Boone Meadow Friday Flyer

February 26, 2021

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Dear Boone Meadow Families -

What a difference a week makes! Just like that, the world's a bit greener again with 50 degree weather in February.

Read Across America is next week: (Week of March 1st-5th)

We are excited to celebrate the art of reading next week. Please check out the information below for our themed days. Students and staff are encouraged to dress up the following ways.


  • Monday - BME gear to celebrated our connectedness
  • Tuesday - Wear something that makes you feel powerful.
  • Wednesday - Dress up like someone you admire.
  • Thursday - Wear your most favorite or unique clothes.
  • Friday - Wear your comfy clothes and a blanket to get cozy with your books.
See more information below for important details regarding our Read Across America week.



Kindergarten "Strong Start" & Incoming Kindy Registration: As you can see by the advertisement below, Kindergarten registration is now live. Spread the word to your friends and family that live within ZCS boundaries that they can register their new students for August. Early registration assists us in planning and preparation for the upcoming school year. Read more below and share with neighbors and community friends.


Crosswalk: The crosswalk will reopen next week. We thank you for your patience as we allowed the icebergs to thaw on the sidewalks.


Have a great weekend and enjoy the warmer temperatures!


In this together,

Tom

Read Across America - Next Week

Read Across America is right around the corner! Boone Meadow will be celebrating the art of reading all week, March 1-5. Read Across America focuses on empowering generations of students through reading diverse books. When we make time to read with kids, children get the message that reading is important and fun. When we read books that have characters of all races, genders, and backgrounds, students discover their own voices and learn from the voices of others.


Check out the fun school-wide experience and activities we have planned to celebrate together.


Monday, 3/1- Reading Connects Us All

  • We are all connected as a Boone Meadow Family! Wear your BME gear and celebrate together.

  • Classrooms will join Mr. Hundley for a LIVE read aloud at 1:00.

  • Take the Reader’s Oath to read a little each day!

  • Reading Challenge: Read a folktale, story, or informational text from around the world.


Tuesday, 3/2- We Raise our Voices through Reading

  • Readers have power and voice. Wear something that makes you feel powerful.

  • Classrooms will join Mrs. Kersey for a LIVE read aloud at 1:00.

  • Reading Challenge: read a story with a powerful kid character or some real articles of kids who change the world.


Wednesday, 3/3-Reading Gives us “Mirrors & Windows”

  • We see ourselves in books (mirrors), but also learn from and about others (windows). Dress up like someone you admire.

  • Classrooms will join Mrs. Benson for a LIVE read aloud at 1:00

  • Reading Challenge: read a biography or try reading a book with a character who is UNLIKE you.

Thursday, 3/4- Through Reading, we Celebrate our Differences

  • Everyone is different and special. Wear your most favorite or unique clothes today!

  • Classrooms will join Mrs. Gray for a LIVE read aloud at 1:00

  • Reading Challenge: read a story and talk about how characters use special strengths, stand out in meaningful ways, or overcome obstacles.


Friday, 3/5- Reading can be Relaxing

  • AHH, let’s all kick back and relax with a stack of our favorite books! Wear your comfiest clothes and bring a blanket for some relaxing reading fun.

  • Classrooms will join Mrs. Sloan for a LIVE read aloud at 1:00.

  • Reading Challenge: share one of your favorite books with a pal.


To learn more about NEA’s Read Across America celebrations and join in from home, click here. nea.org/readacross Let’s celebrate the power of diverse books and readers this week and beyond.

Reader’s Oath

I promise to read

Each day and each night.
I know it’s the key
To growing up right.


I’ll read to myself,
I’ll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference
If silent or loud.


I’ll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool.


Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
’Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.


So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.

Kindergarten Registration is now available

Spread the word...Kindergarten registration (and all new student registration) for the 21-22 school year is now live. Early registration is an important component to our planning process, so the sooner families register, the better prepared we can be to welcome the class of 2034.


You can access the registration by clicking the link below, or accessing from our websites.


Kindy registration link: https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/registration_information


Website access:

  • Go to the ZCS main webpage >> Parents >> Registration
  • or on our BME website, you can click on Kindergarten Registration under “News” at the bottom of the page.

Please remember that students have to be 5 on or before August 1st.
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Upcoming Events & Important Info

March 12 - End of Quarter 3

March 14 - Daylight Savings Time

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 28 - Palm Sunday/Passover


April 2 - April 9 - Spring Break

April 2 - Good Friday

April 4 - Easter

April 13 - Ramadan Starts

April 15 - ZWest Music visit to BME


May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

May 13 - Eid

May 26 - Last day of school

May 27 - Teacher work day

May 31 - Memorial Day

Child Find

Child Find is the process for locating, identifying, and evaluating individuals with suspected disabilities who may need special education services, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This is the responsibility of ZCS regardless of whether a parent affirmatively requests an evaluation. ZCS provides a Free Appropriate Public Education to any child who qualifies as having a disability, in accordance with federal and state laws. ZCS is responsible for locating all children ages 3 through 22 years of age with a suspected disability who reside within the boundaries of its district. With early identification and intervention, frustration and academic failure can be prevented, which in turn creates a positive learning experience for students. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), which encompasses academics and/or social and emotional learning, is an essential component of the child find process. Utilizing screening assessments, the ZCS team members identify students in

need of intervention, implement action plans, and monitor the response to the targeted interventions. In addition, the evaluation referral procedures in ZCS provide the framework to refer students with suspected disabilities for evaluation.


Speech Assistance Program

The Speech Assistance Program is designed to provide support to students with single sound articulation errors that are not age appropriate within the general education setting. Following the MTSS approach, this program allows for early identification and treatment of mild articulation disorders so students receive assistance without having to be identified under special education. The Speech Assistance Program is a three-tiered system in which progress is monitored to determine if additional supports are needed. If adequate progress is not demonstrated, a referral for evaluation will be prompted to determine eligibility under special education.

Crosswalk Safety Guidance

Dear Families of BME Walkers & Bike Riders –


Safety is one of our highest concerns for students and staff at BME. Please read carefully in effort to partner for your child’s safety as they utilize the crosswalk, especially during dismissal at the end of the day.


  • In effort to provide families the opportunity to utilize the car rider line on tricky weather days (or dodge construction on fire hydrants), all walkers/bikers will be dismissed last each day. You will note that our car line will have approximately 10-20 cars remaining in line when we call walkers/bikers from their classrooms for dismissal. This results in your child leaving the building and being escorted to the crosswalk 5-10 minutes later than you are currently accustomed.
  • Secondly and whenever possible, please meet your child(ren) at the crosswalk. BME staff can assist students to the edge of school property, and they will serve to assist students as they cross South Main Street. As we consider the safety of students and staff, we are unable to assist students to the pool/playground parking lot at Clark Meadows as BME staff cannot be liable for safety (crossing streets, traffic, etc…) once off school property.


As always, we thank you for your partnership as we strive to keep students and staff safe.

CoVID Guidance and Updates

ZCS wants to keep you informed as we continue to navigate through these times. Our district website houses much important COVID information in one location for your access.


Please click HERE (or the "mask up" image) for information regarding:

  • Quarantine guidance
  • Screening information
  • Close contact information
  • Secondary Hybrid schedules
  • Parent Resources
  • and other important information.

ZCS New Guidance

Arrival and Dismissal Notes:

Within a 10-15 minutes window each morning and each afternoon, we strive to ensure that all 550+ students are transported safely to where they need to be. At dismissal each day, all students remain in their classrooms until called for buses, cars, BAC, walkers, etc.. Behind the scenes is a network of staff and communication that works cohesively to get children where they need to go. Thank you to all families that follow our daily routines and procedures. We would not be able to keep children safe without your cooperation.


Below, you will find some updates regarding arrival and dismissal:


Car Riders:

  • Thank you for keeping our fire lane clear until signaled by staff to pull up. The fire lane must remain clear as much as possible for potential emergency needs and school deliveries.
  • Displaying car/family numbers in an easy to see manner is greatly beneficial. Ball point pen writing on a post it placed on your dash is hard for my old eyes to see, so bold numbers hanging from the rear view mirror or attached to the passenger sun visor assists in moving vehicles efficiently through the line.
  • Please reduce idling when possible. The build up of vehicle emissions is not only harmful for the environment, but also creates unhealthy air quality for staff and students.


Walker/Bikers:

Safety is one of our highest concerns for students and staff at BME. Please read carefully in effort to partner for your child’s safety as they utilize the crosswalk, especially during dismissal at the end of the day.

  • In effort to provide families the opportunity to utilize the car rider line on tricky weather days (or dodge construction on fire hydrants), all walkers/bikers will be dismissed last each day. You will note that our car line will have approximately 10-20 cars remaining in line when we call walkers/bikers from their classrooms for dismissal. This results in your child leaving the building and being escorted to the crosswalk 5-10 minutes later than you are currently accustomed.
  • Secondly and whenever possible, please meet your child(ren) at the crosswalk. BME staff can assist students to the edge of school property, and they will serve to assist students as they cross South Main Street. As we consider the safety of students and staff, we are unable to assist students to the pool/playground parking lot at Clark Meadows as BME staff cannot be liable for safety (crossing streets, traffic, etc…) within your neighborhood.

As always, we thank you for your partnership as we strive to keep students and staff safe.


Significant weather (walkers/bikers) - When weather is inclement with heavy rain, heavy snow, sleet, etc...walking to school is highly discouraged. The office team will make the decision if staff will be present at the crosswalk.

  • If families decide to walk to school and no crosswalk staff is present, an adult or family member must safely escort students to the front doors. The doors will open at 7:50 for arrival, and families should wait at the front doors with their students until the doors open.
  • Dismissal on inclement weather days: Walkers and bikers will be dismissed after car riders (approximately 2:35). This allows families to use the car line for pick up. Simply display your family number while you are in line and pick up your child(ren) at the front door with staff assistance.

  • In the event of questionable or severe weather, families must utilize the car rider procedures instead of walking/biking. (stormy weather, lightning, sleet, you need to get Toto before going to the Land of Oz...)

  • Please do not bypass the car rider line and request to pick up students from the parking lot, other school sidewalks, etc... Again, we must adhere to all procedures for the safety of students and staff.

Diversity Coalition

ZCS and the Zionsville Diversity Coalition partnered to create a list of mentor texts that support our elementary adopted literacy curriculum. Books donated will be placed in our elementary classrooms for teachers to use and to offer our students mirrors (seeing themselves), windows (seeing others), and doors (opportunities to learn about differences) because in ZCS, EVERYONE BELONGS!

Community Flyers

Click on the "Community Flyer" image to get information regarding local events and opportunities throughout the Zionsvile and neighboring communities. You can also click on the link below.
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School Pay

You can utilize School Pay to pay for textbook rentals and to fund lunch accounts. Information about School Pay as well as additional lunch details, such as the monthly menu, can be found on the Food Services website.

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