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Hour Of Code Week in the Library

posted Dec 4, 2017, 6:15 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 6:28 AM ]

This week we facilitated Hour of Code Week in the library.  Students were introduced to coding projects on Code.org, Scratch, ScratchJr and Ozobots. A big thank you to volunteers from Veracode, FactSet, PwC and some of our parents who helped make this event a great success!

The Discovery of Ramen, by Mr. Amara

posted Nov 21, 2017, 7:50 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 7:54 AM ]

We are excited to announce that Mr. Amara (JQS 3rd Grade) has just co-authored his third Book The Discovery of Ramen, The Asian Hall of FameIn their first adventure, two curious kids and an adorable panda travel back in time and across the world to discover the history of ramen noodles.  Thank you Mr. Amara for donating your book to the library.

Tech Parents Volunteer!

posted Oct 27, 2017, 10:38 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 12:13 PM ]

Today JQS parents volunteered their time and talents to set up 50 new ipads.  The iPads were very generously donated by one of our JQS families and are now ready for students to use!  A big thank you to all who helped out today and to Andrea Blake and Jen Roy for pulling this group together!

Holland & Knight Annual Book Giveaway!

posted Oct 27, 2017, 10:26 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 11:48 AM ]

Holland & Knight very generously donated one book for each of our 950 JQS kids!  For the sixth year Holland & Knight employees visited the Josiah Quincy Elementary School, as part of their 9/11 Day of Service. Our students were very happy to receive a new book and read stories with the volunteers.  Many thanks to Pamela Poindexter of Holland & Knight for organizing this event and for the firm's continued support of JQS! 

Makerspace Kickoff Event

posted Jun 28, 2017, 7:46 AM by Heidi Boulogne

On June 25th we held a Makerspace Kickoff Event at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School Library! Engineers from Google & ExtensionEngine volunteered to work with our students using Lego WeDo, Makey Makey, Ozbots, Cubelets, Snap Circuits and more!

Scholastic Book Fair

posted Jun 28, 2017, 7:31 AM by Heidi Boulogne

The library hosted its fourth annual Scholastic Book Fair from June 7th through June 15th. Families had a chance to visit our Book Fair during the "This is Us" evening event on June 15th. It was a great opportunity for students to get their summer reading books. We also raised over $2,000 for the school!

DonorsChoose - Touchscreen Chromebooks

posted May 30, 2017, 8:13 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated May 30, 2017, 8:17 AM ]

I am so happy to announce that our library received 17 new touchscreen Chromebooks from DonorsChoose! It is wonderful to know that so many of our donors understand the urgent need for interactive technologies in our school. A big thank you to Loews Boston Hotel for their generous donation towards this project!  The touchscreen chromebooks will help us provide all of our students, including our children with disabilities, access to new learning opportunities. You have brought us closer to achieving our mission that all our students are 21st century learners!

Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Grant Helps JQS Library Create Makerspace Learning Area

posted May 10, 2017, 11:15 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated May 10, 2017, 11:24 AM by Heidi Boulogne ]

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation Corp. has awarded a Community Grant to JQS. The grant will help fund a Makerspace learning area in the library and will help purchase STEM books, Lego’s, science kits, robotics, and additional art and technology projects for students. We are thankful for the support of the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation. We hope to create a space that encourages student exploration, science experiments, engineering, building, art projects, and more! Read the full press release.

JQS Raffle

posted Feb 17, 2017, 7:46 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 9:12 AM by Heidi Boulogne ]


The Raffle drawing was held on Friday, March 17th with the help of Ms. Chin's 3rd grade class.  Together we raised $6,000 for the school! Many thanks to all the students, teachers and families who purchased tickets and donated prizes.  Congratulations to Rayya Dennis who won the iPad Mini and Zoe Jones who won the Chromebook Touch!  Please see the attached full list of 
K0-K1 - Ms. O'Leary
K2 - Mr. Barry
1st Grade - Ms. Postma
2nd Grade - Ms. Moy
3rd Grade - Ms. Chin
4th Grade - Mr. Chan
5th Grade - Ms. Fong

KPMG & State Street Bank Book Donation

posted Dec 21, 2016, 8:31 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Dec 21, 2016, 9:53 AM ]

  Ms. Gee's ClassToday our community partners KPMG & State Street Bank generously donated 200 books for our 2nd graders!  Our students will bring home a new book for the holidays.  A very special thank you to Marie Stapleton of KPMG for organizing this donation for JQS.  

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