Eagle Friday News and Notes

March 2, 2018

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Upcoming Events


5 - 4th Grade ISTEP+ Science

6 - Play Rehearsal

7- Parenting in the Digital Age

9- Play Rehearsal, Eagle Extravaganza

13 - IREAD-3

14 -3rd Quarter Ends

15- 4th Grade Transition Day @ ZWest

22- Hot Chocolate Day (rain date)

23 - 4th Grade Dad's Club Breakfast

27 - PTO Meeting @1:15

28 - Last Day Before Spring Break

An Update from our Student Council - LLS Pennies for Patients Event

Transitioning to Middle School

4th Grade Families:

Please mark your calendars with the upcoming information.

Thursday, March 15th - 4th to 5th Transition Day. Students will visit ZWEST and tour the school. That evening, ZWEST opens the doors to welcome future students and families. More information to come.

  • 9:30a-11:00a: Tour/Music Performance @ ZWMS
  • 6:00p-6:50p: Parent Meeting for select families with Special Education staff
  • 6:30p-8:00p: 4th/5th Grade Social
  • 7:00p-8:00p: 4th Grade Parent Meeting

Thursday, April 12th -

ZWEST music teachers (choir, band, and orchestra) visit Eagle to engage with students. More information to come.

Eagle Extravaganza!

Extravaganza is next Friday! Look for details in your child’s backpack next week. In the meantime you can get your bid number for the Eagle auction now through March 8 - http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/

The night of the auction bid numbers can only be obtained in person in the library and may require waiting in line.

Bidding instructions are on Facebook and the auction catalog will soon be on the ivolunteer website.

We still need volunteers for games (where you can watch your child play) and the auction (where you can enjoy some quiet) - http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/extravaganza_2018.

Only ONE calling team slot open and ONE ticket table spot open for Cake Walk!! Don't miss this opportunity to have your spouse walk around with your kids!! Run (don't walk!) to claim your spot!!



Order forms the the 2017-18 Yearbook came home with students today. Please return order forms to your child's teacher by Friday, March 23.

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you so much to all students and families who helped to support of Jump Rope for Heart this year! Our school raised $2,009 to go toward lifesaving research and education in the fight against heart disease!

Kindergarten Registration 2018

It is almost time to welcome our newest class of Eagles, the class of 2018!

Registration for Kindergarten Round-Up is now open. Kindergarten Round-Up at Eagle will take place on Wednesday, April 11 from 12:30 PM-6:00 PM.

If your child in enrolled in ZCS Universal Preschool at the school they will attend in kindergarten, you can expect Round-Up information from your Preschool lead. You do NOT need to sign up for one of the above dates. If your child attends Preschool at a different Zionsville school, you will need to register and sign up for a Round-Up time.

Eagle PTO

The Jog-a-Thon planning committee is accepting bids for the production of more than 3000 Jog-A-Thon T-shirts. If interested, please email Kristie Goehausen at eaglejogathon@gmail.com with notation that you would like the opportunity to bid. Upon receipt of your email, we will forward you a Request For Proposal. All emails of intent are due no later than April 6th.

Questions about PTO? contact PTOeagleZCS@gmail.com

We need someone to lead fundraising, enrichment, the volunteer website, the book fair and lots of other jobs next year. Want to learn more? email PTOeagleZCS@gmail.com

Thank you to Jenny Goodman for providing teacher treats,

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The ZCHS World Language Department would like to invite you and your family to the 2018 World Language Extravaganza on Thursday, March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a free event; entry will be through the PAC lobby. There will be booths from nearly 200 students highlighting cities around the world, an international opportunities fair, and student performances.

Families, students of all ages and levels, and community members are welcome at this event to support our students’ learning and celebrate cultures around the world!

Zionsville Coder DOJO

After a very successful first term that saw more than 100 students participate across 4 programming courses, the Zionsville CoderDojo would like to continue that momentum on 2/25 at Zionsville High School at 2 pm with a recap of the first term and a kickoff of the second term. We will recognize graduates from the first term, provide some snacks, and outline the next set of courses that will be offered in the second term. Parents and students will have an opportunity to register for these courses that will begin in March 2018.

As a refresher, CoderDojo is a global organization devoted to preparing children aged 7 to 17 for all concepts in technology by putting them through FREE coding courses. These courses are taught by volunteers who are technology industry veterans. Though the program is targeted towards ages 7-17, all are welcome. For more information see the main homepage at coderdojo.com.

Questions? Contact us at zionsville.us@coderdojo.com.

Lost and Found

Help! The Lost and Found located in the cafe is overflowing. Please encourage your child to look for any missing jackets, coats or hats, etc.

Zionsville Education Foundation Announces 2018 Imagine Professional Development Grants

Thanks to you, our donors and supporters, ZEF was able to fund a record-breaking $15,295.51 in ZEF Imagine Professional Development Grants to ZCS teachers and educators! By funding professional development opportunities, ZCS teachers and staff gain access to growth and renewal opportunities that then benefit students through enhanced teaching knowledge, techniques, and experiences. Imagine Grant winners also bring this new knowledge back to share with their colleagues at ZCS.

Congratulations to our 2018 Imagine Grant winners: Stephanie Barrientos (Zionsville West Middle School), Ryan Batsie (ZWMS), Kyle Beimfohr (ZCS Technology), William Doublestein (Boone Meadow Elementary), Kathy Drake and Carly Miller (Pleasant View Elementary), Stacey Emmert (ZWMS), Stacey Off (Union Elementary),and Shelly Steward (Union Elementary). For a description of each grant and more information about ZEF, visit our website at www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org.

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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.


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.

School Lunch Information

ZCS Food Service positions

ZCS Food Service positions now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

Transportation Twitter Handle

HELP! My child's bus hasn't arrived home yet . . . what's going on? If this has ever happened to you, you can find out this answer by checking Twitter. Our ZCS transportation department has a Twitter handle and it's an excellent way to receive "on the move" notifications. Please follow @myzcsbus to stay up to date!