Eagle Friday News and Notes

December 1, 2017

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Upcoming Events


December


4-8 - Hour of Code; 3rd Grade OLSAT

7 - Body Safety Program in Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th through Chaucie's Place

11- Indiana's 201st Birthday

19 -PTO Meeting @ 1:15

22 - Last Student Day before break

Dec. 25-Jan. 5 - Winter Break - No School

Chaucie's Place Body Safety Program - Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th Grades

Zionsville Community Schools are partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™ to our Kindergarten, 2, and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.


Representatives from Chaucie's Place will be meeting with kindergarten, second and fourth grade classrooms on Thursday, December 7th. Notices with opt-out information went home last week. If you have specific questions, please contact School Counselor Diane Radivan at dradivan@zcs.k12.in.us or visit: www.chauciesplace.org.

Service Project

Dear Eagle Families,


This year we are working to provide food for school aged children over Winter Break. We are excited to be able to help families here in Boone County through a change that partners us with The Caring Center in Lebanon. The food boxes will provide 3 healthy meals that can easily be prepared as well as a couple of snacks each day. Our goal is to fill two boxes per classroom. We will also have additional boxes available for any family that wishes to shop and fill an entire box on their own.

Classroom teachers will be sending out a link for families to sign up for the items that they wish to donate. If most of us are able to bring in one item (a box of instant oatmeal or a package of 6 Mac and Cheese cups) we will exceed our goal!

Our plan is to have all items turned into classrooms by Friday, December 8. This will allow us time to check and sort boxes to make sure that each child is getting the correct amount of food

Teachers will be incorporating this service project into classroom learning opportunities. However, we also encourage families to have these important conversations at home about service and gratitude.

This project is completely optional for students and families.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

Sincerely,

Andrew

Eagle PTO


We collected 4,958 box tops for our October drive and have earned $495.80! Thanks to everyone who donated.
Congratulations to our contest winners: 1st place- Addie Faber, 2nd place- Ben Decamp, 3rd place- Catherine Herlt, 50+ drawing- Gus Pickle


Give the gift of Eagle spirit wear! New items for sale next week only - scheduled for delivery Dec 20. Items can be secretly available to parents upon request. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the order form available soon.

https://www.facebook.com/Eagle-Elementary-PTO-426813357384472/


El Toro day is December 5 - dine at the restaurant to benefit Eagle PTO!


We are in need of cookies for the Teacher Cookie Walk that will take place on Friday, December 15th. Please sign-up to bring cookies via http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/bakers__2017. Cookies can be brought in on December 14th or on December 15th BEFORE 1:30PM.


Our Eagle Eyes are now on the lookout for donations for the much anticipated Eagle Extravaganza Silent Auction. Are you an employee or owner of a company that has a great good or service that could be donated? Perhaps you have a vacation home that you would like to donate a short stay in. Season ticket holders could donate tickets to a game. Gift cards also make great donations. Please contact Erin Effner at eeffner@gmail.com if you would like to contribute


Can you play music and give away cakes? You can be our cake walk chair! We need 1-3 people to help for the Eagle Extravaganza March 9. No music playing or cake distribution experience necessary. Contact ptoeaglezcs@gmail.com to help.

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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.

School Lunch Information

ZCS Food Service positions

ZCS Food Service positions now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

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!