Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
May 14, 2021
Dear Boone Meadow Families
What a beautiful afternoon!
Please be sure to check out the updates below...
Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year: Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now available! Simply login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, select the student and complete registration. Registration information is vital to our ability to maintain records for safety purposes and in accordance with state and local agencies.
Please complete this registration by Tuesday, June 1, 2021. If your child will not be returning to Zionsville Community Schools for the coming school year, please contact the administrative assistant at his/her current school.
For other Registration Questions: Contact Zionsville Community Schools at 317-873-2858.
***If you know your family will be moving and/or your children will not be attending Boone Meadow next year, please contact Mrs. Beth Kiel in the office at email@example.com
Summer Garden Team Needed: You don't have to have a green thumb to help with our summer garden program. It's a pretty simple way to keep your kids engaged and serve at the same time. See more information below, and thank you for considering.
Returning Books (BME LIbrary) - All library books should be returned by this coming Monday, May 17th. Thank you for checking those bookshelves, backpack, and boxes at home.
Supply Lists for 2021-2022 SY - We have finalized supplies for the upcoming school year and pre-ordering is available. The links to the 1st Day Supplies is located below.
Family Input Survey - We have a few days remaining before we close the Family Input Survey, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and reflections. We carefully read and consider each response submitted and use the information to reflect on how to best support your child and family. The family input survey will remain open for completion through Monday, May 17th.
Have a great weekend!
In this together,
Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now available! (all students)
PowerSchool Registration emails went out on Wednesday, May 12th. Please follow the instructions below to ensure your child is registered and placed on a class list for 2021-2022 school year.
It is BME’s goal to have all registrations completed on or before the last day of school Wednesday, May 26th. Will you please help us in achieving that goal?
Visit https://ps.zcs.k12.in.us/public/ and login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account.
1. Select the student you wish to register in the blue bar along the top
2. Select the Registration 2021-2022 Icon on the left side navigation
3. Agree to the terms and conditions
4. If you have used InfoSnap or PowerSchool Enrollment in the past, then click Sign In, and follow the prompts to link that account to your PS Parent account. You will only have to do this once
5. If you have never used InfoSnap or PowerSchool Enrollment in the past, then click Begin Forms
I don't have a login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Please look for past emails sent from firstname.lastname@example.org which provide instructions for creating your parent portal account or click here for the directions. In the form to create an account during the setup use 400012345 as the Access Account and Sandy as the Access Password.
I can’t remember my login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you aren’t able to retrieve your login credentials using the “Having trouble signing in?” link on the Sign In page, please contact your school directly for assistance logging in to the Parent Portal.
Do I have to answer all the questions?
No, but some questions are marked "Required" and must be answered before you can submit your form.
What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change prior to submitting the form, you can either navigate back to the page using the “Previous” and “Next” buttons or if you are on the Review page select the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form you will need to contact your student’s school so they can make the changes for you.
I’ve completed the form, now what?
Once you have finished entering your information select “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot select this button you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.
What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes you will need to provide information that is specific to each child. We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another. This will allow you to import selected family information, which saves you time. After you complete the first registration, return to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and select the next student in the blue bar and hit Registration.
Help! I’m having technical difficulties.
For technical support, visit our PowerSchool Community help center or click “Help” from any form page. Or contact the PowerSchool Family Helpdesk at 866-752-6850.
For other Registration Questions: Contact Zionsville Community Schools at 317-873-2858 or email at email@example.com.
Boone Meadow Summer Garden Team
Our garden is growing!
Students have begun to work on our fruit and vegetable garden during their STEM classes. We cleaned up, prepared the soil, planted seeds, and currently have radishes, peas, lettuce, and tomatoes on the way! We have big plans for our next steps and food we’d like to harvest in fall. It is always fun to work and learn with students in the garden, but we need help to make it a reality.
Our summer garden coordinator is eager to line up volunteers to help with garden maintenance over the summer. There are opportunities for weekly, bi-weekly, and occasional helpers. Please fill out our INTEREST SURVEY and contact Mrs. Benson if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Input Survey - Closes on Monday, May 17th
The IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Health, is gathering information from parents regarding attitudes and COVID-19 vaccine intentions for school age children. The survey is anonymous and will gather valuable information that will assist in planning efforts for the upcoming school year. Superintendents and/or principals were encouraged to share the survey link with the parents and caregivers of students.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
May 17- Fourth grade visit to ZWEST; Temple Grandin program (virtual for students)
May 24- 4th grade celebration
May 26 - Last day of school; Dine for Dollars w/ Kona Ice in Eagles Nest & Clark Meadows (3:00-5:00)
May 27 - Teacher work day
May 27th - June 11th - Summer office hours (open to public) 8:00-2:00
May 31 - Memorial Day
June 14th - July 16th - Office closed to public. Contact ESC with direct questions or registration inquiries.
June 14th & 15th - Kindergarten Safety Town @ BME (Pre-registration required via Eagle Rec)
July 19th - July 23rd - Office opens to public 8:00-2:00
July 26th -Office open to public with regular office hours 7:30-3:30
July 29th - Incoming Kindergarten "Meet and Greet" event (5:00-6:30) - Kindy only event
July 30th - Meet and Greet for preschool, & 1st-4th grades (more info to come)
August 3rd (Tuesday) First day of school for all students (full day)
Pre-Order Your 2021-2022 School Supplies
The supply lists/links are now live if you choose to order from 1st Day School Supplies/PTO. These can be purchased until June 15th at https://1stday.sale/1177525
Families may use this service for convenience as the kits will be delivered to the school/child's classroom. Our PTO makes no profit off of the supply kits.
Cost breakdown by grade level for the ’21-’22 school year kits for BME are listed below.
Kindergarten - $38.99
1st - $29.99
2nd - $37.99
3rd - $33.99
4th - $37.99
If you have not paid your curricular material fees (textbook rental and consumables) please do so no later than May 25, 2021 to avoid having your account be sent to collections.
Log into your PowerSchool account and click on the Balance tab to view your fee statement or refer to your monthly reminder notice for the balance due.
Medication Pick up in the Clinic
The final date for medication pick up in the clinic will be May 26. Please make arrangements with Nurse Amy for pick up by emailing or calling. Medication not picked up by the 26th will be discarded/destroyed.
873-2226 ext: 14104
Spread the word...Kindergarten registration (and all new student registration) for the 21-22 school year is now live. Early registration is an important component to our planning process, so the sooner families register, the better prepared we can be to welcome the class of 2034.
You can access the registration by clicking the link below, or accessing from our websites.
Kindy registration link: https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/registration_information
- Go to the ZCS main webpage >> Parents >> Registration
- or on our BME website, you can click on Kindergarten Registration under “News” at the bottom of the page.
Please remember that students have to be 5 on or before August 1st.
Students in grades 3 and 4 concluded ILEARN testing this week. We expect final scores and Individual Student Reports in July and will share those with you at that time. Indiana Code 20-32-5.1-12(d) allows parents an opportunity to request a review for specific open-ended item(s). Click here for more details.
Advanced Curriculum- Spring Identification
The Indiana Department of Education requires school districts to identify gifted students and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction. In ZCS, we reconsider ability and achievement data of all students each spring to identify any who may need further consideration for advanced differentiation in curriculum and instruction the following school year. While the official designation is a state-required label for students, our school district is committed to continuous progress for all students, regardless of designation. Our team of teachers, licensed in gifted education (representing each elementary building and central office), will look at all data to make sure that we understand the needs of each student.
Our school district is committed to continuous progress for all students, regardless of designation. Accelerated content is common in our classrooms as are heightened expectations, instructional levels and high-achieving peers. Instructional methods regularly group and regroup students with differentiated materials and goals. Whether or not a child is identified as needing advanced curriculum, our teachers are committed to regular assessment of skills and knowledge and matching experiences to challenge each child and help him or her make maximum academic growth. We are proud to be a high-performing school district with high expectations for all students.
For students currently in grades K-3:
Programming at the elementary level is based on student need for acceleration and enrichment within a cluster group in a general education classroom and not on labels. All student data is reviewed each year to look for several indicators that a child needs advanced instruction in order to grow academically. Our identification team looks at achievement, ability and teacher observational data. Since these vary from year to year with young students, we re-look at every student each spring. Parents will be notified by June 1 if their child has been recommended for differentiation. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents/guardians may appeal the decision. Parents/guardians can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on the Academics tab of our website under “Advanced Curriculum”: https://4.files.edl.io/039c/01/28/20/182123-3d4a9f45-de63-4549-95a9-0341f67290eb.pdf
Note: If your child has been identified in a previous grade level this will continue to the next school year unless otherwise notified.
For students currently in grades 4-7:
At this level students are more formally identified for high ability classes. All students are considered for high ability each year. Our identification team considers either achievement (NWEA) or ability (OLSAT/CoGAT) when making decisions. Parents will be notified on June 1 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction or curriculum. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents may appeal the decision. Parents can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on this website.
Note: If your child has been identified in a previous grade level this will continue to the next school year unless otherwise notified.
Crosswalk Safety Guidance
Dear Families of BME Walkers & Bike Riders –
Safety is one of our highest concerns for students and staff at BME. Please read carefully in effort to partner for your child’s safety as they utilize the crosswalk, especially during dismissal at the end of the day.
- In effort to provide families the opportunity to utilize the car rider line on tricky weather days (or dodge construction on fire hydrants), all walkers/bikers will be dismissed last each day. You will note that our car line will have approximately 10-20 cars remaining in line when we call walkers/bikers from their classrooms for dismissal. This results in your child leaving the building and being escorted to the crosswalk 5-10 minutes later than you are currently accustomed.
- Secondly and whenever possible, please meet your child(ren) at the crosswalk. BME staff can assist students to the edge of school property, and they will serve to assist students as they cross South Main Street. As we consider the safety of students and staff, we are unable to assist students to the pool/playground parking lot at Clark Meadows as BME staff cannot be liable for safety (crossing streets, traffic, etc…) once off school property.
As always, we thank you for your partnership as we strive to keep students and staff safe.
CoVID Guidance and Updates
Please click HERE (or the "mask up" image) for information regarding:
- Quarantine guidance
- Screening information
- Close contact information
- Secondary Hybrid schedules
- Parent Resources
- and other important information.
ZCS and the Zionsville Diversity Coalition partnered to create a list of mentor texts that support our elementary adopted literacy curriculum. Books donated will be placed in our elementary classrooms for teachers to use and to offer our students mirrors (seeing themselves), windows (seeing others), and doors (opportunities to learn about differences) because in ZCS, EVERYONE BELONGS!
You can utilize School Pay to pay for textbook rentals and to fund lunch accounts. Information about School Pay as well as additional lunch details, such as the monthly menu, can be found on the Food Services website.