Eagle Friday News and Notes

January 12, 2018

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Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Dear Eagle Families,


Welcome back! We hope your winter break allowed for some rest and relaxation. Perhaps this unexpected four day weekend will allow for a little more time with family and be helpful as we continue to ease back into our routines.


As a reminder, please note that today's snow day does alter the school calendar with regards to our last day of school. Our last day of school will now be May 25th. It may seem odd to think about that now, but we know many of you make travel plans early, so it is important to adjust calendars accordingly.


Have a wonder weekend!

Andrew

Thank you Mrs. Gallagher!

This coming Friday, January 19 will be Mrs. Gallagher's last day with us here at Eagle. Most of you have had the pleasure to see her welcoming smile at the front desk or hear her helpful voice on the phone over the first half of the year and well before! If you happen to stop in over the next week to each lunch with your child or drop of a mitten that was left behind in the car, take a moment to say thank you! Heather's presence will be missed, but we wish her well as she is looking forward to spending more time with family!

Upcoming Events


January

15 - No School

23- PTO Meeting @ 1:15

26 - 3rd Grade Dad's Club Breakfast @ 7:15


February

3 - Dad's Club Corn Hole Tournament 9:00-11:00

8- Wellness Night 6:00-7:30

Lost and Found

Help! The Lost and Found located in the cafe is overflowing. Please encourage your child to look for any missing jackets, coats or hats, etc.

Eagle PTO

2nd grade parents - help is needed to assist the kids arrange, sort and deliver Eagle Express letters! http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/2volunteers_2017

2nd Grade Parent Volunteers

eaglepto.ivolunteer.com


Eagle Express is a fun way for students to receive mail within the school and learn about mail delivery.

If you’d like to send a letter to your student you can find the list of addresses here. A mailbox is located in the school lobby.


Evening PTO meeting coming soon - January 23 at 7pm. Free childcare provided! All parents always welcome.


We need YOU to volunteer with PTO. Now seeking parents who are interested in taking on a leadership role, large or small. Send a message to heather.p.lusk@gmail.com if you’d like to know more or come to the meeting January 23 at 7pm.


Thanks to Mica Wilson for laminating this week.

Cold Weather and Recess Reminder

Winter is here! Please help us ensure that students are dressed appropriately for the weather. This includes warm coats, hats, mittens, and long pants, etc. Once snow arrives, students will also need boots and snow pants if they wish to play in the snow during recess.


Reminder: Our students go outside for recess unless it is raining, icy, or on very cold days (when the wind chill is below the 10-20 degree range).

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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!

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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!