Eagle Friday News and Notes

August 25, 2017

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The Excitement Continues...

What a great week at Eagle! Our students had the opportunity to view the solar eclipse before the clouds and rain rolled in on Monday. The comments and gasps of joy and awe really enhanced the experience for us all!

Thank you to all of the families that were able to join us last night for Back to School Curriculum Night! We were glad to see you here!

Coming up this week we will have a special visit from Up with People. More information is available below.

Thank you also for your continued consistency with our arrival and dismissal procedures as we work to maintain safety for all of our families and staff.

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend and we look forward to seeing you all back at Eagle on Monday for another incredible week!

Solar Eclipse 2017

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Upcoming Events

August 29: Up With People Visit Eagle (Please see information below)


September 1: Kindergarten Dad's Club Breakfast, 8:15-8:45 (*Please note this time change)

Dads (and other meaningful adults) of Kindergarten students are invited to join us in the cafe for breakfast with your Kindergarten student.


September 4: Labor Day - No School


September 15: 1st Grade Dad's Club Breakfast, 7:15-7:45

Safety is Our Priority

Students may walk/bike to school, ride in a car, or take the bus. Our ultimate goal is student safety! If we all follow the procedures it really helps us make sure all students arrive to school and back home safely every day.


Walkers - All walkers must cross at the crossing guard. Walkers will be able to enter the building at 7:50 am and go to their classrooms. Students must be accompanied by a parent until the doors open at 7:50 am.
Walkers will be dismissed from the back door after buses leave and walked across the street to the library at the crossing guard. Please meet your child here to help with our safe dismissal. It causes confusion for the car rider routine if we have parents waiting at the front doors for walkers.

Car riders - Cars may enter the loop and wait for an Eagle staff member to indicate when they can enter the building. We ask that parents shut off their car to help with emissions if they are early for pick up or drop off. Students exit and enter cars on the passenger side for safety. Please teach your child(ren) to buckle and unbuckle so that the driver can also remain in the car safely. Car riders will enter the building between 7:50 and 8:00 am. Car riders will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.


Please refrain from parking and walking children into the building unless you have business to attend to in the office or arehelping carrying large projects, etc. The goal once again is safety and this will help reduce pedestrian traffic near our car line.


Thank you so much for helping to keep all of our students safe!

Please Welcome Mrs. Hannon

Greetings Famlies,


I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Mrs. Adrianna Hannon and I am the temporary teacher in Mrs. Hons 2nd grade classroom. Let me give you a brief overview about myself. I am proud graduate of Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) where I received my BA in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Elementary and Special Education. I am a proud wife and mother of 4 (1 girl and 3 boys) and a native of South Carolina.


For the past five years I have been an Instructional Educational Consultant in a private business located in California. This position has enabled me to assist, support, and provide teachers, families and life coaches with instructional strategies to support students in becoming self-supportive individuals and life-long learners.


It was my desire to become a teacher for many reasons. I have a passion for learning new things and I love to share my “Bright Ideas” with others. It is my belief that learning should be student driven, engaging, motivating and collaborative. It is my hope that I will say or do something that will inspire a child to grow. I will offer this classroom child centered goals and dreams that foster the ability to flourish in a developmental capacity. No Exceptions!!!!


When I am not trying to conquer the world through education I enjoy cooking large meals, Starbucks, showing off my Thirty-One Gifts collection and laughing with my family.


Thank you,


Adrianna S. Hannon

Up with People

We are excited to Welcome the Up with People organization to Eagle on Wednesday, August 30. Up with People is an educational organization whose mission is to inspire young people to make a difference in their world. UWP works to break down cultural barriers and create global understanding through volunteer service and a musical show. This directly ties into our cultural understanding pillar of our Strong in Every Way initiative as it allows students to learn about and interact with young adults from all over the world.


There will also be performances for the community at the PAC on September 1st and 2nd.

Coder Dojo is Coming to Zionsville with a Special Program Launch

CoderDojo is a global organization devoted to preparing children ages 7 to 17 for many concepts in technology by putting them through FREE coding courses. These courses are taught by volunteers who are technology industry veterans. For more information see the main homepage atcoderdojo.com.

On Saturday, September 9th, at 1:00 pm, the Zionsville Dojo team will be launching their program at the ZCHS Learning Center! Special guest (race car driver) Pippa Mann will be speaking on the importance of technology in our everyday lives, we will introduce the Dojo team, and outline the opportunities provided through our organization. The Dojo will continue on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00 in the same location thereafter.

To Sign up to participate check out https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojos/us/zionsville-in/zionsville.

Questions? Contact us at zionsville.us@coderdojo.com.

School Lunch Information

A Message from PTO

* Our volunteer website is now live! Visit http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/ for opportunities to help in the school and classrooms.


Eagle Elementary PTO

eaglepto.ivolunteer.com

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* Jog-A-Thon Kickoff is Thursday, September 7th! If your company is interested in being a sponsor with your name/logo on the t-shirts please email EagleJogAThon@gmail.com. We still have spots available. Deadline to sponsor is August 31st!

* Are you a runner? The Eagle Running Club is in search of someone to help lead the running club! You can decide days and times. Contact ptoeaglezcs@gmail.com


* August 30th is Noble Roman’s Day. Mention Eagle Elementary when you place your order and the PTO will receive a portion of the sales. Dine-in, carry-out, or call for delivery.


Heather Lusk
PTO President

PTOeagleZCS@gmail.com

Immunization Requirements

State law stipulates that the medical records of children on file at school show the required immunizations have been completed by the 20th day of the school year. That day is September 5, 2017. Information regarding immunizations requirements for 2017-2018 can be found here.

Parents of children whose immunizations are not up-to-date should contact their health care provider or the Boone County Health Department to schedule an appointment for the necessary immunizations. Some pharmacies also carry the necessary vaccines.

If parents object to immunizations, a written objection must be on file in the school office by September 5, 2017. This must be updated yearly. Children who do not have up to date vaccination records by that date will not be allowed to return to school until the proper immunization information is on file. Students who have appointments with their health care provider after Sept. 5th 2017, must present proof of the scheduled appointment in order to remain in school.

Please contact Kendra Scales in the health clinic with any questions or concerns. kscales@zcs.k12.in.us

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.