The Friday Flyer
Boone Meadow Elementary - March 8, 2019
Thank you PTO for the delicious lunch!
Exciting Events at the Meadow!
The calendar is quite busy this month with a plethora of opportunities. A few of the hot items:
- Community Forum @ BME on March 18th - Come learn more about the growth in Zionsville Community Schools (Info below)
- Wellness Night @ BME on March 21st
- Boone Meadow Mixer - March 22nd. Enjoy an evening with friends at Golf Club of Indiana. Auction items available for bid with dinner and entertainment. (Info below)
- Kindergarten Round Up - March 26th - This is the day we welcome all of our future eaglets to Boone Meadow. (Info below)
ZCS Community Forum Event @ BME - March 18th 6:30-8:00pm
The events are open to anyone with interest in this important community topic. All meetings will be from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, and free child care will be available, but you must indicate in advance. Please click HERE or on the following link to register for the event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BooneMeadow2019 (All must pre-register, please.)
You might have children in other Zionsville schools, and for that reason, I am including the dates of our feeder schools as well. Core content will be similar at each location.
- March 18th - Boone Meadow Elementary School
- March 20th - Zionsville West Middle School
Click HERE for additional information from the February School Board Update
Wellness Night Information
This years’ “Wellness Night” is sure to be another great evening of fun health/wellness activities! Students and families will get to participate in different wellness stations such as: an obstacle course, “build your own” stress ball, DrumFit, and more! Wellness Night is on Thursday March, 21st at 6:00-7:30 at BME. Come have a great time!
Can you believe it is already March?! We have grown so much as learners and movers this year in Wellness class! This month, we are focusing on activities that are improving our jumping skills, hula hooping skills, and basketball skills. Students are using activities like regular jump roping, team jump roping, jump bands, “helicopter”, and scooter jumping in order to improve their jumping/landing skills. Students are using hula hoops in creative ways such as: building hula hut structures and constructing hopscotch obstacle courses. We also have a basketball “team skills challenge” planned for later this month, as well as an obstacle course! Students will learn the obstacle course on the week of the 18th, and will have another chance to traverse though it on Wellness Night on March 21st from 6:00-7:30.
Kindergarten Round-Up @ BME is March 26th.
2019-20 Kindergarten Round Up Dates:
Boone Meadow Elementary - Tuesday, March 26
Pleasant View Elementary - Wednesday, March 27
Eagle Elementary - Wednesday, April 10
Union Elementary - Wednesday, April 10
Stonegate Elementary - Thursday, April 11
If your child is enrolled in ZCS Universal Preschool at the school they will attend Kindergarten, you can expect Round-Up information from your Preschool lead teacher. You do NOT need to sign up for one of the above dates. If your child attends Preschool at Zionsville West Middle School, or a preschool at a different Zionsville school than their boundary school, you will need to register and sign up for a Round-Up time.
Click here to register for Kindy Round Up: https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/news/article/999047
Attention First and Second Grade Parents!
All first and second grade classes would like to invite you to their annual music in-formances and art shows! These culminating music and art celebrations will take place during student’s normal music times the week of March 11th for second grade and the week of March 18th for first grade.
A music in-formance is like a performance, but rather than going on stage to perform in front of a large audience we are inviting a smaller audience in to the music classroom. The goal for this time is for the students to show their families and friends what we have been learning by letting you in to see what music class is all about at Boone Meadow. Following the in-formance you are invited to check out the art show on display in the hallway outside the music and art rooms. Included in the art show will be examples of each student’s favorite piece of art from throughout the year. We hope you can attend!
2nd Grade Informances:
- Neal/Foley- March 11th 10:20am-11:05am
- Bender/Foley- March 12th 10:20am-11:05am
- Welch/Foley- March 13th 10:20am-11:05am
- Mattingly/Foley- March 14th 10:20am-11:05am
1st Grade Informances:
- Lamaster- March 19th 11:45am-12:30pm
- Proctor- March 20th 9:00am-9:45am
- Megli- March 20th 11:45am-12:30pm
- Graham- March 21st 9:00am-9:45am
- Kiel- March 21st 11:45am-12:30pm
Boone Meadow Mixer, March 22nd @ Golf Club of Indiana
**SAVE THE DATE & BOOK YOUR SITTERS!**
You don't want to miss this PTO sponsored evening
Join your BME Community for a fun-filled, adults-only evening while getting to know other BME parents and staff!
The evening will feature dinner, beverages, live music and our mobile Silent Auction.
You'll have the opportunity to bid on a plethora of items and experiences! Come dressed up or dressed down, but don't miss out on this great evening!
Let's make this our biggest event yet!
Click here to purchase your tickets: http://bit.ly/2zowhKB
Buddy Up Fun Night
It’s time for the 12th annual ZCHS Best Buddies Buddy Up Fun Night. The Best Buddies Club encourages friendship between general and special education students. In the past, individuals with intellectual disabilities have not had the opportunity to have friends outside their own classroom. ZCHS recognizes the importance of INCLUSION. Open to all 1st-4th grade elementary students without intellectual disabilities and 5th-8th grade students with an intellectual disability. This fee covers pizza, beverages, snacks, lifeguards, pool rental, and t-shirt (if registered by 3/5). All proceeds from Buddy Up Fun Night go to the ZCHS Best Buddies Club.
Link to register - http://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/buddy-up-fun-night.cfm
BME Blood Drive - Save a Life!
To schedule your appointment, visit www.donorpoint.org and use Sponsor Code B860.
Thank you for considering.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
1st-15th - DigiLab
11th-14th - 2nd Grade Informances
12th - Blood Drive 2:00-7:00 PM Cafe
13th - Spirit Day - One Color Day; PTO Meeting in Cafe @ 6 PM
18th - ZCS Growth Forum w/ Dr. Robison @ 6:30-8:00 PM Cafe
18th-22nd - Book Fair and 1st Grade Informances
20th - Dine for Dollars at Buffalo Wild Wings (all day)
21st - Wellness Night 6:00-7:30 PM
22nd - PTO Boone Meadow Mixer
26th - Kindergarten Round-Up (Pre-registration info available on 2/26)
29th - April 7 - Spring Break
9th - Kindergarten Field Trip to Butler/Clowes Hall
10th - PTO Mtg
11th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Butler/Clowes Hall
12th - Spirit Day - Twin Day
17th - 3rd grade music performance @ 6:30 PM
23rd - ILEARN testing window opens (3rd/4th gr)
24th - Spirit Day - Who's Your Hero Day; Dine for Dollars @ McAlisters Deli 5-8 PM
Texts from SchoolMessenger
From time to time Boone Meadow uses SchoolMessenger to send a text to all of the families. If you haven't been receiving texts from us, you may need to opt-in by sending YES to the SchoolMessenger short code of 68453. Contact Beth Kiel in the front office if you have any questions!
Attention all parents/guardians! Have you ever thought about getting paid for the time you spend at our school? Becoming a substitute teacher would do just that for you! Think of it as a paid volunteer position. You still get the opportunity to control your schedule and locations you work but have the added benefit of a little extra pocket money! If you are interested in this opportunity you may apply directly on the ZCS website or simply click here! You may also contact the subcoordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
Last Day of School is now May 28, 2019
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.