The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
Girls On the Run
Ms. Capili and Mrs. Graham coached and empowered these young ladies towards new goals. We are proud of those that participated with the BME Girls On the Run Team!
Nurturing New Life
Fourth grade students nurtured seeds to grow and then transferred these plants to our outdoor gardens.
Rube Goldberg Projects
All third grade students shared their Rube Goldberg projects with our school community. They were charged with creating a machine using no less than three simple machines.
Girls On the Run
Nurturing New Life
On Monday evening, second grade BME students presented their Legacy Projects to the ZCS School Board. The students raised over $2,200 through their student-led "Market Day" projects in order to "leave their mark" at Boone Meadow. Students decided to purchase soccer goals, add to landscaping to our campus, install a water bottle filler, create a kindness rock garden, and paint a world map for our playground/back lot. Thank you, 2nd grade students!
Teacher of the Year
Also at the Board meeting, Mr. Garrett Stephens received recognition for Boone Meadow's Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Mr. Stephens!
Masks From Around the World
Fourth grade students were inspired by family history research to create masks in art. The collection of historical influence permeates the results in beautiful and thought-provoking ways.
Teacher of the Year
InfoSnap Registration for 2018-19 due May 25th
You should have received an email from Registration@zcs.k12.in.us with information and instructions on registering your child(ren) in Zionsville Community Schools for the 2018-19 school year. We request that you complete this registration by Friday, May 25.
We still have 130 parents that have not registered yet.
If your child will not be returning to Zionsville schools next year, please notify your school(s) building secretary at your earliest convenience. For all other residency changes, please contact the Central Office at 317-873-2858.
3rd Grade Music Performance
On Wednesday evening, the 3rd grade students shared what they've been experiencing in Music through singing, dance, and playing instruments.
Mr. Doublestein leads students through folk dances during the performance. Each class performed a different dance.
Over the course of the year, over $10,000 worth of Orff instruments were purchased via grants funded by Zionsville Education Foundation and our BME PTO.
3rd Grade Music Performance
Lunch Info for next week
Monday: Choice of Soft Taco, Walking Taco, Sub Sandwich, PBJ or Bagel/Yogurt
Tuesday: Field Day Sack Lunch of Chicken Sandwich, PBJ, Bagel/Yogurt Choices, OR SUB SANDWICH choice.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday remain the same as what the menu states!
There will be NO Grilled Cheese offered, Sub sandwiches will be the Alternate choice, next week.
Students gather on Friday afternoon to celebrate the successful "Penny War" challenge for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This was sponsored by our student council. A Sumo match between two teachers was determined by student votes.
Students turned donations into buckets to serve as "votes" for who would "suit up" for the match. Mr. Doublestein and Mr. Noel were selected to compete.
Amidst deafening cheers and chants, the match ensued. This was a fantastic way to come together as a community to laugh and celebrate the success of generosity for a worthy cause.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
May 21st - 23rd -1st Grade Young Authors begins (classroom specific)
May 22nd - Field Day
May 23rd - Kindergarten Sing @ 9:45
May 24th - 4th grade Celebration @ 11:30
May 25th - Last Day of School for Students
Extra yearbooks for sale!
The yearbooks will be distributed to all students on Wednesday, May 23rd.
Pre-order your 2018-2019 Supplies Now!
The supply lists/links are now live if you choose to order from 1st Day School Supplies/PTO. These can be purchased until June 15th at https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1177525
· Cost breakdown by grade level for the ’18-’19 school year for BME are listed below.
o Kindergarten & First Grade - $34.99
o Second Grade - $35.99
o Third Grade – $40.99
o Fourth Grade - $41.99
High Ability Spring Identification Deadlines
The Indiana Department of Education requires school districts to identify high ability (gifted) students and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction. In ZCS, we reconsider ability and achievement data of all students each spring to identify any who may need further consideration for high ability differentiation. While the High Ability designation is a state-required label for students, 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 and instructional levels and high-achieving peers. Instructional methods regularly group and regroup students with differentiated materials and goals. Whether or not a child is identified as High Ability, 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. We are proud to be a high-performing school district with high expectations for all students.
For students currently in grades 1-3: All students are considered for high ability each year. Our identification team looks at both achievement (NWEA) and ability (OLSAT). Since these vary from year to year with young students, we re-look at every student each spring. Parents will be notified by June 10 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction or 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 High Ability website: https://1.cdn.edl.io/STFd2znmUm9v64tOK0o5GHa56Sylujl5JYhwFChIXdtXGo0P.pdf
For students currently in grades 4-7: All students are considered for high ability each year. Our identification team considers either achievement (NWEA) or ability (OLSAT) when making decisions. Parents will be notified by June 10 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction or 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 High Ability website: https://1.cdn.edl.io/STFd2znmUm9v64tOK0o5GHa56Sylujl5JYhwFChIXdtXGo0P.pdf
Medication Pick-Up by May 25th, please!
For the safety of our students, all medication must be transported to and from school by a parent/guardian. Any medication that is left in the clinic will be discarded by St. Vincent health professionals.
Please contact Amy Deinlein in the clinic with any questions or concerns. 317-873-2226 x 14104
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 5, 2018. This must be updated yearly. Children who do not have up-to-date vaccinations 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 the 20th day, must present proof of that appointment in order to stay in school.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Deinlein at 317-873-2226 x 14104
Open House and Back to School Info
Open House/Meet the Teacher:
Monday, August 6th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm (PK- Gr. 4)
First Day of School for Students:
Wednesday, August 8th
Back to School Curriculum Night: Thursday, August 23rd:
Kindergarten: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
1st: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
2nd: 6:30 – 7:00 pm
3rd: 7:00 – 7:30 pm
4th: 7:30 – 8:00 pm
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Strong in Every Way
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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.