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Feather River Bulletin ' Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7A Two Alaskan huskies are featured in an assembly by Lorraine Temple on various aspects of life in Alaska. Students attend two assemblies, meet music 00ecr nology advocate, Alaskan huskies Quincy Elementary students were treated to two different assemblies during the week of March 3. On Monday, Lorraine Temple brought Alaska to life with her presentation on Alaskan huskies and mushing. Students also learned about the Alaskan flag, wildlife, climate and geography. As part of her presentation, Temple brought two huskies with her and demonstrated tire gear required for both the dogs and the musher with the help of a few volunteers. Temple, a bit of a Renaissance woman, also showed students slides of her many careers and adventures, which included being a tour guide and a commercial fishing boat captain. Her message of pursuing your dreams echoed the themes of Women's History Month, which takes place during the month of March. On Wednesday, March 5, students were invited to help create a song from scratch with music technology advocate Brent Daniels. Daniels, a sound technician, movie soundtrack composer and musician, brought a unique and modern approach to music to Quincy Elementary students. Using his digital sampling keyboard, Daniels demonstrated the many ways the sounds we hear in movies, video games and music are created and manipulated. Several student volunteers were invited to contribute vocal audio files, which Daniels used to create everything from drums to guitar-style sounds to looped lyrics. During the assembly for the younger students, Daniels invited several children to come up to the front of the room and show off their dance moves. Daniels not only inspired the children to think about sound differently, but also encouraged them to experiment on their own through the use of readily accessible software (such as Apple's GarageBand for iPods and other iOS devices). A more subtle message was that a strong education in math, science, music and other subjects is vitally important to success later on. Both assemblies were sponsored by the Pioneer-Quincy Parent Cooperative Organization and funded through students' fundraising efforts throughout the year. For more information, visit QuincyPCO.org. More information about the presenters may be found at alaskahuskyspirit.com and brentdanielsmusic.com. Paid political advertisement Hello Plumas County... My name is JEFF ENGEL and I am running for Supervisor, District 5 I am ... A long-time, local Plumas County resident A hard-working, common sense & successful, local self-employed business man A graduate of Portola Jr./St. High School Plumas County has been our family's home for over 57 years & I am concerned about, committed to and invested in our community. My children and grandchildren live here so I want good schools, jobs & a safe community for all our children. I have ... Worked with Plumas County's Planning Dept., Environmental Health Dept. and Road Dept. I helped save the historic Johnsville Bridge and the Johnsville / Graeagle Road during the 1997 flood. What's important to me ... Jobs, public safety and financial security will be my top priorities. Plumas County has been hit hard with a slow-growing economy. Our families need to be safe, secure and have well-paying, local jobs. Having enjoyed the Johnsville Ski Hill as a child, I would like the same opportunities for our families. I have and will continue devoting my time and effort working to get the ski hill open. Many of the concerns you have for you.r families are similar to the ones I've had for my family. Please contact me with any ideas, concerns or suggestions you may have. www.jeffengel.com (530) 836-0257 Paid for by the committee to elect Jeff Engel Students show off their dance moves during Brent Daniels' presentation on music technology. Photos courtesy Pioneer-Quincy Parent Cooperative Organization Assemblies Wednesday marked our fourth assembly in two weeks! Thanks to PCO for brining in two great ones this week- On Monday students learned about Alaskan culture and the Iditarod race, as well as seeing in person two sled dogs. On Wednesday, students were treated to a music technology assembly where the whole school made a song! School Safety --- Classroom Doors ocked during, school hours As we continue to improve campus safety and security, this week, we began locking all classroom doors during school hours. Our school, along with others in our district, have adopted this policy as it is the simplest and most efficient way to improve the safety of students. If you are a parent or community volunteer, after signing in at the office and getting a name badge, please knock on the classroom door. Thank you for your help with this. ' Site Council Survey This week, the annual QES Site Council Survey will be coming home. This is very important as the Site Council uses this information to formulate school goals and align funding to these goals, all through the Single Plan for Student Achievement. We are asking for one survey per child to be completed. Once it is turned in to your child's teacher or the office, students will,receive a raffle ticket for a QES Spirit Gear tshirt- one per grade level to be given away. Your feedback is important! Upcoming Dates: 3/12: Student Council; Parent Night: Common Core Standards, presented by Supt. Miglis and Dr. Thompson, Ed. Services 3/14: Last day of 2nd trimester 3/20: Report cards sent home 3/21: No School- Teacher Professional Development Day 3/27: Character Counts recognition lunch 3/27: 2nd Trimester Awards Assembly: lst-3rd grade, 1:30 3/28: 2nd Trimester Awards Assembly: 4th-6th grade, 1:30 3/31- 4/4: Spring Book Fair  We Need Your Help! You May Qualify for a FREE Gym Membership! 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