Eagle Friday News and Notes

September 7, 2018

Upcoming Events

September 12: Dad's Club Meeting, 7:00 @Rush on Main

September 14: Dad's Club Tailgate, ZCHS Football

September 18: Dine to Donate at El Toro

September 25: PTO Meeting. 1:15

September 26: Jog-A-Thon (28th rain date)

October 4: eLearning Day and Parent Teacher Conferences

October 4th will be e-Day at the elementary level(middle schools are on e-Day on this date as well). Elementary teachers will offer conference times for parents from 11:10AM to 7:00PM.

October 5: Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience Install Date; Dad's Club Campout

October 10: ZEF Family Book Night at EE 6:00-7:00 PM

A Message from our PTO

  • Online Student Directory - The Eagle Elementary online student directory has been updated with this year’s information provided by parents during registration. If you chose to be included in the directory you will receive an email with your login credentials. If you did not choose to be included but have changed your mind and would like access to the directory, please email andreakpayne@sbcglobal.net.

  • Seeking baking volunteers! We like to provide our teachers and staff at Eagle with a special food treat every Friday. This can be anything from chips/dip and other salty snacks to mini desserts. Go to ivolunteer and select Food/Baking Volunteers to sign-up.

  • Do you love to build and create with Legos? Lego Club sign ups begin next week! Lego Club will meet from 2:30-3:30 in the cafeteria on September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 13, November 27 and December 11.

  • Jog-A-Thon kickoff was this week, the kids were excited to see the Eagle at lunch! Donation packets went home and we are still looking for classroom and day of volunteers. If anyone would like to be our morning MC or afternoon MC please go online and volunteer https://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/jogathon_2018

Kristie Goehausen

PTO President


Family Book Club at Eagle

**SAVE THE DATE: Family Book Club Night will be Wednesday, October 10th from 6-7pm**

All K-4 families, please complete the following form to RSVP for Eagle's Family Book Club. We will use this information to match an Eve Bunting book with your child. If you cannot attend October10th, you will still have an opportunity to participate in this family book study at home with your family.

What: Each K-4 student will be loaned an Eve Bunting title for 2 weeks. Books will come home with your child on Monday, September 24th. Before October 10th, enjoy reading the book as a family while focusing on comprehension through making meaning and connections. Your family is then invited to join us for a school-wide event where K-4 students will talk with other peers/families about the book their family read together.

Why: Eagle loves literacy, amazing authors, and facilitating family dialogue on shared topics/messages! We're also VERY excited about our community partnerships with Duke Energy, ZEF, and Butler that have allowed us to come together for this evening event.

How: This opportunity has been made possible through the support of Duke Energy, The Zionsville Education Foundation, and Butler College of Education. We also want to thank your young readers, continued family support, and the wonderful teachers at Eagle Elementary!

IMPORTANT: At the completion of the author study each child's book should be returned on the Family Book Club Night OR if you cannot attend - please send the book back to school with your child by October 12th.

We look forward to sharing this rich reading experience with your family. Thank you for your partnership in your child's education.

Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience!

Click on the image below to watch a short video about our upcoming project!

Sponsor-A-Plant for the Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience

Eagle Elementary is the recipient of a Community Improvement Project through Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ Lawn & Landscape group. This project will create The Eagle Outdoor Learning Experience which will redefine how we learn by promoting inquiry, authentic learning opportunities, mindfulness, and changes the way we interact with our environment.

Be a part of this amazing experience for our students and community! Click on the document below to Sponsor-A-Plant.

Arrival and Dismissal

School times:
Kindergarten - 9:00 am until 2:30 pm
Grades 1-4 - 8:00 am until 2:30 pm
*Students are considered tardy if they arrive in their classrooms after 8:00 am. If you arrive after 8:00, please park in the parking lot and come into the office to sign your student in.

Students may walk/bike to school, ride in a car, or take the bus. Our ultimate goal is student safety! If we all follow the procedures it really helps us make sure all students arrive to school and back home safely every day.

Bus information: please call Amy Eaton at (317) 873-2852 (ext. 11802). Buses unload at the back of the building with the assistance of our staff.

Walkers - All walkers must cross at the crossing guard. Walkers will be able to enter the building at 7:50 am and go to their classrooms. Students must be accompanied by a parent until the doors open at 7:50 am.
Walkers will be dismissed from the back door after buses leave and walked across the street at the crossing guard to the corner of Beach St. and 6th St. Please meet your child here to help with our safe dismissal.

Car riders - Cars may enter the loop and wait for an Eagle staff member to indicate when they can enter the building. We ask that parents shut off their car to help with emissions if they are early for pick up or drop off. Students exit and enter cars on the passenger side. Please teach your child(ren) to buckle and and unbuckle so that the driver can also remain in the car safely. Car riders will enter the building between 7:50 and 8:00 am. Car riders will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.

***Please Note: We want to be courteous of our neighbors here at Eagle. Please be sure to keep driveways accessible to homeowners while we wait to pick up/drop off students. We also want ensure student safety by being extra cautious and obeying traffic laws especially in the areas surrounding our school.

Counselor's Corner

Dear Eagle Families,

In addition to learning what it means to listen with attention as the pictures depict above, we continue to explore ways to show respect and responsibility.

We talk about how being respectful helps everyone feel welcome and safe. When we act respectfully, we listen carefully to each other, help each other, and try to understand how someone else feels. When people speak respectfully, we use friendly words and say please and thank you. We don't call other people names. We are always thinking about how we can act and speak in respectful ways in the classroom, hallway, lunchroom, and out at recess.

Being responsible helps make out school a place where everyone can learn. When we're responsible, we can be trusted to do the right thing. We help others. We clean up our messes. We admit when we make mistakes or do the wrong thing. We focus on our schoolwork. We are always thinking about how we can be responsible and do the right thing in class, in the lunchroom, and out at recess.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Diane Radivan

School Counselor


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.