The Friday Flyer
September 6, 2019
Kindy Teacher: "Recess is important. Not only because it is developmentally what these kids need, but because it allows the opportunity for organic exploration and learning."
"Challenging myself to take the opportunity of recess to continue teaching. Notice these moments." - Orbaugh
Students record their thinking during readers workshop by using sketchnotes. What a creative way to make their thinking visible.
These students took a detour from the original plan after community circle reminded them of a former classmate. They chose to use their time to write their long distance friend.
A group of first graders analyzed their classroom writing samples to create their own class writing continuum.
A shared writing experience, needs a shared experience. These second grade students developed details using their 5 senses. They will apply these skills in their own narratives.
Please Join Us - Sept. 11th @ ZCHS
Save the Date!
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
9th Annual Zionsville Elementary Schools Jog-A-Thon
As our only student fundraiser for the year, preschool through 4th grade students raise money to support classroom grants, technology, and enrichment at Boone Meadow. Not only does Jog-A-Thon raise much needed funds for our school, but also promotes a fun and healthy activity for the students!
Jog-A-Thon is a huge success every year because of our volunteers, so please mark September 25th on your calendar and join us to help cheer on our kids!
PTO will send home more details with your child(ren) soon, so stay tuned for more information.
Boone Meadow Running Club for 3rd & 4th graders
New this Fall, a Running Club will be offered at BME! Run Club will be held after school on Tuesdays, from 2:30-3:30. Whether your child is new to running, or already has a passion for it, we welcome all levels. Participants will run, or walk, a set course to accumulate mileage towards a goal that is individually set. During our session, we will also spend time learning tips & techniques to stay safe and healthy while running.
- A Run Club t-shirt is included in the course fee.
- WE WILL MEET ON THESE DATES: Sept. 17,24 Oct. 1,8,22,29 ;
- Oct 29 will be our Success Celebration, with parents encouraged to join us at 3pm.
Register through Eagle Rec on the ZCS Website. Click here: BME Run Club
PTO Meeting - Sept. 16th @ 7:00
Our very own Literacy Coach, Kim Gray, will share with families a variety of strategies and important understandings regarding literacy development with elementary aged children.
More info to come!
Friday, September 13th Lunch
Boone Meadow 4th Grade Students have spoken and their votes have been tallied for Student Choice Lunch on Friday, September 13th.
Student Choice Lunch will be the following for next Friday:
Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza
Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Fruit Juice Slushies
Next vote goes to 3rd Grade for Student Choice Lunch on Friday, October 4th
The School Directory App is Updated for the 2019-20 school year families!
Our Student directory is now complete! Many thanks to the PTO for organizing this helpful resource!
To access the directory follow these steps:
- Go to www.directoryspot.net or download the “Directory Spot” app on a smart phone. Click “Login”.
- Enter your email address as your Username, and click on “Reset Password”. An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.
- Click on the link in the email to set your password and to log in.
If you have trouble logging in, please contact PTO volunteer Eileen Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School pictures are here!
Please NOTE: Cripe Photography REQUIRES THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL PICTURE PACKET AND ENVELOPE to be returned on Make-up day (October 8th) if you desire a re-take.
Please note: if you ordered a class composite, it will be delivered later this winter.
Feel free to fill out Cripe's Customer Service Contact form via www.cripephoto.com
Texts from SchoolMessenger
From time to time Boone Meadow uses SchoolMessenger to send a text to all of the families. If you haven't been receiving texts from us, you may need to opt-in by sending YES to the SchoolMessenger short code of 68453. Contact Beth Kiel in the front office if you have any questions!
September 16th - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
September 25 - Jog-a-Thon (PTO fundraiser)
October 14-18 - Fall Break
October 28th - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
November 11 - Veterans Day Program
November 13 & 14 - Student Conferences
- Student conferences held after school on 11/13 & throughout the day on 11/14
- Student e-day on the 14th
November 18th - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break
December 12th - Boone Meadow Voices Concert
December 23-January 3 - Winter Break
January 20 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)
February 5 - Global School Play Day
February 6 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
February 17 - Presidents Day (no school)
February 18 - Staff Professional Development Day (no school for students)
March 4th - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
March 20 - Boone Meadow Mixer (evening social for adults @ Golf Club of Indiana)
March 25 - Kindergarten Round-Up
March 27-April 3 - Spring Break
April 13 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
May 6 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
May 22 - Last Day of School
Community Events See the link to learn more about local events:
Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks
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.
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
- 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.
- 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.