Quincy Elementary School
Where Mountain Kids Learn!!!
January 8, 2021
Our Music Technology Assembly was amazing!
QES Educational Technology Survey
QES Pioneer Campus Notes
Greetings QES Pioneer Families!
Distance learning to continue. We are hopeful we will be able to welcome students back on campus (am/pm model) soon. Our Board of Trustees will meet next Wednesday evening to discuss a return to campus for all students and families interested. Materials distribution will continue on Fridays from 12:00-3:00 (or the following Mondays starting at 8:00 if you can't make it on Friday). Classroom teachers will continue to provide updates and materials for students to pick up, and an opportunity to drop off their completed work, if needed. Thanks!
Elementary schools and Covid transmission. We've included a fascinating briefing from the California Department of Health explaining recent evidence about children and Covid transmission. It's great news and will hopefully lead to us getting elementary students back on campus soon! The briefing shared that children are less likely to become infected at school due to the social distancing and mask requirements on campus, and more likely to become infected outside of school. The briefing also shared that children's chances of becoming infected are less than adults because their cells have fewer receptor sites for viruses to attach to, and children typically have immune systems primed for fighting viruses. Please check out the link below - definitely worth the read!
100 books challenge! (Christmas gifts = some books?) We are challenging all of our Pioneer students to read, (read-to, or read-with) 100 books by the end of May! They can count up to 2 books/week they read with their teacher, but we want to also encourage students to be practicing their reading outside of their time with their teacher, and develop healthy reading habits. Reading logs were distributed in the December 18 distribution. Students will fill in their reading logs, and turn into their teacher once they've read 100 books. Now may be a good time to set aside 20-30 minutes each evening with no TV electronics on, and everyone reading (including parents who can model reading to their children). Teachers will share the book logs with me, and I will provide students some recognition. Thanks for participating!
We always enjoy seeing pictures of you and your family participating in learning activities and especially catching your child and family reading. Please share with us! You can send them via email to email@example.com and/or Ms. Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org - we miss you and enjoy seeing your pictures!
In closing, from our QES team, we want to wish everyone a joyous and prosperous Happy 2021. Hope is on the way with vaccine distributions and our community seems to be improving wearing our masks. Soon, we will be able to see our family and friends in person, and welcome our students back on campus. Hang in there and stay safe!
Alder Campus INFO:
Thank you PUSD for bringing us Brent Daniels' Music Technology show! It was fun as well as enlightening. Who knew how those cool sound effects were made for movies and trailers? Well now your child can tell you. Be sure to ask!
2021 Fitness Challenge - Your student has an assignment in Mrs. Hollister's class. We are taking a virtual trip based upon how many miles we log walking, running, and/or biking as a school between now and February 4th. Please help your child calculate and log their miles. Details are in Mrs. Hollister's Canvas Course.
NO ZEROES!!! We have a campaign to be a school where no one has missing assignments or zeroes! Please help us get there by encouraging your student to turn in all of their work. What a great thing -to be able to showcase QES students for being a school where there are no zeroes. And, in elementary school, no zeroes means no Fs. How wonderful!
We have a 2021 School Motto. Our Student Council has branded this year's QES theme:
Keeping Hope and Kindness Alive at QES!! It is a fitting tribute to our wonderful students.
If you have any concerns or suggestions we would love to hear them. Please do not hesitate to email email@example.com or call 283-6557. You can also contact Mrs. Hollister or your teacher using the Parent Square app.
6th Grade fundraising!!
6th Grade Go Fund Me:
Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL children 1-18 years old!
No School January 18, 2021
By exposed to Covid-19, we mean: within 6ft. of a person with a confirmed case of Covid-19 for longer than 15 minutes in the past 14 days.
QES Pioneer Toolbox Lessons
Introduction to Toolbox:
The Breathing Tool:
Here is another fun video on breathing also!
My Quiet Safe Place Tool:
The Listening Tool:
QES is one school but on two different campuses.
QES Alder Street Campus
246 Alder Street, Quincy Ca
QES Pioneer Campus
(530) 283-6550 extension 5326
175 N. Mill Creek Road, Quincy, CA