- Primary students measuring, counting and sorting on math trays. Hands-on math activities allow students to develop their foundational math concepts from concrete (blocks, tiles, counters) to pictorial (drawing pictures) to symbolic (writing math equations).
- Intermediate students participating in cooperative math challenges to build the tallest structure or longest chain possible using 1 piece of paper/cardboard. This generated lots of collaborative problem-solving and strategizing as students developed their mathematical thinking with growth mind sets.
- Some classes celebrated International Dot Day today by focusing on creativity and collaboration!
Attendance is taken at the beginning of each day. If your child is going to be away, please email your child’s teacher and Office Assistant Jennifer Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org as Jennifer is responsible for attendance.
Student Safety: Traffic Update
Thank you, QAE families! Our traffic challenges in the first week have been reduced thanks to families ONLY using Bigelow Street for drop off/pick up and parking vehicles on side streets instead of Bigelow.
Mark your calendars!
QAE Individual Picture Day: Thursday, September 21st. Retakes, class photos and whole school photo will be in October date TBD shortly.
Relocation Information Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 27 (6:30 – 8 pm)
In 2018-19, our school will relocate so that a much-needed new gym and additional classrooms can be built on-site. At this meeting, architects, SPS transportation staff and SPS relocation staff will provide information about QAE’s addition design, transportation, and information on the moving process to and from John Marshall. We will ensure parents are well-informed about this carefully-planned process well before the end of June 2018.
Jog-A-Thon: Friday, Sept. 29th: An annual tradition at QAE is our fantastic Jog-a-Thon! This is a school-wide event focused on student goal setting for running laps around our school. Students set a running goal in class to help them learn the importance of setting and achieving a personal goal. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for students, and an incredible school-wide event at QAE. PTSA coordinates a fund-raiser with the Jog-a-Thon so see link above for more fund-raising info. Thank you to our dedicated PTSA for organizing this!
WAVE 1: GRADES 4/5: RUN 11:45 - 12:25
WAVE 2: GRADES 2/3: RUN 12:35 - 1:15
WAVE 3: GRADE K/1: RUN 1:25 -1:55
ALL SCHOOL CELEBRATION 1:55
Curriculum Night: Thursday, Oct. 12 (6:30 – 8 pm): For new QAE families, Curriculum Night is an annual SPS evening information session for parents. QAE parents/guardians will begin in the cafeteria at 6:30 pm for staff introductions and an overview of our five pillars and QAE foundational elements, such as Project Based Learning (PBL), social emotional learning (SEL) and innovative technology. Then parents/guardians will move to specific classrooms where your child’s teacher will provide information on academic programs, social emotional learning and supporting your child at home. A 20-minute presentation will be offered at 7 pm and repeated at 7:30 pm to accommodate families with more than one child. Beginning at 7:30 pm, Janine Roy will be available in the cafeteria to answer any remaining questions.