The Friday Flyer
Boone Meadow Elementary
Students create polygons on geoboards, and here is what some create. Clever kids!
Students create stand alone towers that support marshmallows on top.
Students connect multiplication arrays (multiples) to coordinate planes and create interesting visuals.
Art Update with Mrs. Albright
Kindergarten: Students are learning about the artist Jasper Johns. We looked at several of his paintings but focused mainly on his painting “Alphabet” 1959. A combination of crayon, watercolor paint, and ink will be used to create their own version of the alphabet.
First Grade: Students are learning about the Hawaiian artist Colleen Wilcox. Students will use her bold colors and free flowing lines to create a chalk pastel design inspired by her work.
Second Grade: Students are finishing their clay fish and coral sculptures. They learned about the coral reef and created their own fish and coral with a matching habitat. Look for these colorful creations to be displayed in the display cases near the art room!
Third Grade: Students are working on a printmaking project focusing on radial symmetry. We looked at Rose Windows and Mandalas for design inspiration. I am excited for students to experiment with printmaking for the very first time!
Fourth Grade: Students are just beginning their weaving project. This lesson combines the painting style of Wassily Kandinsky with circle loom weaving. Painted paper plates will be used as the loom and colorful yarn will be woven in the center. Thank you for all the yarn donations! Fourth graders will have plenty of colors to choose from!
Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Sloan
Over the past two weeks in RACE Day Guidance, we’ve been practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to where you are, what’s happening, and to what you’re doing.Mindfulness focuses on the present moment, with kindness and patience.
Practicing mindfulness can help us be calm, clear our minds, and help us focus and concentrate better. Deep breathing is a strategy to help you become more mindful and be “in the moment”. Being present in the here and now is a gift to you and those around you.
Apps that can help you and your child practice mindfulness
*Settle Your Glitter
Textbook Rental Fees
Elementary fee payments for the 2018-19 school year were due in September.
Didn’t receive your statement? Good news, as textbook rental fee statements can now be viewed in PowerSchool!
- Simply log in to your PowerSchool parent account or your student’s PowerSchool account, and click on the BALANCE tab on the left side of the screen. You will see your student’s itemized statement, payments made, and current account balance.
- NEW – for a flat fee of $3.80 per transaction, save time and the hassle of writing/mailing a check and make your payment online via SchoolPay.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Textbook Rental, please visit
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!
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.