Boone Meadow Friday Flyer

March 18, 2022

Dear Boone Meadow Families

Overall, it has been a beautiful week! Students had the opportunity to enjoy warmer weather as many classes took their learning outdoors! It was also a successful week at the Book Fair, while Caring Center donations are to be delivered today (Friday afternoon), and nearly $700 was donated to Unified Champions/Special Olympics. Thank you for your engagement and participation in support of the varied causes in our community.

A few other important items to note:

  • Kindy Registration - We encourage early registration of incoming Kindergarten students as we consider projections and staffing for next year. Please pass along that the class of 2035/2022-2023 Kindy Enrollment is now OPEN- We encourage families to register as soon as you are able. See below for more information. Click here for Kindergarten registration:
  • Spring Break is quickly approaching. Please note that the last day of school, prior to break, is Thursday, March 31st. No students or staff will be in the building on Friday, April 1st. Students & staff return to school on Monday, April 11th.
  • Student Progress Reports for Q3 will be made available to families next Thursday, March 24th. You can access your child's progress reports through your child's PowerSchool account.

Enjoy your weekend -

Mr. H

Thorn Rosa - a message from Mr. Doublestein

Over the past few weeks, all of our first and second graders have been singing and acting out the tale of Thorn Rosa in music class. This story of a pretty princess is a classic that will remind you of Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. Check out the video to hear a wonderful performance by Mrs. Rennard’s second grade class, and you’ll even hear Mr. Doublestein playing his brand new banjo. Enjoy!

"Thorn Rosa" from The New England Dancing Masters

Zionsville Education Foundation

The Zionsville Education Foundation (ZEF) awarded $21,044 in Classroom Grants to fifteen ZCS educators this week. These 2022 Spring Classroom Grant awards will bring seven projects to life including tools for set design at the high school, an author visit and writing workshops for middle school students, and STEM solutions to common fairy tales for elementary students. ZEF is grateful to the Barth Family Fund, individual donors, and community business partners for making these grants possible across the district.

Boone Meadow First/Second Grade Teacher Kelly Mattingly received a grant for her project, “Generation Genius for a Genius Generation!” which provides access to educational videos and assignments through the website Generation Science.

Congratulations, Ms. Mattingly! To learn more about the ZEF 2022 Spring Classroom Grants, click here:

Math Instructional Materials Adoption

ZCS is evaluating K-12 math instructional materials to adopt and implement starting in the 2022-23 school year. Parents, our most important partners in education, are invited to review materials and provide feedback. Parents may come to our ESC located at 900 Mulberry Street during normal business hours (8 am – 4 pm Monday thru Friday) from March 14th – March 31st to see some of the materials in-person, or parents can contact Sue Schneider, Administrative Assistant, at to receive an email with links to review at home. If you have any questions, please contact Kris Devereaux, Assistant Superintendent of Academics, at

Kindergarten Pre-Registration

We are so incredibly excited to welcome the class of 2035, and early registration helps inform staffing decisions for the coming year. So, tell your neighbors, friends, and family that live in ZCS boundaries to visit the ZCS website to learn more Information about "Kindergarten Strong Start".

Click on the image (Eagles 2035) to be directed to the ZCS Kindergarten registration site.

Youth Art Month - from: Mrs. Trinosky

YAM is an annual observation each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. Established in 1961, YAM is a way to celebrate the skills that are fostered through experiences in the visual arts.

The Zionsville Fine Arts Department (k-12) has teamed up with the town of Zionsville to display a sampling of student artwork from all 8 ZCS schools for the month of March. Please be on the lookout for artwork hung in storefronts or even INSIDE local businesses on Main Street! And don't forget to check out Hussey Mayfield Library and the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center. If your child has artwork at a venue, they will receive a certificate stating the location of the work.

There will be two Youth Art Month First Friday Receptions this year on March 4th, one at Robert Goodman Jewelers from 5-8pm, a second at Sullivan Munce from 5-8pm. Everyone is invited to attend these! Please be prepared with a mask to wear inside these venues.

The Boone Meadow students that opted to submit their art were from Mrs. Bender’s first grade class. The following students artwork will be on display in the window of Cobblestone Grill:

William Raybourn; Blaraj Parmar ; Henry Linkenbach ;

Amelia Windler ; Bryce Voegerl

Dylan Clarke ; Reed Sims; Crew Benson;

Norzin Smanla ; Prahil Jani

Calvin LaFontaine; Peyton Lewis; Nora Desplinter

Happy Creating BME!

Mrs. Trinosky

Upcoming Dates:

March 14- March 31 - NWEA testing; Math Materials Review at ESC (M-F 8A-4P)

March 15 - End of Quarter 3

March 24 - Student Progress Reports posted in PowerSchool

April 1-8 - Spring Break (no school)

April 29 - Family Event at BME - Save the Date!

May 25 - Last day of school

May 26- June 3 - Make up days (if needed)

May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)

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 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

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

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 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

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.


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.

Examples include:

  • Field Trip Chaperones
  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
  • Tutors
  • 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.


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.

Examples Include:

  • 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.

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