Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 9-15-17
Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Hawaiian Day
Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day
Thursday: Mix-match Day
Friday: HRE Spirit Wear Day
HRE Feed the Hungry & Helps Houston
Our school and community have another exciting opportunity! We are going to fill a semi-truck with supplies to help an elementary school affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX! Braeburn Elementary School was flooded to the point that it needs to be rebuilt. In the meantime, the students and staff of Braeburn have been relocated to a former high school. They are in desperate need of supplies. The school's population is 99% Free and Reduced, and 80% ENL. Many of the students' homes were also impacted by the hurricane.
Our big goal is to go beyond this initial truck donation and "adopt" this school in need. We are hoping to match up classrooms, create pen pals, Skype, and much more!
Your child should have brought home information about the supply drive that goes from September 14th - September 23rd. Filling a semi is a HUGE task, so we need your help to spread the word throughout the community and seek donations!
Please click here to find out how you can help!
Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.
The Launching Pad Café
Lunch Menu for the week of September 18th
Monday: Cheeseburger with Potato Wedges
Tuesday: Pancakes or Waffles with Sausage Patty
Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo with Garlic Toast
Thursday: Chicken Nuggets with Cornbread
Friday: Big Daddy's Cheese Pizza with Corn
Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.
Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.
PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.
No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.
Cafe News for 3rd & 4th Graders
Weekly G.R.I.P. Winners
Kindergarten: Adelyn Kollmeyer from Mrs. Howard's class demonstrated Respect.
1st Grade: Brandon Tullis from Mrs. Simmond's class demonstrated Purpose.
2nd Grade: Alek Shaw from Mrs. Edwards' class demonstrated Gratitude.
3rd Grade: Bennett Tullis from Mrs. Peterson's class demonstrated Integrity.
4th Grade: Irene Okab from Mrs. Washburn's class demonstrated Respect.
Body Safety with Chaucie's Place
Hoosier Road Elementary is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps™: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps™ is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to unwanted touches from anyone who makes them feel uncomfortable.
Hoosier Road's Body Safety student program will be held on November 6th, 2017. If you have questions or concerns about this program, we invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps™program. Please attend the following parent informational meeting:
* Smart Steps Parent Night will be held at New Britton Elementary on Thursday, October 4th from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
This meeting is open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children.
To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit: www.chauciesplace.org.
Book Rental and iPad Fees
Your child's book and iPad rental fees have been posted to Skyward. Payments can be made via EFunds or by sending in a check made out to Hoosier Road Elementary. Be sure to put checks in a sealed envelope and include your student’s name, teacher’s name, and student ID number. Fees are due no later than September 29th. When viewing student fees in Skyward Family Access, there will be multiple fees displayed that may look similar. However, for grades 1 through 4 there will be one for textbook fees and one for consumable fees. Kindergarten students will have a textbook, consumable and material fee. Textbook and consumable fees may include digital resources or periodicals depending on the grade level. If your student is renting an iPad, a separate fee will be listed.
If you have any questions regarding your student’s fees or if you need to set up payment arrangements, please contact Jennifer Eichenauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HRE Art Studio and Library Volunteers Needed
Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Avery are looking for volunteers to come and help in the art studio and library. Please click on the following links to sign up!
HRE Carnival Wristband Pre-Sale
Carnival Wristbands are being sold from now until September 20 for the pre-sale price of $14 each. Forms went home with students last week. Please be sure to turn your form in by 9/20. The price after 9/20 will be $18 at the door- cash or check only.
Please note: Adults and children 3 and under do not need a wristband, but please include any child 3 and under on the wristband waiver portion of the form. For liability reasons, any child under 18 (regardless of whether or not they are an HRE student) who would like to participate in any of the activities of carnival (inflatables, games, cake walk, etc.) will need a signed waiver and wristband.
Let the Bidding Begin!
As part of the HRE Carnival we will hold a Silent Auction. The teachers and staff at HRE have generously donated their time for wonderful experiences with our students. Please use the link below to browse the auction experiences. The auction opens Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:00pm, and will remain open until Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:30pm. Payments from all winners are due Monday September 25, 2017. All the proceeds from the auction will go towards continuing to provide innovative educational experiences at our school. Thank you for supporting HRE!
PTO Carnival Volunteers Needed
Please consider volunteering a little bit of your time to help make our school carnival a success. If you are able to help, please click on the link below to sign up!