3/15/2024 Parent Newsletter

Important 1:1 Laptop Info for the 2024-2025 School year -

All grades (5-8) at the middle school level will be provided a school-issued Chromebook for their 1:1 device for the 2024-2025 Calendar School Year. For more information, visit the website here.

  • 3/18-3/22 - NWEA Make-up Testing
  • 3/20 - ZWest's Got Talent Callout @ 4pm
  • 3/22 - PTO Ice Cream Sales
  • 3/23 - Best Buddies Fun Night (4:15pm @ ZCHS)
  • 3/26 - 5th Grade & Elementary Orchestra Concert @ 7pm
  • 3/29-4/8 Spring Break!
  • 4/9 - School Resumes
  • 4/12 - PTO Ice Cream Sales
  • 4/24 - Admin Professionals Day
  • 4/25 - EDay #4
  • 4/26 - PTO Ice Cream Sales

Health Clinic News (clothing requests)

  • The Health Clinic at ZWest is in need of clothing for the upcoming season. We are requesting gently used girls' shorts, leggings and t-shirts -- size youth medium/large to adult medium/large. Boys' t-shirts only -- size youth medium/large to adult medium/large. New socks would also be great! Thank you!
  • Please drop off any clothing donations to the ZWest front office, or students can bring them to the Health Clinic.
  • When dropping off medications or medical supplies to the Health Clinic, please check in at the Front Office. The Clinic staff will be ready to assist you at the clinic window when available.
  • All medical forms are located on the ZCS website/Health Forms.
  • If you need to consult with the Health Clinic staff during the school day, please contact us at zwmnurse@zcs.k12.in.us.
  • Thank you for your patience during the school day.

PTO Highlights

  • January PTO Meeting Minutes
  • PTO is asking for volunteers to help copy and cut Eagle cash for teachers and staff. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
  • CLICK HERE to see what your ZWest teachers, staff, and bus drivers might share as their favorite snacks, gift cards, or school supply items. This makes it easier if you want to surprise them with a special treat for birthdays, holidays, or just as a thank you!
  • Want the latest news on ZWest PTO events? Follow us on the Remind app @zwmspto. Also, check out our Facebook and Instagram page. Search ZWEST PTO. Need a PTO question answered, please email zwmspto@zcs.k12.in.us

DC Trip Enrollment Info -

  • LINK
  • Traveler Support Phone: (888) 333-9756
  • Tour Dates: October 23-25, 2024
  • Group Leader: Mrs. Stacey Behrens (& 7th/8th grade social studies teachers)
  • Group Number: 2679496MU
  • Deposit amount is $95 (payment plans available)
  • Optional Protection Plan Coverage Available ($119 or #309)
  • All Inclusive Student Price: $1555
  • All Inclusive Adult Chaperone: $1795
  • Includes: airfare, hotel, meals, bus transportation on tour, tour director on each bus, overnight security in each hallway, entry fees/tickets, illness and accident coverage, and all gratuities.
  • Upon enrollment, you will gain access to a personal travel page which includes a Help Center as well as The Giving Page. The Giving Page is your free personal fundraising link to share with family and friends. 100% of donations to your Giving Page will go directly towards your personal travel costs.

ZWMS 8th Grade DC Trip Student Scholarship Fund Donation Request

  • ZWMS 8th grade students (current 7th graders) have the opportunity to take a field trip to Washington DC. We don't want finances to be a reason a student doesn't get to tour and learn about our nation's capital. Please consider donating to our student scholarship fund. Any donation amount will add up to allow more students the chance to experience this educational opportunity.
  • If you have questions please reach out to the 7th & 8th grade social studies teachers (Mrs. Behrens, Mrs. Peltier, Mr. Wojas, or Mr. Yovanovich), or Principal Shawn Wooden.
  • ZWMS General Scholarship Fund Link
  • Donation Deadline - July 1, 2024
  • No donation is too small - thank you for your consideration!
CLICK HERE for more information on Buddy Up Fun Night!.
Purchase a 2023-2024 yearbook HERE. The current price is $42. Yearbooks are selling fast so be sure to purchase now, before they sell out! The cost bumps up to $45 on April 20th.
Once again, our Lost & Found is overflowing! PLEASE take a look at the photos to see if anything looks familiar. If you are coming to a sporting event or concert, please check the back of the cafeteria for items that belong at your house! Anything that remains at spring break will be donated to a local shelter.
Click HERE for Child Find details.
Community Flyers LINK