QE Weekly Newsletter

September 4, 2022

Important Information

School Meals Payment Information

As a reminder, the federal program to waive the cost of meals for all students has expired. Families can make online payments for student meals at SchoolCafe.


In addition, the district is asking that QCSD families fill out 2022-2023 Free & Reduced Meal Applications. Households must submit a new application each school year unless they receive a Direct Certification letter, which was mailed by the district in mid-August.


A situation has arisen for families with students on Free and Reduced Meals where your child may be charged for not taking enough items to qualify as a reimbursable meal. This is a federal regulation. Here’s information on what a meal consists of. Please speak with your student(s) to avoid this issue.


Click here to access all information about Free & Reduced meals in QCSD.

If you have questions, please email sreiss@qcsd.org or call 215-529-2012.

Attendance, Safe Arrival App, and School Trips

Tardiness:

School starts at 9:20 AM. Any student arriving after this time is considered tardy. If any student arrives late, he/she must stop at the office before going to class to get a tardy slip.


Absenteeism:

To report an absence, use the School Messenger / Safe Arrival process. DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE. Please CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on how to report your child’s absence.


Family Trips – Vacation Form

If you are taking a family trip, please fill out THIS FORM and submit it to the QE office at least 10 days in advance of the trip. Trips are limited to 5 school days. See the form for more details.

Mums

Please don't forget that the order for mums is due on Thursday, September 8, and delivery of the mums will take place on September 21 and 22. Please ask your homeroom teacher OR Mrs. Baver (mbaver@qcsd.org) for an order form if you lost yours.

Technology Insurance and Device Distribution

TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE

This is the last week to get those ADP (insurance) payments in. If you selected to pay by cash/check, please complete the attached form and bring it to the District Office with your payment in an envelope. We kindly ask that you do not send cash payments to the schools. We have extended the deadline. Payment must be received by Friday 9/2/22. ADP is an annual fee that needs to be renewed each year, even if you did not use it in the prior year. English: ADP Cash_Check Form 22-23.pdf Spanish: ADP Cash_Check Form 22-23 Spanish.pdf


DEVICE DISTRIBUTION

Thank you to those of you that attended our device distribution days. We understand that many of you were unable to pick up on the designated days or are new to the district and are eager to get your student's device. Due to the high number of devices that need to be distributed, we are unable to take requests for individual pick up appointments. The Technology Team has been bringing devices directly to the schools for distribution, so no further action is necessary. Thank you for your patience!

September PIE Meeting Changed

Due to multiple conflicts in schedules, the September PIE meeting has been shifted from Monday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 28 (7-8 PM).

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


School.


$50 for businesses (can hand out advertisements)

$25 for families (no advertising)


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

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!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DstQyo7iJJOUgHkaHYDA8nYe3Roaf9BwuFm6fVT-PdM/edit

Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, September 5 - No School for Students (Labor Day)


Friday, September 9 - PBIS Kick-Off Assembly


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


Monday, September 26 - No School for Students


Wednesday, September 28 - PIE Meeting (7:00-8:00)

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.