The Friday Flyer

From Boone Meadow Elementary School

From the Eagles' Nest:

Dear Boone Meadow Families,


As you can see in the photo below, we are rollin' toward the end of the year with numerous experiences and celebrations. On Wednesday, we had a successful "Bike to School Day" as Mother Nature showed some grace during this rainy spring.


It's an exciting time to reflect on the growth and learning of our students as we prepare for the upcoming year. We never stop thinking about our next steps, so please help us plan ahead by taking note of the following items:

1. Registration for 2017-2018. - Each family should have received an email earlier in the week with information regarding registration for the next school year. This necessary information helps us consider staffing needs and enrollment influences. Please complete at your earliest convenience.

2. Family Input Survey - Your reflection improves our work. Please consider sharing your insights. (Link is located below)

3. Celebrations - Each grade level has special events and celebrations planned in the weeks ahead. Be sure to mark those calendars.


I must take a moment to thank Troy Bauer & the rest of our PTO. These incredible group of stakeholders served our community so faithfully. Many of you know that Troy led well for 4 years as the Boone Meadow PTO President, and he laid a firm foundation for this team of mighty volunteers. He modeled a spirit of generosity and kindness through his servant-leadership approach. We will miss Troy and all of our outgoing board members. However, we know that great things are in store with our new, as well as, returning members. Thank you for your dedication to this beautiful and diverse community.


Have a great weekend,

Tom

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Upcoming Events

May 15th - Family Input Surveys Due

May 18th - 3rd Grade Field Trip for Z'ville History Tour

May 18th - 2nd Grade Market Day

May 19th - Field Day & Crazy Hair day

May 24th - Kindy Celebration (10:00-10:30) & 3rd grade Rube Goldberg Project celebration

May 25th - Fourth Grade Celebration (tentative time - 12:30-3:00)

May 26th - Last Day of School

May 29th - Memorial Day

May 30th - Teacher work day

Family Input Survey

We are beginning to make plans for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Although we are unable to say with certainty how many sections of classes we will have in each grade level, it is safe to assume that we will continue to grow!


Part of our growing process is to reflect. At this time of year, we seek your reflections and consider your insight. Please share your thoughts with us by downloading the attached “Family Input Survey” and return to the school by Monday, May 15th.


Please return the survey in a sealed envelope to the BME office, or send an electronic copy to mcunningham@zcs.k12.in.us.


BME Family Input Survey - final.docx

Registration for 2017-2018

By now all returning families should have received an email containing a link to register for next school year. Thank you to those families who have already completed your Infosnap registration! If you received the registration email, but if your child will not attend Boone Meadow for 2017-2018, please contact Mrs. Cunningham (x14995) in the office as soon as possible.

BME Annual Library Book Swap

May 22-26, 2017

~All grade 1-4 students may participate!

~Bring in 1 or 2 of your own books to the library (w/parent permission!) on your library day the week of May 15 - 19.

~Please attach a note to EACH bk clearly labeling it w/student’s first/last name & teacher name!

~Hardback/paperback bks.-YES Board books-NO

~Books must be in good condition, cover & pages secure/no rips/scribbles.

~The swap IS optional. Participating students will “swap” the week of May 22-26.

Any questions to Mrs. Leeds at: jleeds@zcs.k12.in.us

Join the Fun! Give a book! Get a book!

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

State law stipulates that the medical records of children on file at school show the required immunizations have been completed by the 20th day of the school year. That day is September 5, 2017. Information regarding immunizations requirements for 2017-2018 can be found here.


Parents of children whose immunizations are not up-to-date should contact their health care provider or the Boone County Health Department to schedule an appointment for the necessary immunizations. Some pharmacies also carry the necessary vaccines.

If parents object to immunizations, a written objection must be on file in the school office by September 5, 2017. This must be updated yearly. Children who do not have up to date vaccination records by that date will not be allowed to return to school until the proper immunization information is on file. Students who have appointments with their health care provider after Sept. 5th 2017, must present proof of the scheduled appointment in order to remain in school.


Medication Pick up in the Health Clinic

We are asking for your assistance in picking up any medication that your child currently may have in the health care clinic by May 26, 2017. The clinic is open on school days from 8:00-4:00.


For the safety of our students, all medication must be transported to and from school by an parent/guardian. Any medication that is left in the clinic will be discarded by St. Vincent health professionals.


Please contact Amy Deinlein in the clinic with any questions or concerns.

(317) 873-226 x14104

ZEF Eagle Honors and Spring Classroom Grants


Trying to think of a unique way to say thanks to someone at your school? ZEF Eagle Honors are a great way to honor teachers, educators, bus drivers, coaches or administrators for their hard work and excellence. For a minimum gift of $10, a personalized certificate will be sent to your honoree. Eagle Honors can be ordered by visiting our website: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/ZionsvilleEducationFoundatio/OnlineGiving.html

The Zionsville Education Foundation (ZEF) announced our 2017 Spring Classroom Grants totalling $24,749.19. These eight grants have the potential to touch every school and every student at ZCS. Visit the ZEF website to see a complete list of grants awarded: http://zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-Spring-Classroom-Grant-Summary.pdf

1st Day School Supplies

We are partnering with 1st Day School Supplies again this year. If you'd like to order your school supplies, the deadline is June 15th. Click here to order.
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ZIONSVILLE SHOW CHOIRS TO PRESENT ANNUAL “FINALE” May 12 & 13, 2017

Zionsville Community High School’s two show choir ensembles, the Royalaires and Choralaires, will present three performances of “Finale” on May 12 & 13 at the Performing Arts Center. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening, and 2:00 on Saturday afternoon.


The popular, annual event is a compilation of the body of work performed over the course of the academic year, and has sold out for the last two years. The Saturday matinee, which is new this year, will be a shorter, modified program, ideal for young families and others who prefer a shorter show. The evening programs will feature solo and small ensemble performances by members of the show choirs, as well as their award winning competition shows.


Tickets go on sale April 17th. Ticket prices are $17.50 for the evening performances and $12.50 for the abbreviated matinee. Purchase tickets at www.zchoirs.com. Proceeds from the event support the show choirs. Group sales are available for the matinee performance by calling 317-733-4833.


For more information, www.zchoirs.com or Jennifer Luczak at 317-408-0203 or jenluczak2@gmail.com.

Build, Grow, Read Together!

Boone Meadow Elementary is partnering with Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library for a fun-filled summer reading challenge. Start reading when school ends and keep track of your reading on new reading platform called Beanstack! All our reading incentive programs for all ages (Winter Reading, Summer Reading, 1,000 Books Before Kindergaten, etc), book lists, and special activities will be updated on this site. They will be able to sign up anytime and then on June 5th those that want to record online may start. We will continue to have a log so that children can mark their logs. Choose to record your reading: 1) number of books (For Babies- Grade 3 only), 2) number of hours, or 3) number of days (20 minutes or more each day).


Dates: Mon., June 5 - Sat., July 29

Start reading when school gets out

  • All readers who have started to record reading by Thursday, June 8th are invited to the Ice Cream Social! 6:30 - 8 PM or Friday June 9th, 10-1 PM!

  • Grand-prize winners for Adult, Teen, and Children will each receive a Kindle Fire! See details to learn how to be eligible.

Specific details...

  • The first 1,000 readers who have read and RECORDED 3 books, hours or days will receive a Super Punch Balloon!

  • Set a goal to achieve "50" books, hours (3,000 minutes), or days and get a chance at the Grand Prize Drawing!

  • In August, Zionsville Community Schools’ Literacy Coaches will be having a Popsicle Party for those that reach "50"!

  • This program is flexible, fun, and challenging for all reading levels.

  • The Prize Zone opens on Monday, June 12th. Earn tokens to spend at each prize level. Trade your token for a book, chance at a weekly drawing or prize in the Prize Zone!

Jog-A-Thon 2017

Planning for our 7th Annual Jog-A-Thon is well under way! The event will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at each of Zionsville's five elementary schools. The planning committee is accepting bids for the production of more than 3000 Jog-A-Thon T-shirts. If interested, please email Jennifer Fyffe at Unionjogathon@gmail.com with notation that you would like the opportunity to bid. Upon receipt of your email, we will forward you a Request For Proposal. All emails of intent are due no later than March 15th.

Hiring Guest Teachers!

Zionsville Community School is hiring Guest Teachers! Quality guest teachers are an important asset to our schools and require special attributes to enhance our students’ learning process. The best guest teachers demonstrate the desire to work well with children ages 3-18, relate well to all students, inspire a love of learning and have a good sense of humor. In addition, they must be flexible, dedicated, patient, kind, fair and consistent.


Guest teachers can manage the days of the week they are available to work through an automated system called Aesop. This user-friendly system is accessible online or through a touch-tone phone which allows ZCS teachers to enter absences and guest teachers to select available jobs.

If you meet the above requirements and would like to start the application process.


After your employment application has been submitted, please send an email to our Sub Coordinator at Subcoordinator@zcs.k12.in.us confirming that you would like to be considered for a guest teacher position at Zionsville Community Schools.

Smart 911

Boone County has shifted from NIXLE to SMART911. This is a free service that allows you to receive emergency notifications from the county which may include severe weather warnings and traffic alerts. The program will ask for optional personal information that could be used in the event of an emergency situation in your home. Boone County citizens are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today. To create a safety profile and sign up for updates, go to www.smart911.com

School Safety

School Visitor Check-Ins at ZCS

Please be aware that we use a visitor management system known as SafeVisitor. SafeVisitor is a 30-45 second check-in process that cross references against all national sex offender registries and prints a visitor badge. Please be prepared to scan a government issued ID (Driver License) when arriving to campus as a visitor or volunteer. The printed badge should be visible at all times while in the building. Thank you!


Please note: Full background checks are still required field trips. Full background checks cost $15.95 and take at least 7-10 days to process. Limited background checks are still required for lunch visits, volunteering in a supervised area, etc.


**Bullying Video**

All volunteers in our district are also required to complete the bullying module, consisting of a short video and a digital signature as proof of watching the video. This video must be watched for either level of volunteer (Full or Limited). Please click here to visit the BRAVO/Volunteers page where all of these items can be completed.

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