The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
From the Meadow
I want to thank all families that were able to attend our first PTO meeting of the 2017-2018 school year. Plans for fundraisers, family events, and numerous other experiences for students were shared. During the meeting, the PTO Board detailed information regarding our upcoming Jog-A-Thon, which is our largest fundraiser of the year. It is important to note that all funds from JAT return to classrooms for student/classroom projects, field trip transportation, campus improvements, technology, and teacher grants. It's safe to assume that none of these events and experiences are possible without the partnership with volunteers. To signup for Jog-A-Thon, our fall book fair, or any other PTO events, go to iVolunteer link to sign up. http://bme.ivolunteer.com/
Have a great weekend,
Upcoming Events & Important Info
September 18th-22nd - Spirit Week (See below for more details)
September 19th - Vision Screenings @ BME (grades 1 & 3)
September 27th - Jog-A-Thon
October 1st - Family conferences begin (contact your child's teacher to schedule)
October 6th - Picture retake day
October 10th - Quarter 1 Ends
October 11th - 2nd grade field trip to Conner Prairie
October 12th - PTO Meeting (6:00-7:00 in BME Cafe)
October 16th-20th - Fall Break
October 25th - Blood Drive
Looking for a part time job?
ZCS is in need of expanding the substitue teacher pool. In addition, ZCS Food Service positions are now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!
The School Directory App is Updated with Current Family Information!
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 volunteer Eileen Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check here to see what else is going on in our community.
Strong in Every Way
Click here to learn more about ZCS's human capital campaign!
Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks
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.
- 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. 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.
- 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.