October PAC Newsletter
Qualters Middle School Parent Advisory Council
WHAT IS PAC?
Fundraising enables us to support our students and teachers by providing the funds for important items such as:
Student Clubs - afterschool clubs like model building and role playing
Student Activities - 8th Grade Luau
Speaker Series - presentations on important topics
Flexible Seating Options - bouncy bands, standing desks, padded stadium chairs for hallway reading time
Technology - Smartboards and TV monitors in the foyer to display daily information to our students & teachers
Staff Appreciation - annual staff appreciation events
ALL donations are tax deductible! Be sure to ask your employer about matching funds!! Learn more about PAC on our website at www.QMSPAC.com. Tax ID: 04-3421470
2023 - 2024 PAC Fundraising Update
Over the last several years, PAC has struggled to raise enough funds to maintain the existing support to student activities and staff appreciation. Many community members would be shocked to know that despite the effort and time spent by the Board, we've struggled to raise $5,000 annually. Last year was our largest year since the pandemic and we raised a total of about $6,500 - tens of thousands of dollars less than what other parent teacher associations are able to raise.
Without raising additional funds, it is near impossible to support the annual activities our students and staff have come to count on PAC for, let alone consider new programs and proposals. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 and have raised $2,616 so far.
You can support PAC by participating in our current fundraisers (details below) and volunteering. Whether you've got an hour a week or an hour a year, your time will be well spend securing the funding necessary to maintain the existing programs and potentially fund new endeavors. If you're interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you to work! Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Monthly Dining for Dollars
Dining for Dollars is a restaurant fundraiser where families eat (or take out) at a restaurant on a particular day and the restaurant donates back a set percentage of sales to QMS PAC. These fundraisers are a win-win! You, your friends, family, and other PAC supporters get a chance to enjoy a delicious meal while supporting a local business AND raising funds for our students.
Fall Pie Fundraiser - Deadline for orders is 10/20/23
Hand-crafted pies from Lyman Orchards are for sale, along with lots of other products like Popcorn, Beef Jerky, Coffee, and Cookies. Proceeds from the sale will go to QMS PAC to support our students.
Use the QR code to login in and create a personalized dashboard. You will need to create a password and your email will be your user ID. All orders & payments will be done online. However, paper forms are available upon request.
Once your dashboard is created, invite friends and family to purchase pies and other items from the webstore. You can invite people using the “invite buyers” link on the left hand side of the dashboard screen. Share your link via email or text with your friends and family.
Pick Up for FROZEN Pies will be held on November 21st from 4-7 pm in the QMS Lobby. Arrangement can be made for pick up alternative dates by emailing email@example.com all other items (popcorn, tumblers, cookies, etc) will be delivered directly to the buyers address. ONLY FROZEN PIES WILL BE PICKED UP AT QMS.
Questions? Email PAC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Frolic - 1st Annual Comedy Fundraiser
Join us November 4th for our 1st Annual Fall Frolic - an 18+ Comedy Fundraiser! Tickets are limited and are available for purchase now! This event is expected to sell out ~ get your tickets today! Sponsor your students team by selecting the team color as the source when sponsoring online. The top team that raises the most funds through sponsorships will receive recognition and an award. Sponsorships also available for local businesses.
October 9: No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day / Columbus Day
October 18: Half Day
October 18: AIR - Open Family Focus Groups 6:30-7:30 pm. Registration required. (Zoom)
October 19: PAC Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 pm (QMS Library or Room 110)
October 20: Pie Fundraiser Ends. All orders must be submitted by 10:00 pm.
October 20: The Fall Flannel Festival 4:00-5:30 pm. Permission slips and $10 fee due 10/13.
October 23: Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series - Crabby Kids: What to Do When Kids Start Snapping 12-1 pm. Registration required. (Zoom)
November 2: Picture Retakes
November 4: 1st Annual PAC Fall Frolic Fundraiser - 18+ Comedy Night 7-11 PM (Mansfield Elks). Visit https://www.funny4funds.com/events/qms-pac-fall-frolic-fundraiser/1130 to purchase tickets or sponsor your students team!
November 8: Half Day
November 10: No School - Veterans' Day
November 16: PAC Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 PM (QMS Library or Room 110)
November 21: Pie Fundraiser Pick Up 4-7 pm (QMS Lobby)
November 22-24: No School - Thanksgiving Break
November 30: Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series - Helping Families Navigate the Mental Health System 12-1 pm. Registration required. (Zoom)
Mansfield Jibbitz Fundraiser
Show your school spirit and support PAC by purchasing a Mansfield Jibbitz!! Two options are available and each jibbitz is $5. Please use the form below to order yours today! After payment is received you will be notified where to pick up your order. Any questions please email us at email@example.com.
Dislike having to sell “stuff” to raise funds for an organization? Well, so do we!
In lieu of tasking students and parents with selling typical fundraising items, PAC is pleased to offer a tax deductible option to take the hassle out of fundraising. Your participation is completely voluntary and very much appreciated! You can simply make a donation via Venmo, PayPal, or check!
Your donations will enable us to support our students and teachers by providing the funds for enrichment, technology, flexible seating, speaker events and so much more. Our goal is to raise $15,000 this year. This will put us in a terrific position to support all of our ongoing student activities and provide an opportunity to see what new initiatives we can help with.
_____ $25 - I don’t want to buy chocolate bars, please take this donation instead.
_____ $50 - I don’t want to sell coupon books so here’s a better alternative.
_____ $100 or $_______ Here’s a donation to show my appreciation for not having to buy, sell, or do anything else for fundraising this year.
Payments can be made via PayPal at QMS UnFundraiser Donation, Venmo @QMS-PAC, or send a check payable to "QMS PAC" to QMS PAC, 240 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. Remember, donations are tax deductible.
Tax ID: 04-3421470
⭐ Don’t forget to check with your employer about matching funds ⭐
Questions? Email PAC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPANY MATCH PROGRAM
Thinking about making a donation to the QMS PAC? Check with your employer to see if they will match all or some of your donation. Some employers will match at a 1:1 ratio, but some will even match 2:1 or 3:1. Our Tax ID is 04-3421470.
In Case You Missed It & Helpful Links
QMS News - Principal McGovern's Latest Newsletter
Superintendent Murphy's Latest Newsletter - Superintendent Murphy's 9/7/23 Newsletter
QMS Website: https://qms.mansfieldschools.com
X2: Access student grades and assignments through X2.
Hornet Backpack: Papers that are normally sent home in QMS students' backpacks will be posted to our website in the Hornet Backpack instead.
Community Backpack: District and Community wide notices and documents that are not school specific will be posted to the Community Backpack.
6th Grade Team Emails:
7th Grade Team Emails:
8th Grade Team Emails:
QMS PAC MEETING 10/19
Thursday, Oct 19, 2023, 06:30 PM
240 East Street, Mansfield, MA, USA
ABOUT US ~ Executive Board
The QMS PAC Executive Board is comprised of parent volunteers elected through an annual nominating process. The PAC is governed in accordance to its by-laws, which are reviewed every three years or more frequently as needed. The Board has oversight for all fundraising initiatives, events, communications, volunteer development, governance, and allocation of funds and grant awards. Please join us as we welcome the 2023-2024 Executive Board members:
- President: Nicole Wright
- Co-Vice Presidents: Yohana Rosemark & Allyson Crowell
- Treasurer: Michelle Sexton
- Secretary: Courtney Harrison
Facebook: QMS PAC