Eagle Friday News and Notes

September 14, 2018

Tailgate and Kids FunZone TONIGHT!

We invite your family to join us at Jennings Field tonight from 5:30-7:00 for our Dad's Club Tailgate! Enjoy hot dogs, chips, cookies, and lemonade for just $5 a family!

The ZCHS Athletic Department is also offering a free Kids FunZone with a bounce and giant slide inside the football stadium for tomorrow night’s home game vs Noblesville at 7pm! Bring your family for some football and fun! Gates open at 5:45pm.

Monarch Trail SImulation

Students traveled the monarch migration trail today and yesterday through a simulation designed by our related arts team and the Zionsville Nature Center!

Upcoming Events

September 14: Dad's Club Tailgate 5:30-7:00 @ Jennings Field 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 (Be sure to sign up and check out more information in the section further down in this newsletter!)

A Message from our PTO

  • We are still looking for classroom and day of volunteers for Jog-A-Thon make sure and sign up to count laps, classroom cheer and general day Jog-A-Thon help at https://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/

  • Help us make sure our teachers and staff at Eagle have a special food treat every Friday! There are many openings still available. Go to ivolunteer and select Food/Baking Volunteers to sign-up https://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/bakers__2018

  • Book Fair is right around the corner, it is the week of 10/3-10/10 and ends with the Eve Bunting night. The volunteer times are updated and ready and we will train anyone who signs up! Also there will be a pre-order available for the new Wimpy Kid book “The Meltdown”. Please volunteer https://eaglepto.ivolunteer.com/bookfairfall_2018

  • Tuesday, September 18, 5 - 10 pm, is Dine to Donate night at El Toro on Oak St. Please dine in or carry out and mention Eagle Elementary (required); El Toro is one of the most generous restaurants we work with. Your participation helps our school so much, plus it's delicious!

Kristie Goehausen

PTO President


Eagle Express is Back!

The Eagle Express is back in service! Write a letter or postcard and drop it into one of the mailboxes inside the school. The second graders were sworn in by the Zionsville Postmaster General and will deliver the mail throughout the school. The addresses can be found on the PTO page of the school's website and the stamps are in the front office.

Thank you to all of the students who participated in the Eagle Express Stamp Contest! The designs were amazing and beautifully illustrated. The winner of the Stamp Contest is Catherine Herlt (Fourth grade). Her design is now featured on the Eagle Express stamps. The other finalists are Kate Sepiol (PreKindergarten), Oliver Maertz (Kindergarten), Madeline Sams (First Grade), Genevieve Burke (Second Grade), and Benjamin Collins (Third Grade).

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.

Counselor's Corner

Eagle Family Fridays

Today was our 3rd Eagle Friday Family time. Launched during the 2016-2017 school year, each student in grades k-4 is assigned to a “family” that includes one staff member and students from each grade. These families stay together throughout the years and meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month for 20 minutes to check in and see how things are going while having fun together. ZCS's Strong in Every Way initiative stresses the importance of having 5 or more trusted adults in each child's life. Often when children are asked who they had in their life who would know if something was wrong or who they contact to celebrate a victory, they often named adults that they see at school each day. Our goal is to foster that security and comfort for all of our students while having fun together.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Diane Radivan

School Counselor


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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.

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.