The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
Special Guests @ Boone Meadow
Dr. McCormick and a student work through a coding experience on code.org
Dr. Robison, ZCS Superintendent of Schools, participates in the learning.
Jim Longest, ZCS School Board Member, and Dr. McCormick enjoy interaction with the students.
Jane Burgess, ZCS School Board President, encourages our team to keep up the good work.
Phil Boots, member of Indiana Senate, and Debbie Ungar, ZCS School Board Member, join in to learn with the students.
At the end of the day, we all know it is about the students and their learning. They were proud to showcase their knowledge and skills with coding.
Boone Meadow Voices concert on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00
Winter Weather Reminders:
As Old Man Winter prepares to roll in, please be sure to send your student to school appropriately dressed for the weather as it grows colder and snow is on the ground. As stated in the handbook:
As the weather turns colder, each child needs a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Snow pants and boots are required when there is snow on the ground.
Students without snow pants and boots (when there is snow on the ground) will only be permitted to play on the cleared blacktop.
All children play outside except on rainy, icy, or very cold days (wind chill below the 10-20 degree range)." Inside recess will be held on those exceptional days.
For more information regarding our procedures for school delays and closings please visit our website.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
December 14th - Boone Meadow Voices concert in the BME cafe at 7:00 PM
December 15th - Nickname Day; Boone Meadow Voices perform at Hoosier Village
December 21st-22nd - Class celebrations refer to your child's teacher for details
December 22nd - Mrs. Cunningham's last day at Boone Meadow (let her know how much you've appreciated her); Last day of school before winter break.
December 25th-January 5th - School closed for winter break
January 8th - Staff and students return to school
January 8th-26th - NWEA Testing window
January 15th - Martin Luther King, Jr Day (no school)
Chaucie's Place & Body Safety - Kindy, 2nd, & 4th
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 Monday, December 11th. Notices with opt-out information went home and should be returned to your child’s teacher by Friday, December 8th. If you have specific questions, please contact School Counselor, Kristi Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.chauciesplace.org.
We welcome December with a focus on our Lifelines: Compassion and Initiative
"Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion." -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
"The right man is the one who seizes the moment."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Texts from SchoolMessenger
Parenting in the Digital Age
Parenting is never easy. But today's parents have to grapple with a wired world in a way that no other generation has ever had to before. This ever-evolving digital landscape can be daunting to navigate.
Join ZCS in a 5-part series on Parenting in the Digital Age. This series will take place over the winter months and focus on keeping our students safe and healthy in the digital world while weighing the potential benefits and possible negative effects of social media. All presentations will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Educational Service Center.
For dates and information on the sessions, click here!
Looking for a part time job?
ZCS is in need of expanding the substitue teacher pool. In addition, ZCS Food Service positions are now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!
Check here to see what else is going on in our community.
Strong in Every Way
Click here to learn more about ZCS's human capital campaign!
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.