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Fall Creek Intermediate

November 21, 2014

Spell Bowl Team Update

FCI Spell Bowl competed on November 20th, and placed 3rd in Regionals and 10th in State. Way to go FCI spelling wizards!

Physical Education

The new version of FitnessGram has the capability to email the fitness reports home to parents instead of printing them off for each student. The reports will have your son or daughter's fitness testing results, The results of this test are not part of your son or daughters Physical Education grade, The reports are used simply to inform you/them of their fitness levels as it relates to the FitnessGram Test. Mr. Bratton and Mr. Simms plan on trying to send these reports via e-mail before Thanksgiving break. If you do not get an e-mail by then, please contact Mr. Simms (dsimms@hse.k12.in.us).

Giving Tuesday

Check out the attached flyer to see how you can make a donation online at
www.hsefoundation.org or through your local school. Take a pic or video proclaiming
why you gave. Tag #HSSFunselfie to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook on 12/2/14.

Feel good about yourself this holiday season. Because of you, local schools, teachers, and students will not only benefit from foundation funding and initiatives, but also feel the support of our entire community!

5th Grade Parents-- Biztown Field Trip

5th Grade Parents

You will receive detailed information from your Homeroom Teachers regarding the Biztown field . Cost will be $24.00 per student and the payment is due January 16, 2015. Financial assistance deadline will be January 12, 2015.

Have a collection you would like to share?

FCI Collection Case

The Collection Case at FCI is a fun way for students, families, and staff to share their personal collections with everyone at FCI. The Collection Case, located in the main hallway between the Nurses's Office and the Cafeteria, is highly visible and students love to look at the case and see the collections that have been displayed. Any school-appropriate collection would be great for the Collection Case. Last year, some of the items/collections that students and families shared were: Legos, soccer jerseys from around the world, M&M wrappers from around the world, a large hornet's nest, memorabilia from foreign countries, rocks and minerals, Pokemon cards, and WWII-related items.

If you would like to share a collection with the students and staff at FCI, please fill out the attached Collection Case Form and return it to school marked "Attn: PTO Collection Case." Contact Charron Wright at gcwright91@aol.com with any questions about the Collection Case
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From the Nurse

Head Lice Information

Head Lice are a common problem, and at any given time of the school year, there are a few known cases throughout our buildings.

The signs and symptoms of head lice are itching, especially of the scalp as well as white nits, or eggs, of the louse insect, attached to the hair shaft most frequently at the nap of the neck and behind the ears. The eggs cement to the hair shaft close to the scalp.

A shampoo treatment with an insecticide shampoo will generally kill most head lice. A second treatment is necessary ten days later with some brands. Manual nit removal and environmental cleanup of the house by parent is key to successful head lice treatment, We strongly encourage parents to communicate that his or her child has had head lice to any close contacts that may have recently been exposed after being at your home (i.e.- a sleep over or slumber party).

While head lice are a nuisance, they do not spread disease. Should a case of head lice be brought to the school nurses attention, the nurse will maintain confidentiality to the student’s identity, verify the presence of an active infestation, and bring it to the attention of the child’s parent/guardian. HSE nurses will assist staff and parents with educational material, notify the child’s parents of confirmed case, reassess a student with a confirmed case to monitor the effectiveness of treatment, and refer to a health care provider as needed.

Students should not be excluded from school for having nits, as the management of this condition should not disrupt the educational process of the child. The need to exclude from school will be determined on a case-by-case basis. This protocol is supported by the National Pediculosis Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of School Nurse. Please contact your school nurse if further information or resources are needed.

Jamie Weber RN (317) 915 4220 jweber@hse.K12.in.us

Keeping Focused

In an effort to keep instructional time as free from distraction as possible, students have been reminded of the following:

  • Absolutely NO texting/personal emailing during the school day (7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.) to students OR parents via any type of program/app/etc. Consequences will be given should this occur.
  • If students receive texts/emails during the school day, they should immediately notify their teacher or staff member.
  • We realize there may need to be communication between students working collaboratively during the school day. However, it should only be done at teacher direction/approval.
  • Texting/emailing that does occur outside of school is a parental approval issue. However, if content of texting/emailing outside of school negatively impacts/affects the school environment, there may be consequences that are imposed at school.

As always, if you need to get a message that is a change for your child, please call the office at 915-4220. All other situations should be resolved outside the school day.

District Happenings...

Check out the FCI website (http://www.hse.k12.in.us/FCI/news/) for more activities in the district such as:

  • Hamilton Co. Library Program schedule
  • Girl Scout Information
  • HSEHS Choral Dept Holiday Show
  • FHS Beauty and the Beast Drama Production
  • HSE Bad Year for Tomatoes Drama Production
  • Fishers Fusion Dance team Winter Clinic/Registration Form
  • Fishers Parks Photos with Santa
  • Fishers Parks Breakfast with the Grinch
  • Fishers Parks Greeting Card Making Event
  • Science Bowl Interest Letter and Form
  • Fishers Parks Celebration of Lights
  • HSE Giving Tuesday Information/Pledge

What's Happening @ The Creek

Monday, November 24 Rot.C3
  • 2:45-5:00 p.m.- Boys' Basketball practice
  • 2:45-3:45 - FCI Connect

Tuesday, November 25 Rot. C4

Wednesday, November 26-30

  • Thanksgiving break - Enjoy well-deserved time with family and friends!

Monday, December 1 Rot.C5

  • 2:45-4:30 p.m.- Boys' Basketball practice
  • 2:50-5:30 p.m. - Engineering for Kids
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. - District Discussion Meeting

Tuesday, December 2 Rot. I1

  • 2:45-3:45 - Cartoon Club
  • 3:15-5:15 - Boys' Basketball game @ SCI

Wednesday, December 3 Rot. I2

  • 7:15-7:45 - Student Council
  • 7:20-7:45 - Math Bowl
  • 9:00-12:00 - Principal's Meeting
  • 2:45-4:30 - Boys' Basketball practice

Thursday, December 4 Rot. I3
  • 8:00-2:40 - Team Meetings 5-3, 5-4, 5-6, 6-3, 6-4A. 6-4B
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Boy's Basketball game vs. RSI (Home)

Friday, December 5 Rot. I4
  • 8:00-3:00 - Team Meetings 5-1, 5-2, 5-5, 6-1, 6-2, & 6-5
  • 10:00 a.m. - PTO Meeting

Student Transportation