Information and Resources

IMPORTANT DATES

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  • October 16, 2021:  Zeeland's Got Talent, 7:00pm, DeWitt Auditorium

  • October 19:  Picture Day!

  • October 22:  Be NICE T-Shirt Orders due

  • October 25:  Deadline for Wreath Fundraiser Purchases

  • October 26:  7th/8th Grade Field Trip to Air Zoo:  9a-2p

  • October 29:  Class Halloween Celebrations (Costumes welcome)

  • October 29:  Early Release (all grades): 6-8th @ 10:45am, K-5th @ 11:50am

  • November 1:  No School; Teacher PD all day

  • November 4:  3rd & 4th Wax Museum- 9-10am

  • November 9 & 10: Conferences 6-8th @ 3-6p / K-5th @ 4-7p)

  • November 11:  Early Release (K-12) & conferences @ 1-7p (all levels)

  • November 12:  NO SCHOOL 

  • November 22-26:  THANKSGIVING BREAK WEEK- NO SCHOOL

  • November 29: Magical Christmas Parade- Zeeland

  • March 4, 2022:  FORK IT OVER!

*To SUBSCRIBE to ZQuest Calendars, including Classroom Calendars, Click 

HERE.  

 
 
 
 

Magical Christmas Parade Float Ride

 

Monday

November 29, 2021

Mark your calendar! 

ZQuest has a float in the

Magical Christmas Parade

again this year. 

We are looking for students who would like to ride the float and spread some holiday cheer!

Please contact Tomieka VanNoord if you would like to help with this festive ride.

Magical Christmas Parade and Tree Lightling Ceremony Information

 
 

ZONAR My View Bus Tracker Instructions

Check the location of your students' bus in real time and get alerts when it enters areas that YOU identify.  

LINK TO SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS

 
 
 
 
 
 

ZPS Cares Program 

During our Remote Learning Times, we recognize that there may be needs for support that are harder to communicate when not in-person. We would like to remind our ZPS Community that ZPS Cares is a great way to get the support you may need!

 

  • ZPS families can call the ZPS Cares Helpline  at 616-748-4509 or email ZPS Cares (zpscares@zps.org) for assistance related to health, food, and technology needs.

  • ZPS staff and families may use this ZPS Help Request Form to identify student/family needs. A Spanish version is available as well.

  • Spring 2020: Google Help Request, ZPS Cares Helpline and Email will be posted on ZPS website, Z for Me, postcard mailers, and postcards with meal distribution. Link to communication plan from Spring 2020 here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Parent Group Meetings

**Childcare Provided on site!**

2021-2022 Meetings:

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022

  • *Wednesday*, May 18, 2022

6:00 - 7:00pm

Howard Miller Community Center

& via Zoom

MEETING MINUTES

 
 

Breakfast and Lunch Information

School Year (August-June) Breakfast and Lunch Information

  • You can find your schools menu at https://www.zps.org/parents/food-service/. Only complete meals are free. A complete breakfast or lunch has to have 3 items, one item must be a fruit or vegetable. An entree is usually considered two items (protein/grain). A complete meal is an entree, fruit and/ or vegetable, milk.

FAMILY ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

Zeeland Education Foundation

Annually a committee comprised of students, educators, parents and community members form to serve as the Grant Review Committee. This committee reviews the requests of funding for projects and supplies that are designed to enhance the academic excellence of our students, and go above and beyond what the curriculum budget provides. Any Zeeland Public Schools staff member may apply for grants.

ZEELAND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Leslie's Weekly Update Newsletters

FORK IT OVER

SAVE THE DATE

 

Friday, March 4, 2022 

If you would like to help plan the fun, please contact Kyle Murray (raye5953@yahoo.com)

 
 

Little Free Library 

 

Do you have books that your kids are no longer reading?  

Please consider donating them to the ZQuest Little Free Library.  Your books will be placed in the LFL for other kids to be able to enjoy.

We love readers, chapter books, books on crafts, history and any other subject.  We even love coffee table books with great pictures.  Workbooks, coloring books, puzzle books, flash cards (math, spelling etc.), any any other item that another student may enjoy.

Simply drop your books off in Leslie's office.  Thank you!

 
 

Crisis Intervention Resources

Mental Health Crisis Intervention Information for Parents

Building Resilience- American Psychological Association

Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers- American Psychological Association

Mental Health Resources

If you are struggling or need support, tell someone. You are not alone.

  • OK2SAY - Anyone can report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click HERE to submit a tip.

  • Crisis Counselor Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 & Michigan Mental Health Warmline - (888) 733-7753

 

Suicide Prevention Online Chat -https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ 

&

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-8255

Volunteer Hero Program 

Volunteer Hero Families get 20% off of EVERY Field Trip for EACH child (under $20) for the entire semester that they have the award! 

VOLUNTEER HERO PROGRAM INFORMATION

Subscribe to ZQuest Calendars

If you you have an online calendar, you can SUBSCRIBE to the ZQuest K-5 and/or the ZQuest 6-8th Calendar!

Classroom calendars are also available to subscribe to (you can subscribe to as many as you need/want), however they are dependent on you, parents or teachers adding the information onto these calendars.

LEARN HOW TO SUBSCRIBE HERE

Zeeland Recreation Program Financial Assistance

Are you interested in your child participating in an activity through zeeland Rec, but aren't sure if you have the finances for them to try something?

 

Please read the information from Zeeland Rec Director, Brett Geertsma!

Holiday Wreath Fundraiser

 

Order until October 25, 2021

Made with fresh Fraiser Firs by local, family owned Vormittag Tree Farm.  They last for months and smell amazing.  Use as gifts, hostess gifts, or for your own holiday decorating.  Please ask your friends and family if they would like to purchase one also!

18"-20" Undecorated- $25

18"-20" Decorated- $30

24" - 26" Undecorated- $30

24" - 26" Decorated- $35

34"-38" Undecorated- $55

24"-38" Decorated- $60

Funds raised support ZQuest PTO.

Pickup is Tuesday November 16, 2021 at 549 E. Main Ave. 

Place your order at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090944a5ad2da57-20212

OR

Download a Blank Order Form

Either pay via the Signup Genius OR bring a check made out to ZQuest PTO to 549 E. Main Ave, Zeeland.  

 
 

Major Field Trip Savings Planning

Click HERE for instructions on Planning Ahead to save for major Field trips.

Daily PICKUP Instructions

Beginning 11/9/2020, there is  a new route for PICKUP at the end of the elementary school day in order to help with the movement/flow of busses getting in and out of the bus loop efficiently and safely.

  • ONLY enter the ZQuest Pickup Lot by making a RIGHT turn.  

  • DO NOT use the middle turn lane coming from the East or the West.  This lane will be open so that busses can pass traffic to easily access the bus loop. 

  • INSTEAD use Washington to Michigan to Roosevelt (or another route to Michigan to Roosevelt) to AVOID BLOCKING TRAFFIC ON 96th Ave.

  • Walkers....PLEASE USE THE CROSSWALK with the CROSSING GUARD.  Using the East parking lot crosswalk is hazardous due to the volume of traffic.

Food Assistance

Mobile Food Pantries

 

If you need food or know of someone who needs food, please let them know!

 

Please bring your own boxes & carts. No Identification or income information will be required. 

HAND 2 HAND

Signing Up for the REMIND App for ZQuest

Directions for signing up to receive REMIND texts:

OR

 

Michigan 3rd Grade Reading Legislation

In 2016, Michigan Legislature passed a bill to ensure that all children exiting 3rd grade are proficient in reading.  Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students must show proficiency on the year end state assessment to be promoted to 4th grade.  School staff is required to provide ongoing assessment and inform parents of possible student difficulty by creating an IRIP (individualized reading improvement plan).

ZPS approaches this legislation not as a requirement, rather an opportunity to continue to provide the best possible reading instruction for all students.  We are dedicated to using the assessment data gathered to plan for WIN and WIN+ interventions that support student learning.  We will continue to partner with parents to ensure success for all.  

An informational video has been developed to provide clarity on this topic.  

Information is also available on the ZPS website.  

CONTACT US

175 West Roosevelt Avenue

Zeeland, MI  49464


www.zeelandquest.org

zquestfamilies@gmail.com

 

Main: 616.748.3050

Attendance Line: 616.748.3060

CURRENT BOARD 2021-2022

President

DeAnna Kraak

deanna.kraak@gmail.com

Vice President

Mindi Windemuller

mindiwindemuller@gmail.com

Treasurer

Sommar Boese

Sommar.Boese@perrigo.com

Secretary

Jennifer Kroll

jenniferboersen@msn.com

Events Coordinator

Kyle Murray

raye5953@yahoo.com

Faculty

Leslie Rindfliesch

lrindfli@zps.org