Eagle Friday News and Notes
August 4, 2017
It's Almost Here!
Dear Eagle Families,
Wow! It is hard to believe that summer break is coming to a close and the 2017-18 school year is upon us. We hope you were able to relax a bit and enjoy time as a family!
It was great to see some of our new Eagle families Wednesday evening and we look forward to seeing them again Monday evening along with everyone else! Please be sure to say hello, especially if we have not had the opportunity to meet yet!
Below are a few points of interest as well as more important information following in the rest of the newsletter.
- You should be receiving an email today with information about your child's teacher.
- Eagle Elementary office hours will be from 7:30-4:00 this year.
- You'll notice some construction has taken place over the summer. This includes a new roof and the addition of a wall in the office to help maintain a safe environment.
Looking forward to a wonderful year!
Mr. Andrew Foreman
School Starts Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Arrival and Dismissal
Kindergarten - 9:00 am until 2:30 pm
Grades 1-4 - 8:00 am until 2:30 pm
*Students are considered tardy if they arrive in their classrooms after 8:00 am.
Students may walk/bike to school, ride in a car, or take the bus. Our ultimate goal is student safety! If we all follow the procedures it really helps us make sure all students arrive to school and back home safely every day.
Bus information: please call Amy Eaton at (317) 873-2852 (ext. 11802). Buses unload at the back of the building with the assistance of our staff.
Walkers - All walkers must cross at the crossing guard. Walkers will be able to enter the building at 7:50 am and go to their classrooms. Students must be accompanied by a parent until the doors open at 7:50 am.
At dismissal walkers from other grade levels will be dismissed from the back door after buses leave and walked across the street at the crossing guard. Please meet your child here to help with our safe dismissal.
Car riders - Cars may enter the loop and wait for an Eagle staff member to indicate when they can enter the building. We ask that parents shut off their car to help with emissions if they are early for pick up or drop off. Students exit and enter cars on the passenger side. Please teach your child(ren) to buckle and and unbuckle so that the driver can also remain in the car safely. Car riders will enter the building between 7:50 and 8:00 am. Car riders will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.
Important Upcoming Dates
August 7 -Meet and Greet Night 5:00-6:30
August 8 - First Day of School for Students!
August 24 - Curriculum Night
- Kindergarten: 5:30-6:00
- 1st: 6:00-6:30
- 2nd: 6:30-7:00
- 3rd: 7:00-7:30
- 4th: 7:30-8:00
Beginning of the Year Event Details
August 7: Meet and Greet Night, 5:00-6:30
Please join us in order to reconnect with classmates and visit classrooms. During this time, your family can drop off supplies, meet teachers, and get your last few questions answered. The event will conclude at 6:30 in order to be well-prepared and well-rested for our first day of school on Tuesday, August 8th.
August 8: First Day of School!
August 24: Eagle Curriculum Night, 5:30-8:00
During this event, each classroom teacher will present a half hour session highlighting the curriculum, events, and expectations for the year ahead. Each grade level has a designated time, indicated in the calendar above. You will also be able to visit informational booths from various district and community organizations.
School Lunch Information
School Times for This Year
School Supply Lists
A Message from PTO
If you’re a parent or caregiver of an Eagle student you’re a part of Eagle’s Parent Teacher Organization! Our first meeting will be Tuesday, August 22, at 1:15 pm at the school. All parents are always welcome to attend.
- During Back to School night Monday enjoy popsicles in the cafeteria starting at 5 p.m. We’ll also have Eagle spirit wear samples in the hallway and information about after school clubs at the PTO table. A spirit wear form can be found on the PTO section of the Eagle Elementary website.
- Kindergarten parents, join us in the cafeteria August 8 for a Boo Hoo (or Yahoo!) breakfast to commiserate (or celebrate) your little one’s first day. Grab a Kleenex and a doughnut from 9 - 9:30 a.m.
Thanks to all of the parents who joined us for the Newcomers Dessert event. It was great to meet so many new families and kids!
If you’d like to stay informed about Eagle events subscribe to text messages by texting @eaglepto to 81010. And like us on Facebook at Eagle Elementary PTO. If you ever have questions please let me know!
State law stipulates that the medical records of children on file at school show the required immunizations have been completed by the 20th day of the school year. That day is September 5, 2017. Information regarding immunizations requirements for 2017-2018 can be found here.
Parents of children whose immunizations are not up-to-date should contact their health care provider or the Boone County Health Department to schedule an appointment for the necessary immunizations. Some pharmacies also carry the necessary vaccines.
If parents object to immunizations, a written objection must be on file in the school office by September 5, 2017. This must be updated yearly. Children who do not have up to date vaccination records by that date will not be allowed to return to school until the proper immunization information is on file. Students who have appointments with their health care provider after Sept. 5th 2017, must present proof of the scheduled appointment in order to remain in school.
Please contact Kendra Scales in the health clinic with any questions or concerns. email@example.com
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.
Field Trip Chaperones
Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
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.
Classroom Guest Speakers
Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
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.
Calling all G.I.R.L.s!
Have you ever wanted to go to camp, go rock climbing, plant your own garden, or even become a scientist for a day? These and many other things are just a few of the fun activities you will be able to complete as a Girl Scout. You will make new friends, sell cookies, and create bonds that can last a lifetime! You can help those in your community and even around the world while having so much fun with your friends! As a Girl Scout, you can “Make the World a Better Place” through kindness, courage, and love. Join the scouts, and become a leader in Zionsville today.
Registration Day: August 16th
Time: 6-7 pm
Place: Eagle Elementary