Weekly Updates


QHIA Weekly Update: March 16, 2018

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Hello families,

What a full week: Charter Info Night, Pi Day, QHIA Performance Night, and Maker/DIY Day! We had many families inquiring about our program at Info Night; very exciting : )

I want to thank Laura Slaven, Sylvia’s mom, for coming to campus on Tuesday to support the students who wanted to walk out in honor of the Parkland students. A few wanted to stay inside, and that was fine too.

Pie making was quite therapeutic : )  I was so impressed with all of the students; they made individual sized pies in groups (a few decided not to make them.) We had apple, mixed berry, blackberry, cherry, and chocolate pies. Here is one photo, although students took more (aren’t they beautiful!) I will share when I get them.

The QHIA Performance Fundraiser was outstanding! The caliber of talent was unbelievable; the 30 or so who came were truly fortunate to see such a unique experience. Thank you Miles and Seleona, and your families for sharing your gifts with us, and thank you to Marinda and Sydney for showing us how we can follow our passions and succeed in the arts after high school!

Our Maker/DIY Day was a success! Many families came to enjoy crafting inside on the rainy day. The students explained their projects really well to the “makers” and had fun trying out each other’s ideas in the process.

*Intent to Return Forms: These were sent home with students last week, and there is a pdf attached to this email if you’d like to print at home. Please turn in by March 23. These forms help inform our programming as a whole charter for next year.

Coming Up Next Week:

*This Sunday, March 18: Submit art to the SC Mountain Arts Center for Spring Into Art   Show! There’s still time to enter your art!

March 23, 10:30-12:30: Capture the Flag at Quail Hollow Ranch

March 24: Spring Into Art Show Opening 4-6pm *Miles will be playing violin at this reception

Other Dates in March/April:

March 27: Field Trip to the PAC to support our QHHS performers in their play. *Followed by PE testing at the SLVHS track

April 14 and 15: Bonsai Kai Annual Exhibit at the MAH

April: Bonsai Demo in class during the week of April 16-20 (exact date TBA)

April: Art Related field trip in Santa Cruz (date TBA, during Dance Week, April 19-28)

April 24: Coast Redwood High School Open House 5:30-7:30pm

May 5: STOMP! At the San Jose Center for Performing Arts (*a Saturday)

May 14-18: CAASPP Testing Week

June 7: Advancement/End of Year Celebration at the Bear Creek Recreation and Community Center

Weekly Snacks: Thank you for feeding our hungry kids!

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


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

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