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LOST AND FOUND

All items in our lost and found collection will be donated to charity Monday, June 10. Please be sure to check the items on the table in the rotunda before the end of the school year.

STUDENT MEDICATIONS

Student medication (inhalers, epi-pens and any other medications) will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian by Tuesday, June 11. All leftover medications will properly disposed of.

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

OFFICE HOURS

The school office will be open until June 13. Hours of operation are 8:00am until 3:00pm and closed during the noon hour. The office will reopen August 6.

BACKGROUND CHECKS

All background checks for this school year will expire June 30. Please renew background checks for volunteering in the 19.20 school year after July 1. Background checks can be renewed at https://v2ms.zps.org

ZPASS BUS TAGS

Thank you for using your ZPass Bus Tags this past year. It has been a big help with our counts for overcrowded buses and also being able to locate students when needed.

All students that have bus tags will need to turn them in on or before the last day of school:

  • Students that have never used their tags (parent transport) should turn them into the school office the last week of school
  • Students that are currently using their bus tags may give their tag to the bus driver on the last day that they will ride the bus.
  • Students that still have tags on the last day (and will not be riding a bus home) may drop off their tag as they leave the school, or may drop the tags off at the Transportation Dept.

If your bus tag is not returned by June 7 you will be charged $10 to replace it. All tags will be reassigned the fall.

CLASS LISTS

All class lists for the 19/20 school year will be posted on our front doors Friday, August 16 @ 3:00 pm.

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

Suggested School Supply Lists will be posted on our website (quincy.org) by June 13.

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CHANGES AT THE Q FOR THE 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR

We are in the process of interviewing teachers for a new fourth grade teacher at Quincy. Fortunately, our current three fourth grade teachers are staying, we are just adding an extra section for next year. We have a team on the hunt for an amazing addition to the Q-Crew.

In addition, there are two teachers retiring after this year. Although we are sad and we will miss them, we are so happy for both Sherry Schrotenboer and Mary Kraai. They are excited to spend more time traveling and with their grandchildren. Congratulations Sherry and Mary!

Mary Kraai’s retirement opens up a kindergarten position at Quincy. We will be interviewing candidates for that position next week. We are so lucky that many teachers want to be part of the ZPS community, so much so that it is challenging to work through all the applications!

Kate Lievense did a terrific job teaching third grade this school year and she will be moving back to teach second grade and to team with Cyndi Lubben next year. Thank you so much Mrs. Lievense for your flexibility and for doing an amazing job teaching all the grades!

We will have just one section of Young Fives at Quincy in the 2019-2020 school year, which will be taught by Christi Statema and Allie Nelson. Various teachers will be changing classrooms but not grade levels in order to make room for our additional fourth grade classroom in the Upper Elementary hallway.

One last sad change is that Scott Westhouse will be teaching PE and Health at Cityside Middle School next year. We wish him all the best and will miss him very much! We will be interviewing new PE teachers over the course of the next couple weeks.

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BOOKS FOR SALE IN OFFICE

We had the pleasure of a visit from Rashad Jennings last week Thursday. He stopped by to speak with our 5th grade students. He is a former NFL football player, motivational speaker and an author of young adult books! The book we have for sale is titled “Arcade and the Triple Token.” Books are $12, cash or a check is accepted. Please make checks out to Baker Book House. Each book is signed by Mr. Jennings. Quantities are limited.

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FIELD DAY FOR 1ST – 5TH GRADE IS THIS FRIDAY!

Field Day is this Friday, May 24. Activities will run from 10:00-2:45. Students will receive their t-shirts Friday morning from their teachers and they can wear them home that day. Please have your student wear tennis shoes that day. Water bottles will be provided. Hot lunch is a sack lunch or a cold lunch from home.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE MONDAY, MAY 27

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27. 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.

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MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

Feeding America

ZEF GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS

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TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY WILL BE CELEBRATED ON MAY 7TH AT QUINCY!

Here is a quick and easy way to tell a teacher “thank you” for the impact they have had on your child. Share a specific story, tell the teacher what you love about him/her, or write a simple thank you message. This link will stay open Friday, April 27th. We will share these messages with teachers.

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate the amazing Quincy teachers!

Click on this:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBwx-r-GTA0eLiCWWn6TBLTVtzBL1sO8Y25pCFP_GK1wGI9g/viewform

 

 

 

 

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ZEELAND EDUCATION FOUNDATION GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS

We are thrilled to bring back the ZEF Golden Apple Awards this year. We granted over 100 awards to our amazing teachers last year. We’d love to honor even more in 2019!

Parents can recognize a special teacher by filling out Golden Apple form. The Golden Apple form can be found on our website www.zeelandeducationfoundation.org or here: https://forms.gle/7RXY4x4xBVVtCrqe9

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ATTENTION 5TH GRADERS

5th grade students! If you are planning to play a middle school sport you may want to attend Zeeland’s Annual Sports Physical Night on April 17. Click here for more information: https://zeelandwestathletics.com

UPCOMING BE NICE EVENTS

3rd Annual Love and Lean Walk
Saturday April 20, 2019
ZE Athletic Complex, 9:00 AM
Click HERE for sign up information.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect
Recommended for parents and anyone 14 years and older.
Thursday April 25, 2019
DeWitt Auditorium, 7:00 PM

May is be nice. Community Action Month in Zeeland
The month of May is dedicated to increasing awareness and decreasing the
stigma associated with our mental health.

Stomp Out Stigma Walk
Saturday May 18, 2019
Click HERE for sign up information.

CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN CONFERENCE

Free conference for parents and caregivers.
May 16, 2019
Visit www.challengeofchildren.org for workshop info and to register. Online registration is required.

 

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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 2019-20 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.

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break begins this week Friday. Our last day of school is Thursday, March 28. We do not have school Friday or the following week. School resumes on Monday, April 8. Have a wonderful week! We will miss you and we are looking forward to our last months of the school year.