The Friday Flyer

From Boone Meadow Elementary School

From the Eagles' Nest: STEM Updates

Bicentennial Gift

“No Child Left Outside” is ZCS’s theme for STEM this year. To kick off our outdoor adventure, we had a visit from the Zion Nature Center this week. Each student in grades K-4 was presented with a Bicentennial gift from the State of Indiana, a deed to a small parcel of land in the Children of Indiana Nature Park (CINP). Just as our state park system was a legacy project on Indiana’s 100th birthday, this park is a Bicentennial legacy project celebrating our state’s 200th birthday. The CINP, located in Centerville, Indiana, was purchased and been divided into parcels so that each school child (K-12) in Indiana can have a deed to a small piece of land. Over time, the state plans to restore this land, with the help of volunteers, to its native state for the benefit of wildlife and human visitors. BME students brought their deeds home this week. The land is ceremonially theirs for perpetuity. For more information or to find your child’s land, take time to visit the park website, ilovemyland.org or go to the park and find your child’s land.


Computer Science

All students in first through 4th grades have begun this year’s computer science curriculum through Code.org. First grade students learn to drag and drop blocks in order and quickly begin solving puzzles. Older students are learning how to include loops and nested loops in programs and to draw using angles. All students are learning to debug code with errors in it and to use their mathematical and logical thinking to solve complex problems with efficient algorithms. Students can code from home, too! Log into Canvas with your child. Enter the STEM course and see what the coding curriculum is all about. You might just get hooked, too!


STEM Night

Mark your calendars for STEM Night coming Thursday, November 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. More information will be coming after fall break, but we look forward to a wonderful evening!


Donations Needed

The STEM program is currently in need of the following USED items.

· USED, Simple, battery-operated children’s toys (to disassemble – must be free of battery corrosion) – Need ASAP

· USED ground pads, like those used under sleeping bags when camping (Ridgerest or something similar)

· USED binoculars

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Help us reach our goal!

Thank you to all who contributed toward reaching our Jog-A-Thon goal! Today was technically our last day to collect money, but as of this morning we were only at about 50% participation. If you weren't able to send your gift this week, but would still like to contribute please send it with your child next week. Any amount is accepted as no gift is too small!

Upcoming Events

Student Progress Conferences: Student progress conferences have begun and will continue through the end of October. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions.


October 10th-13th - Scholastic Book Fair

October 12th- 4th Annual Mile Cross Country Race @ ZCHS click here to register your K-6th grade student

October 24th-28th - Fire Safety Week

October 17th-21st - Fall Break

October 25th - BME Blood Drive (3:00-7:00)

October 27th- 1st Grade Field Trip - (Zoo)

October 28th - Kindergarten Field Trip - (Children's Museum)

Lifelines for the Month of October:

The New and Improved Website

Click here to see our new website, which went live this week!
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Boone Meadow Elementary School Blood Drive

Tuesday, Oct 25 2016
3:00PM - 7:00PM

Cafeteria


Click here to sign up!


Eligibility

The donation process takes less than an hour. It is recommended that donors

have a light snack before donating. Most people are eligible to donate. There
are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not
acceptable.

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures.


More questions? Feel free to contact: Courtney Howay(choway@indianablood.org).

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Support BME with every order through Amazon Smile

In order to raise money for BME through Amazon Smile, you have to go to https://smile.amazon.com/ (it will not work on the Amazon app). When the website prompts you to type in the name of an organization that you want to support, enter "Boone Meadow Parent Teacher Organization." Amazon Smile has the same products, prices, and service as Amazon. The only difference is that when you order through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Raise Money for ZEF Every Time you order on Amazon.com

Did you know that every time you make a purchase on Amazon.com you can also be helping ZEF invest in innovation in Zionsville schools? Simply click the link, http://smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0024279, and you will be directed the Zionsville Education Foundation AmazonSmile page! After you choose ZEF, .5% of your purchase will be donated to ZEF by Amazon! Online shopping that helps our schools…it’s that easy!

NOTES FROM THE CLINIC

Please be advised that students are not allowed to bring medications of any kind to school. This is for the safety of all our BME students! Instead, an adult 18 years or older may drop off any meds at school.


If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Amy, at x14104.

Thank you!

School Safety

School Visitor Check-Ins at ZCS

Please be aware that we use a visitor management system known as SafeVisitor. SafeVisitor is a 30-45 second check-in process that cross references against all national sex offender registries and prints a visitor badge. Please be prepared to scan a government issued ID (Driver License) when arriving to campus as a visitor or volunteer. The printed badge should be visible at all times while in the building. Thank you!


Please note: Full background checks are still required field trips. Full background checks cost $15.95 and take at least 7-10 days to process. Limited background checks are still required for lunch visits, volunteering in a supervised area, etc.


**Bullying Video**

All volunteers in our district are also required to complete the bullying module, consisting of a short video and a digital signature as proof of watching the video. This video must be watched for either level of volunteer (Full or Limited). Please click here to visit the BRAVO/Volunteers page where all of these items can be completed.

Smart 911

Boone County has shifted from NIXLE to SMART911. This is a free service that allows you to receive emergency notifications from the county which may include severe weather warnings and traffic alerts. The program will ask for optional personal information that could be used in the event of an emergency situation in your home. Boone County citizens are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today. To create a safety profile and sign up for updates, go to www.smart911.com