The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
Second Annual Talent Show - A Huge Success!
Thank you to our AMAZING PTO for supporting our second annual student-led Talent Show. A special thanks to Liz and Jeremy Keiper, Carla Strawmeyer, and Eileen Adam for their coordination and facilitation of an amazing experience.
If you missed it, a link to the video is included below the photo.
Get Your Tickets While You Can!
Boone Meadow Mixer! There is still time left to get your tickets!
Ticket sales end Friday February 16th at 5pm. Get your tickets while you can, tickets will NOT be available at the door this year.
Also, please don’t forget to turn in your auction items! If anyone still has an item, service, or other donation they would like to make for the auction, please be sure to drop it off at the school by Wednesday February 14th. If you have any question, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for a flyer to be sent home with a list of auction items and details on how to login to our online bidding software.
Kindergarten Registration will go live February 27, 2018
2018-19 Kindergarten Round Up Dates:
Boone Meadow Elementary - Wednesday, March 28
Stonegate Elementary - Tuesday, April 10
Eagle Elementary - Wednesday, April 11
Union Elementary - Thursday, April 12
Pleasant View Elementary - Monday, April 16
If your child is enrolled in ZCS Universal Preschool at the school they will attend Kindergarten, you can expect Round-Up information from your Preschool lead. You do NOT need to sign up for one of the above dates. If your child attends Preschool at Zionsville West Middle School, or a Preschool at a different Zionsville school than their boundary school, you will need to register and sign up for a Round-Up time.
4th grade parents, don't miss this great opportunity!
Coffee Talk with Principal Matt Doublestein
Date: Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Location: Boone Meadow Elementary, Family Room (upstairs across from Library)
Calling all 4th-grade parents of rising 5th graders! Please join us in the Boone Meadow Elementary “Family Room” (located across from Library) on Friday, February 23rd for a casual "coffee talk" with the principal of Zionsville West Middle School, Mr. Matt Doublestein. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Mr. Doublestein in a more casual and intimate setting to discover what middle school will be like for your child. This optional meeting will begin at 8:00 am with a brief introduction. The remainder of the agenda will then be guided by your queries and will last for approximately one hour. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided. Regretfully we cannot provide childcare, however, please do feel to bring your little ones with you if needed. Thank you!
OPTIONAL: Please RSVP for this event by clicking here. This will ensure we have enough seats in our “family room” to accommodate everyone.
Click HERE to sign up for the coffee talk: Coffee Talk
Welcome February with a focus on our lifelines: Kindness and Patience
The equality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
The ability to remain calm when dealing with a difficult or challenging situation, task, or person.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
February 14th (or 9th)- Valentine Day Celebration (see message above)
February 19th - Presidents Day - No School
February 20th - No School for Students (Professional Development Day for Staff)
February 21 - Dr. Lori Desautels at Performing Arts Center (Free Event) - see below
February 23rd - Spirit Day: Neon Day
February 23rd - (1) 4th gr parent "Coffee Talk" with Principal Doublestein (ZWEST) @ Boone Meadow. (2) BME Mixer at Golf Club of Indiana 6:30pm - Sponsored by PTO - See below
February 26th - March 3rd - ISTEP+ Testing window (Part 1) - 3rd/4th grades
March 28th - Kindergarten Round-Up @ BME (More information will be shared in coming weeks)
March 30th - April 6th - Spring Break (No school)
April 16th - May 4th - ISTEP+ Testing window (Part 2) - 3rd/4th grades
PLEASE mark your calendars for May 25th as our make-up day due to the 1/12/18 inclement weather cancellation.
Transitioning to Middle School
4th Grade Families:
Please mark your calendars with the upcoming information.
Thursday, March 15th - 4th to 5th Transition Day. Students will visit ZWEST and tour the school. That evening, ZWEST opens the doors to welcome future students and families. More information to come.
- 9:30a-11:00a: Tour/Music Performance @ ZWMS
- 6:00p-6:50p: Parent Meeting for select families with Special Education staff
- 6:30p-8:00p: 4th/5th Grade Social
- 7:00p-8:00p: 4th Grade Parent Meeting
Thursday, April 12th -
ZWEST music teachers (choir, band, and orchestra) visit Boone Meadow to engage with students. More information to come.
Zionsville Coder DOJO
After a very successful first term that saw more than 100 students participate across 4 programming courses, the Zionsville CoderDojo would like to continue that momentum on 2/25 at Zionsville High School at 2 pm with a recap of the first term and a kickoff of the second term. We will recognize graduates from the first term, provide some snacks, and outline the next set of courses that will be offered in the second term. Parents and students will have an opportunity to register for these courses that will begin in March 2018.
As a refresher, CoderDojo is a global organization devoted to preparing children aged 7 to 17 for all concepts in technology by putting them through FREE coding courses. These courses are taught by volunteers who are technology industry veterans. Though the program is targeted towards ages 7-17, all are welcome. For more information see the main homepage at coderdojo.com.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
Boone Meadow Mixer
If you or your business would like to sponsor this event, or donate an item, service, or fun activity to our silent auction, contact Boone Meadow PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on link below to be a sponsor:
Tickets can be purchased by cash or check to the BME front office (checks made out to BME PTO), by sending PayPal payment to email@example.com or by using the link below:
Boone Meadow Mixer TIckets
Tickets are now $35. Each ticket includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, 2 drink tickets (adult beverages), and unlimited soft drinks.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!
Valentines Day Parties
We look forward to celebrating Valentine's Day with our students at their classroom parties on Friday, February 9th or Tuesday, February 14th (teacher discretion). This is a wonderful opportunity for us to emphasize the Lifeline of friendship with all of our students. Please look for upcoming emails and newsletters from your child's teacher for additional information.
A few important items to note:
- We are incredibly grateful for the volume of support we receive from families and school community at Boone Meadow. Although thankful, some classrooms have become too heavy on numbers for classroom parties to go smoothly. Therefore, the classroom teachers will have a limited number of volunteer slots available for the parties. This information will be conveyed to families in upcoming weeks.
- If you are volunteering for the party, district policy requires you must have a FULL background check on file. If you don't yet have a FULL background check, you will need to apply for that as soon as possible as it takes 7-10 business days to be completed. You can apply for the background check by clicking here.
- In addition, volunteering requires undivided attention in order to assist in a creating a smooth event. Please remember that siblings to students should not attend the party with volunteers. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
- As you are shopping for Valentines to share with classmates, we encourage you to select cards and/or trinkets that are inedible. This could include pencils, erasers, stickers, etc. Providing non-edible Valentines assists us in our pursuit to ensure that all students can have a safe and fun celebration.
All volunteers are pre-arranged through the classroom teacher or their designee. If you are VOLUNTEERING for the Valentine Party, please please follow these directions for pre-registration for Valentine Day Parties:
- Page 1: Select the green “Next Step” button.
- Page 2: Simply enter your name and birthday when prompted. When it asks for "Building" select Boone Meadow Elementary. Select the green “Next Step” button.
- Page 3: When prompted for “Person Visiting” use the student’s name, then type “Valentine Parties” when it asks for your reason for visit.It will then ask for the date of the visit. Please use the date of the actual event. Disregard the “If you’d like to notify anyone portion…” on this page and hit Next Step.
- Page 4: Hit the green “Complete Request” button and you are done!
Please contact Mrs. Kiel at x14995 if you have any questions regarding pre-registration.
Thank you for your cooperation
Winter Weather Reminders:
Hopefully Old Man Winter is preparing to roll out, but meanwhile, please be sure to send your student to school appropriately dressed for the weather. As stated in the handbook:
As the weather turns colder, each child needs a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Snow pants and boots are required when there is snow on the ground.
Students without snow pants and boots (when there is snow on the ground) will only be permitted to play on the cleared blacktop.
All children play outside except on rainy, icy, or very cold days (wind chill below the 10-20 degree range). Inside recess will be held on those exceptional days.
For more information regarding our procedures for school delays and closings please visit our website.
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Parenting in the Digital Age
Parenting is never easy. But today's parents have to grapple with a wired world in a way that no other generation has ever had to before. This ever-evolving digital landscape can be daunting to navigate.
Join ZCS in a 5-part series on Parenting in the Digital Age. This series will take place over the winter months and focus on keeping our students safe and healthy in the digital world while weighing the potential benefits and possible negative effects of social media. All presentations will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Educational Service Center.
For dates and information on the sessions, click here!
Looking for a part time job?
ZCS is in need of expanding the substitue teacher pool. In addition, ZCS Food Service positions are now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!
Check here to see what else is going on in our community.
Strong in Every Way
Click here to learn more about ZCS's human capital campaign!
Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
- Volunteer Coaches
- Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
- Library Helpers
- After Prom Workers
- Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
- Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales
During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS
During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.
- Lunch Guests
- Classroom Guest Speakers
- Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.
*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check.