Sunday, December 21, 2014

"We can choose our challenges, but sometimes they choose us.  Believe in yourself." 
Travis Roy
Dear Quashnet School Community,
     Last Thursday night's choral concert was an outstanding event.  Our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade singers have the best voices on the planet!  Thank you to all who attended to support our fabulous students.  Before and after the concert, our guests enjoyed our Gingerbread Village and beautiful artwork created by our students.  The gingerbread cookie decorating activity was a wonderful way to end the evening.  Thank you to music teachers Mrs. Hill and Ms. Sherman, art teacher Mrs. Richards, office assistant Mrs. Emery, and food services director Mr. Stickley for their efforts in making this event very special.  Thank you also to MHS music teacher Mr. Raymond for accompanying the chorus on the piano (and Clara Signs too).  Ms. Louf, Mrs. Stickley, and Mrs. McCue also helped with the cookie decorating activity.  Thank you also to many other staff members who attended the event in support of their students.  Thank you to parent Mrs. DeFrancesco for handling the quilt raffle ticket sales.
     We have two full days of school this week prior to our vacation (Monday and Tuesday).  There is boys' basketball practice after school on Monday (2:45 - 4:15 PM).  TUESDAY, December 23rd, IS PAJAMA DAY AT QUASHNET.  There are no after-school programs on Tuesday.  School is closed Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015.  School will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015.  We wish everyone a wonderful vacation--an opportunity to make special memories with your families and friends. 
Our elf will be visiting for two more days (Monday and Tuesday)
Sixth graders participated in the "Hour of Code" event.
Our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade chorus--singing together for the first time!
Please visit the PARCC/MCAS page on this blog (click on the tab at the top) and make note of the 2015 testing dates.  Please do not schedule a family vacation during our PARCC/MCAS testing dates.  It is imperative that all students are at school on the days when their grade level is being tested. 
Be mindful and make the most of every moment of every day.  Smile as often as you can.  Let those around you know how much you value their being in your life.  Read and learn something new every day.  Be your very best you! 

With Gratitude,
Patty DeBoer

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