The Friday Flyer

From Boone Meadow Elementary School

From the Eagles' Nest:

2/10/17 Friday Flyer

Upcoming Events

February 11th - BME Talent Show (BME Cafe at 2:30 - free family event)

February 20th - Presidents' Day - No school

February 21st - ZCS Professional Devlelopment Day - No school for students

February 24th - School Dress-Up: Twin Day

February 25th - Boone Meadow Blast - free family event hosted by PTO (Cafe and gym 11:00-2:00)

February 27th - ISTEP+ Testing begins

March 8th - Spring BME Blood Drive (BME Cafe 3:00-6:30)

March 9th - PTO Meeting (BME Cafe at 6:00)

March 13th - IREAD-3 testing begins (third grade)

March 14th - Jessica Lahey presentation (Zionsville Performing Arts Center 6:00 PM)

March 22nd - Family Wellness Night (evening event - more details to come)

March 24th - School Dress-Up: Favorite Pro or College Sports Team

March 28th - Kindergarten Round-Up (click here for more info)

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Strong in Every Way

Click here to learn more about ZCS's human capital campaign!

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Hiring Guest Teachers!

Zionsville Community School is hiring Guest Teachers! Quality guest teachers are an important asset to our schools and require special attributes to enhance our students’ learning process. The best guest teachers demonstrate the desire to work well with children ages 3-18, relate well to all students, inspire a love of learning and have a good sense of humor. In addition, they must be flexible, dedicated, patient, kind, fair and consistent.

Guest teachers can manage the days of the week they are available to work through an automated system called Aesop. This user-friendly system is accessible online or through a touch-tone phone which allows ZCS teachers to enter absences and guest teachers to select available jobs.

If you meet the above requirements and would like to start the application process.

After your employment application has been submitted, please send an email to our Sub Coordinator at confirming that you would like to be considered for a guest teacher position at Zionsville Community Schools.

ZEF Update

The ZEF board never takes financial support for granted, and so we are especially appreciative of school board members’ recent decision to donate their annual stipend to ZEF. At their first meeting of 2017, board members unanimously approved a motion to accept $1 in compensation and donate the remainder of their $2000 annual stipend to the Zionsville Education Foundation.

Our mission is to serve our school community by providing funds that promote academic excellence, and school board members are actively supporting this mission in 2017. Thank you, members Jane Burgess, Joe Stein, Debbie Ungar, Shari Richey, and Jim Longest!

Please consider joining school board members in supporting ZEF! Your students, your neighbors, your teachers – they all benefit from ZEF’s mission and we can’t do it without you. To invest in innovative educational experiences, visit:

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Notes from the Clinic

1- Students MAY NOT bring medication to school. If your child needs to take medicine of any kind while at school an adult must bring the medication to Nurse Amy.

2- Please be advised that, starting with the 2017-18 school year, every student will be required to have two hepatitis A vaccines.

If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Amy, at x14104.

Thank you!

ZCS Winter/Snow Policies

As Old Man Winter prepares to roll in, please be sure to send your student to school appropriately dressed for the weather as it grows colder and snow is on the ground. As stated in the handbook:

As the weather turns colder, each child needs a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Snow pants and boots are required when there is snow on the ground.

Students without snow pants and boots (when there is snow on the ground) will only be permitted to play on the cleared blacktop.

All children play outside except on rainy, icy, or very cold days (wind chill below the 10-20 degree range)." Inside recess will be held on those exceptional days.

For more information regarding our procedures for school delays and closings please visit our website.

Smart 911

Boone County has shifted from NIXLE to SMART911. This is a free service that allows you to receive emergency notifications from the county which may include severe weather warnings and traffic alerts. The program will ask for optional personal information that could be used in the event of an emergency situation in your home. Boone County citizens are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today. To create a safety profile and sign up for updates, go to

School Safety

School Visitor Check-Ins at ZCS

Please be aware that we use a visitor management system known as SafeVisitor. SafeVisitor is a 30-45 second check-in process that cross references against all national sex offender registries and prints a visitor badge. Please be prepared to scan a government issued ID (Driver License) when arriving to campus as a visitor or volunteer. The printed badge should be visible at all times while in the building. Thank you!

Please note: Full background checks are still required field trips. Full background checks cost $15.95 and take at least 7-10 days to process. Limited background checks are still required for lunch visits, volunteering in a supervised area, etc.

**Bullying Video**

All volunteers in our district are also required to complete the bullying module, consisting of a short video and a digital signature as proof of watching the video. This video must be watched for either level of volunteer (Full or Limited). Please click here to visit the BRAVO/Volunteers page where all of these items can be completed.

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