Quincy Elementary School
Where Mountain Kids Learn!!!
January 18, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King Jr day - no school
Ms. Piper and her 3rd graders made the most of a rainy day recess!
Mrs. Lemnah taught Mrs. Maez’s first graders to use watercolor pencils!
Pink eye - wash hands often
We have reported cases of pink eye in our school. Pink eye can be caused by viruses or bacteria. They are both very contagious. See the link for information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the prevention of spreading pink eye.
If you think your student has pink eye, seek medical attention and keep the student home until symptoms begin to subside. See CDC Symptoms of Pink Eye.
Wash hands often.
Nurse Debi and Nurse Lauren
cold and flu season - click on the link below for more information
Year books on sale now!
Kind, helpful words build a place where learning can happen! Bring your kind words with you to school.
Student safety - gates
Chronic Absenteeism -Missing 2 days per month can add up!
According to Edsource:
Chronic absenteeism can have adverse consequences for a child as early as kindergarten. Students with high rates of absenteeism are less likely to be able to read by the end of the 3rd grade, are more likely to drop out in high school and show less persistence in college.
While attendance is important, it is equally important for students to stay home when ill in order to get well and to avoid spreading illness to others. Our school nurses have prepared a letter to help with making the decision to keep your student home or send them to school.
ACES -Adverse Childhood Experiences
Medical research has shown that chronic stress during childhood can have lasting effects on health, leading to disorders such as depression and heart disease.
We can help our children and families who are living with chronic stress, but the first step is understanding the connections between the events in a child’s life, and his or her learning and health. Little changes, outlined in the flyer linked below, can go a long way to support a child with adverse experiences.
Quincy Star Follies! 4th Grade - 12th Grades
Winter Weather - Please make sure your child dresses appropriately
One of many things I love about Quincy Elementary School is this phrase about our students being "tough mountain kids." This philosophy fits perfectly with my prior experiences - we want to help support raising resilient students who can withstand a little weather. Throughout these next few months, we are going to have days at school where we have rain and snow. In most instances, we will be sending students outside for a break to play and get some fresh air. Therefore, it's important that we all pay attention to the weather and dress appropriately - water resistant jackets or coats, water-resistant boots, warm pants, gloves, etc. We appreciate your understanding. Please let me know if you have questions, concerns, special circumstances, or considerations.
Drop photos of this year's events in the appropriate folder, so that we have them for our yearbook in the spring