The Friday Flyer

Boone Meadow Elementary

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BME Family Gathering

On Monday, staff and students gathered for our quarterly "Family Gathering" where we deepened our understandings of Empathy and Compassion. We are working on living this out in tangible ways at Boone Meadow.

Have a Wonderful Winter Break & Happy New Year

Staff and students return on January 7th, 2019

Thank You For Your Service

As we prepare to turn the calendar to 2019, we also extend blessings and well-wishes to two colleagues as they embark on new adventures in the coming year. Thank you, Jane Leeds and Steven Potaczek, as you've touched so many at Boone Meadow.

Jane Leeds served students, staff, and families in our community at Stonegate Elementary prior to opening the doors at BME. Jane was a founding team member at Boone Meadow, and built the library collection from scratch. She selected each item with care, and put her personal touch on programming for students and staff in our media center. She has served this community with grace and kindness over the years, and we wish her the very best on her next adventure in Brownsburg Community Schools as a preschool teacher. Yesterday, the staff presented Jane with a small token of our appreciation: a June Magnolia tree to be planted on campus in the spring. Thank you, Jane Leeds. You will always hold a special place in our hearts at Boone Meadow.

Steven Potaczek made an impact during his time with us this year. Known for his kind-heartedness and care to detail, Steven touched many of us in his short time here. Steven's multi-faceted talents draw him toward new adventures and teaching opportunities at Anderson University and Butler University. Thank you, Steven, for sharing your talents with us. We will miss you, and our door is always open for your visits.

When we return to school in January, we welcome two new faces to Team Meadow. We will share more information about our new teammates at that time.

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Let’s Play! BME Family STEM Night!

January 23, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars to join us on Wednesday night, January 23 for the first ever

BME Cardboard Challenge.

Inspired by the annual Global Cardboard Challenge that takes place in October each year, our January Family STEM Activity is a Cardboard Challenge. Families are encouraged to get inspired and creative together. Turn the leftover cardboard and recyclable materials from the holidays into games and interactive activities. We will display and play the Family STEM projects in the gym on STEM Night. Teachers are also planning other interactive stations for the whole family to enjoy.

Please RSVP via this Registration Link. We want to be able to plan for enough space, materials, and volunteers for the evening. Looking for inspiration? Search for the Cardboard Challenge online or take time to watch one of these videos as a family! Caine’s Arcade (10 min. short film)or Caine’s Arcade News Clip (2 min.).

Lost and Found items!

Are you missing your child's lunch box, water bottle, gloves, coat, or any other item your student brought to school? Our lost and found cabinet it bursting at the seams and is in need of a deep cleaning.

Please stop by to see if your missing item needs to find its way home.

Upcoming Events & Important Info


7th - Students return to school

9th - PTO Meeting 6:00

21st - Dr. MLK, jr Day (no school)

23rd - Family STEM Night "Cardboard Challenge" 6:00-7:30

Last Day of School is now May 28, 2019

Since we incurred our school closing on Thursday, November 15th, the last student day is now, Tuesday, May 28th.

Textbook Rental Fees

Elementary fee payments for the 2018-19 school year were due in September.

Didn’t receive your statement? Good news, as textbook rental fee statements can now be viewed in PowerSchool!

  • Simply log in to your PowerSchool parent account or your student’s PowerSchool account, and click on the BALANCE tab on the left side of the screen. You will see your student’s itemized statement, payments made, and current account balance.
  • NEW – for a flat fee of $3.80 per transaction, save time and the hassle of writing/mailing a check and make your payment online via SchoolPay.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Textbook Rental, please visit

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Texts from SchoolMessenger

From time to time Boone Meadow uses SchoolMessenger to send a text to all of the families. If you haven't been receiving texts from us, you may need to opt-in by sending YES to the SchoolMessenger short code of 68453. Contact Beth Kiel in the front office if you have any questions!

Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks


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.

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