Boone Meadow Friday Flyer

October 2, 2020

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Dear Boone Meadow Families -

I hope everyone had a great week and is able to enjoy the coming weekend.

School safety is of highest priority at Boone Meadow throughout the school year. Routinely, we rehearse and refine our emergency procedures to assist us in responding as best we are able should the need arise. Each month, we practice a variety of required emergency procedures to help us be prepared for fire, tornado, earthquake, lockdown, and/or evacuation. We partner with local emergency responders to assist us in fine-tuning our process, and today we practiced our fire evacuation & lockdown procedures with Zionsville Fire and other safety partners on campus.

During today's drill, students and staff navigated lockdown scenarios which involved students in the classrooms, the lunchroom, as well as, outside at recess. Staff used the information provided in each scenario to determine what they would need to do in order to keep students safe. Our school safety team was pleased with the quick response of all our staff and students. In addition, the team provided us with feedback in order to assist us with continuous improvement.

We are deeply grateful for the partnership we have with our top-notch emergency responders. A hearty thank you goes out to our staff, students, and visitors for maintaining their calm and steadfast demeanor in order for us to engage in effective safety drill procedures which leads to refined practices.


Tom Hundley, Principal

Golden Apple Award Winner: Emma Bleakman

Click on the link below to view our very own Emma Bleakman as WISH-TV's September Golden Apple Award recipient.

Textbook Rental

Elementary fee statements were emailed on August 27, 2020 and payment was due in full on September 30, 2020.

Thank you if you have already made your payment. If you have not made payment, please do so as soon as possible. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact the ZCS Business Office at

If you did not receive your textbook rental fee statement, please log into your PowerSchool parent account and click in on the Balance tab. You will see your student’s itemized statement, payments made, and current account balance.

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

A few notes for our remote learners & families:

We have a number of items to keep on the radar in the coming weeks.

  • Our next materials pick up day will be October 20th for those families engaged with remote learning. We will follow a similar procedure as last pick up with availability during lunch time and after school. More details to come.
  • A number of our remote learners are beginning in-person learning after Fall Break. For those returning to the building (or new to the building), we are excited to have you with us on campus. Note: Information will be sent on Monday for students returning. We are currently preparing for classroom placements.
  • For students returning to campus for in-person learning, I've included information below regarding daily screeners for students. Note that the daily screener is linked with PowerSchool/attendance procedures and must be completed each morning before school. It is expected to be completed by 8:15am for 1st-4th graders and 9:15am for Kindergarteners) - Please see below for more information/details.

Spirit of Giving - PTO Donation Drive

Hello BME Families!

Boone Meadow PTO is currently hosting a “Spirit of Giving” Donation Drive. Since 2012, Jog-A-Thon has not only been the primary, but also the favorite student fundraiser for Boone Meadow Elementary. On average, BME families have raised between $16,000-$20,000 each year to help fund classroom grants, technology and enrichment at our school. Due to current volunteer and social distancing guidelines related to COVID, we are unable to hold this annual event. The BME students and staff are continuing to adjust and rise to the challenges the 2020-21 school year brings, and the BME PTO continues to support them amidst this unprecedented year. We are committed to our mission to provide assistance and enrichment opportunities for the entire BME community.

We are reaching out today to ask for your financial support of the BME PTO. Without the BME Mixer & Silent Auction in Spring 2020 or Jog-A-Thon this fall, the BME PTO is currently unable to support our students and staff as we normally would during the academic school year. Because most traditional means of fundraising are suspended due to Covid-19, the BME PTO is hosting a “Spirit of Giving” Donation Drive this year to help raise funds. With your support, the PTO will be better positioned to serve our school community.

In years past, the BME PTO has proudly purchased a number of items for our students and staff. Recent examples include:

  • the new rock climbing wall in the gymnasium was funded by PTO,
  • STEM garden projects,
  • the outdoor shade structure,
  • Chromebooks and iPads for classrooms,
  • various classroom projects & learning opportunities,
  • and xylophone stands for our music programming!
  • On top of these great contributions, the PTO has funded a variety of teacher grants and numerous appreciation events for the BME Staff.

We need and appreciate your support in our effort to make the 2020-2021 school year the best experience it can be. Every donation, large or small, will make a difference. Although the PTO will accept donations throughout the year, the “Spirit of Giving” Donation Drive is through the month of September.

To participate in our donation drive, a tax deductible donation can be made via check to Boone Meadow PTO or via PayPal to We can accept those donations at the school and deliver to the PTO Board.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to BME PTO President, Torrye Kampen or to PTO Treasurer, Audra Stewart at

Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

With many thanks,


Link to Parent Sign In (PowerSchool)

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Why Cook Wednesdays - (aka Dine for Dollars)

Throughout the school year, PTO organizes "Why Cook Wednesdays" as a convenience for families that also helps generate dollars for our PTO. Thank you to everyone that simultaneously supports local business partners and Boone Meadow. (Thank you to Laura Santos for organizing these opportunities.)

Upcoming "Dine for Dollars" opportunities include:

  • Wednesday, October 7th - McDonalds (APP ordering only) (All Day)Friday, October 23rd
  • Friday, October 23rd - Hot Box Pizza All Day
  • November 4th - 6th- Jill’s Cookies All Day
  • November 18th- City BBQ All Day

Thank you for considering these future opportunities to support Boone Meadow PTO.

Upcoming Events & Important Info

October 9 - End of 1st Qtr

October 12-16 - Fall Break

October 20 - Staff Mtg; Remote Learning Materials Pick-Up

October 23 - Picture Retake Day

November 2 - Student Conferences (Eday for students)

November 11 - Veterans Day

November 25-27- Thanksgiving Break

December 10 - Hannakah begins

December 18 - End of Qtr 2

December 21 - January 1 - Winter Break

January 18 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)

January 19 - No School

February 12 - Chinese New Year

February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 15 - Presidents Day - No School

February 17 - Ash Wednesday

March 12 - End of Quarter 3

March 14 - Daylight Savings Time

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 28 - Palm Sunday/Passover

April 2 - April 9 - Spring Break

April 2 - Good Friday

April 4 - Easter

April 13 - Ramadan Starts

April 15 - ZWest Music visit to BME

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 13 - Eid

May 26 - Last day of school

May 27 - Teacher work day

May 31 - Memorial Day

Guidance from the Indiana Department of Health

Please see the charts below for the updated guidance. You can also click here to access on the ZCS website.

ISDH Guidance for Families

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Diversity Coalition

ZCS and the Zionsville Diversity Coalition partnered to create a list of mentor texts that support our elementary adopted literacy curriculum. Books donated will be placed in our elementary classrooms for teachers to use and to offer our students mirrors (seeing themselves), windows (seeing others), and doors (opportunities to learn about differences) because in ZCS, EVERYONE BELONGS!

School Pay

You can utilize School Pay to pay for textbook rentals and to fund lunch accounts. Information about School Pay as well as additional lunch details, such as the monthly menu, can be found on the Food Services website.

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