November PAC Newsletter
Qualters Middle School Parent Advisory Council
WHAT IS PAC?
Fundraising enables us to support our students and teachers by providing the funds for important items such as:
Student Clubs - afterschool clubs like model building and role playing
Student Activities - 8th Grade Luau
Speaker Series - presentations on important topics
Flexible Seating Options - bouncy bands, standing desks, padded stadium chairs for hallway reading time
Technology - Smartboards and TV monitors in the foyer to display daily information to our students & teachers
Staff Appreciation - annual staff appreciation events
ALL donations are tax deductible! Be sure to ask your employer about matching funds!! Learn more about PAC on our website at www.QMSPAC.com. Tax ID: 04-3421470
Fundraising Update & PAC Initiatives
Fundraising Update: Since the start of the school year, PAC has been diligent in our fundraising efforts and we are happy to share that we have raised $6,053 of our $15,000 goal. These funds are used to support student and staff initiatives. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
New Student Clubs & Activities: In order for a new club or initiative to receive PAC funding, Staff members must submit a Grant Application to PAC and present the proposal at one of the monthly meetings. During the October meeting, Mr. McGovern shared that two staff members are interested in starting a Craft Club. While a formal application has not yet been submitted, PAC is excited to provide funding and has conditionally approved funding for this new student club.
Current Initiatives: PAC is currently collaborating with administration to determine the feasibility of the following initiatives. While we hope to make each of these a reality, we cannot guarantee that will be the case. Support for these initiatives is largely contingent on funds raised, volunteer commitment, and obtaining the appropriate approvals. If you have an interested in assisting with one or more of these initiatives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or join us at the November 16th meeting and we will put you to work!
- Winter Dance / Semi Formal - Dances have not been held since well before the pandemic. We hope to bring at least one to our students this year. However, this will not be possible without the parent/guardian chaperones from all grades.
- Staff/Teacher Lounge & Workspace Updates - The teachers lounge and workspaces are in need of updates and new furniture. Similar to the improvements MESA made to the JJ and Robinson staff lounges, we hope to update this space and provide additional amenities to our staff.
- 8th Grade End of Year Celebration and/or Field Trip Options - Historically, rather than take a local field trip, the 8th grade has held a larger end of year celebration in the form of a luau, which includes a DJ and pizza. However, Administration has received feedback that students and families would like to enhance this experience. As a result, we're working with Administration on alternatives.
Fall Frolic - 1st Annual Comedy Fundraiser
Join us THIS Saturday, November 4th for our 1st Annual Fall Frolic - an 18+ Comedy Fundraiser! With just days to go, we need your help in reaching our ticket sales goal! Tickets will be available until they are sold out and sponsorships and donations can be made right up to the event.
Encourage family and friends to purchase tickets or to sponsor your student's team. A Sponsors can be anyone who donates $100 or more. Students may also collect smaller amounts from friends and families until there is at least $100 to submit online.
The team that raises the most (combination of ticket sales, sponsors, and donations) will receive an ice cream social. Sponsor your students team by selecting the team color in the "How Did You Hear About Us" drop down when sponsoring online. The winning team will be announced by the end of November.
Team Standings as of 11/1/2023
- Grade 6: Purple Team - $300 raised
- Grade 6: Yellow Team - $270 raised
- Grade 7: Maroon Team - $250 raised
- Grade 6: Orange Team - $240 raised
- Grade 7: Gold Team - $130 raised
- Tie: Grade 7 Aqua Team & Grade 8: Silver Team - $90 raise by each
*Teams not listed have not raised any funds to date.
Monthly Dining for Dollars
November 13th 4-8 pm at Bar Pizza & Salad Co.! Dine in or take out 4-8 PM and mention the word "PAC" when ordering or use the code "PAC" to order online. Sorry, no phone orders. PAC will receive a portion of each sale!
Dining for Dollars is a restaurant fundraiser where families eat (or take out) at a restaurant on a particular day and the restaurant donates back a set percentage of sales to QMS PAC. These fundraisers are a win-win! You, your friends, family, and other PAC supporters get a chance to enjoy a delicious meal while supporting a local business AND raising funds for our students.
The Paper Store - Gift of Giving Annual Charity Event
November 20-26 purchase the 2023 Gift of Giving ornament in store for $3.99 and The Paper Store will donate $1 to the Parent Organizations of Mansfield Public Schools AND you can save 20% off your ENTIRE purchase* during your visit. PAC, MESA, and the Roland Green Parent Group, will share equally in the proceeds.
*see store for details
Fall Pie Fundraiser - Thank You & Pick Up Information
Thank you to those who participated in the Lynman Orchards Pie Fundraiser. With your help, we raised $2,149. As a reminder, pick up for FROZEN pies will take place on November 21st from 4-7 pm in the QMS Lobby. All other items (popcorn, tumblers, cookies, etc) will be delivered directly to the buyers address. ONLY FROZEN PIES WILL BE PICKED UP AT QMS. Arrangement can be made for pick up on alternative dates by emailing email@example.com.
Mansfield Jibbitz Fundraiser
Show your school spirit and support PAC by purchasing a Mansfield Jibbitz!! Two options are available and each jibbitz is $5. Please use the form below to order yours today! After payment is received you will be notified where to pick up your order. Any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dislike having to sell “stuff” to raise funds for an organization? Well, so do we!
In lieu of tasking students and parents with selling typical fundraising items, PAC is pleased to offer a tax deductible option to take the hassle out of fundraising. Your participation is completely voluntary and very much appreciated! You can simply make a donation via Venmo, PayPal, or check!
Your donations will enable us to support our students and teachers by providing the funds for enrichment, technology, flexible seating, speaker events and so much more. Our goal is to raise $15,000 this year. This will put us in a terrific position to support all of our ongoing student activities and provide an opportunity to see what new initiatives we can help with.
_____ $25 - I don’t want to buy chocolate bars, please take this donation instead.
_____ $50 - I don’t want to sell coupon books so here’s a better alternative.
_____ $100 or $_______ Here’s a donation to show my appreciation for not having to buy, sell, or do anything else for fundraising this year.
Payments can be made via PayPal at QMS UnFundraiser Donation, Venmo @QMS-PAC, or send a check payable to "QMS PAC" to QMS PAC, 240 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. Remember, donations are tax deductible.
Tax ID: 04-3421470
⭐ Don’t forget to check with your employer about matching funds ⭐
Questions? Email PAC at email@example.com.
November 1: Ski Club Parent & Student Meeting 6:30 - 7:30 PM
November 2: Picture Retakes
November 3: QMS Drama Club proudly presents "The Scheme of the Driftless Shifter" (QMS Auditorium). Tickets $6.
November 4: 1st Annual PAC Fall Frolic Fundraiser - 18+ Comedy Night 7-11 PM (Mansfield Elks). Visit https://www.funny4funds.com/events/qms-pac-fall-frolic-fundraiser/1130 to purchase tickets or sponsor your students team!
November 5: Daylight Savings Time Ends ~ turn clocks back 1 hour
November 8: Half Day
November 10: No School - Veterans' Day
November 14: School Committee Meeting 6:30 - 8:30 PM
November 16: PAC Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 PM (QMS Library or Room 110)
November 20-26: The Paper Store Gift of Giving Annual Charity Event. Purchase the Gift of Giving ornament in store for $3.99 and save 20% on your order. See flyer for more details.
November 21: Pie Fundraiser Pick Up 4-7 pm (QMS Lobby)
November 22-24: No School - Thanksgiving Break
November 30: Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series - Helping Families Navigate the Mental Health System 12-1 pm. Registration required. (Zoom)
December 14: PAC Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 PM (QMS Library or Room 110)
December 4: School Council Meeting 6:00 PM (QMS Room 110)
December 5: SEPAC General Meeting 6:30-7:30 PM
December 5: School Committee Meeting 6:30-8:30 PM
December 12: School Committee Meeting 6:30-8:30 PM
December 22: Half Day
December 25-January 1: No School - Winter Break
COMPANY MATCH PROGRAM
Thinking about making a donation to the QMS PAC? Check with your employer to see if they will match all or some of your donation. Some employers will match at a 1:1 ratio, but some will even match 2:1 or 3:1. Our Tax ID is 04-3421470.
In Case You Missed It & Helpful Links
QMS News - Principal McGovern's 10/27/2023 Newsletter
Superintendent Murphy's Latest Newsletter - Superintendent Murphy's 10/14/23 Newsletter
QMS Website: https://qms.mansfieldschools.com
Aspen (formerly X2): Access student grades and assignments through Aspen.
Hornet Backpack: Papers that are normally sent home in QMS students' backpacks will be posted to our website in the Hornet Backpack instead.
Community Backpack: District and Community wide notices and documents that are not school specific will be posted to the Community Backpack.
6th Grade Team Emails:
7th Grade Team Emails:
8th Grade Team Emails:
QMS PAC MEETING
Thursday, Nov 16, 2023, 06:30 PM
240 East Street, Mansfield, MA, USA
ABOUT US ~ Executive Board
The QMS PAC Executive Board is comprised of parent volunteers elected through an annual nominating process. The PAC is governed in accordance to its by-laws, which are reviewed every three years or more frequently as needed. The Board has oversight for all fundraising initiatives, events, communications, volunteer development, governance, and allocation of funds and grant awards. Please join us as we welcome the 2023-2024 Executive Board members:
- President: Nicole Wright
- Co-Vice Presidents: Yohana Rosemark & Allyson Crowell
- Treasurer: Michelle Sexton
- Secretary: Courtney Harrison
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