QE Weekly Newsletter

October 16, 2022

Important Information

PIE Meeting - Wednesday, October 19

Our 2nd PIE Meeting for the year will be held on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at QE. Here is the link to the agenda and here is a link to the virtual meeting for those who prefer to join in from home.

Student Arrival Concerns

We are starting to notice a high volume of students who are getting to school exceptionally early to hang out with their peers and this is becoming a safety and discipline issue. Unfortunately, we do not have adult supervision until 8:40 AM for breakfast and 9:05 AM once the doors open. We have had students show up as early as 7:45 AM (that's almost an hour before breakfast begins) and others arriving at 8:20 AM (20 minutes before breakfast).

While there has not been an official policy surrounding student arrival times, I'm asking that students do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to breakfast (8:40 AM) and no more than 5 minutes prior to the first bell (9:05 AM) if they are not eating breakfast. We will begin communicating home for any students who continue to get to school too early.

Dine and Donate - 10/28

Quakertown Elementary PIE is hosting our first dine and donate night (actually it runs all day) on Friday, October 28 at Honeygrow. If you order, you have to use promo code: GIVE133, and PIE will earn 20% of the sale, which then goes back to our students!!

Boo Grams

A little light to glow your night! Each “Boo Gram” comes with a glow stick. Boo grams will be distributed Monday, October 31. Forms were distributed to your homeroom teachers this week and payments are due by 10/21!

Body Safety Lessons by NOVA

Quakertown Elementary is proud to offer body safety lessons presented by NOVA.

NOVA’s personal safety programs build safe body boundaries.

In uncomfortable situations, children learn to listen to their feelings, say “no”, if they can, get away and always tell their trusted adult.

Programs will be offered to K, 1st, 4th, and 5th on October 19, 2022.

2nd and 3rd grades will receive their program on October 20, 2022.

If you have any questions about the lessons, please reach out to Eileen Bruchak at ebruchak@qcsd.org.

Student Progress Reports and Report Cards

This is just a heads up that all schools will be shifting to digital progress reports (coming out the week of October 24) and report cards beginning this school year.

Parent Teacher Conferences

This is just a reminder that parent-teacher conferences will held on Tuesday, November 1, Thursday, November 3, and Monday, November 7 from 4 PM - 8 PM. Please connect with your child's teachers to make an appointment. While teachers will be running conferences at the building, parents have an option to attend virtually for convenience purposes.

BJ's QCEF Fundraiser Through October 31

BJ's Wholesale Club is offering a fundraiser through October 31 that gives up to $10 to the Quakertown Community Education Foundation for each new member or renewing member.

In addition, those signing up receive these rewards:

  • New member perks $75 cost & redeem $20 rewards at register.
  • New Inner Circle $25 cost & redeem $10 rewards at register.
  • Renewal perks $110 cost & redeem $20 rewards at register.
  • Renewal Inner Circle $55 cost & redeem $10 rewards at register.



Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday, October 19 - PIE Meeting (6:30-8:00)

Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 - NOVA Lessons

Saturday, October 22 - Trunk or Treat (Setup 4-5:30, the event is from 5:30-7:30) at Park Avenue Parking Lot

Thursday, October 27 - Kindergarten Trip to AGA Farms (945-1130)

Monday, October 31 - Fall Parade/Festival (2:00-3:50)

Tuesday, November 1, Thursday, November 3, Monday, November 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences (4-8)

Tuesday, November 15 - Picture Makeup Day

Wednesday, November 16 - PIE Meeting (6:30-8:00)

November 23-28 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

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About Us

At QE, we challenge our students academically and behaviorally through our state-recognized Positive Behavior Support Program, P.R.I.D.E. Every QE student is taught to presevere, show respect, be in control, show dependability, and effort in all school and life endeavors.

The children are our most cherished possessions. Please know that we will do everything in our power to make sure your child feels respected, safe, happy, and successful at Quakertown Elementary School. When we are working together; parents, teachers, staff, and students, we will come together to help each child reach their fullest learning potential.