The Friday Flyer

From Boone Meadow Elementary School

Dear BME Families,

While I am certain that words will fail to adequately capture my gratitude, I will give it my best effort. Thank you so very much for the thoughtful and generous gift basket that was delivered to school this week. It was a wonderful surprise that certainly brightened my day! Have no doubt that my favorite snacks, sweets, and caffeine are keeping me fueled. Many thanks!


While I'm not sure how it is possible, with each passing day I continue to be struck by the warmth and support of this community. It is most certainly an honor and a blessing to be serving such beautiful families. I send you my greatest and sincerest appreciation.


Humbled,

Lauren



Dear Families -


Like Lauren, I am humbled by the overflowing generosity you bestow on us at Boone Meadow. Repeatedly, your encouraging words of affirmation and gifts of kindness remind us of our blessings in being part of this community.


We are thankful for the opportunity to serve you. I know of no other place I'd rather be.


Sincerely,

Tom

Veterans Day Celebration - 11/10/17

SAVE THE DATE!

The Boone Meadow students and staff look forward to celebrating our American heroes from 1:00-2:00 on FRIDAY, November 10th*, 2017


  • From 1:00-1:25, our honored Veterans have the option to be escorted to our café for light treats and drinks. We hope you will be able to join us!
  • If you choose to attend the celebration and presentation from students, our program will begin promptly at 1:30 in our gymnasium.


*Please note: Boone Meadow’s Veterans Day program will be the day before the actual calendar date of Veterans Day (November 11th).

Visitor Check-In System for Veterans Day Celebration

On the date of our program, we expect to have a high volume of visitors. To keep our students safe but also manage our visitor check-in system promptly, please make note of the following items:

#1 - Signing in is necessary at front desk if you plan to attend our program.

#2 - Click here to do a pre-registration check-in. It's quick and easy!

  • Page 1: Select the green “Next Step” button.
  • Page 2: Enter your name & 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 “Veterans Day” 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, November 10, 2017.
  • Disregard the “If you’d like to notify anyone portion…” on this page and hit Next

Tackle Hunger Food Drive - Nov. 6th-10th

Help us feed local, Boone County families in need this winter by sending non-perishable food items with your child next week. All donations will be received by the Zionsville Food Pantry.

Fall Back

Don't forget to change your clocks back an hour this Saturday night!

Upcoming Events & Important Info

November 6th-10th - Food Drive

November 9th - PTO Meeting

November 10th - Veterans Day Program (see details above)

November 13th - School board meeting

November 22nd-24th - Thanksgiving break

November 29th - STEM Night 6:00-7:30

December 14th - Boone Meadow Voices concert in the BME cafe at 7:00 PM

December 25th-January 5th - School closed for winter break

Family STEM Night

Mark your calendars. This year’s Family STEM Night, “Inquiring Minds Want to Know”, will take place on Wednesday, November 29th from 6:00—7:30. Family STEM Night is an annual Boone Meadow event for the whole school community. At this year’s event we will celebrate inquiry and the art of asking questions. We will have a variety of stations set up throughout the building to engage and inspire your family to ask questions and seek the answers to those questions together. We will release more specifics as the date draws near. You won’t want to miss it!

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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 Maribeth Cunningham in the front office if you have any questions!


mcunningham@zcs.k12.in.us

(317) 735-5445

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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, click here!

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.

Looking for a part time job?

ZCS is in need of expanding the substitue teacher pool. In addition, ZCS Food Service positions are now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS

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.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS

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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