Welcome to JQS Library
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
Today 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.
Great news! JQS Library received a $7,500 grant from James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club to help our school library. We want to thank #PattersonPledge for getting books into the hands of our students. Since 2015, James Patterson is has donated $3.5 million of his own money to save under-funded school libraries nationwide. JQS was selected amongst thousands of applications for funding grants. To learn more, listen to Patterson’s exclusive interview about the critical need for school libraries on the “Scholastic Reads” podcast:oomscholasticblog.com/podcast/james-patterson-loves-libraries Thank you!
Families also had a chance to visit our Book Fair during the Spring Fling evening event on June 16th. It was a great opportunity for students to purchase books for summer reading! We also raised $1,700 for the school.
MSLA Spotlight Article
On Monday, April 25th, JQS 2nd graders visited the Boston Public Library for a book talk with award winning author Matt De Le Pena. He read his latest book Last Stop On Market Street, which won this year's Caldecott, Newbury and Coretta Scott King awards! Each student received a copy of this book and each classroom teacher (and the JQS library) got a signed copy. A big thank you to Laura Koenig and Maggie Levine from BPL for coordinating this amazing event!
We welcomed Blades and Lauren from the Bruins last week for a fun read aloud! The Bruins have teamed up with Operation Outreach - USA, an organization who annually provides free books for our JQS students! Under this program all of our kindergarten and 1st grade students receive books to bring home. We are very grateful for our continued partnership with Operation Outreach USA! We would also like to thank our generous sponsor Evelyn Bateman, who supported this program for the past three years. A special thanks to Operation Outreach's President, Judith Golden who facilitated this event and the donations!
On April 15th Mr. Amara's class helped draw the winning raffle tickets. Congratulations to all of our raffle winners! Raffle Winners 2016. Together WE raised over $4,500 for our school! Mr. Amara's 3rd grade class sold the most tickets with Ms. Fidalgo K-1 coming in for a close 2nd place. The class winners for each grade will have an outdoor party and small prizes: 1st grade - Ms. Friberg; 2nd grade - Ms. Young; 4th grade - Ms. Lau; and 5th grade - Mr. Lydon. Thank you to all the students, families and teachers who donated prizes and bought and sold tickets. Together WE made this a very successful raffle!
The raffle is in full swing! We have lots of great prizes this year (YMCA Membership, children's bicycle, scooters, Red Sox tickets, a night stay at Loews Hotel, restaurant gift certificates, gifts cards, and more). The drawing will be held on April 15th. Check your classroom status on the link. Good Luck! Raffle Status by Classroom
1-10 of 38