Weekly Updates

QHIA Weekly Update: March 17, 2017

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Hello families,

We had great fun in the sun today at CTF, even though we had to move to the upper meadow because of a goose invasion and snake sighting : ) Thank you for supporting your students in working on their first drafts of their Short Stories. They are now editing for grammar and content. We made great strides in our PAC scale models, with one finished! The students will be able to choose their own production and create a set for it. We also had Garvey Gordon and Steven Dowdy from Coast Redwood High School come and organize PE games with us yesterday. The students voted with an overwhelming majority to keep playing PE games on Thursdays. We have a lot of fun running around on the field playing together : )

*Please notify me via email if your student isn’t going to attend class on any given day.

I am going to begin this update with some highlighted events to take note of:


Intent to Return Forms will be sent home next week with students, I will have hard copies in the classroom, and it is attached to this update.

It is important that these forms are turned in prior to March 31 to secure your student’s spot in the QHIA program next year. The application process to all charter program’s is now open, and if the number of applicants to QHIA exceeds space available, it will go to a lottery. We definitely need to know how many spaces are available prior to the lottery date. This also helps inform us as to what students’ plans are for high school next year.


Our annual Make-O-Rama is scheduled for Friday, March 24, from 10-1pm at Quail Hollow Rooms 16, 17, and the Resource Center.

The QHIA students will be working in teams teaching some stations. I will provide the materials for these groups who have confirmed with me:

Stressball-Hannah and Arianna

Story Stones-Sylvia, Taya, and Miles

Sock Puppets-Lucas and Mason

Butter-Oceana

Sketching Eyes-Gabe Mitchell

T-Shirt Decorating-Violet, Abena, and Ruby

ladybug rocks-Elliot and Cyrus

Sock Bubble Maker-Zoe and Molly

We will teach each other how to make these things during class time next week for practice!


Spring Into Art at the SC Mountain Arts Center

They are offering a free matting workshop for 2D art from 12-3 this Sunday, March 19.

Take in for artwork is on Sunday, April 9. We have wonderful pieces they have created here in the classroom. I encourage all students to enter their artwork for display.


Cool program coming up through BC Recreation and Parks!

KBCZ YOUTH PROGRAM  11-15 years

Date: March 23rd Days: Thursdays Time: 3-5pm Ages: 11-15 years

Cost: $35 per month   Location: Visitor Center meets at 3pm- 5pm

Appropriate for middle school and young high school students. The program is a mix of learning DJ skills and radio broadcast equipment, as well as projects and community related fundraising efforts.

Instructor: Angela Evans



Tonight!

This weekend is the

High School Fashion Club’s

Annual Fashion Show!

Students design and

make a clothing line,

and other students

model on the runway

with a live band for

entertainment.

It’s an awesome event,

I highly encourage it!

Tonight, Friday, 3/17,

Saturday, 3/18 at 7:30 PM,

and a Sunday Matinee on

the 19th at 2:00.



Wednesday, March 29: Quail Hollow Homeschool K-5 Performance at the PAC @ 10:15. Followed by PE Testing on the high school track.

The students unanimously voted that they would like to see the K-5 performers at the PAC. Weather permitting, we will stay on the tri-campus and head over to the SLV high school track for a field day together. All the students are encouraged to participate in the different Physical Fitness tasks, although only the 7th graders are required to complete the tasks this year. If it rains, we will have to arrange shuttles to bring the students back to QH.


YOGA: I am expecting all students to participate, unless I receive notification from a parent. If they are not participating, they need to be picked up at 1pm. Please send students with appropriate clothing or a yoga mat or towel, otherwise they are doing their work on the carpet. (We had to cancel at the last minute last week due to our instructor being sick.)


Classroom Snack Sign Up:

Thank you Rachael, for providing snacks for our students last week. We appreciate it!

Please use the following link to sign up to bring a snack for the week. Make sure whatever you bring, there is enough for 28 students. QHIA Snack Sign Up


Coming Up in March/April/May:

Tonight and this weekend: HS Fashion Show. See above for details.

Sunday, March 19: Free Matting Workshop at SC Mountain Arts Center

Friday, March 24: Make-O-Rama/DIY Day, presented by QHIA, 10-1:30.

Wednesday, March 28: Quail Hollow Homeschool K-5 Performance at the PAC, 10:30. Followed by PE Testing.

April 3-7: Spring Break

April 19 or 20: MAH Field trip and downtown Scavenger Hunt artwalk in Santa Cruz

TBA in April: Field trip to All About Theater’s production of Into the Woods to support Molly and Zoe

April 24-28: QH site CAASPP State Testing Week

April 24-May 4: Health Connected “Teen Talk” Sex Ed Unit (1 ½ hours each day)

Friday, May 5, 7:30pm: Field Trip to Cabrillo College Spring Dance Concert

May 8-12: Charter Play Performance Week

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

TBA: end of year campout (pending location)

TBA: end of year advancement (pending location)


Update for March 10-17:

Math and Science

Besides our ck12, we continued work on the Scale Models of the PAC.

American History

We focused on Washington’s “Dream Team” first Cabinet and examined George Washington’s finest moment; the forethought to step down, using actual historical documents, letters, and the live performance at the White House of “One Last Time” from “Hamilton”. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/uV4UpCq2azs

ELA

In addition to the History focus, students began their edits on their short stories for grammatical errors and content. We will continue next week. I am also reading student stories aloud each week. These stories are amazing!

VAPA

Collaging Activity

“Hamilton” : “One Last Time”

PE

No Yoga due to Mary’s illness. We had a great time with PE on Thursday with Garvey and Steven

Social Studies


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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