BME Staff Update

March 17, 2019

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Team Meadow -


I hope everyone had a fantastic St. Patty's day and enjoyed your weekend with family.


It's a busy week, my friends. We can do this...


Monday:

Growth Forum Meeing - Dr. Robison will be here this evening at Boone Meadow (6:30-8:00) Please know that you are more than welcome to attend, but you are not expected/required.


Informances & Art Show- This week, Mr. D will continue to host informances for 1st grade families during their regularly scheduled related arts time. Allison will be displaying student art work for all to enjoy. Thank you both for going above and beyond to create special memories for our families.


Book Fair Preview continues today. The book fair is open this week for shopping. Don't forget to visit to create your basket of books to help build your classroom libraries. Thank you to PTO for sponsoring the event.


Tuesday:

IREAD - Good luck to all third grade students and teachers as they engage with IREAD this week. Third grade students and teachers will be engaged in testing on both Tuesday and Wednesday


Thursday:

Hoosier Heritage Projects (4th gr); Rube Goldberg (3rd gr); Wellness Night


Friday:

PTO Boone Meadow Mixer @ Golf Club of Indiana


Team, let's make it a great week!


Tom

Teacher of the Year Nomination

Each spring, we pause to recognize those among us who represent the very best in our profession. Please take a few moments this week to honor a colleague (or more than one, if you so choose) who is worthy of being nominated as Boone Meadow Elementary's Teacher of the Year.


Last chance to nominate! Please have your submission completed by 9:00 PM on Monday, 3/18


Please click here to nominate a colleague.

https://goo.gl/forms/lFEFy861oVESebJp1

Growth Forum - Monday, 3/18

Simply placing this here as a reminder of the upcoming date/meeting. This information has been shared with families in weekly newsletters and communication from ESC.


Please mark your calendars for this important informational session where Dr. Scott Robison and members of the district’s leadership team will share about community growth, enrollment impact, and facility needs. During the evening, ZCS leaders will listen to input from members of the community during another round of community forum events.



The events are open to anyone with interest in this important community topic. All meetings will be from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, and free childcare is provided for children who are toilet trained and three years-of-age or older. Please click HERE or on the following link to register for the event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BooneMeadow2019 (All must pre-register, please.)


Core content will be similar at each location.


  • March 18th - Boone Meadow Elementary School
  • March 20th - Zionsville West Middle School


Click HERE for additional information from the February School Board Update

IRead and ILEARN info

3rd & 4th grade teachers - please read regarding upcoming state testing and feel free to share with your families through your classroom newsletters and emails.


Parents/Guardians of 3rd & 4th Graders:


Our first state testing is arriving soon! IREAD-3 (3rd graders only) will be testing on Tuesday 3/19 and Wednesday 3/20. State guidelines mandate that all staff and students must not have access to smartphones, smartwatches, tablets during testing times. We must be void of any electronic device that could audio or video record and/or take photos. We highly recommend on these two dates + during future ILEARN testing dates that students do not wear or bring their smartwatches and/or smartphones/tablets.


However, if these items are worn or brought to school, we will ask students to remove these items and place them in a secure location. We will also ensure they are placed in a way that we can identify which electronics belong to which students.


Thank you!

Calendar Items & Information

March

18th - ZCS Growth Forum w/ Dr. Robison @ 6:30-8:00 PM Cafe; Kim, Lauren, Katie, Kayla, Nick and Tom return from the ASCD Conference (Chicago) late afternoon

18th-22nd - Book Fair; 1st Grade Informances

20th - Dine for Dollars at Buffalo Wild Wings (all day)

21st - Hoosier Heritage Projects (4th grade); Rube Goldberg Projects (3rd grade); Wellness Night 6:00-7:30 PM

22nd - PTO Boone Meadow Mixer @ Golf Club of Indiana

26th - Kindergarten Round-Up (Pre-registration now open)

29th - April 7 - Spring Break


April

9th - Kindergarten Field Trip to Butler/Clowes Hall

10th - PTO Mtg

11th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Butler/Clowes Hall

12th - Spirit Day - Twin Day

17th - 3rd grade music performance @ 6:30 PM

23rd - ILEARN testing window opens (3rd/4th gr)

24th - Spirit Day - Who's Your Hero Day; Dine for Dollars @ McAlisters Deli 5-8 PM

Personal Business Leave Requests

For Certified Team Members:

To requests "personal business days," please complete the following process.


  1. Go to the following link, and complete the "personal business request" form. https://goo.gl/forms/CycfilABEUyILbh83
  2. Once the form is completed, please send a brief email to me (Tom) that includes the date(s) of your request(s).
  3. Enter your upcoming absence in AESOP as soon as possible. (It can always be deleted later should plans change.)


Thanks -

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