Nov 30

Squantum School Store Re-Opening!

Grades 1 and 5 proudly announce the re-opening of the Squantum School Store.

What is it?

The School Store is cooperatively run by fifth and first grade students.  The students have specific, math-related tasks in selling school-related merchandise.

The purpose of the school store is to provide students with authentic math opportunities and the chance to work with students in other grades.  Teachers have created lessons that support the skills necessary to make transactions, calculate profit, and make ordering decisions.  Store activities are tied in with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework in Mathematics, with an emphasis on Number Sense and Operations, and Data Analysis.

When is it open?

The store will be open on Friday afternoons.  Students may visit the store at the discretion of the teacher so that the educational services are not interrupted.  Students will be given advance notice of when the store is open.  This year, the store will be open:

  • December 2nd
  • December 16th
  • December 23rd
  • January 13th
  • January 27th
  • February 10th
  • March 9th
  • March 23rd
  • April 13th
  • May11th

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We ask that students use change or dollar bills to make purchases in insure that students aren’t overwhelmed by large amounts of change.  Items are priced to facilitate transactions.

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Nov 22

Squantum Report for November 2011

Attached please find the latest Squantum Report!

Highlights include:

Upcoming events

  • Reminder to send in Box Tops
  • Quincy Symphony December 6th
  • Polar Express December 9th
  • Winter Concert December 16th @ 9:00a.m. in the Gym
  • December 23rd is a full day of school
  • Penny Bingo Night January 30th

Also updates related to:

  • Bus helpers / role models
  • New York Life / Squantum Partnership
  • Recognized students
  • Study Island
  • Community Service Learning
  • Lost and Found
  • Student Council
  • Sweatshirts
  • Docent Art
  • Book Fair

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Nov 15

Reading Counts: Volunteers Needed!

We are happy to report that our Reading Counts program is up and running and we are looking for some parent volunteers to help us out.

Reading Counts is an independent reading program that motivates and encourages our students to become better readers. The program is used as a supplement to our reading curriculum which allows students to monitor their own progress and set goals to improve their overall achievement levels in reading.

We are looking for some parent volunteers to assist us for a few hours a week in the media center in order to make the program available for students on a regular basis. Please complete the form below and return it to your child’s classroom teacher or send an email to if you are interested in volunteering.

Thank you in advance for supporting this important literacy program and special thanks to parent Lori Marsters, Doreen Douglas for coordinating the program and volunteer schedule this year.

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Nov 15

PICTURE RE-TAKE Day (Tomorrow – November 16th)

If your child missed photo day or you were not happy with his/her photo, Hayward Photography will be at the school on November 16th to re-take pictures. Your child must have the original photos with them or you will be charged for a new set of photos. A good number of class pictures will also be taken on this day.

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Nov 13

Hot Chocolate – We Got It

When the weather starts to get colder, you’ll probably want  hot chocolate!

Here’s 2 ways to get your hot chocolate and benefit the school:

  1. Java Joe’s fundraiser (hot cocoa is available). Ends Tuesday November 15th!
  2. Polar Express Night – coming up Dec 9th – a night of fun, songs, and hot chocolate… More on that later.

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Nov 10

Sweatshirts for Sale!

More details here!

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Nov 08

Let’s Sell Some Coffee!

Who doesn’t love coffee?

Support Squantum School by buying bags of coffee and/or selling it to friends and family.

Proceeds benefit the school.

Have a K-Cup machine?   get a K-Cup adapter!

More details including order form here:


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Nov 05

What’s Happening on November 8th? A Lot.

There’s a lot happening at Squantum School on November 8th!

1. Voting

Most people have decided who they will vote for.  If not, don’t stand on the sidelines, vote!     Here’s more information about the candidates and what office they are running for..

2. Book Fair

Students get a chance to purchase new books, pencils, & erasers during school hours.  (Hint: Not a bad idea to give them a little extra money this day to support the PTO)

We also need volunteers as this is a multi-day event (November 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, and 15th).  Can you help?   If so, get in touch with Kathy Brink at 617-593-4400 or

More Information Here

3. Bake Sale

We’re selling items donated by parents.  We need help manning bake sale tables and donating baked goods.  To offer support during the bake sale, contact

More Information Here

4. Report Card Conferences

Much of this information was already sent home and you should be scheduled to speak with your child’s teacher.

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Nov 04

Bake Sale November 8: Help the PTO Raise Some Dough

Help the PTO Raise Some Dough Tuesday November 8th from 7am to 7pm

Please support the Squantum School PTO’s Bake Sale!   We need volunteers to help out with the sale at the voting polls outside the school gym. You can help by volunteering your time or by sending in a treat. Please contact parent Katie Ollmann at if you are interested. Thanks in advance for your support of the school.

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Nov 01

Reminder: Next PTO Meeting 11/3 at 7pm

If you haven’t been to a meeting this year, we’re expecting a big turnout for this one – see you all there.


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