Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 2-16-18
- There will be no school on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents' Day. Students will return on Tuesday, February 20th.
Breakfast will be available Monday - Friday at 8:40am for students who wish to purchase it. Hot and cold selections will be available. Student “lunch” accounts will be charged. For complete breakfast and lunch menus, please click here.
The Launching Pad Café
Lunch Menu for the week of February 19th
Monday: Taco Scoops with Refried Beans and Side Salad
Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs with French Toast and Glazed Carrots
Wednesday: Pizza Calzone with Marinara Sauce and Corn
Thursday: Chicken & Noodles with Roll, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans
Friday: Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara and Broccoli
Please remember to check your student’s lunch account and make sure to replenish it if necessary. All lunch accounts with a negative balance of $20 or more will be sent to collections per HSE District policy. The cost per student breakfast is $1.25 and per student lunch is $2.60. When sending in lunch money please be sure to include the child’s first and last name, teacher name and student ID on the payment envelope.
Fresh fruit , veggies and milk are always offered with lunch.
PBJ, Turkey Sandwich, Chef Salad or Pizza Pack (Gogurt brand yogurt, cheese, pita bread & marinara) will be offered daily as an alternative lunch choice.
*No pork is served; we use turkey-based products.
3rd & 4th Grade Important Reminder
This is an important reminder that ISTEP begins Feb 26, 2018. It is important that your child be in attendance these days of school.
- HRE third graders will test Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (Feb 26-28).
- HRE fourth graders will test Thursday & Friday and again Monday & Tuesday (Mar 1-2 & Mar 5-6).
How can you help your child?
- Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep.
- Ensure your child has a good breakfast.
- Encourage your child to do their best and be proud of his/her effort.
We appreciate your continued support and dedication to your child's success. In the event of an absence on an actual testing day, makeups must occur prior to March 10th. If you have any questions regarding ISTEP please contact Kassy Morales, Assistant Principal.
A Note From Our Conselor
HRE Parents and Guardians,
As you know HSE schools has received a generous award from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. designed to enhance academic, college, career and social and emotional needs of K-12 students. The Lilly Endowment’s aim is to significantly increase the number of students who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, and are prepared to compete and prosper in a global society.
As part of this effort, all HSE schools are working with the American Student Achievement Institute and specifically Guiding All Kids model. This accreditation process provides all HSE schools what is considered the "Gold Star Standard" for counseling in the state of Indiana and also is among the highest respected in the United States. The HRE Guiding ALL Kids Council works monthly around the positive impacts and outcomes that we all want for our Rockets.
As we moved forward, this process asked us to survey HRE students regarding their views of school counseling, access to supports, and connections to college and career readiness. Student voice is essential as we move forward in identifying strengths and opportunities in our current programs. This week all HRE kids were asked to participate in an anonymous survey related to college and career readiness.
December and January Rocket of the Month
Weekly G.R.I.P. Winners
Kindergarten: Melanie McElroy from Mrs. Fleenor's class was caught showing Purpose.
1st Grade: Joshua Gray from Mrs. Wellington's class was caught showing Purpose.
2nd Grade: Lyndell Radilla from Mrs. Webster's class was caught showing Purpose.
3rd Grade: Tyler Depew from Mrs. Lee's class was caught showing Respect and Integrity.
4th Grade: Colin Sirait from Mr. Striegel's class was caught showing Integrity.
Order Your 2017-2018 Yearbooks Now
All online yearbook orders are due no later than March 11, 2018. These deadlines are firm and cannot be extended.
Calling all runners, walkers, and joggers!
The Geist 5K race is right around the corner and we are excited to participate in the 11th annual race. Ms. Chandler and Miss Pall will again be the team’s coaches. The HRE team has consistently been the largest school team throughout the last 11 years, winning multiple awards in recognition. There will be a parent call-out meeting at 6:30pm on March 7th.
To offset our costs (water, healthy snacks, shirts) we are looking for some sponsors. Your company name will be featured on our newly designed shirts. $50 and $100 partnerships are welcome. If you or a wealthy friend/family member can help, you can contact Ms. Chandler at email@example.com or Miss Pall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your consideration!
Library Volunteers Needed!
Kindergarten Registration and Kindergarten Open House
No need to wait! Enroll now!
All HRE families are invited to enroll incoming Kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year. Students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018.
To enroll your student, go to your current SKYWARD account and look for the tab labeled, "New Student Online Enrollment". If you don't have an account or will be new to HRE, please click the link below to begin the process:
Be prepared to scan and upload the following documents:
- Child's birth certificate
- Child's immunization records
- Three proofs of residency. For a complete listing of acceptable proofs of residency documents, please click on this link found on the HSE Schools website:
HRE will still be hosting a traditional "Kindergarten Open House" evening on Thursday, April 19th from 5:00-7:00 PM. All families in the community may come to meet Kindergarten teachers, tour the building and even take a ride on a school bus!
If you have any questions about enrolling your child in Kindergarten, please feel free to call Stacy Koch in the Hoosier Road Elementary School office at (317)915-4240.
HRE PTO Needs YOU!
The PTO is looking for people willing to give their time to enrich HRE for the students and the teachers. If you’re willing to do that and can attend a monthly daytime meeting, the Executive Board is for you!
For the 2018-19 school year, the PTO is looking to fill the following positions:
MEMBER AT LARGE
If you are interested in one of the positions or would like to learn more, please email the
Nominating Chair: Brittany Schmuck email@example.com
HRE is getting a Buddy Bench!
Girl Scout Troop 183, made up of former HRE students,
is donating a Buddy Bench to HRE. The Buddy Bench
is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster
friendship on the playground.
The troop could use your help collecting clean caps from bottles, milk jugs, etc. The caps will be taken to a recycling plant in Evansville to be recycled and used to make our buddy bench! Along with collecting lids, they are looking for people who travel to Evansville during the week to help drop them off. If you can help transport caps or for more information please contact Carrie Keys at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Askins at email@example.com.
We have a collection bin conveniently located next to our Goodwill collection box in the vestibule.
Are You Interested in Learning Strategies to Help Meet the Needs of your High Ability Child?
Hamilton Southeastern is pleased to offer a four-session book study on A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James T Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, and Arlene R. DeVries. Meetings follow a discussion format. Walk away with strategies for addressing intensities, perfectionism, sibling issues, and underachievement.
Sessions will be on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Administration Building on 13485 Cumberland Road in the West Conference Room. Meeting dates are:
The book club is limited to twelve participants (one member per family) and fills up quickly.
Participants are welcome to borrow HSE copies of the book for the duration of the book study.
If you would like to join the group, contact Meg Strnat, HSE High Ability Coordinator and book study facilitator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include contact information (your child’s name, teacher, and school) and whether you would like to borrow the book.
Be Prepared for School Closings and Weather Delays This Winter
The doors to the school will be locked so please do not drop off your children and drive away!! Students will be admitted into the building at 10:45 AM. School will begin at 10:55 AM. No lunch visitors will be allowed on delay days due to an altered schedule.
In cases of extreme weather conditions, the Superintendent of HSE Schools will call a weather day and close all HSE schools. Again, parents will be notified via Skylert and closings will be announced on social media and by local TV stations.
Remember that HSE bus service will run on all school days. We encourage you to have your child ride the provided bus transportation to school so as not to be late -- tardiness due to weather is not excused. If your child attends the Y before/after care, the Y will be open as usual on delay days but will be closed on cancellation days.
Outdoor Recess Happens Year-Round! Remember - please dress your child for the weather
Volunteers & Lunch Visitors Reminder
Per HSE Policy, visitors must have their SafeVisitor Badge scanned to check-in to the building. Please download the SafeVisitor App (it is available in Google Play or via the app store on the iPhone) or have your badge available when you come into the school. Looking up names can lead to the wrong person being signed in.
Upon leaving, please give your printed badge to the office staff for quick check-out.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vicki Foutty at 317-594-4100.
Exceptional Learners Parent Night
Where: Fall Creek Junior High - 12001 Olio Rd, Fishers, IN 46037
When: February 21, 2018 from 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Hello! The Department of Exceptional Learners invites you to join us for a parent night! Please arrive at 5:45 so we can begin our first session at 6:00! You will enter through the door for our FOCUS Day Program, labeled door 21, on the south side of the building near the tennis courts. You will sign up for one session from 6:00-6:45 and a different session from 7:00-7:45. Childcare will be provided by several junior high and high school student volunteers - please check the box and give us the relevant info so that we can plan accordingly. In addition, we will have tables with information from:
*Special Olympics of Hamilton County
*IRCA (Indiana Resource Center For Autism)
*Fisher's Disability Awareness Month
There will be 6 sessions offered. You will choose 2 – one at 6:00 and one at 7:00. Please sign up below! Put On Your Future Glasses…..Executive Functioning, Staying A Beat Ahead! Presented by Leslie Brown, Autism Specialist & Laura Rinderknecht