FCE FORUM

September 16, 2016

Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
(317)594-4180
(317)594-4189 fax
www.hse.k12.in.us

UPCOMING EVENTS:


9/22 Body Safety Program Parent Meeting (grades k, 2, 4) 6:00-7:00 p.m.
9/23 PTO Parents' Night Out 6:15-8:30 p.m.
9/29 Body Safety Program (K, 2, 4) during school day
9/30 Fall Fun Walk


*Mark Your Calendars - 10/7 Half Day/Dismissal (12:01 p.m.) - no lunches served

10/07 3rd Grade Grandparent Day (9:15-10:30 a.m.)

10/17 Picture Retakes

10/20 and 10/21 Fall Break - NO SCHOOL

CHAUCIE'S PLACE, SMART STEPS - BODY SAFETY PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

The Chaucie’s Place, Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children presentations will take place September 29 for kindergarten, 2nd grade and 4th grade students at FCE.


This program has been a part of many of our Hamilton Southeastern elementary schools in the past, as well as in several other Hamilton County school districts.


We would like to invite you to attend a parent meeting at Lantern Road Elementary on the evening of September 22nd at 6pm to provide you with additional information about the presentations. This presentation is for parents only.


The 30 minute presentations will be given within each classroom by a trained Smart Steps presenter. All Smart Steps presenters have completed background checks. They share a scripted, age appropriate presentation so the same message is communicated to all students in their grade level. The teacher will also be in the classroom during the presentation.


4th grade only: After the classroom presentation, 4th grade students will have the opportunity to mark “Yes” or “No” on a piece of paper to answer the question, “Do you need to talk to someone because you or someone you know was touched on a private part of the body for no good reason or to play a game?” A Smart Steps presenter and Mrs. Meyer, our school counselor, will follow up with each student that marks, “Yes.”


These presentations will be provided to all kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade classes. Although not required, each child’s attendance in the Smart Steps Body Safety program is strongly recommended. If you have any questions or do not want your child to participate in the program, please contact school counselor, Mrs. Marna Meyerat mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us or (317)594-4180.


Marna Meyer

School Counselor

Fall Creek Elementary

iPad/Student Fees are Now Viewable

iPad (rental if applicable) and student fees are now available to view in Skyward. Fees are due by September 23, 2016. You can view your student’s fees in Skyward Family Access under “Fee Management”. Families have two options for payment of student’s fees:

· Option #1 – a check payable to FCE for the amount posted in fee management can be sent in with your child. Please indicate your child’s name and student ID number in the memo field. Your student’s ID number can be found in Skyward (your children also know this as their lunch number).

· Options #2 – pay via eFunds. There is a link to eFunds within the “Fee Management” section of Skyward on the upper right corner under “District Links”. Please note first time user will need to register in the new user area, you will also need to know your students six-digit student ID number. You can also click on the link here: https://eps.mvpbanking.com/cgi-bin/efs/login.pl?access=55481 If you have questions, contact FCE Treasurer, Holly Owens.

FALL CREEK ELEMENTARY CHOIR

The choir is open to any 3rd or 4th grade student who loves to sing! The choir will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 am in the Music Room. I know other groups also meet on Tuesdays and I am flexible with attendance so that students can have multiple opportunities. We have several performance opportunities planned for 1st semester including Veteran’s Day, a Holiday Program, and our Caring and Carols outreach to senior citizens. The first rehearsal will be on October 4 at 8:00 am in the Music Room. Students do not need to pre-register for Choir.

FISHBOWL Student Newspaper is back!

Students can start turning in their items NOW! The deadline for articles for the first edition this school year is October 10.

Safe Visitor Badge and Visitors

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. If you have been approved as a volunteer with Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation and did not receive an email from info@safevisitorsolutions.com, please email Vicki Foutty (vfoutty@hse.k12.in.us). If you have not yet completed the background check, click here ???? to get started.

Student Handbook- Parents/Guardians:

New for the 2016-2017 school year, all HSE Schools student handbooks (K-12) are now online for easier access. The handbook for Fall Creek Elementary can be found at this link:

http://www.hse.k12.in.us/resources/pdf/FCE/about/student_handbook_2016-2017.pdf


We encourage you to review it at your earliest convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact the FCE main office at 317-594-4180. Our staff is available to assist you. Have a great school year.

ENL FAMILY NIGHT OPEN HOUSE

Who: ENL students and their families k-12

When: September 20 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Fishers High School Cafeteria

13000 Promise Road, Fishers, IN 46038

Why: Meet your ENL Teacher, ask questions.

Games, door prizes, community resources, scholarship opportunities, guest speakers and more!


Click here for an RSVP form for the ENL Open House.

2016 FUN WALK Friday, September 30

Kids will walk, hop, dance and skip outside - made fun with silly themes, music and even popsicles! Please help your child get as many pledges as possible. The Fun Walk replaces traditional fundraisers such as selling cookie dough and wrapping paper and is a safe & healthy way for kids to contribute to their school. The goal is $45 per student, and there are individual and classroom prizes. Pledge forms and additional info went home last week in Friday Folders. Thanks in advance for your assistance with this important event. Any questions, or if you wish to volunteer, please contact Carrie at carriedevineransom@hotmail.com

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Do you have a Kroger Plus Card?

If you do, then please take a minute to enroll your Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. You can earn money for the PTO every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Last quarter, the PTO earned $1,808.61 from 95 households that participated. Please visit Kroger.com/communityrewards to enroll your card. Choose Fall Creek Elementary PTO as your organization. It’s that easy!

Be sure to LIKE our PTO Facebook Page and Support FCE PTO!


Please follow the FCE PTO on Facebook. It has all the latest information related to the upcoming PTO events."https://www.facebook.com/FallCreekElementaryPTO/?ref=br_rs

S.P.O.R.T.S. NEWS

S.P.O.R.T.S. Boys Travel Basketball

Travel Team Camp/Tryouts: Each player must wear a plain white t-shirt that can be written on with marker.

Fishers Tigers - FHS Auxiliary Gym 3rd grade - September 15, 19 & 20 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. 4th grade - September 13, 14, & 21 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. 5th grade - September 13, 14, & 21 - 7:30-9:00 p.m. 6th grade - September 15, 19, & 20 - 7:30-9:00 p.m.

HSE Royals - HSEHS Auxiliary Gym 3rd grade - September 14, 18 & 20 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. (18th 1:00-2:30) 4th grade - September 14, 18 & 20 - 7:30-9:00 p.m. (18th 2:30-4:00) 5th grade - September 12, 13 & 19 - 6:00-7:30 p.m. 6th grade - September 12, 13 & 19 - 7:30-9:00 p.m. 4th, 5th and 6th grade call backs will be on September 22. Visit the boys basketball website for more information.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Open registration for boys and girls basketball closed on August 31. The leagues are still accepting rec registrations with a $10 late fee. We do not have the final closing date so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Registration forms are available at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office, on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at all HSE schools, and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and can pay with a credit card or can print the form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with a check or cash payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Girls 3rd Grade Travel Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for girls basketball 3rd grade travel teams will take place on the following dates:

Fishers - Tuesday, Sept. 20th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Intermediate;

HSE - Tuesday, Sept. 20th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at HSE Junior High Main gym (use door 5); Wednesday, Sept. 21st from 6:30-8:00 p.m. HSE Junior High Main Gym (use door 5).

HSE girls should attend both nights of tryouts. There is no pre-registration required. If you have any questions, please contact Fishers travel commissioner JD Trueblood (jdtrueblood@gmail.com) or HSE travel commissioner Arlene Weber: aweber30@comcast.net

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FHS Show Choir Clinic


The FHS Show Choir clinic is October 1 - 9:00-3:00. $30. Kids in grades K-8 will be taught songs and dances from current Show Choir students. Additional details and registration form in this link.


https://www.smore.com/2xpkf-2016-fhs-show-choir-clinic

Mathnasium Invites You to Annual TriMathlon!

Students may join us on Saturday, November 5 at Mathnasium of Fishers for math, games, prizes, and refreshments!

This event:

? Builds excitement about math

? Challenges mathematical thinking skills

? Rewards participation with great prizes for kids of all skill levels

? Supports local schools with donations

For more information and to register, parents can visit mathnasiumtrimathlon.com and sign up.

Sincerely,

Mathnasium of Fishers

11789 Commercial Drive

Fishers, IN 46038

317-288-4306

fishers@mathnasium.com

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Happenings at your Local Library

Visit help.lib.in.us to see the ongoing K-12 programs being offered to children by your Hamilton East Public Library (317-579-0304).