Sep 13

Upcoming Dates and Reminders


Just a few dates and reminders to start your year!

Welcome back Parents!!!

Please join us for the Squantum School Open House on Tuesday, September 20th from 6:00PM-8:00PM. We will be having a one night book fair and the classrooms will be open from 6:30PM – 7:30PM.

Our first Outdoor Movie night will be Friday, September 23rd at 6:30PM behind the school in the outdoor classroom. Bring the family, your chair/blanket and join us for some popcorn. We hope to watch the Jungle Book.

The first PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meeting will be on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM in the media center. We will be discussing the fall activities and would love for you to get involved and share your ideas to enrich the school. All are welcome to attend.

School photo day with Hayward Photography will be on September 29th beginning at 8:30AM. More information will be sent home next week and the school receives 40% of the proceeds from this.

Please save the date for the Halloween Monster Mash dance on Friday, October 21st from 6PM-8PM.

Stay tuned for the full fall calendar to be sent in the next two weeks.

Have a great weekend!!!

  • The Fall Open House schedules have been posted.
  • Squantum Open House is Sept 20 from 6pm to 7:30pm
  • The Lunch Menu is here.
  • The School Year Calendar is here
  • Quincy Public Schools website is here.


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Mar 27

Free Dyslexia Presentation – Open to Public – April 25 in Quincy


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Nov 15

Nov 2015 Events Update

  • Week of November 16: Book Fair
  • November PTO Meeting is Thursday, 11/19 at 7pm in the Media Center
  • ‘Tis the Season Quincy Symphony is Thursday, 12/3 (tickets can be purchased through the school for $20 and we will have cookies and cocoa in the media center and all take a bus to the event)
  • The Polar Express Event (movie and crafts) will be Thursday, 12/10 in the Gym
  • Holiday Concert is Friday 12/11 at 8:45am
  • Square One Art orders will be here before Thanksgiving
  • Report cards will be available on December 18 and you should have received a flier with your electronic login information


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Oct 15

A Few Upcoming Events


Eat Out With Squantum Tonight
Who wants a day off from cooking? Please join us all day tomorrow (10/15)at the Panera on Hancock Street for a school fundraiser. Attached is the flier to bring with you. If you work in Quincy, why not have your office place a lunch order?


At 6pm there is a Dyslexia Awareness Rally in Squantum. It is at the Seawall and in conjunction with Decoding Dyslexia – MA #lightitupred campaign tonight – Zakim Bridge is being lit up in red to recognize and bring awareness to early detection and proper teaching of dyslexia students. Everyone will receive a red carnation to throw over seawall for Dyslexia Awareness. Quincy Sun will be there doing a story on it.


Halloween Dance Friday Night
We hope to see your costume clad children at the Monster Mash Halloween Dance on Friday night (10/16) from 6:30PM -8PM, Parents should be in attendance and we are still looking for any raffle items you wish to donate (think kids items) as well as any baked goods/treats for them to nibble on during the dance.

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Apr 02

Next Week is PACK Week


A Note from the Nurse:

Next week from April 6th through April 10 we will be having pack week at our school. The goal of this is to make children more aware of eating healthy fruits and vegetables. This is purely voluntary.

PACK stands for Pack Assorted Colors for Kids.

Every day we will have a color of the day. We encourage you to pack a fruit or vegetable of that color for   that day. Here is the schedule for next week.

MONDAY- purple





Friday will also be the kick-off for Fitness Fridays we encourage staff and children to wear exercise clothing and we will promote extra physical activity that day. Thank you Maureen Spillane School nurse and the Wellness Team



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Apr 02

PTO Minutes 3/31/15

PTO Minutes 3/31/15 – Thanks again to Kellie Defelice for taking the time – much appreciated!


Principal Report:

Initiative: Beyond the Bell

Special Meeting School Committee

Good Friday is a makeup ½ day.

Still short 2 days. Was going to be extended days however, this changed.

MBTA said no. They would not change things and this would have stranded middle school students with no bus. Other logistical issues. So back to school committee again with an idea that Braintree was doing. This idea is a project. So our Superintendent decided to bring this to our school committee, it is a waiver in a sense. It is a way for the schools/family and community to show off our community. Opportunities offered across the city for students to take part in it. Ideas could include a Squantum History Walk, DA Internet Safety Walk, after school activities.


April 14th Math and Science Night


Talent Show Night will be May 21st. Dress Rehearsal May 5th and May 19th.


Last day of school will be June 26th. Graduation Day will not be last day of school. The date is not scheduled yet but will be soon.


MCAS is starting. Long Comp is Thursday, April 2. The other MCAS will follow for the next week or two and varies by grade. Monday, Tuesday will be 3rd grade. Wednesday and Thursday will be 4th grade and Friday and Monday will be 5th grade.


Good Friday 4/3. 11:55 dismissal, there will be a bus. There will not be lunch.


A school wide assembly will be June 5th, Poetry in Motion.


Spring Concert will be June 5th at 9 AM.


Multicultural Celebration will be June 11th, raffles



5th grade Lego Robotics Team, 3rd session, science teacher, Mr. McGuire, from Atlantic is the Team Captain. Building a Robot with theme to solve World Hunger.


Parent Academy Point Webster for Elementary School on Thursday, 4/2 6:30-8 PM


Considering having a Parent Academy here at Squantum tied into a PTO meeting.


PTO gave supplies to the classrooms and teachers. All were happy and thankful.


Dr. Bloom: Student Council is participating in an art contest for Solarize Quincy. 5 of their pieces were chosen to be on the website.


Rug project is still being worked on.


Risers are delayed because of a shipping issue but it is still going to happen.



Treasurer’s Report


Pajama Day Donations: $188, able to get $300 gift cards for children in need donated in the students’ names


One request we received is a possible storage closet with some supplies. Wanting to allocate $500 for more supplies, to answer wish lists for classrooms. Approved


Mrs. Corwin requested a rectangle table for her kindergarten class. About $160 + shipping. So approve $200.


Movie Night, looking for a night. Not booked yet but looking into dates.


Snow Days did change lunches around. New menu should be more accurate.


Money was sent to the two HS Senior Prom Stay Outs


Ice Melt was bought


Wellness Committee, week before vacation is Healthy Choice Week


Applied for a Walmart Foundation Healthy First Grant $1400 fun in school activities for kids.


President’s Report


Book Fair is coming soon. May 5th-14th. Buy One Get One Free.


Paint Night is Friday, April 10th. You can bring your own alcohol. This event is for Parents.


Red Sox game is coming up, April 28th. 200 tickets sold and a waiting list.


Mixed Bag fundraiser ends April 10th. Can be extended if needed.


Looking for a Multicultural Night subcommittee meeting








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Mar 23

Parent Academy Evening – April 2nd at Point Webster 6:30pm

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Mar 01

Tuesday: Fundraiser at 99’s

The Ninety Nine Restaurants Invites You to a Fundraiser to Benefit:
the Squantum Elementary School!

Tuesday NIGHT March 3rd – show up anytime from 4-10pm with the flyer attached!

SQU 99’s Fundraiser

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Feb 24

PTO Meeting Tonight

7pm in the media center.

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Jan 26

Penny Bingo Postponed to Feb. 2nd

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