Eagle News and Notes

November 30, 2018

Read on for more information about...

  • CANCELED Service Project
  • Otis-Lennon School Ability Test
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Updates from our PTO
  • Body Safety Program
  • and more!

CANCELED - Outdoor Learning Experience Service Project

Impending rain in the forecast is forcing us to cancel our planned Dad's Club service project on Saturday, December 1. We have plans in place to take care of the "must-do" items and will look forward to scheduling a new date in the early spring.

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Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)

The OLSAT is administered to students in grades 1 and 3. This test is given orally to 1st graders in January and on the computer to 3rd grade students in December and is used specifically to measure abilities related to success in school, testing critical thinking and reasoning skills. The OLSAT is intended to test memory, speed of thought and ability to see relationships and patterns. Scores are normed based upon a child’s age in months rather than grade level in school and will be posted on each child’s Power School account after scoring has been completed. For more information please contact your child’s school counselor.

Upcoming Events


December 3 & 4 - Body Safety Programs K-4, 3rd Grade OLSAT

December 20 - Dr. Goodman's Auggie Talk from the book Wonder with 3rd and 4th grade

December 21 - Last Student Day Before Winter Break

A Message from our PTO

  • Dining Day at Rush on Main Dec 5 with flyer. Here is your excuse to eat at Rush! It will benefit Eagle Elementary Dec 5! Dine in or carry out and Rush will donate 15% to Eagle.


  • Cookies Needed!!! We will be holding our annual Teacher/Staff Cookie Walk on December 14th. We are looking for individuals to bake or buy 3 dozen cookies for the event. Please help us make this a great event! Sign-up through iVolunteer: https://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/bakers__2018


  • We are still looking for volunteers for our Extravaganza committee please email at ptoeaglezcs@gmail if you can help! You can do most of it from home.


  • Thanks to all who came out to our U Paint event it was fun and a great success.

Counselor's Corner

Body Safety Program, K-4

At Eagle Elementary, the Chaucey's Place Progam will be presented to our Kdg-4th grade students December 3 and 4, 2018. Students will be bringing home a parent guide on Tuesday.



Second Step Home Links for the week of Monday, Nov. 26th :

Kindy-no link this week

1st- no link this week

2nd- http://www.secondstep.org/Portals/0/g2/Lesson_Materials/Home_Links/g2L9_Home_Link.pdf

3rd- http://www.secondstep.org/Portals/0/g3/Lesson_Materials/Home_Links/g3L9_Home_Link.pdf

4th- http://www.secondstep.org/Portals/0/G4/Lesson_Materials/Home_Links/G4L9_Home_Link.pdf

School Lunch Information

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.