Eagle Friday News and Notes

November 17, 2017

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Week in Review

Another amazing week at Eagle!

We began our week honoring Veterans at our program on Monday! What a wonderful tribute to our heros and wonderful learning experience for our students.

From our youngest learners making books and building stamina as readers to our older learners competing in Spell Bowl and continuing their learning from our rain garden project, we continue to be a place where "Great Things Grow."

Pictured to the left, 3rd graders from Mrs. Grant's room meet with ZCS Chief Operations Officer, Rebecca Coffman, to discuss a tree house project they are working on. They were also able to fill her in on some information they learned after attending the previous night's Zionsville Parks Department Meeting.

Learning is certainly not contained to the four walls of our classrooms and does not stop at the doors. Our students are developing the dispositions of life long learners!

Have a wonderful fall weekend and enjoy your Thanksgiving Break! Students will only be with us Monday and Tuesday next week.


Veteran's Day Program at Eagle

Upcoming Events


22-24: Thanksgiving Break-No School

28: 1:15 PTO Meeting


4-8 - Hour of Code; 3rd Grade OLSAT

7 - Body Safety Program in Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th through Chaucie's Place

11- Indiana's 201st Birthday

19 -PTO Meeting @ 1:15

Great Job Spell Bowl Team!

Student videos educating us on the importance of a rain garden

Chaucie's Place Body Safety Program - Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th Grades

Zionsville Community Schools are partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™ to our Kindergarten, 2, and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.

Representatives from Chaucie's Place will be meeting with kindergarten, second and fourth grade classrooms on Thursday, December 7th. Notices with opt-out information went home last week. If you have specific questions, please contact School Counselor Diane Radivan at dradivan@zcs.k12.in.us or visit: www.chauciesplace.org.

Eagle PTO

We are looking for a few good volunteers! The following classes still need people to coordinate Eagle Extravaganza Silent Auction Classroom Baskets. Martin, Weaver, Grathwohl, Spencer, and Grant. Sign up by going to your teacher’s volunteer page here: http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/ Questions? Contact eeffner@gmail.com

Eagle Elementary PTO


Our next PTO meeting is November 28 at 1:15 pm at Eagle. All parents always welcome!

What’s happening at Eagle? Text @eaglepto to 81010 to receive updates on events. Like us on Facebook at Eagle Elementary PTO.

Special thanks to Alana Evans and Sarah Pank for hosting a fantastic Veterans Day reception! Thank you to Mary Vens and Kristie Goehausen for assisting, and to Mike Diffendal for providing teacher treats!

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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.

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. 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.


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

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.

School Lunch Information

ZCS Food Service positions

ZCS Food Service positions now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

Transportation Twitter Handle

HELP! My child's bus hasn't arrived home yet . . . what's going on? If this has ever happened to you, you can find out this answer by checking Twitter. Our ZCS transportation department has a Twitter handle and it's an excellent way to receive "on the move" notifications. Please follow @myzcsbus to stay up to date!