Eagle Friday News and Notes

October 27, 2017

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Welcome back from fall break! We had another wonderful week at eagle as we settled into our routine. Please continue reading below for some exciting news about reaching our Jog-A-Thon goal, upcoming Veteran's Day program, exciting learning opportunities in our classrooms, PTO news and more!

It is also that time of year when the weather forecast keeps us on our toes. We do make an effort to have recess outdoors each day. The students and teachers love the fresh air and the opportunity to play and engage with friends. Please be sure students are coming to school dressed for the weather so that they can be comfortable and enjoy the time outside.

Have a wonderful weekend! We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday morning.


Congratulations Eagle Elementary for reaching the

Jog-A-Thon goal! Mr. Foreman will be duct taped to the wall dressed as Captain Underpants on Thursday, November 2nd!

Donations are still being accepted online.

Upcoming Events


30: 1st and 3rd Grade Eye Exams


8: Coffee with the Principal 8:00 - 9:00 am Eagle Cafe

10: Family Friday

13: Veterans Day Program 9:30 (see additional information below)

Veteran's Day Program at Eagle

We will commemorate Veteran’s Day at Eagle Elementary on Monday, November 13th . All veterans and their families are invited to a program that will begin at 9:30am. There will be a short welcoming reception hosted by our PTO prior to the program at 9:00am.

Please have your student wear the following colors for our Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 13th:

1st grade wears blue

2nd grade wears white

3rd grade wears red

PreK, Kindy, and 4th wears red, white, and blue

Want to learn more about our rain garden project?

Stop by our front lobby to view the learning process documentation of our rain garden project. View examples of student work, planning timelines, and artifacts from our community experts!
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Family Friday @ Eagle Elementary

We were working together to create a plan to build the biggest tower for our Minion to sit at the top using spaghetti, tape, and string.

Experiments in Mrs. Grathwohl's class

Mrs. Reynolds came to our class to do a science experiment about bacteria. The students took samples of the inside of their cheek, the water fountain, etc. She brought the materials from Lily.
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Eagle PTO

Congratulations Eagle families!! We reached our Jog-a-Thon goal of $17,000!! That naturally means that Principal Forman will be duct taped to a wall dressed as Captain Underpants. The PTO wants to thank the Eagle families for their generosity which allows us to continue to support innovation and excellence within our school through things like…

Grants! The PTO Grant committee recently funded six grants that will directly impact Eagle Elementary students: leveled readers for 1st grade, Time for Kids Magazine subscription for 2nd grade, Tinker Crates for 2nd grade, new books for the library to support Strong in Every Way, Fairy Tale Stem Kits and Interactive Storytelling Supplies for the kindergarten classes. Thank you to all the teachers and staff that took the time to submit grants for review this grant cycle - next grant cycle will be in January.

Chess Club will once again be challenging students to be Strong in Every Way by learning more about the classic game of chess. Whether your child is new to the game or is an experienced scholastic tournament player, all interested kiddos in grades 1-4 are welcome to join in the fun. Chess club will meet after school in the art room every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm-3:30pm beginning with the first session on November 8th and ending on March 28th. Sign up by grade level is available at eaglet.ivolunteer.com ***. Parents may sign up their child on the waiting list if a particular grade level fills up. Questions about the Eagle Chess Club should be directed to Michael Johnson at duffpawn2005@sbcglobal.net. Mr. Johnson is entering his 8th year as the Eagle Chess Club leader and will once again be assisted by Mr. Wayne Bender.

More Clubs Coming Soon!

Online Directory: If you didn’t get a link to the school directory, your email may not be on the publicly accessible list. Send an email to Andrea Payne (andreakpayne at sbcglobal.net) to remedy. Changes to your information in the directory can be made via the website - Login to MySchoolAnywhere.com. Click on Your Account (top right hand corner of page). Click Your Family from the drop down menu. Click on the Blue Title of the information you would like to edit (Students, Household). Click Save after editing.

All Done!

Bakers or shoppers needed! We have many slots available to provide teacher treats on Fridays. Go to http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/bakers__2017 to sign up.

Would you like to know what’s happening at Eagle?! Text @eaglepto to 81010 to receive updates on events. Like us on Facebook at Eagle Elementary PTO.

Special thanks to Elizabeth Selm for supplying teacher treats. Thanks to everyone who provided treats for our teacher coffee bar before fall break!

Thank you to the Eagle Dad's Club for host a great 2nd grade breakfast!

ZEF Barn Bash

Ya’ll Come and Have Some Fun!

The 2017 Barn Bash to benefit the Zionsville Education Foundation is on Saturday, November 11 at Finley Creek Vineyards from 6:30-11:00pm. Join us as we fund upcoming Classroom, Imagine Professional Development, and Student Enrichment grants. These grants fund innovative projects that directly benefit teachers, students, and classrooms. In 2016, ZEF funded over $80,000 in grants!

Finley Creek Vineyards is the newest event space in town and its shabby chic interior is the perfect complement to your favorite casual western wear. Dinner is served at stations throughout the venue with shared seating and entertainment provided by the band Greta Speaks. A silent and live auction provide additional ways to support ZEF’s mission.

Visit www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org to buy your Barn Bash tickets today! Tickets are $75/person before October 27 and $85/person after October 27.

School Lunch 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.


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.

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!