Quincy Update

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

It is so hard to believe that is the last week of school! It is a bittersweet ending for me personally, and I get teary every time I think of saying goodbye to your children. It has been such a blessing to be their principal and I will be a puddle as I watch the buses pull away on Friday. We are fortunate to have Angela Lloyd as the new leader and the future of the Q is bright!

Please enjoy our last weekly announcements of the year. 

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of May 30

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TEACHER TRANSITION

With Angela Lloyd moving into her new role as the fabulous principal of Quincy, we have a couple teacher transitions to share with you. Pete Goers will be moving up to the fifth grade team to teach alongside Ben Braymer and Peggy Greshaw. Also, Libby Young will be moving up to the fourth grade team to teach alongside Kerri Holwerda-Bush and Kaitlin Zoppa. 2022-2023 is shaping up to be the best year yet at Quincy!

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

June 8 – Half-Day for Students
June 9 – Half-Day for Students
June 10 – Half-Day for Students/Last Day of School

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

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Transportation forms: Thank  you to all those that have already completed 2022/23 bus forms. If you have not done so please complete the 2022-2023 STUDENT TRANSPORTATION FORM before June 10. (One form per child, please)

Bus tags: All bus tags need to be turned in on June 10 (they may be turned in to the bus driver on the last day your child rides the bus, given to your child’s teacher, or turned into your school office)

Parent Portal Access: Please be sure to have access to your parent portal account, transportation will no longer send out postcards in August. All bus information will be available one week prior to the first day of school under the “Bus Information” tab in your account. If you do not have access, please complete an application below and turn in the completed form to your school office.

Parent Portal Application

VIRTUAL ART SHOW

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The Elementary Art Department cordially invites everyone to view the 2021-2022 Virtual Art Show. Student artwork is organized by building. Access your child’s artwork by clicking on the link below. Enjoy the Show!

Virtual Art Show

SUMMER READING POSSIBILITIES AT THE HOWARD MILLER LIBRARY

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ZEE BUS SUMMER 2022

The Zee Bus is getting ready to roll for summer of 2022. We are excited about new stop locations, guest readers, fun story times, and summer reading adventures. The bus is open to all and no cost to use it. Works just like a library: come check out books, take them home, read them, and bring them back the next week to get a new one. Please see the summer schedule below!

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LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is overflowing! We have been encouraging students to take a look to see if any of their items are on the table or rack. We also invite parents to stop by the lost and found table when you are at school.

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ZPS JUNE ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to the availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 the 2022/2023 school year takes place on March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

What a fun skating party! Thank you to the PTO for hosting it. Our weekly announcements feature the skating party and our “On Q” students. Enjoy!

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of May 16

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May 23-26 – Scholastic Book Fair at Quincy
May 27 – Quincy Field Day
May 30- No School/Memorial Day
June 8 – Half-Day for Students
June 9 – Half-Day for Students
June 10 – Half-Day for Students/Last Day of School

B1G1 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR MAY 23-26

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Quincy’s Book Fair is right around the corner. May 23 – 26 in the Quincy library. We are looking for volunteers to SIGN-UP to help make this a wonderful event. If your child is unable to attend the book fair or if you’d like to shop at home, you can shop our virtual book fair HERE.

New this year is the ewallet. An easy and safe way to send money with your child. Click HERE for more information.

Parents are welcome to shop with their child during the class shopping time if they are in our parent volunteer system. We will also have after school shopping time available on Wednesday, May 25 until 4:30pm.

QUINCY FIELD DAY FRIDAY, MAY 27

We are planning a fun field day for Friday, May 27 for all Quincy students – Young Fives through Fifth Grade! Sunscreen, tennis shoes, and dressing for the weather is encouraged. PTO would love your help! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up HERE.

Special thank you to Mr. VK for planning a wonderful day of activities for everyone!

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ZPS Band and Orchestra Instrument Fittings for 5th Graders

zbandsDear 5th Grade Families,
On May 26 and June 8, the Creekside and Cityside Music teachers, along with music store representatives, will be available at Creekside Middle School to help your child decide which instrument they will be learning next year. Attendance at one of these two events is essential to your child being prepared to begin their music experience. This event is hands-on for your child to try out instruments and find the one that will be a great fit! Please add one of these dates to your calendar to ensure your child has the best chance for a great start! See below for the information.
May 26, 2022 – 4-7pm
June 8, 2022 – 4-7pm
Creekside Band Room – Back Parking Lot (by the Administration Building)
*REQUIRED* For all Cityside, Creekside, & ZQ incoming 6th graders who chose Band or
Orchestra for the 2022-23 school year.

The tent will be located right outside the door to the band room. Use the drive for the
administration building and park in the back parking lot of Creekside MS. Your child will need to
be present for this event. You do not need to commit to a certain time and it will not take the
entire time 3 hours. This event is open-house style, so you can come at your convenience.
Please make sure you add one of these two dates to your calendar. It is absolutely necessary
to make it to one of these dates in order for your child to have the hands-on experience.
If you do not attend, your child will be assigned an instrument to begin the 2022-23
school year.
**If your child is interested in percussion/drums, they must be present at one of these
dates to take the percussion screener and be fitted for a second choice instrument. This
is the only opportunity to try out for percussion. Once these dates have passed, the class
list will be final.**
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! If you have not signed up yet,
there is still time!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and your child there!

Please contact Mrs. Bier nbier@zps.org or Mrs. Garcia cgarcia@zps.org with any questions you may have.  

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE MONDAY, MAY 30 2022

Memorial day paradeWe are thrilled that the Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday May 30 at 9am. This year, ZPS elementary buildings will take part in the parade as one large ZPS group – 1st and 2nd graders will walk, and 3rd-5th will have the option of walking, roller blading, or scooting (no bikes).

ZPS group will line up first on Centennial St, south of Main Street. Please plan to arrive between 8:15-8:30am There will be parade marshals on hand to help with logistics. 

We can’t wait to see you there! 

ZEE BUS SUMMER 2022

The Zee Bus is getting ready to roll for summer of 2022. We are excited about new stop locations, guest readers, fun story times, and summer reading adventures. The bus is open to all and no cost to use it. Works just like a library: come check out books, take them home, read them, and bring them back the next week to get a new one. Please see the summer schedule below!

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LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is overflowing! We have been encouraging students to take a look to see if any of their items are on the table or rack. We also invite parents to stop by the lost and found table when you are at school.

lost_and_found

ZPS MAY ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to the availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 the 2022/2023 school year takes place on March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please enjoy our weekly announcements for this week, featuring Mr. Braymer’s class sturgeon release!

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of May 9

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May 17 – Quincy PTO Family Skate Night at Rollxscape Skating Center 6-8pm
May 23-26 – Scholastic Book Fair at Quincy
May 30- No School/Memorial Day

B1G1 SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR MAY 23-26

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Quincy’s Book Fair is right around the corner. May 23 – 26 in the Quincy library. We are looking for volunteers to SIGN-UP to help make this a wonderful event. If your child is unable to attend the book fair or if you’d like to shop at home, you can shop our virtual book fair HERE.

New this year is the ewallet. An easy and safe way to send money with your child. Click HERE for more information.

Parents are welcome to shop with their child during the class shopping time if they are in our parent volunteer system. We will also have after school shopping time available on Wednesday, May 25 until 4:30pm.

ZPS Band and Orchestra Instrument Fittings for 5th Graders

zbandsDear 5th Grade Families,
On May 26 and June 8, the Creekside and Cityside Music teachers, along with music store representatives, will be available at Creekside Middle School to help your child decide which instrument they will be learning next year. Attendance at one of these two events is essential to your child being prepared to begin their music experience. This event is hands-on for your child to try out instruments and find the one that will be a great fit! Please add one of these dates to your calendar to ensure your child has the best chance for a great start! See below for the information.
May 26, 2022 – 4-7pm
June 8, 2022 – 4-7pm
Creekside Band Room – Back Parking Lot (by the Administration Building)
*REQUIRED* For all Cityside, Creekside, & ZQ incoming 6th graders who chose Band or
Orchestra for the 2022-23 school year.

The tent will be located right outside the door to the band room. Use the drive for the
administration building and park in the back parking lot of Creekside MS. Your child will need to
be present for this event. You do not need to commit to a certain time and it will not take the
entire time 3 hours. This event is open-house style, so you can come at your convenience.
Please make sure you add one of these two dates to your calendar. It is absolutely necessary
to make it to one of these dates in order for your child to have the hands-on experience.
If you do not attend, your child will be assigned an instrument to begin the 2022-23
school year.
**If your child is interested in percussion/drums, they must be present at one of these
dates to take the percussion screener and be fitted for a second choice instrument. This
is the only opportunity to try out for percussion. Once these dates have passed, the class
list will be final.**
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! If you have not signed up yet,
there is still time!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and your child there!

Please contact Mrs. Bier nbier@zps.org or Mrs. Garcia cgarcia@zps.org with any questions you may have.  

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE MONDAY, MAY 30 2022

Memorial day paradeWe are thrilled that the Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday May 30 at 9am. This year, ZPS elementary buildings will take part in the parade as one large ZPS group – 1st and 2nd graders will walk, and 3rd-5th will have the option of walking, roller blading, or scooting (no bikes).

ZPS group will line up first on Centennial St, south of Main Street. Please plan to arrive between 8:15-8:30am There will be parade marshals on hand to help with logistics. 

We can’t wait to see you there! 

KIDS BOWL FREE AT BAM THIS SUMMER

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LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is overflowing! We have been encouraging students to take a look to see if any of their items are on the table or rack. We also invite parents to stop by the lost and found table when you are at school.

lost_and_found

ZPS MAY ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to the availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 the 2022/2023 school year takes place on March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please enjoy our quick weekly announcements this week, featuring “On Q” students and Spanish Superstars!

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of April 25

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RAFFLE BASKET

We have our winners! Check out the video to see if YOU won a raffle basket! Special thanks to PTO for organizing our raffle, for our teachers for their hard work, and for our families for their contributions! We raised about $5,000, so our hard work paid off!

If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Powers, kpowers@zps.org.

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May 11 – Half-Day for Students/Tulip Time
May 12 – Half-Day for Students/Tulip Time
May 13 – Half-Day for Students
May 16 – Camp Learn-A-Lot at Quincy Elementary
May 17 – Quincy PTO Family Skate Night at Rollxscape Skating Center 6-8pm
May 23-26 – Scholastic Book Fair at Quincy
May 30- No School/Memorial Day

KIDS BOWL FREE AT BAM THIS SUMMER

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION UPDATE FOR 3RD – 5TH GRADE

bikingFor grades 3-5, our biking unit will start the week of May 10!

We have many options of bikes for your students to choose from. They are already in the gym and ready to go! Over the course of the past few years, we have received a handful of donated bikes from the community, which allows us to have bikes of all sizes to accommodate students; we have a great mix of small bikes, medium size bikes and larger bikes to fit many students. We will also have an arm cycle bike, bikes that have “heavy duty” training wheels and a tri-cycle style bike as options, too.

Finishing a school year with biking may overwhelm or worry some of your students, but my goal is to have them feel comfortable and confident this year as they end with biking during PE class time. With that in mind, I usually have some students who enjoy bringing their bike from home. I encourage them to always lock their bike in the bike racks by the front of the school. I don’t want this option to be a hassle for you or parents either, so please let me know how I can help make this process easier. It is totally up to each family if they are able to bring a bike to school for our biking unit in PE. If they do bring their own bike, they will not be allowed to store it in the gym overnight. We don’t want anything to accidentally happen to it if it is stored in school overnight.

Helmets are a must while riding during our PE unit. We encourage you to bring your own helmet, especially this year, but we do have more than enough helmets for students to choose from. They can store it in their locker and bring it to PE during their class time.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help with on my end. I’m looking forward to a great biking unit!

Much joy,

Mr. VK

FEEDING AMERICA MOBILE FOOD PANTRY AT ROOSEVELT

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Monthly, Roosevelt is hosting a Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry in the West parking lot. This food resource is not just for Roosevelt. This food is for all families at ZPS who need food support and also for our community at large!

 

 

 

 

LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is overflowing! We have been encouraging students to take a look to see if any of their items are on the table or rack. We also invite parents to stop by the lost and found table when you are at school.

lost_and_found

ZPS MAY ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to the availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

2022-2023 STUDENT PLACEMENT

An important responsibility of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. Later this spring, the Quincy Elementary staff will meet to determine student placements for the 2022-23 school year. Our goal, as a staff, is to develop a balanced classroom of children including class size, gender, learning styles, achievement levels, interpersonal dynamics, and social needs of our students. Each classroom is a small community. If you would like your personal information included in the placement process, please complete this Student Placement Questionnaire and email it to abraymer@zps.org by May 6, 2021. Completion of the form is optional; it’s simply a communication tool for those who wish to use it.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 the 2022/2023 school year takes place on March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS NEXT WEEK!

Dear Quincy Families,

Next week (May 2-6) is Teacher Appreciation Week and we will be celebrating the Q-Crew all week long! Our awesome Quincy PTO is hosting a breakfast for teachers on Tuesday, May 3. This is a great week to send teachers an email, card, or letter sharing the impact they have had on your children. There is nothing they like better than to know that they are making a difference, and they value their partnership with Quincy families very much.

Thank you for your endless support!

All the best,

Allyson

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of April 18

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RAFFLE BASKET

Raffle Baskets are here and they turned out amazing! Thank you to everyone who donated or helped to make them beautiful!

We are excited about our virtual raffle drawing on Thursday, May 5. Order forms and letters went home last week and we have had a great response! We are adding a couple days to our deadline, please return the order forms and payment to the Quincy office no later than Thursday, April 28. Below are pictures of our beautiful basket choices to help you make a decision. Pictures are labeled with basket names.

If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Powers, kpowers@zps.org.

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May 11 – Half-Day for Students/Tulip Time
May 12 – Half-Day for Students/Tulip Time
May 13 – Half-Day for Students

6th GRADE MUSIC ENROLLMENT

5th Graders and Families: notes

Here is the website with the information for you to choose your SPECIALS ELECTIVE for 6th grade. There is a google form at the top of the page that you must fill out with your parent/guardian. This form can be filled out after you attend the Transition Night for your middle school: Creekside – April 14 and Cityside – April 18. Once you’ve attended and made your decision, go to the website link below and click on “Middle School Music Enrollment” at the top of the page. Read through the information, then fill out the google form! Thank you!

Middle School Music Enrollment

LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is overflowing! We have been encouraging students to take a look to see if any of their items are on the table or rack. We also invite parents to stop by the lost and found table when you are at school.

lost_and_found

ZPS APRIL ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to the availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

2022-2023 STUDENT PLACEMENT

An important responsibility of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. Later this spring, the Quincy Elementary staff will meet to determine student placements for the 2022-23 school year. Our goal, as a staff, is to develop a balanced classroom of children including class size, gender, learning styles, achievement levels, interpersonal dynamics, and social needs of our students. Each classroom is a small community. If you would like your personal information included in the placement process, please complete this Student Placement Questionnaire and email it to abraymer@zps.org by May 6, 2021. Completion of the form is optional; it’s simply a communication tool for those who wish to use it.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 the 2022/2023 school year takes place on March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dear Quincy Families,

Thank you for all the well-wishes on the transition my family is making this summer. It is such a joy to work with your children every day, and to partner with you and the Quincy staff. I am thrilled to be able to continue through the end of the school year. It was a bit of an emotional day for us at the Q as students got used to the idea of the principal transition next year. You can see the message I created for them in our weekly announcements below. Also included is Spring Fling fun and Genius Hour from Mr. Goers’ class.

Please let me know if there is anything you need as we celebrate and learn during these last months of the school year!

All the best,

Allyson

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of April 11

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

April 22 – Half-Day for Student / Spirit Day (Earth Day)

May 11 – Half-Day for Students/Tulip Time
May 12 – Half-Day for Students/Tulip Time
May 13 – Half-Day for Students

6th GRADE MUSIC ENROLLMENT

5th Graders and Families: notes

Here is the website with the information for you to choose your SPECIALS ELECTIVE for 6th grade. There is a google form at the top of the page that you must fill out with your parent/guardian. This form can be filled out after you attend the Transition Night for your middle school: Creekside – April 14 and Cityside – April 18. Once you’ve attended and made your decision, go to the website link below and click on “Middle School Music Enrollment” at the top of the page. Read through the information, then fill out the google form! Thank you!

Middle School Music Enrollment

A NOTE FROM MRS. JOHNSON – OUR AMAZING STEM TEACHER

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LOST AND FOUND

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

lost_and_found

ZPS APRIL ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to the availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

2022-2023 STUDENT PLACEMENT

An important responsibility of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. Later this spring, the Quincy Elementary staff will meet to determine student placements for the 2022-23 school year. Our goal, as a staff, is to develop a balanced classroom of children including class size, gender, learning styles, achievement levels, interpersonal dynamics, and social needs of our students. Each classroom is a small community. If you would like your personal information included in the placement process, please complete this Student Placement Questionnaire and email it to abraymer@zps.org by May 6, 2021. Completion of the form is optional; it’s simply a communication tool for those who wish to use it.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 the 2022/2023 school year takes place on March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope that you had a wonderful Spring Break! These last few months of the school year are important ones and we are looking forward to a great spring at the Q! Please feel free to check out our weekly announcements for this week.

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of March 28

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

April 14 – Creekside Middle School 5th to 6th Grade Transition Meetings
April 15 – Crazy Hat Day for Children’s Advocacy Center
April 22 – Half-Day for Student / Spirit Day (Earth Day)

CREEKSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL 5TH TO 6TH GRADE TRANSITION MEETINGS

Incoming 6th-grade students and families are invited to one of our Creekside Middle School 5th-to-6th grade transition meetings on Thursday, April 14, 2022. More information can be found below.

Creekside Transition Night.

CRAZY HAT DAY, APRIL 15 FOR $1 DONATION TO THE CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER

crazy hat dayWe will have a “Crazy Hat Day” on Friday, April 15! Students and staff can wear a hat to school and bring in a $ 1 donation for the Children’s Advocacy Center to help families with abuse prevention and intervention.  We will have boxes in the hallway to collect the $ 1 from students and staff that morning.

A NOTE FROM MRS. JOHNSON – OUR AMAZING STEM TEACHER

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LOST AND FOUND

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

lost_and_found

ZPS APRIL ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to the availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

2022-2023 STUDENT PLACEMENT

An important responsibility of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. Later this spring, the Quincy Elementary staff will meet to determine student placements for the 2022-23 school year. Our goal, as a staff, is to develop a balanced classroom of children including class size, gender, learning styles, achievement levels, interpersonal dynamics, and social needs of our students. Each classroom is a small community. If you would like your personal information included in the placement process, please complete this Student Placement Questionnaire and email it to abraymer@zps.org by May 6, 2021. Completion of the form is optional; it’s simply a communication tool for those who wish to use it.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 the 2022/2023 school year takes place on March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please enjoy our weekly announcements. We have been having so much fun celebrating reading all March long!

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of March 28

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

March 30 – Spirit Day, Sports Day!
March 30 – Mini Spring Fling (during the school day for students only, parents welcome to volunteer through PTO)
March 31 – Spirit Day, Quincy Dux Day!

April 1-8 – Spring Break

MINI SPRING FLING

We are so excited for the Quincy’s Mini Spring Fling! It will take place on Wednesday, March 30th during the school day! PTO has planned a fun day for our students and staff . We are in need of a few more pop donations and baked goods. We welcome parents to volunteer by signing up through this sign-up genius link. We are looking forward to this fun-filled day with our students. If you have any questions please contact Kellie Powers at kpowers@zps.org.

Love,

Your PTO!

ZEELAND WETLAND NATURE WALK BINGO

Spring has finally arrived!

As the weather warms up, we invite you to take a stroll at the Zeeland Wetlands and see how many things you can find using this wonderful Bingo game that Mrs. Soukhome has created and shared for our Zeeland families to enjoy!

ZPS Wetland Nature Walk Bingo

Wetland

4th AND 5th GRADE MUSIC NEWS

Fifth grade students will be traveling to DeWitt Auditorium/Zeeland East High School on March 31. We look forward to enjoying a performance presented by the High School Performing Arts Department. Groups to be featured in the performance are the High School Wind Ensemble, the High School Orchestra, the High School Jazz Band and the Varsity Voices. All ZPS fifth graders will be attending this event.

Fourth grade students will be traveling to DeWitt Auditorium/Zeeland East High School on April 13th. We will be participating in a concert experience with the Holland Symphony Orchestra. In a concert titled “The Orchestra Rocks,” we will be playing recorder, singing, listening, and moving along with the orchestra. All ZPS fourth graders will be attending this event, along with fourth graders from other area schools.

SCHOOL MESSENGER

Receive Text Notifications from ZPS! ZPS has adopted a district text notification service called School Messenger. SMS messaging (text messaging) will be available for notification of urgent messaging, such as school cancellations due to inclement weather. On March 14, all registered ZPS mobile phone users received a text message from the short code “67587” asking for users to “opt-in” for this service. Didn’t receive the text? Go to https://forms.gle/KreB1uC6VoEvbDkTA to register your mobile phone number today. Email SchoolMessenger@zps.org with questions.

 

LOST AND FOUND

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

lost_and_found

2022/23 KINDERGARTEN & YOUNG 5’s ENROLLMENT INFORMATION 

We are dedicated to providing the best education experience, beginning at enrollment. ZPS has worked diligently to place all enrollment materials online to promote a safe and healthy enrollment process. Enrollment will begin online (or in person for those who prefer) beginning February 3. Should you have a question while filling out a form, please contact the school secretary in the building your child will attend.

Please click HERE to start your child’s enrollment.

enrollmentmailer2021

ZPS MARCH ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

2022-2023 STUDENT PLACEMENT

An important responsibility of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. Later this spring, the Quincy Elementary staff will meet to determine student placements for the 2022-23 school year. Our goal, as a staff, is to develop a balanced classroom of children including class size, gender, learning styles, achievement levels, interpersonal dynamics, and social needs of our students. Each classroom is a small community. If you would like your personal information included in the placement process, please complete this Student Placement Questionnaire and email it to abraymer@zps.org by May 6, 2021. Completion of the form is optional; it’s simply a communication tool for those who wish to use it.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 2022/2023 school year takes place March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The reading celebrations continue! Take a look at our weekly announcements to get a glimpse at our fun.

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of March 21

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

March 23 – Spirit Day, Read a Hat Day!
March 25 – Half-Day for Students!
March 30 – Spirit Day, Sports Day!
March 30 – Mini Spring Fling (during the school day for students only, parents welcome to volunteer through PTO)
March 31 – Spirit Day, Quincy Dux Day!

April 1-8 – Spring Break

ZEELAND WETLAND NATURE WALK BINGO

Spring has finally arrived!

As the weather warms up, we invite you to take a stroll at the Zeeland Wetlands and see how many things you can find using this wonderful Bingo game that Mrs. Soukhome has created and shared for our Zeeland families to enjoy!

ZPS Wetland Nature Walk Bingo

Wetland

MARCH IS READING MONTH – LET’S READ ‘BASKET LOADS OF BOOKS’ THIS MONTH

We are so excited to to kick off March is Reading Month at Quincy Elementary. Our theme this year is, “LET’S READ BASKET LOADS OF BOOKS”. We have put together a calendar of activities and every Wednesday in March is a spirit day.

You can access the Reading Month Calendar by clicking HERE. 

MIRM calendar

MINI SPRING FLING

We are so excited for the Quincy’s Mini Spring Fling! It will take place on Wednesday, March 30th during the school day! PTO has planned a fun day for our students and staff . A flyer along with a list of donation requests by grade level went home with students today. We welcome parents to volunteer by signing up through this sign-up genius link. We are looking forward to this fun-filled day with our students. If you have any questions please contact Kellie Powers at kpowers@zps.org.

Love,

Your PTO!

SpringFling

4th AND 5th GRADE MUSIC NEWS

Fifth grade students will be traveling to DeWitt Auditorium/Zeeland East High School on March 31. We look forward to enjoying a performance presented by the High School Performing Arts Department. Groups to be featured in the performance are the High School Wind Ensemble, the High School Orchestra, the High School Jazz Band and the Varsity Voices. All ZPS fifth graders will be attending this event.

Fourth grade students will be traveling to DeWitt Auditorium/Zeeland East High School on April 13th. We will be participating in a concert experience with the Holland Symphony Orchestra. In a concert titled “The Orchestra Rocks,” we will be playing recorder, singing, listening, and moving along with the orchestra. All ZPS fourth graders will be attending this event, along with fourth graders from other area schools.

SCHOOL MESSENGER

Receive Text Notifications from ZPS! ZPS has adopted a district text notification service called School Messenger. SMS messaging (text messaging) will be available for notification of urgent messaging, such as school cancellations due to inclement weather. On March 14, all registered ZPS mobile phone users received a text message from the short code “67587” asking for users to “opt-in” for this service. Didn’t receive the text? Go to https://forms.gle/KreB1uC6VoEvbDkTA to register your mobile phone number today. Email SchoolMessenger@zps.org with questions.

 

LOST AND FOUND

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

lost_and_found

2022/23 KINDERGARTEN & YOUNG 5’s ENROLLMENT INFORMATION 

We are dedicated to providing the best education experience, beginning at enrollment. ZPS has worked diligently to place all enrollment materials online to promote a safe and healthy enrollment process. Enrollment will begin online (or in person for those who prefer) beginning February 3. Should you have a question while filling out a form, please contact the school secretary in the building your child will attend.

Please click HERE to start your child’s enrollment.

enrollmentmailer2021

ZPS MARCH ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 2022/2023 school year takes place March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link

Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The reading celebrations continue! Take a look at our weekly announcements to get a glimpse at our fun.

QUINCY STUDENTS ARE “ON Q”

Quincy students earn “On Q!” tickets by following school expectations. Each week we draw a student’s name from each grade level. This week these incredible students were honored as Quincy “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week.

Week of March 14

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MARCH IS READING MONTH – LET’S READ ‘BASKET LOADS OF BOOKS’ THIS MONTH

We are so excited to to kick off March is Reading Month at Quincy Elementary. Our theme this year is, “LET’S READ BASKET LOADS OF BOOKS”. We have put together a calendar of activities and every Wednesday in March is a spirit day.

You can access the Reading Month Calendar by clicking HERE. 

MIRM calendar

We have also partnered with Grand Rapids GOLD and GENTEX to create a fun and motivating reading challenge four students this year. All of ZPS Elementary Schools are participating in GO for the GOLD program. This is in addition to our March is Reading Month calendar activities. Students have the opportunity to participate in 4 “quarters” (weeks) of reading between February 21-March 18. Families are invited to read for 20 minutes a night and submit a reading log. All slips will be collected through March 18th to win tickets to the GR Gold basketball game. There will also be prizes each Friday for any student who turns in their reading log for the week.

MRR

Many thanks to Gentex for supporting the GR Gold Elevate Reading Program!

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

March 23 – Spirit Day, Read a Hat Day!
March 25 – Half-Day for Students
March 30 – Spirit Day, Sports Day!
March 30 – Mini Spring Fling (during the school day for students only, parents welcome to volunteer through PTO)
March 31 – Spirit Day, Quincy Dux Day!

April 1-8 – Spring Break

MINI SPRING FLING

We are so excited for the Quincy’s Mini Spring Fling! It will take place on Wednesday, March 30th during the school day! PTO has planned a fun day for our students and staff . A flyer along with a list of donation requests by grade level went home with students today. We welcome parents to volunteer by signing up through this sign-up genius link. We are looking forward to this fun-filled day with our students. If you have any questions please contact Kellie Powers at kpowers@zps.org.

Love,

Your PTO!

SpringFling

4th AND 5th GRADE MUSIC NEWS

Fifth grade students will be traveling to DeWitt Auditorium/Zeeland East High School on March 31. We look forward to enjoying a performance presented by the High School Performing Arts Department. Groups to be featured in the performance are the High School Wind Ensemble, the High School Orchestra, the High School Jazz Band and the Varsity Voices. All ZPS fifth graders will be attending this event.

Fourth grade students will be traveling to DeWitt Auditorium/Zeeland East High School on April 13th. We will be participating in a concert experience with the Holland Symphony Orchestra. In a concert titled “The Orchestra Rocks,” we will be playing recorder, singing, listening, and moving along with the orchestra. All ZPS fourth graders will be attending this event, along with fourth graders from other area schools.

SCHOOL MESSENGER

Receive Text Notifications from ZPS! ZPS has adopted a district text notification service called School Messenger. SMS messaging (text messaging) will be available for notification of urgent messaging, such as school cancellations due to inclement weather. On March 14, all registered ZPS mobile phone users received a text message from the short code “67587” asking for users to “opt-in” for this service. Didn’t receive the text? Go to https://forms.gle/KreB1uC6VoEvbDkTA to register your mobile phone number today. Email SchoolMessenger@zps.org with questions.

 

LOST AND FOUND

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

lost_and_found

2022/23 KINDERGARTEN & YOUNG 5’s ENROLLMENT INFORMATION 

We are dedicated to providing the best education experience, beginning at enrollment. ZPS has worked diligently to place all enrollment materials online to promote a safe and healthy enrollment process. Enrollment will begin online (or in person for those who prefer) beginning February 3. Should you have a question while filling out a form, please contact the school secretary in the building your child will attend.

Please click HERE to start your child’s enrollment.

enrollmentmailer2021

ZPS MARCH ELEMENTARY FOOD MENUS

We are are serving Michigan Mighty Meals at no cost this year. (Breakfast & Lunch must contain a fruit or vegetable and contain at least 3 components.) 

We have switched to a new mobile menu app “Menus for Schools” it is now available for download in the App Store or Google Play.  Please choose 2021-22 Zeeland Elementary Schools for your school choice when asked.

Or you may access an online version of our monthly menu HERE.

We also have a printable version available.

Menus are rapidly changing due to availability of items, therefore we may have occasional differences. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please feel free to email us at foodservice@zps.org with any questions or concerns.

Z-KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2022 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 2022/2023 school year takes place March 16 for current families and March 17 for new families. 

2022 Summer Camp registration begins February 1.

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

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

Sign up using this link