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QH Homeschool December/January Newsletter

posted Dec 13, 2015, 7:02 PM by Amber Walker

Quail Hollow Homeschool

December/ Newsletter 2016


Resource Center phone number: 336-9439 ~  Room 17 phone number: 336-5168

        Amber Walker awalker@slvusd.org                Katie Parmenter kparmenter@slvusd.org

        Martha Kaufeldt mkaufeldt@slvusd.org         Gillian Blair gblair@slvusd.org


We have our Winter Break from December 19th until January 4th.  Our first day back to record homeschooling will be Tuesday, January 5th.  Although onsite classes don’t start until February, there will be events scheduled throughout January so our community can spend some together.  Please note these dates on your calendars!  January is a wonderful time to focus on those Science Fair projects!  We look forward to our semester evaluation/planning meeting in January with each of you.


As most of you know by now, Teacher Martha will not be coming back next semester.  She will be reducing her contract at QH Homeschool. She has loved her time at the school. However, her new books have just come out and she really needs to focus her attention on her Teacher Training jobs.  A new teacher will soon be hired and she will be able to assist in transitioning her families during their January conferences.


SB277 Update-

This information was sent out from Rhonda by email and is included in this newsletter


As many of you know, Senate Bill 277 becomes law as of January 1, 2016.  SLVUSD Charter staff have been fielding many calls from concerned families with questions about the implementation of SB 277 and what that means for Charter Students.


Effective July 1, 2016, students who attend public or private school can no longer be exempted from vaccinations based on personal beliefs.  Exemptions on file for a child already attending school will remain valid until the child reaches the next managed checkpoint: kindergarten, seventh grade, or a transfer to a new district.  An eighth grader who has a personal belief exemption on file before January 1, 2016, may remain in a school in the same district without being vaccinated for the remainder of their high school years.


As a California Public Charter School, we are required to follow the immunization guidelines set forth by the California Department of Health. Please visit the Shots for Schools website for the most recent information regarding the requirements for immunizations at http://www.shotsforschool.org/, or contact your local health department.


Thank you for your attention to this.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions specific to your child.


Sincerely,


~Rhonda

The Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

In classes this week, many students participated in The Hour of Code.  Below is a link where students can go “Beyond the Code” to learn more about computer science and programming

https://code.org/learn/beyond


All Charter Play

Come support our students from every charter program in our production of:

The Jungle Book: Welcome To the Jungle

An Original Rock Musical written by Janine Chadwick.

Evening Community Performance at the PAC (located on the SLVHS campus)

Thursday, December 17th at 7pm. Refreshment Reception to follow.

Admission is FREE!


Resource Center

Our resource center will not be open for regular hours during the month of January. Teachers will be on and off campus with families for semester evaluation/planning meetings. Please call or email your teacher of record to make sure the resource center is open before heading over to check out materials.


Please return materials you have been using this past semester.  It is best and appreciated to return what you have checked out before borrowing something new


Science Fair

All Charter Science Fair Applications Available Now!

Science Fair Applications Due:  Friday, December 11

Charter Science Fair Applications are available on top of the teacher bookshelf next to the fridge.  Please pick one up and return completed applications there as well.  Resources are on display on the “thematic book shelf” in the Resource Center.  It’s time to start brainstorming ideas!

Deadline to apply for Charter Science Fair: Dec. 11

Date of Charter Science Fair: Friday, Feb. 5

Date of SC County Science Fair: Saturday, March 12


Science Fair Brainstorming

Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 11am-12pm. New to the Science Fair? Need some ideas? Got some ideas to share? Come and find out what it’s all about! We will meet in Room 17 on the Quail Hollow Campus. You can pick up a science fair display board too!


Teen Charter Movie/Game Night

Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 6-8:30pm.This year, the movie shown will be ____! Students in Middle School and High School please join us in Room 14 to watch the movie together and/or play board games: Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Risk...whatever students bring.

Capture the Flag

Monday, Jan. 11: Quail Hollow Ranch from 10:30-12:30. Rain or Shine!


Make-O-Rama 2015!

January, 8 10:00-2:00pm

Join us for our fourth year hosting this incredible event!

Share, teach and explore a skill or activity with others….

The idea of this event is to introduce our families to new experiences and inspire them to open themselves to new artistic expression, skills and crafting. This is an especially great opportunity for children to teach something they know about, which is a huge boost to their knowledge and confidence! Parents are also invited to teach, facilitate and/or demonstrate as well.

Here are some previous Make-O-Rama activities:

Book-binding  (blank pages for a journal/story), Origami, drawbots, comic bookmaking, simple drawing lesson (horses), Lego lesson, Pizza dough, Paper airplanes, Sewing instruction, hand and machine, Sculpey clay, sewing stuffed animals, and more!

The Specifics: The facilitators/instructors of an activity will have table space (a whole table) and chairs placed around the table for participants to sit at. Each activity will be approximately 10-20 minutes in length. You choose how many people you feel comfortable with at your table.

Is your activity longer than 10-20 minutes? There is the possibility we may be able to have a “workshop” session at specific intervals and participants sign up for the workshop. Example: If someone wanted to facilitate a painting technique and needed an hour, they could potentially set up in Room 14 and have 2-3 sessions at 1 hour each. Workshops could also be age or level specific.


This fun event is open to all SLV Charter students, parents, teachers and community members. To sign up and RSVP for a table, or if you have any questions, Please email Amber Walker at awalker@slvusd.org


Important Dates in January

Tuesday, January 5 - Homeschooling Resumes

January 5-28 Semester Planning Meetings/Home Visits

Friday, January 8 - Make-o-Rama - QH  10-2pm

Monday, January 11 - Capture the Flag - QH Ranch 10:30-12:30pm

Monday, January 18 - No School

Tuesday, January 19 - Teen Movie Night

Thursday, January 21 - Parent Meeting 10:30-12:30  

Friday, January 22 - Month 5 Paperwork Due by 3pm



QH Homeschool November/December Newsletter

posted Nov 14, 2015, 12:50 PM by Amber Walker

Quail Hollow Homeschool

November/December Newsletter 2015


Resource Center phone number: 336-9439 ~  Room 17 phone number: 336-5168

   Amber Walker awalker@slvusd.org                Katie Parmenter kparmenter@slvusd.org

           Martha Kaufeldt mkaufeldt@slvusd.org         Gillian Blair gblair@slvusd.org



Details and News:

We are already in Block 2 and have had a great start to our new classes.  The Banana Slug String Band Concert was fantastic and it was great to see so many families enjoy the message and entertainment. Thank you for your commitment to attending our parent meetings. Your presence and voice are integral to our program. Information for many of our upcoming activities are in this newsletter (mark your calendar).  Weekly updates are now sent out separately from the weekly class summaries.  Please remember to send a water bottle with your child’s name on it to bring each day, even now that it is cold, or to keep at school if they are in an ongoing group.  


Our Winter Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Friday, Dec. 4.

This is an opportunity to share our creative talents, and support each other's artistic endeavors by selling and purchasing each other's crafts and/or food. Students and parents are encouraged to make and sell their craft items!

Please email Cindy Laurin at mlavery96@yahoo.com if you would like to participate and have a space to sell your wares (It will be a shared table space, approx. 3ft. X 3ft.)  The deadline to reserve a table is Monday, November 30

When: Friday: December 4

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Rooms 14, 15, and 16


Science Fair

All Charter Science Fair Applications Available Now!

Science Fair Applications Due:  Friday, December 11

Charter Science Fair Applications are available on top of the teacher bookshelf next to the fridge.  Please pick one up and return completed applications there as well.  Resources are on display on the “thematic book shelf” in the Resource Center.  It’s time to start brainstorming ideas!

Deadline to apply for Charter Science Fair: Dec. 11

Date of Charter Science Fair: Friday, Feb. 5

Date of SC County Science Fair: Saturday, March 12






Field Trip to Boomeria

Friday, December 11

"Perhaps you've heard of BOOMERIA up in Bonny Doon? Preston Boomer recently retired as a 50+ year chemistry teacher at SLV High. Over the years, Le Boom, some of his students, and his two sons Alex and Laurence have built a monument to anachronistic fun. Several decades of benign dementia and a mysterious ability to extract hard labor from other people's teenagers has allowed PQ LeBoom to construct an amazing fantasy world. While this inner world remains unmappable, the physical manifestation of it is called Boomeria. As a teenager Teacher Martha was a student of Boomer's and participated in many fun events up at Boomeria. She has arranged a chance for interested students and their parents to come and check out this fascinating place.

Friday, Dec. 11th, we will meet in Felton at 11:30am to caravan to up to Bonny Doon. Students must be accompanied by an adult. We have been invited to explore the Great Castle, the Catacombs (bring a flashlight!), the Pipe Organ, the Control Room, and maybe even see the Dungeon and Guillotine!  This event will happen even in light rain... Heavy rain will cancel. No $$.  Must sign up with Martha prior to Dec 8th.  Martha will get out specific details with expectations to those who signed up as the date approaches.


Here is an article published a few years ago about Boomeria. http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/boomeria

You can check out more info about Boomeria here: http://home.comcast.net/~pqboom/tour/tour.html

Attack on Boomeria, BBC (15min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG5Tvz08-g0

Weird Homes visits Boomeria (15min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX2vPmp2sSE


All Charter Play

Thursday, Dec.17, 7pm at the PAC (Performing Arts Center) on the SLV High School Campus

“The Jungle Book: Welcome to the Jungle, An Original Rock Musical” written by Janinne Chadwick.

Janinne Chadwick, script writer and executive director of Little People’s Repertory Theatre, has adapted her script for our charter students. The production combines pop culture (Gilligan’s Island, Lost, and more), pop music icons (The Jackson 5, Axl Rose, and more) a variety of classic and contemporary music, and classic Jungle Book characters with a twist! We have 67 students representing all of our charter programs; QH Homeschool, Fall Creek Homeschool, Coast Redwood Middle School, Coast Redwood High School, and the Nature Academy! Directed and Choreographed by Amber Walker


Looking forward to January...

Semester Meetings

Semester Planning meetings/home visits January 5-22 (Homeschooling begins Tuesday, Jan. 5)  Please contact your teacher of record to schedule our Semester End/Mid-Year Meeting.


Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 1:  3:00-4:00pm at Charter Annex

Review WASC report update & begin Charter petition review


Other Important Dates:

Friday, November 20: Capture the Flag QH Ranch 10:30am-12:30pm

Friday, November 23-27:  NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 4:  Winter Holiday Craft Fair

Thursday, December 10: Parent Meeting 1:30pm / Turn in month 4 paperwork

Friday, December 11:  Month 4 paperwork due / Field Trip to Boomeria

Wednesday, December 17 at 7pm: All Charter Play: “Welcome to the Jungle”

December 21- January 4: Winter Break:  NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 5:  Homeschooling Resumes

QH Homeschool October/November Newsletter

posted Apr 30, 2015, 12:45 PM by Amber Walker

Quail Hollow Homeschool

October/November Newsletter 2015


Resource Center phone number: 336-9439 ~  Room 17 phone number: 336-5168

        Amber Walker awalker@slvusd.org                Katie Parmenter kparmenter@slvusd.org

             Martha Kaufeldt mkaufeldt@slvusd.org         Gillian Blair gblair@slvusd.org



Details and News:

Block 1 classes are wrapping up and Block 2 sign ups are happening now!

It has been wonderful to see all of the hustle and bustle on campus, families hanging out together and enjoying each others company while we still have beautiful weather.   


Please remember to send your child to school with a refillable water bottle with their name on it. This will cut down on the amount of dishwashing that needs to be done.  Water bottles are left behind on a daily basis, putting student names on them will make it so much easier to return them.


*We remind students daily to wash their dishes, however we continue to have a sink full at the end of each day. Help us out and please, if you are hanging out in the RC or picking up your child from class, wash a dish or two...every little bit helps. Thank you so much!

*If you are not using a resource that you have checked out, please return it to the RC for others to use. Check the sign out book every few weeks to stay current!

*Please be mindful of how early you are dropping off your child for classes, and how long they have in between classes. For example, it is not appropriate for a student to finish a class at 11:30, and be left unsupervised until 1:30. We are not set up for that kind of situation...thank you for your understanding.

Take some time to look over our Resource Center and Campus Guidelines!

Resource Center/Campus Guidelines


NO ONSITE CLASSES OCTOBER 26 - OCTOBER 29. (No recorded homeschooling on Friday, October 30 - student holiday). We will always have a one week break between Block schedules.  Block 2 begins November 2


Costume Parade and Fall Celebration/Craft Day!

Thursday,October 29

This year our Halloween Extravaganza falls during our week break between block classes.  

This is a parent participation day : )  We welcome parent volunteers to lead crafts. Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered to lead a station or craft.  The crafting and stations will start at around 11:00am.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you plan to lead a craft or assist, if you need any supplies.

  • Just a Reminder:  All costumes must be in good taste and safely constructed so that they do not interfere with safety.  Gruesome costumes and bloody, fake wounds are not appropriate for a school with young participants.  Weapons (including "fakes" made from cardboard, plastic, wood, etc.), skateboards and roller blades/skates are not allowed as part of costumes at school.


Here is a rough schedule of how our day will look ~

9:30 gather and gawk at each other : )

10:00 "parade" and pictures

10:30 snack

11:00 - 1:30 crafting/lunch/outside play - pick up time

1:30- 2:30 pumpkin carving (Parents need to be present if their child participates)


Capture the Flag

When:  Friday: November 20

Time:  10:30 am to 12:30 pm   

Where: Quail Hollow Ranch

Who:  All Charter Families. We play rain or shine.


Our Winter Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Friday, Dec. 4.

This is an opportunity to share our creative talents, and support each other's artistic endeavors by selling and purchasing each other's crafts and/or food. Students and parents are encouraged to make and sell their craft items!

A raffle will be held with proceeds going to FUND, our parent group, who will also have a table set up selling food. More info will be sent in November regarding how to reserve a table and help with set up/tear down.

When: Friday: December 4

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Rooms 14, 15, and 16


All Charter Events


Book Fair! November 2nd - 6th  

Save some of your holiday shopping for this event and support our Charter while getting great books, etc. for you and your family.     http://www.hicklebees.com/

*Please email Tarah directly, or look for an email to sign up and work a shift at the book fair

When:  Monday, November 2 - Thursday, November 5:  9am-3pm

           Friday, November 6:  9am-2pm

Where:  Quail Hollow Campus in Room 12


Banana Slug String Band Concert!

We are so fortunate to have this special event just for our charter students!   Meet at the lawn by the playground at Quail Hollow...the concert starts at 10:00am.  This is a Free Concert!

  • Friday November 6.  Concert 10:30am - 11:30am  

  • Visit the Book Fair after the concert - it’s the last day


UCSC College Campus Tour

Wednesday, November 18th at 10:30am

8th grade and up

(email Amber with questions)



Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 17:  3:00-4:00pm at Charter Annex

Review WASC report update & begin Charter petition review


Other Important  Dates:

Tuesday, October 27:  Parent Advisory Committee 3-4pm at Annex (Charter Action Plan Review)

Friday, October 30:  NO SCHOOL: Professional Development Day

Wednesday, November 11:  NO SCHOOL: Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 23-27:  NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 4:  Winter Holiday Craft Fair

Friday, December 11: Field Trip to Boomeria!

Thursday, December 17 at 7pm: All Charter Play: The Jungle Book: “Welcome to the Jungle”


QH Homeschool September/October Newsletter

posted Feb 25, 2015, 7:16 PM by Amber Walker

Quail Hollow Homeschool

September/October Newsletter 2015


Resource Center phone number: 336-9439 ~  Room 17 phone number: 336-5168

        Amber Walker awalker@slvusd.org                Katie Parmenter kparmenter@slvusd.org

Martha Kaufeldt mkaufeldt@slvusd.org         Gillian Blair gblair@slvusd.org



Details and News:

The family camping trip to New Brighton this year was amazing!!!  We had over 50 students attend with their families and siblings - with such a large group, it was great for our children to meet and make new friends, as well as giving parents the opportunity to get to know new faces and bond in this community as well.  Thank you for embracing each other in our new larger community! As we ended our time with the children in our reflections and traditional compliment circle, we heard the joys of playing and friendship, love of nature and fun projects.  Along with the joys, there were also some challenges (the parking fiasco!) thank you to all for your patience as we rallied together to find solutions. We will definitely be pro-active next year regarding the new enforcement of limited cars allowed.


We are looking forward to beginning our classes next week!  Please make sure all registration is complete before classes begin. Students who have not completed their InfoSnap registration will not be able to participate in classes until it is complete.


We would like to officially welcome our new teacher, Gillian Blair to Quail Hollow Homeschool.  She comes to us with a passion for teaching and working with families,

a ton (or kilo) of knowledge in math, love for the outdoors and energy to join our fabulous homeschool program.  Yay Gillian!!!


Counselor Update:  We have a new counselor this year who is fully hired and ready to start!  Her name is Jennifer Sims, and we have her for 20% of her contract.  Look for more information in the near future to meet her.


AND!  We now have a math tutor.  His name is Aaron Shaw and he is a  former Nature Academy student, currently in his last year at San Jose State.  He will be working for us on Mondays from 12-3:30 in portable 5 with Brian; primarily to support students in Math 1 & 2.  He will also be working for us on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 in Marcy's portable 28, primarily to support students in grades 6-8.  Right now, it is set as a drop in, but if he become too busy, we may have to schedule a sign up situation for the Thursday sessions.  


Huge Fundraising Opportunity!!!

Toyota Drive for Schools

This is our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year.  Please get some booklets from any of our teachers and sell as many as you can -

all money raised stays 100% in our program!

Tickets are $5 each or a book of 6 is $25





Resource Center: The Resource Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-3:00pm, and on Wednesdays from 9:00am-2:00pm. Like last year, it will be closed on Fridays due to many off site events, with the exception of the Friday when paperwork is due. Two new items regarding the RC:

  1. The RC will be closed on Mondays, so teachers can meet with families, prep for classes, etc. and give their full attention to those tasks.

  2. The RC will be staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday by a teacher who is available to organize items, lead an activity, assist families in finding resources, offer homeschooling guidance, and have some unscheduled time available to families. Tues: Katie-Block 1, Amber-Block 2, Wed: Gillian, Thurs: Martha

Click on this link for RC Guidelines and Procedures:

Resource Center Procedures


Benchmarks:  Please make every effort to get these turned in by the end of next week if you have not done so already.  If you need assistance or have any questions, please ask a teacher.


Upcoming Events:


Capture the Flag

Friday, September 25

One of the most regularly attended field games and a favorite for years, CTF is a fast-paced and exciting game that is part speed and strategy, part tag, a bit of social encounter and all fun. Played once a month on the fields at Quail Hollow Ranch, it is also a meeting place for parents who talk with each other about issues of the day.

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm


Where: QH Ranch


Who: Charter wide kids welcome. No need to sign up. We play rain or shine.

Bring: WATER bottle, sunblock, comfortable shoes to run in, hat, and playful spirit!


Field Trip - California Academy of Sciences

Friday, October 2:  Meet out front by 10am

Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 18

Details will be sent via email to attending families


Field Trip - Kayaking in Elkhorn Slough for 3rd-5th graders

Wednesday, October 7: Meet at Blue Water Ventures in Moss Landing at 9:15.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 18

Details will be sent via email to attending families


Costume Parade and Fall Celebration/Craft Day!

This year our Halloween Extravaganza falls during our week break between block classes.  

This is a parent participation day : )  We welcome parent volunteers to lead crafts.  It is helpful to have 4 or 5 “stations” with a different craft at each table or room.  We can use 2-4 parent helpers at each station, depending on the craft.  The crafting will start at around 11:00am.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet (located in the Resource Center on the bookshelf next to the fridge) if you would like to lead a craft or assist.

  • Just a Reminder:  All costumes must be in good taste and safely constructed so that they do not interfere with safety.  Gruesome costumes and bloody, fake wounds are not appropriate for a school with young participants.  Weapons (including "fakes" made from cardboard, plastic, wood, etc.), skateboards and roller blades/skates are not allowed as part of costumes at school.



Here is a rough schedule of how our day will look ~


9:30 gather and gawk at each other : )

10:00 "parade" and pictures

10:30 snack

11:00 - 1:30 crafting/lunch/outside play - pick up time

1:30- 2:30 pumpkin carving (Parents need to be present if their child participates)


Heads Up!

Our Winter Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Friday, Dec. 4.

Start crafting!


Other Important Dates:


Tuesday, September 22:  Block 1 Classes and Ongoing Groups begin

Friday, September 25: First Capture the Flag of the Year!

Friday, October 2: Field Trip - California Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, October 7:  3-5th grade Kayak Elkhorn Slough

Friday, October 9:  Capture the Flag - Quail Hollow Ranch

Tuesday, October 13: Last Day to turn in Toyota Drive for School Money

Thursday, October 15: 1:30-2:30 Parent Meeting

Turn in Month 2 Paperwork

Thursday, October 15: School Pictures (specific time for group photo TBA)

Friday, October 16:  Last Day to turn in Month 2 Paperwork

Thursday, October 22: Last Day of Block 1 Classes

Saturday, October 24: Thrill the World at Louden Nelson Center

Thursday, October 29: Halloween Costume and Crafting Extravaganza!!!

Friday, October 30: No School for Students - Professional Development for Teachers

Friday, December 4:  Winter Holiday Craft Fair

Wednesday, December 16 at 7pm: All Charter Play: “Welcome to the Jungle”


QH Homeschool August/September

posted Feb 25, 2015, 7:15 PM by Amber Walker

Quail Hollow Homeschool

August/September Newsletter 2015


Resource Center phone number: 336-9439/Room 17 phone number: 336-5168

        Amber Walker awalker@slvusd.org                Katie Parmenter kparmenter@slvusd.org

           Martha Kaufeldt mkaufeldt@slvusd.org         Gillian Blair gblair@slvusd.org



Details and News:

Every year brings on change and this year is no exception.  The Quail Hollow site has blended with the SLV Homeschool and BC Homeschool programs together, and along with that comes the opportunity to grow community and make new friends.  As teachers, we are hoping to retain the integrity of what has made each program wonderful and unique as this new year begins.


During these first few weeks of school, teachers will meet with families to come up with a learning plan for the year.  In September, we will continue the tradition of camping and join together for our 1st Annual Quail Hollow Homeschool Camp Out!  


A Note from Rhonda regarding sharing our campus with the QUEST AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:

Quest Daycare is a State licensed day care facility and as such there are specific requirements that they need to adhere to.  


The one licensing rule that impacts their relationship with the Charter and the after school sports programs the most is that the students in their charge cannot intermingle with other children at all. This is not meant to be exclusionary, but simply a condition for their licensing, and unfortunately, if a family comes to the field near the area where they are playing, they would need to leave the area completely.


What this means to us is that we need to be respectful of their situation and make sure that our students are not around the areas where they are playing when they are out. Specifically:

  • Bathrooms in the Multi-use building up by the Charter Office are not to be used.  They are maintained by Quest and thus, are not a shared resource, especially between the hours of 8-6 during the week.

  • Field Use: They are asking to use the climbing structure and field nearest to it every day of the week, during the hours of 1:15-2 pm.  

    • They will be using cones to define the 'Quest Zone'

    • We can still play on the field, just not in their area.

  • They may be using the basketball court area from 3:30-4:30 when the field is in use, or at other times.

    • Again, the plan is that they will be defining their 'Quest Zone' with cones.

We want to make sure that the rapport between Charter families and the children enrolled in Quest is one where there is no feeling of exclusion, rather one where we can respect the necessary boundaries, and all enjoy the facilities at the QH site.


Sign ups for Block 1 Classes and Ongoing Groups have begun. No need to hover by the computer, it is not a “first come, first served” situation. There will be a week long window to sign up for classes and events.


Resource Center: The Resource Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-3:00pm, and on Wednesdays from 9:00am-2:00pm. Like last year, it will be closed on Fridays due to many off site events, with the exception of the Friday when paperwork is due. Two new items regarding the RC:

  1. The RC will be closed on Mondays, so teachers can meet with families, prep for classes, etc. and give their full attention to those tasks.

  2. The RC will be staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday by a teacher who is available to organize items, lead an activity, assist families in finding resources, offer homeschooling guidance, and have some unscheduled time available to families.

  3. Tues: Katie-Block 1, Amber-Block 2, Wed: Gillian, Thurs: Martha

Click on this link for RC Guidelines and Procedures:

Resource Center Procedures


Parking: Please do not drive down through the yellow gate and park by the classrooms, this is for staff parking only. Please park only in designated parking spots, *NOT along the side of the hill or next to a designated spot. This is very important; the buses use our parking lot to drop off QUEST kids and turn around from their bus runs. They cannot clear the turn if cars are parked outside of the marked spaces.


Benchmarks:  Math and Writing Benchmarks are ready to take home.  While it may be tempting, please do not use this as a teaching opportunity when your child asks for help.  Remember, this is to be done by students organically so we can see growth and progress made over the course of the year.  Please turn these in with your month 1 paperwork, if not before.  If you have any questions, please ask.


African Library Project:

This year the Voyager Group will be spearheading a community service partnership with the African Library Project; founded by a homeschooling friend of many of our staff members, Chris Bradshaw.

The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa.  The grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to a partner library in Africa, making a concrete and personal difference for children on both continents. We will need to collect 1,000 books and raise $500.00 to start a library in Africa. Please click on the following links for more information and the types of books that can be donated:

https://www.africanlibraryproject.org/


Types of Books to Donate to ALP


Parent Advisory Committee ~ Charter Renewal & WASC committee visit

Administration would like to strengthen the consistent level of parent communication this year by adding a Parent Advisory Committee that meets monthly.  It is important to have the consistent voice from parents representing every program and grade level.  Rhonda is asking for parents from each program to participate in this committee.  If you are interested in the strength and longevity of the Charter, please consider helping in this way.

The primary focus for this committee at the beginning of this year will be to be the lead in the process for the Charter Renewal and WASC committee visit.   

The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 2, from 3-4, at the Charter Administrative office in Felton.


If you are interested in participating in this committee, please email rschlosser@slvusd.org


Important dates at the beginning of the year:


Monday, August 24: The first recorded homeschool day of the semester

Tuesday, August 25:  Quail Hollow Homeschool Open House

Wednesday, August 26:  High School Open House

Friday, August 28: All Charter Beach Day at Seabright Beach/11am-2pm

August 24 - September 14: Semester Planning Meetings with teacher of record

Monday, September 7: No school/holiday

Tuesday - Thursday, September 15-17:  QH Homeschool Family Campout

             at New Brighton State Beach Campground

** Month 1 Paperwork due Friday, September 18th

** Parent Meeting ~ Friday, September 18th at 1:00pm

Tuesday, September 22:  Block 1 Classes and Ongoing Groups begin

Friday, September 25: First Capture the Flag of the Year!


Here is a link to More Information about our Family Campout:

QH Family Camping Trip


Link to Block 1 Weekly View:

QH Homeschool Block 1~ 2015


Link to QH Homeschool September Calendar:

QH Homeschool 2015 September Calendar

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