Quail Hollow Homeschool
August/September Newsletter 2015
Resource Center phone number: 336-9439/Room 17 phone number: 336-5168
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:
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:
Click on this link for RC Guidelines and 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
Link to Block 1 Weekly View:
Link to QH Homeschool September Calendar: