Sunday, April 24, 2016

April 24, 2016 

Greetings Quashnet School Community, 
I hope you all have had a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation.  Now its time to get back to work! : ) We are in the home stretch and there is still a lot of learning to do.  I know I don't have to remind you that every minute counts when it comes to school.  These next two months are packed with learning, activities, PARCC testing, field trips, and special events.  

Learning does come in many forms here at Quashnet School and teachers are always working to plan meaningful and engaging lessons.  Before vacation, students in fifth grade designed catapults in science class and were exploring with simple machines. Other students were engaged in Readers Theater productions and acting out Greek myths.  While in small groups, teachers are targeting specific skills based on student needs. Classroom discussions provide students with opportunities to expand their interpersonal skills and share their thoughts and ideas. Chromebooks get a healthy workout everyday with learning tasks throughout the classrooms. Students benefited from an energy carnival the week before vacation.  A special thank you to Mrs. Amanda Hough, a MMHS teacher, for organizing this event and bringing her MMHS students and Cape Light Compact to QS.  Students were engaged in over 15 energy based activity stations. Check out the pictures on the tab above. 


Our composting tables are finally here!  Friday before vacation we gave it a go.  Students excitedly went through the line to sort liquids, milk containers, meats, compost (food items), and trash.  Starting this week we will have two sorting tables for students to use.  We are excited about becoming a greener place to be!

I want to acknowledge two local business who are supporting our outstanding Quashnet School students and their positive behaviors!

Thank you to the The Lanes in Mashpee Commons for donating $5 gift cards to the Falcon Five store.

Polar Cave has provided  ice cream cone certificates that can also be found in the QS store.

These gift cards can be "purchased" by students on Wednesdays with their Right Choice tickets.  Students earn tickets for demonstrating the Falcon Five traits of being  Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Ready, and Caring. 


This week's reminders: 

School opens every morning at 8:00 AM - class starts at 8:15

Buy One Get One Free Book Fair is this week - 
Visit Tues.-Fri. morning starting at 7:30 AM
Tues., 4/26          7:30-8:30am,  10:40am-12:20PM,   2:45-3:30PM
Wed., 4/27          7:30-8:30am,  10:40am-12:20PM, 
Thurs., 4/28        7:30-8:30am,  10:40am-12:20PM,   4:30-5:15PM
Fri., 4/29             7:30-8:30am   (Fair Closed after 8:30am)
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer during the fair, please contact Deb Flaherty 

PTO Meeting this Wednesday 6:00 PM at KCC,
Class pictures and individual pictures on Thursday,
Spelling Bee Thursday evening starting at 5:30 PM  - please come out to support our contestants!  

For parents/guardians: Hidden in Plain Sight is at MMHS April 26-28 5:00-7:00 PM
Schedule a time to visit with Meghan Leonard at 508-539-3600 or

Wishing you all a productive week ahead!
Mrs. O'Brien

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