FCE FORUM

February 24, 2017

Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
(317)594-4180
(317)594-4189 fax

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/fce/home.aspx

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2/24 HSE Game Day FUNDRAISER

2/27-3/03 ISTEP Testing (Grades 3 and 4)

2/28 Student Council - Group 2

3/01, 3/08 After School Clubs until 4:45 p.m.

3/01 7:00 pm PTO Meeting in Café

3/13 Flex Day

3/14 Student Council - Group 1

3/28 Student Council - Group 2



3/31-4/07 SPRING BREAK

4/13 Kindergarten 16/17 Open House 5-7 pm

BLUE MENU - -February 27-March 3

Monday: Cheeseburger, potato wedges, baked beans, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit, milk

Tuesday: Pancakes, sausage patty, sweet potato mash, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit, milk

Wednesday: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garlic toast, broccoli, side salad, fruit, milk

Thursday: Chicken nuggets, cornbread, green beans, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit, milk

Friday: Big daddy’s cheese pizza, corn, side salad, fresh fruit, milk

LUNCH VISITORS:

If you'd like to have lunch with your child, simply visit the FCE website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/fce/home.aspx and under quick links, you will see “FCE LUNCH BUNCH.” Please sign up before 9:00 a.m.; you MUST HAVE an approved Background Check on file and may not bring restaurant food to lunch (you may pack from home, or purchase a lunch here). Please note your preference. We look forward to seeing you in the Café.

CONGRATULATIONS Math Bowl Team!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 4th grade Math Bowl Team for placing 4th out of the 12 HSE elementary schools, and 8th in the State of Indiana! Thank you to all of the students for their hard work, and to Mrs. Nation for leading the team!

PENNIES for PATIENTS

The 4th Grade Student Council is joining forces with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their annual campaign - PENNIES FOR PATIENTS. By participating, FCE students will learn not only about the difference they can make, but learn about leadership, teamwork, and what "doing good" for others can mean. We will work with LLS to raise money in honor of Indiana blood cancer patients and survivors. Funds raised support life-saving blood cancer research and provide aid to local patients and their families. Every 3 minutes a child (under age 20) is diagnosed with cancer. Let's do our part to help with this very worthwhile campaign. Send your pennies (or any cash donation) to school between Wednesday, March 1- Friday, March 10. Donations will be collected in individual classrooms. The classroom that collects the most money earns a Pizza Party! Let's top last year's total of $4,680!

FCE masterpieces are now online!

Artwork from grades 1-4 can be found on our online gallery! http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=36928
ARTSONIA is virtual student art museum. Artsonia manages school art galleries in a safe and educational way. Please use your child's Artsonia permission slip to access a world of creativity! With Artsonia you can... upload art, add family to your child's fab club, give feedback, and purchase keepsake items. The purpose of this digital portfolio program is to track your artist's creative growth and keep a collective virtual bank of their creations over time. This is not intended to be a primary fundraising program. However, any money generated through Artsonia keepsake purchases will help provide art supplies for our artists. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our art teacher, Sherri Parkison, at sparkison@hse.k12.in.us . Thank you.

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KINDERGARTEN ONLILNE ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT YEAR HAS BEGUN

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Safe Visitor Badge

Anyone wishing to volunteer in the school must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. Please note this policy also applies to anyone wishing to join students for lunch. Simply follow the quick link on our FCE website to apply for a background check. This process takes 5-7 days.

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES MADE DURING THE DAY

Parents, please be aware of our policy regarding a transportation change that occurs during the school day. All telephone calls must be received by 2:00PM. This is to allow enough time to accurately deliver messages to teachers, as well as time to confirm the change if necessary. Please do not call the school after 2:00PM to make a transportation change except in the case of extreme emergencies. Thank you!

P T O NEWS

HELP YOUR TEACHER!

Help your teacher win an Amazon gift card to be used in your student's classroom by attending the PTO meeting Wednesday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafe. The teacher with the most parents present wins the Amazon gift card!!

PTO BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED FOR NEXT YEAR

Have you ever wondered how the PTO decides to spend your money? Do you have ideas on how we can improve? If so, please consider joining the PTO Board. We have 4 open positions for next school year. Nominations will take place during our next General PTO Meeting on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting, please contact Karen Kane at mkane888@comcast.net.

BOX TOPS SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW DUE

Please get those box top submissions in; our last collection date is March 1st to count for this school year's check. Please send BTs in now. THANK YOU FOR COLLECTING!

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Thank you to everyone involved with the after school clubs. Wednesday was the first of 4 dates and the kids seemed to have a great time! Your patience during pick-up is appreciated as we have 400 students participating. The first week always takes longer. This year we have significantly more kids participating in clubs and many families new to clubs and the car rider pick-up system. We are working to continuously improve pick-up and its efficiency. We would love your help by: talking with your child about getting to their location (gym or front doors based on last name as escorted by a volunteer - unless volunteer kid, YMCA care or other arrangements have been previously made and communicated), finding and sitting by the letter that is the first letter of their LAST name and most importantly sitting quietly and actively listening for their name. The key to a quick and smooth dismissal is the kids being able to hear their names. :) If all cars picking up kids could have the names of all kids being picked up clearly posted in their windshield that really helps too. Thanks again to students, parents and especially volunteers! We look forward to another great day on Wednesday.

SPRING FLING NEEDS YOUR HELP!

FCE’s Spring Fling is May 5 this year and we are starting to plan this event! In case you didn’t know, Spring Fling is a carnival style event where students play various games and have a ton of fun! It is our biggest fundraiser, so it takes a lot of volunteers. We have openings for Admissions Chair, Decorations chair, Marketing Chair and Head Co-Chair. We have evening meetings once a month usually at Murphy’s…that’s where we do our best thinking! You will have guidance and support from the other committee members. If interested in learning more about any of these positions, please contact Carl Chan at chancc@gmail.com.

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