Eagle Friday News and Notes

October 13, 2017

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Have a safe and enjoyable fall break! Enjoy this time with family. We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, October 23.


  • Today was our deadline for turning in Jog-A-Thon pledges. At this point we are still quite a bit short of our goal! If you forgot your envelope today, please feel free to turn it in on the Monday or Tuesday after fall break. To donate via Paypal visit http://eag.zcs.k12.in.us/

Upcoming Events


16-20: Fall Break

23: Red Ribbon Week

24: 7:00 pm PTO Meeting in the Cafe

27: Picture Retake Day; 2nd Grade Dad's Club Breakfast 7:00-7:45


13: Veterans Day Program 9:30

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during October 23rd - October 31st each year. Mrs. Radivan will be visiting 1st – 4th grade classrooms to talk about the importance of making choices to live a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition, daily physical activity along with an emphasis on a “good night’s sleep” will be discussed. Friday, October 27th will be WEAR RED DAY.

School Lunch Information

Eagle PTO

  • Would you like to know what’s happening at Eagle?! Text @eaglepto to 81010 to receive updates on events. Like us on Facebook at Eagle Elementary PTO.

  • Free Clubs: Visit eaglepto.ivolunteer.com to sign up for Braille Club - Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 from October 26th - December 21st. Also available for adults! And Third Grade Book Club registration starts today. Questions - j_tlang@hotmail.com

  • Teacher Treats! Visit eaglepto.ivolunteer.com to bring snacks to teachers on Friday. Look for opportunities under Food/Baking Volunteers.

  • Online Directory: If you didn’t get a link to the school directory, your email may not be on the publicly accessible list. Send an email to Andrea Payne (andreakpayne at sbcglobal.net) to remedy.

  • Evening meeting!! Our next meeting is right after Fall Break - October 24 - at 7pm. Free childcare is offered (provided you stay for the meeting). Learn about the Strong in Every Way initiative and how it can impact elementary students.

  • Way to go Running Club! They finished off their season at Hit the Bricks on Saturday - our very own Jane Porzel and Brayden Worthington won their age groups! Congratulations! We had 17 runners this year plus parents & siblings! As a group our runners ran a total of 473 miles since September 8th!

  • Veterans Day will be celebrated at Eagle on November 13. Watch for information about a special breakfast to honor the veterans of our students’ families.

  • Special thanks to El Toro for their generous donation to Eagle Elementary after the September dining night.

  • Thanks to Elizabeth Selm for supplying teacher treats, to Jenny May for coordinating box top collection, and Kim Noonam, Jenny Garrett, and the Norman and Rottmann families for counting box tops. Thanks to Molly Hanlon and Danielle Tucker for a very successful book fair.

  • Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair! Hopefully everyone had a chance to select a good book for Fall Break.

ZEF Classroom Grants

The Zionsville Education Foundation (ZEF) is excited to announce nearly $30,000 in Fall Classroom Grants! ZEF Board and Grants Committee members delivered the good news to teachers and schools via the ZEF Prize Patrol on Tuesday, October 10th. These grants will impact students at every level in Zionsville. Through the generosity of donors and corporate sponsors, ZEF continues to support innovation and excellence in our schools.

Congratulations to Erin Kay and all elementary STEM teachers for their grant, Save the Seabirds - A STEM Capstone Project for Fourth Grade, which funds a problem based learning unit set in the context of the Gulf Oil Spill for all 4th grade STEM classes. Learn more about Save the Seabirds and the other ZEF Fall Classroom grants by visiting: http://zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2017-Fall-Classroom-Grant-Summary.pdf.

Veteran's Day Program at Eagle

We will commemorate Veteran’s Day at Eagle Elementary on Monday, November 13th . All veterans and their families are invited to a program that will begin at 9:30am. There will be a short welcoming reception hosted by our PTO prior to the program at 9:00am. We would like to recognize the veterans of our students’ families by creating a special video presentation for Veteran’s Day. In order for your veteran to be honored in our video presentation, please email ONE picture of the veteran(s) who you would like to recognize during our program. The veteran does not have to be present to be included in the video clip. Email your veteran’s photo no later than Monday, October 23rd to Kelly Spencer at kspencer@zcs.k12.in.us. Please include the information below in your email. Sorry but late entries will not be accepted.

Student's Name

Teacher's Name

Veteran's Name

Branch of Service

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, check out the link below,


ZEF Barn Bash

Ya’ll Come and Have Some Fun!

The 2017 Barn Bash to benefit the Zionsville Education Foundation is on Saturday, November 11 at Finley Creek Vineyards from 6:30-11:00pm. Join us as we fund upcoming Classroom, Imagine Professional Development, and Student Enrichment grants. These grants fund innovative projects that directly benefit teachers, students, and classrooms. In 2016, ZEF funded over $80,000 in grants!

Finley Creek Vineyards is the newest event space in town and its shabby chic interior is the perfect complement to your favorite casual western wear. Dinner is served at stations throughout the venue with shared seating and entertainment provided by the band Greta Speaks. A silent and live auction provide additional ways to support ZEF’s mission.

Visit www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org to buy your Barn Bash tickets today! Tickets are $75/person before October 27 and $85/person after October 27.

A Note from the Clinic

We have received a few reports of head lice (Pediculosis). Please screen your child and notify us if head lice are detected before returning your child to school. Head Lice (Pediculosis capitis) infestation is common in the United States among children 3 to 12 years of age; approximately 6 to 12 million have infestations each year. While head lice are a nuisance, they are not a health hazard or a sign of uncleanliness, and do not transmit any disease agents.

The most common symptom of head lice is scratching of the head, particularly at night. Head lice are most frequently located on the scalp behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the neck. The eggs cement to the hair shaft close to the scalp. Transmission from one child to another can occur during direct contact or sharing of personal items.

What you are looking for:

  • Head lice are 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch in size (about the size of a sesame seed).
  • Head lice can be light brown to black.
  • They move quickly when touched.
  • Head lice lay lots of eggs (known as nits).
  • Nits are grayish-white in color.

For treatment options please go https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/

Parents have prime responsibility of assisting in the prevention and management of head lice cases through regular checks of their children’s hair and immediate treatment when head lice are detected.

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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.

Transportation Twitter Handle

HELP! My child's bus hasn't arrived home yet . . . what's going on? If this has ever happened to you, you can find out this answer by checking Twitter. Our ZCS transportation department has a Twitter handle and it's an excellent way to receive "on the move" notifications. Please follow @myzcsbus to stay up to date!