The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
Welcome to 2018 & Happy New Year!
Greetings, Boone Meadow Families!
I hope this update finds you warm on the unexpected launch to a four-day weekend. Please be careful out there as you navigate the tricky roads this weekend.
As a reminder, please note that this does alter the school calendar with regards to our last day of school. Our last day of school will now be May 25th. It may seem odd to think about that now, but I know many of you make travel plans early, so it is important to adjust calendars accordingly.
I hope your break rounded out well and you are refreshed as we welcome 2018! We are ready for a great second half of the school year as we crossed the 50 yard line of the ’17-’18 school year during this winter freeze. It was invigorating to see the bright shining faces adorn our hallways this past week. Those kids definitely warm-up this place, and they provide us with great purpose to brave the dark, cold mid-winter mornings.
The coming year provides one with endless opportunities. My wish is that we embrace possibilities, grow in our unity, and strengthen our ability to support our students and each other. Good things are coming our way!
As we turn our attention to details, please pay close attention to the opportunities and information listed below as it will prove important details for the coming weeks ahead.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Chemical engineering at its finest with 2nd graders as they work with playdough ingredients.
4th grade students design vehicles which requires communication, collaboration, problem-solving, evaluation of ideas, and thinking deeply.
Students compose non-fiction texts and prepare for a genius hour showcase.
BME TALENT SHOW
Students and teachers are invited to dust off their tutus, tune up their instruments, and warm up their voices for an afternoon of entertainment for all to enjoy! Mark your calendars for February 3rd at 2:30 for the BME Talent Show! Sign up begins on January 13th. A flyer should will be sent home today with more detailed information. Questions can be directed to our PTO planners: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
January 8th-19th - NWEA Testing @ BME
January 12th - School Canceled due to inclement weather. Make up day is May 25th
January 15th - Martin Luther King, Jr Day (no school)
January 18th - Boone Meadow Spirit Day - "Twin Day"
January 25th - 2nd Grade field trip to Clowes Hall
January 27th - Talent Show Rehearsal 1:30-5:00pm
February 3rd - Talent Show in BME Cafe @ 2:30
February 19th - Presidents Day - No School
February 20th - No School for Students (Professional Development Day for Staff)
February 23rd - BME Mixer at Golf Club of Indiana 6:30pm - Sponsored by PTO - See below
March 30th - April 6th - Spring Break (No school)
If I can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to reach me via phone 317-873-2226 ext 14995 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Weather Reminders:
As Old Man Winter prepares to roll in, please be sure to send your student to school appropriately dressed for the weather as it grows colder and snow is on the ground. As stated in the handbook:
As the weather turns colder, each child needs a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Snow pants and boots are required when there is snow on the ground.
Students without snow pants and boots (when there is snow on the ground) will only be permitted to play on the cleared blacktop.
All children play outside except on rainy, icy, or very cold days (wind chill below the 10-20 degree range)." Inside recess will be held on those exceptional days.
For more information regarding our procedures for school delays and closings please visit our website.
BOONE MEADOW MIXER IS COMING ON FEBRUARY 23RD
Friday / February / 23rd / 6:30pm
The Cardinal Room
Golf Club of Indiana
6905 S. 525 E
Lebanon, IN 46052
Early bird ticket price $30 per person before January 31st. After January 31st, tickets are $35 per person.
Ticket price includes: heavy hors d'oeurves and 2 drink tickets for beer and wine. Soda and water are free of charge.
Tickets can be purchased by sending in a check or cash to the school or through Paypal (BoonemeadowPTO@gmail.com)
More details to come!
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.