Quincy Update


Congratulations fifth-grade students! We are so proud of all of our fifth-grade students who participated in the Spelling Bee. It was a tough competition with many, many great spellers. We are pleased to announce that first place goes to Peyten Lohr and second place to Josh Oren!


2017 Spelling Bee


Families who live within the Zeeland district who would like to apply for an in-district transfer to a building other than their assigned boundary school building are asked to fill out an in-district transfer form. This form will be accepted February 1, 2017 until April 7, 2017. Applications received after April 7 will be reviewed at a later date. This form is required for all new in-district transfer requests as well as in-district transfer students entering a transition year (entering grades 6 and 9) in the fall of 2017.




Cooler weather is here and with that comes the boots, hats, gloves, snow pants and coats that children bring bring to school.

Please be sure to label all clothing! Also, 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.



Quincy Update

Hello Quincy Families,

Each student on the ‘be nice.’ student leadership team chose one word to help guide their goals for the 2017 year. Quincy students have watched the video they created featuring their words and you will enjoy watching the short video too! Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/iFHczbe8VL0. Watch it and then ask your child if they have chosen a word as their guide for 2017. Adults can choose a word too!

Thank you for your partnership!


In an effort to improve system practices, Zeeland Public Schools is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time complete this survey.

The survey can be taken here: Parent Survey

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you!


Before and After School Registration for 17/18 begins February 7th, online under the ZPS webpage, under About Us you will find Zkids Childcare registration link.

Summer Camp 2017 Registration will begin March 16th, online under the ZPS webpage, under About Us you will find the ZKids Summer Camp registration link.

For more information or questions, please call Cheryl Kraker at 748-4711.






For community even information go to http://www.zps.org/community-page/.


Quincy Update

Dear Quincy Family,

Happy New Year! It is so exciting to share a brand new year with all of you. We had so much fun spreading holiday cheer before the break and we want to share some of that fun with you! Check out this video https://youtu.be/rjU0YTbfIWc, it will surely make you smile.

There are so many amazing things going on at the Q and we are ready to make 2017 our best year yet! As I walk down the halls, I see the New Year’s Resolutions that first-graders wrote. They set goals to push themselves to be the best they can be.

Many Quincy students and teachers have embraced the “one-word” goal setting movement and have selected just one word to help them focus their efforts over the course of 2017. The fourth and fifth graders on the be nice. committee chose a word and we heard words like, “grow, support, include, grateful, smile”. When given an opportunity, students are so reflective and such deep thinkers. They want good things for themselves and the world and understand their role in making that happen.

Fourth graders have composed emails to Senator Arlan Meekhof and Representative Garcia about the conditions of Detroit Public Schools. Student compassion and giving hearts are a testament not only to the great environment at Quincy but to their upbringing. We are so fortunate to have you as partners.

Our PTO has generously volunteered to deliver the hats and gloves to Blackwell Institute next week. They will also be providing a lunch for the staff and PTO of Blackwell. Thank you so much for supporting this effort, we have really touched the hearts of students, staff, and the Blackwell community.

Happy New Year to all of you from your Q-Crew!

Winter Wear

Some days it may not seem quite like winter out and other days there is no doubt it is winter! It gets pretty cold on the Quincy playgrounds. Please be sure to send your students with a hat, gloves, boots, snow pants and a warm winter coat. Also, be sure to label everything in case a student misplaces something. Thank you!

Kindergarten/Young Fives Registration 

Registration day for all K & Y5 programs: February 7, 2017 from 9am -6pm, In district: please register at your boundary school Out of district: please register at Early Childhood Center, 140 W. McKinley.

All ZQuest Applicants: please register at Roosevelt, 175 W. Roosevelt, All Spanish Immersion Applicants: please register at New Groningen, 10542 Chicago Drive

Kindergarten/Young Fives Informational Meetings

Two opportunities! Attend an information meeting on ZPS Kindergarten & Young 5’s: January 30 at 6:15 pm at Woodbridge Elementary, 9110 Woodbridge Street or January 31 at 6:15 pm at Roosevelt Elementary, 175 W. Roosevelt Avenue

Attend additional sessions to learn about our specialized programs: ZQuest – January 30 or 31 at 7:00 pm (please also attend the info meeting at 6:15)   Spanish Immersion Applicants: please register at New Groningen, 10542 Chicago Drive

ZPS Preschool

Early Childhood Center (ECC), 140 W McKinley. 3 & 4 year old preschool programs, GSRP, Head Start. Tuition free & tuition based. Program information & registration Monday, February 6, 5:30-7:00pm at the ECC. For more information contact the ECC 616.748.3275.

Makerspace Update from Mrs. Johnson

Click to find out more about Makerspace for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders! https://api.buncee.com/player?slide_panel=false&autoplay=true&bid=812146&share_key=048f981ad34d11e6b27800185179db73

Click https://goo.gl/forms/4jfRQMapblcLhuMi2 to sign up for the 2nd session from January 30 – March 27. 

Girls on the Run Shoe Fittings

If your daughter is signed up for Girls on the Run, please be sure to have her fitted for shoes. The following locations/times are scheduled:

January 7: Center for Women in Transition, 9am-12noon, 411 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424

January 17: Center for Women in Transition, 4pm-6pm, 411 Butternut Dr, Holland, MI 49424

January 25: James Town Elementary-Hudsonville, 3:40-6pm, 3291 Lincoln Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426

January 28: Center for Women in Transition, 9am-12noon, 411 Butternut Dr., Holland, MI 49424

Quincy Update

News from Mrs. Johnson, Technology Teacher

Enjoy our Collaborative Classroom Christmas Trees Created by 3rd-5th graders in Technology class!
Some trees are still being “decorated” and will continue to be updated as students finish.
The Hour of Code is coming next week December 5th-9th! If you are already cleared in our Volunteer system and would like to come in and see what’s it’s all about just contact Mrs. Johnson for your child’s class time! You are welcome to pop in and observe or even give it a try yourself! 🙂 Please contact Mrs. Johnson at ljohnson@zps.org if you are interested in popping in!

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing! Please stop by the school to check out the table that is holding the items. All items remaining will be donated to charity on December 16.

Winter Wear

Now that colder weather is upon us, it sure can get cold on the Quincy playgrounds! Please be sure to send your student with a warm winter coat, hat, boots and gloves. When snow arrives, snowpants will be needed. Remember to label everything too!

Attention Skiers!

Bittersweet Ski Area Discount Card registration forms for students and adults are available in the school office. Stop in and pick one up or call and have one sent home. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to save money on downhill skiing at Bittersweet. Return the completed form(s) no later than 11:00 am December 14. The cards will come home before Christmas vacation.

Community Events

For community event information go to http://www.zps.org/community-page/


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: https://youtu.be/McsjD3tAHZ0

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:  https://goo.gl/forms/02yJ0igCKe8kDYXd2

Parent Teacher Conferences 

Conferences are quickly approaching! Please visit https://ptcfast.com/schools/Quincy_Elementary_School  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 http://recreation.zps.org/basketball-youth/ 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: https://goo.gl/forms/02yJ0igCKe8kDYXd2

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 lipping@zps.org.

Registration begins November 1 at 9am and ends November 20 at midnight. Please visit www.gotroac.org 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 jweenum@zps.org if you are interested in helping!