Items of Importance

Please click on this link to visit the District/School Report Card page on our website.  District and School Report Card


"BULLYING--IT'S AGAINST THE LAW" BROCHURE


ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
 Arrival:  BUS DROP-OFFS AND PICK-UPS TAKE PLACE IN THE BACK OF THE QUASHNET SCHOOL.  

IF YOU ARE DROPPING YOUR STUDENT OFF IN THE AM, PLEASE DRIVE THROUGH THE FRONT ROAD THAT RUNS IN FRONT OF OUR CONCRETE FRONT COURTYARD and SIDEWALK.  DO NOT PARK IN THE MORNING TO DROP OFF YOUR CHILD.  PLEASE ALWAYS PULL UP AS FAR TO THE END OF THE ISLAND AS POSSIBLE TO ALLOW AS MANY CARS TO DROP OFF STUDENTS AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE TARGET YOUR ARRIVAL FOR 8:00 AM SO THAT YOUR CHILD HAS AMPLE TIME TO PREPARE FOR HIS/HER DAY IN THE CLASSROOM SETTING.

Dismissal:  IN THE AFTERNOON, PARENTS MUST PARK IN THE FRONT QUASHNET SCHOOL PARKING LOT. ENTER THROUGH OUR MAIN ENTRANCE AND SIGN YOUR CHILD OUT IN THE NURSE'S HALLWAY.  PARENTS PICKING UP THEIR CHILD AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING PRIOR TO 2:45 PM. 


A great website to visit:  http://3d.si.edu/  (The Smithsonian)

A great site for supporting your child's learning at home:
https://www.pbs.org/parents/goingtoschool/support_learner.html

Link to the Quashnet PTO Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/quashnetptocares

This link will provide you with resources related to bullying:
Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater University

KAHN ACADEMY IS AN OUTSTANDING WEB-BASED LEARNING RESOURCE.  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO OUR SCHOLARS AND THEIR FAMILIES. 
http://www.khanacademy.org/

EVERYDAY MATHEMATICS  
Everyday Math 4th Edition is hot off the press, and we are lucky to have the most up to date materials for teaching and learning.  McGraw-Hill Education not only aligned the program closely to the Common Core Standards, there is a new online platform through ConnectEd. Each student will have a personal username and password.  Students will be able to sign on to access the Student Reference Book, review the lesson of the day, and of course, be able to play skill building games and practice their fact fluency.  Passwords will be distributed by teachers as soon as possible.  

FREE SITES TO HELP LEARN/PRACTICE KEYBOARDING SKILLS: 
http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/keyboard/   (Brown bear is a great site for younger students)
http://www.abcya.com/keyboarding_practice.htm   (Appropriate for grades K-5)
http://www.typingweb.com/tutor/lesson/index/id/316/  (Appropriate for all ages and skill levels)


STOP & SHOP A+ BONUS BUCKS PROGRAMThank you to everyone who is willing to share your Stop + Shop rewards card information.  Letters will be sent home the first week of school. By sharing your card number and shopping at Stop and Shop, Quashnet School earned over $10,000 during the 2016-17 school year.  Simply by making purchases at Stop + Shop with your rewards card, our school earns extra funds to support field trips, technology purchases for our classrooms, and before- and after-school activities. You can also register your card yourself and the cards of your extended family members by visiting http://www.stopandshop.com/aplus and designate the Quashnet School to be the recipient of your points. We are most grateful for your support.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Please send in your Box Tops!  Funds generated through this program support enrichment activities for our students.  During the 2016-17 school year over $1,000 went to upgrade recess equipment.  Thank you PTO! 

BIRTHDAYS:  Birthday celebrations do not involve food at the Quashnet School.  Each month, the students who have a birthday will collectively decide on a thirty-minute activity in which the whole class will get to participate.  A day will be determined by the classroom teacher to acknowledge the monthly birthdays. We will continue to acknowledge and make each child feel extra special on his/her actual birthday.

CLASSROOM SNACKING:  Only third graders and fourth graders currently have a working snack scheduled in their homerooms.  All snacks eaten in any classroom environment must be "PEANUT FREE."  WATER is the only liquid that can be consumed in the classroom environment.  No other liquid is allowed, including flavored waters.  We appreciate your support.  Student lunches brought from home may contain peanut products.  We have a designated "peanut-free" eating area in the cafeteria.  

FAMILY VACATION REMINDER
Handbook change as of August, 2015
FAMILY VACATIONS DURING SCHOOL  
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.
 Barring illness, students are expected to be in school for 180 days from 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM. 




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