Information and Resources
November 21-25: BREAK WEEK
November 28, 6:30 (arrive between 5:30-6:15): Zeeland Christmas Parade:
December 1: 3rd-5th Grade trip to DeWitt for Zeeland Dance Performance
Dec 6: FINAL Picture RETAKE DAY
December 9: Early Dismissal
December 16: Popcorn Day
December 23: Holiday Classroom Celebrations
December 24-January 8: Christmas Break
January 9: Classes Resume
January 13: Art/Dance Collaboration Trip @ Hope (3rd grade only)
January 18: PTO Meeting, 6:30pm
January 18-19: Middle School Early Dismissal
January 20: All of ZPS Early Dismissal
January 28: ZQuest Information Night, 5:00pm
January 30: 8th Grade High School Parent Info NIght, 7pm
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Calendars, Click HERE. If you have an
online calendar, you can SUBSCRIBE to
the ZQuest K-5 and/or the ZQuest 6-8th
Christmas Present Assistance
is generously offering to give Christmas gifts to people of a variety of ages who may not otherwise get a gift.
Maggie Hartman raises and sells flowers and uses the proceeds
to buy Christmas presents
to give away to those who need them.
If you or someone you know needs assistance with Christmas gifts, please complete this FORM no later than December 1, 2022.
Each child registered will receive three gifts that are wrapped, tagged, and ready for pick up.
Pick up will be at Roosevelt Elementary, 175 W Roosevelt, from 9-12 on Saturday December 10.
For questions or special arrangements please contact Maggiesflowers@rocketmail.com
Drop Off & Pick Up
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.
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 for funding for projects and supplies that are designed to enhance the academic excellence of our students and go beyond what the curriculum budget provides.
Any Zeeland Public Schools staff member may apply for grants.
FREE Zeeland Rec
is honored to offer
to children who are in financial need through our
Kids Liesure, Aquatics and Sports Scholarship (K.L.A.S.S.).
Questions? Contact us at 616.748.3230
Click for further information from Zeeland Rec Director Brett Geertsma.
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September 9, 2022: NEWS
September 1, 2022: NEWS
August 26, 2022: NEWS
August 18, 2022: NEWS
August 12, 2022: NEWS
August 1, 2022: NEWS
July 24, 2022: NEWS
June 24, 2022: 2022-2023 Back to School Information!
Parent Group Meetings
**Childcare Provided on site!**
2022- 2023 Meetings:
November 16, 2022
January 18, 2023
March 8, 2023:
May 17, 2023
July 26, 2023
FAMILY ORGANIZATION FLYER
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CLASSROOM AMBASSADORS
Ambassador Coordinator: Kathleen Loss
Kinders: Brittney Samora
1stGrade: Athena Herrera
2ndGrade: Kathleen Loss
3rd Grade: Alex McLean
4th & 5th Grade:
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, but as 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.
ZQuest and Roosevelt Private Skate Night!
12521 James St
Free skate rental with each paid admission (normally $5)
Games and Concessions will be open
Mental Health Support
is offering parents free mental health consultation.
If a parent is concerned about their child’s mental health -
increased depression, behavior changes, etc…
call 616-844-8896 or
submit the FORM
and Dr. Brashears will contact the parent to consult over the phone and provide guidance.
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
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
ZPS families can call the ZPS Cares Helpline at 616-748-4509 or email ZPS Cares (email@example.com) for assistance related to health, food, and technology needs.
Building Resilience- American Psychological Association
Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers- American Psychological Association
SCREEN TIME HELP
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.
OTHER READING RESOURCES
Reading Rockets.org (for Parents)
OK 2 SAY
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.
ZPASS BUS TRACKING
Know if and when a student got on or off the bus and provides accurate and immediate answers.
Students carry a small card that contains passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) technology that logs each student’s entry or exit automatically when the student passes the scanner located on the school bus.
Each student assigned a bus card to carry with them every day to and from school, on field trips or are involved in athletic events.
SETUP INSTRUCTIONS (use the code ZEE2020 (or the year at the beginning of the school year..i.e ZEE2023 etc.)
Simple notifications of where and when their child gets on or off the school bus sent directly through push notifications or cell phone text message.
Activate an account by visiting www.zpassplus.com and signing up to receive instant messaging to a cell phone or an email account.
Parents will need the number on their child(s) bus tag.
After activating the ZPass+ account, parents can log in to the password protected website to view their child’s bus riding activity.
For more information, please visit Zonar’s website.
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