Boone Meadow Friday Flyer

February 11, 2022

Dear Boone Meadow Families

It's been a great week at Boone Meadow! one item to celebrate is that Mr. Stephens received word from NBC that they would share his social media post on the "NBC Olympics" Facebook and Twitter feeds. You can find it on our PTO Facebook page as well!

Global School Play Day - (2/18) This next Friday is our Global Play Day at Boone Meadow! Since the date to participate simultaneously with others from around the world has already occurred, we encourage children and families to consider bringing games with a global perspective. Although not required, we thought it might be a nice "play on words" to think of games children play elsewhere.

National School Counselor's Week: (Feb 7-11) It was a wonderful week to shower Mrs. Sloan with our gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful things she does each and every day for the big and little people in the Boone Meadow community.

Best Buddies Fun Night - Mark it on your calendar. Buddy UP Fun Night is a fun-filled evening of activities designed for students in grades 1-4. This annual event is held at Zionsville Community High School on Saturday, March 12th. See information below and/or register HERE.

Yearbooks Are Now On Sale thru February 28th - It's time to order your child's 2021-22 Yearbook! Follow the link below to place your order online. Your child will also be bringing home a paper form for cash/check payments by the end of the month.

Dine for Dollars & "Why Cook" Wednesdays -

  • Papa John's Pizza on February 16. Up to 25% of the orders will be donated back to BME PTO. (*Must use promo code ISB005) Look for flyers to come home.

Have a wonderful weekend, and stay warm!


Tom Hundley

BME Mixer 2022

BME Families, the Mixer is is BACK!

Join us for a FUN, adults-only social evening to support Boone Meadow. Come out and meet fellow parents, teachers, staff, and supporters of our awesome school, and help us raise money for a great cause…our school!

The evening will feature an online and mobile silent auction, as well as a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages, photo booth - and NEW this year, a VIP Viewing area for NCAA Tournament Games! This year is all about BASKETBALL! Dress up, or dress down.

Just come have a great time and get to know our community! If you are unable to join us for this event, you can still participate in our silent auction from the comfort of your home ONLINE!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Early Bird Tickets are available until February 28th!

Click here to purchase tickets!

Grade Level Silent Auction Donations (baskets)

We are asking for TWO parent/family volunteers from each grade level to create a “basket” for the 2022 Silent Auction.

We would like these (TWO) point people from each grade to work together and determine how they would like to manage the creation of the basket similar to Adopt Team Meadow.

Please sign up here to help coordinate your grade!

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Global School Play Day is now 2-18-22

On Friday, February 18, 2022, Boone Meadow will once again participate in Global School Play Day. This day will provide us the opportunity to:

  • observe and interact with students as they engage in authentic social exchanges,
  • use this time to witness how your children navigate peer relationships,
  • expand our understanding of your child as a person that has academic, social, and emotional aspects of their well-being,
  • witness how they interact, show empathy, assist one another, problem-solve, and create
  • glean more insight and information in order to provide more feedback to you (parents/guardians) that we are often unable to provide from our typical school day programming.

Simply put, Global School Play Day started in 2015 with the intent to set aside one day (or portion of the day) for students to engage in unstructured play. It is an opportunity to introduce and inspire us to consider the necessary benefits of play.

Play has significant psychological and cognitive impact on children.

Positively, play...

  • develops physical fitness,
  • refines physical (gross motor and fine motor) skills,
  • provides practice for social and emotion development (requires cooperation, problem-solving, work in close proximity, requires emotional regulation, etc...)
  • at times requires high levels of strategic thinking,
  • and assists in developing skills to navigate risk and fear.

In other words, play can be considered the "work" of children.

COVID-19: Reporting Positive Cases

Dear Families –

Please report ANY POSITIVE CASES by way of the ZCS CoVID Reporting Form, linked below, instead of emailing school personnel (teachers, nurses or office team) each day. The district will ensure that the school receives this vital information in a timely manner.

Our administrative and nursing teams are still here to answer any of your questions and to provide support as needed. However, please use the form for all reporting of positive cases from here moving forward. We sincerely thank you for your assistance!

Click here to access the REPORTING FORM or click the image: ZCS CoVID Reporting Form

In addition, ZCS CoVID protocols can also be found at

Changes to the 1:1 Computer Program at the Middle Schools - Fall of 2022

During the November 8 board meeting, ZCS school board members approved an updated 1:1 technology plan. Beginning in the fall next year (2022-2023 school year), Zionsville Middle School (ZMS) and Zionsville West Middle School (ZWMS) will be using a staggered approach to transition into a 1:1 rental program that will eliminate the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). *These changes will only affect the current 4th grade class (class of 2030), students who are incoming 5th graders next year at ZMS and ZWMS.*

How it works.

Current 4th grade students (Class of 2030) will be required to rent a Lenovo 11e from ZCS for the start of their 5th grade year in 2022. Students in grades 6-8 will maintain their BYOD status for the 2022 school year so as not to interfere with already purchased devices. All current middle school students who started with BYOD will have the option to maintain BYOD status throughout their middle school years. The chart below shows the staggered approach over the next four years as we transition out of BYOD and into this new rental program.

For more details about this change, including financing, please visit the following


If you have questions, reach out to Dan Layton at

Upcoming Dates:

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 16 - Papa Johns Dine for Dollars

February 18 - Our "Global" School Play Day

February 21-25 - Presidents' Day & February Break (no school)

March 7-18 - IREAD3 testing window

March 13 - Daylight Savings Time starts

March 14- March 31 - NWEA testing window

March 15 - End of Quarter 3

March 24 - Student Progress Reports posted in PowerSchool

April 1-8 - Spring Break (no school)

May 25 - Last day of school

May 26- June 3 - Make up days (if needed)

May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)

Cold Weather Guidelines for Outdoors -

We attempt to get outside to breathe fresh air as much as possible. Please see the paragraph below taken from page 19 of our ZCS Elementary Handbook:

“Each child is expected to be suitably dressed for play outdoors. As the weather turns colder, each child needs a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Snow pants, waterproof boots, warm gloves/mittens are required to be able to play in the snow. All children play outside except on rainy, icy, or very cold days (wind chill below the 10-20 degree range). Inside recess will be held on those exceptional days. A child who is well enough to come to school is well enough to go outside and play. Exceptions will be made if parent/guardians send in a note from the doctor stating that the child needs to stay inside."

The School Directory App Is Updated

Our Student directory is now updated! Many thanks to the PTO for organizing this helpful resource! If you have never used our student directory, just follow these easy steps:

  • Go to or download the “Directory Spot” app on a smart phone. Click “Login”.
  • 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 the email to set your password and to log in.

If you have trouble logging in, please contact PTO volunteer Eileen Adam at

Also note that if your information has changed, you can update it by logging in on a computer (not available through the app).

Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks

At this time, due to CoVID 19 restraints, we are "pausing" on volunteers and visitors. When volunteers are needed and approved, appropriate staff members will reach out to you in effort to welcome your support and assistance.

If you plan to volunteer of visit in the future, please note the following information.


We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building typically 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.


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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