Fishers Elementary Newsletter August 19, 2022
Hello Tigers! Welcome to the Tiger Update for the week of August 12th! I wanted to share with you just how proud I am of all our Tigers! The school year has gotten off to a wonderful start! One of our areas of focus is for starting the school year has been about respecting other classrooms, so we’ve been working on voice levels in the hallway. Ask your Tiger what they’ve learned about voice levels when they are out of the classroom.
One of the more interesting things that I have done this week is to participate in a Restorative Practices Leadership Training. For two days I was engaged in learning about how to lead our school in a restorative way. Research shows that positive relationships will help students learn, so we will be focused on proactively building as many positive relationships with other students, with teachers, and with the various adults that work around the building. The aim of restorative practices is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and restoring relationships.
In my work with teachers, I will be sharing bits of what I have learned this week so that they can implement proactive strategies in their classrooms to help build meaningful relationships.
One of my biggest takeaways were a group of 5 questions to respond to challenging behavior. They are:
· What happened?
· What were you thinking of at the time?
· What have you thought about since then?
· Who has been affected by what you have done and in what way?
· What do you think you need to do to make things right?
These are questions we’ll be using here at school to support our students, and I plan to use them at home. You might want to use them for your own conversations with your student when responding to their challenging behaviors.
As always, thank you for taking the time to join me today! Have a great weekend! Be sure to ask your Tiger about the best part of their week, and do not forget, it is a great day to be a Tiger!
Returning Phone calls from School
Parents, we know that it can be a heart-stopping moment to see that you missed a call from the school. Please know that when we call, we will always leave a message. Sometimes when you call back right away without waiting to listen to the message, you may now know who it was that called, and our secretaries might not either. And sometimes depending on the message, we might not need you to call back at all. When you wait for the message, you will know if you need to call back, who it is that you need to call back, and why.
Picture Day is Coming!
Hello Tiger Families – Fall picture day is Thursday, September 1st! Order forms were sent home with students today. You may send in the order form with your child, or you may order online using the information below:
To order online go to:
Picture Day ID: EVTKNXBZH
We will have one picture retake day on 10/7/22 for students who were absent on 9/1 or for those who want to have their picture remade.
Cafeteria Menu Aug. 22-26
Monday: French Bread Pizza, Peas & Carrots
Tuesday: Calzone, Baked Beans
Wednesday: Cheeseburger, Potato Smiles
Thursday: Penne Chicken Alfredo w/Garlic Stick, Broccoli
Friday: Fish Sandwich w/ Cheese, Carrots
Daily Options: Turkey Roll Up, Veggie Salad, Pizza Pack, PBJ
*Specialty salad not available*
Calling FES Families!
Would your family like to help keep the FES Garden beautiful this fall? All you need to do is sign up via the link below and view the directions on the top of the SignUp Genius. You can water the plants, weed as needed, pick any available produce and fresh herbs, and enjoy our garden! THANK you for sharing your talents with us this year to keep this space beautiful and for all to enjoy!
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Everyone plays. Mudsock Youth Athletics offers full and partial registration scholarship opportunities to children who qualify for free or reduced lunch within the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Families must apply and be accepted during our open registration period. For winter sports these dates are August 1st – August 31st. For more information, please call 317-845-5582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
News From Mudsock Youth Athletics:
It’s Basketball Time!
Registration for our recreational basketball programs for both boys and girls is officially open with waitlists forming after August 31st. Register now at myathletics.com. The leagues welcome athletes in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The girls season runs from November through early March. Boys (K) play January through March, (1st - 6th) November through March, and (7th/8th) January through March. Find the girls basketball information packet here. Find the boys basketball information packet here
PTO KICK OFF MEETING!!
Please join us for the FES PTO Kick-Off Meeting on Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 in the FES Library! We will discuss all the exciting events happening at FES this year and how you can help support our school. Please join us!
Calling all Room Parents - want to be involved in your child(s) classroom parties? provide wonderful memories with your child(s) teacher this year? Take a moment to sign up to support through the link below.
Laura C. and Erin D. are making it happen once again - Check out the details and lots of things rolling for this year - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094BADA929A6FC1-202223
Dine to Donate - Handel's - See you on Wednesday, August 24th starting at 2pm until close. 8760 E 116th St, Fishers, IN 46038. Mention FES when placing your order and a % will be returned back to FES. Get the word out! This is a great opportunity to give back and enjoy a sweet treat.
Back to School BBQ - SET and ready to go Friday, August 26th from 6pm - 8pm. - We will have Tattoo Airbrush artists, Color Run, Pizza, Kona Ice, and many more fun activities to enjoy.
Ticket value = $1.00. We will have a Treasure Sandbox (1 ticket), Ostrich Egg drop (2 tickets) with teachers, Color Run (4 tickets), professional airbrush tattoo’s (5 tickets), Pizza and water to be sold at event (4 tickets for slice of Pizza and water, 6 tickets for 2 slices of Pizza and water or 3 tickets for a slice of Pizza)
Free items can be enjoyed as well such as Lego table, chalk the USA, Kona Ice will be on site with a % of money raised will back to the FES.
We also make it very easy to pay in advance for your tickets instead of waiting in line. Take a moment to check out the link / QR code below - Your children will be talking about this event for a long time.
Volunteer Support needed from FES Families for Back to School BBQ
Layout of Back to School BBQ Event on Friday, August 26th from 6pm until 8pm.
Celebrate with classmates for the upcoming movies nights geared towards grade level – This would help with the type of movies shown as well as support positive memories for all ages.
Grade K-2 – Friday, September 30th - doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm and pick up will take place at 8:30pm
Grade 3-4 – Friday, October 28th - doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm and pick up will take place at 8:30pm
Public PTO Meetings
Join us at FES in the school library @ 6:30pm
· Thursday, September 1
· Tuesday, October 25
· Tuesday, February 21
· Tuesday, April 25
2022-2023 PTO Board
Secretary – Carrie Bergeson
Treasurer – Lesley Landis
Vice President – Yvonne Alexander
President – Christina Stenske
Connect with our PTO!
If you would like to have a meeting with our school Counselor Mrs. Lance, please click on the above link to schedule an appointment!
If you need help with Virtual Technology, please click on the above link !
Please click on the following link to view activities and upcoming events within the district.
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