Hinkle Creek Chronicle

December 9 , 2022

Lawrence Limelight

Hinkle Creek Parents, Guardians, and Friends,

We had the pleasure of listening to our Hinkle Creek Cougar Choir this past Wednesday when they performed at the Federal Hill Commons. Thank you Cougar Choir for putting us in the holiday spirit and representing our school. It was a perfect prelude to a fun night of skating at the nearby ice rink. It was great to see so many Hinkle Creek families having fun and experiencing a winter wonderland experience. A special thank you to Mrs. Kunkel for organizing the musical presentation. It was so much fun!

Next eLearning Day

Our next eLearning day is just around the corner on Monday, January 9, 2023. If, for any reason, you are unable to secure supervision for your child that day please call the front office at (317) 776-0840 by Wednesday, December 21st to let us know.

Appropriate Winter Attire

While we enjoyed a beautiful fall season with lots of sunny, warm days, winter weather has arrived. Please be aware that we try to give our students outdoor recess as much as possible even in the colder months. This means that we need students to dress warmly so they can enjoy their outdoor recess with classmates. Please make sure your student has a warm winter coat, gloves and a hat. If you are in need of winter assistance, please contact our school social worker, Taylor Klaum (taylor_klaum@nobl.k12.in.us). We are more than happy to help our families.

Academic Reminder

Parents, we have only two weeks left before Winter Break. However, these are two very important weeks for learning. Our teachers are going to continue to challenge all students and to teach as much as possible until we come to the break. Please continue to urge your student to give 100% effort towards learning over these next two weeks. Thank you for supporting your child and our school.

Have a great week!

Jack Lawrence; Principal at Hinkle Creek

Winter Party

Classroom Winter Parties will take place Thursday, December 22. Please use the following forms to rsvp. Background checks are required for these parties. (Please note that we have two forms this year, based on grade levels.)

To sign up to attend a Kindergarten, First Grade or Second Grade classroom party, please click here.

To sign up to attend a Third Grade, Fourth Grade or Fifth Grade classroom party, please click here.

Hinkle Creek Science Fair!

The 2023 Hinkle Creek Elementary Science Fair will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023! Students who are interested can ask an adult at home to complete the digital GOOGLE FORM HERE to register for the fair. Digital registration is DUE by Friday, December 16th, 2022 at 3pm. Planning resources will be sent home the following week! Encourage your students to take on the challenge to participate in a school-wide science competition!!

Health Ed Pros

All Noblesville Elementary Schools are partnering this year with Health Ed Pros to bring Here We Grow! to our 4th grade students and The Facts of Life to our 5th grade students. Below is more information on these programs. All instruction is developmentally appropriate and aligns with the National and State Academic Standards for Health and Wellness.

4th and 5th grade programs will be scheduled during the second semester. Hinkle Creek Elementary’s session will be on February 16th, 2023 and a required opt-in form will be sent home prior to the program session.

A Virtual Parent Night is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is open to all parents of 4th and 5th grade students. Children should not attend this meeting. This will be an opportunity for parents to learn more about the presentation and ask questions about the program. Register for this virtual preview session by clicking here.

Here We Grow! 4th Grade Program: A human growth and development program which targets 4th grade students and their journey through puberty. Classes are separated by gender to allow students the opportunity to ask questions more comfortably. The primary focus of this program centers around heredity, hormones, and hygiene, along with a brief overview of the male and female reproductive systems.

The Facts of Life a 5th Grade Program: A human growth and development program which targets fifth grade students and their journey through puberty. Classes are separated by gender to allow students the opportunity to ask questions more comfortably. The program includes an overview of the male and female reproductive systems, review of all body systems, the process of human reproduction from fertilization to birth, and how their body grows and changes during puberty.

If you have any questions, you may contact Melissa Rarick, Counseling Coordinator (melissa_rarick@nobl.k12.in.us).

Emergency Contacts and Pick-Ups:

Parents/Guardians: It is important that the school has current contact information for you on file. In the event that the school is unable to reach a parent/guardian, the school will call the emergency contact name/number that you have provided. This individual would also be allowed to pick-up your child if you can't be reached. If you would prefer for any of the emergency contacts to not have the ability to pick-up your child, please reach out to your child's school so they can note this accordingly in our system.

PTO News

Important Dates

December 14 - PTO Meeting 7pm (Zoom-More details to come)
December 22 - Winter Classroom Parties

Our PTO Movie Nights are back, and our holiday-themed one is coming up on Fri, 12/16!! We will be showing The Polar Express for students in grades K-2 and Elf for those in grades 3-5. Please watch for the flyer to come home with your student, as it has all the details and a permission slip to return if your student wants to participate (by 12/9). Additionally, we would love your help preparing for or monitoring during the movie night; we will need adult volunteers with current background checks on file to help make it a smooth, fun experience!

PTO Movie Night Flyer and Permission Slip

Hinkle Creek Student Directory
Great news! The Student Directory is up and running! View it here: Hinkle Creek PTO Student Directory 2022-2023 (Please note that not all feature are functional on all devices.)

It's not too late to join! Complete the form to be included in our next update (occurring no later than the end of the quarter): Hinkle Creek PTO School Directory Form

There are several easy ways to help financially support our PTO! Click here to find out how you can easily raise extra funds for the Hinkle Creek PTO through Kroger, Amazon and/or Box Tops!

Stock the Staff Lounges
Parents of Hinkle Creek, we know that you are capable of and we need your help! Please consider one of these vacant spots in our Monthly Stock the Staff Lounge event. Click here to sign up!

Child Abuse Prevention

Each school year, all students in grades K-12 must receive education on child abuse prevention prior to December 15th per Indiana Cod 20-19-3-11. Students will receive this education through a curriculum created by the Monique Burr Foundation, which will be presented by the school social worker. This curriculum focuses on how children can keep themselves safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school social worker, Taylor Klaum.Taylor Klaum, School Social Worker
Email: taylor_klaum@nobl.k12.in.us
Phone: (317) 776-0840 ext 24225

Outside Activities and Opportunties

Registration now open for 2022 Miller Winter Baseball K-5 camp

Click Here to Register

Find out more information about the Miller Juniors Volleyball Club by clicking the link below.
Join the the Miller Juniors Volleyball Club!

Join the Millers Tennis Club Grades K-12 https://www.smore.com/m7d42