Dear Quincy Families,

We are so thankful for your children and the joy they bring us every day! We hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fun and rest. We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday, November 28. 

Please enjoy a glimpse into our fun day with this video:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Quincy Update

Dear Families

Dear Quincy Families,

We have eight weeks of the school year under our belts already! Time certainly flies when we are having fun. We want to thank you for sharing your children with us, and we are excited to talk to you about your child’s progress at Parent/Teacher Conferences.

We pride ourselves in being “Q-Nique”, which means that we are quick with smiles and hugs, we never give up, we are creative, committed to excellence and we always try to have FUN! Thank you for your support on this journey.

We appreciate you!

Book Fair News

Quincy’s in-school Book Fair begins on November 15-17!  Online shopping will be available beginning November 9 and run through the 17th.  Look for information to be coming home with your child soon!  All the online orders ship for FREE to the school, after the Online Fair has ended. Your teacher may create an online Classroom Wish List where you can purchase books for their classroom library.   We are hosting a Family Shopping night on Tuesday, November 15 from 3:45-6:00 p.m.

We still need volunteers to help during the day while our students do their shopping! Please visit the link below if you are interested in helping during this amazing event!

All purchases benefit Quincy and help us achieve our Book Fair goal of being able to purchase more books for our Quincy Library.

Thank You so much for supporting our school!

Jennifer Weenum – Librarian

News from Mrs. Johnson’s Technology Class

Mrs. Johnson is starting a Maker-space after school club for 4th and 5th graders! There are still spots and time to join! Please sign up using this google form:

Parent Teacher Conferences 

Conferences are quickly approaching! Please visit  to schedule your conference. 

You may call the office (616-748-4700) if you are unable to schedule your conference online.

Zeeland Rec Dux Basketball Camp

Zeeland West Boys Basketball Winter Clinic begins Saturday, November 12. Students will learn skills, fundamental and games led by high school coaches and players. 

For students: Kindergarten-2nd grade (8:00-9:30 a.m.),  3rd-4th grade (9:30-11:00 a.m.),   5th-6th grade (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)   

The clinics are held at the Zeeland West gymnasium. Cost is $50 for residents and $62 for non-residents.

Please visit to register.                                                                             

Quincy Update

Thank you!

We are speechless with the amount of support Quincy families showed for our Reading Marathon. We are so fortunate to have Quincy families as our partners! It was a huge success! Thank you for supporting our PTO, staff and students! We raised over $21,000!! We are so excited to be able to support learning at Quincy through field trips, teacher grants, special events, PTO teacher luncheons, a curtain for art in the multipurpose room, playground equipment, curriculum supplies and more.

Halloween Parade for 1st-5th Grade

Our parade will be on Friday, October 28 at 2:15pm. We are hoping to have the parade outside if weather allows. Please look for directions about where to stand for the parade soon. If it is raining, we will have the parade indoors and parents can watch either in the multipurpose room or the gym. Please note that kindergarten or Young Fives will not participate in the parade.

Individual classrooms may be planning a few events in the afternoon. The events are left to the discretion of the classroom teacher. Teachers are encouraged to engage in some fun, traditional types of games and activities.

Our costume parade will begin at 2:15 p.m. Students are not required to wear a costume for the parade. We ask that costumes not be worn during the morning so that classroom teachers are able to maintain as normal a morning as possible.

Let’s get creative! Self-created costumes are encouraged.

Things to avoid:

  • Any type of aerosol containers (silly string, hair coloring, etc.) or weapon type items
  • No scary costumes, bloody, gory, devilish or monster-type of costume.

Any parents who prefer that their children do not participate in any of these celebrations may have their child/ren excused from the activities or take them home for the afternoon. We will make the library available in the afternoon for quiet activities or reading.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up in early November. Very soon we will be posting a link on our website where parents can sign up! An email will be sent to families letting you know when it is posted. Once you register your email address you will be sent an email to sign up for the conference time that works best for you.

You may call the office (616-748-4700) if you are unable to schedule your conference online.

For the benefit of your child, if they are part of more than one household, we ask that you schedule only one conference together.

Box Tops

PTO is holding a classroom competition! Please turn in your box tops to the office in a bag with your student classroom teacher written on it.  There will be a prize for the top classroom and the class name will be added to the trophy! 

News from Mrs. Johnson’s Technology Class

Mrs. Johnson is starting a Maker-space after school club for 4th and 5th graders! Please sign up using this google form:

PTO Meeting

Friday, November 4, 9am

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is for girls in 3rd-5th grades. The 10-week curriculum offers lessons that specifically address some of the issues that will arise during elementary school. Teams of 8-15 girls will engage in age appropriate discussions regarding topics such as bullying and gossiping, making healthy choices, keeping promises and self-confidence to name a few. Teams meet twice a week at their school with their trained, volunteer coaches to play games, complete projects and use the power of running to learn about themselves and others! The program ends with the girls completing a non-competitive celebration 5K at the end of May or early June!

Lindsay Jipping, teacher at Quincy, will be coaching. You can contact her with questions at

Registration begins November 1 at 9am and ends November 20 at midnight. Please visit and click on the ‘Registration’ tab. 

Just Right Library 

Our Just Right Library is in need of volunteers on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please contact Jennifer Weenum if you are interested in helping!

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:


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 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:

4. Sign up for Remind: Either text @quincyele to 81010 or email (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:

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 (leave the subject blank)

Thank you for partnering with us!