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Scholastic Book Fair

posted May 31, 2019, 9:29 AM by Heidi Boulogne

The annual Scholastic Book Fair is in full swing!  Students are shopping for books for the summer and raising money for our school!


posted May 7, 2019, 10:15 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated May 9, 2019, 8:42 AM ]

Last night we held our first annual JQES STEAM night! Families engaged with teachers, students and community volunteers to learn about droids, claymation, Hackaball, hoop gliders, 3D printing, Finch robots, Scratch coding, LED necklaces, BeeBots, Makey Makey, MBTA magnetic design solutions, and LEGO challenges.


posted Jan 30, 2019, 8:01 AM by Heidi Boulogne

Today we listened to an inspirational podcast from FRONTLINE about a 12 year old Somali boy living in a refugee camp in Kenya.
Muzamil’s Day
Muzamil’s Day

Melody Ellison - American Girl Doll comes to JQS Library

posted Jan 23, 2019, 7:17 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 8:33 AM ]

To celebrate Black History Month JQS library was gifted an American Girl Doll Melody Ellison!  Students can have fun learning about the Civil Rights Movement by interacting with Melody and reading her book. Teachers will be able to borrow Melody, her book and lesson plans to support their Civil Rights curriculum.  

Transforming Learning with Tech

posted Jan 7, 2019, 7:28 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 8:45 AM ]

We are so excited to have 14 new Chromebook carts (300 devices) for our school!  A big thank you to Ms. Fong's 5th grade class for helping us label, number, set up and distribute the Chromebook carts.  JQS was selected to receive this technology grant as part of a cohort of 10 schools from BPS's Transforming Learning with Tech initiative.

Mr. Amara's New Book!

posted Dec 13, 2018, 6:57 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Dec 13, 2018, 6:57 AM ]

This week Mr. Amara read his new book 
The Discovery of Fireworks & Gunpowder - The Asian Hall of Fame to his and Ms. Connelly's class.  Copies of the book will be available for students to borrow in the library.

Hour of Code

posted Dec 3, 2018, 1:09 PM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Dec 13, 2018, 7:35 AM ]

This week our students are participating in Hour of Code activities creating projects using: Scratch, Scratch Junior and Code.org
Ms. O'Brien's Class

New Books from KPMG

posted Nov 29, 2018, 6:40 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Dec 10, 2018, 11:21 AM ]

Once again, KPMG has donated books for our students! After participating in an author study of Grace Lin, each first grader received a copy of either The Ugly Vegetables or Fortune Cookie Fortune.  A big thank you to Marie Stapleton of KPMG for your continued support of our school!

Grace Lin Event at the Boston Public Library

posted Nov 8, 2018, 11:34 AM by Heidi Boulogne

Today o
ur 1st grade students went to the Boston Public Library to meet author and illustrator Grace Lin. We had a lot of fun as she read her new book A Big Mooncake for Little Star!  

Annual Holland & Knight 911 Day of Service Book Fair

posted Oct 24, 2018, 1:08 PM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Oct 24, 2018, 1:14 PM ]

Volunteers reading to our students

We had a great book fair today with Holland & Knight.  Each student got to choose a new book to bring home and to spend time with some amazing volunteers from Holland & Knight!  Thank you for continuing to support our school!

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