Friday Flyer

May 13, 2016

Weekly Video Update!

PVE Weekly Update 5-13-16

Upcoming Events

Field Day Information!

This year's PVE Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th rain or shine. Volunteers will actively assist classes in participating in grass and blacktop relays and playing team games. This year's field day schedule is as follows:

1st and 2nd Grades: 9:15-11:30 (Volunteers report at 9)
MWF AM Preschoolers: 10:15-11:30 (Volunteers report at 10:00)
Kindergarten: 11:45-1:00 (Volunteers report at 11:30)
MWF PM: 1:45-2:15 (Volunteers report at 1:30)
3rd and 4th Grades: 1:00-3:15 (Volunteers report at 12:50)

Please use the link below to sign up to help with your child's class or sign up for one of the various floater positions. Questions may be directed to Katie Glenn or Tara Everson at

I'm not volunteering, can I still come watch?

There is plenty of space outside of the fenced-in area for spectators. In order to keep events running smoothly, we ask that only volunteers, students and staff are inside the fenced area. Plan to bring chairs and shade if you want to watch!

Lunch Information

Mrs. Morgan wants to remind you that there will be only 2 options for lunch this day- peanut butter/jelly sandwich OR a hot dog.

Family STEM Night!

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What a night! Almost 750 people attended the event and enjoyed a night of STEM-based sports activities. Here are a few videos and pictures from the event! Thank you for coming out and making it such a success!

Families navigated the St. Vincent Heart Course!

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Family Stem Night 2016

Participants used WeDo Robots to program soccer goalies for random coverage.

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Family Stem Night 2016 #2

Families participate in Zumba led by our very own Mrs. C. Daugherty!

Family Stem Night 2016 #3
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Lots of Learning this Week!

2016 Weather Balloon Launch

2nd grade students launched a weather balloon with The University of Indianapolis on Friday morning! This was made possible by a grant secured by Mrs. Compton through Brighthouse. Each ZCS elementary school launched a pod that was attached to the balloon. The pods contained an experiment in each pod, and there was a camera inside each that took a picture every 20 seconds. Here were the experiments launched:
  • PVE- bubble wrap
  • UE- Sour Patch kids and a ball
  • SGE- a bag of Fritos
  • BME- a vial with a balloon on top (deflated) and seeds that they will plant later
  • EE-marshmallow pinwheel cookie

Mrs. Drake was in the chase vehicle and provided a video update as they followed the balloon. It weighed approx 15 lbs and traveled 90,000 feet in the air before popping. The weather determined the distance it went. Students submitted questions to the chase team about the balloon as they traveled. Pretty amazing! Click HERE for details about where the balloon traveled!

2016 Weather Balloon Launch

3rd Grade Update

Third grade students toured Zionsville and visited the Sullivan Munce Museum this week!

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Students in Mrs. Stillions' class are pictured at Lincoln Park. President Lincoln came through Zionsville twice – once on his way to his inauguration in Washington D. C. and spoke to townspeople at depot, second time he was in Zionsville was on his way back to Springfield after he was assassinated
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Students in Ms. Wyatt's class are practicing math facts using Math Power Towers! They are working on multiplication facts up to 12.

Ms. Wyatt's mom, Sally Wyatt, came in and was their Mystery Reader this week. She taught the kids about Geese and the business that her family started a few years ago called Geese Police. Mrs. Wyatt brought an informational book about geese which was a great mentor text to use and show students. She also talked about the design process and finding a problem and then searching and brainstorming for a solution.

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Ellie from Mrs. Stillions' class designs a device to hold a marshmallow peep when dropped! Students can't wait for the Global Day of Design next year!

Preschool Fun!

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Preschool students in Mrs. Dawson's class went on an airplane trip to St. Martin this week. They navigated security, provided their boarding passes, and even enjoyed an in-flight snack!
Preschool Plane Ride to St. Martin!

Special Announcements

From Nurse Hannah

Medication Pick-up: We are asking for your assistance in picking up any medication that your child currently may have in the health care clinic by May 26, 2016.

We will not be sending any medication home with students, even over the counter medication. Parents must pick up ALL medication.

Any medicine that is not picked up by the end of the day will be destroyed by St. Vincent health professionals.

If you have any questions, please contact the clinic.

Immunization requirements for 2016-2017

State law stipulates that the medical records of children on file at school show the required immunizations have been completed by the 20th day of the school year. That day is Sept. 6th, 2016. Information regarding immunizations requirements for 2016-2017 can be found here.

Parents of children whose immunizations are not up-to-date should contact their health care provider or the Boone County Health Department to schedule an appointment for the necessary immunizations. Some pharmacies also carry the necessary vaccines.

If parents object to immunizations, a written objection must be on file in the school office by September 6th, 2016. Children who do not have up to date vaccination records by that date will not be allowed to return to school until the proper immunization information is on file. Students who have appointments with their health care provider after September 6th may present proof of that appointment in order to stay in school

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Gerke, school nurse, at 317-873-2376. Thank you!

Extra Yearbooks


We have a few yearbooks available if you forgot to buy one. They will be given out on a first to pay/ first to receive basis. Please contact the front office for details.

We have quite a few items in the Lost and Found! Please encourage your child to check for any missing items from this school year! We will begin donating items after the last day of school.

Boone County Emergency Notification Service

Boone County has shifted from NIXLE to SMART911. This is a free service that allows you to receive emergency notifications from the county which may include severe weather warnings and traffic alerts. The program will ask for optional personal information that could be used in the event of an emergency situation in your home. Boone County citizens are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today. To create a safety profile and sign up for updates, go to

For more information, click here or contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.


Early next week you should receive an email from with information and instructions on registering your child(ren) in Zionsville Community Schools for the 2016-17 school year. We request that you complete this registration by Thursday, May 26. If your child will not be returning to Zionsville schools next year, please notify us at your earliest convenience. For all other residency changes, please contact the Central Office at 873-2858.

Thank you to the parents who completed the OPTIONAL parent information sheet for next year. We appreciate your assistance as we build our classes for a successful '16-17 school year. If you haven't completed your form and would like to, please click HERE for a printable version you can turn in to the office as soon as possible for consideration.

Seussical DVDs available

DVDs of Seussical Jr. are available from Mr. Miller for $10. Cash or checks accepted. Please make checks payable to PVE Drama Club.

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ZCS News and Info

1st Grade Service Project

Please donate your caps! Mrs. Hall's 1st grade is continuing the effort collecting caps and lids to recycle and make a Buddy Bench for the Pleasant Place playground just like our 4th grade students did for the upper playground! This is made possible through the ABC Promise Partnership. Click here for more information about the process. Students are collecting plastic caps, lids, and recycle numbers 2, 4, and 5. They cannot accept metal of any kind, trigger sprayers, fast food drink lids, or soap/lotion pumps.
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CAMPS 2016


*Grades based on 2016-2017 School Year!

GRADES K – 2 JUNE 6-10 & 13-17

9 – 10:30 A.M. @ ZCHS VARSITY GYM

$80 for one week/ $150 for both weeks

GRADES 3– 4 JUNE 6-10 & 13-17

9 - 10:30 A.M. @ ZCHS VARSITY GYM

$80 for one week/$150 for both weeks

GRADES 5– 6 JUNE 6-10 & 13-17

10:30A.M. – 12P.M. @ZCHS VARSITY GYM

$80 for one week/$150 for both weeks

GRADES 7 – 8 JUNE 6-10 & 13-17

10:30 A.M. –12P.M. @ZCHS VARSITY GYM

$80 for one week/$150 for both weeks

GRADES 9-12 JUNE 6-10



Register Online by clicking the link below




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