Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 8, 2016

Dear Quashnet Community, 
Happy Mother's Day!  
Wishing all the moms and caregivers a relaxing day 
with the opportunity to enjoy family and loved ones.  

May certainly has become measurement month! I hope everyone received the my letter regarding upcoming PARCC and MCAS testing. Tuesday, 5/10/16, will be the first day of three ELA PARCC sessions.  This is a cumulative test, there is no studying.  It is a time for students to show all they know and we ask that everyone put forth their best effort.  Being in school and on time is very important.  There will be makeup sessions for students who are absent.  We do appreciate your support! 

Friday, May 20th at 6-8 PM is our next family paint night.  Each painter will be provided instruction from our art teacher, Mrs. Richards, paint, a canvas, and smock to paint this lovely sunflower picture.  Each painter is $10 and will leave with their own beautiful creation.  Click the link to sign up - there are only 50 slots available. Sign up early!   family paint night registration/

Below is a press release for our own Michael Perrino, a Quashnet School amazing, resilient, and inspirational sixth grader.  The Mashpee community has always been so generous, hopefully you can come out again to support one of our own! 


On Saturday, May 21, dance and indulge for a good cause at the Ain’t No Stopping Us Now Party at Weary Travelers Club (77 Valley Bars Road) in honor of Michael Perrino, a 12-year-old living from Mashpee with TAR syndrome. From 4 to 8 p.m., enjoy food, a cash bar, live music and a DJ, face painting, games, a silent auction and a raffle.

Michael has no knees and no upper extremity bones and his hands are in the shoulder area of his body. For the past eight years, Michael has been receiving surgical procedures to help straighten his legs so he can walk in addition to receiving physical therapy twice weekly. On an online donation page, his family describes him as “a caring, loving, funny, charming and social” kid who enjoys video games and sports. Proceeds from the Ain’t No Stopping Us Now Party will be collected through the nonprofit HelpHOPELive to help cover the uninsured expenses associated with Michael’s condition.

Register for the event and buy raffle tickets online. Tickets are $25 for a family of four and $5 for each additional person, or $15 for an individual ticket (if purchased advance). At the door, tickets will be $30 per family and $15 per individual. Unable to attend? Donate or follow Michaels journey at Donations can also be made by calling 800.642.8399. Checks can be mailed “in honor of Michael Perrino” to HelpHOPELive: 2 Radnor Corporate Ctr., Suite 100, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, Pa. 19087. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be used to offset Michael’s medical expenses via HelpHOPELive’s Northeast Catastrophic Illness Fund. Contact June Scott with questions at 617.213.8611 or

HelpHOPELive is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by HelpHOPELive have raised over $112 million to pay patient expenses.

Thank you for any and all support.

Mashpee is a community of giving.  We have three National Elementary Honor Society students, Evelyn Provencher, Isabella Eagan, and Alyson Lihzis  starting a campaign to collect shoes for the Emiliani Project from April 25th - May 27th.  They are in need of gently used shoes of any size. For every pair of shoes collected, a dollar will be given to an orphanage in Columbia. What a great time to clean your closets and have those old shoes go to a great cause! Collection boxes are located outside the  main office.  

Quashnet School fifth graders graduated from the GREAT program this week.  Deputy Cahill was in the building to award certificates and reinforce the message of making great choices. GREAT is Gang Resistance Education and Training and provides students with knowledge and skills to resistance gangs, drugs, and alcohol. Schools and parents need to partner together to support our children. The link below is a resource for parents regarding prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.  The conversation and preventative measures can never start to young.  

Again, I have to thank the PTO for an OUTSTANDING teacher appreciation luncheon.  The QS library was transformed into a Hollywood set with a red carpet and all!  The food was great and the service was so professional. The entire staff told me how appreciated they felt. THANK YOU PARENTS!  Also a big shout out to the Chapman family.  They won the 50/50 raffle at the Lanes Bowl and Bistro event Thursday night and donated their winnings to the QS PTO!

With sincere gratitude for  all of the family support   QUASHNET SCHOOL THANKS YOU! 

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead, 
Mrs. O'Brien

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