QE Weekly Newsletter

September 18, 2022

Important Information

Back to School Night

Back to School Night will be taking place on Wednesday, September 21 from 6:00-7:30. Doors will open at 5:45. See below for the agenda for the night!

We have made adjustments to the schedule to allow parents and guardians 3 options to see their teachers. We will also have a variety of local resources in the cafeteria for parents and guardians to tap into between 6:00 and 7:30.

6:00-6:25—*Classroom Visit - Session #1

6:30-6:55 —*Classroom Visit - Session #2

7:00-7:25 — *Classroom Visit - Session #3

*Please note that these sessions are designed to provide an overview of each teacher’s systems, routines, and expectations, in addition to their curriculum and assessments. Since these are general overview sessions, we ask that you hold any questions or concerns that are specific to your child and request a time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss them.

**Due to limited seating, we are asking that only parents/guardians attend.

PIE Meeting

Due to another conflict with schedules, our PIE Meeting will be taking place directly after our Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 21 from 7:30-8:30 in the cafeteria.

FREE School Supplies

We have a volume of additional (and free) school supplies that are available, including backpacks. If you are in need, please reach out to me (glesher@qcsd.org) or Eileen Bruchak (ebruchak@qcsd.org) with your requests.

Body Safety Lessons by NOVA

Quakertown Elementary is proud to offer body safety lessons presented by NOVA.

NOVA’s personal safety programs build safe body boundaries.

In uncomfortable situations, children learn to listen to their feelings, say “no”, if they can, get away and always tell their trusted adult.

Programs will be offered to K, 1st, 4th, and 5th on October 19, 2022.

2nd and 3rd grades will receive their program on October 20, 2022.

If you have any questions about the lessons, please reach out to Eileen Bruchak at ebruchak@qcsd.org.

State of the Community

Please join us for the St. Luke’s Quakertown and Upper Bucks State of the Community 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) findings.

This event will take place at Strayer Middle School on October 11, 2022 at 3 pm. The event is free, however, registration is required.

Please click here to register: https://go.activecalendar.com/sluhn/event/state-of-the-community--2022-community-health-needs-assessment-findings-meeting/

Please feel free to forward this invite to additional partners and community members to register.

QE Trunk or Treat

Date: October 22, 2022

Time: Setup 4-5:30

Event 5:30-7:30 or until candy is gone.

Location: Parking lot on Park Avenue, across from Quakertown Community High


We decided there would be no fee for families to host a trunk and wanted to extend that to staff members (unless you have a business that you wanted to advertise for, and wanted to hand out information about your business, then the fee would be $50).

You may arrive as early as 4pm to set up. Please make sure your trunk will be

completely set up and ready for start time at 5:30. We ask that the only/adult stay with

the vehicle at all times. We ask that you please keep your trunk decorations kid

friendly, not to scary, and no political trunks. If you are having them play a game at your

trunk please keep that short and kid friendly too. Along with candy you can also pass

out flyers if you would like to advertise your business. When selecting treats for

“Trick-or-Treaters”, candy (pre-wrapped & sealed) is certainly an obvious choice but

other favorite treats include pencils, pens, erasers, glow sticks, bracelets, bookmarks,

stickers, notepads, bouncy balls, and fake tattoos. We Thank You so much for coming

out and helping to support our school and give kids a safe and friendly night out. If you

have any other questions or concerns you can contact:

Tera Remick: 267-374-0440 President.qes.pie@gmail.com

Kristy Hutt: 610-573-3799 Secretary.qes.pie@gmail.com

If you plan on hosting a trunk please fill out this form:


Grandparent Support Group

Run by grandparents for grandparents and other relatives raising the children of loved ones.

Build support, discuss topics related to challenges, celebrate successes, broaden knowledge,

and educate others through lived experience and resources offered. We serve beyond Bucks County.

Fall Dates: October 7, October 21, November 4, and November 18

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Lenape Valley Church (321 W. Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA. 18901)

*Dinner and refreshments will be provided to all. Childcare is offered to all potty-trained children up to age 12 at no cost.

**Registration is required at least 2 days in advance of a meeting. Please email BCGrandFamilies@gmail.com.

Family Services - School Based Counseling

Some children experience significant emotional or behavioral difficulties at school, and many families have difficulties attending a traditional outpatient clinic. Through school-based counseling, children receive services directly in the school they attend each day.

Family Service clinicians meet with teachers and other support staff to effectively coordinate care and maximize the benefits of counseling. Parents are required to be a part of treatment planning, and family counseling is encouraged.

Please check out this flyer on school-based counseling and reach out to Eileen Bruchak at ebruchak@qcsd.org if interested.

Bean Bag Food Program

Your child is invited to participate in the Bean Bag Food Program (BBFP) if you qualify for the free lunch program and there is a need. This program provides students with food for the weekend that is placed in a bag and delivered to your school and sent home with your student every Friday. There is no cost to the participant’s family for the food. If you are interested in having your child participate in the BBFP, please complete the registration form (one per child) in English or Spanish. Feel free to contact Mrs. Bruchak, School Counselor, at ebruchak@qcsd.org.

Quakertown Community Outreach Closet

Quakertown Community Outreach Closet is a free clothing thrift store (adult and children). It is located at 15 S 14th Street and is open on Wednesdays from 12-3pm and Saturdays from 10am-1pm. Please take advantage of the services this organization provides.

Buck's IU Fab Lab Center

The Bucks IU’s Fab Lab Center has an exciting lineup of after-school clubs and Saturday programs. Please check out this flyer to take advantage of these opportunities. Please also note that scholarships are available; families can reach out anytime to FabLab@BucksIU.org to request a scholarship to any program.

Student Directory

Our PIE Team is in the process of working on a student directory for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in providing your information for a student directory, please select the link below!


Upcoming Important Dates

Wednesday, September 21 - Back to School Night (6:00-7:30 pm)

Wednesday, September 21 - PIE Meeting (7:30-8:30)

Monday, September 26 - No School

Tuesday, October 4 - Picture Day

Wednesday, October 5 - No School

Thursday, October 6 - Weather Preparedness Drill

Friday, October 7 - PRIDE Assembly

Friday, October 7 - Fall Festival at Haussman's Farm

Friday, October 14 - PRIDE Award Winner Breakfast

Saturday, October 22 - Trunk or Treat (4-5:30) at Park Avenue Parking Lot

About Us

At QE, we challenge our students academically and behaviorally through our state-recognized Positive Behavior Support Program, P.R.I.D.E. Every QE student is taught to presevere, show respect, be in control, show dependability, and effort in all school and life endeavors.

The children are our most cherished possessions. Please know that we will do everything in our power to make sure your child feels respected, safe, happy, and successful at Quakertown Elementary School. When we are working together; parents, teachers, staff, and students, we will come together to help each child reach their fullest learning potential.