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QUINCY THIRD GRADE FOLK DANCE NIGHT

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LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found table is overflowing! We have to donate the items at least once a month to keep it under control. Please stop by anytime during the school day to look it over and hopefully you will find something that your student may have misplaced!

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We are so excited to share Patricia Polacco’s visit to Quincy with you! She was so impressed by our students and staff and we were so inspired by her!

 

BEN’S BIG ART BOX

We have overfilled our two huge tubs with donated art supplies and are getting two more. Let’s fill them up! Please donate new art supplies through Thursday, December 20. Thank you so much for your generosity Quincy families!

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EXXON/MOBILE GRANT

Thank you to ExxonMobil for the $500 grant we received to support math/science programs at Quincy! A special thanks to our local service station, Venema Mobil Service on Washington in Zeeland for securing the grant on our behalf!

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PIZZA BOX TOPS

Mrs. Arens, Quincy Art Teacher, is doing a project with the 4th grade students this year. She is asking for take-out pizza box tops to be donated for this project. You can save them over the holiday’s and drop off after the break. Please email Mrs. Arens with any questions – harens@zps.org

PATRICIA POLACCO VISITING ZEELAND

Author and illustrator Patricia Polacco will be visiting Quincy Elementary next week. She is an incredible author/illustrator who has written and illustrated over 115 children’s books. Book order forms will be sent home this week for anyone that would like to order books for their student. Our hope is to order them and have them to the students in time for Christmas delivery.

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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BEN’S BIG ART BOX

For the month of December we are collecting art supplies for Ben’s Big Art Box.

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SCRIP ORDER FORMS

SCRIP is fundraising through the sale of gift cards. Quincy PTO earns a percentage of the value sold. Your gift card will be worth the amount that you paid for it. Order forms for SCRIP went home last week. Forms are due December 6. Please call or stop by the office if you would like an order form.

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NEW ZPS WEBSITE LAUNCHED

ZPS has unveiled a new website on today. The new website will have a fresh look, with easy to navigate drop down menus. While we hope the transition is smooth for all, we ask that you let us know if you find any broken links or notice missing information. We will do our best to make all necessary edits as soon as possible. Please note the URL will remain the same for all ZPS sites. Thank you for your patience as we transition to the new zps.org

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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 and have one sent home or email lbright@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 10. The cards will be sent home before Christmas vacation. If you have any questions, please contact Lauri Bright, lbright@zps.org.

QUINCY ELEMENTARY 3RD GRADE FOLK DANCE NIGHT

This year’s music event will be a folk dance festival for Quincy’s third grade students and a special guest. We will beat the winter blues by dancing the night away! Students will spend the evening teaching their guest the steps to our favorite folk dances.

Thursday, January 17, 6:30pm in the Quincy Gymnasium.

MRS. RUSSELL’S MUSIC NEWS

Mrs. Russell’s music newsletter for November is now available! Mrs. Russell’s Music News

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LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found table is overflowing! A great time to check the table is during parent/teacher conferences. Please take a few moment to look through the table when you are here. Items not claimed will be donated to a local charity. Thank you!

ART CLUB

Sign up for art club is this week. It starts after school Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 3:45- 5:15. $10.00 for supplies holds your spot.

Email Mrs. Arens with questions. harens@zps.org

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Reading Marathon was this past Friday. Thank you so much for your tremendous support! Quincy families are the best! We want to share our day with you, please watch the weekly announcement to see what happened!

 

ART CLUB 

Are you a 3rd-5th grade student who loves art? You are invited to join the new Art Club (25 students per session).

Cost: $10 per session – Sign up for first session with Mrs. Arens by October 29, 2018. Your payment will hold your spot. Please have your student bring the payment right to Mrs. Arens if you are signing them up for the club.

Session 1 – 6 weeks – Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11
Session 2 – 6 weeks- Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb 26 (sign up is after Christmas Break)

JUNIE B. JONES

Beginning October 29, tickets will go on sale at Cityside middle School for the performance of “Junie B. Jones”, the musical. Shows will run November 15 & 16 at 7:00pm, November 17 at 11:00am & 3:00pm. Student & Senior $6, Adult $8. Please either stop by the office or call 748-3520 to reserve your seat!

 

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READING MARATHON SCHEDULE FOR PARENTS

We want to share our Reading Marathon with YOU! Parents are invited to attend the marathon for a portion of the day on Friday. Times for all grades are listed below.

Young Fives – 2nd grade: 9:15-10:15
3rd: 11:45-12:15
4th: 1:15-1:45
5th: 1:45-2:15

BACKGROUND CHECKS

Please remember that your background check must be complete for the 18.19 school year to attend events and/or lunch for your child. Background checks must be renewed each year. Please visit https://v2ms.zps.org/Login.aspx to renew or complete a new profile. Thank you!

HALLOWEEN PARADE

Our parade will be on Wednesday, 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.

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.