The Quincy School Community Partnership is a collaboration between Quincy Public Schools and the business community. Our Partners provide financial support, site and student support, and connect students with career opportunities. Whether making a financial contribution, offering job training to students or volunteering in the classrooms, Partners make a difference in the lives of Quincy Public School staff and students.
Our mission is to support the academic, social, and vocational success of Quincy Public School students through direct exposure to and mentorship from local business and community partners. The Quincy School Community Partnership is a 501c3 non-profit organization established over 20 years ago to support the development of students to become productive citizens and involved community members. In this Partnership, businesses and community partners gain positive exposure in the community while students gain valuable insight into business and community practices.
In appreciation and recognition our Partners investments, the Quincy School Community Partnership is pleased to offer numerous partner benefits. They include company logos prominently displayed at Quincy’s school-sponsored events, press releases highlighting your company’s level of commitment, company advertisement on the Quincy School Community Partnership’s website and Quincy’s Educational Channel ~ Channel 22, and company names highlighted in monthly school newsletters and the Quincy School Community Partnership newsletter.
We understand that Partners make a real difference! There is a place for you, and your business, regardless of your size or how you wish to give!
The Quincy School ~ Community Partnership continues its journey to enhance and enrich the lives of the Quincy Public Schools staff and 9,500 students, thanks to the generosity and support of the Partnership’s 87 community business partners. Our partners’ generosity is truly amazing and for that the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership is grateful!
Partners contribute to Partnership Pathways in many ways. President’s Path sponsors contribute monetarily, which supports classrooms, special events/programs, Teacher Mini-Grants, technology advancements, and the Performing Arts. Student Support provides a way for employees to work directly with our students as mentors, tutors and guest speakers, while Site Support provides a way for companies to contribute to a specific school or to Quincy Public Schools in general including donations of equipment, furniture, supplies, beautification projects, and volunteering in classrooms. Career Connections for High School Students provides valuable opportunities connecting high school students to the world of work through real-world experience, including job shadowing, internships, employment, and clinical placement opportunities.
Special thanks to our 2018-2019 President’s Path Platinum Level Sponsors who annually donate $5,000.00+ to the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership. They include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston Scientific, Callahan Construction, General Dynamics/Bluefin Robotics, George G. Burke, Granite Telecommunications, Horace Mann, Mass Bay Credit Union,Mayor Thomas P. Koch, MountainOne Bank, NAGE, National Fire Protection Association, Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department, Peter Thompson Family, Quincy Credit Union, Quincy Education Association, Quincy Mutual Group, Quincy Retired Teachers Association, Quincy Rotary, Quincy Rural Masonic Lodge, Quincy Lions Club, Quirk Auto Dealers, South Shore YMCA, State Street Corporation, TD Bank and Wessling Architects.
“I am honored and proud of the many ways in which the strengths of our Community Partners enhance the educational opportunities of Quincy Public Schools students. Our partners are an integral part of the surround care that is the foundation of our school system.”
Richard DeCristofaro, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Members of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership from left to right: Steve Wessling, Wessling Architects; Lauren Pedretti, Quincy Credit Union; Mary Kate Paris, South Shore Workforce Development Board; Phil Gay, South Shore YMCA; Phil Dinan, Callahan Construction; Brian Cadogan, Quincy Mutual Group; Jennifer Buchannan, Boston Scientific; Rebecca McInnis, Quincy High School CVTE Department Chair, and Keith Segalla, Executive Director of Career Vocational Technical Education
Special thanks to members of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership who volunteered their expertise, knowledge and time to interview and select the Quincy Public Schools 2018-2019 Outstanding Career Vocational Technical Education Student-of-the-Year. Ten students from both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School, nominated by their vocational teachers, were asked about their career majors, skills learned, credentials earned, community service and school contributions, team work, post-graduation plans and why they should be selected as the Outstanding Career Vocational Technical Student-of-the-Year. Students also had to share and describe a project pertaining to their major. The Outstanding Career Vocational Technical Education Student-of-the-Year and their family is invited to attend an awards ceremony in Mechanics Hall, Worcester on April 11, 2019.
Congratulations to Maggie Zheng, a Quincy High School Health Care Technology student, for being selected Quincy’s 33rd Outstanding Vocational and Technical Education Student-of-the-Year.
The 2018-2019 school year kicked off with the delivery of 4,200 backpacks to the Quincy Public Schools, thanks to the generosity of our community business partners! The annual Backpack and School Supply Distribution event was held at Atherton Hough Elementary School, Clifford Marshall Elementary School, Lincoln Hancock Elementary School, Montclair Elementary School, Parker Elementary School and Snug Harbor Elementary School. On hand to distribute backpacks was Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro, School Committee members Paul Bregoli and Kathryn Hubley, Principals, Assistant Principals and members of the business community who sponsored the backpack initiative. Special thanks to NAGE and WB Mason (Atherton Hough backpack sponsors), Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Cradles to Crayons (Montclair and Lincoln Hancock backpack sponsors), Quincy Credit Union and Brewster Ambulance (Clifford Marshall backpack sponsors), Mass Bay Credit Union (Parker backpack sponsor) and Granite Telecommunications (Snug Harbor backpack sponsor)! Partners make it possible!
Quincy Public Schools welcomed 45 new professional staff members in September 2018, who participated in a two day New Professional Staff Orientation. The Orientation provided staff the opportunity to learn about such topics as Quincy Public Schools Expectations, Responsibilities of Professional Staff, Student Records Confidentiality, the Educator Evaluation Process, and Safety and Security. Members of the Superintendent’s Leadership Team introduced new staff to the many Academic and Student Support Teams. Special thanks to members of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership who sponsored both breakfast and lunch to the new professional staff as well as presenters/speakers during the Orientation. Those members are Baystate Financial Services, Montilio’s Bakery, Quincy Education Association, and Quincy Credit Union. Partners make it possible!
Parker School second grade students are participating in Swim Safe, a pilot program being offered by the South Shore YMCA, which stresses safety around water. The goals of the program include Having Fun, Being Confident, and Staying Safe. Students attend the program, which is held at the YMCA pool, once a week for six weeks. Certified lifeguards are the program instructors. Transportation is provided by Quincy Public Schools. Special thanks to the South Shore YMCA, a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership for its continued support of Quincy Public Schools students! Partners make it possible!
This fall, 191 mini-grant proposals, written by 221 teachers, were submitted for a piece of $37,000.00 in mini-grant funding. Grant categories included The George G. Burke Teacher Team Grants, The David Ezickson Excellence in Education Grants, and the Quincy School Community Partnership Grants. Grants were read and scored and 100 were selected for funding. Mini-grant funds were used to purchase such things as a Document Camera, a kidney shaped marker board for small group instruction, 6 Soil Quality Testing Kits, a Breakout EDU Class Bundle Kit, iPads, flexible seating including Kids Stay-N-Play Balance Ball, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, and Wobble Cushions, LittleBits Code Kit and LittleBits Invention Kit for Science Instruction and Math Toolkits 4 Success. Grant funds were handed out by Quincy School ~ Community Partners at the annual Teacher Mini-Grant Reception held at the Neighborhood Club on November 1, 2018. Special thanks to the following partners who participated in the reception: George Burke, Callahan Construction, Brewster Ambulance, Baystate Financial, Quincy Credit Union, Wessling Architects, Granite Telecommunications, NAGE, MountainOne Bank, Quincy Mutual Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Quincy Education Association, Quirk Auto Dealers, Boston Scientific and Quincy Retired Teachers Association. Partners make it possible!
Donors Choose is an exciting online charity that “connects the public to public schools” and “makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom.” This program has assisted many Quincy Public Schools teachers, students and their classrooms. Special thanks to Horace Mann, a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership for donating approximately $5,000.00 to 10 Donors Choose projects, designed and submitted by 10 Quincy Public Schools teachers. Horace Mann donated to the following projects: Build the Next Engineers in Society, The Rug is a Place Where We Learn and Share Together!, Chromebooks and Fishhooks, Book Clubs are for Kids, Too!, Gimme a Break!, Schedules, Schedules, Schedules!, Trust Your Captain, and Take a Seat!, Book Shelf Organization, Technology Accessories and Oh, the More We Get Together, the Happier We’ll Be. Partners make it possible!
High school students are learning about Financial Literacy at both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School thanks to the Bank of Canton (a Gold Level Sponsor), and the Quincy Credit Union (a Platinum Level Sponsor) of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership. Students are learning about such topics as Understanding Credit Scores, Checking Accounts, Managing Money/Budgets and Payroll Taxes. Partners make it possible!
The amazing Quincy Symphony Orchestra, joined by the Quincy Public Schools John Adams Orchestra and High School Choral Group, performed in front of 800 guests at the annual ’Tis the Season…Symphony & Song holiday concert, sponsored by Mayor Thomas P. Koch. Also performing, to the delight of the 250 students attending the event, were the Merry Minstrels, a wonderful gathering of talented Quincy Public Schools Music Teachers. The evening closed with an audience sing-a-long, which included such songs as Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas and It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. Student tickets were generously sponsored by platinum level sponsors of the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership. Partners make it possible!