HPE Patriot Post
Harrison Parkway Elementary
**October 16, 2015 Edition
Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 97.55%
HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%
Rotation Day 3
Weekly Rotation Schedule
Monday, October 19th - Day 4
Tuesday, October 20th - Day 5
Wednesday, October 21st - Day 6
Thursday, October 22nd - NO SCHOOL, FALL BREAK
Friday, October 23rd - NO SCHOOL, FALL BREAK
Upcoming Events at HPE
20th - PTO Cookie Dough Pick-up, 5:30-7:30 pm
20th & 21st - Parent/Teacher Conferences
22nd & 23rd - NO SCHOOL - FALL BREAK
28th - Picture Re-take Day
29th - Boy Scouts Pack Meeting, 6:45-8:15 pm
2nd - 6th - HPE Read-a-thon
3rd - PTO Dine to Dontate - Jaggers
10th - Veteran's Day Program, 1:45-2:45 pm
10th - PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
11th - PTO Dine to Donate - Jaggers
13th - Mid-term
19th - Boy Scouts Pack Meeting, 6:45-8:15 pm
20th - PTO Movie Night
25th-27th - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK
Holidays and Observances
31st - Halloween
1st - Daylight Savings Time Ends
1st - All Saints Day (Western Christian observance)
2nd - All Souls Day (Christian observance)
11th - Diwali (Hindu observance)
11th - Veteran's Day
12th - Birth of Baha”U”Llah (Baha’I observance)
26th - Thanksgiving Day
Lunch Menu - Week of October 19th
Mon. - Day 4 - Cheeseburger on Pretzel Bun
Tues. - Day 5 - Cheese Omelet with Bacon
Wed. - Day 6 - Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll
Thurs. - NO SCHOOL, FALL BREAK
Fri. - NO SCHOOL, FALL BREAK
HPE Cafeteria News
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! We will be celebrating birthdays with a special treat. On Tuesday, October 20th, students who purchase a lunch meal deal and have an October birthday will get a Rice Krispie Treat! Each month, students who purchase a lunch meal deal will receive a Rice Krispie Treat, If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
When sending in lunch money for your child, please make sure to put it in an envelope with your child's name, (no nicknames please) student ID number, and their teacher.
Payments can also be made online thru Skyward as well.
If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated.
Per HSE policy, students with a negative balance will receive a PBJ sandwich (turkey if there are nut allergies), raisins, and milk.
Due to limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings). Please call the office by 9:30 AM. If you are ordering a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call in. Please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants. You must have a valid background check on file, have watched the anti-bullying video, and completed the video survey. Please do not use cell phones during your visit. Per HSE student private policy, taking pictures are prohibited.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns that you may have.
--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager
Picture Retake Day
Mark your calendars! Harrison Parkway Elementary‘s Picture Retake day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th, 2015.
If your child missed pictures and you need an order form those are available in the school office or you can order pictures online at mylifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID: HM775015Y1.
If your student needs retakes, please have your child bring in the unwanted pictures on retake day.
If you have questions, please call the office at 915-4210. Thanks!
A Note from the Nurse
Helpful Hint!!! If your child has had a visit to the Med Check/ER because of an injury and the Dr has put restrictions in place – Please ask for a written Dr’s Order listing those restrictions. (The attending health care professional is the person to write the order, and it can be a difficult to request after the day/time of treatment with the facility’s staff scheduling.) District policy only allows for 3 consecutive days of missing regular scheduled activities (ie: PE, music, recess) without a Dr’s note.
When you are cleaning out your child’s closet and your child has outgrown slightly worn elastic waist/stretch pants, please consider donating them to the clinic. Accidents happen during the day!
1st grade vision screening will occur on Monday, Oct 26th. The Dr’s and staff from Fishers Eye Care are donating their services to test all our 1st grade students that day so please remember to have your child bring/wear their glasses (or contacts). Look for the Dr’s results in your child’s back pack.
We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week the week of 10/19. One of the ways we will celebrate the week is through dress up days. The dress up days for Red Ribbon week will be the following:
10/19: Team Up Against Drugs: Wear your favorite team’s attire
10/20: Be a Jean-ius-Don’t Do Drugs: Wear jeans to school
10/21: Red Day: Wear red to school
Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures - Safety
Online School Directory
The online school directory is now available to all families in Skyward. This year the directory is based on an opt-in model. Families must choose to show their contact information in order to be visible in the directory.
To opt-in, click on "My Account" in the upper right corner of your Family Access account. From there, check the boxes for the information you wish to make visible under the School Directory section and then Save. Families can make changes to this section anytime throughout the school year.
Sign In Procedures
As a reminder, the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.
Attendance Line Voicemail
If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at least one week prior to the absence.
Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.
Lost & Found
Hello, Harrison Parkway volunteers!
THANK YOU for an awesome cookie dough fundraiser…we sold almost 400 more tubs this year than last year. That is amazing! Your efforts go a long way to help teachers in our building, and we truly appreciate your support.
As you know, a few things are happening next week: Cookie dough pick-up (Tuesday) and Parent/Teacher conferences.
>>>Re: Cookie dough pick up
The following is from Alissa Jerrell, our cookie dough fundraiser chair:
“A friendly reminder to HPE families that cookie dough pick up night is Tuesday, October 20, from 5:30-7:30 pm! Any cookie dough that is not picked up has to go in my freezer, and I have very limited space to store it!!! Thank you so much!
Also, I am looking for ADULT helpers for Tuesday, October 20. (No kids, please).
This year will be different (hopefully easier!), as all orders will arrive PRE-SORTED by customer order!
3:15-5:00 -- We will be setting up and organizing PRE-SORTED cookie dough orders.
5:00-8:00 -- We will help families pick up their orders followed by a light clean up.
If you are available to help, please sign up on Volunteer Spot http://vols.pt/Pv4NAa or contact Alissa at email@example.com or 770-6758. If you can stay the entire time, that’s wonderful! If you can stay for one shift, that’s great too! ANY amount of time is appreciated!! We’ll take your help for whatever amount of time you can share!”
Just a note about picking up cookie dough…if you are also at the school that night for parent/teacher conferences, you will need to exit the building and then re-enter at the appropriate door (i.e., the door between the cafeteria and gym will be locked).
Parents, please note, early pick up WILL NOT be possible. The truck arrives that afternoon and we need time to sort orders & prepare for pick up beginning at 5:30 pm.
Pick up will be in the HPE gym. Door 3 will be the ONLY entrance available for pick up. All other doors into the gym will be locked- including those from the cafeteria.
>>>Re: parent/teacher conferences
HPE has a tradition of providing meals to the teachers during parent/teacher conferences; this tradition is sponsored by the Staff Appreciation Committee. Please check http://vols.pt/Pv4NAa for a list of items the Committee needs to feed the teachers. If you have questions, please contact Kristin Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other noteworthy items:
>>>If you ordered a paper directory, they will be sent home soon.
>>>Classroom winners of the Box Top contest are: Lundberg, Upwards, Bauters, Bohlman, Wargel, Miller
>>>Upcoming Dine to Donate opportunities: Jaggers - Nov 3 and Nov 11
>>>HSE Superintendent will be at our next PTO meeting (November 10, 6:30 p.m., cafeteria): Dr. Bourff plans to share his observations over the past eight plus months. His observations have translated into three distinct suggestions for a referendum. Dr. Bourff would like for the staff/community to tell him if he has an accurate account OR are there other needs to be considered.
>>>Please contact Joelle Andrew-Mohr if you make items we can sell in our annual holiday shoppe (typically sold for $8 or less). email@example.com.
>>>See attached for a fun opportunity sponsored by Mathnasium. Trimathlon is a FREE event (this Saturday) for participants, and Mathnasium will donate $10 back to each participant's respective school. Last year, they donated $20 back to Harrison Parkway Elementary.
At present, both the co-president and co-vice president positions on the HPE PTO executive board are vacant. A candidate for each of these positions is presented to the HPE community now for election at the November 10 General PTO meeting:
Carol Schmitt will be on the ballot for co-president, and Amy Dilks will be on the ballot for co-vice president.
Parents, please watch for an e-mail with a link to sign up for a spot to help provide dinner for our teachers and staff on the evenings of October 20th and 21st during parent teacher conferences. If you do not receive an e-mail but would still like to sign up please go to http://vols.pt/Pv4NAa. Thank you for the your help!
After School Explorers Needs Volunteers!
After School Explorers (ASE) is a program designed to give the Harrison Parkway K-4 students an opportunity to discover, create, and develop interests through volunteer led workshops. The PTO is searching for Instructors and Assistants to make the 2016 ASE event a success.
Instructors: May be an individual, organization, or business that would like to share hobbies, talents and careers. You may also choose for our list of ideas.
Assistants: Will help an instructor with their presentations and/or assist the children.
ASE will be Tuesday, February 23 through Friday, February 26 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM. Volunteers are needed from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM. You may choose the day(s) that is most convenient for you. Volunteer forms are attached to the Friday newsletter.
Want to learn more about the various HPE PTO committees? Please see: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/HPE/pto/committee_descriptions.pdf
Other ways you can help HPE PTO:
-- Shoparoo – new this year! Turn your everyday purchases into cash or sweepstakes entries for HPE!! It's as easy as using the below link (or referral code rept3745) to download the Shoparoo app -- be sure HPE is your designated school so that we earn the referral bonuses, and then ............ Shop.Snap.Earn. SHOP or eat out -- buy stuff! SNAP a picture of your receipt using the app -- it's pretty simple, not much to it. EARN points or sweepstakes entries -- Just about every receipt is worth something. Once you register using this referral code, you'll receive your own referral code to pass along to family and friends. Check out the Shoparoo website for more details, including point structure, sweepstakes, and other earning opportunities (like bonuses, monthly $1k drawings, yearly $15k award, and much much more). We might even have our own grade level or school competitions throughout the year. Still have questions? Feel free to contact Amy Dilks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send a message on FB. http://app.shoparoo.com/r/rept3745
-- Community rewards (such as Meijer, Marsh, Target, etc. cards). By updating your ‘profile’ on these various sites, these businesses will donate a percentage of your purchase(s) to HPE PTO.
- Register your Marsh card at http://www.freshideasforeducation.com/
- Associate your Target Red card with “Harrison Pkwy Elementary” (code 112157) via http://www.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home
- Cut out Tyson chicken labels (processed chicken, not raw chicken) – send them in with your child in an envelope at any time.
- Buy things on Amazon? Shop via http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0114174
- Like us on Facebook (Harrison Parkway Elementary PTO) and follow us on Twitter (@HPEPTO).
- Schools can earn 1% of your check every time you dine at Red Robin --- YUM! It's easy to add HPE to your Royalty card! Find out more info here.... http://t.co/8Rs78wDvn6
Harrison Parkway is participating in Crayola’s marker recycling program: http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx. Please send in your old markers (they do not have to be Crayola) to school, and we will package and ship them to Crayola.
Are you a ‘crafter’ or ‘maker of things?’ If so, please contact Joelle Andrew-Mohr at email@example.com; we would like to buy your items to resell in our Holiday Shoppe (items must be $5 or less). OR…if you are a crafter and would like some ideas on what types of items we would like to buy, please contact Joelle also.
All profits help the PTO enrich our children’s education and school experience! How?
The PTO ….
- funds new books for the library
- supports HPE clubs
- coordinates After School Explorers
- helps provide Professional Development to our teachers
- purchases supplies and equipment for our classrooms
- and MUCH MORE!
Last year we raised nearly $10,000 for HPE PTO. Thank you for your participation and support!
FISHERS COMMUNITY NEWS
Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.
Permitted use of school newsletters by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.
Teacher of the Month Contest
Teacher of the Month-- Attention Hamilton County kids! Show your favorite teacher how much you appreciate them by entering Current newspaper's monthly Teacher of the Month contest. Submit a 100-word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you think your teacher is the best! The winning student essayist wins a class party and the winning teacher wins a prize. Open to all grades and ages. The deadline for entries is Oct. 15.
FHS Riley Dance Marathon
You are invited to attend All Treats, No Tricks, a FHS Riley Dance Marathon Event. Trick or treating, costumes, candy, games, a Halloween maze and more!
Saturday, October 17th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fishers High School, 13000 Promise Road
Enter through FH19, $5 donation to enter
All proceeds benefit cancer research at Riley Children's Hospital.
HSE FFA Fruit and Candle Sale Fundraiser
Please click the link below for more information about the Hamilton Southeastern High School FFA Fruit Sale Fundraiser.
The F3 Event - Fishers Junior High 2015 Fall Festival
Friday, October 30th, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Student Admission: K-8th --$10; Children 4 and under-- Free
Treat Bag (no tricks) with Admission
Lights-on Bounce House, Games and Friendly Candy Walk, Haunted Hallways, Black Light Obstacle Course, Photo Booth and more. Costume contest with amazing prizes: 4 and under, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8
Join us at this friendly and frightening fall festival.
Food available for purchase through our Chargers Concession stand. Some activities may be at an additional cost. Please email Fishers Triangle Club@aol.com to donate, volunteer or ask questions.
Fishers High School
The annual Fishers High School Rent-a-Wrestler fundraiser is returning to your neighborhood on Saturday, October 31st, and Sunday, November 1st.
Tiger Wrestlers are ready, willing and incredibly able to help you with any manual labor – raking leaves, cleaning out garages, laying mulch, etc.
There are two shifts per day: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teams of two (or more) wrestlers can be rented for $10 per hour per student. Larger job pricing is available depending on number of wrestlers and job scope – please call for pricing.
Contact Kristi Williams at 513-5206, email@example.com.
Are You in Need of a Winter Coat?
Fishers Nickel Plate District Transforms into Halloween Village for Boo Bash
City offers safe trick-or-treating alongside opportunities to connect with local businesses
Mark the calendar, plan a costume, and get ready for the return of Boo Bash in the Nickel Plate District. Once again, the City of Fishers is transforming the Nickel Plate District into a Halloween village to offer safe trick-or-treating, live music, games and activities, and even a costume contest for children under 12 and families. Boo Bash returns on Friday, October 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and is free for anyone to attend.
Roughly 50 local businesses and organizations will be represented at trick-or-treat booths during the event, which means while children enjoy playing a game or getting a piece of candy, parents can enjoy learning more about services available in the community. Complimentary Pat’s Philly Pretzels and hot chocolate will be available at the concession stand on a first come, first served basis throughout the event. Boo Bash also features a costume contest for infants through 12 year old children. This year, the costume contest also includes a family category, so start planning now!
Boo Bash is a free event that welcomes Fishers residents and those in surrounding communities. Those attending the event are encouraged to visit the website and plan ahead; 116th Street will be closed at the railroad crossing for construction during the event. The detour map will assist families in planning their route and parking around the Nickel Plate District. Those attending are also encouraged to share their photos using the hashtag #BooBash during the event.
About Boo Bash:
Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to connect businesses with residents during diverse, community-wide events. 60 vendor booths are available for local businesses and organizations. Anyone interested in hosting a booth are encouraged to contact Lorna Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org, today.
Fishers DPW Invites Residents Behind-the-Scenes for a free Open House on Oct. 27th
“Our team loves the opportunity to connect with residents during the open house,” stated DPW Director, Eric Pethtel. “It’s not uncommon to see DPW staff painting alongside children, explaining the machinery and enjoying the open house just as much as our guests do.”
Light refreshments will be served during the event, and children can paint-a-plow or street sign that they might see around the city in the future. Fishers DPW includes four divisions; street maintenance, park maintenance, facility maintenance and water quality, and staff from each division will be able to explain the role they play in keeping our community vibrant.
The Fishers DPW garage is located at 10200 Eller Road and parking is available onsite. Attendees are welcome to stop by any time, and parents are encouraged to bring a camera! Connect with the department on Twitter @FishersDPW for reminders leading up to the open house.
Volunteer to Make a Difference – Oct., and Nov. 2015
Hello, volunteers! Fishers Parks & Recreation hopes you’re as excited for the fall as we are. There are a ton of great volunteer opportunities coming up, and we’d love to have you participate. Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make the summer successful, and thank you to those who are already signed up for fall events. Email email@example.com or call 317-595-3151 for more details or to sign up.
The City of Fishers is looking for more than a dozen additional volunteers to assist with the Boo Bash trick-or-treating event at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Drive, on October 23rd from 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Volunteers will be helping with vendors and other event specifics and must be at least 18-years-old. Volunteers will assist with helping vendors load in, monitor restrooms, run the costume contest, help at the Parks tent, and help in the concession stand. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Please let us know what your t-shirt size is by October 12th. Volunteers are encouraged to wear orange and any Halloween head wear or capes, except for masks.
Adopt a Grandparent
Make someone’s day, and volunteer at Adopt a Grandparent this fall and winter! Volunteers will participate in games, crafts, activities, socializing with seniors, and in general, have a fun and relaxing time. Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 40. The shift is from 9:45 to 11 a.m. every Monday from November 16th to December 21st at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park.
One of our monthly programs for toddlers and young children needs one or two volunteers in the near future. The upcoming volunteer opportunity for PlayFULL Hours runs on November 20th from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information contact me via email.
Pinterest Takes Holiday Gift Giving to New Heights
Some of our favorite holiday traditions involve sweet treats, and at Fishers Parks & Recreation, we love to spread holiday cheer to our friends, family and neighbors! Milk & Cookies is a program designed to help you try some of those creative Pinterest crafts you can never find time to complete. First, you’ll be able to decorate a mug using Sharpies, and then we’ll bake the mug to ensure the designs last forever. While the mug is baking, you’ll be able to layer the ingredients to a delicious cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookie. Then you have to decide who gets to receive your cookie in a jar! Join us on Thursday, November 19th at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building to create your cookie in a jar from 6 to 7 p.m.
Fishers Parks & Recreation strive to host diverse programs that allow residents of all ages the opportunity to get together and complete fun crafts and activities. Milk & Cookies is the perfect night out with friends for residents of all ages. Visit the Fun Guide for similar programs offering opportunities to spend time with friends while trying something new. This program costs residents $12 and nonresidents $18. Parents, registration and participation are both required during this program.
Registration closes November 12th, so head online to secure your spot, today!
Balance, Roll & Tumble with Fishers Parks & Recreation
Calling all parents, sign your little ones up for a program that helps them spend some of their extra energy! Preschool Tumbling is back and promises to teach your child new tumbling skills while they make new friends and gain independence. Children ages 3 through 6 will explore front/back and no handed rolls, bridges and many other new gymnastic skills. Due to the popularity of this program there are two sessions to choose from:
Session 2 takes place from 11:05 a.m. to noon at Billericay Park beginning on November 3rd and ending on November 24th.
Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to find diverse ways to aid your child’s development while they’re out having fun. Preschool Tumbling is a drop off program, which means that as your gymnast gains independence learning new skills, you parents are able to enjoy a few moments to yourself! Preschool Tumbling costs $36 for residents and $54 for nonresidents.
Registration can be completed online, so secure a spot on the beam today! As a reminder, children who complete this program can advance into Intermediate Preschool Tumbling to continue their tumbling education! See staff for details upon completion of the Preschool Tumbling program.
12690 Promise Road
Fishers, IN 46038
S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Contact the S.P.O.R.T.S. office for basketball registration information.
HSE-Fishers Boys Recreational Basketball Evaluations--
Saturday, October 17th – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Enter door #10
2nd grade: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
3rd grade: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
4th grade: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 18th – HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Enter door #10
5th grade: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
6th grade: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
It is very important that your son attend evaluations in order to assist creating balanced teams. The evaluation process is expected to take 45 minutes. Please make every attempt to attend during your son’s assigned time. In the event your are unable to make his assigned time, he may evaluate in one of the other grade’s time slot.
Fishers-HSE Football Equipment Hand-in – Monday, November 2nd will be the final equipment return date at Mudsock Barn from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The deposit checks for unreturned equipment will be cashed on November 3rd. All decals must be removed from the helmet before your deposit check will be returned.
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