Eagle Friday News and Notes

September 8, 2017

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Upcoming Events


19: Literacy Night, 5:30-7:30; First Grade Field Trip to National Institute of Fitness and Sports.

22: Dad's Club Tailgate at Jennings Field, 5:30-7:00

27: Jog-A-Thon

28: Jog-A-Thon rain date

Thank you!

A big thanks to the Dad's Club for hosting the first grade breakfast this morning!

Eagle Family Fridays

This week we started our Eagle Families. Last year, each student in grades k-4 was assigned a family that included one adult and students from each grade. These families will meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month for 20 minutes to check in and see how things are going, and generally have fun together. ZCS's Strong in Every Way initiative stresses the importance of having 5 or more trusted adults in each child's life. Often when children are asked who they had in their life who would know if something was wrong or who they contact to celebrate a victory they named many adults, but most of them name a school staff member. We hope that we can foster that security and comfort for all of our students while having fun together.

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

We kicked off Jog-A-Thon yesterday at lunch! The kids are so excited to have Principal Foreman do something crazy! Donation packets went out to parents this week, please contact Kristie Goehausen with any questions, kgreenla@yahoo.com; 312-404-3915

Dine at El Toro on September 12 and help Eagle at the same time!

Running club starts Friday - sign up at http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/. The club will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30 - 3:30. Kickball club is also open. Look for the following clubs in the coming weeks:

  • Game & Puzzle Club
  • First Friday Philanthropy Club
  • Math Club
  • 3rd Grade Book Club
  • Kickball
  • Chess Club

We need parents to help lead or supervise other possible clubs: Lego, Book, Health & Fitness, Cheer & Dance, Arts & Crafts, Kindness, Gardening and Entrepreneur. If you have any interest in helping, please contact Jennifer Lang at j_tlang@hotmail.com

Have a few hours to help beautify Eagle? The morning of September 30 we need some hands (adult & kid) to pitch in and transplant items from the Town Hall rain garden to Eagle. If you’re available send a message to Heather.p.lusk@gmail.com. Thanks!

Thank you to Jean Herlt and Chandra Smolen for providing Friday teacher treats.

KidzArt Classes

From the Office

Elementary textbook rental fees went out this week in an email. You are welcome to pay online or send and envelope into the office with your child's name on it.


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.


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.

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!