The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
Thank you, PTO, for the wonderful lunch today!
Forms and Features
Students in Ms. Welch's 1st grade class learn how toothbrushes are made and how the author uses text forms teach the reader. They in turn use what they learn as readers to apply as writers.
Map-makers are hard at work as they create their Indiana Landforms and Region Projects.
First graders employed engineering and communication skills by designing and constructing leprechaun traps and then creating "wanted" posters.
Forms and Features
Class of 2026
Boone Meadow 4th graders visited ZWest in preparation for transition to middle school. They were incredibly excited as they waiting for the tours and programs to begin.
ZWest students and staff led the 4th graders on a tour so they could become familiar with the building and see what it has to offer.
4th grade students were invited to a social in the evening while parents had the opportunity to attend an informational meeting with principals and counselors. The current ZWest students served as hosts for the evening.
Class of 2026
Music and Movement
Every week Mr. Doublestein and Mr. Stephens team up to provide students an additional 30 minutes of “Movement and Music” time. Over the past few weeks our fourth graders have been working on our hardest folk dance yet, called The Intersecting Reel. Check it out by clicking HERE or on the photo below!
Wellness Night -Thursday evening, March 22nd 6:00-7:30
Boone Meadow's Wellness Night is coming this Thursday, March 22nd! The building will be open for families to engage in a variety of Wellness experiences from 6:00-7:30 PM.
Bring the entire family to try out a variety of stations that are filled with fun and engaging experiences. Some of the experiences include:
- Healthy Heart Obstacle Course
- Make your own Emoji Stress Balls
** Any student that is in the top donating class for JUMP ROPE FOR HEART will have the opportunity to help shave Mr. Stephens' head during the Wellness Night!
We are incredibly excited that BME Kindy Round-Up is less than 2 weeks away!
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
Upcoming Events & Important Info
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 (click HERE to register)
March 30th - April 6th - Spring Break (No school)
April 12th - PTO Meeting 6:00pm
April 14th -Boone Meadow Blast 12:00-3:00pm
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.
Limerick in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day!
By Miss Capili’s 1st grade class
There once was a place called Zionsville.
The houses had lots of windowsills.
The windows were dirty,
But they looked pretty sturdy.
So we bought Windex at Goodwill on the hill!!
By Mrs. Welch’s 1st grade class
There once was a place called Cupcake.
Where people really loved to bake.
It made me smile,
For a really long while.
And they also liked to make shakes!
Just a friendly reminder:
- The first bell for student arrival is at 7:50. That is when we begin unloading cars and buses.
- 1st - 4th students are to be in their classrooms at 8:00 a,m.
- Kindergarten students should be in classrooms at 9:00 a.m. Drop-off for Kindy begins at 8:50.
Thank you for your help with this issue!
It's that time of year! We are looking for people to serve on our PTO Board for next school year! Please see below:
Last opportunity to get your 2017-2018 yearbook!
Save the date for the Boone Meadow Blast on April 14th from 12:00-3:00!
The "Blast" will be held in the BME Gym/Cafe!
Transitioning to Middle School
4th Grade Families:
The students enjoyed their visit to ZWEST on Thursday, March 15th. We are hopeful parents had an informative visit as well that evening!
On Thursday, April 12th, ZWEST music teachers (choir, band and orchestra) will visit Boone Meadow to engage with students.
Texts from SchoolMessenger
Zionsville Passing Flag Football League: Grades 2nd-6th
Zionsville Passing Flag Football League is designed to give student athletes an opportunity to participate in football without pads and contact. Practice/Games will be on the same day once a week. There will be 30-40 minutes of practice immediately followed by 80-90 minutes of multiple games. High School/Middle School coaches will be running the practices and games with assistance from ZYFL youth league coaches. We will focus on developing the skills needed to execute and defend the passing game. All participants will have an opportunity to run routes, catch footballs, and defend receivers in practice and games. There is no blocking or tackling involved in the league. Teams will consist of 5 v 5 on a condensed field. Quarterbacks will be selected through an evaluation process. The teams will be grouped by grade level (possibly combining grades 2/3, and 4/5/6 depending on the number of signups). Jerseys will be provided with signups as well as mouthpieces and flags. Football or soccer cleats are recommended but no metal baseball spikes. Registration closes March 25, 2018.
2nd - 6th Grade 6:30pm - 8:30pm Tuesdays April 24, May 8, 22 ZMS Football Field
April 10, 17, May 1, 15 ZWMS Football Field $74
Instructor: Pat Echeverria | email@example.com
Registration Link: http://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/flag-football-league.cfm
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!
Check here to see what else is going on in our community.
Strong in Every Way
Click here to learn more about ZCS's human capital campaign!
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.
- 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.