In The Q
September 3, 2021 Newsletter
Vaccine clinic postponed until Sept. 24
The Quakertown Community School District's pop-up COVID vaccine clinic, originally scheduled for Friday, September 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., has been postponed. The new date is Friday, September 24. Students 12 and older and community members are welcome to get their vaccines.
The clinic will be held in the Park Avenue parking lot, in front of the high school, between 5th and 6th streets.
Click here for the consent form for minors who wish to be vaccinated. There will also be copies at the clinic.
Free Farmers Market at QE Tuesday
Anyone in the surrounding community will be able to pick up free, fresh produce from a local farm on Tuesday, September 7 between 11 AM and 4 PM at the Pavilion located on Quakertown Elementary School's property.
First day of school 2021
Free and reduced lunch application
For the 2021-22 school year, all QCSD students are eligible to receive a nutritional breakfast and lunch each school day at NO CHARGE to your household. No action is required for your student(s) to participate.
It is still strongly encouraged that all families fill out a Free & Reduced Lunch Application. If the State of Pennsylvania distributes P-EBT cards again during this school year, its determination of funding is based on your student's Eligibility Status on file with our district. In addition to possible P-EBT cards, an approved application on file qualifies students for a 30-day grace period beginning in the following school year.
A La Carte items will be an available option for the new school year so please remember to fund your student(s) School Cafe Account. Applications are available on the QCSD website by clicking here. If you have questions, contact Stacy Reiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-529-2022.
Elementary, middle school band & orchestra sign-ups
On the music department website you'll find everything you need to know such as musical instrument demonstrations, family testimonials, supply list, music store contact information, and more.
If you were in the band or orchestra last year, there's no need to register or sign up again. If this is your first year learning a musical instrument at QCSD, you'll need to sign-up to begin the process. Students in grades 3-8 can sign up for orchestra, and students in grades 4-8 can sign up for band.
Visit qcsd.org/music and click the yellow banner at the top of the website to get started today. Click the Contact page to email the band or orchestra teacher in your child's building if you have any questions.
Harrison Willing Research Foundation fundraiser
A golf fundraiser for the Harrison Willing Research Foundation, named after the former QCSD student who bravely fought T-lymphoblastic lymphoma, is scheduled for Friday, September 17 at Wedgewood Golf Club.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $125/person or $500/foursome and includes: 18 Holes of golf with cart, and a meal following the event. There will be several competitions such as closest to the pin, longest drive, and pot of gold. During lunch, there will be raffles and prizes awarded to the best and worst.
To contribute to the fundraising effort, click here.
QCSD's ESSER funding plan
School districts are required to meet several specifications to receive this funding. The first is that they follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance with their Health And Safety Plan. Another is to receive public input and feedback from stakeholders.
The essence of QCSD's ESSER Funding Plan is focused on the myriad of academic, social-emotional, and mental health issues that resulted from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The federal dollars are one-time money and must be targeted at those needs.
Please take the time to review the Plan here and provide your feedback to Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner and the School Board at email@example.com.
Football tickets on sale
Purchase at the High School main office from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate of the first few outdoor evening sporting events.
General Admission ------ $5
Family All Sports Pass ------ $50
Student All Sports Pass ------ $25
Season Football Pass (Reserved Seat) ------ $30
Season Football Pass ------ $20
VFW scholarships for middle school and high school students
The VFW has two scholarships, one for students in grades 6-8 and one for students in grades 9-12.
The Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school.
The VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest gives middle school students a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first-place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first-place winner wins $5,000.
Click here for more information.
Quakertown Community Education Foundation fundraiser
Mikayla's Voice offers free subscriptions
Mikayla’s Voice has published three children’s books written and illustrated by kids for other kids about having a friend with a disability. Mikayla’s Voice new enrichment website provides lessons to help continue the discussion about inclusion, kindness and friendship.
Mikayla’s Voice was awarded a Community Response Grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council to offer 267 FREE subscriptions to “Mikayla’s Bookshelf” for families with a child with a disability. Interested families should email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Click here for a video tutorial.