Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
April 22, 2022
Dear Boone Meadow Families -
We are heavily promoting our Kindy registration, so thank you for spreading the word. Registration information is easily accessed on the front page of the ZCS district website.
In addition, PTO has planned a school community event (BME Bash) for next weekend, and we hope you will be able to attend. Incoming Kindy families are also welcome to attend.
ZCS Calendar Preferences Survey- ZCS requests your input regarding future calendars. Please see Dr. Robison's "Friday Five" for additional information. You can access the CALENDAR PREFERENCES SURVEY here.
BME Bash "Family Game Night" - One week away! Join us for an evening of fun and connection for Friday, April 29th, 5:00-8:30. In addition to games, photo booths, inflatables, music & dance, families can also bid for auction baskets and staff experiences for students. See the flyer below, as well as, the hardcopy that came in your child's folder last week..
- Ticket Link: This is the link to buy tickets online for the Bash! Click here to buy tickets!
- Sign up for volunteers: We are thrilled to be having this event for our Boone Meadow families! This event is being put on by the PTO, but we need help from parents to help run the event as well! If you can share some of your time we would greatly appreciate it! Click to sign up!
Family Input Survey - Thank you to those families that have submitted responses. We are truly grateful for you sharing your insights. Your input provides us the opportunity to reflect on our strengths and areas to improve. We readily admit that we, as a staff, must always strive to grow in our work and practices. Please complete the feedback form by Friday, May 6th so we may have the opportunity to adequately review your in put before the end of the school year. Click here to access the Family Input Survey
Garden Help Wanted: The Boone Meadow Garden is used K-4 for learning all spring and fall. To make these lessons work, though, we need volunteers to maintain the garden while we are away at summer break. Please see information below.
STEM Newsletter - Mrs. Benson created a new STEM Family Connection for the End of the Year. Click HERE to learn more about our quarter 4 STEM programming.
Blood Drive - Boone Meadow will host a bloodmobile on our campus on Wednesday, April 27th from 3:30-7:00 PM and we are grateful that you consider donating. See the flyer below, and feel free to contact Amy Deinlein, our school nurse, if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Continue to read through the flyer for details regarding Kindy registration and a variety of events occurring in our community.
Enjoy your weekend,
Family Input Survey
Kindergarten Registration and Strong Start
Kindergarten registration is now open, so please register by end of school day, Friday, April 15th. Once a student is enrolled, families will be sent a link to sign-up for a time slot for our Strong Start events (formerly known as Kindergarten Round-Up).
Click here to enroll: https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=2106845&type=d&pREC_ID=2159706
Strong Start Events – 3:00-6:45 (45 min sessions)
May 11: Pleasant View Elementary, Union Elementary
May 12: Boone Meadow Elementary, Eagle Elementary, Stonegate Elementary, Trailside Elementary
BME Kindergarten "Strong Start" Welcome Event (May 12th) - This initial in-person event is geared toward parents/guardians and their incoming kindergarten students. During this first experience at BME, the adults will meet and learn about the mission, vision, and highlights of our programming, while the children spend time with our kindergarten teachers and engage in play with peers.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Your partner in education,
Tom Hundley, Principal
Garden Help Wanted:
The Boone Meadow Garden is used K-4 for learning all spring and fall. To make these lessons work, though, we need volunteers to maintain the garden while we are away at summer break. I am eager to line up volunteers to help with garden maintenance over the summer. Fill out THIS FORM if you would like to be part of the team. It takes just 4 minutes. Contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. Normally volunteer families simply commit to one day per week (or every other week) for weeding and watering. We have substitutes when you can’t make your day, and can work around vacations. Join us!
A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization
The Hindu Community of Boone County, Indiana in collaboration with Zionsville Community Schools and the Zionsville Public Library would like to invite you to this free exhibition to understand Hindu culture and its civilization. This exhibition - Darshana - portrays the 'Hindu way of life,' or Hindu Civilization, which evolved in the Indian subcontinent for over 5000 years.
Over the past two centuries, the Western world, including the United States, has been steadily introduced to Hindu principles and practices, such as Yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, and Ayurveda, the science of holistic medicine, which are now popularly practiced and accepted.
This exhibition, with vivid illustrations and lucid descriptions of 24 different topics related to Yoga, Ayurveda, Dharma, mathematics, architecture, arts, sciences, traditional attire, and present-day global impact, to name a few, will hopefully inspire curiosity towards a deeper study of these topics.
‘Darshana’ will be hosted at the Hussey-Mayfield Library for 3 weeks with an inaugural ceremony on Monday, May 9.
We invite communities to come and explore this poster exhibition supported by audio tours.
Location: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library. 250 N 5th St, Zionsville, IN 46077
April 25 - 4th gr study trip (IN Motor Speedway - IN History)
April 27 - Blood Drive (Bloodmobile 3P-7P) - See flyer
April 29 - 3rd gr study trip (Conner Prairie); Boone Meadow Bash (5:00-8:30 - see flyer)
May 2 - May 13 - ILEARN Continues
May 4 - 4th grade study trip to IN Statehouse and historical tour (downtown)
May 5 - 2nd grade study trip to IN State Museum
May 6 - 3rd grade study trip - Zionsville History Tour; Family Input Surveys due
May 12 - Kindy Strong Start Event (evening 3:00-7:00) (for incoming Kindy families) Must be preregistered
May 13 - Field Day (Volunteers will be needed. More information to come. Note: Rain date on May 16th)
May 17 - 4th grade Hoosier Heritage Impact Projects Showcase (1:00-2:10)
May 20 - Market Day (2nd grade)
May 23 - Kindy Sing (Time TBD - After school hours)
May 24 - 4th grade celebration (time to be finalized) Info coming from classroom teachers
May 25 - Last day of school
May 26- Staff work day
May 26 - June 3 - Make up days (if needed)
May 30 - Memorial Day
ZCS Grow Summer Z'CAMP
Hey parents! Do your kids want more social interactions with their school peers? Do you want to make a difference at your child’s school? ZCS-GROW is looking for adults to help in their aftercare program. The best news is that any of your children who attend this elementary school can attend BAC for FREE as long as you are working! We have a variety of schedule options from a couple hours per day once a week to five days per week. BAC does not meet during school holidays. For more information contact Becca King at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-733-4847.
Enrollment is open for Z'CAMP 2022! Z'CAMP is held at Zionsville West Middle School and is led by ZCS-GROW staff, ZCHS high school and local college students. All campers receive swim lessons, field trips and a huge variety of activities. Enroll now as space is limited. Register Here Questions? Email Becca King at email@example.com.
Changes to the 1:1 Computer Program at the Middle Schools - Fall of 2022
During the November 8 board meeting, ZCS school board members approved an updated 1:1 technology plan. Beginning in the fall next year (2022-2023 school year), Zionsville Middle School (ZMS) and Zionsville West Middle School (ZWMS) will be using a staggered approach to transition into a 1:1 rental program that will eliminate the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). *These changes will only affect the current 4th grade class (class of 2030), students who are incoming 5th graders next year at ZMS and ZWMS.*
How it works.
Current 4th grade students (Class of 2030) will be required to rent a Lenovo 11e from ZCS for the start of their 5th grade year in 2022. Students in grades 6-8 will maintain their BYOD status for the 2022 school year so as not to interfere with already purchased devices. All current middle school students who started with BYOD will have the option to maintain BYOD status throughout their middle school years. The chart below shows the staggered approach over the next four years as we transition out of BYOD and into this new rental program.
For more details about this change, including financing, please visit the following
If you have questions, reach out to Dan Layton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School Directory App Is Updated
Our Student directory is now updated! Many thanks to the PTO for organizing this helpful resource! If you have never used our student directory, just follow these easy 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 volunteer Eileen Adam at email@example.com.
Also note that if your information has changed, you can update it by logging in on a computer (not available through the app).
Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks
At this time, due to CoVID 19 restraints, we are "pausing" on volunteers and visitors. 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 of visit in the future, please note the following information.
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.
- 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.