Boone Meadow Friday Flyer

May 12, 2023

Dear Boone Meadow Families-

Only 9 more school morning wake ups before summer break begins. There are so many exciting events and happenings during this time of year, and we are moving quickly towards the finish line.

Please note the following:

Registration for Returning Students - Keep your eyes peeled for information that is scheduled to come your way via email sometime next week. More details and information is located below.

Family Input Survey - Our Family Input Survey is live for your insights. I extended the deadline to next Wednesday (May 17th) for your input. As we reflect on this school year and plan for next, we welcome your thoughts. Click HERE to access

Library Books were due today, Friday, May 12th - It's already that time of year! Today was the due date for all library books. If your family still has one to turn in, no worries. Just get it back to us as soon as you are able. Thanks so much for your help in returning books promptly!


The Boone Meadow Garden is used K-4 for learning all spring and fall. More info is located below that will help you learn about how you can assist us with this project during the summer. We are looking for volunteers to assist in helping it thrive during the summer months.

Field Day is rescheduled for Monday - One favorited day of the year is here....FIELD DAY! Boone Meadow's 2023 Field Day is now scheduled for Monday, May 15th. The day will be full of fun activities, relay races, sunshine, and smiles! Without the help of volunteers, it cannot run smoothly! Please see information below

School Supplies 23-24 - Click here if you are interested in pre-ordering next year's school supplies! Feel free to check it off your list in advance!

A few more notes:

  • Kindy 500 on Tuesday, May 16 @ 9:30 (outdoors)
  • 2nd gr Field Trip to STEM Connection on Wednesday, May 17
  • 4th gr Hoosier Heritage Projects/Presentations on Thursday, May 18
  • 2nd gr Market Day on Friday, May 19
  • Kindergarten Sing on Monday, May 22 @ 6:30 (gym)
  • 3rd gr Zionsville History Walking Tour on Tuesday, May 23
  • 4th gr Celebration on Wednesday, May 24
  • Last Day of School on Thursday, May 25
  • Teacher work day, Friday, May 26

As you can see, we are quite busy these remaining days. In addition, students are still employing their mathematician skills, reading, writing, exploring, and creating. Thank you for your support as we remain focused on the work.

Enjoy your weekend with your family,

Mr. H

Important Registration Information for the 23-24 School Year

Online registration for the 2023-2024 school year will be available soon! Individual notification will be emailed next week. If you do not see the notification in your email, it may have gone to your junk/spam folder. If you cannot find the email it is no problem - login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, select your student and complete registration.

Please complete this registration as soon as you are able, or no later than Tuesday, 5/30/23. If your child will not be returning to Zionsville Community Schools for the 23-24 school year, please fill out this link: or contact Beth Kiel, BME Administrative Assistant, for assistance.

Summer Garden Help Needed


The Boone Meadow Garden is used K-4 for learning all spring and fall. To make these lessons work, though, we need volunteers to maintain the garden while we are away at summer break. I am eager to line up volunteers to help with garden maintenance over the summer. Fill out THIS FORM if you would like to be part of the team. It takes just 4 minutes.

Contact me at if you have any questions. Normally volunteer families simply commit to one day per week (or every other week) for weeding and watering. We have substitutes when you can’t make your day and we work around your vacations. Join us!

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Field Day - rescheduled to Monday, May 15

Hello BME family!

One of the best days of the year is approaching....FIELD DAY! Boone Meadow's 2023 Field Day is now on Monday May 15th. The day will be full of fun activities, relay races, sunshine, and smiles!

Here is a volunteer sign-up link for this year's Field Day:

There are 3 Field Day sessions throughout the day based upon grade level and/or classroom teacher.
8:15-10:15 = All 2nd grade classes and (Kiel, Lamaster, and Graham from 1st grade)
10:15-12:15 = All 3rd and 4th grade classes
12:15-2:15 = All Kindergarten classes and (Luse, Megli, and Proctor from 1st grade)

All volunteers must have up-to-date background checks completed. If you would like to volunteer for one or more sessions you may! Volunteers will help manage and run the 10 awesome stations that students will get to experience. If you sign-up to volunteer, please park in the front lot, check in with the front office, and meet Mr. Stephens in the back parking lot. Before each session begins, Mr. Stephens and the volunteers will have a brief meeting to discuss the activities and volunteers can choose which one they would like to facilitate! Just a friendly reminder that this sign-up is for volunteers only, and BME Field Day does not permit spectators. There will be plenty of pictures and videos of this fun day, though! 😁

I am so excited for this fantastic day of fun, and thank you so much for being the greatest school community ever!

-Garrett Stephens
BME Wellness Teacher
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School Supplies for 23-24

You can pre-order your school supplies for the 23-24 school year. Your order will be delivered to the school prior to our Meet and Greet events in August. You can check that item off your summer "to do" list with a simple click. Prices are always fair and the school makes no profit in this endeavor. It is provided as a service option for your family.

Click Here or the image to place your order.

ZEF Eagle Honors

ZEF Eagle Honors are a great way to thank those special ZCS teachers and staff for their hard work and positive impact. Send yours today by visiting:

Spring Identification

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 consider ability and achievement data of all students each spring to identify any who may need advanced curriculum and/or instruction. This spring our team of teachers, licensed in gifted education, 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. 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. While we have approximately 20% of students who are formally identified in elementary school, more than 40% of students take advanced coursework in high school. 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 (NWEA), ability (CogAT/OLSAT) and teacher observational data (KOI/SIGS). 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 more advanced curriculum. 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”:

For students currently in grade 4: All students are considered and more formally identified for high ability each year throughout middle school where they are placed in a class with high ability curriculum. Our identification team considers either achievement (NWEA) or ability (CogAT/OLSAT) when making decisions. Parents will be notified by June 1 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction and 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 Academics tab of our website under “Advanced Curriculum”:

Note: If your child is currently identified as needing more advanced curriculum in grades 1-4, you will not receive an email because this placement will continue for the next school year.

Kindergarten Registration Remains Open

Pre-registration for 23-24 kindergarten is now open!

Click here to create an account and get started!

You can also visit our website for more information

about kindergarten in ZCS

ParentSquare Notification Settings..

ParentSquare is continually applying system updates to enhance individual communication experiences and offer customized options for receiving messages.

We highly recommend checking your individual ParentSquare settings to ensure you have selected to receive messages that align with your preference in consuming information. You can elect to receive messages instantly or you can choose to put them on a daily digest.

In the event of emergencies, including school closings and delays due to weather, the sender will attempt to override your individual settings to ensure you receive information instantly.

In a recent ParentSquare update, some individual settings were adjusted based on individual user consumption activity.

It is important to check your individual ParentSquare settings to be sure you are receiving the communication you desire on the timeline that you prefer.

This ParentSquare tutorial will guide you through accessing and selecting your individual ParentSquare message settings. If you have any questions, please contact ZCS technology to walk you through this process.

Upcoming Events & Important Info

2022-2023 ZCS Calendar

May 15 - Field Day

May 16 - Kindy 500

May 17 - 2nd grade to STEM Connection

May 19 - 2nd gr Market Day

May 22 - Kindy Sing (6:30 in cafe)

May 23 - 3rd grade Zionsville Walking Tour

May 24 - Fourth Grade Celebration

May 25 - Last Day of School

Lunch Guest Sign Ups

Lunch Guests

We are ready to welcome lunch guests! Students and their guests will have lunch at designated locations in the front lobby area. Please no more than 2 guests per student due to limited space. So that others may have the opportunity, we ask that you not sign up more than 1 time per month. As we implement this new system/procedure, we will limit availability one more week to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday visits.

Here's how it works:

  • Sign up for a reservation in advance using this link: When you sign up, please be certain to complete all fields requested.
  • Be sure to notify your child's teacher so they are informed to send your child to the front lobby to meet you/guest during their scheduled lunch time.
  • Bring a photo ID and arrive 5 minutes early (lunch times are listed on the signup form link above).
  • Your child will meet you in the front office area when they are ready.

School Safety: Visitors & Volunteers Background Checks

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 or visit in the future, please note the following information.

Click here for information regarding required Background Checks for volunteers: ZCS Volunteer Background Check


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. If you plan to assist as chaperones or engage with children in a volunteer capacity, we strongly recommend getting a criminal background check completed well in advance to have on file.

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. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website.


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

*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.

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