Quist Weekly News

May 14, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Royal Families,

As we near the end of the year, we have several announcements we want to share with you. If you have any questions regarding any of these announcements, please do not hesitate to contact me or our front office. We are more than happy to help.


Chromebooks: Our 6th and 7th grade students who are returning to Quist will be able to take their Chromebook home with them for either summer learning or summer enrichment opportunities and then bring them back in August. (One of these opportunities, Dreambox, is explained below.) Our Technology Department has created this document with useful tips and information on how to keep the Chromebook in good working order as well as troubleshoot any issues. If you have an eighth grader, this information is a little bit different and is outlined below.


Dreambox: Starting next week, every Quist student (except those who are enrolled in either Integrated I or Integrated II) will have access to Dreambox, an instructional tool to support mathematics, through their onelogin tile. Here is a short explanation and video to help provide background information. You might consider having your child spend 30 minutes a day in either Dreambox or reading activities.


Important Dates

5/20 - RQMS Music Showcase @ 6:00 pm

5/20 & 5/21 - Last live session for Explore classes

5/21 - Last Flip for A day students in Core classes

5/25 - Last Flip for B day students in Core classes

5/25 & 5/26 - In person and Virtual Field Day

5/25 & 5/26 - Virtual continuation ceremony and Parade


Enjoy your weekend!


Trina Norris-Buck, Ed.S.

Lead Learner/Principal

tnorrisbuck@sd27j.net

Ms. Norris-Buck's Virtual Announcements

Click the picture to access the virtual announcements. Then, click the computer on the desk to listen

Music Showcase - May 20

The RQMS music program is hosting a music showcase on May 20th @ 6pm! We would love for you to join us via zoom!

https://sd27j.zoom.us/j/2125688791


This showcase will feature & honor the work that 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students have put into band and choir throughout this year. The night will include work samples, bloopers, group performances, and our awards announcements!! Pull up a chair and enjoy!


We hope to 'see' you there to celebrate the creative accomplishments of your students.

8th Graders: Chromebook Opportunity

At the end of 8th grade, students get to keep their 27J issued Chrombook. They will also be issued a new Chromebook in 9th grade if they are attending a 27J high school.


If students are not in need of their device over the summer, we have a great opportunity to give back!! 8th-grade students will be given the option to donate their Chromebook to students in Ghana. Our coding and multimedia teacher, Mr. Ayi Bonte is a Ghanaian. Mr. Ayi Bonte founded a nonprofit organization called African Einstein Initiative. The primary goal is to support education in Africa, particularly Ghana. The organization provides school supplies, clothes, and computers to schools in remote areas in Ghana. The long-term goal of the organization is to build libraries and STEM centers in schools in Ghana. Any 8th grader, who is able, can donate their school-issued Chromebook at the end of the year to this wonderful organization.


If you have other school supplies you would like to donate, we will be accepting those donations as well. Students can leave their Chromebook and any donated school supplies in their Pathways class on their last day and we will collect them. Please contact Mr. Ayi Bonte at aayibonte@27J.net or Darcy Brown at dbrown@ 27j.net with any questions.

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In-person students will have a socially distanced field day (within their cohorts) for two hours during Pathways. 8th grade students will be having a virtual continuation ceremony during Pathways and will have an hour and a half field day later in the day. Virtual only students will have an online scavenger hunt and other games/fun activities during Pathways. As much as we would like to have virtual students join us on the last days of school in person, covid restriction permits us from doing so.

As a reminder, every student (fully virtual or hybrid learning) will have the same schedule the last two days of school.

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