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Summer Learning Academy 2022

ABOUT US

Located in Boston, the Josiah Quincy Elementary Summer Learning Academy provides academic and enrichment activities for students through a balanced and high quality curriculum that supports various student needs. Our goal is to help students achieve grade level competency while preventing summer learning loss.

July 5th to August 5th, 2022

8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

Phone Number During Program Hours:

857-342-2741

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OUR PROGRAM

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ACADEMICS

JQES Summer Learning Academy implements online platform programs based on addressing targeted academic skills for students this summer.  Through a project-based learning approach to teaching and learning, students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

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ENRICHMENT

In addition to providing a fun and rigorous learning experience for all of our students, they are also exposed to enrichment activities throughout the week in order to spark interests and explore areas like  Drama, Art, PE, Music and Coding.

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WELL BEING

Our program focuses on the school's F.I.R.E. values and IB Learner Profile  and fosters social-emotional growth while helping our students to become next generation global citizens.

We achieve these through our interactions with students during morning meetings, project-based learning and enrichment activities, and individual check-ins throughout the week.

Meet The Team

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Mr. Ng

Coordinator

Mr. Ng has been working at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School for more than 25 years. He was a science teacher before becoming an assistant principal. Mr. Ng enjoys fixing things, taking pictures, and playing outside. Mr. Ng is married and has 5 beautiful children.

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Mr. Sacco

Coach

Mr. Sacco has been a teacher at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School for 20 years.  He teaches Special education and ESL students.  Mr. Sacco has worked at the JQES summer learning program for most of the last 20 years in many positions.  He has been  a classroom teacher, an enrichment teacher and a coach/facilitator for the summer program. 

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Ms. Chan

Secretary

Ms. Chan has been working at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School for 9 years. She has been working in a K2 classroom for a few years. She has two children who are alums of JQES. In her free time, Ms. Chan likes to try new cooking recipes, hiking, and listening to music.

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Ms. Lena

K2 Teacher

Ms. Lena has been a teacher for 20 years. During the school year she works as a first grade teacher at the Baldwin Early Learning Pilot Academy in Brighton. This is her third year teaching summer learning academy at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School. During her time away from school, Ms. Lena practices yoga and loves to take walks. She also enjoys planting vegetables in her garden, traveling with her family, as well as decorating and design. Ms. Lena is married and has twin 13-year old sons.

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Ms. Smith 
K2 Teacher

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Ms. Wong 
K2 Teacher

Ms. A. Wong has been  working as a K2 SEI or bilingual teacher at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School for almost 20 years. Before she came to Quincy School, she was a  Gr 4 teacher at the Baldwin School in Brighton. A few K2 parents were actually her former Gr 4 students. Ms. A. Wong loves science  and enjoys keeping little critters as pets in her classroom. She is also a great advocate for new immigrants and is always there to help those parents and students.

Ms. Yip
K2 Paraprofessional

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Mr. Au
K2 Paraprofessional

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Ms. Huang
K2 Paraprofessional

Ms. Huang has been working at JQES for the past 3 years and this is her second year working in the summer learning program. She is a K1 SEI para during the normal school year. In the summer, she is a K2 para helping Ms. A. Wong.

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Ms. Janssen 
Grade 1 Teacher

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Grade 1 Teacher

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Ms.Wong  
Grade 1 Teacher

Ms. Wong has been an ESL teacher for many years in various settings, teaching junior high school students in Japan, adults of all ages in Boston and most recently elementary school students at the Roger Clap School.  She was born and bred in Boston and is a proud BPS alumna.  In her spare time, she likes to play with her baby, Allister; travel; read and eat delicious food (though she can’t cook it herself).  She is super excited to teach and learn from her students at the JQS Summer Learning Academy!

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Ms. Ferguson
Grade 2 Teacher

Ms. Ferguson has worked for Boston Public Schools for the past 5 years.  This past year she taught STEAM and ESL at the Oliver Hazard Perry K-8 school. Ms. Ferguson loves working with students because they teach her something new everyday.  When she is  not teaching , she is  chasing her two year old son around, trying to keep up with him, trying out new recipes, or walking my dog. Ms. Ferguson can’t wait to explore art with JQS  students!

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Ms. Tegtmeier

Grade 2 Teacher

Ms. Tegtmeier has been teaching for 7 years. She teaches 3rd grade inclusion at the Curtis Guild in East Boston. In her spare time she likes to read, box, and be outside! She is very excited to teach at JQES Summer Learning Academy.

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Grade 2 Teacher

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Mr. Amara

Grade 3 Teacher

Mr. Amara has taught from BPS for almost 15 years, and most of that at JQS. He was born in Boston and comes from a  teacher family. In his spare time, he writes kids books, many of which can be found in the JQS library.

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Mr. McCormick
Grade 3 Teacher

Mr. McCormick has been teaching for 10 years. He just finished his first year teaching ESL with 1st and 3rd grade at the JQES and previously taught High School ESL Newcomers and 2nd and 3rd grade ESL at the PJ Kennedy. When he is not teaching he loves running, mountaineering and soccer. Mr. McCormick and his wife live in Salem with their two fluffy cats, Henry and Clementine, who like to show up for Zoom Classes so much that Ms. Chin’s 3rd Graders named him Mr. Henry. 

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Mr. Chan

Grade 4 Teacher

Mr. Chan has been teaching 4th grade SEI at the Quincy School for the past four years. Overall, he has had many years of  experience working with kids in Chinatown through summer programs, after-school programs, tutoring programs, etc. He has taught Quincy summer school before, but haven’t in a few years. Many many years ago, Mr. Chan was also a student at the Quincy School. In his free time, Mr. Chan enjoys drawing, sports and exercise including basketball, and following Boston’s sports teams.

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Grade 4 Teacher

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Ms. Chen
Grade 5 Teacher

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Ms. Medero
Grade 5 Teacher

Ms. Wong has been an ESL teacher for many years in various settings, teaching junior high school students in Japan, adults of all ages in Boston and most recently elementary school students at the Roger Clap School.  She was born and bred in Boston and is a proud BPS alumna.  In her spare time, she likes to play with her baby, Allister; travel; read and eat delicious food (though she can’t cook it herself).  She is super excited to teach and learn from her students at the JQS Summer Learning Academy!

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Ms. Ruan

K2 Paraprofessional

Ms. Ruan has worked at Josiah Quincy Elementary School for more than 4 years. She assisted a K1 SEI class for 2 years and she is currently helping with a 4th grade inclusion classroom. She is a parent of two former JQES students. She loves traveling and listening to music.

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Ms. Su
Gr 1 Paraprofessional

Ms. Su has been working at the Josiah Quincy School for more than 20 years. On the weekends, she also teaches Mandarin Chinese to youth. When she has free time she enjoys listening to music and venturing outside for a nice walk. In addition, she likes to cook. She is looking forward to working with everyone and wishes everyone a safe and happy summer.

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Ms. Sergine
Gr 1 Paraprofessional

Ms. Huang has been working at JQES for the past 3 years and this is her second year working in the summer learning program. She is a K1 SEI para during the normal school year. In the summer, she is a K2 para helping Ms. A. Wong.