Cougar Chronicle

Volume 17 Issue 5 - Friday, September 3, 2021

No School Monday, September 6 for Labor Day

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Dates Coming Up

  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, September 7 - Popsicles for Everyone at lunch- we met our second fundraising goal!
  • September 7-10 - Turnover Hunger Food Drive at all HSE Schools
  • Thursday, September 9 - First Grade to Ritchey Woods - Bearce, Michalowicz, Passon, Stockel
  • Friday, September 10 - First Grade to Ritchey Woods - Lanane, Letzler
  • Friday, September 10 - Fall Fundraiser Due Date
  • Friday, September 10 - 2021 Mudsock Football Game, Fishers Tigers vs HSE Royals
  • Monday, September 20 - PTO General Meeting via Zoom, 6:30-7:15 PM
  • Friday, September 24 - E-Learning Day, NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, September 28 - Fall Picture Retake Day
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

September 7-10 is Week 3

School Dismissal Manager - Getting Ready to Launch!

We are looking to fully GO LIVE the fourth week of September!

  • We will continue our current dismissal system and SDM the week before to allow transition.
  • There will be a hard date when notes and emails will no longer be accepted to change dismissal.
  • All dismissal changes must be completed by families online before 1 PM.
  • Teachers will be instructed to use only SDM for dismissal.
  • It is imperative that your child's default is set within the transition week as this will lock in and only the Office will be able to change defaults after September 17.
  • We recommend our families plan ahead to decide default dismissal for a typical day, which adult will make exception changes and if any other adults will be view only adults on your account.

Attendance Updates

If your student will be late (after 7:40AM) or absent, please contact us as soon as you know.
  • If your student will be out for travel or another reason, please contact us!
  • You can call day or night at 317-915-4270. Please leave a message after hours.
  • You can email the attendance secretary at, and your student's teacher.
  • We need a reason for each student's absence every day. Our nurse will follow up if needed.
  • School Dismissal Manager will also be a digital absence reporting option as we move forward.

Don't Miss Daily Photograph Highlights on Twitter

Sand Creek Elementary has an official Twitter page where we blast out celebrations of instruction, events and important information daily.

Help us reach our goal of getting 1000 followers, we are SO close!

Don't miss out and follow @SCECougars now!

SCE Receives Grant to Expand the Garden

Sand Creek Elementary will use the funds to expand their garden, upgrade the ventilation of their greenhouse, and support their agriculture programing that includes sustaining a flock of chickens for continued student learning of the natural world.

“I am so honored to receive this generous grant,” says Molly Coffman, who began Sand Creek’s garden initiative with the help of the school’s Art teacher, Amy DeBruyn. “It is a wonderful and much-needed opportunity for our school community. We can tie nearly all standards to nature with a little creative thinking. I can’t wait to see the exploration continue!”

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First General PTO Meeting Coming Soon

Our first general PTO meeting will be via Zoom on September 20 from 6:30-7:15 PM.

This is your chance to meet our Executive Board, find out about upcoming events, and ask any questions about getting involved as a family member in our SCE community.

Email PTO to receive Zoom Info:

Visitors Back in Building

  • Volunteers can come back into the building beginning September 20.
  • Field Trips are currently being planned and scheduled allowing volunteers as well.
  • Please arrange volunteering times with the teacher you are helping.
  • All volunteers are required to wear a mask during school hours, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file.

Call Sand Creek at 317-915-4270 to find out if your background check is current.

Check the Visiting and Volunteering page on SCE's website to submit a background check.

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TURNOVER HUNGER 2021 (September 7-10, 2021)

In past years, Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation has facilitated PastaBowl, a food drive where local students donated pasta that was distributed to local food pantries the same week as the Mudsock football game. This year, partnering with Fishers Youth Assistance Program, HSEF is excited to announce the new Turnover Hunger program.

Through Turnover Hunger, we are asking all 22 HSE schools to help fill the shelves of FYAP and local food pantries with targeted food donations by students and staff. Between September 7-10, we are asking SCE families to donate boxed oatmeal or mac and cheese cups.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Look At What SCE's Artists Created this Week

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Mudsock Football Fishers Tigers vs. HSE Royals

The game is Friday, September 10. Click for more information.

Fishers Community News

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2021 FHS Show Choir Clinic
Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates

Visit the Community Insider Page for more information.