Quincy Update

Reading Marathon Fundraiser

A few updates about the Reading Marathon:

  • We are thrilled with the number of donations that are coming in! Please send in your donations on Monday, October 3!
  • Students can wear “athletic gear” on Monday to go along with our marathon theme.
  • Please send a flashlight (with your student’s name on it) in for our flashlight reading in the gym.
  • Students should bring their numbers in on Monday, even if they did not get any donations. Please write the donors names on your student’s number.
  • If you are joining us for the “reading in the classroom” time, feel free to hang out in the library if you have some extra time between visiting your child’s classroom at the designated time!
    • 9:00-9:30  Third Grade
    • 9:35-10:05  Fourth Grade
    • 10:35-11:05  Fifth Grade
    • 12:45-1:30  Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades
    • 1:10-1:55  Young Fives

Thank you for your support!

Picture Day!

Picture day is Thursday, October 6. Our makeup date is November 15 for students who could not be here on picture day or they need a re-take. Please have your student bring their order form and money to school on picture day.

PTO Meeting

Friday, October 7, 9am

Half Day

Friday, October 7 is a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at noon.

Dancing With the Teachers

Dancing With The Teachers is coming up quickly! Quincy Elementary is excited to be performing! Get your tickets now to watch them perform on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm at DeWitt Auditorium. Be sure to order some theme basket tickets too!

Event and Theme Basket Ticket ordering information can be found at this link: https://sites.google.com/a/zps.org/zeeland-east-west-high-schools-dance-program/



Quincy Update

Reading Marathon Fundraiser

We will spend Monday, October 3 reading, and we are asking you and your family/friends to sponsor your child. Our Reading Marathon Fundraiser is that simple, families gather sponsors, send in the money, and we celebrate reading. If you would rather watch a fun video about the fundraiser, click HERE. Otherwise, please read the info below.

Here are the easy steps:  

  1. Gather sponsors, and put the checks in the envelope.
  2. Write sponsor names on the form and on the “bib” the students will wear on Monday, October 3. (Do NOT peel the backing off the “bib”–we will stick it on students on the day of the Reading Marathon.)
  3. Send in the envelope with the donations on the designated days: Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 3. Cash or checks (made out to Quincy PTO) accepted.
  4. Send the “bib” to school with your child on Monday, October 3 (or as soon as you are done collecting donations).

We will share our Reading Marathon fun with you, in fact, we will be inviting parents to read with us for a portion of the day. Our goal is for every student to raise $20 or more, which would earn Quincy PTO more than $10,000!

There are prizes too!

  • The student who earns the most money will win a Kindle.
  • The class that earns the most will win a pizza party.
  • Students who bring in $25 or more will earn a “Free Homework” pass.
  • Students who bring in $100 or more will have their name entered into a drawing for a family pass to the Holland. Aquatic Center.

Parents are invited!

  • 9:00-9:30  Third Grade
  • 9:35-10:05  Fourth Grade
  • 10:35-11:05  Fifth Grade
  • 12:45-1:30  Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades
  • 1:10-1:55  Young Fives

Thank you for your support!

Picture Day!

Flyers were sent home on Monday about picture day on October 6. Order forms will be sent home September 26.

Volunteers/Classroom Parties/Visiting the School

Each year your background check expires and must be renewed through V2MS system to be allowed in your child’s classroom. This includes grandparents, friends and lunch time visitors as well. If you have not done so already, please go to https://v2ms.zps.org and register to volunteer.

Please Call in Absences and Tardies on our Attendance Line

Please call the attendance line if your child is going to be late or will be gone from school. Our attendance line number is 616-748-4710. If your child is going to be late and they plan on having a hot lunch, please let us know what item (A, B or C) they would like before 9:15.

Pirate Day Photos

We had a great time celebrating our school spirit with Pirate Day!

If this is your first time to our blog, please check out all the other updates.







Quincy Update

Hello Quincy Families,

We had a wonderful first week of school! We know we have sent home lots of information this week, so this update will be short, just four things.

1. Please watch this new video, it is only one minute long:

2. Next Friday is our first Spirit Day, and it is “Pirate Day”. We will have a fun day, and we will be sure to send you pictures! Eye patches, bandanas, gold earring are welcome–please keep weapons at home.

3. Check out our new school blog: quincyele.wordpress.com

4. Sign up for Remind: Either text @quincyele to 81010 or email quincyele@mail.remind.com (you can leave the subject blank)

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us!

Hometown Hero Comes to Aid of Student in Distress!

Written by guest blogger, Jesse Carrell

Ben Braymer finds student’s retainer in trash!  
Sarra, a Quincy 5th Grader, realized she threw her retainer in the trash bin moments after it occurred.  After seeing the horror on her face, Mr. Braymer began sifting through soggy, half-eaten pizzas to find the precious jewel.  It was located within minutes!  Sarra was overjoyed, and, after hugging Mr. Braymer, thoroughly rinsed and brushed her retainer.
Note… Mr. Carrell assisted Mr. Braymer by holding the trash container steady.

Welcome to a wonderful new year!

We are so excited to welcome students back to school this week! Get a glimpse into our first day with this short video: http://bit.ly/2c57ah6

We are looking forward to keeping parents up-to-date using this website, so please visit often.

Parents can also stay informed by signing up for Remind. Here are quick directions:

To subscribe via text:  Text @quincyele to this number: 81010

To subscribe via email:  Email quincyele@mail.remind.com (leave the subject blank)

Thank you for partnering with us!