Happy summer to everyone! This is a perfect time to work on your community service graduation requirement. Remember to volunteer for a non-profit organization (do ask the organization first if you are not sure). A list of pre-approved organizations, as well as the updated verification form, can be found on the tabs to the right of this announcement. Thank you!
Welcome to school year 2016-17! Remember, ALL grades have a community service requirement as noted:
Class of 2017: 20 total hours by September, 2016
Class of 2018: 20 hours by September, 2016 (30 total hours by Sept., 2017)
Class of 2019: 10 hours by September, 2016 (30 total hours by Sept., 2018)
Class of 2020: 10 total hours by September, 2017 (30 total hours by Sept., 2019)
Visit your community service coordinators for opportunities, or for questions. Ms. McMillen in D211 at QHS (email@example.com) and Ms. Ginty in Physical Education Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Upcoming September opportunities:
Sat., September 10th, Feel the Beat Foundation Road Race (honoring former QHS student, Claire “Joni” Brennan)
Sat., September 10th, Houghs Neck Chowder Fest
Sun., September 11th, Stars of Gold Charity Walk
Sun., September 25th, City of Presidents Walk/Road Race ( honoring Emily Zarnoch)
MANY OPPORTUNITIES ARE LISTED so please read this in its entirety.
September 12 — join us for the First Annual Feel the Beat 5K walk/run (10 a.m. start from One Merrymount Parkway). Proceeds from this event in memory of QHS alumna, Claire “Joni” Brennan, will help offer non-medical support to families with children affected by heart disease.
September 12 — Houghs Neck ChowdaFest. Help needed throughout the day from 8 till 8!
September 27 — Sterling Middle School 5K Fun Run/Walk (9 a.m. start).
September 28 — Second Annual City of Presidents 5K Road Race (10 a.m. start). Proceeds to benefit Quincy Public Schools.
Ongoing opportunities are available at many non-profit centers including Interfaith Social Services and South Shore Cove Manor at Quincy Point.
For more information on any of these events see Ms. Ginty at NQHS or Ms. McMillen at QHS.
Students from QHS and NQHS are invited on Wednesday, July 22nd, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the State House and Boston Common. QHS’s Jake Louzan is a youth leader with Easter Seals and many QPS staff and students participated in his ADA 25 Paper Chain project.
Plan is to leave the back of QHS at 9 by T and travel to the Easter Seals office at South Station from where we will help carry the paper chains to the State House/Common. We will participate in the march from 11 to noon and the festivities that follow. Should be back at QHS about 3.
Great opportunity for Quincy and North students (alum, current and incoming freshmen) to show support and earn community service hours. Bring T and lunch money, and wear high school colors! For more information email: email@example.com.
Join Point Webster’s Walk/Run on Saturday, April 11th. Registration at 8:30 and event at 9:00. Fee is $10 and 3 community service hours will be awarded for your support.
Be a science fair judge at Point Webster Middle School on Thursday, April 16th, from 6:00-7:30. Email Mrs. Cunniff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Quincy River Walk clean-up on Saturday, April 25th, 9-noon. Email email@example.com to register!
Bernazzani School needs volunteers to work with children during their PTO meeting on Wednesday, April 29th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Volunteer to help with Snug Harbor’s Family Math Night on Thursday, April 30th, from 4-7 p.m. See Ms. McMillen (QHS) or Ms. Ginty (NQHS) for details.
Bernazzani Elementary School needs help with childcare during their PTO meeting on Monday, January 26th, from 5.30 to 8 p.m. Interested students should see Ms. Ginty at North, or Ms. McMillen at QHS.
1–The South Shore Chamber of Commerce needs help stuffing envelopes and photocopying on Wednesday, January 14th, and Thursday, January 15th.
2–Houghs Neck Community Center is have a Martin Luther King Service Day on January 19th and they are in need of volunteers.
3–The Germantown Neighborhood Center also needs help for their MLK events.
4–Lincoln-Hancock Elementary needs after-school library help.
5–Snug Harbor Elementary needs volunteers for its movie night on Friday, February 6th.
Visit Ms. Ginty at NQHS or Ms. McMillen at QHS for more information.
Help Santa at the Germantown Neighborhood Center’s breakfast on Saturday, December 13th. Interested students should contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sanger Center for Compassion on Billings Road needs help with holiday packaging on Saturdays, December 13 and December 20th. Volunteers should contact the Center at 617-847-6967.
A variety of opportunities to help your former QPS schools are available. The following are just a few opportunities. See Ms. Ginty or Ms. McMillen for details.
Broad Meadows Middle School — Former BMMS students are in need to help with the Robotics program.
Lincoln-Hancock — Ms. Witmer WANTS you! Connect with and help students before school from 7-7:30!
Squantum Elementary — Help with gardening is needed.
Join us for this wonderful community service event! You can walk, run, or volunteer. Proceeds go to Quincy Public Schools. See Ms. Ginty at NQHS or Ms. McMillen at QHS.