Geist Gazette

March 18, 2016

Upcoming Dates

Monday, Mar. 21

Spanish Lessons

Engineering for Kids

Tuesday, Mar. 22

Spirit Day - Dress like your favorite book character for $1

Geist Running Club - 3rd Grade

Good News Club

Wednesday, Mar. 23

Choir Practice

ASL Sign Language Club

Thursday, Mar. 24
Spanish Lessons

Friday, Mar. 25

Picture Day for Students who have purchased a package (See below)

Geist Running Club - Grade 4

Monday, Mar. 28

Spanish Lessons

Tuesday, Mar. 29

Geist Running Club - Grade 3

Good News Club

Wednesday, Mar. 30

Choir Practice

Friday, Apr. 1

No School - Spring Break Begins

Monday, Apr. 11

School Resumes

Specials Rotation

Mar. 21 - Mar. 25 - Week 2 (PLC)

Mar. 28 - Apr. 1 - Week 1

Lunch Menu

Mar. 21 - Mar. 25 - Week 1

Mar. 28 - Apr. 1 - Week 2

Click the links to see the lunch and breakfast menus. Visit the HSE Food Services page for prices and nutritional information.

Bottled water and other extras for sale at lunch

The cafeteria will be selling bottled water daily for 3rd and 4th graders at $1.00 a bottle. We may sell snacks or ice cream for everyone certain days; prices will vary. Students MUST have money on their account to purchase extras. Parents may request a NO EXTRA flag on their child's account if you don't want your child to purchase extras. Contact Lisa Laflin, Cafe Manager at for more information.

PTO Corner

Don't miss all the news from our awesome PTO! Click here for this week's issue.

The PTO is looking for people willing to give of their time and talents to continue supporting our schools wonderful PTO-driven events! The GES PTO is one of the most active and engaged PTOs in the state. Through the efforts of GES PTO volunteers, our school has been able to fund enrichment programs, materials and supplies for our staff and students that support GES in continuing to receive some of highest ratings in the state.

We need your help to continue in these efforts in the 2016-2017 school year! Click here for more information.

Spirit Day - March 22

Students - Dress like your favorite book character on Tuesday, March 22 and donate $1. Money raised will help fund a Gaga pit on the playground in memory of Dayo.

HsEART District-Wide Art Show

All are welcome at the HSE district wide art show to be held at Fishers High School, March 19 and 20 from 2-5 pm. Over 150 student artworks by GES students will be showcased, as well as all schools in the HSE district. Come support the arts and enjoy the fabulous artwork being made by our students!

Artist of the Week:

March 7: Natalie H. in Mrs. Wolf’s class

March 14: Saanvi S. in Mrs. Brown’s class

HSE Destination Imagination Thanks You

The HSE Destination Imagination Program would like to thank Geist Elementary staff, students and families for your support of movie night. We were able to raise almost $1100 to help HSE DI student teams complete in global competition and greatly appreciate your generous support!

From our Health Clinic

From time to time a case of head lice is reported to the school throughout the year. Should a case of head lice be brought to the school’s attention, the school nurse will maintain confidentiality of the student’s identity and assist the staff and parents with educational material. While the odds of your son or daughter developing a case of head lice are relatively small, the following includes useful information on head lice and the signs and symptoms.

Head Lice Information

* Head Lice are small parasitic insects that can be found on the heads of people.

* Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp.

* Head lice and head lice nits are found on the scalp, around and behind the ears and near

the neckline at the back of the head.

* Head lice cannot fly or jump; they can only crawl

* Head lice are spread by direct head‐to‐head contact

* Head lice are rarely spread by contact with clothing or personal items (such as combs,

brushes, hats or coats)

* Head lice are not a sign of uncleanliness

* Head lice are not known to spread disease.

Signs and symptoms of head lice infestation

* Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair

* Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse

* Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark

* Sores on the head caused by scratching

If your child exhibits signs and symptoms of head lice infestation, you should examine your

child’s head (especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck) for crawling lice and nits. If

crawling lice and/or nits have been found, all household members should be examined for head

lice and/or nits every 3‐4 days. Persons with live (crawling) lice or nits within ¼ inch or less of

the scalp should be treated. We also encourage that you talk with your child’s physician for the best treatment plan.

For more information on head lice and treatment go to the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention (CDC) web site at

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Are you registered to vote? Register to Vote Online

Apply by Monday, April 4 to vote in the May 3 election

• Step 1: Go to

• Step : Click on Submit a Voter Registration Application Online

•Step 3: Verify voting eligibility and enter IN Driver’s License # or IN State ID Information

• Step 4: Enter voter informaon

• Step 5: Verify voter registration info & submit

• Step 6: Receive confirmation

Create a Pottery Masterpiece with Fishers Parks & Recreation

Celebrate spring by creating a pottery piece to display for years to come! Parents, register your little one ages 2 through 10 for an afternoon of clay creations, painting and quality time together. Baby Bird Pottery takes place on Saturday, April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. No prior experience is needed as children create a bird’s nest and eggs!

Baby Bird Pottery costs $15 for residents and $23 for nonresidents, and all supplies are provided for this program. Parents, this program requires a little extra help and your participation is required. Finished piece will be available for pick up seven days after the program concludes.

Saturday programs fill quickly, head online to secure a spot before this program fills!


Spring 2016 Registration Update - Baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse have limited openings. Once divisions have reached capacity, a waitlist will be started. Rugby registrations will be accepted with a $10 late fee until March 31. Track and field and boys volleyball registrations are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for more information or visit our website,

Fishers-HSE Baseball Coaches Clinic – Saturday, March 19. All program coaches are required to attend the sessions. Visit the baseball website for times and locations,

Boy’s Volleyball is still taking registrations for boys in 4th – 8th grade! Practices/games will take place on Sunday afternoons for six weeks starting April 17. Click here for more information.

Southeastern Rugby –

Practice is in full swing for the 5/6 and 7/8 teams, but it's still not too late to join. Late registration ends 3/31. The Flag team starts practice on 3/22, and the online spirit wear store is open until 3/22. Season starts 4/17! Go to for all the details.

HEPL Fishers Library

Click here to check out what's happening at the Fishers Library!