Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
August 28, 2020
Dear Boone Meadow Families-
It's been another fantastic week of students and staff connecting and learning together. Many wonderful experiences are happening in and around the schoolhouse! I see students exhibiting joy, and the sense of community continues to grow even though distancing is expected and enforced. Readers, writers, mathematicians, musicians, artists, and scientists continued to learn and refine their crafts.
A few items to note:
Meet Deb Pickett - Lauren Kersey has been working remotely for a couple of weeks now, and baby Kersey will be here soon. On Monday, we open our doors to welcome Deb Pickett as our interim assistant principal at The Meadow. More information about Ms. Pickett is located below.
Student Health Screener Reminders: We need your help. Each morning, we are contacting approximately 30-40 families to remind them to complete the screener. Please remember to complete a screener for your child each morning, and prior to arrival. You may want to consider setting an alarm on your phone or calendar to submit each morning. This is an integral part of our mitigation and safety processes, and your partnership in accomplishing this component is greatly appreciated.
The Indiana State Department of Health guidance has changed again, and we will need to adjust our screener and protocols. As I've shared before, we are bound to respond to ISDH guidance. As Dr. Robison shared in his update earlier this evening, "Our community's willingness and ability to notify the schools and keep students home when they have been tested and are pending results, among other things previously mentioned regarding masks, distancing, etc., will make or break our ability to continue offering in-person schooling."
NWEA: Most students have been taking NWEA in reading and math this week or last, and wow - they have done a fantastic job! The information collected from these assessments is used for instructional purposes, and in conjunction with other beginning of year assessments, helps teachers identify what each student's next steps should be in literacy and mathematics. Teachers will complete these assessments through this coming week.
Picture Day: Today was a great day for pictures! It's always fun to see the kids with their picture day outfits and hairdos. We can tell a lot of pride goes into selecting the perfect "look"!
- Remember you can order online with the following link: https://cp-school-portraits.hhimagehost.com/V2/Home/LoginConsumer?EK=148743
- Retakes will be Friday, October 23rd.
PTO Meeting- Monday 7:00 PM- Don't forget that we have a PTO meeting scheduled for Monday evening at seven o'clock. Weather permitting, we will meet on the front lawn. Bring your own lawn chairs, as we will socially distance. Masks required.
Thank you, families, for being tremendous BME supporters. We are deeply grateful for your partnerships.
Enjoy your weekend,
Tom Hundley, Principal
Meet Debra Pickett
Greetings Boone Meadow family! My name is Ms. Debra Pickett, and I am thrilled to serve as interim assistant principal in this great school and wonderful school corporation. I come to Boone Meadow after having served most recently in the Indianapolis Public School district as building principal and assistant principal. Prior to my time in IPS, I was a member of the MSD Wayne Township team as a classroom teacher, building literacy coach and district staff developer.
I am honored to have the opportunity to support the students, staff and families of Boone Meadow and the ZCS school corporation. It is with tremendous excitement that I look forward to meeting each of you😊.
PRIORITY ITEM: Daily Student Screener
Before 7:50 (1st-4th gr) & 8:50 (Kindy), you must complete your child's daily screener. This will need to be completed EVERY MORNING prior to arrival on campus. The QR code and the hotlink below provides direct access. We follow up and contact families every day which
- QR codes are on backpacks/transportation tags.
- Strategically place the QR code someplace visible at your home and make it part of your morning routine. (We sent home multiple hard copies on Monday)
- You may also want to bookmark the screener on your computer or phone.
- Copy and past the screener link into your phone calendar.
ZCS and the Zionsville Diversity Coalition partnered to create a list of mentor texts that support our elementary adopted literacy curriculum. Books donated will be placed in our elementary classrooms for teachers to use and to offer our students mirrors (seeing themselves), windows (seeing others), and doors (opportunities to learn about differences) because in ZCS, EVERYONE BELONGS!
You can utilize School Pay to pay for textbook rentals and to fund lunch accounts. Information about School Pay as well as additional lunch details, such as the monthly menu, can be found on the Food Services website.
Eat BBQ and support Boone Meadow PTO
DATE OF FUNDRAISER: 9-2-2020
LOCATION: City Barbeque Whitestown, 6082 Whitestown Pkwy.
On September 2nd at City Barbeque Whitestown, we’ll get 20% of the proceeds from every order we bring in!
Ordering in person? Show this message to the cashier at checkout (either a printout or just on your phone).
Ordering online? Use code FundA at checkout at https://order.citybbq.com/menu/whitestown for pickup or delivery on 9-2-2020
Ordering over the phone? Ask to apply code FundA when you provide your payment information.
Want to increase your impact? Place a group order online: a bigger order for you means a bigger donation for us! Start a group order at https://order.citybbq.com/menu/whitestown, send the link around the office, and be a hero (to both us and your coworkers). Just remember to use code FundA at checkout!
Remember: all orders have to be picked up or delivered on September 2nd from City Barbeque Whitestown for it to count toward our fundraiser.
Thanks for your support!
Cashier: Fundraiser A
Upcoming Events & Important Info
August 31 - PTO Meeting - Bring your own lawn chair - Weather permitting, we will meet in the front/north lawn under the trees. We will be physically distanced.
September 2 - Dine for Dollars - City BBQ
September 7 - Labor Day (no school)
September 9 - Dine for Dollars - Smoothie King (Order from Smoothie King between 4-8PM & BME PTO receives a percentage of your check)
September 23 - Dine for Dollars - Panera Bread (4-8PM)
October 12-16 - Fall Break
November 2 - Student Conferences
November 25-27- Thanksgiving Break
December 21 - January 1 - Winter Break
January 18 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)
January 19 - No School
February 15 - Presidents Day - No School
April 2 - April 9 - Spring Break
May 26 - Last day of school
May 27 - Teacher work day
May 31 - Memorial Day
Child Find is the process for locating, identifying, and evaluating individuals with suspected disabilities who may need special education services, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This is the responsibility of ZCS regardless of whether a parent affirmatively requests an evaluation. ZCS provides a Free Appropriate Public Education to any child who qualifies as having a disability, in accordance with federal and state laws. ZCS is responsible for locating all children ages 3 through 22 years of age with a suspected disability who reside within the boundaries of its district. With early identification and intervention, frustration and academic failure can be prevented, which in turn creates a positive learning experience for students. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), which encompasses academics and/or social and emotional learning, is an essential component of the child find process. Utilizing screening assessments, the ZCS team members identify students in
need of intervention, implement action plans, and monitor the response to the targeted interventions. In addition, the evaluation referral procedures in ZCS provide the framework to refer students with suspected disabilities for evaluation.
Speech Assistance Program
The Speech Assistance Program is designed to provide support to students with single sound articulation errors that are not age appropriate within the general education setting. Following the MTSS approach, this program allows for early identification and treatment of mild articulation disorders so students receive assistance without having to be identified under special education. The Speech Assistance Program is a three-tiered system in which progress is monitored to determine if additional supports are needed. If adequate progress is not demonstrated, a referral for evaluation will be prompted to determine eligibility under special education.