite as one HRE family. This activity is very fun and only requires a cute smile, some creativity and lots of color. Please use the example below as a guide and follow the four steps to complete your frame. I am so excited for your participation and teamwork as we come together to grow our HRE family tree and brighten the walls of HRE.

  1. Glue a picture of you and your family in the center of the 5x7 frame.
  2. Write your last name on the top of the frame.
  3. Decorate the white space around your picture using stickers or objects thatrepresent fun activities you and your family like to do together. You may also glue on sequins, buttons, feathers, beads or gems to make your family picture really POP! Please be sure to add lots of color and be creative.
  4. Turn your fully decorated frame into school as soon as possible.

Behavioral Health Services

Hamilton Southeastern Schools recently entered in to a partnership with Community Health Network to begin to provide behavioral health services to students during the school day. Hoosier Road was assigned a licensed mental health therapist who will be available to help support students and families throughout the week. If you have questions or are interested in pursuing this service please contact the school counselor, Kate Young, to learn more.

Body Safety with Chaucie's Place

Hoosier Road Elementary is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps™: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps™ is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to unwanted touches from anyone who makes them feel uncomfortable.

Hoosier Road's Body Safety student program will be held on November 6th, 2017. If you have questions or concerns about this program, we invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps™program. Please attend the following parent informational meeting:

* Smart Steps Parent Night will be held at New Britton Elementary on Wednesday, October 4th from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

This meeting is open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children.

To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit:

Carnival 2017 was a success!

A huge thank you to our carnival sponsor: Smith Development and Construction Company.

The PTO would also like to thank the following, without their support the carnival would not be possible:

The teachers, staff, and administrators who supported the carnival, volunteered to work, and donated their time and talents for the silent auction priceless experiences.

The front office staff: Dawn Doyle, Stacy Koch and Jennifer Eichenauer; Cathy Hart in the HRE Café; Sam Lambert and the custodial staff; The HRE nurses: Shawn Fleenor and Kelly Mullen who donated their time to staff the first aid table; The Brovold family for donating the RCA TV for the silent auction; The Strawhacker family for donating all the candy that was used as game prizes; and the Yoxall family for donating candy and water.

And lastly, all the parents who volunteered at carnival and the carnival chairs: Sarah Baldini, Jennifer Dack, Jessica Grogan, Bridget Jensen, Shelby Jasper, Layla Risser, and Brittany Schmuck.

Thank you to everyone for attending and supporting the HRE PTO! We hope it was a fun-filled evening!

HRE Art Studio and Library Volunteers Needed

Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Avery are looking for volunteers to come and help in the art studio and library. Please click on the following links to sign up!


Mondays or Tuesdays Art Studio Helpers

Wednesdays Art Studio Helpers

Thursdays or Fridays Art Studio Helpers


2017-18 Library Helpers

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