Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
March 11, 2022
Our food drive was a success and will help feed Boone County families in need.
These 4th graders load up Mrs. Adams' car with a special thank you for ZCS nursing staff across the district.
Special note on a decorated bag was created to thank your school nurses for their dedication to our community during the CoVID pandemic.
Dear Boone Meadow Families
Throughout the ZCS community, the "Do Days" have inspired many to focus on volunteerism and service. BME has been participating in this endeavor which results in brightening our world in subtle and significant ways. Today we celebrated Do Days and Unified Champions (Special Olympics) with our Bubblegum and Silly Socks Day. Thank you for your generous support.
A few other important items to note:
ZCS Do Days - Food Drive - We will keep the drive open for a few more days next week and deliver items to The Caring Center (Lebanon) later in the week. Students may continue to bring items to the classroom or drop off in our designated areas in the front entry. To learn more about The Caring Center, visit their website by clicking here: https://thecaringcenter.net/
Crosswalk Assistance - Beginning on Monday (3/14) we will resume our assistance at the crosswalk. Weather permitting, Mr. Rick (our facilities leader) and Mrs. Benson (STEM) will be there to greet students and assist them to safely cross Main Street on their way to school each morning. Afternoon assistance will continue as it has throughout the year.
Class of 2035! 2022-2023 Kindy Enrollment is now OPEN- Kindergarten registration opened last week, and we encourage families to register as soon as you are able. See below for more information.
Spring Book Fair - Is up and running! We are still in need of a few volunteers to make our spring Book Fair a success! The book fair will run from March 10-March 18. Family shopping is available after school on Monday and Thursday, 4:30-6:30.
Grateful for this community,
Students make encouragement cards for a local senior living community.
Don't forget that our book fair is this week. Family shopping (after school) on Monday & Thursday evenings 4:30~6:30
These kindergarten friends share a book together as they prepare to turn the story into a readers theater.
Math Instructional Materials Adoption
ZCS is evaluating K-12 math instructional materials to adopt and implement starting in the 2022-23 school year. Parents, our most important partners in education, are invited to review materials and provide feedback. Parents may come to our ESC located at 900 Mulberry Street during normal business hours (8 am – 4 pm Monday thru Friday) from March 14th – March 31st to see some of the materials in-person, or parents can contact Sue Schneider, Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an email with links to review at home. If you have any questions, please contact Kris Devereaux, Assistant Superintendent of Academics, at email@example.com.
Click on the image (Eagles 2035) to be directed to the ZCS Kindergarten registration site.
Early Start Spanish for 2022-2023 SY
For next school year's incoming Kindergarteners
Panera - Why Cook Wednesday 3/16
Our next Dine for Dollars event is at Panera Bread on Wednesday evening (3;16) , 4-8PM
Save the Date 4/29
Let's come together as a school community and create some memories as we gather to celebrate all of our successes together! We are working on details for our April 29th event!
Panera - Why Cook Wednesday 3/16
Youth Art Month - from: Mrs. Trinosky
YAM is an annual observation each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. Established in 1961, YAM is a way to celebrate the skills that are fostered through experiences in the visual arts.
The Zionsville Fine Arts Department (k-12) has teamed up with the town of Zionsville to display a sampling of student artwork from all 8 ZCS schools for the month of March. Please be on the lookout for artwork hung in storefronts or even INSIDE local businesses on Main Street! And don't forget to check out Hussey Mayfield Library and the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center. If your child has artwork at a venue, they will receive a certificate stating the location of the work.
There will be two Youth Art Month First Friday Receptions this year on March 4th, one at Robert Goodman Jewelers from 5-8pm, a second at Sullivan Munce from 5-8pm. Everyone is invited to attend these! Please be prepared with a mask to wear inside these venues.
The Boone Meadow students that opted to submit their art were from Mrs. Bender’s first grade class. The following students artwork will be on display in the window of Cobblestone Grill:
William Raybourn; Blaraj Parmar ; Henry Linkenbach ;
Amelia Windler ; Bryce Voegerl
Dylan Clarke ; Reed Sims; Crew Benson;
Norzin Smanla ; Prahil Jani
Calvin LaFontaine; Peyton Lewis; Nora Desplinter
Happy Creating BME!
March 10-18 - Spring Book Fair
March 12 - Buddy Up Fun Night
March 13 - Daylight Savings Time starts
March 14- March 31 - NWEA testing; Math Materials Review at ESC (M-F 8A-4P)
March 15 - End of Quarter 3
March 16 - Why Cook Wednesday @ Panera (4P - 8P)
March 24 - Student Progress Reports posted in PowerSchool
April 1-8 - Spring Break (no school)
April 29 - Family Event at BME - Save the Date!
May 25 - Last day of school
May 26- June 3 - Make up days (if needed)
May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)
ZCS Grow Summer Z'CAMP
Hey parents! Do your kids want more social interactions with their school peers? Do you want to make a difference at your child’s school? ZCS-GROW is looking for adults to help in their aftercare program. The best news is that any of your children who attend this elementary school can attend BAC for FREE as long as you are working! We have a variety of schedule options from a couple hours per day once a week to five days per week. BAC does not meet during school holidays. For more information contact Becca King at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-733-4847.
Enrollment is open for Z'CAMP 2022! Z'CAMP is held at Zionsville West Middle School and is led by ZCS-GROW staff, ZCHS high school and local college students. All campers receive swim lessons, field trips and a huge variety of activities. Enroll now as space is limited. Register Here Questions? Email Becca King at email@example.com.
Changes to the 1:1 Computer Program at the Middle Schools - Fall of 2022
During the November 8 board meeting, ZCS school board members approved an updated 1:1 technology plan. Beginning in the fall next year (2022-2023 school year), Zionsville Middle School (ZMS) and Zionsville West Middle School (ZWMS) will be using a staggered approach to transition into a 1:1 rental program that will eliminate the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). *These changes will only affect the current 4th grade class (class of 2030), students who are incoming 5th graders next year at ZMS and ZWMS.*
How it works.
Current 4th grade students (Class of 2030) will be required to rent a Lenovo 11e from ZCS for the start of their 5th grade year in 2022. Students in grades 6-8 will maintain their BYOD status for the 2022 school year so as not to interfere with already purchased devices. All current middle school students who started with BYOD will have the option to maintain BYOD status throughout their middle school years. The chart below shows the staggered approach over the next four years as we transition out of BYOD and into this new rental program.
For more details about this change, including financing, please visit the following
If you have questions, reach out to Dan Layton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School Directory App Is Updated
Our Student directory is now updated! Many thanks to the PTO for organizing this helpful resource! If you have never used our student directory, just follow these easy steps:
- Go to www.directoryspot.net or download the “Directory Spot” app on a smart phone. Click “Login”.
- Enter your email address as your Username, and click on “Reset Password”. An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.
- Click on the link in the email to set your password and to log in.
If you have trouble logging in, please contact PTO volunteer Eileen Adam at email@example.com.
Also note that if your information has changed, you can update it by logging in on a computer (not available through the app).
Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks
At this time, due to CoVID 19 restraints, we are "pausing" on volunteers and visitors. When volunteers are needed and approved, appropriate staff members will reach out to you in effort to welcome your support and assistance.
If you plan to volunteer of visit in the future, please note the following information.
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 typically 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.