Eagle Friday News and Notes

August 31, 2018

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Dear Eagle Families,


We have been going strong for over 3 weeks now with this busy start to our school year! If your family is anything like mine, it can feel like it took every bit of these three plus weeks to get our new routines established. The sprint that is the beginning of the year for families and teachers certainly helps us appreciate the upcoming three day weekend!

Enjoy this time with family whether you are relaxing at home, traveling out of town for one last summer hurrah, or something in-between.

We have a lot of important information packed into the lines below. Take time to connect with PTO happenings, Sponsor-A-Plant to support our Outdoor Learnings Experience, acquaint yourself with our school wide message in the Counselor's Corner, and so much more!

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday!


Your partner in education,


Andrew

Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience!

Click on the image below to watch a short video about our upcoming project!

Sponsor-A-Plant for the Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience

Eagle Elementary is the recipient of a Community Improvement Project through Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Lawn & Landscape group. This project will create The Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience which will redefine how we learn by promoting inquiry, authentic learning opportunities, mindfulness, and changes the way we interact with our environment.


Be a part of this amazing experience for our students and community! Click on the document below to Sponsor-A-Plant.

Upcoming Events

September 3: Labor Day - No School

September 6: Coffee with the Principal, 8:00-8:30 for all parents and 9:00-9:30 for kindergarten parents.

September 7: 1st Grade Dad's Club Breakfast, 7:15 and School Picture Day

September 12: Dad's Club Meeting, 7:00 @Rush on Main

September 14: Dad's Club Tailgate, ZCHS Football

September 25: PTO Meeting. 1:15

September 26: Jog-A-Thon (28th rain date)

October 4: eLearning Day and Parent Teacher Conferences

October 4th will be e-Day at the elementary level(middle schools are on e-Day on this date as well). Elementary teachers will offer conference times for parents from 11:10AM to 7:00PM.

October 5: Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience Install Date; Dad's Club Campout

School Picture Day

Paper order forms came home earlier this week. You may also use the link below to order online. Please send completed paper forms with your students on photo day. The pre-pay link online will close at 11:59pm on 9/9.

http://order.cripephoto.com/option-eagle

A Message from PTO

  • A big thank you to the teachers for providing childcare on curriculum night.


  • It is time for the Eagle Express Stamp Contest! Students brought home an entry form on Friday, Aug. 24. It is due back to school by Wednesday, Sept. 5. The winning design will be the new stamp for the Eagle Express this school year! If you need an entry form, there are extras in the front office. Good luck!


  • Please take a minute to link your Kroger Card and Amazon account to our school; they will donate to us when you shop at no cost to you! These funds help in the daily lives of your students. Kroger MUST be re- connected to our school each year; more information at our page

https://eag.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=526412&type=d&pREC_ID=1054711



  • Seeking baking volunteers! We like to provide our teachers and staff at Eagle with a special food treat every Friday. This can be anything from chips/dip and other salty snacks to mini desserts. Go to ivolunteer and select Food/Baking Volunteers to sign-up. https://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/bakers__2018


  • Do you love to build and create with Legos? Lego CLub sign ups begin next week! Lego Club will meet from 2:30-3:30 in the cafeteria on September 11th & 25th, October 9th & 23rd, November 13th & 27th and December 11th.



Kristie Goehausen

PTO President

ptoeaglezcs@gmail.com

Arrival and Dismissal

School times:
Kindergarten - 9:00 am until 2:30 pm
Grades 1-4 - 8:00 am until 2:30 pm
*Students are considered tardy if they arrive in their classrooms after 8:00 am. If you arrive after 8:00, please park in the parking lot and come into the office to sign your student in.

Students may walk/bike to school, ride in a car, or take the bus. Our ultimate goal is student safety! If we all follow the procedures it really helps us make sure all students arrive to school and back home safely every day.

Bus information: please call Amy Eaton at (317) 873-2852 (ext. 11802). Buses unload at the back of the building with the assistance of our staff.

Walkers - All walkers must cross at the crossing guard. Walkers will be able to enter the building at 7:50 am and go to their classrooms. Students must be accompanied by a parent until the doors open at 7:50 am.
Walkers will be dismissed from the back door after buses leave and walked across the street at the crossing guard to the corner of Beach St. and 6th St. Please meet your child here to help with our safe dismissal.

Car riders - Cars may enter the loop and wait for an Eagle staff member to indicate when they can enter the building. We ask that parents shut off their car to help with emissions if they are early for pick up or drop off. Students exit and enter cars on the passenger side. Please teach your child(ren) to buckle and and unbuckle so that the driver can also remain in the car safely. Car riders will enter the building between 7:50 and 8:00 am. Car riders will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.


***Please Note: We want to be courteous of our neighbors here at Eagle. Please be sure to keep driveways accessible to homeowners while we wait to pick up/drop off students. We also want ensure student safety by being extra cautious and obeying traffic laws especially in the areas surrounding our school.

Counselor's Corner

Dear Eagle Families,


One rule we have at our school is "Be Safe". Safe actions keep everyone's bodies from being hurt. When we act in safe ways, we keep our hands to ourselves and don't use them to touch others in hurtful ways. When we use safe words, we make sure nobody's feelings are hurt. Safe words are kind and respectful. This week, we encouraged students to think about how they can act and speak in safe ways in the classroom, hallway, lunchroom and out at recess.



Sincerely,

Diane Radivan

School Counselor

dradivan@zcs.k12.in.us


PLEASE NOTE: Not all lessons have Home Links. Here are the Grade levels that have a 2nd week Home Link

Home links for this week:

Kindergarten Home Links

First Grade Home Links

Fourth Grade Home Links

School Lunch Information

Immunization Requirements


State law stipulates that the medical records of children on file at school show the required immunizations have been completed by the 20th day of the school year. That day is September 5, 2018. Information regarding immunizations requirements for 2018-2019 can be found here.



Parents of children whose immunizations are not up-to-date should contact their health care provider or the Boone County Health Department to schedule an appointment for the necessary immunizations. Some pharmacies also carry the necessary vaccines.



If parents object to immunizations, a written objection must be on file in the school office by September 5, 2018. This must be updated yearly. Children who do not have up to date vaccination records by that date will not be allowed to return to school until the proper immunization information is on file. Students who have appointments with their health care provider after Sept. 5th 2018, must present proof of the scheduled appointment in order to remain in school.



Please contact Kendra Scales in the health clinic with any questions or concerns. kscales@zcs.k12.in.us

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.