Eagle News and Notes

January 11, 2019

Read on for more information about...

  • Special Parenting in the Digital Age Presentation at Eagle!
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Valentine's Day Parties
  • Cold Weather and Recess
  • Note from the Clinic
  • and more!

Parenting in the Digital Age Presentation at Eagle!

Join Dan Layton, Chief Technology Officer for ZCS, as he talks about the latest trends in social media and navigating the digital world for our youngest learners. The conversation will include data on social media usage, apps to watch out for, keeping your kids’ data safe on-line, and tips about home network safety. The presentation will be loaded with resources from reference websites to a guide for creating your own Family Media Use Plan.

When: January 22, 2019 @7:00 PM

Where: Eagle Elementary PTO Meeting in the Media Center

  • Child care will be provided

Upcoming Events

January 7-25 -NWEA Winter Testing Window

January 15 - Amore Dining to Donate 5-9 PM

January 21 - MLK Jr National Holiday -No School

January 22-25 - 1st Grade OLSAT *

January 22 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 pm; WhichWich (Michigan Rd) Dining to Donate

January 23 - Dad's Club Meeting 7 PM @ Rush on Main

February 2 - Super Saturday Cornhole Tournament hosted by the Dad's Club.

February 6 - Eagle Science and Engineering Fair

February 14 - Valentine's Day Parties (See note below)

*The OLSAT is administered to students in grades 1 and 3. This test is given orally to 1st graders in January and on the computer to 3rd grade students in December and is used specifically to measure abilities related to success in school, testing critical thinking and reasoning skills. The OLSAT is intended to test memory, speed of thought and ability to see relationships and patterns. Scores are normed based upon a child’s age in months rather than grade level in school and will be posted on each child’s Power School account after scoring has been completed. For more information please contact Mrs. Radivan.

Report Cards

Second quarter elementary report cards will be available after 4:00 pm on Friday, January 11, 2019. To access your child’s report card, simply login to PowerSchool (using your parent login or your child’s login) and click on the Report Card link located in the left-hand menu. If you have forgotten how to login to PowerSchool, your child can assist with this or you can contact the school office. All future report cards will be stored in this location, so you will always be able to access/view your child’s report cards in one place. If you have any problems viewing/accessing your child’s report card, please contact your school’s main office.

Valentine's Day Parties

We look forward to celebrating Valentine's Day with our students at their classroom parties on Thursday, February 14th. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to emphasize the life skills of friendship and kindness with all of our students.

As you are preparing Valentine cards to share with classmates, please prepare cards void of candy. Regretfully, we will be unable to pass out the candy. We have many students with food sensitivities and allergies and as always, our main goal is to keep everyone safe.

If you elect to purchase cards that have contain something extra attached to them, please ensure they are inedible. This could include pencils, erasers, stickers, etc. Thank you for ensuring that all students can have a safe and fun celebration.


Mark Your Calendars For Eagle Extravaganza!

Friday, March 1 will be the big annual Eagle Elementary fundraiser. As the one of the lowest funded school systems in Indiana, these fundraisers are important to our school. It pays for critical programming including school bus transportation for field trips, technology upgrades in classrooms, teacher grants, and enrichment clubs for all students. Extravaganza will be a fun night with a pizza dinner, games for everyone, face painting, a silent auction, and more! Plan to come for a fun night with friends and Eagle families. More information and volunteer sign ups coming soon.

Do you have a business or service that could help our school?

A big part of the Eagle Elementary extravaganza is the silent auction. If you have a product or service that we can auction at this fundraiser, please contact Gretchen Carlson at dave.and.gretchen@gmail.com. Thank you for your donations!

ZCS Food Service

ZCS Food Service positions now available at several of our ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

Come join our team and meet us via this awesome (one click) video!

Cold Weather and Recess Reminder

Winter is here! Please help us ensure that students are dressed appropriately for the weather. This includes warm coats, hats, mittens, and long pants, etc. Once snow arrives, students will also need boots and snow pants if they wish to play in the snow during recess.

Reminder: Our students go outside for recess unless it is raining, icy, or on very cold days (when the wind chill is below the 10-20 degree range).

From the Clinic

The following is an excerpt from our Elementary Student/Parent Handbook:

In order to minimize the spread of infection, please do not send your student to school when ill. The following guidelines may help you determine when it is safe to return your child to school:

A. Temperature below 100 degrees for 24 hours without medication

B. No vomiting for 24 hours and able to tolerate a bland diet

C. Diarrhea free for 24 hours

D. Lessening of “acute cold symptoms” such as a persistent cough, or excessive “runny nose”

If your child has been prescribed an antibiotic, please consult with the physician regarding when the student will no longer be contagious and is able to return to school. Normally 24-36 hours of antibiotic therapy is required to meet this criterion

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School Lunch Information


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.

Examples include:

  • Field Trip Chaperones

  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones

  • Tutors

  • 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.


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.

Examples Include:

  • 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.