Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
September 23, 2022
Dear Boone Meadow Families,
It was a beautiful and busy week at Boone Meadow! We ended on a high note with a gorgeous day and energetic spirit for Jog-A-Thon. The students and staff had a blast getting in their laps, and I imagine they should all sleep well tonight. An enormous thank you to the families that filled our cheer section as your encouraging words kept our children flying around our track. In addition, we recognize that the event would not be a success without the talents and time of our volunteers and Jog-A-Thon coordinators (PTO). Kudos to all!
A few reminders:
- Family Movie Night - (Turbo) will be next Friday evening, September, 30th. (Details below)
- Zionsville Fire Dept Safety Presentations (PreK-2nd grades) will be the week of October 3rd.
- Jog-A-Thon donations are due on Wednesday, October 5th.
- Fall Parties will be October 7th, & Fall Break is the week of October 10th. (no school 10/10-10/14)
- Piano - Sign ups for our morning performances will come soon. However, we are still in need of suggestions for a name for our piano. Click here to suggest a fun, creative name by September 30th: PIANO NAME
- Student/Family/Teacher Conferences are on October 24th (3-5:00) & October 25th (11:00-7:00 PM). Remember, that Oct 25th will be an EDay for elementary students so that teachers can meet with families for conferences.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Tom Hundley, Principal
"Turbo" - Free Family Movie Night - Sept. 30th @ 7:30
Have you ever seen a TED Talk online? If so, you are familiar with the iconic format of TEDx events. Be part of the inaugural TEDxZionsville event on Thursday, October 6 at the STAR Bank Performing Arts Center in Zionsville. This locally organized TEDx event will explore ideas around the theme: Sense of Place. Selected speakers and performers will share their unique perspectives on this theme in TED-talk style challenging you to consider, what does sense of place mean to you? What does it mean for our community?
Get your tickets now at https://www.tedxzionsville.com/ and follow TEDxZionsville on Facebook.
Counselor Corner - Routine, Consistency, and Attendance
As we continue into the school year, sometimes we wonder in what ways we can support our children in their growth. Creating and sticking to a consistent routine helps support children’s growth, creates a sense of comfort and safety, helps the child get on a schedule, establishes expectations and constructs a calmer environment as the child knows what to expect and what is expected of him/her. It also gives children confidence to learn independence.
If you’d like to learn more about the importance of routine for kids, please click here for an article from Dr. Erika Bocknek from Wayne State University.
School attendance is a part of routine and consistency as regular attendance is important in a child’s development. The Attendance Works organization states that attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves and to start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Eventually, good attendance will be a skill that will help them succeed in high school and beyond. For grades 1-4, BME’s doors open at 7:50 and the bell rings at 8:00. Students need to be in the building by 8:00 so they will not be late to class. There are so many important routines in the morning that even missing a few minutes can cause strong emotions or their day to be off a bit. Kindergarten students can begin entering the building at 8:50 and need to be in the building by 9:00.
For further information about how attendance affects your child’s growth, please see this article from Attendance Works.
In Second Step, students have been learning ways to help focus their attention; follow directions (K: Follow Directions Link; Gr 1 Follow Directions Link); using self-talk (K: Self Talk Home Link; Gr 1 Self Talk Home Link; Gr 2 Using Self Talk Home Link) and being assertive (Gr 3 Being Assertive Home Link). Fourth grade has also learned to respect similarities and differences to understand that people may have similar or different feelings and views about the same situation (Home Link 4th grade).
If you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with, please feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my phone number is (317)873-2226, ext. 14992.
The School Directory App is Updated for the 2022-23 school year families!
Our Student directory is now complete! Many thanks to the PTO for organizing this helpful resource! To access the directory follow these steps:
- Go to www.directoryspot.net or download the “Directory Spot” app on a smart phone. Click “Login”.
- Enter your email address as your Username, and click on “Reset Password”. An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.
- Click on the link in the email to set your password and to log in.
If you have trouble logging in, please contact PTO Secretary, Carolee Sanguedolce at email@example.com
Upcoming Events & Important Info
September 23 - Jog-A-Thon (PTO Fundraising event was a tremendous success!!)
September 30 - Free event: Movie Night (TURBO, Sponsored by PTO) Bring lawn chairs/blankets and your own soft drinks/water. Popcorn provided. Movie starts at 7:30
October 3- 5 - ZFD Fire Safety Presentations
October 5 - Jimmy John's Dine for Dollars
October 7 - End of Quarter 1; Fall Parties
October 10-14 - Fall Break (no school)
October 17 - Poinsettia Sale Begins (PTO)
October 18 - Picture retakes
October 24- Regular school day with Family/Student conferences in PM (3:00-5:00)
October 25 - EDay for students & Family/Student conferences (11:00-7:00)
November 9 - PTO Meeting (6:30 BME Cafe)
November 11 - Veterans Day; Panera Dine for Dollars
November 14-18 - Scholastic Book Fair
November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
December 14 - PTO Meeting
December 15 - Boone Meadow Voices concert (@ ZWest)
December 20 - End of quarter 2/Semester 1 & Winter parties
December 21 - January 2 - Winter Break
January 3 - Students and Staff return to school
January 11 - PTO Meeting (6:30 cafe)
January 16 - MLK Jr. Day - no school
January 17 - Teacher professional development day (no school for students)
February 8 - PTO Meeting
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 20 - 24 - February break
March 20-24 - Scholastic Book Fair
March 31 - April 7 - Spring Break
April 12 - PTO Meeting
April 28 - Boone Meadow Bash!
May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10 - PTO meeting
May 12 - Field Day
May 22 - Kindy Sing
May 24 - Fourth Grade Celebration
May 25 - Last Day of School
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.