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MAEA STATE ART SHOW

Congratulations to Kennedi Tiemeyer Her art was selected for the MAEA State Art Show! She will be receiving an award on April 13. Her art will be shown at the Adrian Center for the Arts from April 6-13. This is a great honor as each art teacher is allowed to submit no more than 5 pieces from all students.

ZEE BUS 2019 SCHEDULE

Monday 
9:30 Borculo CRC
10:45 Bluff Lakes
12:00 Imperial Estates
1:00 Rustling Winds

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

Wednesday
9:30 Niekerk Church
10:45 Drenthe Grove Park
12:00 Vriesland (Mobil Station parking lot)
1:00 Ottogon Estates MHC

Thursday
9:30 Maple Ct/Sundance
10:45 Wiersma Dr
12:00 Savannah Lakes/Woodfield
1:00 Lincoln Elementary

Friday
10:00 Lawrence Street Park
Story time, craft, activities, snack and a free copy of the book read that day.

The Zee Bus runs from June 10 to August 9. Zee Bus does not run the week of July 1-5.

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SPRING FLING

This Friday, March 15 is Spring Fling from 5:30-7:30. We will be auctioning off all our wonderful class baskets at 7pm in the cafeteria. if you have not placed your order, tickets are available at the door that night.

SPRING ART EXTRAVAGANZA!

On March 18 from 5:30-7:30 pm a few of Quincy’s wonderful artists will attend an artist reception at The Royal Atrium at Royal Park Place Retirement Village. Their art was chosen to be showcased there. All the art will be on display from March 17-29.

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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

Special notes:
● For our littlest friends, being “read to” also counts.
● Minutes read for the coconut can also count toward the WhiteCaps challenge.

MIRM 2019 Calendar

MARCH MUSIC NEWSLETTER

MarchMusicNewsletter

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UPCOMING HALF DAYS

February 28 and March 1 are half days for parent/teacher conferences. Dismissal is at noon.

ZEELAND ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME DINNER AND AUCTION

Friday, March 22nd
Holland Civic Center
Doors Open at 5:30pm/Dinner at 7:00pm
https://zeelandwestathletics.com/main/otherbooster/id/45623705

5TH GRADE PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Creekside Middle School invites you and your family to attend an art open house on Monday, March  4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  As you walk into our school, you will be greeted and given a ticket for a snack that you can redeem in the cafeteria. During the open house we will be featuring artwork on display and different performances throughout the building.  We will also be selling raffle tickets for $1 each and at 7:15pm, we will be drawing names of the winners who will receive gift baskets full of fun treats.

If you have any questions please contact Tami Draper at tdraper@zps.org.

LOST AND FOUND TABLE

Please be sure to stop by the lost and found table when you are at school. There are quite a few items on there.

QUINCY 5TH GRADE STUDENTS

Attention 5th graders: Did you know that Zeeland West has both a middle and a high school equestrian team? Students in 5th grade are also able to participate in the Middle School Equestrian Team. If you are interested in participating, or if you have questions about the team, please contact Elisa Machiele (616.298.5039).

REGION 9 ART SHOW

Congratulations to Kennedi Tiemeyer and Gabby Hoekwater! Their art has been selected to represent Region 9 in the State Ad junction. Their art is currently on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum until the state competition. Only 5 students per teacher may be submitted for judgement so just being selected is quite an honor!

FEEDING AMERICA MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

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TOTAL TREK QUEST

We are so excited for our spring Total Trek Quest (TTQ) season at Quincy!! TTQ is a fun, high energy after school program designed exclusively for boys in 3rd-5th grade. TTQ incorporates strength and stretching exercises with training for a 5K. Boys in this program will develop positive peer relationships and feel a part of a team while working toward individual goals. Additional practice activities focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, social/relationship skills, how to make healthy choices, and resisting peer pressure We are looking for boys –and for some great volunteers to serve as coaches too! You can register your son HERE .

If you are interested in learning more about coaching, you can contact Vicki at vkavanaugh@arborcircle.org.

Once coaches are determined, dates and times will be scheduled.

UPCOMING SPIRIT DAYS

We are looking forward to some fun Spirit Days in the upcoming weeks!

  • Wednesday, February 20 is Wacky Wednesday! Wear a color that is assigned to your grade.
    • 5th – Green
    • 4th – Blue
    • 3rd – Purple
    • 2nd – Yellow
    • 1st – Orange
    • KG – Red
    • Y5 – Lime
  • Thursday, March 21 is Rock Your Socks – Wear Mismatched Socks for World Down Syndrome Day
  • Thursday, March 28 is Hawaiian Day
  • Friday, April 12 is Crazy Hat Day – Bring $1 to support the Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Friday, April 19 is Earth Day
  • Friday, May 24 is Field Day/Red White and Blue Day

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SPIRIT DAY FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

This Friday is Pajama Day. Come to school in your cozy PJ’s and slippers!

ENROLLMENT 2019-2020 – **NOTE NEW DATES** 

Kindergarten and Young 5’s Information Sessions
February 4 at 6:15 pm at Roosevelt Elementary, 175 W. Roosevelt Street
or February 5 at 6:15 pm at Woodbridge Elementary, 9110 Woodbridge Street

Attend additional sessions at either location to learn about specialized programs:
ZQuest ~ 5:30 pm (K families: please also attend the info meeting at 6:15)
Spanish Immersion ~ 7:00 pm (please also attend the info meeting at 6:15)

Traditional Kindergarten & Young 5’s Registration
**Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 9am – 6pm**
In District: please register at your boundary school
Out of District: please register at Early Childhood Center, 140 W McKinley

Spanish Immersion & ZQuest Registration
Step One: pre-admission online. Link will be available from February 11 at noon until
February 5 at 6 pm. This is a time-stamped pre-admission numbering process to secure a first come first served application order.
Step Two: submit enrollment packet anytime on February 12 between 9am- 6pm
Applicants for ZQuest: Roosevelt, 175 W Roosevelt
Applicants for Spanish Immersion: New Groningen, 10542 Chicago Drive

ZKIDS BEFORE AND AFTER REGISTRATION AND 2019 SUMMER CAMP

ZKids Before and After School registration for 2019.2020 school year begins February 1.

2019 Summer Camp registration begins March 13.

Here is the link for registration: https://www.zps.org/schools/programs/z-kids/

Please call or email Cheryl Kraker, ZKids Director with questions: 616-748-4711 or ckraker@zps.org

 

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GIRLS ON THE RUN

Shoe fittings for Girls on the Run are coming up!

1/15/2019
Center for Women in Transition (Holland)
4:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
411 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424

1/26/2019
Center for Women in Transition (Holland)
9:00a.m.-12noon
411 Butternut Dr., Holland, MI 49424

PESKY CRITTERS

Please 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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THIRD GRADE FAMILIES

The Quincy Third Grade Folk Dance Night is almost here! We can’t wait to see you on Thursday, January 17th.

Quincy third grade students and their special guest are asked to arrive at school at 6:20pm to hang up coats, make a name tag and find their place in the gym so that we can begin at 6:30pm.

Please wear boots and bring dry/comfortable shoes with rubber soles.

We are looking forward to a fun evening together! If you have questions, please email Mrs. Russell. jrussell@zps.org

PARENT SURVEY LINK

Parents, as part of our school improvement process we need feedback from you on a yearly basis to help us identify areas we can improve in as a school. We are hoping you will take a few minutes to fill this out. If you have multiple students, please fill out a separate one for each student so that we can more analyze the data by grade level. Students and staff are also surveyed so we have input from all three different groups. Thanks so much for your feedback!

Parent Survey

ART CLUB 2018-2019

3rd-5th Grade students are invited to join the new Art Club (5 slots left!)

Cost is $10 for 6 dates: January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19 and February 26. Your payment of $10 will sign your student up.

Please email Mrs. Arens with questions: harens@zps.org

MAKERSPACE CLUB

After school Makerspace Club with Mrs. Johnson begins again next Monday! 3rd-5th graders may enroll using the Google Form Link!

https://goo.gl/forms/eHmx1JxOvqaIOjAs1

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AFTER SCHOOL MINDFULNESS & YOGA

Mrs. Fris is once again offering After School Mindfulness & Yoga. Please fill out the google form if your child is interested in attending. This session will start tomorrow, January 8 and go until Tuesday, February 5.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14LO5sn_SYKhDFBb2H5RFok09uWUQ5aXYa2kmZvrKGeo/edit?ts=5c195cd5

ART CLUB 2018-2019

3rd-5th Grade students are invited to join the new Art Club (15 students per session)

Cost: $10 per session. Sign up for 2nd session with Mrs. Arens starting January 7, 2019. Payment holds your spot.

2nd session dates are January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19 and February 26.

Please email Mrs. Arens with questions: harens@zps.org

THIRD GRADE FAMILIES

The Quincy Third Grade Folk Dance Night is almost here! We can’t wait to see you on Thursday, January 17th.

Quincy third grade students and their special guest are asked to arrive at school at 6:20pm to hang up coats, make a name tag and find their place in the gym so that we can begin at 6:30pm.

Please wear boots and bring dry/comfortable shoes with rubber soles.

We are looking forward to a fun evening together! If you have questions, please email Mrs. Russell. jrussell@zps.org

 

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QUINCY THIRD GRADE FOLK DANCE NIGHT

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LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found table is overflowing! We have to donate the items at least once a month to keep it under control. Please stop by anytime during the school day to look it over and hopefully you will find something that your student may have misplaced!