Eagle Friday News and Notes

September 15, 2017

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Upcoming Events


19: Literacy Night, 5:30-7:30; First Grade Field Trip to National Institute of Fitness and Sports.

22: Dad's Club Tailgate at Jennings Field, 5:30-7:00

27: Jog-A-Thon

28: Jog-A-Thon rain date

29: 4th Grade Field Trip: Feast of the Hunter's Moon


3: Which Wich Night; ZFD visits 1st Grade

4: Walk to School Day

5: ZFD visits 2nd Grade

6: Dad's Club Camp out

10: 1st Quarter Ends

Literacy Night

Please join us for Fall Literacy Night on Tuesday, September 19 from 5:30-7:30p.m. This is a family event! We will have scheduled guest readers around a “campfire” in the café and light snacks. Attend some or all of the following open house style stations throughout the evening. Please RSVP to ensure we have enough materials and snacks!

Early Literacy Strategies (Mrs. Brent & Mrs. Brandt) - Media Center

Join literacy coach, Beth Brent, and Title 1 specialist, Joan Brandt, in learning strategies to support your early readers. Children will have an opportunity to play literacy games while adults can join and chat about ways to support reading at home.

Literacy through STEM (Mrs. Haas and Mrs. Money) - Room 7

Learn about the process of engineering a new solution to a problem in a story with STEM teacher, Mrs. Haas and preschool teacher, Mrs. Money with the mobile Makerspace.

Bookmaking (Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Hannon) - Room 9

Join second grade teachers, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Hannon guide while students and families through bookmaking. Writers will have an opportunity to create books through personal choice and voice to spark interest in writing.

Language Acquisition Strategies/Connections (Mrs. Luker) - Room 12

Please stop by make family, community, and school connections with our English Language Teacher, Mrs. Luker. Meet new families and make new connections!

#Hashtag Your Favorite Book (Ms. Knox and Mrs. Werner) - Front Lobby

Hashtag your favorite book title on the front window with dry erase markers with third grade teachers, Ms. Knox and Mrs. Werner. You will also have an opportunity to decorate/illustrate a button to wear showing off your favorite book.

Celebrity Readers - Cafe

5:30 – Mr. Doublestein, Z West Middle School Principal

6:00- Officer Chapman, ZPD

6:30 – Mrs. Radivan

7:00 – Mr. Foreman

Eagle Express is Up and Running

Time to start writing, Eagle Express has begun! Leave a letter for anyone in the school in one of the mailboxes. Letters are delivered by second graders and utilize a special Eagle stamp created by stamp contest winner, 4th grader Addy Harris. Runners up were Abby Ross in Kindergarten, Salma Shipchandler in 1st grade, Leo Wilkerson in 2nd grade and Avery Honson in 3rd grade. Congratulations!

Jog A Thon Update

(drum roll please) If we reach our Jog-a-Thon donation goal Mr. Foreman will dress up as Captain Underpants and be taped to a wall! Donation packets came home last week. Contact Kristie Goehausen with any questions, kgreenla@yahoo.com.

School Lunch Information

Eagle PTO

  • iVolunteer: Check eaglepto.ivolunteer.com for volunteer opportunities! Bring teacher treats, help with the book fair, take field trips and more.

  • Rain Garden: Have a few hours to help beautify Eagle? September 30 we need some hands (adult & kid) to transplant items from the Town Hall rain garden to Eagle. Contact Heather.p.lusk@gmail.com if you’re available!

  • Boosterville: We've teamed up with Boosterville for an easy way to support Eagle PTO by simply buying what you want from participating businesses like Rush on Main, Amore Pizzeria, SkyZone Fishers and more. Download the Boosterville app to sign up and start raising money for Eagle PTO today!

  • PTO Texts: If you’d like to stay informed about Eagle events subscribe to text messages by texting @eaglepto to 81010. Like us on Facebook at Eagle Elementary PTO.

  • Special thanks to Cara Fausset for organizing spirit wear this year!

KidzArt Classes

From the Office

Elementary textbook rental fees went out last week in an email. You are welcome to pay online or send and envelope into the office with your child's name on it.


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.

Transportation Twitter Handle

HELP! My child's bus hasn't arrived home yet . . . what's going on? If this has ever happened to you, you can find out this answer by checking Twitter. Our ZCS transportation department has a Twitter handle and it's an excellent way to receive "on the move" notifications. Please follow @myzcsbus to stay up to date!