The Friday Flyer
September 20, 2019
Third grade students analyze features of their crayfish. Here, they weigh them in a pan balance.
Third graders and Kindergarten students work together on observational drawings of crayfish.
Students explore inherited traits and variation in species by creating gingerbread families.
Jog-A-Thon is almost here!
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Details from PTO went home this week with your child(ren). Look for the envelope and letter from the Jog-A-Thon Committee.
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!
If you'd like to volunteer or donate supplies, sign up via www.bme.ivolunteer.com
- Each who student who donates the recommended $50 will be entered into the raffle. Each additional $25 donated will be an extra raffle entry.
- First prize: iPad
- Second prize: Nintendo DS
- Third prize: 4 tickets to Defy Indy!
October 8th is Picture Re-take Day
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.
If you ordered a class composite, it will be delivered later this winter!
Blood Drive is coming to BME
We are excited to once again host a blood drive, at BME. Mark your calendar for October 23rd from 2:30-6:00pm. We are inviting all the grown-ups (& neighbors) at home to our blood drive at our school.
Did you know that grown-ups can help someone in the hospital by donating just a little bit of their blood to help someone else be stronger and get well? It's true! Spread the word and inspire an adult to save a life!
More information to follow soon!
ZCS Food Service offering NEW STARTING PAY
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
September 25 - Jog-a-Thon (PTO fundraiser)
October 8 - Picture Re-Take
October 14-18 - Fall Break
October 23rd - Blood Drive 2:30-6:00 (Cafe)
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)
January 23 - STEM Night
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 4 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
March 18 - Wellness Night
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.