HPE Patriot Post

Harrison Parkway Elementary

September 11, 2015 Edition

Year-to-Date HPE attendance average is 98.17%

HPE Expectation/Goal is 97%

Rotation Day 4

Upcoming Events at HPE


11th - Half-Day, Professional Day (students released at 12:01 pm)

11th - Midterm

15th - General PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm

17th - Blood Drive, Bloodmobile - 2:00-5:45 pm

18th-29th - PTO Cookie Dough Sales

23rd & 24th - 1st Grade Field Trip


2nd - Half-Day, Professional Day (students released at 12:01 pm)

6th - Kindergarten Field Trip

7th, 8th, and 9th - 4th Grade Field Trip

9th - Movie Night, 6:30-9:00 pm

9th - 1st Quarter Ends

20th - PTO Cookie Dough Pick-up

20th & 21st - Parent/Teacher Conferences

22nd & 23rd - NO SCHOOL - FALL BREAK

Holidays and Observances


11th - Patriot Day

13th - Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset

22nd - Yom Kippur begins at sunset

23rd - Autumn begins

Early Release Date - Fri., September 11th

As a reminder, Friday, September 11th is a Half Day Professional Day. This half day allows teachers to participate in very important professional development opportunities throughout the year. The school day will end at 12:01pm. NO LUNCH will be served. The YMCA Before & After School program will run the usual hours, even on half day professional days.

Please make sure your child’s teacher is aware of their dismissal plans.

Thank you for making note of this on your calendar!

End of the 1st Quarter

Today marks the end of the first quarter grading period. While there are not official mid-term reports at the elementary level, this is a good time to review your child’s progress through Skyward as we are half-way through the grading period. Please note that especially at the primary level, much of the first quarter is spent on informal, formative assessment so there may not be many “grades” recorded at this time. As always, please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about your child’s progress. Thank you for the support you provide at home.

Student Arrival

We have a large number of students who are arriving through the car rider line this year and appreciate everyone’s assistance with procedures to keep students safe. Students may be released from cars beginning at 8:40 when a staff member comes outside to signal arrival. Prior to this time there are not staff members available to supervise students. Students are to be dropped off directly in front of the school’s front doors and should exit from the passenger side, or curb side, of the vehicles. It is imperative cars remain in a single line along the curb. Please use extreme caution in our parking lot and do not attempt to pass cars dropping off students. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our children safe.

Sign In Procedures

As a reminder the sign in procedure at Harrison Parkway includes signing your child in or out using a computer. If you are signing your child out of school, please have your driver's license with you, as you will need it to complete the sign-out process.

Attendance Line Voicemail

If your child will be absent from school, please call the HPE Attendance Line by 9:00 a.m. at 915-4210. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, you may call the attendance line's voicemail anytime and leave a message. If you know your student will be absent for more than two school days for any reason other than illness, we ask that you complete a Prearranged Absence Form (available in the HPE office) at least one week prior to the absence.

Student attendance at HPE is vitally important. Please make every attempt possible to plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours. Regular attendance improves student performance and is expected as an integral part of our state mandated School Improvement Plan.

Lunch Menu-Week of September 14th

Mon. - Day 5 - Taco Scoops

Tues. - Day 6 - Scrambled Eggs with French Toast

Wed. - Day 1 - Pizza Calzone

Thurs. - Day 0 - Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Fri. - Day 2 - Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

HPE Cafeteria News

When sending in lunch money for your child, please make sure to put it in an envelope with your child's name, (no nicknames please) student ID number, and their teacher.

Payments can also be made online thru Skyward as well.

If you are packing a lunch for your child, we do not allow soda or foods that need to be reheated.

Per HSE policy, students with a negative balance will receive a PBJ sandwich (turkey if there are nut allergies), raisins, and milk.

Starting September 8th, the cafeteria will be serving breakfast. Menus can be found online. The cost of breakfast is $1.25 and $.30 for reduced lunch students.

Breakfast starts at 8:40 until 8:55 AM for bus and car riders. Students who will be eating breakfast that ride buses will be dismissed first. Those students who attend the YMCA Before school care will be allowed to eat breakfast at 8:20 to 8:30. On two hour delays, no breakfast will be served. It will be served on half days.

Due to limited space, we will can only accept 10 parents (including siblings). Please call the office by 9:30AM. If you are ordering a lunch, please let the office staff know when you call in. Please do not bring in food from fast food restaurants. You must have a valid background check on file, have watched the anti-bullying video, and completed the video survey. Please do not use cell phones during your visit. Per HSE student private policy, taking pictures are prohibited.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns that you may have.

--- Mrs. Berling, Food Services Manager

Book Rental

All book rental amounts have been applied and should be showing in Skyward under "Fee Management." Personal checks (separate checks for each child) should be made payable to HPE and can be sent to school with your child. Please put it in an envelope labeled "Book Rental" with your child's name, grade, teacher and the book rental amount. MasterCard and Visa payments can be made through the eFunds on-line payment system. If you go to our HPE website, you will see a link for eFunds under "Quick Links." Payments should be posted in Skyward within 10 business days. All book rental fees are due by Tuesday, September 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Dori Morgan at 915-4210, ext. 1782.

HPE Music News

HPE Fourth Grade Choir

Choir begins Monday morning at 7:50 am.

Car line drop off begins at 7:45 am when Mrs. Carter waves at the front door.

Fourth graders making more music together!

Parents of Fourth Graders

If you have not returned the response form yet in regards to recorders for music, please do so as soon as possible. The order will be placed next Tuesday, September 15th.

Contact Mrs. Carter if you have any questions. lcarter@hse.k12.in.us

Many thanks!

A Note from the Nurse

Parents – Accident’s happen during the day so please pack a change of clothes in your child’s back pack. Also, if you have slightly worn athletic shorts/pants with an elastic waist band, donations are accepted! Thank you!

If you have not done so already, please remember to complete the Online Student Health Information in Skyward (this replaces the green colored health cards that were used last year). The health cards cannot be entered from a phone or tablet, but must be entered in on a computer. The Student Health Information helps to manage and understand each of your children and their possible health care needs while at school. If you do not have computer access, please contact the nurse.

Lost & Found

Harrison Parkway Elementary has a Lost & Found located outside of the Music Room for any lost items. If you child may have lost something at school, please check the Lost & Found. At the end of each month, we will be donating any leftover items to charities that serve people in need. Thank you!

Online School Directory

The online school directory is now available to all families in Skyward. This year the directory is based on an opt-in model. Families must choose to show their contact information in order to be visible in the directory.

To opt-in, click on "My Account" in the upper right corner of your Family Access account. From there, check the boxes for the information you wish to make visible under the School Directory section and then Save. Families can make changes to this section anytime throughout the school year.

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Blood Drive at HPE

HPE has partnered with the Indiana Blood Center to bring a blood drive to HPE in honor of our HPE student, Mariah Roberts. Please mark your calendars for September 17 from 2:00-5:45 pm if you are interested in donating. Thank you!

Chaucie’s Place

Harrison Parkway 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 any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone. Smart Steps will be at Harrison Parkway on September 29th.

We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. Fall Creek Elementary will be hosting on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Sand Creek Elementary will be hosting from 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. These meetings are 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.


- The first General PTO meeting of the school year will be on Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria and free child-care will be available in the gym. We hope to see you there!

- Save Tyson Labels for HPE! Similar to the successful BoxTops Program, Tyson Project A+ allows schools to earn 24¢ per label collected. Watch for the “Support Your School” labels on various frozen, fully-cooked Tyson products. Clip the labels and send them in to HPE anytime! If we collect 100 or more by October 15, HPE will earn FREE BOOKS as well! Thank you for your participation!

- Coming soon . . . . Cookie Dough, Pretzels & Popcorn Sales!

All profits help the PTO enrich our children’s education and school experience! How?

The PTO ….

- funds new books for the library

- supports HPE clubs

- coordinates After School Explorers

- helps provide Professional Development to our teachers

- purchases supplies and equipment for our classrooms

- and MUCH MORE!

Last year we raised nearly $10,000 for HPE PTO. Thank you for your participation and support!

This year's sale is earlier than in years past. If you are a Riverside Intermediate School family, please note for your information, that our sale will overlap with RSI's cookie dough sale this year.


Please see the sections below for more information about activities in our school district and community.

Two Great High Schools, One Awesome Community

KI's 2015 MUDSOCK GAME - September 11, 2015 • 7pm

Hamilton Southeastern High School vs. Fishers High School

AT Reynolds Tiger Stadium / IU Health Field

Fishers High School

Join the HSE Schools Foundation for a rival game between two great high schools!

Honor our Teachers! HSE Schools’ 2015 Teachers of the Year will be recognized at halftime.

Mudsock Meals - HSE

Hungry? We have you covered all day on September 11th. Load up on good food for a good cause! Gandolfo’s will be donating 10% of proceeds all day and Bubba’s 33 will be donating 10% on food purchases from 4pm – Midnight. Both require the flyers below. For printable flyers, click on the following link- http://hsefoundation.org/mudsock-meals

Fishers Marching Band Invitational

September 12th at Fishers High School Reynolds Tiger Stadium

The Fourth Annual Fishers High School Marching Band Invitational takes place from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Fishers High School Reynolds Tiger Stadium. Twenty one high school marching bands from across Indiana are scheduled to participate in this competition, which is expected to draw over 3,500 people.

The Invitational line-up will feature some of the state's top marching bands including 2014 State Class A Champion Avon, 2012 State Champion Carmel, and 2014 State Finalists; Lake Central, Plainfield, Greenfield Central, Triton Central, and Eastern High School. The event will also include Hamilton Southeastern High School and closes with a performance of 'The Butterfly Effect' by the 214-member Fishers High School Marching Tigers.

Tickets are available in advance on the Fishersband.org website and at the gate on the day of the event. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and children under five are free. Admission is also free to any attendee who purchases a raffle ticket for the Fishers Band Booster Car Raffle at the gate. Entrants will have a chance to win a 2015 Honda CRV or Civic Si from Fishers of Honda. The winner of the raffle will be announced at the end of the performances and does not need to be present to win.

The event opens with an afternoon leadership workshop conducted by Dr. Matthew Arau and the competition features a world-class, seven-member judging panel and an eighth evaluator/clinician. Bands performing in the Fishers Invitational are judged using the Bands of America judging system and are evaluated on general effect, music, and visual performances.


Fishers High School is one of two high schools in the Hamilton Southeastern School Corp. in Fishers, Indiana. The Marching Tiger Band is directed by Chad Kohler (Associate Director of Bands), with support from Charles Kunz (Director of Bands), Todd McCready (Assistant Band Director) Jessica Walker and Joshua Bennigfield (Guard Directors) and Jared Staples (Percussion Director). It is comprised of 214 band and colorguard members. For more information on the Fishers Band, visit http://fishersband.org. For more information on the Fishers Invitational, visit http://fishersinvitational.org.


The Fishers Band Car Raffle is a fundraiser put on by the Fishers Band Boosters and sponsored by Honda of Fishers (http://www.hondaoffishers.com/). Raffle tickets can be purchased from the Boosters for $25 each. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. The Grand Prize Drawing takes place on September 12th at the Fishers Invitational. The winner does not need to be present to win. The Grand Prize winner can choose one of two new Honda of Fishers models: A 2015 Honda CR-V LX All-Wheel Drive Automatic, A 2015 Honda Civic Si Coupe 2 Door Manual Coupe. For each raffle ticket that is purchased at the event, that guest will receive one free entry to the event. For more information about the Fishers Car Raffle, and to read the Official Rules & Regulations, please visit http://fishersbandcarraffle.com. The winner of the raffle will be announced at the end of the performances and does not need to be present to win.

Fishers High School Drama Department Presents...

Charlotte's Webb

by E.B. White, adapted by Joseph Robinette

In the Black Box Theatre

Saturday, September 19, 2015

1:00 and 4:00 pm

Balance, Roll & Tumble with Fishers Parks & Recreation

Calling all parents, sign your little ones up for a program that helps them spend some of their extra energy! Preschool Tumbling is back and promises to teach your child new tumbling skills while they make new friends and gain independence. Children ages 3 through 6 will explore front/back and no handed rolls, bridges and many other new gymnastic skills. Due to the popularity of this program there are two sessions to choose from:

  • Session 2 takes place from 11:05 a.m. to noon at Billericay Park beginning on November 3 and ending on November 24.

Fishers Parks & Recreation strives to find diverse ways to aid your child’s development while they’re out having fun. Preschool Tumbling is a drop off program, which means that as your gymnast gains independence learning new skills, you parents are able to enjoy a few moments to yourself! Preschool Tumbling costs $36 for residents and $54 for nonresidents.

Registration can be completed online, so secure a spot on the beam today! As a reminder, children who complete this program can advance into Intermediate Preschool Tumbling to continue their tumbling education! See staff for details upon completion of the Preschool Tumbling program.

Glow in the Park Lights the NPD with Neon Lights

Glow in the Park is not an ordinary event in the Nickel Plate District! Back by popular demand, Glow in the Park promises a night of neon bright lights, lasers, unforgettable memories and a whole lot of fun. Slated for Saturday, September 12th, our neon party is complete with a DJ spinning some favorite techno tunes, face painting, a graffiti wall, and, the ever popular Neon Splash Zone! Arrive early; the first 1,000 people at the event receive a free glow stick to kick off the party. Glow in the Park takes place from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. and free to attend. Wear white and help us light up the night!

Parents, we encourage you to pack towels for the ride home and don’t be scared to get in on the fun, too. Registration is not required, but parent supervision is during the event. Don’t miss this unforgettable nigh t in the Nickel Plate District!

S.P.O.R.T.S. News

Click this button to learn more about Fall 2015 sports.

Swim Lessons at Fishers High School

Registration for Fall One swim lesson session is now available. Registration for Fall One will be available until Sunday September 13th. To register log into Fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab on the left side of the page. Fall One begins Monday September 14th and Tuesday September 15th. Follow us now on TWITTER @FastLessons

Welcome to the FAST Tigers Progressive Swim program. Lessons are for thirty minutes twice a week for three weeks Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Swim level determination and payment must be completed at the time of registration. To register go to www.fasttigers.com and click on the swim lesson tab. Registration is easy and all completed online. Sessions for Fall lessons will be available on the following dates. You must enroll separately for each session you want to attend. Each session will meet for six classes unless otherwise indicated at the time of registration. E-mail questions to swimmingtigers2013@gmail.com

Fall/Winter Lesson Dates:

Fall One, September 14-October 1, Registration now available

Fall Two, October 5-October 22, Registration available 9/18

Fall Three, November 2-November 19, Registration available 10/9

Winter One, November 30-December 17, Registration available 11/6

The Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (FAST) is a competitive swim program that practices at Fishers High School. Studies show that participation in the sport of swimming battles childhood obesity and positively effects the students academic achievement. For an evaluation, call Head Coach Jay Chambers at 317-691-2695, or email coachchambers@fasttigers.com. More information can be found on our website: www.fasttigers.com

Fishers Boys Travel Basketball, 2015-2016

Important Dates--

September 15th, 16th & 17th; 22nd, 23rd & 24th Travel Team Camp/Tryout, Fishers H.S. – Auxiliary Gym

3rd grade Sept. 15th, 16th & 17th from 6-7:30

4th Grade Sept. 15th, 16th & 17th from 7:30-9

5th Grade Sept. 22nd, 23rd & 24st from 6-7:30

6th Grade Sept. 22nd, 23rd & 24st from 7:30-9

September 25th Player Selection & Coaches Posted. Selections will be posted after 5 pm on the SPORTS Boys Basketball website

October 1st Coaches Meeting, 7:00-8:00 PM, Fishers H.S. Café B

Attendance is mandatory for all Head Coaches!

October 6th Uniform Sizing, HSE High School – Cafeteria. Arrive at the following times with your Coach. DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED TIME!

3rd Grade 6:00

4th Grade 6:45

5th Grade 7:30

6th Grade 8:15

October 5th Practice Begins

November 15h Indy Hoops League Play Begins

Fishers Boys Basketball, 2015-2016

Travel Camp/Tryouts--

Travel Camp/Tryouts will be used to evaluate players on their basketball skills. The FHS

coaching staff will run the tryouts to help select the Travel Teams for the upcoming year.

Current Grade Tryout Dates Time

3 - Sept. 15, 16, and 17 6:00 – 7:30

4 - Sept. 15, 16, and 17 7:30 – 9:00

5 - Sept. 22, 23, and 24 6:00 – 7:30

6 - Sept. 22, 23, and 24 7:30 – 9:00

Location: FHS High School (Aux. gym)

Evaluators: FHS coaching staff and invited individuals who do not have a son in the

designated grade

Fees: $25

Travel Tryouts: **It is mandatory that a player attend the tryouts to be selected for

one of the travel teams. Parents are not allowed in the gym during the tryouts.

**Teams will be posted on Friday, Sept. 25th after 5 pm on the

boys’ basketball website @ sportsboysbasketball.org

**Boys MUST wear a plain white T-shirt to camp. A number will be written on the

shirt with a marker. He must wear the same shirt to all nights of camp.

FHS Boys Basketball Travel Camp/Tryout Registration Form

Name: ___________________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name(s): ____________________________________________________

(Please print)

Home Phone: ________________________ Emergency Phone: ____________________

Email: ___________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________________________

Current Grade ______ School currently attending ___________________________

Bring payment first night of Camp

Make check payable to FHS Boys Basketball

Hamilton East Public Library

Click here to get information on library programs!

Library to Host National Library Card Sign-up Event

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and your library is celebrating! Hamilton East Public Library has chosen September 10th as a day to acknowledge current card holders and encourage others to add priceless value to their wallets by signing up for their very own library card. Join in the excitement by stopping in either the Fishers Library or Noblesville Library, or catch them as they hit the road at various stops near you.

On that day, at each library location, those who sign up for new cards or renew their existing cards will receive goodie bags. (Hurry in, while supplies last!) Library visitors will also be treated to demonstrations, tours, prizes, and more. Be sure to stop by from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM for photo ops and special surprises from local mascots Little Caesar (Fishers Library,) and Scoopie (from Culver’s, Noblesville Library).

Can’t make it to the library? The HEPL team is hitting the road. From 7:30 AM until 3:00 PM, they will stop by local hot spots, Jack’s Donuts of Fishers, Noble Coffee and Tea in downtown Noblesville, the Fishers YMCA, City BBQ of Fishers and the Forum Credit Union in Noblesville. Be the first to sign-up for a library card or show your current Hamilton East Public Library Card, and you’ll win a prize graciously donated by our hosts. Follow the adventures on Twitter @HamiltonEastPL or on Facebook at facebook.com/HEPL.IN.