Rocket Fuel

Hoosier Road Elementary School's Newsletter for 9-8-17

Upcoming Events

Please visit the HRE website to find all of our upcoming calendar events by clicking here.

What's Cooking?

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 September 11th

Monday: Taco Scoops with Refried Beans

Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs with French Toast Sticks

Wednesday: Pizza Calzone with Marinara Sauce

Thursday: Chicken & Noodles with Dinner Roll

Friday: Cheesy Breadsticks with Marinara

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.

Weekly G.R.I.P. Winners

All HRE students know about G.R.I.P. - an acronym which stands for Gratitude Respect Integrity Purpose. Students may earn "GRIP SLIPS" by demonstrating any one of these character traits. Each week, teachers draw one name from their classroom Grip Slips and that student is the Grip Slip winner for the week from that classroom. Those names are then entered into a weekly drawing per grade level; one name is drawn per grade level and those names are mentioned in the Rocket Fuel. We are pleased to announce our Grip Slip winners for the week:

Kindergarten: Brayden McClendon from Mrs. Fleenor's class demonstrated Respect.

1st Grade: Evie Holliday from Mrs. Washburn's class demonstrated Gratitude.

2nd Grade: Aarav Shukla from Mrs. Edwards' class demonstrated Respect.

3rd Grade: Zeke Gruber from Ms. Sitar's class demonstrated Integrity.

4th Grade: Drew Babb from Mrs. Washburn's class demonstrated Purpose.

August Rockets of the Month

Each month, our students focus on one of our many character traits. "Friendship" was the focal point during the month of August. Each classroom teacher selected one student who best exemplified that trait and that student is named the "Rocket of the Month" for his or her class. Please Click Here to see the complete listing of our first group of Rocket of the Month Award recipients and what our teachers had to say about them.

HRE Helps with Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

On Monday, September 11th, we are asking all of our HRE Rockets to wear red, white, and blue to symbolize that our country is united in supporting each other even in times of difficulty and tragedy. Students will be asked to make a suggested donation of $1 to participate in this special dress up day.

*donations are optional

Attention 4th Graders! It's SPELL BOWL Time!

Are you in 4th grade and enjoy learning & spelling new words? If so, please join Mrs. Washburn on Tuesday, September 12th for the first Spell Bowl meeting. Spell Bowl will always meet in Mrs. Washburn's room (room 4) at 8:00 AM. Your child will be given a calendar of the practice dates at the call out meeting (there will be 8-10 meetings from 8:00 - 8:40am).

The final Spell Bowl competition will be held on November 16th, time and location TBD.

Mrs. Washburn and Mrs. Lattal will meet students at the front entrance (Door 1) on Spell Bowl mornings. Please be prompt!

Students may access the link below to begin their Spell Bowl journey!

2017 Pasta Bowl

HRE would like to give an special shout out to the Olive Garden at Hamilton Town Center!

Thank you to Mr. Vetter and all of our HRE families for all of the 2017 Pasta Bowl donations! We will continue to collect donations of dry pasta through the morning of Monday, September 11th. Don't forget that the class that collects the most pasta within each grade level will earn an extra special recess with Mr. Hurst and Mrs. Morales! Please join us as we come together to provide and serve our students in need right here in Fishers. Thank you again for your support!

International Dot Day

Friday, September 15th, HRE will be celebrating International Dot Day! Please have your child wear polka dots on the 15th!

Book Rental and iPad Fees

Your child's book and iPad rental fees have been posted to skyward. Payments can be made via EFunds or by sending in a check made out to Hoosier Road Elementary. Be sure to put checks in a sealed envelope and include your student’s name, teacher’s name, and student ID. Fees are due no later than September 29th. If you need to set up payment arrangements, please contact Jennifer Eichenauer at

Dine to Donate

Need dinner ideas? Feel free to join other HRE families at Five Guys Burgers & Fries for our first Dine to Donate!

Where: Five Guys Burgers & Fries 11680 Commercial Dr. (across from Target)

When: September 12th, 5:00 - 8:00PM

There's no need to bring a flyer- just come in anytime from 5-8pm and Five Guys will donate portion of the sales to HRE!

Seeking STEM Donations

Students have been so engaged in the activities during Hoosier Road's newest special- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The following items would be EVER so helpful for the building and creating we will do throughout the year:

  • Popsicle sticks (both regular size and jumbo size)
  • Paper towel cardboard rolls
  • Masking tape
  • Drinking straws
  • Toothpicks
  • Playdoh
  • Rubber bands
  • String
  • Plastic cups- 3 ounce or 5 ounce
  • Qtips

Thank you so much for supporting your students as they learn problem-solving skills as one of their specials this year! Please have your student bring the donations to the STEM room (donation bin will be located right outside the classroom door; thank you)!

Sincerely, Trish Lisa, STEM Instructional Assistant (

Volunteers Needed

Please consider volunteering a little bit of your time to help make our school carnival a success. If you are able to help, please click on the link below to sign up!

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HRE Carnival Wristband Pre-Sale

Carnival Wristbands are being sold from now until September 20 for the pre-sale price of $14 each. Forms went home with students last week. Please be sure to turn your form in by 9/20. The price after 9/20 will be $18 at the door- cash or check only.

Please note: Adults and children 3 and under do not need a wristband, but please include any child 3 and under on the wristband waiver portion of the form. For liability reasons, any child under 18 (regardless of whether or not they are an HRE student) who would like to participate in any of the activities of carnival (inflatables, games, cake walk, etc.) will need a signed waiver and wristband.

If you have any questions about pre-sale wristbands, please contact Jennifer Dack at

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