The Friday Flyer

From Boone Meadow Elementary School

From the Meadow

We've experienced another fantastic week at Boone Meadow. We welcomed more families to the community, celebrated "College GO!" week, scheduled parent-teacher-student conferences, and ran thousands of laps during Jog-A-Thon. Students engaged in science experiences, explored narrative structures in reading and writing, and expanded their mathematical thinking. Exploring elements of art, drumming in music, and making close observations in STEM all enriched and rounded out the learning opportunities for our learners. Purposeful and meaningful experiences abound in the Boone Meadow schoolhouse, and the support of this wonderful community are what make it extra special.

We are grateful for your generosity that manifests in so many ways. Your kindness when we interact, your smiles and patience when you drop your students off at school, and your countless volunteer hours display your desire to make our corner of the world a better place.

When I reflect on the beauty of this community and how we rally together to support our children, I'm incredibly thankful to be on this journey with you. We are in this gift of time together.

Have a wonderful weekend,


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Jog-A-Thon donations/money are due to PTO by October 6th.

Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events & Important Info

October 2nd - Family conferences begin (contact your child's teacher to schedule)

October 5th - Book Fair opens for staff preview (view & chew)

October 6th - Picture retake day; Jog-A-Thon donations are due (PTO)

October 9th - Book Fair opens for student purchases (see below)

October 10th - Quarter 1 Ends

October 11th - 2nd grade field trip to Conner Prairie

October 12th - PTO Meeting (6:00-7:00 in BME Cafe); Book Fair ends

October 12 or 13th - Classroom Fall Parties

October 16th-20th - Fall Break

October 25th - Blood Drive (BME Cafe)

October 27th - 1st grade field trip to Stuckey Farm

From the Art Room: An Update From Mrs. Albright

All students are currently working on their first long term art project. An art show will take place near the end of the school year and every 1st-4th grade student will have art displayed. Throughout the year, I will be saving art projects to be displayed at the show so this is why you may not see artwork come home as often. The art show will be a great night to show off all the students’ talent and hard work!

First Grade students just finished a portrait drawing inspired by the book, “Crazy Hair Day”. They drew a face with emotion to go along with the crazy hair. The hair was created by using all different types of lines. Their artwork is just too funny and will put a smile on your face!


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Boone Meadow October 5th- October 12th. If you would like to volunteer, click here or go to

Book Fair Hours:

Monday, Oct. 9th @ 8:30-5:30

Tuesday, Oct. 10th @ 8:30-3:30

Wednesday, Oct. 11th @ 8:30-3:30

Thursday, Oct. 12th @ 8:30-3:30

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Ya’ll Come and Have Some Fun!

The 2017 Barn Bash to benefit the Zionsville Education Foundation is on Saturday, November 11 at Finley Creek Vineyards from 6:30-11:00pm. Join us as we fund upcoming Classroom, Imagine Professional Development, and Student Enrichment grants. These grants fund innovative projects that directly benefit teachers, students, and classrooms. In 2016, ZEF funded over $80,000 in grants!

Finley Creek Vineyards is the newest event space in town and its shabby chic interior is the perfect complement to your favorite casual western wear. Dinner is served at stations throughout the venue with shared seating and entertainment provided by the band Greta Speaks. A silent and live auction provide additional ways to support ZEF’s mission.

Visit to buy your Barn Bash tickets today! Tickets are $75/person before October 27 and $85/person after October 27.

The School Directory App is Updated with Current Family Information!

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 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

Looking for a part time job?

ZCS is in need of expanding the substitue teacher pool. In addition, ZCS Food Service positions are now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

Fire Lane

Please remember that parking is not permitted in the fire lane. This is for the safety of the whole school. Thank you!

Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks


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.

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