Falcon Flyer

Fall Creek Intermediate

February 28th, 2016

ISTEP

Our students have been taking the ISTEP practice tests this week. These have been instructional tests which help to prepare students for the operational, applied skills testing which will happen next week. The Applied Skills ISTEP tests will be given in the mornings at FCI on Tuesday, March 1st, Wednesday, March 2nd, and Thursday, March 3th. (Note: ISTEP Part 2 (online assessment) will begin at the end of April.)


Please avoid appointments and unnecessary absences during these test days/times. Encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and to give his/her best effort on the assessments. Our students and staff have prepared well, and we all look forward to a productive testing window.

Peyton Riekhof Foundation & HSE Parents in Partnership Brings you:

"A Story of Hope"----A Family's Journey through Depression
Presented by Sarah & Karen Wood
Monday, March 7th, 2016 @ 6:30pm Fishers High School (door FH7)
This is our 3rd annual mental health awareness program for hope, help and community.
We are excited to see you there!

Counselor's Corner----ISTEP Information & Tips

FCI will be participating in part 1 of Spring ISTEP+ testing on March 1 (8:00-8:40), March 2 (7:45-9:15), and March 3 (7:45-9:00). 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 time. 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.


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.


If you have any questions regarding ISTEP please feel free to contact FCI’s school counselors: Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Kozloski.

ISTEP APP to download - HIGH PRIORITY!!

In preparation for the online portion of ISTEP, please ensure that you have completed the following:
  • Download the Pearson TestNav app on your child's iPad.
  • Launch the app to verify the log-in screen appears.
  • If a restriction message appears, please press the message to add the app to the list of apps not restricted. (You will be prompted to log-in to make the restriction changes.)

This app can be found in Apple’s App Store and is free. The picture of the app is included above.

Ordering Yearbooks

You can go online and order your yearbook. Orders will be accepted until March 22nd.
Delivery of the yearbooks will be the end of May.

https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

ID Code--8879816

Congratulations Falcons! HSE Girls' basketball tournament champions!!

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PTO Pit Stop

Falcon Fest packet are available on the FCI website under PTO Documents and Hot Topics. This is a HUGE fundraising opportunity which supports many initiatives throughout our school. Remember, this event is students only except for parents that are working and have cleared background checks. (Background checks take approximately 7-10 days to be completed.)

Falcon Fest Volunteer Sign-up

SAVE THE DATE

FALCON FEST 2016

Friday, March 25th

6:00-8:30pm

A night of games, activities, music, food and FUN for all FCI students. Registration packets and additional information will be sent home at the beginning of March and are also on the FCI website under PTO Documents.

Please sign up to volunteer for Falcon Fest 2016!


We're using VolunteerSpot

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/1ppdcY

2) Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3) Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Melissa Schulman mkdpm@yahoo.com. We need lots of volunteers for this event.

Everyone needs a current background check and watch the Anti-Bullying Video to be a volunteer. So please plan early to make sure they are processed on time. It takes 7 to 10 days to process.

Students of the Month---January----Well Done!

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Art Studio FCI

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State Park Passes @ the Library

STATE PARK PASSES NOW AVAILABLE FOR LOAN FROM THE LIBRARY

With temperatures finally on the rise, thoughts are turning to the great outdoors and exploring all that Indiana has to offer. In honor of the state’s bicentennial, the Indiana State Library has now provided each library with a state park pass for loan to library cardholders.


When you are ready to hit the trail, simply stop by the Adult Services desk at either the Fishers or Noblesville Library and check for availability. Due to high demand, the passes will be available on a first come, first served basis, with no holds or renewals available. Passes can be checked out for up to 7 days.


Like other library materials, if passes are returned after the due date, late fees will apply. If passes are lost, a full replacement cost will be assessed.For further information, check out the library’s website at hepl.lib.in.us.


Cheryl Jurgens, Community Relations and Marketing Manager

Hamilton East Public Library

Phone: (317) 770-3239

Immunization Requirements

Fifth Grade Parent/Guardian:


The Indiana State Department of Health requires additional immunizations for students in 6th grade. These requirements will apply to your current 5th grade student for the next school year. Even though your student is up to date for this school year, two additional vaccines are necessary for entry into 6th grade. Your child will be eligible for the immunizations when they are eleven years of age.


Completing these immunizations during the school year is your best option as physician’s offices and health departments are extremely busy during the summer months. The state required 6th grade immunizations are as follows:


· One meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine

· One Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster


The state requires the school to have documentation that every student entering 6th grade has received the state required vaccines prior to the start of school. After your child receives the required 6th grade vaccines, please send a copy of the updated immunization record to Fall Creek Intermediate.


Updated immunization records can be emailed, faxed, mailed, or hand delivered to Fall Creek Intermediate, Attention Jamie Weber/School Nurse. Please contact Jamie Weber/School Nurse at jweber@hse.k12.in.us with any questions or concerns.

Students Nominate a Teacher of the Month for Current Newspaper

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 teacher@youarecurrent.com 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 next deadline for entries is March 15th.

~Current Information from Previous Falcon Flyer~

Items on the FCI Website


*HEPL Library March Schedule
*Fishers Parks & Recreation Adult Softball
*Fishes Library March Schedule
*Geist Half Marathon Registration/Information
*S.P.O.R.T.S. Newsletter 2-26-16
*Fishers Freedom Festival Royal Court
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What's Happening @ the Creek

Monday, February 29th, 2016 Rot. C-2
2:45-3:45pm - CSI Club

2:50-3:55pm - Int. Volleyball

2:50-5:45pm - Engineering for Kids


Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 Rot. C-3

ISTEP - morning testing

2:50-3:50pm - Chess Club

2:50-3:55pm - Int. Volleyball

2:50-4:00pm - ASL Club

3:00-4:00pm - Percussion Ensemble

3:00-4:15pm - Braille Club


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 Rot. C-4

ISTEP - morning testing


Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 Rot. C-5

ISTEP - morning testing

2:45-3:45pm - Photography Club

2:50-3:50pm - Chess Club

2:50-3:55pm - Int. Volleyball

2:50-3:35pm - Yearbook Club

2:50-4:00pm - ASL Club


Friday, March 4th, 2016 Rot. I-1

10:00am - PTO Meeting

2:50-3:55pm - Int. Volleyball


Monday, March 7th, 2016 Rot. I-2

2:45-3:45pm - CSI Club

2:50-3:55pm - Int. Volleyball

2:50-5:45pm - Engineering for Kids @ Science Lab


Tuesday, March 8th, 2015 Rot. I-3

2:50-3:50pm - Chess Club

2:50-3:55pm - Int. Volleyball

2:50-4:00pm - ASL Club

3:00-4:00pm - Percussion Ensemble

3:00-4:15pm - Braille Club


Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 Rot. I-4

6:55-7:25am - Student Council Meeting

2:50-3:50pm - Chess Club

2:50-3:55pm - Int. Volleyball


Thursday, March 10th, 2016 Rot. I-5

2:50-4:00pm - ASLClub


Friday, March 11th, 2016 Rot. F-1

2:50-3:55pm - Int. Volleyball

Grading Period Ends

FCI Attendance Line ~ 915-4228.

Student Transportation