QE Weekly Newsletter

August 28, 2022

Important Information

QE Recognition for the 2021-2022 School Year!

The Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Suppor (PAPBS) Network recognized Quakertown Elementary School for implementing our Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports with Fidelity at Tier 1 Sustaining during the 2021-2022 school year! In layman's terms, we were recognized for our commitment to developing systems that help develop the whole child by removing non-academic barriers to learning. We will be recognized in Hershey, PA at the beginning of November and will be provided with a banner to hang in the school.


This is a significant award to receive and kudos to the entire staff at QE for working hard to ensure that our students are getting the support and services they need on a daily basis. In the words of the PAPBS Network, "this is a unique delineation never before made available over the last 12 years of the PAPBS Network". Incredible!

School Times

School Times:

Doors Open: 9:05 AM

School Starts: 9:20 AM

School Dismissal: 3:50 PM

The school office is open from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.

Mrs. Baver is our new school secretary and her email address is mbaver@qcsd.org.


*Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:40 AM.


**Please do not drop off students prior to 9:05 AM because there will be no adult supervision at this time!

Grade Level Supply Lists

Please find the grade level supply lists below! If you are experiencing financial hardship, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Lesher (Principal) at glesher@qcsd.org or Mrs. Eileen Bruchak (School Counselor) at ebruchak@qcsd.org.


Kindergarten Supply List (Mrs. DeStefano and Ms. Derossi)

Grade 1 Supply List (Mrs. Altner and Dr. Stabilit)

Grade 2 Supply List (Mrs. Yerger, Mrs. Rosica, and Mrs. McNamara)

Grade 3 Supply List (Mrs. Riedi and Mrs. Goldcamp)

Grade 4 Supply List (Mrs. Held and Mr. Wieand)


Grade 5 Supply List (Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Gerancher)

Attendance, Safe Arrival App, and School Trips

Tardiness:

School starts at 9:20 AM. Any student arriving after this time is considered tardy. If any student arrives late, he/she must stop at the office before going to class to get a tardy slip.


Absenteeism:

To report an absence, use the School Messenger / Safe Arrival process. DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE. Please CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on how to report your child’s absence.


Family Trips – Vacation Form

If you are taking a family trip, please fill out THIS FORM and submit it to the QE office at least 10 days in advance of the trip. Trips are limited to 5 school days. See the form for more details.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

In our effort to ensure student and staff safety, student arrival and dismissal at Quakertown Elementary School will look similar to many of the procedures utilized last school year, 21-22. Here's the cliff notes version for arrival and dismissal:


Arrival

  • All walkers and car riders will enter the building through the main entrance.

  • All bus riders will enter through the bus doors. We will have at least 2 staff stationed at the bus doors to greet students at all times.


Dismissal (This is slightly different from last year)

  • K-2 will exit the building through the main entrance, 5th grade will exit through the recess doors, and 1st, 3rd, and 4th will exit through the bus doors. If we find that there’s too much congestion at the bus doors, we will make adjustments.


Some other safety reminders:

  • Please utilize the pedestrian walkway to cross the streets.
  • Do not double park or stop in the middle of the road to let your child out. Most of our students are walkers and car riders and double parking and/or letting your child out directly in front of the school slows down the arrival process and creates a backlog on 7th Street.

Free and Reduced Meals Applications

We would like to notify all families that the 2022-2023 Free & Reduced Meal Applications are now available on the qcsd.org website! Please click here to access all information about Free & Reduced meals in QCSD.

Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, August 29 - First Day for Students!


Friday, September 2 - No School for Students


Monday, September 6 - No School for Students (Labor Day)


Friday, September 9 - PBIS Kick-Off Assembly


Monday, September 19 - PIE Meeting (7:00-8:30)


Wednesday, September 21 - Back to School Nighty (6:00-7:30)


Monday, September 26 - No School for Students

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.