Eagle News and Notes

July 24, 2018

Welcome Back!

Dear New and Returning Eagle Families,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! We hope this newsletter finds you rested, relaxed, and well connected with your family. Although the pace has felt slower, the building has been buzzing all summer long with teachers collaborating and setting up classrooms, cleaning crews, and various other projects. Now we get to look forward to the hallways and classrooms being filled with the buzz of eager students!

As we prepare to welcome students back to school in a little over two weeks, we have a few new faces to welcome to our staff also! Please take a look below to learn a little bit more about these wonderful additions to our team.

We look forward to seeing you all here on August 6 to meet your teachers and see your classrooms then again on August 8 for the first day of school!

Warmest regards,

Andrew Foreman


Kandiss Carroll - 4th Grade

My name is Kandiss Carroll, and I am thrilled to join the Eagle Elementary School family as the new Fourth Grade teacher! This will be my 6th year teaching, but my first year teaching fourth grade!

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, and I have lived in various parts of the city and surrounding communities. I earned my undergraduate degree at Indiana University (GO HOOSIERS!) and graduated with the class of 2013. Following that, I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching at Marian University and graduated in May 2015. I have taught in the Tindley Charter Network and in Pike Township. I can't wait to spend the next year working with you all!

Catie Burke - 3rd Grade

Hello! My name is Catie Burke and I am the new third grade teacher at Eagle. I am originally from La Grange, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) but spent the last four years in Indianapolis studying Elementary Education at Butler University. I am very close with my family and went on a trip with them to Greece over the summer. I loved being able to explore ancient Greece up close through archeological sites and museums. Growing up I always wanted to become a teacher and I am so excited to be fulfilling that goal in such a strong school community. Thanks to everyone for welcoming me to Eagle!

Katie McLaughlin - Resource

Hello Eagle Elementary! My name is Katie McLaughlin and I am the new Resource Teacher. I was a resource teacher for 8 years before taking a break when my kiddos were born. I spent 3 years with Indianapolis Public Schools and 5 with Hamilton Southeastern Schools. I attended Indiana University for my undergraduate work and have my master’s in Education from Ball State. In my free time I’m a mom to Brady (6) and Quinn (4) and spend most days running them to all their activities. I’m also a huge IU basketball fan and enjoy cheering on the Colts each Sunday!! I’m excited to start the school year and get to know all the wonderful kiddos at Eagle!!

Krista Perman - Developmental Preschool

Hi! My name is Krista Perman but the kids call me “Miss Krista”

I have had the pleasure of teaching for 25 years and am very excited to begin my 26th year…hard to believe! In addition to teaching I worked as an autism & behavior consultant with our special education cooperative for two years. My education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Butler University where I also received an Indiana elementary principal’s license. The desire to become an educator was without a doubt inspired by the amazing teachers I had as a student growing up so when it came time to choose a career I could not imagine being anywhere but school ~ a place I loved as a child. To relax and recharge my batteries I enjoy running, training with weights, yoga, hiking, gardening and traveling. Volunteering to help animals in need is a passion. My dog Reggie and I met 14 years ago while I was volunteering for the Humane Society and we welcomed Tabby cat into our home this summer. I find inspiration in nature and enjoy bringing outdoor elements into the classroom when possible as well as opportunities to be active. Learning should be fun…full of possibilities as children play and explore. We definitely get our brains and bodies moving each day. I look forward to another great year!

Megan Hlade - Universal Preschool

I am very excited to be returning to Eagle Elementary! I was born and raised in Wheaton, IL. I moved to Indiana to attend college. I met my husband, Toby, at Purdue University. We will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this year. We have two children. Alex is 18 years old and will be a freshman at DePauw University. Andrew is 16 years old and will be a junior at ZCHS. We also have a dog named, Tuesday. I graduated from Purdue University in 1997. I have been teaching for 15 years. I have taught a few different early childhood levels, but Pre-K (4/5’s) is my absolute favorite! In my spare time I love to spend time with my family. I enjoy running, reading and playing golf. I am looking forward to a great year!

Important Upcoming Dates and Details

July 30: Eagle Office Officially Reopens, 7:30-3:30

August 1: Newcomers Welcome Event, 5:30-6:30

New Eagle Families, this is a great opportunity for you to see our school and learn a little about us. New families will recieve a separate email invitation.

August 6: Meet and Greet Night, 5:00-6:30

Please join us in order to reconnect with classmates and visit classrooms. During this time, your family can drop off supplies, meet teachers, and get your last few questions answered.

August 8: First Day of School!

August 23: Eagle Curriculum Night, 5:30-8:00

During this event for parents, each classroom teacher will present a half hour session highlighting the curriculum, events, and expectations for the year ahead. Each grade level has a designated time, indicated in the calendar below. You will also be able to visit informational booths from various district and community organizations.

  • Kindergarten: 5:30-6:00
  • 1st: 6:00-6:30
  • 2nd: 6:30-7:00
  • 3rd: 7:00-7:30
  • 4th: 7:30-8:00

School Supply Lists

ZCS Food Service Positions Available

ZCS Food Service positions now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Start by August 8th and qualify for a special incentive! Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

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