Weekly Updates

QHIA Weekly Update: February 3, 2017

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Hello families,

Well that was a crazy week! Thank you for helping each other out and picking up your students efficiently on Tuesday. I know it was a lot of driving for those of you stuck above the slide in Boulder Creek. We managed to get work done on CK12 Science before their break, and some caught up on their math as well. After, they had “storm fever” while waiting to get picked up : ) I do hope all of you “weathered” the storm okay.


Independent Study/Homeschooling does not need to be recorded for Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 8 and 9 due to official School Closure. *Make sure to record activities done today.


Coming Up Next Week:

Monday, Feb. 13: School Holiday

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Dessert Potluck! Students would like to share desserts with each other. *Please provide a healthy lunch for your student!

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Little Mermaid Auditions from 3-5pm. Meet in the Dance Room, Rm. 27, before splitting into groups between there and the RC.

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Workshop with Jen Sims on Self-Care and Self-Esteem at 10am.

Thursday, Feb. 16: Parent Meeting at 6:30pm in Room 17.

Please join me for our second evening meeting so we can discuss Spring Events such as our camping trip, advancement ceremony/celebration, field trips, and 8th grade parents can stay a bit longer at the end to discuss options for next year.

Friday, Feb. 17: Capture the Flag at Quail Hollow Ranch. 10:30am-12:30pm.

We play Rain or Shine! *Please do not drop students off any earlier than 10:30.


Screenagers Rescheduled for Wednesday evening, March 8, at 7pm at the PAC.

Tickets already purchased will be honored for this new date.


Homework: It is so important to look at your student’s CK12 account and see how they are progressing. Please don’t rely on asking if they have finished everything : ) Some students are falling behind expectations. By keeping track of their progress, and communicating with them about how they feel about the pace, we can better ensure your students’ success with this Independent Study/Individualized Learning model of completing math and science. Generally, what students don’t finish in class during our science/math lab time between 9-11 becomes homework. Students who don’t arrive until 9:30 or 10:00, yet haven’t completed some of their work at home prior to arriving, are at a disadvantage because they have less time to complete their work in school.


Classroom Snack Sign Up:

Thank you to the Doyles and the Mandells for providing snacks for our students last week, and thank you to Jocelyn Morris for signing up for the week ahead!

**Important: Quite a few students are coming to school without food for the day. Please send your students with enough food. We have a short break in the morning some time between 9-11, a long break between 11-12, and a short break some time between 1-2:30.

Please use the following link to sign up to bring a snack for the week. Make sure whatever you bring, there is enough for 24 students. QHIA Snack Sign Up


Coming Up in Feb./March:

Monday, February 20: Another Student Holiday

Mondays, starting Feb. 27: Yoga with Mary Zehr

Wednesday, March 8: Screenagers at 7pm at the SLV PAC

Tuesday, March 14: Charter Info Night. SLVMS Library 6-7:30pm

April 3-7: Spring Break

April 24-28: QH site CAASPP State Testing Week

May 8-12: Charter Play Performance Week

May 24 & 25: Charter Talent Show Dress Rehearsal and Performance


Update for Feb. 6-10

Math

CK12 and focused content packets for various students

Science and English/Language Arts

We reviewed Grammarly revision suggestions to student research papers, using some student examples on the big screen. Please refer to a detailed email regarding how I’m using Grammarly as a teaching tool for students to improve various components of their writing.

The focus on CK12 Science was Acids and Bases.

History

We individually and collectively researched a long list of Revolutionary Era women who accomplished remarkable feats, yet many of whom are not well known. We were surprised to learn just how many women fought during the American Revolution disguised as men.


Further Calendar Details:

Yoga with Mary Zehr on Mondays

Beginning Monday, February 27 and continuing through March for 5 weeks, my good friend Mary Zehr will be teaching Yoga to our students between 12-1:15. If they have Yoga mats, please bring them, otherwise a towel with suffice. Please send your students in comfortable clothes they can change into or wear all day on these Mondays.


Thank you for sharing your students with me!

Sincerely,

Amber


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

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