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A quick announcement: All of the afterschool programs associated with our school are OPEN today!!!! Stay warm and dry, everyone!
Good morning, everyone! The Year of the Horse, and the Year 2014, are off to a great start!!! The students and teachers are working very hard, trying to maximize teaching and learning before the depressing February Vacation (depressing because we can't be in school, of course!), and we are ready for our Chinese New Year Celebration on Thursday, February 6 at 10:00 AM. The extravaganza team has been working diligently to prepare for the big show, and, despite the iffy weather report for Wednesday, we are ready to go!
There will be a one-day enrollment day for the Spring BCNC Afterschool Enrichment Session on Saturday, 2/8/2014, from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. in the school auditorium. Spots are limited, and children will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. For detailed information, please view attached files.
Happy December, everyone! I hope everyone had a good mini-break, and are well-rested for the upcoming flurry of events, in school and out of school. We have some school activities coming up that I hope everyone is aware of, including one opportunity/festive event that was just offered to us: Families from our school have been invited by Governor Patrick to attend the Tree Lighting at the State House on December 4th! If you would like to attend, please contact Principal Ho to confirm your attendance, and know that you have to arrive at the General Hooker Entrance at the State House promptly at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 4th!
Also, our JQS Orchestra Winter Showcase is scheduled for December 18th at 6:30 PM in our Auditorium, and everyone is invited!!!!
Our School-Wide Winter Show is scheduled for December 19th, and specific details will be coming home with your child!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Just a friendly reminder, our students will be dismissed at 1:30 tomorrow (Wednesday, November 27th), and there is no school on Thursday or Friday. I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing mini-break, and we will see everyone on Monday, in (wait for it......) DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!
Today (November 16), is our first BPS School Showcase for prospective K0, K1, and K2 families! We will be holding four more Showcases here at the Josiah Quincy in the coming months.
Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30PM until 7:30PM
Wednesday, December 11 from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Thursday, December 19 from 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Tuesday, January 7 from 10:00 until 11:30 AM
Please spread the word to any of your friends and neighbors who may be interested in learning more about our school!
Thank you for all of the families that participated in National Walk Day! We want to build some walking momentum among our staff and families, so we are encouraging families to get out and walk this weekend. We would like to combine the JQS love of exercise with our passion for the Arts, and I am issuing a walking challenge!!!! Any student who gets out this weekend and walks around the city to take a look at the many pianos placed in various areas will earn a small reward. To qualify for this token reward, students simply need to describe 5 pianos that they saw while walking around the city this weekend. There are 75 pianos (including one right outside of our school) in various areas, all with their own design and character. Simply describe, draw, or take a picture of 5 pianos and bring this information to Mr. McCarthy and you will receive a JQS Walks! reward!
In unfortunately ironic twist due to the unfortunate bus driver strike, tomorrow is National Walk Day.
Wed, Oct 9, is National Walk Day. As part of our participation in the Safe Routes to School* program, JQS would like to challenge all families who normally drive their kids to school to take a break....from the car. On this day, please make a change and WALK! Last year, over 4000 schools participated across the USA. Guess how many from Boston? Zero! We can change that! And not just because there may not be bus service tomorrow, but because we want to try and get out and be healthy!
So, if you can, try to get out and walk!
Coming from East Boston? Take the T to State Street, & meet up with the North End families coming from the North End. OR, if your group is big enough and you have enough adult chaperones, head on down Washington Street from the State Street T on your own.
Coming from Brighton/Fenway? Take the T to Arlington, & enjoy the walk along the park. If necessary, ok, get off at Boyleston. As long as you walk from the T, you qualify.
Coming from Southie? Take the T &/or bus to West Broadway & A Street. Several parents have been walking from this neighborhood already.
Charlestown, South End? You know what to do & where to go. If we can all join together & increase the # of kids walking, PLUS reduce the # of cars dropping off & picking up on October 10, we will have accomplished something significant.
A quick reminder: Our Open House is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. It is a great opportunity to get reacquainted with the school, get a general overview of your children's classes, and touch base with staff and other parents. It is a time-sensitive event, so it will be difficult to have in-depth conversations with your children's teachers, but conferences can be set up at your leisure! Happy Fall!!!!!!
Welcome back, everyone! The short summer is finally over, and the first full week of school begins today! Our Kindergarten classes have their first day of school, and the rest of the school has their first Monday. I will begin posting our upcoming JQS events as the dates are finalized, so please check back occasionally! I hope everyone had a happy, relaxing break, and are looking forward to the 2013-2014 School Year!