It’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years--Abraham Lincoln
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.--Leo Aikman
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GROWTH MINDSET: WITH TIME AND EFFORT I CAN IMPROVE!
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Never stop challenging yourself.
Dear Quashnet School Community,
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: MAY 5 – MAY 9We would like to acknowledge, celebrate, and thank the intelligent, caring, dedicated, and hard-working members of the Quashnet School staff who spend their days helping Mashpee’s children develop the skills and knowledge required to grow into contributing members of our society—tomorrow’s leaders. On a daily basis, we witness their well-planned lessons, positive “can-do” attitudes, outstanding effort, and passion. Our staff is not only focused on each child’s academic achievement but also on his/her social and emotional well-being. Working in the field of education is both challenging and rewarding. We thank the members of our staff for choosing to be educators.
National Nurse’s Day: Tuesday, MAY 6
National Administrative Professional’s Day (Secretary’s Day) was Wednesday, April 24th. We are so lucky to have such fabulous office staff here at the Quashnet School. Thank you to Mrs. MacIntire, Mrs. Pagano, Mrs. Emery, and Mrs. Wunder for their service to our staff, students, parents, and visitors throughout the day, every day.
MCAS—MATHEMATICS (ALL STUDENTS)--May 6 and 7
MCAS—SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY (GRADE 5 ONLY)--May 8 and 9This is an important week at the Quashnet School. All students will participate in a MCAS mathematics assessment on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Our fifth graders will also participate in additional MCAS science/technology assessments on Thursday and Friday. We recommend the following strategies to improve performance.
Before testing begins§ Go to bed early the night before each testing session.
§ Eat a healthy breakfast on each testing day.
§ Arrive at school on time (
§ Bring a plastic bottle of water each day of testing.
During testing§ Refer to your mathematics MCAS reference sheet often.
§ Read every question carefully. Re-read it as many times as needed to gain a better understanding. Some students find it helpful to read each question aloud using a whisper voice that no one else can hear.
§ When answering a multiple choice question prove to yourself that the answer you selected is correct by solving the problem using the answer you chose.
§ When answering a short-answer type question, make sure you put your answer in the box provided in your answer booklet.
When answering a mathematics open-response question-ORQ§ Read and reread all parts of the prompt carefully.
§ Underline important information in the prompt.
§ THINK A.C.E. (Answer each part of the question; Calculations—show all of your calculations; Explain your thinking using your written words.)
§ Organize your work and label all parts of your answer.
§ Check and double-check your work --BE NEAT.
Once you have completed a test session go back over it, pretending to take the test again with a fresh set of eyes. Challenge yourself to catch any mistakes.
Remember to:§ Use the problem-solving strategies you’ve learned.
§ Take your time! You have all day if needed.
§ Relax, think positive, persevere, and give your best effort!
WE ARE PROUD OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS FOR THEIR HARD WORK. WE BELIEVE IN THEM.
2014 SPELLING BEE
Our third place winner was fourth grader Peter DeFrancesco; our second place winner was sixth grader Katie-Beth Clark, and our first place winner was fifth grader Nicholas Reilly. Congratulations to everyone and particularly our top three finishers. The event was well-attended and very enjoyable. Thank you to the many staff members who volunteered their time to make this event a success.
2014 Spelling Bee First Place Winner--Fifth Grader Nicholas Reilly
is pictured above with his parents and brother, Daniel.
2014 Spelling Bee Second Place Winner--Sixth Grader Katie-Beth Clark
is pictured above with her parents.
2014 Spelling Bee Third Place Winner--Fourth Grader Peter DeFrancesco
is pictured above with his parents and grandparents.
Don't forget to click on the "SY13-14 Pictures" tab at the top of this blog to view all the pictures taken last week.
Patty DeBoer, Principal
YOU COME TO LOVE NOT BY FINDING THE PERFECT PERSON BUT BY SEEING AN IMPERFECT PERSON PERFECTLY. Sam Keen