BSE Bear Bulletin May 26, 2016
Happy Last Day of School
Today I find it hard to believe that the school year has come to a conclusion and that the once kindergarten students, that were here when I joined the BSE staff, are ready to move onto fifth grade.
Today has been a whirlwind of fun and excitement. Our 4th graders have had a successful picnic (inside due to weather), yearbooks are being signed, and memories are being shared. Thanks to all of our parent volunteers who made the picnic a success. Your flexibility and smiles during our weather changes were greatly appreciated!
Thank you to the PTO for providing the staff with an amazing breakfast this morning. I am excited to share that Maggie Flynn, art teacher, was selected as the 2015-2016 BSE Teacher of the Year. We celebrated Maggie and many teachers today for their extra efforts and achievements around a lovely setting with a tremendous amount of food!
I truly appreciate and respect the BSE parent community and wish all of you an exciting fun filled summer with your children. We will be working long into the summer months to prepare for next year! See you August 8th at the Ice Cream Social!
Congratulations to Maggie Flynn - BSE Teacher of the Year!
High Ability and Class List Information
This is the time of year when the neighborhood is buzzing with discussion around teacher grade level assignments and classroom placements. I thought I would clarify exactly what happens to ensure that you don't get the wrong grape from the grapevine.
High ability data arrived yesterday and we are working through cluster designs tonight. ALL parents will receive a confirmation of identification via the district. All classroom placements will begin with teachers tomorrow and long into the summer. I assure you that I'll be working on these into August and will finalize the day of Ice Cream Social. We take a great deal of time in placement and do so to ensure that ALL of our students have the appropriate programming aligned for their success.
Simply stated, if your student qualified or has qualified in past years they WILL be serviced appropriately, guaranteed! You will meet your teacher at Ice Cream Social and know that they are the one to service your child's programming.
I am hiring four new teachers, thanks to the referendum (thank you "Yes" votes!) BSE's class size will be optimal next year!
If you have any questions about placement, feel free to give me a call. I work through June 20th.
K-4 IPAD FALL OF 2016
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.
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."
Many thanks to all of the volunteers who have donated their time to make our school library program amazing!
Volunteers checked in books, assisted with checkout, shelved materials, and worked Scholastic Book Fair cash registers.
Mrs. Patrick has named the Brooks School Library Volunteers in a personal donation to the Hamilton Southeastern School Foundation through their Honor Roll for Educators fundraising initiative.
A Shout out to the following 4th grade students:
The 4th graders below read at least (5) of the (20) Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees for 2015-2016. They enjoyed eating lunch outside and talking books with Mrs. Patrick on Friday, May 6. Each student also received a Certificate of Participation.
Malaya A, Brody C, Caitlin C, Talia C, Halie C, Brooke D, Evan D, Taylor D, Nate H, Stella K,
Na'il M, Mohib S, Cameron S, Mitch W, C'ara W
The favorite title as Brooks School was Almost Super by Marion Jensen. The title that won the Young Hoosier Book Award for the entire state is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Graberstein.
For families seeking some great summer reads, the Young Hoosier Book Award nominee lists are always a great place to start! Look for dedicated shelves at the Hamilton East Public Library and local Barnes & Noble bookstores.
Thank you from Mrs. Schwoeppe
field day a success. A special thanks to the coordinators, Cassie Krack and Julie Hammond. I couldn't have done it without your assistance. Mrs. Schwoeppe
Save the Date!
Author John David Anderson will be at Brooks School Elementary on Thursday, September 29.
His newest title, Ms. Bixby's Last Day (HarperCollins, June 2016), has received three starred reviews! That's the equivalent of a really, really big deal in the publishing world.
Books will be for purchase through the Brooks School Library in August. Readers wanting to get a head start on his titles this summer should visit the Hamilton East Public Library, a Barnes & Noble bookseller, or Kids' Ink bookstore at 5619 North Illinois Street in Indianapolis.
Kristin Patrick, School Librarian
3rd graders "End Hunger in Fishers" was a huge success!!!
They collected 1,200 lbs of food and $120 for FUMC Food pantry. Thank you to 4th grade Student Council and all the volunteers and families that made this 2nd annual event such a success!! BIG THANKS to Dairy Queen on 131st and 37 and near Hamilton town center for the ice cream donations!!
Friends of the Brooks School Library
Mrs. Patrick is pleased to share the list of students who became official Friends of the Brooks School Library this school year.
Friends of the Library is a fundraising project to make sure our school library collection meets the needs of our readers!
BSE PTO INFORMATION!
12690 Promise Road
Fishers, IN 46038
Fall 2016 Open Registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, fall baseball, cross country and boys and girls winter basketball began on May 1 and continues through May 31 (basketball registration remains open through August 31). Registration forms are available on the S.P.O.R.T.S. website, at the S.P.OR.T.S. office, at all HSE schools and the Fishers Library. Parents may also register online and 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 cash or check payment. Credit cards are not accepted in the office.
Fishers-HSE Cheerleading registration is taking place during the month of May. Late registration will be available beginning June 1 with a $10 late fee for a limited time. Due to the discontinuation of the current uniform, every cheerleader must attend one of the offered uniform fittings. There is one final fitting on Tuesday, June 7 in the Community Room at Billericay Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Fishers-HSE Girls Basketball will begin summer workouts on Wednesday, June 8 and run every Wednesday through July 27 (no workout on June 29). The workouts are being held at Fishers Junior High. Incoming 1st-4th graders are from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and incoming 5th-8th graders are from 7:45-9:00 p.m. The workouts are open to all girls residing in the HSE school district. The workouts are $5 per session with a $10 family maximum. No pre-registration required.
S.P.O.R.T.S. Summer Office Hours – Beginning Monday, June 6 the S.P.O.R.T.S. office will be open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Have a safe and happy summer!
**After hours, registration forms can be found in the drop box outside of the front door and completed forms can dropped off in the same box.