Boone Meadow Friday Flyer

May 7, 2021

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Dear Boone Meadow Families -

Thank you, thank you!! Thank you for your incredible outpouring of appreciation and love this week during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. It was a challenging week to exercise restraint with all the treats that were lavishly shared with our team. We are grateful for our PTO coordinating so many expressions of thanks, and the cards from students/families were so encouraging and uplifting. What a blessing to serve in this community.

Summer Garden Team Needed: You don't have to have a green thumb to help with our summer garden program. It's a pretty simple way to keep your kids engaged and serve at the same time. See more information below, and thank you for considering.

NEW Dine for Dollars opportunity - Next Tuesday, May 11th, BUB's Burgers (Zionsville location) will donate 30% of sales back to BME. Look for a flyer to come home, or show them the one below.

Returning Books (BME LIbrary) - Mrs. Howe will be sending out reminder notices that all library books should be returned by Monday, May 17th. This helps us complete an inventory check prior to the summer months. Thank you for checking those bookshelves, backpack, and boxes at home.

Supply Lists for 2021-2022 SY - We have finalized supplies for the upcoming school year and pre-ordering is available. The links to the 1st Day Supplies is located below.

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year: While pre-registration for incoming kindergarten students and NEW students for next year has already begun, registration for current students for the 2021-2022 school year is still a few weeks away. Look for more information later this spring.

***If you know your family will be moving and/or your children will not be attending Boone Meadow next year, please contact Mrs. Beth Kiel in the office at

Family Input Survey - We have approximately one week remaining before we close the Family Input Survey, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and reflections. Know that we carefully read and consider each response submitted and use the information to reflect and consider how to best support your child and family. The family input survey will remain open for completion through Monday, May 17th.

Should you have a challenge with getting the survey to open, please contact our office team.

Kindergarten "Strong Start" & Incoming Kindy Registration: Please continue spreading the word that enrollment is open and available to those families within the ZCS boundaries. Early registration helps us tremendously as we plan for the upcoming year.

Have a great weekend!

In this together,


Boone Meadow Summer Garden Team

Our garden is growing!

Students have begun to work on our fruit and vegetable garden during their STEM classes. We cleaned up, prepared the soil, planted seeds, and currently have radishes, peas, lettuce, and tomatoes on the way! We have big plans for our next steps and food we’d like to harvest in fall. It is always fun to work and learn with students in the garden, but we need help to make it a reality.

Our summer garden coordinator is eager to line up volunteers to help with garden maintenance over the summer. There are opportunities for weekly, bi-weekly, and occasional helpers. Please fill out our INTEREST SURVEY and contact Mrs. Benson if you have questions.

Material Fees

If you have not paid your curricular material fees (textbook rental and consumables) please do so no later than May 25, 2021 to avoid having your account be sent to collections.

Log into your PowerSchool account and click on the Balance tab to view your fee statement or refer to your monthly reminder notice for the balance due.

Family Input Survey

Your input provides us the opportunity to reflect on our strengths and areas to improve. We readily admit that we, as a staff, must always strive to grow in our work and practices. Please complete the feedback form by Monday, May 17th so we may have the opportunity to adequately review your in put before the end of the school year.

Click here for the survey: Family Input Survey

With gratitude,

Team Meadow

Pre-Order Your 2021-2022 School Supplies

The supply lists/links are now live if you choose to order from 1st Day School Supplies/PTO. These can be purchased until June 15th at

Families may use this service for convenience as the kits will be delivered to the school/child's classroom. Our PTO makes no profit off of the supply kits.

Cost breakdown by grade level for the ’21-’22 school year kits for BME are listed below.

Kindergarten - $38.99

1st - $29.99

2nd - $37.99

3rd - $33.99

4th - $37.99

Upcoming Events & Important Info

May 11 - Dine for Dollars @ Bub's Burgers (30% back to BME) Show flyer

May 13 - Eid

May 17- Fourth grade visit to ZWEST

May 24- 4th grade celebration

May 26 - Last day of school; Dine for Dollars w/ Kona Ice in Eagles Nest & Clark Meadows (3:00-5:00)

May 27 - Teacher work day

May 31 - Memorial Day

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Medication Pick up in the Clinic

The final date for medication pick up in the clinic will be May 26. Please make arrangements with Nurse Amy for pick up by emailing or calling. Medication not picked up by the 26th will be discarded/destroyed.

873-2226 ext: 14104

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Calling All Minds...

Join us at HMML for a series of STEM projects inspired by Temple Grandin's book, Calling All Minds. We'll provide all of the supplies for you to create your project, and show you how to put it together.

You will receive a Zoom Link so you can do your own experiment with the project live along with a HMML Librarian.

You can sign up for a kit and a session over Zoom at the link below:

Week #1 Water Boxes 4/6 with Patricia
Week #2 Wishing Well 4/13 with "Miss Laura"
Week #3 Marionette 4/20 with "Miss Robyn"
Week #4 Bird Kite 4/27 with "Miss Kelli"
Week #5 Parachute 5/4 with "Miss Mary"
Week #6 Helicopter 5/11 with "Miss Donna"

Kindergarten Registration

Spread the word...Kindergarten registration (and all new student registration) for the 21-22 school year is now live. Early registration is an important component to our planning process, so the sooner families register, the better prepared we can be to welcome the class of 2034.

You can access the registration by clicking the link below, or accessing from our websites.

Kindy registration link:

Website access:

  • Go to the ZCS main webpage >> Parents >> Registration
  • or on our BME website, you can click on Kindergarten Registration under “News” at the bottom of the page.

Please remember that students have to be 5 on or before August 1st.
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Advanced Curriculum- Spring Identification

The Indiana Department of Education requires school districts to identify gifted students and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction. In ZCS, we reconsider ability and achievement data of all students each spring to identify any who may need further consideration for advanced differentiation in curriculum and instruction the following school year. While the official designation is a state-required label for students, our school district is committed to continuous progress for all students, regardless of designation. Our team of teachers, licensed in gifted education (representing each elementary building and central office), will look at all data to make sure that we understand the needs of each student.

Our school district is committed to continuous progress for all students, regardless of designation. Accelerated content is common in our classrooms as are heightened expectations, instructional levels and high-achieving peers. Instructional methods regularly group and regroup students with differentiated materials and goals. Whether or not a child is identified as needing advanced curriculum, our teachers are committed to regular assessment of skills and knowledge and matching experiences to challenge each child and help him or her make maximum academic growth. We are proud to be a high-performing school district with high expectations for all students.

For students currently in grades K-3:

Programming at the elementary level is based on student need for acceleration and enrichment within a cluster group in a general education classroom and not on labels. All student data is reviewed each year to look for several indicators that a child needs advanced instruction in order to grow academically. Our identification team looks at achievement, ability and teacher observational data. Since these vary from year to year with young students, we re-look at every student each spring. Parents will be notified by June 1 if their child has been recommended for differentiation. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents/guardians may appeal the decision. Parents/guardians can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on the Academics tab of our website under “Advanced Curriculum”:

Note: If your child has been identified in a previous grade level this will continue to the next school year unless otherwise notified.

For students currently in grades 4-7:

At this level students are more formally identified for high ability classes. All students are considered for high ability each year. Our identification team considers either achievement (NWEA) or ability (OLSAT/CoGAT) when making decisions. Parents will be notified on June 1 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction or curriculum. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents may appeal the decision. Parents can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on this website.

Note: If your child has been identified in a previous grade level this will continue to the next school year unless otherwise notified.

Crosswalk Safety Guidance

Dear Families of BME Walkers & Bike Riders –

Safety is one of our highest concerns for students and staff at BME. Please read carefully in effort to partner for your child’s safety as they utilize the crosswalk, especially during dismissal at the end of the day.

  • In effort to provide families the opportunity to utilize the car rider line on tricky weather days (or dodge construction on fire hydrants), all walkers/bikers will be dismissed last each day. You will note that our car line will have approximately 10-20 cars remaining in line when we call walkers/bikers from their classrooms for dismissal. This results in your child leaving the building and being escorted to the crosswalk 5-10 minutes later than you are currently accustomed.
  • Secondly and whenever possible, please meet your child(ren) at the crosswalk. BME staff can assist students to the edge of school property, and they will serve to assist students as they cross South Main Street. As we consider the safety of students and staff, we are unable to assist students to the pool/playground parking lot at Clark Meadows as BME staff cannot be liable for safety (crossing streets, traffic, etc…) once off school property.

As always, we thank you for your partnership as we strive to keep students and staff safe.

Vaccine Survey

The IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Health, is gathering information from parents regarding attitudes and COVID-19 vaccine intentions for school age children. The survey is anonymous and will gather valuable information that will assist in planning efforts for the upcoming school year. Superintendents and/or principals were encouraged to share the survey link with the parents and caregivers of students.

CoVID Guidance and Updates

ZCS wants to keep you informed as we continue to navigate through these times. Our district website houses much important COVID information in one location for your access.

Please click HERE (or the "mask up" image) for information regarding:

  • Quarantine guidance
  • Screening information
  • Close contact information
  • Secondary Hybrid schedules
  • Parent Resources
  • and other important information.

ZCS New Guidance

Diversity Coalition

ZCS and the Zionsville Diversity Coalition partnered to create a list of mentor texts that support our elementary adopted literacy curriculum. Books donated will be placed in our elementary classrooms for teachers to use and to offer our students mirrors (seeing themselves), windows (seeing others), and doors (opportunities to learn about differences) because in ZCS, EVERYONE BELONGS!

Community Flyers

Click on the "Community Flyer" image to get information regarding local events and opportunities throughout the Zionsvile and neighboring communities. You can also click on the link below.
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School Pay

You can utilize School Pay to pay for textbook rentals and to fund lunch accounts. Information about School Pay as well as additional lunch details, such as the monthly menu, can be found on the Food Services website.

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