Saturday, May 18th, is Haitian Flag Day. The first purely Haitian flag was adopted on May 18, 1803, on the last day of the Congress of Arcahaie, about fifty miles north of Port-au-Prince. Haitian lore holds that the newly-appointed revolutionary leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines created the flag by taking a French tricolor and ripping out the white center, which he discarded. He then asked Catherine Flon, his god-daughter, to sew the remaining bands together. Alexandre Petion added the white squared portion that included the country arms and the famous phrase “L’UNION FAIT LA FORCE“, meaning that through unity we find strength.
Wednesday, May 1st is Labor and Agricultural Day in Haiti. Quisqueya Christian School, along with many other schools in Haiti, will not have classes that day. School will resume on Thursday, May 2nd. Happy Celebrating!
Grades 3 – 12 are currently undergoing standardized testing this week. Students will benefit most by parents ensuring that proper rest and nutrition occurs at home. It is also important for all students to arrive on time to classes. Results of the testing will be shared with parents when the school receives online access from the publisher.
QCS Family Sports Day is coming up Saturday, April 20th. Events start at 10:00 am and finish at 2:00 in the afternoon. We would love to have all our QCS families join us for some fun, food, and fellowship.
Re-enrollment of current students for the new 2013-2014 school year is continuing through March 28th. April 2nd is the beginning date for new enrollments interested in attending school here next year. Current students who have failed to re-enroll will be competing for open positions along with new students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office at 2816-3000 or 2816-4000.
Beginning this Friday, March 1st, the Library will be celebrating Dr. Seuss, the famous children’s author. We will celebrate with books of his stories, animated video programs about The Cat in the Hat, interesting work sheets, and a showing of The Lorax to grades 1-4 in the Library from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 8th.
This week, February 4 – 11 is our annual teacher/staff appreciation week, sponsored by the parents in our Parent Action Committee. If you see a teacher this week, please say thank you. We are grateful for the teachers and staff that God has blessed us with this year!
From all the staff and administration at Quisqueya Christian School, we would like to wish you blessings for the New Year as we look to the Lord for our daily guidance. Classes are once again underway and the school is buzzing with activity. Office hours remain open Monday through Friday from 7:40 am to 3:30 pm. Please drop by sometime!
Thursday, December 20th, is the last day of the 2012 school year. Students will enjoy a non-uniform day to end the semester and finals will be finished by noon. Have a very Merry Christmas as you celebrate the reason for the season: the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
THANK YOU * THANK YOU * THANK YOU * THANK YOU * THANK YOU
On behalf of our PAC (Parent Action Committee), we would like to thank all those who helped make the annual Christmas bazaar a success – from the volunteers who gave of their time and talents, to all the vendors, to those who donated to the silent auction and raffle, to the students who served, and to all of you who came to support this fun day – it was great fellowship! Thank you! To God be the glory.