BME Staff Update

March 11, 2019

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Team Meadow -

We have some busy weeks ahead as we near Spring Break. Please be sure to keep your calendars updated as we have so many moving parts in the coming days.

Staff Meeting - Monday 3/11 - We will begin our staff meeting on the stage in the Digital Planetarium (DigiLab). Kara will meet us on the stage shortly after dismissal (2:40). We will be there for approximately 15 minutes before we change our location to finish the meeting. Note: Please send Kara any programming requests you may have for her to demonstrate or share while we are in the DigiLab.

Informances in Music - This week, Mr. D will be hosting informances for 2nd grade families during their regularly scheduled related arts time. 1st grade informances will be next week (18th - 22nd)

Blood Drive on Tuesday hosted in cafe 2:00-7:00

PTO Meeting on Wednesday @ 6:00 in cafe

4th/5th Transition Day on Thursday 3/14 Fourth grade students and teachers will be visiting ZWMS on Thursday. Family meetings and student social will be held in the evening.

Book Fair Preview begins on Friday. If you haven't already signed up for times to visit the Book Fair, the sign up sheets are located in the office workroom.

Team, let's make it a great week!


Teacher of the Year Nomination

Each spring, we pause to recognize those among us who represent the very best in our profession. Please take a few moments this week to honor a colleague (or more than one, if you so choose) who is worthy of being nominated as Boone Meadow Elementary's Teacher of the Year.

Please click here to nominate a colleague.

IRead and ILEARN info

3rd & 4th grade teachers - please read regarding upcoming state testing and feel free to share with your families through your classroom newsletters and emails.

Parents/Guardians of 3rd & 4th Graders:

Our first state testing is arriving soon! IREAD-3 (3rd graders only) will be testing on Tuesday 3/19 and Wednesday 3/20. State guidelines mandate that all staff and students must not have access to smartphones, smartwatches, tablets during testing times. We must be void of any electronic device that could audio or video record and/or take photos. We highly recommend on these two dates + during future ILEARN testing dates that students do not wear or bring their smartwatches and/or smartphones/tablets.

However, if these items are worn or brought to school, we will ask students to remove these items and place them in a secure location. We will also ensure they are placed in a way that we can identify which electronics belong to which students.

Thank you!

Growth Forum - Monday, 3/18

Simply placing this here as a reminder of the upcoming date/meeting. This information has been shared with families in weekly newsletters and communication from ESC.

Please mark your calendars for this important informational session where Dr. Scott Robison and members of the district’s leadership team will share about community growth, enrollment impact, and facility needs. During the evening, ZCS leaders will listen to input from members of the community during another round of community forum events.

The events are open to anyone with interest in this important community topic. All meetings will be from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, and free childcare is provided for children who are toilet trained and three years-of-age or older. Please click HERE or on the following link to register for the event: (All must pre-register, please.)

Core content will be similar at each location.

  • March 18th - Boone Meadow Elementary School
  • March 20th - Zionsville West Middle School

Click HERE for additional information from the February School Board Update

Calendar Items & Information


1st-15th - DigiLab

11th-14th - 2nd Grade Informances

12th - Blood Drive 2:00-7:00 PM Cafe

13th - Spirit Day - One Color Day; PTO Meeting in Cafe @ 6 PM

16th-18th - ASCD Conference (Chicago) - Team leaves after school on 15th

18th - ZCS Growth Forum w/ Dr. Robison @ 6:30-8:00 PM Cafe

18th-22nd - Book Fair; 1st Grade Informances

20th - Dine for Dollars at Buffalo Wild Wings (all day)

21st - Hoosier Heritage Projects (4th grade); Rube Goldberg Projects (3rd grade); Wellness Night 6:00-7:30 PM

22nd - PTO Boone Meadow Mixer @ Golf Club of Indiana

26th - Kindergarten Round-Up (Pre-registration now open)

29th - April 7 - Spring Break


10th - PTO Mtg

12th - Spirit Day - Twin Day

17th - 3rd grade music performance @ 6:30 PM

23rd - ILEARN testing window opens (3rd/4th gr)

24th - Spirit Day - Who's Your Hero Day; Dine for Dollars @ McAlisters Deli 5-8 PM

Boone Meadow Mixer - Staff Donations

February 12, 2019

Dear Boone Meadow Teachers and Staff,

It’s time again for our annual Boone Meadow Mixer! We are always so grateful for the donations of time and experiences that you provide for our auction, as these are often the most “valuable” items we have for sale! This year, we would again, ask for your generous donations for our Silent Auction event on March 22nd.

In the past staff/teacher donations have varied from “experiences” to “classroom treasures”. Both are great and both are acceptable! We would like to avoid activities that involve the whole class (other than “teacher for the day”) as we would like to keep to a special experience for the individual children. We are asking you to please consider donating (1-2) items to this year’s Silent Auction. We will again be hosting our silent auction on an online bidding tool in order to allow families to still participate even if they may not be able to attend the event.

We appreciate what you do for our children every single day, and we thank you sincerely for your willingness to provide these experiences that our kids will remember forever. Your time is the most valuable thing you could possibly provide to our students.

Once you have decided if you would like to donate something. Please use the enclosed link to submit your donations electronically. If you prefer manually drop off your form in the PTO mailbox, feel free to use the page attached. Please offer as many details as possible. We will print an auction certificate to give to the winning bidder for any “experience” items. Please complete and submit all forms no later than March 4, 2019.

We thank you again for your generosity, and we would LOVE to see you all at the Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana on March 22nd at 6:30! (Please remember that each staff member will receive one free ticket to the event). If you have any questions or want to purchase additional tickets, please reach out to us at



Google form link

Personal Business Leave Requests

For Certified Team Members:

To requests "personal business days," please complete the following process.

  1. Go to the following link, and complete the "personal business request" form.
  2. Once the form is completed, please send a brief email to me (Tom) that includes the date(s) of your request(s).
  3. Enter your upcoming absence in AESOP as soon as possible. (It can always be deleted later should plans change.)

Thanks -

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