QE Weekly Newsletter
September 18, 2022
Back to School 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.email@example.com
Kristy Hutt: 610-573-3799 Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Bean Bag Food Program
Quakertown Community Outreach Closet
Buck's IU Fab Lab Center
Upcoming Important Dates
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
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.