Boone Meadow Friday Flyer
May 13, 2022
Dear Boone Meadow Families -
Today is field day, and the students and staff are incredibly excited to participate in an activity that hasn't happened since spring of 2019. Thank you to Mr. Stephens for spearheading this event.
Kindy Strong Start - Last night, we welcomed approximately 70 families that were able to attend our Kindy Strong Start event. Our future Eagles had the opportunity to explore and play in a Kindergarten classroom while interacting with our Kindergarten teaching team. In addition, parents were frontloaded with information about Kindergarten life!
**Please register for 22-23 School Year asap - Thank you to the 162 families that have already completed the 22-23 registration process. All registrations should be completed as soon as you are able (prior to June 1). More information is located below.
Garden Help Wanted: Interested in helping maintain our garden over the summer? We need you! Summer garden volunteers weed, water, and harvest throughout the summer to prepare our garden classroom for learning in the fall. Help us organize a schedule that can work for all of us. Boone Meadow appreciates your time and efforts toward making our garden a useful learning space. Mrs. Benson will get a schedule to you by the end of the school year and welcome any questions and special requests you might have: INTEREST SURVEY
Have a great weekend,
Field Day - 2022
Important Registration Info for 22-23 SY
Online registration for the 2022-2022 school year is now available! Individual notification emails were sent on 5/10. If you do not see it in your email, it may have gone to your junk/spam folder. If you cannot find the email it is no problem - login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, select your student and complete registration.
Please complete this registration as soon as you are able. (by Wednesday, June 1, 2022.) If your child will not be returning to Zionsville Community Schools for the 22-23 school year, please contact Beth Kiel, our BME administrative assistant and registrar.
PRE-ORDER YOUR 2022-2023 SCHOOL SUPPLIES by May 31st.
Families may use this service for convenience as the kits will be delivered to the school/child's classroom. Our PTO makes no profit off of the supply kits.
Cost breakdown by grade level for the ’22-’23 school year kits for BME are listed below.
Kindy - $41.99
1st - $42.99
2nd - $36.99
3rd - $37.99
4th - $40.99
Past Due Materials Fees
If you have not paid your curricular material fees (textbook rental and consumable materials) please do so no later than May 25, 2022 to avoid having your account be sent to collections.
Log into your PowerSchool account and click on the Balance tab to view your outstanding fees.
May 17 - 4th grade Hoosier Heritage Impact Projects Showcase (1:00-2:10)
May 18 - 1st grade field trip with Zionsville Nature Center @ Lions Park
May 20 - Market Day (2nd grade)
May 23 - Kindy Sing (6:30-7:30 in BME gym)
May 24 - 4th grade celebration (11:15-2:15)
May 25 - Last day of school
May 26- Staff work day
May 26 - June 3 - Make up days (if needed)
May 30 - Memorial Day
June 16 & 17 - Safety Town (Incoming Kindy - Register through Eagle Rec)
August 1 - Staff Work Day - Open House/Meet & Greet (Preschool & K only) 5:00-6:30
August 2 - Staff Work Day - Open House/Meet & Greet (Grades 1st - 4th) 5:00-7:00
August 3 - Staff Work Day
August 4– First Day of School
August 18 - Back to School Curriculum Night
September 23 – Jog-A-Thon
Garden Help Wanted:
The Boone Meadow Garden is used K-4 for learning all spring and fall. To make these lessons work, though, we need volunteers to maintain the garden while we are away at summer break. I am eager to line up volunteers to help with garden maintenance over the summer. Fill out THIS FORM if you would like to be part of the team. It takes just 4 minutes. Contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. Normally volunteer families simply commit to one day per week (or every other week) for weeding and watering. We have substitutes when you can’t make your day, and can work around vacations. Join us!
A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization
The Hindu Community of Boone County, Indiana in collaboration with Zionsville Community Schools and the Zionsville Public Library would like to invite you to this free exhibition to understand Hindu culture and its civilization. This exhibition - Darshana - portrays the 'Hindu way of life,' or Hindu Civilization, which evolved in the Indian subcontinent for over 5000 years.
Over the past two centuries, the Western world, including the United States, has been steadily introduced to Hindu principles and practices, such as Yoga, meditation, vegetarianism, and Ayurveda, the science of holistic medicine, which are now popularly practiced and accepted.
This exhibition, with vivid illustrations and lucid descriptions of 24 different topics related to Yoga, Ayurveda, Dharma, mathematics, architecture, arts, sciences, traditional attire, and present-day global impact, to name a few, will hopefully inspire curiosity towards a deeper study of these topics.
‘Darshana’ will be hosted at the Hussey-Mayfield Library for 3 weeks with an inaugural ceremony on Monday, May 9.
We invite communities to come and explore this poster exhibition supported by audio tours.
Location: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library. 250 N 5th St, Zionsville, IN 46077
The Indiana Department of Education requires school districts to identify gifted students and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction. In ZCS, we consider ability and achievement data of all students each spring to identify any who may need curriculum and/or instruction. This spring our team of teachers, licensed in gifted education, will look at all data to make sure that we understand the needs of each student.
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, 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 needing advanced curriculum, 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 K-3: Programming at the elementary level is based on student need for acceleration and enrichment within a cluster group in a general education classroom and not on labels. All student data is reviewed each year to look for several indicators that a child needs advanced instruction in order to grow academically. Our identification team looks at achievement, ability and teacher observational data. Since these vary from year to year with young students, we re-look at every student each spring. Parents will be notified by June 1 if their child has been recommended for more advanced curriculum. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents/guardians may appeal the decision. Parents/guardians can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on the Academics tab of our website under “Advanced Curriculum”: https://4.files.edl.io/039c/01/28/20/182123-3d4a9f45-de63-4549-95a9-0341f67290eb.pdf
Note: If your child is currently identified as needing more advanced curriculum in grades 1-4, you will not receive an email because this placement will continue for the next school year.
For students currently in grade 4: All students are considered and more formally identified for high ability each year throughout middle school where they are placed in a class with high ability curriculum. Our identification team considers either achievement (NWEA) or ability (CogAT/OLSAT) when making decisions. Parents will be notified by June 1 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction and 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 Academics tab of our website under “Advanced Curriculum”: https://4.files.edl.io/9ed3/07/24/19/163425-9b8daab0-04e6-4efb-acd8-f68c3aec4318.pdf
Volunteers and Visitor Background Checks
At this time, due to CoVID 19 restraints, we are "pausing" on volunteers and visitors. When volunteers are needed and approved, appropriate staff members will reach out to you in effort to welcome your support and assistance.
If you plan to volunteer of visit in the future, please note the following information.
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 typically 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.