Dec 04

Date Reminder

Date Reminder:
12/4 Tis the Season – for ticket holders 5:30 Hot Coco & Cookies-media center 6:00 bus departs 7:00 Concert QH

12/5 Picture retakes

12/9 & 12/10 Bookfair. To volunteer visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4eaaa828a6fa7-book

12/10 (day/evening) Parent Teacher conferences. Confirmations slips will be sent home by the end of the week. Please sign and return as soon as possible. Report cards will be sent home in advance of the conferences.

12/12 Winter Concert – please be seated by 8:45 AM concert to start at 9:00 AM

12/13 Squantum Polar Express

Squantum Toy Drive now through 12/18

Don’t forget to send in your holiday cards to decorate the bulletin board outside the main office

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Dec 02

Not too late, order TODAY!

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Nov 21

Message from the Principal

November 21, 2019

Just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving week and to share some upcoming information and dates for the next few weeks:

1. Here is the schedule for Thanksgiving week. Monday 11/25 is a full day of school. Tuesday 11/26 is a half day with dismissal at 11:55. Wednesday is also a half day with an 11:55 dismissal. Thursday (no school – Happy Thanksgiving!). Friday 11/29 no school.

2. We have scheduled a picture re-take day if your student was absent or you wish to have a re-take. In order to sit for a new picture, you will need to return the original package and complete a new packet. Please contact the main office at 617-984-8706 if you are interested.

3. SQU sweatshirt and clothing orders are in and were distributed today. Please contact the main office asap at 617-984-8706 or email stephensylvia@quincypublicschools.com if you have any issues with the order. We will do our best to correct the order.

4. Parent Teacher conferences are set for Tuesday, December 10th (day and evening times). You should have already received and returned notices with confirmation slips set to come home the week of 12/3. Report Cards will be sent home with students on 12/6 in advance of the conferences.

5. The SQU winter concert is set for Thursday, December 12th. Please be seated at 8:45. Students have been practicing really hard for what will be a great show to kick off the holiday season.

6. SQUARE ONE ART PAPER ORDERS ARE DUE 11/22. ONLINE ORDERS DUE 12/3. Before it’s too late! Don’t forget to order cool gifts for that special family member or hard-to-buy-for person. With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase during the Square 1 Art fundraiser, your child’s artwork is the perfect gift. Nothing says “you’re loved” like “I made this art keepsake just for you. ”

It’s the final days of the fundraiser, so don’t delay. The school benefits with every order. Order now:
1. www.square1art.com/shop
2. Call 888-332-3294 ext. 1 to order
-Get free shipping Order Online before 12/3.

7. Save the Date: SQU Polar Express night is set for Friday, December 13th. Details to follow on this fun family night.

8. Save the Date: ALL SQU Grade 3 to 5 puzzle lovers interested in taking part in our first Jigsaw Puzzle contest on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. should return the sign-up form by December 5th. Copies available in the main office if needed.

9. Drop off and Dismissal: Please be aware of blocking the driveways of houses around the school during these times. We have had several calls regarding this from neighbors blocked from leaving their homes.

10. Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast is set for next Tuesday, 11/26

11. Docent Art – Volunteer Now…….. docentart2016@gmail.com

12. Student council is cancelled on Monday, 11/25

13. The last day of the coat drive is Wednesday, 11/27

14. Thank you to all our families for donating to the food drive. SQU donated just over 10 boxes to support local pantries.

15. SQU goes to the Symphony on 12/4. Please return order forms for tickets asap as we have to submit a final count to the main QPS office. Thank you to QPS business partner Boston Scientific for donating student tickets this year.

All the best for a great Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Sincerely,
Mr. Sylvia
Principal Squantum School

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Nov 21

Before it’s too late! Order your unique gifts and keepsakes.

Before it’s too late! Don’t forget to order cool gifts for that special family member or hard-to-buy-for person. With over 40 unique and useful keepsakes ready to purchase during the Square 1 Art fundraiser, your child’s artwork is the perfect gift. Nothing says “you’re loved” like “I made this art keepsake just for you.”

It’s the final days of the fundraiser, so don’t delay. The school benefits with every order.

Order now:
www.square1art.com/shop
2 Call 888-332-3294 ext. 1 to order

Questions? Contact Kenda@squantumpto.com

 

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Nov 17

PTO Minutes for November 14, 2019

In attendance were Mr. Sylvia, Dr. Bloom, Mrs. Kiley, Mrs. Corwin, President Sarah Wood, VP Kenda Coulter, Treasurers Anthony Greenwood & Heather Morkan, Secretary of Communications Trina Ruggiero, and assembled parents.

Sarah: Thanks to the prom committee on a great job! The mayor sent a check for $1,000 to our PTO. We also received a nice thank you card from Mary. Prom Committee: $6,149 was raised from the prom fundraiser. Amy Warren has an idea for a puzzle competition for grades 3-5. Proceeds to benefit the 5th grade class.

Mr.Sylvia: Big thank you to the prom committee on a fun and meaningful event for the community. Thanks to Dr.Bloom & student council for running the Veterans Day assembly. Thanks to Bruce Ayers for presenting a bike to Olivia Zheng for winning the summer race to read contest. Thanks to Bergin and Kerins families for placing flags in front lawn and collecting donations for our veterans. Unity Day when students wore orange to school was a success. BOKs still going strong and wrapping up in a couple weeks. Thanks to Mr.Miller, Ms.Healy, and parent volunteers. Mayor is still pushing for a new Squantum School. Hoping for approval in January. Canned food drive is going strong. Winter concert will be Thursday, 12/12. Sheriffs office is running a coat drive. New or gently used coats can be dropped off in the lobby. Monday 11/18 there will be a parent academy at Central Middle School for parents of children in grades 5-8…raising children in the digital age. Emails ending in Verizon, AOL, and yahoo are not receiving emails from any Quincy Public School email addresses. If you have an alternate email, please call the school. School improvement plan will be presented and posted online. Grades 4-5 last year after MCAS filled out a VOCAL survey which asked questions about engagement, happiness at school, feeling safe at school, etc. Our school had above average scoring on this. Chromebooks: we have 3 carts and we’d like to purchase some tubs of small chromebooks for the younger grades. Mr. Sylvia will check prices on this.

Anthony: We’ve brought in about $14,000 since last meeting. Anthony passed out his balance sheets along with a detailed sheet from Heather.

Sarah: Polar Express looks like it will be 12/13 as long as trolley is available. Tina Rychalsky has volunteered to shadow Beth on the polar express this year and take it over for next year. Pennies for Patients will run 2/3-2/14 and may kick off with an assembly from the company the previous Friday. Book fair will run only 2 days in December 12/9-12/10…this will run during the day & evening parent conferences on 12/10.
Parent conferences…
Day & Evening: 12/10
Day only: 12/17.
We will be giving scholarships to seniors from both high schools who were Squantum School students. Kim Wheelwright is working with guidance counselor to get gift cards to be donated to families in need in our school. Mr. Pic would like to do a presentation on anxiety at our January PTO meeting.
NEXT MEETING: JANUARY 7

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Nov 01

Election Day Bake Sale

We Are Having Our Annual Election Day Bake Sale
 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th
7am – 7pm
We will need a lot of volunteers to cover this 12 hour event.  As always, thank you in advance for your support!
PLEASE SIGN UP HERE:
 
Please use this link to let us know what you plan to donate:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4EAAA828A6FA7-baked
 
We are looking for donations of homemade or store bought baked good.  We will need a lot to cover this 12 hour event on Nov 5th.
Labeled (and individually wrapped when appropriate) donations can be dropped off Monday afternoon outside the main office or any time Tuesday by the gym.
As always, thank you in advance for your support!

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Nov 01

COAT DRIVE Now thru end of November

Help fill the two large boxes in the school lobby. New and gently used winter coats for the community.

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Oct 08

OCT PTO Meeting Minutes

PTO Minutes for 10/7/19
In attendance were Mr. Sylvia, Dr. Bloom, Mrs. Corwin, Mrs. Kiley, President Sarah Wood, VP Kenda Coulter, Treasurer Anthony Greenwood, Citywide Rep Dave Blaton, Secretary of Communications Trina Ruggiero, and assembled parents.

Prom Fundraiser: 88 tickets sold so far…150 total can be sold. We have 5 silent auction items and 25 raffle baskets.

Mr.Sylvia: Book fair was a great success thank you to Jacqueline Conroy for running it. Great volunteers for picture day…thanks! Square 1 Art is near complete. Reading Counts schedule will be rolled out soon..volunteers needed! Trying to plan a celebration this year for Squantum School’s 100th birthday…no details yet. MCAS results being mailed home Wednesday. School report card…Mr.Sylvia is very proud. Wellness team is up and running. BOKS is up and running with around 100 kids participating. Thanks to Ms.Healy & Mr.Miller. Dave MacGillvary director of Boston Marathon who wrote a childrens book is willing to come to the school and do a Squantum marathon with the students. Dentist came to school and treated 60 students. Saturday STEM starts 10/26. This is run by Mrs.Cordero & Mr. Regan and offered to grades 3-5. Pumpkin math and science day for grade 5 will be October 31. Paula Glynn who works for Sheriff MacDermott wants to collect coats for those less fortunate in our area. Veterans Day assembly 11/8 with Bruce Ayers presenting a bike to summer reading program winner. Jen Bergin will be placing flags for Veterans Day in the front lawn again this year. Requests: Kindergarten States of Matter presentation…approved. Grade 3 in house field trip from Historic New England…approved. Grade 2 visit from Science Museum…approved. Ms. Grant requested a second blue cart for art classes and that was approved as well.
Sarah: Monster Mash volunteers will be needed. Docent art volunteers will be asked for too.
Dave’s citywide report: Some parents at the meeting were talking about introducing sex ed earlier. Also some parents concerned with short lunch and recess times. Also discussed was VOCAL: views of climate and learning which was a survey to kids in grades 4, 5, 8, and 10 to see how they feel about school. Language immersion was discussed but superintendent not interested. Next citywide meeting will be at 6:30pm on 10/17 at Central Middle School. School Committee Candidates will speak.
Next PTO Meeting is November 14

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Oct 01

Rock the Decades

Adults Only

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Sep 09

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

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