408 W 10th Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-2561
Fax: 219-362-1428

Principal: Mrs. Pamela Upp
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Print this articleFrom the desk of the principal . . .
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Happy New Year!!  In addition to welcoming in the new year, we have also welcomed the 2nd semester.  We are over halfway through the school year.  The second half of the year is always a busy one as students participate in state-wide testing (ISTEP+, IREAD3) and are busy learning skills that will prepare them for the next year.  We also have some very exciting and fun activities planned in the second half of the year. Please see important dates listed below and follow the newsletter to join in some Handley fun!

**Please keep the following dates in mind if planning doctor appointments or trips.  It is crucial that students are present for state testing. THANK YOU!

**Feb. 27-March 10:  ISTEP+ applied skills - grades 3-5

**March 13-17:  IREAD for 3rd graders only

January 3          Classes resume                                                

January 6          Report cards sent home                                   

January 13        Handley Spelling Bee grades 3-5 9:00 a.m.

January 16        No School (snow make-up) – MLK Day    

February 3        Mid-terms sent home (below a C grade)

February 10      No school - snow make-up

February 13      No school - snow make-up

Februrary 15     LP County District Spelling Bee @ New Prairie 5:30

February 23       Mardi Gras Masquerade 6:00-7:00

February 27-March 10   ISTEP+ Part 1 Grades 3-5                                           

Mrs. Upp

Print this articleREADERS ARE LEADERS!
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A special shout out to the TOP 10 students with the most words read for AR during the 2nd grading period.  WAY TO GO!!  Remember. . . the more you read, the better you read.  I have also listed the top 3 readers from the beginning of the year.  We are looking for students to reach the MILLIONAIRE'S CLUB.  This means that they have read ONE MILLION WORDS!!!!



Top 10 for 2nd grading period                                                  Top 3 since the beginning of the year

1)      Daniel Burgess     462,975                                                    1)     Logan Marshall     742,717

2)      Remie Joseph      380,955                                                     2)     Daniel Burgess     560,907

3)      Logan Marshall      316,122                                                    3)     Remie Joseph       547,016

4)      Issabella Masterson  275,399

5)      Connor Rahn         271,148

6)      Landon Corbett      267,705

7)      Tristyn Schroeder   266,951

8)      Erica Atwater          214,172

10)     Ava Biernacki        208,499

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The Handley School newsletter is sent out the first Friday of each month.  You may use the link below to see the most current newsletter.  This is a great way for parents, students, and staff to stay connected. 

Monthly School newsletter

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The link below will allow you to access the Handley School Calendar.  This includes upcoming school events and other important dates.  Please note that these dates may change.  Look for notes to be sent home and check Facebook (HANDLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) for date changes and important events.  Please call the school with any questions - 362-2561.

Handley School Calendar

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Handley School offers a preschool program that is hosted at LaPorte High School.  There is a 3 and 4 year old class (must be 3 by Aug. 1, 2016) and a Pre-K class (must be 4 by Aug. 1, 2016).    Please see the attached flyer for more information.  You may call the preschool program at (219) 324-3287 for more information and/or to register your child.

Handley Preschool flyer

Print this articleSAFETY FIRST!

Attached is a letter to all parents explaining LPCSC's new RAPTOR system.  Please note that this system was implemented in early September.  This is one more way that LPCSC is working to keep our schools safe.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 362-2561.   

Pamela Upp - Principal

Raptor system explanation

Print this articleAnti-Harassment Policy

Please see the attached document to learn more about the LaPorte Community School Corporation Anti-Harassment Policy.  

LPCSC Anti-Harassment Policy

Print this articlePick-up procedures

Safety is a top priority at Handley School.  For that reason, we have clear and specific pick-up procedures for students.  Please see the attached letter for more information.  Thank you for working together to keep our children safe.

Pick-up procedures


Please click on the link below to be directed to "Online Forms and Documents."  This site includes the Elementary Enrollment Form and the Student Health Record and Examination Form.  This information can also be accessed directly from the LaPorte Community School website under "Parent Resources" on the left hand side.

Online Forms and Documents

Print this articleTake a VIRTUAL tour of Handley's library!!
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Click on the link below to access steps that will allow you to take a virtual visit to Handley's library.  This is a great way to check the availability of books in the library as well as access other valuable information. 

Steps to access the Handley Library on-line

Print this articleSUPPLY LIST
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Attached is the 2016-17 Supply List by grade level. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Upp or Mrs. Ford at the school.  362-2561

2016-17 Supply List by grade

Print this articleCLASSROOM SNACKS
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The Wellness Committee met on April 27, 2011, and formulated a policy addressing treats for classroom celebrations. The policy states:

“For the safety of all children, all treats furnished for students, including birthday treats, must be commercially purchased. These treats should be kept simple and in a form that is easy to pass out to students in the class.”


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