Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017  

Welcome back to school everyone!

This vacation felt more like April break than February with these warm days.  Back to reality though for a while, spring is not here yet!  It is nice to see the daffodils waking up and the days getting longer.  Daylight savings time is only 2 weeks away - with the clocks changing on March 12th.

I hope you heard that this Tuesday, February 28th is STEAM Night at Quashnet.  Due to the one snow day in February, we had to reschedule this fun filled night. The doors open at 6:00 PM - and it is sure to be a pleaser!  Teachers and staff have prepared a wide range of engaging activities for students and families.  Be sure to try out everything!  We will also have the Jackson family with us from Mobile MakerSpace.  They will have several STEM projects for you to try out and purchase for home use.  A portion of the sales go to help expand the STEM materials for the QS MakerSpace Lab. Please bring the whole family. Students must be accompanied by an adult.  Looking forward to seeing you for this great event!

March is a very busy month.  Below are some important dates and events coming up! Check out the
This Week tab above for a complete weekly list.
  • 2/28 - STEAM Night 6-7:30 PM 
  • 3/03– QS PTO Family Movie Café 6:00 PM
  • 3/07 – Cape & Islands String Jamboree, Nauset Middle School
  • 3/11 – All State Treble Chorus, Boston, MA
  • 3/16 – Early Release Day for Students - Teacher Professional Development Day 
  • 3/16 – Dining for a Cause at 99 Restaurant – Service Dog Initiative
  • 3/17 – No School for Students -Teacher Professional Development Day
  • 3/19 – QS Family Skate Night, Gallo Arena 5:00 – 6:30 PM 
  • 3/23 – Music In Our Schools, MMHS Gym 6:30 PM 
  • 3/25 – Willy Wonka Play at MMHS with QS supporting performers
  • 3/27 – Term Two Report Cards Issued
  • 3/29 – PTO Meeting, QS Library 6:00PM
On February 17th, the sixth grade student council attended a training at Bridgewater State University on how to help fight bullying behaviors in school.  Be on the lookout for some initiatives this group of student leaders will be sharing.  Please help stop bullying behaviors that occur out of school such as cyber bullying. If your child has a device that can send and receive text messages or emails do not assume all is okay. You can monitor what your child is sending AND what they are receiving. Using can help you with that. Last year the Cape and Island's District Attorney's Office sponsored a cyber bullying awareness program at Quashnet. One of the most dangerous things you can do is hit SEND. Digital citizenship and responsibility needs to be taught explicitly from home and school.  Parenting in this digital age certainly brings new challenges!

Having a strong home/school connection is very impactful in the academic success of your child. Participating in family events, letting your child know their academics are important, and frequent communication between home and school will make a difference.  School is their job.  Just like an adult, you need to be at work everyday and on time.  As we are almost to the end of the second term, please make that a focus.  School is important everyday and at every grade.

Welcome back to school everyone. It will be wonderful to see our amazing, talented, smart, caring, and just great Quashnet kids on Monday morning at 8:00 AM! 

Mrs. O'Brien


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