The Friday Flyer

Boone Meadow Elementary

STEM Night Success

This past Wednesday evening, we had a few hundred students and parents fill the schoolhouse with creativity and fun! Students brought several homemade games for our arcade, which made for a very entertaining experience for all. Families also had the opportunity to participate in the Cardboard Challenge, play games, and engage in numerous other activities. Some photos which show items from our "arcade" are displayed below.

We are thankful to Mrs. Benson and the BME staff for facilitating such a powerful experience. Most importantly, we are grateful for the creativity of our students that shared their projects and experiences with us.

Thank you PTO!


On this cold winter day, we were treated with soup, salad, breadsticks, cookies, and iced tea. Thank you for being so generous! We are truly grateful for you.

Preschool MLK Projects

Welcome Music Student Teacher, Allison Barker

Boone Meadow Families,

Hello! I’m so excited to be student teaching in the music room here at Boone Meadow. I am currently completing my senior at Indiana State University, majoring in music education with a concentration in voice. Mr. Doublestein, the staff and the students have already made me feel so welcomed here, and I’ll be very sad to leave once my eight week placement is over in early March!

Working with kids, I get asked so many questions about myself each day, so here are some you might have yourself!

Q. “Where are you from?”

A: I grew up in Danville. Many people don’t know where that is unless they mention it’s the home to the one and only Mayberry Café, which I worked at for five years!
Q: “What do you do for fun?”

A: I am such a book worm! You can almost always catch me with a Stephen King book in my bag! I also really enjoy exercising, spending time with my family, and I also love singing and performing in theatre! I currently work at the Biz Academy of Music and Theatre in Avon, where I teach private voice lessons.

Q: “What is your favorite thing you’ve done?”

A: This past summer, I traveled to Budapest, Hungary to study music education for two weeks! It was an incredible experience, and I love being able to share the knowledge I gained from it to all of my students.

I’m so happy to be welcomed into such a supportive community and school! It’s been such a wonderful time already sharing my love of music to these bright young minds!

“If music be the food of love, play on!”

-Allison Barker

Valentine's Day Information

We look forward to celebrating Valentine's Day with our students at their classroom parties on Thursday, February 14th. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to emphasize the Lifelines of friendship and kindness with all of our students.

As you are preparing Valentine cards to share with classmates, please prepare cards void of candy. Due to many students with food sensitivities and allergies, we will be unable to distribute candy. We appreciate your cooperation as our main goal is to keep everyone safe.

If you elect to purchase cards that have contain something extra attached to them, please ensure they are inedible. This could include pencils, erasers, stickers, etc. Thank you for ensuring that all students can have a safe and fun celebration.

Pre-registration of volunteers is needed. Please find the link below to do so.

All visitors and volunteers are required to have a background check, and need to pre-register. Please follow these directions for pre-registration:

First, go to

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!

Contact Mrs. Kiel at x14995 if you have any questions regarding pre-registration.

Lost and Found

A big thank you goes to Nurse Amy for organizing our Lost and Found. We still have alot of unclaimed items. If your child is missing a coat, hat, gloves, sweatshirt, pants, etc, please have them stop by the Lost and Found to look through the surplus of items.

Upcoming Events & Important Info


7th - Yearbook Candid Photo's

13th - PTO Meeting 6:00pm

14th - Valentine's Day Parties

18th - President's Day (No School)

19th -Teacher Professional Development Day (No School)

21st - 1st Grade Field Trip to NIFS

22nd-24th - 1st Grade (and some 2nd graders) OLSAT testing


18th-22nd Book Fair

21st - Wellness Night 6:00-7:30pm

22nd - PTO Boone Meadow Mixer

26th - Kindergarten Round-Up (Pre-registration info will be available in mid-February)

29th - April 7 - Spring Break

Texts from SchoolMessenger

From time to time Boone Meadow uses SchoolMessenger to send a text to all of the families. If you haven't been receiving texts from us, you may need to opt-in by sending YES to the SchoolMessenger short code of 68453. Contact Beth Kiel in the front office if you have any questions!

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Last Day of School is now May 28, 2019

Since we incurred our school closing on Thursday, November 15th, the last student day is now, Tuesday, May 28th.

Textbook Rental Fees

Elementary fee payments for the 2018-19 school year were due in September.

Didn’t receive your statement? Good news, as textbook rental fee statements can now be viewed in PowerSchool!

  • Simply log in to your PowerSchool parent account or your student’s PowerSchool account, and click on the BALANCE tab on the left side of the screen. You will see your student’s itemized statement, payments made, and current account balance.
  • NEW – for a flat fee of $3.80 per transaction, save time and the hassle of writing/mailing a check and make your payment online via SchoolPay.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Textbook Rental, please visit

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Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks


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.

Examples include:

  • Field Trip Chaperones
  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
  • Tutors
  • 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.


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.

Examples Include:

  • 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.

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