PAC August 2023 Newsletter
Qualters Middle School Parent Advisory Council
Preparing for the 2023 - 2024 School Year
Welcome to the August 2023 edition of the QMS PAC Newsletter! In preparation for the upcoming school year, the Harold L. Qualter's Middle School will be holding an optional district wide Open House on August 31st. This is a great opportunity for students to find out where their classrooms are located (Team placement letters will be sent home prior to this event). The QMS Administrative team will be on hand to answer any questions and to help people find their way.
September 6: First Day of School Grades 1-12
September 13: Grade 6 Curriculum Night 6-8:00 PM (QMS Auditorium)
September 20: Grade 7 Curriculum Night 6-8:00 PM (QMS Auditorium)
September 21: Grade 8 Curriculum Night 6-8:00 PM (QMS Auditorium)
September 27: Half Day
September 28: PAC Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 PM (QMS Library or Room 110)
October 9: No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day / Columbus Day
October 18: Half Day
October 20: PAC Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 PM (QMS Library or Room 110)
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 a student!
QMS Summer Reading
2023 - 2024 QMS Recommended School Supplies
- Three Ring Binder
- Blue Pens
- Black Pens
- Pencil Sharpener
- Set of Colored Pencils
- Student Scissors
- A 12 in ruler with English and Metric sides
- Glue Stick
- Small Stapler
- Earbuds/ Headphones that include a Microphone
- Spiral Bound Notebook
Outstanding Textbooks from Last Year
If you have received a mailing notifying you that your child has an unreturned book, we kindly ask that you return that book to the main office as soon as possible. We need to have all of these textbooks in our inventory for distribution at the start of the upcoming school year!
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
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!
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 $10,000 each 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.
QMS PAC MEETING
Thursday, Sep 28, 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