Sep 16

Squantum Open House and Book Fair Information

Hi!

We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night for the Squantum School Open House and Book Fair.

Here are the timeframes you need to know:

– Attend the Book fair:  6 – 8pm
– Meet with Teachers re Open House : 6:30 – 7:30

We will also have a table for passing in your PTO donations (we suggest $25 this year), purchasing bricks for the outdoor classroom, and to sign up for our volunteer program.

See you tomorrow!!
Squantum PTO

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Sep 05

The New Outdoor Classroom and Your Bricks!

From this:

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To This:

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You Can Still Get A Brick!

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Squantum School Brick-Form

We will place a new order once we get to about 50 new brick orders.

Thank you!

Brian

 

 

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Apr 24

Seaside Gardeners Club of Squantum Invites You to Their 56th Annual Plant Sale

The Seaside Gardeners Club of Squantum would like to announce our 56th Annual Plant Sale Celebrating Mother’s Day, to be held Saturday May 10th, 2014 from 9:30AM to 12:30PM at The Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum Street in North Quincy.  The sale will feature member grown perennials, as well as, annuals, herbs, and vegetables.  Home baked goods, miscellaneous garden items, and raffles will also be available.  All proceeds benefit garden club community activities such as Squantum School Junior Gardeners, Causeway Beautification Program, Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Annual Scholarship Fund, Marsh Restoration, and the new Blue Star Memorial Program, which honors all men and women (past, present, and future) of the Armed Forces of America.

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Apr 24

Thank you letter from Mayor Koch

A nice letter from the Mayor regarding his appearance and presentation at the most recent PTO Meeting.     Click here to read the Squantum PTO Thank You Letter (PDF file)

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Mar 28

Squantum Youth Sports Signups – In Person and Online

SIGNUPS FOR BASEBALL, SOFTBALL AND T-BALL

1. IN-PERSON SATURDAY, MARCH 29 9am – 12noon Squantum Community Center

Registration form is here –  Sq Youth Sports Registration2014 – if you would like to print, pre-fill, and bring with you.

OR

****NEW OPTION – REGISTER ONLINE*****

If you would like to register online please click below or paste into your browser:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19H7BH2rdmvHuKCOgrjck6ugtk5_-aRKcwGRC3eDc_RY/viewform

Payment can be dropped off at Registration time listed above, or mailed/hand delivered to:

  • SQUANTUM YOUTH SPORTS
  • c/o Jim and Maura Mayo
  • 151 ESSEX STREET
  • QUINCY, MA 02171

****In order to ensure that your child receives a team shirt, registration AND payment must be received by April 18, 2014

The season starts on April 28th and ends with Field Day on Saturday, June 28 (currently the Saturday after QPS school ends)

SPREAD THE WORD!

Please help grow our league and forward this email to anyone who might want to participate in SQUANTUM YOUTH SPORTS!!!!!

Any questions – please contact mauramayo@hotmail.com

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Mar 14

Social Media Advisory to Parents

There has been some recent publicity about social media issues that pose a potential risk to students that we wanted to call to the attention of all Quincy Public Schools parents.  A popular app called Yik Yak is being used nationwide by high school, middle school and even some elementary students to post inappropriate and hateful posts.  Yik Yak use is growing as it appears to students that their posts cannot be traced back to them.  Students hide behind the perceived anonymity and post content involving nudity, profanity, and references to drug and alcohol abuse.  Students have been using Yik Yak as a vehicle for cyberbullying and the material has been so cruel that some school districts have changed their phone policies.  Users believe that there is no way to trace the source of messages but police have made arrests with the assistance of Yik Yak.  As they have in other cities, Yik Yak is in the process of enabling a “geofence” around all Quincy Public Schools so that the app cannot be used within our buildings.

We would like to remind parents and students that once a post is made on any social media site, the poster loses all control of where that information is sent so their message or photo is never private.  Parents can support their students in the following ways:

  1. Share with your student your expectations of appropriate social media and internet use.
  2. Check your students’ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Vine, Ask, Tumblr, Reddit, and other social media accounts and text messages.
  3. Remind your student of the consequences of inappropriate and threatening messages.
  4. Report inappropriate content to the social media provider.  For Yik Yak, click on the comment button and select the report inappropriate button or e-mail a screen shot of offensive content to yikyakapp@gmail.com.

The second issue is specific to Facebook.  The MIAA is advising that a person using the name of “Manny Whelan” is contacting local student-athletes offering money to “compete in an underground wrestling club” held in local hotels.  If you know someone who has been contacted or have any information regarding this issue, please contact your school principal for assistance in making a formal report.

Additional information to assist parents in assessing the appropriateness of social media sites can be found at:

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Mar 10

SQUANTUM SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Squantum School Parent Teacher Organization is pleased to announce we will be offering four scholarships this year to be awarded to graduating seniors who attended the Squantum School.  The scholarships include:

  • Two $250.00 Squantum School PTO scholarships available: one male and one female recipient.
  • Two $100.00 Virginia Marie Whalen Memorial Scholarships, in memory of Virginia Whalen who worked as a lunch matron at the school for thirty years.

Application forms are available in the guidance offices at North Quincy High School and Quincy High School.  Applicants can also pick up applications in the main office at Squantum School.  Applications must be completed and returned to the Squantum School on or before Friday, April 17th, 2014.  Scholarship winners will be chosen by lottery drawing under the direction of the Squantum School PTO.

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Mar 07

Upcoming Parent Academy Night

The Quincy Parent Advisory Council to Special Education, Citywide Parents Council, and the Quincy Public Schools Invite you to:

Parent Academy Evening Understanding Your Child’s Assessment

  • Kindergarten – Grade 5 Parents
  • Tuesday, March 18th,  2014
  • Central Middle School 7-8:30 p.m.

Presenters will:

  • Help parents make sense of testing terms and formats
  • Provide an overview of common elementary assessments
  • Make a clear connection between assessments and classroom instruction
  • Share information and resources designed to support the home-school connection

Questions?

email: erinperkins@quincypublicschools.com

 

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Nov 21

Quincy Parent Night “Parent Academy Evenings”

The Quincy Parent Advisory Council, Citywide Parents Council and the Quincy Public Schools Invites you to our  Parent Academy Evenings

  • For Kindergarten – Grade 2 Parents: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Central Middle School 6-8 p.m.
  • For Grade 3 – Grade 5 Parents Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Central Middle School 6-8 p.m.

 Presenters will offer Parents:

  • A deeper understanding of the key components of an elementary literacy lesson
  • Highlights of the NEW Journeys Reading Program
  • An opportunity to learn about new web-based tools
  • Information and resources designed to support the home-school connection

Questions?

email: erinperkins@quincypublicschools.com

Invitation Parent Nite-1

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Nov 18

$5000 Donation from My Bob’s Charity

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