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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!

 

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PICTURE DAY!

Flyers will be coming home with your student this week. Completed order forms, along with payment, will stay with their teacher until picture day on October 3. Each student will hand their form to the photographer.

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PAPER GATOR

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For the month of October Quincy will qualify for double earnings on our Paper Gator recycling collections! Our Paper Gator is behind the building at Quincy.

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SUPER MARIO MATH MARATHON

Mario's Math Marathon

Quincy families LOVE our easy fundraiser each fall. For the past several years our Reading Marathon has successful at both raising funds and promoting reading. This year, we are excited to host Super Mario’s Math Marathon! 100% of the funds stay right at Quincy! No need to sell anything! It is the simplest and best fundraiser–families collect monetary donations and we spend the day celebrating math. We will start collecting donations on September 30 and the Math Marathon will take place on October 18. Look for detailed information in our weekly updates over the next few weeks, and the forms will be sent home on September 30.

SPIRIT DAY IS THIS FRIDAY! 

piratePirate Day fun mateys! Yo ho ho, let’s keep it safe and leave weapons at home. Argh!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 IS A HALF DAY OF SCHOOL

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

PICTURE DAY IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

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Order forms for picture day will be sent home the week of September 23. Each form will have the student and teacher name printed on it. Please return order form envelope with payment on picture day. Your child will hand the envelope directly to the photographer. Thank you!

MRS. RUSSELL MUSIC NEWS

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ZEELAND PUMPKINFEST 5K RUN

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Welcome to our blog!

Hello Quincy Families,

Wow! What a great first week at the Q! As I walked around this morning, it was lovely to see students already feeling settled in and comfortable…and, they are already learning. Thank you so much for sharing your children with us!

We will update this blog every Monday with what is happening at the Q. We have a weekly video announcement for students and we will share that with you on the blog each week so you can stay in the know. Here is the video announcement for this week:

Q-Time

This year we will be teaching character education and social skills during “Q-Time”. Every classroom will have Q-Time four or five days per week. One of the things we will teach during this time is our new character education curriculum called PurposeFULL People. You can click on this link to learn more about the program. We are learning about courage during the month of September.

M-STEP PARENT REPORTS

M-Step parent reports will be sent home with your child on Friday, September 6. These reports are for last year, so that means most 4th and 5th grade students will receive a report. If your student is new to Quincy and attended a Michigan school last year, their previous school will mail the report to us and we will get it to you after that.

 

Exciting Change at Quincy

Hello Quincy Families,

We have been researching the benefits of having recess before lunch for a couple years, and this year we are making the change. Woodbridge Elementary made this change last year with great success. The graphic below highlights some of the benefits.

Recess before lunch

Schools across the nation have been making this change over the past several years. The video below (out of Florida) may be helpful to watch with your child. Please assure them that this will be a helpful change because they will get to play first (for the same amount of time) and then not feel rushed while eating. Their teachers will pick them up in the cafeteria at the end of lunchtime. Young Fives is the only exception, for now they will have lunch then recess.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask them at Open House or email your child’s teacher. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Your Q-Crew

 

P.S. Please don’t forget to join us for our Facebook LIVE Bedtime Story on August 26!

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TOTAL TREK QUEST

With the start of school comes the start of the fall TTQ season!! Remember to register your TTQ boy (3rd-5th grade) NOW so the whole family can go to the FREE TTQ kickoff! Our fall season starts the week of September 9 and ends with our final 5k the morning of Saturday, November 9.

Questions about registration or scholarships? Contact Brandon at bmelnyk@arborcircle.org

Ottawa and Allegan families:https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/TTQAOFall2019

*We need coaches to have a GREAT fall season!! Contact Vicki at vkavanaugh@arborcircle for more information on becoming a TTQ coach!*