Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
October 7, 2022
Dear Boone Meadow Families
And in the blink of an eye, quarter one is in the books! It's hard to believe that we have completed one-fourth of the school year, and when we return from Fall Break on October 17th, we launch into quarter two! I hope that over the coming week away from school, you are able to "carve" some time as a family, whether traveling or enjoying time at home.
A few notes:
- ZEF Award Grant Recipients from Boone Meadow! Mrs. Gray, Ms. Graham, and Mr. Stephens were surprised earlier in the week as recipients of the fall grant cycle from Zionsville Education Foundation! We are so thankful for our supportive community and how the generosity flows for the benefit of our children!
- Thank you to the Zionsville Pac 358 Kickapoo Tribe for the cleanup service project completed on Thursday evening. We appreciate the generosity of time, service, and care! They had a tremendous turnout and the campus looks great! (photo above reflects a small portion of the team of kids and families that showed up!)
- Family Movie Night - was a tremendous success as well last Friday evening. Thank you PTO for organizing this special event!
- Jog-A-Thon donations have been rolling in, and we are incredibly grateful for every contribution. It's never too late to donate to PTO. Thank you for helping us reach our goal. Final announcement of support generated will come your way in the coming days following break.
- Smart watches - We've had an increasing number of incidents with student Smart watches that are disruptive or distracting during the school day. Parents, please be sure to remind your child of how to properly use the watch and they should not be making calls or communicating with others via the watches. Per the ZCS handbook, "use of devices is at the discretion of the administration and teacher. Students must obtain permission before using such devices in class." With invasion of privacy or distracting/disruptive behavior, teachers and administration hold discretion to have students put devices away or confiscate. (ZCS Handbook, page 42-43) Thank you for assistance to create healthy learning environments for all learners.
- Don't forget that Student/Family/Teacher Conferences are on October 24th (3:00-5:00PM) & October 25th (11:00-7:00 PM). Remember, that Oct 25th will be an EDay for elementary students so that teachers can meet with families for conferences. Please be sure to sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher. Most of that direct information is coming to you via ParentSquare, so please check your PS account for details.
Have a wonderful fall break!
Tom Hundley, Principal
Sleep is vital to a child’s development.
John Hopkins Children Hospital states “Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine and an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that kids who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to high blood pressure, obesity and even depression.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following hours of sleep for children:
- Infants under 1 year: 12-16 hours
- Children 1-2 years old: 11-14 hours
- Children 3-5 years old: 10-13 hours
- Children 6-12 years old: 9-12 hours
- Teenagers 13-18 years old: 8-10 hours
Please click on the Second Step Links for lessons taught in your child’s grade level for the last few weeks:
- Kindergarten: Identifying feelings Lesson 6 Home Link;
- 1st Grade: Identifying Feelings Lesson 6 Home Link;
- 2nd Grade: Feeling Confident Lesson Home Link;
- 3rd Grade: Conflicting Feelings Lesson Home Link;
- 4th Grade: Understanding Different Perspectives Lesson Link & Conversations and Compliments Lesson Home Link
The School Directory App is Updated for the 2022-23 school year families!
Our Student directory is now complete! Many thanks to the PTO for organizing this helpful resource! To access the directory follow these steps:
- Go to www.directoryspot.net or download the “Directory Spot” app on a smart phone. Click “Login”.
- Enter your email address as your Username, and click on “Reset Password”. An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.
- Click on the link in the email to set your password and to log in.
If you have trouble logging in, please contact PTO Secretary, Carolee Sanguedolce at email@example.com
Upcoming Events & Important Info
October 7 - End of Quarter 1; Fall Parties
October 10-14 - Fall Break (no school)
October 17 - Poinsettia Sale Begins (PTO)
October 18 - Picture retakes
October 24- Regular school day with Family/Student conferences in PM (3:00-5:00)
October 25 - EDay for students & Family/Student conferences (11:00-7:00)
November 9 - PTO Meeting (6:30 BME Cafe); Panera Dine for Dollars
November 11 - Veterans Day (Program in AM - More details to come)
November 14-18 - Scholastic Book Fair
November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
December 14 - PTO Meeting
December 15 - Boone Meadow Voices concert (@ ZWest)
December 20 - End of quarter 2/Semester 1 & Winter parties
December 21 - January 2 - Winter Break
January 3 - Students and Staff return to school
January 11 - PTO Meeting (6:30 cafe)
January 16 - MLK Jr. Day - no school
January 17 - Teacher professional development day (no school for students)
February 8 - PTO Meeting
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 20 - 24 - February break
March 20-24 - Scholastic Book Fair
March 31 - April 7 - Spring Break
April 12 - PTO Meeting
April 28 - Boone Meadow Bash!
May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10 - PTO meeting
May 12 - Field Day
May 22 - Kindy Sing
May 24 - Fourth Grade Celebration
May 25 - Last Day of School
School Safety: Visitors & Volunteers Background Checks
When volunteers are needed and approved, appropriate staff members will reach out to you in effort to welcome your support and assistance.
If you plan to volunteer or visit in the future, please note the following information.
Click here for information regarding required Background Checks for volunteers: ZCS Volunteer Background Check
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 typically offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. If you plan to assist as chaperones or engage with children in a volunteer capacity, we strongly recommend getting a criminal background check completed well in advance to have on file.
- 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. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website.
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
*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.