Boone Meadow Friday Flyer

November 6, 2020

Dear Boone Meadow Families -

I am in awe of how beautiful the weather has been this week, and continue to cherish these warm fall days. No doubt that winter will make its entrance in the somewhat near future, but for now, I'll take it!

The coming week looks to be eventful at the Meadow, so please be sure to tend to the following information:

Spirit Week - To celebrate Boone Meadow being designated as a National Blue Ribbon School, please note the following:

  • Monday - Wear your Zionsville or BME gear...the greener, the better! We are surrounded and supported by a fantastic community. Let's celebrate!
  • Tuesday - Dress up as YOUR FUTURE SELF. We celebrate today looking into our future. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • Wednesday - Veterans' Day & Citizenship Day - Dress in your RED, WHITE, and BLUE!
  • Thursday - 'Kick' Back and Watch Party Wear your CRAZY, COLORFUL, FUN SOCKS and/or SLIPPERs. This day is when Washington, DC is hosting a virtual celebration of National Blue Ribbon Schools. If we can tune-in for a portion of the ceremony, we will!
  • Friday - Blue Ribbon Day - Wear your new Boone Meadow Blue Ribbon T-Shirt. (We will send the new shirt home with your child on either Wednesday or Thursday) Remote learners - If your family reserved a t-shirt for your remote learner , the shirts will be available for pick up on Wednesday & Thursday between 9:30-2:00 & 2:45-3:30 on both days. Park your vehicle and ring the door bell for assistance.

NOTE: We hope to have more celebratory experiences at later dates. Due to mitigation purposes, we are remaining conservative and creative to have a little fun in the coming week. We have a couple of surprises in store as well.

Veterans' Day- In the coming days, we will share a video for you and your family to view in celebration of our Veteran heroes. The video represents the combined efforts of all ZCS schools to recognize and honor Veterans of our community.

Remote Learners Material Pick Up on November 17th - More information to come.

Conferences/EDay Success! - Students and families connected for successful conferences this past week. We had families "ZOOM in" from around the globe that otherwise wouldn't have been able to participate. In addition, with student led conferences, we had several wins when some parents heard their child share a skill (i.e. reading) for the first time. We are grateful for your partnership.

Online Book Fair - This fall's book fair is still live and is available for access through November 16th. See information located below.


Tom Hundley, Principal

Boone Meadow Logo & Blue Ribbon Award...How the two go together

Have you ever wondered what our logo represents? Click the logo or the video below to learn more about what it all means and how it is connected to our Blue Ribbon Award.
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ZEF Bash on Nov. 14th:

Mark your calendar and recruit your team for ZEF Bash 2020 as we host a fun, interactive Virtual Trivia Night on Saturday, November 14th from 7:00-8:30pm. You won’t want to miss this chance to support our schools while engaging in a little friendly competition with your friends and family. Will the ZEF Bash trophy be yours to keep? Learn more and register today:

Arrival and Dismissal Notes:

Within a 10-15 minutes window each morning and each afternoon, we strive to ensure that all 550+ students are transported safely to where they need to be. At dismissal each day, all students remain in their classrooms until called for buses, cars, BAC, walkers, etc.. Behind the scenes is a network of staff and communication that works cohesively to get children where they need to go. Thank you to all families that follow our daily routines and procedures. We would not be able to keep children safe without your cooperation.

Below, you will find some updates regarding arrival and dismissal:

Car Riders:

  • Thank you for keeping our fire lane clear until signaled by staff to pull up. The fire lane must remain clear as much as possible for potential emergency needs and school deliveries.
  • Displaying car/family numbers in an easy to see manner is greatly beneficial. Ball point pen writing on a post it placed on your dash is hard for my old eyes to see, so bold numbers hanging from the rear view mirror or attached to the passenger sun visor assists in moving vehicles efficiently through the line.
  • Please reduce idling when possible. The build up of vehicle emissions is not only harmful for the environment, but also creates unhealthy air quality for staff and students.

Walker/Bikers: This year, we have 30-40 more daily walkers/bikers than years past. Therefore, we will continue to assist with crossing Main Street by having staff present whenever possible. Please note the following items:

Significant weather (walkers/bikers) - When weather is inclement with heavy rain, heavy snow, sleet, etc...walking to school is highly discouraged. The office team will make the decision if staff will be present at the crosswalk.

  • If families decide to walk to school and no crosswalk staff is present, an adult or family member must safely escort students to the front doors. The doors will open at 7:50 for arrival, and families should wait at the front doors with their students until the doors open.
  • Dismissal on inclement weather days: Walkers and bikers will be dismissed after car riders (approximately 2:35). This allows families to use the car line for pick up. Simply display your family number while you are in line and pick up your child(ren) at the front door with staff assistance.

  • In the event of questionable or severe weather, families must utilize the car rider procedures instead of walking/biking. (stormy weather, lightning, sleet, you need to get Toto before going to the Land of Oz...)

  • Please do not bypass the car rider line and request to pick up students from the parking lot, other school sidewalks, etc... Again, we must adhere to all procedures for the safety of students and staff.

Lunch Menu/Cafe Update

GREAT NEWS, the ZCS Elementary Cafeterias are changing up the menu for November!! We will now be on a two week rotation instead of having the same thing every week.

We will start with a brand new hot lunch item on Tuesday…a Pork Tenderloin Sandwich!!

Here is a link to the November 2020 menu online….check it out!

See you at lunch,

Mrs. Pendleton

Boone Meadow PTO Dine for Dollars

The next opportunity to dine to donate will be with City BBQ on "Why Cook Wednesday?", all day, November 18th.

More upcoming events include:

  • Soupremacy, (just in time for those cold winter nights)
  • Noble Romans and
  • Panda Express.

Stay tuned for more information and feel free to reach out to me, if you have any suggestions or if you own a business and you'd like to work with us. Thank you for your support and for helping to make Dine for Dollars a success!

Laura Santos, PTO Member

Upcoming Events & Important Info

November 9-13 - Boone Meadow/Blue Ribbon Spirit Week

November 11 - Veterans' Day

November 18 - City BBQ (all day, Dine for Dollars)

November 25-27- Thanksgiving Break

December 10 - Hannakah begins

December 18 - End of Qtr 2

December 21 - January 1 - Winter Break

January 18 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)

January 19 - No School

February 12 - Chinese New Year

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 15 - Presidents Day - No School

February 17 - Ash Wednesday

March 12 - End of Quarter 3

March 14 - Daylight Savings Time

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 28 - Palm Sunday/Passover

April 2 - April 9 - Spring Break

April 2 - Good Friday

April 4 - Easter

April 13 - Ramadan Starts

April 15 - ZWest Music visit to BME

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 13 - Eid

May 26 - Last day of school

May 27 - Teacher work day

May 31 - Memorial Day

COVID Testing

Some COVID tests are not currently accepted by the Department of Health for return to school/work

  • The only negative result that will allow a child/staff member back into school is a PCR. (Per IN Dept of Health and Boone County Health Department, a negative rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 is not acceptable for a return to school.)
  • Schools can accept any antigen test if it comes back positive---We will treat as a positive case (Through this process, we will inform you of isolation/quarantine protocols as required by the state and county health departments.)
  • If a family/household member has a PCR antigen test that comes back negative and the individual has no symptoms, then no other testing is necessary. Students can return to school.
  • If symptomatic and rapid antigen comes back negative then a follow up PCR test is required due to the high rate of false negatives in the rapid antigen test.

Important NOTE: * If an individual has had a close contact with a positive COVID case, a negative test cannot shorten the quarantine period.

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Community Flyers

Click on the "Community Flyer" image to get information regarding local events and opportunities throughout the Zionsvile and neighboring communities. You can also click on the link below.
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Diversity Coalition

ZCS and the Zionsville Diversity Coalition partnered to create a list of mentor texts that support our elementary adopted literacy curriculum. Books donated will be placed in our elementary classrooms for teachers to use and to offer our students mirrors (seeing themselves), windows (seeing others), and doors (opportunities to learn about differences) because in ZCS, EVERYONE BELONGS!

School Pay

You can utilize School Pay to pay for textbook rentals and to fund lunch accounts. Information about School Pay as well as additional lunch details, such as the monthly menu, can be found on the Food Services website.

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