QE Weekly Newsletter

November 20, 2022

Important Information

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear QE Families,

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. That is a perfect reflection of what I have experienced during my last year and some change at QE. Every day, I am moved and inspired by what I see. Every day, I marvel at the incredible devotion of our staff and their unique ability to teach and inspire our children. Every day, I celebrate the amazing support of our parents and community.

I believe that the success of our school is built on a foundation of mutual respect and inclusiveness. Every day, dedicated teachers and staff nurture a culture of fairness, love and caring, all focused on the goal of providing a safe learning environment for our students and families. QE is committed to continuing this focus and supporting our families during the school day and beyond.

I am thankful that QE continues to strive for excellence in each and every classroom, to grow stronger by our diversity, and to cultivate an open and positive school climate.

During this time of Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude and thank you for being such an important part of our children’s lives. This is a wonderful time of the year to get together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives. On behalf of the QE staff, I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday. We will see everyone back here on Tuesday, November 29th.


Greg Lesher

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.

Free Coats

The United Way of Bucks County just received a large donation of winter coats from their friends at the Automobile Dealers Association, specifically Faulkner Family of Dealerships and John Kennedy Ford. They have hundreds of free coats ranging from 3T to 18 for boys and girls.

Coat requests must come directly to Sheri Ratner at Sherir@uwbucks.org , and should include gender, size, and quantity. Example Boys – Size 7/8 - 3. Coats are available immediately!

Bake Sale Monday!

This is just a reminder that we will have a bake sale during all of our lunches on Monday, November 21!

PBIS Handbook and Survey

We are looking to gather feedback from parents and guardians about our PBIS program at QE and we need your help. Please review the PBIS handbook found here and then complete the survey found here. All parents/guardians who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win some gift cards. We will leave this posted in the Smore for the next 2 weeks and will share our results from the survey and announce the winners. Thanks for your help!

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)

Upcoming Important Dates

November 22 - PRIDE Assembly (R)

[Moved from last Friday]

November 23-28 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 2 - PRIDE (R) Award Winner's Breakfast

December 6 and 7 - Little Shopper's Shop

December 14 - PIE Meeting

December 20 - NOVA Lessons on Bully-Free Classrooms (K-2)

December 21 - NOVA Lessons (3-5)

[3rd - Bully Free Classrooms, 4th - Internet Safety, 5th - Cyberbullying and Gender Bullying]

December 21 - High School Varsity Singers Visit QE

December 22 - 1st Trimester PRIDE Celebration

December 23 - QE Holiday Sing-a-Long

December 24-January 2 - Holiday Break - No School for Students

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.