QUINCY WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT
JEFF VALEY ANTI-BULLYING PRESENTATION COMING TO ZEELAND
Zeeland Elementary Schools with sponsorship from the Zeeland Education Foundation, are excited to bring back to students AND parents, Jeff Veley. Jeff Veley is an international speaker, social skills educator, and entertainer specializing in resilience education for bullying prevention. His mission is to equip students with the social and emotional skills that empower them to face adversity, grow in resilience, and solve their own social problems. Jeff’s message has reached over one million people. His work has been recognized with the Golden Rule International Award, the World Civility International Award. In addition, Jeff is officially recognized as a World Peace Ambassador by the United Nations for his effectiveness in conflict resolution.
2nd-5th graders at all Zeeland Elementary Schools will be hearing his powerful presentation and training on March 26 and 27. We are excited to follow those assemblies up with a parent presentation on Wednesday, March 27 at Cityside Middle School – Loker’s Auditorium from 7:00-8:00 p.m. We hope parents will choose to come listen as he speaks on: 1.) Growing your child’s resiliency, 2.) Solving bullying issues, and 3.) Reducing sibling rivalry.
MARCH IS READING MONTH
Dear Quincy Families
We are so excited for our March is Reading Month (MIRM) activities and theme! Throughout the month, we will have fun activities in school and students will be reading every night at home. Our MIRM theme this year is “Ride the Reading Wave”. We are going to hula our way through March with lots of fun and exciting activities!
We kicked off the excitement of MIRM today with a special assembly. At our Hawaiian
themed assembly we kicked off reading month by telling students all of the highlights for the month!
Beginning tomorrow, March 1st, students will bring home a page of “coconuts”. As your
student reads their designated number of minutes each night, please initial it. After they have completed a whole coconut, cut it out and return the coconut to school. After all four coconuts are used, let your child’s teacher know and they will give you a new sheet. Coconuts will be added to the class coconut tree! After returning one coconut, a student will be entered into the limbo contest that will take place at our luau on March 28th. Classes at each grade level will be competing against one another. Coconuts can be turned in at any time throughout the week.
We are going to have a Hawaiian themed luau on Thursday, March 28th that will include a limbo contest, dancing, hula hooping, and much more! Not to mention that the upper
(3rd-5th) and lower el (Y5-2nd) winners of the limbo contest will be able to throw a coconut cream pie in their teacher’s face!
Giddy with excitement,
Your Quincy Staff
● For our littlest friends, being “read to” also counts.
● Minutes read for the coconut can also count toward the WhiteCaps challenge.
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