Weekly Updates

QHIA Weekly Update: October 27, 2017

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Classroom Phone #  (831) 336-5168

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Hello families,

This was certainly a fun week at school. Hogwarts day on Halloween was a blast!  First we gathered with QHHS to admire each other’s costumes and parade around the campus, showing off for the D.O staff. Students made “fluffy slime” and had to experiment with amounts of ingredients to get the right consistency. It was messy, crazy fun. Our Superintendent, Dr. Bruton, even came into class to see what we were up to. She asked if a student would give her some slime to take with her because she liked it so much (Cherise generously obliged : ) We got sorted into houses by taking a quiz, studied our spells and had a wizarding duel in the dance room (Improv game using spell casting instead of the word, “Splat”.) Carolyn, Jamey’s mom, joined us for an impromptu story at the end of the day while we enjoyed our butterbeer. The costumes were amazing, and Taya certainly wowed all of us with her tall, creepy, walking creature! (She worked on it for a month). For the rest of the week we had a mellow pace, learning/discussing, notetaking on the history of World Religions, which is our next history unit. The students gave great feedback regarding the problem solving class we had. All were working together and sharing strategies on how to solve these tricky math problems. On Thursday, Jen Sims joined us for our monthly talking topic, “Listening”.

STOMP! Tickets have been purchased!

Thank you Sheryl Lane for making this happen for us!

For this show, sitting close enough to really get the full experience is the way to go, and Sheryl made that happen for us by covering over half of the entire cost for Section 1 seats. Our QHIA Family Booster fund contributed $1200.00 to the balance. Here are the details:

STOMP! At the San Jose CPA, presented by Broadway San Jose

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8:00pm

Here’s a short preview to get you excited!    https://youtu.be/znLx6I81q6Y

To offset the costs and replenish our Booster Fund, if you are able to write a check for $35.00 to our QHIA Family Booster Club sometime this week, that would be great.


Coming Up Next Week:

New Math/Science morning schedule. Please refer to separate email for more details.


Monday, Nov. 6

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Thursday, Nov. 9

8:30-10:00am

6th/7th Grade

Math Direct Instruction/

8th Grade Ind. Study Science

8th Grade

Math Direct Instruction/

7th Grade Ind. Study Science

6th/7th Grade

Math Direct Instruction/

8th Grade Ind. Study Science

8th Grade

Math Direct Instruction/

7th Grade Ind. Study Science

10:00-11:00am

Ind. Study

Ind. Study

Ind. Study

Ind. Study


Thursday, November 9: Picture retake day. (possible reschedule due to rain)

​Friday, ​November 10: No school: Veteran’s Day Holiday


Weekly Snacks

We are all set through November, thank you!

QHIA Snack Sign Up


Important Dates in November : *See details below

Wednesday, November 15: QHIA Movie/Game Night/World Foods Potluck from 6-8:30pm

Friday, November 17: Attendance Paperwork Due

November 20th-26th: Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 27: Deadline to reserve a table for Winter Holiday Craft Faire


Wednesday, November 15: QHIA Movie/Game Night/World Foods Potluck from 6-8:30pm

Parents, please join us for an evening of exploring foods from different countries/cultures, with the option for the kids to watch a movie, play games, etc. Next week each student will select the food that they will prepare.


Winter Holiday Craft Fair, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017!

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! We have had everything from photo cards, friendship bracelets, and earrings made by students, to essential oil blends and exquisite quilts made by parents. It's great fun for the kids to sell their creations and buy from their friends, bartering is always on hand as well : )

Please email Amber Walker at awalker@slvusd.org 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 27, 2017.

When: Friday: December 1, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Rooms 14, 15, and 16 (and maybe 17) at the Quail Hollow Campus

In addition, please respond to Amber if you would like to volunteer to help set up and/or take down tables and clean up after the event.


Our students Performing in the Community!

Congratulations to Lucas Doyle and Shireen Doyle for their performances in The Twilight Zone at Park Hall this weekend.


Our own Miles Crawford is performing with the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony in one week:

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3 p.m.

UC Santa Cruz Recital Hall.  Age 18 and under, free admission

Adults $15, Seniors $10, available online or at the door


Here is a photo from the Thriller Flashmob in front of my house on Halloween Night that many of our Charter students performed in:


All important info, including All Student Assignments and our calendar of events, are accessible at any time here. Just click on this link:

QHIA Website


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