Eagle Friday News and Notes

October 12, 2018

Have a safe and wonderful fall break! We look forward to seeing you all back on Monday, October 22 well rested and eager to learn!

Be sure to check out the pictures of our new playground equipment that was made possible through your generous donations to PTO. Or better yet, stop by this week to check it out for yourself! Also, take a look at the two grant opportunities that have been awarded to the teachers and students through ZEF!

Thank you for yet again another inspiring week at Eagle.


Sincerely,


Andrew

TWO ZEF GRANTS!!!

Outdoor Musical Garden ($8,684.55)

The Zionsville Educational Foundation announced this week that Eagle Elementary is the recipient of not one, but two grants! The first is our Outdoor Musical Garden. This grant was written in collaboration with Sean Shanley (Music), Krista Perman (Developmental Preschool), and Molly Haas (STEM Coach). This project is designed in coordination with our new Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience/Garden to ensure that we incorporate an environment conducive for multi-sensory exploration. All students from Pre-K through 4th grade will have access to the Musical Garden and will receive intentional instruction using the outdoor musical instruments from multiple teachers in addition to independent exploration opportunities.

Robotics for Newbies ($13,007.11)

This grant was written in collaboration with the STEM Teachers/Coaches across the district including Eagle's Molly Haas. The project is designed to bring high quality, engaging, and age-appropriate robotics instruction to Zionsville’s youngest engineers, our kindergarten and first grade students. We desire to have enough K/1 robotics materials at each building so that we can have groups of 2-3 students engaged in hands-on robotics. Eagle will specifically be getting a set of 10 BeeBots along with the coordinating charging stations/mats and a class set of either Ozobots or Kubos.

Upcoming Events

October 15-19: Fall Break - No School

October 26 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Dull's Tree Farm

October 29 -Red Ribbon Week

  • Vision screenings will be held by Lion's Club volunteers for all first and third students on Monday October 29th. Parents- please be sure that student's with glasses/or contacts have them for testing on that day.

November 12 - Veteran's Day Program 9:30

A Message from our PTO

A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for the fall book fair. A special thanks to Lisa Stepsis for organizing and running it this year, it was a huge success!


* Enrichment Clubs - Two new clubs Drama (3rd & 4th graders on Wednesdays) and Cards for the Community are available for sign up in ivolunteer. Chess club is coming soon.


* Jog-A-Thon: We are at just over $12,000 and almost to our goal of $16,500. We are now extending the due date to the Wednesday AFTER fall break. Please send in check or donate via PayPal on the eagle website, https://eag.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/news/article/917444


* Each month the PTOs from the various Zionsville Community Schools provide lunch for the ZCS Maintenance Crew as a THANK YOU for their hard work. Please help us put on a great lunch November 2nd by donating cash/gift cards or food/drink donations. Sign-up here: 2018 ZCS Maintenance Worker Luncheon

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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.

ZFD Pancake Breakfast - October 6th 6:00-11:00 AM