The Friday Flyer
November 22, 2019
Enjoy Thanksgiving Break - November 27th-29th!
Students use engineering design process and skills to create air propelled vehicles.
Students in this 3rd grade class contributed their ideas as they explored not only how to define compassion, but also how they might make it visible to others.
Places We've Called Home
Our map continues to grow...
On conference day, families visited our world map and tagged places in the world they've called home. If you haven't had the opportunity to contribute to our world map, please stop by to tag your previous homes.
Order your Boone Meadow and Z'ville gear by this evening!
Last call for the spiritwear orders!
- The store will be open today until this evening Friday, November 22nd!
- Items will be delivered to the school the week of December 16th.
Click here for more info: Boone Meadow/Zionsville Gear
Mrs. Meyer's class is reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
In reading, Mrs. Meyer's class focused on non-fiction books, and we have recently shifted towards narrative non-fiction books. A narrative non-fiction is a book where the author adds elements that you might often find in a fiction story such as plot, setting, conflict, and dialogue, however it is a real/true story. We started with the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a true story about William building a windmill to bring power to his home in Africa. It's a lovely book about this individual who is innovative, a dreamer, creative, a hard worker, and many more traits that all align with many of our school lifelines. We were doing a character study and made windmills that portrayed his internal character traits. Through further research, we found that he even has a movie on Netflix, called, "The Boy Who Harnessed with Wind." In case you and your family are interested in learning more about this you could watch this PG movie together!
BYOD (bring your own device) Computer Purchase Option
This time of year, the ZCS Technology Department is asked quite often, “what kind of computer should I get my student for the Bring Your Own Device 1:1 program in grades 5th-12th?”
Normally we just give the minimum specs for the computers, but this year we have worked with Lenovo to provide our families with an option to purchase the same device that ZCS uses for the rental program. It will be at the same discounted price ZCS pays ($506), tax free, and shipped to your door with free shipping in 2-3 weeks. If you wish to purchase instead of rent the device we selected as a technology team for its ruggedness and performance, just follow the link below and create an account with Lenovo.
After creating your account, we will approve you as a ZCS resident and you will receive an email from Customer Registration at email@example.com. After being approved, simply log in, select products, then “laptops and ultrabooks” in the upper left corner to select the only option, the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 5th Gen. For a full explanation of the process and detailed instructions for ordering, please visit https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1655035&type=d&pREC_ID=1801359.
Through our Second Step Social Emotional Lessons in all classrooms, we are focused on Empathy for this second quarter. Students have learned how to understand what others may be feeling and that we can have different feelings even when in a similar situation. Did you know that having gratitude can enhance empathy?
With Thanksgiving next week, it reminds me to think about the gratitude I have for the relationships with family and friends, or a cup of coffee on a quiet morning. I am also grateful for how I consider Boone Meadow as my home away from home and how we support one another.
All Boone Meadow Kindergarteners, 1st, and 2nd Graders will have the opportunity to join the Wellness Shoe Tying Club!! The goal is for every Kindergartener, 1st grader, and 2nd grader to be able to tie their own shoes in Wellness class by the end of the school year! If a student can demonstrate how to properly tie their shoes to their classroom teacher or myself, they will get their certificate placed on the “Wall of Fame” in the gymnasium!
Thank you for your support!
Boone Meadow Wellness Teacher
We have been having a great year so far in Wellness class! Here are some of the fun things we have learned and worked on lately:
· Veterans Day Wellness Stations
o Students were able to explore 6 different Veterans Day-themed activity stations. Students went through an Army obstacle course, used their muscles to power a Coast Guard scooter boat, and worked on their agility during a “Basic Training” drill!
· Halloween week was also a fun one in Wellness! We learned about a few of the bones that make up our skeletal system and played several games that helped increase our endurance and heart rates!
ZCS Food Service offering NEW STARTING PAY
Texts from SchoolMessenger
From time to time Boone Meadow uses SchoolMessenger to send a text to all of the families. If you haven't been receiving texts from us, you may need to opt-in by sending YES to the SchoolMessenger short code of 68453. Contact Beth Kiel in the front office if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break
December 3rd - 2nd grade Family Folk Dance Night - more info to follow
December 4th - 1st grade Family Folk Dance Night - more info to follow
December 12th - Boone Meadow Voices Concert
December 23-January 3 - Winter Break
January 20 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)
January 30 - STEM Night
February 5 - Global School Play Day
February 6 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
February 17 - Presidents Day (no school)
February 18 - Staff Professional Development Day (no school for students)
March 4 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
March 18 - Wellness Night
March 20 - Boone Meadow Mixer (evening social for adults @ Golf Club of Indiana)
March 25 - Kindergarten Round-Up
March 27-April 3 - Spring Break
April 13 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
May 6 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 (Cafe)
May 22 - Last Day of School
ERE Offerings at Boone Meadow Elementary
- Math Pentathlon https://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/math-pentathlon.cfm
- Witsken Tennis https://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/team-witsken-tennis.cfm
- All Out Training Basketball https://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/all-out-training-basketballbrwith-eddie-gill_-winter.cfm
Arts & Crafts
- Winter & Holiday Canvas https://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/paint-it-kids-fall-sessions.cfm
- My Art Paint & Pottery Class https://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/myart-by-art.cfm
- Winter Break Chess Camp https://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/winter-break-chess-camp.cfm
- Thanksgiving Minecraft Camp @ZCHS https://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/minecraft.cfm
- Winter Break Minecraft Adventure Camp @ZCHS https://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/minecraft.cfm
For Food Services monthly newsletter and information, click on link below
Nutrition Nuggets publication is focused on elementary aged students, while the Teen Food & Fitness edition is geared towards secondary students.
Community Events See the link to learn more about local events:
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.