The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
From the Eagles' Nest:
Dear Boone Meadow Families,
It is inconceivable to me that we now have three weeks of school remaining on the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. Where has the time gone? The Young Author celebrations, the Kindy Sing, our Rube Goldberg projects, Field Day, as well as, our Fourth Grade celebration are a handful of the experiences that fill the calendar over the remaining 15 days of school. We value the time spent reflecting on experiences and learning opportunities with our students, and we hope you are able to join us during some of these upcoming experiences.
In addition, this reflective time of year provides families with a survey to provide input about your child’s learning styles, as well as, provide a safe space for feedback regarding your family’s experiences at Boone Meadow. The Boone Meadow Family Input Survey (sent earlier in the week) provides a safe place to share your hopes and experiences with staff and programming at BME.
Our staff is committed to continuity in relationship with students and families whenever possible. By doing so, we believe we can serve students and families better. In the survey, we shared that as a staff, it is our goal to provide a structure where students will remain with their classroom teacher for more than one year whenever possible in order to deepen our understanding of your child and strengthen the family-school partnership. Therefore, we want you to know that for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, students in current 1st and 3rd grade classrooms will move from first to second grade, and third to fourth grade with their classroom teacher. However, it is also important to note that as enrollment changes or other placement needs must be considered, continued placements are not guaranteed.
We hope you will take advantage of providing insight by completing the survey to share your thoughts on your experiences at Boone Meadow. Please check your inbox from earlier in the week because your voice matters as we strive to embrace continuous improvement through a growth mindset.
Your partner in education,
Tom Hundley, Principal
May 10th - Bike to School Day (permission forms were sent on Thursday) & Celebrate Nurse Amy Day
May 11th - PTO Meeting - (6:00 in BME Cafe)
May 18th - 3rd Grade Field Trip for Z'ville History Tour
May 19th - Field Day & Crazy Hair day
May 24th - Kindy Celebration (10:00-10:30) & 3rd grade Rube Goldberg Project celebration
May 25th - Fourth Grade Celebration (tentative time - 12:30-3:00)
May 26th - Last Day of School
May 29th - Memorial Day
May 30th - Teacher work day
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!
1st Day School Supplies
Infosnap registration emails for the 2017-2018 school year will be sent by the end of next week. If your child will not return to BME in the fall, please let us know as soon as possible. As always, feel free to contact the office with any questions.
Build, Grow, Read Together!
Boone Meadow Elementary is partnering with Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library for a fun-filled summer reading challenge. Start reading when school ends and keep track of your reading on new reading platform called Beanstack! All our reading incentive programs for all ages (Winter Reading, Summer Reading, 1,000 Books Before Kindergaten, etc), book lists, and special activities will be updated on this site. They will be able to sign up anytime and then on June 5th those that want to record online may start. We will continue to have a log so that children can mark their logs. Choose to record your reading: 1) number of books (For Babies- Grade 3 only), 2) number of hours, or 3) number of days (20 minutes or more each day).
Dates: Mon., June 5 - Sat., July 29
Start reading when school gets out
- All readers who have started to record reading by Thursday, June 8th are invited to the Ice Cream Social! 6:30 - 8 PM or Friday June 9th, 10-1 PM!
- Grand-prize winners for Adult, Teen, and Children will each receive a Kindle Fire! See details to learn how to be eligible.
- The first 1,000 readers who have read and RECORDED 3 books, hours or days will receive a Super Punch Balloon!
- Set a goal to achieve "50" books, hours (3,000 minutes), or days and get a chance at the Grand Prize Drawing!
- In August, Zionsville Community Schools’ Literacy Coaches will be having a Popsicle Party for those that reach "50"!
- This program is flexible, fun, and challenging for all reading levels.
- The Prize Zone opens on Monday, June 12th. Earn tokens to spend at each prize level. Trade your token for a book, chance at a weekly drawing or prize in the Prize Zone!
ZIONSVILLE SHOW CHOIRS TO PRESENT ANNUAL “FINALE” May 12 & 13, 2017
Zionsville Community High School’s two show choir ensembles, the Royalaires and Choralaires, will present three performances of “Finale” on May 12 & 13 at the Performing Arts Center. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening, and 2:00 on Saturday afternoon.
The popular, annual event is a compilation of the body of work performed over the course of the academic year, and has sold out for the last two years. The Saturday matinee, which is new this year, will be a shorter, modified program, ideal for young families and others who prefer a shorter show. The evening programs will feature solo and small ensemble performances by members of the show choirs, as well as their award winning competition shows.
Tickets go on sale April 17th. Ticket prices are $17.50 for the evening performances and $12.50 for the abbreviated matinee. Purchase tickets at www.zchoirs.com. Proceeds from the event support the show choirs. Group sales are available for the matinee performance by calling 317-733-4833.
Hiring Guest Teachers!
Zionsville Community School is hiring Guest Teachers! Quality guest teachers are an important asset to our schools and require special attributes to enhance our students’ learning process. The best guest teachers demonstrate the desire to work well with children ages 3-18, relate well to all students, inspire a love of learning and have a good sense of humor. In addition, they must be flexible, dedicated, patient, kind, fair and consistent.
Guest teachers can manage the days of the week they are available to work through an automated system called Aesop. This user-friendly system is accessible online or through a touch-tone phone which allows ZCS teachers to enter absences and guest teachers to select available jobs.
If you meet the above requirements and would like to start the application process.
After your employment application has been submitted, please send an email to our Sub Coordinator at Subcoordinator@zcs.k12.in.us confirming that you would like to be considered for a guest teacher position at Zionsville Community Schools.
Notes from the Clinic
1- Students MAY NOT bring medication to school. If your child needs to take medicine of any kind while at school an adult must bring the medication to Nurse Amy.
2- Please be advised that, starting with the 2017-18 school year, every student will be required to have two hepatitis A vaccines.
If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Amy, at x14104.
Boone County has shifted from NIXLE to SMART911. This is a free service that allows you to receive emergency notifications from the county which may include severe weather warnings and traffic alerts. The program will ask for optional personal information that could be used in the event of an emergency situation in your home. Boone County citizens are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today. To create a safety profile and sign up for updates, go to www.smart911.com
School Visitor Check-Ins at ZCS
Please be aware that we use a visitor management system known as SafeVisitor. SafeVisitor is a 30-45 second check-in process that cross references against all national sex offender registries and prints a visitor badge. Please be prepared to scan a government issued ID (Driver License) when arriving to campus as a visitor or volunteer. The printed badge should be visible at all times while in the building. Thank you!
Please note: Full background checks are still required field trips. Full background checks cost $15.95 and take at least 7-10 days to process. Limited background checks are still required for lunch visits, volunteering in a supervised area, etc.
All volunteers in our district are also required to complete the bullying module, consisting of a short video and a digital signature as proof of watching the video. This video must be watched for either level of volunteer (Full or Limited). Please click here to visit the BRAVO/Volunteers page where all of these items can be completed.