Saturday, January 10, 2015

School CancellationsIf a school day is cancelled due to poor weather, the following school day will be the missed day in our 6-Day cycle.
"We can choose our challenges, but sometimes they choose us.  Believe in yourself." 
Travis Roy 

 Dear Quashnet School Community,
Always click on the "This Week" tab above to be informed about the current week's schedule.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.  Martin Luther King, Jr.
When we think about Martin Luther King., Jr., and his life’s focus, we have to think about our children.  We want their world to be one in which each person is treated fairly and with respect.  We, as parents and educators, must model and teach the behaviors we expect from the next generation who will grow into our citizens of tomorrow.  No one is perfect, and we hopefully learn from our mistakes.  Dr. King wanted a world where his children would be judged by the content of their character not by their skin color.  We need to take the time to get to know a person before we make assumptions about that person.  Don’t judge a book by its cover.  Welcome and celebrate the diversity that makes life interesting.  Value each individual for the quality human being that he/she is.  When we interact with students who may have made a poor choice, we always emphasize the importance of their choosing to be a person of good character.  What can be learned?  The journey to adulthood is taken one step at a time.

     The number of family vacations being taken during school time seems to be increasing rather than diminishing.  Parents:  Please take note of the following:

1.  No work will be provided to your child to take with him/her over their vacation unless the teacher has already taught the related lesson to the whole class.

2.  A folder will be kept for your child where missed assignments will be accumulated as they are assigned to the other students in the class.

3.  There will be no re-teaching of lessons missed while a student is on vacation.  Teachers will NOT stay after school and will NOT work with your child during a recess to catch him/her up.  It is the responsibility of the parent to teach all missed content/skills to their child.

4.  Within 10 school days of returning from a family vacation, all missed assignments must be completed and turned in to the teacher.  Any missed assessments must also be taken within this 10-day period.  There will be no retesting if a student performs poorly on the assessment. 

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the above.  Barring illness, students are expected to be in school for 180 days from 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM. 

 Third graders showing their NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS spirit
YEAH!!  Patriots beat the Ravens--a very exciting game

Fourth Grader Jocelyn Cohen--Additional Term 1 "Academic Excellence" Award recipient
Sixth grader Erica Austin--Additional Term 1 "Academic Excellence" Award recipient
Quashnet's Sixth Grade Boys' Basketball Team
Quashnet's Fifth Grade Boys' Basketball Team
Quashnet Girls' Basketball Team
(Note:  We also have another girls team that has not yet played.)
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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