Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018

Greetings Quashnet School Community,

Family paint night coming soon!  Register now for some quality time with the family.  At $10 per painter, all materials will be provided.  By following the lead of our art teacher, Mrs. Richards, each painter will create a unique version of the beautiful picture on the left.  Space is limited to 50 painters - there are a few spots left.

When:  Friday, March 30, 2018
Where:  Quashnet Cafe
When:  6-8 pm
Click here to register:  Paint Night Registration

Mrs. McCue, Nurse Stacy, Deputy Cahill

Last Monday, was the first session of the Botvin LifeSkills Training with Mrs. McCue, Nurse Stacy, and Deputy Shaun Cahill. Tomorrow, Monday, 3/19, the team will be facilitating a discussion on children coping with anxiety and stress. The sessions are for parents and guardians and meet at either 8:30 am or at 5:30 pm. If you would like to join the discussion, it is never too late.  Please call the Quashnet Office, 508-539-1550 to register. Dinner is served for the evening session, so a head count is helpful. Babysitting is available for the evening session.  The last of the series is on Monday, 3/26 focusing on substance use.  Get connected to others, learn strategies, and know you are never alone with concerns and the desire to support/protect your child(ren).

Quashnet School 2017-2018 Yearbook is on sale now. Order by April 6, 2018 online at Our online ID Code is 9872818.

Spring track sign-ups for Grade 5 & 6 students -

March 29,  6:00 pm - Quashnet School Talent Show at MMHS. 
Another awesome night to celebrate our talented students. Come for a fabulous night of entertainment!  

Bravo, bravo to our outstanding musicians and music teachers, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Boyd! Last Thursday night was the Music in Our Schools Concert.  It is SO impressive to see the growth in the students over their school career. Every parent/guardian should be so proud of their Quashnet student.  It was a long evening and Quashnet kids were patient, respectful and attentive to others -talk about being Falcon Five followers! I am looking forward to seeing the Little Mermaid next weekend. The collaboration with MMHS inviting Quashnet students to perform in the spring musical is a wonderful opportunity.  Hope you can come out and make the show. Times are posted on the weekly calendar.  

MCAS is coming, MCAS is coming! The first week in April, all students at Quashnet will be participating in the computer-based ELA MCAS. Students work on skills all year that are aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. This is not a test to study for, rather an assessment for students to show all that they know.  We ask that they use all reading and writing strategies that they have been taught. They are instructed to take their time, as MCAS is NOT a timed test. Please do not worry or be anxious about testing and reassure your child(ren) - it should be viewed as a time to celebrate learning and give a very best effort. This link will take you to website where you can view a practice test and see the type of questions your child(ren) will be asked by grade level: the top of the tool bar their are also practice tests for mathematics which will administered to all grades the first week in May. Science, Tech & Engineering (Grade 5 only) is also listed. Please note, a portion of our school rating is based on test participation - attendance is critical!

Thank you families for your support last week during the snow and change in Friday's schedule. Hopefully spring will be here soon!  Before this snow - the crocuses were up in the front of school - so there is hope! 

A question came up last week at Quashnet for 
Mr. Gus Stickley, food services director.  

What is a falcon cheese steak?

In case you were wondering that too, here you go!  

We all need a good laugh once in a while!!  :-)

Have a great week ahead everyone- 

Mrs. O'Brien 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March 11, 2018

Dear Quashnet School Community, 

How nice to see the sun today! We have to soak it in while we can. Tomorrow morning is going to be an early one with the clock change, but it will be nice to have the light later in the evening.  

March is turning out to be the busiest of all months.  Below is a list of events and links for your convenience. Never hesitate to call or email if you have difficulty with the links, or if you need help. 

March 12th, 19th, and 26th - Botvin Lifeskills - Parent/guardian workshops on communication with children, anxiety, and substance use. There are two sessions each day, 8:15 and 5:30 pm.  Come to all three or selected sessions. Sign up at - it's not too late! 

March 14 - BLUE and WHITE Day at Quashnet School.

March 15, 6:30 pm - Music in Our Schools Concert @ MMHS
Get there early!  This is a district-wide event and the MMHS gym fills quickly, it is an outstanding celebration of Mashpee student musicians.

This Friday is a full day staff professional day.  

March 18,  1:30-3:00 pm - Mashpee Family Skate @ Gallo Rink in Bourne 
This is the third annual Mashpee Family Skate event organized by Quashnet teachers, Miss Ali Keohane and Miss Bretti Keohane. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Massachusetts and Quashnet School Special Olympics. We appreciate Gallo Arena's donation of the sheet of ice and free use of rental skates.  Come out and have fun! 

March 29,  6:00 pm - Quashnet School Talent Show at MMHS. 
Another awesome night to celebrate our talented students. Come for a fabulous night of entertainment!  

March 30,  6-8 pm - Family Paint Night
Coming soon is the family paint night.  For $10 per painter, families can spend an evening together exploring their creative side. Just like a field trip, cost should never limit participation. Please contact me directly should you have any questions at Sign up here- Family Paint Night - 3/30/18. This event is limited to 50 participants; sign up early to reserve your spot!

Quashnet School 2017-2018 Yearbook is on sale now. Order by April 6, 2018 online at Our online ID Code is 9872818.

Spring track sign-ups for Grade 5 & 6 students

The following is a message from Superintendent DeBoer: 

Mashpee Families,
We are seeking your input on our 2018 MPS Family Opinion Survey. A survey invitation was emailed to each family on Monday, February 26th. On March 1st, a reminder email was sent out to all families who had not yet responded. The survey email would have come to you via Survey Monkey. We would greatly appreciate your checking back through your emails and taking a few minutes to complete the survey. You must click the "submit" button at the end of the survey for your responses to be collected. If you have questions or need the survey invitation to be resent to you, please email Superintendent DeBoer at

A Message from our PTO: 

Congratulations to MMHS Boys' Basketball team on their win over Cohasset to become the Division IV South Champions. Good luck Monday night at TD Garden in Boston! 

Have a wonderful week ahead!  
Happy St. Patrick's Day, 
Mrs. O'Brien