Mar 07

ILE Good Citizens

ILE Good Citizens demonstrate helpfulness, respect and consideration to their classmates, school and environment.

Be sure to congratulate the latest group of Good Citizens for earning this reward the next time you see them!

Mar 04

Sneak Peek: The POW WOW 2014 book is here

POW WOW 2014 Book Cover

POW WOW 2014 is right around the corner!

The 2014 POW WOW book will help you prepare for the big weekend – it includes details on auction items, activity schedules and our wonderful sponsors.

To access the 2014 book PDF and brush up on your POW WOW knowledge, click here.

POW WOW 2014 Book Cover




Mar 04

Upcoming Events Calendar

March 2014 Events

March 2014 Events

Feb 02

MealPay Plus Memo

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To: Parents

From: Linda Becker, SNS

          School Nutrition Director

          Sumner County Schools

Date: January 28, 2014

Subject: Insufficient Fund Checks/Required Information

Sumner County’s School Nutrition Program is now using Nexcheck as the service provider for collection

of insufficient fund checks. The company will be collecting the money for bad checks written to the

program for payment of meals and a la carte items purchased. There will be a charge of $30.00 for a

returned check which will be charged by Nexcheck. The amount charged is the requirement from

Nexcheck and not from the School Nutrition Program. If you have an insufficient fund check in the

amount of $20.00 then the amount you will owe Nexcheck will be $50.00. The company adds the

amount of the insufficient fund check plus the $30.00 charge for the returned check to the total for the

amount the parent would pay Nexcheck for the insufficient fund check written.

We regret we are having to depend on a service  provider for the collection of returned checks but due

to the amount of returned checks we are experiencing, we must resort to this service to help with

the collection of insufficient fund checks.

We are also unable to accept counter checks. The checks that you send in should have your name and

address printed on them. Also you must include a valid telephone number on your check.

Aug 18

Open House Information

ILE will be hosting two separate Back-to-School/Open House Evenings this week.  These are posted here, the marquee, and will be communicated to you by your child’s teacher.

Tuesday, August 20th = K-2 from 6:30-7:30 P.M.

Thursday, August 22nd = 3-5 from 6:30-7:30 P.M.

On these evenings, please report directly to your child’s classroom for a brief video and then an opportunity to hear from the teacher.  With Parent-Teacher Conferences soon after these dates, we ask that thesenights be spent hearing about how your child’s teacher will communicate, general expectations, routines, and other aspects of your child’s day.

The exception to the above is for parents of 5th graders.  On Thursday evening, we ask that you meet in the Cafeteria so that you have time to meet each of the four teachers your child sees each day.

We have tried to split the two evenings so those with multiple children may be able to see each of their children’s teachers, but also to help with the parking situation, too.

We thank you for a FANTASTIC beginning to our year, and we look forward to seeing you on one of these evenings.

Aug 12

Lunch Schedule for 2013 – 2014 School Year

Time                                    Line 1                            Line 2

11:10-11:40                       BENJAMIN                    BENTLEY

11:15-11:45                       BOSTIC                           SHRULL

11:20-11:50                       WALKER                         ANGLEA

11:25-11:55                       ROBERTSON                  SEIGENTHALER

11:30-12:00                       SMITH                             WHITE

11:35-12:05                       BRANCH                          KANE

11:40-12:10                       MCCAY                            MERLIN

11:45-12:15                       SWINGER                        CASEY

11:50-12:20                       DILLEHAY                        DILLON

11:55-12:25                       HICKS                               TUCKER

12:00-12:30                       MARTINOLI                     MCKINNEY

12:05-12:35                       MOOY                               HARRIS

12:10-12:40                       PARK                                    N/A

12:15-12:45                       ELDRIDGE                         WHITAKER

12:20-12:50                       PURSLEY                            VOSS

Jul 17

Registration Information

July 17, 2013

Dear Parents:

This note will hopefully serve to clarify and/or answer questions you may have about the upcoming Registration Nights in Sumner County.  The New Student Registration this Monday, July 22nd is ONLY for students who are new to our school.  So, if you registered your child last spring by sending in the Registration Card, it is not necessary for you to come this Monday.

For the registration evenings of July 30th and August 1st, you will choose either date to attend as a come-and-go event beginning at 5:30 and ending at 8:30 p.m.  As you enter the school, please stop by the TABLE in the front foyer to pick up a folder assigned to your child containing the name of his/her teacher, several required forms, and a checklist for the evening.

You will then be asked to proceed to the Cafeteria area where many of the items on the checklist can be taken care of at that time.  Some of these items include visiting the Transportation Table for Bus Number Confirmation, picking up a name placard for your car visor/dashboard if your child will be a car rider at dismissal, and/or permission forms if your child will be a bike rider or a walker to and from school.

Other items to address while in the Cafeteria include visiting the Lunch Table for MealPay Plus information as well as Lunch Account set up, optional Spanish & French after school classes, Drama Kids, YMCA Fun Company Before & After School Care, and any other informational materials that may be available and of interest to you.  The school bookstore will also be open.  Additionally, the PTO will be set up with tables with information about the PTO program and donations.

Then, you will proceed to your child’s classroom where book and supply fees can be collected by your child’s teacher.  This will also give your child’s teacher the chance to provide any information needed for the beginning of the school year.

Look for our Supply Lists on the ILE website soon.  However, for your convenience all items can be paid for on Registration Day and the supplies will be in your child’s classroom beginning the first full day for students on Monday, August 5th.

If you cannot attend either of the Registration Evenings, please contact the office on Thursday, August 1st to find out who your child’s teacher will be and to take care of paper work and fees at this time.

Reminder – Monday, August 5th is the first full day for all students in grades 1-5.  Kindergarten students will receive their Phase-In Days for the week of August 5th-9th at the Registration Evenings.  Beginning Monday, August 12th, all Kindergarten students will report all day, each day.

We are excited to begin a new school year and look forward to seeing you all soon!

Thank you,

Ondie Mitchell


Indian Lake Elementary


Jul 11

Welcome Back… A Message from the Principal

Dear ILE Families and Friends,

We are fast approaching the new school year, and what a year we hope it will be!  Tons of exciting changes are happening in our building, and we are ready to face those changes with optimism and enthusiasm.  One of those is the addition of ILE’s first ever Assistant Principal, Mr. Bob Shults.  Truly I am thrilled to have Mr. Shults come aboard, and several of our teachers have changed grade levels as we had teachers and staff to retire.  We welcome a new Cafeteria Manager and an Assistant Manager. We now have two computer labs through YOUR generosity.  This will help better prepare our students not only as state testing moves online some in the 2014-2015 School Year, but also as our society relies more and more on technology daily.  New student storage is being constructed to help free up more instructional space in our classrooms.

Mr. Creg and our custodial crew have worked tirelessly to make sure our building is ready for the arrival of our students.  The floors are glistening, and we have received so many compliments from people who are in all of the other schools in our county.  Truly we have a dedicated faculty and staff.

PBIS will undergo some changes that will be communicated to you as we begin the year and continue to encourage and celebrate the wonderful behavior choices our students make.  Our students will be immersed in the Common Core curriculum in Math and English/Language Arts, helping our children understand the material presented more thoroughly.  The standards for the Common Core can be found on the State of Tennessee Department of Education website.

For incoming Kindergarten students this year, our Phase-In week will look a bit different, but we believe this will help us better place each child.  (There is a separate section of the website dedicated to this.)

Overall, we just want to welcome you to ILE, a Nationally-Recognized Blue Ribbon School, whether as a returning family or someone new to our family.  Look for those opportunities to be involved and stay in communication with your child’s teacher.  Our teachers and staff are truly some of the most dedicated I have ever seen.  Hours upon hours are spent in the summers, on weekends, and in the evenings preparing for the arrival of our students.  We all want to carry out our vision:

Imagine… Believe…Achieve…Excel

With warmest of regards,

Ondie Mitchell,


Jul 11

Message from Kindergarten Teachers

Welcome to Indian Lake Elementary! We hope your first experience with our school will be a successful one. Our Kindergarten team is looking forward to a great year.

This year the ILE Kindergarten Phase – In Week will be conducted as follows:

                             Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday August 5, 6 and 7: Testing Days

                             Thursday and Friday August 8 and 9: Half of each class will attend a full day

Your Kindergartener will come to school 1 of the 3 Testing Days and either Thursday or Friday. You will be able to pick which Testing Day you would like to come to school on Registration Night.

Wednesday evening, August 7 you will receive a call from your teacher telling you which class your child will be in for the 2013-2014 school year and which ‘Half of the Class Day’ your Kindergartener will attend (both days, 8/8 and 8/9, will be from 8:30-3:30).

Monday August 12 will be the first day the whole class will attend.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

The Kindergarten Teachers