Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
May 5, 2023
Dear Boone Meadow Families-
So many exciting events and happenings during this time of year, and we are moving quickly towards the finish line.
Please note the following:
Family Input Survey - Our Family Input Survey is live for your insights. As we reflect on this school year and plan for next, we welcome your thoughts. Click HERE to access https://forms.office.com/r/bMmxqrrAqq
LIbrary Books are Due Friday, May 12th - It's already that time of year! Today (Friday, May 5) is our last day for book checkouts, & all books are due back next week by Friday, May 12 at the latest. Thanks so much for your help in returning books promptly!
Field Day is Next Friday - One favorited day of the year is quickly approaching....FIELD DAY! Boone Meadow's 2023 Field Day is scheduled for Friday May 12th, with a rain date of Monday May 15th. The day will be full of fun activities, relay races, sunshine, and smiles! Field Day is a lot to manage, and without the help of volunteers, it cannot run smoothly! Please see information below
Textbook Rental Fees: Have you paid your curricular material fees? We are nearing the end of the school year, if you have not paid your curricular material fees (textbook rental and consumable materials), please do so as soon as possible. Accounts not paid in full by May 25, 2023 may be sent to collections, so please log into your PowerSchool account and click on the balance tab to view your outstanding fees.
If you have questions regarding your balance, or need a copy of your fee statement, please contact the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Supplies 23-24 - Click here if you are interested in pre-ordering next year's school supplies! Feel free to check it off your list in advance! http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1177525
Enjoy your weekend with your family, and we look forward to seeing those that are able to attend this evening.
Field Day message from Mr. Stephens -
One of the best days of the year is approaching....FIELD DAY! Boone Meadow's 2023 Field Day is scheduled for Friday May 12th, with a rain date of Monday May 15th. The day will be full of fun activities, relay races, sunshine, and smiles!
Here is a volunteer sign-up link for this year's Field Day: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C49ACA928A4FB6-volunteer
There are 3 Field Day sessions throughout the day based upon grade level and/or classroom teacher.
8:15-10:15 = All 2nd grade classes and (Kiel, Lamaster, and Graham from 1st grade)
10:15-12:15 = All 3rd and 4th grade classes
12:15-2:15 = All Kindergarten classes and (Luse, Megli, and Proctor from 1st grade)
All volunteers must have up-to-date background checks completed. If you would like to volunteer for one or more sessions you may! Volunteers will help manage and run the 10 awesome stations that students will get to experience. If you sign-up to volunteer, please park in the front lot, check in with the front office, and meet Mr. Stephens in the back parking lot. Before each session begins, Mr. Stephens and the volunteers will have a brief meeting to discuss the activities and volunteers can choose which one they would like to facilitate! Just a friendly reminder that this sign-up is for volunteers only, and BME Field Day does not permit spectators. There will be plenty of pictures and videos of this fun day, though! 😁
I am so excited for this fantastic day of fun, and thank you so much for being the greatest school community ever!
BME Wellness Teacher
School Supplies for 23-24
You can pre-order your school supplies for the 23-24 school year. Your order will be delivered to the school prior to our Meet and Greet events in August. You can check that item off your summer "to do" list with a simple click. Prices are always fair and the school makes no profit in this endeavor. It is provided as a service option for your family.
Click Here or the image to place your order.
Boone Meadow Voices Spring Concert 5/2/23
4th Grade Music Celebration - 4/25/23
3rd grade Music Celebration - 5/4/23
2nd Grade Music Celebration
1st Grade Music Celebration
ZEF Eagle Honors
ZEF Eagle Honors are a great way to thank those special ZCS teachers and staff for their hard work and positive impact. Send yours today by visiting: https://zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org.
The Indiana Department of Education requires school districts to identify gifted students and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction. In ZCS, we consider ability and achievement data of all students each spring to identify any who may need advanced curriculum and/or instruction. This spring our team of teachers, licensed in gifted education, will look at all data to make sure that we understand the needs of each student.
Our school district is committed to continuous progress for all students, regardless of designation. Accelerated content is common in our classrooms as are heightened expectations, instructional levels and high-achieving peers. Whether or not a child is identified as needing advanced curriculum, our teachers are committed to regular assessment of skills and knowledge and matching experiences to challenge each child and help him or her make maximum academic growth. While we have approximately 20% of students who are formally identified in elementary school, more than 40% of students take advanced coursework in high school. We are proud to be a high-performing school district with high expectations for all students.
For students currently in grades K-3: Programming at the elementary level is based on student need for acceleration and enrichment within a cluster group in a general education classroom and not on labels. All student data is reviewed each year to look for several indicators that a child needs advanced instruction in order to grow academically. Our identification team looks at achievement (NWEA), ability (CogAT/OLSAT) and teacher observational data (KOI/SIGS). Since these vary from year to year with young students, we re-look at every student each spring. Parents will be notified by June 1 if their child has been recommended for more advanced curriculum. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents/guardians may appeal the decision. Parents/guardians can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on the Academics tab of our website under “Advanced Curriculum”: https://4.files.edl.io/039c/01/28/20/182123-3d4a9f45-de63-4549-95a9-0341f67290eb.pdf
For students currently in grade 4: All students are considered and more formally identified for high ability each year throughout middle school where they are placed in a class with high ability curriculum. Our identification team considers either achievement (NWEA) or ability (CogAT/OLSAT) when making decisions. Parents will be notified by June 1 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction and curriculum. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents may appeal the decision. Parents can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on the Academics tab of our website under “Advanced Curriculum”: https://4.files.edl.io/9ed3/07/24/19/163425-9b8daab0-04e6-4efb-acd8-f68c3aec4318.pdf
Note: If your child is currently identified as needing more advanced curriculum in grades 1-4, you will not receive an email because this placement will continue for the next school year.
Kindergarten Registration Remains Open
Pre-registration for 23-24 kindergarten is now open!
Click here to create an account and get started!
You can also visit our website for more information
about kindergarten in ZCS https://www.zcsstrong.org/kindergarten-in-zionsville-community-schools-2023-2024/index.html
ParentSquare Notification Settings..
ParentSquare is continually applying system updates to enhance individual communication experiences and offer customized options for receiving messages.
We highly recommend checking your individual ParentSquare settings to ensure you have selected to receive messages that align with your preference in consuming information. You can elect to receive messages instantly or you can choose to put them on a daily digest.
In the event of emergencies, including school closings and delays due to weather, the sender will attempt to override your individual settings to ensure you receive information instantly.
In a recent ParentSquare update, some individual settings were adjusted based on individual user consumption activity.
It is important to check your individual ParentSquare settings to be sure you are receiving the communication you desire on the timeline that you prefer.
This ParentSquare tutorial will guide you through accessing and selecting your individual ParentSquare message settings. If you have any questions, please contact ZCS technology to walk you through this process.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
May 10 - PTO meeting
May 12 - Field Day (Rain date - May 15)
May 16 - Kindy 500
May 17 - 2nd grade to STEM Connection
May 19 - 2nd gr Market Day
May 22 - Kindy Sing (6:30 in cafe)
May 23 - 3rd grade Zionsville Walking Tour
May 24 - Fourth Grade Celebration
May 25 - Last Day of School
Lunch Guest Sign Ups
We are ready to welcome lunch guests! Students and their guests will have lunch at designated locations in the front lobby area. Please no more than 2 guests per student due to limited space. So that others may have the opportunity, we ask that you not sign up more than 1 time per month. As we implement this new system/procedure, we will limit availability one more week to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday visits.
Here's how it works:
- Sign up for a reservation in advance using this link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BMELunchSchedule@zcsk12in.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/ When you sign up, please be certain to complete all fields requested.
- Be sure to notify your child's teacher so they are informed to send your child to the front lobby to meet you/guest during their scheduled lunch time.
- Bring a photo ID and arrive 5 minutes early (lunch times are listed on the signup form link above).
- Your child will meet you in the front office area when they are ready.
School Safety: Visitors & Volunteers Background Checks
When volunteers are needed and approved, appropriate staff members will reach out to you in effort to welcome your support and assistance.
If you plan to volunteer or visit in the future, please note the following information.
Click here for information regarding required Background Checks for volunteers: ZCS Volunteer Background Check
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 typically offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. If you plan to assist as chaperones or engage with children in a volunteer capacity, we strongly recommend getting a criminal background check completed well in advance to have on file.
- 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. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website.
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
*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.