The Friday Flyer

December 13, 2019

Boone Meadow Voices Concert

Click on the photo below to access the Boone Meadow Voices concert.

Scarcity Study - Food Drive Sponsored by 2nd Grade through Wed, 12/18

The 2nd graders at BME are sponsoring a school wide food drive December 9-18th as part of their scarcity study. All the food will be donated to The Caring Center in Lebanon. Students can bring in any non-perishable foods such as cans, boxes of food, cereal, pasta, etc. Thanks so much for helping us tackle hunger locally!

Greetings from the BME Media Center!

This semester has been busy as we’ve gotten to know one another. We spent some time making rules for our space and discussed how to use the Media Center & how to care for books. We also talked about how much we enjoy books AND how books make us feel. In addition, all grade levels have learned about Young Hoosier Book Award winners. Preschool through first grade have also learned about Caldecott Award winners.

In fourth grade, we’ve started a new program called Library Leaders. These students must demonstrate leadership at all times as well as proficiency with the Dewey Decimal system. Library Leaders help out during their Media time & come to the Media Center for RACE day. Some of their tasks include assisting with book checkout, shelving books, & helping classmates find titles.

Some of you may have received an email from me regarding overdue books. This is something new I instituted just so that parents & caregivers might know what is going on with their student(s). If you ever have any issues or questions about this or something else, please feel free to reach out to me.

So exciting -- new books are now in circulation!

Mrs. Howe

Spirit Wear is here!

Thank you for your spirit wear orders. The items will be delivered next week and come home with your child. If you indicated the item was a gift - you may pick your spirit wear up in the front office Thursday, December 19th during regular school hours or after school until 6pm.

Important Dates

December 19th or 20th - Winter Parties (watch for communication from your child's teacher)

December 23-January 3 - Winter Break

January 20 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)

January 30 - 4th Grade Hoosier Heritage Showcase & STEM Night

February 5 - Global School Play Day

February 6 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)

February 17 - Presidents Day (no school)

February 18 - Staff Professional Development Day (no school for students)

March 4 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)

March 18 - Wellness Night

March 20 - Boone Meadow Mixer (evening social for adults @ Golf Club of Indiana)

March 25 - Kindergarten Round-Up

March 27-April 3 - Spring Break

April 13 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)

May 6 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)

May 22 - Last Day of School

Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING

If you are missing jackets, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, water bottles, lunchboxes, etc... there is a good chance we might have it! Please check our lost and found collection!
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BYOD (bring your own device) Computer Purchase Option

This time of year, the ZCS Technology Department is asked quite often, “what kind of computer should I get my student for the Bring Your Own Device 1:1 program in grades 5th-12th?”

Normally we just give the minimum specs for the computers, but this year we have worked with Lenovo to provide our families with an option to purchase the same device that ZCS uses for the rental program. It will be at the same discounted price ZCS pays ($506), tax free, and shipped to your door with free shipping in 2-3 weeks. If you wish to purchase instead of rent the device we selected as a technology team for its ruggedness and performance, just follow the link below and create an account with Lenovo.

After creating your account, we will approve you as a ZCS resident and you will receive an email from Customer Registration at After being approved, simply log in, select products, then “laptops and ultrabooks” in the upper left corner to select the only option, the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 5th Gen. For a full explanation of the process and detailed instructions for ordering, please visit

ZCS Food Service offering NEW STARTING PAY

ZCS Food Service Associate positions available at several of our cafeterias with a NEW starting pay of $13.00-$13.25/hour! Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

Come join our team and meet us via this awesome (one click) video!

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

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For Food Services monthly newsletter and information, click on link below

Nutrition Nuggets publication is focused on elementary aged students, while the Teen Food & Fitness edition is geared towards secondary students.

Community Events See the link to learn more about local events:

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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