Stonegate Elementary Weekly News

August 10, 2018

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." - George Washington Carver -

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We had a wonderful first week of school! It was great seeing families on Monday at our Meet and Greet night and then to see the kid's excited expressions as they entered school on Wednesday. Every teacher and administrator loves the first day of school. We hope your child felt the excitement, the joy and anticipates an amazing year to come. We are thrilled your child is with us at SGE! Welcome!

Calendar of Events

  • August 14 - Cub Scout Kick-off during student lunches
  • August 15 - Cub Scout Registration - 6:00-8:00pm in the cafe
  • August 16 - Dine for Dollars at Noble Roman's
  • August 17 - PTO Spirit Day - Wear your favorite ZCS Eagles attire
  • August 23 - Curriculum Night - in your child's classroom
  • 5:30-6:00 Kindergarten
  • 6:00-6:30 1st Grade
  • 6:30-7:00 2nd Grade
  • 7:00-7:30 3rd Grade
  • 7:30-8:00 4th Grade
  • August 24 - EagleFest at Jennings Field (across from ZCHS football field)

Look Who Was Sent to The Principal's Office!

Noah Genung-Noah was very helpful to many adults his first week of school. Thanks Noah!

Picture Day is coming soon!

School Picture Day will be on Friday, September 7th! Order forms and informational flyers will be sent home next week. If you want to order online, you may do that at anytime by clicking on the following website: http://order.cripephoto.com/option-stonegate

Family Wellness Night

The 3rd annual Stonegate Elementary Family Wellness Night is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th 6:00-7:30 p.m. We are looking for community members with a wellness related business or service who would like to share information and/or provide donations for our Wellness event. If you or someone you know may be interested, please complete the form found at https://goo.gl/forms/46O0lhKanWSPeyah2 and submit to Mrs. Torrance by August 31st, 2018. We are looking forward to hosting another successful event highlighting WELLNESS 360 and being STRONG IN EVERY WAY!

PTO Information Section

2018 Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE! Our 2018 Jog-A-Thon fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, September 26th at each of Zionsville's five elementary schools. Jog-A-Thon is a huge success every year because of our volunteers, so please mark September 26th on your calendar and join us if you can to help cheer on our kids! Last year we raised more than $20,000 for Stonegate! These donations fund teacher grants and technology as well as playground and gym improvements.

We will kickoff Jog-A-Thon with Stonegate students on Wednesday, September 5th during their lunch break. So stay tuned for more information!

If your company is interested in being a sponsor with your name/logo on the back of 3,000 Jog-A-Thon t-shirts, please email heathervergara@me.com for more information. DEADLINE TO SPONSOR is August 22nd.

Dine to Donate to SGE PTO- August 16, 2018

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BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION


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.

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.


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.

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.

Did You Know?

ZCS, like other public schools, has a no-idling policy for vehicles on campus. The purpose of the policy is to limit vehicle emissions that might be brought into the schools and adversely impact the health of our students and staff. If you are stopped on campus for more than 5 minutes, please remember to turn off your engine. We thank you for abiding by this policy to help reduce the exposure to these emissions.

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