Eagle Friday News and Notes

November 3, 2017

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I have the wonderful opportunity to see so many great things on a daily basis. Often, I am invited to visit with a class to hear about a project they are working on or sit and listen to a story that a student has written. Other times I just stumble upon a great classroom conversation or an inspiring piece of student work.

This afternoon while I was with the 4th graders during recess I noticed some "graffiti" on the back of our Buddy Bench. Upon further inspection, the penciled on words read, "Love Yourself, Love Your Friends".

I loved seeing those words and I love knowing that our children "get it".

  • Please join me Wednesday morning from 8:00-9:00 for Coffee with the Principal. This is an informal time to mingle, ask questions, and get to know one another. We had a great time in September and I look forward to chatting with more of you this time around!

  • Remember to Turn back your clocks one hour this weekend for Daylight Saving time. Officially Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 5th.

  • We have noticed an uptick in car riders in the morning as Autumn has settled it. We know the car rider line can be long and the timing can be tricky with traffic in the morning. Each morning staff members are outside ready to greet students and get the line moving 5 minutes early (at 7:45) to help students get to their classroom on time. Our first bell rings at 7:50 and our school day starts at 8:00. If you arrive after 8:00, we ask that you park your car in the parking lot and walk your child in the building to sign him or her in.

Have a wonderful, fall weekend!


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Upcoming Events


8: Coffee with the Principal 8:00 - 9:00 am Eagle Cafe

10: Family Friday

13: Veterans Day Program 9:30 (see additional information below)

16: Spell Bowl Competition

22-24: Thanksgiving Break-No School

28: 1:15 PTO Meeting

Miss Knox's opening their box of crayfish for an upcoming science unit!

Veteran's Day Program at Eagle

We will commemorate Veteran’s Day at Eagle Elementary on Monday, November 13th . All veterans and their families are invited to a program that will begin at 9:30am. There will be a short welcoming reception hosted by our PTO prior to the program at 9:00am.

Families coming to the program and not attending the reception will be entering through the exterior gym doors on the north side of the building. Those doors will be open at 9:25 for our guests to begin taking a seat.

A few parking spaces will be open in our parking lot for our guests. We would like to reserve those spaces for our veterans and those that may have limited ability walk from a parking space further away.

Please have your student wear the following colors for our Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 13th:

1st grade wears blue

2nd grade wears white

3rd grade wears red

PreK, Kindy, and 4th wears red, white, and blue

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Eagle PTO

Eagle Clubs: Sign ups now available for 3rd Grade Book Club, Chess Club for grades 1-4 and Drama Club for grades 2-4. Go to eaglet.ivolunteer.com to register!

November 7 is Hot Box Day! Mention Eagle when you get your pizza and 20% comes back to Eagle PTO!

For Veterans planning to attend the honorary breakfast on Nov 13 as we celebrate Veterans Day, please RSVP no later than November 6. If you no longer have the flier you may send a note to the front desk.

Bakers or shoppers needed! We have many slots available to provide teacher treats on Fridays. Go to http://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/bakers__2017 to sign up.

Volunteer Bakers Food Donations 2017


Would you like to know what’s happening at Eagle?! Text @eaglepto to 81010 to receive updates on events. Like us on Facebook at Eagle Elementary PTO.

Special thanks to Kelly Schutt for supplying teacher treats and Mica Wilson for laminating.

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We had to change our date for duct tapping "Captain Underpants" to the wall. We hope to be able to complete this reward next week. All students will have an opportunity to participate.

ZEF Barn Bash

Ya’ll Come and Have Some Fun!

The 2017 Barn Bash to benefit the Zionsville Education Foundation is on Saturday, November 11 at Finley Creek Vineyards from 6:30-11:00pm. Join us as we fund upcoming Classroom, Imagine Professional Development, and Student Enrichment grants. These grants fund innovative projects that directly benefit teachers, students, and classrooms. In 2016, ZEF funded over $80,000 in grants!

Finley Creek Vineyards is the newest event space in town and its shabby chic interior is the perfect complement to your favorite casual western wear. Dinner is served at stations throughout the venue with shared seating and entertainment provided by the band Greta Speaks. A silent and live auction provide additional ways to support ZEF’s mission.

Visit www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org to buy your Barn Bash tickets today! Tickets are $75/person before October 27 and $85/person after October 27.

School Lunch Information


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.

Transportation Twitter Handle

HELP! My child's bus hasn't arrived home yet . . . what's going on? If this has ever happened to you, you can find out this answer by checking Twitter. Our ZCS transportation department has a Twitter handle and it's an excellent way to receive "on the move" notifications. Please follow @myzcsbus to stay up to date!