Weekly Updates


QHIA Weekly Update: January 13, 2018

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Hello families,

We had a great week easing back into our school schedule with our Independent Study format. This can be a challenging and rewarding week for the students, as they really need to step up and own their work, their time management, and self-reflection. I was very proud of them this week. Most students also completed their midyear math benchmarks in class. If your student hasn’t done so yet, please check in with them. They received their login info via student email addresses. They should also watch the “Shape of Life” videos prior to Tuesday, which they have also been sent a link to.

We are back to our regular schedule next week. Check out the skittles mosaic projects! The kids focused on getting a huge amount of work done on them this past week. So exciting! This has been an ongoing project for a few months, starting with learning how to edit photos with an online program, changing contrast, posterizing, pixelizing, creating scale drawings, measuring gridlines, estimating amounts and costs of skittles per portrait, PATIENCE, working collaboratively, just to name a few skills : )

January 15-19: Back to Regular Schedule 9:00am-2:30pm

Monday, January 15: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

If you haven’t signed up for a meeting with me yet, please do so! (I have added dates into February)

Amber's Winter 2018 Mid-Year Conference Schedule

Upcoming Dates in January/February

Monday, January 22: All Charter Skate Day from 1-3pm at the Santa Cruz Roller Palladium

*I will not be attending due to the Charter Play Rehearsal which begins at 3pm at the PAC. You may, of course, attend with other families and leave school at 12:15 or 12:30 this day.

Friday, January 26:  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Development Day

Thursday, Feb. 1: All students at the PAC for the morning performance of Cinder-Idol, followed by a hike in Fall Creek. Students get dropped off at the PAC at 10am and picked up at 2:15 (to beat the traffic mayhem.)

Friday, Feb. 9: Charter Science Fair

Thursday, Feb. 15: Possible film screening of “Straws” at the PAC (TBD)

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As always, thank you for sharing your students with me.


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Amber Walker,
Jan 13, 2018, 2:06 PM