Quincy Update

A NOTE FROM MRS. APSEY

Dear Quincy Families,

We all deserve a HUGE pat on the back for making it through week 2! Thank you for your work at home to keep your children happy and healthy! We miss you so much and our teachers are thinking about you all the time, hoping that you are all doing well. Again, if you need anything, just say the word. The easiest way to contact me is through email–aapsey@zps.org.

We want to know how you are doing. We would love hearing from you through this quick, one question survey. Just click this LINK to access it. The only purpose of the survey is to provide help to Quincy families where it is needed. We have your back!

I will continue to do Facebook Live read alouds every weekday through Friday, April 3. Feel free to join me on Facebook for the live reading of the book at 11:00am every day. Or, you can access the read alouds on YouTube. Here is today’s fun read aloud:

Stay safe and enjoy each other. We love you all!!

Your Q-Crew

boyreading

OPTIONAL ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Zeeland Public Schools compiled this list of academic activities and resources to help you during the COVID-19 break. You can access the list using this LINK. Please keep in mind that your family’s safety and welfare come first and that these activities are optional.

IDEAS TO STAY ACTIVE FROM MR. VK

Quincy PE teacher Mr. VK created this resource full of ideas to keep your children moving. Thank you Mr. VK!

IDEAS FOR MUSIC FROM MRS. RUSSELL

Hello Quincy Friends!

I miss you all and I look forward to seeing you when we return to school! Until then, you can access fun musical games and practice your musical skills at: https://musicplayonline.com

I use this site from time to time in class, so it may look familiar to you! You do not need to create an account – just enter the following:

Username: snow

password: 2020

First and second graders: Check out the  “What instrument do you hear?” game! You can find music from “Carnival of the Animals” and “Peter and the Wolf” in Listening Kit 1.

Fourth Graders: There are dozens of recorder songs with accompaniment!

All students can enjoy the games, review instruments of the orchestra, do solfa practice, rhythm practice, note review, listening and sing alongs. There are many fun things to explore on the site! Enjoy!

Take good care. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Mrs. Russell

YOUR Q-CREW MISSES YOU AND LOVES YOU!

Your Quincy staff got together virtually this week and want to let you know that we miss you very much, and that we love you!! Check out this quick video.

ZPS MEAL SERVICE SCHEDULE

ZPS meals are available to everyone 18 and under every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at:

  • Borculo Christian School 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Borculo Express Store 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Imperial Estates at Rhodora Drive 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • 1st Protestant Ref Church near Hunters Creek 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Early Childhood Center 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Logan Estates 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Lincoln Elementary 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Innocademy 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Wiersma / Perry Street 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Maple Valley Estates @ 88th Street Entrance 3:45 – 4:15
  • Woodbridge Elementary 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Black River Apartments at Cul-de-sac 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Niekerk CRC 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Ottogan Mobile Home park @ office 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Drenthe Grove 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Vriesland Reformed Church 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Lawrence Street Park 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • SKLD at Madison Court 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Drenthe CRC 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Oakland CRC 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Ottawa Reformed Church 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • North Blendon Reformed Church 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Savannah Lakes Community Center 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Melvin / 104th 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Beaverdam Fire Station 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Zeeland Family Fare 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • The Bridge Youth Center 12:00 – 6:00 pm. This site will operate both a walk-up and drive-up service. For those who utilize the drive-up service, please use the parking lot on the east side of the building. Please remain in your car and a volunteer will assist with providing the number of meals needed. Other household supplies may also be available upon request at this location only. The Bridge Youth Center is accepting volunteers and also accepting donations of household items and easy to prepare foods.

SPRING FLING

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Our Spring Fling is postponed. We look forward to sharing a fun evening together later in the spring. We are going to reschedule the event in a couple weeks. Stay tuned for more information from the PTO at the beginning of April.

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Quincy Update

A NOTE FROM MRS. APSEY

Dear Quincy Families,

Oh boy, do we miss you! We hope you are all healthy and doing well. It has been wonderful to see the messages of support, and we appreciate being able to stay connected digitally as much as possible. If you need anything, just say the word. The easiest way to contact me is through email–aapsey@zps.org.

We want to know how you are doing. We would love hearing from you through this quick, one question survey. Just click this LINK to access it. The only purpose of the survey is to provide help to Quincy families where it is needed. We have your back!

I will continue to do Facebook Live read alouds every weekday through Friday, April 3. Feel free to join me on Facebook for the live reading of the book at 11:00am every day. Or, you can access the read alouds on YouTube. Here is Thursday’s fun read aloud:

 

Stay safe and enjoy each other. We love you all!!

Your Q-Crew

boyreading

OPTIONAL ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Zeeland Public Schools compiled this list of academic activities and resources to help you during the COVID-19 break. You can access the list using this LINK. Please keep in mind that your family’s safety and welfare come first and that these activities are optional.

IDEAS TO STAY ACTIVE FROM MR. VK

Quincy PE teacher Mr. VK created this resource full of ideas to keep your children moving. Thank you Mr. VK!

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER “DRIFT”!

Mr. Braymer’s class was raising a sturgeon in their classroom as part of a program called “Sturgeon for Tomorrow” that is helping to try to get sturgeon off the threatened and endangered species list. They named the fish “Drift” and due to school being closed through April 13, Drift needed to be released early. Here is a video of Mr. Braymer releasing Drift on Thursday into the Black River near Onaway, MI.

ZPS MEAL SERVICE SCHEDULE

ZPS meals are available to everyone 18 and under every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at:

  • Borculo Christian School 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Borculo Express Store 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Imperial Estates at Rhodora Drive 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • 1st Protestant Ref Church near Hunters Creek 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Early Childhood Center 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Logan Estates 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Lincoln Elementary 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Innocademy 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Wiersma / Perry Street 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Maple Valley Estates @ 88th Street Entrance 3:45 – 4:15
  • Woodbridge Elementary 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Black River Apartments at Cul-de-sac 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Niekerk CRC 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Ottogan Mobile Home park @ office 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Drenthe Grove 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Vriesland Reformed Church 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Lawrence Street Park 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • SKLD at Madison Court 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Drenthe CRC 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Oakland CRC 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Ottawa Reformed Church 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • North Blendon Reformed Church 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Savannah Lakes Community Center 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Melvin / 104th 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • Beaverdam Fire Station 3:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Zeeland Family Fare 3:45 – 4:15 pm
  • The Bridge Youth Center 12:00 – 6:00 pm. This site will operate both a walk-up and drive-up service. For those who utilize the drive-up service, please use the parking lot on the east side of the building. Please remain in your car and a volunteer will assist with providing the number of meals needed. Other household supplies may also be available upon request at this location only. The Bridge Youth Center is accepting volunteers and also accepting donations of household items and easy to prepare foods.

SPRING FLING

springfling1

 

Our Spring Fling is postponed. We look forward to sharing a fun evening together later in the spring. We are going to reschedule the event in a couple weeks. Stay tuned for more information from the PTO at the beginning of April.

MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

The district will be updating families throughout the break in the “Z for ME” updates.

Sign up using this link

 

 

 

Quincy Update

A NOTE FROM MRS. APSEY

Dear Quincy Families,

Wow, this has been a whirlwind! Your Quincy Crew has been focusing on things that are within our control, like loving on your children this morning. We are so thankful for all of you and hope that this precautionary break can help everyone stay safe and healthy!

Here is a little video to motivate us to spend some time reading and practicing math over this break AND become better people during our down time. Love our sweet students!

 

To keep connected and to keep reading during the next few weeks, I will do a Facebook LIVE read aloud every weekday at 11 am and I will be sharing Quincy teachers’ favorite books.

Facebook LIVE Read Alouds Every weekday at 11am

Stay safe and enjoy each other. We love you all!!

Your Q-Crew

SPRING FLING

springfling1

 

Our Spring Fling is postponed. We look forward to sharing a fun evening together later in the spring. We are going to reschedule the event in a couple weeks. Stay tuned for more information from the PTO in the beginning of April.

RESOURCES FOR STUDENT LEARNING

Many free online resources for student learning are being shared through social media, and here is a link to a compilation of some resources. We encourage students to read, read, read over the break. Students can also work on math facts and Lexia to help them continue to learn. Teachers are sending students home today with additional ideas.

computer    boyreading

MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

The district will be updating families throughout the break in the “Z for ME” updates.

Sign up using this link

 

 

 

Quincy Update

**Every week our update include our video announcements and important written information. Just scroll down to read all about upcoming events and information.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 IS A HALF DAY OF SCHOOL

Students dismiss at noon so teachers can spend the afternoon learning together.

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MARCH IS READING MONTH – “BETTER WHEN I’M READING!”

Students will be bringing home a page of “dancers”.  As your student reads their designated number of minutes each night, please initial the paper.  After they have completed a whole page, cut it out and return it to school. After your sheet is used, let your child’s teacher know and they will give you a new sheet.  

Dancers will be added to the class display, and the classes who reach their reading goal of 80 dancers will be entered into a drawing to join a special dance party that will take place at our celebration on April 2nd.  Also, the lower elementary and upper elementary classes that read the most will have an extra dance party with Mr. VK!

Special notes:  
  • For our littlest friends, being “read to” also counts.
  • Minutes read can also count toward the WhiteCaps challenge.

We ALL feel better when we are reading!!

Giddy with excitement,

Your Quincy Staff

SPRING FLING MARCH 20

Our Quincy Elementary Spring Fling Carnival is just around the corner. A fun night filled with Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Black Light Dance Party, and much more.

We are looking for volunteers to ensure a fun and safe night. Please feel free to use the link below to sign up for a time slot.

Spring Fling Volunteers

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ZEELAND WEST EQUESTRIAN TEAM

Attention 5th graders: Did you know that Zeeland West has both a middle and a high school equestrian team?  Students in 5th grade are also able to participate in the Middle School Equestrian Team.  If you are interested in participating, or if you have questions about the team, please contact Elisa Machiele (616.298.5039)

2020 HALL OF FAME DINNER

The Zeeland Athletic Boosters invite you to attend the 5th Annual 2020 Hall of Fame Dinner. This year’s event will be held at the Holland Civic Center on Friday, March 27.   This special evening has a dual purpose – to raise money for current East and West athletic teams and to honor past Zeeland Public School athletes and coaches nominated by our community.  Last date to order tickets is March 20.

Being honored this year are:

Celia Kleinheksel – First Softball Coach ’72

Bob Wyngarden – ’43 Football

Jim Lamer – ’68 Football and Baseball

Bob Lamer – ’70 Football and Baseball

Melissa (Sneller) Stob – ’01 Golf

Kyle Overway – ’06 Swim and Dive

Justin Hengst – ’07 Football and Wrestling

Korey VanDussen – ’09 Basketball

The Hall of Fame dinner is the Athletic Boosters’ biggest fundraiser of the year and is open to all community members, Gift baskets are created by teams with proceeds going directly to back to Zeeland Athletics.  More information and tickets are available on the Hall of Fame website.

 

Quincy Update

**Every week our update include our video announcements and important written information. Just scroll down to read all about upcoming events and information.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

ZEE BUS SPRING FUNDRAISER

The Zee Bus, Zeeland’s mobile summer literacy program, is getting ready to roll for the summer of 2020. This is your chance to support early literacy and get a gift in return.
Get some cookies to share with fellow staff members.
Take a yummy cake to a special event or just make Friday night family night special.
Have some fresh muffins for a quick breakfast.
Bring a treat home to tell your family how special they are.
The Zee Bus is funded 100% by grants and donations from literacy supporters like you.
If you are not sure what the Zee Bus is or how it works check out the Zee Bus commercial here: https://youtu.be/0Z6DR7dFP4c
***Please click below for the fundraiser form***
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This year’s March is Reading Month theme is:

“Better When I’m Reading!”

We are so excited for our March is Reading Month (MIRM) activities and theme!  Throughout the month, we will have fun activities in school and students will be reading every night at home.  Our MIRM theme this year is “Better When I’m Reading!” which is a play on words from our theme song this year by Meghan Trainor, “Better When I’m Dancing”.  We are going to dance our way through March with lots of fun and exciting activities! 

A note with more information will be sent home in your child’s folder this week.

We ALL feel better when we are reading!!

Giddy with excitement,

Your Quincy Staff

Quincy Update

**Every week our update include our video announcements and important written information. Just scroll down to read all about upcoming events and information.

Weekly Announcements

 

AN EXCITING WEEK AHEAD IN MUSIC

Third Grade Folk Dance Night is this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Quincy Gym! Can’t wait to see you! Remember to bring dry, rubber-soled shoes!
Fifth Grade travels to Devos Hall on Friday to hear the Grand Rapids Symphony! We are looking forward to hearing  music by famous composers such as Beethoven, Bach, Stravinsky, Copland and John Williams!

DONUTS WITH DUDES 

Here is a reminder for our upcoming Donuts with Dudes event.

2nd Grade Thursday, February 27 from 8:00 – 8:30 am

We look forward to seeing you.

SPRING FLING VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Our Quincy Elementary Spring Fling Carnival is just around the corner. A fun night filled with Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Black Light Dance Party, and much more.

We are looking for volunteers to ensure a fun and safe night. Please feel free to use the link below to sign up for a time slot.

Spring Fling Volunteers

springfling

Quincy Update

**Every week our update include our video announcements and important written information. Just scroll down to read all about upcoming events and information.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

DONUTS WITH DUDES 

Here is a reminder for our upcoming Donuts with Dudes events.

1st Grade Thursday, February 20 from 8:00 – 8:30 am

2nd Grade Thursday, February 27 from 8:00 – 8:30 am

We look forward to seeing you.

SPRING FLING VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Our Quincy Elementary Spring Fling Carnival is just around the corner. A fun night filled with Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Black Light Dance Party, and much more.

We are looking for volunteers to ensure a fun and safe night. Please feel free to use the link below to sign up for a time slot.

Spring Fling Volunteers

ZEELAND ATHLETIC BOOSTERS 2020 HALL OF FAME

The Zeeland Athletic Boosters invite you to attend the 5th Annual 2020 Hall of Fame Dinner. This year’s event will be held at the Holland Civic Center on Friday, March 27.   This special evening has a dual purpose – to raise money for current East and West athletic teams and to honor past Zeeland Public School athletes and coaches nominated by our community. 

Being honored this year are:

Celia Kleinheksel – First Softball Coach ’72

Bob Wyngarden – ’43 Football

Jim Lamer – ’68 Football and Baseball

Bob Lamer – ’70 Football and Baseball

Melissa (Sneller) Stob – ’01 Golf

Kyle Overway – ’06 Swim and Dive

Justin Hengst – ’07 Football and Wrestling

Korey VanDussen – ’09 Basketball

The Hall of Fame dinner is the Athletic Boosters biggest fundraiser of the year and is open to all community members, Gift baskets are created by teams with proceeds going directly back to Zeeland Athletics.  More information and tickets are available on the Hall of Fame website.

 

QUINCY UPDATE

**Every week our update include our video announcements and important written information. Just scroll down to read all about upcoming events and information.

Weekly Announcements

UPCOMING HALF DAYS

February 13 and 14 are half days for parent/teacher conferences. Dismissal is at Noon.

NO SCHOOL FEBRUARY 17

Enjoy your Winter Break.

Enjoy your winter break

SPIRIT DAY FEBRUARY 19

Wacky Wednesday at the Q. We LOVE colors!

colors

5th Grade – Green, 4th Grade – Blue, 3rd Grade – purple,

2nd Grade – Yellow, 1st Grade – Orange, KG – red, Y5’s – Lime Green

LOST AND FOUND TABLE

Please stop by the lost and found table when you are at school. There are quite a few items on there.

Quincy Update

**Every week our update include our video announcements and important written information. Just scroll down to read all about upcoming events and information.

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

ZW BASKETBALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NIGHT FEBRUARY 28

Basketball.Night.Feb.28

UPCOMING HALF DAYS

February 13 and 14 are half days for parent/teacher conferences. Dismissal is at Noon.

NO SCHOOL FEBRUARY 17

Enjoy your Winter Break.

LOST AND FOUND TABLE

Please stop by the lost and found table when you are at school. There are quite a few items on there.

SPRING FLING 2020 – FAMILY FUN NIGHT

 

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Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY SURVEY***LAST CALL***SURVEY CLOSES FRIDAY, JAN. 31

Each year we ask Quincy families to complete a survey to help us identify areas of strength and to plan for areas for growth. It is helpful to have as many parents as possible complete the survey. It takes just a few minutes and you can follow this link to access it. Thank you so much! We love our Quincy families!!

GIRLS ON THE RUN

Quincy Elementary is in need of 1 to 2 GOTR coaches. Please consider co-coaching this season to ensure that your daughter is able to experience the GOTR program.  Practice days are Mondays and Wednesdays with a 90 minute time frame right after the school day concludes.

*Two adults need to be present at every practice!

*Dads can coach too!

*You CAN divide and conquer!  This means if 2 of you commit to coaching  – you would only have to coach 1 practice day a week!

**We have 7 girls waitlisted and we want them on board but we need more coaches to make that happen**

Please register today as a coach by following this link:  GOTR SIGN-UP

Thank You!

Best,

The GOTR team

MAKERSPACE AFTER SCHOOL SESSION #3

This session will be open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Please fill out this brief form to enroll your child for our AFTER SCHOOL Makerspace club with Mrs. Johnson!

Session #3 is limited to 15 students.
You will receive an email letting you know if your child is officially enrolled.

Beginning Monday, February 10th – March 16th we will meet for 5 MONDAYs after school in the Library/Computer Lab space at Quincy from 3:40 – 5:00 pm.
(No meeting on February 17th for Winter Break)

Please NOTE **If there is no school, there is no Makerspace. (i.e. snow days, etc.)

***There is a $5 total cost to join which covers all 5 meetings in this session. This will help with the cost of materials.***

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2020 SUMMER CAMP

It is hard to believe, but it is time to think about registration for Z-Kids for next year. Z-Kids Before and After School registration for 2020/2021 school year takes place February 3rd.

2020 Summer Camp registration begins March 19th.

Here is the link for online registration for both programs: https://www.zps.org/schools/programs/z-kids/

Please call or email Cheryl Kraker, Z-Kids Director with questions: 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org

NEWS FROM ART CLASS

Please help us congratulate the following students who have been selected for the ZSH Art Show:
Carter Vongphrachanh
Makayla Kouw
Victoria Bargas
Stella Lewis
Anne Barbutti
Aubree Bouwkamp
Lauren Ensing
Charlie Barkel
Blakelee Hunderman
Way to go!