Quogue School Glossary
The following Glossary of definitions, events, programs and activities is listed in alphabetical order for your reference. Please note that the items listed here may not occur every year and that there may be other items which will take place periodically.
Afterschool Enrichment Program – The enrichment programs provides a variety of before and after school activities, which support and broaden the school’s already existing curriculum. There is a fee for each class, which varies on the length of the class, transportation considerations and materials needed. A descriptive brochure is distributed prior to registration.
Back to School Night / Open House – This evening event during the first weeks of the school year is an opportunity for parents to visit the school and meet with their child(ren)’s teachers. Each teacher offers a brief overview of curriculum, classroom expectations and procedures.
Beach Day – A day near the end of the school year when the entire school goes to the Quogue Beach for a picnic lunch and a day of fun activities. Children in grades 1-6 are able to ride their bicycles to the beach. Pre-K and kindergarten parents are requested to attend with their child and all other parents are welcome to participate and attend this event. Pre-K and K students travel to the beach by bus.
Book Fair – Selected children’s books are offered for purchase. This generally takes place during school for classes to attend and after school so parents can participate and supervise.
Chicken Dinner – This is a PTA fundraiser held at the end of the school year. It consists of an outdoor barbecued chicken dinner, music, an ice cream station, games, raffles and assorted activities. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate.
Drama Performance – Often, a major musical production is presented by the intermediate grade children while the primary classes will also have a thematic musical presentation. These are under the direction of our music teacher
Faculty and Staff Recognition Day – A day in the spring when the PTA recognizes all of our staff members by providing a special luncheon. Volunteers prepare special dishes for everyone’s enjoyment.
Field Day – A school day, usually scheduled towards the end of the school year, devoted to sports and exercise. The PTA provides lunch for everyone and parents are encouraged to volunteer to supervise and assist with the events throughout the day.
Graduation – The sixth grade class has a formal graduation / commencement program in June. During the program each graduate does a brief presentation prior to the distribution of diplomas. This is a time for students' families to celebrate their accomplishments.
Instrumental Music – All children in grades 4-6 are given the opportunity to participate with the instrumental music program. Children provide their own instruments and lessons are provided before school, during the school day and after school. When children are ready, they are able to join our band.
Math Olympiad – This is a mathematics competition designed for participation by the 4th-6th graders throughout the United States. Specific math questions are presented monthly and all scores are sent to the Olympiad Center for scoring. The Quogue School enters the fourth, fifth and sixth graders in this competition.
Morning Meeting – A meeting held every Wednesday morning throughout the school year. All students, staff and parents are assembled in the multi-purpose room to discuss, present, and be updated on individual class themes, projects, activities and special events of the week.
P.A.R.P .– Pick A Reading Partner is a week long reading program encouraging children to read with a partner. The program may include book talks and discussion groups. A week of activities are planned for after school to help promote this program.
Pizza Day – Every Monday, Grade 6 sells pizza as a fundraiser for their spring trip. Children pay for the pizza on Monday mornings and they are served during their regular lunch period. Children must provide their own beverage or purchase milk.
PTA – The Parent Teacher Association is a nationwide, not-for-profit association made up of parents/ guardians and educators whose mission consists of offering support to children and encouraging parents and community involvement in the school. Activities, events and fundraisers are offered throughout the school year to meet these goals. Monthly meetings are held to discuss future programs and events for parents to attend.
Turn off Screen Week – This is a multiyear project funded by the New York State Department of Health- Healthy Heart Division. Their mission is to help reduce the risk of heart disease on Eastern Long Island by promoting programs and activities that focus on physical activity and healthful eating habits. The Heart Links committee sponsors “TV Turn Off Week” and an annual 5K Walk/Run.
- Walk / Bike to School Day – Every Spring, we sponsor a walk/bike to school day as part of our Heart Links program. Parents are encouraged to participate and breakfast is provided.
- Golf and Tennis Clinics
- Presentation – changes each year
Winter Concert - The lower grades Pre-K – 2nd, and the upper grades 3rd-6th present a musical show organized by our school music teacher. The preparation and rehearsals are incorporated into the children’s music curriculum and every child in the school has the opportunity to participate.
100th Day – A celebration of the 100th day of the school year. Primary grade classes generally participate and often prepare a special project / collection of 100 items.