Cougar Chronicle

Volume 18, Issue 4 September 16, 2022

Save the Date!

  • Wednesday, September 21 - Dine to Donate at Papa John's - see flyer below
  • Tuesday, September 27 - Fall Picture Retakes (for students who missed, or by Pre-Order Only)
  • Friday, September 30 - E-Learning Day - No in-person school. Login to Canvas
  • October 3 - Course Fees are due
  • Friday, October 7 - End of First Grading Period
HSE Calendar 2022-2023 School Year

Click to visit the SCE School Calendar and the 2022-2023 District Calendar

🚗🚙🚐 Car Line drop off begins at 7:30 and ends at 7:45. If you are later than 7:45 and there is no staff outside. It is expected that you walk your student to the doors and staff will meet them there.🚗🚙🚐

Want to know about Best Buddies? Click Here!

Please read the linked information and fill out the application to join Best Buddies.

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Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th-October 15th!

In Spanish class, we are discussing heritage and how we all have a unique story and background that helps make us who we are. I encourage you to talk to your kids about your family's origins. What unique traditions or customs influence your lives or hold a special place in your heart? We can learn so much about ourselves and others by exploring our heritage!

This month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage kicks off with seven different Spanish speaking countries celebrating their independence from Spain between September 15th and 18th. Here is a short 1-minute clip from Nickelodeon about what it means to be Hispanic and a song "Join the Celebración" to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month.

​22-23 Course Fees Due Soon

​It is that time of year again, student fees have been submitted. Student course fee statements were emailed on September 2, 2022.

These fees are due October 3, 2022.

How to pay:

  1. Send a check made payable to Sand Creek Elementary School. Please note student's name and ID in the memo line and send in a sealed envelope with student's name to the attention of SCE Treasurer.
  2. Use a credit card via eFunds for Schools:
  3. Bring cash (must be exact change) or a check to the Office.

Payment plans can be set up via eFunds for schools and installment payments are accepted.

If you need course fee assistance, please apply for free and reduced benefits here:

Please contact Kerri Rose, Treasurer, at 317-915-4270 or if you have any questions.

STEM Class Ornithologist of the Month!

The following students were drawn to be the Ornithologist (Bird Scientist) for the Month of September.

Kindergarten: Cora Czech, Mr. Letzler’s class

1st Grade: Yousef Abuhassan, Mrs. Stockel’s class

2nd Grade: Fauziah Jakia, Mrs. Emmons’ class

3rd Grade: Christian Stayer, Mrs. Horras’ class

4th Grade: Andrew Fink, Mrs. Brownell’s class

To qualify for Ornithologist of the Month you needed to show a basic knowledge of the bird of the month (Northern Cardinal) and then be selected by drawing. These students are entitled to be called the Ornithologist of the Month and a pick from Mr. Tesch's Treasure Box.

If you would like to visit the page that I am using for the Northern Cardinal here is a link to it: Northern Cardinal Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Fall Fundraiser Success!

Thank you to our PTO for kicking off a great beginning of year fall fundraiser. We are SO close to our $10,000 goal to earn a dance party next week at recess! We need your help for our final few hundred we are short!

  • Due to many families inquiring about how to participate an alternate way, we have included a way to make a straight donation below to the PTO Venmo account.
  • If able, we invite you to make any donation you feel necessary!
  • We have extended the online sales to remain open through Tuesday, September 20th.

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Lunch Menu

Click to visit the HSE District's Food Services site and access all lunch menus. The Lunch Menu is available anytime via Parent Square. In the App, click on "More" and "Links."

Social Emotional Learning Lessons - Week 5

Kindergarten: Digital Citizenship-Safety in my Online Neighborhood and Getting Focused-How Your Brain Works

  • Students will learn that the internet can be used for visiting faraway places, learning new things, and be able to explain the rules for traveling safely on the internet.
  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress.

First Grade: Getting Focused - How Your Brain Works

  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress.

Second Grade: Getting Focused - How Your Brain Works

  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress.

Third Grade: Getting Focused - How Your Brain Works

  • Students will learn about the three parts of their brains that help them think and respond to stress.

Fourth Grade: Understanding Complex Feelings

  • Students will be able to identify multiple feelings someone might feel in a certain situation and also share multiple reasons for why someone might feel a particular feeling.

Links for Music Class Listening

Got tissues?

We're going through tissues like an elementary school during cold season. If you have some boxes to spare that you're willing to donate, we'd appreciate it greatly! Your child may bring the tissue boxes to the front office or give it directly to the classroom teacher.

Fishers Youth Assistance Program

Fishers Youth Assistance Program (FYAP) is offering a free weekend snack program for any student attending Hamilton Southeastern Schools who qualifies for the reduced lunch program or has an increased need currently. Snacks will be delivered to schools each week and sent home with students.

To be part of this free program, you must sign up your family online.

If you have any questions about the registration, please email

Call us - Leave a Voicemail - Send an Email - Complete SDM

  • Is your student going to be absent?
  • Is your student going to be late?
  • Is your student leaving for an appointment? Checkout goes quicker if we know ahead of time.
  • Is your student leaving for the day? It's easier for everyone if we know the plan before you arrive.

Please call 317-915-4270, email, or update School Dismissal Manager.

We appreciate hearing from our families!

Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, September 27

Retakes are done by request only. Photos purchased must be returned to have retakes done. SCE's School Code is EVTGDWCK8

Lost it? We may have Found it!

Please write names on the outside of lunchboxes, backpacks, and water bottles, on the labels of coats and jackets, and on everything else your student brings to school.

Our lost and found fills up quickly!

We make every effort to reunite labeled items with their owners.

Your student can check the Lost and Found in the mornings on the way in from the bus.

Families that would like to check the Lost and Found must come to the Main Office.

2022-2023 HSE District Calendar

Click to visit the HSE website for this year's calendar and for the next two school years. The Calendar is also linked in Parent Square - in the app, click More on the bottom right, then Links.

Sand Creek Elementary

11420 East 131st Street, Fishers, Indiana 46038

School Day Hours 7:40AM - 2:10PM

Building Hours 7AM- 3:30PM

Principal Fatima Rich

Assistant Principal Christina Vetter