The Friday Flyer
From Boone Meadow Elementary School
Thank you for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!
In addition, the pictures below share the story of how busy it was around this special place.
Thank you again for the tremendous support and amazing generosity! Enjoy your weekend!
Boone Meadow Voices hosted an evening concert for families on May 10th. Approximately 300 were in attendance.
Fridays are even better when we can all be together to celebrate the gifts and talents of others.
Over 500 attended the school performance on Friday morning.
Kindy and Related Arts teachers brought treats to celebrate our hero, Nurse Amy.
Kindergartener students serenade Nurse Amy. Kindy students all singing together is the sweetest.
Students share words of encouragement to this amazing lady!
4th graders studied events and people that made an impact on Indiana. They presented their findings on Thursday.
Hoosier Heritage (above) and Market Day (below) were both tremendous successes!!
Co-Principal's for the day!
Family Input Survey
Your voice, insight, and partnership are necessary components of our work. Thank you in advance for completing the survey and sending it back to school by Monday, May 14th. You may choose to print it and return in a sealed envelope to your classroom teacher, or return it electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Grade Hoosier Heritage projects were spectacular!
InfoSnap Registration for 2018-19 (for ZCS Parents)
This week 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 296 parents that have not registered yet.
If your child is returning to Zionsville Community Schools next year and you do not receive this email, please check your spam or junk folder. If you can’t find this email, please let us know.
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.
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
Third Grade Zionsville History Field Trip
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
Thank you to Hilary Heffernan for coordinating this effort.
Upcoming Events & Important Info
May 13th - Happy Mothers Day!
May 16th - First Grade Field trip to Indianapolis Zoo (habitat study); 3rd grade music program @ 6:00pm
May 17th - Rube Goldberg Projects (3rd grade) during day
May 18th - Spring Eagle Rec sessions end
May 18th - Field Day
May 21st - Raindate Field Day, 1st grade Young Authors (May 21-23)
May 23rd -1st Grade Young Authors
May 24th - 4th grade Celebration - more info to come
May 25th - Last Day for Students
Math Pentathlon Tournament
ZCS was well represented at two area Math Pentathlon tournaments. Students from PVE and Boone Meadow have been preparing all year by learning 5 Math Pentathlon games. The children had fun, displayed great sportsmanship, and even brought home awards, medals, and t-shirts to celebrate their hard work and effort!
If interested in learning more about Math Pentathlon, visit the Eagle Rec course offerings.
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
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
Texts from SchoolMessenger
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Strong in Every Way
Click here to learn more about ZCS's human capital campaign!
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.