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Fall Creek Intermediate: February 26 - March 4, 2018

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HSE Schools Community Bulletin Board

Want to know what new and exciting things are happening in 2018? Check out the CBB!

HSE Schools has created a Community Bulletin Board on its district website. This will serve as a central location to find information about activities and events promoted by organizations that serve our students and their families. This is where the Fishers Library, YMCA, S.P.O.R.T.S. and other groups' registration information will be located.

Congrats to our Lady Falcons ~ 2018 Intermediate Basketball Champions!!

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Creating Positive Relationships (CPR)

Creating Positive Relationships (CPR) will be hosting a Parent Seminar for 5th grade parents on Tuesday, February 27 from 6-7pm in the cafeteria. At this parent support meeting, you will learn strategies to begin conversations to help your child navigate the changes that occur physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially during puberty. While this evening is designed for 5th grade parents specifically, all parents are welcome.

Actual CPR lessons will not be taught in 5th grade, but will be taught in 6th grade during PE class. More information on the 6th grade CPR lessons will be provided in the coming weeks.

Important Safety Item Reminders

  • Buzzer protocol - When you ring the buzzer for entry, remember that the office staff will ask you your name, intent, child's name/homeroom to ensure those that enter FCI should enter.
  • Photo ID - Whether picking up or dropping off, please have photo ID such as your driver's license ready for identification purposes.
  • Door 1 entry - All visitors must enter via door 1 regardless of time of day. Please do not come in the cafeteria door with students before school.
  • Bus lot - Do not enter the bus lot prior to bus arrival or while buses are in the lot.
  • Drop-off - Please make all attempts possible to have your child exit your vehicle on the side of the curb. Exit the opposite side and walking in between cars is not safe.
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** No HW CLUB this week - 2/26-3/2 **

Counselor's Corner

ISTEP Part 1

FCI will be participating in part 1 of Spring ISTEP+ testing on Tuesday, Feb. 27th-Friday, March 2nd. All times are approximates and could vary depending on exact starting times. It is very important that students arrive at school on time and be in attendance during this week. Any student who arrives in the classroom after the start of the test session will not be allowed to start that portion of the test and must make it up at a later date. We certainly understand that appointments can be difficult to re-schedule and therefore we have time built in the following week for make-up testing. If it is possible to reschedule any morning appointments, it would definitely help with your student’s continuity of testing.

Students must have the updated ISTEP+ testing app and a charged iPad on the testing days, as this whole round of testing will be on iPads this year.

Here are some things that you can do to help your child as they prepare to take ISTEP:

  • Get plenty of sleep. Being well rested will give you an extra boost of energy for test day.
  • Have a good breakfast. Giving mind and body the fuel it needs.
  • Double-check your work on the test. Encourage them to proofread their work, and make sure nothing is left blank.
  • Use time wisely. Do what you know first and go back to what you are unsure of.
  • Try your best to relax. While these tests are important, we don’t want this to be a negative experience for any student.
  • Celebrate. Taking and finishing ISTEP is an accomplishment. It’s important that we all let them know how proud we are of their effort and hard work.

TestNav App Update - Time Sensitive & Important!!

  1. Update your child’s iPad to the latest operating system: If your child is using an iPad 4th generation (or iPad Retina), please make sure the iPad is at iOS 10.3.3.

    If you are using an iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, or an iPad, please make sure the iPad is at iOS 11.2.5 (the most recent update).

  2. Install/update testing app: Also, please go to the app store and download the free Pearson TestNav app. The app can be found here:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/testnav/id818779127?mt=8.

Pearson will be blocking any iPad that is not on iOS 10.3.3 or iOS 11.2.5 to run the Pearson TestNav app due to security reasons.

For more information on how to update an iPad wirelessly or hardwired via iTunes (popular choice if the iPad is low on space) please see the following link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204204.

Should you need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to the FCI office staff who will connect you with our building technician. Thank you!

Congratulations to the January Students of the Month!!

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Congratulations Falcon Fanatics!

The following students were awarded "Falcon Fanatic" for showing exemplary leadership and character in Physical Education class during our team building unit.

  • Noah Rominger
  • Maycee Pidcock
  • Braden Myers
  • Blake Braden
  • Zach Lucas
  • Dontai Childress

5th & 6th grade Intramural Volleyball Sign Up

For information about signing up for 5th & 6th grad intramural volleyball, follow this link to the website. Permission slips are due back by March 1st.

Information & Permission Slip for Falcon Fest 2018 - Now Available!

You can find information on the 2018 Falcon Fest on the website (click here)!

Save March 23rd from 6-8:30pm on your calendars. We will have inflatables, music, cake walk, photo booth and MORE. There will be many opportunities for families to volunteer and support this major fundraiser for FCI!!

Box Tops due 2/26

The next submissions deadline for Box Tops will be Feb. 26. There will be prizes for the top individual collectors in each grade, a class party for the class that brings in the most, along with raffle prizes.

Please submit all Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name, grade and Homeroom teacher.

Dine to Donate at Hot Box - 3/13-4/2/18

It’s March Madness!

Order Hot Box Pizza between March 13 and April 2. Mention Fall Creek Intermediate when you place your order. We are competing with other Fishers area schools to see who raises the most “dough” during the tournament. If we win, our school will receive an additional 5% donation.

Your order can be placed all day. Thanks for supporting Fall Creek Intermediate!

Click here for information on the next dine to donate at Hot Box.

Habitat for Humanity Easter Flower Sale

Spring is quickly approaching, so there’s no better time to order beautiful fresh grown flowers! The flower sale is available now through 3/9/18!! Access info by clicking here.

HSE Drama Club Presents - The Little Mermaid

March 8, 9 & 10 AT 7:00 PM and March 10 AT 2:00 PM in the HSE Leonard Auditorium

Click here for more information!

Safe Visitor Badges

Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their Safe Visitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (available for iPhones and in Google Play for all other phones) or have your badge available when you come into the school. Looking up names can lead to the wrong person being signed in.

Upon leaving, please give your printed badge to the office staff for quick check-out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vicki Foutty at 317-594-4100.


The FCJH Band, Choir, and Orchestra Programs WANT YOU! You have an exciting opportunity to participate in band, choir, or orchestra next year at FCJH. Participants will learn how to read music and how to play an instrument or develop your abilities as a vocalist. Classes will meet every day at FCJH just like any other academic class. Every student at FCJH receives SOAR time (comparable to our current SLT time), even the students in a performance ensemble!!!!!

Students who are not currently in band, choir, or orchestra have the opportunity to join at FCJH.

“Research shows that students who participate in musical ensembles at school have higher attendance rates and test scores. Even more, new studies show that making music with peers as part of the school day can lead to increased levels of empathy and can lead to making friends faster!”

All you need to do is put band, choir, or orchestra on your schedule as an elective! Students who are currently in band or orchestra simply need to write down band or orchestra to continue to participate next year!

Grab your friends and don’t miss out on all of the fun! COME BE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS!!

Students in the FCJH Band, Choir, and Orchestra take a trip to Kings Island at the end of the school year!

For questions or more information please contact Mr. Waltz, Mr. Spidel, Ms. Yoder, or Mr. Wirtz!

Ben Waltz – Choir bwaltz@hse.k12.in.us

Brandon Spidel – Band brspidel@hse.k12.in.us

Shelley Yoder Band myoder@hse.k12.in.us

Andy Wirtz – Orchestra awirtz@hse.k12.in.us

FCI Teams Up with Goodwill

Fall Creek Intermediate and HSE school district have teamed up with Goodwill to collect clothing donations. HSE schools will receive a Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to those in need for every 13-gallon bag of gently used clothing received. The FCI bin is located in the music hallway near the display cases.


PTO Board Members

Thank you to the following PTO board members for the upcoming school year!

******* CALENDARS*******

What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, February 26, 2018, rot F3

  • 2:33pm - Student dismissal

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, rot F4

  • ISTEP testing
  • 7:00-7:35am - Yearbook Club
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball
  • 6:00-7:00pm - Creating Positive Relationships (6th grade parents)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, rot F5

  • ISTEP testing
  • 7:00-7:35am - Student Council

Thursday, March 1, 2018, rot C1

  • ISTEP testing
  • 7:00-7:35am - Yearbook Club
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Glow Flow yoga

Friday, March 2, 2018, rot C2

  • ISTEP testing
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018, rot C3

  • 2:33pm - Student dismissal

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, rot C4

  • 7:00-7:35am - Yearbook Club
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, rot C5

Thursday, March 8, 2018, rot I1

  • 7:00-7:35am - Yearbook Club
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball
  • 3:00-4:00pm - FCI Connect
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Glow Flow yoga

Friday, March 9, 2018, rot I2

  • 9:30-11:00am - PTO Meeting
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball


Falcon Flyer Frequency

Please look for a Skylert to be sent twice a month from FCI providing you with a link to the most recent FALCON FLYER newsletter. This will be how we will keep you up-to-date with events and happenings at FCI. Please feel free to share the link with other FCI families who may have not received the Skylert. In addition, please suggest to them that they verify current contact information in Skyward as this is where information for future Skylerts is pulled from. Communication is extremely important to us, and we value your involvement!

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District Calendar - 2017-18

Check out the district calendar for 2017-18 and associated dates: https://goo.gl/yzgyYC