FCE FORUM

September 30, 2016

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

REMINDER---12:01 pm DISMISSAL this Friday, October 7 (Staff Professional Development)

UPCOMING EVENTS:



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

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

10/11 Student Council Group #1

10/17 Picture Retakes

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

MENU October 3-6 RED MENU

MONDAY: Taco scoops, refried beans, side salad, fresh fruit, milk

TUESDAY: Scrambled eggs w/French toast, glazed carrots, veggie pack w/hummus, fresh fruit, milk

WEDNESDAY: Pizza calzone w/marinara sauce, corn, veggie pack w/hummus, fresh fruit, milk

THURSDAY: Chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, fresh fruit, milk

FRIDAY - Noon Dismissal - No Lunches Served

CONGRATULATIONS to our September FISH WINNERS!

Kindergarten: Aaron H, Luke B, Cole J, Isaiah H, Nicholas, S and Emaad S.
1st: Preston T, Jillian M, Jaxson W, Isaac, Dillon H
2nd: Ivan F, Brandon J, Collin O, Kanta K, Hannah D, Mackenzie G
3rd: Connor P, Kate N, Eleanor K, Madelyn B, Grace S, Nathan K
4th: Alexa L, Kaylan H, Nick V, Allie B, Brooke W, Allison R
Discovery: Remington S
Art: Daniel S, Dalton F, Natalie A, Spencer M
PE: Riley N, Drake D, Marshall S, Greer W
Music: Allison O, Hayden P, Evan L, Evelyn R
Library: Quinn D, Drew C, Natalie T, Marley H

Great job!

3RD and 4TH GRADE MUSIC NOTES

Recorders

The third and fourth grade students will be playing the recorder in music class this year. The recorder is a woodwind instrument. Each child will need their own recorder. These may be purchased in the music room. Recorders will cost $3.00. Checks should be written to Fall Creek Elementary. Please place the money in an envelope marked with your child’s first and last name and homeroom teacher. If you need assistance to cover the cost of the recorder, please send in a note. All requests will be kept confidential.

Recorder instruction will begin the second nine weeks. All students need a recorder by October 10th.

Recorders will be kept at school so that the students have them each time for music. They will be sent home at the end of the year and occasionally with 4th graders for practice. If your student would like one for home, please feel free to purchase an additional recorder. If you are purchasing more than one recorder, please indicate that on the outside of the envelope. I do not always open the envelope right away when it is handed to me. If your child purchased a recorder last year, they do not need to purchase a new one. You may also purchase a recorder elsewhere or bring one that another child has used. I encourage you to not purchase a recorder from the “dollar store”. These are often of poor construction and the students become frustrated when they cannot produce a good tone.

FCE Choir

The students in third and fourth grade do not present a grade level music program but will still have the opportunity to perform a music program by participating in choir. All third and fourth grade students are invited to be a part of the choir. 3rd and 4th grade choir will be starting on October 4th. The choir will be meeting on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m. A calendar of dates and program information will be sent home at the first rehearsal. No registration is necessary, they just need to attend the rehearsal. I know that other groups are meeting on Tuesdays and I try to be very flexible so that students can participate in more than one activity. I would ask that they attend as many rehearsals as possible. For the safety of students, please do not drop off earlier than 7:50 a.m. Prior to 7:50 a.m. adult supervision will not be available. During the first semester we will be preparing for the Veteran’s Day Program, Holiday Program, and Carols and Caring at a local retirement center.

iPad/Student Fees are Now Past Due

If you have not paid your student's fees at this time, please do so as soon as possible to avoid late fees. 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.

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.

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

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http://www.hsesports.org

email: info@hsesports.org

12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

S.P.O.R.T.S. Basketball Registration – Registrations for boys and girls basketball are still being accepted with a $10 late fee. We do not have a final closing date for 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.

Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball – 3rd-8th grade rec evaluations (No evaluations for the 1st/2nd grade division) will take place on Sunday, October 9 in the Fishers High School Auxiliary Gym.

3rd & 4th Grade – 12:30-1:30 p.m.; 5th & 6th Grade – 1:30-2:15 p.m.

7th & 8th Grade – 2:15-2:30 p.m. If you cannot make your assigned time you please try to attend the time slot of a different grade. For more information visit the girls basketball website, http://girlsbasketball.hsesports.org/.

HSE-Fishers Youth Girls Lacrosse Call Out Meeting: Calling all parents and youth girls lacrosse players 3rd - 8th grades. We will be having our annual Fall Call Out Meeting with information about our 2017 spring season. At this time we will also try on uniforms to get an idea of the sizes needed. Also, please visit us on Twitter: @HFYouthGirlsLax, Instagram: HFYouthGirlsLax and on Facebook: HSE/Fishers Girls Lax for more about our program. Contact Becky Holliday at hsefishersgirlslax@gmail.com with questions.

When: Sunday, October 16 @ 6:00 - 6:45 PM

Where: Hamilton Southeastern High School Football Stadium, North East Entrance (directly after the HSE Lacrosse Camp that ends at 5:45). In case of rain we will meet at Holland Park meeting room, look for updates on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook.

HSE-Fishers Boys Basketball 4th Annual Recreational Free Clinic – 2nd-5th grade, Sunday, October 30, HSE High School Auxiliary Gym – Registration Required

2nd Grade – 12:00-1:30 p.m.

3rd Grade – 1:30-3:00 p.m.

4th Grade – 3:00-4:30 p.m.

5th Grade – 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The clinic is for rec players only that are registered for the league. Registration for the clinic is required and spaces are limited! Registration for the clinic will open soon on the boys basketball website, http://www.sportsboysbasketball.org/.

Follow S.P.O.R.T.S. on Twitter, @SPORTSHSE for information, news and updates!

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).

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New 10-Digit Dialing begins October 15, 2016

Due to the addition of a new area code that takes effect October 15, 2016, 10-digit dialing will be required for all local and long distance telephone calls. If you have saved Fall Creek Elementary as a contact, please remember to change your FCE entry to 317-594-4180.

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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