Eagle News and Notes

November 16, 2018

Read on for more information about...

  • Upcoming Service Project
  • U-Paint Pottery
  • Textbook Rental Fees
  • Eagle Play Director
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Updates from our PTO
  • Body Safety Program
  • and more!

Getting the Outdoor Learning Experience Ready for Winter

Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-11:00


Eagle Elementary Outdoor Learning Experience To Do List:

  • Winterize the pump from the water feature.
  • Move large tree stumps and picnic table to learning spaces
  • Landscape edger to edge garden spaces
  • Freshen up mulch areas
  • Remove leaves from garden spaces
  • ***Possibly dig/auger holes for outdoor musical instruments if they have arrived.


Eagle Dads Club will be enticing your family with coffee, hot chocolate, donuts and a good time as we prepare out new Outdoor Learning Experience for winter and prepare for future phases. Please RSVP here if you are able to lend a hand and possibly your wheelbarrow! Even if you cannot commit at this time, we would still love to have you join us the morning of if your schedule allows.

U-Paint Pottery

Paint It Pottery Night!

Eagle is excited to offer a pottery painting night Wednesday Nov 28, 6-8 pm at our school. This is an opportunity for students to paint a keepsake ($10 each) which will be fired in a kiln, then delivered to classrooms, wrapped, before winter break. More information will be coming home next week.


  • For your convenience, a $2 slices of pizza, baby carrots, lemonade/water and treat dinner will be available at the event.
  • Paint It pottery will provide a variety of items to choose from and will fire them after the event and deliver glazed items back to Eagle.
  • An adult is required to stay with children, but they will be able to work without you seeing their creation.
  • Mark your calendars for Nov 28 for this fun opportunity!

Textbook Rental

Elementary fee statements were emailed several months ago. Payment for the 2018-19 school year were due in September.


Didn’t receive your statement?

Textbook rental fee statements can now be viewed in PowerSchool!

Simply log in to your PowerSchool parent account or your student’s PowerSchool account, and click on the BALANCE tab on the left side of the screen. You will see your student’s itemized statement, payments made, and current account balance.

NEW – for a flat fee of $3.80 per transaction, save time and the hassle of writing/mailing a check and make your payment online via SchoolPay.


For answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Textbook Rental, please visit https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/textbook_rental

School Play Director Wanted

Eagle PTO is searching for an after school director for the 3rd and 4th grade play. Please contact ptoeaglezcs@gmail.com for more details about this stipend position.

Upcoming Events

November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break! No School

November 27 - PTO Mtg @1:15

November 28 - U Paint Pottery from 6:00-8:00 @ Eagle

December 3 & 4 - Body Safety Programs K-4

December 21 - Last Student Day Before Winter Break

A Message from our PTO

  • Dec 5 Rush On Main Dining Night


  • Eagle PTO is searching for an after school director for the 3rd and 4th grade play. Please contact ptoeaglezcs@gmail.com for more details about this stipend position.


  • Cookies Needed!!! We will be holding our annual Teacher/Staff Cookie Walk on December 14th. We are looking for individuals to bake or buy 3 dozen cookies for the event. Please help us make this a great event! Sign-up through iVolunteer: https://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/bakers__2018


  • We are still looking for volunteers for our Extravaganza committee please email at ptoeaglezcs@gmail if you can help! You can do most of it from home.

A Note from the Clinic

We are beginning to see an increase in illness as we move deeper into the fall /winter months. While there is no need for alarm, it bears reviewing some illness management guidelines for both home and school.

  • Children should remain home if they have a fever (100 F or above), vomiting, diarrhea or unable to manage profuse nasal drainage.
  • Frequent hand washing – hands should be washed often with soap and water, especially after coughing and sneezing.
  • Reinforce good respiratory etiquette – cover your nose and mouth when coughing/sneezing – practice with your children.
  • When notifying the school that your child is ill, please give a reason/symptoms – this helps us to identify patterns and focus on specific classrooms for more aggressive monitoring and parent notification if needed.
  • Students can return to school if they are fever free without medication and have been on antibiotic therapy (if indicated) for twenty-four hours, are feeling well, eating, drinking and back to their regular routine.
  • Dress for the cold weather – this means students should be wearing coats to and from school.
  • Speak to your school nurse if you have questions specific to your child.
  • It's not too late for family members to get a flu shot.

Body Safety Program, K-4

At Eagle Elementary, the Chaucey's Place Progam will be presented to our Kdg-4th grade students December 3 and 4, 2018. The Parent Information meeting was already held this past week at ESC. If you would prefer for your child/children to not participate in the Think First and Stay Safe program, please click here for the official Parent Opt-Out Form. The Parent Opt-Out forms are due by Friday, November 30, 2018.
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School Lunch Information

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.

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.

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.

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.