Quincy Elementary School

Where Mountain Kids Learn!!!

February 15, 2019

No school February 18-22, 2019 - School Break

Words Matter

Let's continue to reflect on the power of our words to create a positive environment for all. Unkind, hurtful words create stress and have a negative impact on our school and our community.

Kind, helpful words build a school and community culture where we inspire our students and everyone in our community where learning and positive things can happen! Bring your kind words with you to school and out in our beautiful community!

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Parent Community Meeting on Vaping February 28, 2019, 6:00pm, QES Cafeteria-Pioneer Campus

Parents, please join us for an evening of information regarding vaping. A short video will be shown and dialogue about this new student fad sweeping our country.
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Plumas County Public Health Agency invites you to help make our county a healthier place to live.

Please consider joining the Tabacco Free Taskforce for lunch on February 20, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 pm. The Task Force Lunch will be held at 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206, Quincy CA 95971.

Please RSVP by emailing leilasrouji@countyofplumas.com or calling (530)283-6457.

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Black History Month

February 1--28, 2019

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

Parent Pick - Rain & Snow

Students must wait for their parent in the Parent Pickup lane in front of the school and are not allowed to meet parents waiting in Parent Pickup line on Lee Road. Additionally, for the safety of students that walk home on Lee Road, they must wait until the Parent Pickup line of cars is clear before walking home. This is especially important in inclement weather.

Parents New Aeries Communication Tab: How to set up your notification preferences!

1. Log into your Aeries account

2. Click on the "Communications " tab at the top left of the page.

3. Follow the steps to set up your page.

4. Click on the circle with your initials access the settings menu.

5. Click on Notifications to customize your settings.--You will not be able to turn off Emergency Announcements.

If you don't see the Communications tab, send an email to abihelp@pcoe.k12.ca.us for help with your Aeries Online Account.

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QES Lost and Found is filling up. Have your student check for missing items.

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Mrs. Whittaker's Kindergartners really know how to decompose larger numbers!


Hey Parents, got photos for the yearbook?

Student Council requests your pictures to include in our yearbook. See below for a link to our Parent Google drive folder. If you are unable to access the file, just make the request! We can’t wait to see all the great moments you’ve captured of our school year!! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BH9m6rdROCJCY5IcE0u7EzOHmMCcXDzC?usp=sharing
Do you have photos for our yearbook?

Drop photos of this year's events in the appropriate folder, so that we have them for our yearbook in the spring

Yearbooks on sale now!

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MHSA Survey

Good afternoon Community Partners,

We are seeking input on community mental health priorities as part of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2018-19 Annual Update community planning process. Please share with clients and families, staff, and interested community stakeholders. We’re gathering survey data through February 15th.

There are multiple ways to complete the survey:

  1. Click on this link to complete the web-based survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P7HBMMX;
  2. Visit http://www.countyofplumas.com/DocumentCenter/View/19618, print, and return a completed paper survey;
  3. Stakeholders may visit any Wellness Center or the Courthouse Annex to fill out the survey;
  4. Or, contact me to request delivery by mail.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me should you have any questions.

Thanks very much,

Aimee Heaney, MHSA Coordinator

Plumas County Behavioral Health

Student safety - gates

We have started locking our gates at 8:20 AM as a part of our normal safety protocols. Parents and visitors are asked to enter the Pioneer Campus through the main entrance. Please sign in at the front desk and get a visitors pass. Gates will be unlocked before school is out.

Chronic Absenteeism -Missing 2 days per month can add up!

QES, along with PUSD, wish for our students to be active and engaged learners. In order to promote the highest achievement possible for our students, we are addressing Chronic Absenteeism- students who are absent from school 10% or more days for any reason. Students who miss 10% of total school days are missing 18 days per year!

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.

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ACES -Adverse Childhood Experiences

We believe childhood to be a time of worry-free joy, but that is not the case for a surprising number of children. Experiences such as divorce, bullying, witnessing a parent being abused, or living with a mentally ill or drug-addicted parent combine to have immediate and long-term affects on learning and memory. Symptoms of adverse events, especially those events which occur repeatedly, can mimic the symptoms of ADHD and learning disorders.

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.

Income verification

We need your support in order to bring funding to our students. Funding opportunities include such possibilities as free school meals for all students, and an after school program. If you turned in the income verification form at the beginning of the year there is no need to do so again. If you did not, please log on to the parent portal, and follow these directions to include your income information. It’s simple and can have a real impact on opportunities for our students.
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A message from our District Nurse

Should I send my child to school today?

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4. Select Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School and look for your child's grade

Contact Quincy Elementary School

(530) 283-6550 Extension 5401