The Friday Flyer

From Boone Meadow Elementary School

Kindergarten Round-Up

2018-19 Kindergarten Round Up Dates:


Boone Meadow Elementary - Wednesday, March 28

Stonegate Elementary - Tuesday, April 10

Eagle Elementary - Wednesday, April 11

Union Elementary - Thursday, April 12

Pleasant View Elementary - Monday, April 16


If your child is enrolled in ZCS Universal Preschool at the school they will attend Kindergarten, you can expect Round-Up information from your Preschool lead. You do NOT need to sign up for one of the above dates. If your child attends Preschool at Zionsville West Middle School, or a Preschool at a different Zionsville school than their boundary school, you will need to register and sign up for a Round-Up time.


Click HERE to register and sign up for a time for Kindergarten Round-Up

Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair is returning the week of March 19th-March 23rd. More info to come home soon.

Upcoming Events & Important Info

March 8th - PTO Meeting 6:00pm

March 12th - IREAD Begins (through March 16th)

March 14th - Quarter 3 Ends

March 15th - 4th/5th Transition Day to ZWEST

March 16th - Spirit Day: Wear your Pajama's

March 19th-23rd - Scholastic Book Fair

March 21st - CO30 (Kindergarten) Parent Book Talk

March 22nd - Wellness Night 6:00-7:30pm

March 26th - Bus Evacuation Drill

March 28th - Kindergarten Round-Up @ BME (More information will be shared in coming weeks)

March 30th - April 6th - Spring Break (No school)

April 16th - May 4th - ISTEP+ Testing window (Part 2) - 3rd/4th grades


PLEASE mark your calendars for May 25th as our make-up day due to the 1/12/18 inclement weather cancellation.

Transitioning to Middle School

4th Grade Families:

Please mark your calendars with the upcoming information.


Thursday, March 15th - 4th to 5th Transition Day. Students will visit ZWEST and tour the school. That evening, ZWEST opens the doors to welcome future students and families. More information to come.


  • 9:30a-11:00a: Tour/Music Performance @ ZWMS
  • 6:00p-6:50p: Parent Meeting for select families with Special Education staff
  • 6:30p-8:00p: 4th/5th Grade Social
  • 7:00p-8:00p: 4th Grade Parent Meeting


Thursday, April 12th -

ZWEST music teachers (choir, band, and orchestra) visit Boone Meadow to engage with students. More information to come.

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The First Dandelion

Simple and fresh and fair from winter's close

emerging,
As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics,
had ever been,
Forth from its sunny nook of shelter'd grass—
innocent, golden, calm as the dawn,
The spring's first dandelion shows its trustful
face.
{Walt Whitman, 1888}

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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!


bkiel@zcs.k12.in.us

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Parenting in the Digital Age

Parenting is never easy. But today's parents have to grapple with a wired world in a way that no other generation has ever had to before. This ever-evolving digital landscape can be daunting to navigate.


Join ZCS in a 5-part series on Parenting in the Digital Age. This series will take place over the winter months and focus on keeping our students safe and healthy in the digital world while weighing the potential benefits and possible negative effects of social media. All presentations will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Educational Service Center.


For dates and information on the sessions, click here!

Looking for a part time job?

ZCS is in need of expanding the substitue teacher pool. In addition, ZCS Food Service positions are now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

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.

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.


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.

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.

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