Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

HALF DAY OF SCHOOL

As a reminder, we will have a half-day on Friday, December 13 with dismissal at noon. Teachers will spend the afternoon learning together during professional development.

IS YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK COMPLETE?

In preparation for holiday festivities at the Q, it is a good idea to make sure that your background check is complete for this school year. If you have not updated since July 1, 2019, it is time to renew. Please make sure you renew at least 48 hours before the event. Thank you! Please visit https://v2ms.zps.org/Login.aspx to renew or complete a new profile. Thank you!

SPIRIT DAY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th

Please feel free to have your child dressed in HOLIDAYS colors or sweaters. Be creative!

WINTER WEAR

Now that colder weather is upon us, it sure can get cold on the Quincy playgrounds! Students benefit from time outside, even when it is chilly. Our students go outside for recess unless the temperature is below an actual 10 or the wind chill is less than -10. Please be sure to send your student with a warm winter coat, hat, boots and gloves. When snow arrives, snow pants will be needed. Avoid searching through the “Lost & Found” by remembering to label everything!

WINTER BREAK

School will be closed from Dec 23 – Jan 5. School will resume on Monday, Jan 6th.

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BOOK FAIR THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone, all of our awesome students, Mrs. Apsey, parents, grandparents, teachers, staff and volunteers that helped make our Arctic Adventure Book Fair a great experience and success! We raised over $6,800 for our library! The profit from your purchases will be used to buy new books and resources for our school library. In addition, thank you for helping build classroom libraries through our “Classroom Wish List” program.

I would also like to say a very special thank you to all of my amazing volunteers who made the book fair so wonderful! I couldn’t have done it without each and everyone one of you! It was snow much fun! Thanks again! 😊 Mrs. Pearson

HALF-DAY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

As a reminder, we will have a half-day on Friday, December 13 with dismissal at noon. Teachers will spend the afternoon learning together during professional development.

IS YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK COMPLETE?

In preparation for holiday festivities at the Q, it is a good idea to make sure that your background check is complete for this school year. If you have not updated since July 1, 2019, it is time to renew. Please make sure you renew at least 48 hours before the event. Thank you!

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CHANGES IN OUR OFFICE STAFF AT QUINCY

Laura Eisen has been at Quincy for eleven wonderful years! Although she loves the students, staff and families at Quincy, she has accepted a new position at the administration building. She will be at Quincy through Thanksgiving break and then she will start her new position on December 2. Anna Braymer, a beloved Quincy paraprofessional, will be taking her place. We wish Laura the best and we will miss her very much!

NOON PLAYGROUND HELP NEEDED

Are you looking for a fun way to make a little extra money while having fun with our terrific Quincy students? We have the perfect job for you! We are in need of a lunch/recess supervisor.

The hours are 11:45am-1:15pm, Monday through Friday.

If you are interested, please email Allyson Apsey at aapsey@zps.org.

DONATIONS OF HAND SANITIZER NEEDED

We could use your help! We need some hand sanitizer for our students to use when they are on their way to the lunchroom. Donations from families would be very much appreciated (especially the giant bottles of hand sanitizer!).

SCRIP ORDERS AND SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS

Our PTO is offering the opportunity to order Quincy Spirit Wear and Scrip (gift cards) for all who are interested. Scrip order forms should have come home late last week. Spirit Wear forms should be sent home either today or tomorrow. If you need a form, please stop by the office to pick one up or you can call us at 616-748-4700. Due date for Spirit Wear is Monday, November 25. Scrip due date is Tuesday, November 26.

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PAINT THE COUNTY SNOW PLOW!

3rd-5th grade students –  we could use your help to Paint the County Snow Plow!
Two “Art Nights” are being scheduled for this week Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Nov. 13. from 6-8pm. Meet at the Bert’s barn, 9066 – 88th Ave. All art supplies will be provided as well as Hot Chocolate… Please email Mrs. Arens if you are able to help – harens@zps.org. Let’s get this thing on the road!

PERSEVERANCE

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This month we’re talking about the trait of Perseverance. The dictionary defines it as: “Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” The definition we are using in class is:

Perseverance: the ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way.

Angela Duckworth is an author and researcher who discovered that the most successful people in our world right now have one big thing in common: their ability to persevere through tough situations. She calls it Grit! In fact, she found that Grit is a higher indicator of success than SAT scores, IQ, or GPA. This month, we are talking about how we respond when things get really hard or when we feel like we’ve failed or can’t do something. Over the next few weeks, there will be stories of inspiring and resilient role models. We will talk about what happens and what our thought process is when we feel frustrated or stumped. We will talk about having a Growth Mindset instead of a Fixed Mindset—to see challenges and failure as an opportunity to learn or try a new path instead of thinking, “I’m just not good at this” or, “If I failed this time, I will fail again next time.” People that persevere are people that know failure is just the beginning of new growth or learning!

Check out these ideas to learn about perseverance with your family:

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NOVEMBER be nice. NEWSLETTER

The monthly be nice. newsletter is available to view here: be nice. November 2019

 

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QUINCY BOOK FAIR!

The Scholastic book fair is coming, and we have a blizzard of books!  It will be held in the media center on November 12th-13th from 8:45 am-3:15 pm and November 14th from 8:45 am-4:15pm.  It will be “snow” much fun at Quincy’s Scholastic Arctic Adventure! We hope to see you there!

Needed:  Our book fair needs parents, grandparents, and anyone who would be willing to work a few hours to help at our Quincy’s Scholastic book fair.  If you can help, please sign up at:   https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/quincyelementaryschool2 or send an email to dpearson@zps.org.  Thanks!

ATTENTION SKIERS

Attention Skiers and snowboarders!!! Bittersweet Ski Resort Discount Card registration forms for students and adults are available in the school office. Stop in and pick one up, call or have one sent home, or email mgroneve@zps.org to have the forms emailed to you. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to save money on downhill skiing and snowboarding at Bittersweet. Return the completed form(s) to the school office by December 9th. The cards will be sent home before Christmas vacation. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Gronevelt, mgroneve@zps.org.

LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is very full! It is always good to stop and check our lost and found during conferences. All items left will be donated to charity sometime next week.

WINTER WEAR

Now that colder weather is upon us, it sure can get cold on the Quincy playgrounds! Students benefit from time outside, even when it is chilly. Our students go outside for recess unless the temperature is below an actual 10 or the wind chill is less than -10. Please be sure to send your student with a warm winter coat, hat, boots and gloves. When snow arrives, snow pants will be needed. Avoid searching through the “Lost & Found” by remembering to label everything!

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SPANISH ANNOUNCEMENT

Please watch our 3:42 Spanish video! Lots of your precious children are in it. It’s a pleasure teaching your children at Quincy.

 

BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON!

Quincy’s Book Fair is right around the corner and we are so excited for the Scholastic Arctic Adventure. Spread the word – there are “snow” many books! It begins with a preview day on Monday, November 11th for teachers and students to write their wish lists. On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12th & 13th the fair will be OPEN from 8:45 am – 3:15 pm as well as on Thursday, November 14th from 8:45 am – 4:15 pm. We hope you join us!
We are also looking for volunteers to sign-up to help make this a wonderful event. You can sign up at: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/quincyelementaryschool2

ATTENTION SKIERS

Attention Skiers and snowboarders!!! Bittersweet Ski Resort Discount Card registration forms for students and adults are available in the school office. Stop in and pick one up, call or have one sent home, or email mgroneve@zps.org to have the forms emailed to you. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to save money on downhill skiing and snowboarding at Bittersweet. Return the completed form(s) to the school office by December 9th. The cards will be sent home before Christmas vacation. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Gronevelt, mgroneve@zps.org.

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences are right around the corner! November 4, 6 and 7 we will have the privilege of sitting down with you and discussing your wonderful children. Please click this link to schedule your conference.  Our policy is to hold just one conference per child so everyone hears the same thing at the same time. It is important to come together for the benefit of our students. We are looking forward to seeing you!

MAKERSPACE ENROLLMENT!

Mrs. Johnson is holding Makerspace Mondays for 3rd-5th grades beginning November 11. If you are interested, please visit https://forms.gle/vMoV7yYcat2g84W87
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SUPER MARIO MATH MARATHON

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We have just five days until our Super Mario’s Math Marathon! We already made it to our $2500 Power-up! We have two collection days this week:  Wednesday, October 16 and Friday, October 18. Thank you so much for supporting our one PTO fundraiser for the year. Continue to send donations in to help us meet our $20,000 goal! We love our Quincy community!

As a reminder, parents are invited to stop into Quincy for math games in the classroom. Here is the schedule:

Young Fives – 1:00-2:30
KG – 11:15-11:35
1st – 10:55-11:15
2nd – 10:35-10:55
3rd – 1:30-1:55
4th – 1:10-1:30
5th – 1:55-2:15

HALLOWEEN PARADE

Our parade will be on Thursday, October 31 at 2:15 pm. We are hoping to have the parade outside if weather allows. Parents will stand along the upper elementary playground and the bus loop. If it is raining, we will have the parade indoors and parents can watch either in the multipurpose room or the gym. Please note that Kindergarten and Young Fives will not participate in the parade. Also, as you know, parking is limited at Quincy. To help with that, please carpool.

Individual classrooms may be planning a few events in the afternoon. The events are left to the discretion of the classroom teacher. Teachers are encouraged to engage in some fun, traditional types of games and activities.

Our costume parade will begin at 2:15 p.m. Students are not required to wear a costume for the parade. We ask that costumes not be worn during the morning so that classroom teachers are able to maintain as normal a morning as possible.

Let’s get creative! Self-created costumes are encouraged.

Things to avoid:

  • Any type of aerosol containers (silly string, hair coloring, etc.)
  • Weapon type items
  • No scary costumes, bloody, gory, devilish or monster-type of costume.

Any parents who prefer that their children do not participate in any of these celebrations may have their child/ren excused from the activities or take them home for the afternoon. We will make the library available in the afternoon for quiet activities or reading.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

The conference scheduling website will be live on October 18 by 4:15 pm. Please visit our school homepage, scroll to the bottom under News & Announcements to find the link to schedule your conferences.

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SCHOOL PICTURE DAY 

Picture day was last week Thursday. If you forgot to order, you can go online! geskusphoto.com/fallorders and use code 560QWRJQNNIRA to get started!

November 13 is makeup day for those that missed picture day or they need retakes. If you ordered, receive your package and feel that your child needs a new photo, please send your photo package back into school with your child to return to the photographer on November 13.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences are right around the corner! November 4, 6 and 7 we will have the privilege of sitting down with you and discussing your wonderful children. Parents will be able to schedule their conference at 4:15pm Friday, October 18 by going to our website quincy.zps.org and clicking on the link on the homepage. Our policy is to hold just one conference per child so everyone hears the same thing at the same time. It is important to come together for the benefit of our students. We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

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MARIO MATH MARATHON

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INTRODUCING MR. VK

Greetings,

I am Mr. VK, the new PE teacher! It has been a joy getting to know many of your children. I love being active and I am so excited to be here at Quincy moving everyday with the students. My hope is to continue to encourage kids to be active always and to want to value being physically active and healthy for a lifetime. We talk a lot about why we move and how it makes us stronger, healthier and smarter!

Having said this, one way we can move more is roller skating. We start to teach roller skating next week. In the past as a PE department we let students bring in roller BLADES (inlines), however we NOT allowing that this year. If you kids have roller skates (quads) they CAN bring those if they wish. Get excited!!!

LITTLE GIRL PANTS/LEGGINGS NEEDED IN OFFICE

We are running low on little girl leggings and/or pants for occasional accidents. If you have extra that you would like to donate, you can drop them off in the office. Thank you!