January News Letter

Queen City STEM School

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A new year is like a blank canvas... where beauty is waiting to emerge, or an unwritten book... where the pages are there, ready to be written. All by your hand and your imagination. We can not control or change many things in this life but our attitude and our enthusiasm for life is at our own finger tips. We will not survive this year but, we will THRIVE!

A word from our principal Mr. Ozer

Happy New Year Queen City STEM School Families;

I hope you all enjoyed your Winter Break and had some quality time with your dear ones.

A new year is always a chance for positive changes and new challenges for all people. J. F. Kennedy said, “For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”

We have set the goal for us to be one of the leading schools in Charlotte and that is only possible with your support and constructive criticism. Our doors are always open for you. We are ready to evolve in the right direction to produce leaders for the country and the world.

We expect our students be ready for new challenges and go beyond their limits because we are sure that our students are all smart and have capacity to reach their goals. Dear families, all these things can be true with you.

Once again, I wish you Happy New Year and good luck.

Ali Ozer

Principal

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Donuts with Dad

Friday, Jan. 13th, 7-7:45am

8701 Mallard Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

The hospitality Committee is hosting a Donuts with Dad event.

It will take place from 7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. on Friday, January 13th.

We encourage all students and their fathers/father figures to join us!

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PROJECTS

3rd Grade - 7th Grade Science Fair Projects are due January 13th, 2017

Science fair projects can be turned in on the second floor between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Projects turned in after this time frame will be considered late and will be deducted 10 points per day. Any late project will not be eligible for awards.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's science teacher.

Character Trait for January: COURAGE

  • The ability to do something that frightens one.
  • Strength in the face of fear, pain or grief.
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Character Trait: GRATITUDE Classroom winners for November.

Mrs. Lingren's Class - Anika Srivastava

Mrs. Mona's Class - Warisha Choudhry

Ms. Kaske's Class - Mackenzie Macauley

Mrs. Brown's Class - Aagarshna Selvaraju

Stanford 4th Grade - Eric Dixon

Penn 4th Grade - Chinenyuego Nwauwa

Davidson 5th Grade - Alexis Alexander

UNC 5th Grade - Luis Alvarez

Yale 6th Grade - Sama Hawari

Duke - 6th Grade - Benjamin Giguierre

MIT - 7th Grade - Gavin Thorpe

Harvard 7th Grade - Gabrielle Brand

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January Field Trips

January 12th - 1st Grade - Onsite "Ava the Science Lady"

January 12th - 2nd Grade - Onsite "Ava the Science Lady" Erupting Volcanoes

January 13th - Kindergarten - onsite "Today;s Forecast" Hosted by Discovery Place

January 18th - 1st Grade - Discovery Place to learn about the stars and planets.

January 26th - Kindergarten - Going to see Snow White

Media Center

A HUGE Thank You to all who donated funds for the Media Center. We were able to purchase quite a few book shelves, and some that are yet to be delivered! We ordered lots of books from Scholastics - Thanks to all those who purchased books at our book fairs! Your purchases made it possible for our school to receive books!

The Media Center is a work in progress, we hope to have the "Library" ready for students to check out books soon. If you would like to volunteer some time toward this please contact Ms. Castrejon at acastrejon@queencitystem.org.

Thank you again!

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Top Students in Khan Academy for the week of December 16th:

  1. India Bey - 64 Minutes
  2. Tejas Rajulapudi - 52 Minutes
  3. Srinidhi Lakshminarayanan - 49 Minutes
  4. Berra Duranel - 42 Minutes
  5. Mithun Periyanan - 34 Minutes


CONGRATULATIONS! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Martin Luther King Jr Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Jan. 16th, 12am

8701 Mallard Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

EARLY RELEASE DAY

Monday, Jan. 23rd, 12pm

8701 Mallard Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

Please be prompt in picking up your children at 12:00 noon.

NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 12am

8701 Mallard Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

Re-Enrollment Form DUE

Friday, Jan. 27th, 2:30pm

8701 Mallard Creek Road

Charlotte, NC

February - Things to look forward to!

February 1 - 10th Valentine's Day Candy Gram sales.

February 13th - 17th - BOOK FAIR - For the LOVE of BOOKS!

February 15th - Family Book & Art Night 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Our first ever Family Book & Art Night! Drop in anytime during 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and see a gallery or art created by our students! The book fair will be having a character appearance. Food and drinks will be provided! Please mark this on your calendars! If you would like to volunteer please contact Ms. Castrejon at acastrejon@queencitystem.org.

Dates to Remember:

  • Third Quarter progress reports will go out March 2nd.
  • End of Third Quarter is March 30, 2017
  • Third Quarter Report Cards will go out April 6, 2017.
  • Dress down for Friday January 13th, 2017.
  • Treat Cart is every Friday, please send your student with $1.00- $2.00.
  • Students who have earned the privilege may dress down every Friday for $2.00 (No charge on Free Dress Down Day).

LUNCH TIMES

Kinder & 1st Grade - 11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

2nd & 3rd Grade - 11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

4th & 5th Grade - 12:05 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

6th & 7th Grade - 12:30 p.m. - 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 anything concerning the after school program at 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.

Re-Enrollment

Re-enrollment forms should have gone home with your child or children before the winter break. We ask that forms be filled out and returned to the front office no later than January 27, 2017. Please return the form even if you are not planning on having your child return to QCSS for the 17-18 school year. For questions or an additional copy of the form, please email Amanda Ralph (aralph@queencitystem.org).

Sibling Enrollment

Sibling forms are now available in the front office. These forms are for students who have siblings that are not currently enrolled in QCSS. It is our policy to first offer available seats to siblings of currently enrolled students prior to conducting our lottery. If you have any questions or need a form sent home with your child, please email Amanda Ralph (aralph@queencitystem.org).

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

Teacher Contact

If you would like to speak with a teacher during school hours or after, the best way to reach them is via email. Early in the morning our teachers are preparing for the day and during the day they are instructing our students. Please do not try to walk into a classroom with out the teacher's previous consent: A mutually scheduled conference/meet time.

Kindergarten:

tmaxwell-long@queencitystem.org

slingren@queencitystem.org

jgillespie@queencitystem.org

1st Grade:

mrisheq@queencitystem.org

jkaske@queencitystem.org

2nd Grade:

nshaw@queencitystem.org

tscott@queencitystem.org

3rd Grade:

nsmith@queencitystem.org

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4th Grade:

dleake@queencitystem.org

ayuodsnukis@queencitystem.org

rthompson@queencitystem.org

snodelman@queencitystem.org

5th Grade:

asmalls@queencitystem.org

rthompson@queencitystem.org

snodelman@queencitystem.org

6th & 7th Grade:

jrogers@queencitystem.org

myigit@queencitystem.org

rthompson@queencitystem.org

ogunes@queencitystem.org

Specials:

Art - astewart@queencitystem.org

Computer - etuncay@queencitystem.org

Computer - acastrejon@queencitystem.org

Music - tcrooks@queencitystem.org

P.E. - vpeskosky@queencitystem.org