NOVEMBER

Newsletter

A word from our principal...

Greeting Families,

I first want to thank you for being a part of our school community for the 16-17 school year. I know, as a parent myself, that our children are the most precious and important thing in our lives. We are truly honored that you have trusted us with their education and care.

I am very proud to announce that our school’s report card grade for the 2015-2016 school year is a “B”. We look forward to continuing to improve our scores until we become the best school in the neighborhood. In order to assist in accomplishing this goal, after school tutoring has started. Your child’s teacher will reach out to you if tutoring is recommended for your student.

Our after school clubs have begun as well. We continue to offer Bricks 4 Kidz, Martial Arts, Chess, Fusion Dance, Food Science and Albanian Dance to our students during the 2nd session. We look forward to having another successful session of after school clubs.

We are also introducing character education in all of our grades and emphasizing a new trait every month. This month we are learning about gratitude. I encourage you to take time at home to have your child share with you what they are learning about gratitude in the classroom. It is our hope to not only provide assist students in growing academically, but in character as well.

Thank you all for your involvement with our school.

I look forward to having a great school year with your cooperation,


Ali Ozer - Principal, Queen City STEM School

Report Cards

Report Cards went out on Monday, November 7th. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's teacher.

Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL!

Friday, Nov. 11th, 12:15am-11:45pm

8701 Mallard Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

There will be no school on Friday, November 11th.

Fall Picture Retake

Thursday, Nov. 10th, 8:30am

8701 Mallard Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

Picture make up day!

Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser

Friday, Nov. 18th, 3-9pm

7970 Lyles Lane Northwest

Concord, NC

Chuck E. Cheese's donates 15% of the sales generated from this event to your child's school. Chuck E Cheese Flyer.pdf

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 9pm

8701 Mallard Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

Menu: Sliced Turkey with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Sweet Tea, Desert.

The cost is $3.50 for children and $5.50 for adults. All students and parents must pre order by Nov. 16, 2016 online or via email or direct pone by Nov. 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Luncheon Flyer

Character trait of the month is GRATITUDE!

Every school has the responsibility of educating your students academically as well as socially, but here at Queen City STEM School we also incorporate Character Education. In the middle school grades it is an actual class they take but from Kinder through 4th grade we implement or embed character education into the curriculum with small activities, short movies, small projects and daily reminders.

Motivational Videos - My Shoes
Kid President’s 25 Reasons To Be Thankful!

RESPONSIBILITY Trait Recipients for the month of October are:

Maxwell = Easton McGraw

Lingren = Nandha Saravanan

Gillespie = N/A

Mona = Katherine Villeda

Kaske = Rateeka Karthik

Shaw = Amelia Varghese

Scott = Gayathrileela Metla

Brown = N/A

Smith = Ciaro Ingram

Yuodsnukis = Jeslyn Rence

Leake = Agastya Maheshwari

Stephans = Sabah Waheed

Rogers 6th = Nicole Echevarria

Rogers 7th = James Triana

Decker = Navya Agrawal

Why Character Education?

Parents want nothing more than for their children to grow up respecting others and for

them to be well mannered. That is exactly why character education is an important part of our school day! Success in life takes more than academia, and learning how to work with others that may look and act differently is truly important.


The main reason parents enroll their students in school is to get a good education. Students will learn math, science, social studies, and history, but to become somebody of substance is far better than just being “book smart”. Character education is crucial in

developing a student who positively contributes to their society. It fosters the development of ethics and responsibility and teaches about values people should have. It teaches the value of caring about others, being honest, and all the qualities that make for outstanding citizens!


Each month we will focus on a different character trait. We will provide resources through our school counselor with lessons and activities, as well as information for families to learn about continuing the lessons at home. Together we can grow our citizens to be great role models just by sharing the same message at school and at home

Camp Invention Recognition

Queen City Stem School was honored with a plaque for our work with the National Inventor's Hall of Fame and Camp Invention. It was a week-long summer camp held in July that our students thoroughly enjoyed. They were not only able to take apart machines and create a new invention from them but they also learned about ecosystems, echo location, light energy, solar powered robots, and most importantly... How pigs fly, in an amazing crazy laboratory surrounding forces and motion. We will be offering this program again this summer and hope to see all of our families there! Click here to see the letter and plaque: Camp Invention.pdf Look for registration letters to go out in January of 2017!

Ms. Nodelman - September Teacher of the Month!


Mrs. Nodelman was born in Buffalo, NY and raised along the east coast. She graduated from Florida State in 2004. Her passions include working with children and helping them learn. She also loves teaching and learning. When she is not concentrating on those aspects of her life, Mrs. Nodelman loves to Bake and create new recipes. She has a beautiful dog named Timberland, and a family of two sisters, one brother and her parents. She is an important figure here at QCSS and we applaud her for all she does for our students and our school! Some of those roles are:

- Science Teacher of 4th & 5th grade

- Stem Grade Chair

- NC State STEM All Star Teacher

- Teacher Mentor

- Science Olympiad Coach

- Science Fair Chair Person

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Mrs. Brown - October Teacher of the Month!

Mrs. Brown was born and raised in St. Thomas, Barbados. She came to the states in 2006 to attend Hampton University where she played Tennis on a full scholarship. She went on to Mercer University to get her Masters in Elementary Childhood Education. Mrs. Brown, loves the creativity teaching allows her and she loves to see that look in a students eyes when the light bulb goes off and they get it!

Mrs. Brown is married with a gorgeous little girl who is one! When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the gym. She loves the beach and hopes to go home to Barbados this Christmas time.

Her roles and accolades are:

- 3rd grade Math & Science Teacher

- Tutor in Math

- Masters in Elementary Teaching

- Certified Elementary Teacher

- Professional Association of Georgia Educators

- Golden Key Honor Society

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Staff Member of the Month Recognition Program

If you would like to participate in our staff member of the month recognition program, please go to our website:

www.queencitystem.org

-Click on Staff Member of the Month Nomination

-Download the PDF form

-Submit form to front office or email it to aralph@queencitystem.org

Science Fair Projects Due

Friday, Jan. 13th 2017 at 8:30am

Queen City STEM School

3rd - 7th Graders will be getting their science fair handbooks the week of November 7th.

The science fair projects will be due January 13th, 2017

Dates to Remember:


  • End of First Quarter was Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Report cards were sent home on Monday, November 7th.
  • Second Quarter began Tuesday, November 4, 2016.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8th students can wear their STEM t-shirts with uniform bottoms.
  • Dress down for Friday, Nov. 10th is FREE!
  • Thursday Nov. 10th is Picture make up day.
  • Treat Cart is every Friday, please send your student with $1.00 - $2.00
  • Children who have earned the privilege may dress down day is every Friday and cost $2.00.
  • Clubs will begin again the week of Nov. 7th.

Treat Cart

Treat Cart is every Friday unless it is a holiday then Treat Cart is on Thursday.

Please send your student with $1 - $2.00,

If you wish to donate trinkets or treats please turn them in to Mrs. Mallon at the front desk.

Lunch Times:

Kinder & 1st Grade

11:15 - 11: 40 a.m.

2nd & 3rd Grade

11:40 - 12:05 p.m.

4th & 5th Grade

12:05 - 12:30 p.m.

6th & 7th grade

12:30 - 12:55 p.m.

School Caterers

Our Caterers are Howard & Howard. Please contact them with any questions concerning your account or how to set up an account at howardandhowardevents.com

After School Program

Our after school program is Brilliant Minds. Please contact Ms. Hayes for any questions concerning the after school program. bhayes@brilliantminds.com

Uniform Policy

Queen City STEM School is a uniform school. Every student is required to be in proper uniform each day at all times. Students not uniform can receive demerit points.


· Uniform bottoms must be navy or med-dark khaki.


· Uniform shirts must be baby blue, navy blue or orange according to grade. They must also be tucked in at all times.


· Shoes must be closed toed majority black, white, navy blue or brown in color. No special designs.


· Belts must be worn and be black or brown.


· Jackets or sweaters worn in the building must be navy blue and have our school emblem on them.

Contact Us:

Phone: 980-299-6633

Fax: 980-299-6634

Secretary: Mrs. Mallon - nmallon@queencitystem.org

Sr. Admin Assistant: Mrs. Ralph - aralph@queencitystem.org

Power School: Ms. Castrejon - acastrejon@queencitystem.org