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Reminders:

April 27 – Fine Arts Fair

April 28 – Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day

May 1-5 – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11-12 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Performances


Volunteers Needed – please consider volunteering at these events:

Fine Arts Fair
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
Teacher Appreciation Week (sign up coming soon)

Video Clips for Dr. Kirkland

Remember to send your 30 second videos to Dr. Kirkland – why you love Quest and/or why you love your child's teacher.


Tentative 2017-2018 School Calendar

Click here for the tentative calendar.


Fine Arts Fair

Quest's faculty and students are making preparations for the Fine Arts Fair scheduled for April 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Make sure you mark your calendars and make plans to enjoy a light snack while you view the spectacular art creations & listen to fabulous performances including:

  • Chimes (7th grade)
  • Choral Performances
  • The Harmonizers
  • Instrumental Solos


Teacher Appreciation Week – May 1-5
PSA needs you! Check out the flyer for Teacher Appreciation Week – Super Heroes! Please sign up to help with this event.


Parent Roundtable Discussion: Communications At Quest Academy
April 24 at 9:00 am or 4:30 pm

After carefully reviewing this year's parent survey, thanks to your help, we discovered that our methods of communicating with parents is a growing area of concern. We would love to discuss this topic with you further to assess better your needs, experiences, and thoughts on ways to improve. If interested, please choose either the morning or afternoon time to join our roundtable discussion in the Community Room.


Middle School Musical – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Tickets are now on sale for the spring musical. Go to eventbrite to purchase tickets. Note that performances will be on Thursday and Friday this year, May 11 & 12, at 7:00 pm.Ticket sales help defray the cost of royalties, costumes, and sets. Thank you for your support.


Virtual Reality is Coming to Quest Academy

Thank you to the many families that contributed to Spot Auction 2017 at our Auction & Gala last month which will help to purchase 10 virtual reality desktops for next school year. If you weren't in attendance or didn't have the opportunity to experience them, we will have one at Fine Arts Night on April 27th. So please be sure to stop by and check it out!


"I can't believe that our children will have such an opportunity at their fingertips."- Quest parent & Auction attendee re virtual reality


New Knight Project
Two fifth grade students (Sachleen and Rohan G.) are beginning their Knight Project, collecting backpacks for R.O.C.K. Kenya. Click here for details (a copy of the flyer is in your Friday folder).


Summer Plans

Please share your summer camp plans with us! Many new families ask "what summer camps do Quest families use?" We will make these recommendations available on our web site.


Eclipse 2017 – click here to go to Mr. Oremland's website Eclipse2017

Follow Dr. Kirkland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KKHeadofSchool

MS

Ms. Wallace Blog - https://medium.com/@twallace2208

Follow Terri Wallace on Twitter (@twallace2208)

LS

Mrs. Diones Blog - http://lisadiones.edublogs.org/

Follow Lisa Diones on Twitter https://twitter.com/DionesLisa

Reminders:

April 18-21 – Lower School MAP Testing

April 27 – Fine Arts Fair (volunteers needed, see below)

April 28 – Grandparents' Day


Video Clips for Dr. Kirkland

Remember to send your 30 second videos to Dr. Kirkland – why you love Quest and/or why you love your child's teacher.


Tentative 2017-2018 School Calendar

Click here for the tentative calendar.


Fine Arts Fair

Quest's faculty and students are making preparations for the Fine Arts Fair scheduled for April 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Make sure you mark your calendars and make plans to enjoy a light snack while you view the spectacular art creations, listen to 7th graders play the chimes, hear the stunning voices of Chamber Choir, observe the talents of the Harmonizers, and be amazed by piano and guitar solos. Schedules for the evening will be available at the door.


Volunteers Needed For Quest's Fine Arts Fair

Please sign-up to help at the annual Quest Fine Arts Fair on Thursday, April 27: http://signup.com/go/D6qswW


Thank you, Wendy Chau and Melissa Craig


Parent Roundtable Discussion: Communications At Quest Academy
April 24 at 9:00 am or 4:00 pm


After carefully reviewing this year's parent survey, thanks to your help, we discovered that our methods of communicating with parents is a growing area of concern. We would love to discuss this topic with you further to assess better your needs, experiences, and thoughts on ways to improve. If interested, please choose either the morning or afternoon time to join our roundtable discussion in the Community Room.


Middle School Musical – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Tickets are now on sale for the spring musical. Go to eventbrite to purchase tickets. Note that performances will be on Thursday and Friday this year, May 11 & 12, at 7:00 pm.Ticket sales help defray the cost of royalties, costumes, and sets.


Virtual Reality is Coming to Quest Academy

Thank you to the many families that contributed to Spot Auction 2017 at our Auction & Gala last month which will help to purchase 10 virtual reality desktops for next school year. If you weren't in attendance or didn't have the opportunity to experience them, we will have one at Fine Arts Night on April 27th. So please be sure to stop by and check it out!


"I can't believe that our children will have such an opportunity at their fingertips."- Quest parent & Auction attendee re virtual reality


Grandparents' Day – Friday, April 28
Invitations have been mailed to grandparents & special friends. Click here for a copy of the invite and RSVP form. A volunteer sign up will be sent soon.


Summer Plans

Please share your summer camp plans with us! Many new families ask "what summer camps do Quest families use?" We will make these recommendations available on our web site.


Galileo Innovation Summer Camps

Click here for Chicago area summer camp information.


Eclipse 2017 – click here to go to Mr. Oremland's website Eclipse2017

Follow Dr. Kirkland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KKHeadofSchool

MS

Ms. Wallace Blog - https://medium.com/@twallace2208

Follow Terri Wallace on Twitter (@twallace2208)

LS

Mrs. Diones Blog - http://lisadiones.edublogs.org/

Follow Lisa Diones on Twitter https://twitter.com/DionesLisa

Reminders:

April 9 – International Festival - CANCELLED

April 10-13 – Middle School MAP Testing

April 14 – Good Friday NO SCHOOL

April 18-21 – Lower School MAP Testing

April 27 – Fine Arts Fair

April 28 – Grandparents' Day


Video Clips for Dr. Kirkland

Remember to send your 30 second videos to Dr. Kirkland – why you love Quest and/or why you love your child's teacher.


Tentative 2017-2018 School Calendar

Click here for the tentative calendar.


Middle School Musical – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Tickets are now on sale for the spring musical. Go to eventbrite to purchase tickets. Note that performances will be on Thursday and Friday this year, May 11 & 12, at 7:00 pm.Ticket sales help defray the cost of royalties, costumes, and sets.


Grandparents' Day – Friday, April 28

Invitations have been mailed to grandparents & special friends. Click here for a copy of the invite and RSVP form.


Barrington Family Expo – Sunday, April 9

Barrington Chamber of Commerce Family Expo will be held on Sunday, April 9, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Barrington High School. Click here to view the flyer.


Galileo Innovation Summer Camps

Click here for Chicago area summer camp information.


Events & Summer Camps – St. Viator

Join us this summer for the Saint Viator Summer Camps Registration is now open. We have exciting opportunities for students ages 4-17 to learn the fundamentals and develop upon skills you already have in 20 different sports. This registration link also includes the popular Service and Song Camp.

Check out the list of camps! To register click here.


Eclipse 2017 – click here to go to Mr. Oremland's website Eclipse2017

Follow Dr. Kirkland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KKHeadofSchool

MS

Ms. Wallace Blog - https://medium.com/@twallace2208

Follow Terri Wallace on Twitter (@twallace2208)

LS

Mrs. Diones Blog - http://lisadiones.edublogs.org/

Follow Lisa Diones on Twitter https://twitter.com/DionesLisa

Reminders:

March 27- 31 – Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Thursday & Friday, April 6-7 – Parent Teacher Conferences (Extended Day Care available)

April 10-13 – Middle School MAP Testing

April 14 – Good Friday NO SCHOOL

April 18-21 – Lower School MAP Testing


Video Clips for Dr. Kirkland

Remember to send your 30 second videos to Dr. Kirkland – why you love Quest and/or why you love your child's teacher.


Parent Teacher Conference Registration

Please read the information letter from Mrs. Halverson for details on registering for conferences. Pick-A-Time online registration will open for April Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, March 20. Extended Day Care is open on Friday, April 7; registration is required even if you only need care during your conference. Thursday, April 6 is early dismissal at 2:45.

Parent Teacher Conference Information Letter

Pick-a-Time

Extended Day Care Registration


Noetic Math Contest – Grades 2-5
Tuesday, April 11, 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 Registration Form (Due by Tuesday, April 4)
Noetic Learning Web Site


Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day: April 28

Last Call for grandparents and special friends contact information as invitations will be mailed soon.


You Be the Chemist Challenge – CORRECTION

Congratulations to Rachna G., Shambhavi P., and Carolina S. – these three students participated in this challenge. Carloina made it through the 5th round, Rachna through the 6th round and Shambhavi through the 7th round.


Eclipse 2017 – click here to go to Mr. Oremland's website Eclipse2017

Follow Dr. Kirkland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KKHeadofSchool

MS

Ms. Wallace Blog - https://medium.com/@twallace2208

Follow Terri Wallace on Twitter (@twallace2208)

LS

Mrs. Diones Blog - http://lisadiones.edublogs.org/

Follow Lisa Diones on Twitter https://twitter.com/DionesLisa

Reminders:

  • Week of March 20 – iFLY Week
  • Wednesday, March 22 – Immersion Day
  • March 27- 31 – Spring Break NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday & Friday, April 6-7 – Parent Teacher Conferences (Extended Day Care available)
  • Sunday, April 9 – International Festival


iFLY Reminders:

Arrive to Quest: NO LATER THAN 8:00 AM

Buses will depart promptly at 8:10 AM

Attire: Wear Quest gear or RED and comfortable shoes

LUNCH: All students need a sack lunch.


Parent Teacher Conference Registration

Please read the information letter from Mrs. Halverson for details on registering for conferences. Pick-A-Time online registration will open for April Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, March 20. Extended Day Care is open on Friday, April 7, registration is required even if you only need care during your conference. Thursday, April 6 is early dismissal at 2:45.


Parent Teacher Conference Information Letter

Pick-a-Time

Extended Day Care Registration


Noetic Math Contest – Grades 2-5
Tuesday, April 11, 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 Registration Form (Due by Tuesday, April 4)
Noetic Learning Web Site


Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day is coming up on Friday, April 28. Please complete this form if you need to add an invitee or update invitee address information. This form also went home in Friday Folders.


Choir Contest

The Honors Choir performed at IGSMA district contest and received a Division 1 rating. Congratulations to all of our performers.


You Be The Chemist Challenge

Congratulations to Rachna G., Shambhavi P., and Carolina S. – these three students participated in this challenge. Carloina made it through the 5th round, Rachna through the 6th round and Shambhavi through the 7th round.


Music Moves Me Class

Mrs. Hasty is hosting her Spring Music Moves Me Class for parents and their children, ages 2-5 years. This is a free class, open to the public. No registration required. Share this flyer with your friends

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Knight Project - Book Drive (Character Ed Program)

Ronje's book drive for his Knight Project will continue throughout the week, so please donate! Once again, boxes are outside of each classroom and in the main lobby and MS Commons


Eclipse 2017 – click here to go to Mr. Oremland's website Eclipse2017


Follow Dr. Kirkland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KKHeadofSchool

MS

Ms. Wallace Blog - https://medium.com/@twallace2208

Follow Terri Wallace on Twitter (@twallace2208)

LS

Mrs. Diones Blog - http://lisadiones.edublogs.org/

Follow Lisa Diones on Twitter https://twitter.com/DionesLisa

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