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KPMG/State Street Bank Book Donation

posted Feb 28, 2018, 8:45 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 8:47 AM ]

As you can see students are thrilled to get new books to bring home from KPMG and State Street Bank. We are grateful for the continued support of our community partners.  Thank you Marie for putting smiles on our faces!

Chinatown Finally Gets a Library!

posted Jan 29, 2018, 7:21 AM by Heidi Boulogne

Boston Public Library is opening a branch in Chinatown on Monday, February 5th.  Visit the new branch located at 2 Boylston Street, China Trade Building, Boston, MA 02116.  
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10AM – 6PM     Friday 9AM – 5PM

3D Printing

posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:01 AM by Heidi Boulogne   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 9:03 AM ]

Students had fun creating projects using a 3D printer in the library!  We are all sad that our trial 
period is over and we need to send it back. Someday we hope to have our own 3D printer in the library. 

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!

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