BSE Bear Bulletin

January 22, 2016

Please reference the BSE calendar for specific clubs and times

February 5th - Dismissal at 12:01p.m. - Half Day (Professional Development)

February 15th - No Students - President's Day

February 16th - Flex Day - No School

February 23rd - IPad 1:1 information at PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30p.m. (LGI)

Lunch and Rotation Schedule for Upcoming Week(s)

Week of January 25th , Week 2 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 1/25 - Day 2
  • Tuesday, 1/26 - Day 3
  • Wednesday, 1/27 - Day 4
  • Thursday, 1/28- Day 5
  • Friday, 1/29 - Day 6

Week of February 1st, Week 3 on lunch menu

  • Monday, 2/1 - Day 1
  • Tuesday, 1/2 - Day 2
  • Wednesday, 2/3 - Day 3
  • Thursday, 2/4- Day 4
  • Friday, 2/5- Half Day, 12:01p.m. Dismissal

Kindergarten Round-Up

Please share with your friends and neighbors that Kindergarten Round-Up this year is:

April 14th from 5:00-7:00p.m. in the BSE café. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st, in order to be eligible to attend kindergarten.

Paperless registration will occur this year, please be patient and we will send more information as the date nears.

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All 4th grade students are eligible to participate in a school spelling bee on Friday, January 29th @ 4:15pm in the BSE Café. Parents/guests are invited to attend. Students were informed of this opportunity and given study lists before winter break. This is a voluntary experience. Please let me know if your child would like to participate in the spelling bee, and if he or she would like to attend any of the following optional practice times:

  • Tues., Jan. 19th 3:45-4:15
  • Thurs., Jan. 21st 3:45-4:15
  • Tues., Jan. 26th 3:45-4:15
  • Thurs., Jan. 28th 3:45-4:15

If your child has lost the study list, or you would like a more extensive list, please visit and select “student study materials”. The focus will be on the spelling words, but please note, if we encounter the need for more words or a tie breaker, I will utilize the vocabulary multiple choice option. The definitions are included on the word study lists.

I look forward to this event, and please email me with any questions.

Thank you,

Chrissy Gray-ENL Instructor

Makerspace...growing...we still need more supplies!

Makerspace info and needs!

Makerspace: A place where students can access materials, construct, build, and apply their thinking in a collaborative manner.

The Plan: Glass shelves have been removed and wood shelves in. Tables for working space in the commons, baskets and bins are filled with materials ranging from cotton balls to sticks to glue and tools. Students have open access to these materials during project or collaboration time during their learning day.

Trust: Trust is at the center of Reggio influence where we speak highly of the image of a child. The BSE staff has engaged in great discussion around our image of a child the remainder of the year. Our quest is to shift the child to the center of all that we do where they are trusted and given choice throughout their learning environment.

Items Needed:

  • Hammers -3
  • Screwdrivers (Philips and flathead) - 5
  • Pliers - 5
  • Wire cutters - 5
  • Low heat glue gun - 5
  • Needles (various sizes) - 20
  • Nails small - 250
  • Low heat glue sticks - unlimited
  • Wire - unlimited
  • Foam board - unlimited
  • Yarn - unlimited
  • String - unlimited
  • Embroidery floss - unlimited
  • Feathers - unlimited
  • Foam sheets - unlimited
  • Shoe Boxes -unlimited
  • Safety glasses -25
  • Legos Unlimited - Any color or shape or size -unlimited
  • Plastic Mason Jars w/ lids Unlimited
  • Peg Board Hooks unlimited
  • Craft sticks unlimited
  • Tooth picks unlimited
  • Q tips unlimited
  • Scotch tape unlimited
  • Electrical tape unlimited
  • Masking tape unlimited
  • Wood glue unlimited
  • Straws unlimited
  • Elmer's Glue unlimited
  • Painter's Tape unlimited
  • Dixie Cups unlimited
  • Markers unlimited
  • Colored Pencils unlimited
  • Chalk (white and colors) unlimited
  • Balsa Wood\ unlimited
  • Pipe cleaners unlimited
  • Fabric scissors 5
  • Pinking shears 5
  • Seam ripper 5
  • Straight pins Unlimited
  • Pin cushion 5
  • Fabric marking pen 10
  • Patterned Duct Tape Unlimited
  • Safety pins Unlimited
  • New Paint Brushes Unlimited- varying sizes
  • Thimbles Unlimited
  • Fabric Remnants unlimited
  • Old bed sheets 5
  • Ribbon unlimited
  • Tennis balls 50
  • Paper plates
  • Straws
  • Googly eyes
  • Clay

Feel free to send any of the items listed above to the office marked "Makerspace". Thank you in advance for donating and helping to supply the space for your child(ren)!


Please note that students will have outdoor recess unless the temperature (wind chill included) is below 15 degrees. Please make sure your children come to school prepared for outdoor recess (winter coat, gloves, scarves, snow boots/pants to play in snow

covered areas on the playground, etc). Thanks!

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Introducing our P.E. Student Teacher, Mr. Berry....

Hello parents,

My name is Mr. Berry and I am a physical education student teacher from Ball State University for Mrs. Schwoeppe this semester. I will be working with Mrs. Schwoeppe for 8 weeks before I head over to Fishers High School to finish my student teaching experience. I am very excited to be at such a great school and to be learning from such a great teacher. I am very passionate about both physical education and physical activity and I hope that I can bring quality physical education programming to your children. I try to practice what I preach and live a physically active lifestyle; in my spare time I can usually be found on the golf course or at the gym. I am from the Fishers/Geist area and I went to Lawrence Central High School before heading to BSU. If you have any questions for me feel free to send me an email at and I will try to respond within 24 hours.

Mr. Berry


Beginning in the fall of 2016, each student in grades K-4 will use an iPad during their day at school. Families may provide their own iPad or rent an iPad from HSE Schools. More communication about the elementary 1:1 program will be forthcoming; in the

meantime, please visit the HSE School Corporation website to find more information about HSE21 and HSE’s 1:1 program.

Dr. Loane and Dr. Combs will be at the February 23rd PTO Meeting from 6:30-7:30 (in the LGI room) to address any questions regarding the 1:1 program.

For families who choose to provide their own iPad, device requirements are as follows: "Model: (Full-sized) iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 (iPad Retina), iPad Air, or iPad Air 2 Memory Size: 16 GB or greater Internet: Firewalls and filters will enable secure use of Wi-Fi at school. Therefore, no additional purchase of data plans/cellular/3G/LTE connection is needed."

Volunteer in the center of the action in a beautiful space! Be a library volunteer!

Sign up online:

Any questions regarding volunteering in our library can be addressed to our Media Specialist, Kristin Patrick -

Thank you for considering volunteering!


Nominate Your School!

If your school had an awesome Mix It Up at Lunch Day and kept the Mix spirit going throughout the year, we want to hear about it! We’re accepting Mix Model School applications from schools that exemplify what Mix It Up at Lunch Day is all about. Apply today, and be recognized for your dedication to an inclusive school climate. The application closes on February 19.

January 6 Do You See What I See? by Dr. Ruth A. Wilson
January 8 What We’re Reading This Week by Teaching Tolerance Staff
January 11 Teaching About Stereotypes 2.0 by Jonathan Gold
January 12 Hate Speech Overheard by Jeremy Knoll

Selma’s Change-Makers

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. played an important role in the Selma voting-rights story, but he was only one player of many. Expand your students’ understanding of the history of the Selma-to-Montgomery March—and the people who made it happen—with our free film.

How’s Your Gender Savvy?

“One of my second-graders has changed his name and his pronouns. How can I support him?” We’ll address this question and more during our FREE January 20 webinar, Gender Savvy: Creating an Inclusive School Climate. Register today.

Civil Rights History Projects

Have your students listen to “Dr. King’s Final Speech” in Perspectives for a Diverse America to hear firsthand what his words meant to a couple who witnessed them spoken live. Pair this text with a Do Something task like the Oral History Project, and watch your students put literacy instruction into action.

Go Beyond the Dream

TT is proud to host #sschat, a Twitter chat for social studies educators, on Martin Luther King Day, January 18. We’ll discuss ways to deepen classroom coverage of King and the civil rights movement. Join us at 6:00 p.m. CST!

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Impress Your Sweetheart by Planning a Special Night Out

Fishers Parks & Recreation wants to help you revive date night! Instead of enjoying the same dinner and movie combination, consider surprising your sweetheart with a night of crafts, friendly competition and meaningful memories. Couples Night Out is a brand new program taking place on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. Couples 18 and older are invited to complete a craft for the other, and enjoy some much needed adult fun.

Couples Night Out costs $17 for residents and $26 for nonresidents, and cost is per couple. Registration is due by Feb. 5, and only one partner needs to register for the program.

What are you waiting for? Call the babysitter, register online while there’s still space left in the program and tell your honey to mark their calendar, today!



12690 Promise Road

Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 845-5582

Spring 2016 Registration – Open registration for baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball will take place January 1-31 with a late fee beginning February 1. Parents may register online or by submitting a paper copy to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office. Parents who register with a paper registration form will need to submit the form with check or cash payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office. Parents registering online can pay online with a credit card or can print the registration form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with check or cash payment. Registration forms are available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.O.R.T.S. office and in the drop box outside of the S.P.O.R.T.S. office front door, at all HSE schools, and the Fishers Library. Visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. website for more information.

Fishers-HSE Youth Softball has a new INDOOR facility. Saturday Rec Open Gym times as well as upcoming Rec Clinics will be available to all players registered through the S.P.O.R.T.S. office. Our first Rec Clinic will be Saturday, January 23. We are also offering pitching and hitting lessons at this new facility. Please check out our website for details and sign up information at

Southeastern Rugby - Collegiate rugby camp for grades 5-8. Two-hour session with players and coaches from a major college rugby program, January 31 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Email for details. Register for the 2016 spring season by January 31 to avoid late fee ( .

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse registration for boys youth lacrosse is a two step process. You MUST complete both steps. 1. Register with S.P.O.R.T.S. 2. Register with boys lacrosse at by clicking the link under 2016 spring lacrosse.

HSE-Fishers Boys Lacrosse Rec Callout Meeting - A callout informational session for parents interested in the rec league will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Billericay’s community room.

S.P.O.R.T.S. Boys Volleyball – Boys volleyball will be offered in the spring of 2016! Registration will begin on January 1. Plans are being made for a season beginning in April after spring break. It will be a 6 week session for boys in grades 4-8. A board will be formed in February to finalize the details. Please contact Marcy Morrolf with interest or questions, or visit the S.P.O.R.T.S. or volleyball website for more information.

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