PAC September 2023 Newsletter
Qualters Middle School Parent Advisory Council
Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 School Year
Welcome to the September 2023 edition of the QMS PAC Newsletter! We wish all students, faculty, and staff a warm welcome back to the classroom and a very successful year ahead!
WHAT IS PAC?
Fundraising enables us to support our students and teachers by providing the funds for important items such as:
Student Clubs - afterschool clubs like model building and role playing
Student Activities - 8th Grade Luau
Speaker Series - presentations on important topics
Flexible Seating Options - bouncy bands, standing desks, padded stadium chairs for hallway reading time
Technology - Smartboards and TV monitors in the foyer to display daily information to our students & teachers
Staff Appreciation - annual staff appreciation events
ALL donations are tax deductible! Be sure to ask your employer about matching funds!! Learn more about PAC on our website at www.QMSPAC.com. Tax ID: 04-3421470
September 6: First Day of School Grades 1-12
September 13: Grade 6 Curriculum Night 6-8:00 PM (QMS Auditorium)
September 14: Superintendent Murphy's State-of-the-Schools Virtual Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM ~ Registration required
September 14: QMS Fall Picture Day
September 20: Grade 7 Curriculum Night 6-8:00 PM (QMS Auditorium)
September 21: Grade 8 Curriculum Night 6-8:00 PM (QMS Auditorium)
September 26: PAC Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 PM (QMS Library or Room 110)
September 27: Half Day
October 4: Grade 6 Curriculum Night 6-8:00 PM (QMS Auditorium)
October 9: No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day / Columbus Day
October 18: Half Day
October 20: PAC Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 PM (QMS Library or Room 110)
November 4: 1st Annual PAC Fall Frolic Fundraiser - 18+ Comedy Night 7-11 PM (Mansfield Elks). Visit https://www.funny4funds.com/events/qms-pac-fall-frolic-fundraiser/1130 to purchase tickets or sponsor a student or team!
QMS / MHS Bus Routes - Please note that bus routes and stops are subject to change. Students are asked to be at their bus stop 15 minutes prior to the published pick-up time during the first few days of school.
6th Grade Team Emails:
7th Grade Team Emails:
8th Grade Team Emails:
Mansfield Jibbitz Fundraiser
Show your school spirit and support PAC by purchasing a Mansfield Jibbitz!! Two options are available and each jibbitz is $5. Please use the form below to order yours today! After payment is received you will be notified where to pick up your order. Any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Dining for Dollars
Coming Soon! Dining for Dollars is a restaurant fundraiser where families eat (or take out) at a restaurant on a particular day and the restaurant donates back a set percentage of sales to QMS PAC. These fundraisers are a win-win! You, your friends, family, and other PAC supporters get a chance to enjoy a delicious meal while raising funds for our students.
Fall Frolic - 1st Annual Comedy Fundraiser
Join us November 4th for our 1st Annual Fall Frolic - an 18+ Comedy Fundraiser! Tickets are limited and are available for purchase now! Sponsorships are available for local businesses. https://www.funny4funds.com/events/qms-pac-fall-frolic-fundraiser/1130
Dislike having to sell “stuff” to raise funds for an organization? Well, so do we!
In lieu of tasking students and parents with selling typical fundraising items, PAC is pleased to offer a tax deductible option to take the hassle out of fundraising. Your participation is completely voluntary and very much appreciated! You can simply make a donation via Venmo, PayPal, or check!
Your donations will enable us to support our students and teachers by providing the funds for enrichment, technology, flexible seating, speaker events and so much more. Our goal is to raise $10,000 each year. This will put us in a terrific position to support all of our ongoing student activities and provide an opportunity to see what new initiatives we can help with.
_____ $25 - I don’t want to buy chocolate bars, please take this donation instead.
_____ $50 - I don’t want to sell coupon books so here’s a better alternative.
_____ $100 or $_______ Here’s a donation to show my appreciation for not having to buy, sell, or do anything else for fundraising this year.
Payments can be made via PayPal at QMS UnFundraiser Donation, Venmo @QMS-PAC, or send a check payable to "QMS PAC" to QMS PAC, 240 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. Remember, donations are tax deductible.
Tax ID: 04-3421470
⭐ Don’t forget to check with your employer about matching funds ⭐
Questions? Email PAC at email@example.com.
COMPANY MATCH PROGRAM
Thinking about making a donation to the QMS PAC? Check with your employer to see if they will match all or some of your donation. Some employers will match at a 1:1 ratio, but some will even match 2:1 or 3:1. Our Tax ID is 04-3421470.
In Case You Missed It & Helpful Links
QMS News - Principal McGovern's Latest Newsletter
Superintendent's Newsletter - Superintendent Murphy's Latest Newsletter
QMS Website: https://qms.mansfieldschools.com
X2: Access student grades and assignments through X2.
Hornet Backpack: Papers that are normally sent home in students' backpacks will be posted to our website in the Hornet Backpack instead.
QMS PAC MEETING
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023, 06:30 PM
240 East Street, Mansfield, MA, USA
ABOUT US ~ Executive Board
The QMS PAC Executive Board is comprised of parent volunteers elected through an annual nominating process. The PAC is governed in accordance to its by-laws, which are reviewed every three years or more frequently as needed. The Board has oversight for all fundraising initiatives, events, communications, volunteer development, governance, and allocation of funds and grant awards. Please join us as we welcome the 2023-2024 Executive Board members:
- President: Nicole Wright
- Co-Vice Presidents: Yohana Rosemark & Allyson Crowell
- Treasurer: Michelle Sexton
- Secretary: Courtney Harrison
Facebook: QMS PAC