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Reminders:

  • -MAP Testing for grades 1-5 starts on Monday, September 14
  • -Beginning Band Parent Meeting, Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 pm
  • -Chamber choir will perform at Palatine Ocktober Fest, Saturday, September 19

Technology Updates & Reminders

Here's a few updates on some important technology paperwork that some parents still need to sign. All students must have a RUP on file.


All Parents:

This is just a reminder to review and sign (with your student) the updated Responsible User Policy. Be advised of the updated Bring Your Own Device policy.

The link to sign the document is here:

https://www.hellosign.com/s/e7a8e004


5th Grade Parents:

You should have received the Chromebook Update (that your student sent home, explaining the new cases. Here is that document.


Chromebook Insurance:

Parents in 5-8th grade, every year Chromebook Insurance is renewed, and it's been extremely valuable for many parents. Chromebook Insurance is opt-out, so unless you have signed and returned this document, you are insured for the year.


Thanks - Dan Rezac, Director of Academic Technology


Wanted: Room Parents & Volunteers

PSA is still looking for room parents and volunteers to assist with events. Click here to complete the volunteer form.


Parent Coffees

Check the schedule for upcoming parent coffees. Even though the coffees are set up by grade level, feel free to attend any of the remaining events if they fit into your schedule.


Storytelling Night – Friday, September 25, 6:30-8:00 pm

Our fabulous storytellers will entertain us out on the West Campus. A fun evening for all ages, bring the whole family and friends too. RSVP to the evite.


Parent Ed Opportunities

We have registered our school for ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) Parent Webinars. Parent will have access to the recorded webinars, we will send out a link. Here is the list:


September 30 From The Dress Up Corner To The Middle School Dance: Navigating Gender & Sexuality Diversity in PK-8

December 3 iBrain: Guiding Children & Teens to Success in the Digital Age

January 6 Family Matters: Raising Healthy Children In Challenging Times

April 13 Routines for Highly Effective Families: Setting The State For Summer

Reminders:

- No School on Monday, September 7 – Labor Day

- MAP Testing for grades 6-8 starts on Tuesday, September 8


Wanted: Room Parents & Volunteers

PSA is still looking for room parents and volunteers to assist with events. Click here to complete the volunteer form.


Middle School Meet the Teacher Nights - Mark Your Calendar

Grades 6-8, Thursday, September 10, 6:30-9:00 pm

Parents are encouraged to come and meet the teachers, learn about the curricula and classroom expectations. This event is for parents, please make arrangements for childcare.


Are you ready for some football?

The Auction Office is thrilled to kick off the school year with two tickets to next Sunday's 9/13/15 Bears v. Packers game! Tickets are Section 221, Row 12, Seats 1 & 2.


We will start the bidding at $240 for the pair, but similar tickets are listed on Ticketmaster for $700 to $800. So if you want to go to this game AND support Quest Academy students, BID HIGH!


Send your bid for these great tickets to Laurie.DeSimone@questacademy.org ASAP and watch your email because Laurie will let you know if you've been outbid so you can try again! Bidding will end Tuesday, 9/8 @ 5:00 pm sharp!


Good luck and GO BEARS!

Veronica Karaca
Auction Co-chair
Auction@questacademy.org


Parent Coffees

Click here to view schedule.


Storytelling Night – Friday, September 25, 6:30-8:00 pm

Our fabulous storytellers will entertain us out on the West Campus. A fun evening for all ages, bring the whole family and friends too. RSVP to the evite.


Parent Ed Opportunities

We have registered our school for ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) Parent Webinars. Parent will have access to the recorded webinars, we will send out a link. Here is the list:

September 30, From The Dress Up Corner To The Middle School Dance: Navigating Gender & Sexuality Diversity in PK-8

December 3, iBrain: Guiding Children & Teens to Success in the Digital Age

January 6, Family Matters: Raising Healthy Children In Challenging Times

April 13, Routines for Highly Effective Families: Setting The State For Summer


Save the Date - Quest High School Fair, Wednesday, October 7, 6:00-8:00 pm

PSA Storytelling Night is an entertaining evening for the whole family.

Friday, September 25 - 6:30-8:00 pm
West Campus



Please join Quest Academy for an enchanting evening of stories under the stars. Quest storytellers will captivate children and their families with stories. The event will take place at the West Campus Amphitheater (QA gym in case of rain). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. The event is appropriate for all ages. Families and friends are invited. Admission is free. We hope to see all of you there. RSVP to the evite.

Picture Day – MONDAY, August 31

Online ordering is available, go to mylifetouch.com, our Picture Day ID: RN305712Q0

If you have placed your order online, you are done, you do not need to fill out the order envelope. ALL students will have their picture taken for the yearbook. Questions regarding ordering can be directed to Lifetouch Customer Service 630.910.6800. Order envelopes were sent home in Friday folders, extra envelopes can be picked up at the front desk.


After School Extra-Curricular Classes

Classes begin on Monday, August 31. Assume your child is enrolled in classes you registered for unless you have been contacted by Mrs. Halverson. Classes run from 3:40-4:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Students will be dismissed from classes in the gym lobby.


Meet the Teacher Nights

Grades PS-5, Thursday, September 3, 6:30-8:30 pm

Grades 6-8, Thursday, September 10, 6:30-8:30 pm

Parents are encouraged to come and meet the teachers, learn about the curricula and classroom expectations. You will have an opportunity to hear from homeroom teachers as well as special subject teachers. This event is for parents, please make arrangements for childcare.


Parent Coffees

Parent Coffees with Dr. Kirkland are being planned.


PS-K, Tuesday, September 8, 6:00-7:00pm, Community Room

Thursday, September 10, 8:30-9:30am, Community Room

1st-3rd, Tuesday, September 1, 8:30-9:30am, Lunchroom

Wednesday, September 9, 5:30-6:30pm, Community Room

4th-5th, Morning coffee TBA

Thursday, September 10, 5:30-6:30pm, Community Room

6th-8th TBA


Please plan to come to this informal get-together to talk with Dr. Kirkland and socialize with other parents. RSVP through the evite that was sent to you so we know for how many people to plan. If you did not receive an evite, please email donna.halverson@questacademy.org to RSVP


Our new web site is up and running! Parents will find all the information they need on the Parents pages. The family directory on the web site is being updated, you can access family contact information through My Back Pack.

Some last reminders for school:

  1. Emergency Form – please complete and return as soon as possible. Email the completed form to phyllis.perry@questacademy.org or fax to 847-202-8035. We must have this information before the first day of school.
  2. Medications – if your child needs medication at school, drop it off on or before the first day of school. Medication Administration Form must be on file, even for over the counter medication. Allergy Action Plans are required for students with allergies and EPI Pens.
  3. 4.Lunch Ordering is now through Gourmet Gorilla, http://www.gourmetgorilla.com/school-order. If you want milk only, you will also order through Gourmet Gorilla.

  4. Registrations forms are open, please complete as soon as possible. You will find all the forms and supporting documents on the Forms, Documents & Information web page.

a.Annual Fees (includes Birthday Book Club and Annual Curricular Extras: choirs, band, orchestra, Scholastic Bowl)
b.Extra-Curricular Programs (first trimester after school classes), early bird registration closes Monday, August 24
c.Team Activities – Team Soccer and Team Cross Country (grades 5-8), signed waiver required
d.PSA Volunteer Opportunities – PSA needs your talents and expertise


Tuesday, August 25 – Open Classroom Day

All families are welcome to join us! Classrooms will not open until 10:30. Overflow parking is available at the West Campus.

9:30-10:30 – New Family Orientation (gym)
9:30-11:00 – Clubs & Organizations Fair (PSA, Scouts, FIRST Lego League, etc. - lunchroom)
10:30-11:30 – Open Classrooms Preschool – 8th grade
11:30-12:30 – 6th Grade Student Orientation & Pizza Lunch (lunchroom)
11:30-12:30 – Buddy Family Meet & Greet (library)

Picture Day – Monday, August 31

All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook. See the order flyer for details, you can place an order online or with the order form that will be sent home on Friday, August 28.


We are looking forward to a fabulous year!

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