The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
Kindy students measure their height on a warmer sunny day by using non-standard measures. Here, students are using the lengths of post-it notes.
Students use mentor texts as solid examples of what writers do. After studying other author's craft, students apply what they learn to their own writing.
Book Fair Success
Another year in the books for our PTO sponsored Book Fair. Thank you for providing this opportunity for our students and families.
Garrett Stephens - BME Teacher of the Year
An example of his commitment to our community is evidenced below. Garrett leads our annual effort to support American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart. Our school-wide goal was $12, 000. BME raised approximately $14,500. As promised, Mr. Stephens let the top fundraising group shave his head during our Wellness Night. Nothing says "Congratulations on being named Teacher of the Year" like allowing 2nd graders to shave your head in front of 600 people on Wellness Night.
Congratulations, Mr. Stephens, and thank you for all you do for our school community. We are better in many ways because of you.
We are incredibly excited that BME Kindy Round-Up is next week!
2018-19 Kindergarten Round Up Dates:
Boone Meadow Elementary - Wednesday, March 28
Stonegate Elementary - Tuesday, April 10
Eagle Elementary - Wednesday, April 11
Union Elementary - Thursday, April 12
Pleasant View Elementary - Monday, April 16
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. 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 and sign up for a time for Kindergarten Round-Up
Miss White's Preschool Class studying space!
Upcoming Events & Important Info
March 26th - Bus Evacuation Drill
March 28th - Kindergarten Round-Up @ BME (click HERE to register)
March 30th - April 6th - Spring Break (No school)
April 12th - PTO Meeting 6:00pm
April 13th - 3rd grade to Clowes Hall
April 14th -Boone Meadow Blast 12:00-3:00pm
April 16th - May 4th - ISTEP+ Testing window (Part 2) - 3rd/4th grades
April 20th - Spirit Day (80's)
April 26th - Kindergarten to Clowes Hall
PLEASE mark your calendars for May 25th as our make-up day due to the 1/12/18 inclement weather cancellation.
Just a friendly reminder:
- The first bell for student arrival is at 7:50. That is when we begin unloading cars and buses.
- 1st - 4th students are to be in their classrooms at 8:00 a,m.
- Kindergarten students should be in classrooms at 9:00 a.m. Drop-off for Kindy begins at 8:50.
Thank you for your help with this issue!
It's that time of year! We are looking for people to serve on our PTO Board for next school year! Please see below:
Save the date for the Boone Meadow Blast on April 14th from 12:00-3:00!
The "Blast" will be held in the BME Gym/Cafe!
Transitioning to Middle School
4th Grade Families:
The students enjoyed their visit to ZWEST on Thursday, March 15th. We are hopeful parents had an informative visit as well that evening!
On Thursday, April 12th, ZWEST music teachers (choir, band and orchestra) will visit Boone Meadow to engage with students.
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.