Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
April 16, 2021
Dear Boone Meadow Families -
It has been a great week since returning from Spring Break.
Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year: While pre-registration for incoming kindergarten students and NEW students for next year has already begun, registration for current students for the 2021-2022 school year is still a few weeks away. Look for more information later this spring.
***If you know your family will be moving and/or your children will not be attending Union next year, please contact Mrs. Beth Kiel in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Fair: We are excited to announce that the Spring 2021 Book Fair begins online next week and will run through Sunday, May 2nd.
Note that there is free shipping on any orders more than $25.
More information located below.
Family Input Survey - We are in the final weeks of the school year and look forward to hearing from you. In the coming days, you will receive a link to our annual Family Input Survey to provide us with feedback. Know that we carefully read and consider each response submitted and use the information to reflect and consider how to best support your child and family.
Kindergarten "Strong Start" & Incoming Kindy Registration: Please continue spreading the word that enrollment is open and available to those families within the ZCS boundaries. Early registration helps us tremendously as we plan for the upcoming year.
ILEARN: All 3rd and 4th grade students are required to participate in ILEARN testing. The testing window opened this past week, and continues though the coming weeks. See more details and information located below.
Have a great weekend!
In this together,
Book Fair (Online) Begins Next Week
It's here...our Spring Book Fair.
April 19 - May 2
Click the link for ordering and more information:
Calling All Minds...
Join us at HMML for a series of STEM projects inspired by Temple Grandin's book, Calling All Minds. We'll provide all of the supplies for you to create your project, and show you how to put it together.
You will receive a Zoom Link so you can do your own experiment with the project live along with a HMML Librarian.
You can sign up for a kit and a session over Zoom at the link below:
Week #1 Water Boxes 4/6 with Patricia
Week #2 Wishing Well 4/13 with "Miss Laura"
Week #3 Marionette 4/20 with "Miss Robyn"
Week #4 Bird Kite 4/27 with "Miss Kelli"
Week #5 Parachute 5/4 with "Miss Mary"
Week #6 Helicopter 5/11 with "Miss Donna"
ILEARN (3rd & 4th Grades)
As we near the end of the school year, we are participating in the Indiana state-mandated, standardized testing window. Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards.
ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students and assesses:
- English/Language Arts (ELA) (Grades 3-8)
- Mathematics (Grades 3-8)
- Science (Grades 4 and 6)
This week, all third and fourth grade students were completing the practice test segments, and will begin the operational testing segments on Monday, April 19th. Please note the following testing dates below, and where possible, protect these dates to ensure students are present. When students are absent, it results in schedule changes where they might need to test on separate dates and locations removed from their peers. We strive to provide the most supportive environment for all students, which is ideally with and when their homeroom classmates are also completing testing.
April 19th - 23rd : 3rd and 4th grade English Language Arts
April 26th - 30th: 3rd and 4th grade Mathematics
May 3rd - 7th: 4th grade Science
As always, if you have any questions, please contact us. We are here to help.
Spread the word...Kindergarten registration (and all new student registration) for the 21-22 school year is now live. Early registration is an important component to our planning process, so the sooner families register, the better prepared we can be to welcome the class of 2034.
You can access the registration by clicking the link below, or accessing from our websites.
Kindy registration link: https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/registration_information
- Go to the ZCS main webpage >> Parents >> Registration
- or on our BME website, you can click on Kindergarten Registration under “News” at the bottom of the page.
Please remember that students have to be 5 on or before August 1st.
Crosswalk Safety Guidance
Dear Families of BME Walkers & Bike Riders –
Safety is one of our highest concerns for students and staff at BME. Please read carefully in effort to partner for your child’s safety as they utilize the crosswalk, especially during dismissal at the end of the day.
- In effort to provide families the opportunity to utilize the car rider line on tricky weather days (or dodge construction on fire hydrants), all walkers/bikers will be dismissed last each day. You will note that our car line will have approximately 10-20 cars remaining in line when we call walkers/bikers from their classrooms for dismissal. This results in your child leaving the building and being escorted to the crosswalk 5-10 minutes later than you are currently accustomed.
- Secondly and whenever possible, please meet your child(ren) at the crosswalk. BME staff can assist students to the edge of school property, and they will serve to assist students as they cross South Main Street. As we consider the safety of students and staff, we are unable to assist students to the pool/playground parking lot at Clark Meadows as BME staff cannot be liable for safety (crossing streets, traffic, etc…) once off school property.
As always, we thank you for your partnership as we strive to keep students and staff safe.
CoVID Guidance and Updates
Please click HERE (or the "mask up" image) for information regarding:
- Quarantine guidance
- Screening information
- Close contact information
- Secondary Hybrid schedules
- Parent Resources
- and other important information.
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!
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.