QUINCY UPDATE

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MITTEN DRIVE

The Quincy Student Leadership Team needs your help. These fourth and fifth graders want to show the Quincy spirit during this holiday season by gathering new mittens and gloves to distribute to local students in need through Hand2Hand.

We are collecting new mittens and gloves through Thursday, December 21st!

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!

LIBRARY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Our library needs YOU! Even if you just have an hour or two, we would love your help. Come have fun and keep our library nice and organized.

Please click to sign up and help in our library! 

ATTENTION SKIERS

Attention Skiers and snowboarders!!! Bittersweet Ski Area Discount Card registration forms for students and adults are available in the school office. Stop in and pick one up or call and have one sent home!! 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 13th. The cards will come home before Christmas vacation. Any questions please contact Lauri Bright, lbright@zps.org.

EXXON/MOBIL 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!

THANK YOU!

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop #4523 for a generous donation to Quincy Elementary! We are hoping to use the money to install a Buddy Bench on our playground.

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QUINCY UPDATE

QUINCY’S ALL SCHOOL ART PROJECT

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Quincy students are SO PROUD of the sculpture in the rotunda!

The whole school participated in creating a beautiful sculpture that we just installed in Quincy’s rotunda. The sculpture is inspired by Dale Chulily’s world-famous blown-glass sculptures. Special thanks to the hard work of our art teacher Mrs. Holly Arens and a very special thank you to Mr. Arens for his work in building the sculpture base.

Check out this Facebook LIVE video featuring the sculpture and Mrs. Arens explaining it.

MRS. JOHNSON’S MAKERSPACE CLUB FOR 3RD, 4TH & 5TH GRADERS!

Makerspace Mondays will begin on November 20. Sessions will be in the computer lab from 3:50-5:00 on Mondays.  Please visit her Facebook page to sign up. There is a limit of 15 students.

BOX TOPS CLASSROOM COMPETITION

Collect your box tops for Quincy! We are collecting them by classroom until December 1. The classroom that collects the most will earn an ice cream party!

CHIX CRAFT MARKET

Support the Class of 2018 by shopping at the Chix Vendor and Craft Market this Saturday, November 11 from 9am-3pm at Zeeland East High School! There will be 107 vendors in the small gym and the cafeteria~something for everyone! Come shop!

BOOK FAIR

Our students LOVE to read and the Book Fair is one of their favorite times of the year! Our Book Fair is November 14 & 15. If you would like to volunteer please visit the scholastic link to sign up. Parent night is Tuesday, November 14 from 3:45-6:00PM.

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!

BITTERSWEET SKI CARDS

Attention skiers and snowboarders! Bittersweet Ski Area Discount Card registration forms for students and adults are available in the school office. Stop in and pick one up or call and have one sent home. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to save money on downhill skiing and snowboarding at Bittersweet. The cards will come home before Christmas vacation. Any questions please contact Lauri Bright, lbright@zps.org.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We hope you have a safe and wonderful break with your family during the Thanksgiving holiday November 22-24!

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DUX PRIDE

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We had a great week at the Q! We concluded our week by showing our DUX pride! Go DUX!

MUSIC NEWS

Third grade families – PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, February, 22, 2018, 6:30 pm at Quincy Elementary

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. More information will come home with third grade students in January.

Planning ahead for Middle School Band

Thinking ahead to middle school percussion? If so, please know that students need to have two solid years of piano instruction before auditioning for middle school percussion at the end of fifth grade. For all other band or orchestra instruments, no other prior experience is necessary. Questions? Contact Mrs. Bier at nbier@zps.org

TECHNOLOGY NEWS!

Mrs. Johnson has started a Technology Facebook page for parents who are interested to see the work classes do digitally. The address is https://www.facebook.com/LoggedinWithMrsJohnson/

BOOK FAIR

Mark your calendars! Our book fair is November 13-16. Watch for an email next week to sign up to volunteer.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent/Teacher conferences are November 7, 8 & 9.  The link to sign up is on our website and here!  Once you register your email address you will be sent an email to sign up for the conference time that works best for you.

You may call the office (616-748-4700) if you are unable to schedule your conference online.

For the benefit of your child, if they are part of more than one household, we ask that you schedule only one conference together.

HALLOWEEN PARADE FOR 1ST-5TH GRADE

Our parade will be on Tuesday, 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 or 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.) or 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.

CLOTHING NEEDED 

Our clothing closet for occasional student accidents is very low. The items most needed are sweatpants for both boys and girls and leggings for girls in sizes small, medium, large and XL. If you have extras of these laying around the house that you would like to donate, we would love to accept them! Thank you so much!

READING MARATHON WINNERS

Thank you again for your tremendous support of our Reading Marathon! Our top three money earners for the Reading Marathon are:

  1. Brailee Bursely
  2. Kaleb German
  3. Adrianna Lacey

The top earning classes were Mr. Goers’ class and Mrs. Lubben’s class!

QUINCY UPDATE

READING MARATHON

Our Reading Marathon is this Friday, October 13. The marathon begins at 9:15 We are so excited to celebrate reading and to raise money for Quincy! Please watch our video!

Parents are invited to come and join us during the times listed below:

  • Young Fives – 9:15-9:55
  • Kindergarten – 9:35-10:15
  • 1st & 2nd Grade – 9:35-10:15
  • 3rd Grade – 11:45-12:15
  • 4th Grade – 1:15-1:45
  • 5th Grade – 1:45-2:15

GIRLS ON THE RUN

This year, Lindsay Jipping and Peggy Greshaw will be coaching Girls on the Run again at Quincy. Girls on the Run is an after school program which inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Our ten-week program is designed for girls in grades 3-5. Lessons are brought by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor the girls through an uplifting curriculum that focuses on life-long skills to improve emotional and physical health. The program culminates in a non-competitive 5k which gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. Look for handouts coming home with girls soon. Sign up starts in November and fills up quickly!

HALLOWEEN PARADE FOR 1ST-5TH GRADE

Our parade will be on Tuesday, October 31 at 2:15pm. We are hoping to have the parade outside if weather allows. Please look for directions about where to stand for the parade soon. 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 or 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.) or 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

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up in early November. Very soon we will be posting a link on our website where parents can sign up! An email will be sent to families letting you know when it is posted. Once you register your email address you will be sent an email to sign up for the conference time that works best for you.

You may call the office (616-748-4700) if you are unable to schedule your conference online.

For the benefit of your child, if they are part of more than one household, we ask that you schedule only one conference together.

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PICTURE DAY!

Flyers were sent home today about picture day on October 5. Order forms will be sent home September 25. New this year, order forms have student names pre-printed on them.

VOLUNTEERS/CLASSROOM PARTIES/VISITING THE SCHOOL

Each year your background check expires and must be renewed through V2MS system to be allowed in your child’s classroom. This includes grandparents, friends and lunch time visitors as well. If you have not done so already, please go to https://v2ms.zps.org and register to volunteer.

PLEASE CALL IN ABSENCES AND TARDIES ON OUR ATTENDANCE LINE

Please call the attendance line if your child is going to be late or will be gone from school. Our attendance line number is 616-748-4710. If your child is going to be late and they plan on having a hot lunch, please let us know what item (A, B or C) they would like before 9:15.

PTO MEETING

Friday, October 6, 9 am

LIBRARY NEWS

Please send in your Family Fare Receipts to support our  library! The Direct Your Dollars Program will directly help our library! You can turn your receipts into the office. Thank you!

Z-PASS BUS TAGS

Each student is assigned a bus tag that they should carry with them every day, scanning it as they ride a bus to and from home, as well as field trips or athletic events.

ZPass+ is a feature that gives parents notifications of where and when their child gets on or off the school bus.  Parents can activate the account either online at www.zpassplus.com and signing up to receive instant messaging to a cell phone or an email account, or by contacting Zonar Systems Customer Service 1-877-843-3847.
Parents will need their child’s Zpass card number to activate.  A small monthly fee may apply.

 

QUINCY UPDATE

STUDENT MEDICATIONS

Please pick up inhalers, epi-pens and any medications left at school by June 9.

Any medication not picked up by this date will need to be disposed of.

If your child needs to have medication at school next year, a form needs to be filled out and signed by doctor. You may stop by the school office to pick up a form so you have the summer to get all necessary paperwork completed.

RETURNING ZPASS BUS TAGS

Bus tags need to be turned in on the last day of school! Bus tags may be given to the student’s bus driver on the last day that they ride the bus, turned into the school office, or dropped off at Transportation office. All bus tugs will be reactivated and reissued in the fall. There will be a $10 charge for any bus tag not returned.

*Please note: ALL students have been assigned a bus tag, regardless if they rode a bus or walked/parent pickup, etc. So all students should be returning their bus tag.

LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found items will be donated to charity on June 9. Please stop by the school before than if you would like to check the box for lost items.

CLASS LISTS

Class lists will be posted the week of August 14-18. An email will be sent to families when they are posted.

ZEE BUS VIDEO

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Zee Bus Summer 2017 Schedule is below. Zee Bus runs June 12 to August 11. Zee Bus does not run the week of July 3-7.

Monday:  9:30 Borculo CRC, 10:45 Ottawa Reformed, 12:00 Imperial Estates, 1:00 Rustling Winds

Tuesday: 9:30 Hunter’s Creek (corner of Caribou Ct. and Caribou Ln), 10:45 ECC (on McKinley), 12:00 Maple View MHC, 1:00 Logan Estates

Wednesday: 9:30 Niekerk Church, 10:45 Drenthe CRC, 12:00 Vreisland (Chicken Lickin parking lot), 1:00 Ottogon Estates

Thursday: 9:30 Maple Ct/Sundance, 10:45 Wiersma Drive, 12:00 Savannah Lakes/Woodfield, 1:00 Holiday/104th

Friday: Lawrence Street Park

 

 

 

QUINCY UPDATE

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE MONDAY, MAY 29

Then annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 29. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Zeeland. 1st through 5th grade student may participate in the parade.

  • Grades 1-5 will walk in the parade. They may dress in patriotic colors. Please meet at the west side of Cityside on Centennial and Main. New this year, all ZPS elementary schools will walk together with a ZPS banner made especially for us.
  • 3rd-5th grades may ride their bikes, scooters or skates. They may decorate their bikes in patriotic colors. Please meet at the parking lot across from Cityside.
  • At the end of the parade, you may pick up your child in the parking lot next to Zeeland Recreation.

OUR PTO THANKS YOU!

The PTO thanks all of YOU for you awesome support this year in our Quincy Reading Marathon and Spring Fling!! Thanks to you, we were able to fund fun events such as Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom and Grandparents Day here at Quincy for $950. We were also able to cover the cost of field trips this year in the amount of $7,500 and most importantly support our fabulous teachers and Quincy Staff by granting them over $15,500 in books, teaching aids and classroom supplies to assist them in making Quincy all it can be for our kids! We are looking forward to funding Field Day yet this year and your continued support in the 2017-18 school year! Thank you!

ATTENTION 5TH GRADE STUDENTS

If you would like to be on the Cross Country team (boys and girls) or Tennis team (girls) next fall at Creekside, please stop at the Creekside office to sign up and pick up an information sheet. Fall sports start on August 21. A physical form (dated after 4/15/17) will also need to be turned in to the Creekside office before you can begin on August 21.

READING IS AN ADVENTURE! SUMMER STRETCH 2017

Zeeland’s Summer Stretch program is going for a WILD change this year! Based on research, reading for enjoyment is out target goal for this summer! Instead of receiving a workbook to complete over the summer months, all current Kindergarten through fourth grade students will be given two brand new, just right books to read throughout the summer!

During the week of May 30th, all Kindergarten through fourth grade students will attend a presentation about summer reading and personal goal setting. Please be on the lookout for a gallon size Ziplock bag, containing their new books, paper pennants to share their personal review of the books, and more information about how you can support your child over the summer! We are looking forward to this new adventure in summer reading!

QUINCY UPDATE

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MAY 10, 11 & 12

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2ND ANNUAL READING MARATHON

Our 2nd annual Reading Marathon will take place in the fall at Quincy Elementary. We are asking for sponsorships from local businesses and individuals such as yourself. If you know of a business or  are interested in sponsoring yourself, please contact Kimberly Zwart at  kimberlyzwart@gmail.com.

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THANK YOU!

Quincy Family,

I am in awe of your generous donations for Hand2Hand! The collection received is amazing! We received over 3,000 items! This will make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who are hungry! We certainly appreciate your generosity and giving hearts!

Thank you so much!

Yours for Kids,Jackie Reimink and the Hand2Hand Team

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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Thank you to the staff for all that they do for our students. Thank you PTO for the breakfast on Monday, lunch today and special gifts throughout the week.

Quincy is AMAZING!

Wow! Quincy families showed what they are made of these past couple weeks. We were amazed at the number of donations for Hand2Hand. What a blessing that the donations will directly benefit Quincy families. Thank you for showing us once again why we take pride in being Quincy!!

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