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SEND MONEY TO SCHOOL OR DONATE

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​OR

  • Via Paypal.me App:  Paypal.me/ZQuestPTO

  • Via Paypal App to Zeeland Quest Family Organization

Information and Resources

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • September 9:  Vision Screening

  • September 13: 1st Grade Field Trip to Police Station

  • September 13:  Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry 6-7pm

  • September 14:   PTO Meeting!  

  • September 16:  ZPS EARLY RELEASE (Middle School @ 10:45am & Elementary @ 11:50am)

  • September 22:  Picture Day

  • September 23:  Art Prize!

  • September 26-30: NO SCHOOL- Break Week 1

  • October 1:  EARLY RELEASE

  • October 28:  EARLY RELEASE

  • October 31:  NO SCHOOL

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

HERE.  

 
 
 
 
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Parent Group Meetings

**Childcare Provided on site!**

2022- 2023 Meetings:

@ZQuest

6:30-7:30pm

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  • September 14, 2022

  • November 16, 2022

  • January 18, 2023

  • March 8, 2023: 

  • May 17, 2023

  • July 26, 2023

MEETING MINUTES

 
 
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OK2SAY

If you see or hear something that threatens student or school safety, submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY.

Anyone can report tips confidentially 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.

WARNING SIGNS

Click HERE to report.  

 
 
 
 
 
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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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

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FAMILY ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

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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

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Leslie's Weekly Update Newsletters

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Major Field Trip Savings Planning

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

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CLASSROOM AMBASSADORS

 

CONTACT INFROMATION FOR CLASSROOM AMBASSADORS​

2022-2023

Ambassador Coordinator:  Kathleen Loss

Kinders:      Brittney Samora

                      Niki Blackburn

1stGrade:    Athena Herrera

2ndGrade:  Kathleen Loss

3rd Grade:  Alex McLean

4th & 5th Grade: 

                      Lindsey Eppink

                      Jennifer Kroll

Middle School:

                       Kristin DeWitt

                       Amy Wolters

Reading Specialist:

Interventionist: 

Spanish:

School Success:  

 
 
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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

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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.

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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

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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!

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DROP-OFF & PICKUP Instructions

  • ONLY enter the EAST 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. 

  • If there is a back up on Roosevelt do not let it go past Michigan St. If traffic is, at that point, please use the side roads (N. Colonial or Michigan and wait for openings) to zipper into the line on Roosevelt and then into the east lot. **SEE MAP ABOVE!!! AVOID BLOCKING TRAFFIC ON 96th Ave.

  • Be mindful of the driveways on Roosevelt and avoid blocking them while waiting.  

  • DO NOT get out of your car to help your child get into/out of the car or get buckled. If your child needs this assistance, please park down Woodward, Jefferson or at the Creekside lot and walk over (using the crosswalk with the crossing guard) . 

  • When you EXIT the East lot, TURN RIGHT ONLY! Please DO NOT turn left onto Roosevelt!

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

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ZPS Transportation Letter 2022

Letter from Aaron Nienhuis, ZPS Transportation Director

LETTER

2022-2023 Transportation Form

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FREE Mental Health Consultation from
Be Better

 

Be Better

is offering parents free mental health consultation.

 

If a parent is concerned about their child’s mental health -

increased depression, behavior changes, etc…

parents can

call 616-844-8896 or

submit the form below 

and Dr. Brashears will contact the parent to consult over the phone and provide guidance.

FORM

 
 
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!

 
 
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Signing Up for the REMIND App for ZQuest

Directions for signing up to receive REMIND texts:

OR

 
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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 2022-2023

President

Megan Quist

meganmquist@gmail.com

Vice President

Elsie Levandoski

elsielevandoski@gmail.com

Treasurer

Sommar Boese

Sommar.Boese@perrigo.com

Secretary

Kari Thoreson

kari.thoreson@gmail.com

Events Coordinator

Kat Loss

loss.k@yahoo.com

Faculty

Leslie Rindfliesch

lrindfli@zps.org