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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!

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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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Hand2Hand Ministries is a resource for children facing hunger and a way to provide children a greater opportunity to succeed academically, emotionally and physically with healthy food. As a school we would like to stock the pantry. Food collected will directly benefit students here at Quincy. Your student will bring home a paper bag with an attached note today where you will find a list of suggested items to return in the bag. The class that collects that most items will get an extra recess! All donations are due by Friday, April 28th.

QUINCY MUSIC PERFORMANCE, APRIL 18TH

Please join us for a music performance on Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30pm at the DeWitt Auditorium. Our third, fourth, and fifth graders are so excited to show off all they have learned during music class this year. Students should dress to impress!

WHITECAPS GAME, APRIL 21ST

Many Quincy students earned a free ticket to a Whitecaps game, and “Quincy” night is this Friday, April 21st at the Fifth Third Ballpark. This year, the free ticket can be used for any home game through June 12th. If you haven’t ordered your ticket yet, you can do so by mailing in the order form, emailing the form to ReadingClub@whitecapsbaseball.com, or visiting the Whitecaps ticket office.

BOOK FAIR

Our Spring Book Fair is Buy One Get One Free! Please mark April 24-27.  Tuesday, April 25 is Family Night with hours of 3:45-6:00 pm.

KINDERGARTEN GRANDPARENTS DAY

Kindergarten Grandparents Day is Friday, April 21 at 2:00 pm. Because of limited parking, car pooling is encouraged. Another option to consider is parking at Helder Park and riding with other grandparents to Quincy to help with parking.

MARANDA IDITAREAD STORY

We had a wonderful time celebrating the end of the Iditaread on March 27!  Maranda from WOTV was here along with some other special guests. The link to the video is http://wotv4women.com/2017/03/30/quincy-elementary-trailing-through-march-reading-month/

SPRING ART EXTRAVAGANZA!

An artist reception to celebrate some of Quincy’s student art pieces is being held at The Royal Atrium, Royal Park Place Retirement Village, 400 Parkside Drive, Zeeland from 5:30-7:30 pm. The art will be on display from April 24-May 8, 2017.

Congratulations!

 

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Students and Mrs. Lievense with Miranda

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Students and Mrs. Statema with Miranda

IDITAREAD ASSEMBLY

We had a wonderful time celebrating the end of the Iditaread! We had several special guests for our assembly this morning. Maranda from WOTV was here and she will feature Quincy on her show on Thursday–watch WOTV Channel 4 at 4:00pm on Thursday, March 30th.
We also saw a real sled dog! Mr. and Mrs. Braymer brought their dog Baloo in for us to see the characteristics of a sled dog. All students received their very own Quincy Iditaread bracelets to celebrate all our hard work.
Thank you for supporting our mission to read more during March to build our reading skills and our love for reading!

WHITECAPS READING CALENDARS

Whitecaps Reading Calendars MUST be turned in by Thursday, March 30.

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break begins this week. Our last day of school is Thursday, March 30. We do not have school on Friday or the following week. School resumes on Monday, April 10.

KINDERGARTEN GRANDPARENTS DAY

Kindergarten Grandparents Day is Friday, April 21 at 2:00 pm. Because of limited parking, car pooling is encouraged. Another option to consider is parking at Helder Park and riding with other grandparents to Quincy to help with parking.

QUINCY BOOK FAIR

Our Spring Book Fair is Buy One Get One Free! Please mark  is April 24-27 with Tuesday Family Night hours of 3:45-6:00 pm.

STUDENT PLACEMENT INFORMATION

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 2017-18 school year.  Our goal is to develop balanced classrooms of children and we take class size, gender, learning styles, achievement levels, interpersonal dynamics, and social needs of our students into consideration when doing so.  Each classroom is a small community and we work hard to set up each child for success.

Parent input is a consideration in this process. If you wish to include unique information about your child’s needs that you would like us to consider in the placement process, please complete the form that will available in the office after Spring Break. We will review parent input carefully before making any placement decisions.

DAY OF THE YOUNG CHILD

The City of Zeeland has set aside Saturday, April 22 as a Day of the Young Child special event. It begins at 9:30 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Visit Cityside’s main gym for games, music and art activities for 3rd graders and younger. Parents will also be provided bike and car seat safety information as well as educational resources appropriate for parents of young children. You will also want to head outdoors to the front of the school to have your children hope on a fire truck, school bus, cement truck, and other vehicles. Additionally, there will be face painting, animals to pet, and special visits from team mascots. You won’t want to miss this!

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IDITAREAD

Our students are having so much fun participating in our March is Reading Month Iditaread! The whole school had a “Hall Out and Read” on Friday afternoon. Students are turning in their ‘paws’ and moving their class along to Nome, Alaska–the end of the Iditarod. Our goal is to have enough students read at home and turn in paws to have every class make it to the finish line! For more information, check out this video.

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Picture of students reading in the hall

SPRING FLING AND BASKET RAFFLE

Quincy’s Annual Spring Fling is Friday, March 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Please come and spend an evening of fun with us! Flyers to order tickets for the evening and for basket raffle were sent home last week. If you need another one, please contact the office.

Our basket raffle is coming along great!

Thank you parents for your donations!

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Picture of baskets for Basket Raffle

QUINCY’S MUSIC PROGRAM

Quincy 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are excited to share some music with you! Our music program is Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 pm in DeWitt Auditorium (Zeeland East High School). Students are asked to “dress their best” and should arrive by 6:20 pm. Grade levels will showcase different skills including singing, dancing, playing ukuleles, playing recorders, and more! We want every student to be a part of this fun and special night. If your student cannot attend, please let Mrs. Russell know as soon as possible. jrussell@zps.org. Our students look forward to performing for you! Everyone is welcome!

CAMPBELL’S LABEL FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Campbell’s Labels for Education program is ending this year. We will be doing one final collection of any labels you have left in your home. This is not the Box Tops program. Please submit any labels by Thursday, March 30.

WHITECAPS READING CLUB

Quincy is participating in the 2017 Whitecaps Reading Club for the March is Reading Month! Please fill out the Whitecaps Calendar and return it to school by Wednesday, March 29 to receive one free Whitecaps ticket to be used on Friday, April 21 at 6:35 pm. If your student reads 15 minutes each day for 20 days marked on the calendar they will receive a ticket to attend for the game for free.

QUINCY BOOK FAIR 

Our Spring Book Fair is Buy One Get One Free! Please mark  is April 24-27 with Tuesday Family Night hours of 3:45-6:00 pm.

 

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

We know that the snow and cold is not over, but we sure have been enjoying the warm weather at Quincy! We took advantage of the weather and cleaned up our playground this week. It is wonderful to see the pride students have in take care of our school!

SPRING CONFERENCES

Spring conferences are being held Monday, March 6 by appointment. Appointments will take place from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Conferences held in the Spring are by invitation. Parents may contact their child’s teacher if they feel a conference is needed.

There will be a half day of school March 6 for all elementary students.

Report cards will be sent home Friday, March 10.

THANK YOU J & H OIL!

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

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QUINCY SPELLING BEE

Congratulations fifth-grade students! We are so proud of all of our fifth-grade students who participated in the Spelling Bee. It was a tough competition with many, many great spellers. We are pleased to announce that first place goes to Peyten Lohr and second place to Josh Oren!

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2017 Spelling Bee

IN-DISTRICT TRANSFER

Families who live within the Zeeland district who would like to apply for an in-district transfer to a building other than their assigned boundary school building are asked to fill out an in-district transfer form. This form will be accepted February 1, 2017 until April 7, 2017. Applications received after April 7 will be reviewed at a later date. This form is required for all new in-district transfer requests as well as in-district transfer students entering a transition year (entering grades 6 and 9) in the fall of 2017.

ZEELAND WEST BASKETBALL QUINCY ELEMENTARY NIGHT

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DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Cooler weather is here and with that comes the boots, hats, gloves, snow pants and coats that children bring bring to school.

Please be sure to label all clothing! Also, encourage your child not to share their hat with other students. The best defense against unwanted critters in your student’s hair is to check his/her head weekly. Head lice is a common problem during the colder weather in Michigan. Catching it early is our best defense against lice. The link below will lead you to a publication that the State of Michigan published about Head Lice.

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Hello Quincy Families,

Each student on the ‘be nice.’ student leadership team chose one word to help guide their goals for the 2017 year. Quincy students have watched the video they created featuring their words and you will enjoy watching the short video too! Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/iFHczbe8VL0. Watch it and then ask your child if they have chosen a word as their guide for 2017. Adults can choose a word too!

Thank you for your partnership!

ANNUAL SURVEY FOR PARENTS

In an effort to improve system practices, Zeeland Public Schools is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time complete this survey.

The survey can be taken here: Parent Survey

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you!

ZKIDS

Before and After School Registration for 17/18 begins February 7th, online under the ZPS webpage, under About Us you will find Zkids Childcare registration link.

Summer Camp 2017 Registration will begin March 16th, online under the ZPS webpage, under About Us you will find the ZKids Summer Camp registration link.

For more information or questions, please call Cheryl Kraker at 748-4711.

KINDERGARTEN/YOUNG FIVES REGISTRATION AND

KINDERGARTEN/YOUNG FIVES INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

For community even information go to http://www.zps.org/community-page/.

 

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Dear Quincy Family,

Happy New Year! It is so exciting to share a brand new year with all of you. We had so much fun spreading holiday cheer before the break and we want to share some of that fun with you! Check out this video https://youtu.be/rjU0YTbfIWc, it will surely make you smile.

There are so many amazing things going on at the Q and we are ready to make 2017 our best year yet! As I walk down the halls, I see the New Year’s Resolutions that first-graders wrote. They set goals to push themselves to be the best they can be.

Many Quincy students and teachers have embraced the “one-word” goal setting movement and have selected just one word to help them focus their efforts over the course of 2017. The fourth and fifth graders on the be nice. committee chose a word and we heard words like, “grow, support, include, grateful, smile”. When given an opportunity, students are so reflective and such deep thinkers. They want good things for themselves and the world and understand their role in making that happen.

Fourth graders have composed emails to Senator Arlan Meekhof and Representative Garcia about the conditions of Detroit Public Schools. Student compassion and giving hearts are a testament not only to the great environment at Quincy but to their upbringing. We are so fortunate to have you as partners.

Our PTO has generously volunteered to deliver the hats and gloves to Blackwell Institute next week. They will also be providing a lunch for the staff and PTO of Blackwell. Thank you so much for supporting this effort, we have really touched the hearts of students, staff, and the Blackwell community.

Happy New Year to all of you from your Q-Crew!

Winter Wear

Some days it may not seem quite like winter out and other days there is no doubt it is winter! It gets pretty cold on the Quincy playgrounds. Please be sure to send your students with a hat, gloves, boots, snow pants and a warm winter coat. Also, be sure to label everything in case a student misplaces something. Thank you!

Kindergarten/Young Fives Registration 

Registration day for all K & Y5 programs: February 7, 2017 from 9am -6pm, In district: please register at your boundary school Out of district: please register at Early Childhood Center, 140 W. McKinley.

All ZQuest Applicants: please register at Roosevelt, 175 W. Roosevelt, All Spanish Immersion Applicants: please register at New Groningen, 10542 Chicago Drive

Kindergarten/Young Fives Informational Meetings

Two opportunities! Attend an information meeting on ZPS Kindergarten & Young 5’s: January 30 at 6:15 pm at Woodbridge Elementary, 9110 Woodbridge Street or January 31 at 6:15 pm at Roosevelt Elementary, 175 W. Roosevelt Avenue

Attend additional sessions to learn about our specialized programs: ZQuest – January 30 or 31 at 7:00 pm (please also attend the info meeting at 6:15)   Spanish Immersion Applicants: please register at New Groningen, 10542 Chicago Drive

ZPS Preschool

Early Childhood Center (ECC), 140 W McKinley. 3 & 4 year old preschool programs, GSRP, Head Start. Tuition free & tuition based. Program information & registration Monday, February 6, 5:30-7:00pm at the ECC. For more information contact the ECC 616.748.3275.

Makerspace Update from Mrs. Johnson

Click to find out more about Makerspace for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders! https://api.buncee.com/player?slide_panel=false&autoplay=true&bid=812146&share_key=048f981ad34d11e6b27800185179db73

Click https://goo.gl/forms/4jfRQMapblcLhuMi2 to sign up for the 2nd session from January 30 – March 27. 

Girls on the Run Shoe Fittings

If your daughter is signed up for Girls on the Run, please be sure to have her fitted for shoes. The following locations/times are scheduled:

January 7: Center for Women in Transition, 9am-12noon, 411 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424

January 17: Center for Women in Transition, 4pm-6pm, 411 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424

January 25: James Town Elementary-Hudsonville, 3:40-6pm, 3291 Lincoln Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426

January 28: Center for Women in Transition, 9am-12noon, 411 Butternut Dr., Holland, MI 49424