HCPS Summer Reading

Read Anywhere!

Read Anytime!

Read Anyhow!




READ! READ! READ! – to keep your mind active, strong and growing! Read 20 minutes each day (100 minutes/week) this summer and keep a Summer Reading Log of your titles and personal reflections. During the second week of school, turn in your Summer Reading Log to your English teacher and you’ll receive an “A” in English! 

What do you read? Read what’s of interest to YOU! Free choice reading – print, with an audiobook, or on your device… Boom!

HCPS All Grades Summer Reading information CLICK HERE! 

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Loud Lunch in the Library – MIOSM!

Griffins, get ready for Loud Lunch in the Library! We’ll celebrating Music in Our Schools Month with musical performances throughout the month of March.

Friday, March 3rd  – While eating lunch we’ll listen to an awesome band, The Mel-Bays! Why are they awesome? They are awesome because Mr. Seccia, QMS Science Teacher, plays drums and sings in the Mel-Bays Band. Sign up to eat lunch in the library while enjoying a little folk, a little rock and a little British Invasion music.

CLICK HERE to Sign Up.                                                       Sign up ends on Thursday, but we are limited to the first 50 students who sign up for each lunch period. We encourage you to bring your lunch from home so you don’t miss any of the music.


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Books and Baseball – Go Nuts for Reading!

Richmond-Flying-SquirrelsQMS 6th grade Griffins may eat lunch in the library with Nutzy – Tues., March 6th! Nutzy is coming to tell you how you can get a “free” ticket to a Richmond Squirrels baseball game by reading BOOKS! 

Lunch with Nutzy will be during 6th Grade Lunch on Tuesday, March 6th. CLICK HERE to Sign Up to come to lunch with Nutzy

QMS Baseball Night with the Richmond Squirrels and Nutzy is Friday, April 21, 6:30PM.


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BOOKS2MOVIES – Read the Book, Then See the Movie!

shackIN THEATERS MARCH 3, 2017!

The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. 

Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters a trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.  

ShackoverThe Shack is a faith-based drama film based on the 2007 novel of the same name by William P. Young.

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11 | Literacy | CWHL

11th MonthNovember

11th BookDiary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney

11 inches of hair – Donation to Children With Hair Loss
During our 11th month November PTA Scholastic Book Fair, with the purchase of book #11 Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down students entered a raffle to cut off 11 inches of hair from teachers: Ms. Graham (Exceptional Education), Ms. Joyner (School Librarian) and Ms. Koska (Science). Our teachers are sending their pony tails to Children With Hair Loss, a nonprofit organization.

On November 21, we combined this great hair cutting event with a Hat Day – $1.00 donations to Children With Hair Loss to wear a hat all day at school.

ChildrenWithHairLosCovering young heads to heal young hearts, CWHL was created in 2000 as a resource for ALL CHILDREN who have medically-related hair loss. Through charitable donations, CWHL provides human hair replacement hairpieces at no cost to families. QMS is sending more than 88 inches of hair and over $200 to CWHL!  

Griffins Roar! Griffins Soar! CLICK HERE


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PTA Scholastic Book Fair 2016

Book Fair 2016October 31 – November 11

Our PTA sponsored Scholastic Book Fair is a school-wide celebration of reading! – a great opportunity for students to have access to many affordable new books about friendship, real-life experiences, tween drama, spine-tingling stories, favorite authors & series, nonfiction, and lots of cool stuff creating an excitement for reading. 

Everyone is encouraged to come to the book fair in The Q’s Library. Sales profit from the book fair supports more resources for the QMS Library.  It’s All About the Books!

Two exciting events during the book fair are:

  1. Tuesday, November 1 – Book #11 of the Diary of Wimpy Kid series, Double Down is on sale for $8.99 (cheaper at our book fair than anywhere else). CLICK HERE.
  2. Thursday, November 3 – Our Family Movie Night featuring the Goosebumps movie 6:30-8:30PM.  All students must have a parent or guardian that stays with them during the movie.     
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BOOKS2MOVIES – Read the Book, Then See the Movie!


maxresdefaultIN THEATERS OCTOBER 2016

Middle SchoolMIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE is a live-action/animated comedy based on James Patterson’s bestseller, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRAILER.

Rafe’s imagination and slight problem with authority collide when he transfers to a rule-crazy middle school. Rafe and Leo, his scheming best friend, have a plan to break every Code of Conduct school rule. But Principal Dwight strikes back causing chaos.




peregrineWhen his grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, Jake finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. Mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and he learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Jake discovers that only his special peculiarity can save his new friends. This movie is based on the novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, written by Ransom Riggs.  


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