The Friday Flyer

From Boone Meadow Elementary School

From the Eagles' Nest

Dear Boone Meadow Families –

You may know the story of WD-40. More than 60 years ago, three employees of the San Diego-based Rocket Chemical Company were trying to develop a product that would prevent rust, something they could market to the aerospace industry. They tried, and, being methodical, they kept careful records. They labeled their first effort Water Displacement #1, or WD-1.

I’ll bet you have figured out how many times they failed before they were finally successful.

When Angela Duckworth (well-respected psychologist) studied people in various challenging situations, including National Spelling Bee participants, rookie teachers in tough neighborhoods, and West Point cadets, she found one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success. And it wasn't social intelligence. It wasn't good looks, physical health, and it wasn't IQ. It was grit.

Students need to know that adults try and fail and fail and fail — and keep on trying. More than that, they need to experience failure. This is a common struggle for all of us.

Join us as we help your child understand that mistakes are opportunities to learn, which assist us in being real world problem-solvers and change-makers.

Your partner in education,


Fall Beautification Event

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 9am-12pm

5555 South Main Street

Whitestown, IN

We will be planting bulbs, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, tearing down the sandboxes, and prepping the wildflower garden grounds.

Please bring garden gloves, bucket (or plastic bag), small trimmers, weeding tools, and water to stay hydrated!

Rain Date: Sunday, September 18th 2:00-4:00 PM


Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 9am

5555 South Main Street

Whitestown, IN

This year we are going to Race for your Health. Look for your students to come home today with a packet explaining Jog-A-Thon, a pledge form and donation collection envelope, as well as some racing goodies. On September 28th, Boone Meadow Elementary and Preschool students and staff will participate in the annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser (September 30th is the scheduled rain date). Look for more info on Jog-A-Thon in the upcoming weeks.


Please be advised that students are not allowed to bring medications of any kind to school. This is for the safety of all our BME students! Instead, an adult 18 years or older may drop off any meds at school.

If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Amy, at x14104.

Thank you!

Directory Spot is Live

Our student directory is now complete! Many thanks to Eileen Adam and PTO for organizing this helpful resource! To access the directory follow these steps:

-Go to and click on "Login" in the upper right hand corner.

-Enter your email address as your Username, and click on "Reset Password." An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.

-Click on the link in your email to set your password and login.

If you have trouble logging in, please email Eileen Adam at

Please note, because of privacy changes, the students' teachers were not listed in the directory this year. As a parent, you can still elect to share this information. To do so, log in through and click "edit/view details" next to your child's name and grade. (Note: data editing is not available on mobile devices.)

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Lifelines of the Month:

School Safety

Changes to School Visitor Check-Ins at ZCS

As the 16-17 school year begins, please be aware that we will be using a new 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.

**Bullying Video**

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.

Smart 911

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