August 18, 2023

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News from the Office

Welcome to a brand new school year!!

Please have your child arrive on time for school. Remember, first bell rings at 7:30 a.m. Students are tardy to class if they are not in their classrooms by 7:40 a.m.

Please use School Dismissal Manager to report how your child goes home. You can also use it to report absences or late arrivals due to appointments. You can also call the Attendance Line at 317-594-4840 to report an absence. If you need help, please call Stacy or Bonnie in office.



Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) is offering a free weekend snack program for youth attending one of the Hamilton Southeastern Schools who qualify for the reduced lunch program or have increased need during this time.

To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online.

If you have any questions about the registration, please email


Hooray! The next few weeks classes will begin visiting and checking out books in the library. We will review book care procedures including:

  • Don’t eat or drink when reading a book.
  • Keep your books away from pets.
  • Keep your books in a safe place.
  • Use a bookmark to mark your place.

We would LOVE to have help in the library. If you are interested in helping out in the library this school year, please visit and answer a few questions about the areas in the library in which you would like to help. We would greatly appreciate help shelving books, labeling books, or help checking out kindergarten/first grade classes. Please keep in mind that to volunteer you will need to have a background check on file with the school. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carrie Sturges (Teacher Librarian) at Thank you!

Carrie Sturges


Deer Creek Elementary

(317) 594-4840

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." ~ Albert Einstein


PTO Officers

Co-Presidents: Rachel Dyckman and Holly O'Neal

Co-VP: Jill Zeller and Jessica Knudsen

Co-Treasurers: Matt Fisher and Kim George

Co-Secretary: Beth Betten and Heather Frankford

Members at Large/Chairs of Volunteers and Donations: Nicole Lewis and Wendy Sloan

PTO Spirit Wear

Spirit wear orders are due by August 21st.

Deer Creek Elementary (

Deer Creek Staff Favorites and Wish Lists


What: Deer Creek Elementary will host our first Dine to Donate of the year at Handel's Homemade Ice Cream (Noblesville location only). Present the designated flyer on Wednesday, August 30th 2023 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Every flyer that is returned to Handel’s on that one special day will be totaled and Deer Creek Elementary will receive 20%. I hope to see all of you, along with your “Friends & Family” to support DCE. It will be a day in which everyone will enjoy their favorite ice cream. Show your support along with your “Friends & Fami-ly” to make this a very special day for everyone involved.

Where: Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream
14165 Cabela Parkway, Noblesville

When: Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 from 3 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Who: All the “Friends & Family” of the Deer Creek Elementary

Click below for Culver's Flyer:

Speech and Hearing Assessments

Welcome back DCE families! Many students will be participating in speech and hearing screenings during the first two weeks of school.

Speech screenings will be completed for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students and you will be contacted via email if your child would benefit from speech therapy services in the school setting. If you are not contacted, you can assume your child passed his/her speech screenings for their developmental age level (see chart below for district wide norms).

Hearing screenings will be completed for Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and any new students who move to the HSE school district. Students will receive a slip of paper to send home to families if they passed. If they fail the screening, the student will be re-screened in 2-3 weeks and a referral will be sent home at that time if hearing continues to be a concern.

Feel free to contact me via email ( if you have any questions about your child’s speech or hearing abilities. Thanks for your support and let’s have a great year!


Miss Avery Brown, M.A., CF-SLP

Deer Creek Elementary

Speech Language Pathologist

Hamilton Southeastern Schools


Monday - Chicken Nuggets with Roll

Tuesday - Walking Tacos

Wednesday - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Thursday - Pizza

Friday - Chicken and Mash Bowl

In addition to above hot choices, daily options include PBJ, Salad, Pizza Pack, Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, Veggie Burger, or Bento Box.


There will be two options for field trips this year.

Option 1: PBJ meal, apple, carrots, milk or water, special treat

Option 2: Chips and Cheese meal, tortilla scoops, sunflower seeds, apple, carrots, milk or water, special treat


The fair will be held at the Noblesville Schools Community Center located at 1775 Field Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060. There will be information available from HBCU’s, community organizations, and the D9 community. There will also be food trucks and HBCU-themed door prizes.

HBCU Flyer

R.A.V.E. Reviews

Help us in recognizing and appreciating our talented, hard-working, and dedicated employees by submitting a R.A.V.E. (Recognizing All Valuable Employees) Review.

All HSE staff members are eligible for nomination and may be recognized multiple times. To submit a R.A.V.E. Review, click here to fill out a quick and easy online form and share why the individual is a 5-Star employee.

Recipients will receive a R.A.V.E. Review window cling to proudly display their nomination in their workspace, a certificate and letter of recognition with their review. Each month, one R.A.V.E. Review recipient will be selected at random by the Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation for a $100 gift card. Thank you for your support!