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Reminders:

  • Oct 16 – Character Ed Pageant
  • Oct 18 – Picture Retake Day
  • Oct 19 – Early Dismissal at 2:45 pm, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Oct 20 – NO SCHOOL, Parent Teacher Conferences, Extended Day Care available
  • Oct 27 – Pumpkin Fest

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday & Friday, October 19-20


Our conference registration system, Pick-A-Time is now open. Details are included in this letter, please review.

On Thursday, October 19, we have early dismissal at 2:45pm with normal after care and no after school classes. Friday there is no school but we will have extended day care available. You will need to register for extended day care if you plan on using it during your scheduled conference.


PickATime link

Extended Day Care Registration Information (for October 20, 2017)


Lost & Found


Lost and Found items will be on display in the main lobby during Parent/Teacher conferences. Please stop by and take a look to see if anything looks familiar to you.


Noetic Math Contest – Grades 2-5

Monday, November 14, 3:30-4:30 PM. All students in Grades 2-5 are invited to participate in the Noetic Math Contest. Students have 45 minutes to solve 20 word problems. Questions: contact angela.howe@questacademy.org


Noetic Math Contest Registration Form (Due by November 8)
https://www.noetic-learning.com/gifted/sample.jsp


Under Construction: A New Quest Academy Website!

Over the next few months, we will be building and launching a new website that enhances our Quest Academy brand, streamlines the user experience, and showcases our school to truly reflects the innovation, creativity, and high-level thought that occurs on a daily basis in and around our classrooms. Interested in providing a piece of feedback on website improvements? Email amanda.davey@questacademy.org to share your thoughts. Watch for updates and an announcement about the site launch!


Pumpkin Fest – RSVP to the evite!

Quest Academy's Annual Pumpkin Fest!

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM


Staff, Parent, Middle School Volunteers: Volunteers are free and there are still open Volunteer spots across all shifts - please sign-up: http://signup.com/go/ohwpYvK


Middle Schoolers - please join us for food and fun in the MS Lounge in the cafeteria and for free admission, please volunteer for shifts in the gym please sign-up:http://signup.com/go/ohwpYvK


Costumes Encouraged. Please no masks, play swords or guns.


Pumpkin Decorating
Smaller "pie" pumpkins and decorating supplies will be available on site. You may choose to bring a larger pumpkin to decorate at the event, or decorate one at home and place it on display! Feel free to include your own supplies.

Entry fee: Your account will be billed $6/person or $20/family with your RSVP by 10/21/17; $8 at the door. Hope to see you there!


PSA has also set up a dine share at Photo's Hotdogs, see the flyer below for details.


Pumpkin Fest Flyer

Photo's Hotdog Fund Raiser Flyer


Picture Retake Day, October 18


Student portraits were sent home in Friday folders. If your child needs a retake, please return your child's picture package to school on or before October 18. Students that were absent on picture day will be photographed on retake day. If you ordered a class picture, it will be delivered after retake photos have been processed. Online ordering is available at mylifetouch.com.


Roller Skating in PE Class

Beginning on November 27th, our Physical Education classes (grades K-8) will be participating in an in-house roller skating program. The skates will be delivered directly to the school. Due to insurance purposes, we will be exclusively using Skatetime School Programs® skates. Protective equipment will be provided, however students may bring their own helmet. The permission slips must be signed and returned by November 6. Paper copies were sent home in Friday folders, you can click here for a copy.


Volunteers Needed for Northwestern Football Concession Stand Opportunity!


The Quest PSA will be staffing a concession stand at an upcoming Northwestern game to help raise awareness of and funds for Quest Academy's gifted education.


Please join us for the Northwestern Wildcats vs. Michigan State Spartans:

Date: Saturday, 10/28/17

Game Time: TBD, probably either 11am or 2:30pm Kick-Off


Volunteers Needed: 15-20 people for 6-8 hours each (Some spots can be split among family members ages 8th grade and up)


Check-in is 3-4 hrs before game time as gates open 1 1/2 hours prior to game time.


If you are interested in volunteering, please respond by October 16th HERE

http://signup.com/go/pgqQCxJ


We need a minimum of 15 volunteers by this date to make this work.


Group Tickets: 15 ticket minimum for a group rate ($25-$45), plus we get an In-Game Score Board Message, and On Field Group Photo Post Game. If you are interested in just the Group Tickets as a Quest Group please respond via the link as well.


Marvis Donalson, President, Quest Academy Parent-School Association

Reminders:

  • Oct 9 – NO SCHOOL – Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day
  • Oct 10 – PSA Meeting
  • Oct 16 – Character Ed Pageant
  • Oct 18 – Picture Retake Day

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday & Friday, October 19-20


Our conference registration system, Pick-A-Time is now open. Details are included in this letter, please review.

On Thursday, October 19, we have early dismissal at 2:45pm with normal after care and no after school classes. Friday there is no school but we will have extended day care available. You will need to register for extended day care if you plan on using it during your scheduled conference.


PickATime link

Extended Day Care Registration Information (for October 20, 2017)


Birthday Book Club

There is still time to sign up for Birthday Book Club. Click here for more information, return the form as soon as possible.


Pumpkin Fest – RSVP to the evite!

Quest Academy's Annual Pumpkin Fest!

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM


Staff, Parent, Middle School Volunteers: Volunteers are free and there are still open Volunteer spots across all shifts - please sign-up: http://signup.com/go/ohwpYvK


Middle Schoolers - please join us for food and fun in the MS Lounge in the cafeteria and for free admission, please volunteer for shifts in the gym please sign-up:http://signup.com/go/ohwpYvK


Costumes Encouraged. Please no masks, play swords or guns.


Pumpkin Decorating
Smaller "pie" pumpkins and decorating supplies will be available on site. You may choose to bring a larger pumpkin to decorate at the event, or decorate one at home and place it on display! Feel free to include your own supplies.

Entry fee: Your account will be billed $6/person or $20/family with your RSVP by 10/21/17; $8 at the door. Hope to see you there!


PSA has also set up a dine share at Photo's Hotdogs, see the flyer below for details.


Pumpkin Fest Flyer

Photo's Hotdog Fund Raiser Flyer


Picture Retake Day, October 18

Student portraits were sent home in Friday folders. If your child needs a retake, please return your child's picture package to school. Students that were absent on picture day will be photographed on retake day. If you ordered a class picture, it will be delivered after retake photos have been processed. Online ordering is available at mylifetouch.com.


Roller Skating in PE Class

Beginning on November 27th, our Physical Education classes (grades K-8) will be participating in an in-house roller skating program. The skates will be delivered directly to the school. Due to insurance purposes, we will be exclusively using Skatetime School Programs® skates. Protective equipment will be provided, however students may bring their own helmet. The permission slips must be signed and returned by November 6. Paper copies were sent home in Friday folders, you can click here for a copy.


Volunteers Needed for Northwestern Football Concession Stand Opportunity!


The Quest PSA will be staffing a concession stand at an upcoming Northwestern game to help raise awareness of and funds for Quest Academy's gifted education.


Please join us for the Northwestern Wildcats vs. Michigan State Spartans:

Date: Saturday, 10/28/17

Game Time: TBD, probably either 11am or 2:30pm Kick-Off


Volunteers Needed: 15-20 people for 6-8 hours each (Some spots can be split among family members ages 8th grade and up)


Check-in is 3-4 hrs before game time as gates open 1 1/2 hours prior to game time.


If you are interested in volunteering, please respond by October 16th HERE

http://signup.com/go/pgqQCxJ


We need a minimum of 15 volunteers by this date to make this work.


Group Tickets: 15 ticket minimum for a group rate ($25-$45), plus we get an In-Game Score Board Message, and On Field Group Photo Post Game. If you are interested in just the Group Tickets as a Quest Group please respond via the link as well.


Marvis Donalson, President, Quest Academy Parent-School Association

Reminders:

  • Oct 1 – Knights on the Run
  • Oct 4 – High School Fair at Science & Arts Academy
  • Oct 9 – NO SCHOOL – Indigenous People's Day
  • Oct 10 – PSA Meeting
  • Oct 17 – Character Ed Pageant
  • Oct 18 – Picture Retake Day

Knights on the Run 4K Family Run/Walk - SUNDAY!!


We are very excited about our 2nd annual Run/Walk this Sunday! If you weren't able to pick up your packets on Friday, they will be waiting for you on Sunday morning. See you anytime between 8 and 8:45 am before the whistle start at 9!


Picture Retake Day, October 18

Student portraits were sent home in Friday folders this week. If your child needs a retake, please return your child's picture package to school. Students that were absent on picture day will be photographed on retake day. If you ordered a class picture, it will be delivered after retake photos have been processed. Online ordering is available at mylifetouch.com.


High School Fair

October 4, 2017


Last year we hosted the high school fair, this year it is being held at Science & Arts Academy in Des Plaines. There will be more than 20 school represented, both local and national, day and boarding schools. Admission representatives will be available to answer your questions.


Character Education - Knight Project

Please check out this flyer from Avani M. describing her Knight Project for WINGS. Your support is appreciated.


Pumpkin Fest – Save the Date

Quest Academy's Annual Pumpkin Fest!

Friday, October 27, 2017

6:00-8:00 PM


Parent, Staff, and Middle School volunteers needed for the event (5-8:30pm - shifts available) - sign-up here. Thank you!


Little Knights Parent-Tot Classes


Our popular parent-tot class, Little Knights, returns for the 2017-2018 school year! These free classes are a weekly learning adventures for children ages 2-4 hosted by Quest Academy. Explore topics in art, drama, music, movement, and storytelling while making new friends and learning new concepts!

Current Quest families with younger siblings who do not attend Quest are welcome and please bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Parents join in on the fun and younger siblings are welcome to attend! Classes start September 20, 2017 and meet every Wednesday 9:00-9:45 AM.


Volunteering at Quest


Thank you to the Quest parents that came out for our Volunteer Breakfast on Friday morning to learn about the many ways to get involved with the Quest community!


In case you missed it and/or you know you would like to specifically volunteer to help with our Night of All Knights Auction & Gala, join us for our kick-off event on Friday, October 6 at 8:30 am. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP here.

Reminders:

  • Oct 1 – Knights on the Run
  • Oct 4 – High School Fair at Science & Arts Academy
  • Oct 9 – NO SCHOOL – Indigenous People's Day
  • Oct 10 – PSA Meeting
  • Oct 17 – Character Ed Pageant

Knights on the Run 4K Family Run/Walk

We are getting very excited about our 2nd annual Run/Walk! Visit www.bidpal.net/quest4K t o register, or sponsor a runner/walker. We currently have over 230 registered participants and 1st and 5th grade are still in the lead with the most participants per grade with 53% and 57% respectively! One grade will win a popsicle party in gym class. Also, we've had 6 students that have 5 sponsors or more to-date which has won them a goody bag filled slime and ice cream cone coupons! Students are welcome to turn in their sponsor forms until the Mondayafter the run.

Student with his sponsor prize.

High School Fair

October 4, 2017


Last year we hosted the high school, this year it is being held at Science & Arts Academy in Des Plaines. There will be more than 20 school represented, both local and national, day and boarding schools. Admission representatives will be available to answer your questions.


Pumpkin Fest – Save the Date

Quest Academy's Annual Pumpkin Fest!

Friday, October 27, 2017

6:00-8:00 PM

Parent, Staff, and Middle School volunteers needed for the event (5-8:30pm - shifts available) - sign-up here. Thank you!


Little Knights Parent-Tot Classes

Our popular parent-tot class, Little Knights, returns for the 2017-2018 school year! These free classes are a weekly learning adventures for children ages 2-4 hosted by Quest Academy. Explore topics in art, drama, music, movement, and storytelling while making new friends and learning new concepts!


Current Quest families with younger siblings who do not attend Quest are welcome and please bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Parents join in on the fun and younger siblings are welcome to attend! Classes start September 20, 2017 and meet every Wednesday 9:00-9:45 AM.


Volunteering at Quest

Thank you to the Quest parents that came out for our Volunteer Breakfast on Friday morning to learn about the many ways to get involved with the Quest community!


In case you missed it and/or you know you would like to specifically volunteer to help with our Night of All Knights Auction & Gala, join us for our kick-off event on Friday, October 6 at 8:30 am. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP here.

Reminders:

  • Sep 19 – Room Parent Orientation
  • Sep 22 – Volunteer Coffee Storytelling Night
  • Oct 1 – Knights on the Run Family 4K Run Walk

Storytelling Night, Friday September 22

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.


Little Knights Parent-Tot Classes

Our popular parent-tot class, Little Knights, returns for the 2017-2018 school year! These free classes are a weekly learning adventures for children ages 2-4 hosted by Quest Academy. Explore topics in art, drama, music, movement, and storytelling while making new friends and learning new concepts!


Current Quest families with younger siblings who do not attend Quest are welcome and please bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Parents join in on the fun and younger siblings are welcome to attend! Classes start September 20, 2017 and meet every Wednesday 9:00-9:45 AM.


Roundtable Discussion: MAP Assessment in the Middle School

Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, September 20 @8:15-8:45AM

During our Welcome Back Coffee, we shared that we've made a change to this year's MAP testing in the MS. Instead of testing twice a year, we have gone to testing MS students in the spring only. I shared many of the reason why this decision was made in an August letter to parents, but we invite you to join us (teachers and administrators) in a more in-depth conversation about why we made this decision about standardized testing at Quest Academy. No need to rsvp. We look forward to seeing you there.


Knights on the Run 4K Family Run/Walk

Mark your calendars for a morning of family, fitness, and fun on Sunday, October 1. Visitwww.bidpal.net/quest4K to register, sponsor the event or sponsor a runner/walker. We currently have over 200 registered participants and 1st and 5th grade are neck and neck for the most participants per grade with 47% and 48% respectively!


Get Your Flu Vaccine At Quest!

Quest Academy parent and CVS Pharmacist, Cheryl Bunyan will be providing flu vaccines for our Quest families on Friday, September 22 from 3:00 - 6:30 pm. $0 with most insurance plans or just $22. Bring the family; anyone 10 years and older can be vaccinated. Sign up by Monday, September 18 to guarantee we have enough on hand: http://signup.com/go/ xhRULLY


Vaccines for pneumonia and shingles can also be provided if we are notified ahead of time.


Volunteers Needed!

There are many opportunities to get involved with the Quest community and we'd love to have you! Please join us on Friday, September 22, 8:30 - 9:30 am to learn how to get involved in Pumpkinfest, Bookfair, Date Knight, Night of All Knights Auction & Gala and more! A light breakfast will be served. RSVP here.

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