The Friday Flyer
Boone Meadow Elementary
Have a Fantastic Fall Break
Family STEM Project #2
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.
In the Library/Media Center with Mrs. Leeds. . . .
Nestled right in the heart of our school you will find the BME library which is a very busy place!
Here are some of the highlights from our 1st quarter of the 2018-19 school year:
Kindy-We have been reading a nice balance of fiction & nonfiction books. “Edward the Emu” by Sheena Knowles encouraged us to be authentic. “Because Amelia Smiled” by David Ezra Stein showed us how just one person can really make a difference! And “From Bird Poop to Wind: How Seeds Get Around” by Ellen Lawerence taught us some of the ways that seeds get spread around on our Earth. We also watched a cool video of seeds that explode from their pods at incredible speeds!
1st Grade-We have enjoyed reading the first “Nate the Great” by Marjorie Sharmat. This is a great series for emerging readers. “My Mouth is a Volcano” by Julia Cook is a great little story reinforcing the importance of waiting your turn to speak! And, we recently read “Six Crows” by Leo Lionni. This tied in to the wheat plants that the 1st grade students have been growing in their classrooms as well as teaching a lesson in cooperation.
2nd grade-4th grade-We have just completed our 4 week Digital Citizenship unit. At this level, the lessons are designed to teach students to:
-Recognize what types of websites are “just right” for them.
-Being very cautious when communicating online and
-The importance of clear and respectful communication when texting. Ask your children about “Eats Shoots and Leaves: Why Commas Really Do Make a Difference” by Lynne Truss.
I really cannot express to you enough how much I enjoy your children! It is a privilege to be part of the Boone Meadow Family!
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! Mark your calendars for November 17th at 2:00 pm for the BME Talent Show! Sign up begins on Wednesday, October 24th. A flyer should have been sent home this week with more detailed information. Questions can be directed to our PTO planners: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
October 15th-19th - Fall Break
October 24th - Blood Drive 3:00-7:00pm Cafe
November 1st - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Children's Museum
November 4th - Daylight Savings time ends
November 10th - BME Talent Show Rehearsal 2:00pm
November 12th - Veterans Day Program 9:30am
November 14th - PTO Meeting 6:00pm, ZEF Family Book Night
November 17th - BME Talent Show 2:00pm
November 21st-23rd - Thanksgiving Break
Fire Safety Week at BME!
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.