Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017  

Happy Sunday Quashnet Community,

Can you believe we are already halfway through January? When there is a lot going on, time sure flies!  This is another busy week here at Quashnet School.  As you know, Monday is a holiday and school will not be in session. Wednesday night there is a School Committee Finance Committee meeting. At 6:30 PM this Thursday there will be an Instrumental Concert in the gym, and on Friday students will be participating in an Energy Carnival. Each grade level will spend an hour in the gym visiting various stations learning about different forms of energy and energy related topics. Students from MMHS will be working directly with our students for this hands-on learning experience. Don't forget this Friday is also a Family Paint Night starting at 6:00 PM.  Pre-registration is required - 5 slots are remaining so there is still time. Use this link to register:  QS Paint Night Registration.

You should have received a letter home this week from our school nurse, Ms. Moses.  All fourth, fifth, and sixth graders will be participating in health screenings beginning the week of January 23rd. This is a routine practice in Massachusetts Public Schools, but if you wish for your child not to be screened, please notify Ms. Moses in writing. If there are any concerns based on the screenings, you will be notified directly.

Have you completed your School Start Time Survey yet?  Last Thursday, Superintendent DeBoer sent out an email asking parents to complete a BRIEF survey to gather data on the impact of a change in school start time. If you haven't done so yet, please take the time to complete this 5 question survey. Your participation in this process is so important and valued. The results of the survey will be shared publicly. There is an anticipated vote on the school start time change at the February 1st school committee meeting. The proposed start time for Quashnet School will be 9:05 AM for the 2017-18 school year.  Currently it is 8:05 AM.
Excitement is building for the Second Annual PTO sponsored KCC/QS Parent and Staff Basketball Game. Teams have come together, practices are going well, and I hear there is a FABULOUS half-time show being planned.  The game is January 27th at 6:00 PM in the QS gym.  If you are not playing, come sporting your Mashpee blue and cheer on our parents and staff!  It is sure to be a GREAT evening!

Get your New England Patriots team gear 
  ready for this Friday. 

Friday is NE Patriots Day at QS!  

Be sure to show your team pride - wearing red, white and blue also works! 

A very big thank you to all our Quashnet kids who donated some of their Halloween candy to the troops.  We just received a note and these great pictures from one of our American Patriots thanking Quashnet and the K-Kids for their support and well wishes! Mashpee cares! 

Looking forward to seeing many of you this Thursday at the Instrumental Concert.  
Wishing you all a productive week ahead! 

Mrs. O'Brien 

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