Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCMENT

Families are welcomed to check out our weekly video announcements. Our goals are to start our week in a fun way while celebrating our students and promoting both academics and social-emotional learning. Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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.

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May 4, 2021 BOND PROPOSAL – PLEASE VOTE

Two proposals will be on your May 4 election ballot.

The first proposal is the ZPS bond proposal. If approved by voters, no tax rate increase is expected for Zeeland Public Schools property owners.

The second proposal is the operating millage renewal proposal. This is an annual proposal. The tax is levied on industrial, commercial, and some agricultural property. It does not affect the taxes of a primary homeowner. The annual operating millage renewal represents approximately 12% of the budget, totaling $9.2 million for Zeeland Public Schools.

Full details including ballot language for both proposals are available at zps.org. If you have any questions about either proposal, please call the Office of the Superintendent at 748-3002.

Thank you for taking time to vote.

Link for more information: 18 mil renewal 2021

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May 5 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 6 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 7 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 28 – Field Day and Red White & Blue Spirit Day 
May 31 – Memorial Day – No School

UPCOMING 1/2 Days – DISMISSAL INFORMATION

Dismissal on our half-days is at noon. The busses are right on time on half-days and are a great way for students to get home. The parking lot is VERY busy on half-days and we encourage only the most patient families to attempt pick-up on half-days.

Please note that parent pick-up at the south door for our Young Fives and Kindergarten students who do not have older siblings is at 11:35am in order to help with parking lot congestion.

RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE “LOST & FOUND” ITEMS?

Please take a look at this video and let us know if you recognize any of these items. Just email mwilkos@zps.org and we will send the item home with your child. Thank you!

KINDERGARTEN READINESS CAMP 2021

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten this fall? Ready for School is offering a Kindergarten Readiness Camp this summer. Please find more information below.

Information in English and Spanish is available here: RFS Kindergarten Readiness Camp 2021

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

MUSIC UPDATE FOR 5th GRADE

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Now is the time to sign your child up for music at Creekside Middle School. We are excited to welcome them into the band, choir and orchestra groups! You can click on the website below to see information about all of the groups and you will also be able to click on the google form to sign them up for their music elective. The music classes do not take the students out of art, PE, computers or Spanish so don’t worry about missing those classes if you chose music. The middle school music teacher’s email addresses are on the google form. Feel free to send them questions if you have any. The form is due May 10th.

We encourage EVERY student to try a performing arts class in 6th grade! The music classes are often the students’ very favorite part of middle school.

https://sites.google.com/zps.org/zeeland-ms-6th-grade-music/home

PANDEMIC-EBT

The Pandemic-EBT Program gives food benefits to families with children who were not able to get free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID. Please find more information below or by calling 1-833-905-0028.

Quincy Elementary School

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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 ANNOUNCMENT

Families are welcomed to check out our weekly video announcements. Our goals are to start our week in a fun way while celebrating our students and promoting both academics and social-emotional learning. Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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.

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May 4, 2021 BOND PROPOSAL – UPDATE

Next week Tuesday, May 4, ZPS will be on your election ballot with a $75 million bond proposal with no expected tax rate increase. This week, ZPS will be sharing factual information regarding the proposal. Please take a couple minutes to watch this informational video. You may even recognize a few familiar faces! https://tinyurl.com/ye4wmlnx

2021/22 ZPS TRANSPORTATION UPDATES – NEW ZONAR APP

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Paper copies of 21/22 transportation forms were sent home last week. Please complete the forms and return to your child’s teacher before April 30, 2021.

ZONAR MY VIEW: This new and easy-to-use mobile app will allow you to check on the school bus whenever you want. Please find more information and instructions on how to download this new app below. 

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THANKS!
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FIFTH GRADE CELEBRATIONS

5th-Grade-Graduation-300x213 It has been important to us to make fifth grade a special time for Quincy students despite the changes due to COVID-19, and the end of the year is no exception. We are planning a drive-through graduation for the morning of Tuesday, June 8th. We will send home more details about that in the upcoming weeks.

We are also excited to share that we will have a special fifth grade breakfast on Wednesday, June 9th followed by a morning full of fun activities. It won’t make up for not being able to go to camp this year, but students will love it! Students will be invited to wear their special fifth grade t-shirts to school this day.

CRAZY HAT DAY – THANK YOU

Quincy students and staff along with all the other Zeeland Elementary Schools gave back in a huge way! Thank you for wearing your crazy hat and donating to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

May 5 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 6 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 7 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 28 – Field Day and Red White & Blue Spirit Day 
May 31 – Memorial Day – No School

2021-2022 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 2021-22 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.

PANDEMIC-EBT

The Pandemic-EBT Program gives food benefits to families with children who were not able to get free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID. Please find more information below or by calling 1-833-905-0028.

Quincy Elementary School

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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 ANNOUNCMENT

Families are welcomed to check out our weekly video announcements. Our goals are to start our week in a fun way while celebrating our students and promoting both academics and social-emotional learning. Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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.

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COVID UPDATE 4/19/2021

Feel free to check out this link for a COVID update.

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2021/22 TRANSPORTATION FORMS

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THANKS!
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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 22 2021. To help make this a safe event, we ask that you sign up for one of 3 meeting time slots. More information and the sign-up links for the meetings can be found HERE.

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

April 22 – 5th-6th Grade Creekside Transition Meetings
May 5 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 6 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 7 – Tulip Time/½ day in person

May 4, 2021 BOND PROPOSAL – UPDATE

The ZPS bond proposal would generate $75,000,000 for district improvements. Of the proposed funds, 41% would address the topic of Preserving District Facilities. Projects would include:
* Plumbing, mechanical, electrical and building system upgrades, as needed, to extend useful life and improve operational efficiency
* Building and site improvements throughout the district, including the replacement of aged windows, ceilings, roofing, parking lots and paving
* Updating HVAC to include air conditioning, where possible

A complete list of frequently asked questions is available online at www.zps.org! “

2021-2022 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 2021-22 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.

PANDEMIC-EBT

The Pandemic-EBT Program gives food benefits to families with children who were not able to get free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID. Please find more information below or by calling 1-833-905-0028.

Quincy Elementary School

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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 ANNOUNCMENT

If you haven’t had a chance to watch our “Quincy Elementary March Madness 2021” video, you’ll want to sit back and enjoy this 15 minutes of fun! We had our Fifth Grade vs. Staff basketball game without spectators, so we made a video featuring some highlights. To add to the fun, we incorporated Superbowl-style commercials in between the periods. Your children LOVED being sent off to Spring Break in this fun way!

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.

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CRAZY HAT DAY, APRIL 16 for $1 DONATION TO THE CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER

crazy hat dayWe will have a “Crazy Hat Day” on Friday, April 16! 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.

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 22 2021. To help make this a safe event, we ask that you sign up for one of 3 meeting time slots. More information and the sign-up links for the meetings can be found HERE.

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

April 16 – Crazy Hat Day (for $1 donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County)
April 22 – 5th-6th Grade Creekside Transition Meetings
May 5 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 6 – Tulip Time/½ day in person
May 7 – Tulip Time/½ day in person

May 4, 2021 BOND PROPOSAL – UPDATE

The ZPS bond proposal would generate $75,000,000 for district improvements. The breakdown or proposed projects include Preserving District Facilities (41%), Safety and Security (14%), and Growth (45%). If approved by voters, there is expected to be No Tax Rate Increase to property owners. Learn more: Sign up to attend a virtual forum April 13 or 14.

2021-2022 CALENDAR PREVIEW

Although a complete calendar is not yet finalized for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, ZPS has determined a few key dates to share with the community. A full calendar will be shared as soon as it becomes available. ZQuest families will also receive a separate update today with specific information pertaining to that calendar.

  • First Day of School: August 31, 2021
  • Holiday Break: December 20 – 31, 2021
  • Spring Break: April 1 – 8, 2022
  • Last Day of School: June 10, 2022

2021-2022 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 2021-22 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.

PANDEMIC-EBT

The Pandemic-EBT Program gives food benefits to families with children who were not able to get free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID. Please find more information below or by calling 1-833-905-0028.

Quincy Elementary School

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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 ANNOUNCMENT

Families are welcomed to check out our weekly video announcements. Our goals are to start our week in a fun way while celebrating our students and promoting both academics and social-emotional learning. Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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.

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

March 31 – Wear purple
April 1 – Wear your favorite sports gear
April 2 – 9 – Spring Break
April 16 – Crazy Hat Day (for $1 donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County)

May 4, 2021 BOND PROPOSAL – COMMUNITY FORUMS

The Zeeland Public Schools community will have the opportunity to vote on a bond proposal on the upcoming May 4 election ballot. This proposal would generate $75,000,000 for district improvements to address Preserving District Facilities, Safety and Security, and Growth. If approved by voters, there is expected to be No Tax Rate Increase to property owners. Learn more by signing up to attend a virtual forum April 13 or 14.

AN UPDATE FROM ‘LA CLASE DE ESPANOL’

2021-2022 CALENDAR PREVIEW

Although a complete calendar is not yet finalized for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, ZPS has determined a few key dates to share with the community. A full calendar will be shared as soon as it becomes available. ZQuest families will also receive a separate update today with specific information pertaining to that calendar.

  • First Day of School: August 31, 2021
  • Holiday Break: December 20 – 31, 2021
  • Spring Break: April 1 – 8, 2022
  • Last Day of School: June 10, 2022

ZEELAND MEMORIAL DAY PARADE 2021 – CANCELED

Memorial Day has always been a special day in Zeeland, with many people showing up for the community’s largest annual parade. In lieu of the traditional event this year, organizers will pre-record a small ceremony for the community to watch virtually. More details will be available soon.

NOW HIRING BUS DRIVERS!

Come join the team over in the Transportation Department! ZPS is in need of substitute bus drivers. If you have students in school, this is a great opportunity to work on their schedule. No experience necessary, we will train you. We offer competitive wages, flexible hours and a great working environment. Our team of expert drivers transports 5,000 students every morning and afternoon, and get the chance to be a positive influence on all of our students, and experience the successes of Zeeland Public School’s students. For more information – please call 616-748-3425 or email anienhui@zps.org.

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ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

HARVEST STAND MINISTRIES

Good news! There are three food micro-pantries in our community that are supported by His Harvest Stand. The concept behind micro-pantries is simple: “Take what you need, leave what you can.” If you’re in need or you know someone in need, micro-pantries are here for you. There is no sign-up and no strings attached. Just stop by anytime (they are open 24/7) and take what you need. This project was supported by many organizations in our community–the structures were funded by a grant from the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation and they were built by Zeeland Lumber.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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 ANNOUNCMENT

Families are welcomed to check out our weekly video announcements. Our goals are to start our week in a fun way while celebrating our students and promoting both academics and social-emotional learning. Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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 includes this week’s and last week’s incredible students that were honored as Quincy on “On Q!” superstars! Congratulations to all our students were “On Q!” this week!

Week of March 12

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Week of March 19

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

March 24 – Wear your Slippers while you read
March 31 – Wear purple
April 1 – Wear your favorite sports gear
April 2 – 9 – Spring Break
April 16 – Crazy Hat Day

NOW HIRING BUS DRIVERS!

Come join the team over in the Transportation Department! ZPS is in need of substitute bus drivers. If you have students in school, this is a great opportunity to work on their schedule. No experience necessary, we will train you. We offer competitive wages, flexible hours and a great working environment. Our team of expert drivers transports 5,000 students every morning and afternoon, and get the chance to be a positive influence on all of our students, and experience the successes of Zeeland Public School’s students. For more information – please call 616-748-3425 or email anienhui@zps.org.

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ZEELAND ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB – HALL OF FAME AUCTION

Did you know that Zeeland has over 900 student athletes participating on 40 different teams? The Athletic Boosters are proud to support middle and high school athletics and are fortunate to be part of such a strong and giving community.

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The ZABC’s Hall of Fame Auction, like so many others, will be held virtually again this year. This is the top fundraiser of the year for our athletic programs and is open to everyone! The auction is open from March 12-26 and features team baskets, experiences and gifts. Plus (new this year!) the chance to win a 2021 Sea Doo with a trailer! All proceeds from this event directly benefit Zeeland Athletics. Please share this information with your family and friends – everyone is encouraged to join in the fun! Thank you so much for your support! https://zeelandathletics.cbo.io/

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

HARVEST STAND MINISTRIES

Good news! There are three food micro-pantries in our community that are supported by His Harvest Stand. The concept behind micro-pantries is simple: “Take what you need, leave what you can.” If you’re in need or you know someone in need, micro-pantries are here for you. There is no sign-up and no strings attached. Just stop by anytime (they are open 24/7) and take what you need. This project was supported by many organizations in our community–the structures were funded by a grant from the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation and they were built by Zeeland Lumber.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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 ANNOUNCMENT

Students have been so excited to have our weekly video announcements back. Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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.

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

March 10 – Wear your craziest socks
March 17 – Wear green
March 19 – ½ Day in-person
March 24 – Wear your slippers while you read
March 31 – Wear purple
April 1 – Wear your favorite sports gear
April 2 – 9 – Spring Break

PERCUSSION IN MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND….LOOKING AHEAD!

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Almost all ZPS students participate in a musical ensemble in sixth grade.
Our district is fortunate to have an excellent music department that includes Band, Orchestra and Choir.
Please note that any student electing to play percussion in middle school band is required to have two years of piano instruction prior to their sixth grade year. Additionally, students take a proficiency test before being assigned to the percussion section. Other band and orchestra instruments do not require prior preparation or testing.
 

LET’S GET READING & MOVING THIS MARCH

We are continuing our tradition of celebrating reading all through the month of March. Our theme this year is, “Let’s get READING and MOVING this MARCH!” and allows us to combine reading and movement in very fun ways. We have put together an interactive calendar of activities and every Wednesday in March is a spirit day. The activities listed throughout the week will be done in classrooms and families can feel free to do the weekend activities to continue to celebrate reading at home. You can access the interactive March is Reading Month Calendar by clicking HERE.

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

HARVEST STAND MINISTRIES

Good news! There are three food micro-pantries in our community that are supported by His Harvest Stand. The concept behind micro-pantries is simple: “Take what you need, leave what you can.” If you’re in need or you know someone in need, micro-pantries are here for you. There is no sign-up and no strings attached. Just stop by anytime (they are open 24/7) and take what you need. This project was supported by many organizations in our community–the structures were funded by a grant from the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation and they were built by Zeeland Lumber.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

SIGN UP FOR “Z for ME” UPDATES

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

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Quincy Update

QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCMENT

Students have been so excited to have our weekly video announcements back. Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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.

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

March 3 – Wear a shirt with letters
March 10 – Wear your craziest socks
March 17 – Wear green
March 19 – ½ Day in-person
March 24 – Wear your slippers while you read
March 31 – Wear purple
April 1 – Wear your favorite sports gear
April 2 – 9 – Spring Break

LET’S GET READING & MOVING THIS MARCH

We are going to continue our tradition of celebrating reading all through the month of March. Our theme this year is, “Let’s get READING and MOVING this MARCH!” and allows us to combine reading and movement in very fun ways. We have put together an interactive calendar of activities and every Wednesday in March is a spirit day. The activities listed throughout the week will be done in classrooms and families can feel free to do the weekend activities to continue to celebrate reading at home. You can access the interactive March is Reading Month Calendar by clicking HERE.

THANK YOU J&H OIL

Quincy Elementary has received a $500 grant from the Exxon Mobile Education Alliance program. This grant will be used to support our school in the areas of Math and Science.

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

HARVEST STAND MINISTRIES

Good news! There are three food micro-pantries in our community that are supported by His Harvest Stand. The concept behind micro-pantries is simple: “Take what you need, leave what you can.” If you’re in need or you know someone in need, micro-pantries are here for you. There is no sign-up and no strings attached. Just stop by anytime (they are open 24/7) and take what you need. This project was supported by many organizations in our community–the structures were funded by a grant from the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation and they were built by Zeeland Lumber.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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 ANNOUNCMENT

Our weekly video announcements are back! Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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.

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

Feb. 25 – ½ Day in-person, Parent Teacher Conferences 1-7pm 
Feb. 26 – ½ Day in-person, Parent Teacher Conferences 1-3pm
March 19 – ½ Day in-person

UPCOMING 1/2 DAYS – DISMISSAL INFORMATION

Dismissal on our half-days is at noon. The busses are right on time on half-days and are a great way for students to get home. The parking lot is VERY busy on half-days and we encourage only the most patient families to attempt pick-up on half-days.

Please note that parent pick-up at the south door for our Young Fives and Kindergarten students who do not have older siblings is at 11:35am in order to help with parking lot congestion. 

LET’S GET READING & MOVING THIS MARCH

We are going to continue our tradition of celebrating reading all through the month of March. Our theme this year is, “Let’s get READING and MOVING this MARCH!” and allows us to combine reading and movement in very fun ways. We have put together an interactive calendar of activities and every Wednesday in March is a spirit day. The activities listed throughout the week will be done in classrooms and families can feel free to do the weekend activities to continue to celebrate reading at home. You can access the interactive March is Reading Month Calendar by clicking HERE.

THANK YOU J&H OIL

Quincy Elementary has received a $500 grant from the Exxon Mobile Education Alliance program. This grant will be used to support our school in the areas of Math and Science.

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

HARVEST STAND MINISTRIES

Good news! There are three food micro-pantries in our community that are supported by His Harvest Stand. The concept behind micro-pantries is simple: “Take what you need, leave what you can.” If you’re in need or you know someone in need, micro-pantries are here for you. There is no sign-up and no strings attached. Just stop by anytime (they are open 24/7) and take what you need. This project was supported by many organizations in our community–the structures were funded by a grant from the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation and they were built by Zeeland Lumber.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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 ANNOUNCMENT

Our weekly video announcements are back! Just as a reminder, these videos are very cheesy and designed for your children. We like to share them with you each week to give you some insight into what is happening at Q.

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.

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IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP

Feb. 16 – Online Kindergarten & Young 5’s Registration for the 20/21 School Year
Feb. 17 – Spirit Day – Wacky Wednesday
Feb. 25 – ½ Day in-person, Parent Teacher Conferences 1-7pm
Feb. 26 – ½ Day in-person, Parent Teacher Conferences 1-3pm
March 19 – ½ Day in-person

***TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2021/22 YOUNG FIVES & KINDERGARTEN***

ZPS ENROLLMENT

SPIRIT DAY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Wacky Wednesday at the Q. Each grade level has been assigned a color and students are invited to dress head to toe in their assigned color. The wackier the better!

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  • 5th Grade – Green 
  • 4th Grade – Blue 
  • 3rd Grade – Purple
  • 2nd Grade – Yellow
  • 1st Grade – Orange 
  • KG – Red
  • Y5’s – Lime Green

 

HARVEST STAND MINISTRIES

Good news! There are three food micro-pantries in our community that are supported by His Harvest Stand. The concept behind micro-pantries is simple: “Take what you need, leave what you can.” If you’re in need or you know someone in need, micro-pantries are here for you. There is no sign-up and no strings attached. Just stop by anytime (they are open 24/7) and take what you need. This project was supported by many organizations in our community–the structures were funded by a grant from the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation and they were built by Zeeland Lumber.

ZKIDS REGISTRATION

ZKids Summer Camp is back and registration for the 2021 Summer Camp begins Feb. 22.

Registration for before & after school care for the 2021/22 school year begins March 15 for current families and March 16 for new families.

Please use this link to register your child. 

If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Kraker at 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org.

MY CHILD HAS A COVID-19 SYMPTOM OR HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

We have two resources to share with you that will help guide you in case your child has a new COVID-19 symptom that is not typical for your child. You can check out this flowchart from the Ottawa County Health Department, and you can check out this clickable slideshow (created by Mrs. Apsey) that can guide you along.

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