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

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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
For more information regarding sleep habits from John Hopkins Children’s Hospital, please click this link.

Please click on the Second Step Links for lessons taught in your child’s grade level for the last few weeks:

If you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with, please feel free to reach me at or my phone number is (317)873-2226, ext. 14992.

Kristi Sloan

School Directory

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 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

Upcoming Events & Important Info

2022-2023 ZCS Calendar

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


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.

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. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website.


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

*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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