Saturday, September 6, 2014

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
Remember to click on the page tabs at the top of this blog, particularly "This Week" to see this week's scheduled happenings.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.  Never stop challenging yourself.
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."  Maya Angelou
"What Starts Here Changes the World"  Admiral William McRaven
Hello Quashnet School Community,
Our first four days of school were outstanding!  Thank you to all of our families for your support in preparing your child or children to return to school.  Our scholars demonstrated excellent behavior and showed respect to the members of our staff, to their peers, and to the building itself.  WE HAVE THE BEST STUDENTS!!!
During the first few weeks of school our teachers spend a great amount of time getting to know each of their students.  Developing positive relationships is a key component in the learning process.  Our teachers are also reviewing and discussing with their students the contents of our parent/student handbook.  Students in all classrooms are not only learning our “FALCON FIVE” but are also working together to develop clear understandings of what each behavior expectation means in our school environment.   Posters are being created that will be displayed in our hallways with positive messages that reinforce our behavior expectations. Baseline assessments will be administered in reading and mathematics.  The data gained from these assessments enables our teachers to better meet the individual academic needs of their students. 
We encourage our parents to visit our school during the school day.  We are always in need of volunteers to help make the school experiences better for our students.  All volunteers must be CORIED.  We also encourage you to come and share a recess or a lunch with your child.  Our mission at the Quashnet School, in partnership with parents, families, and the community, is to educate, support, and celebrate all students.  Together we will make our school the best that it can be!  On a moment-by-moment basis, we build the foundation for tomorrow.  We are grateful for the opportunity we have been given to serve the families of Mashpee.   Please call us with any comments, questions, or concerns.

Patty DeBoer, Principal 
Tim Rumberger, Assistant Principal

1.  Updated bus routes will be posted to the District's website on Tuesday, 9/9. 
2.  Parents who pick up their child at the end of the school day must wait outside our front main entrance until 2:45 PM.  Please do not arrive early and ask for your child.  Every minute of classroom learning time is extremely valuable for every student.  Learning is our priority!
3.  Our email system is currently blocking emails from the following addresses:  Hotmail, MSN, and Live.  If you have sent a staff member an email from one of these addresses, he/she probably did not receive it.

REGISTRATION FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE FALL SOCCER:    On Friday, all fifth and sixth graders interested in playing on the Quashnet School girls or boys soccer teams received a letter explaining about the program and providing the link for registration.   Parents need to register their child by Tuesday at the latest.  The same letter students received can be accessed by clicking on this link: 

We are looking for Quashnet family pictures to fill our front hall display cabinets.  Please send in a favorite family photo (5 x 7 or smaller).  Please include text on the back of the photo (or on a separate sheet) that identifies who appears in the picture and also something about the event/activity.  These photos will be displayed throughout the school year and returned to you in June.  The family photos that you send in brighten up our cases and are very much enjoyed by all who stop to take a closer look.
Twenty-five ways to ask your child: “How was your day at school?”
by Blogger Liz Evans
1. What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)
2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.
3. If you could choose who would you like to sit by in class? (Who would you NOT want to sit by in class? Why?)
4. Where is the coolest place at the school?
5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said.)
6. If I called your teacher tonight what would she tell me about you?
7. How did you help somebody today?
8. How did somebody help you today?
9. Tell me one thing that you learned today.
10. When were you the happiest today?
11. When were you bored today?
12. If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed up someone who would you want them to take?
13. Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?
14. Tell me something good that happened today.
15. What word did your teacher say most today?
16. What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?
17. What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?
18. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?
19. Where do you play the most at recess?
20. Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?
21. What was your favorite part of lunch?
22. If you got to be the teacher tomorrow what would you do?
23. Is there anyone in your class that . . . .?
24. If you could switch seats with anyone in the class who would you trade with?  Why?
25. Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today at school.

   Pictured above are students playing on two of our new playground pieces. 

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