Eagle Friday News and Notes

October 6, 2017

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As we sit back and reflect on another great week at Eagle, I am truly amazed by all of the amazing experiences our students are exposed to. The pictures above are just a small glimpse. Our young learners spent time with the Zionsville Fire Department, families shopped at the book fair, 2nd graders visited Conner Prairie, James Whitcomb Riley visited our 4th graders, we completed our rain garden transplant from town hall, and the list goes on. These specials events were in addition to the great learning opportunities and wonderful peer interactions that take place on a regular basis.

We head into this weekend with a Dad's Club camp out and many exciting events taking place in your personal lives over the weekend. It is important for us to reflect on all of these wonderful experiences, but also make sure we slow down for a minute to really enjoy the time with our family that is afforded us.

Enjoy your weekend and we look forward to seeing you all back next week!

Take care!



  • Don't forget to send your Jog A Thon money in so Mr. Foreman can dress up as Captain Underpants and be duck taped to a wall. Our goal is $17,000! First class to turn in their envelopes wins a fun day! To donate via Paypal visit http://eag.zcs.k12.in.us/

Upcoming Events


6: Dad's Club Camp out

10: 1st Quarter Ends

16-20: Fall Break

24: 7:00 pm PTO Meeting in the Cafe

27: Picture Retake Day

Fort Ouiantenon

Fort Ouiantenon

By: Maria Vazquez , Taite Dalberg , and Libby Stokely

The fourth graders went to Fort Ouiatenon last week and had lots of fun! At Fort Ouiatenon you enter a place where it takes you back three hundred years where you can see the sights, smell the smells, and hear the sounds of the voyageurs and the Wea Indians.

After arriving we went straight to see the Wabash, an important river for the fur-trading voyageurs. Voyageurs would bring French items like glass beads, hatchets, copper, metal, wool, and fabric to trade for beaver furs. They wanted beaver furs because the furs were waterproof, warm, and could be made into felt for top hats so the French gentlemen could look exquisite. s

Fur traders had to make birchbark canoes to sail along waterways to reach their destinations. They carried all their supplies and materials. When they arrived, they were met by the Wea Indian chief and unloaded their canoes to trade with the good-natured Indians.

When we entered the Wea Indian village, we saw their wigwams. The wigwam frames were built from bendable tree limbs and then covered by cloth from the French. They got their food by hunting animals, fishing, cultivating crops, and picking berries.

We were lucky to be able to go to Fort Ouiatenon to live history. We will always dream about the moonlight on the Wabash as we long for our Indiana home.

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School Lunch Information

Eagle PTO

  • Monday, October 9 - last morning to shop the book fair! Open 8:00-9:30a

  • Free After School Clubs: Visit eaglepto.ivolunteer.com to sign up for Braille Club - Eagle's Blind & Low Vision teacher, Tommie Roesch, is volunteering to do a Braille Club for our Eagle students K-4 meeting on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 from October 26th - December 21st. She is also offering for any adults to join in the club and learn alongside Eagle students!

  • Teacher Treats! Visit eaglepto.ivolunteer.com to bring snacks to teachers on Friday. Look for opportunities under Food/Baking Volunteers.

  • Don't forget to send your Jog A Thon money in so Mr. Foreman can dress up as Captain Underpants and be duck taped to a wall. Our goal is $17,000! First class to turn in their envelopes wins a fun day! To donate via Paypal visit http://eag.zcs.k12.in.us/

  • Online Directory: The Eagle online school directory - My School Anywhere - has been updated with the most current information provided by parents. If you chose to be included in the school directory then you will be receiving an email (be sure to check your spam folder) with login information and a request to set up a password. If you originally opted out of the school directory but have decided you would like to be included, please send an email to Andrea Payne. For those of you unfamiliar with MySchoolAnywhere, it is a great resource for parents to find contact information for classmates and friends. Setting up playdates and sending party invites has never been easier.

  • Evening meeting!! Our next meeting is right after Fall Break - October 24 - at 7pm. Free childcare is offered (provided you stay for the meeting). Learn about the Strong in Every Way initiative and how it can impact elementary students.

  • If you’d like to stay informed about Eagle events text @eaglepto to 81010. Like us on Facebook at Eagle Elementary PTO.

  • Special thanks to Mica Wilson for laminating last week and Cody Reyes, Mary Vens and Tony Ladd for supplying teacher treats over the last several weeks!

ZEF Barn Bash

Ya’ll Come and Have Some Fun!

The 2017 Barn Bash to benefit the Zionsville Education Foundation is on Saturday, November 11 at Finley Creek Vineyards from 6:30-11:00pm. Join us as we fund upcoming Classroom, Imagine Professional Development, and Student Enrichment grants. These grants fund innovative projects that directly benefit teachers, students, and classrooms. In 2016, ZEF funded over $80,000 in grants!

Finley Creek Vineyards is the newest event space in town and its shabby chic interior is the perfect complement to your favorite casual western wear. Dinner is served at stations throughout the venue with shared seating and entertainment provided by the band Greta Speaks. A silent and live auction provide additional ways to support ZEF’s mission.

Visit www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org to buy your Barn Bash tickets today! Tickets are $75/person before October 27 and $85/person after October 27.

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KidzArt Classes


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.


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.

Transportation Twitter Handle

HELP! My child's bus hasn't arrived home yet . . . what's going on? If this has ever happened to you, you can find out this answer by checking Twitter. Our ZCS transportation department has a Twitter handle and it's an excellent way to receive "on the move" notifications. Please follow @myzcsbus to stay up to date!