The Friday Flyer
Boone Meadow Elementary - February 22, 2019
Friday was SCRABBLE Day at Boone Meadow.
Throughout the day, teachers and students created words with the letters they wore on their shirts.
Intermediate teachers put their "Scrabble tiles" together to show some ZCS spirit worth 11 points
Dress in one solid color - accessories included -
on Tuesday, March 13th for "One Color" Day.
ZCS Community Forum Event @ BME - March 18th 6:30-8:00pm
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 child care will be available, but you must indicate in advance. Please click HERE or on the following link to register for the event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BooneMeadow2019 (All must pre-register, please.)
You might have children in other Zionsville schools, and for that reason, I am including the dates of our feeder schools as well. Core content will be similar at each location.
- February 25th - Zionsville Community High School
- March 18th - Boone Meadow Elementary School
- March 20th - Zionsville West Middle School
Click HERE for additional information from the February School Board Update
Kindergarten Round-Up @ BME is March 26th.
2019-20 Kindergarten Round Up Dates:
Boone Meadow Elementary - Tuesday, March 26
Pleasant View Elementary - Wednesday, March 27
Eagle Elementary - Wednesday, April 10
Union Elementary - Wednesday, April 10
Stonegate Elementary - Thursday, April 11
If your child is enrolled in ZCS Universal Preschool at the school they will attend Kindergarten, you can expect Round-Up information from your Preschool lead teacher. You do NOT need to sign up for one of the above dates. If your child attends Preschool at Zionsville West Middle School, or a preschool at a different Zionsville school than their boundary school, you will need to register and sign up for a Round-Up time.
Note: Kindergarten Registration is anticipated to go live on Tuesday, February 26th.
Attention 4th Grade Parents~ Coffee Talk
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Location: Boone Meadow Elementary, Family Room (upstairs across from library)
Calling all 4th-grade parents of incoming 5th graders! Please join us in the Boone Meadow Elementary Family Room on Friday, March 1st, for a casual "coffee talk" with the principal of Zionsville West Middle School, Mr. Matt Doublestein. There will be more comprehensive and structured opportunities to hear similar information at ZWMS later in March, but this is a chance to meet Mr. Doublestein in a more casual and intimate setting to begin learning what middle school will be like for your child.
This optional meeting will begin at 8:00 am with a brief introduction. The remainder of the agenda will then be guided by your questions and will last for approximately one hour. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided. Regretfully we cannot provide childcare, however, please do feel to bring your little ones with you should you need. Thank you!
OPTIONAL: Please RSVP for this event by clicking here. This will ensure we have enough seats to accommodate everyone.
March is Youth Art Month
Next week, we jump into March. March has been nationally recognized as Youth Art Month. Educators around the country are encouraged to celebrate the creative achievements of their students. Ten years ago, Zionsville's art teachers banded together to promote our student's works all throughout town. Work from Kindergarteners to High School Seniors went up in businesses and public buildings.
I would love to invite you to celebrate our students with us! We will have 3 Art Openings on March 1st from 5-7pm. While work will be on display in many businesses during their hours, these special Art Openings offer students an experience like professional artist exhibition openings. If you plan on working late, or maybe find yourself headed to dinner in Zionsville Friday, come by any of the following locations: Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, Hussey Mayfield Library (both host a huge amount of our K-12 work) and Goodman Jewelers.
Swing by, have a cookie, see some art, and see some students. If you can't make it Friday night, you can always go by any of these locations during regular business hours throughout the month of March.
The BME students below have artwork displayed at the following locations.
Enjoy the art,
BME Art Teacher
Name, Grade, Location
Jannah Gallardo, 4th, Goodman's Jewelers
Amelie Hing Batista, 3rd, Goodman’s Jewelers
Liam Ray, 2nd, Goodman's Jewelers
Amira Jeremiah, 3rd, Zionsville Public Library
Amelia Flynn, 3rd, Zionsville Public Library
Brooks Kampen, 2nd, Zionsville Public Library
Lydia Bowman, 2nd, Zionsville Public Library
Nirdvaita Chandrana, 2nd, Zionsville Public Library
Ella Sproull, 2nd, Zionsville Public Library
Ruby Knight, 1st, Zionsville Public Library
Addy Walker, 4th, Sullivan Munce Gallery
Matthew Suzuki, 3rd, Sullivan Munce Gallery
Lauren Roberts, 3rd, Sullivan Munce Gallery
Cassidy Beres, 2nd, Sullivan Munce Gallery
Ethan Pascarella, 2nd, Sullivan Munce Gallery
Chloe Monahan, 2nd, Sullivan Munce Gallery
Isaac Schonlau, 1st, Sullivan Munce Gallery
Cali Crumpton, K, Sullivan Munce Gallery
Elizabeth Green, 2nd, Salon G
Alice Colvin, 1st, Salon G
Zoey Medley, K, Salon G
Amelia Rasband, 4th, Educational Services Center (ESC) Boardroom
Boone Meadow Mixer, March 22nd @ Golf Club of Indiana
**SAVE THE DATE & BOOK YOUR SITTERS!**
You don't want to miss this PTO sponsored evening
Join your BME Community for a fun-filled, adults-only evening while getting to know other BME parents and staff!
The evening will feature dinner, beverages, live music and our mobile Silent Auction.
You'll have the opportunity to bid on a plethora of items and experiences! Come dressed up or dressed down, but don't miss out on this great evening!
Let's make this our biggest event yet!
*EARLY BIRD PRICING! Purchase by 3/1/19!**
3 Different Ticket Pricing Options:
- $30 a person/$55 a couple: Buffet Meal & Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- $40 a person/$75 a couple: Buffet Meal & 2 Drink Tickets
- $65 a person/$125 a couple: Buffet Meal & Unlimited Drinks
Prices will go up $10/ticket after early bird ends! Please reach out with questions.
Buddy Up Fun Night
It’s time for the 12th annual ZCHS Best Buddies Buddy Up Fun Night. The Best Buddies Club encourages friendship between general and special education students. In the past, individuals with intellectual disabilities have not had the opportunity to have friends outside their own classroom. ZCHS recognizes the importance of INCLUSION. Open to all 1st-4th grade elementary students without intellectual disabilities and 5th-8th grade students with an intellectual disability. This fee covers pizza, beverages, snacks, lifeguards, pool rental, and t-shirt (if registered by 3/5). All proceeds from Buddy Up Fun Night go to the ZCHS Best Buddies Club.
Link to register - http://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/buddy-up-fun-night.cfm
BME Blood Drive - Save a Life!
To schedule your appointment, visit www.donorpoint.org and use Sponsor Code B860.
Thank you for considering.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
28th - Dine for Dollars @ Flamme Burger 4-8 PM
1st - Coffee Talk with Matt Doublestein (Principal at ZWMS) for parents of 4th gr students 8- 9 AM
1st-15th - DigiLab
2nd - BME Blast 11:00-2:00 PM
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
18th - ZCS Growth Forum w/ Dr. Robison @ 6:30-8:00 PM Cafe
18th-22nd - Book Fair and 1st Grade Informances
20th - Dine for Dollars at Buffalo Wild Wings (all day)
21st - Wellness Night 6:00-7:30 PM
22nd - PTO Boone Meadow Mixer
26th - Kindergarten Round-Up (Pre-registration info available on 2/26)
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
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 Beth Kiel in the front office if you have any questions!
Attention all parents/guardians! Have you ever thought about getting paid for the time you spend at our school? Becoming a substitute teacher would do just that for you! Think of it as a paid volunteer position. You still get the opportunity to control your schedule and locations you work but have the added benefit of a little extra pocket money! If you are interested in this opportunity you may apply directly on the ZCS website or simply click here! You may also contact the subcoordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
Last Day of School is now May 28, 2019
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.
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
- 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.
- 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.