The Friday Flyer
October 4, 2019
Happy Fall from Team Meadow
It's taken us a few weeks, but finishing touches were made to our mural today.
Our message is clear: we are a growing community that is striving to make sure everyone experiences belonging.
Students and staff designed and created the space. Thank you to Shelley Savini, our artist in residence, for leading this project.
Who's New to Team Meadow?
Jen Rozelle-Trinosky, Art
I am so excited to have this amazing opportunity to be teaching art at Boone Meadow Elementary. I began my journey as an art teacher in 2017 in the Indianapolis Public Schools system. I have been so thankful to have the chance to share my passion for the arts with so many children. My hope every day is that my students can see my passion through my energy and joy I bring to the classroom.
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and yes, I AM, a true Chicago Cubs fan!! Go Cubs Go! Years and years ago I worked in aviation. My family owned and operated an aviation flight school located in South Florida. After closing that business we relocated to Zionsville. We lived in Zionsville from 2008-2014 when we relocated to downtown Indianapolis. In July of 2019 we relocated again back to Zionsville. I am still an active studio Mixed Media Sculpture artist working out of my studio in the Stutz Arts and Business Building.
We have a big family. My husband and I have four children. Corrine (24), Margret (20), David (15), and Abigail (13) keep us very busy. Our two oldest live in Northern Ohio and are doing fabulously as young adults. Our two youngest attend Zionsville schools and are overjoyed to be back with old friends. Luke, my husband, is a professional chef and loves to spend time riding his Harley. In my free time, when I’m not chasing kids or doing the jobs that I love, I can usually be found relaxing in the sunshine or swinging on our tree swing.
Candice Culligan, Instructional Assistant
We are honored to have Candice Culligan join our Instructional Assistant Team at Boone Meadow. Over the years, Candice has served our school community in a variety of ways. She has volunteered to assist in the success of our STEM gardens, Jog-A-Thon, and media center. Her devotion to our school community is highly evident in her humble service. Candice and her husband, Sean, have two children attending Zionsville Schools. Their son, Ethan, now attends Zionsville West Middle School, and their younger child, Audrey, is a first grader at Boone Meadow. Welcome aboard, Candice. We are thrilled to serve with you!
City BBQ - Monday, Oct 7th
Join other Boone Meadow families at City Barbeque on Monday, October 7th, from 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM. City Barbeque will give 25% from all scanned bar codes back to Boone Meadow!
A paper copy of the bar code was sent home earlier this week, but you can also scan the bar code located on the image below.
Jog-a-Thon money is due by Wednesday!
Just a reminder that the Jog-a-thon money is due by Wednesday, October 9th!
Through the generosity of our community and the support we receive through this event, Boone Meadow is able to support student learning through increased literacy resources, educational experiences, study trips, technology integration, campus improvements, and more. The annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser is an exciting tradition where 100% of the proceeds raised stay at Boone Meadow for students and the school community.
Other important items:
- Our goals is to obtain a $50 pledge/student for a school-wide goal of $22,000
Money in pledge envelopes should be returned to school by Wednesday, October 9th.
· Please make checks payable to Boone Meadow PTO. We also accept cash payments, or credit card via SchoolPay.
Donation Link: http://Www.schoolpay.com/link/bme2019jat
Thank you for your tremendous support.
Book Fair preview started today!
The Scholastic Book Fair preview started today!
Students and families may purchase from the plethora of books and merchandise made available by Scholastic. The proceeds from the book fair provide resources for Boone Meadow classrooms, while promoting literacy and a love of reading.
Monday, October 7th 8:30am to 3:30pm.
Tuesday, October 8th 8:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 9th 8:30 am to 5:30pm
Thursday, October 10th 8:30am to 4:00pm
Friday, October 11th 8:30am to 1:00pm
If you'd like to volunteer, there are opportunities to help at:
November 14th - Student Conferences & GROW Programming/Childcare
We are looking forward to our upcoming elementary conferences and spending time with you to focus on your child’s goals and educational journey here in ZCS.
While conferences are taking place on November 14th, students are offsite spending the day doing their coursework at home, a friend or relative’s house, or a variety of other locations parents have chosen. Some students will also be participating in conferences with their parents as communicated by the classroom teachers. For parents who may be experiencing some difficulty in making arrangements for their child to participate in E-Day away from school as designed during the conferences, each school will have some availability for child care. In order to take advantage of the opportunity, you must register by Monday, November 11th.
Hours of operation:
8:00 am – 2:30 pm on Thursday, November 14th
- Transportation is to be provided by the family. Drop-off/pick-up logistics will be communicated by GROW to participating families in the days leading up to Elementary E-day.
- Students will need to bring a sack lunch.
- Please note that since E-Day schoolwork is not due for one week, access to the computer lab/machines at each school site will be limited. Please contact your child’s teacher for additional access time if your family has needs for a device or does not have access to WiFi at home.
To register for the November 14th E-day/childcare, please click on the link below:
Current BAC/Bridge participants: log into your EZChildTrack account and look for November 14th E-day on the left hand side.
New GROW participants choose “New Parents Open Account” then choose November 14th E-day.
For questions contact the GROW office at GROW@zcs.k12.in.us or call 317-733-4847.
Picture Re-take/Make-Up Day is next Tuesday
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 use the link below to order online for re-take/make-ups!
Mark your calendar for our Student Conferences – November 13th & 14th
Sharing information about student progress is an important focus area for us, especially for our youngest learners. Our annual student/teacher conferences are held in the fall of each school year.
All ZCS elementary school conference days (elementary schools only) will occur on the afternoon of November 13th (2:30-3:30PM) and throughout the day on November 14th from 11:10AM to 7:00PM. Please note: In exactly the same way we use e-days in the event of snow or other school cancellation make-up days, we will have an elementary school e-day on Thursday, November 14.
Assignments posted (on our learning management system CANVAS) will be released by the morning of Thursday, November 14th, and your child will have approximately one week to complete. This time delay in turning in the assignments accommodates those who have difficulty with home access to the online content.
ZCS Food Service offering NEW STARTING PAY
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
October 7-11 - Book Fair
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
For Food Services monthly newsletter and information, click on link below
Nutrition Nuggets publication is focused on elementary aged students, while the Teen Food & Fitness edition is geared towards secondary students.
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.