Information and Resources

calendar.jpg

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 3:45-4:45pm (Thursdays): Chess Club

  • January 14:  3rd Grade Art Trip to Knickerbocker Theater

  • January 17:  3rd-5th grade PE Sledding Trip (Perission Slip required)

  • January 19 & 20Early Release for 6th-12th grade ONLY (due to HS exams)

  • January 21:  EARLY RELEASE

  • January 24:  Second Semester Begins

  • January 25:  ZQ/Roo Skate Night 6-8pm

  • January 31:  8th Grade HS Parent (students are welcome as well) Information Night @7pm @ DeWitt

  • February 1: Current ZKids Families Enrollment Opens

  • February 2:  New ZKids Families Enrollment Opens

  • February 2: Pre-Enrollment for ZQuest ONLINE for NEW families

  • February 3: Enrollment Day for ZQuest NEW families

  • February 11EARLY RELEASE

  • February 14-18: BREAK WEEK

  • March 3:  Early Release for Pre-K-5th grade ONLY

  • March 4:  Early Release for all Pre-K-12 students

  • March 4:  FORK IT OVER!

  • March 16:  ZKids Summer Camp Registration Opens: March 16

  • March 25:  Early Release for all Pre-K-12 students

  • April 1-8:  SPRING BREAK

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

HERE.  

 
 
 
 
Looking Over Architectural Plans

22/23 Student Intentions Survey

Please fill this form out our 2022/2023 School Intentions Survey to help us prepare for the upcoming school year! This survey should be taken by EACH family, however all kids can be noted on one form!

 

2022/2023 Student Placement Intentions Google Form

Skier

MIDDLE SCHOOL SKI CLUB

(6th -  8th Grades)

 

For detailed information, 

click HERE

 
 
Folk it Over Save the Date.jpg

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)

 
 
Happy Kids with Books

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!

 
 
Comforting

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

superhero-parents.jpg

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

Bullet Journal

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

Basketball Game

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!

Rindfliesch School Pic.png

Leslie's Weekly Update Newsletters

Kids Playing

22/23 ZKids Before/After School Childcare Enrollment

Time to enroll for the 2022/2023 ZKids Childcare. Those of you who are new to this, please know that you must enroll right away to ensure a spot for your child(ren). ZKids generally fills up very quickly!

 

For Zeeland Quest, ZKids is offered at ZQuest during our summer hours (in June and August), Monday-Thursday (Fridays the kids go to Quincy, unless otherwise specified). In July, the kids go to Quincy (or another location specified).

 

Enrollment for ZKids begins...

February 1, 2022 for current families, and

February 2, 2022 for new families

 

Summer camp (this is for our June, July and August dates):  Registration starts March 16

Click HERE to go directly to the enrollment options

Softball Catcher

Softball Cub for Middle School Girls 

(6th -  8th Grades)

 

If you are in grades 6-8 and are interested in playing Club Softball, there is a team being put together through Creekside and you are invited!

 

Games will begin after SPRING BREAK! The sign up will be open until January 14!

 

Please touch base with the volunteer running the club, Shelly Hendricks at shelly.hendricks@jrautomation.com. You can also reach out to Leslie and I can help answer your questions!

 
 
Dollar Bill in Jar

Major Field Trip Savings Planning

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

Parking Instructions.png

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.

Feeding America.png

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

Remind.jpg

Signing Up for the REMIND App for ZQuest

Directions for signing up to receive REMIND texts:

OR

 
reading.jpg

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.  

Covid 19

UPDATED ISOLUTION/QUARANTINE REQUIEMENTS PER 1/11/2022 OCDPH ORDER 

Click HERE for Isolation/Quarantine 

Instructions per

Zeeland Public Schools

via

January 14, 2022 Z for Me

 

Chess Game

AFTER SCHOOL

CHESS CLUB

 

Thursdays in January

3:45-4:45pm

ZQuest will be having Chess Club again in January!

 

  • Your child will need to bring their own snack this year.

  • Students in 3rd-8th grade will be able to participate.

  • We will have 26 student slots and we will need 2 parent volunteers.

  • This will only be during the month of January.

  • If you have questions, you may email afunk@zps.org.

 

Sign your child up HERE!

 
 
Ski Equipment

FREE Lift Passes for 4th and 5th Graders

 

(This is different than

Middle School Ski Club)

MSIA Cold is Cool Passport allows Fourth and Fifth Graders to Ski Free in Michigan!

 

Families can obtain a Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App for their 4th and/or 5th graders that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 29 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops.

 

MSIA charges $25 for the passport (to cover app development and maintenance.)

In addition to the lift tickets donated by the participating ski areas, Cold is Cool Passport also includes a coupon for 20% off a helmet purchase and $20 off the purchase of $100 at participating ski shops across the state. Some ski areas have also included coupons for equipment rental and free or discounted lessons.

 

For more information, click HERE.

 
 
Walking to the Bus

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
Caring Child

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
108105268-superhero-family-superheroes-c

Parent Group Meetings

**Childcare Provided on site!**

2021-2022 Meetings:

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/6289971488?pwd=UlBZcGhYRDNFdjhLUXU3RndZaGM2dz09
Meeting ID: 628 997 1488
Passcode: WBVbb6

MEETING MINUTES

 
 
Blueberry Crepes

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.

Which superhero are you.png

FAMILY ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

ZEF-logo.png

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

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