Quist ROYALS Weekly News
November 4, 2022
What a fun week it's been between spirit days and getting to celebrate our students at our grade level award ceremonies! It was so wonderful to see families that attended the ceremonies to celebrate your student alongside us. The fun this week continues as our WEB program is hosting Carnival Night tonight from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be a house of cards, life-sized board games, bingo, video games and a gourmet drink station. Admission is free but there will some areas do have additional fees.
I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on some school related things:
Early student pick ups
We get several requests each day for students to leave school early. Just be aware that if you're in a hurry to pick up your student, you can always call the front office and we can work to have your student ready for you when you arrive.
We have had a recent uptick in students contacting their parents directly to pick them up when they are not feeling well. We want to support the health of our students as well. Please encourage your student to come to the clinic if they aren't feeling well. Our health aide can help with minor issues and often find a solution where a student can return to class. We will contact you to pick up your student if it becomes necessary. Also, if your student does contact you, please encourage them to come to the clinic for help. The more we know, the more we can help them and keep them safe.
Be prepared for colder weather
Friday was a chilly reminder that winter is on the way. It's important for your Royal(s) to come prepared to be outside before school and during lunch recess. We will allow students into the cafeteria, prior to the start of the school day, on days where the temperature is below 20 degrees or in the event of heavy rain, snow or wind. These decisions are made on a daily basis based on weather but students should always come dressed to be outside prior to school, during lunch recess or in the event of an unplanned building evacuation such as a fire drill.
Spring conference feedback request
Over the past few years, we have had to operate our Fall Conferences in a variety of ways. We combined two of the formats for this Fall's conferences - virtual and in person. Knowing that in the spring we want to have an in-person opportunity for students to showcase their learning, please give us feedback on how best we can meet your needs with the remaining hours of our Parent Connection time. Please give us your feedback here.
Remember this weekend Daylight Savings time ends and it's time to move your clocks back one hour. It looks to be mild fall weather this weekend and I hope you all find time to do something fun outside.
On behalf of the ROYALS Community,
Mrs. Kile only has a few spots left for the Washington D.C. Tour next summer. If you would like to secure one of these spots, please email Mrs. Kile at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Registration for the trip will close on November 9.
8th grade Career Expo - November 10
On November 10th 8th graders will be going to the Adams County Career Fair. Students will be investigating their interests in careers and learning about job opportunities after High School and College. 8th graders, please make sure you bring in your permission slips (turn in to your Pathways teachers) by Wednesday and let's make this an EPIC event. Students will leave Quist at 8:45 a.m. and will return by 11:15 a.m. More information can be found here.
Veteran's Day assemblies - November 11
We want to honor our Veterans. This will be a salute to the heroes who have sacrificed much, and sometimes all. To help us honor you, please email Mrs. Kile to provide us with your information. Here's our assembly schedule for that day (veteran family members are welcome to attend):
- 7th grade 9:28 a.m. to 10:28 a.m.
- 8th grade 10:31 a.m. to 11:31 a.m.
- 6th grade 11:32 a.m. to 12:32 a.m.
Just a friendly reminder no stickers and no gum wrappers should be placed on the case or the device.
Athletic update from our athletic director, Ms. Brown
- Next contests - Basketball vs Vikan, Nov 8, 5:00 p.m. (A team is away, B/C team is home.) and Basketball vs Prairie View MS, Nov 10, 5:00 p.m. (A team is away, B/C team is home.) All season dates are on our school calendar. Here is the link.
- A/B/C team rosters could be fluid through the next two weeks, then they will be set for the balance of the season. Eligibility, effort, and skills could be contributing factors. Coaches will do their best to give families notice about team rosters, so families know which game to attend.
- Cody Johnson and Henry Berner are our returning A/B team coaches. Jacob Morris and Jeff Maresh will be co-coaching our C team. We are grateful for their dedication to our program!
- Uniforms, locks, & lockers were handed out. Please encourage your athlete to use their lockers and lock up their valuable items. Locks & lockers are optional. Locks that are not returned at the end of the season will be assessed a $5 fine.
- We have a "team Mom/dad/family person" to help organize the end-of-season celebration. The school will provide pizza for the athletes; I need help organizing donations of drinks/sweets/salty yummies to round out the celebration. I also need help designing certificates that will be printed at school. This celebration will take place Dec 22, after school, at Quist. If you would like to help, please reach out.
- Individual and group pictures will be taken by Natalie Beck. Purchase is optional and flyers will be given to athletes. These are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 2nd. Payment is required at the same time as the order is placed. Flyers are also available in the office and are attached to this email.
- Athletes cannot participate in contests if fees are owed to the school. As of this email, there are $3,115.60 in outstanding fees for the basketball team.
Your Vote Matters!
To those who completed their ballots and mailed or dropped them at a 24-Hour Drop Box Location, thank you for actively participating in this year’s election!
For those that have not yet completed and returned your ballot, we are writing again to encourage you to vote in this fall’s mid-term election! Ballots are due November 8th!
You can find the 24-Hour Drop Box location nearest to you at this link - https://www.adamsvotes.com/ballot-drop-boxes/ or put your ballot in the mail if you complete it by October 31st.
Adams County Elections recommends that if you have yet to complete and mail or drop off your ballot with just a week to go until election day that you drop it at a 24-Hour Drop Box Location to make sure the ballot is received in time.
To track your ballot once it is submitted, visit http://www.govotecolorado.com/.
27J Schools has a mill levy override question (5B) on the ballot. We encourage you to read your ballot, do your research on the issues and candidates, and vote!
As you know, 27J Schools had a bond and a mill levy override question on the ballot last November. The bond was successful. The mill levy override was not.
Of the 75,213 registered voters in 27J Schools boundaries, only 26,242 or 34.89% voted in last November’s election. See the election summary here.
“Democracy is not a spectator sport.”
Marian Wright Edelman
YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
Guest Teachers Needed
We continue to face labor challenges. You can help. Many parents and community members support us in the important work of substituting. We can use more teacher and para substitutes. Our teacher and para workforce has grown but our sub pool has not yet recovered to match this growth. As a 27J sub, you can choose your location and your work days (hopefully at Quist Middle School). You can talk to Malisa Denke, our office manager, 303-655-6955 or contact directly our 27J sub coordinator Julie Trujillo - 303-655-2900.
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Meal Chat Week 8 - Time Management
In ancient Greece, there was a statue called “Opportunity.” The statue had long flowing hair in the front and a bald head in back. Although it was a little strange, it was meant to teach a lesson: opportunity is something you can grab while it’s coming at you, but you can’t catch hold of it after it’s passed. This is why leaders manage opportunities. This week's Meal Chat looks at opportunity and time management. Everyone has 86,400 seconds each day to use or abuse. If you don’t use your time wisely you can’t get it back once it’s gone. See this week's resources below.
Meal Chat Resources: