The Friday Flyer
Friday, May 17, 2019
Field Day Success!
Family Input Survey due next Monday, please
Dear Boone Meadow Families,
Thank you for taking time to provide feedback regarding your child's learning experience. Your input provides us the opportunity to reflect on our strengths and areas to strengthen. We readily admit that we, as a staff, must always strive to grow in our work and practices.
- Our staff is committed to continuity in relationship with students and families whenever possible. In doing so, we believe we can serve students and families better. Therefore, it is our goal for students to remain with their classroom teacher for more than one year when possible.
- For the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, we plan to continue a looping model with 1st grade to 2nd grade. Likewise, we desire to do the same with 3rd grade to 4th grade. Please note: As enrollment changes or other placement needs must be considered, continued placements are not guaranteed.
- Please, do not include requests for specific teachers.
Should you desire to share input and feedback, please complete the survey by Monday, May 20th. This will allow us the opportunity to adequately review your input before the end of the school year.
Tom Hundley, Boone Meadow Elementary Principal
Click here: Family Input Survey
Action Required for InfoSnap Registration
You should have received an email from Registration@zcs.k12.in.us with information and instructions on registering your child(ren) in Zionsville Community Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. We request that you complete this registration on or before Friday, May 31st.
If your child is returning to Zionsville Community Schools next year, and you do not receive this email, please check your spam or junk folder. If you can’t find this email, please let us know.
If your child will not be returning to Zionsville Community Schools next year, please notify your school(s) building secretary at your earliest convenience. For all other residency changes, please contact the Central Office at 317-873-2858.
Next Year's School Supplies
Our school has once again partnered with 1st Day School Supplies. Now, you can get the exact supplies your teachers requested without the hassle of back to school shopping! All kits will be delivered to your student's classroom on the first day of school. Deadline to order is June 15. Any questions can be directed to Jenn Sproull at email@example.com
Calendar of Events
18th - Spring Clean-Up/Planting 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
20th - Kindergarten Sing
21st - Young Authors (Lamaster, Graham)
22nd - Young Authors (Kiel, Megli, Proctor)
23rd - Market Day - 2nd grade
24th - 4th Grade Celebration 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
27th - Memorial Day - No School
28th - Last student day
5th - Open House/Meet the Teacher Night 5:00-6:30pm
7th - First day of school
15th - Picture Day
22nd - Back to School Curriculum Night
(Kdg 5:30-6:00pm, 1st 6:00-6:30pm, 2nd 6:30-7:00pm, 3rd 7:00-7:30pm, 4th 7:30-8:00pm)
Tomorrow is the day, we would love your help if you are available!
What: Boone Meadow Spring Clean-up and Planting
When: Sat, 5/18 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (weather permitting)
Where: Meet at the front of BME
Families are welcome, bring your own tools & a bucket/bag to put any weeds you pull. If you can only make it for a short time span, we'd still love to have you!
Questions can be text to Deb 317-727-6363
Please send a check made payable to BME in the amount of $15.00, or cash (we cannot make change, so it needs to be the exact cash, please). Any questions, contact Barb Bernard in the office.
Spring Identification Deadlines
The Indiana Department of Education requires school districts to identify high ability (gifted) students and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction. In ZCS, we consider ability and achievement data of all students each spring to identify any who may need advanced instruction and/or curriculum. 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. Accelerated content is common in our classrooms as are heightened expectations and instructional levels and high-achieving peers. Instructional methods regularly group and regroup students with differentiated materials and goals. 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 1-3: All students are reviewed each year to determine if they need advanced curriculum and/or instruction. Our identification team looks at both achievement (NWEA) and ability (OLSAT). Since these vary from year to year with young students, we re-look at every student each spring. Parents will be notified by June 10 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 the website: https://1.cdn.edl.io/STFd2znmUm9v64tOK0o5GHa56Sylujl5JYhwFChIXdtXGo0P.pdf
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) when making decisions. Parents will be notified by June 10 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 the website: https://1.cdn.edl.io/STFd2znmUm9v64tOK0o5GHa56Sylujl5JYhwFChIXdtXGo0P.pdf
Strong in Every Way Field Day - August 3, 2019
If you love the outdoors, love family time, love your community and enjoy your school and colleagues, you will want to put together a team for this summer's Field Day. The Strong in Every Way Field Day is far ALL community members. Participants can be anyone over the age of 5 including: families, children, adults, and senior citizens (feel free to bring the little ones, they are great cheerleaders).
This year's "Field Day" will focus on:
- Building webs of support within the community
- Promoting wellness
- Developing community pride
The morning event schedule:
- 8:30am DanceFit by Erin in the St. Vincent Stadium
- 9am Competition begins with 30-minute rotations with 15-minute transition time: Kickball, CornHole,
- 4-Square, Track Relays, Tug-Of-War, and Inner Tube Relays in the pool!
- 12:30pm Awards ceremony at the pool!
Medication Pick-Up in the Health Clinic
A quick reminder, ALL medication that is in the health clinic must be picked up by May 28th. The clinic is open on school days from 7:30am-3:30pm
For safety of our students, all medication must be transported to and from school by an adult (unless other arrangements have been made with the Nurse). Any medication that is left in the clinic will be discarded by St. Vincent Hospital.
Please contact me in the clinic with any questions or concerns.
School Nurse/School Health Program at BME
Important-Updated Immunization Requirements for 2019-2020
The Indiana State Department of Health school immunization requirements for 2019-2020 have been updated. Click here to view these new requirements as they have recently changed. Students who do not have the Hepatitis A series may need to get the first dose as soon as possible as there is a minimum interval of six calendar months between the first and second doses. Religious and medical objections to the immunization requirements must be updated and signed each school year. Please feel free to send updated immunization records to the health clinic as you receive them. Contact the school nurse or your physician’s office with any questions.
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!
Attention all parents/guardians! Have you ever thought about getting paid for the time you spend at our school? Becoming a substitute teacher would do just that for you! Think of it as a paid volunteer position. You still get the opportunity to control your schedule and locations you work but have the added benefit of a little extra pocket money! If you are interested in this opportunity you may apply directly on the ZCS website or simply click here! You may also contact the subcoordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
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.
No School - Friday, March 29th - April 5th.
Students return to school on Monday, April 8th