The Friday Flyer
BME Early Edition - Thursday, March 28th
No school: March 29th - April 5th.
Students and staff return to school on Monday, April 8th
Sarah Kiel - BME's Teacher of the Year!
A hearty congratulations are in order to this amazing lady who was nominated by her colleagues as Boone Meadow's Teacher of the Year. Her care, attention, and savvy instructional talents create lasting impact on all who encounter her. She is a world-changer.
We couldn't be more proud to have her represent all the fine educators in this little nook of the world that we call Boone Meadow.
Lead on, Sarah Kiel!
Kindergarten Round-Up success!
On Tuesday, March 26th, we were honored to welcome the Class of 2032 to Boone Meadow. Over 100 soon-to-be Kindergarteners and families visited the school to engage with staff and get a preview to Kindergarten at Boone Meadow.
The children were amazing, and the parents/families were delightful.
We can't wait to have you join our Boone Meadow Family in August!
This is one of many examples of the creative learning opportunities that are available to our students/staff through our STEM programming. Mrs. Benson poses a problem: She's added too much salt to her soup. How can she save it?
Students believe that they can use heat to separate the salt from the water.
The experiment continues.... Does their proposed solution solve the problem? Inquiring minds want to know.
Walkers and Bike Riders
We will resume crossing guard support at our crosswalk every morning at 7:45 AM & afternoon (at dismissal) beginning on Monday, April 8th.
- Students (and parents) should meet at the crosswalk and wait until directed to cross the street.
- Walkers and bike riders must be accompanied by an adult when crossing Main Street. (Please use the traffic signal to assist with safety.)
- Crossing guards (Mr. Radivan & Mrs. Benson) will not be at the crosswalk on inclement weather days.
As stated in our handbook:
Students who walk to school are expected to use crosswalks and stay on the sidewalks. Students who ride to school on bikes or scooters are expected to wear helmets while riding. This includes going to or from school and any school related activities. Parents who accompany their children on bikes to school are also encouraged to wear helmets. The safety and well being of our school community is a top priority. The school accepts no responsibility if these items are lost, stolen or damaged and is not responsible for investigating the loss or damage of these items. The student and parent accept full responsibility for these items.
Students leave their mark on the playground after learning about solution-based thinking in a Second Step lesson. Second step is our curriculum we use to support students and staff with social-emotional learning (SEL).
"Gunaydin" - Good Morning!
This was spotted as a hallway greeting outside Ms. Meyer's 4th grade classroom. It's beautiful to see evidence of the 25 different home languages represented at Boone Meadow.
Creative Mathematical Thought
Creative thinking allows students to explore and make meaning in the work they do. Often, inquiry and exploration are used to help students understand the "why" in concepts before moving to traditional methods of mathematical work.
"Gunaydin" - Good Morning!
Calendar of Events
29th - April 7th Spring Break (no school). School resumes Monday, April 8th
9th - Kindergarten Field Trip to Clowes Hall 10:00am-1:45pm
10th - PTO Mtg 6:00pm
12th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Clowes Hall 10:45am-2:00pm, Paige Music here for 4th graders, 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
Art IN Hand
A local art gallery in Zionsville, Art IN Hand, is displaying Boone Meadow artwork for the month of April. Congratulations to the students below whose artwork was chosen! A reception honoring their accomplishments will be held on Friday, April 5th, with light refreshments available from 5 to 8 pm. You are also invited to visit the gallery any time throughout the month of April to view the art. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4pm. The gallery is located at 211 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077.
Name and Grade
Wesley Whitfield, K
Zoey Baldwin, K
Nico Nieto, 1st
Koey Lee, 1st
Gavin Toole, 1st
Daniel Murik, 2nd
Izzy Kiefer, 2nd
Sophia Sanchez, 3rd
Victoria Ogundele, 3rd
Shawn Hines, 4th
Mackenzie Winters, 4th
Zionsville Passing Flag Football League: Grades 2nd-6th
Teams will consist of 5 v 5 on a condensed field, and quarterbacks will be selected through an evaluation process. The teams will be grouped by grade level (possibly combining grades 2/3, and 4/5/6 depending on the number of signups).
Jerseys will be provided with signups as well as mouthpieces and flags. Football or soccer cleats are recommended but no metal baseball spikes.
Thursdays @ 6:15pm - 7:30pm
April 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16
ZWMS Practice Football Field
Click here to register: http://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/flag-football-league.cfm
Clinic News - Still fighting the cold and flu season
Some friendly reminders on the subject of… “Is my child too sick for school?”
1.Students must be fever- free, without meds, for 24hrs.(under 100.0*F)
2. Students must be vomit and diarrhea free, without meds or special diet for 24hrs.
3. Students with red eyes that are “stuck shut” or have a yellow or green discharge must see a Dr. before returning to school.
4. STUDENTS MAY NOT BRING MEDS TO SCHOOL! This includes cough drops. This is for the safety of our students.
**This excludes students that vomit only 1 time in a 24hr period due to congestion. Know that we want students here as much as possible, but not contagious. If you have any questions please call me.
873-2226 ext 14104
Important-Updated Immunization Requirements for 2019-2020
The Indiana State Department of Health school immunization requirements for 2019-2020 have been updated. Click here to view these new requirements as they have recently changed. Students who do not have the Hepatitis A series may need to get the first dose as soon as possible as there is a minimum interval of six calendar months between the first and second doses. Religious and medical objections to the immunization requirements must be updated and signed each school year. Please feel free to send updated immunization records to the health clinic as you receive them. Contact the school nurse or your physician’s office with any questions.
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!
Attention all parents/guardians! Have you ever thought about getting paid for the time you spend at our school? Becoming a substitute teacher would do just that for you! Think of it as a paid volunteer position. You still get the opportunity to control your schedule and locations you work but have the added benefit of a little extra pocket money! If you are interested in this opportunity you may apply directly on the ZCS website or simply click here! You may also contact the subcoordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
Last Day of School is now May 28, 2019
Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
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.
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
- 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.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS
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.
- 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.
No School - Friday, March 29th - April 5th.
Students return to school on Monday, April 8th