Quist Weekly News

October 15, 2021

Para información en español por favor envíe un correo electrónico a Señora Fonseca (mfonseca@sd27j.net)

Dear RQMS Families:

Thank you for your continued support, as we wrap up the first quarter of the school year there are so many things to celebrate. This time last year, we all were learning to navigate through new ways of connecting, learning, and supporting students’ needs in ways that were never done before. Seeing students making connections with their peers while participating in clubs, activities, performing arts and athletics brings a sense of appreciation for the things not possible when connecting digitally.

While conferences continued to look different this year, we hope that you were able to make connections, review academic progress, discuss areas of focus, and celebrate growth. If for any reason you were not able to attend conferences or need additional support, please reach out to the respective teacher and/or counselor.

Recently, we communicated a disturbing trend that is impacting instructional time. As students returned to in-person learning, we anticipated a period of readjustment to the norms and expectations for behavior in school. We continue to focus on the transition from being fully connected digitally to being back in person. One area we could use your support and partnership with is stressing the importance of only using cell phones / electronic devices for educational purposes and utilizing breaks, lunch/recess time, our clubs, and activities for socializing.

Some members of our community have requested a little more time to return donation envelopes. Because of this, we have extended the deadline. Donations for entry into the drawing will be accepted until Wednesday, October 20th. All funds collected will go towards teacher appreciation initiatives. The drawing winners will be announced on Friday (10/22) during morning announcements. Thank you to all those able to donate!

We are all looking forward to new opportunities and growth in the months ahead. Excited to continue building on the foundation created in the first quarter, continuing our social clubs, activities, performing arts, athletics, and more. Thank you to all our athletes, their families, our coaches, and our club sponsors for making this possible. Congratulations to our ROYALS CHOIR and BAND groups on their first performances this week.


Trina Norris-Buck, Ed.S.

Lead Learner/Principal


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Parent Survey

To date, we have had less than half of our families respond. Our goal is to obtain feedback from as many of our families as possible if not all of you.

We believe in developing a strong partnership with parents and guardians to enhance learning. Our hope is that you will take a few minutes to complete this survey so that we can gather feedback on our school environment. Please help us understand what is working well and where we can do better for you and your student.

Homework Club

Every Thursday, starting on October 21st from 7:35-8:30 am, the school will be open for students who want extra help or support with their classwork. During this time there will be teachers and peer tutors available to assist students who need it. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Dinkel, Ms. O'Connell, or Ms. Knox. Students can sign up through their pathways class or by completing this form.

Fall Fest & WEB Apparel Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that our WEB group will be hosting Fall Fest on 10/29 at 6 pm. Our PAC has already started helping us collect candy donations. We are looking for additional donations and for families to sign up to participate in our Trunk or Treat. To sign up, please click HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Petersen cpetersen@sd27j.net


ROYALS can now purchase WEB apparel! Details were shared during pathways, please click HERE to support our web group and for ordering information.

Athletics News

Thank you families for signing up for Boy's Basketball. If your registration is complete (current physical uploaded OR on file with school), fees have been assessed in Infinite Campus. Please send cash or check to the main office or you can pay student fees online here. Fees must be paid before the first contest (Oct 26.)

  • All contests are posted on our calendar on our school website.

  • Please join Remind to receive updates from our coaching staff and to let them know if a player will miss practice. Here is the link to join.

  • Our family meeting for Basketball will happen on Tuesday, Oct 19, 5:45, Quist Cafeteria. We will start our presentation before the athletes are finished with practice. We will share important information about our schedule, how A/B/C teams will work, mask requirements, eligibility at Quist, topics from our coaches, and the opportunity to answer questions.

  • Individual and team photos will be available for purchase. We have a photographer and are working to schedule a date - stay tuned.

  • Uniforms (jerseys) and locks (optional) will be checked out next week.

  • Please email Athletic Director with any questions. (cbrown@sd27j.net)

Important Yearbook News

Students are back at school making new memories with their friends! Make sure to order the one book that captures the activities, spirit, and unique qualities of their school. Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to order the 2022 Yearbook by October 29th for the LOWEST PRICE!

8th Grade Families: 8th-grade recognition ads are a tradition at our school. The special early bird discounted deadline for submitting your child’s yearbook ad is October 29th. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com.
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