QE Weekly Newsletter

November 13, 2022

Important Information

American Education Week!

This year, National Education Week will be observed from November 14 to 18. This annual holiday takes place in the U.S. during the week before Thanksgiving. It fosters national dialogue between parents, educators, and students on how best to revamp the education system felt more fervently than at any other time. Traditionally, its principal idea has been to remind us of the roots of American education. But the real reason ‌we love it is that it inspires us during the academic year by celebrating the achievements of public schools and honoring those who have contributed to improving education in the U.S.

Let's send a big THANK YOU to all of the people who work or support QE; everyone from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, instructional aides, crossing guards, plus countless others.

Book Fair Thank You!

We wanted to thank all of our parent volunteers for our bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair! With the help of our volunteers, we were able to ensure an efficient and effective approach to purchasing and we were able to hit a purchasing threshold which allowed us to earn a 50% credit to purchase books for our library!

American Education Week Essay Contests

There are 2 contests that we are going to run this week in honor of American Education Week. One is an essay contest and the other is a poetry contest. Click the links to learn more! All essays and poems are due by Friday, November 18.

Picture Retake/Make-Up Day!

Picture make-up day is set for this Tuesday, November 15!

  • If a student ordered a package and was not happy with their photo then they must return their package on Retake Day. Christmas City will refill their order with the new photo. The new package will be shipped directly home.
  • If any new students or students that were not photographed on the original day can use the code on the flyer attached found here to place an order.
  • This weekend, Christmas City sent all families a digital photo to the parents/guardians emails since there have been some delays in shipping. This should allow families to make a decision on retakes.

Lost and Found

We currently have 2 racks of jackets, sweatshirts, etc., in the lobby of QE that have been misplaced by students. If you are missing any items, please make it a point to stop by QE to check out the clothes prior to Thanksgiving break. After Thanksgiving, we will make it a point to clean out the racks of clothes and donate them to a local charity.

Turkey Challenge Food Drive!

Monday, November 14 will be the start of our 3rd annual food drive!

This year we will have a Turkey Challenge Food Drive. The class that donates the most items will receive a special surprise and we will use turkeys in the hallways to help students see who is winning the competition on a daily basis.

This year we have a goal of 3,000 items!!! Please help us reach our goal to help those in need.

Shop with a Cop



December 15th, 2022 at Quakertown Walmart

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Must be from the Quakertown School District or referred to the program by a partnering Police Department

  • Children must be 5-13 years of age

  • Families have been faced with a life challenge such as homelessness, loss of job, military deployment, etc


1. Completed two page application

2. Signed Release Waiver

3. Wish list for each child in the household ages 5-13

To Apply: Applications can be found in English and Spanish: Quakertown.org/SWAC

Questions and applications can be submitted to Ashton Miller – amiller@quakertown.org ; 215-536-5001 x2136


Christmas Carnival

Christmas Carnival

Saturday, Dec. 10

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Quakertown

560 S. Main St. Quakertown, PA 18951

A “Drive-Through” Toy and Food Distribution Event

sponsored by the Quakertown Ministerium, HUBBUB,

and the Upper Bucks Unit of the Salvation Army

To register,

call Sharon Bachman-Kresge between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

at the Upper Bucks Salvation Army office by November 30:


Toy / Gift Card Donation Dropoff

November 19, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Quakertown

(New toys only; Giant or Walmart gift cards)

Spirit Wear Orders

If you are interested in ordering spirit wear, please use this form and have all orders submitted by November 18. All orders will be delivered by December 16.

MOD Pizza Fundraiser - November 15

Please consider supporting QE by ordering at MOD Pizza on November 15 where 20% of the proceeds will go directly to our efforts at QE! Check out this flyer which contains more information.


There was a request from parent-teacher conferences surrounding the possibility of bringing back birthday celebrations with a parent/guardian. We can absolutely accommodate this request, however, we will need to make sure that the parents/guardians have their clearances. If this is something that you are interested in doing, please reach out to Dr. Lesher (glesher@qcsd.org) and he can give you more specifics about expectations and logistics.

Upcoming Important Dates

Tuesday, November 15 - Picture Makeup Day

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

Friday, November 18 - PRIDE Assembly (R)

November 23-28 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Previous Smore Newsletters

Please head here for all of our past parent newsletters!

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.