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Smart Snack Basic Information

From the Sunman Dearborn Food & Nutrition website:

All snacks provided to students during the school day, including birthday treats and classroom parties, must meet the Smart Snack Standards set by the USDA.  Smart Snacks can be purchased from the cafeteria or grocery store.

**********THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018**********

Snacks not on the approved list will not be permitted .

These are available links on that webpage:  

Please note, parent provided daily snacks, for your individual student, do not need to meet the Smart Snack Standards.  Also, the approved Smart Snack List is a guide for parents to purchase treats at a local grocery store. For a list of treats that can be purchased through the school cafeteria, please see the Birthday and Classroom Party Treat Order Form above.

For question on the Smart Snack Guidelines, please contact Cheryl Erhart, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at 812-623-2291 ext. 13809 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or go to the Corporation Food and Nutrition Page of our Website.

February-March-April News 2018

February, March, April 2018           Sunman Elementary 

YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 2!



ISTEP testing window (Grades 3, 4, & 5) is February 26-March 9
I-Read3  (Grade 3) March 12-16
Please avoid absences during these testing windows. ISTEP Make-ups are often
Scheduled during recess or instruction time. IREAD-3 must be made up in the
summer and is mandatory! If appointments must be made, testing is primarily in the mornings.

As always, please see that your child eats a good breakfast and gets plenty of sleep!(April ISTEP Testing Window is: April 16-May 4)

Third Grade Parents:
  • IREAD 3 will be given the week of March 12-16.  IREAD3 is considered a “high stakes” test:  All Third Grade students must take and pass the test to be promoted to Fourth Grade. 

    PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO AVOID APPOINTMENTS AND OTHER ABSENCES DURING THE TESTING PERIODS. Make-ups require students to miss instruction time or recess. For IRead 3, if the test is not taken during the testing window, your child will need to take it in the summer.
5 Snow Make-up Days (so far)

Mon. Feb. 19, 2018     Presidents’ Day
March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP WILL BE TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018.  CALL NOW FOR AN APPOINTMENT! While we continue to accept appointments, we would appreciate that appointments be made early in March so that preparations can be made prior to Spring Break.  Call 812-623-2235, ext 15903
  • Students need to be 5 by August 1, 2018.  We will need to see your child's county-issued Birth Certificate along with his/her current immunization record.  
  • Birth Certificates can be obtained from the courthouse in the county where your child was born.  Call the courthouse for information on how to obtain a copy!
March 2: Read Across America
Hat Day: Any hat OR Cat in the Hat style and/or shirt from a favorite place (“Oh the Places You’ll Go!”)
We’d like to thank the EC Boys Soccer team for coming and reading to students this day at 2 PM.

WE ARE ALSO COLLECTING LEGOS FOR THE AOK CLUB AT EAST CENTRAL, TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO UNDERPRIVILEDGED CHILDREN IN INDIANAPOLIS. Legos should be dropped off in the lobby first thing in the morning.


From the Sunman Dearborn Food & Nutrition website: 

All snacks provided to students during the school day, including birthday treats and classroom parties, must meet the Smart Snack Standards set by the USDA.  Smart Snacks can be purchased from the cafeteria or grocery store.

**********THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018**********

Snacks not on the approved list will not be permitted .

These are available links on that webpage:  

Please note, parent provided daily snacks, for your individual student, do not need to meet the Smart Snack Standards.  Also, the approved Smart Snack List is a guide for parents to purchase treats at a local grocery store. For a list of treats that can be purchased through the school cafeteria, please see the Birthday and Classroom Party Treat Order Form above.

For question on the Smart Snack Guidelines, please contact Cheryl Erhart, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at 812-623-2291 ext. 13809 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 


Congratulations to Mrs. Honchell’s class. They won a popcorn party for collecting the most TRASH FOR CASH items for the January collection. A total of 876 pieces was collected. Our next collection is March 15.

The March PAWS meeting will be Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 in the SES Library. If you would like to learn about all the events we have coming up, please consider attending our meeting. We also will be preparing for our Officer nominations in April.

Our Spring Toy & Clothing Sale/Craft Bazaar - will be on Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. There are still booth spaces available. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in a booth space. Please help us advertise our sale by contacting anyone you know that may be interested in attending the sale or having a booth.


Upcoming Events- COSI on Wheels will be Wednesday, April 18, and the Walk-A-Thon will be Monday, April 9. We will need volunteers for these events. Flyers will be sent home closer to the events’ dates.


Please take the time to check out our new website at www.sunmantigerpaws.com



  • Does your child have Chapstick in his/her Back pack?
  • Clinic needs: unisex sweat pants in elementary sizes only.  (black, gray, navy). 
    • Other clothing will NOT be accepted.
  • We are also in need of Hand Sanitizer (unscented only).  Turn in to the office.  Thank you!
  • Spring Pictures:  Friday, February 23.  Watch for flyers!

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  • From the Sunman Dearborn Food & Nutrition website:

    All snacks provided to students during the school day, including birthday treats and classroom parties, must meet the Smart Snack Standards set by the USDA.  Smart Snacks can be purchased from the cafeteria or grocery store.

    **********THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018**********

    Snacks not on the approved list will not be permitted .

    These are available links on that webpage:  

    Please note, parent provided daily snacks, for your individual student, do not need to meet the Smart Snack Standards.  Also, the approved Smart Snack List is a guide for parents to purchase treats at a local grocery store. For a list of treats that can be purchased through the school cafeteria, please see the Birthday and Classroom Party Treat Order Form above.

    For question on the Smart Snack Guidelines, please contact Cheryl Erhart, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at 812-623-2291 ext. 13809 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    or go to the Corporation Food and Nutrition Page of our Website.
  • February, March, April 2018           Sunman Elementary 

    YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 2!



    ISTEP testing window (Grades 3, 4, & 5) is February 26-March 9
    I-Read3  (Grade 3) March 12-16
    Please avoid absences during these testing windows. ISTEP Make-ups are often
    Scheduled during recess or instruction time. IREAD-3 must be made up in the
    summer and is mandatory! If appointments must be made, testing is primarily in the mornings.

    As always, please see that your child eats a good breakfast and gets plenty of sleep!(April ISTEP Testing Window is: April 16-May 4)

    Third Grade Parents:
    • IREAD 3 will be given the week of March 12-16.  IREAD3 is considered a “high stakes” test:  All Third Grade students must take and pass the test to be promoted to Fourth Grade. 

      PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO AVOID APPOINTMENTS AND OTHER ABSENCES DURING THE TESTING PERIODS. Make-ups require students to miss instruction time or recess. For IRead 3, if the test is not taken during the testing window, your child will need to take it in the summer.
    5 Snow Make-up Days (so far)

    Mon. Feb. 19, 2018     Presidents’ Day
    March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 

    KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP WILL BE TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018.  CALL NOW FOR AN APPOINTMENT! While we continue to accept appointments, we would appreciate that appointments be made early in March so that preparations can be made prior to Spring Break.  Call 812-623-2235, ext 15903
    • Students need to be 5 by August 1, 2018.  We will need to see your child's county-issued Birth Certificate along with his/her current immunization record.  
    • Birth Certificates can be obtained from the courthouse in the county where your child was born.  Call the courthouse for information on how to obtain a copy!
    March 2: Read Across America
    Hat Day: Any hat OR Cat in the Hat style and/or shirt from a favorite place (“Oh the Places You’ll Go!”)
    We’d like to thank the EC Boys Soccer team for coming and reading to students this day at 2 PM.

    WE ARE ALSO COLLECTING LEGOS FOR THE AOK CLUB AT EAST CENTRAL, TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO UNDERPRIVILEDGED CHILDREN IN INDIANAPOLIS. Legos should be dropped off in the lobby first thing in the morning.


    From the Sunman Dearborn Food & Nutrition website: 

    All snacks provided to students during the school day, including birthday treats and classroom parties, must meet the Smart Snack Standards set by the USDA.  Smart Snacks can be purchased from the cafeteria or grocery store.

    **********THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018**********

    Snacks not on the approved list will not be permitted .

    These are available links on that webpage:  

    Please note, parent provided daily snacks, for your individual student, do not need to meet the Smart Snack Standards.  Also, the approved Smart Snack List is a guide for parents to purchase treats at a local grocery store. For a list of treats that can be purchased through the school cafeteria, please see the Birthday and Classroom Party Treat Order Form above.

    For question on the Smart Snack Guidelines, please contact Cheryl Erhart, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at 812-623-2291 ext. 13809 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     


    Congratulations to Mrs. Honchell’s class. They won a popcorn party for collecting the most TRASH FOR CASH items for the January collection. A total of 876 pieces was collected. Our next collection is March 15.

    The March PAWS meeting will be Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 in the SES Library. If you would like to learn about all the events we have coming up, please consider attending our meeting. We also will be preparing for our Officer nominations in April.

    Our Spring Toy & Clothing Sale/Craft Bazaar - will be on Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. There are still booth spaces available. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in a booth space. Please help us advertise our sale by contacting anyone you know that may be interested in attending the sale or having a booth.


    Upcoming Events- COSI on Wheels will be Wednesday, April 18, and the Walk-A-Thon will be Monday, April 9. We will need volunteers for these events. Flyers will be sent home closer to the events’ dates.


    Please take the time to check out our new website at www.sunmantigerpaws.com



    • Does your child have Chapstick in his/her Back pack?
    • Clinic needs: unisex sweat pants in elementary sizes only.  (black, gray, navy). 
      • Other clothing will NOT be accepted.
    • We are also in need of Hand Sanitizer (unscented only).  Turn in to the office.  Thank you!
    • Spring Pictures:  Friday, February 23.  Watch for flyers!

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Sunman-Dearborn School Corporation has achieved International Accreditation from NCA-CASI through our work with this organization.  Thanks to our parents, students, staff and other stakeholders for their input in this achievement!
 
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      1 Trojan Place, Suite B
      St. Leon, IN 47012

      Tel: 812-623-2291
      Fax: 812-623-3341
      Dr. Andrew Jackson, Supt.

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      Tel: 812-576-3500
      Fax: 812-576-3506
      Matt Maple, Principal

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