The Friday Flyer
Boone Meadow Elementary - March 1, 2019
Read Across America
"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” — Maya Angelou
Exciting Events at the Meadow!
The calendar is quite busy this month with a plethora of opportunities. A few of the hot items:
- Boone Meadow Blast is TOMORROW (Saturday 11:00-2:00) - Get out of the house and enjoy a variety of games and activities throughout BME. Activities are free of charge. Food and concession items for sale (Chic-fil-A; Kona Ice, ...) See information below.
- Community Forum @ BME on March 18th - Come learn more about the growth in Zionsville Community Schools (Info below)
- Wellness Night @ BME on March 21st (more info to come)
- Boone Meadow Mixer - March 22nd. Enjoy an evening with friends at Golf Club of Indiana. Auction items available for bid with dinner and entertainment. (Info below)
- Kindergarten Round Up - March 26th - This is the day we welcome all of our future eaglets to Boone Meadow. (Info below)
ZCS Community Forum Event @ BME - March 18th 6:30-8:00pm
The events are open to anyone with interest in this important community topic. All meetings will be from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, and free child care will be available, but you must indicate in advance. Please click HERE or on the following link to register for the event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BooneMeadow2019 (All must pre-register, please.)
You might have children in other Zionsville schools, and for that reason, I am including the dates of our feeder schools as well. Core content will be similar at each location.
- February 25th - Zionsville Community High School
- March 18th - Boone Meadow Elementary School
- March 20th - Zionsville West Middle School
Click HERE for additional information from the February School Board Update
Kindergarten Round-Up @ BME is March 26th.
2019-20 Kindergarten Round Up Dates:
Boone Meadow Elementary - Tuesday, March 26
Pleasant View Elementary - Wednesday, March 27
Eagle Elementary - Wednesday, April 10
Union Elementary - Wednesday, April 10
Stonegate Elementary - Thursday, April 11
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 teacher. 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 for Kindy Round Up: https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/news/article/999047
BME Team Members Receive ZEF Imagine Professional Development Grants!
The Zionsville Education Foundation (ZEF) is excited to announce the 2019 Imagine Professional Development Grants totaling $15,923. Many thanks to our donors and supporters that make these awards possible!
Boone Meadow’s Assistant Principal, Lauren Kersey, was awarded funding for her grant, Empowering Professional Learning at ASCD, giving a five-person team (including Katie Foley, Kayla Meyer, Kim Gray, and Tom Hundley) from Boone Meadow Elementary the chance to travel to Chicago to attend ASCD Empower19, a three-day conference that will help this leadership group embark on a specialized learning plan to spark excitement, motivation, and innovation in education practices.
Teachers Sarah Kiel and Amanda Rennard’s grant, Building Relationships for Student Success: A Student-Centered Classroom Learning Experience, will attend the Europas Teacher Academy Erasmus course titled “Student-Centered Classroom: Teachers as Promoters of Active Learning!” to explore student-centered approaches for education.
ZEF Imagine Grants provide growth and renewal opportunities for Zionsville Community Schools (ZCS) educators. Grantees will return to ZCS with information in a wide variety of academic areas: digital and media literacy within reading and writing workshop classrooms, school counseling, student-centered educational approaches, literacy instruction, jazz education, and building-wide learning plans. Grant recipients are expected to share the knowledge gained from these outstanding national and international trainings with their colleagues. Thus, the impact of Imagine Grants will spread across grade levels, schools, and the entire district. For a complete list of Imagine Grants and a description of each project, please visit our website at www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org.
Boone Meadow Mixer, March 22nd @ Golf Club of Indiana
**SAVE THE DATE & BOOK YOUR SITTERS!**
You don't want to miss this PTO sponsored evening
Join your BME Community for a fun-filled, adults-only evening while getting to know other BME parents and staff!
The evening will feature dinner, beverages, live music and our mobile Silent Auction.
You'll have the opportunity to bid on a plethora of items and experiences! Come dressed up or dressed down, but don't miss out on this great evening!
Let's make this our biggest event yet!
*EARLY BIRD PRICING! Purchase by 3/1/19!**
3 Different Ticket Pricing Options:
- $30 a person/$55 a couple: Buffet Meal & Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- $40 a person/$75 a couple: Buffet Meal & 2 Drink Tickets
- $65 a person/$125 a couple: Buffet Meal & Unlimited Drinks
Prices will go up $10/ticket after early bird ends! Please reach out with questions.
Buddy Up Fun Night
It’s time for the 12th annual ZCHS Best Buddies Buddy Up Fun Night. The Best Buddies Club encourages friendship between general and special education students. In the past, individuals with intellectual disabilities have not had the opportunity to have friends outside their own classroom. ZCHS recognizes the importance of INCLUSION. Open to all 1st-4th grade elementary students without intellectual disabilities and 5th-8th grade students with an intellectual disability. This fee covers pizza, beverages, snacks, lifeguards, pool rental, and t-shirt (if registered by 3/5). All proceeds from Buddy Up Fun Night go to the ZCHS Best Buddies Club.
Link to register - http://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/buddy-up-fun-night.cfm
BME Blood Drive - Save a Life!
To schedule your appointment, visit www.donorpoint.org and use Sponsor Code B860.
Thank you for considering.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
1st-15th - DigiLab
2nd - BME Blast 11:00-2:00 PM
4th-8th-Disabilities Awareness Week, Crazy Hair/Hat Day on 3/8
11th-14th - 2nd Grade Informances
12th - Blood Drive 2:00-7:00 PM Cafe
13th - Spirit Day - One Color Day; PTO Meeting in Cafe @ 6 PM
18th - ZCS Growth Forum w/ Dr. Robison @ 6:30-8:00 PM Cafe
18th-22nd - Book Fair and 1st Grade Informances
20th - Dine for Dollars at Buffalo Wild Wings (all day)
21st - Wellness Night 6:00-7:30 PM
22nd - PTO Boone Meadow Mixer
26th - Kindergarten Round-Up (Pre-registration info available on 2/26)
29th - April 7 - Spring Break
10th - PTO Mtg
12th - Spirit Day - Twin Day
17th - 3rd grade music performance @ 6:30 PM
23rd - ILEARN testing window opens (3rd/4th gr)
24th - Spirit Day - Who's Your Hero Day; Dine for Dollars @ McAlisters Deli 5-8 PM
March 4th-8th is Disabilities Awareness Week
Texts from SchoolMessenger
From time to time Boone Meadow uses SchoolMessenger to send a text to all of the families. If you haven't been receiving texts from us, you may need to opt-in by sending YES to the SchoolMessenger short code of 68453. Contact Beth Kiel in the front office if you have any questions!
Attention all parents/guardians! Have you ever thought about getting paid for the time you spend at our school? Becoming a substitute teacher would do just that for you! Think of it as a paid volunteer position. You still get the opportunity to control your schedule and locations you work but have the added benefit of a little extra pocket money! If you are interested in this opportunity you may apply directly on the ZCS website or simply click here! You may also contact the subcoordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
Last Day of School is now May 28, 2019
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.