The Friday Flyer

Boone Meadow Elementary

Veterans Day Program is Monday!

We are so excited! The Boone Meadow students and staff look forward to celebrating our American heroes from 1:30-2:15 on Monday, November 12, 2018


  • The celebration and presentation from students will begin promptly at 1:30 in our gymnasium.
  • Following the program (at approximately 2:15) our honored Veterans have the option to remain for a reception which will include light treats and drinks. We hope you will be able to join us!
  • Students that have Veteran guests in attendance will be able to remain for the reception. However, all students staying for the reception or have transportation changes will require written consent in order to do so.
  • All guests should have pre-registered by now.


On the date of our program, we expect to have a high volume of visitors. To keep our students safe but also manage our visitor check-in system promptly, please make note:


Signing in is necessary at the front desk if you plan to attend our program. Please follow the signage as you enter the building. All guest planning to attend the Veterans Day celebration may begin arrive at 1:00 for check in.


We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

It’s that time of year to donate to a good cause!

Hi Boone Meadow,


It’s that time of year to donate to a good cause!

Please bring in some non-perishable food items to donate to the "Tackle Hunger" Food Drive. Our school will be collecting items from Monday, November 12th-November 16th, we have set a school-wide goal of 2,000 items. Help us meet that goal!


Together we can work together to do the right thing, and treat people right!


Thank you,

4th Grade Student Leadership Team


Most needed items include: peanut butter, canned items (fruit, tuna, chicken, pasta), chili, chunky soup, mac and cheese, jello, and pudding. Please, no glass containers or expired food.

BME Family Book Club Night is this coming Wednesday, November 14th, 6:00-7:00pm

This Wednesday, November 14th, BME will host Family Book Club night.


This coming Wednesday evening, we will gather at BME for Family Book Club night including a short presentation about the author and breakout discussion groups in a book club-type setting.

Please RSVP for the Family Book Club at BME on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Your RSVP will help us to ensure adequate staffing for rich book club discussions during the evening.

https://goo.gl/forms/S6JihjIc2hoNaxKj2

The Eve Bunting titles we will explore are: Dandelions, The Wall, The Wednesday Surprise, and The Memory String. Books were distributed to your child’s class, and students should return them to the school when finished.


We hope you can make it on Wednesday evening.

Yarn Needed!

The art room is collecting yarn for an upcoming 4th grade weaving project. If you have any leftover yarn from a knitting or crocheting project, the 4th graders will happily use it!

Thank you,

Allison Albright

BME Art Teacher

Textbook Rental Fees

Elementary fee statements were emailed several months ago. Payment 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

https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/textbook_rental

Family STEM Project #2 is due next Wednesday!

Our second Family STEM Project is to create something that can move! Families have from now until November 14th to create. Please feel free to use your choice of materials and be as creative as you like. Instructions are below. Please return all STEM Projects on November 14th, labeled with your child’s name and teacher’s name.

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Upcoming Events & Important Info

November

10th - BME Talent Show Rehearsal @ 2:00pm

12th - Veterans Day Program @ 1:30pm - Veteran reception to follow (gymnasium)

12th-16th - "Tackle Hunger" Food Drive

14th - ZEF Family Book Night @ 6:00 pm; STEM Projects due

17th - BME Talent Show 2:00pm (cafe)

21st-23rd - Thanksgiving Break


December

3rd-6th - Body Safety lessons (K-4th)

13th - Boone Meadow Voices concert @ 7:00

21st- Last Day of School before Winter Break


January

7th - Students return to school

BME Talent Show

Students and teachers are invited to dust off their tutus, tune up their instruments, and warm up their voices for an afternoon of entertainment for all to enjoy!

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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!


bkiel@zcs.k12.in.us

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.

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.


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.

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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